John Tyler grad Tyus Bowser goes No. 47 to Baltimore Ravens in NFL Draft

Working out with Greg Ward, Fred Ross and Justice Liggins on Friday, Tyus Bowser told his former John Tyler teammates where he’d like to go after missing out on being drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft. Later that night, he got his wish. An excited draft party fell silent around 7:20 p.m. Friday when Bowser received the call. A few minutes later the University of Houston outside linebacker’s name was called as the 15th pick of the second round by the Baltimore Ravens, setting off raucous celebrations.…

John Tyler's Humber advances to finals in both hurdles races at Class 6A Region II meet

WACO - John Tyler junior Ke’Tavion Humber finished fifth in both hurdles races on Friday. He’ll aim for top two on Saturday. Humber advanced through prelims in the 110- and 300-meter hurdles at the Class 6A Region II track and field championships at Baylor’s Clyde Hart Track & Field Stadium. The top two in each event advance to the state

Memorial service for Coach Jim Norman Saturday

A memorial service for Coach Jim Norman, who led the great Big Sandy football dynasty of the 1970s, is scheduled for Saturday in Big Sandy. Coach Norman, 81, passed away on April 23 in Cedar Hill. The memorial service, celebrating the life of Coach Norman, is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Big Sandy High School, 401 N. Wildcat Drive in Big Sandy,

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“I’m going to Kansas City, Kansas City here I come.” Patrick Mahomes II didn’t break out into the old Wilbert Harrison song, but it would have been fitting. Mahomes, the strong-armed gunslinger quarterback from Whitehouse, was the 10th overall pick by the Kansas City Chiefs in Thursday’s 82nd annual NFL Draft. “This is such an

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Baseball: Brook Hill 6, All Saints 1

Josh Jenkins hurled six-innings of three-hit ball as the Brook Hill Guard scored a 6-1 win over the All Saints Trojans on Friday in a district playoff at the Trojans’ diamond. The Guard will take on Grace Community at 2:30…

29 April 2017 [01:33 AM]
Softball: Lindale sweeps A&M Consolidated

The Lindale Lady Eagles swept A&M Consolidated in a Class 5A Region III bi-district softball series. The Lady Eagles won 13-7 on Thursday in College Station and 2-1 on Friday in Lindale. Lindale (22-6-1) advances to the area round to…

29 April 2017 [12:49 AM]
Azalea Invite: Two teams light up Hollytree

Sometimes it’s just your day in golf! The trick, experienced players say, is to not get in your own way and mess it up. The teams of Jeff Wolff and C.J. Brock of Dallas and East Texans Reggie Howell…

29 April 2017 [12:01 AM]
Jimmy Wheeler fondly recalls matchup with Bowman

The 32nd playing of the Jimmy Wheeler Azalea Invitational got underway on a warm and humid Friday morning at Hollytree Country Club. Renamed two years ago to honor one of its founders, the tournament’s namesake was on hand to watch…

28 April 2017 [11:52 PM]
Whitehouse routs Lindale 13-0, teams share 17-5A title

WHITEHOUSE - Three days after being run-ruled by rival Lindale on the road, Whitehouse returned the favor at its home field. Led by two doubles from Tanner Roach and five no-hit innings from Clayton Pruitt, the Wildcats blanked the Eagles…

28 April 2017 [10:39 PM]
Memorial service for Coach Jim Norman Saturday

A memorial service for Coach Jim Norman, who led the great Big Sandy football dynasty of the 1970s, is scheduled for Saturday in Big Sandy. Coach Norman, 81, passed away on April 23 in Cedar Hill.…

28 April 2017 [08:07 PM]
Tyus Bowser not deterred by not going in first round of NFL Draft

Thursday wasn’t the night, but the Bowser household knows its coming. Tyus Bowser’s house was standing room only as friends, family and teammates gathered to watch the 2017 NFL Draft on Thursday night. Bowser was projected as a late first-round,…

27 April 2017 [10:16 PM]
John Tyler's Daz Johnson signs to play basketball at Cisco College

John Tyler senior Daz’Monique Johnson had several college options for both volleyball and basketball, but Cisco College basketball coach Charinee Mitchell continued to show interest. It was Mitchell’s persistence that prompted Johnson to make her decision and join the Lady…

27 April 2017 [04:47 PM]
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]
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]
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]
Troup headed back to state golf

PHIL HICKS 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]
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]
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]
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]
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]