Young's game-winning double earns Guard a win
EDGEWOOD — Brook Hill took a break from conference play to pay a visit to Edgewood Friday night. A Ryan Young double turned out to the game-winning hit as Brook Hill came away with a 4-3 decision over the Bulldogs. Edgewood led 3-1 after four complete, but the Guard was a able to plate a run in the sixth and a pair of runs in the top of the seventh. Clayton Engel had a couple of hits for the winners and Jonah Gonzalez had a two-base hit and scored twice for the Guard. Drew Robertson drove in a pair of runs also. Kendall Kerns worked the final-two frames to earn the pitching win. Brook Hill is scheduled to visit Dallas Lutheran at 2 p.m. this afternoon.
16-4A Softball: Corsicana stymies Jacksonville nine
CORSICANA — Corsicana's Lady Bulldogs solidified a playoff spot by downing Jacksonville 10-0 on Friday. The Maidens (9-15, 1-5 16-4A) will take on Nacogdoches at 6 p.m. tonight at Fight'n Maiden Field.
16-3A Softball: Lady Bulldogs rally past Lady Panthers, 4-2
KILGORE — Bullard won the battle but lost the war Friday afternoon at Stream Flo Park in Kilgore. The Lady Panthers out hit the Lady Bulldogs, 7-3, but Kilgore's hits were timely ones as the Lady Bulldogs plated two runs in the bottom of the sixth to squeeze out a 4-2, come-from-behind victory. Bullard stranded eight base runners in the game, which proved to be costly. Taylor Frederick punched out two hits to lead the Lady Panthers at the plate, while Sarah Wakefield, Katie Lewis, Lanie Lassiter, Sara Ritch and Hana Woyt all had singles. Bullard (15-10, 3-5 16-3A), which was mathematically eliminated from post-season play with Friday's loss, hosts Gladewater at 5 p.m.
19-3A Baseball: Groesbeck pummels Rusk
GROESBECK — Groesbeck beat Rusk for the second time this season, winning 11-0 at the Goats' home park on Friday night. Josh Raiborn worked the first three frames for Rusk and struck out seven. The Goats scored eight times in the home half of the fourth to break things open. The Eagles (10-12, 5-2 16-3A) will return home tonight to battle Mexia (1-6 in 19-3A) at 7 p.m.
Tennis: JMS's Roper wins big at Wills Point
WILLS POINT — Hannah Roper, representing Jacksonville Middle School, went 4-0 on the day to win the championship in 7th-grade girls's singles at the Wills Point Middle School on Saturday. Roper knocked off an opponent From Rockwall by a score of 8-5 in the title match. JMS also had three fourth-place efforts. Seth Bonner & Abraham Silva took fourth in 7th-grade boy's doubles while Austin Pierce finished in the identical position in 8th-grade boy's singles. In 8th-grade mixed doubles, the JMS pairing of Ashlynn Miller & Dustin Ellis went 2-2 for the tourney to come in fourth.
Young's game-winning double earns Guard a win
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Jacksonville goes 4-0 in Madisonville Tournament
The Jacksonville Indians not only only posted a 4-0 record in the Madisonville Tournament on Thursday and Friday, but they won in a convincing manner as the Tribe had an average margin of victory of 22 points.
Coach Mark Alexander's Tribesmen will carry a 6-2 record into Tuesday's game at Athens. Varsity tipoff should take place around 7:30 p.m., following junior varsity and freshman games.
Fightin' Maidens double up Hawkins
Jacksonville unleashed some nasty defense on the Hawkins Lady Hawks Friday afternoon and as a result the Fightin' Maidens were able to dish out a 51-26 defeat to Hawkins in Jacksonville's final game of the Hawkins Tournament.
GONE FISHING WITH JERRY MILLER
Frank Lusk is one of the most patient and thorough worm fishermen I have fished with. We live in a time when everybody is in a hurry. You’ve probably heard the statement, “Hurry up, I don’t have all minute!” That’s how a lot of fishermen fish – in a hurry.
Personally I like to chunk and wind, throw and go, and burn up the water with my lures. I’m in a hurry to catch bass. When bass are active these methods work. But what do you do when you are in an area that is known for holding good size bass but they are reluctant to bite? Simply put, you slow down and then slow down some more.
Prep Hoops Roundup: Jacksonville, Bullard girls perform well in tourney play; Guard rout Tigers
Her's a quick look at the high school basketball action from Thursday that involved local and area teams.
Old Man Winter alters Jacksonville athletic schedules
Several alterations to the Friday-Saturday Jacksonville High School basketball schedules have been made due to the possibilty of hazerdous travel conditions this weekend due to a winter storm event.
Region XIV Men: Jaguars to entertain Apaches in Sat. matinee
The Jacksonville College men's basketball team will be playing its final home game of 2013 at 4 p.m. this afternoon when the Jaguars take on Tyler Junior College at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse.
The Jags will enter the matchup looking for their first Region XIV win of the season. The JC men are 4-7 overall, 0-2 in conference, and are coming off of a 76-54 loss to No.3-ranked Kilgore College on Tuesday.
New Summerfield homecoming festivities postponed
New Summerfield High School's basketball doubleheader scheduled for this evening has been postponed due to travel concerns later this evening.
McCown on track to start for Chicago Monday vs. Dallas
Josh McCown took reps with the first string offense on Thursday as the Chicago Bears said that starting quarterback Jay Cutler will not be available for duty on Monday night when the Bears host the Dallas Cowboys at 7:30 p.m.local time.
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NJCAA Golf: Shattuck's Highlanders move up to No. 3 in nation
The McLennan Community College men's golf team moved up two spots to No. 3 in the latest NJCAA Division I Men's Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches Poll.
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