Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Local Sports

October 21, 2013

JUCO Women's Hoops: Lady Jaguars go 3-0 in latest scrimmages



A grueling week of practices at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse last week payed off for the Jacksonville College Lady Jaguars.

Coach Leasa Ailshie's ladies traveled to Carrollton this past weekend for the SAWBC Super Showcase and took on three formidable foes from NJCAA Region 5 in Weatherford College, Midland College and McLennan College in a set of pre-season scrimmages..

The Lady Jags did extremely well and returned home Saturday night with three victories.

Arguably, the Lady Jags' most impressive win came over Weatherford, 56-48. The Lady Coyotes have seven sophomores back off of last season's 25-6 team.

In other action, JC mauled Midland, 48-33.

Midland posted a 27-8 record in 2012-13 and returned four women off of that club.

After leading by as many as 20 points, the Lady Jags held on to clip McLennan, 45-36. The Highlassies went 16-15 a year ago.

“We played well and we didn't lose a single quarter,” Ailshie said. “After our first scrimmages last week we went back and watched a lot of film and made some adjustments during our practices and our girls worked hard at getting better. They bought in to what we were teaching and I think all their hard worked showed on Saturday.”

Ailshie said the Lady Jags were led by their four sophomores, Susan Agesen, Deva'Nyar Workman, Allison Moore and Yvonne Maosa.

“All of our returning sophomores really contributed and showed maturity as leaders and they have demanded a lot from our freshmen, which is always good to see,” Ailshie said.

Aiishie also seemed pleased with what she witnessed from her new cast members.

“Our freshmen didn't shy away from the challenge of playing three really talented basketball teams last week,” she said.

Ailshie said she is continuing to work on possibly lining up a couple of more practice games for her club before the season opener on Nov. 1 (vs. Southern-Shreveport in Panola Classic).


Text Only
Local Sports
  • 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