Jacksonville Daily Progress
JHS Soccer: Maidens, Indians hit the road for playoff openers tonight
Both of the Jacksonville High School soccer teams face long road trips this evening as they open post season play with Class 4-A, Region III, bi-district matches. The Maidens will take on College Station at 7 p.m. at the Waco ISD Complex while the boys will trek to Conroe ISD Stadium for a 5 p.m. tilt against Bryan Rudder. Jacksonville's girls finished fourth in the District 35-4A standings, while the Tribe came in third.
JHS Tennis: Savage and De La Rosa sparkle at Van Tournament, Tribe finish 2nd overall
VAN — Kristie Savage took first place in girls “B” singles and Bryan De La Rosa ended up second in boys “B” singles at the Van Tournament on Friday. Jacksonville also had two of its doubles units to take runner-up spots also. Samantha Lee & Carolina Hernandez earned second place in girls “A” doubles while the Tribe duo of Suzi McCuistion & Maria Landin won second in girls “B” doubles. Savage defeated players from All Saints, Nacogdoches and Whitehouse before tossing Stroud of Van (6-4, 6-0) in the finals. De La Rosa had an opening-round bye and then notched victories over opponents from Sulphur Springs, Sunnyvale and Mineola to earn a spot in the finals where he was defeated (0-6, 1-6) by Bullard's Landon Beckham in the finals match.
16-4A Baseball: Whitehouse's Cheatum hurls a no-no at Tribesmen
Whitehouse's Ryan Cheatum was a one-man wrecking crew Friday night. Cheatum hurled a no hitter and struck out 12 in the Wildcats' 9-1 win over Jacksonville at Summers Norman Field. Cheatum also doubled and drove in three runs for the Wildcats (12-5, 2-0 16-4A). The Indians (6-13, 0-2) will travel to John Tyler (7 p.m.) tonight in search of their first conference win.
16-4A Softball: Ladycats keep Maidens winless in district
Whitehouse downed Jacksonville 15-3 in a District 16-4A softball game that took place at Fight'n Maiden Park on Friday evening. Jacksonville (8-11, 0-3 16-4A) will visit John Tyler at 6 p.m. tonight.
New Summerfield Track: Hernandez takes the gold
CUSHING — Freddy Hernandez of New Summerfield finished first in the 3200-meter run at the Cushing Bearcat Invitational last week. Hernandez was clocked in a time of 11:19.34. Francisco Parra and Simon Scharnweber took third and fifth, respectively, behind Hernandez. Devin Abercrombie just missed placing in both long and high jump. The Hornets amassed 29 points to come in seventh in the team standings. Timpson piled up 120.5 points to capture the varsity boys title. In varsity girls action, Cindy Medellin scored NSHS's only points of the afternoon by coming in fifth in the 3200-meter run. New Summerfield will be participating in a quad meet at Timpson on Thursday.