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Rusk cross country team competes at SFA The Rusk cross country teams competed at a meet at Stephen F. Austin Saturday. Head Coach Jamie Hays said the meet was very...
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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...
LARRY KRANTZ Indians offense staggers into bye week
CORSICANA - Change is rarely easy. And just because a person or a group wants to change doesn't ensure that change will happen. The Jacksonville...

ROBIN D. BEST Mean Sting makes Bear rugs in Timpson
After a definitive 67-0 pummeling, the Alto Yellowjackets sent the Timpson Bears home Friday night to troubled dreams, where they were haunted with...

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...

Dakota Risinger leaves the field after a tough series of plays Friday. Rusk lost to the Van Vandals 54-13, marking the second blowout the Eagles have suffered in as many weeks. PHOTO: TARA CROSBY Van Vandals pillage Eagle Stadium 54-13
Rusk continued to struggle to find offensive consistency and defensive fortitude as the Eagles were tarred and feathered at the hands of the Van...

PHOTO: SCOTT MCCUNE Nowhere to run
Rusk running back Tony Teague (44) looks for running room during the JV game Thursday in Van. The Rusk JV lost to Van 42-0, while the Rusk freshmen...

Pack of Picks 6
Dallas Cowboys @ Miami DolphinsHouston Texans @ Carolina PanthersTN Titans vs. Indianapolis ColtsTexas Longhorns @ UCF TexasA&M vs. Louisiana-...

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

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...

Pack of Picks
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...

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...

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...