Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Local Sports

March 27, 2013

Track and Field: Maidens finish second at Dogwood Relays, Indians third; Rusk boys and girls end up fifth

PALESTINE —  Jacksonville High School's track and field squads gave a strong account in the Dogwood Relays, that were held last week at Wildcat Stadium in Palestine.

In the varsity girls division, the Maidens wound up in second place, with 88 points.

Fairfield piled up 195 points to take first.

Palestine (82) and Grapeland (76) were next, with Rusk (67) coming in fifth.

Crockett (54), Athens (30) and Fairfield JV (25) completed the order of finish.

Host Palestine amassed 212 points to take the gold in the varsity boys division.

Next was Fairfield (134), followed by the Tribe with 99 points.

Brownsboro took fourth place with 58 points and Rusk was fifth with 45.

Crockett (42) and Grapeland (22) rounded things out.

   Varsity Girls

The Maidens posted a pair of gold-medal finishes.

Jasmine Parson froze the timer at 1:00.79 to take first in the 400 meter dash.

Juliann Bowling (Rusk) came in second and ran a 1:03 flat.

Parson gave Jacksonville its other first place finish when the Maiden 11th-grader had a high score of 17'-2” to win the long jump competition.

Jacksonville also had several second-place efforts.

Christina Belk (2:35.96) was the runner up in the 800 meter run and Damonica Franklin came in second in shot put with a heave of 32' 9”.

The Maiden 4X400 meter relay team was the runner up to Fairfield.

Team Jacksonville (Tempestt Silvers, Jesssica Saenz, Jasmine Parson, Lexi Heim) was clocked in 4:29.05, which was about four seconds behind the winners.

Other podium finishes for the Maidens were turned in by Silvers, who ran the 3200 meters in 13:09.10 and by the Maidens' 4X200 meter relay unit.

In that race, Heim, Megan Cumbie, Susan Mobley and Jada Parson stopped the clock on 1:56.82.

Rusk also received runner-up performances from Shayla Townsend in both the 100 meter run and in pole vault.

Townsend ran a 17.18 in the 100 meters, which was .25 off of the winning time, carved out by Me'gan Davis of Crockett.

Townsend cleared seven feet even to take the runner-up award in pole vault.

Nicole Miller, a Rusk sophomore, finished third in discus, with a toss of 86 feet even.

Text Only
Local Sports
  • 07-31-greene +photo.jpg Bullard's Greene collects 2 hit in Pensacola loss

    Brodie Greene, a product of Bullard High School, clubbed a pair of singles and drove in a run Monday night, but it wasn't enough to give his Pensacola Blue Wahoos a victory.

    The Mississippi Braves pounded Pensacola, 6-2, at Trustman Park, in a Southern League (Class AA) game.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-31-FB + foto.jpg Fightin' Indians' new district stacked with quality

    Any Jacksonville Fightin' Indian football fans that have not taken note of the Tribe's new conference home — District 16-5A — will probably want to take a few minutes and get familiar with a league that has been labeled as perhaps “the deepest (Class 5A) district in the state” by at least one expert in such matters.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-31-D-II + 2 images.jpg Trio of former local prep standouts playing for top 10 D-II schools

    Three former local and area high school football phenoms will be playing for NCAA Division II top 10 teams this fall.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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