Sports

The Eagle golf team placed 2nd in district and qualified for the regional meet to be held in Brenham on April 25-26. The team shot a score of 352 in the first round, then shot a 2nd round score of 338 to qualify for regionals. Team members and 2nd-round scores for Rusk are (from left): Brandon Downs (88), Koid Dyess (5th qualifier), Brent Jones (77), Coach Wayne Mahaffey, Cord Stover (89) and Pax Richey (84) Regional bound

Lady Eagle 3rd baseman Rachel Mahaffey tags a Huntington base runner. Rusk lost to Huntington 7-0. The Lady Eagles now have a record of 16-8-2 overall, and 7-3 in district. Rusk travels to Crockett Friday. PHOTO: LYNN LITTLEJOHN Rusk Eagles break 5-game losing streak
The Rusk Eagles snapped a five-game losing streak by defeating Huntington 9-8 Friday at Eagle Field. Rusk, who struggled due to injuries and morale...

Alto teams defeat Martinsville Pirates
The Alto Lady Jackets showed why they are working toward their tenth consecutive district title by defeating Martinsvillle 7-1 Friday in Alto. The win propels the Lady...
m Josh Glover of Rusk takes fifth place in pole vault competition. His vault measured 9'6" as he went over the bar. 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...

Eagles fall to Central, Hudson
The storm rages on for the Rusk Eagle Baseball team. Since being routed by the Crockett Bulldogs on March 20, the feathered flock has struggled to regain momentum and...
April Shedd races to victory in the 800-meter run. Shedd won gold by finishing the race in 2:34.32. She also won gold in the 1600-meter run with a time of 5:59.10, and was a member of the 1600-meter relay team which won 5th place with a time of 4:34.82. The Lady Eagles placed 4th out of eight teams in the Doug Jordan Relays. PHOTO: TARA CROSBY. 8 teams compete in annual Doug Jordan Relays in Rusk Thursday

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...
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...

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...
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...