Baseball: Indians to host Brownsboro on Saturday
After being on the road for the past two and a half weeks the Jacksonville Indian baseball team will have an opportunity to play before the home faithful when the Tribesmen host Brownsboro at noon Saturday at Summers Norman Field. The contest will be the Tribe's final tune up before lifting the lid on District 16-4A play on Tuesday night in Nacogdoches. First pitch in that contest is set for 7 p.m.
Baseball: Brook Hill to play final pre-district game
BULLARD — Brook Hill will take on Elkhart at noon Saturday in what will be the Guard's final pre-conference game. The game will be played at Herrington Field on the Brook Hill campus. The Guard will then have a a brief break early next week and will return to action on Mar. 26 by opening district play by entertaining Richardson Canyon Creek at 4:30 p.m.
Softball: Troup's Standley receives national honor
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Troup High School's Katelyn Standley was one of three young ladies to have been named as MaxPreps/NFCA National High School Players of the Week for the week of March 4-11. Standley, a senior catcher and Stephen F. Austin State University signee, joined Kasey Cooper (Dothan, Ala. High School) and Taylor Cotton (Whitney High School, Rocklin, Calif.). Standley has helped Troup get off to an 18-4-2 start this seaosn and achieve a No. 13 (Class 2A) state ranking. Standley hit .684 (13-for-19) during the period, with 16 runs scored, four doubles, three triples, four home runs, six walks and 19 RBI. She is currently hitting .576 for the season with 11 doubles, four triples and eight round tripers. Standley has driven in 37 runs. MaxPreps.com, the official high school statistical provider of the NFCA, provides all statistics for the NFCA High School Player of the Week award.
JUCO Tennis: Jaguars/Lady Jags drop out of national rankings
Both the Jacksonville College men's and women's tennis teams fell out of the Top 25 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) national rankings. The latest poll came out on March 7. Region XIV rival Tyler Junior College was ranked No. 1 in both the men's and women's listings. The JC teams had each received a No. 25 ranking in the final polling of 2012.
High School Tennis: Bullard rules over Malakoff, 8-4
BULLARD — In its latest outing last week, the Bullard Panther tennis squad defeated Malakoff, 8-4. Individual winners for Bullard were, Cody Hutson and Cody Cole. Doubles winners included the teams of, Sanson & Wages, Wingate & Cole, Thedford & Tekell, McCoy & Hodges, Whatley & Kirgan and Mebane & Long. Bullard's next match is schedule for Mar. 22 at Van.
Baseball: Indians to host Brownsboro on Saturday
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Jaguars look to put together 40-solid minutes in the Valley Friday
Jacksonville College's Jaguars will close out the fall semester by traveling to Athens this evening for a rare Friday night Region XIV skirmish against No. 16-ranked Trinity Valley Community College.
The game will be both school's final action of 2013.
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.
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