Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Local Sports

July 22, 2013


JACKSONVILLE — 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.

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  • Jerry Fork 3 30 12.JPG Gone fishing with Jerry Miller

    One of the main things I really look forward to in the summer is locating and catching schooling bass. Schooling bass are not always easy to catch. Sometimes they are very aggressive and will react to a variety of baits. At other times they become very hard to catch. I have several baits that I rely on, but some are favorites.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • RNIZRWPNXJDDLGT.20140225144737.jpg Locals Hamlett, Trotter prepare for SHSU swan song

    The Sam Houston State University Bearkats will have a brand new head coach and an unfamiliar quarterback this season.

    But the Southland Conference (NCAA, Football Championship Series) team will return a rock-solid nucleus, including Cory Hamlett, a senior who prepped at Jacksonville High School and Rusk High School graduate John Trotter, who will also be in his final year playing for the orange squad from Huntsville.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • IMG_4906.JPG Johnson hired as Lady Guard basketball coach

    In filling its opening for a head girl's basketball coach, The Brook Hill School turned to Ivan Johnson, a coach that has been has achieved playoff success in TAPPS circles.

    Johnson was introduced as Brook Hill's man to lead the Lady Guard hoop charges Tuesday afternoon in a press conference that was held on campus at the Kyle Lake Athletic Center.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • baseball.jpg TTA Youth baseball: Rusk Rangers 8U open state play with 2 wins

    Rusk's trio of youth baseball teams particpating in various Texas Teen-Age Baseball Association state tournaments remained alive going into Wednesday evening's games.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-22-Updated cover tease art.jpg Bullard's Rumbelow rapidly rising up through ranks in Yankee farm system

    In just over a month Nick Rumbelow, a former Bullard High School pitching standout, will be celebrating his 23rd birthday.

    Where he will be on that day is anyone's guess and may be classified as a “$64,000 question.”

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Indian head.jpg Jacksonville Football Camp set for Aug. 4

    Jacksonville High School will be hosting a free football camp, targeted towards for all incoming 7th, 8th and 9th grade football players, on Aug 4-5.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 10273379_236808723182178_4581202026987849136_o.jpg Rusk qualifies 4 teams for TTA state baseball tournaments

    There will we far fewer youth baseball players, coaches, family members and supporters roaming the streets of Rusk this week.

    That's because, county them, four teams from Rusk will be competing at venues around Central and East Texas in various Texas Teenage-Baseball Association state championship tournaments.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-22-Wright + mug.jpg Jacksonville finds new defensive a few miles down Highway 79

    Jacksonville athletic director/head football coach Chris Taber said that DeJoran “D. J.” Wright, former co-defensive coordinator at Palestine High School, was a logical choice to take over as the Tribe's new defensive coordinator for several reasons — most importantly was Wright's “X's and O's” philosophy.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • prca_logo1.jpg Wells roper snares a nice payday at Snake River Stampede

    Tyler McKnight, of Wells, and team roping partner Jake Cooper, won first place in the opening round of the Snake River Stampede (rodeo) that was held last week in Nampa, Idaho.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-19-SA + foto.jpg Jacksonville College's Abboud pays dividends for Israel’s WNT

    Jacksonville College women's basketball coach Leasa Ailshie is expecting great things from incoming sophomore Shahd Abboud, who hails from Shefa-Amr, Israel, when the Lady Jags report on Aug. 16 for the fall semester.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo