Jacksonville 41, Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill 20 — The Fight'n Maldens of Jacksonville opened their run in one of East Texas' most prestigious tournaments by scoring a 21-point win over MP Chapel Hill. Jasmine Parson led Jacksonville in scoring with 14 points, while Damonica Franklin had nine. Jacksonville (4-5) ended a four-game winning streak with the victory. The Maidens held MP Chapel Hill to single digit scoring in every period except for the first.
Snook 47, Jacksonville 46 (OT) — Snook's Lady Blue Jays outscored the Maidens 9-8 in the bonus period to escape with the victory in winner's bracket play. Jacksonville led 21-16 at halftime, only to allow Snook to move in front 32-28 heading into the fourth quarter. Inchantra Kendricks topped out with 14 points to spark the Maidens, with Parson adding 11 and Chancii Scott scoring eight. S.Barnes tallied a game-high 26 for the Lady Blue Jays.
Neches 50, Bullard 49 — Bullard led for most of the game, but Neches rallied late to come away with the win. Bridgette Taylor poured in 13 points to guide the Lady Panthers, while Madison Slayter swished in 11. Slayter connected on three shots from beyond the arc. The Bullard girls went on to beat Huntington 42-30 in the second round to improve to 9-8 on the season. No other details regarding that game was available.
Bullard 61, Grace Community 60 — The Bullard Panthers withstood a frantic Cougar rally to hold on to win by one. The Panthers led 37-20 at the break and threatened to run away things at that point. Corbin Howard's 15 points was a team high for Bullard. Both teams were hot from downtown. Grace dropped in six triples, while Bullard connect on four shots from beyond the arc.
Troup 61, Sanger 56 — Coach Jody Sorey's Tigers used a 20-9 fourth period to rally and beat Sanger. Hunter Clark and Bradley Stewart sparked Troup by scoring 19 and 16 points, respectively. Each young man drained three shots from three-point land.
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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.
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.
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