New Summerfield boys to face Hubbard in bi-district

NEW SUMMERFIELD — District 22-A-I’s second-place team, the New Summerfield Hornets, will take on Hubbard (21-9), the third-place finisher from District 21-A-1, in a Class A-I, Region III, bi-district tilt, tentatively scheduled for 8 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens. The Hornets who are 19-12 this year, are coached by Jason Davis and are participating in the playoffs for the second-straight year. The winner between New Summerfield and Hubbard will advance to an area round affair against Grapeland to be played at a site to be announced later this week. 

Tribe baseball opener moved up to Monday

Due to the Jacksonville boys basketball bi-district game scheduled for Tuesday night, the Indians’ baseball home opener, originally set for Tuesday evening, has been pushed up to Monday. The Indians will host John Tyler with the junior varsity game slated to begin at 4:30 p.m. followed by the varsity game around 7 p.m.

Pep rally/send-off party to be held Tuesday for Rusk Eagles

RUSK — A community-wide pep rally and send-off party for the Rusk High School boy’s basketball team will take place at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Eagle Coliseum. All Eagle fans and supporters are cordially invited to attend and show their support for the Eagles as they prepare to travel to Lon Morris College for Tuesday’s Class 3-A, Region III, bi-district game against Bullard. Tip-off is slated for 6 p.m. at the Vivian and Bob Smith Events Center.

Lon Morris softball off to a slow start

WACO —  Lon Morris College lost a pair of games to McLennan College by scores of 5-4 and 8-0 on Tuesday. The non-conference games were played at the Bosque River Ballpark in Waco.  The Lady Bearcats (1-5) got on the board first when Jordan Knight tripled to leftfield, scoring Shelby Harris who had reached base on a walk. Bullard High-product, Allison Burton, then doubled Knight home for the second LMC run. Former Rusk High standout, Sierra Sanders, score the Highlassies first run after reaching base on a single in the bottom of the second frame. The Lady ‘Cats scored again in the third segment when Knight walked, moved to second on a single by Burton and on to third on a base hit by Kaela Prober. She eventually plated on an McLennan error. LMC’s final run came on a homer by Erin May in the top-half of the seventh. The Highlassies added two runs in the fourth, one in the fifth and the game winner in the last half of the seventh. McLennan dominated in the nightcap, in recording the shutout. LMC hosts the East Texas Baptist University JV at 2 p.m. on Monday.

KCKL Big Bass Tournament to take place March 27-28

CEDAR CREEK —  The 27th Annual KCKL Big Bass Tournament will take place on March 27 and 28. The event will be headquartered at the Log Cabin City park, located between Clear and Caney Creek Bridges, one fourth of a mile east of the intersection of Highways 198 and 3054. The tournament, which is fully sanctioned by the Texas Conservation Society, will be offering over 120 cash prizes for big bass weighed each hour and for the  winners in the overall final standings of the tournament. Entry fee is $65 per day with the youth (under 16-years-old) entry fee being $55 per day. For more information and entry forms, contact KCKL Bass at 903-489-1518, or visit the tournament’s Website:

FCA banquet slated for March 1 in Tyler

TYLER — The Northeast Texas Fellowship of Christian Athletes will hold their annual banquet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 1 at the Rose Garden Center in Tyler. A silent auction will take place at 6 p.m. Followed by a buffet dinner to be catered by Traditions. Former Baylor University All-American quarterback, Neal Jeffrey, who presently serves as associate pastor at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas, will be the keynote speaker. For more information, contact Gary Smith, 903-530-4337.

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