Fight'n Maiden Basketball Camp quickly approaching
Jacksonville Fight'n Maiden Basketball Camp will take place on July 8-11 (Monday-Thursday) at the JHS Gymnasium. The camp will be led by Tony Harris, Fight'n Maiden head basketball coach, plus various guest instructors. Camp, which is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to noon each day, is aimed at incoming 5th-9th graders. Pre-registration is $30 per person, or $35 if signing up on the first day. Campers can expect to learn the fundamentals of basketball, general knowledge of the game and team play, all taught in a fun and competitive environment, according to Harris, who also indicated that his camps focus on raising confidence levels and self esteem of its participants. For more information contact harris at (903) 969-0037. Registration forms may be printed from the jisd.org website, by selecting the Athletics option, or picked up at the Fieldhouse (Monday-Thursday during business hours).
Troup linkster signs with Jacksonville College
TROUP — With the recent signing of Travis Young, Jacksonville College now has four members of its men's golf team that are Troup High School products. Young will join M. J. Ghene, Will Langston and John Dobbs. JC golf is coached by Lynn Nabi.
Brook Hill catcher Kerns named as district MVP
BULLARD — Brook Hill catcher Kendall Kerns has been named as TAPPS District 3-3A Most Valuable Player. Kerns, who has signed with Abilene Christian University, hit five home runs and drove in 38 for the state champion Guardsmen. He also added 11 doubles and three triples. Outfielder/pitcher Collin Mondrick was presented with the Offensive MVP honor. He picked up 35 hits on the year and scored 37 runs while driving in 28. Also receiving superlative mention was Clayton Engel. The Brook Hill shortstop was selected as the loop's Newcomer of the Year. Head coach Terry Pirtle, who has now taken over as head football coach at Houston Second Baptist, was voted as the district's Coach of the Year. Making All-District (First Team) were, Kerns, Mondrick, Engel, Michael Greening, Quintin Pile, a Wofford University signee, Daniel Priddy, Johan Gonzalez, Blake Maddox and Drew Robertson. Ryan Young picked up Second Team mention while Ryan Cox earned Honorable mention plaudits.
Moss scores twice in Victoria's win over Pump Jacks
VICTORIA — The Victoria Generals used a three run opening inning and a five run sixth to put away the East Texas Pump Jacks, 9-5, in a Texas Collegiate League game that took place on Wednesday night. Former Brook Hill standout, J. B. Moss, who is a member of the Texas A&M baseball team, scored two of the Generals' runs batting out of the two hole. He also stole a base. Moss leads Victoria with a .350 batting average through seven games. He also has collected seven RBI.
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Region XIV Women: Lady Jaguars close semester with win at Bossier
On a unseasonably cold December Saturday in Bossier City, the Jacksonville College Lady Jaguars warmed things up inside the Health and Physical Education Complex at Bossier Parish Community College by roasting the Lady Cavaliers, 71-56, giving head coach Leasa Ailshie her first-career Texas Eastern Conference victory.
McCown and Bears to collide with Cowboys on Monday Night Football
Jacksonville's Josh McCown will be leading the Chicago Bears into a Monday Night Football (7:30 p.m., ESPN) meeting against the Dallas Cowboys this evening.
The game will take place at what promises to be a frigid Soldier Field in Chicago. Temperature at kick off is predicted to be about 17 degrees with a west wind of nearly 20 miles per hour howling through the facility as well.
Football Capitol of Kansas Bowl: Rusk's Bennett runs for 117 yds. in TJC win
Former Rusk High School standout Chaston Bennett showed glimpses of his old self as he led Tyler Junior College in rushing and to a 47-21 win over Garden City (Kan.) Sunday afternoon in the Football Capitol of Kansas Bowl, played in Pittsburg, Kan.
Region XIV Men's Hoops: Tyler rallies in final half to clip Jacksonville 73-70
Tyler Junior College rallied in the second half to beat Jacksonville College, 73-70, in a Region XIV contest that took place at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon.
The Jaguars (4-8, 0-3 Region XIV) led 35-31 at halftime, but TJC took the lead for good at the 15:24 mark of the second half when Todd Eaglin drained an uncontested trey from straight away that made the score 42-39 in favor of the Apaches (8-2, 2-1).
BH-Tommy Young Classic: Bullard downs Troup; Guard upset by Grace
Day 2 of of the Tommy Young Boys Varsity Classic at Brook Hill Friday produced a pair of entertaining contests.
Jacksonville goes 4-0 in Madisonville Tournament
The Jacksonville Indians not only only posted a 4-0 record in the Madisonville Tournament on Thursday and Friday, but they won in a convincing manner as the Tribe had an average margin of victory of 22 points.
Coach Mark Alexander's Tribesmen will carry a 6-2 record into Tuesday's game at Athens. Varsity tipoff should take place around 7:30 p.m., following junior varsity and freshman games.
Fightin' Maidens double up Hawkins
Jacksonville unleashed some nasty defense on the Hawkins Lady Hawks Friday afternoon and as a result the Fightin' Maidens were able to dish out a 51-26 defeat to Hawkins in Jacksonville's final game of the Hawkins Tournament.
GONE FISHING WITH JERRY MILLER
Frank Lusk is one of the most patient and thorough worm fishermen I have fished with. We live in a time when everybody is in a hurry. You’ve probably heard the statement, “Hurry up, I don’t have all minute!” That’s how a lot of fishermen fish – in a hurry.
Personally I like to chunk and wind, throw and go, and burn up the water with my lures. I’m in a hurry to catch bass. When bass are active these methods work. But what do you do when you are in an area that is known for holding good size bass but they are reluctant to bite? Simply put, you slow down and then slow down some more.
Prep Hoops Roundup: Jacksonville, Bullard girls perform well in tourney play; Guard rout Tigers
Her's a quick look at the high school basketball action from Thursday that involved local and area teams.
Old Man Winter alters Jacksonville athletic schedules
Several alterations to the Friday-Saturday Jacksonville High School basketball schedules have been made due to the possibilty of hazerdous travel conditions this weekend due to a winter storm event.
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