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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...
Texas dove hunting prospects bright for season opener Sept. 1
Though Hurricane Harvey caused a significant drop in dove hunter effort and harvest numbers last year, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department expects the 2018-19 season to...
The 2018 Lady Eagle varsity volleyball team is, front row, left to right, Madi Davlin, senior, defensive specialist; Addison Norton, senior, libero; and Jaylei Wick, junior, setter. Middle row, Kailee Milsap, junior, right side hitter and setter; Lauren Boudreaux, junior, right side hitter; Haley Hancock, junior, setter; and Mary Fletcher, senior, defensive specialist. Back row, Grace Young, junior, right side hitter; Kaycee Johnson, freshman, middle blocker and middle hitter; Jamyah Anderson, junior, middle blocker and middle hitter; Jillian West, senior, middle hitter; and Merle Beeson, senior, outside hitter.  The Lady Eagles played at home on Wednesday, Aug. 21 against Nachogdoches. The team went into that game with a two win streak. Troup, Rusk on winning streak; Maidens claim home court advantage
Area volleyball teams are hitting the courts in full force with hopes of earning spots in district play. Rusk Lady Eagles The varsity team...


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Cord Stover, left, and Don Goff took home the title of second place Championship flight during the father son/daughter gold tournament held at Birmingham Forest Golf Course on Saturday, Aug. 4. Birmingham Forest Golf Course is a family owned, nine hole course located in Rusk. Father and son/daughter golf tournament held at Birmingham Forest...
A father and son/daughter golf tournament was held at the Birmingham Forest Golf Course in Rusk on Saturday, Aug. 4. According to the website,...


Serve, Spike, Block: Rusk, J’ville, Bullard, Troup volleyball teams...
In just a few short weeks area high school hallways will be bustling with activity as students return to school and summer vacation officially ends. Before officially...
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The Rusk Yankees bring home the state championship title for the Boys 14U Division following an undefeated week of tournament play. Team members included Zane Lofton, Trey Devereaux, Chris Perez, Bryce Grimes, Garrett Brooks, JD Thompson, Tristan Clay, Brayden Boudreaux, Wade Williams, Caleb Ferrara and Alex Jones. Team coaches are Octavio Perez, Xavier Devereaux, and Taylor Hamilton. Head coach for the Yankees was Kerri Taylor. Bottom of the ninth: Rusk Yankees win Boys 14U state championship;...
Tommy Lasorda once said, “The saddest day of the year is the day baseball season ends.” As July begins to fade into August, and summer vacation...


State little league softball/baseball tournaments played in Rusk,...
Little league softball and baseball games are coming to a close as state championship playoffs are underway or have completed. Rusk Rusk hosted 16 teams during the Girls...
Davis finishes in second place for pole bending, fourth All Around...
Reagan Davis of Alto ended the week long International Finals Youth Rodeo (IFYR) on July 13 placing in the top five for pole bending and All Around...


Photo by Cristin Parker
Team members of the Corsicana Lady Texas Rangers and the Lovelady Lion Drive conclude their match up during the 15U softball tournament going on this week at the Rusk Lion’s Baseball/Softball complex. The Lion Drive beat the Lady Rangers Monday morning, 16-0. State softball 15U tournament kicks off in Rusk
Girls 15U Division softball state tournament play kicked off in Rusk on Monday morning with a total of 16 teams competing to reach the final game...


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Reagan Davis of Alto is in Shawnee, Ok competing in three events. During her first barrel run she earned a seventh place spot with a time of 17.266. She earned a first place spot in her first pole bending run with a time of 19.876 and fifth place for a breakaway roping time of 2.7. Horn, Davis compete in IFYR
Reagan Davis of Alto and Haley Horn of Wells are in Shawnee, Oklahoma competing in the International Final Youth Rodeo (IFYR) for a chance to win...


Rusk, Bullard, J’ville slated to host little league tournaments
Both Rusk and Jacksonville are slated to host little league state playoff tournaments during the month of July. The Girls 15U division of the Texas Teenage...