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.