Community rallying around Harmony's Russell, football team

HARMONY - A day does not go by without Tim and Jana Russell thinking about their daughter, Bailee. Bailee, who had just graduated from Harmony High School, and another friend, 2015 Harmony graduate Haley Johnson, were lost in a car accident when another vehicle veered across the center stripe on State Highway 154 in early June. The deaths left…

All Saints kicks off season against Harmony in Tyler Football Classic

The start of the football season is always special in Texas. It’s even more special when you do it a day before most everyone else. All Saints and Harmony will do just that Thursday as they kick off the 2016 season in the Tyler Football Classic at 7 p.m. from Bishop Gorman’s McCallum Stadium. The Trojans and Eagles, while not the only game

Chapel Hill grad Tucker excited about junior football season at North Texas

DENTON - Andrew Tucker has plenty of adjustments to make as a redshirt junior at North Texas, but the Chapel Hill High School product is embracing the process. Tucker, who ran for 75 yards over 11 games last season for the Mean Green, has a new head coach in Seth Littrell, hired last fall after previous UNT

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Community rallying around Harmony's Russell, football team

HARMONY - A day does not go by without Tim and Jana Russell thinking about their daughter, Bailee. Bailee, who had just graduated from Harmony High School, and another friend, 2015 Harmony graduate Haley Johnson, were lost in a car…

24 August 2016 [11:05 PM]
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FANTASY: Why is everyone forgetting about Peterson?

Music is not my strong suit. My wife gives me props for trying, but my dial pretty much stays on ESPN or SiriusXM Fantasy, which comes in handy for writing these each week. I do like the Lithium channel, which…

24 August 2016 [08:55 PM]
High school volleyball roundup: Robert E. Lee, John Tyler take losses

LONGVIEW - Bishop Gorman survived a five-set thriller to beat Longview Christian Heritage 19-25, 25-13, 25-16, 24-26, 15-13. “The whole team really pulled through and fought hard and dug deep,” Lady Crusaders coach Tracey Giorgio said, adding it was “too…

23 August 2016 [11:09 PM]
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CBS 19's Sullivan going back home to Arkansas

An Arkansas native, Eric Sullivan readily admits that he did not care too much for the state of Texas prior to coming here. “I grew up loving the Dallas Cowboys, but for 29 years of my life I hated everything…

23 August 2016 [10:35 PM]
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Apaches open season at No. 13

Tyler Junior College, under 10th year head coach Danny Palmer, will start the season ranked in the top 20 of the NJCAA football poll. The Apaches, who open their season on Saturday against rival Kilgore College in a non-conference game,…

22 August 2016 [11:04 PM]
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U.S. rolls to medal race win in Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO - The U.S. Olympic Team made itself right at home in Rio. The British, they had a Games to savor as well. The host Brazilians got soccer gold that they craved, the Russians…

21 August 2016 [11:33 PM]
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HS Football Schedule: Week 1

High School Football Week 1 13th Annual Christus Trinity Mother Frances Football Classic Earl Campbell Field At Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium Thursday Liberty-Eylau vs. Gilmer, 7 p.m. Friday Marshall vs. Robert E. Lee, 7:30…

21 August 2016 [11:26 PM]
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Cowboys open new facility

FRISCO - Jason Witten glanced overhead at a giant picture of him above the walkway to the new indoor practice stadium for the Dallas Cowboys. Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli turned one way through a crowd of…

21 August 2016 [11:20 PM]
Transfer sparks John Tyler to win over Nacogdoches in scrimmage

NACOGDOCHES - John Tyler coach Ricklan Holmes didn’t want to pass out varsity jerseys to his team before its scrimmage against Nacogdoches so the Lions were more or less anonymous without jersey numbers. John Tyler players still managed to stand…

19 August 2016 [11:18 PM]
Red Raiders shine against MacArthur

FORNEY - If you’d asked new Robert E. Lee head coach Clayton George how he envisioned the Red Raiders football scrimmage against Irving MacArthur would go, he’d take a shutout by the defense and continuous production by the offense. The…

19 August 2016 [04:00 PM]
John Tyler set to scrimmage former district rival Nacogdoches

NACOGDOCHES - Before John Tyler returns to playing in Class 6A, the Lions will tune up against a well-known former 5A rival. The 2016 football team takes the field against an opponent for the first time Friday in a scrimmage…

18 August 2016 [10:43 PM]
Former TJC DB Burton a true team player for SMU

UNIVERSITY PARK - Rashaad Burton has yet to play a single down on defense for SMU, but the former Tyler Junior College defensive back has already made quite the impression on Mustangs defensive coordinator Van Malone. “The fact is that…

18 August 2016 [07:07 PM]
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Gilmer working on little things hoping for big season

GILMER - It’s no wonder coach Matt Turner has been so meticulous making sure all the little things are done just so during preseason workouts. Because those little things add up. Turner put the Buckeyes through their paces and marked…

18 August 2016 [07:06 PM]
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Former TJC quarterback taking leadership role seriously at SMU

UNIVERSITY PARK - Senior leadership might be a clich← that is often overused in high school and even in collegiate sports, but it’s a concept former Tyler Junior College quarterback Matt Davis isn’t sleeping on. Davis, a senior at SMU,…

17 August 2016 [10:46 PM]
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FANTASY: Draft weekly producers and be wary of season totals

There a couple things all fantasy football owners struggle with - drafting players from their own teams and drafting players who are hit and miss week to week. As a Cowboys fan, I have been better each year with not…

17 August 2016 [10:04 PM]
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Henderson football hopes to fulfill expectations of success

HENDERSON - There’s a certain excitement in the air come this time of the year around Henderson. Don’t think it doesn’t have a lot to do with the Lions and the beginning of the upcoming football season, now less than…

16 August 2016 [09:48 PM]
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Grace ranked No. 4 in preseason football poll

The Grace Community football team is a favorite to make it to the state semifinals according to the TAPPS Division II preseason football coaches poll released Tuesday. The Cougars are picked No. 4 in the initial rankings. Grace went 10-2…

16 August 2016 [07:03 PM]
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McKnight leading way for Gladewater football

GLADEWATER - You can’t argue with the contributions Darnell McKnight has made to the Gladewater football program since his arrival on the varsity two years ago as a sophomore. His coach, John Berry, has designated McKnight as one of his…

16 August 2016 [06:56 PM]
All Saints' Waits on TAVC Preseason Volleyball Team

All Saints’ Hanna Waits was named to the Texas Association of Volleyball Coaches Class 1A-4A/Private School Preseason Team, released Monday. Waits is a middle blocker on coach Bryan Winegeart’s team, which won the Silver Bracket championship at the Van Tournament…

16 August 2016 [06:52 PM]
Earl Campbell Tyler Rose watchlist announced

The fourth annual Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List was announced Tuesday at the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce East Texas Kick-off Luncheon. The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award recognizes the top offensive player in Division 1 football who…

16 August 2016 [02:40 PM]
Shattuck fires 72 at U.S. Amateur

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. - Hunter Shattuck, of Jacksonville and Baylor University, carded a 2-over 70 on Monday during the first round of the 116th U.S. Amateur Golf Championship at Oakland Hills Country Club. Shattuck birdied the 509-yard par 5 No.…

15 August 2016 [09:02 PM]