Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

July 18, 2013


Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE — 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.