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Overcome with emotion, Alto Head k Coach Keith Gardner answers questions during the post-game interviews. Saturday's win over Seymour marked Alto's 28th consecutive win, second state title and Coach Gardner's third state title. PHOTO: LELAND ACKER Alto fans endure bitter cold, cheer Jackets to Christmas victory

Jared Moore crosses the goal line after catching a 14-yard pass from quarterback Tarlandus Mitchell. Moore's catch gave the Yellowjackets a 6-0 lead with the winds to their backs in the second quarter. Alto defeated Seymour 22-0 to capture their 28th consecutive win and second consecutive state title. Alto wins state championship
MIDLOTHIAN - With an impressive 22-0 thumping of the Seymour Panthers on Saturday, the Alto Yellowjackets have captured the 1A Division 1 State...

BEHIND EVERY SUCCESSFUL COACH...
They sacrifice, worry, hope and work hard hoping that their efforts are not in vain, but the wives of the Alto coaching staff know that their efforts help the men who are...
Lance Low (4) and Derek Mumphrey (62) chase down a Seymour quarterback during Saturday's state championship game. Mumphrey was named to the first team all-state defense, while Low received honorable mention. PHOTO: LELAND ACKER 5 Yellowjackets get all-state nods
Following an impressive 14- 0 run to a state title in 2006, Alto fans were disappointed to learn that only one player from that team was named to...

Yellowjackets swarm the Granger Lions
HUNTSVILLE - With characteristic blazing speed and dominating defense, the Alto Yellowjackets ripped Granger 35-9 in last week's 1A Division 1...

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Kristen Hicks reels in a rebound for the Rusk Lady Eagles during an earlier game against Malakoff. Rusk will play in the Athens tournament Thursday through Saturday before traveling to Hudson Tuesday. PHOTO: LELAND ACKER Eagles spread wings heading into District 20-3A competition
With just more than a week left before the Rusk Eagles open district play against Diboll, Head Boys Basketball Coach Tracy Kincade is working to...

Eagle basketball teams fare well
Despite a nine point loss to the Jacksonville Indians, Eagle Head Basketball Coach Tracy Kincade says he's pleased with the efforts of his players. "I was pleased with the...
District 20-AAA All-District football team named
Trent Vaught was the lone Eagle to make the starting line-up of the District 21-AAA football team this season. Horrace Lewis made second team offense as a running back and...
Alto saws Rams' horns off, 47-6
TATUM - It just wasn't Joaquin's night. Pent up from being held back against Groveton the week before by frigid temperatures and driving rain, the...

Championship flag k football team members at Rusk Intermediate School on the front row (from left) are: Matthew Perkins and Branton Rodriguez. Middle row are: Jacquez Cook, Blayke Holsome and Payton Castleberry. Coach Marks Lanham is standing in the back. PHOTOS: RACHEL THOMPSON Rusk Intermediate flag football teams battle in championship...
The second annual Flag Football Championships took place last week at Rusk Intermediate School. "We had many great games and lots of fun," said...

Championship flag football team members on the front row (from left) are: Rachel Myers, Sammie Jo Cantrell, Bailie Jones and Berence Santiago. Back row are: Anjelica Gonzalez, Jenniea Session, Coach Marks Lanham, Bailee Gates and Kaitlin Tugwell. PHOTOS: RACHEL THOMPSON Flag FB champs

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ROBIN BEST Alto survives Groveton raid, 21-13
It wasn't the most beautiful thing you've ever seen, but it was a win. The 25th straight win for Alto. Trudging through nearfreezing temperatures...

Road to Glory
After defeating longtime rival Groveton in the area finals of the Texas state playoffs, Alto will see some new faces on the road to the finals....