San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt working on speed, power to deliver more in 2017

Note: Part three of a four-part series detailing area professional baseball players preparing the upcoming season by working out at APEC in Tyler. Brandon Belt enters his seventh Major League Baseball season with the San Francisco Giants. He already has two World Series rings from 2012 and 2014. In 2016, Belt played in a career-best 156 games…

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Up it went into the dying light of a crisp January evening - a two-pronged yellow beacon denoting the intentions of East Texas Christian Academy. The night before the U.S. swears in its 45th president, ETCA held its own inauguration ceremony of sorts on Thursday. On a field not yet grass, the private

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 they’d get mad, like, ‘You can’t be on the

Cleveland Indians pitcher Josh Tomlin back at APEC for offseason, working for even more in 2017

Note: Part two of a four-part series detailing area professional baseball players preparing for the upcoming season by workout at APEC in Tyler. Josh Tomlin enjoys the banter. “C’mon, grandpa,” he hears while doing a strength drill Tuesday. At 32, he is the senior member of the group. Tomlin,

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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]
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]
Pudge, Bagwell, Raines elected to Hall of Fame

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18 January 2017 [06:21 PM]
Girls Soccer: Grace scores late to edge All Saints, 1-0

Lexye Price scored with 2.5 minutes left to send Grace Community to a 1-0 victory over rival All Saints on Tuesday at Clyde-Perkins Stadium. The Lady Cougars (9-5, 2-0 TAPPS D-II District 2) and Lady Trojans appeared headed toward penalty…

18 January 2017 [12:13 AM]
Tuesday Basketball Roundup: All Saints crushes ETCS, 67-32

LONGVIEW - Scottie Turner hit for 17 points to power All Saints to a 67-32 win over East Texas Christian School of Longview in a non-district basketball game on Tuesday. The Trojans had several players out with illness and injury…

18 January 2017 [12:11 AM]
Rockwall-Heath stops Robert E. Lee girls, 51-47

The shots did not fall for Robert E. Lee Tuesday, and because of that, the Lady Raiders fell in the District 11-6A standings following a 51-47 loss to Rockwall-Heath at Varsity Gymnasium. Lee made 17 of 52 (32.6 percent) field…

17 January 2017 [11:34 PM]
Red Raiders routed on the road at Rockwall-Heath

ROCKWALL - Robert E. Lee surrendered 48 points combined in the second and third quarters of a 74-43 loss Tuesday at Rockwall-Heath. The Red Raiders (7-12, 1-5 in District 11-6A) trailed 17-12 at the end of the first period, but…

17 January 2017 [11:08 PM]
Olivares scores twice to lead Robert E. Lee past Kilgore, 4-1

KILGORE - Robert E. Lee’s Isaac Olivares scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Red Raiders past Kilgore 4-1 on Tuesday in a non-district game at R.E. St. John Memorial Stadium. The Red Raiders led the defending…

17 January 2017 [11:06 PM]
Ledesma sparks John Tyler Lions to 2-1 win over Pine Tree

John Tyler overcame an early deficit to defeat Pine Tree 2-1 on Tuesday at John Tyler High School Field. The Pirates went ahead in the second minute but eight minutes later the Lions (5-1-1) equalized on a penalty kick by…

17 January 2017 [11:01 PM]
Rockwall hands John Tyler girls third straight loss

ROCKWALL - Jordan Mathis scored 19 points to help Rockwall beat John Tyler 62-47 to take over sole possession of second place in District 11-6A on Tuesday. Alyssa Mayfield scored 17 for the Lady Lions (15-9, 5-3 11-6A), who have…

17 January 2017 [11:01 PM]
Rockwall rallies from 15 down to beat John Tyler boys 66-63

New to District 11-6A, John Tyler is learning an important lesson against Rockwall whether on the football field or basketball court. Don’t let up. Just as the Yellowjackets rallied from 17 points down to hand the Lions a loss during…

17 January 2017 [11:01 PM]
Josh Hamilton ready to earn spot on Texas Rangers roster

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17 January 2017 [07:44 PM]
State basketball poll

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16 January 2017 [11:48 PM]
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16 January 2017 [11:43 PM]
President honors World Series champion Chicago Cubs at White House

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16 January 2017 [11:31 PM]
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