Sports

County baseball, softball players earn awards for 2019 season
Numerous players and coaching staff across Cherokee County were recently spotlighted for their outstanding 2019 baseball and softball seasons. They include: Bullard Lady...
Wells Pirates team members celebrate their victory over Kennard last week. The Pirates now move on to compete in the 1A Regional baseball finals. Wells Pirates face LaPoynor Flyers in Regional baseball championship
Hopes for a State Championship title remain alive for the Wells Pirates after prevailing in a best of three series against the Kennard Tigers to...

Bullard alum makes All Defensive Team
SAN ANGELO -- Six members of the Angelo State University Rams baseball team, including Parker Bramlett of Bullard, last week were named to the 2019...

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Alto Yellowjacket Fred Thacker, center, wins the gold in State track and field events. ’Jackets race to State in track and field
Alto athletes qualified for Class 2A State competition in track and field, participating in contests held Friday and Saturday, May 10-11. As a...

Pirates advance to baseball Regional semifinals
State baseball and softball championship runs are done for all but one Cherokee County team. The Wells Pirates defeated the Chireno Owls in a best of three series....
Local golf course featured in national magazine for the second time
Birmingham Golf Club in Rusk has garnered national attention… again. The nine-hole public golf course was featured on the cover of the April 1999 issue of Golf Business,...
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Bullard High School Head Coach Brock Lemier, center, celebrates his 100th win last weekend as the Panthers earn the Region II bi-district championship. Panthers, Lady Panthers remain on the hunt in state playoffs
Bullard High School remains as the only Cherokee County school with both softball and baseball teams remaining in the hunt for a state playoff....

Track and Field results
Cherokee County high schools competed in Regional track and field competition, with many qualifying to advance to State competition. The names of each qualifying athlete...
Courtesy Photo Bullard golf team headed to State
The Bullard Golf team, pictured in no particular order, Jensen Smith, Hayes Esposito, Garrett Esposito, Harrison Hopson, Colton Kelley and Jonathan...

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The team gathers at the plate to welcome "home" Tatum Goff after her homers, with a run batted in, tied the game at five all. Lady Eagles, Lady Panthers burning up the diamond
By Michelle Dillon michelle@thecherokeean.com Rusk Lady Eagles earn bi-district title The Rusk Lady Eagles achieved a come from behind win to...

Local track, field teams compete in meets
Three local school districts participated in their districts’ track and field competitions recently. Several track and field athletes qualified for regional...
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The Bullard Lady Panthers ended the season with a perfect 10-0 district record, earning them the District 16-4A title. Maidens, Lady Eagles, Lady Panthers earn district championships
Jacksonville Maidens vie for bi-district title The final game of the season for the Maidens resulted in a shutout win against John Tyler, 22-0....

County baseball, softball teams continue season competition
Jacksonville Maidens continue winning streak The Jacksonville Maidens maintain a perfect record, 12-0, in league play with regular season district play winding down this...
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Joe Wright Elementary students show their support to the JHS soccer team during spirit festivities held last week at all JISD campuses. Netting a great season: Indian soccer season ends with a 25-5 record
It was the fourth and final round of post-season play for the Jacksonville Indian soccer team Friday, April 12. Jacksonville began post-season...

Alto athletes secure district titles
Both the Alto Yellowjackets and Lady Jackets surpassed their competition to capture the titles in the district meet in Cushing Wednesday, April 10. In the boys’...