Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Local Sports

October 2, 2013

Anderson's 15 kills nets Lady Guard 3 set win

BULLARD —



 

Samantha Anderson brought her “A” game to the gym Tuesday night, and when she does that the Brook Hill lady Guard are mighty hard to stop.

The Lady Guard improved to 7-1 in district play by strolling to a three-set sweep over Richardson-Canyon Creek on Tuesday night at the Herrington Sports Complex.

Behind 15 kills, three service aces, and five blocks from Anderson, Brook Hill cruised to win by scores of 25-10, 25-13, and 25-18.

The Lady Guard win sets up Brook Hill (12-5; 6-1), for a shot at a tie for first-place in district on Thursday when McKinney Christian comes to Bullard with an unblemished league record.

I am really proud of the way the girls have really hustled and stayed positive this season,” said head coach Joanna Rathbun. “There are some things we need to improve on but they are starting to work together better as a team, and they are still getting better each game.

Thursday will be a big game for us, but if we focus on working as a team the way we have been we should be alright,” Rathbun added.

Sophomore, Charlie Niles was a huge factor for Brook Hill, in a game ridden with unforced errors for the Lady Cougars.

Niles led the Lady Guard in assists with 14, slammed out three kills, and made four digs. Senior Hayden Langemeier, made one of her three kills on the night midway through game two, and started a run for Brook Hill at 15-10, that ended 25-13.

Lindsey Wheeler, a junior, also had a big night for Brook Hill. She picked up six assists and five digs.

Four ties in game three was aided by seven unforced Lady Guard mis-hits before sophomore Emily Webb stepped up to make a block, a kill and served out a five point run to make it a 24-17, Brook Hill advantage.

1
Text Only
Local Sports
  • I07-31-07-29-VB + foto.jpg High school volleyballers to hit ground running Monday

    High school gymnasiums around the area will be hubs of volleyball activity beginning Monday, when fall camp opens for all teams.

    In fact, the entire week will be jammed packed with dig, set and spike activities.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-29- Josh + foto.tif McCown says he likes direction Tampa Bay is heading in

    Josh McCown expects the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to be better this season. He's just reluctant to speculate how much.

    The 35-year-old quarterback is beginning his 13th NFL training camp, though it's his first as a team's projected starter since he was with the Arizona Cardinals in 2004.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • I07-29-VB + foto.JPG Prep volleyballers to return to the gym Monday

    Volleyball season for local and area high school teams will get under on Monday with the opening of the respective fall camps.

    Most of the clubs will take part in scrimmages or playdays in late week before opening the regular season the following week.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-29-Patton + foto.jpg Patton about to start his 7th season in Rusk

    My how time flies.

    When the Rusk High School football team trots out to Eagle Stadium on Monday morning to open fall camp, Ted Patton, Rusk's athletic director and head football coach, will be kicking off his seventh season at the helm of the Eagle program, which makes him the most tenured football coach in the Cherokee County/Southern Smith County area.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-26-Brown + foto.jpg Junior golf: Brown claims a pair of 3rd place finishes this week

     The summer junior golf tour schedule is now in the home stretch and Jacksonville's Cameron Brown is closing like a freight train.

    Brown played in two tournaments this week and came in third place in each, while going up against some top-caliber junior golfers from the Metroplex.

    On Monday and Tuesday, the son of Dean and Mary Carol Brown, played in a Texas Junior Golf Tour (TJGT) stop at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney where he shot rounds of 73 and 71 to earn third place out of a field of 54 boys.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • JJHS logo.png Forrest picked to guide Fightin' Maiden volleyball

    Jacksonville High School will have a new head volleyball when fall camp opens up on Aug. 4.

    Jan Forrest, a veteran high school coach who calls Borger, Texas home, has been promoted from the Jacksonville Middle School coaching staff into her new position.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-26-Minter + photo.jpg Guard-ex Minter helps USA win tourney in the Netherlands

    Spurred on in part by the efforts of A. J. Minter, a former diamond star at The Brook Hill School, the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team was able to nail down the championship of the 27th edition of the Haarlem-Honkbal Week.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-26-TTA logo.jpg Rusk Rangers 14U stay alive in TTA state tourney

    The Rusk Rangers 14U team were scheduled to take on Malakoff Monsters Friday night in an elimination game in the Texas Teen-Age Baseball Association (TTA) state tournament in Hillsboro.

    Rusk suffered its first lost in the double-elimination event after falling to the Eagles from Mildred.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jerry Fork 3 30 12.JPG Gone fishing with Jerry Miller

    One of the main things I really look forward to in the summer is locating and catching schooling bass. Schooling bass are not always easy to catch. Sometimes they are very aggressive and will react to a variety of baits. At other times they become very hard to catch. I have several baits that I rely on, but some are favorites.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • RNIZRWPNXJDDLGT.20140225144737.jpg Locals Hamlett, Trotter prepare for SHSU swan song

    The Sam Houston State University Bearkats will have a brand new head coach and an unfamiliar quarterback this season.

    But the Southland Conference (NCAA, Football Championship Series) team will return a rock-solid nucleus, including Cory Hamlett, a senior who prepped at Jacksonville High School and Rusk High School graduate John Trotter, who will also be in his final year playing for the orange squad from Huntsville.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos