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Davis finishes in second place for pole bending, fourth All Around...
Reagan Davis of Alto ended the week long International Finals Youth Rodeo (IFYR) on July 13 placing in the top five for pole bending and All Around...


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Team members of the Corsicana Lady Texas Rangers and the Lovelady Lion Drive conclude their match up during the 15U softball tournament going on this week at the Rusk Lion’s Baseball/Softball complex. The Lion Drive beat the Lady Rangers Monday morning, 16-0. State softball 15U tournament kicks off in Rusk
Girls 15U Division softball state tournament play kicked off in Rusk on Monday morning with a total of 16 teams competing to reach the final game...


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Reagan Davis of Alto is in Shawnee, Ok competing in three events. During her first barrel run she earned a seventh place spot with a time of 17.266. She earned a first place spot in her first pole bending run with a time of 19.876 and fifth place for a breakaway roping time of 2.7. Horn, Davis compete in IFYR
Reagan Davis of Alto and Haley Horn of Wells are in Shawnee, Oklahoma competing in the International Final Youth Rodeo (IFYR) for a chance to win...


Rusk, Bullard, J’ville slated to host little league tournaments
Both Rusk and Jacksonville are slated to host little league state playoff tournaments during the month of July. The Girls 15U division of the Texas Teenage...
Photo by Tara Tatarski
Sisters Trinity Crosby, left, and Rebecca Hood play on little league softball teams in Rusk that earned state playoff spots. Playoff games will begin in Rusk the week of July 9. Keeping it in the family: Sisters head to state little league...
Sisters Trinity Crosby and Rebecca Hood play on RBSA little league softball teams that are headed to state playoffs beginning the week of July 9....


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The Wells FFA Booster Club recently held their annual bow shoot on Mt. Hope Cemetery Road in Wells to help raise funds for the Wells FFA chapter. Pictured left to right are event participants and winners William Hunt, Christopher Dean, Craig Yates, Robert Matthews, Sasha Matthews, Joseph Tarrant and Bronson Tarrant. The next event is scheduled for September 2018. On target; Wells FFA Boosters hold 3rd annual bow shoot
The Wells FFA Booster Club recently held its third annual bow shoot on Mt. Hope Cemetery Road in Wells. The shoot, held June 9, helped raise funds...


Picture provided by Melissa Robinson
Pictured are team members and coaches; Audrie,Victoria, Braden, Lorenzo, Destiny, Shakailah, Loren, Westin, Cody S., Cody D., Hayden, Timothy, Kathleen, Hadlee, Monroe and coaches Melissa Robinson and Hope Oliver. Unstoppables play last game June 23
The Unstoppables will play their final game of the 2018 season on June 23 at the Rusk baseball fields at 9 a.m. The team is a special needs team...


Photo by Tara Tatarski
Rusk Velocity, a Girls 15U division team, placed second overall in league tournaments and will be headed to state playoff games. Team members pictured left to right are Isabel Torres, Trinity Asberry, Alli Kozlovsky, Rayla Upshaw, Trinity Crosby, Presley Griffith, Marissa Perry, Kenyada Kincade, Kaylie Stephenson and Reanna Guinn. Team coaches (not pictured) are Tara Tatarski, Chanda Perry, Armando Torres and Brian Kozlovsky. Rusk Little League teams go to state
Rusk Baseball/Softball Association (RBSA) has three talented softball teams headed to state playoffs this season, the Rusk Sassy Sluggers, Girls 6U...


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Briley King of Rusk, races against the clock to secure the fastest tie in a recent event. King will travel to South Dakota at the end of the month to participate in the 14th annual National Junior High Finals rodeo. King secured her place on the team by finishing second in the goat tying event in state finals. Eat, Rope, Sleep, Repeat: Rusk student qualifies to compete at...
Briley King, a seventh grade student at Rusk Jr. High, is South Dakota bound at the end of the month to compete in the 14th annual National Junior...


Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wants to remind residents to be cautious when enjoying area lakes and rivers this summer. This week is National Safe Boating Week and the TPWD offers classes on boating safety and licensing. Visit the department’s website, www.tpwd.texas.org. Courtesy photo Nat’l Safe Boating Week reminds Texans to stay safe on the water
As part of National Safe Boating Week May 19-25, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) boater education and law enforcement staff are...


Miller, SAU to DII World Series; Troup, Bullard golf teams bring...
And now, Quick Hits: Miller, SAU advance to DII World Series One of the mottos of the Southern Arkansas Lady Mulerider softball team this season has been “No Sleep...
Four county teams battle in state baseball playoffs
As sports seasons extend into the postseason, every game carries an extra significance. Teams know that one loss can spell the end of their season and their championship...
Two Special Olympics Texas Competitions This Week: Cycling and...
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) will host two competitions this week in the East Texas area: Cycling and Track & Field. Friday, April 27: 5 to 9 p.m. Cycling Abe Martin...
Diamond Notes: rain threatens, but teams play on
Diamond Notes showcases baseball and softball action from around Cherokee County: State-ranked Jackets cage ‘Dogs After a rainout Tuesday, the Alto Yellowjackets –...
Quick Hits: J’ville soccer falls in penalties; Troup district tennis
And now, Quick Hits: Maidens edged by penalties in area round The Jacksonville Fightin’ Maidens had a tough test in the area round of the 5A girls’ soccer playoffs when...