Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

October 8, 2013

Tuesday Sports Briefs: Soccer, volleyball and golf featured

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress


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).


JC benefit golf tourney deemed a success

Jacksonville College hosted its 26th Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, with 71 players taking to the links at Challenge at The Woods for the event, which benefits the college's scholarship fund. Lynn Nabi of JC said that there were several people that he would like to recognize for their contribution to the tourney's success. “A special thanks goes to Bill McRae Ford fro offering up a new Ford for a hole-in-one on No. 8, “ Nabi said. “No one won the car, but a great time of fellowship was had by every player. Also a special thanks to club members Blake Porter, John Alexander and Dean Brown for loaning (us) their golf carts for the growing field to use.” Seventy-one golfers participated in this year's event. Nabi said that he hopes to have 120 players for next year's tourney.