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September 26, 2013

Sports Roundup: Local and national sports briefs


MS Football: 7th grade Blue team downs Marshall, 16-14

MARSHALL - The Jacksonville Middle School 7th grade Braves' Blue team took a thrilling 16-14 victory over Marshall in Marshall earlier this week. THe JMS 7th-grade White squad lost 4-0 to Marshall while the Mavs also came out on top, defeating the 7th-grade Gold unit, 22-0. Phil Nash, JMS boys athletic coordinator stated that all teams played hard and showed marked improvement. All three 7th-grade teams will be at home on Oct. when Nacogdoches is slated to visit Mauldin Field. THe White will get things started at 4:30 p.m., followed by the Gold at 5:30 p.m. and the Blue at 6:30 p.m.

JMS Volleyball: Whitehouse sweeps Maidens

Whitehouse took all four middle school matches from Jacksonville this week, but the scores were close as the Maidens battled all the way. THe 7th-grade Gold lost 2-1 and the 7th-grade Blue fell 2-0. In 8th-grade play, both the JMS Gold and Blue squads lost by identical 2-1 scores.

JUCO Women's Golf: Lady Jaguar threesome play in UMHB Fall invite

BELTON - Jacksonville College sent its three female golfers to Belton this week to compete in the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Lady Cru Invitational. Sophomores Sydney Cash and Katie Lamond wound up tied for 42nd place after carding two-round totals of 183. Ciera Manglona, in her first season at JC, finished 54th with a 203. The top-three teams were, Western Texas Community College (631), Mary Hardin-Baylor (641) and Tyler Junior College (642). Iben Hvass of Western Texas won medalist honors by shooting rounds of 74 and 77 to come in at 151.

Rangers ground Astros; still a game back in WC hunt

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers keep winning, giving themselves a chance to reach the playoffs for the fourth season in a row.

They're just not getting any help while running out of games.

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  • 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

  • 10273379_236808723182178_4581202026987849136_o.jpg Rusk qualifies 4 teams for TTA state baseball tournaments

    There will we far fewer youth baseball players, coaches, family members and supporters roaming the streets of Rusk this week.

    That's because, county them, four teams from Rusk will be competing at venues around Central and East Texas in various Texas Teenage-Baseball Association state championship tournaments.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-22-Wright + mug.jpg Jacksonville finds new defensive a few miles down Highway 79

    Jacksonville athletic director/head football coach Chris Taber said that DeJoran “D. J.” Wright, former co-defensive coordinator at Palestine High School, was a logical choice to take over as the Tribe's new defensive coordinator for several reasons — most importantly was Wright's “X's and O's” philosophy.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • prca_logo1.jpg Wells roper snares a nice payday at Snake River Stampede

    Tyler McKnight, of Wells, and team roping partner Jake Cooper, won first place in the opening round of the Snake River Stampede (rodeo) that was held last week in Nampa, Idaho.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-19-SA + foto.jpg Jacksonville College's Abboud pays dividends for Israel’s WNT

    Jacksonville College women's basketball coach Leasa Ailshie is expecting great things from incoming sophomore Shahd Abboud, who hails from Shefa-Amr, Israel, when the Lady Jags report on Aug. 16 for the fall semester.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 10273379_236808723182178_4581202026987849136_o.jpg Area softball teams wrap up play in TTA state tourneys

    Two Cherokee County youth softball teams concluded their respective runs at Texas Teen-Age Softball Association state tournaments earlier this week.

    July 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • JJHS logo.png Fightin' Maiden Volleyball camp canceled

    The Jacksonville Fightin, Maiden Volleyball Camp, scheduled to take place Monday thru Wednesday has been canceled.

    All registration fees will be refunded in full.

    For more information call the JHS Athletic Department (903) 586-2131.


    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-17-Hill + mug.png JC's Hill to play for Our Lady of the Lake

    Two down and one to go.

    Jacksonville College saw its second of four sophomores sign a National Letter of Intent late last week, when Davvin Hill signed with Our Lady of the Lake University, a NAIA school located in San Antonio.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-17-Vert. I art.JPG Harris keeps Fightin' Maiden hoops camp simple

    One would probably be hard pressed to find any summer youth sports camp with a more streamlined approach than was found at the Jacksonville Fightin' Maiden Basketball camp, which took place this week at the Jacksonville High School Gymnasium.

    “We just asked the young ladies for two things,” Tony Harris, Jacksonville High School head girl's basketball coach, stated on Wednesday. “First, we wanted them to have fun and secondly we wanted them to learn control — to be able to control their eyes, their body and the (opposing) defender.”

    July 17, 2014 3 Photos