Shorthanded TJC women lose at No. 9 Trinity Valley

ATHENS - With star player Sky’lynn Holmes sidelined, the No. 21 Apache Ladies knew it would be a tall order going up against No. 9 Trinity Valley and the Lady Cardinals’ 87-game home winning streak. TVCC used the duo of Leah Mathis and Malayasia McHenry to control the boards en route to an 84-56 win over Tyler Junior College on Saturday at…

Renovations underway at storied Willow Brook golf course

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a three-part series on the golf course renovations now underway at Willow Brook Country Club. Today’s story is an overview with an historical look at Tyler’s oldest course to be followed by a detailed account of the changes and finally a Q&A with architect Tripp Davis. For the serious golfer, making the

Bell helps Bishop Gorman top rival Grace, 59-33

Judah Bell poured in a game-high 17 points to push Bishop Gorman past rival Grace Community 59-33 on Friday. Bell added eight assists, six rebounds and three steals. Daniel Schmitt added 15 for the Crusaders (10-13, 2-1 TAPPS 3-5A) while Jake Smith scored 13, 10 of which came in the first quarter. Smith also tallied five assists and eight

Former John Tyler, UCLA standout Kristee Porter named Robert E. Lee volleyball coach

Kristee Porter, a former John Tyler all-state volleyball player and an All-American at UCLA, will be formally introduced as new Robert E. Lee volleyball coach at 10 a.m. Monday in the Lee Varsity Gymnasium. Porter, a member of the Tyler ISD Athletic Hall of Fame, comes to Lee after two seasons as the head coach at Henderson State University. She

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Fisher, Robert E. Lee tennis reach finals at Ennis Frostbite

ENNIS - Robert E. Lee tennis competed recently in the Frostbite, an invitational tournament held each year by Ennis High School. Despite the event’s name, players were greeted with unseasonably warm conditions. Sophomore Claire Fisher breezed to a championship in…

21 January 2017 [10:25 PM]
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Renovations underway at storied Willow Brook golf course

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a three-part series on the golf course renovations now underway at Willow Brook Country Club. Today’s story is an overview with an historical look at Tyler’s oldest course to be followed by a detailed…

21 January 2017 [09:58 PM]
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Shorthanded TJC women lose at No. 9 Trinity Valley

ATHENS - With star player Sky’lynn Holmes sidelined, the No. 21 Apache Ladies knew it would be a tall order going up against No. 9 Trinity Valley and the Lady Cardinals’ 87-game home winning streak. TVCC used the duo of…

21 January 2017 [09:51 PM]
UT Tyler men, women sweep hoops DH at Belhaven

JACKSON, Miss. - The UT Tyler women needed a season high for points to get past Behhaven while the Patriot men needed free throws in the final 14 seconds from Davis Moore and Anthony Sanders to hold on and complete…

21 January 2017 [09:47 PM]
Ewing, No. 14 TJC men win 81-70 at Bossier Parish

BOSSIER CITY, La. - Eden Ewing scored 23 points and guard Brian Warren made three key defensive plays in the second half to lift No. 14 Tyler Junior College to an 81-70 win over Bossier Parish Community College on Saturday…

21 January 2017 [09:45 PM]
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ET Mustangs Track Club competes at DeLoach Invitational in Houston

HOUSTON - The East Texas Mustangs Track Club completed in the Joe DeLoach Youth Invitational earlier this month. It was the second of back-to-back indoor meets, beginning first with the Carl Lewis High School Invite on Saturday, Jan. 15 with…

21 January 2017 [08:08 PM]
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Applewhite takes in John Tyler hoops game, talks Houston Cougars football

TRAVIS YOESTING tyoesting@tylerpaper.com By NCAA rules, college football coaches aren’t allowed to comment on players they’re recruiting, so University of Houston head coach Major Applewhite couldn’t say who he was watching at the Lions Den on Tuesday night. But…

21 January 2017 [06:49 PM]
HS Basketball Roundup: All Saints sweeps Brook Hill

The short-handed All Saints Trojans just keep on winning. The Trojans, missing three starters, scored a 46-36 win over Bullard Brook Hill on Friday in a TAPPS 3-5A basketball game at Brookshire Gym. In the first game, the Lady Trojans…

20 January 2017 [11:32 PM]
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APEC offseason training proven to be a fast-track to big leagues

Note: Part four of a four-part series detailing East Texas professional baseball players doing their offseason workout at Accelerate Performance Enhancement Center in Tyler. All it takes is a hot streak and you’re up there. Accelerate Performance Enhancement Center (APEC)…

20 January 2017 [11:31 PM]
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Bell helps Bishop Gorman top rival Grace, 59-33

Judah Bell poured in a game-high 17 points to push Bishop Gorman past rival Grace Community 59-33 on Friday. Bell added eight assists, six rebounds and three steals. Daniel Schmitt added 15 for the Crusaders (10-13, 2-1 TAPPS 3-5A) while…

20 January 2017 [11:19 PM]
North Mesquite edges John Tyler boys, 60-58

MESQUITE - John Tyler led most of the game but North Mesquite pulled out a 60-58 victory over the Lions on Friday in District 11-6A action. Jerry Carraway scored 17 and Darrian Green added 16 for the Stallions (8-13, 2-5)…

20 January 2017 [11:16 PM]
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John Tyler Lady Lions crush North Mesquite to end 3-game skid

Statistics, especially in sports, can often mislead, inflate or deceive. One stat sure to lead to a victory every time on the court: make more shots than your opponent attempts. John Tyler did just that in an 81-23 rout of…

20 January 2017 [10:35 PM]
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Robert E. Lee can't overcome Longview 3-point shooting in loss

Longview connected on seven 3-pointers to first build a double-digit lead in the early minutes and later hold off a Robert E. Lee fourth-quarter comeback a 56-49 Red Raiders loss on Friday at Varsity Gymnasium. Lee senior Kirby Mabry produced…

20 January 2017 [10:34 PM]
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John Tyler's Bryson Smith, Mineola coach Drennon repeat at ASB awards

BULLARD - For the second straight year, Bryson Smith and Joe Drennon were the big winners at the fifth annual American State Bank Player of the Year banquet on Thursday at KE Bushman’s Celebration Center. Smith, John Tyler’s record-setting quarterback,…

19 January 2017 [11:28 PM]
Moore shoots UT Tyler past Rust College, 77-66

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. - Davis Moore connected on five 3-pointers to lead UT Tyler past Rust College 77-66 Thursday in a non-conference men’s game. Moore, a Martin’s Mill graduate, finished with a team-high 18 points altogether. Skyler Hadden and Melvin…

19 January 2017 [09:35 PM]
UIL state basketball tournament to continue at Alamodome

SAN ANTONIO - The University Interscholastic League Girls and Boys Basketball State Tournaments will return to the Alamodome in San Antonio in 2018 and 2019 the League announced Thursday. The Alamodome has hosted the tournaments since 2015. San Antonio was…

19 January 2017 [09:07 PM]
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Moore & Moore: Brothers helping John Tyler, each other excel on court

When Mashaud and Darry Moore were growing up, they’d play basketball for hours in the front yard, often with friends from the neighborhood joining in. The two brothers would almost always team up, leading to some complaints from others. “Sometimes…

18 January 2017 [09:34 PM]