Sports

Girls 12 and Under:  Cassie Rexroat, Sophie Miller, Isabella Miller and Kristen Bettencourtin. Jacksonville Tomato Fest Junior Gran Prix Winners
Junior tennis players from East from East Texas competed in the Jacksonville Tomato Fest Gran Prix tournament on June 10 at the JHS courts. The...


Quick Hits: new Rusk SB coach, Heart of a Champion; state rodeo
And now, Quick Hits: Rusk hires new SB coach The Rusk Lady Eagles will have a new coach at the helm of their softball program next season. Monday night, the Rusk ISD...
Scholarship Bass Fishing Tournament Scheduled
The Stephen F. Austin State University Campus Recreation Department will host the fifth annual Worsham Bass Tournament on Saturday, June 24, at Jackson Hill Park and Marina...
Father/Son Tournament
Birmingham Forest Golf Club will host the annual Father/Son tournament on Saturday, June 24. Tee times are 8:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Cost for the event is $50 per team and...
Quick Hits: county players honored on all-district, all-state teams
And now, Quick Hits: Lady Eagles snag 3 superlatives The Rusk Lady Eagles completed their most successful season in school history with a trip to the regional semifinals...
Texas Association of Orthodontists Reminds Texans to Use Facial...
Members of the Texas Association of Orthodontists (TAO) want to remind parents, coaches and athletes to gear up for recreational and organized sports. It is the perfect...
Scholarship Bass Fishing Tournament Scheduled
The Stephen F. Austin State University Campus Recreation Department will host the fifth annual Worsham Bass Tournament on Saturday, June 24, at Jackson Hill Park and Marina...
Quick Hits: Littlejohn, Alabama fall to Florida, spring football
And now, Quick Hits: Littlejohn, Alabama fall in heartbreaker to Florida Rusk alum and Alabama senior pitcher Sydney Littlejohn and the rest of the Crimson Tide hoped to...
Scholarship Bass Fishing Tournament Scheduled
The Stephen F. Austin State University Campus Recreation Department will host the fifth annual Worsham Bass Tournament on Saturday, June 24, at Jackson Hill Park and Marina...
First Annual Benson Memorial Charity Golf Tournament
Benson Memorial CME Church of Jacksonville, Texas will host the First Annual Benson Memorial Charity Golf Tournament, Saturday, June 10 at the Cherokee Ranch Golf Club,...
County claims 2 state track medals; Rusk SB, Troup BB advance
It was a busy two weeks for Cherokee County’s sports teams, complete with two state track meets, two state golf tournaments and five county baseball and softball teams...
Members of the Rusk baseball and softball teams show off their strength standing next to Caleb Whitely (front row, third from left). Caleb, a third-grader, has beaten two forms of leukemia. The teams recognized him by naming him an honorary captain for their playoff games – baseball against Spring Hill and softball against Atlanta. Caleb threw out the first pitch at game one of the Rusk-Spring Hill game. Showing their strength


First Annual Benson Memorial Charity Golf Tournament
Benson Memorial CME Church of Jacksonville, Texas will host the First Annual Benson Memorial Charity Golf Tournament, Saturday, June 10 at the Cherokee Ranch Golf Club,...
State of mind: 11 track athletes, 2 golf teams to state
A few state competitions will receive an influx of Cherokee County talent in the coming days. A total of 11 track and field athletes and three...


Photo: Beverly Milner

Houston’s Minute Maid Park saw a heart-stopping baseball game Thursday – from two East Texas teams. The Alto Yellowjackets traveled to Houston to meet the Garrison Bulldogs as part of the Houston Astros’ High School Baseball Experience. The Jackets lost a close game to the ‘Dogs, 8-7. For more, see pg. 3B. Alto’s Field of Dreams