Jacksonville Daily Progress
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.
Former JHS assistant to take over as head football coach in Marshall
MARSHALL — According to multiple reports, former Jacksonville High School assistant football coach Clint Harper has agreed to become the next athletic director/head football coach at Marshall High School. Harper led Leander to an 11-2 finish in 2012 and posted a 19-6 record there over two seasons. Harper served as a receivers coach under Danny Long at JHS in the early 2000's. He has also worked as an offensive assistant at Troup High School. Harper is a graduate of Marshall High School.