Kurt Busch steals monster of a win at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Kurt Busch had a monster start to the season with a last-lap pass to win the crash-filled Daytona 500. Busch is sponsored by Monster Energy, which kicked off its first season as the title sponsor for NASCAR's top series Sunday with the season-opener. It wasn't NASCAR finest moment, though, as multiple accidents pared…

Lord of the Rings: TJC Soccer

The Tyler Junior College soccer team was presented their 2016 national championship rings on Wednesday at Wagstaff Gymnasium. Dr. Tim Drain, TJC athletic director, with the help of Kelsi Weeks, TJC assistant athletic director, gave rings to the team and Coach Steve Clements and his staff. The Apaches won their fifth soccer national championship

Area teams seeking state titles

Five East Texas girls basketball teams are headed to the Alamo City in search of a Texas state championship. Martin’s Mill, Slocum, Mount Vernon, Buffalo and Woden have all earned Final Four appearances in San Antonio. The state tournament semifinal games are scheduled for Thursday and Friday with all

Apaches win 3-OT thriller

CORSICANA - With three players on the bench after fouling out, Tyler Junior College guard Desmond Balentine knew the Apaches could ill afford to go to a fourth extra period. The freshman from Kokomo, Indiana swished two free throws with 19.4 seconds showing and the Apaches thwarted another Navarro attempt to

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Girls state basketball pairings

2017 UIL Girls Basketball State Tournament March 2-4, 2017 Alamodome, San Antonio Thursday, March 2 Class 1A Semifinals Nazareth (33-1) vs. Slocum (25-9), 8:30 a.m. Dodd City (31-3) vs. Garden City (27-6), 10 a.m. Class 3A Semifinals Buffalo (27-4)…

27 February 2017 [11:15 PM]
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Officials award scholarships

The Tyler Area Basketball Officials recently held their annual scholarship banquet at Traditions. The TABO awards scholarships to area players. The 2016-17 recipients include: Colby Duhon of Whitehouse (Bill Coleman/Gary Thedford Scholarship Award, assistant coach Ryan Rumbelow); Sean Phillips…

27 February 2017 [11:09 PM]
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TABO award scholarships

THE TYLER AREA BASKETBALL OFFICIALS The Tyler Area Basketball Officials recently held their annual scholarship banquet at Traditions. The TABO awards scholarships to area players. The 2016-17 WoodmenLife/TABO Inc. Scholarship Award recipients include Logan Willeford of Canton…

27 February 2017 [11:06 PM]
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Hallsville hires Mineola's Drennon

NATHAN HAGUE Marshall News Messenger HALLSVILLE - Monday night’s school board meeting officially kicked off the Joe Drennon era in Hallsville as Hallsville ISD officially hired the former Mineola athletic director and head coach for the same positions for…

27 February 2017 [09:39 PM]
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Area teams seeking state titles

Five East Texas girls basketball teams are headed to the Alamo City in search of a Texas state championship. Martin’s Mill, Slocum, Mount Vernon, Buffalo and Woden have all earned Final Four appearances in San Antonio. The state tournament semifinal…

26 February 2017 [09:06 PM]
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Lord of the Rings: TJC Soccer

The Tyler Junior College soccer team was presented their 2016 national championship rings on Wednesday at Wagstaff Gymnasium. Dr. Tim Drain, TJC athletic director, with the help of Kelsi Weeks, TJC assistant athletic director, gave rings to the team…

26 February 2017 [07:17 PM]
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Kurt Busch steals monster of a win at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Kurt Busch had a monster start to the season with a last-lap pass to win the crash-filled Daytona 500. Busch is sponsored by Monster Energy, which kicked off its first season as the…

26 February 2017 [06:00 PM]
Apache Ladies fall to San Jac

HOUSTON - No. 23 San Jacinto used a third-quarter outburst en route to an 88-63 victory over No. 17 Tyler Junior College on Saturday in a Region XIV women’s basketball game. The Lady Gators outscored the Apache Ladies 29-12 in…

26 February 2017 [12:43 AM]
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Apaches win 3-OT thriller

PHIL HICKS, phicks@tylerpaper.com CORSICANA - With three players on the bench after fouling out, Tyler Junior College guard Desmond Balentine knew the Apaches could ill afford to go to a fourth extra period. The freshman from Kokomo, Indiana swished…

25 February 2017 [11:20 PM]
UT Tyler softball sweeps, baseball splits in ASC doubleheaders

LONGVIEW - UT Tyler finished off a three-game sweep of LeTourneau with a doubleheader sweep on Saturday, winning 9-0 and 13-2, both in six innings. The Patriots (13-0, 6-0 American Southwest Conference) won the first game thanks to Whitney Romero…

25 February 2017 [09:08 PM]
Saturday HS Baseball/Softball Roundup

Softball Lindale Tournament Canton 5, Grand Saline 2 Canton 000 23 - 5 8 2 G. Saline 010 01 - 2 6 1 W – Shelby Vestal. L – E. Elliott. 2B – C: Gracie Chavez. 3B – C: Haylee…

25 February 2017 [08:33 PM]
Tyler Junior College baseball drops two on the road

DECATUR, Miss. - Tyler Junior College finished the East Central Community College Tournament with three losses after a pair of defeats on Saturday. The Apaches lost to Wallace State 9-3 then to host East Central 14-8. TJC (8-6) also lost…

25 February 2017 [08:31 PM]
Tyler Junior College softball grabs two wins in Beaumont

BEAUMONT - Tyler Junior College softball won two games at the Region XIV Crossover Tournament on Saturday, beating Blinn 9-3 and Galveston College 9-1. Against Blinn, Shelby Hotchkiss and Makenzie Goswick led the TJC (14-7) bats with three hits apiece.…

25 February 2017 [08:23 PM]
Lufkin beats Berkner to reach regional quarterfinals

Lufkin used a big fourth rally to score a 56-48 win over Richardson Berkner in a Class 6A area basketball playoff game on Friday at Tyler Junior College’s Wagstaff Gymnasium. The Panthers advance to meet Dallas Skyline next week in…

25 February 2017 [05:51 PM]
Boys Hoops: Center 56, Mabank 38

Jaterious Evans and Octavius Evans combined for 31 points to lead the Center Roughriders to a 56-38 win over Mabank on Friday a Class 4A basketball area playoff game at Tyler Junior College’s Wagstaff Gymnasium. --- Center 56, Mabank 38…

25 February 2017 [01:52 AM]
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Boys State Basketball Pairings

Class 6A Region II Area Dallas Jesuit 70, The Woodlands 64 Rockwall 61, South Garland 60, 3OT Spring Westfield 69, Austin Anderson 41 Klein Forest 63, Round Rock Cedar Ridge 53 Lufkin 56, Richardson-Berkner 48 Dallas Skyline 71, Conroe 48…

25 February 2017 [01:33 AM]
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Girls State Basketball Pairings

Class 6A Region I Regional Tournament Wilkerson-Greines Activiy Center, Fort Worth Semifinals Duncanville 52, Keller 26 South Grand Prairie 49, Arlington Lamar 43 Championship Duncanville 62, South Grand Prairie 49 Region II Regional Tournament Davis Field House, Dallas…

25 February 2017 [12:53 AM]
Boys Soccer: Lee 2, Mesquite Horn 0

Robert E. Lee got a goal and an assist from Sergio Saucedo to defeat Mesquite Horn 2-0 on Friday in a District 11-6A soccer match at Red Raider Field. The win keeps Lee near the top of the league standings…

25 February 2017 [12:01 AM]
Girls Soccer: Lee 1, Mesquite Horn 0

MESQUITE - Robert E. Lee’s Irasel Pacheco scored in the first half and the Lady Raiders secured their fourth win in a row, 1-0 over Mesquite Horn Friday night in a District 11-6A girls soccer match. Lee moves into a…

24 February 2017 [11:58 PM]
Patriots fall to LC

BROWNWOOD - The UT Tyler women’s basketball team saw its season come to an end with an 85-79 loss to Louisiana College in the semifinals of the American Southwest Conference tournament on Friday at Brownwood Coliseum. The Patriots finished…

24 February 2017 [11:49 PM]
Grace girls score 9-1 playoff soccer win

Lexye Price scored four goals and Anne Hendricks had a near clean sheet as the Grace Community Lady Cougars defeated Fort Worth Southwest Christian 9-1 on Friday in a TAPPS soccer area playoff game at Clyde-Perkins Stadium. The Lady Cougars…

24 February 2017 [11:42 PM]
Girls: Martin's Mill 68, Windthorst 36

McKINNEY - The No. 1-ranked Martin’s Mill Lady Mustangs scored a 68-36 win over No. 7 Windthorst in a Class 2A Region II semifinal on Friday at McKinney North High School gym, Martin’s Mill (35-2) advances to meet No. 17…

24 February 2017 [11:37 PM]
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Brownsboro boys win thriller over Carthage

GLADEWATER - Kenneth Woods hit for 23 points and the Brownsboro Bears held off a Carthage rally to score a 67-63 victory on Friday in a Class 4A area basketball playoff game at Bill Waters Gymnasium on the Gladewater High…

24 February 2017 [11:29 PM]
Girls Basketball: Era 54, Union Grove 48

McKINNEY - An outburst in the third quarter helped lead No. 17 Era to a 54-48 win over No. 21 Union Grove in a Class 2A Region II semifinal on Friday at McKinney North High School gym. Era (31-2) advances…

24 February 2017 [08:30 PM]
King's Academy advances to regional final

SHERMAN - Seth Ballou hit for 30 points and Koleson Sutsch added 25 points as the King’s Academy Royals defeated Paris Trinity Christian 112-41 on Friday in a TCAL Class 1A regional basketball semifinal at Grayson Bible Baptist Church gym.…

24 February 2017 [07:46 PM]