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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

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...

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 l salutes America during the national anthem at the Gladewater game. Garner was a starting tight end and defensive end for the Rusk Eagles, earning him the Quarterback Club Football Award for 2006- 2007. Rusk varsity cheerleader Cierra Ballard stands next to Garner during the Star-Spangled Banner Quarterback Club Football Award KyleGarner

The Rusk Lady Eagles softball team celebrates their 3-2 victory over the Rockdale Lady Tigers in the Area Championship game on Friday. Rusk will play a three game series against Huntington, with game one being played in Rusk at 7:30 p.m. Thurday, and game two being played at 6 p.m. in Huntington. Game three will follow if necessary. Rusk, Alto continue playoff runs

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Pre-participation health screenings for incoming Rusk athletes scheduled Pre-participation health screenings for next year's seventh, ninth and 11th grade athletes will...
Rusk freshman short stop Alison Bowling steals 2nd base during game one of the Bi-district championship series between Rusk and Fairfield. Rusk will face Rockdale in the Area championship game at 5 p.m., Friday, May 4, in Fairfield. PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN Lady Eagles win Bi-district
The Rusk Lady Eagles cruised by Fairfield in two games to win the best-of-three Bi-district championship series. Rusk advances to the Area...

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...
PHOTO: ROY REYNOLDS Golf winners
First place winners in the Rusk Rotary Club Memorial Golf Tournament on April 14 were (from left): Charlie Raiborn, Jamie Magruder, Pat Richey and...

Cinco de Mayo tourney slated
The Birmingham Forest Golf Club will host the Cinco de Mayo tournament on Saturday, May 5. The tournament will be a guy/gal tournament with a scramble format. Cash prizes...
Rusk Eagles qualify for regionals
The Rusk Eagle track team will send five athletes to the Region III-3A track meet in Humble Friday and Saturday. Headed to regionals are Bobby McDuff, J.J. Session, Jacob...
Eagle 3rd baseman Pax Richey fields a grounder and attempts a throw to 1st base during Rusk's recent 12-0 loss against the Carthage Bulldogs. Rusk is now 5-7 in district play and will finish the season at home against Hudson Friday. PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN Eagles lose to Carthage
Playoff hopes for the Rusk Eagles were dashed by a 12-0 loss to the Carthage Bulldogs Friday at Eagle Field. Carthage pitcher Jonathan Baker struck...

PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN Baseball seniors
Senior Rusk Eagle baseball players who will be playing their final game Friday are (from left): Brent Jones, Kyle Garner, Chris Walley, Pax Richey...

Rusk senior Rachel Hicks hits the ball during Rusk's 10-1 win over the Center Lady Riders Tuesday. Rusk (17-9-2, 9-4) has clinched a playoff spot and finishes the regular season on Friday against Central. PHOTO LYNN LITTLEJOHN Lady Eagles defeat Center 10-1
The Lady Eagle defense stepped up and assisted pitcher Callie Collins during Rusk's 10-1 win over the Center Lady Riders Tuesday in Rusk. Collins...