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  • 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.

    June 21, 2014

  • 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.

    June 21, 2014

  • 06-21-JHS FB + foto.jpg 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.


    June 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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