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Parson dumps in 26; Maidens slam Athens, 72-38
Jacksonville wasted little time in establishing superiority Friday name in a non-district game against Athens.
The Fight'n Maidens ran their record to 3-1 on the year by whipping the Lady Hornets, 72-38, at the JISD Gymnasium.
Jacksonville College men sweep opponents in TVCC Classic
It has been said that timing can be everything in sports.
The Jacksonville College men's basketball team won both of its games on Friday and Saturday in the Trinity Valley Classic, first notching a 78-75 decision over Clarendon from NJCAA Region V, on Friday night and then thumping Kingdom Prep of Iowa, 103-85, Saturday afternoon.
Hanks' 20 points enables Brook Hill to win opener, 57-50
Grant Hanks scored 20 points and Alex Hale added 17 as Brook Hill opened the 2013-'14 campaign with a bang by downing Avinger, 57-50, in the opening round of the New Diana Tournament on Thursday.
New Summerfield's Parra runs down prestigious award
New Summerfield distance runner Francisco Parra capped off his junior season by being named to the 2013 Cross Country Coaches Association of Texas (CCCAT) All-Region team.
Jacksonville College women take advantage of winless Coastal Bend
The Jacksonville College women's basketball team improved to 4-3 on the year by destroying Coastal Bend, 79-40, Thursday night at Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse.
Alto gets a Sturns TD with 61 seconds left to down Hull-Daisetta, 47-42
Alto quarterback Zach Sturns scored on a 16-yard touchdown trot with 1:01 left in the game that turned out to bbe the game winning score as Alto survived a scare to outlast Hull-Daisetta, 47-42, in a Class 1-A-I, Region III, Area Round battle that took place at Abe Martin Stadium in Lufkin on Thursday evening.
Alto (9-3) advances to face the winner of Bosqueville and Price Carlisle — that game will be played in Mabank on Friday night. Meanwhile, the 'Jackets eliminate the Bobcats (4-7) for the second-straight year.
Tentative arrangements are for the game to be played in Teague if Bosqueville wins and in New London if Carlisle is successful. In either case, Friday appears to be the day of choice.
Prep Boys Hoops Outlook: Most area teams predicted as post season players
With the Jacksonville Indians and the Troup Tigers scheduled to see their first action of the season Friday night, the new high school buys basketball season will officially be under way for all of the local and area boys teams, with the exception of Rusk, who gets its season rolling on Monday in the Union Hill Tournament.
The Mark Alexander era will get under way at 7:15 p.m. Friday when the Tribesmen face off against Brownsboro.
16-4A All-District Volleyball: Ross, Hammons, Crosby lead Jacksonville contingent
Jacksonville's senior trio of Mikaela Ross, Gentry Hammons and Kelley Crosby have all been named to the 16-4A All-District Volleyball team, following a vote of the conference's coaches.
Honorable Mention selections from Jacksonville were Kennison Chambless and Janzen Terry.
Alto playing its best football as Area test approaches
Alto will enter Thursday night's Class 1A-I, Region III, Area game against the Bobcats of Hull-Daisetta playing, arguably, its best football of the season.
Head coach Paul Gould's boys, who sport an 8-3 record, not only have won four games in-a-row, but have come from behind in each of the last two weeks to earn victories in impressive fashion.
Hill College spoils Lady Jaguar home opener
Normally when a team can hold its opponents to under 35-percent from the field good things happen.
That wasn't the case however for the Jacksonville College women's basketball team Tuesday night at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse.
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