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May 21, 2013


JACKSONVILLE — JC Women's Soccer: Gonzalez plucks three from John Tyler program

TYLER — Jacksonville head women's soccer coach Rafael Gonzalez has tapped into a talent-rich pool at John Tyler High School to nab JC's latest batch of signees. Last week Lady Lions, Karla Hernandez, Leslie Jaramillo and Sulema Median inked letters to become members of JC's very first women's soccer team, which is scheduled to premier in August. The threesome were a big part of John Tyler's playoff success the past two seasons.

Two Bullard High student trainers to advance on to next level

BULLARD — A pair of Bullard High School seniors, Samantha Miller and Taylor Allbritton, will continue their respective careers in athletic training at the college level. BISD head athletic trainer Jeff “Doc” Shrode recently announced that Miller will be an athletic trainer at Tyler Junior College upon graduation, while Allbritton will be a couple of miles down the road tending to the Patriots of UT-Tyler.

Jacksonville College announces 'Summer of Soccer'

Jacksonville College will be conducting soccer camps as well as 7 vs. 7 leagues this summer, according to JC head soccer coach Rafael Gonzalez. The soccer camps will be held June 10-13, July 8-11 and July 22-25. There is a $50 registration fee per player. Soccer skills, fundamentals and teamwork will be taught. The Summer League 7 vs. 7 will have division for U6, U8, U10, U12 and U14 and will be played on Tuesday and Thursdays (June 4-July 30). Cost is $250 per team and their is a 10-player maximum per unit. For more information on either the soccer camps or the Summer League 7 vs. 7, call Gonzalez (903-393-2848).

Athlon Sports picks Aggies as a pre-season top 10 team

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Athlon Sports, publisher of the No. 1-selling college football magazine, has announced that the Texas A&M Aggies have been named the No. 9 team in its preseason Top 25 poll. The countdown commences every year at www.AthlonSports.com in early May and leads to the on-sale date of Athlon's category-leading college football preseason annuals on May 28.

To celebrate Texas A&M being named No. 9, AthlonSports.com will be highlighting the program, including a look at the greatest players since 1967 and a 2013 team preview. (Direct links are included below.)  

Kevin Sumlin’s Texas A&M Aggies appear on the countdown with three preseason All-Americans and eight players selected as All-SEC performers. Athlon Sports predicts Texas A&M will finish second in the SEC West.  

“Texas A&M made a big splash in its first season in the SEC, and with one of the nation’s most potent offenses, this team should once again score a ton of points,” says Athlon Sports Executive Editor Mitch Light. “If the defense can do its part, the Aggies will contend for an SEC title.”

the third team.  

Last year, Athlon Sports was the most accurate preseason magazine in prediction accuracy.*




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    Josh McCown expects the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to be better this season. He's just reluctant to speculate how much.

    The 35-year-old quarterback is beginning his 13th NFL training camp, though it's his first as a team's projected starter since he was with the Arizona Cardinals in 2004.

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  • I07-29-VB + foto.JPG Prep volleyballers to return to the gym Monday

    Volleyball season for local and area high school teams will get under on Monday with the opening of the respective fall camps.

    Most of the clubs will take part in scrimmages or playdays in late week before opening the regular season the following week.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-29-Patton + foto.jpg Patton about to start his 7th season in Rusk

    My how time flies.

    When the Rusk High School football team trots out to Eagle Stadium on Monday morning to open fall camp, Ted Patton, Rusk's athletic director and head football coach, will be kicking off his seventh season at the helm of the Eagle program, which makes him the most tenured football coach in the Cherokee County/Southern Smith County area.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-26-Brown + foto.jpg Junior golf: Brown claims a pair of 3rd place finishes this week

     The summer junior golf tour schedule is now in the home stretch and Jacksonville's Cameron Brown is closing like a freight train.

    Brown played in two tournaments this week and came in third place in each, while going up against some top-caliber junior golfers from the Metroplex.

    On Monday and Tuesday, the son of Dean and Mary Carol Brown, played in a Texas Junior Golf Tour (TJGT) stop at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney where he shot rounds of 73 and 71 to earn third place out of a field of 54 boys.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • JJHS logo.png Forrest picked to guide Fightin' Maiden volleyball

    Jacksonville High School will have a new head volleyball when fall camp opens up on Aug. 4.

    Jan Forrest, a veteran high school coach who calls Borger, Texas home, has been promoted from the Jacksonville Middle School coaching staff into her new position.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-26-Minter + photo.jpg Guard-ex Minter helps USA win tourney in the Netherlands

    Spurred on in part by the efforts of A. J. Minter, a former diamond star at The Brook Hill School, the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team was able to nail down the championship of the 27th edition of the Haarlem-Honkbal Week.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-26-TTA logo.jpg Rusk Rangers 14U stay alive in TTA state tourney

    The Rusk Rangers 14U team were scheduled to take on Malakoff Monsters Friday night in an elimination game in the Texas Teen-Age Baseball Association (TTA) state tournament in Hillsboro.

    Rusk suffered its first lost in the double-elimination event after falling to the Eagles from Mildred.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jerry Fork 3 30 12.JPG Gone fishing with Jerry Miller

    One of the main things I really look forward to in the summer is locating and catching schooling bass. Schooling bass are not always easy to catch. Sometimes they are very aggressive and will react to a variety of baits. At other times they become very hard to catch. I have several baits that I rely on, but some are favorites.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • RNIZRWPNXJDDLGT.20140225144737.jpg Locals Hamlett, Trotter prepare for SHSU swan song

    The Sam Houston State University Bearkats will have a brand new head coach and an unfamiliar quarterback this season.

    But the Southland Conference (NCAA, Football Championship Series) team will return a rock-solid nucleus, including Cory Hamlett, a senior who prepped at Jacksonville High School and Rusk High School graduate John Trotter, who will also be in his final year playing for the orange squad from Huntsville.

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  • IMG_4906.JPG Johnson hired as Lady Guard basketball coach

    In filling its opening for a head girl's basketball coach, The Brook Hill School turned to Ivan Johnson, a coach that has been has achieved playoff success in TAPPS circles.

    Johnson was introduced as Brook Hill's man to lead the Lady Guard hoop charges Tuesday afternoon in a press conference that was held on campus at the Kyle Lake Athletic Center.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo