Sports

Quick Hits: County squads on the run, powerlifters clinch state spots
And now, Quick Hits, showcasing sports action from across Cherokee County: County lifters prepare for state meets Several lifters from across Cherokee County will...
Diamond Notes: county teams 'on the road again'
Diamond Notes recaps the past week in baseball/softball action: College roundup In college softball action: • Rusk alum and University of Alabama senior pitcher Sydney...
JUCO tourney underway at JISD gymnasium
“Hoops Heaven” for junior college basketball fans can be found – at least for the next few days – at Jacksonville’s John Alexander Gymnasium. For the second time in three...
Diamond Notes: county teams take part in tournaments
Diamond Notes recaps the past week in baseball/softball action across Cherokee County: Rusk SB wins 2 The Lady Eagles played their first game since the Bryan/College...
Quick Hits
Bullard coach Wilson accepts Bridgeport head coach job According to several reports, Bullard head football coach and athletic director Shannon Wilson is leaving the school...
And then there was 1: Pirates set sail on road to San Antonio
As the UIL basketball playoffs rolled on, Cherokee County sent a solid contingent in all, but by the second week, the numbers started to decrease. The Bullard Lady...
Quick Hits: Miller goes yard, Littlejohn 2-0, area honors
And now, Quick Hits: Miller hits first collegiate homer Rusk alum and Southern Arkansas outfielder Rachel Miller returned to Texas over the weekend as the Lady Muleriders...
2nd season: girls playoffs begin, boys play for seeding
The UIL playoffs are underway on the girls side, but for boys and girls teams across the state, it feels like the playoffs started earlier this month. With teams playing...
The United Way of Central Texas announces golf tournament
The United Way of East Central Texas presents the Driven to Give Golf Tournament. A Four Person Texas Scramble with registration check in at 11 a.m., lunch at noon and 1...
Quick Hits: recap from last week
• Results from the girls’ division of the annual Rusk Invitational powerlifting meet, held Saturday. The Lady Eagles finished third while the Fightin’ Maidens finished...
Teams prepare for b-ball playoffs
As Cherokee County’s teams near the playoffs, squads from Rusk, Jacksonville, Alto, Wells, New Summerfield, Bullard, Brook Hill and Troup are searching to secure their...
FB players receive postseason honors; soccer, lifting round-ups
And now, Quick Hits: Cherokee County players named to Smoaky.com team Several Cherokee County football players got one more plaudit recently with the announcement of the...
County teams play for peak positioning on court
Most of Cherokee County’s basketball teams neared the second half of district play last week, with the county’s girls’ teams starting the second round and the boys’ teams...
Rusk FFA donkey basketball show Feb. 9
The Rusk FFA will sponsor the Dairyland Donkey Basketball Show at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Rusk High School old gymnasium. All proceeds will benefit the Rusk FFA’s upcoming...
The United Way of Central Texas announces golf tournament
The United Way of East Central Texas presents the Driven to Give Golf Tournament. A four person Texas scramble with registration check in at 11 a.m., lunch at noon and 1...