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PHOTO: LELAND ACKER     Rusk Eagle pole vaulter Josh Glover clears a 10-foot vault during the Doug Jordan Relays Thursday at Eagle Stadium in Rusk. Glover's vault was good enough to earn him a third place medal in the meet. Reaching new heights
Rusk and Alto athletes competed well, but their efforts were not enough to stop Carthage High School from dominating the Doug Jordan Relays...


Tony Torres of Rusk runs the 3,200-meter run at the Doug Jordan Relays. Torres placed third in the event, contributing to Rusk's second place showing in the boys varsity division of the track meet. Running down a dream


PHOTO: LELAND ACKER     Alto Yellowjackets Jaymes Scroggins, Javante Jones, Kevin Blakemore, Mark Green and Tarence Martin show off their state championship rings from this season and last season. The rings arrived shortly before spring break. kings


PHOTO: LELAND ACKER     Abby Scott makes a throw to first base during a recent Alto Lady Jackets practice session. Alto defeated Wells in a doubleheader 16-0 and 13-3. Head Coach Sharon Reid says if the Lady Jackets (5-0 in district play) can improve their defense, then they will be in good shape for the playoffs. Fine tuning the defense


Donkey basketball planned
A cross town rivalry occurs Thursday at the Curtis Carroll Gymnasium on the campus of Jacksonville College. The show begins at 7 p.m. Donkey basketball is coming to...
PHOTO: LELAND ACKER     Six Rusk Eagles were recognized in the District 20 3A all-district selection process. Receiving honorable mention recognition on the front row from left are: Michael Katon, Demarcus Skinner and John David Beard. Honorees on the back row are: J.J. Session (second team), Horrace Lewis (first team) and Quinn Anthony (honorable mention). Basketball all-district


PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN          Rusk left fielder Kristen Joyner takes third base during the Lady Eagles' 9-1 victory over the Carthage Lady Bulldogs. The win propells Rusk to a 19-4 record, 5-1 in District 20 3A. The dog-catchers
The Rusk Lady Eagles are poised to take sole possession of second place in District 20 3A after soundly defeating the Carthage Lady Bulldogs 9-1...


PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN          Rusk pitcher Stephen Halbert looks for a strike out victim during Rusk's 17-3 loss at the hands of the Carthage Bulldogs Thursday. The Bulldogs jumped out to an early 6-0 lead before extending the lead in the third inning. Rusk struggled from the plate. The Eagles host Hudson Friday. Carthage dominates Rusk 17-3
When it rains, it pours for the Rusk Eagles. The Birds' rally against the Crockett Bulldogs came up four runs short in the pre-storm hours of...


PHOTO: WOLF WHITAKER        Josh Glover clears the bar during the pole vault competition at the Tribe Relays in Jacksonville. Glover placed fourth in the event with a 10' 6" vault. Field events in the Doug Jordan Relays begin at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Eagle Stadium in Rusk. Rusk, Alto teams gear up for Doug Jordan Relays
Rusk and Alto track teams fired out of the starting blocks at the Tribe Relays in Jacksonville March 13 in preparation for the Doug Jordan Relays...


Alto coach evaluates district play
The Alto Yellowjackets had an unexpected vacation last week as the game against the Wells Pirates was postponed due to rain Tuesday, then cancelled Wednesday due to...
PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN          Rusk short stop Alison Bowling fields a grounder during last week's 2-0 loss to the state-ranked Huntington Devillettes. Bowling successfully fielded three grounders before suffering a leg injury while trying to deny Huntington's Presley Modissette a stolen base. Rusk falls to Huntington
If close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades, then the Rusk Lady Eagles would have been victorious had last Tuesday's match-up against the...


A Select impact
PHOTO: VICKI BEARD Rusk Lady Eagles (from left) Sierra Smith, Kristen Joyner, Jerri Hill, Hillary Hugghins, Rachel Mahaffey and Autumn...


Rusk l pitcher Stephen Halbert throws a strike during a recent game between the Eagles and the Huntington Red Devils. Rusk is 9-6 on the season, 1-3 in district. PHOTO: LYNN    LITTLEJOHN Eagles fall to Crockett
A tough game and close finish marks improvements for the Rusk Eagles as the baseball team fell to Crockett 12-8 Monday. The game was a closer...


Eagles beat Center, lose to Devils
The Rusk Eagles are beginning to gain traction in District 20 3A baseball action as the Feathered Flock is coming off of a 9-4 win over Center Friday. Trent Halbert got...
Jackets top Martinsville, Douglass
The Alto Yellowjackets are on a roll following two consecutive wins in the opening week of district play. Alto crushed Martinsville 15-2 and defeated Douglass 8-1....