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Photo by Beverly Milner Garrison Bulldogs chomp Alto 35-21: Four Yellowjacket turnovers...
Alto’s typically vicious attack was watered down Friday night as the Yellowjackets were overwhelmed by Garrison 35-21. A wet field, following...


Indians on bye week; prepare for homecoming game in Tyler
The Jacksonville Indians took advantage of their bye last week to rest, recover, study and prepare for the grind of District 9-5A-II play, which kicks off with a rare...
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The Rusk Eagle cross country track teams traveled to Tyler for the Golden Eagle Run last weekend. The Fox Box: county wide sports updates
Friday night lights continue to burn bright across east Texas as area teams enter their fourth week of regular season ball play. Both football...


Alto tops New Diana, 32-14: Junior running back High soars, with...
The Alto Yellowjackets outlasted a blistering New Diana defensive battle to defeat the Eagles 30-14. The away game started fast for Alto, but quickly bogged down in a...
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The Jacksonville Indians square off against the Henderson Lions at Lion Stadium on Friday night. Lions overtake the Indians
The Jacksonville Fightin’ Indians knew they would get the Henderson Lions’ best shot on Friday night when the longtime local rivals met for the...


Eagles fall to Wildcats, 26-29
The Rusk Eagles traveled to Palestine to take on the Wildcats Friday night. Although field conditions were dry, it was a muggy night of game play with the Texas humidity...
Alto Yellow Jackets' Thursday games moved


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Brook Hill Guard No. 13 Fisher Bass runs past No. 4 from John Paul II during Friday night’s game. The Fox Box: County wide sports updates
By Josie Fox herald@mediactr.com It was a weekend dedicated to covering the distance as area teams ran the football into end zones on Friday...


Blue and Gold bring home win: Indians defat rival Wildcats for the...
Thanks to lightning in the area, the Jacksonville Fightin’ Indians had to wait about an hour longer than expected to kick off their rivalry game with the Palestine Wildcats...
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Andrew Gates, No. 44, kicks the ball during Friday night’s game at Swink Stadium in Rusk as teammates Bryce Driver, No. 18 and No. 16 run support. The Rusk Eagles took on the Athens Hornets for their first home game of the season on Sept. 7.  Rusk dominated the score board through most of the game, but ultimately fell to Athens in the fourth quarter, losing by just one point. The Eagles will travel to Palestine on Friday, Sept. 14 to take on the Wildcats. Game play will begin at 7:30 p.m. Eagles fall to Hornets by one point
Rusk Eagle football opened up their first home game of the season with a tough last minute loss against the Athens Hornets. Athens won the...


No. 10 Harmon West looking for an open receiver while No. 2 Vi'Dareous High blocks and offers coverage during Alto’s first home game on Friday, Sept. 7. Alto routs Timpson 51-27: Bears succumb to swarming Yellowjacket...
The Alto Yellowjackets rallied from a halftime deficit to overcome the Timpson Bears Friday night, 51-27. Timpson showed early toughness in Alto...


JV team members, pictured below, are, front row from left to right, Jordyn Crysup, Emmy Ethridge, Abby Peppin, Maddi Hamilton, and Colleen Dover. Back row, Coach Marque Brummett, Jaci Hood, Shaturian Pinson, Bailey Beard, Callie Lynn, Makayla Dowling, Kendall Gates, Carson Trawick and Tori Davis. Just in: Josie’s sports updates
Friday night lights were glowing all around east Texas as high school football season officially kicked off. Along with the lights glowing on the...


The battle of the Eagles: Rusk falls to Fairfield in first regular...
High school football season is here. And for the Rusk Eagles that meant making the trip to Fairfield to take on the Eagles of a different color. The red and white Eagles...
Alto pounds Westwood Panthers 48-28: New coach, old winning ways...
The Meeks shall inherit the turf. At least one step closer to that goal, the Alto Yellowjackets, under the direction of new head football Coach Ricky Meeks, downed 3A...
Bulldogs take a bite out of the Indians, win 61-20
The Jacksonville Fightin’ Indians finished the 2017 season with a loss to the eventual state champions in the first round of the playoffs and started 2018 on Friday night...