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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.
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).
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.
21-A-I All-District: New Summerfield's Wilkerson, Turner earn superlative honors
Case Wilkerson and Alex Turner have been selected for 21-A-I all-district teams from New Summerfield High School.
Wilkerson was named as the Offensive Most Valuable Player on the boy's squad, while Turner won the Freshman MVP honor on the girl's unit.
Alto had four representatives to reep black-type mention, including head coach, Augustus Moore, who was honored as Coach of the Year.
Former Jaguar Smith to play in NIT Championship
Minnesota needed an overtime round Tuesday to repel Florida State, but at the end of the night the Golden Gophers had earned a 67-64 decision over the Seminoles in a semi-final game of the National Invitational Tournament (NIT), which was played in the famed Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The Gophers will take on SMU at 6 p.m. this evening in the title matchup.
Crisp, Duplichain lead Alto to DH sweep of Mt. Enterprise
Alto's Lady Jackets continued to rule with in District 21-A after winning a pair of conference games over Mount Enterprise Tuesday at Lady Jacket Park.
Head coach Luke Balkom's ladies leveled Mt. Enterprise, 13-3, in Game 1 and needed just five and a half frames to crush the Galcats, 18-2, in the second game of the evening.
Madison Crisp pick
16-3A Golf Tourney: Lady Panthers, 2nd; Panthers 3rd after first round Progress staff reports
Bullard's girls checked ended up in second place while the Panthers stood third after the first round of the District 16-3A Golf Tournament, held late last week at Woodhollow Golf Club in Longview.
East Texas rivals battle in Southeastern Conference
Sydney Littlejohn and Kelsee Selman, former high school phenoms at Rusk and Hudson High Schools, respectively, are continuing to compete against each other this spring.
The only difference is the stage is much larger and the lights are far brighter than when each toiled on high school softball diamonds throughout East Texas for the past four years.
Both are true freshmen pitchers and both are making their presence known in the Southeastern Conference, where Littlejohn is a member of the No. 5-ranked Alabama softball team.
Selman is getting her fair share of duty in the circle for the LSU Lady Tigers.
Mason's walk-off single gives Troup 2-1 win over Sabine
Bethany Mason was grace under pressure Friday night.
The Troup shortstop faced an 0-1 count with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning and runners on second and third when she stroked a ground ball between the Sabine shortstop and third baseman, which drove in Cheyenne Kirkland as the game-winning run as Troup clipped the Lady Cardinals, 2-1.
The win allowed the Lady Tigers to avenge their only District 18-2A loss of the season, which came in early March when the Lady Tigers and the Lady Cards faced off for the first time.
The Lady Tiger win rocketed Troup (11-12, 7-1 18-2A) into a tie for first with Harmony.
JHS baseballers turn in strong showing against Lindale
Jacksonville head baseball coach Mike Eckles probably doesn't believe in so-called moral victories.
But that would be a good way to sum up the Tribe's 2-0 District 16-4A loss to league-leading Lindale on Saturday afternoon (the game was originaly scheduled for Friday night, but was delayed until Saturday due to inclement weather).
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