Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

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July 10, 2013

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JACKSONVILLE — 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.

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  • 07-29- Josh + foto.tif McCown says he likes direction Tampa Bay is heading in

    Josh McCown expects the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to be better this season. He's just reluctant to speculate how much.

    The 35-year-old quarterback is beginning his 13th NFL training camp, though it's his first as a team's projected starter since he was with the Arizona Cardinals in 2004.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • I07-29-VB + foto.JPG Prep volleyballers to return to the gym Monday

    Volleyball season for local and area high school teams will get under on Monday with the opening of the respective fall camps.

    Most of the clubs will take part in scrimmages or playdays in late week before opening the regular season the following week.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-29-Patton + foto.jpg Patton about to start his 7th season in Rusk

    My how time flies.

    When the Rusk High School football team trots out to Eagle Stadium on Monday morning to open fall camp, Ted Patton, Rusk's athletic director and head football coach, will be kicking off his seventh season at the helm of the Eagle program, which makes him the most tenured football coach in the Cherokee County/Southern Smith County area.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-26-Brown + foto.jpg Junior golf: Brown claims a pair of 3rd place finishes this week

     The summer junior golf tour schedule is now in the home stretch and Jacksonville's Cameron Brown is closing like a freight train.

    Brown played in two tournaments this week and came in third place in each, while going up against some top-caliber junior golfers from the Metroplex.

    On Monday and Tuesday, the son of Dean and Mary Carol Brown, played in a Texas Junior Golf Tour (TJGT) stop at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney where he shot rounds of 73 and 71 to earn third place out of a field of 54 boys.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • JJHS logo.png Forrest picked to guide Fightin' Maiden volleyball

    Jacksonville High School will have a new head volleyball when fall camp opens up on Aug. 4.

    Jan Forrest, a veteran high school coach who calls Borger, Texas home, has been promoted from the Jacksonville Middle School coaching staff into her new position.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-26-Minter + photo.jpg Guard-ex Minter helps USA win tourney in the Netherlands

    Spurred on in part by the efforts of A. J. Minter, a former diamond star at The Brook Hill School, the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team was able to nail down the championship of the 27th edition of the Haarlem-Honkbal Week.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-26-TTA logo.jpg Rusk Rangers 14U stay alive in TTA state tourney

    The Rusk Rangers 14U team were scheduled to take on Malakoff Monsters Friday night in an elimination game in the Texas Teen-Age Baseball Association (TTA) state tournament in Hillsboro.

    Rusk suffered its first lost in the double-elimination event after falling to the Eagles from Mildred.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jerry Fork 3 30 12.JPG Gone fishing with Jerry Miller

    One of the main things I really look forward to in the summer is locating and catching schooling bass. Schooling bass are not always easy to catch. Sometimes they are very aggressive and will react to a variety of baits. At other times they become very hard to catch. I have several baits that I rely on, but some are favorites.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • RNIZRWPNXJDDLGT.20140225144737.jpg Locals Hamlett, Trotter prepare for SHSU swan song

    The Sam Houston State University Bearkats will have a brand new head coach and an unfamiliar quarterback this season.

    But the Southland Conference (NCAA, Football Championship Series) team will return a rock-solid nucleus, including Cory Hamlett, a senior who prepped at Jacksonville High School and Rusk High School graduate John Trotter, who will also be in his final year playing for the orange squad from Huntsville.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • IMG_4906.JPG Johnson hired as Lady Guard basketball coach

    In filling its opening for a head girl's basketball coach, The Brook Hill School turned to Ivan Johnson, a coach that has been has achieved playoff success in TAPPS circles.

    Johnson was introduced as Brook Hill's man to lead the Lady Guard hoop charges Tuesday afternoon in a press conference that was held on campus at the Kyle Lake Athletic Center.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo