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.
JHS Indian/Maiden Camp draws robust crowd
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35-4A Soccer: Jacksonville girls down Lady Hornets, 1-0
Jacksonville's Fightin' Maidens collected a District 35-4A triumph Friday night at Tomato Bowl without even scoring a goal.
Yes that's right, because Lufkin Hudson knocked in the only goal of the match — an own goal — with 12:58 to play in the match.
After the Maidens (7-7-2, 6-2-1 District 35-4A) almost scored on their own, the ball deflected a few feet out in front of the Hudson goalkeeper and in the made rush to clear the ball already Hornet accidentally knocked the ball into the Jacksonville goal.
16-3A Softball: Springer fans 13 as Bullard stops Spring Hill, 4-1
Kristie “Coco” Springer, a Texas Woman's University signee, struck out 13 Spring Hill batters Friday night to help propel Bullard to a 4-1 win in a District 16-3A tilt that was played in Longview.
Prep Baseball/Softball Roundup: Rusk's Raiborn tosses no hitter
High school baseball and softball roundup for games played mid week.
Lady Jaguars' season ends with 84-73 to No. 1 Trinity Valley
A disastrous defensive first half put the Jacksonville College Lady Jaguars in a hole that they could not claw themselves out of Friday afternoon in a semi-final game of the Region XIV Championship Tournament at Louise Herrington Patriot Center.
After allowing the No.1-ranked Lady Cardinals (31-1) to shoot at a 62.2-percent (23 of 37) clip in the first 20 minutes of play, the Lady Jags (17-14) found themselves down by 20 points, 54-34, at intermission.
Girls Powerlifting: Bullard qualifies 5 for upcoming state meet
Bullard finished second as a team at the Girls Region 3 Division 2 Powerlifting Meet last weekend at Crandell High School, but more importantly qualified five young ladies for the Texas High School Womens Powerlifting Association State Meet, which takes place late next week at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi.
Jaguar rally falls 7 points shorts; Lee ends JC's season
Simply stated, turnovers are opportunities for the opposing team.
Jacksonville College's inability to cash in on Lee College's mistakes, particularly in the first half, ended up being too big of hurdle for the Jaguars to clear as Lee held on to beat JC, 105-98, in the opening round of the Region XIV Championship Tournament, which took place Wednesday night at Wagstaff Fieldhouse on the Tyler Junior College campus.
Workman, Maosa, Robinson pilot JC women to tourney win
Eleven Lady Jaguars broke into the scoring column in Jacksonville College's 57-43 win over Paris Junior College Wednesday in the first round of the Region XIV Championship Tournament, which is being played at UT-Tyler's Herrington Patriot Center.
Maiden soccer falls, 2-1, to rival Palestine
Jacksonville came out sluggish in the second half against Palestine Tuesday night at Wildcat Stadium and that spell of a lack of energy ended up costing the Maidens the match.
The Ladycats scored a lone goal in the second half to break a 1-1 halftime tie and then made it stand the rest of the waas palestien won, 2-1.
Jacksonville JV tennis team shows well in Nac
Highlighting the play by the Jacksonville junior varsity tennis team in the Nacogdoches JV Tournament, which was staged on Thursday, was a couple of consolation winning efforts.
Rusk trio qualify for girls state powerlifting meet
Rusk will be represented by three young ladies when the girls state powerlifting meet gets under way on March 14 in Corpus Christi.
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