Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Local Sports

October 14, 2013

H. S. Cross Country: Indians, Maidens win team titles at Tribe Invitational



While threatening skies caused some cancelations, which made for smaller fields, Jacksonville took advantage of the opportunity to win both the varsity boys and varsity girls team titles at the Tribe Invitational, held Saturday morning at the high school campus.

The Tribe scored 43 points to defeat District 16-4A rival, Lindale, who earned 54 points, for bragging rights in the varsity boys race.

Next was T. K. Gorman with 55 points, followed by Whitehouse with 71 points.

Brook Hill (129) rounded out the field.

Jeffray Watson of Lindale was the first to cross the finish stripe. Watson was clocked in a 16:39.

Nick Dipaolo of T. K. Gorman wound up second, finishing in a 17:27, which was three ticks in front of the third-place runner, Jacksonville's Jerry Romano.

Pedero Mineras and Jonathan Garcia of Jacksonville also finished in the top 10, taking fifth (17:56) and 10th place (19:01), respectively.


Varsity Girls: Maidens outrun Ladycats for crown

Only two schools entered the minimum number of runners to be considered for the team title in the varsity girls (4A-5A) race, with Jacksonville earning 16 points to surpass rival Whitehouse, who had 40.

Claudia Charles of Lindale was the fastest runner, coming in at 21:23.

Only three seconds behind Charles was Tempest Silvers of Jacksonville won the silver medal.

Third place went to another Jacksonville participant, as Shannon Chilton was clocked in a 23:02.

Fourth and fifth place also went to Tribe runners.

Mirian Mendoza (24:23) took fourth and Ariana Morris (24:38) wound up fifth.

The other top-10 runner for Jacksonville was Esther Botello (7th, 25:19).


NOTE: T. K. Gorman scored 15 points to win the varsity girls (1A-3A) race...Gorman was the only school to enter a full team...Julia Troxell of Brook Hill completed her work in 19:25 to take 10th place...T. K. Gorman's Shannon Kariamuzha won the race in a clocking of 15:26...Jacksonville earned the JV girls team championship, with Jackie Garcia being the first to cross the finish mark for the Maidens...She ran a 19:10 and finished third...The race's winner was Lindale's Sydney Hacker (16:33)...Only six young men competed in the junior varsity boys division, with the winner being Nathaniel Cox of King's Academy (20:37)...Jacksonville Middle School took the team title in its division, amassing 30 points to edge Cumberland Academy of Tyler (33)...East Texas Christian Academy's Macy Parscel broke the tape in a time of 19:07 to win the gold...Paulina Camacho was Jacksonville fastest competitor...Camacho finished fourth (21:15)...In the middle school boys segment, Cumberland Academy tallied 18 points to defeat runner-up Brook Hill (50), with ETCA (52) being a close third. Christian Sandoval of Cumberland ran a 15:42 to win the event...Bobby Jackson of Jacksonville came in fourth (16:41) and was the only representative from JMS.


Text Only
Local Sports
  • 07-31-FB + foto.jpg Fightin' Indians' new district stacked with quality

    Any Jacksonville Fightin' Indian football fans that have not taken note of the Tribe's new conference home — District 16-5A — will probably want to take a few minutes and get familiar with a league that has been labeled as perhaps “the deepest (Class 5A) district in the state” by at least one expert in such matters.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-31-D-II + 2 images.jpg Trio of former local prep standouts playing for top 10 D-II schools

    Three former local and area high school football phenoms will be playing for NCAA Division II top 10 teams this fall.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • I07-31-07-29-VB + foto.jpg High school volleyballers to hit ground running Monday

    High school gymnasiums around the area will be hubs of volleyball activity beginning Monday, when fall camp opens for all teams.

    In fact, the entire week will be jammed packed with dig, set and spike activities.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-29- Josh + foto.tif McCown says he likes direction Tampa Bay is heading in

    Josh McCown expects the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to be better this season. He's just reluctant to speculate how much.

    The 35-year-old quarterback is beginning his 13th NFL training camp, though it's his first as a team's projected starter since he was with the Arizona Cardinals in 2004.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • I07-29-VB + foto.JPG Prep volleyballers to return to the gym Monday

    Volleyball season for local and area high school teams will get under on Monday with the opening of the respective fall camps.

    Most of the clubs will take part in scrimmages or playdays in late week before opening the regular season the following week.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 07-29-Patton + foto.jpg Patton about to start his 7th season in Rusk

    My how time flies.

    When the Rusk High School football team trots out to Eagle Stadium on Monday morning to open fall camp, Ted Patton, Rusk's athletic director and head football coach, will be kicking off his seventh season at the helm of the Eagle program, which makes him the most tenured football coach in the Cherokee County/Southern Smith County area.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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