NTPGA Jr. Golf: Trio of locals do well in Longview tourney
LONGVIEW — Three-local youth golfers performed well on Wednesday at the NTPGA Junior Tour's Woodhollow (Longview) tour stop. In the boys 15-16 bracket, Cameron Brown of Jacksonville carded a 75 to take fifth place. Jamey Scruggs, representing Troup, was sixth at 80 while Cash Cleaver of Jacksonville finished in a three-way tie for seventh at 81. Texarkana linkster Russell Thomas, age 16, fired an even-par 70 to win the tourney championship.
Rumbelow continues to excel as New York Yankee farm hand
STATEN ISLAND, NY — Nick Rumbelow of Bullard continues to sport a spotless earned run average (0.00) after appearing in six games as a member of the Staten Island Yankees (Class A, New York-Penn League). Rumbelow has tossed seven scoreless frames and has struck out seven while walking just one opposing hitter.. He has a 2-0 record and has picked up a pair of saves since joining the club last month after appearing in the NCAA College World Series as a member of the LSU Tiger baseball team.
SEC Media Days: Aggies to to finish second in West
HOOVER, Ala. — Members of the Southeastern Conference media have selected Texas A&M as the second-place team in the SEC West. The Aggies accumulated 11 first-place votes and 1,333 points to finish second behind Alabama (225, 1,681) in the West, with LSU, Ole Miss and Auburn picked third, fourth and fifth, respectfully. With 149 first-place votes and 1, 570 points the Bulldogs of Georgia nabbed bragging rights in the East Division, with South Carolina (75, 1,474) and Florida (19, 1,300) slotted in the second and third spots.
Big 12 Media Poll: Longhorns picked fourth; TCU third, Baylor fifth
AUSTIN — The Texas Longhorns received eight first-place votes and 337 points to come in fourth place in the Big 12 Pre-Season Media Poll. TCU notched nine first-place votes and earned 347 points to end up third while Baylor's Bears garnered two first-place nods and tallied 282 points to finish one spot behind the 'Horns. Oklahoma State, with 15 first-place agreements and 365 points was forecast to win the conference championship, followed by Oklahoma (8, 355). Texas Tech was pegged to finish seventh by the media representatives.
Troubled Cowboys DT announces retirement
IRVING (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent retired from football at age 25 on Thursday, saying “doing the right things in life” is more important as he prepares to defend himself against a manslaughter charge in the drunken-driving crash that killed a teammate. Brent said he had “given a lot of thought” to his decision. His football career has been on hold since the Dec. 8 crash that killed Jerry Brown, a practice squad player, college teammate and close friend.
NTPGA Jr. Golf: Trio of locals do well in Longview tourney
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Region XIV Men's Hoops: Tyler rallies in final half to clip Jacksonville 73-70
Tyler Junior College rallied in the second half to beat Jacksonville College, 73-70, in a Region XIV contest that took place at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon.
The Jaguars (4-8, 0-3 Region XIV) led 35-31 at halftime, but TJC took the lead for good at the 15:24 mark of the second half when Todd Eaglin drained an uncontested trey from straight away that made the score 42-39 in favor of the Apaches (8-2, 2-1).
BH-Tommy Young Classic: Bullard downs Troup; Guard upset by Grace
Day 2 of of the Tommy Young Boys Varsity Classic at Brook Hill Friday produced a pair of entertaining contests.
Jacksonville goes 4-0 in Madisonville Tournament
The Jacksonville Indians not only only posted a 4-0 record in the Madisonville Tournament on Thursday and Friday, but they won in a convincing manner as the Tribe had an average margin of victory of 22 points.
Coach Mark Alexander's Tribesmen will carry a 6-2 record into Tuesday's game at Athens. Varsity tipoff should take place around 7:30 p.m., following junior varsity and freshman games.
Fightin' Maidens double up Hawkins
Jacksonville unleashed some nasty defense on the Hawkins Lady Hawks Friday afternoon and as a result the Fightin' Maidens were able to dish out a 51-26 defeat to Hawkins in Jacksonville's final game of the Hawkins Tournament.
GONE FISHING WITH JERRY MILLER
Frank Lusk is one of the most patient and thorough worm fishermen I have fished with. We live in a time when everybody is in a hurry. You’ve probably heard the statement, “Hurry up, I don’t have all minute!” That’s how a lot of fishermen fish – in a hurry.
Personally I like to chunk and wind, throw and go, and burn up the water with my lures. I’m in a hurry to catch bass. When bass are active these methods work. But what do you do when you are in an area that is known for holding good size bass but they are reluctant to bite? Simply put, you slow down and then slow down some more.
Prep Hoops Roundup: Jacksonville, Bullard girls perform well in tourney play; Guard rout Tigers
Her's a quick look at the high school basketball action from Thursday that involved local and area teams.
Old Man Winter alters Jacksonville athletic schedules
Several alterations to the Friday-Saturday Jacksonville High School basketball schedules have been made due to the possibilty of hazerdous travel conditions this weekend due to a winter storm event.
Region XIV Men: Jaguars to entertain Apaches in Sat. matinee
The Jacksonville College men's basketball team will be playing its final home game of 2013 at 4 p.m. this afternoon when the Jaguars take on Tyler Junior College at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse.
The Jags will enter the matchup looking for their first Region XIV win of the season. The JC men are 4-7 overall, 0-2 in conference, and are coming off of a 76-54 loss to No.3-ranked Kilgore College on Tuesday.
New Summerfield homecoming festivities postponed
New Summerfield High School's basketball doubleheader scheduled for this evening has been postponed due to travel concerns later this evening.
McCown on track to start for Chicago Monday vs. Dallas
Josh McCown took reps with the first string offense on Thursday as the Chicago Bears said that starting quarterback Jay Cutler will not be available for duty on Monday night when the Bears host the Dallas Cowboys at 7:30 p.m.local time.
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