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Rusk 58, Van 48 — The Rusk Lady Eagles (4-4) got a strong all-around effort to sock visiting Van with a 58-48 loss at Eagle Coliseum Tuesday night. The Lady Eagles will be playing in the Winona Tournament this weekend.
Bullard 53, Gilmer 41 — Maddison Slayton exploded for 20 points and Bridgette Taylor tossed in 13 as Bullard won its District 16-3A opener by nipping host Gilmer, 53-51 on Tuesday. The Lady Panthers led 44-35 heading into the final stanza and had to survive a feverish Lady Buckeye comeback try that saw Gilmer outscore Bullard 16-9 in the final period. Jasmine Jones of Gilmer led all players in scoring with 23 points. The Lady Panthers (8-6, 1-0 District 16-4A) will be playing in the Great East Texas Shootout (today through Saturday) in Brownsboro next.
No. 7 LaPoyner 52, No. 16 New Summerfield 51 — In a game that was played in a playoff-like atmosphere, No. 7 LaPoyner rallied in the fourth quarter to edge No. 16 New Summerfield, 52-51, at Flyer Gymnasium Tuesday. The Lady Hornets (8-5) carried a 43-38 lead into the last segment, only to allow the Lady Flyers (9-3) to score 14 points to the Lady Hornets' eight and come away with the win. Ramie Weaver led the Lady Hornets with 21 points, which included three shots from beyond the arc. Weaver went 5-10 from the field in the game. Maritzza Melendez tossed in 12 for New Summerfield and Cristal Zuniga added 10. Top rebounders for the Lady Hornets were Cindy Medellin and Simone Derrett, who hauled in nine and seven boards, respectively.
No. 5 Grapeland 59, Bullard 50 — Bullard gave a good account against the No.5-ranked team in Class 1A, Division I, but the home standing Sandies of Grapeland were nevertheless able to hold on for a 59-50 win on Tuesday. Bullard, who will be playing int he Great East Texas Shootout in Brownsboro beginning today, fell to 3-6 with the defeat. Grapeland is now 5-1 on the year.
No. 8 LaPoyner 60, New Summerfield 49 — In LaRue, the LaPoyner Flyers upped their slate to 10-1 by posting a 60-49 win over New Summerfield. The Hornets closed ground in the second half after trailing by 25 at intermission. The Flyers are ranked No. 8 in this week TABC/Texas Prep Basketball Magazine Class 1-A, Division I poll. New Summerfield (1-8) is currently mired in an eight-game losing streak. The Hornets will take on the Whitehouse JV at 6:40 p.m. tonight in the first round of the Frankston Indian-Azalea Orthopedic Invitational Tournament, which runs through Saturday.
Frankston tourney opens today — Frankston Indian-Azalea Orthopedic Invitational opens up at 4 p.m. today when Rusk is scheduled to take on Oakwood. At 5:20 p.m. the Frankston JV squad will battle Malakoff. At 6:40 p.m., New Summerfield and Whitehouse JV are schedule to tangle, with head coach Robert Loper’s varsity Indians set to face Elysian Fields at 8 p.m.
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35-4A Soccer: Jacksonville girls down Lady Hornets, 1-0
Jacksonville's Fightin' Maidens collected a District 35-4A triumph Friday night at Tomato Bowl without even scoring a goal.
Yes that's right, because Lufkin Hudson knocked in the only goal of the match — an own goal — with 12:58 to play in the match.
After the Maidens (7-7-2, 6-2-1 District 35-4A) almost scored on their own, the ball deflected a few feet out in front of the Hudson goalkeeper and in the made rush to clear the ball already Hornet accidentally knocked the ball into the Jacksonville goal.
16-3A Softball: Springer fans 13 as Bullard stops Spring Hill, 4-1
Kristie “Coco” Springer, a Texas Woman's University signee, struck out 13 Spring Hill batters Friday night to help propel Bullard to a 4-1 win in a District 16-3A tilt that was played in Longview.
Prep Baseball/Softball Roundup: Rusk's Raiborn tosses no hitter
High school baseball and softball roundup for games played mid week.
Lady Jaguars' season ends with 84-73 to No. 1 Trinity Valley
A disastrous defensive first half put the Jacksonville College Lady Jaguars in a hole that they could not claw themselves out of Friday afternoon in a semi-final game of the Region XIV Championship Tournament at Louise Herrington Patriot Center.
After allowing the No.1-ranked Lady Cardinals (31-1) to shoot at a 62.2-percent (23 of 37) clip in the first 20 minutes of play, the Lady Jags (17-14) found themselves down by 20 points, 54-34, at intermission.
Girls Powerlifting: Bullard qualifies 5 for upcoming state meet
Bullard finished second as a team at the Girls Region 3 Division 2 Powerlifting Meet last weekend at Crandell High School, but more importantly qualified five young ladies for the Texas High School Womens Powerlifting Association State Meet, which takes place late next week at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi.
Jaguar rally falls 7 points shorts; Lee ends JC's season
Simply stated, turnovers are opportunities for the opposing team.
Jacksonville College's inability to cash in on Lee College's mistakes, particularly in the first half, ended up being too big of hurdle for the Jaguars to clear as Lee held on to beat JC, 105-98, in the opening round of the Region XIV Championship Tournament, which took place Wednesday night at Wagstaff Fieldhouse on the Tyler Junior College campus.
Workman, Maosa, Robinson pilot JC women to tourney win
Eleven Lady Jaguars broke into the scoring column in Jacksonville College's 57-43 win over Paris Junior College Wednesday in the first round of the Region XIV Championship Tournament, which is being played at UT-Tyler's Herrington Patriot Center.
Maiden soccer falls, 2-1, to rival Palestine
Jacksonville came out sluggish in the second half against Palestine Tuesday night at Wildcat Stadium and that spell of a lack of energy ended up costing the Maidens the match.
The Ladycats scored a lone goal in the second half to break a 1-1 halftime tie and then made it stand the rest of the waas palestien won, 2-1.
Jacksonville JV tennis team shows well in Nac
Highlighting the play by the Jacksonville junior varsity tennis team in the Nacogdoches JV Tournament, which was staged on Thursday, was a couple of consolation winning efforts.
Rusk trio qualify for girls state powerlifting meet
Rusk will be represented by three young ladies when the girls state powerlifting meet gets under way on March 14 in Corpus Christi.
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