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Jacksonville wins ‘Battle of the Indians’ over Alvarado
ALVARADO – When a football team makes a long road trip, sometimes they have trouble “getting off the bus” and are slow to get started. That seemed possible for the...
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Rusk’s Sam Thomas runs around blocks from Jermaine Lewis (#64) on Alto’s Hunter Nicholson (#65) and Jace Rogers (#61) on Ra’Dedrick Woodson (#51) during Friday’s game. Thomas finished with 79 yards rushing and a touchdown and an 85-yard kick return for a score as the Eagles defeated the Jackets, 43-21. Special teams, defense help Rusk sting Alto, 43-21
ALTO – In a game between two teams with speed all over the field, it was a special teams play and a defensive play that turned the tide. In the...


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Alto’s Isaiah Gaddis runs away from pressure from Rusk’s Caleb McNair (back) and Ladadrian Polk (#8) during Friday’s game. Gaddis rushed for 70 yards and a score but the Jackets dropped a 43-21 decision to the Eagles. Alto (1-4) has a bye this week and opens district Oct. 13 with Homecoming against Joaquin. Yellowjacket effort falls short in 43-21 loss to Eagles
The Alto Yellowjackets fell short of a brave effort to overcome the Rusk Eagles, being edged-out 43-21 in the “Highway 69 South Braggin’ Rights...


Quick Hits: Troup, Bullard drop district openers, VB, XC
And now, Quick Hits: Tigers fall in district opener Troup was looking to continue building momentum and kick off 9-3A play with a win, but Beckville scored 33...
Football Friday recap
In action from Friday night: • In the Cherokee County Showdown, the Rusk Eagles defeated the Alto Yellowjackets, 43-21. Rusk (4-1) will host Madisonville (5-0) for...
Iron Eagle Classic Golf Tournament
Gather a team together now for the upcoming Rusk Chamber of Commerce Iron Eagle Classic Golf Tournament. Saturday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m., at Birmingham Forest Golf Course in...
Tyler Pro Challenge Tennis Tournament
The new Tyler Athletic and Swim Club is hosting the $80,000 Tyler Pro Challenge from Oct. 30 - Nov. 5. Some of the worlds top ladies tennis players ranging from Top...
Football Friday: 9-22-17
In Friday football action: Rusk spoils Fairfield's homecoming with a 33-21 win. Rusk (3-1) travels to Alto next week. Alto falls on the road at Garrison, 50-36. Alto...
The Great Golf Ball Drop
Birmingham Forest Golf Course is hosting The Great Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. Only 1,000 golf balls will be sold. The winner does not have to...
Iron Eagle Classic Golf Tournament
Gather a team together now for the upcoming Rusk Chamber of Commerce Iron Eagle Classic Golf Tournament. Saturday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m., at Birmingham Forest Golf Course in...
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Rusk’s Adrian Morris speeds away from Crockett’s Jack Meadows (#32) and L.T. Tryon (#5) during Friday’s game. The Eagles used a balanced offensive attack on their way to a 41-6 win over the Bulldogs. Rusk (2-1) will travel to Fairfield to take on the Eagles (2-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The game can be heard on KTLU 1580 AM and online at thecube.com/event/fairfield-eagles-vs-rusk-eagles-boys-varsity-footb-748139. Balanced offensive attack helps Eagles cage ‘Dogs, 41-6
RUSK – Everything in balance is not only a good way to live life – it’s also a good way to win a football game. The Eagle offense clicked on all...


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Deahvion “Dee” Spencer rushed for 49 yards and finished with 7.5 tackles as the Jacksonville Fightin’ Indians came back to defeat Hallsville, 15-14. Jacksonville (2-1) will meet the Mount Pleasant Tigers (1-2) Friday for Jacksonville’s Homecoming tilt. The game can be heard on 94.3 The Bull and on The Bull app, which can be downloaded via Google Play or the Apple App Store. Gamble pays off: 2-pt. conversion leads J’ville to win
HALLSVILLE – The Jacksonville Fightin’ Indians found themselves searching for a return to winning ways on Friday night in Hallsville. When time...


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Alto’s Jaqualon Finley runs around a tackle attempt from Arp’s Demontrae Wade during Friday’s game. The Jackets rushed for 214 yards and had 118 through the air, but lost to the Tigers, 28-21. Alto (1-2) will travel to Garrison Friday to take on the Bulldogs at 7:30 p.m. Final rally falls short as Alto Yellowjackets lose to Arp Tigers,...
Despite a fourth-quarter rally, the Alto Yellowjackets fell to the Arp Tigers Friday night, 28-21. The game featured two strong offensive and...


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Brook Hill’s Ian Hathaway makes a catch during Friday’s game against Houston St. John’s. The Guard lost to the Mavericks, 43-21. Brook Hill (1-2) will play on the road for the first time in 2017 as they travel to Katy St. John XXIII Friday night. Quick Hits: Troup wins, BH, Bullard fall; J’ville, NS XC win titles
And now, Quick Hits: Tiger defense shines in win over Elks The Troup Tigers picked up a 28-7 win over the Elkhart Elks Friday night. The...


Friday Football Update: 9/15/17
In Friday night football action around Cherokee County: The Rusk Eagles use a 21-0 first quarter run to roll past rival Crockett, 41-6. Rusk (2-1) will travel to...