Several area baseball standouts lauded by ETSN.fm
TYLER — Bullard's Haden and Holden Bryant were selected as Honorable Mention choices on the ETSN.fm's East Texas Baseball Super Team. Rusk's Michael Crews, who recently signed a scholarship to continue his baseball career at St. Charles (Mo.) Community College also was named to the Honorable Mention roll as were a trio of Alto Yellowjackets. That group included Armando Arroyo, Tanner Jones and Charlie Wallace.
Rusk's Littlejohn receives top regional honor
TYLER — Sydney Littlejohn of Rusk has been named to the ETSN.fm's East Texas Softball Super Team. The Alabama signee was a First Team selection among pitchers. Littlejohn went 24-5 with a 0.41 earned run average this past season. She struck out 315 batters while batting .442 (3 HR, 28 RBI). Troup's Katelyn Stanley, who will be playing softball for Stephen F. Austin in the fall, made it as a Second Team pick at catcher. Included on the Honorable Mention roll were Kelsey Blankinship of Rusk and Josee Ross and Caitlin Tomlin representing Troup.
Brown gets off to rough start at Lanny Wadkins Jr. Championship
PROSPER, Texas — Jacksonville's Cameron Brown,15, has experience a great amount of success on the links thus far this summer, but on Monday he proved that he was mortal. Brown came in at 84 (T45) in the opening round of the Lanny Wadkins Junior Championship, which is being hosted by the par-72 Gentle Creek Golf Club in Prosper. Sean Wilcox and Drew Dewald were tied for the lead at 1-under-par 71 after the first round.
Rumbelow continues to impress at Staten Island
STATEN ISLAND, NY — Former Bullard and LSU pitching sensation Nick Rumbelow continues to impress at Staten Island, the New York Yankees' Class A New York-Penn League affiliate. Rumbelow has pitched in four games since joining the team in late June. He has worked five scoreless innings and has a 2-0 record. Rumbelow has given up just one hit and has fanned seven while walking one.
Longview slugger to take part in MLB Home Run Derby
NEW YORK (AP) -- Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis, of Longview who leads the majors with 33 homers, will be one of eight participants in the Home Run Derby next Monday night during All-Star festivities at Citi Field.
Davis was chosen by American League captain Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees. They will be joined on the AL squad by Detroit Tigers bopper Prince Fielder, who won the event last year and in 2009, and a player yet to be announced.
New York Mets star David Wright, the National League captain, selected 20-year-old Washington phenom Bryce Harper along with Colorado outfielders Carlos Gonzalez and Michael Cuddyer.
Major League Baseball announced the field Monday - or at least most of it.
Cano won the 2011 Home Run Derby in Arizona.
Several area baseball standouts lauded by ETSN.fm
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New Summerfield downs Van, 3-1, to win small school soccer tourney
The book closed on the the first year of New Summerfield High School boy's soccer season on Saturday night, after the Hornets had polished off Van, 3-1, to win the Small School Soccer Championship Tournament, which was played on a rainy Saturday night at Bill McRae Field at Jacksonville College.
The Hornets ended up with a record of 11-5-0.
Troup baseball: Smith tosses a no hitter; fans 12 Harmony batters
Luke Smith turned in a dominating performance in Troup's 10-0 win over Harmony in a District 18-2A affair that was played at the Tigers' ball yard Friday.
Smith pitched a no-hitter against the Eagles and struck out 12 of the 18 opposing batters that he faced.
Priddy Good Stuff: Brook Hill disposes of Class 6-A Lake Hamilton, Ark.
Brook Hill evened its record at 6-6 Saturday afternoon by leveling Lake Hamilton, Ark., a Class 6-A school with an enrollment in excess of 900, 4-1, in final day play of the Longview Lobo Classic Challenge.
Eagle 9 drop decisions to Carthage
Baseball teams from Rusk and Carthage did battle Friday and Saturday by playing a single game in each community.
Unfortunately for the Eagles, the results was the same as the Bulldogs ran their worksheet to 7-6 on the year by beating Rusk 2-0 in Carthage Friday night and 6-0 Saturday afternoon at Eagle Park.
Indian baseball loses twice in Quitman tourney
After starting off the Quitman Tournament with a pair of wins, the Jacksonville baseball Indians' luck changed Friday and Saturday when the Tribe came up short, losing 13-3 to Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill, and tumbling 10-7 to the host Bulldogs from Quitman on Saturday.
Boys Powerlifting: Rosales, Turner to represent Rusk at state meet
Leo Rosales and Jeremy Turner of Rusk have punched their respective ducats into the upcoming state powerlifting meet.
Crimson Tide's Littlejohn moves to 5-0 with 1st SEC win
Rusk High School product Sydney Littlejohn, a true freshman at the University of Alabama, moved to 5-0 on the year Saturday when she earned her first Southeastern Conference victory of her career.
Prep Soccer: Hawkins boots Brook Hill girls to another state championship
Brook Hill successfully defended its TAPPS DIII girls's soccer state title on Friday by slipping past Austin Vertas 1-0 at Awty International School.
Elise Hawkins was the unlikely hero for the Lady Guard. The senior defender scored what turned out to be the only goal of the match around the 12-minute mark of the final period.
35-4A Soccer: Jacksonville girls down Lady Hornets, 1-0
Jacksonville's Fightin' Maidens collected a District 35-4A triumph Friday night at Tomato Bowl without even scoring a goal.
Yes that's right, because Lufkin Hudson knocked in the only goal of the match — an own goal — with 12:58 to play in the match.
After the Maidens (7-7-2, 6-2-1 District 35-4A) almost scored on their own, the ball deflected a few feet out in front of the Hudson goalkeeper and in the made rush to clear the ball already Hornet accidentally knocked the ball into the Jacksonville goal.
16-3A Softball: Springer fans 13 as Bullard stops Spring Hill, 4-1
Kristie “Coco” Springer, a Texas Woman's University signee, struck out 13 Spring Hill batters Friday night to help propel Bullard to a 4-1 win in a District 16-3A tilt that was played in Longview.
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