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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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  • 04-16-Alto track relay.jpg 21-A-I Track Championships: Alto boys cleanup; NS teams show improvement

    The Alto Yellowjackets boys track team won the District 21-A-I Track & Field Championship by a landslide last week at J. F. Whitaker Stadium in Cushing.

    The 'Jackets totaled 272.5 points, with Cushing (92) and New Summerfield (73) completing the top three.

    “Our high school boys won district with 272 points, which is impressive to go over 200 points in any meet,” Alto athletic director, Paul Gould, said. “Our kids competed great and they represented Alto great. All of our coaches, as well as myself are pleased with the way that they got after it.”

    For New Summerfield, the district meet brought another dose of improvement on the cinders for the Hornets and Lady Hornets.

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • JJHS logo.png JHS girls dealt unfavorable draws at regional tennis tourney

    As the old sports saying goes, “sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.”

    Lady Luck stayed far away from a trio of Jacksonville High tennis players on Monday as Ellie Day, Samantha Lee and Kristie Savage were in the Metroplex, having qualified for the Class 4A Region II Championship Tournament that was hosted by University Texas Arlington.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-16-BH SB + logo.gif Schultz works overtime, sends Lady Guard to 5-4 victory

    Brook Hill sophomore Taylor Schultz probably slept like a baby when she retired Monday night.

    That's because Schultz excelled at the plate and on the pitching rubber as the Lady Guard whittled out a hard-fought, 5-4, district win over the Lady Saints of Dallas First Baptist on Monday afternoon.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • I04-15-MM.jpg Tribe soccer's special season culminates with regional tourney appearance

    To put the Jacksonville Tribe boys soccer team's successful season and deep post season run in perspective, it had been just over three years since any team from Jacksonville had participated in a regional tournament.

    And although the Tribe fell, 2-1, on the scoreboard to Spring Woods on Friday in the Class 4A, Region III semi-final, what this year's group was able to achieve will be remembered long after the painful memories of Friday's match fade away.

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos

  • 04-15-Ruskbsb + foto.jpg Eagle baseballers extend winning streak to 9

     After Central Heights had tied the game in the top of the seventh, Rusk scored the winning run in the bottom half of the segment to run its winning streak to nine games by edging the Blue Devils, 3-2, in a non-district affair that took place at Eagle Park on Saturday.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_2915.JPG FIghtin' Maiden softball looking to sew up playoff spot tonight

    Jacksonvile's Fightin' Maiden softball team can lock down its first-ever playoff berth in the 13-year history of the program at 6 p.m. this evening when the Blue and White visit John Tyler at 6 p.m.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • JHS new logo.jpg 16-4A Track Meet: Thacker, Ambroson and 4X100 relay qualify for area meet

    Datavion Thacker qualified in two events, one field and another running, while Josh Ambroson excelled in the discus competition at the District 16-4A Track and Field Meet, which played out Wednesday and Thursday at Eagle Stadium in Lindale.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lions.jpg Jacksonville Lions Club Charity Golf tourney set for April 19

    The Jacksonville Lions Club Annual Charity Golf Tournament, a four-man scramble, is scheduled for Saturday, April 19 at The Challenge at the Woods in Jacksonville.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-12-Turkey.jpg Spring turkey time just around the corner

    It's almost curtain time for East Texas spring turkey hunters. The spring gobbler season gets underway April 15 and runs through May 14 in 28 counties.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-11-Dyess.jpg 21-2A District Track Meet: Troup athletes start off strong

    Maybe it was the familiarity of competing at Tiger Stadium in front of supporting friends and family, or maybe it was simply an intense amount of preparation and training.

    Whatever the “it” factor was for the Troup Tigers and Lady Tigers seemed to fuel the squads to a fast start on Wednesday, the opening day of the District 21-2A Meet, which is used to decide the circuit's representatives into the upcoming area meet.

    April 11, 2014 3 Photos

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