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June 4, 2013


JACKSONVILLE — Results from latest Birmingham Forest Senior Scramble

RUSK — Two groups came in at 6-under par to tie for the championship in the most recent Birmingham Forest Golf Club Senior Scramble. The first group consisted of CR Peters, Roger Hoffman, R. C. Hassell and Brooks Sitton. The other grouping contained Rupert Robert, Dan Williams, Doyle Rasberry and Roger Reagan. Finishing in second place at 3-under was the team of James Raiborn, Tommy Raiborn, Kathy Raiborn and Nelwyn Raiborn. Doug Carroll, Buddy Hauk, John Hauk and Doyle Joyner came in at minus-2 to take third. Birmingham Forest hosts senior scrambles every Thursday morning at 9 a.m. To sign up, or to obtain more information, phone the Pro Shop (903) 683-9518.

Several Guardsmen earn TAPPS all-state accolades

BULLARD — A trio of Brook Hill Guardsmen were voted onto the TAPPS Class 3A All-State Baseball Team. They included Kendall Kerns (Sr., C), Michael Greening (Sr., OF) and Quintin Pile (Sr., P). Garnering a spot on the Second Team were Collin Mondrick (Sr., P/OF) and Daniel Priddy (Soph., P/OF). Freshman Clayton Engle and junior Jonah Gonzalez were Honorable Mention choices.

Greene collects 2 hits in latest Pensacola win

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Bullard's Brodie Greene accounted for a pair of hits in Pensacola's (Class AA, Southern League) 11-4 win over the Montgomery Biscuits in Sunday's series opener. The set of games will continue at Riverwalk Stadium tonight at 7:05 p.m. Greene is in his second season with the Cincinnati Reds' affiliate.

Aggies' season draws to close with loss to Beavers

CORVALLIS, Ore. — After fighting back to win elimination games twice over the weekend, it simply wasn't meant to be Sunday night as host Oregon State saddled the Maroon and White with a 6-1 season-ending loss at the Corvallis Regional of the NCAA Division I Championship baseball tournament. Former Brook Hill standout A.J. Minter now an Aggie freshman, was the fourth pitcher that Texas A&M used. The Beavers touched him up for three runs, all earned, in 0.0 innings pitched. He did not strike out or walk any of the three Beavers (48-10) that he faced. Starter Grayson Long took the loss on the hill for Texas A&M (34-39). The game was played before an announced crowd of 3,362 at Goss Stadium.

SEC Football: A&M partnered with South Carolina

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Beginning in 2014 Texas A&M and South Carolina will be designated as permanent Southeastern Conference inter-division partners in football, meaning that the two teams will meet every season. The Aggies will also play all of the members of the West (Arkansas, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Alabama and Auburn) each year.

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  • I07-29-VB + foto.JPG Prep volleyballers to return to the gym Monday

    Volleyball season for local and area high school teams will get under on Monday with the opening of the respective fall camps.

    Most of the clubs will take part in scrimmages or playdays in late week before opening the regular season the following week.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-29-Patton + foto.jpg Patton about to start his 7th season in Rusk

    My how time flies.

    When the Rusk High School football team trots out to Eagle Stadium on Monday morning to open fall camp, Ted Patton, Rusk's athletic director and head football coach, will be kicking off his seventh season at the helm of the Eagle program, which makes him the most tenured football coach in the Cherokee County/Southern Smith County area.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-26-Brown + foto.jpg Junior golf: Brown claims a pair of 3rd place finishes this week

     The summer junior golf tour schedule is now in the home stretch and Jacksonville's Cameron Brown is closing like a freight train.

    Brown played in two tournaments this week and came in third place in each, while going up against some top-caliber junior golfers from the Metroplex.

    On Monday and Tuesday, the son of Dean and Mary Carol Brown, played in a Texas Junior Golf Tour (TJGT) stop at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney where he shot rounds of 73 and 71 to earn third place out of a field of 54 boys.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • JJHS logo.png Forrest picked to guide Fightin' Maiden volleyball

    Jacksonville High School will have a new head volleyball when fall camp opens up on Aug. 4.

    Jan Forrest, a veteran high school coach who calls Borger, Texas home, has been promoted from the Jacksonville Middle School coaching staff into her new position.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-26-Minter + photo.jpg Guard-ex Minter helps USA win tourney in the Netherlands

    Spurred on in part by the efforts of A. J. Minter, a former diamond star at The Brook Hill School, the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team was able to nail down the championship of the 27th edition of the Haarlem-Honkbal Week.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-26-TTA logo.jpg Rusk Rangers 14U stay alive in TTA state tourney

    The Rusk Rangers 14U team were scheduled to take on Malakoff Monsters Friday night in an elimination game in the Texas Teen-Age Baseball Association (TTA) state tournament in Hillsboro.

    Rusk suffered its first lost in the double-elimination event after falling to the Eagles from Mildred.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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