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Indians end season with big plays, high emotion
HENDERSON - On paper, it should have been one of those games that meandered toward the final gun because neither team had anything tangible to...


Ryan Arrington tackles a Hallsville ball carrier during Jacksonville's 27-14 win over the Hallsville Bobcats Friday. The win gives Jacksonville a 1-5 district record, helping the Tribe avoid the cellar of District 12-4A. Jacksonville's defensive stands coupled with the rushing success of Chris Hall and Jonathan Brown led the Indians to victory. PHOTO: MIKE CUMMINS, SPORTSPHOTOS USA Tribe tackles 1st district win
JACKSONVILLE - It's refreshing beyond words to be writing about the Indians' 27- 14 win against Hallsville this week, and even more so that the...


Tarlandus Mitchell l rolls out to throw a pass during a recent Alto Yellowjackets' practice. Mitchell rushed for three touchdowns in the second quarter of Friday's game against Cross Roads. He also threw 5-6-1 for 168 yards and one touchdown. Alto (9-0, 4-0) concludes the regular season against Cushing Friday. The 'Jackets will then play the winner of the Groveton/Hulls-Daisetta game the week of Nov. 23. PHOTO: LELAND ACKER Alto Yellowjackets manhandle Cross Roads 59-0
Cross Roads Punter Cody Quinn had the most unsatisfying field goal of his life Friday night at Bobcat Stadium. Fleeing the wrath of a swarm of...


Pack of Picks
Dallas Cowboys @ NY Giants Philadelphia @ Washington TN Titans vs. Jacksonville Texas Longhorns vs. Texas Tech Texas A&M @ Missouri Tigers SFA @...


Horrace Lewis l (26) races to turn the corner on the Roughrider defense. Lewis led the Eagles' efforts in the 25- 15 win over the Center Roughriders with 17 carries for 110 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Rusk (2-7, 1-3) faces the Crockett Bulldogs for the third and final playoff spot from District 20-3A. PHOTO: LYNN    LITTLEJOHN Eagles look to pull a rabbit out of the hat
LELAND ACKER CENTER - After going 1-7 and being outscored 389-130 in the first eight games of the season, the Rusk Eagles needed one of those...


Senior l linebacker Lance Low lines up to blitz the Cayuga offense. Low led the Yellowjacket defense with 13 tackles. "He had a great night," said Head Coach Keith Gardner. Alto (7-0, 3-0) will travel to Cross Roads Friday. PHOTO: LEANN     JONES Alto mauls the Cayuga Wildcats 51-0
ROBIN BEST It had been hailed as Alto's biggest fight so far this year. It wasn't. And not because Cayuga doesn't have a good football team. Alto...


Pack of Picks
Dallas Cowboys @ Philadelphia Houston Texans @ Oakland TN Titans vs. Carolina Texas Longhorns @ Oklahoma State Texas AM @ Oklahoma SFA vs. McNeese...


Winners of the Punt, Pass and Kick competition at Eagle Stadium on Oct. 13 were: Wyatt Gilchrest, Hunter Townsend, Rick Frauenberger, Drew Dorsey, Colby Sword, Morgan Johnson, Alex Pope, Chase Stanley, C.T. Berryhill and Michael Pyle. PHOTO: MARKS LANHAM Punt, pass, kick!


Rusk concludes volleyball season
After putting together three district wins in her first season at Rusk High School, an 0-8 district record was probably not what Lady Eagle Head Volleyball Coach Tiffany...
Rusk linebacker Marcell Johnson pursues Huntington quarterback Taylor Rosson during Rusk's 32-6 loss to the Red Devils on Homecoming night. Rosson completed 11 of 22 passes for 129 yards. PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN Rusk drops Homecoming tilt to Huntington
Continual offensive struggles contributed to the Rusk Eagles losing to the Huntington Red Devils 32-6 at Homecoming on Friday night. The game marks...


SPORTS
RBSA annual election meeting set for Sunday The Rusk Baseball/Softball Assocaition will hold its annual meeting to elect officers at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4 at the baseball...
Rusk Lady Eagles Head Basketball Coach Josh Faucett supervises his team while they run the "three-man weave" drill. Coach Faucett is beginning his first year at Rusk High School. (Below) Cambry Blakemore recovers a loose ball during passing drills Thursday at the first practice for the Rusk Lady Eagles. Blakemore, a senior, begins her fourth season as a Rusk Lady Eagle. PHOTOS: LELAND ACKER Faucett era begins for Lady Eagles
The Rusk Lady Eagles basketball team began practice Thursday with a new general. Josh Faucett, first year coach for the Lady Eagles, may not have a...


Indians 'veer' into Pirate territory, fall 31-14
LARRY KRANTZ LONGVIEW - Ever play keep-away from a dog or a younger sibling? Tossing that Frisbee just over their head or around them as they...


ROBIN BEST Alto spoils another Homecoming
GRAPELAND - Grapeland Sandy senior running back Chris Pierson caught the game's opening kickoff and ripped the length of the field for a touchdown....


Senior Jerri l Hill sets a volley during Rusk's loss to Crockett last Tuesday. Seniors recognized on Senior night were Hill, Kristen Joyner, Meagan Richey, Rachel Mahaffey and Sierra Smith. PHOTO: LYNN    LITTLEJOHN Lady Eagles celebrate Senior Night
It was the end of an era last Tuesday at Eagle Gymnasium, at least for five Rusk volleyball players who played the last home game of their career...