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July 9, 2013


JACKSONVILLE — Junior Tennis: East Texas Circuit tourney coming to town Saturday

The Jacksonville High School Tennis Complex will be the venue for the East Texas Circuit Tournament on Saturday. There will a division for 7-9 graders and another grouping for 10-12th grade participants. Singles, doubles and mixed doubles divisions will be played. Entry fee is $10 per event, with the registration deadline being Thursday. To sign up, phone or text tournament director David Hanna (903) 571-6277. Hanna can be reached by email at dhanna@jisd.org.

Former Guard diamond star has 3 hits in Victoria loss

VICTORIA, Texas — J.B. Moss, a former Brook Hill baseball standout who now plays collegiatly at Texas A&M went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and a pair of RBI in Victoria's 13-8 loss to Brazos Valley Bombers on Sunday. Moss, who is batting .302 for the season, chalked up three singles in the game.  The Generals are now 0-4 in Second Half standings of the Texas Collegiate League. The Bombers, meanwhile, improved to 3-1 with the victory.

PRCA Rodeo: McKnight ends up 4th in St. Paul, Ore.

Saint Paul, Ore. — Wells' Tyler McKnight and team roping partner Tyler Wade of Terrell, ended up tied for fourth place in average (11.1 seconds) at the St. Paul (Ore.) July 4th Rodeo. McKnight and Wade each earned a paycheck in the amount of $2,627 dollars. Winning average with a time of 10.1 were Tate Kirchenschlanger and Will Woodfin. McKnight, 24, is expected to remain out west to participate in other high payout rodeos.

JUCO Womens Basketball: Lon Morris ex transfers to LSU-Shreveport

SHREVEPORT — Former Lon Morris College women's basketball standout Byroneisha Santiago, has transferred from Louisiana-Lafayette (NCAA Division I) to LSU-Shreveport (NAIA). Santiago averaged 20 minutes a game last year at UL-Lafayette where she pumped in an average of 9.6 points and 8.3 rebounds a night. Santiago will have two years of eligibility remaining. LSU-Shreveport went 25-6 overall last year and finished third in the Red River Athletic Conference.

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  • 04-24-SB Prv..JPG Fightin' Maidens, Lady Eagles to open up bi-district play tonight

    Softball teams from both Jacksonville High School and Rusk High School will find themselves in unfamiliar territory tonight, albeit for different reasons, when they lift the curtain on the post season with their respective bi-district games slated to get under way.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-24-JC WBB.jpg Lady Jaguars' Workman, Maosa to play at D-I level

    One is heading back to her home state of Pennsylvania, the other will remain in Texas, her native state. Jacksonville College sophomores and womens basketball standouts Deva'Nyar Workman of Reading, Pa. and Yvonne Maosa, from Mansfield, Texas have both decided to continue their respective promising basketball careers at NCAA, Division I institutions.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-24-Alto SB.jpg Alto softball shoots up to No. 1 in latest state-wide poll

    While the Alto Lady Jackets were taking on Pollok Central, a state-ranked Class 3A team, Tuesday evening in a warm-up scrimmage, the new Texas Girls Coaches Association Class A softball team was released.

    In that newly minted poll, the Lady Jackets took command of the No. 1 spot for the first time this season.

    Alto (20-3), the undefeated District 21-A champions, displaced Beckville (29-2) from the top spot.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-23-Troup SB + foto.jpg Lady Tigers zap Winona, 11-0, to settle into playoff mode

    Troup's Lady Tiger softball team sent its three seniors off in fine fashion Friday night by walloping Winona, 11-0, at Lady Tiger Park.

    The win locked up the District t 18-2A championship for Troup, and marked the fourth-straight season that the Lady Tigers have won the district crown.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-23-Melchor.jpg Tribe soccer sends 4 to 35-4A first team; Melchor District Offensive MVP

    Martin Melchor of Jacksonville High School was voted by the District 35-4A boys soccer coaches as the circuit's Offensive Most Valuable Player.

    Melchor is the all-time leading scorer in Tribe soccer history. He will continue his academic and athletic career at Coastal Carolina University (NCAA, Division I) following his graduation from JHS later this spring.

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • mail_001.jpg JUCO Tennis: Jaguars hold at No. 13 in latest ITA poll; women up one spot

    In the latest International Tennis Association junior college polls that came out on Thursday, the Jacksonville College Jaguars held steady at No. 13 in the nation while the Lady Jags moved up one spot to No. 24.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bullard-B.jpg Bullard ace strikes out 14 in warm-up game

    The Lady Panthers of Bullard nailed down their 20th win of the season on Monday by humbling Harelton, 10-2, in a warm-up game that was played at the UT-Tyler Softball Field.

    The Lady Panthers will take on Athens in a Class 3A, Region II bi-district best-of-three series that gets under way beginning at 6 p.m. Friday at Grand Saline High School.

    The teams will travel back to Grand Saline for a noon game on Saturday, with a Game 3 (if needed) to follow the second contest.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Alto.gif Alto boys win area track championship

    Alto earned 181 points to easily out distance second place Timpson (147) to win the team title of the Class A District 20/21 Area Meet that was hosted by Shelbyville High School late last week

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Troup softball image.jpg Troup to tangle with Jefferson in bi-district

    Troup will open post season play by taking on Jefferson's Lady Bulldogs at 7 p.m. Friday at LeTourneau University in Longview.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • images.jpg New Summerfield qualifies handful for regionals

    Four individuals plus a relay team from New Summerfield High School earned berths in the Class A, Region II Championships, to be held in Palestine later this week.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

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