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Porcupines qualify for state 7-on-7 tournament

| June 22, 2017
Porcupines qualify for state 7-on-7 tournament

Porcupines discuss a recent 7-on-7 game after its conclusion. Success at a qualifying tournament at Jim Ned June 16 qualified Springtown for a state berth for the third year in a row. The state tourney is again at College Station, June 29-30. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

For 3rd consecutive year, Springtown is headed to elite event at College Station

by Mark K. Campbell
Once more, the Porcupine varsity 7-on-7 football squad has secured a berth at the state’s most elite tournament.
With a favorable coin flip that determined Springtown the top seed, SHS “won” the Jim Ned state qualifying tournament June 16 and will play in College Station June 29-30.… Read the rest

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Sports camps resume in July

| June 22, 2017

With football and volleyball

The summer camp season is in a lull for the rest of June.
Action picks back up next month with:
• football (youth) – July 11-13, $50
• 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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Soccer Camp Action

| June 22, 2017
Soccer Camp Action

Soccer campers are all smiles while playing and drilling June 20 at Springtown High School’s practice fields. SHS coaches Katherine Kummerfeld and Jeff Hunt led the camp.             Photos by Mark K. Campbell… Read the rest

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Swanzy returns to vie in National Senior Games

| June 15, 2017
Swanzy returns to vie in National Senior Games

By Mark K. Campbell
Eddy Swanzy returned to elite competition for the third time at the National Senior Games.
While he sought medals, an early injury thwarted those chances.
Still the determined Springtown athlete picked up three ribbons in four events – requiring at least a top eight finish.
Swanzy began the Birmingham, Alabama competition June 7 with the long jump.
His first leap was fine at 10 feet, 5 inches.
Then he barely scratched on his second long jump.
But that would be his final pain-free effort at the gathering – in any event.
His last preliminary leap was submarined about 20 feet from the pit.… Read the rest

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Pigskin Porcupines

| June 15, 2017
Pigskin Porcupines

The Springtown varsity 7-on-7 football squad will take another crack at qualifying for the state tournament at Jim Ned HS in Tuscola June 16.                Photo by Mark K. Campbell

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Soccer camp next to arrive

| June 15, 2017

On June 19-22

It’s soccer’s turn for a summer sports camp.
Led by SHS’ girls’ coach Katherine Kummerfeld and new boys’ coach Jeff Hunt, two sessions are planned for June 19-22 for $50:
Session I – ages 5-8, 9-10:30 a.m.
Session II – ages 9-12, 5-7 p.m.
Another camp follows – boys’ basketball June 26-29, for grades 2-9.
The fee is $50 for the camp that runs from 1-3 p.m.
After those two sports, camps resume in July:
• football (youth) – July 11-13, $50
• elite volleyball – July 27-29, $125
• football (older) – Aug. 1-3, $50
Participants can register with an online application available at www.springtownisd.net.… Read the rest

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Hoop Girls

| June 15, 2017
Hoop Girls

The girls’ basketball camp brought plenty of Lady Porcupines to the SHS gym for friendly play and skills sharpening.
Photos by Mark K. Campbell

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Porcupines vying on scorching gridirons

| June 8, 2017
Porcupines vying on scorching gridirons

In 7-on-7 league, still seeking state tourney berth

by mark k. campbell
The Porcupine 7-on-7 football team will keep trying to qualify for the state tournament while at the same time playing local teams in a league.
Springtown’s next QST – qualifying state tournament – is at Jim Ned in Tuscola, south of Abilene.
That’s where the Porcupines qualified for the big College Station event last year.
In 2017, state is June 29-30 for Divsion II schools, 4A and under.
In league play, SHS visits Aledo June 13 to gangle with Godley, Boswell, and the hosts.
Springtown hosts league action June 20 with Brewer, Boswell, and Weatherford coming to town.… Read the rest

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Diamond Divas and Dudes

| June 8, 2017
Diamond Divas and Dudes

Future Porcupines and Lady Porcupines honed basic skills at baseball and softball camps at the SHS diamonds June 5-8.                   Photos by Mark K. Campbell

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Girls’ hoops camp next up

| June 8, 2017

Camp season rolls on with a Lady Porcupine hoops camp on the way.
For incoming grades 2-9, the camp runs June 12-15 from 1-3 p.m.
The fee is $50 for the event set for the SHS gym.
A newly announced soccer camp will follow the next week.
Led by SHS’ girls’ coach Katherine Kummerfeld and new boys’ coach Jeff Hunt, two sessions are planned for June 19-22 for $50:
Session I – ages 5-8, 9-10:30 a.m.
Session II – ages 9-12, 5-7 p.m.
Yet another camp follows – boys’ basketball June 26-29, for grades 2-9.
The fee is $50 for the camp that runs from 1-3 p.m.… Read the rest

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