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The Rusk Lady Eagles "ham it up" for photographers during a recent media day. Rusk returns 10 lettermen from last year's 23-13-2 team which finished in the regional quarterfinals. The Lady Eagles will have to overcome Huntington and Carthage before making a playoff run this season. They're lovin' it
The Lady Eagles' new head coach Ashley McElroy is excited about her first job of coaching one of the area's top softball teams. "It's been really...


Alto youth baseball/softball sign-ups set
Players wishing to play baseball or softball this summer in the Alto Youth Baseball/Softball Association may sign up through March 8. Forms can be obtained at Alto...
Rusk Eagles to open baseball season Tuesday
The Rusk Eagles will open baseball season at home against the Elkhart Elks Tuesday. The game will be played at 6 p.m. at Eagle Field on the campus of Rusk High School....
Tarlandus Mitchell, who signed with Navarro College, is pictured with his mother, Kim Mitchell. Coaches on the back row are Clint Gardner, Head Coach Keith Gardner and Paul Gould. 8 local athletes sign college scholarships
Eight Cherokee County athletes signed with colleges on signing day Wednesday, Feb. 6. Two Alto football players, four Jacksonville football players...


Lady Eagles to play in Hudson tourney this weekend
The Rusk Lady Eagles softball team will play in the Hudson softball tournament Thursday through Saturday. Both varsity and JV teams will be competing. The Lady Eagles will...
Demarcus Skinner shoots a lay-up during a recent game with the Hudson Hornets. Skinner, a senior, scored four points against Central Friday. The Eagles concluded their season against Hudson Tuesday. Eagles bitten by 2 packs of Bulldogs
The Rusk Eagles suffered another heartbreaker during Friday's game against the Central Bulldogs. Despite jumping out to a 20-9 lead in the first...


Rusk guard J.J. Session scrambles after a loose ball during Friday's game against the Crockett Bulldogs. Session scored six points as the Eagles fell to the top team in District 20-3A by a score of 74-62. PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN Eagles show continuing signs of improvement
Fans who have not given up on the Rusk Eagles were treated to a great basketball game Friday as the Rusk Eagles battled the Crockett Bulldogs for...


SPORTS
96 Lady Texans softball team holds open tryouts The 96 Lady Texans 12U girls select softball team is having open tryouts at p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3 at the Dawson High School...
Rusk basketball teams travel to Carthage tonight
Rusk basketball teams travel to Carthage tonight Eagles look for first win, Lady Eagles conclude season The Rusk Eagle and Lady Eagle basketball teams travel to Carthage...
Eagles drop barn-burner to Crockett
Eagles drop barn-burner to CrockettLady Eagles take Crockett to the final momentsBY LELAND ACKERFriday night's game between the Rusk Eagles and the Crockett Bulldogs proves...
New districts announced
New districts announcedRusk to face Jasper, Alto plays Overton and CarlisleThe Rusk Eagles will face many familiar foes in district competition next year. Carthage, Center,...
Rusk teams split tilts in Center
Rusk teams split tilts in CenterLady Eagles pick up 2nd district winBY LELAND ACKERFor the Rusk Lady Eagles, district wins are twice as nice as Rusk came from behind to...
Eagle post Quinn Anthony snags a rebound from the air during Rusk's 80-77 doubleovertime loss to the Diboll Lumberjacks Jan. 22 at Rusk High School Gymnasium. Losses last week to Diboll and Huntington dropped the Eagles to a record of 8-15 on the season, 0-9 in District 20-3A play. Rusk will host Crockett Friday in a game that will be broadcast on KWRW 97.7 FM. PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN Eagles drop heartbreaker
After one quarter of play, the Rusk Eagles looked to be well in control of the game against the Diboll Lumberjacks on Jan. 22 at Rusk High School...


Rusk point guard Jasmine Harris (15) drives the lane during the Lady Eagles' 53-48 loss against the Hudson Lady Hornets Friday. Harris drew several fouls by driving the lane, resulting in her making 20 points in the game. The Lady Eagles face a tough Devillette team in Huntington Friday. PHOTO: LELAND ACKER Rusk Lady Eagles snap 2-year losing streak
All the hard work, sweat and tears finally paid off for the Rusk Lady Eagles Jan. 15 as they defeated the Central Lady Bulldogs 52-40. The win...


Eagles get plucked
A controversial call en route to the Rusk Eagles' 52-46 loss to Carthage, along with a freak accident in the girls JV game added up to a long night...