JHS Indian/Maiden Camp draws robust crowd
Jacksonville High School athletic director and head football coach Chris Taber reports that right at 80 student athletes, boys and girls, have been participating in the opening week of Indian/Maiden Camp. “We are real pleased with the number of boys and girls that have come out this week,” Taber said. “Everyone is working hard and is focusing on improving themselves.” Indian/Maiden Camp focuses on improving speed, strength, flexibility and works on conditioning as well.
Jacksonville 7.0 mixed doubles launch new season
TYLER — Jacksonville 7.0 mixed doubles opened summer play Tuesday night, losing a close match to defending league champion Tyler Tennis & Swim, 2-1. Jacksonville earned the point at No. 1 doubles where Steven Blanchard and Kathie Moss defeated Bruce Pate and Darlene Enloe (6-7, 7-5, 1-0). Blanchard and Moss had to play a rare 7-point tiebreaker in the first set. Blanchard and Moss remained cool under pressure in carving out the win. In No. 2 doubles, Brian Eggerman and Erica Powell fell 1-6, 2-6 to Tyler's Ernest Rodriquez and Lisa McCrary. Tyler's Jeff Stratton and Melissa Barrett downed jacksonville's Steve Pate and Ginger Mees 6-1, 6-1 in No. 3 doubles play. Next week the Jacksonville netters will host a team from Tyler Faulkner Park.
Troup's Stewart signs with Austin College
TROUP – Bradley Stewart, a Troup High School product, recently signed a scholarship to continue his academic and football career at Austin College in Sherman, Texas. Austin College is a member of the American Southwest Conference (NCAA, Division III). Stewart, the son of Larry and Stephanie Stewart, was coached by Dennis Alexander at Troup.
Longhorns pickup commitment from East Texas standout
AUSTIN — Texas sewed up commitments from three high school standouts during its recent mini camp. The most surprising of which was Johnny Shaw of Center High School, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound defensive back, switching his pledge from TCU to Texas. Shaw is a junior-to-be.
Spurs' Parker hopes to play tonight, despite slight muscle strain
SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker says his sore right hamstring has a "slight elongation" and that he hopes to play in Game 4 of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat this evening.
Parker tweeted in French on Wednesday that he had an MRI earlier in the day. He tweets that the exam showed the strain.
Men's College Basketball: Report says Texas to take on LSU in Dallas
AUSTIN — ESPN has reported that Texas and LSU have agreed to play a non-conference game at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Nov. 8. The contest is supposedly a part of a four-game tip-off classic card that is scheduled for the home arena of the Dallas Mavericks.
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No. 8 Brook Hill boys dump Class 5A Odessa, 62-50
Rarely does a small TAPPS school have an opportunity to go toe-to-toe on the basketball court with a UIL Class 5A school.
But, that's exactly what the Brook Hill Guard did last weekend.
The Guard, ranked No. 8 in the most recent Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Poll (Private School-Small), not only played one of the big boys, but in this case convincingly beat them, as the Guard shocked Odessa High, 62-50 in the Abilene Wylie-Catclaw Classic.
Rusk vs. Bullard boys basketball game to be played this evening
Monday evening's non-district match up between Bullard and Rusk, scheduled for Eagle Coliseum in Rusk, was postponed until 7:30 this evening.
Rusk's Foreman tabbed to play in Blue-Grey All American Bowl
Out of a pool of 6,750 high school football talents, Rusk High School senior, Ray Forman, was one of 90 standouts that were picked to play in the Blue-Grey All American Bowl.
Forman, a senior running back, will suit up for the West unit.
The game will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, the $1.3 billion home of the Dallas Cowboys.
Ramsey comes up with 26 points, 11 caroms in Hornets' 67-62 loss
After taking a seven point lead into the final period of play, New Summerfield faltered down the stretch in losing, 67-62 to CHSA Homeschool of Houston on Saturday on the closing day of the Central Heights Tournament.
AP Class A all-state: Leon, Whitaker, Hackett represent Alto on elite unit
The 2013 Texas Associated Press Sports Editors 1A all-state high school football team was released Sunday, with three Alto Yellowjackets being honored on the elite squad.
Leading the way was Nicholas Leon, a senior kicking specalist, who picked up second team recognition. Leon booted through 52-of-62 extra point tries and nailed 5-of-8 field goals.
Ross erupts for 32 points; Lady Tigers stuff Sabine
Junior forward Josee Ross scored a season-high 32 points and snagged 14 rebounds to send Troup to a 46-42 triumph over Sabine on Friday night at Cardinal Gymnasium.
Ross shot 50% (11-22) from the field and made 9-9 from the charity stripe.
Tribe basketball finishes 3rd in Fairfield Tournament
Fueled by 14 points from Datavion Thacker and 10 from Claude Franklin, the Jacksonville Fightin' Indians defeated the Bearcats from Whitesboro, 61-45, on Saturday to win third place in the Fairfield Tournament.
Raybon Riden and Chris Cross pumped in 10 and nine points, respectively, to move the Indians' record to 9-4 on the year.
Jacksonville also notched blowout wins over Teague (78-31) and Waco LaVega (64-48) in the three-day tourney.
Canady, Kendrick allow Maidens to close out GETSO strong
TaSheena Canady and Inchantra Kendrick sparked Jacksonville to claiming two wins Saturday in final-day play of the Great East Texas Shootout in Brownsboro.
After a marathon weekend of basketball, the Maidens found themselves with a 9-5 record.
Jacksonville leveled Liberty-Eylau, 36-24, and beat Grace Community, 55-42.
Jacksonville College men end '13 with 22-point loss to TVCC
Trinity Valley Community College, ranked No. 16in the country, prevented the Jaguars of Jacksonville College from closing out the 2013 portion of their schedule on a positive note.
The Cardinals racked the Jags, 76-54, in Athens Friday night to improve to 14-1, 4-0 Region XIV.
Gaitan, Kendrick spark Maidens to win over Grand Saline
Jacksonville went 1-1 Friday in the second day of the Great East Texas shootout in Brownsboro.
Spurred on by Mireya Gaitan's 11 points and Inchantra Kendrick's 10, the Fightin' Maidens were able to whip Grand Saline, 47-24.
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