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The Dumas Demons hosted the Pampa Harvesters Monday night, Feb. 10, in a game that was rescheduled from its original time due to impending weather. They got the game in and both teams came to play in what became an intense outing in the second half.

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In the final game to close out the regular season, the Dumas Demonettes hosted the Pampa Lady Harvesters. It was a tight matchup throughout the contest with each team edging out their opponent by one at the end of each of the first two periods.

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Haven Purcell, a Dumas High School senior, recently signed with Garden City Community College to play soccer for the BroncBusters on Feb. 6. Haven signed for the goalkeeper position, as she has played in that position during her time at DHS.

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The Sunray Bobcats and Ladycats hosted Sanford-Fritch Friday night, Feb. 7. The Ladycats led 26-16 at the half, and went on to score 19 points in the second half to take the game 45-29.

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Dumas Head Football Coach Aaron Dunnam was honored as the Football Coach of the Year by the Texas Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday, Feb. 9. He is pictured (far right) with his family.

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Dumas High School was the site for a Powerlifting meet on Saturday, Feb. 8. It was notable for two reasons. It was the first ever Powerlifting meet hosted by Dumas and both teams – girls and boys – received first place at the meet.

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The Dumas High School wrestling program pushes towards another strong showing at the state tournament. That run began this past weekend, Feb. 7-8, at the District meet at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo. Several Demon wrestlers earned top spots at the tournament, while the girls finished strong.

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On Saturday, Feb. 1, the Dumas Junior High School boys and girls wrestling teams hosted their district tournament. The Demons dominated, scoring 385 points. Hereford had 168, Vernon received 74, Boys Ranch had 30, and Borger finished with 26.

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A recent road game for the Sunray Bobcats and Ladycats proved to be a tough outing for both teams. On Tuesday, Feb. 4, Sunray traveled to Stratford to take on the Elks and Lady Elks.

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In an unfortunate thrilling double overtime loss to Dalhart on Jan. 17, the Demons were looking to hand the Wolves a loss on their home court on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Unfortunately, the second matchup didn't pan out the way as was expected as they fell 72-70 in another two-point overtime loss.

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The Dumas Demonettes on Tuesday, Feb. 4, traveled to Dalhart to take on the Lady Wolves for their second matchup. In the first meeting back on Jan. 17, the Demonettes took control of the first half and led 19-10. They went on a 15-point run in the final period to defeat the Lady Wolves 43-32.

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Destiny Saldivar is a Dumas High School softball player, who has been recruited to and signed with the Dodge City Conquistadors on Jan. 31. Saldivar will be attending Dodge City Community College in the fall and will be studying social sciences. She wants to be a social worker.

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On Saturday, Feb. 1, the Dumas Junior High School boys and girls wrestling teams hosted their district tournament. The Demons dominated, scoring 385 points. Hereford had 168, Vernon received 74, Boys Ranch had 30, and Borger finished with 26.

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Another Super Bowl has come and gone. The Kansas City Chiefs pulled out a win, just as I said they would. I'll admit, though, I was a little worried in the third quarter, but only slightly concerned in the fourth. Then when Patrick Mahomes went deep and they pulled within three, my concerns …

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Mark down another win for the Dumas Demonettes. After falling to Pampa and then rebounding at Perryton on Jan. 28, the Demonettes hosted the Lady Bulldogs of Borger. The girls shot nearly 50 percent from the floor and completed 85 percent of their shots from the free throw line to win big ov…

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A thrilling clutch shot by Aiden Venzor against Perryton on Jan. 28, propelled them to victory at the final buzzer. The Dumas Demons faced another tough opponent in Borger on Friday, Jan. 31. The Bulldogs came to town and Dumas head boys basketball coach Randy Ray knew it would be a challeng…

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GRUVER – The Sunray Ladycats went into Gruver on Tuesday night, Jan. 28, to take on the Lady Greyhounds. Gruver came fast and strong against the Ladycats and won the game after four long quarters for Sunray.

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The Dumas Demonettes suffered their first district loss to the Pampa Lady Harvesters on Friday, Jan. 24. They only shot 27 percent from the floor and completed a little under 50 percent of their free throws. The Demonettes were unbeaten within the district going into that game with the Lady …

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On Tuesday, Jan. 28, the Demons fought hard for a win against the Perryton Rangers. After suffering their second district loss on Jan. 24 against Pampa, Dumas was looking for a way back to get in the win column and improve on their season. Down by one in the fourth, Aiden Venzor hits a three…

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GRUVER – It was a tough outing for the Sunray Bobcats as they went on the road to Gruver to take on the Greyhounds. Sunray scored early and led at the end of the first period, but fell behind at the half 35-24. They could not get past the offensive play from Gruver in the second half and dro…

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On Saturday, Jan. 25, the Dumas Junior High School wrestling Demons hosted their Individual Tournament. The Demons won with 267 points. Hereford placed second with 134, Vernon third with 88, Tucumcari had 56 points, Boys Ranch 37 and Borger finished with 20.

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After coming off a heartbreaking loss in overtime against the Sanford-Fritch Eagles last Tuesday, the Sunray Bobcats hosted the Roughriders of Boys Ranch on Friday, Jan. 24. After the Bobcats fell behind early, they led by one at the end of the first period. The Roughriders came back, but th…

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It was a battle to the end on the court Friday night, Jan. 24, as the Sunray Ladycats hosted the Lady Roughriders of Boys Ranch. Sunray led by two at the half, but Boys Ranch came back to tie the game at the end of regulation. In overtime, Sunray outscored their opponent 11-4 to get the vict…

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The Dumas and Sunray Powerlifting programs competed at the Dalhart Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 25. There were 69 total lifters for the boys and 53 for the girls at Saturday's event.

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On Friday, Jan. 24, the Dumas Demonettes tried to make it four in a row in district play, but could not stop the offensive attack from the Pampa Lady Harvesters. The Demonettes fell 51-34.

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The Dumas Demons continued district play on Friday, Jan. 24, on the road at Pampa. The Demons only trailed by five at the end of the first period, but were down 22-34 by halftime. Pampa outscored Dumas 36-23 in the second half to get the win 70-45.

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FRITCH – In a 2A district matchup on Tuesday, Jan 21, the Sunray Lady Cats squared off with the Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles in Fritch. The Lady Cats led through the first half and had a huge second half to defeat the Lady Eagles 52-30.

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Sunray Athletic Director Matt Strickland took over the mantle of Powerlifting this school year because of a void left behind after last year. He said there were 13 coaches in the previous year, and this year there are a total of nine. So there were some areas that needed to be filled.

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A year ago, the Demons and Demonettes made a historic run in the playoffs. The Demons finished 10-10-1 and 5-3-1 within district. They became the bi-district champions and earned a second round bye. The Demons faced San Elizario in the regional quarterfinal round. They lost, ending their sea…

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Seth Slover grew up in Panhandle. He moved to New Mexico as a teen. He was a student assistant at West Texas. He has been a head coach in Colorado and finished his degree at Adams State University. He moved back to the area and coached at Stratford for a couple of years, coaching football, b…

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Half of the varsity squad for the Demonettes were seniors last year. This year, the seniors comprise almost half of the team. Head coach Austin Spain had to fill those spots with valuable players who could lead and help shape the team for this season.

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On Friday, Jan. 17, the Dalhart Lady Golden Wolves visited the Dumas Demonettes for another district matchup. The Demonettes opened disrict last Friday, Jan. 10, with a win over Perryton. They went on the road and defeated a sruggling Borger team. The Demonettes went in to Friday's contest 2…

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The Dumas Demons opened their district season on Friday, Jan. 17, at home against the Dalhart Golden Wolves. While they led at the half by two, Dalhart kept it close in the second half with the Demons not falling too much behind. The Demons kept fighting back and tied the game at 47 at by th…