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Courtesy photo: Troup ISD
The Troup Tigers won back-to-back District 15-3A titles and advanced to the regional semifinals, losing a heartbreaker to Edgewood, 58-56. Troup’s season ends at 32-5. Team members are (in no particular order) Kris Johnson, Weslee Ross, Cobie Hamilton, Quincy Kincade, Jared Jackson, Logan Stone, Shane Thomas, Jones Ard, Grayson Driggs and Jim Christopher. Tiger tough: Troup advances to regional tourney
The 2018 Troup Tigers hoped to end their season celebrating like the 1990s. No strangers to the regional and state basketball tournaments, the...


Hoops Hype: who’s still standing in UIL basketball playoffs?
Hoops Hype takes a look at basketball action around Cherokee County. A look back at playoff basketball action from around the county: Roaring...


Reagan Davis (center) of Alto recently won the pole bending and barrel race finals at the Youth Rodeo during the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. Her two victories earned her a total of $20,000 in scholarships. She was one of seven scholarship winners from across the state and one of two from East Texas. Riding to success: Alto’s Davis wins big at SA Youth Rodeo
SAN ANTONIO – The fifth annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo/Youth Rodeo event was held February 19-22 – and one of the big winners hails from...


Diamond Notes: county teams dodge raindrops for games
Diamond Notes showcases baseball and softball action from around Cherokee County: Jackets start 4-0, upset CH After going 2-1 in their scrimmages – a 9-2 win over New...
Welcome home: Alto Boosters welcome Meeks
Courtesy photos: Jason Duplichain On Feb. 16, the Alto Booster Club welcomed new Alto High School athletic director and football head coach...


The next level: National Signing Day 2018
A total of nine Cherokee County athletes – four from Jacksonville, four from Rusk and one from Bullard – made their college choices official during...


Hoops Hype: girls begin playoff runs; boys wind down season
Hoops Hype takes a look at basketball action around Cherokee County. Coaches or parents with stats or pictures may email them to...


Photo: Adam Thomas, Troup ISD

Troup freshmen Jayme Zavala (front) and Hayden Dillon prepare to return serve during a mixed doubles match against Sabine Thursday. Troup finished 9-8 for the event, picking up a win in the match. Quick Hits: all-state football; soccer; softball begins
And now, Quick Hits: CSB/TSWA all-state football teams named Several Cherokee County football players were recognized on the 87th annual Collin...


New neighborhoods: UIL announces new HS districts
Even those Texas high school sports fans who classify themselves as “not a morning person” woke up bright and early to learn where their favorite high school teams would go...
Hoops Hype: county squads punch their playoff tickets
Hoops Hype takes a look at basketball action around Cherokee County. Coaches or parents with stats or pictures may email them to chreporter@mediactr.com. A look back at...
Quick Hits: JC basketball on probation; powerlifting, soccer, more
And now, Quick Hits: Probation knocks JC teams out of tournament A huge season for the Jacksonville College men’s and women’s basketball teams will, unfortunately, not...
Championship Bull Riding coming to Lufkin
Championship Bull Riding will be rolling into town for the CBR Big Tex Agriplex Bull Bash with some of the top riders and bulls in the world on Saturday, Feb. 17. The top...
New UIL districts announced
The University Interscholastic League announced the 2018-20 realignment and reclassification Thursday morning. A look at the districts for Cherokee County's schools: ...
New Alto athletic director Richard J. Meeks is pictured with his wife, Laci, and their three sons, Beckett, Blake and Sloane. Meeks named AD at Alto High School
There’s a new leader of the Mean Sting down in Alto. After a special session of the Alto ISD School Board Monday, the board approved the hire of...


Hoops Hype: teams look to shake up district standings
Hoops Hype takes a look at basketball action around Cherokee County. Coaches or parents with stats or pictures may email them to chreporter@mediactr.com. A look back at...
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