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April 23, 2013


JACKSONVILLE — 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.

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  • 04-16-Alto track relay.jpg 21-A-I Track Championships: Alto boys cleanup; NS teams show improvement

    The Alto Yellowjackets boys track team won the District 21-A-I Track & Field Championship by a landslide last week at J. F. Whitaker Stadium in Cushing.

    The 'Jackets totaled 272.5 points, with Cushing (92) and New Summerfield (73) completing the top three.

    “Our high school boys won district with 272 points, which is impressive to go over 200 points in any meet,” Alto athletic director, Paul Gould, said. “Our kids competed great and they represented Alto great. All of our coaches, as well as myself are pleased with the way that they got after it.”

    For New Summerfield, the district meet brought another dose of improvement on the cinders for the Hornets and Lady Hornets.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • JJHS logo.png JHS girls dealt unfavorable draws at regional tennis tourney

    As the old sports saying goes, “sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.”

    Lady Luck stayed far away from a trio of Jacksonville High tennis players on Monday as Ellie Day, Samantha Lee and Kristie Savage were in the Metroplex, having qualified for the Class 4A Region II Championship Tournament that was hosted by University Texas Arlington.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-16-BH SB + logo.gif Schultz works overtime, sends Lady Guard to 5-4 victory

    Brook Hill sophomore Taylor Schultz probably slept like a baby when she retired Monday night.

    That's because Schultz excelled at the plate and on the pitching rubber as the Lady Guard whittled out a hard-fought, 5-4, district win over the Lady Saints of Dallas First Baptist on Monday afternoon.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • I04-15-MM.jpg Tribe soccer's special season culminates with regional tourney appearance

    To put the Jacksonville Tribe boys soccer team's successful season and deep post season run in perspective, it had been just over three years since any team from Jacksonville had participated in a regional tournament.

    And although the Tribe fell, 2-1, on the scoreboard to Spring Woods on Friday in the Class 4A, Region III semi-final, what this year's group was able to achieve will be remembered long after the painful memories of Friday's match fade away.

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • 04-15-Ruskbsb + foto.jpg Eagle baseballers extend winning streak to 9

     After Central Heights had tied the game in the top of the seventh, Rusk scored the winning run in the bottom half of the segment to run its winning streak to nine games by edging the Blue Devils, 3-2, in a non-district affair that took place at Eagle Park on Saturday.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_2915.JPG FIghtin' Maiden softball looking to sew up playoff spot tonight

    Jacksonvile's Fightin' Maiden softball team can lock down its first-ever playoff berth in the 13-year history of the program at 6 p.m. this evening when the Blue and White visit John Tyler at 6 p.m.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • JHS new logo.jpg 16-4A Track Meet: Thacker, Ambroson and 4X100 relay qualify for area meet

    Datavion Thacker qualified in two events, one field and another running, while Josh Ambroson excelled in the discus competition at the District 16-4A Track and Field Meet, which played out Wednesday and Thursday at Eagle Stadium in Lindale.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lions.jpg Jacksonville Lions Club Charity Golf tourney set for April 19

    The Jacksonville Lions Club Annual Charity Golf Tournament, a four-man scramble, is scheduled for Saturday, April 19 at The Challenge at the Woods in Jacksonville.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-12-Turkey.jpg Spring turkey time just around the corner

    It's almost curtain time for East Texas spring turkey hunters. The spring gobbler season gets underway April 15 and runs through May 14 in 28 counties.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-11-Dyess.jpg 21-2A District Track Meet: Troup athletes start off strong

    Maybe it was the familiarity of competing at Tiger Stadium in front of supporting friends and family, or maybe it was simply an intense amount of preparation and training.

    Whatever the “it” factor was for the Troup Tigers and Lady Tigers seemed to fuel the squads to a fast start on Wednesday, the opening day of the District 21-2A Meet, which is used to decide the circuit's representatives into the upcoming area meet.

    April 11, 2014 3 Photos