The spring sports season is on hold. Every coach still yearns to be with his or her players during this time. Sunray head baseball coach Chuck Graves was looking forward to another highly competitive sophomore season with his team.
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With spring break being extended through schools across Texas and the United States, and finally a quarantine order coming down from governmental officials, which has forced schools to close down completely or for an indefinite amount of time, these past couple of weeks have been difficult t…
Going through this time of uncertainty, one thing still remains certain. Despite the season being on hold and students not on campus, the Dumas High School athletic department wants each and every student-athlete to continue developing and conditioning to be better than yesterday.
According to a recent poll from the Texas Girls Coaches Association, dated March 23, the Dumas Demonettes were ranked at 17, while five teams tied for 25th. A total of 29 teams were selected and ranked in the poll.
Here are some other thoughts about the sports world. Specifically, they are about recent NFL news and the free agency situation. By now the news it out. So here it goes, and I supposed I'll start with the top news out of free agency.
In this time of uncertainty. In this time of panic. What will transpire in the next several days and weeks? It all remains to be seen. It is my hope that this crisis will fade away sooner, rather than later. I just don't remember this kind of reaction when the H1N1 virus, and others, came ou…
The Sunray Ladycats are in their second year of softball at Sunray High School. The Ladycats began the season off with a win against Canadian on Feb. 18. Most recently the Ladycats have defeated Booker, Dimmitt and tied Dalhart at home. They have also placed fourth in a tournament in Ralls o…
The Dumas Demons competed in the Amarillo tournament March 12-14. They played two games on Thursday and then two on Saturday. The Demons lost the first matchup on Thursday with Randall 7-2, and then fired up the bats in their second game that afternoon by defeating Palo Duro 12-2. Amarillo f…
The Sunray Bobcats traveled to Stinnett to begin tournament action on Thursday, March 12. They played three games and won all three; defeating Booker 11-1, Clarendon 9-5 and Memphis 11-6.
In the recent Texas Girls Coaches Association state softball poll released on March 16, the Dumas Demonettes are ranked in the 16th spot out of 28 schools.
According to information provided by the Dumas Youth Wrestling Club, the club finished its 2019-2020 wrestling season by participating in the 2020 Texas USA Wrestling State Open/Rookie/Novice/Girls tournaments on Saturday and Sunday, March 7 and 8 at the Round Rock Sports Center in Round Roc…
In regional Powerlifting action, three Demons advanced to state competition, originally scheduled for March 27-28.
The Dumas Demons and Demonettes varsity soccer teams hosted Pampa on Tuesday, March 10. The Demonettes struggled and fell 3-1 to the Lady Harvesters, while the Demons played a hard fought game and defeated the Harvesters 4-1.
The Borger Bulldogs visited the Sunray Bobcats for a late afternoon contest on Tuesday, March 10. Sunray scored first, then Borger tied it at two in the top of the second. Sunray got a couple of more runs and were only trailing by one, 5-4 going into the fifth inning.
Dumas High School softball took to the field Tuesday, March 10, at Tascosa High School to take on the Lady Rebels. The varsity Demonettes started things off, followed by the JV. Home runs by Cami Velasquez, Destiny Saldivar and Itzel Escarcega helped the Demonettes to a 6-5 win over Tascosa.
Senior Macie Medrano signs her letter of intent to play basketball at Clarendon College on Tuesday afternoon, March 10 at Dumas High School.
The Dumas Demonettes went 5-3 in the El Paso Tournament and now currently sit at 16-7 record. They have a game against Tascosa on March 10 and then return home on Saturday, March 14, for a matchup with Levelland.
The Dumas High School girls recently competed at the regional competition for Powerlifing on March 6-7. Fifteen girls were sent to the competition and four powered their way through to earn a trip to state competition.
The Dumas High School boys golf team placed third in the Borger tournament on March 6-7.
The Sunray Bobcats started off the Tulia tournament with Mulshoe on Thursday, March 5. They finished the tournament with a doubleheader on Friday with Tulia and then San Jacinto Christian Academy.
Daniela Bustillos placed seventh in the 132 weight class, lifting a total of 690. Emma Rangel unfortunately failed in the 105 weight class.
The Dumas Demons varsity baseball team went 2-2 in the Levelland tournament over last weekend, March 5-7. They collected 15 hits and 13 runs in their win over Idalou. They scored only two runs in their loss to Trinity Christian. The Demons dropped their third game with Wall, but rebounded in…
The varsity squad took on the Borger Bulldogs and won the game 2-0 on Tuesday, March 3.
On Tuesday, March 3, in Shamrock, the Sunray Bobcats were looking for another win to start their season after defeating San Jacinto. Sunray only managed six hits in the game, but it was enough to score 10 runs to defeat Shamrock 10-3 and go 2-0 on the season.
Sunray Middle School held a track meet on Thursday, Feb. 27, at Bobcat Stadium. The seventh grade boys finished in first place, while the girls took third. The eighth grade boys placed seventh, as the girls came in third place.
Devin Pate made his first hole-in-one on Sunday, March 1, at Pheasant Trails Golf Course. Pate was playing with his father, Todd, and made the shot on hole No. 6 from 147 yards.
At the recent Powerlifting meet, the Dumas boys placed first, and several placed in the top four. Results are as follows:
Two Sunray Ladycats qualified for the Powerlifting Regionals this weekend in Seagraves. Daniela Bustillos and Emma Rangel will be competing at regionals.
Recently, three Demonettes received all-district honors. Senior Macie Medrano was named Offensive MVP, while sophomore Sheda Madit received Co-Defensive MVP. Receiving First Team All-District honors was senior Danniella Duran.
The Dumas Junior High School wrestlers competed in the Fowler Junior High wrestling tournament and grabbed top spots. Results are below:
The Dumas Demons played their first baseball tournament of the season after going 1-2 in previous scrimmages. The team competed in the Shallowater Tournament Feb. 27-29, where they fell in the first game, but bounced back for the remainder of the tournament.
The Sunray Bobcats took to the diamond Friday evening, Feb. 28, in a contest with the San Jacinto Christian Academy Patriots. The Bobcats got an early lead and held on for the victory.
The Dumas varsity soccer teams were at Pampa Friday, Feb. 28. In the contest, the boys scored a 1-0 victory over the Harvesters, while the girls suffered a loss at 3-0.
The Dumas varsity Demonettes' soccer game was rescheduled from Tuesday to Wednesday, Feb. 26, where they hosted the Lady Eagles of Canyon.
The Dumas Demonettes are gearing up for another exciting season this year. The softball team has been working hard through this young season in its early scrimmages, tournaments and individual games. Through a tournament and two regular season games already in the books, the Dumas Demonettes…
Last year the boys basketball program made history. They made it to the playoffs for the first time in nearly 50 years. This year, they made history again by getting above .500 at 20-12 in the regular season for the first time in quite some time.
The University Interscholastic League sponsored state wrestling tournament saw more than 70 schools to compete at the event for 5A boys. There were more than 80 teams on the girls side at the wrestling tournament.
At the recent Powerlifting meet held at Highland Park High School in Amarillo, Feb. 22, Dumas and Sunray student-athletes competed among more than 150 lifters at the event. The Dumas girls competed well and received first place as a team. They did not send any boys to the competition. Twelve…
The final home stand of the regular season did not fare well for the Dumas Demons on Friday. The Demons shot 15 percent from the floor in the game against the Perryton Rangers and fell 32-17. On Tuesday, Dumas faced a tough, but struggling Borger team in Borger for the final game of the regu…
The Sunray Ladycats punched their way to the playoffs with a 5-5 district record. They squared off with the Panhandle Pantherettes on Monday and fell behind early to lose 61-21.
The Sunray Bobcats traveled to Stinnett to take on the West Texas Comanches in the last regular season matchup. The Bobcats came up with 44 points, but it wasn't enough against the Comanches on Tuesday night, Feb. 18, as the lost 65-44.
The Dumas Demonettes earned a trip to postseason play by winning four of their last six games. They split their games with Pampa and Dalhart in the regular season, and then played Dalhart again for the district title. They lost that game and fell to second place in the district. On Tuesday, …
The Dumas Demonettes are gearing up for another exciting season this year. The softball team has been working hard through this young season in its early scrimmages and games, as in the game Monday, Feb. 17. The Demonettes hosted Lubbock High School and won 5-4.
The Dumas Demons were shut out in the final period on Friday, Feb. 14. They scored only 17 points in the final home contest with the Perryton Rangers and fell 32-17.
The Dumas Demonettes had a matchup with the Lady Wolves of Dalhart on Saturday, Feb. 15, for the district championship. They battled on the court at Sunray High School to determine the winner. The Demonettes unfortunately were outscored through four tough periods and fell 55-31.
The Dumas Demons varsity team hosted Caprock in a scrimmage Friday, Feb. 14. The Demonettes took on Randall Saturday, Feb. 15, in a softball scrimmage in the early season.
In district soccer action on Friday, Feb. 14, the Demons hosted Canyon and defeated the Eagles in the opener 4-0, while the JV squad snagged a victory 3-1.
During the Regional wrestling meet held in El Paso Feb. 14-15, the Dumas wrestling teams competed and seven wrestlers earned a trip to the state tournament Feb. 21-22 in Houston.
After coming away from the first Powerlifting meet held in Dumas, where the boys' and girls' teams both finished in first place, the Powerlifting team traveled to Borger for another meet. Competing well, the boys came in second place, while the girls finished third. Twenty individuals placed…