Sports

Alto's Mean Sting remembers championship year
The 2006-2007 school year was a memorable one for Alto High School athletes. The football team won the Class A Division I state championship, the...


Grace Castillo displays the Billy m Watson Players Choice Basketball Award during the All-Sports banquet on May 7 in Rusk. BILLY WATSON AWARD Grace Castillo
Grace Castillo was given the Billy Watson Players Choice Award for Girls' Basketball. Grace ran cross country, track and played basketball this...


T O P F E M A L E A T H L E T E Sheena Henderson


Richey makes a throw to 1st base l during a recent Eagle baseball game. Richey was also given the Lions Club Baseball Award T O P M A L E A T H L E T E Pax Richey
Pax Richey was given the E. H. Whitehead Best Senior Boy Athlete Award. The award is given to the athlete who demonstrates good leadership ability,...


Bobby McDuff won the Boys' Track Award. McDuff was a relay runner for the track team. He also played varsity football and basketball for the Rusk Eagles. Eagles celebrate banner year
The Rusk All-Sports Banquet was held on May 7, honoring Rusk High School athletes who competed in sports during the 2006-2007 school year. Rusk...


Rusk, Alto teams come up short in playoffs
They played hard, but when the dust settled, the Rusk Lady Eagles, Alto Yellowjackets and Lady Jackets were out of the playoffs. Rusk played in a three-game regional...
Kyle Garner won the Quarterback Club Football Award at the All- Sports Banquet on May 7. Garner (pictured right displaying the award), also played baseball for Rusk High School. Garner graduates in May. Quarterback Club Football Award KyleGarner


The cockpit and engine of Bryce Isaacs' drag racing car can easily be seen with the hood open. (below) Bryce plans to race his modified Corvette in the Lucas Oil Series Event May 18-20 at the Cherokee County Motorsports Park. RHS senior set for big drag race this weekend
The seventh nationally ranked drag racer will graduate from Rusk High School May 25. Bryce Isaacs will walk across the stage, but not before he...


Chris Walley, (second from the right) lines up on the offensive line during the Mabank game. Walley was given the Rusk High School Sportsmanship award for 2007. SPORTSMANSHIP Chris Walley


l Tarlandus Mitchell hurls a pitch in Alto's 9-4 win during game three of the Bi-District championship series over La Poynor. Alto will play Lovelady this weekend in Rusk. Game one begins at 7 p.m. Friday, with game two at 5 p.m. Saturday. Game three will follow game two if necessary. Rusk, Alto continue playoff runs


Rusk coach 'would not trade' team
A 5-9 district record was probably not what Rusk baseball coach George Banda had in mind when he came to Rusk. None the less, the coach said he is proud of his team. "I...
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Pre-participation health screenings for incoming Rusk athletes scheduled Pre-participation health screenings for next year's seventh, ninth and 11th grade athletes will...
Rusk freshman short stop Alison Bowling steals 2nd base during game one of the Bi-district championship series between Rusk and Fairfield. Rusk will face Rockdale in the Area championship game at 5 p.m., Friday, May 4, in Fairfield. PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN Lady Eagles win Bi-district
The Rusk Lady Eagles cruised by Fairfield in two games to win the best-of-three Bi-district championship series. Rusk advances to the Area...


Alto teams head to post-season play
The Alto baseball and softball teams are preparing to kick-off their 2007 playoff runs this week against notable opponents. The Yellowjacket baseball team will face off in...
Eagle 3rd baseman Pax Richey fields a grounder and attempts a throw to 1st base during Rusk's recent 12-0 loss against the Carthage Bulldogs. Rusk is now 5-7 in district play and will finish the season at home against Hudson Friday. PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN Eagles lose to Carthage
Playoff hopes for the Rusk Eagles were dashed by a 12-0 loss to the Carthage Bulldogs Friday at Eagle Field. Carthage pitcher Jonathan Baker struck...