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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Old Man Winter alters Jacksonville athletic schedules
Several alterations to the Friday-Saturday Jacksonville High School basketball schedules have been made due to the possibilty of hazerdous travel conditions this weekend due to a winter storm event.
Region XIV Men: Jaguars to entertain Apaches in Sat. matinee
The Jacksonville College men's basketball team will be playing its final home game of 2013 at 4 p.m. this afternoon when the Jaguars take on Tyler Junior College at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse.
The Jags will enter the matchup looking for their first Region XIV win of the season. The JC men are 4-7 overall, 0-2 in conference, and are coming off of a 76-54 loss to No.3-ranked Kilgore College on Tuesday.
New Summerfield homecoming festivities postponed
New Summerfield High School's basketball doubleheader scheduled for this evening has been postponed due to travel concerns later this evening.
McCown on track to start for Chicago Monday vs. Dallas
Josh McCown took reps with the first string offense on Thursday as the Chicago Bears said that starting quarterback Jay Cutler will not be available for duty on Monday night when the Bears host the Dallas Cowboys at 7:30 p.m.local time.
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NJCAA Golf: Shattuck's Highlanders move up to No. 3 in nation
The McLennan Community College men's golf team moved up two spots to No. 3 in the latest NJCAA Division I Men's Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches Poll.
TAPPS Soccer: Brook Hill teams post easy wins in season openers
Soccer squads from The Brook Hill School successfully opened their new campaigns by ginning wins over Grace Community School and All Saints, respectively, Monday evening.
No. 3 Kilgore takes JC as latest victim
Kilgore College's twin terrors — Jamarcus Weatherspoon and Stefan Moody — victimized Jacksonville College for a total of 45 points (61% of KC's total points), 34 of which came in the decisive second half, as the Rangers scored a 76-54 win over the Jaguars before an estimated crowd of 400 at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse Tuesday night.
Valiant Lady Jaguar comeback try falls short
A late comeback attempt by Jacksonville College fell a few points short as Kilgore College was able to hang on and escape Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse with a 64-59 triumph over the JC women on Tuesday evening. The game was the Region XIV opener for both outfits.
In a game that had more ups and downs than a kid on a pogo stick, KC (5-3, 1-0, Region XIV) opened the second half on a major roll and turned a four-point JC lead at the break into a 15-point, 57-42, KC advantage with 5:36 to go in the game. The huge Lady Ranger lead proved to me too high of mountain for the Lady Jags to climb.
Saurez dumps in 24 points in Lady Hornet's 32-31 win
Tanya Saurez poured in a season-high 24 points which proved to be enough to propel the New Summerfield Lady Hornets to a 32-31 win over Beckville Tuesday night at Hornet Gymnasium.
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