After shock of George resignation, Robert E. Lee football moving forward

Clayton George’s resignation Thursday morning shocked everyone. John Tyler coach Ricklan Holmes was asked about it that night after the Lions spring game. “It’s a decision we all have to make at some point and time,” Holmes told CBS19’s Ryan Moye. “I know the decision came suddenly, but it’s something that can be handled and can be…

TJC baseball seeks fourth-straight national title and fifth overall

Jarrod Wells and his fellow TJC sophomores remember the first words from Apaches baseball coach Doug Wren back in the fall of 2015 - “Our goal is a national championship.” “This is what we sign up for,” said Wells, Tyler Junior College’s shortstop from Langham Creek High School in Houston. The Apaches are close to that goal once again

UT Tyler softball blanks Amherst, moves into national final

The UT Tyler Patriots are one win away from competing in their third straight national softball series final. The Patriots plated eight runs in the first inning en route to a 13-0 five-inning victory over Amherst (Massachusetts) on Friday at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. UT Tyler (46-4) will have an off day on Saturday as the Patriots await their Sunday opponent.

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Apache golfers finish fourth

MESA, Ariz. - Tyler Junior College finished fourth in the NJCAA Division II Men’s National Golf Tournament that concluded on Friday. The Apaches, playing the 7,050-yard par 71 Longbow Golf Club course, shot a 306 during the final round for…

26 May 2017 [11:45 PM]
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Softball/Baseball Pairings

HS Softball UIL Softball Playoffs CLASS 6A Region II Finals The Woodlands vs. Austin Bowie (Austin Bowie wins series, 2-0) Game 1: Austin Bowie 2, The Woodlands 1 Game 2: Austin Bowie 3, The Woodlands 0 --- CLASS…

26 May 2017 [11:43 PM]
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UT Tyler softball blanks Amherst, moves into national final

The UT Tyler Patriots are one win away from competing in their third straight national softball series final. The Patriots plated eight runs in the first inning en route to a 13-0 five-inning victory over Amherst (Massachusetts) on Friday at…

26 May 2017 [09:04 PM]
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TJC coach Wren juggles baseball, family time

Doug Wren made some slick-fielding plays when he donned the uniforms at Arlington High, Tyler Junior College and Howard Payne University. As a student, player and now coach, he was quite the juggler, but nothing compares to this season. Not…

25 May 2017 [11:49 PM]
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Apaches fourth in golf tournament

Tyler Junior College pulled two strokes closer to the front-runners, but the Apaches remained in fourth place after Thursday’s third round of the NJCAA Division II Men’s National Golf Tournament in Mesa, Arizona. The Apaches, playing the 7,050-yard par 71…

25 May 2017 [11:37 PM]
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Patriots open with win

OKLAHOMA CITY - The UT Tyler Patriots started defense of their national championship with a 4-1 win over No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan on Thursday in the NCAA Division III Softball World Series at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium. The Patriots…

25 May 2017 [04:26 PM]
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Robert E. Lee head football coach Clayton George resigns

Clayton George has resigned as head football coach at Robert E. Lee. After one year, George is leaving the Red Raiders for family reasons, according to Tyler ISD athletic director Greg Priest, who confirmed it on Thursday. “I am…

25 May 2017 [10:53 AM]
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Patriots shooting for another national title

Once again, the UT Tyler softball team has put up some impressive numbers, but the only digits the Patriots are concerned with is two - as in their second national championship. UT Tyler, ranked No. 4 in the nation, gets…

25 May 2017 [12:32 AM]
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John Tyler Blue-White spring football game on Thursday

The annual John Tyler Blue & White spring football game will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday at the JTHS field. It is the culmination of nearly a month of spring practices and also the first chance for fans to…

24 May 2017 [11:46 PM]
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Defense rules in Robert E Lee spring football game

Robert E. Lee quarterback Chance Amie connected with Malik Hall for a 37-yard touchdown for the offense’s lone scoring play as defense ruled Wednesday in a 43-12 win in the annual Red-White spring game held at Red Raider Field. The…

24 May 2017 [11:27 PM]
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TJC signs TCU transfer QB

After seeing his quarterback leave for a Big 12 school, TJC head football coach Danny Palmer dipped into the league to take a signal caller. Tyler Junior College signed TCU’s highly touted quarterback Brennen Wooten on Wednesday, Palmer announced. The…

24 May 2017 [11:22 PM]
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Apache golfers fourth at nationals

Tyler Junior College dropped to fourth after Wednesday’s second round of the NJCAA Division II National Golf Tournament being held at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona. The Apaches, who were second after the first round, carded a 301 in…

24 May 2017 [11:06 PM]
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Baseball: Decatur stops Gilmer

ROCKWALL - Gilmer pitchers Nathan Mize and Cade Clemens were nearly flawless, but did not receive any offensive help in a 2-0 loss to Decatur Wednesday in their Class 4A Region III baseball semifinal at Rockwall High School. Mize and…

24 May 2017 [11:01 PM]
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TJC Baseball: Fighting for a 5th

The Tyler Junior College baseball team has won four national championships - two in Texas and two in North Carolina. The Apaches would like to make Tennessee their third state to hoist the trophy. TJC will get that chance later…

23 May 2017 [11:22 PM]
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Apaches second at golf nationals

PHIL HICKS phicks@tylerpaper.com Tyler Junior College, led by top 10 golfers Garrett White and Marco Maldonado, are in second place after Tuesday’s first round of the NJCAA Division II National Golf Tournament being held at Longbow Golf Club in…

23 May 2017 [11:17 PM]
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Join Patriot softball & see the country

UT Tyler softball coach Mike Reed could easily use the slogan, “Join the Patriots, see the country and win some championships” in his recruiting pitch. In earning their sixth World Series berth, Reed has taken the Patriots to four different…

23 May 2017 [11:12 PM]
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High School Baseball Playoffs (updated thru 5/25)

UIL Baseball Playoffs CLASS 6A REGION II Regional Semifinals Rockwall-Heath (33-8) vs. Klein Collins (26-8) At University of Mary Hardin-Baylor’s Red Murff Field, Belton Game 1: 5 p.m. Friday Game 2: 30 minutes after Game 1 Game 3: 1…

23 May 2017 [11:05 PM]
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UIL Softball Playoff Pairings (updated thru 5/24)

UIL Softball Playoffs CLASS 6A Region II Finals The Woodlands (31-9) vs. Austin Bowie (26-4) At Mumford High School Game 1: 4:30 p.m. Friday Game 2: 30 minutes after Game 1 Game 3: 7 p.m. Saturday, if necessary ———…

23 May 2017 [11:04 PM]
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Troup wins state golf title

PHIL HICKS phicks@tylerpaper.com The Troup Tigers are on top of the golf world. Troup captured the UIL Class 3A State Golf Tournament on Tuesday in Austin. The Tigers won by 15 strokes over runner-up Brock. In Class 2A, Grapeland…

23 May 2017 [10:54 PM]
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Troup leading 3A golf tournament

After mining silver last year, the Troup golfers have a different precious metal on their minds. The Tigers are 18 holes away from achieving that goal of gold. Troup, led by Jake Smelser’s 3-over 75, are atop the UIL Class…

22 May 2017 [11:50 PM]
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Lindner comes closest to jackpot

There was no million dollar jackpot given away, but there were still plenty of winners on a chilly, windy and rainy day at Hollytree Country Club. More than 50 golfers took a shot at the big money during the 31st…

22 May 2017 [11:38 PM]
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Scarber, Frye capture Margaritaville golf

After an opening round 59, 12 under par, the talented team of Brett Scarber and Jeremy Frye shot a 31 Sunday during a rain and storm shortened final round to win the 2017 Margaritaville Tournament at The Cascades Golf &…

21 May 2017 [10:12 PM]
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Cal Lutheran wins West Regional

Thunder, lightning and not even Tornados could stand in the way of the Cal Lutheran baseball team as they captured the 2017 NCAA Division III West Regional Championship with a 9-7 victory over the Concordia-Texas Tornados on Sunday evening to…

21 May 2017 [09:45 PM]
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Ace contest moved to Monday

Due to heavy rains on Sunday, the 31st annual UT Tyler Southside Bank Patriot Million Dollar Hole-in-One Final Event has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, following the Patriot Golf Classic. The finals are slated for hole No. 11 at…

21 May 2017 [09:31 PM]