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September 19, 2013

Local and Area Sports Briefs


JUCO Golf: Jaguars finish 5th in first fall tourney

PARIS, Texas - Golfers from Jacksonville College returned to the links Monday by taking fifth place at the Paris junior College Fall Invitational. The Jaguars shot a two-round total of 604, with McLennan Community College winning the tourney with a 564. Ranger (573), host Paris (578) and Tyler JC (586) finished in front of the Jags. JC ended up ahead of Oklahoma Wesleyan and Murray (Okla.) St. Will Langston of Troup led the Jags, carding  a 146 (72-74) over the Paris Golf Club real estate, which Jput him at T13. Two strokes back of Langston was JC's Matt Hance (73-74 - 147) who tied for 15th place. Noriah Brown came in at T28 (154) and Logan Reagan carded a 163 to finish in 43rd place. The tourney's medalist honor went to Andrew Hans of McLennan who shot a 5-under 135 (68-67) to defeat Zac Oliver of Paris by four shots.

Jacksonville's Shattuck comes in at T3 in first collegiate golf tourney

PARIS, Texas - Hunter Shattuck of Jacksonville shot back-to-back rounds of even-par 70 to end up at 140, which tied him with two others for third place at the Paris Junior College Fall Invitational on Monday. Shattuck, a product of The Brook Hill School, was competing for McLennan Community College and was seeing his first bit of collegiate action. Shattuck's team won the tourney with a team total of 564, which was nine strokes ahead of the runner-up, Ranger Junior College.

JV Tennis: Jacksonville romps over Whitehouse

WHITEHOUSE - Head coach Chuck Roper's Jacksonville High junior varsity tennis squad traveled to Whitehouse late last week and poured it on their hosts, winning 16-7. In girls singles, the Tribe won five of six matches, with Brianna Gay, Carolina Landin, Kylie Levett, Taylor Rusk, Ashlynn Miller and Leslie Mercado all strolling to victory. Austin Nelson, Adam Verhelle, Jessie Gobea and Evan Yount earn wins for JHS in boys singles. The Tribe swept the girls doubles matches where the teams of Gay & Landin, Levett & Rush and Miller & Mercado were all victorious. JHS tallied three points in boys doubles with the pairings of Verhelle & Coughlin, Nelson & Fagg and Gobea & Yount getting the job done against the Wildcat netters. Jacksonville is now 2-1 on the year.

JMS Volleyball: Lindale sweeps Maidens

In Jacksonville Middle School's latest volleyball outing, which was played Monday, the Maidens lost all four matches to potent Lindale Lady Eagle outfits. The score of each match was 2-0 in favor of Lindale. JMS's 8th-grade Blue team came closet to victory, losing 11-25, 16-25.

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  • 07-26-Brown + foto.jpg Junior golf: Brown claims a pair of 3rd place finishes this week

     The summer junior golf tour schedule is now in the home stretch and Jacksonville's Cameron Brown is closing like a freight train.

    Brown played in two tournaments this week and came in third place in each, while going up against some top-caliber junior golfers from the Metroplex.

    On Monday and Tuesday, the son of Dean and Mary Carol Brown, played in a Texas Junior Golf Tour (TJGT) stop at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney where he shot rounds of 73 and 71 to earn third place out of a field of 54 boys.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • JJHS logo.png Forrest picked to guide Fightin' Maiden volleyball

    Jacksonville High School will have a new head volleyball when fall camp opens up on Aug. 4.

    Jan Forrest, a veteran high school coach who calls Borger, Texas home, has been promoted from the Jacksonville Middle School coaching staff into her new position.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-26-Minter + photo.jpg Guard-ex Minter helps USA win tourney in the Netherlands

    Spurred on in part by the efforts of A. J. Minter, a former diamond star at The Brook Hill School, the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team was able to nail down the championship of the 27th edition of the Haarlem-Honkbal Week.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-26-TTA logo.jpg Rusk Rangers 14U stay alive in TTA state tourney

    The Rusk Rangers 14U team were scheduled to take on Malakoff Monsters Friday night in an elimination game in the Texas Teen-Age Baseball Association (TTA) state tournament in Hillsboro.

    Rusk suffered its first lost in the double-elimination event after falling to the Eagles from Mildred.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jerry Fork 3 30 12.JPG Gone fishing with Jerry Miller

    One of the main things I really look forward to in the summer is locating and catching schooling bass. Schooling bass are not always easy to catch. Sometimes they are very aggressive and will react to a variety of baits. At other times they become very hard to catch. I have several baits that I rely on, but some are favorites.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • RNIZRWPNXJDDLGT.20140225144737.jpg Locals Hamlett, Trotter prepare for SHSU swan song

    The Sam Houston State University Bearkats will have a brand new head coach and an unfamiliar quarterback this season.

    But the Southland Conference (NCAA, Football Championship Series) team will return a rock-solid nucleus, including Cory Hamlett, a senior who prepped at Jacksonville High School and Rusk High School graduate John Trotter, who will also be in his final year playing for the orange squad from Huntsville.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • IMG_4906.JPG Johnson hired as Lady Guard basketball coach

    In filling its opening for a head girl's basketball coach, The Brook Hill School turned to Ivan Johnson, a coach that has been has achieved playoff success in TAPPS circles.

    Johnson was introduced as Brook Hill's man to lead the Lady Guard hoop charges Tuesday afternoon in a press conference that was held on campus at the Kyle Lake Athletic Center.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • baseball.jpg TTA Youth baseball: Rusk Rangers 8U open state play with 2 wins

    Rusk's trio of youth baseball teams particpating in various Texas Teen-Age Baseball Association state tournaments remained alive going into Wednesday evening's games.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-22-Updated cover tease art.jpg Bullard's Rumbelow rapidly rising up through ranks in Yankee farm system

    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.”

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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