Rusk's Arrington, Townsend earn trip to regionals
PALESTINE — Two members, Octavian Arrington and Shayla Townsend, of the Rusk High School track and field team garnered places in the upcoming regional meet after recording top-four performances at the District 19-3A/20-3A Area Meet on Thursday at Wildcat Stadium in Palestine. Arrington came in second place (131'-5”) in discus, while Townsend was the runner up in 100 meter hurdles. Townsend ran a 17.06.
TAPPS 4-3A Softball: Lady Guard double up Canyon Creek
RICHARDSON — Brook Hill's Lady Guard outscored Richardson Canyon Creek 10-5 in a TAPPS 4-3A softball game that took place in Richardson earlier this week. Hope Cooper, Ari Assad, Ivy Suddeth, Taylor Schultz and Morgan Brooks had two hits each to spark Brook Hill. Schultz had Brook Hill's only extra bass hit, a triple. Schultz was the winning pitcher of record.
JMS Tennis: Braves, Maidens excel at Kilgore tourney
KILGORE — Jacksonville Middle School netters picked up a couple of first-place finishes in the recent Kilgore Middle School Tournament. Hannah Roper went 3-0 to take first in girl's singles, while the JMS duo of Seth Bonner & Abraham Silva won both of their matches to take the crown in boy's doubles. In other action, Jorja Johnson & Nathanial Crawford teamed up to score a third-place finish in mixed doubles. In girl's doubles, Ashlynn Peacock & Galilea Galvan won fourth, as did Adam Verhelle & Evan Yount in boy's doubles.
18-3A Softball: Troup moves to 12-1 in district with latest victory
TROUP — Troup honored its seniors, Ronni Boyer and Katelyn Standley, on Tuesday evening by bombing Frankston, 15-0, in three innings. Caitlin Tomlin went 3-for-3 with a home run and three RBI, Josee Ross also homered in a 2-for-3 effort and drove in three. Standley went 2-for-2 with a triple and a RBI while Bethany Mason recorded a 2-for-3 game. Ross pitched the two-hit shutout for the Lady Tigers (12-1 18-2A). Ross fanned 10 Frankston hitters in the game. Troup was slated to close out the regular season at Winona this morning (9 a.m.) and will host Class A power Harleton in a warm-up game on Apr. 26 at 7 p.m.
Jacksonville College tennis to offer several mini camps this summer
Jacksonville College head tennis coach Mark Robbins will be conducting several mini camps this summer which are targeted towards junior players, ages 14-18, who aspire to play at a collegiate level, or simply want to improve their game. The program will focus on technical and pre-competition aspects. Camp sessions are scheduled for, June 3-6, June 10-13, june 17-20, June 24-27, July 8-11,July 15-18 and July 22-25. Cost is $110.00 per person, which includes 12 hours of training and a camp t-shirt. For more information contact coach Robbins (903) 258-398 or by e-mail (email@example.com)
Rusk's Arrington, Townsend earn trip to regionals
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Pay Day: Free agent Josh McCown signs with Tampa Bay
ESPN NFL Insider Adam Scheftner reported early Wednesday afternoon that free agent quarterback Josh McCown has agreed to a $10 million deal with the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
According to the report, McCown's agent, Michael McCartney, confirmed the two-year agreement which is scheduled to pay McCown $4.75 million in 2014-15 and $5.25 million the following season.
Brashear's big day buries Brownsboro; Guard win 12-3
The weather wasn't the only thing that was nearly perfect Tuesday afternoon at Herrington Ball Park at Brook Hill.
The Guard's Seth Brashear went 4-for-4, with 4 RBI and a pair of runs scored to help propel the Guard on a 16-hit attack which resulted in a 12-3, non-district baseball game win over Brownsboro.
District 21-A softball: Johnson's walk off homer gives Alto 5-4 win
In a game that lived up to its billing, Alto got a walk-off home run from Carenza Johnson in the bottom of the seventh inning to nip Cushing, 5-4, in a Monday matchup between District 21-A softball powers.
Springer throws 1-hitter; Lady Panthers shell Kilgore, 10-0
Bullard won its ninth game in-a-row Monday by blanking Kilgore, 10-0, at Stream Flo Park in Kilgore.
Track & Field: Rusk's Townsend nabs 2 wins in Bullard
Shayla Townsend picked up two wins for Rusk in the Bullard Panther Relays last week.
Townsend was clocked in 15.44 to win the gold in 100 meter hurdles and she cleared 9-feet to win varsity girls pole vault.
JHS JV take 2 from Nac Dragons
The Jacksonville High School junior varsity baseball team opened District 16-4A play Monday at Summers Norman Field by winning two games over Nacogdoches.
Lady Tiger softball garners first league win
Caitlin Tomlin went 3 for 4 at the plate and Lee Ann Lloyd had two hits in three trips as the Troup Lady Tigers evened their district record at 1-1 on the year Friday by knocking off Harmony, 5-4.
Tribe's Riden named District 16-4A Offensive MVP
Jacksonville's Raybon Riden has been lauded as the District 16-4A Offensive Most Valuable Player, following a vote of the league's coaches.
Lady Jaguar Workman named as Region XIV's top womens player
Deva'Nyar Workman of Jacksonville College has been named as Region XIV's 2014 Most Valuable Player.
The 5-foot-8 sophomore from Reading, PA averaged 17.4 points and 8.5 rebounds a game for the Lady Jaguars, who finished fourth in the recently completed conference tournament.
New Summerfield downs Van, 3-1, to win small school soccer tourney
The book closed on the the first year of New Summerfield High School boy's soccer season on Saturday night, after the Hornets had polished off Van, 3-1, to win the Small School Soccer Championship Tournament, which was played on a rainy Saturday night at Bill McRae Field at Jacksonville College.
The Hornets ended up with a record of 11-5-0.
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