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TTA Softball U12 District 6 tourney: J'ville Warriors win opener; Hard Hitters stopped by Grapeland
Teams from Jacksonville split their games on Monday night during opening round action of in the Texas Teen-Age softball Association U12 District 6 Tournament, which is being played at the Jacksonville Baseball/Softball Complex.
The double elimination tourney will run through Thursday evening when a champion will be decided.
The top two clubs will advance to the state tournament, which will be hosted by Copperas Cove later this month.
TSWA names a dozen area girls to all-state teams
Twelve young ladies representing Rusk, Bullard, Troup and Alto, respectively, have been named to the Texas Sports Writers Association all-state softball teams.
To be considered, each player had to first be nominated by their head coach for consideration.
Then, sports writers from all across Texas voted on teams representing each classification (1A-5A).
Summer Sacrifice: Indians, Maidens use voluntary workouts to stay sharp
Nearly 30 Fightin' Indian student athletes and a couple of Fightin' Maidens, from various sports, were up with the chickens Monday morning to hit the weight room and the practice fields at Jacksonville High School's Happy Valley training grounds.
That can mean only one thing; Indian/Maiden Training Camp is up and running and is in full swing.
Brown finishes 4th in Dallas junior tourney
Jacksonville's Cameron Brown, 16, secured his best finish of the summer season last week when he came in fourth place at the Mental App Dallas Athletic Club Junior Open.
Brown booked rounds of 75 and 72, respectively, to finish the 36-hole challenge at 147.
Troup shuffled into a demanding District 8-3A-II
Troup has a new district home for the next two school terms as the University Interscholastic League assigned the Tigers to District 8-3A-II back in February.
Of particular interest is the fact that a trio of the Tigers' long-time rivals — the Arp Tigers, West Rusk Raiders and the Frankston Indians — are also district-mates of Troup.
Bullard well represented in Skeeter Boats Super 6 fishing tourney
Landen Beckham and Bailey Thomas, representing Bullard High School, came in fifth place at last weekend's Skeeter Boats Super 6 High School Invitational, which took place on Lake Fork.
Eighteen teams (six from the Texas High School BASS Association, six from Southeast Texas and a half dozen representing Central Texas) of high school fishermen were invited to participate in the event.
The THSBA sent out it top six teams from its Angler of the Year standings.
Familiar foes join Eagles in District 7-4AII
After the dust had settled following last February's bi-annual realignment by the University Interscholastic League, the Rusk Eagles found themselves in a new, albeit more difficult conference, surrounded by mostly familier opponents.
Joining head coach Ted Patton's Red and Black from the old District 19-3A are Fairfield, Groesbeck and Mexia.
Completing District 7-4A-II's roster was the addition of Lorena and Waco Connally's Cadets.
Jaguars in market for new men's assistant hoops coach
One and done.
After serving as assistant men's basketball coach at Jacksonville College for the past year, Ryan Glenney, is leaving the institution to become assistant men's basketball coach at North Platte (Neb.) Community College.
“We're going to miss him, that's for sure,” JC head men's basketball coach, Jody Bailey, said in reference to Glenney. “He has been my right-hand man and has been an assets to our program.”
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Caughlin returns home to lead alma mater's girls soccer program
Jacksonville High School has a brand new head coach for its Fightin' Maiden soccer team who probably isn't a stranger to many long-time Jacksonville fans and supporters.
Season Settle Caughlin, a 1999 graduate of Jacksonville High, has been hired to shepard the school's girls soccer charges.
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