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Duvall 5th, alternate for state wrestling

| February 23, 2017
Duvall 5th, alternate for state wrestling

Noah Duvall (top) missed a berth at the state wrestling tournament by one match. However, he will still attend the elite event as an alternate at 113 pounds. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

By Mark K. Campbell
Three Porcupines competed at the Region 2 wrestling tournament Feb. 17-18 at Frisco Heritage High School.
Springtown’s highest seed, Noah Duvall, came out best.… Read the rest

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Soccer squads end 1st district round

| February 23, 2017
Soccer squads end 1st district round

by mark k. campbell
The first trip through soccer district play had Springtown traveling to Benbrook and Lake Worth.
Girls’ keeper Nina De La Cruz kept Benbrook from scoring, stopping 15 shots.
Regulation ended 0-0 so penalty kicks ensued.
Springtown won there, 4-3, with De La Cruz getting one of those four true boots.
Also scoring were Brianna Escobar, Jazzmyne Mannin, and Kiersten Williams.
Next came Lake Worth which was “a hard fight,” coach Katherine Kummerfeld recalled.
Until just 10 minutes remained, the score stood 0-0. But the Lady Frogs finally found the net and won 1-0.
“The girls played hard and never gave up,” the coach said.… Read the rest

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SHS softball ladies start 2017 going 1-1

| February 23, 2017
SHS softball ladies start 2017 going 1-1

A Lady Porcupine beats a throw to second base in Springtown’s rout of visiting Bridgeport. The victory evened SHS’ record at 1-1. Photo by Mark K. Campbell

by mark k. campbell
The new softball season began with games against Petrolia and Bridgeport.
On Feb. 17. Springtown (1-1) jumped out to a 2-0 lead that held up until the fourth inning.
Petrolia broke open a 2-2 game with 5 sixth inning runs to win 7-2.
Coach Scott Mann said, “We struggled to hit a good pitcher.”
Elaina Garcia and Haley Praytor had safeties; Valarie Garcia scored.
Catcher Elaina Garcia threw out a baserunner, and Taylor Jay handled 10 fielding chances flawlessly.… Read the rest

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Three Porcupines advance to regional tourney

| February 16, 2017
Three Porcupines advance to regional tourney

Duvall repeats as wrestling champion

by mark k. campbell
At the district wrestling tournament, three Springtown athletes earned berths to the regoinal meet.
That includes junior Noah Duvall who repeated as a district champion.
Last year, he won at 106 pounds. On Feb. 9, he was crowned again, this time at 113 pounds.
Also advancing to the Region 2 event slated for Frisco Heritage HS Feb. 17-18 are sophomores Alex Frithiof and, in a challenge match, Preston Schneider who also competed at regional in 2016.
Coach Tye Adams said, “Duvall will be one of the top-seeded wrestlers in the regional tournament in a very strong division.… Read the rest

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Ladies tumble in postseason

| February 16, 2017
Ladies tumble in postseason

No. 10 Stephenville tops Springtown in Mineral Wells bi-district clash

by mark k. campbell
Going in, admittedly, things looked tough for the Lady Porcupine basketball team.
Awaiting Springtown (14-16) in bi-district was Stephenville, the No. 10 team in 4A, coming out of a highly-competitive district.
Plus, the Lady Porcupines’ top scorer, Khristin Mote, was injured and out for the season.
And, the majority of the Springtown squad had recently been sick or was just now recovering.
So it was no great surprise that Stephenville won the postseason matchup, 64-25.
The Lady Porcupines actually led 2-0 about five seconds into the game.… Read the rest

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Hoops boys fall as year ends

| February 16, 2017

by mark k. campbell
The first year of Springtown basketball under coach Ernest Mims ended with the Porcupines finishing fifth in 7-4A, one notch from qualifying for the postseason.
SHS lost to Kennedale and Lake Worth – both playoff-bound – to conclude the 2016-17 season.
Against the state-ranked Wildcats on Senior Night, Mims said the first half effort was “the best we have played defensively all year.”
The district champs actually trailed Springtown 18-17 at the half. “Our kids were ecstatic to be up at the half and I was, too,” Mims recalled.
Kennedale had shots “start to fall” and, Mims said, the Porcupines began to tire late as “we exerted a lot of energy to our defense.”
The final was 55-35.… Read the rest

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SHS finds district foes tough

| February 16, 2017
SHS finds district foes tough

SHS soccer squads stymied

The soccer schedule presented the Springtown High School teams with quite a chore, playing established programs Kennedale and Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis back-to-back.
The girls fell at Kennedale 11-0 – not unexpected since the Lady Cats have won state two years in a row, coach Katherine Kummerfeld said.
Still: “The girls played the hardest I have seen them play,” she said.
Against Diamond Hill, SHS trailed just 3-2 at one point with Alyssa Coffey scoring twice.
But the visitors finally won 6-3 with the final Lady Porcupine goal coming from Jenny Lopez, her first score of the season.… Read the rest

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Wise County Champs

| February 16, 2017
Wise County Champs

A Springtown third-grade girls basketball team won the Wise County Youth Basketball league. The champs: (front, l-r) Karli Pierson, Faith Styles, Reagan Beall, Dawson Doggett, and Karis Moss. Coaches were (back) Junior Styles, Rick Beall and (not pictured) Dru Doggett.

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Nice job, girls!

| February 16, 2017
Nice job, girls!

We’re proud of you!

Congrats on reaching the postseason once again!


 

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Hoops girls finish 3rd in 7-4A, ready for playoffs

| February 9, 2017
Hoops girls finish 3rd in 7-4A, ready for playoffs

District ends on a 4-1 rush for SHS

by Mark K. Campbell
As expected the Lady Porcupine basketball squad won its final two 7-4A games and cemented its postseason place by finishing third in district.
Also as predicted, Springtown (8-4 in 7-4A) will begin the playoffs at Mineral Wells against Stephenville at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13.
The No. 10 Honeybees (24-7, 10-2) lost 57-31 to No. 4 Godley, settling Stephenville second out of 8-4A.
To end the regular season, the Lady Porcupines dispatched Castleberry 45-36 and Fort Worth Diamond Hill-Jarvis 67-17.
At River Oaks, almost the entire Springtown squad was either ill or recovering from being sick, SHS coach Susan Croft said.… Read the rest

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