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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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  • 04-17-Maidens team.JPG Fightin' Maiden softball earns first-ever playoff berth

    As the late afternoon sun slowly dipped below the horizon Tuesday at Faulkner Park in Tyler, there was a soaking-wet head softball coach and a team of excited young Jacksonville Fightin' Maidens that had streaks of white chalk smeared across their faces, uniform tops and pants, milling around the infield, in no hurry to board the team bus for the ride back home.

    April 17, 2014 3 Photos

  • 04-17-JHS bsb. + foto.jpg 16-4A Baseball: Jacksonville trounces John Tyler, 11-0

    Chris Holcomb stroked a three-run triple that traveled to the fence in left field in the third inning, which was a part of a 2 for 3 night, as Jacksonville plastered John Tyler, 11-0, Tuesday in a District 16-4A encounter that was played at Mike Carter Field.

    Racking up three RBI and two runs scored for the Tribe (7-16-1, 2-6 16-4A), Holcomb triggered a six-run third stanza for Jacksonville, with the Indians scoring the remained of their runs in the fifth frame.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Alto.gif Crisp no-hitter sends Lady jackets to 16-1 win over Wells

    Alto celebrated Senior Night Friday by trampling Wells, 16-1, in a game that featured a no-hitter being thrown by Lady Jacket Madison Crisp.

    Crisp struck out 10 and did not walk a batter in coasting to the win.

    Alto recognized its two seniors, Carenza Johnson and Dariyana Moore, on their special day.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • troup_tigers.gif Mallard, Smith pick up 4 hits each as Troup whips Frankston

    Mason Mallard and Logan Smtih accounted for four hits each on Tuesday when Troup chalked up a 12-0 route over Frankston.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-16-Alto track relay.jpg 21-A-I Track Championships: Alto boys cleanup; NS teams show improvement

    The Alto Yellowjackets boys track team won the District 21-A-I Track & Field Championship by a landslide last week at J. F. Whitaker Stadium in Cushing.

    The 'Jackets totaled 272.5 points, with Cushing (92) and New Summerfield (73) completing the top three.

    “Our high school boys won district with 272 points, which is impressive to go over 200 points in any meet,” Alto athletic director, Paul Gould, said. “Our kids competed great and they represented Alto great. All of our coaches, as well as myself are pleased with the way that they got after it.”

    For New Summerfield, the district meet brought another dose of improvement on the cinders for the Hornets and Lady Hornets.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • JJHS logo.png JHS girls dealt unfavorable draws at regional tennis tourney

    As the old sports saying goes, “sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.”

    Lady Luck stayed far away from a trio of Jacksonville High tennis players on Monday as Ellie Day, Samantha Lee and Kristie Savage were in the Metroplex, having qualified for the Class 4A Region II Championship Tournament that was hosted by University Texas Arlington.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-16-BH SB + logo.gif Schultz works overtime, sends Lady Guard to 5-4 victory

    Brook Hill sophomore Taylor Schultz probably slept like a baby when she retired Monday night.

    That's because Schultz excelled at the plate and on the pitching rubber as the Lady Guard whittled out a hard-fought, 5-4, district win over the Lady Saints of Dallas First Baptist on Monday afternoon.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • I04-15-MM.jpg Tribe soccer's special season culminates with regional tourney appearance

    To put the Jacksonville Tribe boys soccer team's successful season and deep post season run in perspective, it had been just over three years since any team from Jacksonville had participated in a regional tournament.

    And although the Tribe fell, 2-1, on the scoreboard to Spring Woods on Friday in the Class 4A, Region III semi-final, what this year's group was able to achieve will be remembered long after the painful memories of Friday's match fade away.

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • 04-15-Ruskbsb + foto.jpg Eagle baseballers extend winning streak to 9

     After Central Heights had tied the game in the top of the seventh, Rusk scored the winning run in the bottom half of the segment to run its winning streak to nine games by edging the Blue Devils, 3-2, in a non-district affair that took place at Eagle Park on Saturday.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_2915.JPG FIghtin' Maiden softball looking to sew up playoff spot tonight

    Jacksonvile's Fightin' Maiden softball team can lock down its first-ever playoff berth in the 13-year history of the program at 6 p.m. this evening when the Blue and White visit John Tyler at 6 p.m.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

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