Jacksonville softball goes 3-1 in weekend tourney
NACOGDOCHES — Jacksonville earned wins over Center (7-4), Pineland West Sabine (11-3) and Timpson (7-6) during play in the Nacogdoches Tournament. The Maidens' (4-6) only loss came to Colmesneil, 13-8. The Maidens used the long ball to their advantage as freshman Taylor Whitaker blasted two over-the-fence home runs while Jordane Mallard, a sophomore, ripped one ball over the wall for her first varsity homer. In the JV division, Jacksonville went 2-2, with the wins coming over Diboll (8-0) and Lufkin Hudson (6-0).
Lady Jaguars win a nail biter over Lady Rangers
Susan Agesen and Deva'Nyar Workman paired up to toss in 31 points to send Jacksonville College to a 59-57 win over Kilgore College Saturday afternoon at Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse. Agesen, a freshman post from Edgewood, led the way with 16 points. Head coach Lynn Nabi said that he was pleased with the defensive effort that his team gave. The JC women are 16-12 overall, 8-6 Region XIV, and remain a half-game behind third-place Angelina, who also won on Saturday.
Kilgore fell to 10-10, 5-10 with the loss. The Lady Jaguars travel to Blinn on Wednesday (5:30 p.m.).
JC men manhandle Angelina, 78-60
LUFKIN — The Jacksonville College men's basketball team won its fifth game in-a-row Saturday night when they slugged Angelina College, 78-60, on the 'Runners' home floor. JC (21-7, 12-5 Region XIV) remains tied with San Jacinto for third place in the standings, with two regular season games left on the schedule. The Jags host Lamar State-Port Arthur (20-9, 9-8) at 7 p.m. this evening before closing out the regular season at San Jacinto Saturday.
New Summerfield to face San Augustine in regionals tonight
CENTRAL HEIGHTS — The New Summerfield Hornets logged a 63-56 win over Broaddus in a Class A-I, Region III, Area game that took place at the Tenaha Events Center Friday night. The Hornets will now face San Augustine in a regional quarterfinal game that will begin at 7 p.m. this evening at Central Heights High School. The Wolves (20-7) are ranked No. 8 in the state in the latest Class A-I poll.
H S Baseball: Rusk wins first place in Palestine Tournament
PALESTINE — Rusk defeated Elkhart, 10-6, to win the championship of the Palestine Tournament on Saturday. The Eagles outscored Brownsboro, 6-4, in the semi-finals. Rusk will play in the Lindale Tournament (Thursday through Saturday).
Lady Panther softball improves to 8-2 on year
NACOGDOCHES — Bullard went 3-1 in the Nacogdoches Tournament over the weekend to improve to 8-2 on the year. The Lady Panthers chalked up wins over Shelbyville, Hemphill and Diboll and lost to district-rival and state-ranked Henderson.
The Lady Panthers travel to Grand Saline tonight.
Jacksonville softball goes 3-1 in weekend tourney
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District 21-A softball: Johnson's walk off homer gives Alto 5-4 win
In a game that lived up to its billing, Alto got a walk-off home run from Carenza Johnson in the bottom of the seventh inning to nip Cushing, 5-4, in a Monday matchup between District 21-A softball powers.
Springer throws 1-hitter; Lady Panthers shell Kilgore, 10-0
Bullard won its ninth game in-a-row Monday by blanking Kilgore, 10-0, at Stream Flo Park in Kilgore.
Track & Field: Rusk's Townsend nabs 2 wins in Bullard
Shayla Townsend picked up two wins for Rusk in the Bullard Panther Relays last week.
Townsend was clocked in 15.44 to win the gold in 100 meter hurdles and she cleared 9-feet to win varsity girls pole vault.
JHS JV take 2 from Nac Dragons
The Jacksonville High School junior varsity baseball team opened District 16-4A play Monday at Summers Norman Field by winning two games over Nacogdoches.
Lady Tiger softball garners first league win
Caitlin Tomlin went 3 for 4 at the plate and Lee Ann Lloyd had two hits in three trips as the Troup Lady Tigers evened their district record at 1-1 on the year Friday by knocking off Harmony, 5-4.
Tribe's Riden named District 16-4A Offensive MVP
Jacksonville's Raybon Riden has been lauded as the District 16-4A Offensive Most Valuable Player, following a vote of the league's coaches.
Lady Jaguar Workman named as Region XIV's top womens player
Deva'Nyar Workman of Jacksonville College has been named as Region XIV's 2014 Most Valuable Player.
The 5-foot-8 sophomore from Reading, PA averaged 17.4 points and 8.5 rebounds a game for the Lady Jaguars, who finished fourth in the recently completed conference tournament.
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.
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