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February 25, 2013


EMORY — Chapel Hill baseball tourney: Jacksonville, Troup notch wins

NEW CHAPEL HILL — Jacksonville humbled Class A Mount Enterprise 15-0 in the Chapel Hill Tournament on Thursday. Freshman Mason Smith tossed a 1-hitter at the Wildcats. All nine position players reached base and scored at least one run for the Indians. The Tribe then went out and beat T.K. Gorman 9-1 early Friday morning to improve to 2-1 on the year. Troup was able to outscored Gilmer, 9-5, behind Seth Gibson's triple, which plated two runs. Mason Mallard forged a double and drove two runs in for the Tigers. Troup led 9-1 going into the fifth inning. The tournament is scheduled to conclude today.

Eagle baseball posts first victory of season

PALESTINE — Rusk knocked of Madisonville, 3-2, Thursday in opening day play of the Palestine Tournament. Mason Johnson got the start on the hump for the Eagles (1-1) and worked four innings and struck out four. Jadarian Skinner, who got credit for the win, toiled the final-three frames and fanned three. Austin Ballew and Johnson had key hits for the Eagles. Madisonville outhit Rusk 6-3 in the game.

JHS's Minifee earns spot on Class 4A All-State Football Team

BRYAN — Jacksonville High School's Darrell Minifee has been named to the 62nd Annual Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association Class 4A All-State Football Team. Minifee is a 6-foot, 150 lb. Senior who has signed with Trinity Valley Community College.

Rumbelow, Bryant, Gray represent Bullard on Class 3A All-State Football Team

BRYAN — Trevor Rumbelow has been voted onto the 62nd Annual Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association Class 3A All-State Football Team. The 6-foot, 220 lb. senior  was a Third Team choice at center, along with Joe Brandenburg of Monahans. Defensive back Holden Bryant and Weston Gray (punter) were Honorable Mention choices from Bullard. Both are seniors.

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  • 07-22-Updated cover tease art.jpg Bullard's Rumbelow rapidly rising up through ranks in Yankee farm system

    In just over a month Nick Rumbelow, a former Bullard High School pitching standout, will be celebrating his 23rd birthday.

    Where he will be on that day is anyone's guess and may be classified as a “$64,000 question.”

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Indian head.jpg Jacksonville Football Camp set for Aug. 4

    Jacksonville High School will be hosting a free football camp, targeted towards for all incoming 7th, 8th and 9th grade football players, on Aug 4-5.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 10273379_236808723182178_4581202026987849136_o.jpg Rusk qualifies 4 teams for TTA state baseball tournaments

    There will we far fewer youth baseball players, coaches, family members and supporters roaming the streets of Rusk this week.

    That's because, county them, four teams from Rusk will be competing at venues around Central and East Texas in various Texas Teenage-Baseball Association state championship tournaments.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-22-Wright + mug.jpg Jacksonville finds new defensive a few miles down Highway 79

    Jacksonville athletic director/head football coach Chris Taber said that DeJoran “D. J.” Wright, former co-defensive coordinator at Palestine High School, was a logical choice to take over as the Tribe's new defensive coordinator for several reasons — most importantly was Wright's “X's and O's” philosophy.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • prca_logo1.jpg Wells roper snares a nice payday at Snake River Stampede

    Tyler McKnight, of Wells, and team roping partner Jake Cooper, won first place in the opening round of the Snake River Stampede (rodeo) that was held last week in Nampa, Idaho.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-19-SA + foto.jpg Jacksonville College's Abboud pays dividends for Israel’s WNT

    Jacksonville College women's basketball coach Leasa Ailshie is expecting great things from incoming sophomore Shahd Abboud, who hails from Shefa-Amr, Israel, when the Lady Jags report on Aug. 16 for the fall semester.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 10273379_236808723182178_4581202026987849136_o.jpg Area softball teams wrap up play in TTA state tourneys

    Two Cherokee County youth softball teams concluded their respective runs at Texas Teen-Age Softball Association state tournaments earlier this week.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • JJHS logo.png Fightin' Maiden Volleyball camp canceled

    The Jacksonville Fightin, Maiden Volleyball Camp, scheduled to take place Monday thru Wednesday has been canceled.

    All registration fees will be refunded in full.

    For more information call the JHS Athletic Department (903) 586-2131.


    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-17-Hill + mug.png JC's Hill to play for Our Lady of the Lake

    Two down and one to go.

    Jacksonville College saw its second of four sophomores sign a National Letter of Intent late last week, when Davvin Hill signed with Our Lady of the Lake University, a NAIA school located in San Antonio.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-17-Vert. I art.JPG Harris keeps Fightin' Maiden hoops camp simple

    One would probably be hard pressed to find any summer youth sports camp with a more streamlined approach than was found at the Jacksonville Fightin' Maiden Basketball camp, which took place this week at the Jacksonville High School Gymnasium.

    “We just asked the young ladies for two things,” Tony Harris, Jacksonville High School head girl's basketball coach, stated on Wednesday. “First, we wanted them to have fun and secondly we wanted them to learn control — to be able to control their eyes, their body and the (opposing) defender.”

    July 17, 2014 3 Photos