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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...


Dustin Crosby competes in the pole vault competition during a recent track meet in Jacksonville.The Rusk boys varsity track team won 1st place at the Neches meet Thursday. PHOTO: WOLF WHITAKER, WOLFPHOTOS.NET. High-flying Eagles


Eagle first baseman Chris Walley warms up before batting during the Eagles' game with the Crockett Bulldogs. Walley hit 1-1 and stole 2nd base before being stranded there in the 2nd inning. PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN Eagles suffer Bulldog blues
A tough 1st inning for Eagle pitcher Stephen Halbert was only the beginning of sorrows for the Rusk Eagles as they fell to the Crockett Bulldogs...


Lady Jackets roll through district
The Alto Lady Jackets' softball team is off to a great start in district play, said Head Coach Sharon Reid. Alto, who struggled early in the season, currently holds a 6-0...
Hillary Hugghins catches a low throw to 1st base in an attempt to put out a Hudson baserunner during the Lady Eagles' recent win over the Lady Hornets. Rusk beat Center 7-3 Friday, before suffering their first district loss to Huntington 0-2. PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN Eagles win two in a row
The Rusk Eagle baseball team continues to ride its wave of momentum through District 20-AAA, picking up two wins over Center and Huntington. The...


Junior Varsity cheerleaders RHS Cheerleaders selected
Rusk High School 2007-08 Varsity Cheerleaders include in front from left, Kara Milligan, Courtney Foreman, Katie Dotson; second row, Lainey Upshaw,...


Stephen Halbert focuses on his next strike-out victim as the Eagles beat the Diboll Lumberjacks 12-11 on March 6. Halbert is 3-0 on the mound this season. PHOTOS: LYNN LITTLEJOHN Rusk teams axe the Jacks in district opener
The Rusk baseball and softball teams had a good week with the boys beating Diboll 12-11 in their district opener while the girls 10-runned Diboll...


SPORTS BRIEFS
The Lady Eagle track team continued to ride their wave of momentum by finishing 3rd at the Jacksonville meet, which featured several 4A schools. Team results from March 8...
J.J. SESSION Rusk basketball players go All-District
Despite missing the playoffs, the Rusk Eagle boys basketball team was well represented in the All-District 20-AAA basketball team. J.J. Session...


Summer league sign-ups are Saturday
Rusk Baseball Softball Association Summer League Registration will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., March 10, at the Rusk Baseball Fields. Participants between the...
Cami Curtis winds up a pitch during a warm-up game at the Tyler tournament. The Lady Eagles took 3rd place by beating Grand Saline 4-1, tying Lindale 3-3 and beating Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill 6-4. PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN Eagles 10-run Roughriders to win Center tournament
Two words describe the momentum of Rusk Eagle baseball heading into district play, "game on." Rusk won the tournament hosted by district rival...


Eagle track teams run wild
The Rusk High School Track teams competed in the Center Track Meet on March 1. The Eagle boys team had several members place. Bobby McDuff took 1st place in the 100- meter...
Eagle pitcher Chance Davis looks for another strikeout during Tuesday's game between the Rusk Eagles and Elkhart Elks. Davis pitched five innings without a hit before being relieved. Rusk lost to Elkhart 4-3. The Eagles open district play at home against Diboll on March 6. PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN Rusk teams start season
The Rusk Lady Eagles are off to a quick start to the 2007 softball season. The Lady Eagles have compiled a 6-2 record, defeating several 4A teams...


Wells Pirates fall to Laneville in Bi-District playoff action
The Wells Pirates' first playoff drive in 12 years was cut short by a 62-44 loss to Laneville. The loss capped off a 21-11 season which saw the Pirates finish the regular...
Eddie Harris (30) makes a move on the Hudson defense to make a score. Harris concluded his days as a Rusk Eagle by earning high-scorer honors, scoring 11 points against the Hornets. PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN Eagles stun Hudson Hornets 59-57
Eagle Head Coach Tracy Kincade's optimism about the future of the Rusk basketball program was confirmed Tuesday when his Eagles upset the...