Lady Jaguars to make tourney debut this evening
TYLER — The Lady Jaguars of Jacksonville College (17-13) will open play in the Region XIV Championship Tournament at 8 p.m. tonight when they take on Kilgore College (11-15) in the Herrington Patriot Center at UT-Tyler. JC is the No. 3 seed, while the Lady Rangers are seeded sixth. The two teams split their regular season meetings, with Kilgore winning on their floor, 72-60 on Dec. 8, 2012. The Lady Jags prevailed 59-57 when the two clubs faced off in Jacksonville late last month. “I like how we are going into the tournament,” JC head coach Lynn Nabi said. “We're playing in the marquee game on opening night, so that's pretty big.”
Powerlifting: Rusk's Buckley qualifies for state meet
WILLS POINT — Jade Buckley of Rusk finished third in the 97-pound weight class at the Region 3, Division 2 Meet, which took place Thursday in Wills Point. Buckley had success with a total of 495 lbs. of iron. Rebekah Bratcher of Canton finished first, polishing off 575 lbs. Buckley punched her ticket into the state meet with her performance in Wills Point.
Powerlifting: Five Lady Panthers advance to state
WILLS POINT — Bullard's Taylor Spiller, Kelsey Green, Kennedy Key, Destinee Welch and Julia Frisby all lifted their way into the upcoming state powerlifting meet by recording outstanding efforts at the Region 3, Division 2 Meet, which was hosted by Wills Point High School late last week. Spiller, competing in the 132 lb. Division handled a total of 810 lbs. To take first. She squatted 350 lbs. Which was a new meet record. Spiller was also named as the Outstanding Lifter at the Meet. Green won first in the 105 lb. Segment, with a combined lift of 605 lbs. Key took third in the 148 lb. division, with Welch coming in fourth in the 181 lb. weight class. Frisby (165 lb.) has also earned a trip to the big show for Bullard.
Bullard diamond nine off to 8-1 start and state ranking
BULLARD — The Bullard High School baseball team has blazed out of the gates with an 8-1 record and that effort has garnered them the No. 18 ranking in the texashighschoolbaseball.com Class 3A poll, which was released Monday. Bullard's only loss this season came at the hands of Paris, 8-6, in the championship game of the Lindale Tournament on Saturday. The Panthers breezed past Mount Pleasant, Athens and Marshall, by a combined score of 16-1 to get to the finals. The Panthers will be palying in the Van Tournament (Thurs.-Sat.) this week.
Track & Field: Bullard teams do well at Spring Hill Meet
LONGVIEW — The Bullard Lady Panthers won first place in Friday's Spring Hill Meet on Friday. The boys wound up fourth. Bullard hosts the annual Panther Relays on Friday.
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TAPPS Soccer: Brook Hill teams post easy wins in season openers
Soccer squads from The Brook Hill School successfully opened their new campaigns by ginning wins over Grace Community School and All Saints, respectively, Monday evening.
No. 3 Kilgore takes JC as latest victim
Kilgore College's twin terrors — Jamarcus Weatherspoon and Stefan Moody — victimized Jacksonville College for a total of 45 points (61% of KC's total points), 34 of which came in the decisive second half, as the Rangers scored a 76-54 win over the Jaguars before an estimated crowd of 400 at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse Tuesday night.
Valiant Lady Jaguar comeback try falls short
A late comeback attempt by Jacksonville College fell a few points short as Kilgore College was able to hang on and escape Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse with a 64-59 triumph over the JC women on Tuesday evening. The game was the Region XIV opener for both outfits.
In a game that had more ups and downs than a kid on a pogo stick, KC (5-3, 1-0, Region XIV) opened the second half on a major roll and turned a four-point JC lead at the break into a 15-point, 57-42, KC advantage with 5:36 to go in the game. The huge Lady Ranger lead proved to me too high of mountain for the Lady Jags to climb.
Saurez dumps in 24 points in Lady Hornet's 32-31 win
Tanya Saurez poured in a season-high 24 points which proved to be enough to propel the New Summerfield Lady Hornets to a 32-31 win over Beckville Tuesday night at Hornet Gymnasium.
Big second half effort sends REL past Indians
Not too often would a basketball player with four-points play. Much less make a run for the game MVP.
The Jacksonville Indians found out the hard way that points means good basketball, however it was Tyler-Lee’s, Caleb Johnston proved that it’s the little things to win games.
The Robert E. Lee Red Raiders got a strong, 20-points from Rico Major and converted 15 of 22 free throws in the second half to lead to a 58-49, win over the Indians on Tuesday night at the REL Varsity Gymnasium.
Boys Hoops: Brook Hill to host Tommy Young Classic
Boys basketball teams from nearby Bullard, Troup and Grace Community School will join the Guard of Brook Hill for the Tommy Young Boys Varsity Basketball Classic, which is slated to run Thursday through Saturday at Brook Hill's Herrington Gymnasium.
JMS Braves win 3-of-4 against Whitehouse
Teams from Jacksonville Middle School won three of four games from host Whitehouse on Monday night.
18AA All-District Volleyball: Troup dominates selections
Student athletes from District 18-2A champion Troup raked in the awards as was revealed by the release of the 18-2A All-District team.
Junior hitter, Josee Ross, was named as the loop's Most Valuable Player, with Carly Dyess, a senior, earning All-District Setter lauds.
New Summerfield hands Brookeland first lost of season
Wendl Thomas connected for a team-best 17 points as New Summerfield bombed Brookeland, 80-58, at Tenaha High School Monday evening.
UIL cutoff numbers an early Christmas gift for Rusk, Bullard
Santa Claus came early for the Rusk Eagles and the Bullard Panthers this year.
On Monday the University Interscholastic league (UIL) released the cutoff numbers of Class 6A-1A for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school terms and the Eagles and the Panthers both are included in Class 4A, Division II.
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