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July 24, 2013

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JACKSONVILLE — Rusk Rangers win TTA tourney opener

BROWNWOOD — The Rusk Rangers opened play in the Texas Teenage Baseball/Softball Association's 8U Machine Pitch State Tournament by taking down the Brownwood Giants on Monday. The Rangers were scheduled to have taken on the Mexia Texans in a winner's bracket game Tuesday. The double-elimination event runs through Friday.

Rusk Orioles tripped up in first round of state tourney

EMORY — Rusk's Orioles were stopped by the Hillsboro Black Hawks in first-round play of the Texas Teenage Baseball/Softball Association's T-Ball State Tournament, which is being staged in Emory. Rusk will play either the BMC Hurricanes or the Rangers of Mineola in an elimination game that is slated for 6 p.m. this evening.

Troup 12U squad blasts Bragg

ENNIS — The Rattlers of Troup got the best of Bragg Appliance Monday night at Bluebonnet Park in Ennis. The game was a second-round — the Rattler's received a first-round bye — affair in the Texas Teenage Baseball/Softball Association State Tournament. After an off day on Tuesday, the Rattlers will face the Edgewood Bulldogs at 5 p.m. tonight.

Bullard-ex Greene continuing second season with Pensacola

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Former Bullard High standout Brodie Greene, now in his second full season with the Pensacola Blue Wahoos of the Class AA Southern League, is hitting .227 through 92 games this season. The second baseman has collected three home runs and has driven in 21 runs. Greene has accumulated 10 doubles and has swiped four bases in six attempts. Pensacola is an affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds.

MLB suspends Braun for remainder of season

NEW YORK (AP) -- Ryan Braun stood on a spring training field and proclaimed he was innocent of using banned testosterone.

''I would bet my life,'' he said back then, ''that this substance never entered my body at any point.''

Seventeen months later, he accepted a 65-game suspension from baseball and admitted, ''I am not perfect. I realize now that I have made some mistakes. I am willing to accept the consequences of those actions.''

The 2011 National League MVP was suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason Monday,

 

Big 10 football to be featured regularly in Metroplex

DALLAS (AP) -- The Big Ten Conference will have a team in either the Heart of Dallas Bowl or the Armed Forces Bowl each year through the 2019 season.

As part of an extension with the Heart of Dallas Bowl announced Tuesday, the Big Ten will also send teams to the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, rotating between the two games over a seven-year period.

This season, the Big Ten will play a team from Conference USA in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. That game is on New Year's Day at the historic Cotton Bowl stadium.



 

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  • I07-31-07-29-VB + foto.jpg High school volleyballers to hit ground running Monday

    High school gymnasiums around the area will be hubs of volleyball activity beginning Monday, when fall camp opens for all teams.

    In fact, the entire week will be jammed packed with dig, set and spike activities.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-29- Josh + foto.tif McCown says he likes direction Tampa Bay is heading in

    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.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos