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Elite volleyball camp coaches familiar faces

| July 20, 2017
Elite volleyball camp coaches familiar faces

Hollie Hutson, Springtown Class of 1998, will return with Julie Green, who coached at SHS, for their annual Metro Elite Volleyball Camp July 27-29. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Hollie Hutson and Julie Green both have Springtown roots.
And the duo has created a unique summer volleyball camp – Metro Elite – that sends them traveling all around Texas.
They’ve been doing it for 15 years.
Green, a multi-state champion coach and current head at Coppell, was an assistant in Springtown early in her career.
Hutson graduated from SHS in 1998 after a standout career. She is the head coach at Keller Fossil Ridge today.… Read the rest

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Top Coach

| July 20, 2017
Top Coach

Former Lady Porcupine standout and current Peaster head volleyball coach Autumn Threet was named the 1A-4A Coach of the Year. She picked up her award July 10 in Austin.

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Teaching Them Young

| July 20, 2017
Teaching Them Young

Ciandra Seabourn, who had a stellar multi-sport career in Springtown, helped coach the youngest campers at an Azle volleyball camp. Seabourn was recommended for her skill at working with youth.              Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Ark. Bronze

| July 20, 2017
Ark. Bronze

Springtown’s Ridge West took third in sparring at the American Taekwondo World Championships in Little Rock in June.
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Puntin’, Passin’, and Kickin’ at the Summer Football Camp

| July 13, 2017
Puntin’, Passin’, and Kickin’ at the Summer Football Camp

Scores of campers got to learn the basics of punting, passing, and kicking at the annual youth football camp conducted at Springtown High School.      Photos by Mark K. Campbell

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Football schedule favorable for 2017 Porcupines

| July 13, 2017
Football schedule favorable for 2017 Porcupines

The 2016 Porcupines race onto the gridiron last Aug. 26 to face Decatur. After falling in that opener, Springtown put together four straight wins to enter district play 4-1; that could happen again in 2017. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Return to postseason likely again for Springtown

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
The 2016 Porcupine football team won seven games and did what successful teams must do – beat squads you should beat.
Last year’s non-district slate was weak, and Springtown took advantage of that, after stumbling early.

Schedule: 2016
SHS lost the season opener at home to Decatur 74-42, but the Porcupines followed the Eagle loss with four straight victories to finish non-district 4-1.… Read the rest

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Springtown’s football history fuzzy online

| July 6, 2017
Springtown’s football history fuzzy online

Site notes it has detailed numbers, names dating back to 1954

by mark k. campbell
The football history of the Porcupines is varied.
There are some highlights certainly – including Golden Eras where Springtown was a bona fide state football power – and some low lights.
All this information comes from a website – texashighschoolfootballhistory.com – that might not be entirely accurate. (Feel free to contact the Epigraph with better information.)
The site contains every wztn-loss record, points scored and allowed, and head coach for each SHS season, beginning in 1954.
Finding good information – especially in those mid-century times – is tough with school annuals and newspaper accounts sketchy at best.… Read the rest

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Porcupines play four games at state 7-on-7

| July 6, 2017

by mark k. campbell
Springtown headed to College Station for the third year in a row for the state 7-on-7 football tournament.
Going in, the Porcupines got a tough draw amid the Division II – 4A and under – schools.
All three teams in SHS’ pool – Midlothian Heritage, Somerset, and Wimberley –were preseason selections to win their respective districts.
Pool play began with Springtown facing Wimberley, a team that would qualify for the championship bracket.
The Porcupines lost, in a high-scoring affair, 56-42.
Next for SHS was Heritage; Springtown tumbled in another game with a slew of points, 55-48.
The Midlothian school went on to win the consolation bracket over Stephenville.… Read the rest

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Youth football camp here July 11-13

| July 6, 2017

The summer camp season makes it final kick beginning Monday, July 11.
That’s when the annual youth football camp kicks off.
The fee is $50.
Two camps remain after that:
• elite volleyball – July 27-29, $125
• football (older) – Aug. 1-3, $50
Participants can register with an online application available at www.springtownisd.net.
Click on Our Schools, then Springtown High School, then Athletics. Camp info is on the right-hand side.
Call (817) 220-3040 for more information.… Read the rest

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Magazine: Porcupines playoff-bound again

| June 29, 2017
Magazine: Porcupines playoff-bound again

No change in District 5-4A from 2016 prediction

by mark k. campbell
According the Texas Football Magazine, Springtown will again reach the postseason this fall.
In fact, the annual publication made no changes from the 2016 edition when it comes to team placements.
There’s a juggernaut in 5-4A – Kennedale, a squad picked to reach the Final Four after wining Region I – as well as the usual cellar-dwelling suspects.
Texas Football slotted SHS third in the district – but before a knee injury during 7-on-7 play to standout Ashton Watson that ended his playing hopes for 2017 – behind Kennedale and Mineral Wells.… Read the rest

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