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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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  • 04-16-Alto track relay.jpg 21-A-I Track Championships: Alto boys cleanup; NS teams show improvement

    The Alto Yellowjackets boys track team won the District 21-A-I Track & Field Championship by a landslide last week at J. F. Whitaker Stadium in Cushing.

    The 'Jackets totaled 272.5 points, with Cushing (92) and New Summerfield (73) completing the top three.

    “Our high school boys won district with 272 points, which is impressive to go over 200 points in any meet,” Alto athletic director, Paul Gould, said. “Our kids competed great and they represented Alto great. All of our coaches, as well as myself are pleased with the way that they got after it.”

    For New Summerfield, the district meet brought another dose of improvement on the cinders for the Hornets and Lady Hornets.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • JJHS logo.png JHS girls dealt unfavorable draws at regional tennis tourney

    As the old sports saying goes, “sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.”

    Lady Luck stayed far away from a trio of Jacksonville High tennis players on Monday as Ellie Day, Samantha Lee and Kristie Savage were in the Metroplex, having qualified for the Class 4A Region II Championship Tournament that was hosted by University Texas Arlington.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-16-BH SB + logo.gif Schultz works overtime, sends Lady Guard to 5-4 victory

    Brook Hill sophomore Taylor Schultz probably slept like a baby when she retired Monday night.

    That's because Schultz excelled at the plate and on the pitching rubber as the Lady Guard whittled out a hard-fought, 5-4, district win over the Lady Saints of Dallas First Baptist on Monday afternoon.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • I04-15-MM.jpg Tribe soccer's special season culminates with regional tourney appearance

    To put the Jacksonville Tribe boys soccer team's successful season and deep post season run in perspective, it had been just over three years since any team from Jacksonville had participated in a regional tournament.

    And although the Tribe fell, 2-1, on the scoreboard to Spring Woods on Friday in the Class 4A, Region III semi-final, what this year's group was able to achieve will be remembered long after the painful memories of Friday's match fade away.

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • 04-15-Ruskbsb + foto.jpg Eagle baseballers extend winning streak to 9

     After Central Heights had tied the game in the top of the seventh, Rusk scored the winning run in the bottom half of the segment to run its winning streak to nine games by edging the Blue Devils, 3-2, in a non-district affair that took place at Eagle Park on Saturday.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_2915.JPG FIghtin' Maiden softball looking to sew up playoff spot tonight

    Jacksonvile's Fightin' Maiden softball team can lock down its first-ever playoff berth in the 13-year history of the program at 6 p.m. this evening when the Blue and White visit John Tyler at 6 p.m.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • JHS new logo.jpg 16-4A Track Meet: Thacker, Ambroson and 4X100 relay qualify for area meet

    Datavion Thacker qualified in two events, one field and another running, while Josh Ambroson excelled in the discus competition at the District 16-4A Track and Field Meet, which played out Wednesday and Thursday at Eagle Stadium in Lindale.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lions.jpg Jacksonville Lions Club Charity Golf tourney set for April 19

    The Jacksonville Lions Club Annual Charity Golf Tournament, a four-man scramble, is scheduled for Saturday, April 19 at The Challenge at the Woods in Jacksonville.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-12-Turkey.jpg Spring turkey time just around the corner

    It's almost curtain time for East Texas spring turkey hunters. The spring gobbler season gets underway April 15 and runs through May 14 in 28 counties.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-11-Dyess.jpg 21-2A District Track Meet: Troup athletes start off strong

    Maybe it was the familiarity of competing at Tiger Stadium in front of supporting friends and family, or maybe it was simply an intense amount of preparation and training.

    Whatever the “it” factor was for the Troup Tigers and Lady Tigers seemed to fuel the squads to a fast start on Wednesday, the opening day of the District 21-2A Meet, which is used to decide the circuit's representatives into the upcoming area meet.

    April 11, 2014 3 Photos