Sports

Quick Hits: Maidens advance, state lifters
•The Jacksonville Fightin’ Maidens advanced to the area round of the UIL 5A girls soccer state playoffs with a 1-0 win over Waco High last Thursday. Freshman Karla Yanez...
Diamond Notes: rain alters county schedule last week
Diamond Notes recaps the past week in baseball/softball action: College roundup In college softball action: • Rusk alum and University of Alabama senior pitcher Sydney...
Israel Enriquez finished fifth in the shot put with a distance of 32-9 1/2. Run in the sun: Rusk track teams soar at Doug Jordans
On a beautiful spring afternoon, it was sun’s out, runs out at Jim Swink Field at Eagle Stadium Thursday afternoon for the annual iteration of the...


Photo: Tara Hood

Rusk’s Ladadrian Polk (front), Semaj Johnson (middle) and Anthony “NuNu” Hunter (back) prepare to take off at the start of the 400 meter dash at the annual Doug Jordan Relays. For results and pictures, see pgs. 1B and 4-5B. On your mark...


Tyler Azalea Disc Dog and Disc Golf Championship Promises Family...
There’s nothing like a day at the park – except when that day is filled with jumping disc dogs, their trainers and disc golf enthusiasts. On Saturday, April 1 at 9 a.m.,...
Blueberry Golf Bash
The 20th Annual Blueberry Golf Bash is Friday, April 7, at Piney Woods Country Club. Register four-player teams now and choose from two tee times, 8 a.m. or 1 p.m. The...
Big winners at the 4-H Roundup contest for shooting sports included (in no particular order) Luke Petri, Ryan Petri, Evan Tresize, Ty Cummins, Bailey Posey, Skylie Waton, Payton Dison, Jessica Sims, Mya Gunter and Brooke Barron. Cherokee 4-H Shooting Sports hosts 4-H Roundup
Cherokee 4-H Shooting Sports recently hosted the first 4-H Roundup contest for shooting sports in Cherokee County. The kids completed in a “top...


Diamond Notes: county's teams get games in over Spring Break
Diamond Notes recaps the past week in baseball/softball action: College roundup In college softball action: • Rusk alum and University of Alabama senior pitcher Sydney...
Quick Hits: state lifting results, all-district b-ball, soccer
And now, Quick Hits, showcasing sports action from across Cherokee County: Rusk’s Garrett top-10; 2 Bullard lifters top-20 at state powerlifting meet Five Cherokee County...
Cherokee County 4H Clay Crushers
CRUSHIN’ IT! Cherokee County 4H Clay Crushers have been busy pulverizing sporting clays all over Texas this year. They had a great showing in San...


Photo: Quinten Boyd
Rusk golfer Lily Raiborn signed her letter of intent to play golf at Jacksonville College. She is pictured with (back row, from left), Rusk golf coach Joey Renner, father Mark Raiborn, mother Angela Raiborn and Jacksonville College golf coach Dr. Roy Stephens. For more, see pg. 4B. 10 county athletes sign college letters of intent
A total of 10 Cherokee County athletes made their college decisions recently, signing letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the...


Diamond Notes: several county baseball/softball teams start district
Diamond Notes recaps the past week in baseball/softball action: College roundup In college softball action: • Rusk alum and University of Alabama senior pitcher Sydney...
Quick Hits: total of 9 county lifters to state, track results
And now, Quick Hits, showcasing sports action from across Cherokee County: 3 Troup lifters, Bullard’s Thatcher to powerlifting state Northern Cherokee County will be well...
The NCA National Champion picture from the left: Bailey Bunn, Angelica Inglehart, Kaycee Johnson, Sarah Crysup, Jordan Crysup, Cydney Dement, Mackenna Dement, Kenzie Bowman, Debbie Crysup, Jonathan Polk, Shay Mueller, Mattie Bowman, Ashley Purselley, Denicea Lewis, Mattilynn Hamilton, and Lexie Stanley. T’s Tumbling Cheer and Dance win NCA National Championship
The Senior Platinum Starz All-star cheerleaders from T’s Tumbling Cheer and Dance in Rusk have done it again. Last March they were the 1st team in...


Quick Hits: County squads on the run, powerlifters clinch state spots
And now, Quick Hits, showcasing sports action from across Cherokee County: County lifters prepare for state meets Several lifters from across Cherokee County will...