Hudson, REL deliver 11-1 win over Nac Video

Robert E. Lee baseball has yet to play a full seven-inning game this season. For the second night in a row, the Red Raiders (2-0) sent everyone home early following a double-digit victory at the Rose City Classic. Lee shook off subzero temperatures Friday to pummel Nacogdoches 11-1 in five innings Friday at Mike Carter Field. REL defeated For…

Brook Hill Guard eyes state soccer title

One game to win it all and finally deliver Bullard Brook Hill boys soccer a state championship. Brook Hill faces Houston The Village in the TAPPS Division II state championship game scheduled for 3 p.

Stifling defense delivers UT Tyler into final

One more win and the Patriots are going dancing again. UT Tyler played a suffocating defensive game on Friday as the Patriots scored a 76-47 American Southwest Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament semifinal victory over Howard Payne at the Herrington Patriot Center.

Tyler’s Hackett, Gilmer’s Johnson hit NFL combine

Two former East Texas stars, John Tyler’s Chris Hackett and Gilmer’s Gus Johnson, had their opportunity to impress scouts last weekend at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Hackett was an All-Big 12 first-team performer in the secondary for TCU, which won a share of the Big 12 championship and beat Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl.

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Bullard Brook Hill 10, Sabine 9

Andrew Edwards struck out seven in five innings as Bullard Brook Hill outlasted Sabine 10-9 on Friday. The Guard scored seven in the fifth and sixth innings before the Cardinals nearly tied it back up with three runs in the…

28 February 2015 [08:44 PM]
Reid About It: Tipping the Forty

For what seems like two weeks, every time I looked at my phone, I had a text message from ESPN. And these weren’t the fun kind of text messages, telling me my favorite team had won, or someone had been…

28 February 2015 [08:43 PM]
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Stifling defense delivers UT Tyler into final

One more win and the Patriots are going dancing again. UT Tyler played a suffocating defensive game on Friday as the Patriots scored a 76-47 American Southwest Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament semifinal victory over Howard Payne at the Herrington Patriot…

28 February 2015 [12:27 AM]
John Tyler looks to continue playoff run today

FORNEY — John Tyler was one of the last teams in the state to join the field of 128 teams in the Class 5A boys basketball playoffs, needing to win a tiebreaker game over Nacogdoches, 73-64. The Lions weren’t ready…

28 February 2015 [12:20 AM]
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Brook Hill Guard eyes state soccer title

BY CHRIS PARRY, cparry@tylerpaper.com One game to win it all and finally deliver Bullard Brook Hill boys soccer a state championship. Brook Hill faces Houston The Village in the TAPPS Division II state championship game scheduled for 3 p.m. today at…

28 February 2015 [12:16 AM]
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Hudson, REL deliver 11-1 win over Nac Video

BY CHRIS PARRY, cparry@tylerpaper.com Robert E. Lee baseball has yet to play a full seven-inning game this season. For the second night in a row, the Red Raiders (2-0) sent everyone home early following a double-digit victory at the Rose City…

28 February 2015 [12:12 AM]
Palestine gets past Henderson, 62-53

BY MONTGOMERY BROCK, Sports Correspondent The Palestine Wildcats defeated the Henderson Lions 62-53 on Friday night in a Class 4A Region III area playoff at Whitehouse’s Wildcat Arena. Gee Clark led the Wildcats in scoring with 13 points including two…

28 February 2015 [12:11 AM]
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Rondo moving on after suspension over outburst with Carlisle

DALLAS (AP) — Rajon Rondo says he and Dallas coach Rick Carlisle talked all the time in the days after the point guard arrived from Boston in a trade the Mavericks hope will boost their chances of winning a championship.…

27 February 2015 [05:51 PM]
Winter again wreaks havoc on sports schedules

Old man winter is causing havoc with the sporting world again. Due to snow and ice in the Dallas area, a few basketball playoff games have been postponed. The Class 3A Region II girls basketball tournament semifinals scheduled for Rockwall-Heath…

27 February 2015 [05:15 PM]
Red Raiders soccer grabs 2-1 win

GARLAND — Robert E. Lee scored two more goals and only a last-minute tally denied the Red Raiders another shutout. Lee will have to settle for a 2-1 win Thursday over Rowlett. The victory kept the Red Raiders (8-1, 22…

27 February 2015 [01:04 AM]
Lady Raiders down Rowlett, 2-0

GARLAND —The weather was freezing, but it did not disrupt Robert E. Lee, which used first-half goals from Hailey Hurst and Kourtney Hitchcock to defeat Rowlett 2-0 Thursday in a District 11-6A girls game. The victory moved the Lady Raiders…

27 February 2015 [01:03 AM]
Lions soccer blanks Whitehouse, 5-0

John Tyler finally found the scoring touch coach Howard Story has been looking for and scored four second-half goals in a 5-0 win over Whitehouse on Thursday evening at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium to start the second half of…

27 February 2015 [01:03 AM]
Lee baseball wins season opener, 12-2

Robert E. Lee overcame frigid temperatures to make quick work of Forney in a 12-2 win Thursday at Mike Carter Field. It was Game 3 of the Rose City Classic, which started late to allow the field to dry from…

27 February 2015 [01:02 AM]
High school basketball playoff pairings, Feb. 27

GIRLS UIL Class 6A Region II Regional Quarterfinals Irving MacArthur 36, Rockwall 29 Spring DeKaney 58, Round Rock Stony Point 47 Dallas Skyline 49, Richardson 48 Austin Bowie 55, Cedar Ridge 47 Regional Semifinals Ellis Davis Field House, Dallas Irving…

27 February 2015 [01:01 AM]
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Tyler teams split DH with Kilgore

“Sophomore Night” turned into “Sophomore Day” because of the weather. Still, the Tyler Junior College basketball programs honored their graduating class between games of a Region XIV doubleheader before a nice afternoon crowd at Wagstaff Gymnasium. The emotional day was…

27 February 2015 [12:59 AM]
East Texas teams ready for TAPPS regional semis

Returning almost its entire team after reaching the state semifinals a year ago, All Saints has eagerly awaited its return to the postseason. The last two weeks, however, have felt like ages. The Trojans haven’t played a TAPPS game in…

27 February 2015 [12:55 AM]
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Defending champion Patriots start tournament with comfortable win

UT Tyler began defense of its ASC basketball crown with a resounding victory Thursday night. The Patriots, the top seed, set a scoring record with a 113-53 victory over No. 8 seed Ozarks in the American Southwest Conference Women’s Basketball…

27 February 2015 [12:52 AM]
Moore shoots Martins Mill to area win over Big Sandy

LINDALE — Davis Moore hit eight 3-pointers and nearly outscored the competition himself with 30 points as Martins Mill routed Big Sandy 74-33 in the Class 2A area playoffs on Thursday at Lindale High School. Hunter Conway scored 14 and…

27 February 2015 [12:43 AM]
Region XIV tourney in Jacksonville this year

BY PHIL HICKS, phicks@tylerpaper.com   After several days of uncertainty, the Region XIV men’s and women’s basketball tournament has found a home. In a vote of league presidents, the tourney will be held at Jacksonville ISD Gymnasium on the old campus of Lon…

27 February 2015 [12:42 AM]
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Tyler’s Hackett, Gilmer’s Johnson hit NFL combine

Two former East Texas stars, John Tyler’s Chris Hackett and Gilmer’s Gus Johnson, had their opportunity to impress scouts last weekend at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Hackett was an All-Big 12 first-team performer in the secondary for TCU,…

26 February 2015 [11:04 PM]
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Marlins' Stanton faces first live pitches since being hit

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton saw his first live pitches since his beaning back in September. The Miami Marlins will have to wait at least one more day to watch Stanton take his first swing. While other members of…

26 February 2015 [03:27 PM]
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Bills negotiating to sign quarterback McCown

John Wawrow BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills are negotiating to sign veteran free agent Josh McCown to address their long-standing needs at quarterback. A person familiar with discussions told The Associated Press on Thursday that contract talks are…

26 February 2015 [11:59 AM]
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HS Basketball Scores/Pairings

Note: Times and dates subject to change due to the weather GIRLS UIL Class 6A Region II Regional Quarterfinals Irving MacArthur 36, Rockwall 29 Spring DeKaney 58, Round Rock Stony Point 47 Dallas Skyline 49, Richardson 48 Austin Bowie 55,…

25 February 2015 [11:23 PM]
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Lady Lions fall to Lake Ridge in regional quarters, 40-34

WILLS POINT — It was a scene that played out almost in perpetuity in the second half. John Tyler would go down, miss a shot and Mansfield Lake Ridge would grab the rebound. Moments later, the Lady Eagles would lose…

25 February 2015 [10:57 PM]
JT begins baseball season Thursday

John Tyler’s baseball season opener against Chapel Hill on Tuesday was cancelled due to wintry weather, but the two teams will have more chances to face off this season. The Lions open the 2015 season today at the Chapel Hill…

25 February 2015 [10:54 PM]
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Lions knock off Marshall, 84-82

LONGVIEW — When the ball left Marshall guard Chris Jones’ hands, John Tyler’s Ja’Khari Lewis had one simple, continual thought running through his mind. “Don’t make it,” Lewis said. “I was just hoping he wasn’t going to make it, so…

25 February 2015 [10:43 PM]
Martins Mill rolls into regionals

SULPHUR SPRINGS — No. 9 Martins Mill ran out to a 24-point lead after one quarter and cruised to a 76-28 victory over Honey Grove in the Class 2A regional quarterfinals on Wednesday at Sulphur Springs High School. Cheyenne Brown…

25 February 2015 [10:36 PM]
TJC hosts Kilgore in matinee Thursday

A flurry of snowflakes and icy road conditions forced a postponement of Wednesday’s basketball doubleheader between rivals Tyler Junior College and Kilgore. So hoop fans are in for a treat with an afternoon matinee Thursday as TJC plays host to…

25 February 2015 [07:41 PM]
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Red Raiders have high expectations

Usually a move to a new district is met with wonder and anticipation. It brings with it new teams, maybe some new rivalries and new possibilities. But thanks to years and years of postseason clashes, Robert E. Lee’s response to…

25 February 2015 [07:40 PM]
Rose City Classic begins Thursday

The 24th Annual Rose City Classic begins Thursday at UT Tyler’s Irwin Field and at Mike Carter Field. Hosted by Robert E. Lee, the event features 16 baseball games in three days showcasing the talents from area schools Lufkin, Sulphur…

25 February 2015 [07:39 PM]