Sports

PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN          Seniors playing their final home game Friday at Eagle Field against Central were (from left): Hillary Hugghins, Rachel Mahaffey, Coach Ashley McElroy, Sierra Smith and Kristen Joyner. Farewell seniors
Friday night marked the end of ten baseball and softball careers at Rusk High School. Six senior baseball players and four senior softball players...

Ag scholarship program offered students
High school students pursuing careers in the agriculture industry may earn one of 25 $1,000 scholarships thanks to a new program offered by CHS Foundation, an energy,...
Lady Eagles face Westwood in bi-district playoffs
The Rusk Lady Eagle softball team will play the Westwood Lady Panthers at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Elkhart High School in Elkhart. Rusk finished the regular season 25-5, 11-3...
Christian Writers Founders Day planned for May 27
The religious writing organization, Inspirational Writers Alive! will sponsor a new Tyler IWA! chapter. The new chapter will meet at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at Tyler...
Jacksonville resident Diane Adelfio accepts the Regional Director of Clinical Services of the Year Award from National Healing Corporation Chief Clinical Officer Katherine J. Rowland. Local nurse wins award

Villavisencio, Mitchell named to all-star game
Two local high school football players have been selected to play in the 2008 Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) All-Star football game in San Antonio. Joseph...
Lady Eagles set for playoff run
Lady Eagles set for playoff run Bi-district playoff tonight to be broadcast by KWRW 97.7 FM BY LELAND ACKER ...

PHOTO: LELAND ACKER     The Alto Lady Jackets have finished the regular season as champions of District 22 A. Alto finished the district schedule with a 12-0 record. Alto is coached by Sharon Reid. The Lady Jackets will have a bye in the bi-district round of the playoffs. The Lady Jackets suit out 16 players for each game, the most players on a team since Coach Reid has been at Alto. District champs

Yellowjacket football schedule released
The Alto Yellowjackets will begin their quest for a third straight undefeated season and state championship on the road in 2008. The Mean Sting will travel to San Augustine...
PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN          Eagle shortstop John David Beard fields a grounder during Rusk's 9-7 win over the Crockett Bulldogs Friday. Rusk is tied for fourth in District 20 3A with a 5-6 record. Eagles hit 3-game winning streak
The Rusk Eagle baseball team took the field Saturday, April 5 with only one thing on their minds. And even though for some it was prom day, they...

Rusk football schedule released
The 2008 Rusk football schedule was released last week. Rusk will open the regular season at home against the Palestine Wildcats, Aug. 29. The Eagles will also be at home...
Rusk track team sends 4 to regionals
The track teams at Rusk High School competed in the district track meet April 2-3 at Diboll High School. The boys' team finished the meet in third place with 39.5 points,...
Rusk first l baseman Hillary Hugghins catches a pop-fly during Rusk's 20-3 win over the Crockett Lady Bulldogs. The Lady Eagles (24-5, 10-2) host Central Friday. Lady Eagles prepare for post-season
The Rusk Lady Eagles secured their tickets to the 2008 softball playoffs with sound victories over the Crockett Lady Bulldogs and Center Lady...

Ten Star All-Star Basketball Camp accepts applications
Final applications are now being accepted for the Ten Star All-Star Summer Basketball Camp. The Ten Star camp is by invitation only. Boys and girls ages 10-19 years of age...
Alto first baseman Clint Dover prepares for batting practice during a recent Yellowjacket workout. Dover hit 10-for-10 during batting practice, challenging reigning champion Tarlandus Mitchell in Alto's batting competition. The Jackets are undefeated in district play. Jackets sting district competition
With the entire state focusing on the success of the Alto football teams, it would be easy for the casual baseball fan to overlook what is going on...