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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...

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They sacrifice, worry, hope and work hard hoping that their efforts are not in vain, but the wives of the Alto coaching staff know that their efforts help the men who are...
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

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...

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

Yellowjackets swarm the Granger Lions
HUNTSVILLE - With characteristic blazing speed and dominating defense, the Alto Yellowjackets ripped Granger 35-9 in last week's 1A Division 1...

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Kristen Hicks reels in a rebound for the Rusk Lady Eagles during an earlier game against Malakoff. Rusk will play in the Athens tournament Thursday through Saturday before traveling to Hudson Tuesday. PHOTO: LELAND ACKER Eagles spread wings heading into District 20-3A competition
With just more than a week left before the Rusk Eagles open district play against Diboll, Head Boys Basketball Coach Tracy Kincade is working to...

Championship flag k football team members at Rusk Intermediate School on the front row (from left) are: Matthew Perkins and Branton Rodriguez. Middle row are: Jacquez Cook, Blayke Holsome and Payton Castleberry. Coach Marks Lanham is standing in the back. PHOTOS: RACHEL THOMPSON Rusk Intermediate flag football teams battle in championship...
The second annual Flag Football Championships took place last week at Rusk Intermediate School. "We had many great games and lots of fun," said...

Eagle basketball teams fare well
Despite a nine point loss to the Jacksonville Indians, Eagle Head Basketball Coach Tracy Kincade says he's pleased with the efforts of his players. "I was pleased with the...
Championship flag football team members on the front row (from left) are: Rachel Myers, Sammie Jo Cantrell, Bailie Jones and Berence Santiago. Back row are: Anjelica Gonzalez, Jenniea Session, Coach Marks Lanham, Bailee Gates and Kaitlin Tugwell. PHOTOS: RACHEL THOMPSON Flag FB champs

Alto saws Rams' horns off, 47-6
TATUM - It just wasn't Joaquin's night. Pent up from being held back against Groveton the week before by frigid temperatures and driving rain, the...

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