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Littlejohn moves record to 8-0 for No. 2 Alabama
Rusk native Sydney Littlejohn improved her record to 8-0 for the season Wednesday evening when she was credited with the pitching win in No. 2-ranked Alabama's 4-3 triumph over Alabama-Birmingham.
Littlejohn, a true freshman, worked 6.2 innings and gave up three runs (all earned) on seven hits.
Running With The Tribe 5k set for Saturday
Running With The Tribe, a 5k fun run will take place Saturday at the Jacksonville High School cross country course, which starts on the soccer practice fields near the tennis courts.
Registration gets under way at 8 a.m., with the race to begin at 9 a.m.
JMS Track: Podium finishes and shattered school records for Braves
Jacksonville Middle School's 8th-grade Braves' track and field team finished in second place, scoring 1113 points, at the recent Distirct 16-4A meet held in Whitehouse.
The JMS 7th-grade boys garnered 105 points and notched a third-place effort.
According to Phil Nash, JMS athletic coordinator, three school records were set at the meet and numerous personal bests were attained as the middle schoolers continue to prepare to become Fightin' Indians.
New Summerfield baseball to wrap up season Saturday
The Hornet diamond boys will drop the curtain on their baseball season Saturday when they trek to Kerens to play Agape Christian Academy of Corsicana at 10 a.m.
New Summerfield polished off Agape Christian, 12-4, late last week to earn its latest win.
UIL announces time change for Tribe's regional match
Officials of the Jacksonville High School athletic department stated late Thursday morning that their has been time change for the Jacksonville Fightin' Indians' Class 4A, Region III state semi-final soccer match against the Spring Woods Tigers.
The University Interscholastic League moved the start time of Friday's match up to 11 a.m. — it previously was scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
Tasheena Canady guides Maidens to 9-2 win over Nacogdoches
Jacksonville's Fightin' Maiden softball team is about a whisker away from earning what would be a school-first playoff appearance, after the Maidens carved out a 9-2 win over Nacogdoches at Lady Dragon Softball Field Tuesday night.
Jacksonville is now 3-4 in District 16-4A play and is two games in front of fifth-place Nacogdoches (1-6), with three regular season games left on the docket.
Raiborn tosses second no-hitter of season; Rusk routs Mexia
Lefty Josh Raiborn hurled his second no-hitter of the year Tuesday night in Mexia as the Eagles of Rusk pummeled the Blackcats, 10-0.
Raiborn's first gem came on March 5 against Fairfield.
In his latest masterpiece Raiborn struck out 16 Blackcats.
Red-hot Dragons log win over Jacksonville
Nacogdoches won its ninth game in its last 10 outings Tuesday night by beating Jacksonville, 11-0.
Riden to play college hoops at Cedar Valley College
Always a crowd favorite as a member of the Jacksonville High School basketball team, Raybon Riden took the necessary step to insure that his days of playing the sport that he dearly loves does not end any time soon.
Riden signed with Cedar Valley College, a NJCAA-member school that is located in Lancaster, Texas, late Tuesday morning in a ceremony that took place inside the Jacksonville High Fieldhouse.
18-2A Softball: Troup pours it on Lady Raiders
The Troup Lady Tiger softball team did a lot in a short amount of time on Friday.
The Troup ladies, in just five innings, thanks to the Mercy Rule, scored 14 runs on 15 hits to slam West Rusk, 14-1, in District 18-2A play.
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