Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

February 8, 2013


Jacksonville Daily Progress

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.