Sports

JHS determines homes for football season; all-district basketball
And now, Quick Hits: Indians to play in Tyler, Bullard The Jacksonville Fightin’ Indian football team will move into newly renovated digs next football season – but...
Track season begins, basketball all-district teams named recently
And now, Quick Hits: •Howard Cook Field was packed for the return of the Tribe Relays in Jacksonville March 2. Joining the Fightin’ Indians and Maidens were county...
Courtesy Photo: Jason Duplichain
The Alto Yellowjackets are off to a fast start in the 2018 baseball season, starting the year 13-0 and winning two tournament titles, including the West Hardin Tournament this past weekend. The Jackets also opened district play with a 24-0 win over Apple Springs and have a win over state-ranked Central Heights under their belts. Diamond Notes: tournaments line early schedules
Diamond Notes showcases baseball and softball action from around Cherokee County: Jackets roll in district opener, win title at West Hardin The...


Caddo Mounds SHS Gentle Yoga and Foraging
Practicing yoga outdoors is a rare opportunity to cultivate not only an intimate connection with the body and mind, but also with the life-giving ecosystem that sustains us...
Blueberry Golf Bash is April 6
The 21st Annual Blueberry Golf Bash is Friday, April 7, at Piney Woods Country Club. Tee time is 1 p.m.. The planning committee is co-chaired by...


Diamond Notes: teams head to tourneys with break in the rain
• The Rusk Lady Eagles notched two no-hitters and went 3-2-1 against strong competition at the annual Ladycat Invitational in Hallsville last week. Prior to traveling to...
Strength of the county: Cherokee County lifters advance to state
Nine powerlifters from Jacksonville, Troup and Bullard more than “toted the load” at the regional powerlifting meets in Pine Tree, Lindale, Malakoff and Fairfield. The...
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...