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Walks help Robert E. Lee defeat John Tyler 7-0

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TJC sweeps Navarro, honors three sophomores

BULLARD - It was a day of celebration for the Tyler Junior College softball team. The Apache Ladies not only honored three of their players on Sophomore Day, but also swept a doubleheader against Navarro College on Tuesday at Schwab…

26 April 2017 [01:29 AM]
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TJC golfers win District tournament

ABILENE - Tyler Junior College rallied on Tuesday to capture the NJCAA District 2 Golf Championship at Diamondback Golf Course. TJC trailed by five strokes entering the final but overcame Midland College to win the title with a 54-hole score…

26 April 2017 [12:45 AM]
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Canton wins regional golf tournament

CANTON - The Canton Eagles, paced by the top 10 finishes of Patrick Malouf, Logan Willeford and Matthew Allen, are headed to the state golf tournament. The Eagles fired their second consecutive round of 397 for a 36-hole total 594…

26 April 2017 [12:17 AM]
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Troup headed back to state golf

PHIL HICKS phicks@tylerpaper.com BULLARD - Troup athletic director John Eastman may as well add Austin to the Tigers’ golf schedule each spring. For the eighth straight year, including four straight for senior Jamey Scruggs, the Tigers have earned a…

26 April 2017 [12:01 AM]
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Walks help Robert E. Lee defeat John Tyler 7-0

Of Robert E. Lee’s seven runs on Tuesday, six reached base the same way. The Red Raiders drew eight walks, with six coming home to score and another driving in a run as Lee celebrated Senior Night by defeating rival…

25 April 2017 [10:10 PM]
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Saints, 32-year-old Adrian Peterson agree on 2-year contract

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Saints and free-agent running back Adrian Peterson have agreed on a two-year contract. The deal means Peterson, a Palestine native and 10-year veteran who has posted seven 1,000-yard seasons with Minnesota and once…

25 April 2017 [04:20 PM]
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Kilgore soccer team enjoys celebratory parade

The Kilgore High School boys soccer team went parading through downtown Kilgore on Monday evening to celebrate the Bulldogs’ Class 4A state championship. Kilgore defeated Bridgeport 4-2 in a shootout after a 2-2 draw in the state title game on…

24 April 2017 [11:18 PM]
All Saints tops Brook Hill 7-3 to create tie for first place

All Saints earned a share of the TAPPS D-II District 3 title with a 7-3 victory over Bullard Brook Hill on Monday in the teams’ regular-season finale. The Trojans (10-13) and Guard (14-8) finished tied at 6-3 in league play,…

24 April 2017 [10:46 PM]
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John Tyler's Humber facing one more hurdle to reach state

On Friday afternoon, John Tyler’s Ke’Tavion Humber will line up for two races at the Class 6A Region II track and field meet. He’ll be faced with 10 hurdles between the start and finish line in each event, but those…

24 April 2017 [09:13 PM]
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Troup leading regional golf

PHIL HICKS phicks@tylerpaper.com BULLARD - Eight would certainly be great for the Troup Tigers. The Troup linksters are one step closer to competing in the UIL State Golf Tournament for the eighth consecutive year. Also, four would be fabulous…

24 April 2017 [08:54 PM]
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Rangers win 5-2 to complete 4-game sweep over Royals

ARLINGTON - Yu Darvish didn’t get pulled early this time, and didn’t have to try to explain a puzzling loss for Texas. The Japanese right-hander pitched eight innings in his longest outing since elbow surgery two years ago and the…

24 April 2017 [12:15 AM]
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Former Tyler Lee DB Udofia finding way as walk-on at North Texas

DENTON - Patrick Udofia knows walking on at a Division I program like North Texas can be daunting, but it’s a challenge the former Robert E. Lee High School defensive back embraces. “It’s been nice,” Udofia said of his initial…

24 April 2017 [12:09 AM]
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Andrus' RBI single lifts Rangers by KC

ARLINGTON (AP) - Rougned Odor got a stolen base when Elvis Andrus swung and missed on a hit-and-run play for the Texas Rangers in the bottom of the ninth inning. Andrus then got a game-winning RBI, knocking in Odor with…

23 April 2017 [12:51 AM]
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Softball: Patriots extend win streak to 21

NATHAN WRIGHT, nwright@tylerpaper.com On a day designated for the seniors on the No. 2 UT Tyler softball team, the seniors came through for the Patriots. Mel Hinojosa hit a three-run home run, Alaina Kissinger picked up her 20th victory…

23 April 2017 [12:50 AM]
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Apache Ladies split with Navarro

CORSICANA - The No. 10 Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies split a Region XIV softball doubleheader with Navarro College on Saturday. The Apache Ladies won the first game, 14-6, but Navarro scored two runs in the seventh for the 10-9…

23 April 2017 [12:44 AM]
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Patriots sweep McMurry

Cody Brown and Cason Adams were dominant on the mound and Gunnar Quick was unstoppable at the plate as the No. 5-ranked UT Tyler baseball team rolled to a 12-1 and 4-2 Senior Day doubleheader sweep of McMurry on Saturday…

23 April 2017 [12:42 AM]
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Apaches rally by Cougars

The No. 5 Tyler Junior College Apaches defeated Coastal Bend on Saturday, taking three of the four-game Region XIV baseball series. The Apaches claimed a 5-4 win over the Cougars at Mike Carter Field. TJC improves to 29-15 overall and…

23 April 2017 [12:38 AM]
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Brook Hill boys, Grace girls win district

BULLARD - The Brook Hill boys and the Grace Community girls captured the TAPPS 5A District 2 Golf Tournament at Eagle’s Bluff Country Club. The regional tournament is an 18-hole event at Fossil Creek Country Club in Fort Worth. Advancing…

23 April 2017 [12:35 AM]
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Baseball Roundup

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Twins slugger Miguel Sano punched Tigers catcher James McCann in the mask Saturday during a bench-clearing scrap in the fifth inning of Detroit's 5-4 victory over Minnesota. Two innings after Tigers outfielder JaCoby Jones was hit in…

23 April 2017 [12:31 AM]
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NHL Roundup

NEW YORK (AP) - Mats Zuccarello scored twice in the second period and the New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 in Game 6 on Saturday night to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals. Derek Stepan also scored and…

23 April 2017 [12:27 AM]
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Baylor shows different offense

WACO - While the first public glimpse at Baylor's new offense was vanilla by design, there were very clear indications during the Bears’ spring game that some things will be drastically different under new coach Matt Rhule. Bears fans and…

22 April 2017 [10:48 PM]
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Astros fall to Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The first month of Austin Pruitt's first season in the majors has been a rough ride. Things are looking up right now, though, for the Tampa Bay Rays’ rookie reliever. Pruitt improved to 2-0 on…

22 April 2017 [10:38 PM]