Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Local Sports

January 16, 2014

Jacksonville College tennis adds new faces for spring season

JACKSONVILLE —

 

Jacksonville College head tennis coach, Mark Robbins, has announced the signing of three mens tennis players that are expected to join the team as they prepare for the spring season, which is scheduled to get under way on Feb. 1 with a match at Temple College.

The Lady Jaguars are expected to have Ashley Hermis back in the mix. Hermis was a part of the team last year and served as team manager in the fall semester.

The new faces on the mens side will include, Taylor Johnson from Allen, Texas, McAllen, Texas-native Margarito Charles and Ricardo Almeida, who hails from Portugal.

Johnson helped propel his Lucas-Lovejoy High School team to a state tournament appearance.

Johnson is a sophomore who is transferring from Seminole State (Okla.) College, where he played singles and doubles.

Johnson plans on majoring in business or physical therapy.

Charles assisted Class 5A McAllen High School in reaching the state tournament, and like Johnson, he is expected to play both singles and doubles for JC, according to Robbins.

Charles will be majoring in pre-engineering.

Almeida started playing tennis as an 8-year-old and six years later he was taking part in Junior ITA events and tournaments in his home country.

He has been ranked as high as No. 4 in Portugal and has posted wins at the ITA Open Nationals in both mens doubles and mixed doubles.

Almeida is undecided on a major at this time.

A Lorena, Texas product, Hermis is looking forward to returning to the court after being a member of the 2013 JC ladies squad that finished second in the NJCAA Region 14 Tournament.

Hermis is classified as a sophomore.

Robins said that he was excited about the new influx of talent that his teams have procured and that he expects each player to make contributions in the upcoming season.

Highlighting the JC spring schedule will be a home match against Dallas Baptist University on Feb. 28.

The Region 14 Tournament will take place on April 18, 19 and will be hosted by Laredo Community College.

The NJCAA Women's National Championship Tournament will take place at Tyler Junior College on May 4-8, while the NJCAA Mens National Tournament will be played at Collin College in Plano on May 12-16.

1
Text Only
Local Sports
  • 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

  • baseball.jpg TTA Youth baseball: Rusk Rangers 8U open state play with 2 wins

    Rusk's trio of youth baseball teams particpating in various Texas Teen-Age Baseball Association state tournaments remained alive going into Wednesday evening's games.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-22-Updated cover tease art.jpg Bullard's Rumbelow rapidly rising up through ranks in Yankee farm system

    In just over a month Nick Rumbelow, a former Bullard High School pitching standout, will be celebrating his 23rd birthday.

    Where he will be on that day is anyone's guess and may be classified as a “$64,000 question.”

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Indian head.jpg Jacksonville Football Camp set for Aug. 4

    Jacksonville High School will be hosting a free football camp, targeted towards for all incoming 7th, 8th and 9th grade football players, on Aug 4-5.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo