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JEREMY LOFTON, OUTSTANDING BACK Alto's state championship football team honored at sports banquet


Top Alcohol Dragster Spencer Massey takes off during a Lucas Oil Series event earlier this season. Massey, who won the East Texas State Championship last year, was upset in the semi-final round by veteran Driver Darryl Hitchman. Prior to the event at Cherokee County Motorsports Park, Massey was in 3rd place in the points standings for his division. Massey upset at Sunday's NHRA Lucas Oil Event
In the final results from Sunday's $201,000 NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series East Texas State Championships it was veteran Top Alcohol Dragster...


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...


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...


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


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...


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


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,...


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...
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...


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...
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...
NEWS
Pre-participation health screenings for incoming Rusk athletes scheduled Pre-participation health screenings for next year's seventh, ninth and 11th grade athletes will...