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 (email@example.com).
NBA player reveals that he is gay
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA veteran Jason Collins became the first active male player in the four major American professional sports to come out as gay.
The 34-year-old center, who has played for six teams in 12 seasons, wrote a first-person account that was posted on Sports Illustrated's website Monday. Collins finished the season with the Washington Wizards and is now a free agent. He says he wants to keep playing.
''If I had my way, someone else would have already done this,'' he writes. ''Nobody has, which is why I'm raising my hand.''
Collins played in a Final Four for Stanford and reached two NBA Finals. His twin brother, Jarron, was also a longtime NBA center.
''Jason has been a widely respected player and teammate throughout his career and we are proud he has assumed the leadership mantle on this very important issue,'' NBA Commissioner David Stern said in a statement.
Townsend to represent Rusk at state track meet
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35-4A Soccer: Jacksonville girls down Lady Hornets, 1-0
Jacksonville's Fightin' Maidens collected a District 35-4A triumph Friday night at Tomato Bowl without even scoring a goal.
Yes that's right, because Lufkin Hudson knocked in the only goal of the match — an own goal — with 12:58 to play in the match.
After the Maidens (7-7-2, 6-2-1 District 35-4A) almost scored on their own, the ball deflected a few feet out in front of the Hudson goalkeeper and in the made rush to clear the ball already Hornet accidentally knocked the ball into the Jacksonville goal.
16-3A Softball: Springer fans 13 as Bullard stops Spring Hill, 4-1
Kristie “Coco” Springer, a Texas Woman's University signee, struck out 13 Spring Hill batters Friday night to help propel Bullard to a 4-1 win in a District 16-3A tilt that was played in Longview.
Prep Baseball/Softball Roundup: Rusk's Raiborn tosses no hitter
High school baseball and softball roundup for games played mid week.
Lady Jaguars' season ends with 84-73 to No. 1 Trinity Valley
A disastrous defensive first half put the Jacksonville College Lady Jaguars in a hole that they could not claw themselves out of Friday afternoon in a semi-final game of the Region XIV Championship Tournament at Louise Herrington Patriot Center.
After allowing the No.1-ranked Lady Cardinals (31-1) to shoot at a 62.2-percent (23 of 37) clip in the first 20 minutes of play, the Lady Jags (17-14) found themselves down by 20 points, 54-34, at intermission.
Girls Powerlifting: Bullard qualifies 5 for upcoming state meet
Bullard finished second as a team at the Girls Region 3 Division 2 Powerlifting Meet last weekend at Crandell High School, but more importantly qualified five young ladies for the Texas High School Womens Powerlifting Association State Meet, which takes place late next week at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi.
Jaguar rally falls 7 points shorts; Lee ends JC's season
Simply stated, turnovers are opportunities for the opposing team.
Jacksonville College's inability to cash in on Lee College's mistakes, particularly in the first half, ended up being too big of hurdle for the Jaguars to clear as Lee held on to beat JC, 105-98, in the opening round of the Region XIV Championship Tournament, which took place Wednesday night at Wagstaff Fieldhouse on the Tyler Junior College campus.
Workman, Maosa, Robinson pilot JC women to tourney win
Eleven Lady Jaguars broke into the scoring column in Jacksonville College's 57-43 win over Paris Junior College Wednesday in the first round of the Region XIV Championship Tournament, which is being played at UT-Tyler's Herrington Patriot Center.
Maiden soccer falls, 2-1, to rival Palestine
Jacksonville came out sluggish in the second half against Palestine Tuesday night at Wildcat Stadium and that spell of a lack of energy ended up costing the Maidens the match.
The Ladycats scored a lone goal in the second half to break a 1-1 halftime tie and then made it stand the rest of the waas palestien won, 2-1.
Jacksonville JV tennis team shows well in Nac
Highlighting the play by the Jacksonville junior varsity tennis team in the Nacogdoches JV Tournament, which was staged on Thursday, was a couple of consolation winning efforts.
Rusk trio qualify for girls state powerlifting meet
Rusk will be represented by three young ladies when the girls state powerlifting meet gets under way on March 14 in Corpus Christi.
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