JHS's Franklin, Parson qualify for track regionals
LANCASTER – Jacksonville's Dadrian Franklin and Jasmine Parson earned places into the Class 4A, Region II, Track and Field Championships by finishing in the top four in their respective events at the District 15-4A/16-4A Area meet on Friday at Beverly Humphrey Stadium in Lancaster. Franklin finished first in high jump and triple jump, while Parson came in fourth in girl's long jump. Franklin cleared 6' 8” in high jump, which was four inches better than the second-place finisher. In triple jump Franklin landed a leap of 47' 3”. Parson came away with a 17' 6” fete. The regional meet will take place Friday and Saturday at UT-Arlington's Maverick Stadium.
16-4A Softball: Lindale trips up Maidens in finale
LINDALE – Lindale defeated Jacksonville 11-2 on Friday night in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Maidens finished 10-16 overall, 2-8 in District 16-4A. The Lady Eagles ended the year at 9-22, 5-5. Jacksonville will graduate just one senior (Mackenzie Crow) and should return the nucleus of the club next season.
TAPPS 4-3A Baseball: Brook Hill completes undefeated district campaign
McKinney – The Brook Hill baseball train kept rolling along Friday by leveling McKinney Christian, 19-2, 16-0 in McKinney. The pair of wins enabled the defending state champion Guardsmen to end the TAPPS 4-3A season undefeated (8-0) — Brook Hill is 19-4 overall. In the opener, Clayton Engel and Drew Robertson collected three hits each. Robertson drove in four runs as did Blake Maddox. Quintin Pile, a Wofford University signee, fanned eight in three innings of work on the hump. In Game 2, Daniel Priddy tossed a one hitter and struck out 11 and walked a pair. He lost his no-hit bid with two outs in the fifth and final inning. Priddy helped his own cause by doubling and driving home three runs in the game. Maddox went 3-for-4 at the dish with 3 RBI while Jonah Gonzales and Pile picked up three hits apiece. Brook Hill is slated to host Central Heights at 6 p.m. this evening.
Former JC coach takes a new job with Angelo State
SAN ANGELO — Former Jacksonville College head men's basketball coach Cinco Boone was named as the assistant men's basketball coach at Angelo State University (NCAA, Division II) late last week. Boone and newly named Angelo State head coach Chris Beard come to Angelo state after serving in the same capacities at McMurry University in Abilene last season. McMurry finished with a 19-10 record last year and advanced to the regional tournament final.
NBA Playoffs: Spurs upend Lakers in Game 1
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker scored 18 points each as the San Antonio Spurs led from early in the first quarter and beat the Los Angeles Lakers 91-79 on Sunday in Game 1 of their Western Conference first-round series.
JHS's Franklin, Parson qualify for track regionals
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New Summerfield downs Van, 3-1, to win small school soccer tourney
The book closed on the the first year of New Summerfield High School boy's soccer season on Saturday night, after the Hornets had polished off Van, 3-1, to win the Small School Soccer Championship Tournament, which was played on a rainy Saturday night at Bill McRae Field at Jacksonville College.
The Hornets ended up with a record of 11-5-0.
Troup baseball: Smith tosses a no hitter; fans 12 Harmony batters
Luke Smith turned in a dominating performance in Troup's 10-0 win over Harmony in a District 18-2A affair that was played at the Tigers' ball yard Friday.
Smith pitched a no-hitter against the Eagles and struck out 12 of the 18 opposing batters that he faced.
Priddy Good Stuff: Brook Hill disposes of Class 6-A Lake Hamilton, Ark.
Brook Hill evened its record at 6-6 Saturday afternoon by leveling Lake Hamilton, Ark., a Class 6-A school with an enrollment in excess of 900, 4-1, in final day play of the Longview Lobo Classic Challenge.
Eagle 9 drop decisions to Carthage
Baseball teams from Rusk and Carthage did battle Friday and Saturday by playing a single game in each community.
Unfortunately for the Eagles, the results was the same as the Bulldogs ran their worksheet to 7-6 on the year by beating Rusk 2-0 in Carthage Friday night and 6-0 Saturday afternoon at Eagle Park.
Indian baseball loses twice in Quitman tourney
After starting off the Quitman Tournament with a pair of wins, the Jacksonville baseball Indians' luck changed Friday and Saturday when the Tribe came up short, losing 13-3 to Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill, and tumbling 10-7 to the host Bulldogs from Quitman on Saturday.
Boys Powerlifting: Rosales, Turner to represent Rusk at state meet
Leo Rosales and Jeremy Turner of Rusk have punched their respective ducats into the upcoming state powerlifting meet.
Crimson Tide's Littlejohn moves to 5-0 with 1st SEC win
Rusk High School product Sydney Littlejohn, a true freshman at the University of Alabama, moved to 5-0 on the year Saturday when she earned her first Southeastern Conference victory of her career.
Prep Soccer: Hawkins boots Brook Hill girls to another state championship
Brook Hill successfully defended its TAPPS DIII girls's soccer state title on Friday by slipping past Austin Vertas 1-0 at Awty International School.
Elise Hawkins was the unlikely hero for the Lady Guard. The senior defender scored what turned out to be the only goal of the match around the 12-minute mark of the final period.
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.
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