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Alto Head Coach Keith Gardner and Assistant Coach John Paul Dixon show off the t-shirts given away by the Reebok Tailgate crew. Reebok visited Alto on Oct. 12. PHOTO: LEANN JONES Reebok Tailgate Tours visit Alto
The Alto Yellowjackets joined the ranks of the New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys, Nebraska Cornhuskers, Texas AM Aggies and the Oklahoma Sooners...


Dustin Myers is tackled after making a four yard reception during the Rusk Eagles' loss to Carthage. Myers caught two passes for four yards. Carthage compounds Rusk Eagle losses
CARTHAGE - Former Eagles planning to attend Friday's Homecoming game against the Huntington Red Devils may likely see a different line-up of Eagles...


Tribe falls to Nacogdoches Dragons 31-7
JACKSONVILLE - The Jacksonville Indians have covered a lot of ground on offense this season, though not in the way they probably anticipated....


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....


Pack of Picks
Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Texas Longhorns @ Baylor Texas AM @ Nebraska SFA @ Texas State TJC vs. Trinity Valley CC


There's no joy in Eagle-ville
In school, one of my teachers forced me to read the poem "Casey at the Bat." The poem followed the plight of the legendary Mudville Nine as they...


Rusk slates fall clean-up
Rusk city-wide clean-up is planned for 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 3 and 10, at the city barn on U.S. Highway 69 S. and at Conley Park, Reeder Street. The clean-up is...
Loss knocks Jacksonville out of playoffs
KILGORE - And just like that, the Jacksonville Indians are out of the playoff picture. Outscored 88-23 in their first three District 12-4A games,...


Alto trounces Oakwood, 48-0
OAKWOOD - With the help of a one-two punch, the Alto Yellowjackets scored a knockout against the Oakwood Panthers 48-0 Friday night in an away...


Charnell Franklin goes for the kill while Jasmine Harris (20) gets in position to help during a recent Rusk Lady Eagles' volleyball match. Rusk went 0-4 in the first round of district play. Head Coach Tiffany Cooksey said the good thing is that Rusk has another shot at these teams in round two of district play, which began last night against Center. Rusk travels to Diboll Friday for a 5 p.m. game against the Lady Jacks, before returning home on Tuesday to face Crockett. PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN Lady Eagles struggle through district
The Rusk Lady Eagles have struggled through the first half of district play, dropping tilts to Carthage, Crockett and Diboll. Those matches, along...


Jimere Palmer (22) and Jeremy Chappelle (15) take down a Whitehouse ball carrier during Jacksonville's 48-3 loss to Whitehouse. The loss drops Jacksonville to 1-4 on the season, 0-2 in district. House rocks the Bowl, ruins J'ville Homecoming
JACKSONVILLE - The math equation is getting easier. After losses to Marshall and Whitehouse, the Jacksonville Indians need a win this week in...


Panthers' dynamic duo undercuts Rusk
The Westwood Panthers proved they are for real as they defeated the Rusk Eagles 57-21 Friday at Eagle Stadium. The win elevates Westwood to a 3-2...


Pack of Picks
Dallas Cowboys vs. New England Houston Texans @ Jacksonville Texas Longhorns @ Iowa State Texas AM @ Texas Tech SFA vs. Nicholls State TJC vs....


Javante Jones (15) breaks open for a big gain during Alto's 43-0 win over Huntington Friday night. Jones, a freshman, is the back-up quarterback for Alto. PHOTO: LEANN JONES Jackets possess Red Devils' Homecoming
Alto left the Red Devils red-faced Friday night, demolishing drives and optimism in a 43-0 victory over Huntington. "We played some outstanding...


C.C. teams run at Neches
The Rusk cross country teams ran at Neches on Sept. 29. Results were: Varsity boys (3.1 miles) Dustin Crosby 22nd 19:25 Caleb Lenard 29th 19:47 Kodi Jennings 68th 22:23...