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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New Summerfield downs Van, 3-1, to win small school soccer tourney
The book closed on the the first year of New Summerfield High School boy's soccer season on Saturday night, after the Hornets had polished off Van, 3-1, to win the Small School Soccer Championship Tournament, which was played on a rainy Saturday night at Bill McRae Field at Jacksonville College.
The Hornets ended up with a record of 11-5-0.
Troup baseball: Smith tosses a no hitter; fans 12 Harmony batters
Luke Smith turned in a dominating performance in Troup's 10-0 win over Harmony in a District 18-2A affair that was played at the Tigers' ball yard Friday.
Smith pitched a no-hitter against the Eagles and struck out 12 of the 18 opposing batters that he faced.
Priddy Good Stuff: Brook Hill disposes of Class 6-A Lake Hamilton, Ark.
Brook Hill evened its record at 6-6 Saturday afternoon by leveling Lake Hamilton, Ark., a Class 6-A school with an enrollment in excess of 900, 4-1, in final day play of the Longview Lobo Classic Challenge.
Eagle 9 drop decisions to Carthage
Baseball teams from Rusk and Carthage did battle Friday and Saturday by playing a single game in each community.
Unfortunately for the Eagles, the results was the same as the Bulldogs ran their worksheet to 7-6 on the year by beating Rusk 2-0 in Carthage Friday night and 6-0 Saturday afternoon at Eagle Park.
Indian baseball loses twice in Quitman tourney
After starting off the Quitman Tournament with a pair of wins, the Jacksonville baseball Indians' luck changed Friday and Saturday when the Tribe came up short, losing 13-3 to Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill, and tumbling 10-7 to the host Bulldogs from Quitman on Saturday.
Boys Powerlifting: Rosales, Turner to represent Rusk at state meet
Leo Rosales and Jeremy Turner of Rusk have punched their respective ducats into the upcoming state powerlifting meet.
Crimson Tide's Littlejohn moves to 5-0 with 1st SEC win
Rusk High School product Sydney Littlejohn, a true freshman at the University of Alabama, moved to 5-0 on the year Saturday when she earned her first Southeastern Conference victory of her career.
Prep Soccer: Hawkins boots Brook Hill girls to another state championship
Brook Hill successfully defended its TAPPS DIII girls's soccer state title on Friday by slipping past Austin Vertas 1-0 at Awty International School.
Elise Hawkins was the unlikely hero for the Lady Guard. The senior defender scored what turned out to be the only goal of the match around the 12-minute mark of the final period.
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.
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