Defense, DB Gipson spark John Tyler past Plano, 30-12

When John Tyler’s offense was struggling to finish drives, junior defensive back Bryston Gipson took matters into his own hands. Gipson took an interception 50 yards to the house early in the third quarter for the first score of the game and bookended the scoring with a 20-yard fumble recovery returned for another touchdown. The defensive p…

Eiland runs, passes Canton over Grace in season opener

Canton senior quarterback Chandler Eiland threw an interception on his first pass attempt. He ended the game on the bench.

State power Buckeyes thrash Leopards, 55-16

A shopworn maxim holds that leopards don’t change their spots. The Liberty-Eylau Leopards found to their bewilderment Thursday night that the Gilmer Buckeyes don’t either.

Behind the Preview: What does it take to get the shot?

Twenty-three players, 17 schools, one glossy high school football preview magazine. As the lights power on, illuminating gridders across East Texas, fans can expect hard hits, big plays and our annual Pigskin Preview, inside today’s paper.

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Hanks, Brook Hill win shootout over Edgewood, 49-42

BULLARD — Brook Hill and Edgewood combined for 1,036 yards of total offense in a high-octane showing on Friday night in the first game of the Brook Hill Football Classic at Herrington Stadium. After a sluggish start, the Brook…

30 August 2014 [01:08 AM]
Hallsville rocks defending state champion Carthage, 52-20

HALLSVILLE — The Hallsville Bobcats started the season off right with a dominant 52-20 victory over defending state champion Carthage on Friday night at Bobcat Stadium. Quarterback Wyatt Wolverton, replacing two-year do-everything starter Macailyn Wilder, accounted for five touchdowns on…

30 August 2014 [01:03 AM]
Tatum routs Newton, 39-7

TATUM — Chaston Brooks got his senior season started off right, completing 16 of 22 passes for 237 yards and four touchdowns, guiding the state-ranked Tatum Eagles to a surprisingly easy 39-7 decision over the Newton Eagles Friday night in…

30 August 2014 [01:01 AM]
Hooks defeats Harmony, 34-21

HARMONY — Michah Wall threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another as the Hooks Hornets opened the 2014 football season with a 34-21 win over the Harmony Eagles on Friday. Hooks jumped out to a 20-7 first quarter lead…

30 August 2014 [12:59 AM]
White Oak stops Redwater, 35-13

WHITE OAK — Someone forgot to tell the White Oak Roughnecks that with only three returning starters, this was to be a rebuilding year, and the Redwater Dragons took a beating, 35-13. The game got off to a fast start…

30 August 2014 [12:55 AM]
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Defense, DB Gipson spark John Tyler past Plano, 30-12

When John Tyler’s offense was struggling to finish drives, junior defensive back Bryston Gipson took matters into his own hands. Gipson took an interception 50 yards to the house early in the third quarter for the first score of the…

30 August 2014 [12:55 AM]
Hawkins rolls over Winona, 44-14

WINONA — Hawkins Hawks opened the season in impressive fashion with a 44-14 win over Winona Wildcats Friday. Hawkins jumped out to an 8-0 first-quarter lead on a 12-yard Cole Harwell run and Kardaylan Tennyson 2-point conversion. The Hawks increased…

30 August 2014 [12:54 AM]
Mebane sparks Bullard past Groesbeck, 41-14

BULLARD — Connor Mebane led the Bullard Panthers past Groesbeck, 41-14, on Friday night in the season opener. Mebane went 18 for 23 passing on the night with four touchdowns and finished the game with 369 yards passing. Bullard scoreed…

30 August 2014 [12:52 AM]
Gladewater-Daingerfield game site changed

Tonight's Gladewater at Daingerfield high school football game originally scheduled for Daingerfield has been moved to Gladewater due to a power outage at Daingerfield.…

29 August 2014 [05:54 PM]
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John Tyler geared up to take on 6A Plano

Two of the winningest teams in Texas high school football history are coming off 7-4 years. Both will be eager to start the new season with a win. Plano, third in all-time wins with 738, comes to Trinity Mother Frances…

29 August 2014 [12:37 AM]
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Chapel Hill product Lee aims to finish on a high note at UNT

DENTON — The 2013 season, one which ended with North Texas in a bowl game for the first time in a decade, was definitely a year to remember for Lairamie Lee. However, the former Chapel Hill HS defensive back who…

29 August 2014 [12:34 AM]
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JT grad Wade making his mark at UTSA

SAN ANTONIO — When it is all said and done, Triston Wade will leave his mark on UTSA’s football program. At the same time, the former All-East Texas and Class 4A All-State defensive back from John Tyler will carry special…

29 August 2014 [12:27 AM]
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Eiland runs, passes Canton over Grace in season opener

Canton senior quarterback Chandler Eiland threw an interception on his first pass attempt. He ended the game on the bench. In between, Eiland ran and threw up and down the field to lead the Eagles to a 49-28 victory over…

29 August 2014 [12:20 AM]
Brook Hill hosting Edgewood in Classic

It took a highlight-reel, last-second catch and run touchdown to net Bullard Brook Hill a victory in its season-opening win over Frankston a year ago at the Brook Hill Football Classic. Guard coach Bobby Brasher would love a more straightforward…

29 August 2014 [12:13 AM]
HS Volleyball: John Tyler qualifies for Gold Bracket

John Tyler went 2-1 on Thursday in Pool C play to secure a spot in the Gold Bracket at the Tyler ISD Invitational. The annual event covers three days with pool play Thursday and Friday and bracket play Saturday. Matches…

29 August 2014 [12:11 AM]
All Saints faces Timpson's speed in Tyler Football Classic

For the past two years, All Saints has opened its season with a loss to Timpson. In their first year back in a TAPPS district, the Trojans would like nothing more than to change that this time around. The Bears…

29 August 2014 [12:08 AM]
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State power Buckeyes thrash Leopards, 55-16

A shopworn maxim holds that leopards don’t change their spots. The Liberty-Eylau Leopards found to their bewilderment Thursday night that the Gilmer Buckeyes don’t either. The perennial powerhouse Buckeyes scored on their first half-dozen possessions, toting up a 42-0 lead…

29 August 2014 [12:04 AM]
HSFB preview capsules: Week 1

High School Football Preview CapsulesWhitehouse Wildcats at Texas High Tigers, 7:30 p.m.2013 Records: Whitehouse (12-1); Texas High (9-2). Last Week’s Results: Season opener for both teams. 2013 Result: Did not play. About Whitehouse: Patrick Mahomes and his record-breaking arm and…

29 August 2014 [12:02 AM]
UT Tyler Notebook: Patriots hoping for another big athletic year

During the 2013-14 athletic season, UT Tyler won nine conference championships. With the 2014-15 athletic season beginning today, the Patriots are hopeful of meeting and beating that total. Cross CountryThe UT Tyler men’s and women’s cross country…

28 August 2014 [11:41 PM]
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Behind the Preview: What does it take to get the shot?

Twenty-three players, 17 schools, one glossy high school football preview magazine. As the lights power on, illuminating gridders across East Texas, fans can expect hard hits, big plays and our annual Pigskin Preview, inside today’s paper. The…

28 August 2014 [11:33 PM]
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PARRY: Waited on a QB and got saddled with Eli in fantasy draft

The envelope was opened and all my pre-draft preparation amounted to nothing. “Last Action Heroes, pick No. 13,” our league commissioner proclaimed. I spent weeks and weeks wondering what I would do if I had the first pick or maybe…

27 August 2014 [11:40 PM]
Grace, Canton getting jump on new season in Tyler Classic

Grace Community and Canton will be at the vanguard of the 2014 football season. In addition to being one of the first Texas high school games of the year to kick off with a 7 p.m. start, the Cougars and…

27 August 2014 [11:21 PM]
Gilmer, JT, Lee highlight TMF Classic starting Thursday

The high school football drought is about to come to an end. Not since December when the final championship games concluded have the prep pigskiners been on the field. That changes Thursday night as the 11th annual Trinity Mother Frances…

27 August 2014 [11:17 PM]
32 teams competing in Tyler Invitational this weekend

A strong lineup of 32 volleyball teams from across the state and four classifications will converge on Tyler this weekend for the 2014 Tyler Invitational. Action begins Thursday at Robert E. Lee and John Tyler for pools A-D. Pools E-H…

27 August 2014 [11:05 PM]
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VIDEO: NFL upholds one-year suspension for Browns' Josh Gordon

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon's wait is over, so is his 2014 season. The star wide receiver's career is now in peril. The Cleveland Browns learned Wednesday that Gordon's indefinite suspension by the NFL has been upheld and he will…

27 August 2014 [03:08 PM]