Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Local Sports

December 27, 2012

Lady Panthers move to 3-0 in district; Panthers lose to Kilgore by 10

JACKSONVILLE —

KILGORE — The Bullard Lady Panthers remained in the drivers seat in the District 16-3A standings after escaping with a 39-36 decision over Kilgore on Friday evening at Panther Gymnasium.

Bullard (14-8, 3-0) used a balanced attack — Lexi Kirgen, Bridget Taylor and Lexi Abercrombie combined to score 26 points — to put away the pesky lady Bulldogs, who fall to 5-11 overall, 2-2 in conference.

Annie Mehringer scored  a game-high 14 points to pace the Kilgore effort.

Taylor played extremely well in the second half to spark Bullard, who is not slated to return to action until 2:15 p.m. Monday when the Lady Panthers entertain former district rival Athens.

She buried back-to-back buckets to open the second half and propelled her squad to a 36-29 lead after three quarters of play.

Mehringer drained a late triple that pulled the Lady Bulldogs to thing three points with three seconds to go in the game, but the Lady Panthers were able to grind things out from that point on and record the win.

Boys: Kilgore 59, Bullard 49

One big run was it all took for the Bulldogs of Kilgore to improve to 3-1 in district play as the Ragin' Red outscored the Panthers 22-8 during a spurt that began in the second stanza and concluded near the mid point of quarter three.

When the final horn had sounded it was Kilgore 59 and Bullard 49.

The loss drops the Panthers to 9-8 overall, 1-2 in league action.

The game could have been much more one sided had the Panthers not cleaned up on the free throw line.

Bullard shot 21-of-31 (67.7%) from the charity line to keep things close.

Nick Orange led Kilgore with 17 points and Trey Conrad added nine.

The Panthers were led by Corbin Howard and Scott Lowrie who scored16 and 13 points respectively.

Bullard will open play in the Tyler Junior College Wagstaff Classic today. The tournament runs through Saturday.

 

1
Text Only
Local Sports
  • 07-31-greene +photo.jpg Bullard's Greene collects 2 hit in Pensacola loss

    Brodie Greene, a product of Bullard High School, clubbed a pair of singles and drove in a run Monday night, but it wasn't enough to give his Pensacola Blue Wahoos a victory.

    The Mississippi Braves pounded Pensacola, 6-2, at Trustman Park, in a Southern League (Class AA) game.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-31-FB + foto.jpg Fightin' Indians' new district stacked with quality

    Any Jacksonville Fightin' Indian football fans that have not taken note of the Tribe's new conference home — District 16-5A — will probably want to take a few minutes and get familiar with a league that has been labeled as perhaps “the deepest (Class 5A) district in the state” by at least one expert in such matters.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-31-D-II + 2 images.jpg Trio of former local prep standouts playing for top 10 D-II schools

    Three former local and area high school football phenoms will be playing for NCAA Division II top 10 teams this fall.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • I07-31-07-29-VB + foto.jpg High school volleyballers to hit ground running Monday

    High school gymnasiums around the area will be hubs of volleyball activity beginning Monday, when fall camp opens for all teams.

    In fact, the entire week will be jammed packed with dig, set and spike activities.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-29- Josh + foto.tif McCown says he likes direction Tampa Bay is heading in

    Josh McCown expects the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to be better this season. He's just reluctant to speculate how much.

    The 35-year-old quarterback is beginning his 13th NFL training camp, though it's his first as a team's projected starter since he was with the Arizona Cardinals in 2004.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • I07-29-VB + foto.JPG Prep volleyballers to return to the gym Monday

    Volleyball season for local and area high school teams will get under on Monday with the opening of the respective fall camps.

    Most of the clubs will take part in scrimmages or playdays in late week before opening the regular season the following week.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-29-Patton + foto.jpg Patton about to start his 7th season in Rusk

    My how time flies.

    When the Rusk High School football team trots out to Eagle Stadium on Monday morning to open fall camp, Ted Patton, Rusk's athletic director and head football coach, will be kicking off his seventh season at the helm of the Eagle program, which makes him the most tenured football coach in the Cherokee County/Southern Smith County area.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-26-Brown + foto.jpg Junior golf: Brown claims a pair of 3rd place finishes this week

     The summer junior golf tour schedule is now in the home stretch and Jacksonville's Cameron Brown is closing like a freight train.

    Brown played in two tournaments this week and came in third place in each, while going up against some top-caliber junior golfers from the Metroplex.

    On Monday and Tuesday, the son of Dean and Mary Carol Brown, played in a Texas Junior Golf Tour (TJGT) stop at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney where he shot rounds of 73 and 71 to earn third place out of a field of 54 boys.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • JJHS logo.png Forrest picked to guide Fightin' Maiden volleyball

    Jacksonville High School will have a new head volleyball when fall camp opens up on Aug. 4.

    Jan Forrest, a veteran high school coach who calls Borger, Texas home, has been promoted from the Jacksonville Middle School coaching staff into her new position.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-26-Minter + photo.jpg Guard-ex Minter helps USA win tourney in the Netherlands

    Spurred on in part by the efforts of A. J. Minter, a former diamond star at The Brook Hill School, the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team was able to nail down the championship of the 27th edition of the Haarlem-Honkbal Week.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo