New Summerfield High School seniors Maritzza Melendez and Simone Derrett were named to the 21-A-I Girls All-District basketball team following a vote of the loop coaches.
Both young ladies were First Team picks.
The Lady Hornets, who finished with a 19-13 record, also sent seniors Ramie Weaver and Cindy Medellin to the conference's Second Team roll.
Melendez led New Summerfield in scoring, averaging 15.3 points per game. She also hit a team-high 25 3-pointers.
Melendez also accounted for 4.3 steals, 3.6 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game.
Derrett scored 12 ppg. last season and hauled down just under seven boards a night, which was second best on the team.
Kiandra Taylor of Neches was the district’s Most Valuable Player, with Wells' Whitney Tobias picking up Offensive Player of the Year lauds.
The Defensive Player of the Year honors went to Alesha Townsend of Mount Enterprise.
Alto's JaKamri Green earned Newcomer of the Year plaudits and Freshman of the Year went to Cushing's Sammi Jo Brashears.
Finally, Neches' Andy Snider earned Coach of the Year honors.
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Johnson hired as Lady Guard basketball coach
In filling its opening for a head girl's basketball coach, The Brook Hill School turned to Ivan Johnson, a coach that has been has achieved playoff success in TAPPS circles.
Johnson was introduced as Brook Hill's man to lead the Lady Guard hoop charges Tuesday afternoon in a press conference that was held on campus at the Kyle Lake Athletic Center.
TTA Youth baseball: Rusk Rangers 8U open state play with 2 wins
Rusk's trio of youth baseball teams particpating in various Texas Teen-Age Baseball Association state tournaments remained alive going into Wednesday evening's games.
Bullard's Rumbelow rapidly rising up through ranks in Yankee farm system
In just over a month Nick Rumbelow, a former Bullard High School pitching standout, will be celebrating his 23rd birthday.
Where he will be on that day is anyone's guess and may be classified as a “$64,000 question.”
Jacksonville Football Camp set for Aug. 4
Jacksonville High School will be hosting a free football camp, targeted towards for all incoming 7th, 8th and 9th grade football players, on Aug 4-5.
Rusk qualifies 4 teams for TTA state baseball tournaments
There will we far fewer youth baseball players, coaches, family members and supporters roaming the streets of Rusk this week.
That's because, county them, four teams from Rusk will be competing at venues around Central and East Texas in various Texas Teenage-Baseball Association state championship tournaments.
Jacksonville finds new defensive a few miles down Highway 79
Jacksonville athletic director/head football coach Chris Taber said that DeJoran “D. J.” Wright, former co-defensive coordinator at Palestine High School, was a logical choice to take over as the Tribe's new defensive coordinator for several reasons — most importantly was Wright's “X's and O's” philosophy.
Wells roper snares a nice payday at Snake River Stampede
Tyler McKnight, of Wells, and team roping partner Jake Cooper, won first place in the opening round of the Snake River Stampede (rodeo) that was held last week in Nampa, Idaho.
Jacksonville College's Abboud pays dividends for Israel’s WNT
Jacksonville College women's basketball coach Leasa Ailshie is expecting great things from incoming sophomore Shahd Abboud, who hails from Shefa-Amr, Israel, when the Lady Jags report on Aug. 16 for the fall semester.
Area softball teams wrap up play in TTA state tourneys
Two Cherokee County youth softball teams concluded their respective runs at Texas Teen-Age Softball Association state tournaments earlier this week.
Fightin' Maiden Volleyball camp canceled
The Jacksonville Fightin, Maiden Volleyball Camp, scheduled to take place Monday thru Wednesday has been canceled.
All registration fees will be refunded in full.
For more information call the JHS Athletic Department (903) 586-2131.
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