Sports

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Cade Jones and Malik Gilliam, pictured with their teammates, both sign their intent with the colleges of their choice last week. Moving to the next level
National Signing Day took place Wednesday, Feb. 6, with a total of 13 Cherokee County students from three different schools participating. Two...

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Alto Yellowjacket Marlon Warren (#11) takes the ball to the hoop as New Summerfield's Julio Parra attempts to defend the goal during the game played Friday, Feb. 8. 2 Cherokee County teams go head to head in basketball action
The New Summerfield Hornets stung the Alto Yellowjackets, 70-62, in New Sumemerfield on Friday, Feb. 8. Alto fell behind in the first quarter,...

Fox Box: Bullard, J’ville, Troup athletes compete in powerlifting
Bullard Bullard competed at the Chapel Hill meet in Tyler, Thursday, Feb. 7, along with seven other teams. Bryson Luscombe placed second in the 148 class with lifts...
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Jacksonville resident and Friends of the Neches River member Michael Banks took an exploratory paddle on the Sabine River, Monday, Feb. 4, and did some kayak sand bass fishing. Paddling strokes
Here we are into another year. I don’t know about you but I am past ready to get back on the water, pull a stroke and wet a hook. It is like...

Fox Box: Powerlifting, tennis stats
Several schools in Cherokee County participated in recent powerlifting competitions. Jacksonville The Jacksonville Indians traveled to Nacogdoches for the Dragon...
Registration opens for youth baseball, softball
It’s nearly time to swing for the fences and many area youth associations have begun registration for baseball and softball teams. Online registration for Jacksonville...
Rusk FFA, Wells ISD to hold donkey basketball match ups
As basketball teams wrap up their district schedules, two schools are gearing up to host some on-court antics for a good cause. Rusk FFA is hosting its third annual...
Fox Box: County wide sports updates
Bullard High School hosted the Bullard Invitational, a powerlifting meet, Saturday, Jan. 26. Men’s and women’s teams from a total of 10 schools participated, including Rusk...
Rebound, block, assist, and drive: District basketball play...
While some basketball teams are just beginning the second round of district play, others have nearly completed league play. Bullard’s Lady Panthers, nearing the end of the...
The Fox Box: County wide sports updates
As basketball teams are deep into district play, powerlifting and tennis teams have attended their first meets. Powerlifting Jacksonville The Jacksonville Maidens...
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Troup Middle School hosted a basketball tournament Saturday, Jan. 12. The Troup eighth-grade team placed third and the seventh grade team, pictured, won first place. Court is in session: Area teams heat up the basketball court as...
Basketball teams continue to face district opponents with only one team in Cherokee County remaining undefeated. The Bullard Lady Panthers retain a...

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Troup’s Kori Miniix (#25) takes a shot against a Raider defender when the Tigers hosted West Rusk Friday, Jan. 11. Troup Tigers, Bullard Lady Panthers undefeated in district play
Area teams continue to hoop it up as they go into district play. Jacksonville Indians, Maidens claim victory over Whitehouse Wildcats The...

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The Troup Tigers placed second in the Glen Evans Classic with Quincy Kincade (#5) and Weslee Ross (#3) being named All-Tournament. Troup hosts Glen Evans Classic
The Glen Evans Classic, hosted by Troup High School Friday-Saturday, Dec. 27-28, was an event for both men and women’s basketball teams. Five...

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New Summerfield’s Leslie Guzman takes a shot against Alto Lady Jacket defender Makayla Black during the first league game Friday, Jan. 4. Cherokee County teams begin district basketball play
And now for Hoop Zone news: Jacksonville Indians 4-12 overall, 0-1 in district play The Jacksonville Indians participated in the Wagstaff...

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Family and friends gathered on Sunday, Dec. 16 to offer congratulations and well wishes to Rusk Lady Eagle Tatum Goff as she signed her acceptance to to University of Kansas, where she will play softball for the KU Jayhawks. On the wings of a Jayhawk: RHS senior signs with Kansas U
A Rusk Lady Eagle signed her dreams into reality Sunday, Dec. 16, when she inked a deal to play for the Kansas University JayHawks. Tatum Goff,...