16-4A Baseball: Smith pitches Tribe to win over Lions
TYLER — Mason Smith struck out eight in 5.2 innings of work to help send Jacksonville to a 7-2 District 16-4A win over John Tyler on Tuesday. Michael Sexton came in and worked the final 1.1 frames to secure the win for the Indians (7-13, 1-2 164A). Jacksonville racked up a 6-1 lead after four complete as the Tribe plated three runs in the opening frame. Each team had eight hits a piece. Cash Cleaver and Brett Eckles drove in runs for the Indians. The loss dropped the Lions to 0-8, 0-3.
16-3A Baseball: Bullard suffers first loop loss
BULLARD — The Panthers of Bullard incurred their first District 16-3A defeat on Tuesday night when Gilmer edged the Panthers 8-7 in Bullard. Bullard is now 14-5, 4-1 in district and is a game behind league-leading Gilmer. Haden Bryant went 2-for-3 for the Panthers and scored twice. Holden Bryant as a 2-for-5 evening, drove a run in, scored a run and swiped a base. J. P. Hendrix, Trevor Rumbelow, Jacob Provencher and Jesse Duplechin all hit safely for the Panthers. Provencher had three of his club's RBI.
18-2A Softball: Troup nine whip Sabine , 9-2
LIBERTY CITY — In a game that was closer for much of the night than the final score indicated, Troup polished off Sabine 9-2 to move to 8-0 in District 18-2A — the Lady Tigers are 22-4-2 overall — Tuesday evening at Lady Cardinal Field. The game was tied at two all after one inning, with Troup moving ahead 4-2 in the second. The Lady Tigers kept that advantage for the rest of the game before capping things off by tacking on five runs in the top of the seventh. Troup collected 14 hits in the game, with Josee Ross leading the way with a 3-for-3 effort. Ross also doubled and drove in two runs. Bethany Mason went 3-for-5 and scored twice. Another player of impact for the winners was Katelyn Standley. Standley went 2-for-4, doubled, drove in a run and scored once. Lee Ann Lloyd had a pair of two-base hits in four official trips and had a RBI. Ross went the distance in the circle and gave up six hits and struck out nine. Both of Sabine's runs were unearned. The Lady Cardinals are now 6-2 in 18-2A.
18-2A Baseball: Cardinals move ahead of Tigers in standings
LIBERTY CITY — Round One in the battle for District 18-2A superiority went to the home standing Sabine Cardinals on Tuesday evening as Sabine pecked out a 6-1 win, out hitting the Tigers 8-3 in the process. The Cardinals are now 7-0 in conference, while Troup drops to 6-1 (12-5 overall). Luke Smith took the loss on the hill for Troup.
JMS tennis team wins, 14-7, over 'Doches netters
Jacksonville solidly defeated Nacogdoches, 14-7, in a middle school tennis match Tuesday. Hannah Roper won two singles matches for JMS, while Victoria Martinez, Austin Pierce, Adam Verhelle, Conner Coughlin, Evan Yount, Alfredo Alvarez and Trayvion Montgomery-Horn had a win each. JMS notched five wins in boys doubles matches on the day.
16-4A Baseball: Smith pitches Tribe to win over Lions
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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.
- Prep Basketball Roundup: Rusk girls top 5-A Tyler Lee 54-50
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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