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March 6, 2013


JACKSONVILLE — 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.

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