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October 10, 2013

High School Football: Area Roundup Week 6

Rusk, Troup and Alto to open district play


Rusk Eagles (2-3, 0-0) at Fairfield Eagles (6-0, 0-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday at Eagle Stadium in Fairfield

Head Coaches: Ted Patton, Rusk; John Bachtel, Fairfield

Last Week: Carthage 44, Rusk 7; Fairfield 55, Glen Rose 7

Next Week: Palestine at Rusk; Fairfield at Groesbeck

Quick Take: Last week Rusk took on the No. 6-ranked team in Class 3A; this week the Red and Black must face the No. 7-ranked team to open conference play...Rusk faces another gigantic hurdle, but the experience that the team got in last week's game should go a long way in preparing the R-Eagles for this week's test...Rusk's defense must rise to the occasion as Fairfield has scored 50 or more points four times this year...Fairfield averages 491 total yards a game.


Gladewater Bears (3-3, 1-1) at Bullard Panthers (2-2, 0-1)

7:30 p.m. Friday at Panther Stadium in Bullard

Head Coaches: Jarrod Baugh, Gladewater; Shannon Wilson, Bullard

Last Week: Gladewater 41, Spring Hill 10; Kilgore 49, Bullard 7

Next Week: Kilgore at Gladewater; Bullard at Chapel Hill

Quick Take: Bullard will be looking to snare its first league win on Friday against a solid, although not over powering Bear unit...Gladewater has already equaled last season's win total, so Baugh has the Bears headed in the right direction...The Panthers need another good showing from Dillon White, who rushed for 96 yards in last week's loss to state-ranked Kilgore...Micah Hughes led Bullard in tackles last week, with five...If Bullard can get the passing game going, look for good things to come the Panthers' way.


Troup Tigers (4-1, 0-0) at Jefferson Bulldogs (3-2, 0-0)

7:30 p.m. Friday at W. F. Lockett Stadium in Jefferson

Head Coaches: Dennis Alexander, Troup; Derek Simmons, Jefferson

Last Week: Both teams were idle last week.

Next Week: Tatum at Troup; Jefferson at Sabine

Quick Take: Simmons is in his first year as head coach of the Bulldogs...Jefferson returns six starters on each side of the ball...Bulldogs' wins have been over Elysian Fields, Hooks and Texarkana Pleasant Grove, who have combined to go 4-12...Coach Alexander said that his team needs to be more efficient and tie up some loose ends as they head into district and if they don't they will not win very many games...Jefferson will have to find a way to stop Troup QB/LB Blake Lynch, who has been a beast thus far this season...This one could be a high scoring affair...With No. 5 Tatum looming on the horizon next week, the Tigers can't afford to get into a hole early on in the conference race.

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  • 04-24-JC WBB.jpg Lady Jaguars' Workman, Maosa to play at D-I level

    One is heading back to her home state of Pennsylvania, the other will remain in Texas, her native state. Jacksonville College sophomores and womens basketball standouts Deva'Nyar Workman of Reading, Pa. and Yvonne Maosa, from Mansfield, Texas have both decided to continue their respective promising basketball careers at NCAA, Division I institutions.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-24-Alto SB.jpg Alto softball shoots up to No. 1 in latest state-wide poll

    While the Alto Lady Jackets were taking on Pollok Central, a state-ranked Class 3A team, Tuesday evening in a warm-up scrimmage, the new Texas Girls Coaches Association Class A softball team was released.

    In that newly minted poll, the Lady Jackets took command of the No. 1 spot for the first time this season.

    Alto (20-3), the undefeated District 21-A champions, displaced Beckville (29-2) from the top spot.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-23-Troup SB + foto.jpg Lady Tigers zap Winona, 11-0, to settle into playoff mode

    Troup's Lady Tiger softball team sent its three seniors off in fine fashion Friday night by walloping Winona, 11-0, at Lady Tiger Park.

    The win locked up the District t 18-2A championship for Troup, and marked the fourth-straight season that the Lady Tigers have won the district crown.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-23-Melchor.jpg Tribe soccer sends 4 to 35-4A first team; Melchor District Offensive MVP

    Martin Melchor of Jacksonville High School was voted by the District 35-4A boys soccer coaches as the circuit's Offensive Most Valuable Player.

    Melchor is the all-time leading scorer in Tribe soccer history. He will continue his academic and athletic career at Coastal Carolina University (NCAA, Division I) following his graduation from JHS later this spring.

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • mail_001.jpg JUCO Tennis: Jaguars hold at No. 13 in latest ITA poll; women up one spot

    In the latest International Tennis Association junior college polls that came out on Thursday, the Jacksonville College Jaguars held steady at No. 13 in the nation while the Lady Jags moved up one spot to No. 24.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bullard-B.jpg Bullard ace strikes out 14 in warm-up game

    The Lady Panthers of Bullard nailed down their 20th win of the season on Monday by humbling Harelton, 10-2, in a warm-up game that was played at the UT-Tyler Softball Field.

    The Lady Panthers will take on Athens in a Class 3A, Region II bi-district best-of-three series that gets under way beginning at 6 p.m. Friday at Grand Saline High School.

    The teams will travel back to Grand Saline for a noon game on Saturday, with a Game 3 (if needed) to follow the second contest.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Alto.gif Alto boys win area track championship

    Alto earned 181 points to easily out distance second place Timpson (147) to win the team title of the Class A District 20/21 Area Meet that was hosted by Shelbyville High School late last week

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Troup softball image.jpg Troup to tangle with Jefferson in bi-district

    Troup will open post season play by taking on Jefferson's Lady Bulldogs at 7 p.m. Friday at LeTourneau University in Longview.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • images.jpg New Summerfield qualifies handful for regionals

    Four individuals plus a relay team from New Summerfield High School earned berths in the Class A, Region II Championships, to be held in Palestine later this week.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

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