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All Regional Pitcher Jerry Courtney joins Brook Hill team as head...
Officials with The Brook Hill School are thrilled to announce Jerry Courtney has been hired to be the private school’s new head baseball coach. Courtney has been the Head...
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Alto’s Reagan Davis navigates the pole bending course during the Texas High School Rodeo Association’s State Finals, held recently in Abilene. Davis walked away from the competition with two state titles. Alto’s Reagan Davis wins THSRA pole bending championship
After traveling to Abilene to compete in the Texas High School Rodeo Association (THSRA) State Finals, Alto’s Reagan Davis found herself with two...

Plans for establishing soccer field complex in Rusk progress
The next step in establishing a youth soccer and baseball practice fields has been approved. Rusk City Council members unanimously approved a lease agreement with the Rusk...
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Kolt Dement rides for the win during the Texas High School Rodeo Association’s State Finals, held recently in Abilene. Rusk’s Kolt Dement claims THSRA championship
Rusk resident Kolt Dement traveled to Abilene to compete in the Texas High School Rodeo Association (THSRA) State Finals, becoming the 2019 Texas...

Area summer athletic camps continue
Local school districts continue to offer a variety of summer athletic camps. Bullard Basketball A Panthers basketball camp will be hosted Monday-Thursday, June 24-27....
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Two Jacksonville girls finished first and second in the Tomato Fest tennis tournament Saturday, June 8, in the ages 14 and under division. Alena Trawick won first place and Sarah McCullough took second place. Tomato Fest tennis tournament results
Thirty-four players from East Texas played in the annual Jacksonville Tomato Fest Tennis Tournament on Saturday, June 8, in...

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and Jan Goodwin
Wells Pirate #18 Jackson Scroggins makes it safe at third during State baseball semi-finals. Wells Pirates’ baseball season ends at State semis
ROUND ROCK — The Wells Pirates and Coach Joe Tarrant saw their magical season come to an end Wednesday morning at the hands of Region I’s New Home...

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Jakari Hadnot received special permission to pitch in the Class-A State semi-final game, which took place on the date he was to go through processing for his enlistment in the National Guard. Keeping commitments: WHS senior gets special permission to play in...
Jakari Hadnot, one of the starting pitchers for the Wells Pirates, almost missed participating with his team, the Wells Pirates, in the Class-A...

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Wells Pirate Jackson Scroggins is safe at third during State baseball play this week. The Pirates faced the New Home Leopards on Wednesday. Pirates' season ends
ROUND ROCK—The Wells Pirates and Coach Tarrant saw their season come to an end Wednesday morning at the hands of the New Home Leopards, a team...

RYSA gearing up for football
By Michelle Dillon michelle@thecherokeean.com The Rusk Youth Sports Association is now accepting registrations for cheer and football for youth ages 5-11. Sign ups will...
Tomato Fest athletic events looking for a few good competitors
The 35th Tomato Fest in Jacksonville offers a variety of athletic events for the sports-minded, some of which are still to come. The Tomato Classic Golf Tournament is...
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WHS Pirate No. 6 Logan Tucker slides across home plate to score one of the three runs in game two of the Regional playoffs against the LaPoynor Flyers. Pirates sailing to State baseball playoffs
After splitting wins in the first two games with LaPoynor, 12-2 and 3-13, the Wells Pirates slid past the Flyers by a single run, 6-5, to win the...

Area schools offer summer camps
Bullard High School coaching staff is offering a football camp for incoming BISD kindergartners through eighth-graders. Camps will be conducted 7:30-9 a.m....
County baseball, softball players earn awards for 2019 season
Numerous players and coaching staff across Cherokee County were recently spotlighted for their outstanding 2019 baseball and softball seasons. They include: Bullard Lady...
Wells Pirates team members celebrate their victory over Kennard last week. The Pirates now move on to compete in the 1A Regional baseball finals. Wells Pirates face LaPoynor Flyers in Regional baseball championship
Hopes for a State Championship title remain alive for the Wells Pirates after prevailing in a best of three series against the Kennard Tigers to...