Football is back, baby.
ABOVE: Lady Bulldog players and coaches show off their runner-up plaque in last weekend’s Byng/Latta Back-To-School Classic where they went 3-1. The team then posted a big district win over Davis on Monday to go along with an opening season win over Byng on August 10 to give them a 5-1 record in the first week of the season. PHOTOS BY SABRINA DUCK
LEFT: Sulphur pitcher Harley Beesley winds up for a throw to the plate in the Lady Bulldog’s opening season win over Byng on August 10.
Sulphur continued its winning ways in the last week, going 4-1 following a season-opening win over Byng last Monday.
Pads were popping and whistles were blowing last week, as the Dogs returned to the practice field, for what is sure to be a unique and another successful season.
LEFT: Sulphur fielder Ally Dixon fields a grounder and winds up for a throw to first base as the Lady Bulldogs hosted a preseason festival last week.PHOTOS BY SABRINA DUCK ABOVE
ABOVE RIGHT: The Lady Bulldog’s Taylor Adkinson attempts a put-out on a base runner from her third base position during one of the festival’s games.
Lady Bulldog Shallen Mershon is poised for a throw to first base after fielding a grounder in the Sulphur Festival last week.PHOTO BY SABRINA DUCK
The Sulphur softball team started the 2020 season off just the way they wanted on Monday afternoon, as the Lady Dogs moved to 1-0 with a 9-1 win over Byng at home.
The Dogs broke out of the pin on a hot Monday afternoon to launch their first practice of the new season. On top, longtime head coach Jim Dixon, far left, watches as the team goes through drills. Above, in inset, team members work through other drills as they get ready for their first scrimmage next week. It will be at home on Aug. 20 vs. Lindsay in a 6:00 p.m. start at Agee Field. Sulphur will open the season on Friday, Aug. 28 in a tough encounter with old foe Tuttle on the Tigers’ home turf. Game-time is 7:00 p.m.
Football season is right around the corner, as practice started on Monday and the season begins in two weeks.