CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY TONIGHT
Tonight marks the beginning of the holiday season for the City of Greenville.
The Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the 22nd annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the City of Greenville Police and Courts Building at 3000 Lee Street. Bring the whole family for an evening of Christmas carols, holiday-worthy refreshments and one very special guest from the North Pole. Arrive at 5:30 p.m. for a chance to decorate Christmas ornaments and to take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage. The Christmas tree lighting countdown begins at 6:30 p.m., so arrive early to visit, sip on some hot cocoa and get into the holiday spirit. See you there!
With the Holiday Season upon us, the Parks and Recreation Department is offering some activities to help get the New Year started healthy! Go to www.inparksweplay.com to register for or find information on any of our activities. We are working to offer a variety of programs for the community.
For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (903) 457-2994.
ADULT WINTER CO-ED VOLLEYBALL
Registration: Dec. 7 – Jan. 9
Cost: $100 per team — 6 v 6 Format
Games: Monday and Wednesday nights at the Reecy Davis Center
TAAF YOUTH GIRLS VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE
Registration: Dec. 7 – Feb. 5
Cost: $35 per participant with jerseys included
Age Groups: 8u – 10u - 12u – 14u; Age as of Sept. 1 of the current school year
Coach Look: Feb. 5 at the Reecy Davis Recreation Center
Draft: Feb. 7 at the Civic Center
Practices will begin the week after the draft with games beginning on Feb. 28
TAAF State Tournament: June 1-2 in Round Rock
Adult Winter Kickball Standings
Hide In the Bush 4-1
Monster Ball 2-1
Mud Mafia 1-2
Got Tha Runs 1-4
Higher Trails 0-4
Adult Winter Flag Football Standings
Runs This League 5-0
Lights Out 3-2
Mixed Breed 3-2
Discount DoubleCheck 1-4
In Parks We Play is Provided by the City of Greenville.
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY TONIGHT
A&M-Commerce adds softball to athletic program
Coming soon, Texas A&M University-Commerce will no longer be the only school in the Lone Star Conference to not have a softball program.
A&M-Commerce President Dan Jones made the announcement during a press conference held inside the Alumni Center on Monday.
“I am thrilled about the addition of this program,” he said, mentioning that A&M-Commerce is one of the oldest universities in Texas and the only charter member left of the original LSC. “As long as we’ve been here, we’ve never had a womens softball program.”
No. 1 Pilot Point stops Commerce
Pilot Point’s Skylar Cagle showed why she’s one of the state’s top pitchers while leading the Lady Bearcats to a sweep over Commerce in a Class 2A regional semifinal softball series on Friday night.
Cagle struck out 22 batters in 14 innings as No. 1 state-ranked Pilot Point won 1-0 and 3-2 to advance to the regional finals. Cagle improved her season record to 23-0 as Pilot Point upped its team mark to 36-2.
Commerce finished the season with a 27-7 record after advancing the farthest in the playoffs in school history.
Commerce Lady Tigers to face No. 1 ranked team
Tonight the Commerce Lady Tigers will play Pilot Point, the No. 1 ranked softball team in the state.
But to Commerce Jeff Davidson, it’ll be just another game.
“It’s still another game,” he said. “It’s their best against our best.”
The Lady Tigers will face Pilot Point at 6 p.m. in Mount Pleasant at Northeast Texas Community College in the first game of a best-of-three Class 2A regional semifinal playoff series. Game two is set for 8:30 p.m. and if need be, game three is at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Northeast Texas Trail ride planned
The organizers of the new Northeast Texas Trail (NETT) have scheduled its inaugural event to introduce the multi-use trail to potential users.
On Saturday at 7 am, teams of cyclists and equestrians will begin separate relays from trailheads in New Boston and Farmersville. The meeting point will be Love Civic Center in Paris (2025 S. Collegiate Dr.). Estimated time of arrival is at 2:30 p.m. Golden spikes will be driven into the ground at various points along the route which was originally a railroad corridor.
Wilson wins gold, silver at state track meet
Buck Wilson of Commerce won gold and silver medals this weekend at the state meet while Rains pole vaulter Charlotte Brown won over a lot of hearts.
GHS athletics hands out awards
The Greenville Lions held their Athletic Banquet at the Greenville High School Auditorium Saturday evening.
Storms test area athletes' patience
Patience was a necessity for local athletes competing on Friday at the University Interscholastic League State Track and Field Championships in Austin.
Local MMA fighters set to compete
Three members of Chop Shop Mixed Martial Arts, a Greenville-based mixed martial arts gym, will compete on May 11 in Ascend Combat’s Mayhem 3 in Shreveport, La.
Royse City runner seeks to improve at state meet
Last year Ulisses Lopez of Royse City took fifth in the Class 4A 800-meter run at the University Interscholastic League State Track and Field Championships in Austin.
Dewayne Roach Jr. shoots 743, Susan Shelton bowls 669
Dewayne Roach Jr. led all league bowlers for the past week at DB's Sports Grill & Bowling in Greenville with a 743 series in the Guys Night Out League. His top game with a 276.
Susan Shelton led the women with a 669 series in the Mixed Up Fun league. Her top game was a 243.
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