Sports

Quick Hits: Miller goes yard, Littlejohn 2-0, area honors
And now, Quick Hits: Miller hits first collegiate homer Rusk alum and Southern Arkansas outfielder Rachel Miller returned to Texas over the weekend as the Lady Muleriders...
2nd season: girls playoffs begin, boys play for seeding
The UIL playoffs are underway on the girls side, but for boys and girls teams across the state, it feels like the playoffs started earlier this month. With teams playing...
The United Way of Central Texas announces golf tournament
The United Way of East Central Texas presents the Driven to Give Golf Tournament. A Four Person Texas Scramble with registration check in at 11 a.m., lunch at noon and 1...
Quick Hits: recap from last week
• Results from the girls’ division of the annual Rusk Invitational powerlifting meet, held Saturday. The Lady Eagles finished third while the Fightin’ Maidens finished...
Teams prepare for b-ball playoffs
As Cherokee County’s teams near the playoffs, squads from Rusk, Jacksonville, Alto, Wells, New Summerfield, Bullard, Brook Hill and Troup are searching to secure their...
FB players receive postseason honors; soccer, lifting round-ups
And now, Quick Hits: Cherokee County players named to Smoaky.com team Several Cherokee County football players got one more plaudit recently with the announcement of the...
County teams play for peak positioning on court
Most of Cherokee County’s basketball teams neared the second half of district play last week, with the county’s girls’ teams starting the second round and the boys’ teams...
Rusk FFA donkey basketball show Feb. 9
The Rusk FFA will sponsor the Dairyland Donkey Basketball Show at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Rusk High School old gymnasium. All proceeds will benefit the Rusk FFA’s upcoming...
The United Way of Central Texas announces golf tournament
The United Way of East Central Texas presents the Driven to Give Golf Tournament. A four person Texas scramble with registration check in at 11 a.m., lunch at noon and 1...
Sweet Union Development Corp. holds two-day Super Bowl LI event
The Sweet Union Development Corporation invites the public to come out and join them in celebrating Super Bowl LI. This is a two-day event to raise money to complete the...
Steve McCarty receives honor; soccer, lifting round-up
And now, Quick Hits: Alto’s McCarty to be inducted into SW Texas Hall of Honor Alto resident Steve McCarty, a former athletic director at Stephen F. Austin State...
County teams play for peak positioning on court
Basketball season is in full swing across Cherokee County, with many of the county’s girls’ teams concluding the first go-around through district play and many of the boys...
23rd Annual Superbowl Scramble set for Feb. 4
Birmingham Forest Golf Club in Rusk has planned the 23rd annual Superbowl Scramble for Saturday, Feb. 4. Tee time is 10:00 a.m. and entry for the event is $50 per...
Caleb Reid of Montgomery recently shot his first hole-in-one at Birmingham Forest Golf Club. Caleb, a senior at Montgomery High School who said he has only played golf “about seven times,” achieved the feat with a 9-iron on the 112-yard hole #6. Witnesses were Ethan Reid and Betty Marcontell. Hole-in-One


Quick Hits: soccer teams kick off tourney season
And now, Quick Hits: County soccer round-up Cherokee County’s soccer teams traveled to tournaments across East Texas, looking to bring home hardware. A recap of...