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May 9, 2013

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JACKSONVILLE — NJCAA Women's Tennis Championships: Lady Jags post several wins on Day 3

TUCSON — In Day 3 action Tuesday of the NCAA Women's Tennis Championships, four Jacksonville College ladies advanced into the semi-finals of the consolation bracket. In Flight 1 singles, Maria Coronel stopped Julia Marcenco (8-0) of Mesa Community College. Kerri Kirkpatrick won her Flight 3 match, downing Erica Richardson of Hartford Community College, 8-6. JC's Britney Sibley and Ashley Hermis came up short of victory in Flight 2 and Flight 6 singles action.  The JC women also posted a win in Flight 3 doubles where Troup product Caitlin Renson and Kailia Parker downed Jones Community College's Stuart & Walker, 8-1. JC head coach Mark Robbins said that he was pleased with the way his squad performed Tuesday and was optimistic towards one or more entries advancing into the finals of the back draw. The tournament, which is being played at the Jim Reffkin Tennis Center in Tucson, is scheduled to wrap up today.

Class 3A Area Baseball: Panthers and Hawks to meet at ETBU

MARSHALL — Bullard's Panther nine will take on Texarkana Pleasant Grove in a best-of-3 Class 3A, Region II Area series, which is slated to get under way at 6 p.m. Friday at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall. The Panthers, who beat Van 4-3 in bi-district last week to advance, are 22-6 on the year under the direction of head coach Judd Guidry. Game 2 will be played in Marshall at 1 p.m. Saturday, and if a third contest is needed it will take place 30 minutes after the end of Game 2. The Hawks are the defending Class 3A state champions.

Class 2A Area Baseball: Troup to take on Central Heights

KILGORE — Fresh off of a two-game sweep over Tatum in bi-district last weekend the Tigers of Troup will now face Central heights in a Class 2A best-of-3 Area series. The opener will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, with game 2 to follow at 1 p.m. Saturday. If a Game 3 is required, it will be played at 5 p.m. Saturday. All action will be played at Driller Park in Kilgore. The Tigers will bring a 20-6 record into the game. The Blue Devils are the 19-2A district champions.

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  • eagles_rusk_boys_varsity_basketball_winter_12-13.gif Rusk track & field to send 5 to upcoming regional meet

    As a result of their performances at the Class 3A District 19-20 Area meet, which was hosted by Carthage High School on Wednesday, five student-athletes from Rusk High School have earned a spot in the Class 3A, Region III Meet, slated for George Turner Stadium in Humble (April 25-26).

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 9926366.jpg Rusk-ex Collins named SBC Pitcher of the Week

    For the second time this season Callie Collins of University of Texas Arlington (UTA) has been named as the Sunbelt Conference Pitcher of the Week.

    Collins, a senior, played high school softball at Rusk High School.

    Collins went 2-0 in the circle last week and pitched a pair of complete game victories for the Mavericks.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • IMG_8831-1.jpg JMS Tennis: Roper wins first place in Kilgore tourney

    Hannah Roper, representing Jacksonville Middle School, won the 8th-grade girls singles championship at the Kilgore Middle School Tournament on Friday while Thomas Brewer came away with the consolation crown in the 7th-grade boys flight.

    And, those success stories were just the tip of the tennis iceberg for JMS.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • troup_tigers.gif Troup Tiger golfers to return to state tournament

    The UIL Class 2A state golf tournament would not be complete without the Troup Tigers included in the mix.

    The young men from Troup made sure that they will be in this year's state tournament on April 30-May 1 in Austin by coming in second at the Class 2A Region III Golf Tournament.

    The tourney took place Tuesday at Oak Hurst Golf Course in Bullard.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-17-Maidens team.JPG Fightin' Maiden softball earns first-ever playoff berth

    As the late afternoon sun slowly dipped below the horizon Tuesday at Faulkner Park in Tyler, there was a soaking-wet head softball coach and a team of excited young Jacksonville Fightin' Maidens that had streaks of white chalk smeared across their faces, uniform tops and pants, milling around the infield, in no hurry to board the team bus for the ride back home.

    April 17, 2014 3 Photos

  • 04-17-JHS bsb. + foto.jpg 16-4A Baseball: Jacksonville trounces John Tyler, 11-0

    Chris Holcomb stroked a three-run triple that traveled to the fence in left field in the third inning, which was a part of a 2 for 3 night, as Jacksonville plastered John Tyler, 11-0, Tuesday in a District 16-4A encounter that was played at Mike Carter Field.

    Racking up three RBI and two runs scored for the Tribe (7-16-1, 2-6 16-4A), Holcomb triggered a six-run third stanza for Jacksonville, with the Indians scoring the remained of their runs in the fifth frame.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Alto.gif Crisp no-hitter sends Lady jackets to 16-1 win over Wells

    Alto celebrated Senior Night Friday by trampling Wells, 16-1, in a game that featured a no-hitter being thrown by Lady Jacket Madison Crisp.

    Crisp struck out 10 and did not walk a batter in coasting to the win.

    Alto recognized its two seniors, Carenza Johnson and Dariyana Moore, on their special day.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • troup_tigers.gif Mallard, Smith pick up 4 hits each as Troup whips Frankston

    Mason Mallard and Logan Smtih accounted for four hits each on Tuesday when Troup chalked up a 12-0 route over Frankston.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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