Handful of JC netters end inaugural season nationally ranked
The Jacksonville College men's and women's tennis teams recently wrapped up their respective first seasons in a positive manner as both clubs finished ranked in the top 25, with several individuals picking up ranking considerations as well. The Jaguars are ranked No. 18 in the year-end ITA poll while the JC ladies checked in at No. 23. Jonathan Taylor came away with a No. 24 ranking as a singles player, while the duo of Taylor and Gil Mlim earned a No. 21 mention in men's doubles. Gil Lim was also ranked as an individual, checking in at No. 62. On the women's side, Maria Coronel wrapped up the year ranked No. 20, The JC doubles duo of Coronel and Kerri Kirkpatrick came in at No. 23. JC tennis is coached by Mark Robbins.
TGCA Final Softball Polls: Teams from Troup, Alto ranked in top 20
SUGAR LAND, Texas — Softball teams from Troup and Alto ended the year as the area's only top-25-ranked teams, as the Texas Girls Coaching Association released its season-ending poll on Monday afternoon. Troup came in tied for 17th in Class 2A, while Alto was T17 in Class A. Pilot Point, Santa Gertrudis Academy, Hawley and Garrison were the top four teams in Class 2A. In Class A, Weimer, Sam Rayburn, Beckville and Albany were slotted as the top four teams.
2012-13 school year marked end of coaching rein for Alexander family
Up until the recently completed school year, at least one member of Cherokee County's Alexander family had been serving as a coach for the past 56 years. With legendary coach John Alexander now retired, son Mark, who previously worked as head varsity boy's basketball coach and assistant football coach at Henderson High School, successfully employed in the private sector, and son Lance serving as assistant principal at Klein Oaks High School, 2012-13 was without an Alexander leading a team into the competitive arena.