Sports

Picture provided by Melissa Robinson
Pictured are team members and coaches; Audrie,Victoria, Braden, Lorenzo, Destiny, Shakailah, Loren, Westin, Cody S., Cody D., Hayden, Timothy, Kathleen, Hadlee, Monroe and coaches Melissa Robinson and Hope Oliver. Unstoppables play last game June 23
The Unstoppables will play their final game of the 2018 season on June 23 at the Rusk baseball fields at 9 a.m. The team is a special needs team...


Photo by Tara Tatarski
Rusk Velocity, a Girls 15U division team, placed second overall in league tournaments and will be headed to state playoff games. Team members pictured left to right are Isabel Torres, Trinity Asberry, Alli Kozlovsky, Rayla Upshaw, Trinity Crosby, Presley Griffith, Marissa Perry, Kenyada Kincade, Kaylie Stephenson and Reanna Guinn. Team coaches (not pictured) are Tara Tatarski, Chanda Perry, Armando Torres and Brian Kozlovsky. Rusk Little League teams go to state
Rusk Baseball/Softball Association (RBSA) has three talented softball teams headed to state playoffs this season, the Rusk Sassy Sluggers, Girls 6U...


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Briley King of Rusk, races against the clock to secure the fastest tie in a recent event. King will travel to South Dakota at the end of the month to participate in the 14th annual National Junior High Finals rodeo. King secured her place on the team by finishing second in the goat tying event in state finals. Eat, Rope, Sleep, Repeat: Rusk student qualifies to compete at...
Briley King, a seventh grade student at Rusk Jr. High, is South Dakota bound at the end of the month to compete in the 14th annual National Junior...


Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wants to remind residents to be cautious when enjoying area lakes and rivers this summer. This week is National Safe Boating Week and the TPWD offers classes on boating safety and licensing. Visit the department’s website, www.tpwd.texas.org. Courtesy photo Nat’l Safe Boating Week reminds Texans to stay safe on the water
As part of National Safe Boating Week May 19-25, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) boater education and law enforcement staff are...


Miller, SAU to DII World Series; Troup, Bullard golf teams bring...
And now, Quick Hits: Miller, SAU advance to DII World Series One of the mottos of the Southern Arkansas Lady Mulerider softball team this season has been “No Sleep...
Four county teams battle in state baseball playoffs
As sports seasons extend into the postseason, every game carries an extra significance. Teams know that one loss can spell the end of their season and their championship...
Two Special Olympics Texas Competitions This Week: Cycling and...
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) will host two competitions this week in the East Texas area: Cycling and Track & Field. Friday, April 27: 5 to 9 p.m. Cycling Abe Martin...
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...