Sports

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...
Pack of Picks
Dallas Cowboys vs. Green Bay Houston Texans @ TN Titans Philadelphia Eagles vs. Seattle New Orleans vs Tampa Bay NY Jets @ Miami Dolphins Arizona...

ROBIN BEST Alto survives Groveton raid, 21-13
It wasn't the most beautiful thing you've ever seen, but it was a win. The 25th straight win for Alto. Trudging through nearfreezing temperatures...

Road to Glory
After defeating longtime rival Groveton in the area finals of the Texas state playoffs, Alto will see some new faces on the road to the finals....

Pack of Picks
Dallas Cowboys vs. NY Jets Houston Texans @ Cleveland Philadelphia @ New England TN Titans @ Cincinnati Bengals Texas Longhorns @ Texas AM Green...

Alto faces Groveton in Area Finals
ROBIN BEST The Alto Yellowjackets are guilty of discrimination - no pessimists allowed. After winning 24 straight, the Jackets are heading into...

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...

Pack of Picks
Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Houston Texans vs. New Orleans Buffalo Bills vs. New England Philadelphia Eagles vs. Miami NY Jets vs. Pittsburgh...

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...
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...
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

Jared l Colville (12) runs the ball after stepping into the position of quarterback against Crockett Friday. Colville, originally pencilled in as the starting quarterback, relinquished his role earlier in the season to focus on playing defense. Colville, a senior and third-year letterman, went all-district last year as a cornerback. 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....

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...

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...

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...