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March 12, 2013


JACKSONVILLE — Women's JUCO hoops: JC's Carter named Region XIV's top freshman

TYLER — Khadijah Carter of Jacksonville College was named as Region XIV Freshman of the Year Saturday. The Goodrich, Texas native was also a All-Region and an All-Conference choice. Also earning a spot on the All-Conference team was Deva'Nyar Workman, a freshman out of Reading, PA. Jinaki Robinson, Soph., Jasmine Robinson, Soph. and Susan Agesen, Fr. were named to the All-Conference Honorable mention list. Shlonte Allen (Trinity Valley) and Audrissa Harrison (Blinn) shared Most Valuable Player honors, while Blinn's Jeff Jenkins earned accolades for Coach of the Year.

Men's JUCO hoops: Jag Skinner an All-Region First Team pick

TYLER — Daniel Skinner, a Jacksonville College sophomore, was included on the Region XIV All-Region squad, which was released Saturday night. Skinner, who is from Lancaster, was a First Team selection. San Jacinto's Mohammad Lee garnered Most Valuable Player honors, while Brian Hoberecht of Kilgore College picked up recognition as Coach of the Year.

JHS tennis: Roper wins consolation crown in Corsicana

CORSICANA — Christian Roper of  Jacksonville posted a 3-1 record at the Corsicana Varsity Tournament on Friday and won the consolation title in boy's singles. After losing his first-round match to an opponent from Corsicana )1-8), Roper strung together consecutive wins over foes from Waxahachie (8-1), Denison (8-1) and Longview (8-4) in collecting the division crown. Carolina Hernandez & Samantha Lee were competing against a Nacogdoches duo in the fifth-place match in girl's doubles when rain hit and forced the cancelation of the match. Likewise, Suzi McCuistion & Maria Landin were battling in the consolation final when the cloud burst halted their match against a Longview tandem.

Rain wrecks havoc on JC tennis

PLANO — Jacksonville College tennis teams took on squads from Texas-Permian Basin (NCAA, Division II) on Friday in Plano, with the day's big winner being Mother Nature, as rains hit before most of the scheduled matches could be played. In Flight 1 women's doubles, JC's Maria Coronel & Britney Sibley downed Baltazar & Chavez 9-8 (7-1). JC's Kerri Kirkpatrick & Ashley Hullett fell to Greene & Gomez, 2-8. JC's duo of Kailla Parker and Caitlin Renson were knocked off by Acosta & Shepard, 2-8. In men's action, three flights of doubles went into the book before the wet stuff arrived, with UTPB winning each of the matches. In the only men's singles match that was completed, A. Cheny of UTPB topped JC's Daniel Apacible, 6-2, 6-1.

Tigers pounce on West Rusk behind Smith's 1-hit gem

TROUP —  Luke Smith pitched a 1-hit shut out and Troup 92-0 18-2A) coasted to a 10-0 win over West Rusk on Friday in District 18-2A action. The Tigers exploded for eight runs in the bottom of the fourth frame.


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    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.”

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  • 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.

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    Two Cherokee County youth softball teams concluded their respective runs at Texas Teen-Age Softball Association state tournaments earlier this week.

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  • JJHS logo.png Fightin' Maiden Volleyball camp canceled

    The Jacksonville Fightin, Maiden Volleyball Camp, scheduled to take place Monday thru Wednesday has been canceled.

    All registration fees will be refunded in full.

    For more information call the JHS Athletic Department (903) 586-2131.


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  • 07-17-Hill + mug.png JC's Hill to play for Our Lady of the Lake

    Two down and one to go.

    Jacksonville College saw its second of four sophomores sign a National Letter of Intent late last week, when Davvin Hill signed with Our Lady of the Lake University, a NAIA school located in San Antonio.

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    “We just asked the young ladies for two things,” Tony Harris, Jacksonville High School head girl's basketball coach, stated on Wednesday. “First, we wanted them to have fun and secondly we wanted them to learn control — to be able to control their eyes, their body and the (opposing) defender.”

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