Max Preps honors Rusk’s Littlejohn
RUSK — Rusk pitching standout Sydney Littlejohn, who will be soon be off to the University of Alabama to begin the next chapter in her academic and softball life, has been named to the Max Preps All-Star Softball Team for medium-sized schools. The list included players from throughout the nation. Littlejohn is the daughter of Paul and Lynn Littlejohn of Rusk. Another East Texan, Kelsee Selman of Lufkin Hudson, was also included on the list.
Jacksonville College announces 'Meet the Jags Night'
Jacksonville College will be holding its annual “Meet the Jags” night on Monday, August 19 at 7 p.m. This year's event will take place at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse. Student athletes from all of the college's sports will be on hand to meet and greet Jaguar/Lady Jaguar fans.
McKnight continues to do well out west
LARAMIE,Wyo. — Wells native Tyler McKnight and his team roping partner Tyler Wade of Terrell earned checks from two PRCA rodeos late last week. The duo finished fifth at the Laramie (Wyo.) Jubilee Days Rodeo, earning $534 apiece. McKnight, a heeler, and Wade a header, tied for seventh place at Vernal Utah's Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo. For their efforts in Utah each man received $855. McKnight ranks No. 22 in the PRCA World Standings, having earned purses totaling just south of $26,000.
Region XIV Men's Basketball: Navarro coach receives big promotion
CORSICANA — Navarro College is in the new market for a new head men's basketball coach after Johnny Estelle accepted a position on James Dickey's staff at the University of Houston (NCAA, Division I) late last week. Estelle piloted the Bulldogs to a 126-48 record during his seven seasons at the helm of the Navarro program. He served as assistant coach under the legendary Lewis Orr at Navarro, prior to being promoted as head coach. Estelle sent 21 players to the Division I ranks during his tenure at Navarro, with his players maintaining a 90-percent graduation rate.
Cowboys take at look at several free agents
ARLINGTON — The Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday gave a look-see to free agent quarterbacks Chase Clement, who played his college ball at Rice, former SMU/Eastern Washington quarterback Kyle Padron and signal caller Alex Tanney (Monmouth). Receivers Gino Crump (Arizona), Devin Goda (Slippery Rock) Antoine Hicks (TCU), DeWayne Peace (Houston) and former Oregon Duck Lacasier Tuinei were also put through their paces during the auditions.
Max Preps honors Rusk’s Littlejohn
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Jacksonville goes 4-0 in Madisonville Tournament
The Jacksonville Indians not only only posted a 4-0 record in the Madisonville Tournament on Thursday and Friday, but they won in a convincing manner as the Tribe had an average margin of victory of 22 points.
Coach Mark Alexander's Tribesmen will carry a 6-2 record into Tuesday's game at Athens. Varsity tipoff should take place around 7:30 p.m., following junior varsity and freshman games.
Fightin' Maidens double up Hawkins
Jacksonville unleashed some nasty defense on the Hawkins Lady Hawks Friday afternoon and as a result the Fightin' Maidens were able to dish out a 51-26 defeat to Hawkins in Jacksonville's final game of the Hawkins Tournament.
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.
Prep Hoops Roundup: Jacksonville, Bullard girls perform well in tourney play; Guard rout Tigers
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.
- Prep Basketball Roundup: Rusk girls top 5-A Tyler Lee 54-50
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.
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