Sports

Diamond Notes: rain threatens, but teams play on
Diamond Notes showcases baseball and softball action from around Cherokee County: State-ranked Jackets cage ‘Dogs After a rainout Tuesday, the Alto Yellowjackets –...
Quick Hits: J’ville soccer falls in penalties; Troup district tennis
And now, Quick Hits: Maidens edged by penalties in area round The Jacksonville Fightin’ Maidens had a tough test in the area round of the 5A girls’ soccer playoffs when...
Diamond Week: close games mark week for county squads
Diamond Notes showcases baseball and softball action from around Cherokee County: State-ranked Jackets sting Cushing A week after suffering their first loss, the...
Indian archers
The Jacksonville High School archery team competed at the state archery tournament March 21 in Belton. A total of 24 students qualified for the...


Diamond Notes: county teams kick off district play
Diamond Notes showcases baseball and softball action from around Cherokee County: State-ranked Jackets suffer 1st loss; bounce back with 2 wins The Alto Yellowjackets...
Photo: Angela Jimenez
Bayli Honeycutt of Palestine recently won her second consecutive national championship at the 2018 USA Archery Indoor National Championship and has recently been selected to USA Archery’s Compound Junior Dream Team. On target: Honeycutt wins national archery competition
Palestine’s Bayli Honeycutt clearly felt winning a national archery title was nice – so she did it twice. Honeycutt, a seventh grader at Cayuga...


JHS determines homes for football season; all-district basketball
And now, Quick Hits: Indians to play in Tyler, Bullard The Jacksonville Fightin’ Indian football team will move into newly renovated digs next football season – but...
Track season begins, basketball all-district teams named recently
And now, Quick Hits: •Howard Cook Field was packed for the return of the Tribe Relays in Jacksonville March 2. Joining the Fightin’ Indians and Maidens were county...
Courtesy Photo: Jason Duplichain
The Alto Yellowjackets are off to a fast start in the 2018 baseball season, starting the year 13-0 and winning two tournament titles, including the West Hardin Tournament this past weekend. The Jackets also opened district play with a 24-0 win over Apple Springs and have a win over state-ranked Central Heights under their belts. Diamond Notes: tournaments line early schedules
Diamond Notes showcases baseball and softball action from around Cherokee County: Jackets roll in district opener, win title at West Hardin The...


Caddo Mounds SHS Gentle Yoga and Foraging
Practicing yoga outdoors is a rare opportunity to cultivate not only an intimate connection with the body and mind, but also with the life-giving ecosystem that sustains us...
Blueberry Golf Bash is April 6
The 21st Annual Blueberry Golf Bash is Friday, April 7, at Piney Woods Country Club. Tee time is 1 p.m.. The planning committee is co-chaired by...


Diamond Notes: teams head to tourneys with break in the rain
• The Rusk Lady Eagles notched two no-hitters and went 3-2-1 against strong competition at the annual Ladycat Invitational in Hallsville last week. Prior to traveling to...
Strength of the county: Cherokee County lifters advance to state
Nine powerlifters from Jacksonville, Troup and Bullard more than “toted the load” at the regional powerlifting meets in Pine Tree, Lindale, Malakoff and Fairfield. The...
Courtesy photo: Troup ISD
The Troup Tigers won back-to-back District 15-3A titles and advanced to the regional semifinals, losing a heartbreaker to Edgewood, 58-56. Troup’s season ends at 32-5. Team members are (in no particular order) Kris Johnson, Weslee Ross, Cobie Hamilton, Quincy Kincade, Jared Jackson, Logan Stone, Shane Thomas, Jones Ard, Grayson Driggs and Jim Christopher. Tiger tough: Troup advances to regional tourney
The 2018 Troup Tigers hoped to end their season celebrating like the 1990s. No strangers to the regional and state basketball tournaments, the...


Hoops Hype: who’s still standing in UIL basketball playoffs?
Hoops Hype takes a look at basketball action around Cherokee County. A look back at playoff basketball action from around the county: Roaring...