South Carolina advances

NEW YORK - Sindarius Thornwell scored 26 points and South Carolina earned its first trip to the Final Four with a 77-70 victory over Florida on Sunday. The seventh-seeded Gamecocks (26-10) used their trademark swarming defense and some solid free throw shooting to beat their fellow Southeastern Conference Gators (27-9) in the East Regional final…

Kansas: Elite Eight Blues

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Landen Lucas buried his head in a towel as time ran out. Devonte’ Graham, on the verge of tears, walked off the court with his jersey pulled up over his face. Coach Bill Self fiddled with his tie a bit and stared blankly into the crowd as his players headed toward the locker room. Kansas came up short - again - as a No. 1

TVCC finishes as national runner-up

For the second straight season, the Gulf Coast State College Lady Commodores are Queens of NJCAA women’s basketball. And for the second straight year, the Trinity Valley Community College Lady Cardinals are runners-up. The No. 1 Lady Commodores broke out to a 16-3 lead en route to an 87-63 victory over the

Mexico vs. Honduras soccer match set for Tyler

A soccer event unlike any other in Tyler’s history will take place Sunday, April 2. It’s Mexico vs. Honduras at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium. The first-ever Copa Hermandad Clasico (Brotherhood Cup Classic) is bringing together former Mexico and Honduras internationals, now retired, to

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Patriots complete sweep of UT Dallas

The UT Tyler softball team scored five runs in the final three innings to erase a 3-2 deficit and defeat UT Dallas 7-3 on Sunday at Suddenlink Field. With the win, the No. 2 Patriots completed a three-game sweep of…

26 March 2017 [04:35 PM]
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South Carolina advances

NEW YORK - Sindarius Thornwell scored 26 points and South Carolina earned its first trip to the Final Four with a 77-70 victory over Florida on Sunday. The seventh-seeded Gamecocks (26-10) used their trademark swarming defense…

26 March 2017 [04:30 PM]
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Kansas: Elite Eight Blues

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Landen Lucas buried his head in a towel as time ran out. Devonte’ Graham, on the verge of tears, walked off the court with his jersey pulled up over his face. Coach Bill Self fiddled with…

26 March 2017 [12:29 AM]
Commentary: After free agency, what's left in the NFL

REID KERR, Tyler Morning Telegraph Columnist After keeping tabs on a whirlwind week of NFL free agency, I found myself deathly ill. What I thought was a case of NFL Draft Fever just turned out to be…

26 March 2017 [12:25 AM]
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Mexico vs. Honduras soccer match set for Tyler

A soccer event unlike any other in Tyler’s history will take place Sunday, April 2. It’s Mexico vs. Honduras at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium. The first-ever Copa Hermandad Clasico (Brotherhood Cup Classic) is bringing together former Mexico and…

26 March 2017 [12:22 AM]
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TVCC finishes as national runner-up

PHIL HICKS phicks@tylerpaper.com For the second straight season, the Gulf Coast State College Lady Commodores are Queens of NJCAA women’s basketball. And for the second straight year, the Trinity Valley Community College Lady Cardinals are runners-up. The No. 1…

26 March 2017 [12:18 AM]
All Saints blanks Gorman

Dalton Hayes and Raul Martinez combined on a four-hitter as the All Saints Trojans scored a 13-0 victory over the Bishop Gorman Crusaders on Saturday at the Crusaders’ diamond. Hayes pitched four innings, giving up two hits while striking out…

26 March 2017 [12:12 AM]
Parker leads Lee by Longview

LONGVIEW - Rhett Parker homered, doubled and drove in six runs, and Tyler Lee pulled away late to notch a 17-5 District 11-6A win over the Longview Lobos on Saturday. The score was tied at 4-4 before Lee scored five…

26 March 2017 [12:10 AM]
Patriots sweep UT Dallas

The No. 2-ranked UT Tyler softball team got another pair of dominating pitching performances as they swept a doubleheader against UT Dallas, 7-0 and 5-1, on Saturday at Suddenlink Field. Alaina Kissinger picked up her nation-leading 13th win of the…

26 March 2017 [12:08 AM]
Azalea Trail Junior Golf Classic

Jacob Cole, of Tyler, carded a 1-under 71 on Saturday to take the lead in the 12 & under division of the Azalea Trail Junior Golf Classic being held at Hollytree Country Club. The second and final round is on Sunday.…

25 March 2017 [11:46 PM]
Rain shuffles soccer playoff schedule, with pairings

A bi-district soccer playoff doubleheader scheduled for Friday at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium was postponed to Saturday because of inclement weather. The Athens (12-10-1) and Waskom (3-9-1) girls teams will play at noon Saturday followed by the Palestine…

24 March 2017 [11:05 PM]
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Robert E. Lee tennis performs well at Longview Invitational

LONGVIEW - Robert E. Lee’s Claire Fisher rallied from a set down to defeat Longview’s Simran Kortikere and win the Girls A singles trophy Thursday in the Longview Invitational. Fisher was one of many REL players to take home first…

24 March 2017 [10:58 PM]
Trinity Valley holds off Shelton State to reach NJCAA title game

LUBBOCK - Naomi Davenport turned an untimely miss into a timely make. Davenport rebounded a missed free throw by teammate Christalah Lyons and scored on the putback with 42 seconds left to help lift Trinity Valley to a 68-66 victory…

24 March 2017 [09:35 PM]
Munoz's two goals propel Chapel Hill past Spring Hill in OT

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23 March 2017 [10:36 PM]
Palestine blanks Henderson 3-0 in girls bi-district playoff

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23 March 2017 [10:26 PM]
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Kilgore surges past Mineola in second half, 5-0

Kilgore’s journey to return to state began like last year’s run - with a convincing bi-district victory. The Bulldogs racked up 34 shots on the way to a 5-0 victory over Mineola on Thursday at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rose…

23 March 2017 [10:25 PM]
Forman hits 2 HRs as Grace beats Brook Hill 18-4

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23 March 2017 [10:17 PM]
The Woodlands ends Robert E. Lee's boys soccer season, 3-0

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23 March 2017 [10:03 PM]
Trinity Valley tops Chipola, advances to NJCAA semifinals

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23 March 2017 [09:32 PM]
UT Tyler softball hosts UT Dallas in three-game series

The No. 2-ranked UT Tyler softball team hosts No. 16 UT Dallas on Saturday and Sunday in a three-game American Southwest Conference series at Suddenlink Field. Due to weather forecasts, the series will start with a 3 p.m. doubleheader on…

23 March 2017 [08:55 PM]
Edwards tosses 1-hitter as Grace blanks Bishop Gorman, 16-0

Emily Edwards tossed a one-hitter and added two hits and three RBIs to help propel the Grace Community Lady Cougars to a 16-0 win over Bishop Gorman on Thursday in a TAPPS 3-II softball game. Edwards (1-0) struck out seven…

23 March 2017 [08:54 PM]
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USA wins World Baseball Classic

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23 March 2017 [12:17 AM]
Tyler sweeps Kilgore College in softball DH

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22 March 2017 [11:59 PM]
NJCAA Men's Division I basketball tournament scores, schedule

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22 March 2017 [11:12 PM]
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Trinity Valley cruises into Elite 8 at NJCAA tournament

LUBBOCK - It was the women’s junior college version of the Red River Rivalry on Wednesday on the Lubbock Christian University campus. It was Trinity Valley representing Texas and Northeastern Oklahoma A&M competing for Oklahoma. The Texas side was the…

22 March 2017 [11:10 PM]