Sports

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...


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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...
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Sisters Trinity Crosby, left, and Rebecca Hood play on little league softball teams in Rusk that earned state playoff spots. Playoff games will begin in Rusk the week of July 9. Keeping it in the family: Sisters head to state little league...
Sisters Trinity Crosby and Rebecca Hood play on RBSA little league softball teams that are headed to state playoffs beginning the week of July 9....


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The Wells FFA Booster Club recently held their annual bow shoot on Mt. Hope Cemetery Road in Wells to help raise funds for the Wells FFA chapter. Pictured left to right are event participants and winners William Hunt, Christopher Dean, Craig Yates, Robert Matthews, Sasha Matthews, Joseph Tarrant and Bronson Tarrant. The next event is scheduled for September 2018. On target; Wells FFA Boosters hold 3rd annual bow shoot
The Wells FFA Booster Club recently held its third annual bow shoot on Mt. Hope Cemetery Road in Wells. The shoot, held June 9, helped raise funds...


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Pictured are team members and coaches; Audrie,Victoria, Braden, Lorenzo, Destiny, Shakailah, Loren, Westin, Cody S., Cody D., Hayden, Timothy, Kathleen, Hadlee, Monroe and coaches Melissa Robinson and Hope Oliver. Unstoppables play last game June 23
The Unstoppables will play their final game of the 2018 season on June 23 at the Rusk baseball fields at 9 a.m. The team is a special needs team...


Photo by Tara Tatarski
Rusk Velocity, a Girls 15U division team, placed second overall in league tournaments and will be headed to state playoff games. Team members pictured left to right are Isabel Torres, Trinity Asberry, Alli Kozlovsky, Rayla Upshaw, Trinity Crosby, Presley Griffith, Marissa Perry, Kenyada Kincade, Kaylie Stephenson and Reanna Guinn. Team coaches (not pictured) are Tara Tatarski, Chanda Perry, Armando Torres and Brian Kozlovsky. Rusk Little League teams go to state
Rusk Baseball/Softball Association (RBSA) has three talented softball teams headed to state playoffs this season, the Rusk Sassy Sluggers, Girls 6U...


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Briley King of Rusk, races against the clock to secure the fastest tie in a recent event. King will travel to South Dakota at the end of the month to participate in the 14th annual National Junior High Finals rodeo. King secured her place on the team by finishing second in the goat tying event in state finals. Eat, Rope, Sleep, Repeat: Rusk student qualifies to compete at...
Briley King, a seventh grade student at Rusk Jr. High, is South Dakota bound at the end of the month to compete in the 14th annual National Junior...