Sports

Sturns is still the man at Navarro
Rumors that Justin Sturns has been cut from the Navarro College Bulldogs are just that, rumors. "Justin is on the team and everything is fine," said Navarro College...
Lady Eagles beat Diboll
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Mean Sting takes 'field of dreams'
The Alto Yellowjackets baseball team is off to a great start this season, as they enjoyed an 18-1 victory against the Latexo Tigers Thursday,...


Hallelujah to Health Fair scheduled March 22
The Hallelujah to Health Fair is planned for 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at the Alto High School cafeteria. Persons interested in receiving a mammogram at a...
Eagles drop J'ville game
By the time the Rusk Eagles took the field on Thursday evening, they had already taken down one opponent on the day, defeating John Tyler in the opening round of the...
Alto youth baseball and softball tryouts set
The Alto Youth Baseball/Softball Registration and tryouts will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Alto Youth Baseball Complex.
PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN          Rusk pitcher Callie Collins focuses on her next strike out victim during the Longview Tournament last weekend. Rusk went 6-0 in the tournament, winning first place and chalking up big victories over teams like Atlanta and Evangel. Going the distance
The Rusk Lady Eagles continue to roll as they won first place in the Longview Tournament over the weekend. Rusk knocked off Atlanta, Gilmer, Chapel...


Rusk ISD names 4 finalists
After hours of reviewing resumes and narrowing down the field of 111 applicants, Rusk Superintendent Dr. Jim Largent and the search committee have announced the four...
Rusk track team competes in Troup meet
The Rusk track teams competed in the Troup track meet. Placing for the girls' track team were: Kiara Skinner, first place in long jump and third place in high jump; Cambry...
Rusk Baseball/Softball Association holds final registration day
The Rusk Baseball/Softball Association will hold registration from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 8, at the Rusk High School gymnasium.
PHOTO: LELAND ACKER     Rusk Head Baseball Coach George Banda discusses his coaching philosophy and background. His program stresses discipline and team unity. Stepping up
Rusk Eagle baseball fans who attended the season opener last season against Elkhart noticed some changes. First, there was a new head baseball...


Alto pitcher Heaven Lyles returns to the lineup after leading the Lady Jackets to the regional quarterfinals her freshman year. Coach Sharon Reid said a good defense is needed to back up a good pitcher. Alto's depth to lend Heaven a helping hand
After a regional quarterfinal appearance last year behind a freshman pitcher, Alto Lady Jacket softball fans are hoping for a heavenly season this...


Sierra Smith, second baseman for the Rusk Lady Eagles, signs a scholarship offer from McLennan College. Pictured are (from left): Donna Smith, grandmother; Lisa Smith, mother; Rusk Head Coach Ashley McElroy, Sierra Smith, McLennan Head Coach Manuel Ordones and Kirby Smith, father. Lady Eagles' second baseman Smith signs with McLennan
Rusk Lady Eagles softball second baseman Sierra Smith signed college scholarship papers with McLennan Community College of Waco Monday at the Rusk...


Lady Eagles play big schools in Hudson tourney
The Rusk Lady Eagles opened the season in the Hudson Tournament by wrestling bears and being pounced by panthers, but they managed to slay dragons before being rained out...
Rusk point guard J.J. Session sets up the Eagle offense during a recent game. Session scored 16 points in his final game as an Eagle. PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN Eagles fall to Hudson Hornets
Tuesday's season finale between the Rusk Eagles and the Hudson Hornets summed up the year's results for the Eagles, victory is just beyond the...