Rusk native Walley to take over Lady Eagle volleyball
After making the drive up to Jacksonville from Rusk for the past five years, Billie Walley said that it was time to make a change.
Southeastern Oklahoma recognizes Braaten's academic success
Former Bullard High School tennis phenom Cassaundra Braaten has been named as the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Female Scholar Athlete of the Year.
In addition, Braaten, who just completed her sophomore campaign at the Durant,Oklahoma institution, was a finalist for the Great American Conference Female Scholar Athlete of the Year honor.
Brown finishes 2nd at Oak Forest NTPGA junior tour stop
As the summer gets hotter, so does the play of Cameron Brown of Jacksonville.
Brown finished in second place at The Challenge at Oak Forest Northern Texas PGA Junior — East Tournament tour stop last Wednesday in Longview.
Rusk, Alto qualify 2 teams each for TTA state play
Rusk and Alto have each had a pair of their respective teams to qualify for the Texas Teen-Age Softball Association State Tournaments, which are slated to get under way at various locations around the state on Monday.
Gone fishing with Jerry Miller
The best lakes to fish and to learn how to fish are the ones with a broad field of aquatic plants and other cover. The more diversified the cover the more bass a lake will hold.
I prefer fishing lakes with a lot of vegetation like Lake Nacogdoches. This lake not only has a lot of shoreline vegetation but three well defined creeks.
District 5-4A-II: A most unusual cast of characters
One never really knows what flows through the minds of those University Interscholastic League (UIL) fellows that are responsible for the bi-annual realignment.
And the running joke around Bullard (and Gilmer) is that these UIL guys must have done really bad in geography, judging by the fact that the UIL sent Bullard and Gilmer to practically the outskirts of the Metroplex to join District 5-4A-II for the next two seasons.
Key dates, happenings for Tribe football players
August is shaping up to be a busy month, as could be expected, with the new high school football season set to open on Aug. 29 — the Tribe host the Pine Tree Pirates on that evening.
According to Chris Taber, Jacksonville athletic director and head football coach, things will get rolling with a free football camp for all incoming 7th, 8th and 9th grade football players that will take place Aug 4-5.
Guard-ex secures spot on USA Baseball Collegiate National Team
A. J. Minter, a former prep standout at The Brook Hill School, was one of two members of the Texas A&M baseball team that recently garnered a spot onto the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team.
Minter, a junior relief pitcher, and sophomore outfielder Nick Banks, nailed down their opportunities after a seven-game tryout period.
Tomato Fest 4X4 Soccer Tournament a special day for Stickle
Youth soccer players from Plano, Terrell, Tyler, Longview, Nacogdoches, Palestine as well as Jacksonville, no doubt, made memories on June 14 at the annual Jacksonville Soccer Association (JSA) Tomato Fest 4X4 Tournament.
Great individual and team performances, many shared by supportive family and friends that converged upon the well-known Tomato Bowl in downtown Jacksonville on the warm summer day, will not soon be forgotten.
That day was an extra special one for Tristen Stickle, too.
TTA Softball U12 District 6 tourney: J'ville Warriors win opener; Hard Hitters stopped by Grapeland
Teams from Jacksonville split their games on Monday night during opening round action of in the Texas Teen-Age softball Association U12 District 6 Tournament, which is being played at the Jacksonville Baseball/Softball Complex.
The double elimination tourney will run through Thursday evening when a champion will be decided.
The top two clubs will advance to the state tournament, which will be hosted by Copperas Cove later this month.
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