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
  • 07-29- 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

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

    One of the main things I really look forward to in the summer is locating and catching schooling bass. Schooling bass are not always easy to catch. Sometimes they are very aggressive and will react to a variety of baits. At other times they become very hard to catch. I have several baits that I rely on, but some are favorites.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • RNIZRWPNXJDDLGT.20140225144737.jpg Locals Hamlett, Trotter prepare for SHSU swan song

    The Sam Houston State University Bearkats will have a brand new head coach and an unfamiliar quarterback this season.

    But the Southland Conference (NCAA, Football Championship Series) team will return a rock-solid nucleus, including Cory Hamlett, a senior who prepped at Jacksonville High School and Rusk High School graduate John Trotter, who will also be in his final year playing for the orange squad from Huntsville.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • IMG_4906.JPG Johnson hired as Lady Guard basketball coach

    In filling its opening for a head girl's basketball coach, The Brook Hill School turned to Ivan Johnson, a coach that has been has achieved playoff success in TAPPS circles.

    Johnson was introduced as Brook Hill's man to lead the Lady Guard hoop charges Tuesday afternoon in a press conference that was held on campus at the Kyle Lake Athletic Center.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo