Sports

Lady Eagles, Maidens and both Bullard teams maintaining perfect...
By Michelle Dillon michelle@thecherokeean.com Rusk Lady Eagles maintain a perfect 5-0 district record The Lady Eagles softball team had a bye Tuesday, April 2, and...
Indians continue bid for soccer championship, Maidens’ season ends
The Jacksonville Indians remain in the hunt for a championship. The team battled West Mesquite in the area round of Class 5A, Region II playoffs, defeating the Wranglers,...
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Rusk Jr. High eighth grade Lady Eagles Rusk Jr. High Lady Eagles medal in district track meet
Rusk Jr. High’s Lady Eagles track teams weren’t foolin’ around on April Fool’s Day’s 19-4A District track meet. Athletes competed well with nine...

Rusk places in Dragon Relays
The Rusk Eagles and Lady Eagles each placed fifth out of eight schools competing in the Dragon Relays at Nacogdoches High School, Thursday, March 28. In boys competition,...
The races are on in Cherokee County: Area athletes earn awards at...
Two Cherokee County schools, Jacksonville and Bullard, participated in the Whitehouse Wildcat Relays Thursday, March 28. In boy’s competition, the Jacksonville Indians...
Maiden signs with ETBU
Courtney Myers displays her 1st Team Academic All-State award after signing her letter of intent to play basketball with East Texas Baptist...

Varsity tennis teams power through to district
The Jacksonville varsity tennis team competed in the Whitehouse tournament Friday-Saturday, March 22-23. The girls doubles duo of Katlin Gonzalez and Alejandra Hernandez...
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A Lady Panther team member makes contact with the ball during a recent district softball game. The Lady Panthers are undefeated in district play. Maidens, Bullard boys & girls remain undefeated in baseball, softball
Several Cherokee County ball teams continue to dominate in district baseball and softball competition. Jacksonville Maidens 8-0 in league...

International Finals Youth Rodeo Opens Registration April 1
(SHAWNEE, Okla.) - The International Finals Youth Rodeo (IFYR) will open registration online at IFYR.com beginning April 1. Offering more than $250,000 in prize money for...
Rusk Youth Soccer League expands participation ages
A youth soccer league is coming to Rusk. Due to high demand, the ages have been adjusted and registration is now open through Saturday, March 30, to children ages 3-14...
Fox Box: Panthers host Eagles, Indians, others in relay events
The Bullard Panthers hosted relays Friday, March 8, in which two other Cherokee County teams, Jacksonville and Rusk, participated along with Cumberland Academy, Mineola and...
Baseball, softball continue across Cherokee County
Jacksonville Two wins in a week for Indians The Jacksonville Indians defeated John Tyler twice last week. The first match, played at home, ended in a 6-2 victory for...
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Rusk Archery team members pictured are (standing from left) Carson Corley, Tucker Goff, Dalton Martin, Jeran Driver, Jake Creamer, Dordane Johnson, Colleen Dover, Megan Rains, Mason Rains, Jordyn Goswick, Jo Micah Peterson, Emily Pierce, Colton Morris, Gabriel Bradshaw, Joe Eckel, (front row) Kennzie Norton, Hagen Hassell, Aubrey Hassell, Katee Morris, Jessica Humphries and Skylie Watson. Rusk archery team competes in Spring Fling
The Rusk archery team, consisting of three intermediate, 15 junior high and 18 high school students, participated in the Kaufman Spring Fling...

Fox Box: Local powerlifters qualify for state; All District...
Powerlifting Rusk Six competitors from Rusk participated in the Region 3, Division 2 meet in Malakoff, March 9, qualifying one for the state meet. Rusk placed seventh...
From left, Clay Crushers members Matthew Young, Cassie Loden and John Snider with Club Manager Gregg Loden, show off their shooting awards. Shooting for gold: Cherokee County 4H Clay Crushers cash in
The Cherokee County 4-H Clay Crushers is a small but successful youth competition shotgun team. “This club is a good opportunity for kids to learn...