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Rusk girls soar over Troup
The Rusk Lady Eagles varsity basketball team soared over the Troup Lady Tigers 45-25 in Troup Saturday. Rusk jumped out to a 9-2 lead in the first quarter and led the rest...
Le'Asha O'Neal goes for a lay-up during a fast break as Rusk cruised by the Malakoff Lady Tigers 53-32. O'Neal scored 10 points for the Lady Eagles and shot two-for-five from the free throw line. Rusk will play in the Grace Community School Tournament this weekend in Tyler. PHOTO: LELAND ACKER Lady Eagle basketball takes flight
The Rusk Lady Eagles are off to a great start under new Head Coach Josh Faucett as they defeated the Malakoff Lady Tigers 53-32 at the Rusk High...


Tarlandus l Mitchell takes a snap from the shotgun formation as the Jackets claw the Cushing Bearkats 56-12 to conclude District 21-A competition. Alto posted a 5-0 mark in district, winning the title and chalking up its 24th consecutive win. The Mean Sting has a bye in the first round of the playoffs and will face the winner of Groveton vs. Hulls-Daisetta next week. PHOTO: LEANN JONES Alto goes 10-0 for 2nd year in a row
Crushing Cushing 56-12 was Alto's 24th win in a row. The Yellowjackets now own exclusive rights to the District 21-A championship. And they are...


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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...


Andrew k Tucker (30) tries to evade Crockett defenders as the Eagles fall to the Bulldogs 61-0 at Eagle Stadium Friday. Tucker, who normally plays linebacker, is one of the Eagle defense leaders in tackles. PHOTOS: LYNN    LITTLEJOHN Rusk falls to 'Old Blue' 61-0
Rusk's glimmer of hope following a 25-15 victory over the Center Roughriders was quickly quenched the moment the Crockett Bulldogs took the field....


Rusk boys to scrimmage Troup, host Grace Community School
The Rusk Eagle varsity basketball team will scrimmage Troup at 5 p.m. Friday at the Rusk High School gymnasium. The Eagles will open the season against Grace Community...
The Rusk Lone Star Express recently won the 12U Bad Attitude Boo-Ball Bash softball tournament. Team members on front row (from left) are: Cheyanne Phillips, Bailey Gates, Kara Hugghins, Gabriela Willis and Chelsie Daniels. Back row are: Tori Choate, Kelsey Blankenship, Kylie Delaney, Jacquelyn Dyess and Kaitlyn Sprayberry Champions


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...


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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...


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...


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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...


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...