Sports

New UIL districts announced
The University Interscholastic League announced the 2018-20 realignment and reclassification Thursday morning. A look at the districts for Cherokee County's schools: ...
New Alto athletic director Richard J. Meeks is pictured with his wife, Laci, and their three sons, Beckett, Blake and Sloane. Meeks named AD at Alto High School
There’s a new leader of the Mean Sting down in Alto. After a special session of the Alto ISD School Board Monday, the board approved the hire of...

Hoops Hype: teams look to shake up district standings
Hoops Hype takes a look at basketball action around Cherokee County. Coaches or parents with stats or pictures may email them to chreporter@mediactr.com. A look back at...
Hoops Hype: close decisions mark week in basketball
Hoops Hype takes a look at basketball action around Cherokee County. Coaches or parents with stats or pictures may email them to chreporter@mediactr.com. A look back at...
Hoops Hype: county squads look for fast starts in district
Hoops Hype takes a look at basketball action around Cherokee County. Coaches or parents with stats or pictures may email them to chreporter@mediactr.com. A look back at...
Quick Hits: BH hires interim baseball coach, soccer round-up
And now, Quick Hits: Brook Hill names Reed interim baseball coach The Brook Hill Guard baseball program didn’t need to travel far to find its new head coach – it...
Quick Hits: holiday basketball, McDowell to HBU, more
And now, Quick Hits: J’ville’s McDowell to HBU Jacksonville senior Josh McDowell will trade in his blue and gold for blue and orange next football season. McDowell, a...
Lufkin Bull Bash Tickets on Sale Now
CBR Lufkin Bull Bash announced Tuesday, Dec. 19, that tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Lufkin CBR Bull Bash at the George Henderson Expo on Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. Four...
Stephen F. Austin State University Students Intern with NFL and...
During the summer, three graduate students in Stephen F. Austin State University’s athletic training program interned as athletic trainers with the NFL and Women’s...
Sports in Review 2017
Cherokee County’s sports teams made some history of their own in 2017. Rusk softball advanced deeper in the playoffs than any team in school history. Wells boys’...
Alto reassigns AD, football coach Gould
Alto ISD confirmed that the district reassigned athletic director and head football coach Paul Gould on Monday. Alto superintendent Kerry Birdwell told KTRE Monday that...
Quick Hits: Rusk teams 4th at CH Hoopfest; 17-5A all-district FB
And now, Quick Hits: Rusk teams 4th; Hornets, Indians at CH Hoopfest The Rusk Eagles and Lady Eagles and Jacksonville Fightin’ Indians headed to Central Heights for the...
6 Pack of Picks: Swink edges Hubbard for picks title
Numbers were crunched, games were examined, outcomes were scrutinized and sometimes, naughty words were even said. The six intrepid pickers of the Cherokeean Herald’s 6...
Gayle signs with Arlington Bapt.; J’ville XC all-district
And now, Quick Hits: Gayle signs with ABU During his college signing ceremony Friday, Konner Gayle’s aunt Beth passed along a story about a...

Lana Welford, a senior urban forestry major at Stephen F. Austin State University’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture, won the Women’s Collegiate Work Climb title at the 2017 Tree-Care Industry Association Expo held in Columbus, Ohio. Welford, pictured right, accepts a certificate from Mark Chisholm, a world-renowned urban forester and competitive tree climber. SFA Student Wins Title at Tree-Care Industry Exposition
Stephen F. Austin State University student Lana Welford recently won the Women’s Collegiate Work Climb title at the 2017 Tree-Care Industry...