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Sports Round-up 5/29/14

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At the UIL State Softball Tournament in Austin yesterday, in the Class 1A semi-finals, Harleton shut-out Hubbard, 5-0, and Weimar blanked Petrolia, 6-0. The 1A final is at 3 this afternoon.


In the Class 2A semi-finals, East Bernard tosses a shut-out at Hawley, 7-0, and Crawford advances with a 9-2 win over Lone Oak. The 2A final is at 6 p.m. tonight.


Today’s earlier tournament action will be the 3A semis, as Van takes on Snyder at 9 a.m., and La Grange against Huffman Hargrave in the other. The 3A state championship will be at 10 a.m. Saturday.


The 4A & 5A semi-finals will be played Friday, with finals on Saturday.


The boys are involved in region finals action. In the Class 1A, Region 3 Final, it’s defending state champion Price Carlisle taking on No. 1 state-ranked Douglass. The best-of-three series will be played today and Saturday. Game 1 is at 5 p.m. this afternoon in Kilgore at Driller Park, with Game 2 at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lufkin’s Morris Frank Park. Game 3 follow. This marks the fourth straight year the two teams have met in the playoffs, with Price Carlisle winning the previous three, including the past two seasons in the region final.


In the Class 2A and 3A Region 3 finals, they’re both one-game winner takes all.


The 3A Region Final has Silsbee vs. College Station at the University of Houston, with first-pitch at 7:30 p.m. tonight. The 2A Region Final has Salado vs. Troy in Belton at 7:30 p.m. Friday.


The 61st annual Shelby County Sheriff’s Posse PRCA Rodeo is June 6 & 7 at 7:30 each night, sponsored by Wright Chrysler Dodge Jeep. Presale tickets are $5, and can be purchased at Boles Feed, Triple J Feed and Wright Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Center. Kids 6 and under get in free. There will be a calf scramble each night for kids 10 and under with cash prizes. On Saturday night only, anyone wearing a western hat will receive $1 off their admission ticket at the gate. Entertainment will be provided by three different East Texas Equestrian Drill Teams. The Rustlers, the 4-8 year olds; The Young Guns, the 8-14 year olds; and The Roughriders, age 15 & up.


The annual Preston Football Camp will be held Saturday, June 7 at Roughrider Stadium. The camp hours are from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Dwight Preston at 598-2470.


Sign-up is underway for the 22nd annual Darren Wilson Golf Classic to be held June 14th at Center Country Club. This annual tournament is held to raise funds that go to the Darren Wilson Scholarship Fund. Over $140,000.00 has been raised to benefit our area students. There will be a large silent auction during the day long event as part of the fundraiser. The format of the one day affair will be a six man scramble. There is a fee of $80 per player. This fee covers the green fee, eight iron shot off one of the par 5 holes. Lunch will be cooked and served by the Shelby County Cookers before the tournament kicks off. You're encouraged to sign up now to ensure a spot in the tournament. For more information please contact Larry Horn, Glen Cordray or Joe Whittlesey at the Center Country Club 936-598-7415 or 936-598-5515.

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