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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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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