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April 16, 2013


JACKSONVILLE — 16-4A Baseball: Tribe no-hit by Wildcat ace

WHITEHOUSE - Whitehouse ace Patrick Mahomes tossed a no hitter at the Jacksonville Indians on Friday evening in Whitehouse. The 'Cats won, 15-0, in a game that was called after four and a half innings due to the 10-run rule.  On Saturday Jacksonville played host to Palestine in a non-district game. Cash Cleaver and Brett Eckles collected hits for the Indians, but it wasn't enough, as the Wildcats came away with a 5-2 win.  Jacksonville (1-6 16-4A) hosts John Tyler tonight at 7 p.m..

16-4A Softball: Maidens to hold Senior Night activities this evening

The Jacksonville Fight'n Maiden softball team will entertain John Tyler at 6 p.m. this evening. The game will be Senior Night for the Jacksonville girls. The Maidens (1-7 16-4A) will be looking to complete the series sweep over John Tyler, who is 0-8 in conference play. Jacksonville dropped a 21-2 decision to Whitehouse on Friday. Abby Hicks had a triple for the Maidens.

TAPPS 4-3A Baseball: Brook Hill coasts to 18-0 win over First Baptist

BULLARD — Daniel Priddy and Quintin Pile joined forces to shut out Dallas First Baptist on Friday at Herrington Park. Brook Hill cruised to an 18-0 (5 innings, 10-run rule) victory to stay undefeated in conference play. Priddy worked the first-four frames and gave up all five of First Baptist's hits while fanning six. Michael Greening had a big game at the plate for the Guard. He went 3-for-4 while driving in three runs.Kendall Kerns, Collin Mondrik and Blake Maddox had two hits apiece. Included in Mondrik's effort was a triple. Kerns drove in three runs while Ryan Young, Drew Robertson, Mondrik, Jonah Gonzales, Maddox and Priddy, were credited with two RBI each.


16-3A Softball: Woyt pitches Lady Panthers to victory

NEW CHAPEL HILL — Hana Woyt allowed just four hits and struck out three to help send Bullard to an 11-1 triumph over Chapel Hill on Friday. Lanie Lassetter and Katie Lewis went 2-for-3, while Sarah Ritch doubled and drove in a run for the Lady Panthers (16-11, 4-6 16-3A). The loss kept the Lady Bulldogs (0-10) winless in district.


JHS JV Tennis: Girls take second place

The Jacksonville High jV girls took second place, while the Indians ended up fourth at the 16-4A JV tournament on Thursday. Lorena Mireles & Shyia Magon took first place in girl's doubles, while Brianna Gay & Allison Singleton came in fourth. Lexi Stickle wound up fourth in girl's singles. On the boy's side, Cannon Simmons and Miguel Balderas, ended up third and fourth, respectively, in singles action. Jacabed Saldana & Juan Martinez nailed down the consolation title in boy's doubles.

MLB pays tribute to Jackie Robinson

 BOSTON (AP) -- Everybody in uniform at the Tampa Bay Rays game Monday against the Red Sox at Fenway Park wore the number "42" as Major League Baseball celebrated its fifth annual Jackie Robinson Day.


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    That's because, county them, four teams from Rusk will be competing at venues around Central and East Texas in various Texas Teenage-Baseball Association state championship tournaments.

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  • 07-22-Wright + mug.jpg Jacksonville finds new defensive a few miles down Highway 79

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  • JJHS logo.png Fightin' Maiden Volleyball camp canceled

    The Jacksonville Fightin, Maiden Volleyball Camp, scheduled to take place Monday thru Wednesday has been canceled.

    All registration fees will be refunded in full.

    For more information call the JHS Athletic Department (903) 586-2131.


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  • 07-17-Hill + mug.png JC's Hill to play for Our Lady of the Lake

    Two down and one to go.

    Jacksonville College saw its second of four sophomores sign a National Letter of Intent late last week, when Davvin Hill signed with Our Lady of the Lake University, a NAIA school located in San Antonio.

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  • 07-17-Vert. I art.JPG Harris keeps Fightin' Maiden hoops camp simple

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    “We just asked the young ladies for two things,” Tony Harris, Jacksonville High School head girl's basketball coach, stated on Wednesday. “First, we wanted them to have fun and secondly we wanted them to learn control — to be able to control their eyes, their body and the (opposing) defender.”

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