Lainie Cockrum of the Attitudes swings at a ball while Slammers catcher Cheyenne Phillips prepares to make the play during a recent match-up between the two teams in the Rusk Baseball/Softball Association. League games are currently being played at Lions Club Park on Euclid St. PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN Summer ball in full swing

7 Lady Eagles earn All District recognition
Seven players from Rusk's regional quarterfinalist team were named to the District 20-AAA All-District team. All seven players will return to next year's team. First team...
Lauren Isaacs takes a shot during the Rusk Lady Eagle Basketball Camp last week. Campers learned ball handling skills, shooting and competed in various events. Camp instructors were Tracy Kincade and Jamie Hays. Taking her shot

            Tugwell m hits a ball while Shayla Townsend looks on during the 
            "Rusk World Series," held at the end of the Rusk Eagle Baseball/ 
            Softball camp. Campers were given the opportunity to have their 
            throwing speeds clocked and to evaluate themselves on film. The camp 
            was held June 4-8 at Rusk High School. Eagle baseball camp ends with 'Rusk World Series'
Eagle baseball camp ends with 'Rusk World Series'

Coach Kincade's Future Stars basketball camp slated for June
Coach Kincade's Future Stars Basketball Summer Camp for boys in grades 4-8 will be from 9 a.m. to noon June 18-21. Cost is $30 for the first child and $20 for each...
Sheena Henderson l (left) and Rachel Hicks were named to the Academic All-State girls basketball team. Henderson, a senior, played point guard for the team while Hicks, a senior, played post. Lady Eagles go Academic All-District
Seven Lady Eagle basketball players have been named to the District 20-AAA Academic All-District team while two have been named Academic All-State....

Doyle Tylich of Rusk shows off the 90-pound wahoo fish he caught on May 30 during a fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico. The wahoo was approximately six feet long. Wahoos are fast swimming fish whose solitary lifestyle make them a rare catch. Wahoos are prize fishes to catch due to the difficulty of doing so and the reputation for the good taste of the meat. Mr. Tylich said last year, only five were caught on the fishing boat he was on. Wahoo!!!

Teachers recognized for having 10 years of service to Rusk ISD included front row from left, Debbie Welch, Christina Robertson, Necia Little, Cindy Fulton and Tammy Parsons; in back, Crystal Shidler, Mike Kellogg, Leah Besson, Sarah Frazer, Shanna Bowman and John Alexander. Each received a golden bell for their service. Sue Bowling is named RISD Teacher of the Year
Sue Bowling, elementary school teacher, was named Rusk ISD Teacher of the Year during the annual teacher appreciation luncheon Friday, May 25, at...

Lady Eagle basketball camp set for June 11-14
The Rusk Lady Eagle basketball camp will be held June 11-14 at Rusk High School for all incoming second through ninth grade girls. Camp fee is $30 for the first child and...
Senior Brent Jones hits a grounder during a district game this season. Jones was an honorable mention on the 2007 All-District team. Eight Eagles go All-District
Despite a 5-9 district record, eight Rusk Eagles landed on the District 20-AAA All-District baseball team. Chance Davis was named 1st team in the...

Men's basketball league starts in Rusk
Rusk Varsity Basketball Coach Tracy Kincade is starting a men's basketball league for ages 18 and over. Games will be played on Sundays in the Rusk High School Gymnasium....
JEREMY LOFTON, OUTSTANDING BACK Alto's state championship football team honored at sports banquet

Molly Pearman k and Julian Willis were given the Alto Herald All-Round Athlete Awards. Pearman was a varsity cheerleader and played 1st base on the varsity softball team. Willis was the quarterback of the football team, ran track and played basketball. Willis was All-State in football. Best All-Around Athletes

Myron Lofton was awarded the Cody Sell Memorial Award in basketball. Lofton was a member of the Alto varsity basketball team and the football team, among other extracurricular activities at Alto High School. Cody Sell Memorial Award

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...