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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...


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


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...
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...
Lainie Cockrum of the Attitudes swings at a ball while Slammers catcher Cheyenne Phillips prepares to make the play during a recent match-up between the two teams in the Rusk Baseball/Softball Association. League games are currently being played at Lions Club Park on Euclid St. PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN Summer ball in full swing


Lauren Isaacs takes a shot during the Rusk Lady Eagle Basketball Camp last week. Campers learned ball handling skills, shooting and competed in various events. Camp instructors were Tracy Kincade and Jamie Hays. Taking her shot


Kaitlyn 
            Tugwell m hits a ball while Shayla Townsend looks on during the 
            "Rusk World Series," held at the end of the Rusk Eagle Baseball/ 
            Softball camp. Campers were given the opportunity to have their 
            throwing speeds clocked and to evaluate themselves on film. The camp 
            was held June 4-8 at Rusk High School. Eagle baseball camp ends with 'Rusk World Series'
Eagle baseball camp ends with 'Rusk World Series'


Doyle Tylich of Rusk shows off the 90-pound wahoo fish he caught on May 30 during a fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico. The wahoo was approximately six feet long. Wahoos are fast swimming fish whose solitary lifestyle make them a rare catch. Wahoos are prize fishes to catch due to the difficulty of doing so and the reputation for the good taste of the meat. Mr. Tylich said last year, only five were caught on the fishing boat he was on. Wahoo!!!


Men's basketball league starts in Rusk
Rusk Varsity Basketball Coach Tracy Kincade is starting a men's basketball league for ages 18 and over. Games will be played on Sundays in the Rusk High School Gymnasium....
Teacher of the Year Award is presented to Sue Bowling, Rusk Elementary School faculty member. The award was presented to Ms. Bowling by Dr. Jim Largent, superintendent, at the annual teacher appreciation luncheon May 25 at the junior high school cafeteria. Sue Bowling is named RISD Teacher of the Year
Sue Bowling, elementary school teacher, was named Rusk ISD Teacher of the Year during the annual teacher appreciation luncheon Friday, May 25, at...


Lady Eagle basketball camp set for June 11-14
The Rusk Lady Eagle basketball camp will be held June 11-14 at Rusk High School for all incoming second through ninth grade girls. Camp fee is $30 for the first child and...
Sheena Henderson l (left) and Rachel Hicks were named to the Academic All-State girls basketball team. Henderson, a senior, played point guard for the team while Hicks, a senior, played post. Lady Eagles go Academic All-District
Seven Lady Eagle basketball players have been named to the District 20-AAA Academic All-District team while two have been named Academic All-State....