Sports

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Wells’ Lady Pirate Kendall Tucker pitched the second game of a double-header with Garrison Tuesday, Feb. 26. Baseball/softball teams head to league play
Some county teams have put the shine on the baseball/softball diamonds, extending ongoing winning streaks. Others struggle on the field as teams...

Area Track and Field updates
Track and field events opened for three Cherokee County teams at the Jacksonville Tribe Relays Friday, March 1. In the boys’ events, Jacksonville placed third with 83...
Fox Box: Countywide sports updates
Cherokee County girls’ basketball teams have concluded their 2018-2019 season and several members have recently received All-District awards. The individuals honored are...
Jacksonville High School powerlifters who qualified for State include (from left) Karleigh Stewart, Yanelly Barrera, Brittany Westbrook and Chloe Devillier. 

Courtesy Photo Lady powerlifters from 4 county ISDs power through to State
Several girls from area powerlifting teams have qualified for state competition following regional meets Saturday, March 2. Jacksonville Four...

Fox Box: Baseball, softball starts; J’ville tennis nets trio of 1st...
Two Cherokee County softball teams faced off for the first non-conference game of the season. Jacksonville Maidens Jacksonville hosted Rusk on Tuesday, Feb. 12, losing...
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Troup’s Weslee Ross (#3) looks to pass the ball during the 3A Region II Area round playoff against the Commerce Tigers at Lindale High School Thursday, Feb. 21. Basketball season a slam dunk: 2 county basketball teams end ...
The Troup Tigers advanced to 3A Region II Area round play after defeating Hughes Springs to become bi-district champions. The Area level match took...

Fox Box: Powerlifters place in Whitehouse invitationals
Jacksonville Jacksonville powerlifters participated in the Whitehouse Invitational meet Thursday, Feb. 14. Three individuals on the boys’ team placed in the top five....
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New Summerfield recognized the seniors playing on the varsity basketball team Friday, Feb. 8, which resulted in a celebration of the entire squad. They are pictured here with family members. The team includes (from left) Carson Burns, Jayce Fry, Jose Nunez, Bryant Leon, Juan Hernandez, Luis Martinez, Collin Wilkerson, Elvis Mendoza, Julio Parra, Jose Leon, Alfredo Juarez Rojas and Dakota Stewart. Hornets’ senior basketball players honored
New Summerfield honored the senior members of the basketball team Friday, Feb. 8, which resulted in a celebration of the entire squad as each of...

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Troup Tiger Quincy Kincade defends against a Hughes Springs Mustang in the bi-district playoff Monday, Feb. 18. Basketball season winding down: Girls finish season as bi-district...
Three Cherokee County girls’ basketball teams ended post-season play as bi-district champions. The boys’ basketball teams ended their regular...

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Cade Jones and Malik Gilliam, pictured with their teammates, both sign their intent with the colleges of their choice last week. Moving to the next level
National Signing Day took place Wednesday, Feb. 6, with a total of 13 Cherokee County students from three different schools participating. Two...

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Alto Yellowjacket Marlon Warren (#11) takes the ball to the hoop as New Summerfield's Julio Parra attempts to defend the goal during the game played Friday, Feb. 8. 2 Cherokee County teams go head to head in basketball action
The New Summerfield Hornets stung the Alto Yellowjackets, 70-62, in New Sumemerfield on Friday, Feb. 8. Alto fell behind in the first quarter,...

Fox Box: Bullard, J’ville, Troup athletes compete in powerlifting
Bullard Bullard competed at the Chapel Hill meet in Tyler, Thursday, Feb. 7, along with seven other teams. Bryson Luscombe placed second in the 148 class with lifts...
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Jacksonville resident and Friends of the Neches River member Michael Banks took an exploratory paddle on the Sabine River, Monday, Feb. 4, and did some kayak sand bass fishing. Paddling strokes
Here we are into another year. I don’t know about you but I am past ready to get back on the water, pull a stroke and wet a hook. It is like...

Fox Box: Powerlifting, tennis stats
Several schools in Cherokee County participated in recent powerlifting competitions. Jacksonville The Jacksonville Indians traveled to Nacogdoches for the Dragon...
Registration opens for youth baseball, softball
It’s nearly time to swing for the fences and many area youth associations have begun registration for baseball and softball teams. Online registration for Jacksonville...