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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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  • 04-22-JHS SB + foto.JPG Maidens to battle No. 5 Ennis in best-of-3 series

    Jacksonville's first journey into the state playoffs in school history will find the Fightin' Maidens paired up against a perennial playoff power in the Lady Lions of Ennis.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • images-1.jpg Lady Eagles to face Pollok Central in bi-district

    The Rusk Lady Eagles will take on Pollok Central in a one game affair at 6 p.m.Thursday at Cushing High School.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • JJHS logo.png Class 4A Area meet:Tribe's Thacker takes the gold in long jump

    Datavion Thacker of Jacksonville High School qualified for the Class 4A, Region II Meet, to be held at University of Texas-Arlington next week, in two events, long jump and the 100M dash.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-18-golf.JPG Class 4A, Region II Golf Championship: Future looks bright for Tribe golf

    Jacksonville been absent from the regional golf tournament for a number of year, but that changed earlier this week when head coach Cecil Newton's Tribe golf team took part in the 36-hole Class 4A, Region II Championship Tournament.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • eagles_rusk_boys_varsity_basketball_winter_12-13.gif Rusk track & field to send 5 to upcoming regional meet

    As a result of their performances at the Class 3A District 19-20 Area meet, which was hosted by Carthage High School on Wednesday, five student-athletes from Rusk High School have earned a spot in the Class 3A, Region III Meet, slated for George Turner Stadium in Humble (April 25-26).

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 9926366.jpg Rusk-ex Collins named SBC Pitcher of the Week

    For the second time this season Callie Collins of University of Texas Arlington (UTA) has been named as the Sunbelt Conference Pitcher of the Week.

    Collins, a senior, played high school softball at Rusk High School.

    Collins went 2-0 in the circle last week and pitched a pair of complete game victories for the Mavericks.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • IMG_8831-1.jpg JMS Tennis: Roper wins first place in Kilgore tourney

    Hannah Roper, representing Jacksonville Middle School, won the 8th-grade girls singles championship at the Kilgore Middle School Tournament on Friday while Thomas Brewer came away with the consolation crown in the 7th-grade boys flight.

    And, those success stories were just the tip of the tennis iceberg for JMS.

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • troup_tigers.gif Troup Tiger golfers to return to state tournament

    The UIL Class 2A state golf tournament would not be complete without the Troup Tigers included in the mix.

    The young men from Troup made sure that they will be in this year's state tournament on April 30-May 1 in Austin by coming in second at the Class 2A Region III Golf Tournament.

    The tourney took place Tuesday at Oak Hurst Golf Course in Bullard.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-17-Maidens team.JPG Fightin' Maiden softball earns first-ever playoff berth

    As the late afternoon sun slowly dipped below the horizon Tuesday at Faulkner Park in Tyler, there was a soaking-wet head softball coach and a team of excited young Jacksonville Fightin' Maidens that had streaks of white chalk smeared across their faces, uniform tops and pants, milling around the infield, in no hurry to board the team bus for the ride back home.

    April 17, 2014 3 Photos

  • 04-17-JHS bsb. + foto.jpg 16-4A Baseball: Jacksonville trounces John Tyler, 11-0

    Chris Holcomb stroked a three-run triple that traveled to the fence in left field in the third inning, which was a part of a 2 for 3 night, as Jacksonville plastered John Tyler, 11-0, Tuesday in a District 16-4A encounter that was played at Mike Carter Field.

    Racking up three RBI and two runs scored for the Tribe (7-16-1, 2-6 16-4A), Holcomb triggered a six-run third stanza for Jacksonville, with the Indians scoring the remained of their runs in the fifth frame.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

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