Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress
Playoff-bound Maidens close regular season at home tonight against Nac
Friday's 40-39 win over Corsicana coupled with Whitehouse's loss to John Tyler was enough to send the Jacksonville basketball Maidens into the upcoming state Class 4A playoffs. The Maidens will either go in as the No. 4 or No. 3 team, based on the outcome of the regular-season finale against Nacogdoches (6:15 p.m. this evening in Jacksonville). Jacksonville won the first meeting between the two clubs and trails the Lady Dragons by a game going into play tonight. Bi-district play, which will pit Jacksonville against a team from District 15-4A on either Feb. 11 or 12.
Indian baseball to scrimmage Terrell at home this evening
Fans of Jacksonville Fight'n Indian baseball will be able to get a first look at the squad when the Tribe host Terrell in a scrimmage game at 7 p.m. this evening at Summers Norman Field. A junior varsity game between the two schools will begin at 4:30 p.m. On Saturday the Indians will scrimmage Center and Bullard in Center beginning at 11 a.m. with the Center game.
JHS JV tennis: Balderas & Singleton win mixed doubles championship of JT tourney
TYLER — The Jacksonville duo of Miguel Balderas & Allison Singleton went 3-0 and won first place in mixed doubles at the John Tyler Junior Varsity Tournament on Thursday. Balderas & Singleton smoked Gonzales & Kindle from Henderson, 8-0, in the first round to advance to the semi-finals where they topped Grand Saline's Well & Wood, 8-2. In the finals, Tail & Elkins from Robert E. Lee went down 3-6, 6-1, (10-3). In girl's doubles, Tribe Tennis' team of Lexi Stickle & Brianna Gay finished second. The Jacksonville pair beat squads from Robert E. Lee and Henderson to advance into the finals where they were knocked off by Blau & Enloe from Tyler All Saints.
Thursday Senior Scrimmage results from Birmingham Forest
RUSK — Nick Baugh, Zosimo Elevera, Junior Washburn and Tommy Raiborn won bragging rights for a week by coming in at minus-4 to win first place in the Thursday Senior Scramble at Birmingham Forest Golf Club in Rusk late last week. Three teams of golfers finished at minus-3 to tie for second place. Brett Holcomb won Closest to the Hole. For more information, or to register for future Senior Scrambles, phone the Pro Shop (903) 683-9518.
JC women to host “Think Pink” game on Feb. 14
The Jacksonville College Lady Jaguars will be hosting a “Think Pink” game on Feb. 14 when the JC women host Panola College at 5:30 p.m. at Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse. Donations will be collected at the gate benefitting the Kay Yow Foundation, which supports cancer research.