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Senior Jerri l Hill sets a volley during Rusk's loss to Crockett last Tuesday. Seniors recognized on Senior night were Hill, Kristen Joyner, Meagan Richey, Rachel Mahaffey and Sierra Smith. PHOTO: LYNN    LITTLEJOHN Lady Eagles celebrate Senior Night
It was the end of an era last Tuesday at Eagle Gymnasium, at least for five Rusk volleyball players who played the last home game of their career...

ROBIN BEST Alto spoils another Homecoming
GRAPELAND - Grapeland Sandy senior running back Chris Pierson caught the game's opening kickoff and ripped the length of the field for a touchdown....

Rusk slates fall clean-up
Rusk city-wide clean-up is planned for 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 3 and 10, at the city barn on U.S. Highway 69 S. and at Conley Park, Reeder Street. The clean-up is...
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,...

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Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Texas Longhorns @ Baylor Texas AM @ Nebraska SFA @ Texas State TJC vs. Trinity Valley CC

Alto trounces Oakwood, 48-0
OAKWOOD - With the help of a one-two punch, the Alto Yellowjackets scored a knockout against the Oakwood Panthers 48-0 Friday night in an away...

There's no joy in Eagle-ville
In school, one of my teachers forced me to read the poem "Casey at the Bat." The poem followed the plight of the legendary Mudville Nine as they...

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...

Pack of Picks
Dallas Cowboys vs. New England Houston Texans @ Jacksonville Texas Longhorns @ Iowa State Texas AM @ Texas Tech SFA vs. Nicholls State TJC vs....

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...
Eagle linebacker Kyle Tullis (42) zeroes in on Westwood running back D.J. Morrow 5). Tullis is one of several junior varsity players who have been promoted to varsity as coaches seek to replace injured players and find a combination that works. PHOTO: TARA CROSBY 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...

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...

Jacksonville receiver Jimmy Gray rushes for extra yardage after making a reception during the Indians' 48-3 loss against the Whitehouse Wildcats Friday night. The loss happened during Jacksonville's Homecoming and forces the Tribe into a must-win situation to stay in the playoff race. 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...

Alto's speed can make Mean Sting games seem like a blur to the opposition. Alto has amassed 213 points against their opponents this season giving up only 30. The Yellowjackets travel to Huntington on Oct. 5 before traveling to Oakwood to open district play on Oct. 12. Alto is 4-0 on the season. PHOTO: LEANN JONES 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...

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...