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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 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...
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...
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...


Alto girls win two consecutive basketball games
The Alto Lady Jackets basketball team defeated the Latexo Lady Lions 48-39 Friday in Latexo. Lead scorer for Alto was Amber Morrison with 13 points, followed by Kaylan...
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...


Rusk guard John David Beard gets past a Center defender to attempt a layup during the Eagles' 80-48 loss against the Roughriders Friday. The loss dropped the Eagles to an 0-3 record in district, 8-9 on the season. Spinning their wheels
Rusk Head Coach Tracy Kincade correctly predicted Center would be a strong adversary against the Rusk Eagles prior to Friday's 80- 48 loss at the...


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Lady Jackets drop district opener The Alto Lady Jackets basketball team fell to the Slocum Lady Mustangs 56-27 Friday. Amber Morrison led the scoring for the Lady Jackets...
Lady Eagle JV guard Morgan Ford dribbles the ball up the court during Rusk's JV game against the Westwood Lady Panthers. The JV lost to Westwood 37-27, with Rusk coaches officiating the game. The varsity game was cancelled when the referees did not show up. PHOTO: LELAND ACKER Where are the refs?
The Rusk Lady Eagles and Westwood Lady Panthers were all dressed up with nowhere to go Friday at the Rusk High School gymnasium as both teams...


Eagles top Maud, fall to Diboll
Good efforts and hard play were not enough to lift the Rusk Eagles over the Diboll Lumberjacks Dec. 21 as the Feathered Flock fell to the axemen by a score of 61-55. "We...
Le'Asha O'Neal l defends against an Alto guard during an earlier match-up between the two Cherokee County schools. The Rusk Lady Eagles got off to a strong start, but have struggled lately. Their current record is 6-10, 0-2 in District 20-3A. PHOTOS: LYNN LITTLEJOHN Rusk teams gear up for January
Continuing to prepare for brutal District 20-3A competition, the Rusk Eagles faced off with #2 Pittsburg on Dec. 13. "Our kids stepped up to the...


Lance Low (4) and Derek Mumphrey (62) chase down a Seymour quarterback during Saturday's state championship game. Mumphrey was named to the first team all-state defense, while Low received honorable mention. PHOTO: LELAND ACKER 5 Yellowjackets get all-state nods
Following an impressive 14- 0 run to a state title in 2006, Alto fans were disappointed to learn that only one player from that team was named to...


Coaches Paul Gould and Keith Gardner celebrate a good play during Alto's 22-0 state championship win over the Seymour Panthers. The win marked Alto's 28th consecutive victory. 2007 STATE CHAMPIONS


Overcome with emotion, Alto Head k Coach Keith Gardner answers questions during the post-game interviews. Saturday's win over Seymour marked Alto's 28th consecutive win, second state title and Coach Gardner's third state title. PHOTO: LELAND ACKER Alto fans endure bitter cold, cheer Jackets to Christmas victory


Jared Moore crosses the goal line after catching a 14-yard pass from quarterback Tarlandus Mitchell. Moore's catch gave the Yellowjackets a 6-0 lead with the winds to their backs in the second quarter. Alto defeated Seymour 22-0 to capture their 28th consecutive win and second consecutive state title. Alto wins state championship
MIDLOTHIAN - With an impressive 22-0 thumping of the Seymour Panthers on Saturday, the Alto Yellowjackets have captured the 1A Division 1 State...