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.
Fight'n Maiden Basketball Camp quickly approaching
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New Summerfield downs Van, 3-1, to win small school soccer tourney
The book closed on the the first year of New Summerfield High School boy's soccer season on Saturday night, after the Hornets had polished off Van, 3-1, to win the Small School Soccer Championship Tournament, which was played on a rainy Saturday night at Bill McRae Field at Jacksonville College.
The Hornets ended up with a record of 11-5-0.
Troup baseball: Smith tosses a no hitter; fans 12 Harmony batters
Luke Smith turned in a dominating performance in Troup's 10-0 win over Harmony in a District 18-2A affair that was played at the Tigers' ball yard Friday.
Smith pitched a no-hitter against the Eagles and struck out 12 of the 18 opposing batters that he faced.
Priddy Good Stuff: Brook Hill disposes of Class 6-A Lake Hamilton, Ark.
Brook Hill evened its record at 6-6 Saturday afternoon by leveling Lake Hamilton, Ark., a Class 6-A school with an enrollment in excess of 900, 4-1, in final day play of the Longview Lobo Classic Challenge.
Eagle 9 drop decisions to Carthage
Baseball teams from Rusk and Carthage did battle Friday and Saturday by playing a single game in each community.
Unfortunately for the Eagles, the results was the same as the Bulldogs ran their worksheet to 7-6 on the year by beating Rusk 2-0 in Carthage Friday night and 6-0 Saturday afternoon at Eagle Park.
Indian baseball loses twice in Quitman tourney
After starting off the Quitman Tournament with a pair of wins, the Jacksonville baseball Indians' luck changed Friday and Saturday when the Tribe came up short, losing 13-3 to Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill, and tumbling 10-7 to the host Bulldogs from Quitman on Saturday.
Boys Powerlifting: Rosales, Turner to represent Rusk at state meet
Leo Rosales and Jeremy Turner of Rusk have punched their respective ducats into the upcoming state powerlifting meet.
Crimson Tide's Littlejohn moves to 5-0 with 1st SEC win
Rusk High School product Sydney Littlejohn, a true freshman at the University of Alabama, moved to 5-0 on the year Saturday when she earned her first Southeastern Conference victory of her career.
Prep Soccer: Hawkins boots Brook Hill girls to another state championship
Brook Hill successfully defended its TAPPS DIII girls's soccer state title on Friday by slipping past Austin Vertas 1-0 at Awty International School.
Elise Hawkins was the unlikely hero for the Lady Guard. The senior defender scored what turned out to be the only goal of the match around the 12-minute mark of the final period.
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.
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