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Just Announced: Houston Lands 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic
Announced Thursday, the world championship of bass fishing — the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic presented by GoPro — will be held in Houston for the first time in the...
Race to the top: baseball, softball teams in district races
Each district has their own way through loop play. For some, you play the other teams in your district twice. For smaller districts, you play the other teams three...
Rusk's Da'Marion Greenwood clears the bar at the Diboll JackBacker Relays, held last week. Rusk and Cherokee County's track teams are preparing for the upcoming district meets on the road to the state track meet at the University of Texas. A high- flyer


Track nears district; Littlejohn honored; Loper retires
And now, Quick Hits: Littlejohn receives conference, national honors Rusk alum and University of Alabama pitcher Sydney Littlejohn is on a “roll” for the Tide. The junior...
The power 5: Rusk, Bullard lifters all finish top 15
Five lifters from Cherokee County headed to Abilene for a little "heavy lifting" at the Texas Boys' State Powerlifting Championships this past weekend - and brought home...
Diamond week: county teams split games
A recap of last week’s action on the diamond: Eagles soar past Tatum, CH The Rusk Eagle baseball team had a busy weekend, but a successful one as the red and black picked...
Rusk's Jack Patton clears a hurdle during the boys' 110 meter hurdles. Patton, who advanced to regionals last year, won the race in a time of 15.57 seconds - more than three seconds ahead of his nearest competitor. Faster, higher, stronger at Doug Jordan Relays


Quick Hits: a recap of the week in Cherokee County
And now, Quick Hits, recapping the week in Cherokee County sports: Lady Eagles 2-0 last week The Rusk Lady Eagles were not about to get caught looking ahead to their...
Jeremiah Lopez runs to set up the hurdles for the 110 meter hurdles during the Doug Jordan Relays. Flying Eagles and Panthers in annual track meet


From left, Rusk's Caleb McNair, Cross Roads' Garrett Gunnells, Bullard's Bradley Beall, Rusk's Sam Thomas, Cross Roads' Cameron Marshall and Rusk's Darrian McDuff battle in the 100 meter dash. Thomas won the event in a time of 11.22 seconds. ‘Run’ in the sun: Eagles, Panthers fly during Doug Jordans
On a beautiful, sunny day, four teams put their best feet forward Thursday afternoon during the annual Doug Jordan Relays, held at Jim Swink Field...


The strong 7: county lifters among tops in state
Cherokee County sent seven lifters to the annual Texas High School Women's Powerlifting Association state meet this past weekend in Corpus Christi - and all seven finished...
Jordan Hall and the Alto Yellowjackets went 2-1 in their three games last week, defeating Apple Springs and Nacogdoches Gold JV. Hall was the winning pitcher against Nacogdoches, striking out 11 and notching two RBIs from the plate. District 8: County’s diamond squads move through district
Spring finally sprung in Cherokee County over the weekend – just in time for the district title race. Several of Cherokee County’s teams either...


The Senior Platinum Starz all-star cheerleaders of T's Tumbling Cheer and Dance in Rusk won first in their division and the High Point award at Cheer Power's Texas State Championship March 13. The team won a bid to compete at the Summit All-Star Cheerleading Championship April 29-May 1 at Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. In front from left are Bailey Bunn, Katie Jones, Jordan Crysup, Mackenna Dement and Lexie Stanley. In back are Sarah Crysup, Denecia Lewis, Angelica Inglehart, Kaycee Johnson, Kailee Millsap, Courtney Metcalf, Kenzie Bowman and Mattie Bowman. Something to cheer for: T’s Tumbling’s Senior Platinum Starz win...
They're high energy, putting in hour after hour of practice to perfect each step, each pivot, each turn - all in time and all with a smile on their...


Rain, rain, go away: County sports schedule altered by weather
Cherokee County was able to get some of its games in last week, but Mother Nature decided that even the sports needed a Spring Break last week. The rainstorms that hovered...
Five of the six Rusk Lady Eagle lifters who advanced to regionals pose following their meet in Fairfield this past weekend. From left are Madison Wilbanks, Flor Perez, Emmy Shaw, Jaeda Garrett and Natalie Reither. Not pictured is Brooklyn Thomas. For Rusk, Wilbanks, Garrett and Reither all advanced to the state powerlifting meet, along with boys' lifter Leo Rosales. Wilbanks won her weight class; Garrett, Reither and Rosales all finished second in their respective classes. Quick Hits: county powerlifters to state; diamond recaps
It was a big week for Cherokee County as schools sent representatives to their respective regional powerlifting meets. Meanwhile, on the diamonds,...


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