Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

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April 30, 2013

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JACKSONVILLE — Townsend to represent Rusk at state track meet

CONROE — Rusk's Shayla Townsend earned a spot in the upcoming state Class 3A track and field meet based on her superior performance at the Class 3A, Region III Meet in Conroe late last week. Townsend will be competing in the 100-meter hurdles.

Bullard's Haden Bryant takes regional gold

COMMERCE — Haden Bryant of Bullard was clocked in 14.74 which was fast enough to earn the Panther senior the Class 3A, Region II title in 110-meter hurdles. The regional meet was held late last week at Texas A&M Commerce. Bryant will now move on to the state meet in Austin next month.

Class 4-A, Region II Meet: JHS athletes give good effort

ARLINGTON — Dadrian Franklin wrapped up his storied athletic career at Jacksonville High School by earning fourth and fifth place finishes in high jump and triple jump at the Class 4A, Region II Track and Field Championships in Arlington over the weekend. Franklin cleared 6' 4” in high jump and landed a 43' 10” jump in the triple jump competition. On the girls side, Damonica Franklin had a toss of 121' 5” to come in sixth in discus.

Bi-district Baseball: Panthers to face Vandals in 1 gamer

KILGORE — It's do or die time, literally, for the Bullard High School baseball team. The Panthers (20-8) are scheduled to take on the Vandals of Van (16-13) in a single game, winner take all, Class 3A, Region II bi-district playoff game. First pitch will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday at historic Driller Park in Kilgore. Bullard will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak on Thursday, while Van will be looking to extend a three-game winning streak.

Jacksonville College to offer summer tennis camps

Jacksonville College tennis coach Mark Robbins will be conducting a series of mini camps this summer which are targeted towards juniors, ages 14-18, who aspire to play at a collegiate level, or simply want to improve their game. The program will focus on technical and pre-competition aspects. Seven different camp sessions will take place in June and July. Cost is $110.00 per person, which includes 12 hours of training and a camp t-shirt. For more information contact Robbins (903) 258-3981 or by e-mail (mrobbins@jacksonvillecollege.edu).

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