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  • DNK.tiff 16-4A Baseball: 'Cana cruises past Tribe

    Corsicana's bats were working overtime on Friday night when the Tigers downed Jacksonville, 14-3, at Summers Norman Field.

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Boy's Soccer Playoff: JHS vs. Waller now moved to Huntsville High

    Same city; different stadium.

    Jacksonville High's Class 4A, Region III Quarterfinal match against Waller has been moved from Sam Houston State University to Huntsville High School.

    April 7, 2014

  • IMG_2513.jpg Jacksonville-Waller to play regional quarterfinal in Huntsville

    Jacksonville and Waller will face off at 6:30 p.m.Tuesday in a Class 4A, Region III, Quarterfinal tilt.

    April 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • IMG_2566.JPG Jacksonville stops Bryan Rudder, 2-1, in Sectional

    Martin Melchor drove a header into the net, from about 10 yards out, right side, with 15 seconds to play in regulation to give Jacksonville a 2-1 win over Bryan Rudder Friday night at Wildcat Stadium in Palestine.

    The win advances the Tribe (20-6-3) into a Class 4A, Region III Quarterfinal test against Waller early next week (details forthcoming). That match is tentatively set for Tuesday.

    April 5, 2014 2 Photos

  • 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