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Softball ladies head for the postseason

| April 27, 2017
Softball ladies head for the postseason

After winning the regular season finale at home against Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis via run-rule, the Lady Porcupine softball team is gearing up for bi-district against 6-4A champs Stephenville. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Stephenville bi-district foe

by Mark K. Campbell
After dispatching FW Diamond Hill-Jarvis 20-4 as Taylor Jay threw a no-hitter and Haylee Klein had eight RBI, the Lady Porcupine softball team turned to the postseason and Stephenville.
Springtown finished 7-5 in District 7-4A, tied with Castleberry; however, the Lady Lions owned the tie-breaker thanks to sweeping SHS.
So, the Lady Porcupines were seeded fourth and drew first-place Stephenville – coached by Springtown helmer Scott Mann’s old fraternity buddy.… Read the rest

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Porcupines fighting for baseball playoffs

| April 27, 2017
Porcupines fighting for baseball playoffs

Springtown’s chances for the postseason come down to the final 7-4A game of 2017. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
Playoffs can again be in the Porcupine baseball future.
If Springtown can beat 1-10 Lake Worth – which happened in the teams’ first meeting earlier this month – and league-leading Kennedale stops Benbrook, SHS will advance.
That’s thanks to the Porcupines sweeping the Bobcats in 7-4A play. Springtown would finish fourth out of district.
Recently, SHS split a pair of 7-4A clashes, winning at home against Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis and losing to Kennedale.
Against the Eagles, the Porcupines jumped on the Fort Worth school early, getting five runs in the first inning and two more in the second en route to an 8-1 win.… Read the rest

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SMS super in final track meet

| April 27, 2017

The final meet of the 2017 season for the Springtown Middle School teams was conducted at Porcupine Stadium April 11.
Several SMS athletes collected gold medals:
• Brooke Bailey, 7th grade girls – long jump (14 feet, 10 inches) and triple jump (33-0)
• Collin Tidwell, 7th grade boys – triple jump (33-3)
• Shanna Teague, 8th grade girls – 100 hurdles (17.16 seconds)
• Coltyn Yost, 8th grade boys – 400 (57.16)
• Jesse Martin, 8th grade boys – 300 hurdles (43.43)
Silver medals were earned by seventh grade girl Heaven Wright in the discus (69-9); Brendon Norwood, an 8th grade boy, in the triple jump (36-8.5) and 300 hurdles (43.57); the 7th grade girls 4×100 team of Bailey, Madysen Fry, Britney Tyree, and Destiny Rodriquez with at time of 55.18; eighth grade boy Dominique Bugarin in the 2400 (8:05.61); and Jesse Martin, an eighth grade boy in the 110 hurdles (17.61).… Read the rest

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Eight soccer girls lauded

| April 27, 2017
Eight soccer girls lauded

Lady Porcupine Aubra Parker (20) was one of two Lady Porcupines to land on the elite First Team All-District soccer list. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Several Lady Porcupine soccer athletes were honored for their efforts on the pitch for the 2017 season.
Overall, eight girls were picked for the District 7-4A All-District roster.
Leading the way for Springtown was a pair of First Team selections.
Those plaudits went to standouts Brianna Escobar and Aubra Parker.
Two more Lady Porcupines were named to the Second Team – Scottie Holmes and Nina De La Cruz.
Springtown’s final four choices were Honorable Mention.… Read the rest

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Summer camps looming

| April 27, 2017

POJO Maker nearing, too

The annual summer sports camp season is returning soon for Springtown youth.
Already 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 with POJO Maker details, too.
Youth camps include football, volleyball (regular and an elite camp), boys and girls basketball, wrestling, softball, and baseball.
The first camp, volleyball, starts May 30.
POJO Maker 2017 Speed and Strength Camp begins June 5 and runs through July 20. The deadline to sign up is May 31.… Read the rest

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Ten Porcupines headed out to Region I track meet in Lubbock

| April 27, 2017
Ten Porcupines headed out to Region I track meet in Lubbock

Races from the Area meet conducted April 19 at Porcupine Stadium: Aaron Foster passes to Trey Appell in the 4×200 relay race; Tre Steen speeds around the curve in the 400 where he would place third and advance to the Region I meet; Austin Chenault takes the baton from Foster in the 4×100.                                          Photos by Mark K. Campbell

Russell is Area discus champion with season’s longest heave

by Mark K. Campbell
It took a top four finish at the Area track meet – hosted by Springtown at Porcupine Stadium – to clinch a berth at the Region I gathering April 19.… Read the rest

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Porcupine varsity and JV boys 7-4A champs

| April 20, 2017
Porcupine varsity and JV boys 7-4A champs

Both the boys’ varsity and junior varsity squads were golden at the District 7-4A Track and Field Championships. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

Three boys are 7-4A individual champs

by Mark K. Campbell
On a couple of windy, blustery spring days – April 12-13 – the Porcupine track teams welcomed fellow 7-4A rivals.
When the final race arrived – the boys’ varsity 4×400 – Springtown took second in a very close contest but won the meet overall.
The JV boys won its 4×400 and were also crowned team champs.… Read the rest

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Two losses end streak

| April 20, 2017
Two losses end streak

Kaleb Chesney got the start against Mineral Wells April 14 at the SHS diamond. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

It’s a scramble for the playoffs with 3 games left

by Mark K. Campbell
The SHS baseball club lost to Mineral Wells and Castleberry.
After winning the two previous game and jumping back into the district race, now Springtown (4-5 in 7-4A) faces a chore over its final three games to reach the postseason.
The Porcupines scored early when hosting Mineral Wells April 14 – but so did the Rams.
SHS’ single runs in the first and second weren’t enough – especially when the visitors scored five more runs in the fourth inning.… Read the rest

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Ladies tied for 3rd in district

| April 20, 2017
Ladies tied for 3rd in district

 

SHS softball headed to postseason

Elaina Garcia goes through her pre-at bat ritual. She doubled against Mineral Wells. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by Mark K. Campbell
The Lady Porcupine softball squad will play beyond the regular season again.
Exactly in what position remains to be seen.
If Springtown (6-5 in 7-4A) beats winless Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis in the district finale as expected, playoff seeding depends on the outcome of the Castleberry-Benbrook game.
If the River Oaks team wins, it ties with Springtown and the Lions get the third seed because of sweeping the Lady Porcupines.
If Benbrook pulls an upset, then Springtown would finish in third alone.… Read the rest

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At the District Meet

| April 20, 2017
At the District Meet

Springtown hosted the 7-4A meet and did well (clockwise from right): Even after two false starts, SHS’ Ashton Watson (far right) wins the 110 hurdles easily; Madelyn Diaz (1) battles a Lady Lion from Castleberry in the JV 1600; Maddie Owens clears a hurdle in the varsity 300 race; Andrew Klein finishes off the golden effort of the JV’s 4×400 race; in the varsity 4×400, Josh Miller takes off, making up big ground as the second leg. Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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