BAYTOWN - Jacksonville College moved into a three-way tie for third place in the overall Region XIV standings and completed a series sweep by edging Lee College 90-89 Saturday night in Baytown.
GLADEWATER – Late free throws from Troup’s, Quincy Kincade, and Kedrick Frazier, proved to be the game-winners as the Tigers held-off a fourth quarter surge by Hughes Springs, for a 47-45 win, in a Class 3A, Region II, bi-district game that was held at Union Grove High School, on Monday.
Both Jacksonville's boys and girls soccer teams were able to add to their respective win totals on Friday night by defeating teams from Whitehouse in District 16-5A play.
CARROLLTON — The first week of the new high school softball campaign is in the books with the Rusk Lady Eagles standing at 6-1-1.
CORRECTION: Jacksonville and Hughes Springs tied, 7-7. Due to a reporting error the score was originally listed as a 7-6 Jacksonville win.
VAN — Mesquite Poteet's offense carved out a decent lead and the Lady Pirates' defense played lights out in the final 5:00, and as a result Poteet was able to down Jacksonville, 57-40, on Friday night at the Van High School Gymnasium.
WHITEHOUSE — Powerlifting teams from Jacksonville, Rusk and Troup took part in their final regular-season competition on Thursday at the Whitehouse Invitational.
The Jacksonville Get Buckets youth basketball team recently won first place in the Brook Hill League. The team is made of local third and fourth graders. Pictured top row from left to right: Coach Harvest, Coach Casel, Coach Foluke. Middle row, left to right, Ben Bolton, Isaac Mosley, Dacarr…
GRAND SALINE — Troup launched its new campaign by visiting the Grand Saline Lady Indians on Wednesday evening.
Fans got their monies worth Tuesday night at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse where Jacksonville College and Coastal Bend College needed two overtime rounds to determine a winner.
CARROLLTON — Rusk went 2-0 Thursday in opening day play of the Carrollton Tournament, defeating Lucas Lovejoy, 3-0, in an early morning tilt and the coming back to dispose of the Garland Lady Owls, 7-2, in a matinee feature at Oren-Goode Fields.
Troup's post season will begin at 6 p.m. Monday when the Tigers take on Hughes Springs' Mustangs at Union Grove High School in a Class 3A, Region II bi-district contest.
BULLARD — Jacksonville evened its record at 1-1 by steamrolling Eustace 16-0 on Thursday afternoon in the Bullard Tournament, which runs through Saturday.
Kansas-signee Tatum Goff was untouchable in the circle on Tuesday night when the Rusk Lady Eagles opened the season by shutting out Jacksonville, 3-0, at Fightin' Maiden Field.
In the battle for District 16-5A supremacy, Hallsville proved Tuesday evening that the team that makes the least number of mistakes usually comes away with the win.
JHS boys end season with 9-point loss to Hallsville
HALLSVILLE — Jaylon Freeney was on fire on a chilly evening in Hallsville on Tuesday.
LONGVIEW – Tatum hit the floor at Panther Gymnasium ready to roll, and Troup never could recover on Tuesday night.
Next up for the Jacksonville Fightin' Maidens will be an Area game against Mesquite Poteet.
TROUP — The Troup Tigers closed out regular-season play before a large crowd Monday night at Tiger Gymnasium by trouncing Winona, 67-39, in District 16-3A play.
WINONA - Jacksonville's first goal this was getting back to the playoffs after a five-year absence.
KILGORE — Members of the Tribe tennis team earned three consolation bracket titles in the Kilgore Varsity Tournament, which was played on Friday.
Jacksonville wrapped up the home portion of its scheduled on Friday night at John Alexander Gymnasium by losing, 67-49, to John Tyler.
Tribe linksters launch new season
With a 16-1 overall record, the Jacksonville Fightin' Maiden soccer team moved up one notch this week in the Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 5A poll.
Playing without the services of five players, who were lost to either injury or academics, Jacksonville Tribe soccer was waiting for someone to step up and give the team a lift in Friday's District 16-5A match against Nacogdoches.
NACOGDOCHES - It took the No.5-ranked Jacksonville Fightin' Maidens a little while to get going Friday night, but once they did it was business as usual.
Paced by a balanced scoring attack, Jacksonville College had little trouble in hanging a "L" on Lamar State-Port Arthur Thursday evening at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse.
Local and area fans of high school girl's basketball will have five bi-district playoff games to choose from early next week.
BULLARD — An unseasonably warm day welcomed the Jacksonville High School golf team to Emerald Bay in Bullard on Wednesday for the squad's first tournament of the year.
The Fightin' Indians of Jacksonville came very close to pulling off an upset of playoff-bound Pine Tree on Tuesday, but in the end the Pirates, currently third in the District 16-5A standings, were able to come away with a 64-57 win.
MESQUITE — Fueled by Jared Johnson's 17 points, Brook Hill pulled off a shocker in defeating Dallas Christian 48-43 in Mesquite on Tuesday evening.
Hardin-Simmons University and Trinity Valley College College are the recipients of the future football services of two of Rusk High School's football standouts.
Jacksonville put a button on its regular season on Tuesday night by destroying Pine Tree, 77-20, at the John Alexander Gymnasium.
Jacksonville High School certainly made its contribution to National Signing Day, as seven student-athletes representing Fightin' Indian football, Fightin' Maiden soccer and Tribe soccer took part in a signing ceremony that was held inside a jammed-pack Jacksonville Commons early Wednesday morning.
Soccer teams from Jacksonville and Marshall did battle Monday night at Howard Cook Field, with the Tribe and the Fightin' Maidens strolled to lopsided wins over the Mavericks and Lady Mavericks.
NACOGDOCHES — Jacksonville's girls just missed scoring a team title at the Nacogdoches Dragon Meet on Thursday.
RUSK HIGH SCHOOL POWERLIFTING
RUSK — Powerlifters from Rusk tallied 32 points to finish in first place in the team standings of the Rusk Meet, which was held on Saturday at Eagle Coliseum.
The Jacksonville College Jaguars seemed determined to not spoil Carl Herrera Day on Saturday night at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse.
Super Bowl: Patriots beat Rams, 13-3
TYLER — Night after night it seems a different Jacksonville Fightin' Maiden steps up and does what is needed to net her team a victory.
WHITEHOUSE — Jacksonville used a big third quarter to distance itself from a scrappy bunch of Whitehouse Ladycats on Friday night at the C.L. Nix Wildcat Arena.
Tribe Tennis represented well on Friday at the Jacksonville Varsity Invitational where a handful of netters placed in their respective playing divisions.
Jacksonville's offensive attack answered the bell in the opening half and Tribe goal keeper Edgar Gonzalez worked his magic between the piped in the final 40 minutes as the Tribe came away with a 2-1 victory over the visiting Lions.
For the past 15 years Jacksonville High School senior Berkley McDonald has been immersed in tumbling.
RUSK — Rusk High School softball coach Ty Wilkerson has a few decisions to make as the Lady Eagles continue to prepare for the new season with a series of scrimmage games.
ST. LOUIS — Consider St. Louis a big fan of the New England Patriots on Super Bowl Sunday.
Jacksonville College garnered its third win of the season over Tribulation Prep on Tuesday when the Jaguars leveled their guests, 128-62, at the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse.
Out of about 1,200 Texas high school football stadiums, Jacksonville's Tomato Bowl has been included on a short list of must-see venues by the folks at Dave Campbell's Texas Football and Bob McSpadden of TexasBob.com.
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- UPDATE: Cherokee County deputy charged with indecency with child
- No injuries in pre-dawn house fire on N. Jackson St.
- Jacksonville: More funds approved for shelter on Tena St.
- Cherokee County arrests: Jan. 29-Feb. 4
- Rusk P.D. seeks help identifying suspects
- Softball: Goff strikes out 21 in Rusk's 3-0 win over Jacksonville
- Presidents Day: Area schools, city offices closed Monday
- Freeney shreds Hallsville's defense for 5 goals in JHS romp
- Field of gold