Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

May 8, 2013


Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE — Bullard tennis places 14 on all-district team

BULLARD — Seven members of the Bullard High School tennis team earned District 16-3A All-District (First Team) accolades, while an additional seven were voted onto the Second Team. First team picks included doubles teams of Cameron Sanson & Hunter Wages and Colton Mebane & Kelsey Long, plus singles players Zach Wingate, Landen Beckham and Meg Wages. Second Team choices were (doubles), Cody Hutson & Reagan Whatley, Mallory McCoy & Madi Hodges and Lexi Kirgan & McKenzie Fish. Girl's singles player Hana Woyt also made the team.

Tribe Tennis Camp to hold a pair of summer sessions

Tribe Tennis Camps is scheduled to return this summer with an session running June 10-13, followed by a later offering (July 29-Aug. 1) as well. The camps are targeted towards beginners and intermediates that will be entering grades 2 thru 9 in the fall. Sessions will run from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Cost is $35.00 for one session, or $60.00 for both, Family discounts of $5.00 per child are available for children that live in the same household. The sessions will be taught by David Hanna, Chuck Roper as well as members of the JHS varsity tennis team. For more information contact Hanna at 903-571-6277.

3A Area Baseball: Rusk to face China Spring in series

RUSK — The District 19-3A champion Rusk baseball Eagles will be taking on the Cougars of China Spring in a Class 3A, Region III Area series that will get under way at 7 p.m. Friday at Franklin High School. Game 2, and a third game if necessary, will be played at Ennis High School on Saturday afternoon beginning at 1 p.m. China Spring defeated College Station in a best-of-3 bi-district series last week to earn the berth opposite the Eagles.

NBA Playoffs: Bulls douse Heat in Gm 1

MIAMI (AP) -- Nate Robinson was spitting blood in the first half, then delivered the deepest cuts of the night in the final moments. And the Chicago Bulls reminded the Miami Heat that no one in the NBA plays them any tougher.

Yes, the streakbusters struck again.

Robinson scored 27 points, Jimmy Butler added 21 points and a career-high-tying 14 rebounds, and the Bulls beat Miami 93-86 on Monday night in Game 1 of the teams' Eastern Conference semifinal series. The team that snapped Miami's 27-game winning streak in the regular season - the second-longest in NBA history - found a way to topple the champs again, this time ending a run of 12 straight Heat victories overall.

Tebow's popularity remains high despite unemployment

NEW YORK (AP) -- Even on the unemployment line, Tim Tebow remains a popular presence.

The former Jets quarterback, cut by New York last week after one disappointing season and now a free agent, was selected as America's most influential athlete, according to a survey released Monday by Forbes.com.

Tebow had the most influence on fans, according to 29 percent of respondents..