Local collegiate athletes shine


Joseph Jones remains an offensive and defensive threat in the Puerto Rican professional basketball league.

The Normangee High School graduate led Santeros de Aguada with 10 rebounds during a July 15 win. The starting power forward added 16 points, second among all players in the contest, and three assists.

In 12 games from June 6 to July 6, the 33-year-old topped the team in rebounds 10 times, including five consecutive.

Through 50 games, he led the team with 6.6 rebounds per game and in blocked shots. He ranked fourth with a 11.1 scoring average.


Sanford Mainers pitcher Matt Rudis did not earn a decision in his July 13 start, when he allowed nine hits and four earned runs in a season-high seven innings. Through four appearances, the Madisonville High graduate and Texas Christian University pitcher had no record and a 2.25 earned run average in the New England league.

Pitcher Zach Poe of Great Bend in the Sunflower league faced two batters in relief against Cheney. The past Mustang, who is bound for Paris Junior College, hit the first with a pitch, then allowed a single. As a designated hitter before going in to pitch, he had a one-run single in five at-bats.

Cisco College pitcher Bryce Bennett allowed one hit and one earned run in one-third inning of relief for Brazos Valley against Victoria in the Texas league. The Madisonville graduate walked the first three batters he faced before allowing a one-run single. He retired the next batter on a flyout.

Men's rodeo

Colby Lovell and James Arnold tied for ninth in team roping at an Estes Park, Colo., event and earned $518. They are out of Madisonville High.

Send updates about area athletes to Barbara Boxleitner at jdanddoc@gmail.com.