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Photos: Tara Tatarski

Rusk’s Sam Thomas springs loose for a touchdown thanks to a block by Terry Wagoner Jr. on Center’s Kaleb Parks during Friday’s game. Thomas finished with 12 carries for 188 yards and two touchdowns and a 51-yard kickoff return that set up a score as the Eagles defeated the Roughriders, 48-21. Eagle offense flies to 34-point run, notch win over Center
RUSK – Eagles are known for flying – and the Rusk Eagles proved they could do it Friday night. The Eagles opened the 2017 season with a flurry of...


Photo: Travis Albea, The Brook Hill School
Brook Hill quarterback Hood Taylor runs through the Royal Imperial Collegiate defense for a touchdown during Saturday’s Tyler Ford Brook Hill American Warrior Bowl. The Guard took a nine-point lead into halftime and picked up a 51-28 win over the Knights. Brook Hill (1-0) will host Mount Vernon at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The game can be heard at thecube.com/event/brook-hill-vs-mt-vernon-boys-varsity-football-744833. Guard wins annual Tyler Ford Brook Hill American Warrior Bowl
BULLARD – Saturday night at Herrington Stadium the Brook Hill Guard played host to the Royal Imperial Knights from Ontario, Canada in the Tyler...


Quick Hits
• The Rusk Lady Eagles split their two volleyball games last week. The Lady Eagles hosted Central Heights, falling to the Lady Devils, 3-1 (22-25, 25-27, 25-16,...
Cherokee Neches River Float
Looking for an adventure? Here’s your opportunity. The Cherokee Neches FLOAT is happening on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 16. Registration is a must and is simple. Just...
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...
Quick Hits: Troup, Bullard kick off year; Rusk VB 4th in Tyler
And now, Quick Hits: Troup starts year vs. SH The Troup Tigers will kick off their football season at 7:30 p.m. Friday night against the Spring Hill Panthers. The game...
Northern exposure: BH to take on RICC Saturday
It’s football time in Texas. Week one for the Brook Hill Guard has been an interesting one for the last couple of years and the beginning of the...


The 2017 Rusk Eagles are, in front from left, Connor Ellis, Ladadrian Polk, Sam Thomas, NuNu Hunter, Tevin Taylor, Terry Wagoner Jr., Bryce Wimer, Demodraick Foreman, Caleb McNair, Adrian Morris, Michael Rosales and B.J. Johnson. In the middle are coaches Ja’Marcus Mackey, Richard Tucker, Robert Arnaud, John Pyle, Chad Hancock, head coach Jowell Hancock, Anthony Garner, Tyler White, Tye Wilkerson, Anthony Favara and Mike Northrup. In back are Jace Rogers, Colt Kinney, Garrett Blalock, Andrew Gates, Zayden Devereaux, Darrian McDuff, Damion “DaDa” Freeney, Anthony Watson, Bryce Driver, Travis Pepin, Jermaine Lewis and coach Zachary Allison. It’s real, now: Eagles kick off season at home against Center
RUSK – When two-a-days started back at the beginning of August, Rusk football head coach Jowell Hancock was glad to see the start of the...


Photo: Quinten Boyd

The 2017 Alto Yellowjackets are, in front from left, Corbin Threadgill, Isaiah Gaddis, Brant Gholston, Cameron Cox, Camden Hollis, Hunter Nicholson, Jose Olvera and Jesse Soto. On the middle row are Javonettie Mumphrey, Alex McIntyre, Lane Jackson, Ki’Alo Deason, Owen Wood, Skylar Atkins, Tyion Jacks and Daylon Guinn. In back are Ra’Dedrick Woodson, Steven Soto, Jaqualon Finley, Hunter Townsend, Chris Jackson, Todd Duplichain, Harmon West, Hunter Bush, Jalen Buckingham and Fred Thacker. Alto hoping to build to big season; kicks off against Winona
ALTO – There’s construction going on down in southern Cherokee County – and it’s not just the new Alto High School fieldhouse that’s currently...


Photo: Mike Cummins, SportsPhotosUSA.com

The 2017 Jacksonville Fightin’ Indians are, in front from left, Braelyn Riden, Jaeshun Bush, Ty Wallace, Dee Spencer, Casey Johnson, Deshawn McCuin, Dontrail Session, Slade Shoemaker, Luthey Fuller, Josh McDowell, David Alexander and Cade Chandler. On the second row are Pee Wee Fuller, Bacon Watkins, Dallas Mobley, Chris Carpenter, Emilio Meza, T.J. Ratliffe, Scooter Baker, Bryan Coats, Shiloh Canady, Bobby Jackson and Sam Baker. On the third row are Heath Sharr, Daniel Wilde, Josh Ferguson, Lateris Castleberry, Bryce Buchanan, Oscar Arellano, Peyton Brown, Sergio Cabrera, Jermichael Calhoun and Jeremiah Neal. In back are Tayedrian Baker, Marco Nunez, Taylor Swinney, Luis Guerrero, Keilyn Miles and Connor Crowe. Not pictured are Camryn Franklin, Ashton Johnson and Rashadrtik Lane. Leave no doubt: J’ville looking to build on successful 2016
JACKSONVILLE – The 2016 football season was an overall success for the Jacksonville Fightin’ Indians with a return to playoff action for the first...


Quick Hits: volleyball action, J’ville athletics receives award
And now, Quick Hits: Lady Eagles 4-2-1 last week The Rusk Lady Eagles continued their hot start to the volleyball season last week with a road win and several strong...
Alto Football Tickets
Alto ISD football tickets will go on sale to season ticket holders on Monday, Aug. 7. Only those people who held tickets last year may purchase tickets through Aug. 18....
Courtesy Photo: Billie Walley
The Rusk Lady Eagle volleyball team is off to a fast start for the 2017 volleyball season, picking up victories in their first seven games and claiming the championship at the annual Westwood Tournament over the weekend with a 2-1 win over Cayuga. The Lady Eagles, coached by Billie Walley, are 7-0 thus far in the season. Rusk traveled to Diboll Tuesday and will take part in tournament play in Marshall this weekend. First Set: Rusk VB starts 7-0; BH hosts TAPPS tourney
And now, First Set, showcasing volleyball action from Rusk, Jacksonville, Troup, Bullard and Brook Hill: Soaring start: Lady Eagles start...


Photo: Quinten Boyd
Rusk linebacker B.J. Johnson separates a receiver from the ball during practice Monday afternoon. The Eagles opened fall camp with approximately 70 players as two-a-days kicked off for most UIL schools Monday. Two-a-days for volleyball, cross-country and TAPPS schools started Aug. 1. Breaking the huddle: county 2-a-days begin
It’s still summer in Texas – but the weather over the course of the week has been more like early fall. That means one thing: football time in...


Golfing for a cause: Collin Carroll Memorial Tournament held July 18
Golfers came out for a good cause July 18 for the annual Collin Carroll Memorial Golf Tournament. The tournament was named after Collin Carroll,...