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The RYSA freshman Eagles are, front row, left to right, J. McGowan, J. Hernandez, J. Roberts, F. Breen, C. Kennedy, B. Crosby, I. Mosley, C. Rushing and J. McGowan, II. Middle row, L. Charles, C. McGowan, A. Dickerson, J. Burton, E.McDuff, D. McGowan, D. Reggie, K. Rosales, and K. Burkes; not pictured is C. Davis. The team coaches make up the back row with David McGowan, Rashod Hollis, head coach Bruce Bradley and Ryan Rushing. Marm McGowan is not pictured. Youth football team heads to playoffs: Rusk Eagles to take on ...
The Rusk Youth Sports Association (RYSA) freshman football team is headed to playoffs with a 5-3 regular season record. The team, primarily made...


Indians fall to Marshall in first district game
Between the rain, which came down almost nonstop, and the home team’s potent offense and flagrant unsportsmanlike play, the Jacksonville Fightin’ Indians could not catch a...
Eagles sink talons into Panthers
Despite the rain at Swink Stadium, the Rusk Eagles and their fans held fast and secured their first win of the season Friday night against the Bullard Panthers. The Eagles...
Carlisle Indians trounce Alto 55-12: Five first-quarter turnovers...
In a game rife with miscues and turnovers Alto was routed by the Carlisle Indians Thursday night, 55-12. A foreboding change in the scheduling brought the Yellowjackets to...
Shooting for the big time: Rusk feed store debuts Big Buck hunting...
Hunters in Cherokee and adjacent counties are invited sign up for the first-ever Big Buck hunting contest, sponsored by Cherokee Warehouse in Rusk. Anyone harvesting...
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Rusk Jr. High girls Cross Country team placed fourth at the District Cross Country Meet held Wednesday, Oct. 10 in Fairfield. Pictured, from left, are Kaitlyn Hardy, Shelby Gray, Hanna Allen, Isabel Torres and Madalynn Woodruff. The Fox Box: county wide sports updates
It proved to be an exciting week across the county with high scoring football games, district cross country track meets, homecoming festivities and...


Rusk Eagles; season to date recap: Rusk Eagles prepare to host the...
The Rusk Eagles went into their bye week with a 0-6 season record, ranked 52 on the Texas Division 4A-2 with a strength rating of 22.8. The Eagles have shown themselves to...
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Alto Yellowjacket No. 22 Jay Pope runs through an open path as teammates block Big Sandy defensive linemen. Alto Tames Big Sandy Wildcats 21-12: Yellowjackets taking on...
With a buzz and a roar, the Alto Yellowjackets took down the Big Sandy Wildcats Friday night at home, 21-12. Played on a wet field, the game was a...


Indians defeat Pirates 42-38: Jacksonville takes on district...
Coming in to the third week of District 9-5A Division II play at 0-2, the Jacksonville Fightin’ Indians found themselves in a must-win situation against the 2-0 Pine Tree...
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Troup will celebrate their homecoming on Friday night, with pre-game activities beginning at 7 p.m. at Tiger Stadium. The homecoming court includes senior princesses on the front row, left to right, Natalie Davenport, Holly Weathers, Tayler Vance and Tatum Hunter. The senior princes are, from left to right, Quincy Kincade, Mohammad Hayat, Brayden Maris, and Jake Smelser The Fox Box: county wide sports updates
Friday night marked the last night of regular season game play for many east Texas teams, with district play beginning this week. Tigers fall...


Alto opens conference play at home: The Yellowjackets face Big...
The Alto Yellowjackets open at home this Friday against Big Sandy. The Jackets, 3-2 during the non-conference schedule, are facing the 1-4...


Wildcats secure win against Jacksonville Indians
When the Jacksonville Fightin' Indians and Whitehouse Wildcats have played in recent years, the record books could go out the window. The series...


Pirates make Eagles walk the plank: Eagles struggle to gain first...
It was a hot, dry night in Rusk on Friday as the Eagles went up against the Pittsburg Pirates, a team which had not lost an away game this season. The Eagles were first...
First ever Nicky Wheeler Bull Riding competition set
Rodeo fans might have noticed a name change to one of this year’s local annual bull riding events. That’s no mistake – the annual Bull Bash Revolution event has officially...
The Fox Box: county wide sports updates
By Josie Fox herald@mediactr.com It was a week of action packed games across the county with high scoring football teams and tournament winning junior high volleyball...