Sports

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A signing ceremony was held on Thursday, Nov. 1 at Rusk High School for senior Andrew Gates. Gates, a pitcher for the Rusk Eagles baseball team received a full scholarship to Central Alabama Community College. Gates will start at CACC in the fall 2019 semester. Pictured are, sitting from left to right, Rusk High School coach Robert Ellis, Andrew Gates, Landon Gates, Austin Gates and Lilly Gates. Standing are Andrew’s parents, Theresa and Ronny Gates. Gates signs with CACC
Rusk High School senior Andrew Gates has taken his first step on the path to baseball greatness. Gates began playing baseball at the age of...


The Fox Box: county wide sports updates
With just a few games left of regular season play, and district games looming, local teams are giving it their all and making those final pushes. Panthers fall to...
Rusk Eagles take on Canton Eagles: Rusk secures third win of the...
The Rusk Eagles seem to have found their grove as their winning streak continues. Friday night’s game marked the third straight win for Rusk. In a...


Photo by Savana Dover Alto annihilates Hawkins 55-0: ‘Mean Sting’ defense negates Hawks’...
It was Alto’s best overall game performance in years—and hopefully Hawkins’ worst. Between an unforgiving offense and an unremitting defense, the...


Indians claim victory over Tigers
The Jacksonville Fightin’ Indians came out firing on all offensive, and most defensive, cylinders on Friday night. Sparked by the running and...


Photo provided by Becky Whisenant
Tx A&M Forest Service and Tx Parks & Wildlife Department teamed up Oct. 27 and 28 to sponsor the 7th annual Youth Hunt at I.D.Fairchild state forest.  Twelve hunters ages 8 to 15 from Texas and Oklahoma had the opportunity for hands-on instruction and experience.  Pictured (in no particular order) are Jeremiah Adams (10), Gavin Glover (10), Carson Wilson (15), Dante Letteri (9), Jakob Hardy (10), Caison Matney (12), Kelton Whisenhunt (14), Justice Kessel (9), Maryanna Ebert (9), Blake Casper (13), Triston Metreyeon (10) and Tristen Taylor (9). 7th annual Youth Hunt held at I.D. Fairchild Oct. 27-28
Just west of Maydelle this weekend 12 young hunters participated in the 7th annual Youth Hunt, held Oct 27 and 28 in the 2,800 acre I.D. Fairchild...


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Troup Tiger Bryce Attaway evades Alba-Goldens defensive line during a play Friday night. The Fox Box: county wide sports updates
As some area high school football teams go into district play, other high schools are gearing up for basketball season. Troup defeats...


Alto takes down Cushing 27-8: Stinging Yellowjacket air attack...
With 541 yards of total offense, the Alto Yellowjackets overwhelmed Cushing 27-8 in Alto Friday night. Junior Jacket quarterback Harmon West (No. 10) dazzled the Bearkats...
Indians defeated by Bobcats 40-30: Two regular season games remain
The Jacksonville Fightin’ Indians came into their final “home” game desperately needing a win to maintain control of their own destiny in the District 9-5A-II playoff race....
Eagles overtake the Bears: Eagles secure second win of the season;...
The Rusk Eagles were soaring high Friday following their first win of the season and used that momentum to garner a win over the Brownsboro Bears....


Courtesy Photo
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...