LSU lineman Willie Allen transfers to Tyler Junior College

TJC football coach Danny Palmer secured another highly touted transfer on Thursday as LSU offensive lineman Willie Allen signed with the Apaches. Thomas Rocco, Tyler Junior College’s assistant head coach/defensive coordinator, announced the signing via text. That is now three transfers from major colleges in the last month for the Apaches as…

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LSU lineman Willie Allen transfers to Tyler Junior College

TJC football coach Danny Palmer secured another highly touted transfer on Thursday as LSU offensive lineman Willie Allen signed with the Apaches. Thomas Rocco, Tyler Junior College’s assistant head coach/defensive coordinator, announced the signing via text. That is now three…

22 June 2017 [11:03 PM]
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Commentary: U.S. Soccer owes debt to Tony DiCicco

The United States of America owes a great debt to Tony DiCicco. Without him and what he accomplished, there might not be a National Women’s Soccer League. Current soccer superstars like Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, Sydney Leroux Dwyer and most…

21 June 2017 [11:07 PM]
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Jerry Jones meets Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis met with an Pro Football Hall of Fame delegation and urged them to translate values of teamwork and fair play from the football field to the broader community and help build a…

21 June 2017 [02:59 PM]
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Whitehouse's House MVP of 17-5A baseball

Mason House, Whitehouse’s fleet-footed outfielder, has been voted the Most Valuable Player of District 17-5A baseball, the league’s coaches announced. House, a third-round selection by the San Diego Padres in the recent MLB Draft, hit .409 for the…

20 June 2017 [11:07 PM]
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TCU eliminates A&M

OMAHA, Neb. - Roommates Brian Howard and Ryan Merrill are going to have plenty to talk about around their apartment whenever they and the rest of the TCU Horned Frogs return to Fort Worth. Howard matched his career high with…

20 June 2017 [08:42 PM]
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Dez mentoring 'Little Switz'

FRISCO - Ryan Switzer exchanged a high-five with Dez Bryant, then two more, followed by a shoulder bump and a couple of dance moves with his celebrated Dallas teammate. The rookie receiver isn't a typical fourth-round pick cloaked…

19 June 2017 [11:26 PM]
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TCU, A&M meet in Omaha

Texas A&M coach Rob Childress can reach a milestone win on Tuesday when his Aggies take on the TCU Horned Frogs at the College World Series. One more victory and it will be No. 500 as Aggies coach…

19 June 2017 [11:23 PM]
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Commentary: Texas, OU decisions leave bad taste

Although the news out of Austin and Norman the last two months did not say the two flagship schools of their respective states will be joining the Southeastern Conference, their actions certainly did. First at the University of…

19 June 2017 [09:53 PM]
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All Saints team advances to championship bracket

HOUSTON - The All Saints team of Maddie Varga and Hanna Waits are competing in the first TAPPS Sand Volleyball Tournament. The duo went 6-2 in pool play defeating Katy St. John XXIII 21-7, 21-5; San Antonio Antonian 21-10,…

19 June 2017 [09:42 PM]
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Makeshift rotation tries to keep Astros afloat

HOUSTON - Dallas Keuchel isn't pitching for the Houston Astros right now. Neither are Lance McCullers, Charlie Morton and Collin McHugh. With four-fifths of their rotation on the disabled list, the first-place Astros are relying on two rookies,…

19 June 2017 [05:51 PM]
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Mariners stop Rangers

ARLINGTON (AP) - After consecutive six-run losses against Texas, the Seattle Mariners got to the Rangers’ ace Sunday and earned a long-awaited victory in Arlington. Kyle Seager drove in three runs with three doubles, Christian Bergman pitched effectively into the…

18 June 2017 [10:23 PM]
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Florida blanks TCU

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Alex Faedo limited TCU to two singles and struck out 11 in seven innings, and Florida posted its first College World Series shutout since 1991 with a 3-0 win Sunday night. Faedo, the Detroit…

18 June 2017 [10:20 PM]
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Scheffler finishes as low amateur at US Open

ERIN, Wis. - Dallas’ Scottie Scheffler, who has completed in multiple junior golf events at Hollytree Country Club, was the low amateur at the 117th U.S. Open. Scheffler, who plays at the University of Texas, shot a final round of…

18 June 2017 [10:10 PM]
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Jacksonville's Shattuck ties for second

Jacksonville’s Hunter Shattuck finished as runner-up in the 108th Texas Amateur golf tournament at Lakewood Country Club in Dallas. The fourth and final round was Sunday. Shattuck, who played at The Brook Hill School, McLennan Community College and Baylor University,…

18 June 2017 [10:00 PM]
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Louisville holds off Texas A&M

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Louisville had an early five-run lead against Texas A&M and national player of the year Brendan McKay was on the mound. It should have been game over, right? “We knew Texas A&M wasn't going…

18 June 2017 [07:01 PM]
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Jacksonville, Longview qualify for 7on7 state at the Tyler SQT

Jacksonville could get used to this. For the second-straight year the Indians traveled to Tyler hoping to garner one of two qualifying spots for the upcoming Adidas Texas 7on7 Championships. And for the second year in a row, the Tribe…

17 June 2017 [10:43 PM]
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COMMENTARY: Television needs the NFL

REID KERR, Tyler Morning Telegraph Columnist There’s nothing on television these days. Yes, dear reader, that’s the kind of hard-hitting, right-to-the-bone analysis you get from me in the NFL offseason. Hang in there, training camp is just around the…

17 June 2017 [10:29 PM]
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Area teams aim to qualify for state Saturday at Tyler 7on7 SQT

Time is running out for area high schools to snatch up a precious qualifying spot to the 2017 Adidas Texas 7on7 Championships. The Tyler State Qualifying Tournament is one of those final opportunities to qualify. It will take place Saturday…

16 June 2017 [11:33 PM]
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Union Grove leads way for TGCA All-State track and field team

Union Grove won the Class 2A girls team title in track and field last month with seniors Hanna Chambliss, Cheyenne Grubbs, Kyra Winn and junior Summer Grubbs putting on a memorable performance in Austin. All four have now been selected…

15 June 2017 [11:19 PM]
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Astros score 9 runs in 6th, snap Rangers win streak

HOUSTON - Derek Fisher homered and had an RBI single for his first major league hits in a nine-run sixth inning to help the Houston Astros to a 13-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night to avoid a…

14 June 2017 [11:40 PM]
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Bishop Gorman hires new girls, boys basketball coaches

Bishop Gorman athletic director Rod Kaspar embarked on a coaching search for new girls and boy basketball head coaches. His and the search committee’s criteria were to find coaches with youthful enthusiasm, drive and willingness to stick it out to…

14 June 2017 [11:24 PM]
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State champion Slocum leads way on TGCA All-State softball team

Slocum sophomore Jalyn Fletcher led her team to its first-ever state softball title and has been recognized by the Texas Girls Coaches Association, which selected Fletcher on its TGCA All-State Softball Team. Fletcher produced an 11-0 record in the circle…

14 June 2017 [11:20 PM]