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Beard, Howard Payne University set to take on ETBU Jordan Beard, former Rusk Eagle who played with the 2002-2003 football teams is starting at wide receiver for the...
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


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Dallas Cowboys @ Miami DolphinsHouston Texans @ Carolina PanthersTN Titans vs. Indianapolis ColtsTexas Longhorns @ UCF TexasA&M vs. Louisiana-...


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...


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Dallas Cowboys vs. NY Giants Houston Texans vs. Kansas City Philadelphia Eagles @ Green Bay Texas Longhorns vs. TCU Texas AM vs. Fresno State SFA @...


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...


Girls' Cross Country team finishes 3rd in Crockett
The Rusk varsity girls' cross country team finished 3rd in the Crockett meet Saturday. Finishing for Rusk were: Lisa Frauenberger 6th - 15:35 Grace Castillo 10th -...
Clayton Scott takes down a San Augustine running back during Alto's 29-0 win over the Wolves. The win extends Alto's winning streak to 15 games. The Yellowjackets are the Harris Poll rated #1 team in Texas. They travel to Timpson Friday. PHOTO: LAURIE GOULD Alto blanks San Augustine 29-0
The mean sting is back. A swarming defense, combined with a sporadically efficient offence, yielded the first mark in the "W" column for the Alto...


Lady Eagle Volleyball team members on front row are (from left): Christa Adams, Meagan Richey, Jodi Walley, Jerri Hill and Kristen Joyner. Back row are: Charnell Franklin, Maci Choate, Jasmine Harris, Sierra Smith, Rachel Mahaffey and Calah Clark. The Lady Eagles are 6-6 on the season. They will travel to the Beckville tournament Thursday, then host Westwood on Friday. Lady Eagles place 5th at Arp tourney
The Rusk Lady Eagles had mixed results in the Arp tournament held last weekend. Rusk opened the tournament with a quick win over Gary, but then...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...