Sports

Sweet Union Development Corp. holds two-day Super Bowl LI event
The Sweet Union Development Corporation invites the public to come out and join them in celebrating Super Bowl LI. This is a two-day event to raise money to complete the...
Steve McCarty receives honor; soccer, lifting round-up
And now, Quick Hits: Alto’s McCarty to be inducted into SW Texas Hall of Honor Alto resident Steve McCarty, a former athletic director at Stephen F. Austin State...
County teams play for peak positioning on court
Basketball season is in full swing across Cherokee County, with many of the county’s girls’ teams concluding the first go-around through district play and many of the boys...
23rd Annual Superbowl Scramble set for Feb. 4
Birmingham Forest Golf Club in Rusk has planned the 23rd annual Superbowl Scramble for Saturday, Feb. 4. Tee time is 10:00 a.m. and entry for the event is $50 per...
Caleb Reid of Montgomery recently shot his first hole-in-one at Birmingham Forest Golf Club. Caleb, a senior at Montgomery High School who said he has only played golf “about seven times,” achieved the feat with a 9-iron on the 112-yard hole #6. Witnesses were Ethan Reid and Betty Marcontell. Hole-in-One


Quick Hits: soccer teams kick off tourney season
And now, Quick Hits: County soccer round-up Cherokee County’s soccer teams traveled to tournaments across East Texas, looking to bring home hardware. A recap of...
County teams jump into heart of district play
Cherokee County’s basketball teams jumped into the thick of district play last week as the girls’ teams approached the halfway point of the district slate and the boys...
Quick Hits: Jackets honored by 11-2A coaches; county v-ball players...
And now, Quick Hits, detailing sports action from around Cherokee County: Jackets claim spots on all-district team The coaches of District 11-2A Div. I recognized another...
Upcoming on the hardwood
Rusk Jan. 6: Boys at Huntington; Girls vs. Henderson Jan. 13: Boys and Girls vs. Tatum Jacksonville Jan. 6: Boys at Diboll; Girls vs. Lindale Jan. 13: Boys and Girls...
Merry Hoopsmas! Teams hit hardwood over the holidays
The stockings weren’t the only thing hung with care over the holidays, as Cherokee County’s basketball teams looked for wins to start the new year – and to go into the...
Making a list: some of Q's favorite athletic events of the year
It’s no secret that I’m a huge sports fan – and I don’t try to hide that. There’s nothing I enjoy more than watching sports – except, maybe, broadcasting them. I’m...
Quick Hits: 3 Jackets named all-state; tourney round-up
And now, Quick Hits: 3 Jackets named all-state A number of Cherokee County football players were named to the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) all-state...
Quick Hits: Rusk’s Miller, Goff; Alto’s Watson named all-state
And now, Quick Hits, showcasing the athletic feats of Cherokee County: 3 county players named all-state The accolades keep rolling in for three Cherokee County softball...
Cory Geisler did not graduate from an East Texas high school or go to college around East Texas, but his family including younger brothers Camden (14) and Clay (10) now call Rusk home. Big city boy moves to small town and signs with Los Angeles Angels
East Texas has had many athletes make it in professional sports: Larry Walker, Jermichael Finley, Brandon Belt, Adrian Peterson, Anthony Denman,...


Indians Make History
The Jacksonville Indians 7-on-7 flag football team is heading to the state tournament in College Station for the first time. The Indians held on for a 33-32 win over...