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May 1, 2013


JACKSONVILLE — TAPPS 3A Golf State Tourney: Brook Hill boys lead after first round

FORT HOOD — Brook Hill owned a 2-stroke lead in the TAPPS Class 3A State Golf Championships after Monday's opening round of competition at the Courses at Clear Creek in Fort Hood. Brook Hill stood at 318 in the team standings, with Midland Trinity (321) and Baytown Christian (352) rounding out the top three. The Guard's Hunter Shattuck shot a white-hot 71 to take a four stroke lead over Curtis Morrow of Midland Christian and Beaumont Legacy Christian's Garrett James in the medalist standings. Also competing for the Guard were, Matthew Webb (90), Jeffery Yeager (83), Travis King (84) and Austin Savage (93). The final round was scheduled for Tuesday. The results of that round was not available as of press time.

Baseball 2A bi-district: Troup to tangle with Tatum

TROUP — The Troup diamond nine will take on Tatum in a best-of 3 Class 2A, Region II, bi-district series that is scheduled to get under way at 7 p.m. Thursday in Troup. The series will shift to Tatum for Game 2 (7 p.m., Friday) and if a third game is needed it will also be staged in Tatum at a time to be determined on Saturday. The Tigers of head coach Tell Ross will bring a 19-6 record into the series of games after edging Prairieland, 6-5, in a warm-up game on Friday. Ryan Powell picked up the win on the hill for the Tigers and also supplied a double. Each team had four hits and made five errors in the game. Troup is the runner-up out of District 18-2A. Tatum finished third in District 17-2A.


Softball 2A Area: Lady Tigers draw Central Heights

TROUP — After receiving a first round free pass as a result of winning the District 18-2A title, the Troup Lady Tiger softball team will open the Class 2A, Region II state playoffs beginning at 7 p.m. Friday when they take on Central Heights in the first game of a best-of-3 series. Game 2 is slated for 1 p.m. Saturday, and if a Game 3 is need it will be played shortly after the end of the second contest. All games will be played at Cushing High School. Central Heights routed Warren, 9-2, in bi-district play Monday night to earn a berth opposite the Lady Tigers.

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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