Two of East Texas’ most prolific softball standouts, Sydney Littlejohn of Rusk and Troup’s Katelyn Standley will see thee curtain fall on their respective high school careers Thursday at one of Texas’ iconic softball venues, Red & Charline McCombs Field at University of Texas in Austin.
Littlejohn, a senior flame thrower will be playing for the Blue Team in the Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 1A-3A All-Star Game, which is scheduled for 10 a.m.
The Class 4A-5A game will be staged at the same venues beginning at 2 p.m.
Littlejohn will be heading off to the University of Alabama later this summer, as she as signed a national letter to continue her education and softball career at the Tuscaloosa institution.
LIttlejohn is the only East Texan on the team, that is slated to be coached by Amy Mclaughlin of Orangefield High School and Amber Riddle from Hawley High School.
Troup’s Katelyn Standley will be be playing on the Red team which is the opposition for Littlejohn’s Red squad.
Standley, a power-hitting catcher, will be continuing her softball laying days at Stephen F. Austin State University in the fall, where she has received a scholarship.
Kaylee Prather from Elysian Fields joins Standley as East Texans competing on the Red unit.
The team is coached by Roger maupin (Weimer High School) and Landon Winton (Lubbock-Cooper High School).
The all-star games are part of the TGCA summer clinic week, which features volleyball, basketball and softball all-star tilts.
High School Softball: Littlejohn, Standley to end illustrious careers by playing in TGCA All-Star game
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Region XIV Men's Hoops: Tyler rallies in final half to clip Jacksonville 73-70
Tyler Junior College rallied in the second half to beat Jacksonville College, 73-70, in a Region XIV contest that took place at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon.
The Jaguars (4-8, 0-3 Region XIV) led 35-31 at halftime, but TJC took the lead for good at the 15:24 mark of the second half when Todd Eaglin drained an uncontested trey from straight away that made the score 42-39 in favor of the Apaches (8-2, 2-1).
BH-Tommy Young Classic: Bullard downs Troup; Guard upset by Grace
Day 2 of of the Tommy Young Boys Varsity Classic at Brook Hill Friday produced a pair of entertaining contests.
Jacksonville goes 4-0 in Madisonville Tournament
The Jacksonville Indians not only only posted a 4-0 record in the Madisonville Tournament on Thursday and Friday, but they won in a convincing manner as the Tribe had an average margin of victory of 22 points.
Coach Mark Alexander's Tribesmen will carry a 6-2 record into Tuesday's game at Athens. Varsity tipoff should take place around 7:30 p.m., following junior varsity and freshman games.
Fightin' Maidens double up Hawkins
Jacksonville unleashed some nasty defense on the Hawkins Lady Hawks Friday afternoon and as a result the Fightin' Maidens were able to dish out a 51-26 defeat to Hawkins in Jacksonville's final game of the Hawkins Tournament.
GONE FISHING WITH JERRY MILLER
Frank Lusk is one of the most patient and thorough worm fishermen I have fished with. We live in a time when everybody is in a hurry. You’ve probably heard the statement, “Hurry up, I don’t have all minute!” That’s how a lot of fishermen fish – in a hurry.
Personally I like to chunk and wind, throw and go, and burn up the water with my lures. I’m in a hurry to catch bass. When bass are active these methods work. But what do you do when you are in an area that is known for holding good size bass but they are reluctant to bite? Simply put, you slow down and then slow down some more.
Prep Hoops Roundup: Jacksonville, Bullard girls perform well in tourney play; Guard rout Tigers
Her's a quick look at the high school basketball action from Thursday that involved local and area teams.
Old Man Winter alters Jacksonville athletic schedules
Several alterations to the Friday-Saturday Jacksonville High School basketball schedules have been made due to the possibilty of hazerdous travel conditions this weekend due to a winter storm event.
Region XIV Men: Jaguars to entertain Apaches in Sat. matinee
The Jacksonville College men's basketball team will be playing its final home game of 2013 at 4 p.m. this afternoon when the Jaguars take on Tyler Junior College at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse.
The Jags will enter the matchup looking for their first Region XIV win of the season. The JC men are 4-7 overall, 0-2 in conference, and are coming off of a 76-54 loss to No.3-ranked Kilgore College on Tuesday.
New Summerfield homecoming festivities postponed
New Summerfield High School's basketball doubleheader scheduled for this evening has been postponed due to travel concerns later this evening.
McCown on track to start for Chicago Monday vs. Dallas
Josh McCown took reps with the first string offense on Thursday as the Chicago Bears said that starting quarterback Jay Cutler will not be available for duty on Monday night when the Bears host the Dallas Cowboys at 7:30 p.m.local time.
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