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March 5, 2013


JACKSONVILLE — Maiden soccer loses a close one to Nac

Nacogdoches defeated Jacksonville for the second time this season by claiming a 2-1 victory over the Fight'n Maidens Friday night at Tomato Bowl. The league-leading Lady Dragons now have a two match lead over second-place Jacksonville in the district standings. The Maidens (7-11-1, 4-2 in district) visit Diboll (7 p.m.) tonight.

Softball: Fight'n Maidens go 4-2 in Tyler tourney

TYLER — Nicole Robinson struck out four batters in Jacksonville's 14-8 win over Fruitvale during Thursday play in the Tyler Lone Star Softball Tournament. The Fight'n Maidens posted a 3-2 record in the tourney and now stand 7-8 on the year. On Saturday, Jacksonville battered Slocum, 12-4, before outscoring Chapel Hill's Lady Bulldogs, 10-9. Mackenzie Crow and Damonica Franklin hit home runs in the win over Slocum and Jordane Mallard added an inside-the-park homer. In the Chapel Hill game, Franklin and Victoria Gomez blasted over-the-fence shots to lead Jacksonville. Aisha Griffin and Erin McGarity dropped down quality bunts while Robinson and Crow performed well in the circle. Jacksonville's loses came to Brownsboro, 15-4, and to Caddo Mills, 13-4. The Maidens host Athens at 7:00 p.m. Friday.

Day wins girl's singles title in Ennis

ENNIS — Jacksonville's Ellie Day won first place in girl's singles on Friday at the Ennis Varsity Tournament. Day, a senior, breezed by opponents from Whitehouse and Waxahachie in route to winning the title. In girl's doubles, Suzi McCuistion and Maria Landin teamed up to win first place in the consolation bracket. The Jacksonville duo earned easy wins over foes from Cedar Hill and Red Oak in consolation play. Christian Roper went 2-2 in boy's singles action. He garnered wins over two opponents from Waxahachie.

Baseball: Eagles to open district play at home tonight

The Rusk Eagles will lift the drape on the District 19-3A portion of  their schedule at 7 p.m. tonight by entertaining Fairfield. Rusk (4-6) will be looking to bounce back after going 0-4 in the Lindale Tournament over the weekend. The Eagles and Mount Pleasant were tied at six going into the final frame Saturday when the Tigers erupted for three runs in the top of the seventh to sew up a 9-6 victory. Jadarian Skinner and Drew Walley had two hits apiece for the Red and Black. Rusk also dropped a 6-5 decision to Athens, fell to Marshall, 6-1, and was clipped by Paris, 7-4.

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    Jaguar golf team wraps up season at NJCAA District 2 Championships

    DENNIS, Texas — Jaguar linksters form Jacksonville College joined nine other schools from across the state to contest things at the NJCAA District 2 Championships earlier this week.

    The three-round tournament was held at Sugar Tree Country Club in Dennis, Texas.

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