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Lady Panthers draw Athens for bi-district
Bullard, the District 16-3A champions, will play Athens, the fourth place team out of District 15-3A in a best-of-three bi-district series.
Maidens to battle No. 5 Ennis in best-of-3 series
Jacksonville's first journey into the state playoffs in school history will find the Fightin' Maidens paired up against a perennial playoff power in the Lady Lions of Ennis.
Lady Eagles to face Pollok Central in bi-district
The Rusk Lady Eagles will take on Pollok Central in a one game affair at 6 p.m.Thursday at Cushing High School.
Class 4A Area meet:Tribe's Thacker takes the gold in long jump
Datavion Thacker of Jacksonville High School qualified for the Class 4A, Region II Meet, to be held at University of Texas-Arlington next week, in two events, long jump and the 100M dash.
Class 4A, Region II Golf Championship: Future looks bright for Tribe golf
Jacksonville been absent from the regional golf tournament for a number of year, but that changed earlier this week when head coach Cecil Newton's Tribe golf team took part in the 36-hole Class 4A, Region II Championship Tournament.
Rusk track & field to send 5 to upcoming regional meet
As a result of their performances at the Class 3A District 19-20 Area meet, which was hosted by Carthage High School on Wednesday, five student-athletes from Rusk High School have earned a spot in the Class 3A, Region III Meet, slated for George Turner Stadium in Humble (April 25-26).
Rusk-ex Collins named SBC Pitcher of the Week
For the second time this season Callie Collins of University of Texas Arlington (UTA) has been named as the Sunbelt Conference Pitcher of the Week.
Collins, a senior, played high school softball at Rusk High School.
Collins went 2-0 in the circle last week and pitched a pair of complete game victories for the Mavericks.
JMS Tennis: Roper wins first place in Kilgore tourney
Hannah Roper, representing Jacksonville Middle School, won the 8th-grade girls singles championship at the Kilgore Middle School Tournament on Friday while Thomas Brewer came away with the consolation crown in the 7th-grade boys flight.
And, those success stories were just the tip of the tennis iceberg for JMS.
Troup Tiger golfers to return to state tournament
The UIL Class 2A state golf tournament would not be complete without the Troup Tigers included in the mix.
The young men from Troup made sure that they will be in this year's state tournament on April 30-May 1 in Austin by coming in second at the Class 2A Region III Golf Tournament.
The tourney took place Tuesday at Oak Hurst Golf Course in Bullard.
Fightin' Maiden softball earns first-ever playoff berth
As the late afternoon sun slowly dipped below the horizon Tuesday at Faulkner Park in Tyler, there was a soaking-wet head softball coach and a team of excited young Jacksonville Fightin' Maidens that had streaks of white chalk smeared across their faces, uniform tops and pants, milling around the infield, in no hurry to board the team bus for the ride back home.
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