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  • JTA Tomato Fest tennis results 2014

    Sixty-one players from East Texas played in the Jacksonville Tomato Fest Tennis Tournament on June 14th.

    June 18, 2014

  • 06-18-Springer.jpg 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.

    June 18, 2014 2 Photos

  • 06-18-VanDeKop + foto.jpg 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

    June 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • I06-17-Group.jpg 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.

    June 14, 2014 4 Photos

  • 06-14-Roper vert. .JPG 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.

    June 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • 06-13-Tony.jpg Inaugural JHS Little Dribbler Basketball Camp a success

    Jacksonville High School's basketball brain trusts — Fightin' Indian head coach Mark Alexander and his counterpart on the girls side, Tony harris — joined forces this week to present a Littler Dribblers basketball Camp at the Jacksonville High School Upper Gym on the high school campus.

    June 13, 2014 3 Photos

  • 01-green.jpg Local, area linkers do well at Jacksonville NTPGA Jr. Tour stop

    Dakota Boyer of Jacksonville, a member of the Troup High School golf team, came in at 8-over 79 to win second place in the boys 15-18-year-old division of the Northern Texas PGA Junior Tour stop at The Challenge at the Woods this week.

    June 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • 06-12-Hoops:UIL.jpg Coach Alexander expresses mixed sentiments on UIL hoops changes

    The University Interscholastic League's Legislative Council Meetings that took place at the Austin Marriott-North in Round Rock earlier this week produced several changes that will affect high school basketball in Texas.

    Beginning in 2015-16 school term the boys and girls state basketball tournaments will move from the Frank Erwin Center on the campus of the University of Texas-Austin to the Alamodome in San Antonio, pending final approval by the facility.

    The move southward will end a 93-year run in Austin for the state tournaments.

    Jacksonville High School head boys basketball coach Mark Alexander has attended 34 state tournaments in the capital city and he shared his thoughts about the pending change.

    June 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • 06-12-Doubles.jpg Tribe Tennis camp sets single session attendance record

    Session I of Tribe Tennis Camp, currently taking place this week at the Jacksonville High School Tennis Complex, will go down in the books as a record setter, according to camp director and Tribe head varsity tennis coach, David Hanna.

    I believe we have set a single-session attendance record,” Hanna said proudly on Wednesday. “It's exciting to see this many kids out here running around, having fun and learning about the game of tennis.”

    June 12, 2014 4 Photos

  • 06-12-A&M + foto.tif Brook Hill-ex Minter receives invite to USA Baseball training camp

    Former Brook Hill pitching sensation A. J. Minter, now a member of the Texas A & M baseball team, has earned an invitation to try out for a roster spot on America's premier summer collegiate team.

    June 12, 2014 1 Photo