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February 8, 2013


JACKSONVILLE — Girls basketball: Maidens' bi-district opponent still undetermined

The Jacksonville High School girl's basketball will have to wait until after this evening to know exactly who their bi-district opponent will be. That's because Red Oak and Mansfield Summit ended the year tied with 11-4 records in District 15-4A. The two squads are scheduled to play tonight to determine who goes in as the second and third place team. Jacksonville, who finished third in District 16-4A, will draw the runner-up from 15-4A. Red Oak swept Mansfield Summit in their two regular-season meetings.

Lady Eagle softball shuts out Van in scrimmage

RUSK — Sydney Littlejohn, a University of Alabama signee, tossed five solid innings to help send the Rusk Lady Eagles to a 3-0 win over Van in a softball scrimmage that was played Tuesday at Lady Eagle Park. The practice game was Rusk's second of the year. Previously Rusk battled Huntington to a 1-1 tie. The Lady Eagles will be scrimmaging Hallsville and Shreveport Evangel in Hallsville this evening.

Softball: Fight'n Maidens slam Tyler Lee 4-0

TYLER — Mackenzie Crow hurled a shutout in Jacksonville's 4-0 blanking of Tyler Lee Monday night at Faulkner Park in Tyler. Nicole Robinson, Abby Hicks, Erin McGarity and Tiffany Whitely scored for the Maidens. Coach Amber Danner-Kirk said that the win was a great team effort in a game that the JHS girls were focused on playing with high intensity and playing rock-solid defense. Jacksonville hosts Kennard at 5 p.m. today as the scrimmage season continues. The JHS JV team also won over Tyler Lee. Layne Hawkins, Sarahid Rodriquez and Traci Cummins plated as the Maidens won 3-2.

Indian golf team shows vast improvement in latest outing

BULLARD — Finishing eighth in an 18-team field, the Jacksonville Tribe golf team showed marked improvement in their second outing of the year, which came Monday at the Brook Hill Invitational at Emerald Bay. Cameron Brown finished at 84 while Cade Cessna shot a career personal best, 89, which was a 10-stroke improvement from last week's score. Robert Moberly improved by 8 strokes to come in at 91. Rounding things out for the Tribe was Josh Ambroson who carded a 105. The team total was 370. Taking first place was the team from Tyler All Saints (314).

Lady Hornets grab final playoff spot by beating Galcats

MOUNT ENTERPRISE — Maritzza Melendez and Simone Derrett knocked in 18 each as New Summerfield slammed Mount Enterprise 54-38 to clinch the third and final playoff spot out of District 21-A-I. The Lady Hornets (18-12, 6-4 District 21-A-I) used a 15-3 third quarter outburst to help secure the win. New Summerfield will open the state playoffs early next week against an opponent to be determined.


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  • 04-24-SB Prv..JPG Fightin' Maidens, Lady Eagles to open up bi-district play tonight

    Softball teams from both Jacksonville High School and Rusk High School will find themselves in unfamiliar territory tonight, albeit for different reasons, when they lift the curtain on the post season with their respective bi-district games slated to get under way.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-24-JC WBB.jpg Lady Jaguars' Workman, Maosa to play at D-I level

    One is heading back to her home state of Pennsylvania, the other will remain in Texas, her native state. Jacksonville College sophomores and womens basketball standouts Deva'Nyar Workman of Reading, Pa. and Yvonne Maosa, from Mansfield, Texas have both decided to continue their respective promising basketball careers at NCAA, Division I institutions.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-24-Alto SB.jpg Alto softball shoots up to No. 1 in latest state-wide poll

    While the Alto Lady Jackets were taking on Pollok Central, a state-ranked Class 3A team, Tuesday evening in a warm-up scrimmage, the new Texas Girls Coaches Association Class A softball team was released.

    In that newly minted poll, the Lady Jackets took command of the No. 1 spot for the first time this season.

    Alto (20-3), the undefeated District 21-A champions, displaced Beckville (29-2) from the top spot.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-23-Troup SB + foto.jpg Lady Tigers zap Winona, 11-0, to settle into playoff mode

    Troup's Lady Tiger softball team sent its three seniors off in fine fashion Friday night by walloping Winona, 11-0, at Lady Tiger Park.

    The win locked up the District t 18-2A championship for Troup, and marked the fourth-straight season that the Lady Tigers have won the district crown.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-23-Melchor.jpg Tribe soccer sends 4 to 35-4A first team; Melchor District Offensive MVP

    Martin Melchor of Jacksonville High School was voted by the District 35-4A boys soccer coaches as the circuit's Offensive Most Valuable Player.

    Melchor is the all-time leading scorer in Tribe soccer history. He will continue his academic and athletic career at Coastal Carolina University (NCAA, Division I) following his graduation from JHS later this spring.

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • mail_001.jpg JUCO Tennis: Jaguars hold at No. 13 in latest ITA poll; women up one spot

    In the latest International Tennis Association junior college polls that came out on Thursday, the Jacksonville College Jaguars held steady at No. 13 in the nation while the Lady Jags moved up one spot to No. 24.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bullard-B.jpg Bullard ace strikes out 14 in warm-up game

    The Lady Panthers of Bullard nailed down their 20th win of the season on Monday by humbling Harelton, 10-2, in a warm-up game that was played at the UT-Tyler Softball Field.

    The Lady Panthers will take on Athens in a Class 3A, Region II bi-district best-of-three series that gets under way beginning at 6 p.m. Friday at Grand Saline High School.

    The teams will travel back to Grand Saline for a noon game on Saturday, with a Game 3 (if needed) to follow the second contest.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Alto.gif Alto boys win area track championship

    Alto earned 181 points to easily out distance second place Timpson (147) to win the team title of the Class A District 20/21 Area Meet that was hosted by Shelbyville High School late last week

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Troup softball image.jpg Troup to tangle with Jefferson in bi-district

    Troup will open post season play by taking on Jefferson's Lady Bulldogs at 7 p.m. Friday at LeTourneau University in Longview.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • images.jpg New Summerfield qualifies handful for regionals

    Four individuals plus a relay team from New Summerfield High School earned berths in the Class A, Region II Championships, to be held in Palestine later this week.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo