Sports

PHOTO: ROY REYNOLDS Golf winners
First place winners in the Rusk Rotary Club Memorial Golf Tournament on April 14 were (from left): Charlie Raiborn, Jamie Magruder, Pat Richey and...


Rusk Eagles qualify for regionals
The Rusk Eagle track team will send five athletes to the Region III-3A track meet in Humble Friday and Saturday. Headed to regionals are Bobby McDuff, J.J. Session, Jacob...
Cinco de Mayo tourney slated
The Birmingham Forest Golf Club will host the Cinco de Mayo tournament on Saturday, May 5. The tournament will be a guy/gal tournament with a scramble format. Cash prizes...
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...


The Eagle golf team placed 2nd in district and qualified for the regional meet to be held in Brenham on April 25-26. The team shot a score of 352 in the first round, then shot a 2nd round score of 338 to qualify for regionals. Team members and 2nd-round scores for Rusk are (from left): Brandon Downs (88), Koid Dyess (5th qualifier), Brent Jones (77), Coach Wayne Mahaffey, Cord Stover (89) and Pax Richey (84) Regional bound


Alto Lady Jacket pole vaulter Kayley Starr clears a 7'6" vault during the district track meet. Starr's vault was high enough to earn her the 4th place spot, qualifying her for the regional track meet at Stephen F. Austin State University on April 24-26. Other regional qualifiers from Alto include Devon Patton (long jump and triple jump), Brandon Wade (long jump and triple jump) and Taneshia Pope (long jump and triple jump). Raising the bar


Help me! Marquis, a black Dachshund receives a rabies shot from Dr. Justin Novak. Marquis is being held by his owner, Bobby Nance. At right, is Dr. Anthony Holcomb. The annual Cherokee County rabies clinic begins May 7. County veterinarians participate in the program with vaccination sites located throughout the county. 2007 rabies campaign set
The 2007 Cherokee County Rabies Campaign will begin May 7. Canine vaccines are $7 for Rabies only; $25 for Rabies, Distemper and Parvo; and $35...


Cherokee County Relay for Life set for April 27.
The Cherokee County Relay for Life, the signature fundraiser of the American Cancer Society will be held from 7 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday, April 27-28, at Mauldin...
Alto teams pillage Wells
The first year of the battle for southern Cherokee County swung in the direction of the Alto Yellowjackets this year as the Jackets defeated the Wells Pirates 23-1 in...
Rusk senior Rachel Hicks hits the ball during Rusk's 10-1 win over the Center Lady Riders Tuesday. Rusk (17-9-2, 9-4) has clinched a playoff spot and finishes the regular season on Friday against Central. PHOTO LYNN LITTLEJOHN Lady Eagles defeat Center 10-1
The Lady Eagle defense stepped up and assisted pitcher Callie Collins during Rusk's 10-1 win over the Center Lady Riders Tuesday in Rusk. Collins...


Lady Eagles place 4th in district
When track season began, Rusk girls track coach Jamie Hays said she was looking forward to a competitive year. Finishing 4th in district and sending five individual...
Alto teams defeat Martinsville Pirates
The Alto Lady Jackets showed why they are working toward their tenth consecutive district title by defeating Martinsvillle 7-1 Friday in Alto. The win propels the Lady...
Lady Eagle 3rd baseman Rachel Mahaffey tags a Huntington base runner. Rusk lost to Huntington 7-0. The Lady Eagles now have a record of 16-8-2 overall, and 7-3 in district. Rusk travels to Crockett Friday. PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN Rusk Eagles break 5-game losing streak
The Rusk Eagles snapped a five-game losing streak by defeating Huntington 9-8 Friday at Eagle Field. Rusk, who struggled due to injuries and morale...


Alto's Jared Dover hurls a discus during the Doug Jordan Relays at Rusk High School. Alto finished 5th in the relays on Thursday. PHOTOS: LELAND ACKER Eagles run amuck at Doug Jordan Relays
Increased competition marked the annual Doug Jordan Relays Thursday, as eight teams ranging from Class 1A-4A competed for championship honors. When...


April Shedd races to victory in the 800-meter run. Shedd won gold by finishing the race in 2:34.32. She also won gold in the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:59.10, and was a member of the 1600-meter relay team which won 5th place with a time of 4:34.82. The Lady Eagles placed 4th out of eight teams in the Doug Jordan Relays. PHOTO: TARA CROSBY. 8 teams compete in annual Doug Jordan Relays in Rusk Thursday