Whitaker named to All-SWJCFC team

TYLER — Jacksonville High School ex Joe Whitaker, a sophomore linebacker at Tyler Junior College, has been named to the Southwest Junior College Football Conference’s all-conference second team. Whitaker amassed 73 tackles and also had four quarterback sacks for the Apaches this year. Whitaker is one of four TJC players to make the second team, with four Apaches also earning all-conference first team accolades as well.

Bearcats split games

at AC tourney; now 7-4

LUFKIN — Lon Morris College won one — an 81-72 decision over Ranger College on Friday — while also losing a game (99-78 to No. 1-ranked Midland College, Saturday) — in the Angelina College/Coca-Cola Classic this past weekend at Shands Gymnasium in Lufkin. Travis Jones pumped in 19 points and Jorge Redmon added 18 in the ’Cats’ win over Ranger. Alonzo Edwards netted nine in the contest. Redmon paced the LMC scorers against Midland by accounting for 16 points while Jones put in 13. Greg Chaisson also contributed nine points while Joel Gierbolini, Darren Lawrence and Edwards each had seven points. The Bearcats (7-4, 1-1 in Region XIV) return to action Saturday by traveling to San Jacinto (12-0, 2-0) for a 4 p.m. contest. The Green and White will return home Monday when they are scheduled to entertain the Northwestern State junior varsity at 7 p.m.

LMC women seek first league win at San Jac

The Lady Bearcats of Lon Morris College will be traveling to Houston on Saturday in search of their first Region XIV victory when they tangle with San Jacinto College in a 2 p.m tipoff. Head coach Rosalyn Tindel’s crew is 3-6 overall, 0-1 in Region XIV play. San Jac currently stands 4-4, 0-1 on the season. The Lady Bearcats are lead by Christy Willis, Sherena Abercrumbia and Diamond Austin. Former Jacksonville High School standout Sharae Sanders has returned to the active roster and should be available for Saturday’s contest.

JC clarifies start time

of tonight’s twinbill

Jacksonville College athletic officials would like to remind fans that tonight’s Region XIV doubleheader scheduled for the Curtis Carroll Fieldhouse between JC and Blinn College will begin with the women’s game at 5:30 p.m., with the men’s to immediately follow. Some schedule cards and other printed information released earlier in the year incorrectly indicated the games would begin at 2 and 4 p.m. respectively.

Trout season opens this weekend at TFFC Athens

ATHENS — Rainbow trout fishing returns to the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens on Saturday. Recent cold fronts have done their job, and several thousand rainbow trout now swim in the fishing ponds and streams at the center. Whether fly-fishing or using conventional tackle, anglers will increase their success rate by using baits that look similar to the floating fish pellets the hatchery-raised trout are accustomed to eating. One brand is Berkley Hatchery Formula Chews, available online and at major outdoor retailers. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department purchases trout each year and stocks them into urban ponds around the state in order to increase fishing opportunities. A complete list of stocked ponds and the approximate dates fish will arrive can be found on the TPWD Web site at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/fish/infish/reports/trout_stocking.phtml. No fishing license is needed to fish at TFFC, and rods, reels and bait are furnished free. Anglers are allowed to bring their own tackle and bait, but no treble hooks are allowed. For more information, call 903-676-2277.

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