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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District 21-A softball: Johnson's walk off homer gives Alto 5-4 win
In a game that lived up to its billing, Alto got a walk-off home run from Carenza Johnson in the bottom of the seventh inning to nip Cushing, 5-4, in a Monday matchup between District 21-A softball powers.
Springer throws 1-hitter; Lady Panthers shell Kilgore, 10-0
Bullard won its ninth game in-a-row Monday by blanking Kilgore, 10-0, at Stream Flo Park in Kilgore.
Track & Field: Rusk's Townsend nabs 2 wins in Bullard
Shayla Townsend picked up two wins for Rusk in the Bullard Panther Relays last week.
Townsend was clocked in 15.44 to win the gold in 100 meter hurdles and she cleared 9-feet to win varsity girls pole vault.
JHS JV take 2 from Nac Dragons
The Jacksonville High School junior varsity baseball team opened District 16-4A play Monday at Summers Norman Field by winning two games over Nacogdoches.
Lady Tiger softball garners first league win
Caitlin Tomlin went 3 for 4 at the plate and Lee Ann Lloyd had two hits in three trips as the Troup Lady Tigers evened their district record at 1-1 on the year Friday by knocking off Harmony, 5-4.
Tribe's Riden named District 16-4A Offensive MVP
Jacksonville's Raybon Riden has been lauded as the District 16-4A Offensive Most Valuable Player, following a vote of the league's coaches.
Lady Jaguar Workman named as Region XIV's top womens player
Deva'Nyar Workman of Jacksonville College has been named as Region XIV's 2014 Most Valuable Player.
The 5-foot-8 sophomore from Reading, PA averaged 17.4 points and 8.5 rebounds a game for the Lady Jaguars, who finished fourth in the recently completed conference tournament.
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.
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