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  • 04-05-De La Rosa.jpg 16-4A tennis championships to be decided today

    A frontal system made its way through the Jacksonville area during the-dawn hours Friday, creating a little bit of overnight anxiety for Jacksonville head tennis coach David Hanna, with the District 16-4A Tennis Tournament slated to get under way early Friday morning.

    “I thought we would be out drying courts (Friday) morning, but when we got here the courts were dry, so evidently the wind helped to dry them out,” Hanna said at mid-morning Friday.

    Although playing conditions were windy on the rather brisk morning, Hanna said that the tournament, which is being hosted by Jacksonville, went off without a hitch.

    April 5, 2014 3 Photos

  • 04-05-Canady + foto.jpg Large turnout for inaugural Dirty Diamonds softball camp

    Judging by the number of attendees and the enthusiasm of organizers, it probably is safe to say that the first-ever Dirty Diamonds Fast pitch softball was a big achievement.

    The one-day camp was held on March 22 at Fightin' Maiden Field on the Jacksonville High School campus.

    April 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • goldy.jpg Smith scores 6 points as Gophers' win NIT Championship, 65-63

    Malik Smith, a former Jacksonville College standout, knocked in six points in Minnesota's 65-63 win over SMU Thursday night in the championship game of the National Invitational Tournament, which was played in Madison Square Garden in New York City.

    April 5, 2014 1 Photo

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

    Bass fishing so far this year has been very different. Many fishermen, including myself, have been scrambling to catch bass.

    The spring spawn is slowly arriving. The only spawning bass I’ve been able to find are in the very back end of creek coves and large spawning pockets. There you will find the surface temperature in the low 60s.


    April 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-04-JHS Soc. + foto.jpg Class 4A Boys Soccer Sectional: Tribe to grapple with formidable Ranger squad

    Granted Jacksonville hasn't really been tested in post season play, but all of that could change at 6:30 p.m. this evening when the Fightin' Indians and Bryan Rudder's Rangers meet in a Class 4A, Region III, Sectional match to determine who will advance into the regional quarterfinals next week.

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • 04-04-Ellie.jpg Tribe Tennis: Day poised for swan song at 16-4A tourney

    Jacksonville High School's Frances White Tennis Complex will be hosting the District 16-4A Tournament beginning today and wrapping up with the championship matches Saturday morning.

    The tourney will determine the circuit's representatives into the upcoming regional championship.

    And while Jacksonville head tennis coach David Hanna is optimistic towards his team's chances of having success, he will also be coping with the emotions of seeing the end of senior Ellie Day's storied Tribe tennis career come to a close.

    April 4, 2014 2 Photos

  • 04-04-BH + foto.jpeg Three Guardsmen named to TAPPS all-state squad

    The Brook Hill School's Grant Hanks, Chase McDermott and Alex Hale were recently named to the TAPPS Class 3A all-state basketball team.

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • JHS new logo.jpg 16-4A Softball: Lindale trips up Jacksonville, 3-0

     The Lady Eagles of Lindale took advantage of Jacksonville's inability to score runs Wednesday night at Lady Eagle Park by notching a 3-0 win over the visiting Maidens.

    The game was a make up from Friday night's rain out.

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • mail_001.jpg JC tennis teams fall to powerful Seminole (Okla.) State

    In a battle between two nationally ranked junior college tennis programs, Seminole (Okla.) State lived up to is billing by shutting out No. 13 Jacksonville College, 8-1, in mens action and 5-2 in ladies play.

    The match took place late last week in Sherman, Texas (neutral site).

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • images.jpg New Summerfield track meet scratched due to weather

    According to New Sumemrfield High School athletic director, Kent Willis, the New Summerfield Pre-District track and field meet scheduled for this evening at the New Summerfield Athletic Complex has been canceled due to the high probabilty of inclement weather striking the area today.

    April 3, 2014 1 Photo