Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Local Sports

April 3, 2013

JHS Tennis: Day, Roper perform well in Longview tourney

LONGVIEW — The Jacksonville High School tennis team, playing in its next-to-last outing before next week's 16-4A Tournament, took part in the Longview Varsity Tournament last Thursday and two members of the Tribe tennis contingent gave impactful performances.

Ellie Day, toiling in girl's “A” singles, and Christian Roper, who represented Jacksonville in boy's “A” singles, both ended their respective tourney runs with fourth-place finishes.

Day started by thumping Lakkadi of Pine Tree, 8-1.

Day's next victim was Seekhieo from Van — she prevailed in that match, 6-3, 6-4.

In a semi-final match, Day came up short to Nichols of Spring Hill.

Nichols advanced by winning 6-3, 4-6, (12-10).

Novy of Longview then knocked off Day by an 8-4 score in the third-place match.

Roper also started off strong by breezing past Estes (Pine Tree), 8-2, in the opening round.

He then got the best of Kilgore's Heil (6-2, 7-5) to move to the semi-final round.

That's where Roper stumbled a bit, as Hallsville's Neeley beat Roper 6-1, 6-0.

In the third-place match, Roper was defeated by Neubauer of Henderson, 8-1.

In boy's “B” singles, Bryan De la Rosa and Andres Ferretiz both went 1-2 on the day.

The Jacksonville pairing of Carolina Hernandez & Samantha Lee also went 1-2 in girl's “A” doubles, with their win coming over a team from Pine Tree (8-2).

In girl's “B” doubles, Maria Landin & Suzi McCuistion went 1-1 for the tourney and opened up by ripping a tandem from from Pine Tree, 6-3, 6-2.

In boy's “A” doubles, Jacksonville's Jamie Henderson & Chris Shoemaker fought hard, but were unable to crack the win column against foes from All Saints, Van and Pine Tree.

According to Jacksonville head coach David Hanna, the Tribe will visit Center Thursday afternoon for its final pre-district tune up.

This match has been recently added and is not on the original Jacksonville schedule.

Text Only
Local Sports
  • RNIZRWPNXJDDLGT.20140225144737.jpg 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.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • IMG_4906.JPG 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.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • baseball.jpg 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.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-22-Updated cover tease art.jpg 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.”

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Indian head.jpg 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.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 10273379_236808723182178_4581202026987849136_o.jpg 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.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-22-Wright + mug.jpg 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.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • prca_logo1.jpg 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.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-19-SA + foto.jpg 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.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 10273379_236808723182178_4581202026987849136_o.jpg 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.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo