Lions knock off Marshall, 84-82

LONGVIEW — When the ball left Marshall guard Chris Jones’ hands, John Tyler’s Ja’Khari Lewis had one simple, continual thought running through his mind. “Don’t make it,” Lewis said. “I was just hoping he wasn’t going to make it, so we could win.” The 3-point shot did not go, but John…

Lady Lions fall to Lake Ridge in regional quarters, 40-34

WILLS POINT — It was a scene that played out almost in perpetuity in the second half. John Tyler would go down, miss a shot and Mansfield Lake Ridge would grab the rebound.

Lindale holds off Lobos in bi-district

Lindale survived four shots by Longview in the last 20 seconds to hold on for a 63-62 victory over the Lobos in a Class 5A bi-district boys basketball playoff on Tuesday at Wagstaff Gymnasium. The Eagles advance to meet either No.

Red Raiders have high expectations

Usually a move to a new district is met with wonder and anticipation. It brings with it new teams, maybe some new rivalries and new possibilities.

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Marlins' Stanton faces first live pitches since being hit

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton saw his first live pitches since his beaning back in September. The Miami Marlins will have to wait at least one more day to watch Stanton take his first swing. While other members of…

26 February 2015 [03:27 PM]
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Bills negotiating to sign quarterback McCown

John Wawrow BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are negotiating to sign veteran free agent Josh McCown to address their long-standing needs at quarterback. A person familiar with discussions told The Associated Press on Thursday that contract talks are…

26 February 2015 [11:59 AM]
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HS Basketball Scores/Pairings

Note: Times and dates subject to change due to the weather GIRLS UIL Class 6A Region II Regional Quarterfinals Irving MacArthur 36, Rockwall 29 Spring DeKaney 58, Round Rock Stony Point 47 Dallas Skyline 49, Richardson 48 Austin Bowie 55,…

25 February 2015 [11:23 PM]
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Lady Lions fall to Lake Ridge in regional quarters, 40-34

WILLS POINT — It was a scene that played out almost in perpetuity in the second half. John Tyler would go down, miss a shot and Mansfield Lake Ridge would grab the rebound. Moments later, the Lady Eagles would lose…

25 February 2015 [10:57 PM]
JT begins baseball season Thursday

John Tyler’s baseball season opener against Chapel Hill on Tuesday was cancelled due to wintry weather, but the two teams will have more chances to face off this season. The Lions open the 2015 season today at the Chapel Hill…

25 February 2015 [10:54 PM]
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Lions knock off Marshall, 84-82

LONGVIEW — When the ball left Marshall guard Chris Jones’ hands, John Tyler’s Ja’Khari Lewis had one simple, continual thought running through his mind. “Don’t make it,” Lewis said. “I was just hoping he wasn’t going to make it, so…

25 February 2015 [10:43 PM]
Martins Mill rolls into regionals

SULPHUR SPRINGS — No. 9 Martins Mill ran out to a 24-point lead after one quarter and cruised to a 76-28 victory over Honey Grove in the Class 2A regional quarterfinals on Wednesday at Sulphur Springs High School. Cheyenne Brown…

25 February 2015 [10:36 PM]
TJC hosts Kilgore in matinee Thursday

A flurry of snowflakes and icy road conditions forced a postponement of Wednesday’s basketball doubleheader between rivals Tyler Junior College and Kilgore. So hoop fans are in for a treat with an afternoon matinee Thursday as TJC plays host to…

25 February 2015 [07:41 PM]
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Red Raiders have high expectations

Usually a move to a new district is met with wonder and anticipation. It brings with it new teams, maybe some new rivalries and new possibilities. But thanks to years and years of postseason clashes, Robert E. Lee’s response to…

25 February 2015 [07:40 PM]
Rose City Classic begins Thursday

The 24th Annual Rose City Classic begins Thursday at UT Tyler’s Irwin Field and at Mike Carter Field. Hosted by Robert E. Lee, the event features 16 baseball games in three days showcasing the talents from area schools Lufkin, Sulphur…

25 February 2015 [07:39 PM]
TJC games moved to Thursday

Tyler Junior College’s basketball doubleheader with Kilgore scheduled for Wednesday has been postponed to Thursday, Dr. Tim Drain, TJC athletic director announced. The games will be played at 2 (women) and 4 (men) p.m. Thursday at Wagstaff Gymnasium.…

25 February 2015 [03:54 PM]
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Quarterback Josh McCown visiting Browns

CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the visit says free agent quarterback Josh McCown is meeting for a second day with the QB-deficient Browns. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the team is not revealing plans…

25 February 2015 [10:15 AM]
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HS Basketball Playoffs

Note: Times and dates subject to change due to the weather GIRLS UIL Class 6A Region II Regional Quarterfinals Irving MacArthur vs. Rockwall Spring DeKaney 58, Round Rock Stony Point 47 Richardson vs. Skyline Austin Bowie 55, Cedar Ridge…

25 February 2015 [12:40 AM]
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Lindale holds off Lobos in bi-district

Lindale survived four shots by Longview in the last 20 seconds to hold on for a 63-62 victory over the Lobos in a Class 5A bi-district boys basketball playoff on Tuesday at Wagstaff Gymnasium. The Eagles advance to meet either…

24 February 2015 [11:53 PM]
Corsicana takes out Mt. Pleasant

The Corsicana Tigers defeated Mount Pleasant 60-41 Tuesday night in a Class 5A Region II bi-district matchup at REL Varsity Gymnasium. Corsicana had three players finish in double digits scoring, including Christian Beachum (12), Carlos Tovias (14) and Ralph Watts…

24 February 2015 [11:52 PM]
Carlisle past Timpson 71-59

TATUM — Rico Pereles had 23 points, eight rebounds and four steals to help Carlisle past Timpson 71-59 on Tuesday in the Class 2A bi-district playoffs. The Indians (23-6) will play top-ranked Dallardsville Big Sandy on Friday at Lufkin Hudson…

24 February 2015 [11:50 PM]
Alba-Golden routs Mount Vernon 76-17

COMMERCE — Jordan Dawson and Macie Arrington combined for 41 points as Alba-Golden routed Mount Vernon 76-17 in the Class 3A regional quarterfinals on Tuesday. Dawsone scored 21 and Arrington had 20, both outscoring Mount Vernon on their own. The…

24 February 2015 [11:49 PM]
Winnsboro edged Edgewood 43-33

COMMERCE — With staunch defense, Winnsboro edged Edgewood 43-33 to advance to the regional tournament on Tuesday. The Lady Raiders led 30-20 at halftime and then held the Lady Bulldogs to three points in the third quarter. Winnsboro will play…

24 February 2015 [11:48 PM]
Bullard boys, girls hoops go down

EMORY — The Bullard basketball teams did not find the friendly confines of Wildcat Gymnasium at Rains High School to their liking as both teams’ seasons ended on Tuesday night. The 13th-ranked Lady Panthers went down 45-39 to Canton in…

24 February 2015 [11:46 PM]
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Patriots hosting ASC women’s tournament

For the second consecutive year, and third time in program history, UT Tyler will host the American Southwest Conference Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament. The Patriot women, coached by Kevin Baker, earned the right by winning the ASC regular season championship.…

24 February 2015 [11:45 PM]
TJC honoring sophomores

Phil Hicks, phicks@tylerpaper.com The number 13 is not embraced by many, but for Tyler Junior College it has been lucky. Thirteen basketball players will be honored between games Wednesday on “Sophomore Night” at Wagstaff Gymnasium. The first game of the…

24 February 2015 [11:43 PM]
Omini, Brook Hill edge Grace 1-0 for spot in state title game

Staff Reports BULLARD —In the rubber match between the two, the Guard came out on top. After splitting the season series, Bullard Brook Hill and Grace Community battled for the right to play for the TAPPS Division II state championship,…

24 February 2015 [11:43 PM]
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Ellison rushes by Lee

BY CHRIS PARRY, cparry@tylerpaper.com   CORSICANA — Killeen Ellison turned a one-point game into a 53-44 loss for Robert E. Lee thanks to a closing surge in the final 3:11 of play on Tuesday in their Class 6A bi-district boys…

24 February 2015 [11:41 PM]
Brownsboro 49, Crandall 33

Brownsboro 49, Crandall 33 EUSTACE —Tamerick Pace scored a game-high 20 points as Brownsboro pulled away from Crandall for a 49-33 bi-district win Tuesday. Will Bailey added 14 for the Bears (25-4), who advance to face North Lamar on Friday…

24 February 2015 [11:35 PM]
Boys Class 4A Bi-District

    BOYS Class 4A Bi-District Athens 63, Canton 51 EUSTACE — Courtland Lyons and Kynden Crist combined for 33 points to help Athens take down Canton 63-51 in the Class 4A bi-district playoffs on Tuesday. The Hornets (15-11)…

24 February 2015 [11:34 PM]
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FIFA closes on dates for taboo breaking World Cup in Qatar

FIFA finally came out in full support of a winter World Cup in Qatar 2022.The calamity continues. Worries over the biggest tournament on the planet being played in 100-plus degree temperatures produced the unprecedented move from the traditional summertime competition…

24 February 2015 [09:00 PM]
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Despite delays, JT hoops teams ready for playoff games

The anxiety is rising. With every delay and snow day, they just want to play. “Everybody’s on edge,” JT girls basketball coach Mike Smith said. “They’re excited to play. They’re excited to be out of school. It’s a lot of…

24 February 2015 [08:55 PM]
Palestine ISD hires new athletic director

Palestine Independent School District board of trustees on Monday approved hiring Robby Clark as the district’s new athletic director. Clark has 20 years of coaching experience, Larissa Loveless, district public relations director, said. He will leave an offensive coordinator’s position…

24 February 2015 [02:32 PM]
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Rangers get Olmos on waiver claim, put Profar on 60-day DL

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — The Texas Rangers have acquired left-handed reliever Edgar Olmos on a waiver claim from the Seattle Mariners. To make room on the 40-man roster Tuesday, the Rangers placed second baseman Jurickson Profar on the 60-day disabled…

24 February 2015 [01:29 PM]