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.
Lady Jaguars to make tourney debut this evening
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Girls Powerlifting: Bullard qualifies 5 for upcoming state meet
Bullard finished second as a team at the Girls Region 3 Division 2 Powerlifting Meet last weekend at Crandell High School, but more importantly qualified five young ladies for the Texas High School Womens Powerlifting Association State Meet, which takes place late next week at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi.
Jaguar rally falls 7 points shorts; Lee ends JC's season
Simply stated, turnovers are opportunities for the opposing team.
Jacksonville College's inability to cash in on Lee College's mistakes, particularly in the first half, ended up being too big of hurdle for the Jaguars to clear as Lee held on to beat JC, 105-98, in the opening round of the Region XIV Championship Tournament, which took place Wednesday night at Wagstaff Fieldhouse on the Tyler Junior College campus.
Workman, Maosa, Robinson pilot JC women to tourney win
Eleven Lady Jaguars broke into the scoring column in Jacksonville College's 57-43 win over Paris Junior College Wednesday in the first round of the Region XIV Championship Tournament, which is being played at UT-Tyler's Herrington Patriot Center.
Maiden soccer falls, 2-1, to rival Palestine
Jacksonville came out sluggish in the second half against Palestine Tuesday night at Wildcat Stadium and that spell of a lack of energy ended up costing the Maidens the match.
The Ladycats scored a lone goal in the second half to break a 1-1 halftime tie and then made it stand the rest of the waas palestien won, 2-1.
Jacksonville JV tennis team shows well in Nac
Highlighting the play by the Jacksonville junior varsity tennis team in the Nacogdoches JV Tournament, which was staged on Thursday, was a couple of consolation winning efforts.
Rusk trio qualify for girls state powerlifting meet
Rusk will be represented by three young ladies when the girls state powerlifting meet gets under way on March 14 in Corpus Christi.
Tribe Tennis: De La Rosa, Mireles excel in Nac tourney
Bryan De La Rosa and Lorena Mireles notched second-place finishes, respectively, in the Nacogdoches Tournament which took place on Friday.
Most of the matches were completed before the skies opened up; however a few competitions were not played in their entirety.
De La Rosa posted three-straight victories in boys “B' singles.
Jaguar tennis squad dumps D-II Dallas Baptist, 9-0
The Jacksonville College mens tennis unit gave an impressive performance in front of the hometown crowd Friday when they doused Dallas Baptist University (DBU), 9-0, at the Frances White Tennis Complex at Jacksonville High School.
Jacksonville Soccer Association gets set for opening day
The Jacksonville Soccer Association (JSA) will open the spring season on Saturday with a full slate of games scheduled to take place at the organization's complex on Byrd Road.
No. 5 Alto pounds Douglass, 22-0
The No. 5-ranked Lady Jackets from Alto smacked out 12 hits and took advantage of seven Douglass errors in a 22-0 win over Douglass at Lady Jacket Park Tuesday afternoon.
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