All Saints goes 7-3 in TAPPS 7-on-7; Gorman second in TAPPS Lineman Challenge

ADDISON — Bishop Gorman followed up last year’s state championship performance with a second-place finish at the TAPPS 2015 Lineman Challenge on Friday, finishing runner-up to Argyle Liberty. Liberty racked up 49.5 points to edge the Crusaders’ 44. Behind the strength of Austin Warren, Grace Community finished fourth with 27.3 points,…

YOESTING: USWNT shines but FIFA blunders threaten to overshadow

  From the moment the brackets came out, it always looked like the Women’s World Cup champion would be crowned on July 30, five days before the actual final on July 5. Top-ranked Germany and No. 2 United States were on a collision course and Tuesday night’s semifinal lived up to the billing. The world’s two best teams went after each

Wounded Warrior Pro-Am set for October

BULLARD — Although the Texas Wounded Warrior Pro-Am in Tyler is the highlight event of the Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation, the organization is now a year-round operation. Founders Dick Goetz, a former PGA professional, and Ron Nash, a retired Navy Lt. Commander, have seen their love of golf and

Pump Jacks' rally falls short, 3-1

On a beautiful night for baseball, the pitchers were in control at UT Tyler’s Irwin Field. Making his first start of the season, Scott Szush gave up a four hits in leading Acadiana to a playoff clinching 3-1 win over the East Texas Pump Jacks on Tuesday. The Cane Cutters (14-10) join first-place

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Pump Jacks' rally falls short, 3-1

On a beautiful night for baseball, the pitchers were in control at UT Tyler’s Irwin Field. Making his first start of the season, Scott Szush gave up a four hits in leading Acadiana to a playoff clinching 3-1 win over…

30 June 2015 [11:13 PM]
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Wounded Warrior Pro-Am set for October

BULLARD — Although the Texas Wounded Warrior Pro-Am in Tyler is the highlight event of the Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation, the organization is now a year-round operation. Founders Dick Goetz, a former PGA professional, and Ron Nash, a retired Navy…

30 June 2015 [11:06 PM]
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US-Germany semifinal features world's top goalkeepers Video

MONTREAL (AP) — The Women's World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo. The two women will be the last line…

30 June 2015 [02:56 PM]
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Mitch Moreland hits 2 homers as Rangers beat Orioles 8-1 Video

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Texas Rangers went 72 games without hitting four home runs before realizing their potential for power against Bud Norris and the Baltimore Orioles. Mitch Moreland homered twice, and the Rangers warmed up for Josh Hamilton's return…

30 June 2015 [08:59 AM]
Pump Jacks meet Cane Cutters

By PHIL HICKS phicks@tylerpaper.com After seeing their three-game winning streak halted, the East Texas Pump Jacks will try to get back on track beginning Tuesday at UT Tyler’s Irwin Field. The Pump Jacks (10-11) play host to the Acadiana…

29 June 2015 [11:06 PM]
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2002 champ Hewitt loses in 1st round at his last Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) — The last Wimbledon singles contest of 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt's career was a back-and-forth, 4-hour tussle in which he saved three match points before finally succumbing 11-9 in the fifth set. He might have lost. He did…

29 June 2015 [02:54 PM]
Sepmoree places 16th

HARRIS, Mich. — Tylerite Katelyn Sepmoree tied for 16th after Sunday’s final round of the Symetra Tour’s Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass. Sepmoree had a 54-hole score of 213 (71-69-73). She won $1,725. Sepmoree played at Robert E. Lee High…

28 June 2015 [11:03 PM]
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Marshals stop Pump Jacks

By MONTGOMERY BROCK Sports Correspondent Nick Roark homered in the ninth, but it was not enough as the Texas Marshals defeated the East Texas Pump Jacks 8-7 on Sunday at UT Tyler’s Irwin Field. The loss snapped the Pump…

28 June 2015 [10:58 PM]
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HICKS: Countdown to kickoff ...

The temperatures are hovering around 100 degrees. Wimbledon is about to begin. And we are all ready to celebrate our nation’s birthday by wearing Red, White & Blue (except for the U.S. women’s soccer team who have those lime-green socks).…

27 June 2015 [11:15 PM]
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Caskey tosses CG in Pump Jacks win over Marshals

John Caskey continued his standout season for the Pump Jacks, hurling a complete game and leading East Texas to a 6-1 win over the Texas Marshals before about 400 fans on Saturday at UT Tyler's Irwin Field. After a 2-8…

27 June 2015 [11:14 PM]
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UT Tyler netter Friesenhahn nominated for NCAA Woman of Year Video

Although the athletic competition for the 2014-15 school year is complete, the awards keep coming in for UT Tyler students. Amy Friesenhahn, a UT Tyler senior netter, is one of three American Southwest Conference student-athletes nominated for the 2015 NCAA…

27 June 2015 [11:10 PM]
'Jacks defeat Victoria

VICTORIA — Alex Bell went 4 for 4, while Brandon Grudzielanek added three hits as the East Texas Pump Jacks scored a 10-2 win over the Victoria Generals Friday at Riverside Stadium. Niko Buentello belted his first homer of the…

27 June 2015 [02:09 AM]
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John Tyler wide receiver Damion Miller commits to Texas

Texas football coach Charlie Strong said he wanted the Longhorns to get back to recruiting East Texas. He did just that on Thursday as John Tyler wide receiver Damion Miller, a member of the 2017 class, committed to Texas via…

26 June 2015 [10:43 AM]
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ET baseball players receive THSBCA all-state honors

The Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association recently released their All-State teams and several East Texans were on their list. Hallsville led the way in Class 5A with two selections. Senior pitcher Coby Weaver and senior first baseman Austin Blakeley…

25 June 2015 [09:56 PM]
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Hard times toughened Virginia players for their run to title Video

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Winning, and winning big, has been the standard for the Virginia baseball program since coach Brian O'Connor took over in 2004, and no excuses were allowed when the most trying circumstances cropped up. The Cavaliers entered…

25 June 2015 [02:45 PM]
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Bullard's Nick Rumbelow K's 2 in Tuesday MLB debut

Bullard’s Nick Rumbelow made his major league debut Tuesday for the New York Yankees against the Philadelphia Phillies and endured a bit of a roller coaster in 2/3 of inning before showing why the Yankees drafted him in 2013 and…

24 June 2015 [10:58 PM]
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Cane Cutters run away from Pump Jacks, 12-6

The Acadiana Cane Cutters defeated the Pump Jacks 12-6 Wednesday night at UT Tyler’s Irwin Field, splitting the two-game series. The Cane Cutters scored 12 runs on 11 hits and benefited from five costly defensive errors by the Pump Jacks.…

24 June 2015 [10:48 PM]
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Boxley introduced as new Lee baseball coach

Robert E. Lee baseball has been a perennial playoff team. James Boxley has his sights set much higher for the Red Raiders. The new head baseball coach was introduced to players and parents Tuesday by Tyler ISD athletic director Greg…

24 June 2015 [10:34 PM]
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Ellis declining option with Mavs, will become free agent Video

DALLAS (AP) — Monta Ellis is declining the player option for the final year of his contract with the Dallas Mavericks and will become an unrestricted free agent. The guard's agent, Jeff Fried, said Wednesday the decision "wasn't about Dallas…

24 June 2015 [03:03 PM]
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Kevin Love opts out of contract with Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the decision says Cavaliers forward Kevin Love has opted out of the final year of his contract and will be a free agent on July 1. Love came to Cleveland last summer in…

24 June 2015 [02:06 PM]
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POLL: Curry and James up for best male athlete at ESPY Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Curry and LeBron James are going head-to-head again not long after battling for the NBA title. The Golden State Warriors champ and Cleveland Cavaliers superstar are among the nominees for best male athlete at the…

24 June 2015 [11:35 AM]
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Fan makes great catch over tarp while holding baby

CHICAGO (AP) — Two of the National League's best teams faced off at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night, and a fan sitting in the front row stole the show. Keith Hartley was holding his 7-month-old son when he made a…

24 June 2015 [11:18 AM]
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Vines, Pump Jacks blank Acadiana, 1-0

With Texas A&M head coach Rob Childress looking on, along with scouts from TCU and Oklahoma State, Tyler Junior College pitcher Jace Vines made his debut for the East Texas Pump Jacks Tuesday night. Vines, who helped lead TJC to…

23 June 2015 [10:45 PM]