On the strength of sweeping the girls singles matches, the Jacksonville High School junior varsity tennis team was able to slip out of Kilgore with a 13-9 win over the Ragin' Red netters on Thursday.
The Tribe won all eight girls singles matches and captured the majority of the doubles matches as well.
In singles action, Shyia Magan, Lorena Mireles, Breanna Gay and Lexie Stickle all posted easy wins.
In addition, Allison Singleton, Kylie Levett, Carolina Landin and Taylor Rush had little difficulty in amassing wins.
Magan & Mireles earned a point for JHS in No. 1 doubles, as did Gay & Stickle at the No. 2 slot.
In No. 3 doubles, Taylor Rush teamed up with Landin to experience victory also.
In boys action, Jacksonville garnered wins in No. 4 singles and in No. 6 singles.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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