Longhorn legend Tommy Nobis dies at 74

Tommy Nobis, a consensus All-American who led the University of Texas to its first national football championship in 1963 and was later the first player drafted by the expansion Atlanta Falcons, died on Wednesday in Atlanta. He was 74. The Falcons said Nobis died at his suburban Atlanta home after an extended illness with his wife, Lynn, at his…

Tyler's Sanders looks to cap freshman campaign at UNT with bowl win

DENTON - Makyle Sanders has one game remaining in his freshman season at North Texas, and the former Tyler Lee High School defensive back hopes to finish year one on a high. On early Saturday afternoon, the Mean Green (9-4) face Troy in the New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, an experience this young safety is looking forward to.

High School Football Playoffs Scoreboard

East Texas Scores Longview 33,. Lufkin 32, Final Kennedale 63, Kaufman 36, Final Carthage 35, Henderson 0, Final Pleasant Grove 55, Melissa 14, Final Gunter 62, New Diana 13, Final Newton 45, Waskom 6, Final San Augustine 50, Centerville 14, Final Tenaha 59, Timpson 0, Final

State Basketball Rankings

SUGAR LAND (AP) - High school basketball rankings as compiled by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches for the week of Dec. 11: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Denton Guyer, 16-0; 2. Austin Westlake, 15-2; 3. Cypress Falls, 12-2; 4. San Antonio Wagner, 10-2; 5. Spring Dekaney, 14-2; 6. South Garland, 14-2; 7. Klein Forest, 10-3; 8. Houston Sam

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Rhett Parker intercepts yet another pass from the Lions
Another touchdown for John Tyler
Tabias Marshall runs in a touchdown for the JT Lions
Chance Amie runs across the field for a Lee touchdown
Rhett Parker intercepts a John Tyler pass
Devlen Woods blows past the defense for a JT touchdown
John Tyler's Frankie Sanchez kicks in a field goal
John Tyler's Keandre Ray dives for a first down pass
Te'vion Massey runs the ball deep downfield for a Lee first down
Chance Amie breezes in for a Red Raider touchdown
Ladarious Wickware rushes for another Red Raider touchdown
Ladarius Wickware brings it in for a Lee touchdown
Grace Cougars #22 Uchenna Uduma Spurts Through a Hole in the Defense for a Touchdown
TK Gorman #6 Tyler Hobbs Stays One Step Ahead of the Defense to Score
TK Gorman #6 Tyler Hobbs Catches in the End Zone right as the First Half Ends
Grace Cougars Convert on Fourth Down and Goal Right Before Halftime
Grace Cougars Quarterback Has a Comfortable Run Up the Sideline to Score
TK Gorman #11 Dozie Ifeadi Gets Another Long Pass Touchdown
Grace Cougars #14 Quarterback Sneaks up the Field 50 Yards to Keep Grace in the Game
TK Gorman #11 Dozie Ifeadi Ups the Pressure with a 70 plus Yard Touchdown
TK Gorman #7 Isaiah Haggerty Responds to Grace with a 59 yard Touchdown
Grace Cougars #5 Cole Reed Opens the Scoring With a Touchdown Reception Against Gorman
#2 Michael Givens Catches And Gains Significant Yardage
#28 Martrevious Allison Dashes In For Touchdown
Ladarius Wickware breezes in for a Red Raider Touchdown
Chance Amie dives to score another Lee TD
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Longhorn legend Tommy Nobis dies at 74

Tommy Nobis, a consensus All-American who led the University of Texas to its first national football championship in 1963 and was later the first player drafted by the expansion Atlanta Falcons, died on Wednesday in Atlanta. He was 74. The…

13 December 2017 [07:49 PM]
Boys basketball roundup

Brownsboro 89, Grace Community 42 BROWNSBORO - Saul Williams hit for 18 points and Tylor Johnson and Gage Wehrman added 14 points apiece as the Brownsboro Bears defeated Grace Community 89-42 on Tuesday night. Jared Gailey added 10 points for…

13 December 2017 [12:55 AM]
Girls basketball roundup

Rockwall 58, John Tyler 33 ROCKWALL - No. 22 Rockwall scored a 58-33 win over the John Tyler Lady Lions on Tuesday in the District 11-6A girls basketball opener. Keleon Grant led the Lady Lions (6-6, 0-1) with 16 points…

13 December 2017 [12:40 AM]
Lady Raiders open district with win

  Tyler Lee entered its District 11-6A opener against Rockwall-Heath with three objectives: limit Lady Hawks leading-scorer Macy Wilkerson, feature sophomore forward Alyssia Thorne in the paint as she had a size advantage over who would be guarding her, and…

13 December 2017 [12:36 AM]
FOX Sports Southwest carrying state title games

IRVING - FOX Sports Southwest will broadcast 12 games over four days in the UIL Texas High School football state championships from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, network officials announced on Tuesday. The network’s exclusive live game coverage will begin Wednesday,…

12 December 2017 [06:46 PM]
Basketball Roundup

Whitehouse takes third BURKBURNETT - The Whitehouse Wildcats, led by all-tournament selection Javier Neal, finished third in the Burkburnett Basketball Tournament over the weekend. Whitehouse (9-4) defeated Plainview, 67-55, in the third-place game. McKade Marquis led with 17 points, while…

11 December 2017 [11:47 PM]
Softball: Chapel Hill's Mayfield signs with Williams Baptist

NEW CHAPEL HILL - Hannah Mayfield signed a softball scholarship with Williams Baptist University during a ceremony on Friday in the Chapel Hill High School gym. Joining Mayfield for the ceremony were her mother and father, Dixie and Bobby…

11 December 2017 [11:11 PM]
Red Raiders top North Forney

  Tyler Lee led North Forney by as many as 19 points in the fourth quarter, but had to survive a furious comeback effort by the visitors to secure a 71-63 non-district win on Monday at the REL Varsity Gymnasium.…

11 December 2017 [11:00 PM]
JT home games switched to Boulter MS

Due to the construction at John Tyler High School, basketball games will be held at other locations, Tyler ISD athletic director Greg Priest announced. “We are having to make adjustments to the boys and girls home basketball games,” he said.…

11 December 2017 [10:51 PM]
SMU hiring Sonny Dykes as new coach

DALLAS - SMU hired former California and Louisiana Tech coach Sonny Dykes on Monday as its new coach, replacing one Texan with reputation for directing potent offenses for another. Dykes will replace Edgewood native Chad Morris, who left SMU last…

11 December 2017 [09:40 PM]
Milestone: TJC's Tillis Hoard captures 400th victory

PHIL HICKS, phicks@tylerpaper.com It may have been “Ugly Christmas Sweater” night, but everything was beautiful for coach Trenia Tillis Hoard and her Apache Ladies. The 72-42 victory over East Texas Baptist JV was career win No. 400 for Tillis…

11 December 2017 [09:13 PM]
State Basketball Rankings

SUGAR LAND (AP) - High school basketball rankings as compiled by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches for the week of Dec. 11: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Denton Guyer, 16-0; 2. Austin Westlake, 15-2; 3.…

11 December 2017 [04:09 PM]
Soon you can watch the NFL free on your phone on Yahoo

NEW YORK (AP) - Watching NFL football games on your phone used to be mainly limited to Verizon customers. Soon anyone will be able to watch football games on the go for free on Yahoo's app, now that Verizon owns…

11 December 2017 [12:05 PM]
All-District 17-5A Football Team

Whitehouse safety Jermone Bowser, Lindale defensive back Christian Wood and Jacksonville linebacker Shiloh Canady, all sophomores, were voted Defensive Newcomers of the Year to highlight the area’s superlative honors on the All-District 17-5A football team, the league’s coaches announced. Voting…

10 December 2017 [06:43 PM]
TJC's Tillis Hoard goes for career win No. 400

Tyler Junior College women’s basketball coach Trenia Tillis Hoard goes for career win No. 400 on Monday at Wagstaff Gymnasium. The Apache Ladies (7-4) take on East Texas Baptist JV at 5 p.m. Tillis Hoard, in her 18th season at…

10 December 2017 [04:48 PM]
JT's Allison switches to Syracuse

Martrevious “Tre” Allison, John Tyler’s standout linebacker, has switched his commitment from SMU to Syracuse. Allison made his announcement via twitter on Sunday. Allison, a longtime commit to the Mustangs, decided to visit the Syracuse, New York university after SMU…

10 December 2017 [04:33 PM]
GETSO: La Poynor girls, Athens boys take titles

BROWNSBORO - Two Henderson County schools were the big winners Saturday night in the annual Great East Texas Shootout at Brownsboro High School. The La Poynor Flyerettes captured the girls championship, while Athens won the boys crown for the second…

10 December 2017 [12:26 AM]
Great East Texas Shootout: Boys Box Scores

--- Great East Texas Shootout Boys (Saturday) Game 22 Frankston 43, Arp 25 Arp 11 4 8 2 - 25 Frankston 6 12 14 11 - 43 ARP-Medlock, 2; Wade, 2; Blackwell, 5; William, 2; Barnett, 2; Birdsong, 0; Mauloin, 0; Horton, 0; Overshown, 10; Phillips, 2. FRANKSTON-Stanaland, 7; Bradford, 0; Krajca,…

10 December 2017 [12:14 AM]
Great East Texas Shootout Girls Box Scores

--- Girls Great East Texas Shootout Saturday Game 47 Brownsboro 29, Kilgore 26 Kilgore 9 5 7 5 - 26 Brownsboro 6 7 11 5 - 29 KILGORE-M. Thomas, 8; Mitchell, 3; J. Thomas, 9; Dunn, 0; Graves, 0; Vick, 3; Thompson, 0; Holland, 1; Abercrombie, 2; Sammon, 0. BROWNSBORO-Lossier, 0;…

10 December 2017 [12:04 AM]
Saturday Basketball Roundup

JT takes third UNION GROVE - Michael Hogg Jr. scored 21 points and Brad Blaylock added 18 as John Tyler defeated Spring Hill for the second time in three days, 78-67, on Saturday for third place in the Silver Bracket…

10 December 2017 [12:00 AM]
Sam Houston State advances to semifinals

HUNTSVILLE (AP) - Jeremiah Briscoe threw for 316 yards and three touchdowns and Sam Houston State held off Kennesaw State for a 34-27 victory in an FCS quarterfinal on Saturday night. Kennesaw State scored its second fourth-quarter touchdown to pull…

09 December 2017 [11:40 PM]
Boys Great East Texas Shootout Schedule/Results

Great East Texas Shootout Boys Tournament Brownsboro Thursday’s Games Game 1: Van 67, Kaufman 60 Game 2: Brownsboro 56, Winona 18 Game 3: Royse City 70, Arp 30 Game 4: Gladewater 57, Frankston 51 Game 5: Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill…

09 December 2017 [11:31 PM]
Girls Great East Texas Shootout Schedule/Results

Great East Texas Shootout Girls Tournament Brownsboro -- Thursday’s Games Game 1: LaPoynor 67, Mabank 49 Game 2: Kerens 48, Lindale 31 Game 3: All Saints 57, Athens 47 Game 4: Canton 59, Mineola 47 Game 5: Bullard 38, Harmony…

09 December 2017 [11:28 PM]
Longview wins thriller over Lufkin

NACOGDOCHES — When Longview grabbed a 13-0 lead over Lufkin in the first quarter of its Class 6A Division II state quarterfinal, Lobos head coach John King told his players, “hold on boys because we’ve been here before and they…

09 December 2017 [07:12 PM]
Apache Ladies get spark from Patterson-Ricks

PHIL HICKS, phicks@tylerpaper.com After two straight disappointing losses in which they averaged 60.5 points, the Apache Ladies needed a spark. They got it on Saturday with the eligibility of Morgan State transfer Djhai Patterson-Ricks. Patterson-Ricks hit three of four…

09 December 2017 [06:58 PM]
Brownsboro rallies by Ford

RONNY CHRISTIE, Sports Correspondent BROWNSBORO - At halftime of Friday’s game, the Brownsboro Bears looked in danger of being run off their home floor. Then the second half began, Brownsboro’s press took over and the Bears rallied back from…

08 December 2017 [11:24 PM]
Class 3A Quarterfinal: Newton downs Waskom, 45-6

LUKFIN - Waskom’s football season came to an end on Friday when the Wildcats went head-to-head with the Newton Eagles in a rematch of the 2014 state championship. The Wildcats dropped a 45-6 decision in a Class 3A Division II…

08 December 2017 [11:19 PM]
Preview: Class 6A Division II Quarterfinal -- Longview vs. Lufkin

NACOGDOCHES - Longview head coach John King and Lufkin head man Todd Quick shake hands each year at the conclusion of their annual gridiron clash. Regardless of who won, the conversation stays the same. “We always tell one another, ‘Hope…

08 December 2017 [11:16 PM]
Big plays, defense lead Carthage by Henderson

NACOGDOCHES - State-ranked Carthage turned to big-plays and its defense to make the difference in eliminating Henderson 35-0 from the UIL schoolboy playoffs on a cold, wintry Friday night at Homer Bryce Stadium. Quarterback Gunner Capps and Dee Bowens hooked…

08 December 2017 [11:11 PM]