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Photo: Grace Traylor
The Jacksonville Fightin’ Indians took a 20-6 lead halfway through the second quarter, but Palestine came back for a 31-26 win over the Fightin’ Indians in the Highway 79 Rivalry. Jacksonville (1-1) will hit the road Friday to take on Hallsville (0-2) Friday. The game can be heard on 94.3 The Bull and on The Bull app, which can be downloaded via Google Play or the Apple App Store. Indians fall in ‘Highway 79 Rivalry’ to Palestine, 31-26
PALESTINE – When the Jacksonville Fightin’ Indians and Palestine Wildcats get together in the Highway 79 Rivalry, interested observers should...


Photo: Lindsey McAlister, The Brook Hill School
Brook Hill quarterback Hood Taylor pulls away from a Mount Vernon defender for a touchdown Friday night. Taylor finished 16-20 passing for 119 yards and rushed for 47 yards and a touchdown, but the Guard fell to the Tigers, 21-6. Brook Hill (1-1) will host Houston St. John’s (1-0) Friday night. The game can be heard at thecube.com/event/the-brook-hill-school-vs-houston-st-john-s-boys-va-746585. Methodical Mount Vernon offense holds off Brook Hill, 21-6
BULLARD – Friday night at Herrington Stadium the Brook Hill Guard faced off with the Mt. Vernon Tigers. Both teams came into the matchup after...


Quick Hits: volleyball and cross-country; county college round-up
And now, Quick Hits: Goats come back to edge Bullard The Bullard Panthers lost a shootout on the road at Groesbeck, 24-21, Friday night. The Panthers took a 21-11 lead...
Iron Eagle Classic Golf Tournament
Gather a team together now for the upcoming Rusk Chamber of Commerce Iron Eagle Classic Golf Tournament, Saturday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m., at Birmingham Forest Golf Course in...
Heritage Ranch Rodeo
On Saturday,Sept. 16 Heritage Ranch Rodeo starting at 10 a.m. will be held at the Trail to Christ Cowboy Church of Jacksonville. Four person team (2 adult, 2 children)...
Tyler Pro Challenge Tennis Tournament
The new Tyler Athletic and Swim Club is hosting the $80,000 Tyler Pro Challenge from Oct. 30 - Nov. 5. Some of the worlds top ladies tennis players ranging from Top...
Photo: Grace Traylor, JISD Indians kick off season with 21-12 win over Pine Tree
JACKSONVILLE – The 2017 Jacksonville Fightin’ Indians plan to approach every game with a “leave no doubt” mentality. The Tribe certainly left...


Photo: LeAnn Jones

Alto’s Cameron Cox (left) and Hunter Bush (right) bring down a Winona ballcarrier during Friday’s game. The Jackets lost a close match-up to the Wildcats, 35-34. Alto (0-1) will take on Big Sandy (1-0) Friday night from Wildcat Stadium in Big Sandy. The game will be broadcast on 103.9 FM and online at citylinktv.com/channel/jacksonville. 1 short: Yellowjackets drop a close one to Winona, 35-34
ALTO – The Alto Yellowjackets were outlasted by Winona Friday night in Alto as the Wildcats inched out the win 35-34. “It feels like we lost,”...


Photos: Tara Tatarski

Rusk’s Sam Thomas springs loose for a touchdown thanks to a block by Terry Wagoner Jr. on Center’s Kaleb Parks during Friday’s game. Thomas finished with 12 carries for 188 yards and two touchdowns and a 51-yard kickoff return that set up a score as the Eagles defeated the Roughriders, 48-21. Eagle offense flies to 34-point run, notch win over Center
RUSK – Eagles are known for flying – and the Rusk Eagles proved they could do it Friday night. The Eagles opened the 2017 season with a flurry of...


Photo: Travis Albea, The Brook Hill School
Brook Hill quarterback Hood Taylor runs through the Royal Imperial Collegiate defense for a touchdown during Saturday’s Tyler Ford Brook Hill American Warrior Bowl. The Guard took a nine-point lead into halftime and picked up a 51-28 win over the Knights. Brook Hill (1-0) will host Mount Vernon at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The game can be heard at thecube.com/event/brook-hill-vs-mt-vernon-boys-varsity-football-744833. Guard wins annual Tyler Ford Brook Hill American Warrior Bowl
BULLARD – Saturday night at Herrington Stadium the Brook Hill Guard played host to the Royal Imperial Knights from Ontario, Canada in the Tyler...


Quick Hits
• The Rusk Lady Eagles split their two volleyball games last week. The Lady Eagles hosted Central Heights, falling to the Lady Devils, 3-1 (22-25, 25-27, 25-16,...
Cherokee Neches River Float
Looking for an adventure? Here’s your opportunity. The Cherokee Neches FLOAT is happening on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 16. Registration is a must and is simple. Just...
The Great Golf Ball Drop
Birmingham Forest Golf Course is hosting The Great Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. Only 1,000 golf balls will be sold. The winner does not have to...
Quick Hits: Troup, Bullard kick off year; Rusk VB 4th in Tyler
And now, Quick Hits: Troup starts year vs. SH The Troup Tigers will kick off their football season at 7:30 p.m. Friday night against the Spring Hill Panthers. The game...
Northern exposure: BH to take on RICC Saturday
It’s football time in Texas. Week one for the Brook Hill Guard has been an interesting one for the last couple of years and the beginning of the...