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September 26, 2013

H. S. Football: Area previews Week 4

Rusk, Troup to celebrate homecoming on Friday


Brownsboro Bears (2-2) at Rusk Eagles (1-3)

7:30 p.m. Friday at Eagle Stadium

Head Coaches: Jason Hooker, Brownsboro; Ted Patton, Rusk

Last Week: Brownsboro 42, Wills Point 6; Athens 49, Rusk 0

Next Week: Mabank at Brownsboro; Rusk at Carthage

Quick Take: The Eagles have been on a roller coaster ride the past two weeks after shutting out Eustace 21-0 two weeks ago and then being crushed by Athens in their last outing...The Bears come in on a two-game win streak, having polished off Westwood and Wills Point by a combined score of 76-13...With road games at No. 1 Carthage next week and then a trip to Fairfield to open district play, the Red and Black need a win in the worst way this week against what seems to be a good Brownsboro team.


Huntington Red Devils (1-2) at Troup Tigers (3-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday at Tiger Stadium

Head Coaches: Ryan Soderquist, Huntington; Dennis Alexander, Troup

Last Week: Bullard at Huntington was canceled due to poor field conditions. Troup 28, Arp 14

Next Week: Huntington at Madisonville; Troup is idle.

Quick Take: The Tigers will be looking to put smiles on the faces of the homecoming crowd that will be on hand for this one...Coach Alexander said that despite his club's 3-1 record, it hasn't been an all-smiles kind of season in his estimation. “We have been playing just well enough to win, but if we don't get some things fixed this week and in the off week, we could struggle once we get into district, where the teams will be a lot tougher,” Alexander said...Look for the Red Devils to be rusty having been inactive last week due to torrential rain that hit the region on Friday...Huntington's only win (20-18) came vs. a winless Talkington club in Zero Week...Troup opens conference play on Oct. 11 by visiting Jefferson.

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  • 04-24-SB Prv..JPG Fightin' Maidens, Lady Eagles to open up bi-district play tonight

    Softball teams from both Jacksonville High School and Rusk High School will find themselves in unfamiliar territory tonight, albeit for different reasons, when they lift the curtain on the post season with their respective bi-district games slated to get under way.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-24-JC WBB.jpg Lady Jaguars' Workman, Maosa to play at D-I level

    One is heading back to her home state of Pennsylvania, the other will remain in Texas, her native state. Jacksonville College sophomores and womens basketball standouts Deva'Nyar Workman of Reading, Pa. and Yvonne Maosa, from Mansfield, Texas have both decided to continue their respective promising basketball careers at NCAA, Division I institutions.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-24-Alto SB.jpg Alto softball shoots up to No. 1 in latest state-wide poll

    While the Alto Lady Jackets were taking on Pollok Central, a state-ranked Class 3A team, Tuesday evening in a warm-up scrimmage, the new Texas Girls Coaches Association Class A softball team was released.

    In that newly minted poll, the Lady Jackets took command of the No. 1 spot for the first time this season.

    Alto (20-3), the undefeated District 21-A champions, displaced Beckville (29-2) from the top spot.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-23-Troup SB + foto.jpg Lady Tigers zap Winona, 11-0, to settle into playoff mode

    Troup's Lady Tiger softball team sent its three seniors off in fine fashion Friday night by walloping Winona, 11-0, at Lady Tiger Park.

    The win locked up the District t 18-2A championship for Troup, and marked the fourth-straight season that the Lady Tigers have won the district crown.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-23-Melchor.jpg Tribe soccer sends 4 to 35-4A first team; Melchor District Offensive MVP

    Martin Melchor of Jacksonville High School was voted by the District 35-4A boys soccer coaches as the circuit's Offensive Most Valuable Player.

    Melchor is the all-time leading scorer in Tribe soccer history. He will continue his academic and athletic career at Coastal Carolina University (NCAA, Division I) following his graduation from JHS later this spring.

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • mail_001.jpg JUCO Tennis: Jaguars hold at No. 13 in latest ITA poll; women up one spot

    In the latest International Tennis Association junior college polls that came out on Thursday, the Jacksonville College Jaguars held steady at No. 13 in the nation while the Lady Jags moved up one spot to No. 24.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bullard-B.jpg Bullard ace strikes out 14 in warm-up game

    The Lady Panthers of Bullard nailed down their 20th win of the season on Monday by humbling Harelton, 10-2, in a warm-up game that was played at the UT-Tyler Softball Field.

    The Lady Panthers will take on Athens in a Class 3A, Region II bi-district best-of-three series that gets under way beginning at 6 p.m. Friday at Grand Saline High School.

    The teams will travel back to Grand Saline for a noon game on Saturday, with a Game 3 (if needed) to follow the second contest.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Alto.gif Alto boys win area track championship

    Alto earned 181 points to easily out distance second place Timpson (147) to win the team title of the Class A District 20/21 Area Meet that was hosted by Shelbyville High School late last week

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Troup softball image.jpg Troup to tangle with Jefferson in bi-district

    Troup will open post season play by taking on Jefferson's Lady Bulldogs at 7 p.m. Friday at LeTourneau University in Longview.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • images.jpg New Summerfield qualifies handful for regionals

    Four individuals plus a relay team from New Summerfield High School earned berths in the Class A, Region II Championships, to be held in Palestine later this week.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo