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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New Summerfield downs Van, 3-1, to win small school soccer tourney
The book closed on the the first year of New Summerfield High School boy's soccer season on Saturday night, after the Hornets had polished off Van, 3-1, to win the Small School Soccer Championship Tournament, which was played on a rainy Saturday night at Bill McRae Field at Jacksonville College.
The Hornets ended up with a record of 11-5-0.
Troup baseball: Smith tosses a no hitter; fans 12 Harmony batters
Luke Smith turned in a dominating performance in Troup's 10-0 win over Harmony in a District 18-2A affair that was played at the Tigers' ball yard Friday.
Smith pitched a no-hitter against the Eagles and struck out 12 of the 18 opposing batters that he faced.
Priddy Good Stuff: Brook Hill disposes of Class 6-A Lake Hamilton, Ark.
Brook Hill evened its record at 6-6 Saturday afternoon by leveling Lake Hamilton, Ark., a Class 6-A school with an enrollment in excess of 900, 4-1, in final day play of the Longview Lobo Classic Challenge.
Eagle 9 drop decisions to Carthage
Baseball teams from Rusk and Carthage did battle Friday and Saturday by playing a single game in each community.
Unfortunately for the Eagles, the results was the same as the Bulldogs ran their worksheet to 7-6 on the year by beating Rusk 2-0 in Carthage Friday night and 6-0 Saturday afternoon at Eagle Park.
Indian baseball loses twice in Quitman tourney
After starting off the Quitman Tournament with a pair of wins, the Jacksonville baseball Indians' luck changed Friday and Saturday when the Tribe came up short, losing 13-3 to Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill, and tumbling 10-7 to the host Bulldogs from Quitman on Saturday.
Boys Powerlifting: Rosales, Turner to represent Rusk at state meet
Leo Rosales and Jeremy Turner of Rusk have punched their respective ducats into the upcoming state powerlifting meet.
Crimson Tide's Littlejohn moves to 5-0 with 1st SEC win
Rusk High School product Sydney Littlejohn, a true freshman at the University of Alabama, moved to 5-0 on the year Saturday when she earned her first Southeastern Conference victory of her career.
Prep Soccer: Hawkins boots Brook Hill girls to another state championship
Brook Hill successfully defended its TAPPS DIII girls's soccer state title on Friday by slipping past Austin Vertas 1-0 at Awty International School.
Elise Hawkins was the unlikely hero for the Lady Guard. The senior defender scored what turned out to be the only goal of the match around the 12-minute mark of the final period.
35-4A Soccer: Jacksonville girls down Lady Hornets, 1-0
Jacksonville's Fightin' Maidens collected a District 35-4A triumph Friday night at Tomato Bowl without even scoring a goal.
Yes that's right, because Lufkin Hudson knocked in the only goal of the match — an own goal — with 12:58 to play in the match.
After the Maidens (7-7-2, 6-2-1 District 35-4A) almost scored on their own, the ball deflected a few feet out in front of the Hudson goalkeeper and in the made rush to clear the ball already Hornet accidentally knocked the ball into the Jacksonville goal.
16-3A Softball: Springer fans 13 as Bullard stops Spring Hill, 4-1
Kristie “Coco” Springer, a Texas Woman's University signee, struck out 13 Spring Hill batters Friday night to help propel Bullard to a 4-1 win in a District 16-3A tilt that was played in Longview.
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