Sports

Photo: Beverly Milner

Alto’s Harmon West crosses home plate while teammate Cameron Cox looks on during the Jackets’ game against Garrison at Minute Maid Park – the home of the Houston Astros. In the showcase game, the Jackets fell just short to the Bulldogs, 8-7. Diamond Notes: college roundup; Alto’s big league trip
By Quinten Boyd Sports Editor Diamond Notes covers what was a busy week for Cherokee County’s baseball and softball players: One step closer:...


Rusk’s Jermaine Lewis finishes a toss in the discus event during the District 16-4A Track Meet, held April 13-14 at Carthage High School. Lewis advanced to area after finishing fourth in the event. He is one of 11 Rusk athletes and 115 athletes countywide to advance to the area track meets. Running down dreams: 115 athletes to area track meets
The threat of rain barely materialized, but the dreams of standing on the winners’ podium at the state track meet did for a number of Cherokee...


Alto Students win in 2017 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Calf...
One of the wildest, most spirited and extremely heartwarming RodeoHouston® events is the Calf Scramble. With the drop of a cowboy hat, the calves are signaled to be...
Rusk Youth Baseball/Softball opening day Saturday
The annual Rusk Youth Baseball/Softball season kicks of Saturday with opening ceremonies at 8:30 a.m., followed by a game featuring The Unstoppables, a team for children...
From left, Evan Trezise finished third in the senior division, Josh Arredondo placed second in intermediate and Brooke Barron finished second in the junior division at the annual Travis County March Madness, held last month in Manor. Cherokee 4-H Shooting Sports places 3 in 'March Madness'
Every year 4-H Shooting Sports kids from across the state make the trip to Manor for a competition known as March Madness. The shooters compete...


Quick Hits: Maidens soccer; all-district b-ball, soccer
And now, Quick Hits: Maidens fall to Hutto in area round, 3-1 After picking up a 1-0 win in their bi-district playoff game against Waco, the Jacksonville Fightin’ Maiden...
Diamond Notes: teams positioning for district races
The previous week wasn’t filled with as much rain as Cherokee County’s baseball and softball teams enjoyed the sunshine on the basepaths last week. Meanwhile, the county’s...
Starting Blocks: county teams run in preparation for district
Starting Blocks recaps track meets involving Cherokee County teams: Eagles win; JV boys 3rd, JV girls 5th; Lady Eagles 5th at Red Devil Relays The Rusk track team...
Quick Hits: Maidens advance, state lifters
•The Jacksonville Fightin’ Maidens advanced to the area round of the UIL 5A girls soccer state playoffs with a 1-0 win over Waco High last Thursday. Freshman Karla Yanez...
Diamond Notes: rain alters county schedule last week
Diamond Notes recaps the past week in baseball/softball action: College roundup In college softball action: • Rusk alum and University of Alabama senior pitcher Sydney...
Ashanti Tilley hands off to Diamonte Castillo during the girls’ 4x200 meter relay. The Lady Eagles’ team, which also included KeKe Foreman and Ra’Naiya Kennedy, finished fourth in the event. Run in the sun: Rusk track teams soar at Doug Jordans
On a beautiful spring afternoon, it was sun’s out, runs out at Jim Swink Field at Eagle Stadium Thursday afternoon for the annual iteration of the...


Photo: Tara Hood

Rusk’s Ladadrian Polk (front), Semaj Johnson (middle) and Anthony “NuNu” Hunter (back) prepare to take off at the start of the 400 meter dash at the annual Doug Jordan Relays. For results and pictures, see pgs. 1B and 4-5B. On your mark...


Tyler Azalea Disc Dog and Disc Golf Championship Promises Family...
There’s nothing like a day at the park – except when that day is filled with jumping disc dogs, their trainers and disc golf enthusiasts. On Saturday, April 1 at 9 a.m.,...
Blueberry Golf Bash
The 20th Annual Blueberry Golf Bash is Friday, April 7, at Piney Woods Country Club. Register four-player teams now and choose from two tee times, 8 a.m. or 1 p.m. The...
Big winners at the 4-H Roundup contest for shooting sports included (in no particular order) Luke Petri, Ryan Petri, Evan Tresize, Ty Cummins, Bailey Posey, Skylie Waton, Payton Dison, Jessica Sims, Mya Gunter and Brooke Barron. Cherokee 4-H Shooting Sports hosts 4-H Roundup
Cherokee 4-H Shooting Sports recently hosted the first 4-H Roundup contest for shooting sports in Cherokee County. The kids completed in a “top...