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Eagle quarterback Jared Colville drops back to pass during two-a-days at Rusk High School Monday. Quarterback coach Rick Frauenberger said Colville is fundamentally sound, coachable and will make the routine plays. PHOTO: LELAND ACKER Meet the new boss
BY LELAND ACKER When Justin Sturns graduated last year, a big hole was left in the quarterback position for the Rusk Eagles. As the saying goes,...


Storm team members enjoyed the sunshine during the victory celebration which included a ride through downtown Rusk in a fire truck. The Storm won the state tournament by defeating the Moody Raiders 12-4 on July 26 in Texarkana. State Champs
The Rusk Storm capped off a banner year by winning the state TTA Machine Pitch baseball tournament July 26 in Texarkana. Rusk went undefeated in...


COURTESY PHOTO Lady Eagles finish strong
The Rusk Lady Eagles 8U finished the regular season 11-1, qualifying for the district TTAS tournament. They finished second in district before...


Eddie D. Harris "Oh Yeah" Shoot-out set for Aug. 3-4
The Eddie D. Harris "Oh Yeah" Shoot-out basketball tournament is slated for Aug. 3-4 in Rusk. For information or to volunteer, call Krystal Ward-Carter at (903) 372-6880,...
Eagles win 2 at UT-Tyler
The Rusk High School summerleague basketball team chalked up back to back wins on July 17. Rusk defeated Troup 52-35 and Brownsboro 58-50. The Eagles are 9-1 in summer...
Rusk teams fare well at state
The Rusk Lady Eagles coach pitch, Attitudes 12U and the Riptide 15U softball teams each competed in the state tournament last week. The Lady Eagles lost their first two...
The Rusk Diamondbacks took second place in the TTA Machine Pitch district baseball tournament July 9-13. The Diamondbacks lost in the finals to the Rusk Storm, who advanced to the state tournament, now underway. Team members are (front row, from left): Andrew Johnson, Colby Acker, Sean Chambers, Nathan Martin, Josh Langston and Dakota Ford. Middle row: Parker Millsap, Tat Duncan, Nick Martin, Stevie Dorsey, Danny Smith, Wyatt Acker, Bryan Standford and Lance Tugwell. Coaches on back row are: Micheal Tugwell, Sean Martin and Tim Langston. COURTESY PHOTO. Diamondbacks 2nd


LMC to hold basketball camp
The Lon Morris College Bearcats basketball team will hold a basketball camp on from 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 1-3 at the Lon Morris Gymnasium. The camp will teach the...
Members of the l state-bound Rusk Eagles 15U team are (front row, from left): Trey Thrash, Austin Davis, Jake Marks, Dillon Fitts, Dylan Pruitt and Roosevelt Birmingham. Back Row: Coach Dewayne Davis, coach Bud Fletcher, Blake Fletcher, John Trotter, Trent Halbert, John David Beard, Colton Campbell, Mikey Lloyd and coach Stacy Halbert. Not pictured is Tyler Daniels. PHOTO: VICKEY BEARD Rusk teams head to state
The future looks bright for Rusk High School baseball and softball as three baseball and three softball teams from Rusk have advanced to the state...


Rusk basketball team gains steam in summer league
BY LELAND ACKER If returning most of last year's players while the rest of District 20-AAA suffers huge graduation losses was not enough to make Eagle fans excited about...
Lady Eagle Cami k Curtis pitches for the Anderson Express during the Texas ASA Fastpitch Championships. The Express took 4th place in the tournament. PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN Curtis leads Anderson Express in state tourney
BY LELAND ACKER Rusk Lady Eagle right fielder and relief pitcher Cami Curtis is keeping busy this summer by pitching for the Anderson Express. The...


The Rusk Astros won first place in the 9-10 age bracket with an 11-2 record. Team members on front row, from left, are: Isiah Francis, Hayden Dewbre, Josh Raiborn, Head Coach Mark Raiborn, Jace Lusk, Bryan Paddock and Kody Gayle. Back row are coach Eric Henslee, Jared Key, Cole Hollis, Morgan Miller, Gage Parker, Noah Holley and coach Keith Gayle. Not pictured are Jerry McIntyre, and pick-up players Jordan Roach, Blake Walley and Morgan Johnson. COURTESY PHOTO Astros win title


The Attitudes finished the season with an undefeated record of 11-0 becoming the East Texas Fastpitch 2008 12U champions. They will play in the TTAS Bi District playoffs in hopes of winning a birth to the TTAS State Championship. In front from left are Kaitlyn Dodd, Reagan Standley, Brittany George, Stephanie George; second row, Tory Choat, Arika Minchew, Paityn Taylor, Kimberly Langston; and coaches in back, Jay Choat, Wayne Cummins and Curtis Boggs. Players not pictured are Ashley Crosby, Erin Flowers, Paige Fincher and Lainie Cockrum; The Attitudes


Senior team members attending the Lady Eagle basketball camp include: Liz Wolfe, Jaclynn Dyess, Shelby Frauenberger, Deborah Thompson, Lisa Frauenberger, Justice Johnson, Meghan Lestina, Moquesha Robertson and Kelsey Blankinship. The camp was instructed by Coach Patsy Whitaker. Lady Eagle basketball teaches fundamentals


7 Lady Eagles earn All District recognition
Seven players from Rusk's regional quarterfinalist team were named to the District 20-AAA All-District team. All seven players will return to next year's team. First team...