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Gonzalez says there are lessons to be learned from FIFA World Cup
Jacksonville College head men's and women's soccer coach, Rafael Gonzalez, has been watching World Cup play faithfully since the mid 80's.
So when he said Monday that the 2014 FIFA World Cup, currently nearing the end of the Group Stage in venues scattered throughout Brazil, was one of the best World Cup presentations that he could remember, one realized that the spectacle that is currently unfolding is truly a sporting event to be long remembered for soccer fans across the globe.
A trio of Eagles land on THSBCA's 3A all-state team
The announcement of the Texas High School Baseball Coaches' 3A all-state team last week saw a trio of Rusk Eagles included among the 54 young men who were tabbed for accolades.
Washburn aces No. 6 at Birmingham Forest
Junior Washburn logged his fourth career hole-in-one on June 10 at Birmingham Forest Golf Club in Rusk.
Bass transitioning to summer patterns
Summer has officially arrived and bass are quickly transitioning into summer patterns. Basically speaking, the bass are moving out of the back of coves and pockets. Also bass are moving off of the shallow flats headed back towards deeper water. Bass are moving back into the creeks and setting up on creek bends. Some bass are transitioning out from coves to main lake points, humps and ridges.
10 most intriguing high school football games of 2014
Officially today is the first day of summer and that means fall camp for most Texas schoolboy football teams is only about six weeks away.
With that in mind, let's take a sneak peak at 10 games involving local and area teams that seem very intriguing, at least at this early stage of things.
We'll scope 'em out in chronological order as it would be almost impossible to actually rank each game with so many unknowns floating around out there.
JTA Tomato Fest tennis results 2014
Sixty-one players from East Texas played in the Jacksonville Tomato Fest Tennis Tournament on June 14th.
16-3A Softball: Springer does Bullard proud, named MVP
Bullard Lady Panther ace and Texas Woman's University signee, Kristi “CoCo” Springer has been named as the District 16-3A Most Valuable Player, following a poll of the circuit's head coaches.
Springer went 19-3 during the 2014 campaign while posting an earned run average of .043.
Jaguars reel in promising transfer in Lindale's VanDeKop
A player that local high school basketball fans will most likely remember — Jordan VanDeKop of Lindale — could turn into a hoops player that Jacksonville College Jaguar fans will not soon forget
Youth soccer invades Tomato Bowl for annual tournament
Soccer teams representing countries from all across the globe have converged upon Brazil for the 2014 FiFA World Cup.
At the historic Tomato Bowl in downtown Jacksonville Saturday youth soccer clubs from most of the soccer-playing communities in East Texas joined a team from Plano for the Jacksonville Soccer Association's Tomato Fest 4 X 4 Tournament, played on eight mini fields drawn off on the Tomato Bowl playing surface.
Jacksonville benefits from Roper's love of tennis and family
If you travel down Corinth Road near Jacksonville High School regularly and have ever glanced over at the high school tennis courts, there's a strong possibility that you have spotted Chuck Roper.
Built more like a defensive end in football than a typical tennis player, the somewhat hulking gentleman with the reddish-blonde hair can usually be found hard at work on the courts as he shares his zealousness — by his own admission he is on the courts five nights a week — for tennis with the town's children and youth.
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