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 boys trounce Panthers by 72 points
Case Wilkerson, a 6-foot-5 sophomore post, poured in 25 points on 11-21 (52.4%) shooting from the field to propel the Hornets of New Summerfield to a 109-37 blowout victory over East Texas Christian Academy of Tyler Tuesday night at Hornet Gymnasium.
The Hornets improved to 5-3 with the win, while ETCA fell to 0-8.
McCown named NFC Offensive Player of the Week
Jacksonville native Josh McCown has been named as the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 14 of the NFL campaign.
McCown, the 34-year-old Chicago back-up quarterback, connected on 27 of 36 passes for 348 yards and four touchdowns (no interceptions) in Chicago's 45-28 thrashing of Dallas on Monday.
Lady Hornets get 21 from Saurez to blast ETCA, 37-16
Tanya Saurez, New Summerfield's sophomore point guard, gave East Texas Christian Academy fits on both ends of the floor Tuesday night, with the Lady Panthers inability to keep the quick and speedy Saurez in check having a lot to do with New Summerfield being able to etch out a 37-16 decision over the young ladies from Tyler.
Athens strikes fast to top Tribe, 80-59
Athens' Anthony Sanders was the District 15-3A Most Valuable Player last season.
He is making a case to earn that honor once again as a four-point play by Sanders ignited Athens to 80-59 victory over Jacksonville Tuesday evening, which gave the No. 23-ranked Hornets their fourth victory of the season over a Class 4A team.
16-4A All-District football team: Two Indians selected for First Team honors
Here's a look at the 2013 16-4A All-District football team, as selected by a vote of the league's head coaches.
Brook Hill knocks off Bullard 43-34 to win town bragging rights
In a low scoring affair, Brook Hill hopped out to a 23-13 halftime lead over cross town rival Bullard and then made the advantage stand as the Guard (5-1) put away the Panthers, 43-34, Saturday on the final day of the Tommy Young Boys Varsity Classic, which was hosted by Brook Hill.
The Guard moved to 5-1 with the victory, while the Panthers slipped to 5-2 on the year.
McCown has career game as Bears drub Dallas, 45-28
As a young boy growing up in Jacksonville Josh McCown followed the Dallas Cowboys, just as many East Texas youth have done for decades.
On Monday night the Dallas Cowboys had the opportunity to check out McCown, who was making his fifth-consecutive start as quarterback of the Chicago Bears.
And what the Cowboys saw from the 34-year-old McCown could have very easily had a nauseating effect on them.
Region XIV Women: Lady Jaguars close semester with win at Bossier
On a unseasonably cold December Saturday in Bossier City, the Jacksonville College Lady Jaguars warmed things up inside the Health and Physical Education Complex at Bossier Parish Community College by roasting the Lady Cavaliers, 71-56, giving head coach Leasa Ailshie her first-career Texas Eastern Conference victory.
McCown and Bears to collide with Cowboys on Monday Night Football
Jacksonville's Josh McCown will be leading the Chicago Bears into a Monday Night Football (7:30 p.m., ESPN) meeting against the Dallas Cowboys this evening.
The game will take place at what promises to be a frigid Soldier Field in Chicago. Temperature at kick off is predicted to be about 17 degrees with a west wind of nearly 20 miles per hour howling through the facility as well.
Football Capitol of Kansas Bowl: Rusk's Bennett runs for 117 yds. in TJC win
Former Rusk High School standout Chaston Bennett showed glimpses of his old self as he led Tyler Junior College in rushing and to a 47-21 win over Garden City (Kan.) Sunday afternoon in the Football Capitol of Kansas Bowl, played in Pittsburg, Kan.
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