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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,...


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...
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...


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...


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...


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...


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Jacksonville's season is already on the line
As I noted in the first Jacksonville story this year, Indians head football coach Randy Copeland enthusiastically asked me to ask him when they played Whitehouse. It's...
Eagles suffer 'Cat Scratch Fever' 47-27
A big second quarter for the Palestine Wildcats gave the felines all the cushion they needed to cruise to a 47-27 victory over the Rusk Eagles at...


You can't win them all, or can you?
For the first time in a period spanning multiple seasons, the Alto Yellowjackets didn't win Friday night. Okay, so it was a bye week. The team and...


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Christa Adams serves the ball during a recent volleyball match. Rusk (8-8, 0-1) dropped the district opener to Center. The Lady Eagles will travel to Crockett Saturday, then host Carthage on Oct. 2. PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN Lady Eagles drop district opener
After picking up tournament wins in Arp and Beckville, the Rusk Lady Eagle volleyball team suffered a disappointing loss to the Center Lady Riders...


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LARRY KRANTZ Tribe finds offense in 41-24 win over Palestine
JACKSONVILLE - When you're looking for something, it's always in the last place you look. Not surprisingly, the Jacksonville Indians, who came...


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