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July 25, 2013


JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville College Jag Club news

The Jacksonville College Jag Club decided by a unanimous vote in their July meeting to extend the period of service for their officers for the 2013-14 school year. Jan Brazier (President), Dick Turner (Vice President), Lu Wegmet (Secretary), David White (Treasurer) and Tim Timmons (FCA Chaplain) will lead the organization for the next 12 months. In other Jag Club doings, the organization decided to implement a $20 annual membership fee for all Jag Club members. Previously, purchasing a season ticket to Jaguar/Lady Jaguar basketball games granted membership to the Jag Club. The membership will include a name badge and a 10% discount for merchandise purchased at the Jag Bookstore as well as grant members admission to the hospitality room at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse at designated games during the upcoming basketball season.

TTA 8U Machine Pitch State Tournament: Rusk Rangers stay perfect

BROWNWOOD — Rusk's Rangers improved to 2-0 in Texas Teenage Baseball Association 8U Machine Pitch State Tournament action, which is taking place this week in Brownwood, after defeating the Mexia Texans on Tuesday evening. Rusk was slated to square off against the Rogers Eagles in a winner's bracket tilt on Wednesday. Ranger players include, Joshua Arrendondo, Garrett Brooks, Albert Dominy, DeKeathen Kincade, Brett Rawlinson, Cameron Robinson, Tarrant Sunday, Korben Torres Brallen Trawick, Mason Trowbridge, Landon Walley, Bryce Grimes, Jacob Thompson and Xavier Kendrick. The team is coached by Aaron Brooks.

Maiden Volleyball Camp on tap next week

Jacksonville High School will be hosting Maiden Volleyball Camp this coming Monday-Wednesday at the Upper Gym. Those in grades 5-7 will go between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., with an afternoon (1:00-3:00 p.m.) being offered for girls in grades 8 and 9. There is a $30 fee per camper ($25 for second child living in same household). Registration can be conducted on the first day of camp. JHS head volleyball coach Billie Walley will serve as camp director. Participants are encouraged to wear shorts or volleyball tights and a t-shirt, along with athletic shoes. For additional information phone Walley (903) 721-3147.

Volleyball Showcase set for TJC Sunday

TYLER —  The East texas Volleyball Showcase will take place Sunday at Tyler Junior College's Wagstaff Gymnasium. The first wave will take place from 8 a.m.-noon, with Wave 2 set to take place from 1:00-5:00 p.m. The cost is $70 per player. The event will showcase players to college coaches and recruiters that will be in attendance. For more information call Rhonda Shirley (903) 504-6417.

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  • 04-16-Alto track relay.jpg 21-A-I Track Championships: Alto boys cleanup; NS teams show improvement

    The Alto Yellowjackets boys track team won the District 21-A-I Track & Field Championship by a landslide last week at J. F. Whitaker Stadium in Cushing.

    The 'Jackets totaled 272.5 points, with Cushing (92) and New Summerfield (73) completing the top three.

    “Our high school boys won district with 272 points, which is impressive to go over 200 points in any meet,” Alto athletic director, Paul Gould, said. “Our kids competed great and they represented Alto great. All of our coaches, as well as myself are pleased with the way that they got after it.”

    For New Summerfield, the district meet brought another dose of improvement on the cinders for the Hornets and Lady Hornets.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • JJHS logo.png JHS girls dealt unfavorable draws at regional tennis tourney

    As the old sports saying goes, “sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.”

    Lady Luck stayed far away from a trio of Jacksonville High tennis players on Monday as Ellie Day, Samantha Lee and Kristie Savage were in the Metroplex, having qualified for the Class 4A Region II Championship Tournament that was hosted by University Texas Arlington.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-16-BH SB + logo.gif Schultz works overtime, sends Lady Guard to 5-4 victory

    Brook Hill sophomore Taylor Schultz probably slept like a baby when she retired Monday night.

    That's because Schultz excelled at the plate and on the pitching rubber as the Lady Guard whittled out a hard-fought, 5-4, district win over the Lady Saints of Dallas First Baptist on Monday afternoon.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • I04-15-MM.jpg Tribe soccer's special season culminates with regional tourney appearance

    To put the Jacksonville Tribe boys soccer team's successful season and deep post season run in perspective, it had been just over three years since any team from Jacksonville had participated in a regional tournament.

    And although the Tribe fell, 2-1, on the scoreboard to Spring Woods on Friday in the Class 4A, Region III semi-final, what this year's group was able to achieve will be remembered long after the painful memories of Friday's match fade away.

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • 04-15-Ruskbsb + foto.jpg Eagle baseballers extend winning streak to 9

     After Central Heights had tied the game in the top of the seventh, Rusk scored the winning run in the bottom half of the segment to run its winning streak to nine games by edging the Blue Devils, 3-2, in a non-district affair that took place at Eagle Park on Saturday.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_2915.JPG FIghtin' Maiden softball looking to sew up playoff spot tonight

    Jacksonvile's Fightin' Maiden softball team can lock down its first-ever playoff berth in the 13-year history of the program at 6 p.m. this evening when the Blue and White visit John Tyler at 6 p.m.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • JHS new logo.jpg 16-4A Track Meet: Thacker, Ambroson and 4X100 relay qualify for area meet

    Datavion Thacker qualified in two events, one field and another running, while Josh Ambroson excelled in the discus competition at the District 16-4A Track and Field Meet, which played out Wednesday and Thursday at Eagle Stadium in Lindale.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lions.jpg Jacksonville Lions Club Charity Golf tourney set for April 19

    The Jacksonville Lions Club Annual Charity Golf Tournament, a four-man scramble, is scheduled for Saturday, April 19 at The Challenge at the Woods in Jacksonville.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-12-Turkey.jpg Spring turkey time just around the corner

    It's almost curtain time for East Texas spring turkey hunters. The spring gobbler season gets underway April 15 and runs through May 14 in 28 counties.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-11-Dyess.jpg 21-2A District Track Meet: Troup athletes start off strong

    Maybe it was the familiarity of competing at Tiger Stadium in front of supporting friends and family, or maybe it was simply an intense amount of preparation and training.

    Whatever the “it” factor was for the Troup Tigers and Lady Tigers seemed to fuel the squads to a fast start on Wednesday, the opening day of the District 21-2A Meet, which is used to decide the circuit's representatives into the upcoming area meet.

    April 11, 2014 3 Photos

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