On the strength of first place finishes in girl's “A” and girl's “B” singles, Jacksonville was able to capture the team championship in the Jacksonville Varsity Invitational staged on Friday at the Jacksonville Tennis Complex.
The JHS girls tallied 160 points to finish in front of runner-up Center (140) and Wills Point (70) who came in third.
Ellie Day defeated opponents form Troup, Center and Pine Tree to win her division crown, while Lee spanked foes from Lufkin Hudson, Nacogdoches and Wills Point to win top honors in her grouping.
Jacksonville also nabbed a runner-up finish as Suzi McCuistion & Cesia Hernandez teamed up to finish second in girl's “B” doubles.
A total of eleven schools participated including Troup, who took eighth place and Bullard, who wound up 10th.
Pine Tree and Whitehouse were the top finishers in the boy's division.
The Pirates chalked up 130 points to clip the Wildcats, with finished with 100.
Jacksonville netters earned 10 points and finished in 10th place.
The Bullard boys piled up 50 points to come in sixth, with Troup scoring five points to take 11th place.
NOTE: In boy’s “A” singles, Bryan De La Rosa lost in straight sets to players form Nacogdoches and Wills Point...In boy’s “B” singles, Jaime Henderson went 1-1 on the day...Henderson polished off a player from Henderson, while losing 4-8 to a Center player...Dylan Perry & Israel Garcia fell to units from Nacogdoches and Pine Tree...In boy’s “B” doubles, Kaleb Whitten & Andres Ferretiz split their matches...They opened up with an 8-0 hammering of a duo from Henderson. Later in the day they regrouped to win, 8-1, over a Hallsville team.
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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.
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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.
Region XIV Men: Jaguars to entertain Apaches in Sat. matinee
The Jacksonville College men's basketball team will be playing its final home game of 2013 at 4 p.m. this afternoon when the Jaguars take on Tyler Junior College at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse.
The Jags will enter the matchup looking for their first Region XIV win of the season. The JC men are 4-7 overall, 0-2 in conference, and are coming off of a 76-54 loss to No.3-ranked Kilgore College on Tuesday.
New Summerfield homecoming festivities postponed
New Summerfield High School's basketball doubleheader scheduled for this evening has been postponed due to travel concerns later this evening.
McCown on track to start for Chicago Monday vs. Dallas
Josh McCown took reps with the first string offense on Thursday as the Chicago Bears said that starting quarterback Jay Cutler will not be available for duty on Monday night when the Bears host the Dallas Cowboys at 7:30 p.m.local time.
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NJCAA Golf: Shattuck's Highlanders move up to No. 3 in nation
The McLennan Community College men's golf team moved up two spots to No. 3 in the latest NJCAA Division I Men's Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches Poll.
TAPPS Soccer: Brook Hill teams post easy wins in season openers
Soccer squads from The Brook Hill School successfully opened their new campaigns by ginning wins over Grace Community School and All Saints, respectively, Monday evening.
No. 3 Kilgore takes JC as latest victim
Kilgore College's twin terrors — Jamarcus Weatherspoon and Stefan Moody — victimized Jacksonville College for a total of 45 points (61% of KC's total points), 34 of which came in the decisive second half, as the Rangers scored a 76-54 win over the Jaguars before an estimated crowd of 400 at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse Tuesday night.
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