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Mabank Panthers pounce Eagles 58-21
MABANK - The future for the Rusk Eagles is uncertain as the team licks its wounds from Friday's 58-21 loss to the Mabank Panthers. "We just did a...


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Indians face too many '3rd and long' plays to win
JACKSONVILLE - If the concept behind changing the Jacksonville Indians playbook was to simply include more pass plays, it was a success. Trouble...


Bobby McDuff (14) and J.J. Session (22) "are about as dangerous as receivers as Rusk has ever had," said Head Coach Wayne Mahaffey. Session said this season is not about one key player, but the entire team. PHOTOS: LELAND ACKER Eagles: There is no 'I' in Rusk
To the surprise of most of the out-of-town media, the Rusk Eagles still have a football team. The biggest surprise of this development is that Rusk...


The Jacksonville defensive linemen hone their coverage m skills during two-a-days held at the practice field in Happy Valley. The Indians hope to have a strong defense this year. Indians to launch air raids this season
Randy Copeland leans back in his office chair, and tries to hold back a smile. "Ask me when we play Whitehouse," he says, eyes sparkling, the...


Jacksonville l defensive back Jeremy Chappelle (15) stretches to make an interception during the Hallsville game last year. Chappelle, a sophomore this year, is one of the younger players who will add excitement to this season. PHOTO: MIKE    CUMMINS Young Guns
It's those fateful words that make many football fans cringe, "Looks like it will be a rebuilding season." Rebuilding seasons are a concept that...


ROBIN D. BEST Jackets finish 2-a-days, face San Augustine Friday
The Alto Yellowjackets have returned to the field to practice for a new football season. Last year, the Jackets polished off a perfect 14- 0...


Jacksonville offensive lineman Joe Villavisencio says he looks forward to a good season for Jacksonville. Villavisencio has already committed to playing at Texas AM after graduation. Big Chief Speaks
Having been picked to finish fifth in District 12 AAAA, the Jacksonville Indians feel they have much to prove. For Joe Villavisencio, the Indians...


Alto Head Coach Keith Gardner says senior leadership is helping the success of 2006 carry over into this season. Senior Alto Yellowjackets are (front row from left): Clayton Scott, Devon Patton, Clint Dover, Tarlandus Mitchell and Michael Parker. Back row are Keith Williams, Josh Hudson, Derek Mumphrey, Lance Low and Jacob Wade. Brains and Brawn...
The 2007 Alto Yellowjacket football team has great expectations. Not only is the team loaded with good athletes and ranked first in the state of...


The 2007 Rusk Eagles feature 10 seniors who have played varsity football since they were sophomores. The Eagles are scheduled to play six road games this season, including Mabank, Gladewater, Palestine, Diboll, Carthage and Center. Rusk will only play four home games. Eagles hit the road, face Mabank Friday
Six months of off-season training, several weeks of seven-on-seven, working to stay in shape over the summer, three weeks of twoa days and two...


Rusk downs Fairfield in scrimmage
The Eagles are off to a quick start as they downed Fairfield 3-1 Saturday. Coaches evaluated Rusk's more aggressive defense and offensive play-makers. During two-a-days,...
Tarlandus l Mitchell will play running back and back-up quarterback. Alto Head Coach Keith Gardner said Mitchell is a tremendous talent with great work habits. The 'Low'-down on Alto
When a team's quarterback is recruited as an athlete, it usually means the team will scramble throughout two-adays to find a suitable replacement....


Senior Lady Eagle Meagan Richey serves the ball during a recent volleyball match against the Jacksonville Maidens. Rusk defeated Jacksonville in five games. The Lady Eagles lost the first match of the season to Chapel Hill in four games. Rusk is 1-1 on the season. PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN Rusk volleyball season begins
The Rusk Lady Eagles are looking to establish team chemistry as they faltered in the season opener to Chapel Hill on Aug. 14, then took five games...


The "Tunnel of Champions" was unveiled during the Meet the Eagles program Monday evening at Eagle Stadium. The Eagles will enter the stadium through the tunnel before games. Rusk 'meets the Eagles'
The annual "Meet the Eagles" football kickoff was held Monday at Eagle Stadium in Rusk. Among the festivities was the introduction of fall sports...


River Goodwin, a member of Wells 4-H, and his horse Ginger recently went to the state 4-H horse show in Abilene, TX. July 21-28, 2007. River, his family, and the Wells 4-H would like to say thank you to those who helped get him to his destination: Danny Carter Insurance, Wells, McKnight Construction, Wells, Wells Feed Store, Wells, Donald  Peaches Carter, Wells, SS Towing, Wells, Automotive M.D., Wells, Hicks Post Co., Alto, Lyons Butane, Alto, Terry Black Construction, Alto, Leo Hicks Creosoting, Alto, Black Bear Realty, Alto, Alto Florist, Alto, Alto Butane Co., Alto, Sherry Donnell, Huntington, Mason  Crystle Rogers, Wells. 4-H State Horse Show