Lee's Hall, Gilmer's Boyd highlight East Texas Dream Team

Beginning in the summer of 2008, the sports staffs from the Tyler Morning Telegraph and Longview News-Journal met up to combine all of our knowledge from East Texas football into a preseason Dream Team. It is made up of the best area players at each position.

Bullard softball team set for World Series

  The Bullard Dixie Ponytails are the Texas State Champions and are now headed to the World Series. The Bullard Ponytails won the U12 Dixie X-Play state championship, which was held in Commerce from July 17-22. The Ponytails defeated Hopkins County 6-3 in the state title game.

New Boston's Sid ‘The Jet’ Garton to visit Green Acres with new book

Usain Bolt is known as the “The World’s Fastest Human,” but it in the late 1950s an East Texan held the title. Sid “The Jet” Garton, who starred at New Boston High School, has written a book about his experiences on the track and in life.

TISD accepting Hall of Fame nominations

TISD accepting nominations for Athletic Hall of Fame until Aug. 7 The Tyler Independent School District is accepting nominations for the Athletic Hall of Fame. This will be the third induction class.

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Brady vows to fight on; Kraft says he regrets not doing so
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Pump Jacks top Bombers

By PHIL HICKS phicks@tylerpaper.com Derek Clemons had three hits and two RBIs, while his twin Aaron Clemons added a double as the East Texas Pump Jacks scored a 7-1 win over the Brazos Valley Bombers Sunday night at UT…

02 August 2015 [10:13 PM]
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It’s time! Football, volleyball teams begin practice

The 2015-16 season begins now. Schools across Texas open fall practice for volleyball and football Monday, preparing for another year on the court and gridiron. The exception is Class 5A and 6A schools who participated in spring football,…

02 August 2015 [07:53 PM]
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Tyler's Emge wins Ironman Boulder

BOULDER, Colo. — Tylerite Clay Emge won the Ironman Boulder Sunday, competing against some 2,768 athletes. Emge, an engineer competing in the 30 to 34 division, won the overall event with a clocking of 8 hours, 45 minutes and 20…

02 August 2015 [05:47 PM]
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Josh McCown enters camp as Cleveland's starting QB Video

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — In his strongest statements yet regarding the direction of the Cleveland Browns since taking over as owner in 2012, Jimmy Haslam vowed to be patient and not make more changes if things go poorly this season.…

02 August 2015 [01:38 PM]
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Seth Russell set to take over Baylor offense Video

The quarterback is usually the face of a football team. During conference media days, those faces are often difficult to find. No Christian Hackenberg for Penn State. No Deshaun Watson for Clemson. No Anu Solomon for Arizona. Neither Cardale Jones…

02 August 2015 [01:33 PM]
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HICKS: Strong should give Heard a chance

  Phil Hicks, phicks@tylerpaper.com   If Tyrone Swoopes is announced as the starting quarterback on Sept. 5 in South Bend, Indiana, and the Texas junior plays the whole game against Notre Dame, Longhorn fans are in for a long season.…

01 August 2015 [10:34 PM]
TSWA 6A All-State Baseball Team

Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association Class 6A All-State Baseball Team FIRST TEAM Pitchers — Eric Walker, Arlington Martin, jr.; Beau Burrows, Weatherford, sr.; (tie) John Henry Gonzalez, Edinburg, jr.; Davis Martin, San Angelo Central, sr. Reliever — Mark Pearson,…

01 August 2015 [03:11 PM]
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Pump Jacks rally falls short vs. Generals

After a dramatic come-from-behind win on Thursday, the Pump Jacks were hoping for similar success Friday. This time, the Generals shut it down. East Texas stranded the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth to fall 5-3 to Victoria…

31 July 2015 [10:22 PM]
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TISD accepting Hall of Fame nominations

TISD accepting nominations for Athletic Hall of Fame until Aug. 7 The Tyler Independent School District is accepting nominations for the Athletic Hall of Fame. This will be the third induction class. The district encourages community members, parents, friends and…

31 July 2015 [10:10 PM]
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Bullard softball team set for World Series

The Bullard Dixie Ponytails are the Texas State Champions and are now headed to the World Series. The Bullard Ponytails won the U12 Dixie X-Play state championship, which was held in Commerce from July 17-22. The Ponytails defeated Hopkins County…

31 July 2015 [10:07 PM]
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Lee's Hall, Gilmer's Boyd highlight East Texas Dream Team

Beginning in the summer of 2008, the sports staffs from the Tyler Morning Telegraph and Longview News-Journal met up to combine all of our knowledge from East Texas football into a preseason Dream Team. It is made up of the…

31 July 2015 [09:55 PM]
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164 skydivers smash head-down world record in Illinois Video

OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — Traveling at speeds of up to 240 mph, 164 skydivers flying head-down built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation Friday over central Illinois, smashing the previous record. It took the international team 13 attempts to beat…

31 July 2015 [04:46 PM]
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Rangers get Hamels from Phillies for 2015 — and beyond Video

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — With Cole Hamels, the Texas Rangers have gotten another ace in hopes of getting back to the playoffs — in 2015 and beyond. Texas obtained the Phillies left-hander in an eight-player deal completed before Friday's non-waiver…

31 July 2015 [12:43 PM]
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Online viewers won't miss Super Bowl ads shown on TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Next year, you won't have to worry about missing the buzziest commercials of the Super Bowl if you can't get to a TV. In the past, not all advertisers bought online time along with a pricy…

31 July 2015 [12:40 PM]
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Wilson signs 4-year contract extension with Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks. Wilson signed a four-year contract extension with the Seahawks on Friday, keeping him with the franchise that took him in the third round of the 2012 draft…

31 July 2015 [12:36 PM]
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Pump Jacks rally to beat Victoria in extra innings

East Texas’ Tristan Clarke had the honor of scoring the game-tying run in the eighth inning and also coming home for the winning run in the bottom of the 10th as the Pump Jacks rallied to win 6-5 over the…

30 July 2015 [11:42 PM]
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WHEELER: The Right Place at the Right Time

LEWISVILLE —Sometimes you just happen to be in the right place at the right time. When I ventured out into the intense afternoon heat Wednesday for the second round of the 45th Veritex Texas Open, I was hoping to land…

30 July 2015 [10:10 PM]
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Olympic water littered with viruses and bacteria Video

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Sewage pollution has long been a problem for Rio de Janeiro, and officials promised they would use the 2016 Summer Olympics as the springboard to finally clean up this stunningly beautiful city's waterways. An Associated…

30 July 2015 [03:34 PM]
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Josh Warren's family waiting for an answer Video

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - It has been almost one month since Josh Warren unexpectedly passed away after football practice. His death was a blow to his family and friends, but the wait for answers as to why he died just seems…

30 July 2015 [09:27 AM]
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PARRY: No consensus fantasy No. 1

Fantasy Football season is again upon us and players have begun the early process of checking out websites, rankings and looking at stats from last season. This is the time of the year were the letters ADP (average draft position)…

29 July 2015 [10:21 PM]
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Brady vows to fight on; Kraft says he regrets not doing so Video

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady vowed on Wednesday to fight his four-game "Deflategate" suspension, and team owner Robert Kraft opened training camp by saying he continues to "believe and unequivocally support" the three-time Super Bowl…

29 July 2015 [01:19 PM]
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Lee outfielder Bates commits to La. Tech

Robert E. Lee’s Parker Bates will continue his baseball career in the 2016-17 season at Louisiana Tech University. The incoming senior made the announcement Tuesday evening on Twitter. “Proud to say I have officially committed to play baseball at Louisiana…

28 July 2015 [11:26 PM]
TSWA 3A All-STATE: Edgewood's Elie, Tyne make first team

Jackson Tyner and Tye Elie, two standouts who were instrumental in leading Edgewood to its first state baseball tournament appearance, have been named to the Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association Class 3A all-state team, the organization announced on Tuesday.…

28 July 2015 [10:20 PM]
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John Tyler DT Jones commits to Houston

The Cougars just added a little more Cujo. John Tyler defensive tackle Braylon Jones gave his commitment to play at the University of Houston on Twitter late Monday night. Jones, who can make his pledge official on National…

28 July 2015 [10:16 PM]