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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...


PHOTO: MARKS LANHAM Punt, Pass and Kick
Rusk Intermediate School students Bailee Gates, Hunter Joyner, Macie Jefferson, Sean Bixler, Brittany Kellis and Zach Morgan practice their...


Sophomore defensive tackle Reggie Dickson (68) rushes Gladewater quarterback Devvyn Eddington (3). The Eagle defense forced one fumble and two interceptions in Rusk's 42-29 win over the Bears. PHOTOS: LYNN LITTLEJOHN Eagles say 'bye' to preconceived notions
This is the most puzzling football season I have ever witnessed. Appalachian State upsets Michigan, Houston beats Carolina, SFA and Texas State...


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LARRY KRANTZ Indians' special teams shine
JACKSONVILLE - Clearly the Jacksonville Indians season hasn't started the way they'd pictured it. After non-district losses to Brownsboro and...


Starting quarterback Tarlandus Mitchell (#2) drops back for a pass Friday night as the offensive line blocks to give him extra time. Mitchell played two quarters and accumulated 74 yards on four carries with two touchdowns. Final score was 74-0 against Burkeville. PHOTO: TARA CROSBY Alto rides the Burkeville Mustangs 74-0
A dozen quarters into the season and Alto's defense is still impenetrable. After three games, Alto has outscored its opponents following Friday...


PHOTO: TARA CROSBY 'Inches...'
Terrell Carter (22) breaks open for a touchdown during the Rusk JV game against Gladewater Thursday. Gladewater beat the Rusk JV 22-19 on a...


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Rusk cross country team competes at SFA The Rusk cross country teams competed at a meet at Stephen F. Austin Saturday. Head Coach Jamie Hays said the meet was very...
Yellowjacket Notebook
Offense Alto rushed for 327 yards rushing. Tarlandus Mitchell had 74 yards on four carries and two touchdowns to lead the Jackets to victory. He completed four out of five...
LELAND ACKER Eagles get their groove back in 1st win
A few personnel changes and a week to tweak on strategy was all the Rusk Eagles needed to bounce back from an 0-2 start to defeat the Gladewater...


Former Rusk running back Cody Glenn gets briefed on the sideline during a recent Nebraska Cornhuskers' game. Glenn, a junior, rushed eight times for 20 yards and two touchdowns against USC Saturday. PHOTO: WOLF WHITAKER Glenn keeps the Huskers running
A foot injury late last season causing him to miss most of spring training has not stopped former Rusk Eagle running back Cody Glenn from making...


James I Perkins (red shirt) accepts a football Friday from RHS principal Ricky Hassell during a ceremony to induct Mr. Perkins into the Wall of Honor. From left are Mr. Perkins wife, Margaret Perkins, children Laura Fonville and James I. Perkins III, and RISD superintendent Dr. Jim Largent. Wall of Honorees


LARRY KRANTZ Indians offense staggers into bye week
CORSICANA - Change is rarely easy. And just because a person or a group wants to change doesn't ensure that change will happen. The Jacksonville...


Kristen Joyner l sets a volley during a recent volleyball match. The Rusk Lady Eagles took third place in the Beckville tournament over the weekend. PHOTO: LYNN    LITTLEJOHN Lady Eagles finish 3rd at Beckville tournament
The Rusk Lady Eagles won third place in the Beckville Tournament Saturday, marking their first top-three finish in years. ""I was so proud to be a...


ROBIN D. BEST Mean Sting makes Bear rugs in Timpson
After a definitive 67-0 pummeling, the Alto Yellowjackets sent the Timpson Bears home Friday night to troubled dreams, where they were haunted with...