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.