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February 22, 2013


JACKSONVILLE — Hanks drops in 28 points & 5 treys in Brook Hill bi-district win

BULLARD — Grant Hanks poured in a team-high 28 points to help Brook Hill post a 74-55 win over Carrollton Christian Academy in TAPPS Class 3A bi-district game that was played at Herrington Gymnasium in Bullard earlier this week. Hanks dropped in five shots from three-point range to spur on the Guard (18-11). Chase McDermott added 21 points and canned two long balls and Andrew Swink had nine points while connecting on three triples. Brook Hill outscored CCA 22-8 in the third quarter to break open a game that the Guard 33-27 at intermission. CCA's Stephen Ugochukwu led all players with 29 points. Brook Hill advances to host Irving The Highlands at 5 p.m. Saturday in an Area match-up. The Saints end the year with a 15-19 record.

BH baseball team torches All Saints

BULLARD — Brook Hill improved to 2-0 on the year after pounding All Saints 9-4. Quintin Pile got the start and the win on the hill for the Guard, who will be playing in the Pittsburg Tournament this weekend. Kendall Kerns and Gonzalez hit home runs as a part of a 13-hit Guard attack. All Saints is now 4-2 on the year.

Ex-Brook Hill standout sees first action as an Aggie

COLLEGE STATION — Former Brook Hill pitching ace A. J. Minter, now a freshman member of the Texas A&M baseball squad, saw his first duty as an Aggie during Texas A&M's 7-1 win over Texas Southern Wednesday night at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park. Minter came on in relief in the ninth inning and collected the final out of the game for the Aggies, who are now 4-1 on the year. Minter threw four pitches, with two of them being strikes.

Jacksonville College men to travel to Angelina Sat.

LUFKIN — After having an open date in mid-week, the Jacksonville College Jaguars will return to action at 6 p.m. Saturday when they are scheduled to visit Angelina College. The Jags (20-7, 11-5 Region XIV) have won six of their last seven games and are currently tied for third place in Region XIV, along with San Jacinto. The Roadrunners are 16-12 overall, 9-8 in conference, and are in eighth place in the standings. JC ran over the 'Runners 98-79 in their Jan. 31 meeting at Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse.

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  • 04-24-SB Prv..JPG Fightin' Maidens, Lady Eagles to open up bi-district play tonight

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  • 04-24-JC WBB.jpg Lady Jaguars' Workman, Maosa to play at D-I level

    One is heading back to her home state of Pennsylvania, the other will remain in Texas, her native state. Jacksonville College sophomores and womens basketball standouts Deva'Nyar Workman of Reading, Pa. and Yvonne Maosa, from Mansfield, Texas have both decided to continue their respective promising basketball careers at NCAA, Division I institutions.

    April 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-24-Alto SB.jpg Alto softball shoots up to No. 1 in latest state-wide poll

    While the Alto Lady Jackets were taking on Pollok Central, a state-ranked Class 3A team, Tuesday evening in a warm-up scrimmage, the new Texas Girls Coaches Association Class A softball team was released.

    In that newly minted poll, the Lady Jackets took command of the No. 1 spot for the first time this season.

    Alto (20-3), the undefeated District 21-A champions, displaced Beckville (29-2) from the top spot.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-23-Troup SB + foto.jpg Lady Tigers zap Winona, 11-0, to settle into playoff mode

    Troup's Lady Tiger softball team sent its three seniors off in fine fashion Friday night by walloping Winona, 11-0, at Lady Tiger Park.

    The win locked up the District t 18-2A championship for Troup, and marked the fourth-straight season that the Lady Tigers have won the district crown.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-23-Melchor.jpg Tribe soccer sends 4 to 35-4A first team; Melchor District Offensive MVP

    Martin Melchor of Jacksonville High School was voted by the District 35-4A boys soccer coaches as the circuit's Offensive Most Valuable Player.

    Melchor is the all-time leading scorer in Tribe soccer history. He will continue his academic and athletic career at Coastal Carolina University (NCAA, Division I) following his graduation from JHS later this spring.

    April 23, 2014 2 Photos

  • mail_001.jpg JUCO Tennis: Jaguars hold at No. 13 in latest ITA poll; women up one spot

    In the latest International Tennis Association junior college polls that came out on Thursday, the Jacksonville College Jaguars held steady at No. 13 in the nation while the Lady Jags moved up one spot to No. 24.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bullard-B.jpg Bullard ace strikes out 14 in warm-up game

    The Lady Panthers of Bullard nailed down their 20th win of the season on Monday by humbling Harelton, 10-2, in a warm-up game that was played at the UT-Tyler Softball Field.

    The Lady Panthers will take on Athens in a Class 3A, Region II bi-district best-of-three series that gets under way beginning at 6 p.m. Friday at Grand Saline High School.

    The teams will travel back to Grand Saline for a noon game on Saturday, with a Game 3 (if needed) to follow the second contest.

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Alto.gif Alto boys win area track championship

    Alto earned 181 points to easily out distance second place Timpson (147) to win the team title of the Class A District 20/21 Area Meet that was hosted by Shelbyville High School late last week

    April 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Troup softball image.jpg Troup to tangle with Jefferson in bi-district

    Troup will open post season play by taking on Jefferson's Lady Bulldogs at 7 p.m. Friday at LeTourneau University in Longview.

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  • images.jpg New Summerfield qualifies handful for regionals

    Four individuals plus a relay team from New Summerfield High School earned berths in the Class A, Region II Championships, to be held in Palestine later this week.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo