Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Local Sports

February 22, 2014

Region XIV Hoops: Jacksonville College sweeps Angelina

Men keep post season tourney a possibility with 75-69 win


It was a double the pleasure, double the fun Saturday afternoon at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse in Jacksonville as the Jacksonville College Jaguars and Lady Jaguars both came out on top in Region XIV games against teams from Angelina College.

The men held on to win a nail biter in the nightcap where the Jags defeated the Road Runners (11-18, 5-13), 75-69.

The Jags (9-19, 3-14) kept their Region XIV Championship Tournament hopes alive with the win.

JC will need to win at least one of its final two conference games, and hope that Panola doesn't win another conference game to get in.

The Jags travel to Lamar State-Port Arthur on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. tip off.

In the first game on the card Saturday, the Lady Jags (15-12, 9-7) outlasted the Lady 'Runners (10-16, 6-9) by a score of 76-68.

The Lady Jags also defeated the AC ladies in Lufkin earlier this season.



JC jumped out to a 44-31 lead at intermission after turning in a near flawless defensive opening half that saw the Jags hold the 'Runners to 33-percent (11 of 33) from the field.

The JC men combined strong interior play from Tevin Jackson and Johnathon Hamilton with going 8 of 17 (47.1%) from three point land to build the 12-point halftime advantage.

AC worked its way back into the game in the second half and had pulled to within two, 62-60, with 6:07 when things came unraveled in a big-time way for the 'Runners.

AC's Dante Bachus was charged with a technical foul at that time, plus was ejected form the game for swinging at a JC player as things heated up underneath the AC basket.

A few seconds afterwards, AC head coach Todd Neighbors was whistled for a technical after spewing off his thoughts on Bachus being ejected to an official.

Neighbors then advised the scorekeeper that he would be filing a protest with the league office.

Text Only
Local Sports
  • 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

  • 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