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.
JHS's Franklin, Parson qualify for track regionals
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Locals Hamlett, Trotter prepare for SHSU swan song
The Sam Houston State University Bearkats will have a brand new head coach and an unfamiliar quarterback this season.
But the Southland Conference (NCAA, Football Championship Series) team will return a rock-solid nucleus, including Cory Hamlett, a senior who prepped at Jacksonville High School and Rusk High School graduate John Trotter, who will also be in his final year playing for the orange squad from Huntsville.
Johnson hired as Lady Guard basketball coach
In filling its opening for a head girl's basketball coach, The Brook Hill School turned to Ivan Johnson, a coach that has been has achieved playoff success in TAPPS circles.
Johnson was introduced as Brook Hill's man to lead the Lady Guard hoop charges Tuesday afternoon in a press conference that was held on campus at the Kyle Lake Athletic Center.
TTA Youth baseball: Rusk Rangers 8U open state play with 2 wins
Rusk's trio of youth baseball teams particpating in various Texas Teen-Age Baseball Association state tournaments remained alive going into Wednesday evening's games.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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