Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Local Sports

October 8, 2013

Tuesday Sports Briefs: Soccer, volleyball and golf featured


JC Soccer: Jags/Lady Jags hang goose egg on Hinds (Miss.)

RAYMOND, Miss. — Jacksonville College swept a doubleheader over Hinds County (Miss.) Community College Friday, with the women winning 2-0 and the JC men taking a 4-0 victory at the Hinds County Soccer Field. On Saturday, the Lady Jaguars dropped a 1-0 match to Jones County (Miss.), with the Jones County men and the Jags playing to a scoreless tie after two overtime periods, plus regulation play. JC will slide back into Region 14 play on Friday by hosting Paris Junior College at 3 and 5 p.m. at Bill McRae Field. On Saturday, Northeast Texas Community College will be in town for a conference twin bill that gets under way with the women's match at 5 p.m.


Lindale CC Meet: JHS, Bullard, Brook Hill top efforts

LINDALE — Cross country units from Jacksonville, Bullard and Brook Hill took part in the Lindale Cross Country Meet Saturday morning at the Garden Valley Country Club in Lindale. In the varsity boys 5K run, Jerry Romano's 18:25 (19th place) was the fastest time for the Indians, with Jon Garcia (19:09) taking 32nd place. A 41st finish by Justin Holcombe, who ran in 19:52, was the Panthers' top finisher. Drew Jenkins (22:24, 83rd) led Brook Hill to the wire. Edgewood's Trent Phillips won the race in a time of 16 flat. Switching to varsity girls results, Tempestt Silvers (22:39) came in 18th for Jacksonville, with Jessika Alvarez (23.57) ending up in 34th place. Bullard's Jacey Preston ran a 23:19 to capture 26th place. Jacee Callens was one spot back and clocked a 23:25. Chaynee Atwood of Whitehouse was the first to break the tape. Atwood froze the clock at 20:04.


JMS Volleyball: 7th grade Blue team wins consolation title of Marshall tourney

MARSHALL — Jacksonville Middle School 7th grade Blue team defeated Marshall 25-7, 25-10 to win the consolation championship of the Marshall Tournament on Saturday. JMS also bowled over Linden-Kildare (25-11, 25-6) in the consolation semi-final match after losing its opener to Texarkana Texas MS (22-25, 15-25).

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  • 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

  • 10273379_236808723182178_4581202026987849136_o.jpg Rusk qualifies 4 teams for TTA state baseball tournaments

    There will we far fewer youth baseball players, coaches, family members and supporters roaming the streets of Rusk this week.

    That's because, county them, four teams from Rusk will be competing at venues around Central and East Texas in various Texas Teenage-Baseball Association state championship tournaments.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-22-Wright + mug.jpg Jacksonville finds new defensive a few miles down Highway 79

    Jacksonville athletic director/head football coach Chris Taber said that DeJoran “D. J.” Wright, former co-defensive coordinator at Palestine High School, was a logical choice to take over as the Tribe's new defensive coordinator for several reasons — most importantly was Wright's “X's and O's” philosophy.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • prca_logo1.jpg Wells roper snares a nice payday at Snake River Stampede

    Tyler McKnight, of Wells, and team roping partner Jake Cooper, won first place in the opening round of the Snake River Stampede (rodeo) that was held last week in Nampa, Idaho.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-19-SA + foto.jpg Jacksonville College's Abboud pays dividends for Israel’s WNT

    Jacksonville College women's basketball coach Leasa Ailshie is expecting great things from incoming sophomore Shahd Abboud, who hails from Shefa-Amr, Israel, when the Lady Jags report on Aug. 16 for the fall semester.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 10273379_236808723182178_4581202026987849136_o.jpg Area softball teams wrap up play in TTA state tourneys

    Two Cherokee County youth softball teams concluded their respective runs at Texas Teen-Age Softball Association state tournaments earlier this week.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • JJHS logo.png Fightin' Maiden Volleyball camp canceled

    The Jacksonville Fightin, Maiden Volleyball Camp, scheduled to take place Monday thru Wednesday has been canceled.

    All registration fees will be refunded in full.

    For more information call the JHS Athletic Department (903) 586-2131.


    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-17-Hill + mug.png JC's Hill to play for Our Lady of the Lake

    Two down and one to go.

    Jacksonville College saw its second of four sophomores sign a National Letter of Intent late last week, when Davvin Hill signed with Our Lady of the Lake University, a NAIA school located in San Antonio.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-17-Vert. I art.JPG Harris keeps Fightin' Maiden hoops camp simple

    One would probably be hard pressed to find any summer youth sports camp with a more streamlined approach than was found at the Jacksonville Fightin' Maiden Basketball camp, which took place this week at the Jacksonville High School Gymnasium.

    “We just asked the young ladies for two things,” Tony Harris, Jacksonville High School head girl's basketball coach, stated on Wednesday. “First, we wanted them to have fun and secondly we wanted them to learn control — to be able to control their eyes, their body and the (opposing) defender.”

    July 17, 2014 3 Photos