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Volleyball underway with first tourney in Denton

| August 17, 2017

by Mark K. Campbell
Once again, the Lady Porcupine volleyball team began play before school started.
This season, Springtown (2-3) has been on the road early.
SHS opened at Graham Aug. 8 and lost to the Lady Blues 1-3.
Jazzmyne Mannin began 2017 with a strong outing, killing a team-high 12 balls and digging out 12 more.
Jordan Babcock killed 6 balls and blocked one as did Peyton Yates.
Charisma Jones’ 22 digs was tops for the Lady Porcupines; Addison Farris added 14 more.
The first tournament sent Springtown to Denton where SHS went 2-2.
In pool play, the Lady Porcupine squad got its first win decisively in the ACS Nike/Denton Ryan tourney over Roosevelt, 25-3, 25-8, 25-8.… Read the rest

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The Pads Are On!

| August 17, 2017
The Pads Are On!

After the four-day “acclimation” practice period required by the UIL, the Porcupines donned pads and got down to business. Springtown athletes were split up all over the practice field with coaches intently watching and directing activities. The first scrimmage of the season sends SHS to Sanger Friday, Aug. 18. The JV and freshmen play at 6 p.m. with varsities set for 7.
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Football 2017 begins with non-contact

| August 11, 2017
Football 2017 begins with non-contact

by mark k. campbell
Porcupine football players began preparing for the 2017 season in earnest early Monday morning, Aug. 7.
That was the first day the UIL said teams could start practicing.
Springtown began conditioning in shorts and helmets that day.
The date for donning full pads is Friday, Aug. 11 – the first day for contact practices.
Because the Porcupines play in 4A, Springtown will have two scrimmages; 6A and 5A schools that conducted spring drills can participate in just one scrimmage.
SHS’ first scrimmage is on the road in Sanger Friday, Aug. 18.
The first time the Porcupines play in the SISD stadium is Thursday, Aug.… Read the rest

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V’ball ladies begin season

| August 11, 2017

For the next two and a half months, the Lady Porcupine volleyball team will be mighty busy.
After opening 2017 at Graham (results not available at press time), Springtown will continue to be road warriors.
Tournaments take SHS to Denton and Glen Rose.
Those will be followed by a trip to Azle Tuesday, Aug. 22.
The Lady Porcupines will finally play on their home floor Friday, Aug. 25 against 5A Brewer.
After a trip to Paradise, Springtown will host Sanger and Brock to finish non-district.
District play starts at Lake Worth Sept. 8, and 5-4A action then runs non-stop twice weekly with the exception of a bye date Friday, Oct.… Read the rest

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Elite Volleyball and Football End Summer Camp Season

| August 3, 2017
Elite Volleyball and Football End Summer Camp Season

The Metro Elite Volleyball Camp put Lady Porcupines through intense training; two-a-day practices began soon after. The annual football camp enjoyed freakishly mild weather as scores of boys turned out to learn.
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UIL’s numerous rules changes for upcoming school year

| July 27, 2017

BY MARK K. CAMPBELL
Annually, the University Scholastic League meets to adjust/alter established rules for sports and academics.
Below are some sports rules that have been changed for the upcoming 2017-18 school year.… Read the rest

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Summer Camps 2017: A Look Back

| July 27, 2017
Summer Camps 2017: A Look Back

Hundreds of kids have learned from experienced SISD coaches so far this summer. Two camps remain. The Metro Elite Volleyball Camp – taught by two successful coaches with SHS ties – arrives July 27-29 at the high school gym. The final camp of 2017 is the football camp for incoming 7-9 graders. Led by Porcupine head coach Brian Hulett, the camp is Aug. 1-3 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. and costs $50. Applications can be found online at wwwspringtownisd.net.                          Photos by Mark K. Campbell

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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.… 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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