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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35-4A Soccer: Jacksonville girls down Lady Hornets, 1-0
Jacksonville's Fightin' Maidens collected a District 35-4A triumph Friday night at Tomato Bowl without even scoring a goal.
Yes that's right, because Lufkin Hudson knocked in the only goal of the match — an own goal — with 12:58 to play in the match.
After the Maidens (7-7-2, 6-2-1 District 35-4A) almost scored on their own, the ball deflected a few feet out in front of the Hudson goalkeeper and in the made rush to clear the ball already Hornet accidentally knocked the ball into the Jacksonville goal.
16-3A Softball: Springer fans 13 as Bullard stops Spring Hill, 4-1
Kristie “Coco” Springer, a Texas Woman's University signee, struck out 13 Spring Hill batters Friday night to help propel Bullard to a 4-1 win in a District 16-3A tilt that was played in Longview.
Prep Baseball/Softball Roundup: Rusk's Raiborn tosses no hitter
High school baseball and softball roundup for games played mid week.
Lady Jaguars' season ends with 84-73 to No. 1 Trinity Valley
A disastrous defensive first half put the Jacksonville College Lady Jaguars in a hole that they could not claw themselves out of Friday afternoon in a semi-final game of the Region XIV Championship Tournament at Louise Herrington Patriot Center.
After allowing the No.1-ranked Lady Cardinals (31-1) to shoot at a 62.2-percent (23 of 37) clip in the first 20 minutes of play, the Lady Jags (17-14) found themselves down by 20 points, 54-34, at intermission.
Girls Powerlifting: Bullard qualifies 5 for upcoming state meet
Bullard finished second as a team at the Girls Region 3 Division 2 Powerlifting Meet last weekend at Crandell High School, but more importantly qualified five young ladies for the Texas High School Womens Powerlifting Association State Meet, which takes place late next week at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi.
Jaguar rally falls 7 points shorts; Lee ends JC's season
Simply stated, turnovers are opportunities for the opposing team.
Jacksonville College's inability to cash in on Lee College's mistakes, particularly in the first half, ended up being too big of hurdle for the Jaguars to clear as Lee held on to beat JC, 105-98, in the opening round of the Region XIV Championship Tournament, which took place Wednesday night at Wagstaff Fieldhouse on the Tyler Junior College campus.
Workman, Maosa, Robinson pilot JC women to tourney win
Eleven Lady Jaguars broke into the scoring column in Jacksonville College's 57-43 win over Paris Junior College Wednesday in the first round of the Region XIV Championship Tournament, which is being played at UT-Tyler's Herrington Patriot Center.
Maiden soccer falls, 2-1, to rival Palestine
Jacksonville came out sluggish in the second half against Palestine Tuesday night at Wildcat Stadium and that spell of a lack of energy ended up costing the Maidens the match.
The Ladycats scored a lone goal in the second half to break a 1-1 halftime tie and then made it stand the rest of the waas palestien won, 2-1.
Jacksonville JV tennis team shows well in Nac
Highlighting the play by the Jacksonville junior varsity tennis team in the Nacogdoches JV Tournament, which was staged on Thursday, was a couple of consolation winning efforts.
Rusk trio qualify for girls state powerlifting meet
Rusk will be represented by three young ladies when the girls state powerlifting meet gets under way on March 14 in Corpus Christi.
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