Doug Myers

What an exciting time for Stephenville youth sports.

Nine-year-old Colt Jeffress is going to play in the U.S. Kids World Golf Championship in Pinehurst, N.C., the nation’s largest junior tournament.

Seventeen-year-old Sage Lasater is No. 1-seeded in the pole vault heading into the National AAU Junior Olympics in Knoxville, Tenn.

Several top-notch Stephenville youth basketball teams qualified for and just finished competing in nationals.

And don’t forget the collection of Stephenville Parks and Recreation Department (SPARD) athletes — the Stephenville All Stars — who are playing in the 2007 Mustang League World Series this week.

Add in the fact that Texas Football magazine has ranked Stephenville High School No. 2 in Class 4A and that Fran Campos’ SHS volleyball team appears ready to make a run, and there’s definitely a sense of success in the air.

Also don’t be surprised if Sam McElroy’s Tarleton State University football team rises above pre-season expectations and captures the Lone Star Conference’s South Division championship.

City of Champions? Heck, yeah!

Now that gets me to the point of this column.

There are few things more fun to write about than successes in our community.

I’m sure there are many, many more stories out there of athletic, academic and other success among youths and adults in Erath County.

And we’d like to write about them.

Please, if you know of such a potential story, don’t hesitate to email news@empiretribune.com or call 965-3124, ext. 229.