All Saints falls in state semifinals to Frisco Legacy Christian

ABILENE — Although his Trojans came up short on the scoreboard, All Saints basketball coach Eddie Francis was immensely proud of his team. Francis said his team fought throughout, but fell to Frisco Legacy Christian, 61-43, in a TAPPS 5A state tournament regional semifinal on Thursday at Moody Coliseum on the Abilene Christian University campus. The Trojans (26-8) end their season in Final Four for the third time in four years.…

Robert E. Lee baseball splits on opening day of Rose City Classic

Robert E. Lee baseball split its two games Thursday to open its season as part of the 26th Annual Rose City Classic at Mike Carter Field. The Red Raiders began bright and early against Nacogdoches, but the 9 a.m. first pitch did not affect REL, which won 8-1. In the nightcap, Lee was held in check by Waxahachie

Role players vital to John Tyler's run to regional tournament

DALLAS - Two weeks ago John Tyler wasn’t even sure if it was going to be in the postseason. The Lady Lions won a play-in game just to become the fourth seed out of District 11-6A. Now John Tyler is in the regional tournament for the third time in school history - first since 2004. The Lady Lions take on No. 5 Spring Dekaney at 6 p.m. from

Trips to state on the line in girls basketball regional tournaments this weekend

Two wins and East Texas area girls basketball teams will be visiting the Alamo City. The regional tournaments are this weekend and a number of Piney Woods teams are seeking a trip to the Final Four in San Antonio. Teams vying for the state tournament include John Tyler (Class 6A, Region II), Bullard and Gilmer

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UT Tyler women win, men lose in ASC tournament

BROWNWOOD - The UT Tyler women’s basketball team outscored Concordia-Texas 22-14 in the fourth quarter and went on to defeat the Tornados 69-61 on Thursday in an American Southwest Conference Tournament quarterfinal at Brownwood Coliseum. The Patriots (20-6) will meet…

23 February 2017 [11:22 PM]
Thursday Baseball/Softball Roundup

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23 February 2017 [11:02 PM]
Slocum boys dump Coolidge in area playoffs

CENTERVILLE - With five players scoring at least 13 points, Slocum defeated Coolidge 71-62 in the Class 1A area playoffs on Thursday. Travis Neal (14), Taylor Hunt (14), Alex Maldonado (13), Keet Cockerham (13) and Jacob Lane (13) all scored…

23 February 2017 [10:30 PM]
Grace edges St. Michael's in OT of boys soccer playoff

Will Blankenship scored an overtime goal to send Grace Community past Austin St. Michael’s Catholic in a TAPPS Division II bi-district playoff game on Thursday at Clyde-Perkins Stadium. Next up for the Cougars (9-7-2) will be Garland Brighter Horizons (10-1)…

23 February 2017 [09:26 PM]
Cowboys set for Hall of Fame Game

CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Dallas and Arizona will play in the Hall of Fame game on Aug. 3. With Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner being inducted into the hall this year, the matchup…

23 February 2017 [03:07 PM]
All Saints falls in state semifinals to Frisco Legacy Christian

ABILENE — Although his Trojans came up short on the scoreboard, All Saints basketball coach Eddie Francis was immensely proud of his team. Francis said his team fought throughout, but fell to Frisco Legacy Christian 61-43 in a TAPPS 5A…

23 February 2017 [02:03 PM]
John Tyler qualifies power lifters for regionals

John Tyler’s power lifting team won the inaugural John Tyler Powerlifting Meet on Saturday, qualifying a number of Lions for the regional meet. Raul Cantu, TeVarri Graves, Wilfredo Valladares, Daiston Keeton, Jakyree Trigg, Samuel Meneses, Trejon Blake and Kaylon Douglas…

22 February 2017 [07:21 PM]
Robert E. Lee softball tops Palestine

Sarah Holmes tripled and drove in three runs and Victoria Sanchez allowed one earned run as Robert E. Lee softball defeated Palestine 12-6 Tuesday at Faulkner Park. The Lady Raiders (2-3) erupted for seven runs in the third innings to…

22 February 2017 [05:10 PM]
Boys State Basketball Pairings

Area boys pairings included (local only) Boys Class 6A Bi-District Region II The Woodlands 64, Mesquite Horn 42 Dallas Jesuit 65, Rowlett 61 Rockwall 67, The Woodlands College Park 64 South Garland 74, Richardson 57 Spring Westfield 72, Houston Strafford…

22 February 2017 [01:41 AM]
Girls State Basketball Pairings

Girls Class 6A Region II Regional Quarterfinals John Tyler 65, Mesquite Horn 50 Spring Dekaney 67, Round Rock Westwood 51 Dallas Skyline 45, Rockwall 43 Pflugerville 62, Austin Bowie 43 Regional Tournament Davis Field House, Dallas Semifinals Game 1: John…

22 February 2017 [01:40 AM]
Basketball Roundup

ROYSE CITY - Wyatt Rinehart hit for a game-high 20 points to lead Brownsboro to a 61-48 win over Paris North Lamar in the Class 4A bi-district playoffs on Tuesday. Kevon Thompson added 10 while Jamal Bell and Jake Conner…

22 February 2017 [12:17 AM]
TJC faces Panola in huge DH

The nationally ranked Tyler Junior College basketball teams meet up-and-coming Panola College in huge Region XIV basketball doubleheader on Wednesday at Wagstaff Gymnasium. The women’s game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s contest at 7:30 p.m. The…

21 February 2017 [11:44 PM]
John Tyler boys blank North Mesquite 4-0

Four different players found the back of the net as John Tyler blanked North Mesquite 4-0 in District 11-6A play on Tuesday at John Tyler High School Field. The Lions bounced back in a big way from a tough 6-1…

21 February 2017 [11:29 PM]
All Saints girls beat Brook Hill 4-0 to reach playoffs

BULLARD - Goalkeeper Hope Sebella kept Bullard Brook Hill off the scoreboard to help All Saints to a 4-0 victory in a TAPPS D-II District 2 play-in game on Tuesday at Herrington Stadium. After the Guard and Lady Trojans split…

21 February 2017 [11:28 PM]
Arp tops Ore City in bi-district, 83-54

LONGVIEW - Demarvion Overshown and Jacoby Hawkins combined for 48 points to help lift the Arp Tigers to an 83-54 victory over the Ore City Rebels on Tuesday in a Class 3A bi-district basketball game at Spring Hill High School.…

21 February 2017 [10:50 PM]
Elysian Fields stops Troup in boys bi-district basketball playoff

KILGORE – Sharay Ratliffe scored 30 points to lead Elysian Fields past Troup 60-46 Tuesday in their Class 3A boys bi-district basketball playoff game at Bulldog Gymnasium. The Tigers fell behind by 7-0 to start the game and played catch-up…

21 February 2017 [08:23 PM]
Robert E. Lee girls golf wins Brook Hill Invitational

Robert E. Lee girls golf finished first at the Brook Hill Invitational held last week at Eagle’s Bluff Country Club in Bullard. The Lady Raiders combined to score a 330, defeating second-place Lufkin Hudson by 56 strokes. The event featured…

21 February 2017 [04:31 PM]
Bullard headed to regionals

The Bullard Lady Panthers are heading back to the regional basketball tournament. Allie Kirgan and Hannah Lloyd combined for 32 points as Bullard scored a 54-36 win over Chapel Hill on Monday in a Class 4A girls regional quarterfinal at…

20 February 2017 [11:33 PM]
State basketball pairings

Girls Class 6A Region II Regional Quarterfinals John Tyler (21-12) vs. Mesquite Horn (26-6), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Eustace HS Spring Dekaney (31-4) vs. Round Rock Westwood (29-7) Rockwall (22-9) vs. Dallas Skyline (22-12), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Mesquite Poteet HS Austin…

20 February 2017 [11:27 PM]