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February 15, 2013

Region XIV Women: Lady Jaguars rope Fillies

JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville College completed the season sweep over Panola College by downing the Fillies 60-50 in Jacksonville Thursday evening.

The Lady Jags (14-11, 6-5 Region XIV) remain in fourth place in the conference standings and are a game in front of fifth-place Kilgore College.

The JC women are a game and a half behind Angelina College, the third-place team.

The homestand continues at 4 p.m. Saturday when No.2-ranked Trinity Valley Community College (25-1, 12-0) is slated to invade the Carroll Fieldhouse.

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  • Haulin' bucks and takin' names

     "Lord, please don't let me have a wreck."
     Those were my thoughts last Friday morning as my pick-up rolled east on FM 225 towards the Nacogdoches County Exposition Center.

    July 12, 2014

  • 07-12-M. Wms. col. + photo.jpg Outdoors Report: Haulin' bucks and takin' names

    "Lord, please don't let me have a wreck."

     Those were my thoughts last Friday morning as my pick-up rolled east on FM 225 towards the Nacogdoches County Exposition Center.

     Never mind the hot coffee sloshing around in the cup between my legs. I was more concerned about my tall-tined co-pilot and the two monsters riding in the back seat. One of them was "Ol' Ugly," a 195 1/8-inch freak-of-a-whitetail Mike Thomas shot in Trinity County nearly 20 years ago. The other was a nasty looking non-typical Jimmy Phillips blasted in Cherokee County last season.

    July 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Alto.gif Alto, Cayuga appear to be 11-2A-I teams to watch for

    District 11-2A-I could shake out to be a battle between Alto's defense and Cayuga's offense.

    Regardless of the way it is sliced and served up, the Yellowjackets and the Wildcats appear to be the saltiest of the six-team loop.

    July 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-08-Walley + foto.jpg Rusk native Walley to take over Lady Eagle volleyball

    After making the drive up to Jacksonville from Rusk for the past five years, Billie Walley said that it was time to make a change.

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-09-Braaten + photo.jpg Southeastern Oklahoma recognizes Braaten's academic success

    Former Bullard High School tennis phenom Cassaundra Braaten has been named as the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Female Scholar Athlete of the Year.

    In addition, Braaten, who just completed her sophomore campaign at the Durant,Oklahoma institution, was a finalist for the Great American Conference Female Scholar Athlete of the Year honor.

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-tee.jpg Brown finishes 2nd at Oak Forest NTPGA junior tour stop

     As the summer gets hotter, so does the play of Cameron Brown of Jacksonville.

    Brown finished in second place at The Challenge at Oak Forest Northern Texas PGA Junior — East Tournament tour stop last Wednesday in Longview.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-08-TTA SB + foto.JPG Rusk, Alto qualify 2 teams each for TTA state play

    Rusk and Alto have each had a pair of their respective teams to qualify for the Texas Teen-Age Softball Association State Tournaments, which are slated to get under way at various locations around the state on Monday.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

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

    The best lakes to fish and to learn how to fish are the ones with a broad field of aquatic plants and other cover. The more diversified the cover the more bass a lake will hold.

    I prefer fishing lakes with a lot of vegetation like Lake Nacogdoches. This lake not only has a lot of shoreline vegetation but three well defined creeks.

    July 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bullard-B.jpg District 5-4A-II: A most unusual cast of characters

    One never really knows what flows through the minds of those University Interscholastic League (UIL) fellows that are responsible for the bi-annual realignment.

    And the running joke around Bullard (and Gilmer) is that these UIL guys must have done really bad in geography, judging by the fact that the UIL sent Bullard and Gilmer to practically the outskirts of the Metroplex to join District 5-4A-II for the next two seasons.

    July 3, 2014 1 Photo

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    August is shaping up to be a busy month, as could be expected, with the new high school football season set to open on Aug. 29 — the Tribe host the Pine Tree Pirates on that evening.

    According to Chris Taber, Jacksonville athletic director and head football coach, things will get rolling with a free football camp for all incoming 7th, 8th and 9th grade football players that will take place Aug 4-5.

    July 3, 2014 1 Photo