16-3A Baseball: Panthers return to winning ways
BULLARD — Bullard got back on the winning track on Friday by clipping Spring Hill 6-5 at Panther Field. Bullard is now 15-5 overall and 5-1 in District 16-3A. JP Hendrix went 2-for-3 and scored a run for Bullard, while Holden Bryant, Haden Bryant, Conner Mebane, Cody Goode and Trevor Rumbelow each had one hit. Rumbelow's was a double. Jacob Provencher walked twice, was hit by a pitch and drove in a run. Zach Eschberger worked six innings and fanned nine while not walking a batter to pick up the win on the hill for Bullard. Rumbelow pitched the final frame and and struck out one and walked one to notch a save. Bullard will visit Kilgore on Friday. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Driller Park.
18-2A Softball: Lady Tigers lose for first time in district
GLADEWATER — The Troup Lady Tiger softball team gave an uncharacteristic lackluster performance n Friday night and the Lady Eagles of Harmony took advantage by upsetting the No.8-ranked (Class 2A) Lady Tigers, 4-3. Troup (22-5-2, 8-1 in 18-2A) continues to lead the conference by one game, with Harmony (7-2) occupying third place. Troup bats could muster up just four hits on the night, while the Lady Tigers committed seven errors in the field. Caitlin Tomlin led Troup at the plate by going 1-for-3 with two RBI. Her hit was a two-run homer over the centerfield wall that came in the top of the third inning. “I truly feel that this loss will turn into a positive for my girls,” Troup head coach Sam Weeks said. “They need to (learn) that they will have to show up ready to play for each and every game.” Troup visits West Rusk at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
JHS's Kelley named as East Texas Coach of the Year
TYLER — Jacksonville head boy's basketball coach Brent Kelley has been named by the Tyler Morning Telegraph/ETFinalScore.com as its Coach of the Year. Indians Dadrian Franklin and Kedarrius Buckingham were picked as Second Team members on the publication's All East Texas squad. Brook Hill had Grant Hanks elected to the Third Team. Included on the Honorable Mention roll were: Londedric Taylor, Daytron Thompson and Raybon Riden from Jacksonville; Scott Lowrie and Corbin Howard, out of Bullard and Chase McDermott, Phillip Kitt and Alex Hale representing Brook Hill. In addition, Rusk placed Jadarian Skinner and Ray Foremen onto the Honorable Mention list. Troup sent a trio, Bradley Stewart, Shaquille Rollins and Richard Lacy to the team as well.
Josh McCown to return to Bears
CHICAGO — Former Jacksonville Indian great Josh McCown has agreed to a one-year contract to remain a Chicago Bear the team reported on Friday. McCown originally signed with Chicago in November 2011. Last season he played behind quarterbacks Jay Cutler and Jason Campbell and did not see any playing time. Campbell bolted for Cleveland since the end of the 2012 season. McCown will turn 34 in July.
Final Four teams now established
ATLANTA — The NCAA Men's Basketball Championships are down to four teams now. Louisville will go up against Wichita State at 5:05 p.m. (CST) Saturday from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, with Michigan slated to battle on Syracuse at 7:49 p.m. (CST) on the same evening.
16-3A Baseball: Panthers return to winning ways
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35-4A Soccer: Jacksonville girls down Lady Hornets, 1-0
Jacksonville's Fightin' Maidens collected a District 35-4A triumph Friday night at Tomato Bowl without even scoring a goal.
Yes that's right, because Lufkin Hudson knocked in the only goal of the match — an own goal — with 12:58 to play in the match.
After the Maidens (7-7-2, 6-2-1 District 35-4A) almost scored on their own, the ball deflected a few feet out in front of the Hudson goalkeeper and in the made rush to clear the ball already Hornet accidentally knocked the ball into the Jacksonville goal.
16-3A Softball: Springer fans 13 as Bullard stops Spring Hill, 4-1
Kristie “Coco” Springer, a Texas Woman's University signee, struck out 13 Spring Hill batters Friday night to help propel Bullard to a 4-1 win in a District 16-3A tilt that was played in Longview.
Prep Baseball/Softball Roundup: Rusk's Raiborn tosses no hitter
High school baseball and softball roundup for games played mid week.
Lady Jaguars' season ends with 84-73 to No. 1 Trinity Valley
A disastrous defensive first half put the Jacksonville College Lady Jaguars in a hole that they could not claw themselves out of Friday afternoon in a semi-final game of the Region XIV Championship Tournament at Louise Herrington Patriot Center.
After allowing the No.1-ranked Lady Cardinals (31-1) to shoot at a 62.2-percent (23 of 37) clip in the first 20 minutes of play, the Lady Jags (17-14) found themselves down by 20 points, 54-34, at intermission.
Girls Powerlifting: Bullard qualifies 5 for upcoming state meet
Bullard finished second as a team at the Girls Region 3 Division 2 Powerlifting Meet last weekend at Crandell High School, but more importantly qualified five young ladies for the Texas High School Womens Powerlifting Association State Meet, which takes place late next week at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi.
Jaguar rally falls 7 points shorts; Lee ends JC's season
Simply stated, turnovers are opportunities for the opposing team.
Jacksonville College's inability to cash in on Lee College's mistakes, particularly in the first half, ended up being too big of hurdle for the Jaguars to clear as Lee held on to beat JC, 105-98, in the opening round of the Region XIV Championship Tournament, which took place Wednesday night at Wagstaff Fieldhouse on the Tyler Junior College campus.
Workman, Maosa, Robinson pilot JC women to tourney win
Eleven Lady Jaguars broke into the scoring column in Jacksonville College's 57-43 win over Paris Junior College Wednesday in the first round of the Region XIV Championship Tournament, which is being played at UT-Tyler's Herrington Patriot Center.
Maiden soccer falls, 2-1, to rival Palestine
Jacksonville came out sluggish in the second half against Palestine Tuesday night at Wildcat Stadium and that spell of a lack of energy ended up costing the Maidens the match.
The Ladycats scored a lone goal in the second half to break a 1-1 halftime tie and then made it stand the rest of the waas palestien won, 2-1.
Jacksonville JV tennis team shows well in Nac
Highlighting the play by the Jacksonville junior varsity tennis team in the Nacogdoches JV Tournament, which was staged on Thursday, was a couple of consolation winning efforts.
Rusk trio qualify for girls state powerlifting meet
Rusk will be represented by three young ladies when the girls state powerlifting meet gets under way on March 14 in Corpus Christi.
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