Sports

Scholarship Bass Fishing Tournament Scheduled
The Stephen F. Austin State University Campus Recreation Department will host the fifth annual Worsham Bass Tournament on Saturday, June 24, at Jackson Hill Park and Marina...
Quick Hits: Littlejohn, Alabama fall to Florida, spring football
And now, Quick Hits: Littlejohn, Alabama fall in heartbreaker to Florida Rusk alum and Alabama senior pitcher Sydney Littlejohn and the rest of the Crimson Tide hoped to...
Scholarship Bass Fishing Tournament Scheduled
The Stephen F. Austin State University Campus Recreation Department will host the fifth annual Worsham Bass Tournament on Saturday, June 24, at Jackson Hill Park and Marina...
First Annual Benson Memorial Charity Golf Tournament
Benson Memorial CME Church of Jacksonville, Texas will host the First Annual Benson Memorial Charity Golf Tournament, Saturday, June 10 at the Cherokee Ranch Golf Club,...
County claims 2 state track medals; Rusk SB, Troup BB advance
It was a busy two weeks for Cherokee County’s sports teams, complete with two state track meets, two state golf tournaments and five county baseball and softball teams...
Members of the Rusk baseball and softball teams show off their strength standing next to Caleb Whitely (front row, third from left). Caleb, a third-grader, has beaten two forms of leukemia. The teams recognized him by naming him an honorary captain for their playoff games – baseball against Spring Hill and softball against Atlanta. Caleb threw out the first pitch at game one of the Rusk-Spring Hill game. Showing their strength

First Annual Benson Memorial Charity Golf Tournament
Benson Memorial CME Church of Jacksonville, Texas will host the First Annual Benson Memorial Charity Golf Tournament, Saturday, June 10 at the Cherokee Ranch Golf Club,...
State of mind: 11 track athletes, 2 golf teams to state
A few state competitions will receive an influx of Cherokee County talent in the coming days. A total of 11 track and field athletes and three...

Photo: Beverly Milner

Houston’s Minute Maid Park saw a heart-stopping baseball game Thursday – from two East Texas teams. The Alto Yellowjackets traveled to Houston to meet the Garrison Bulldogs as part of the Houston Astros’ High School Baseball Experience. The Jackets lost a close game to the ‘Dogs, 8-7. For more, see pg. 3B. Alto’s Field of Dreams

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...