Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

June 25, 2013


Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE — Indians, Panthers, send handful of baseballers to Academic All-State team

Both Jacksonville and Bullard were well represented on their respective Academic All-State baseball teams which were released late last week. Indians Brett Eckles, Trevor Ewalt and Dillon Rodriquez earned a spot on the Class 4-A squad, with Bullard supplying Haden Bryant, Holden Bryant, Cody Goode and Weston Gray to the Class 3A team. In addition, Alto's James Grammer garnered a place on the Class A unit.

Track standouts Franklin, Bryant and Berryman named All-East Texas

TYLER — Dadrian Franklin (jumper) of Jacksonville, Bullard's Haden Bryant (hurdler) and David Berryman (hurdler) of Alto all secured mention on the Tyler Morning Telegraph's All-East Texas Track and Field team as Second Team choices.

Fight'n Maiden Basketball Camp right around the corner

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).

NBA News: Celtics' coach appears headed to Clippers

BOSTON (AP) -- Doc Rivers will be the next coach of the Los Angeles Clippers if the NBA approves the rare but not unprecedented trade of an active coach, a Boston Celtics official told The Associated Press on Sunday night.

The deal would bring Boston a first-round draft pick in 2015, according to the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because it is pending a trade call with the NBA office. Rivers, who had three years and $21 million left on his contract with the Celtics, must also reach an agreement on a new deal with the Clippers.

Celtics spokesman Jeff Twiss said the team had no announcement.

Federer needs just 68 minutes to win Wimbledon opener

LONDON (AP) -- Ten years after his first Wimbledon championship, Roger Federer began his bid for a record eighth title at the All England Club with the same dominance that has defined his grass-court greatness.

Opening the tournament on Centre Court as defending champion, Federer looked right as home Monday as he dismantled Victor Hanescu of Romania 6-3, 6-2, 6-0 in just 68 minutes.

This was a grass-court clinic from Federer, who had 32 winners, seven aces and just six unforced errors. He won 90 percent of the points when he put his first serve in.

Earlier, Wimbledon produced an upset in the women's draw when Puerto Rican teenager Monica Puig upset fifth-seeded Sara Errani 6-3, 6-2.