Renovations underway at storied Willow Brook golf course

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a three-part series on the golf course renovations now underway at Willow Brook Country Club. Today’s story is an overview with an historical look at Tyler’s oldest course to be followed by a detailed account of the changes and finally a Q&A with architect Tripp Davis. For the serious golfer, making the…

ET Mustangs Track Club competes at DeLoach Invitational in Houston

HOUSTON - The East Texas Mustangs Track Club completed in the Joe DeLoach Youth Invitational earlier this month. It was the second of back-to-back indoor meets, beginning first with the Carl Lewis High School Invite on Saturday, Jan. 15 with the DeLoach on Sunday. Both meets were held at the University of Houston’s Yeoman Fieldhouse. Several

Applewhite takes in John Tyler hoops game, talks Houston Cougars football

TRAVIS YOESTING tyoesting@tylerpaper.com By NCAA rules, college football coaches aren’t allowed to comment on players they’re recruiting, so University of Houston head coach Major Applewhite couldn’t say who he was watching at the Lions Den on Tuesday night. But as John Tyler played Rockwall, Applewhite’s choice of seats - right next to

APEC offseason training proven to be a fast-track to big leagues

Note: Part four of a four-part series detailing East Texas professional baseball players doing their offseason workout at Accelerate Performance Enhancement Center in Tyler. All it takes is a hot streak and you’re up there. Accelerate Performance Enhancement Center (APEC) director Bobby Stroupe added another line to what he tells the players who trust him and his staff with their offseason. “There has never been a professional baseball player who trained with us for three offseasons in a row and didn’t make

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HS Basketball Roundup: All Saints sweeps Brook Hill

The short-handed All Saints Trojans just keep on winning. The Trojans, missing three starters, scored a 46-36 win over Bullard Brook Hill on Friday in a TAPPS 3-5A basketball game at Brookshire Gym. In the first game, the Lady Trojans…

20 January 2017 [11:32 PM]
North Mesquite edges John Tyler boys, 60-58

MESQUITE - John Tyler led most of the game but North Mesquite pulled out a 60-58 victory over the Lions on Friday in District 11-6A action. Jerry Carraway scored 17 and Darrian Green added 16 for the Stallions (8-13, 2-5)…

20 January 2017 [11:16 PM]
Moore shoots UT Tyler past Rust College, 77-66

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. - Davis Moore connected on five 3-pointers to lead UT Tyler past Rust College 77-66 Thursday in a non-conference men’s game. Moore, a Martin’s Mill graduate, finished with a team-high 18 points altogether. Skyler Hadden and Melvin…

19 January 2017 [09:35 PM]
UIL state basketball tournament to continue at Alamodome

SAN ANTONIO - The University Interscholastic League Girls and Boys Basketball State Tournaments will return to the Alamodome in San Antonio in 2018 and 2019 the League announced Thursday. The Alamodome has hosted the tournaments since 2015. San Antonio was…

19 January 2017 [09:07 PM]
Girls Soccer: Grace scores late to edge All Saints, 1-0

Lexye Price scored with 2.5 minutes left to send Grace Community to a 1-0 victory over rival All Saints on Tuesday at Clyde-Perkins Stadium. The Lady Cougars (9-5, 2-0 TAPPS D-II District 2) and Lady Trojans appeared headed toward penalty…

18 January 2017 [12:13 AM]
Tuesday Basketball Roundup: All Saints crushes ETCS, 67-32

LONGVIEW - Scottie Turner hit for 17 points to power All Saints to a 67-32 win over East Texas Christian School of Longview in a non-district basketball game on Tuesday. The Trojans had several players out with illness and injury…

18 January 2017 [12:11 AM]
Red Raiders routed on the road at Rockwall-Heath

ROCKWALL - Robert E. Lee surrendered 48 points combined in the second and third quarters of a 74-43 loss Tuesday at Rockwall-Heath. The Red Raiders (7-12, 1-5 in District 11-6A) trailed 17-12 at the end of the first period, but…

17 January 2017 [11:08 PM]
Olivares scores twice to lead Robert E. Lee past Kilgore, 4-1

KILGORE - Robert E. Lee’s Isaac Olivares scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Red Raiders past Kilgore 4-1 on Tuesday in a non-district game at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium. The Red Raiders led the defending…

17 January 2017 [11:06 PM]
Ledesma sparks John Tyler Lions to 2-1 win over Pine Tree

John Tyler overcame an early deficit to defeat Pine Tree 2-1 on Tuesday at John Tyler High School Field. The Pirates went ahead in the second minute but eight minutes later the Lions (5-1-1) equalized on a penalty kick by…

17 January 2017 [11:01 PM]
Rockwall hands John Tyler girls third straight loss

ROCKWALL - Jordan Mathis scored 19 points to help Rockwall beat John Tyler 62-47 to take over sole possession of second place in District 11-6A on Tuesday. Alyssa Mayfield scored 17 for the Lady Lions (15-9, 5-3 11-6A), who have…

17 January 2017 [11:01 PM]
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