Hamilton given back to Texas after troubled Angels stint

Josh Hamilton is back with the Texas Rangers after two troublesome years with the Los Angeles Angels and less than halfway into his big free-agent deal. After two troublesome years with the Los Angeles Angels and less than halfway through a $125 million, five-year contract, Hamilton was traded to AL West rival Texas with…

Gilmer receives state title rings Video

Several hundred persons attended a ceremony in which members of the Gilmer Buckeyes 2014 state championship football team received rings and heard from U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tyler) on Saturday night. Also addressing the gathering at the Gilmer Civic Center were Jeff Traylor, the

Patriots sweep Louisiana College

The No. 2-ranked UT Tyler softball team concluded the regular season in style, sweeping No. 21 Louisiana College in an American Southwest Conference doubleheader on Sunday at Coca-Cola Field in Pineville, Louisiana. The Patriots (37-1, 29-1 ASC) scored wins of 4-1 and 8-0. By sweeping the three-game set, the

Patriots win 3-2

The UT Tyler baseball team closed out its 2015 regular season schedule with a 3-2 win over American Southwest Conference opponent Howard Payne on Sunday at Irwin Field. The win improves the Patriots to 30-10 on the year and 24-6 in the ASC standings. Howard Payne (12-23, 7-19) put a run on the board in the top of the first as Matthew Daniel

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BY REID KERR Guest Columnist (Cue music) Announcer: Welcome back, NFL Fans! With a couple of days before the draft, it’s time to play along with the game every NFL team has to play, called… Audience: Does! It! Matter!…

28 April 2015 [12:07 AM]
JT student may return to Lindale athletics

sports@tylerpaper.com The University Interscholastic League state executive committee denied a varsity eligibility appeal from John Tyler High School on Monday, upholding the previous ruling of the District 16-5A executive committee, Greg Priest, Tyler ISD athletic director, said. The committee…

28 April 2015 [12:04 AM]
Troup leads 3A golf

phicks@tylerpaper.com The Troup Tigers, led by Jamey Scruggs’ 74, lead after Monday’s first round of the UIL Class 3A State Golf Tournament at Grey Rock Golf Course in Austin. Troup totaled 322 and is followed by Brock (324)…

28 April 2015 [12:01 AM]
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Golf Channel host Williams enjoys visiting Rose City

From the world of politics to golf broadcasting is not a typical career path. Yet that is the journey taken by Gary Williams, the host of Morning Drive on The Golf Channel. In Tyler with his wife Julie,…

27 April 2015 [09:06 PM]
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Arrest warrant sought for UFC champ in hit-and-run crash

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are seeking an arrest warrant for UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones. Witnesses told police Jones ran from a crash that hospitalized a pregnant woman but quickly came back to grab a handful…

27 April 2015 [03:51 PM]
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Hamilton given back to Texas after troubled Angels stint

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton is back with the Texas Rangers after two troublesome years with the Los Angeles Angels and less than halfway into his big free-agent deal. After two troublesome years with the Los Angeles Angels and…

27 April 2015 [03:40 PM]
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Gilmer receives state title rings

GILMER — Several hundred persons attended a ceremony in which members of the Gilmer Buckeyes 2014 state championship football team received rings and heard from U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tyler) on Saturday night. Also addressing the gathering at the Gilmer…

27 April 2015 [10:42 AM]
Sepmoree places 13th

SARASOTA, Fla. — Tyler’s Katelyn Sepmoree fired a final round of 74 to tie for 13th place on Sunday in the Guardian Retirement Championship of the Symetra Tour. She had a 54-hole total of 217 with previous rounds of 70…

27 April 2015 [12:25 AM]
Apache picks OU

Ryan Parker, a wide receiver at Tyler Junior College, announced his commitment to play football at Oklahoma on Sunday night, OU Insider announced. Parker is a 6-2, 195-pounder who only played one year of high school football at Keller Fossil…

27 April 2015 [12:23 AM]
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Patriots win 3-2

The UT Tyler baseball team closed out its 2015 regular season schedule with a 3-2 win over American Southwest Conference opponent Howard Payne on Sunday at Irwin Field. The win improves the Patriots to 30-10 on the year and 24-6…

27 April 2015 [12:20 AM]
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Patriots sweep Louisiana College

The No. 2-ranked UT Tyler softball team concluded the regular season in style, sweeping No. 21 Louisiana College in an American Southwest Conference doubleheader on Sunday at Coca-Cola Field in Pineville, Louisiana. The Patriots (37-1, 29-1 ASC) scored wins of…

26 April 2015 [11:50 PM]
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Hill, Richardson capture Azalea Invite

Longview’s Ryan Hill and Seane Richardson bring different strengths to the course whenever they team up in partnership golf tournament. Hill is the 51-year-old attorney with experience and an even keeled temperament. Richardson is the big and strong…

26 April 2015 [09:09 PM]
Angels rally past Rangers

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — C.J. Cron hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the sixth inning, leading the Los Angeles Angels’ rally to their third straight victory, 4-1 over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night. Albert Pujols tied it with a…

26 April 2015 [12:31 AM]
All Saints dominates Dallas Christian 10-2

All Saints finished off its district campaign in dominating fashion with a 10-2 win over Dallas Christian Saturday at All Saints Field. The Trojans (22-5, 13-1 in TAPPS 2-4A) while now wait and see what happens to Grace Community, which…

25 April 2015 [11:28 PM]
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No. 2 Patriots softball tops No. 21 LC

  PINEVILLE, La. — The No. 2-ranked UT Tyler Patriots won their 15th straight game, a 5-1 decision over No. 21 Louisiana College in an American Southwest Conference softball game held at Coca-Cola Field. The two clubs play a doubleheader…

25 April 2015 [09:59 PM]
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UT Tyler baseball sweeps Howard Payne

  On Military Appreciation Day, the Patriots celebrated by a sweeping a baseball doubleheader from Howard Payne. UT Tyler scored American Southwest Conference wins of 6-0 and 12-2 over the Yellowjackets at Irwin Field. The Patriots (29-10, 23-6) play their…

25 April 2015 [09:59 PM]
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Russell, Ancell power Apaches to sweep of Rangers

  On beautiful day in East Texas, Reid Russell and Zane Ancell had beautiful days at the plate. Russell, a sophomore from Longview, belted three home runs and had eight RBIs while Ancell had seven hits in leading Tyler Junior…

25 April 2015 [09:33 PM]
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Correa and Miller win Mint Julep top flight in playoff

The team of Luis Correa and Jay Miller combined for a score of 126 and won a playoff to capture the championship of the First Flight in the 2015 Mint Julep Golf Tournament on Saturday at Willow Brook Country Club.…

25 April 2015 [09:12 PM]
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LaRue, area golfers on a quest for state glory this week

Area UIL and TAPPS golfers will be hitting the links this week with state championships on the line. UIL Class 3A, 4A, 5A and 6A will be competing on Monday and Tuesday in the Austin area. Class 1A and 2A…

25 April 2015 [09:11 PM]
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Defending champs surge into lead at Azalea

The grounds crew at Hollytree worked miracles early Saturday morning to get a course inundated by heavy rains Friday night into playable conditions for the second round of the 31st annual Azalea Jimmy Wheeler Invitational. And after a sunny and…

25 April 2015 [09:09 PM]
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Red Raiders rout North Garland, 10-0

Robert E. Lee senior Jakob Romines had a double, triple and drove in three runs as Robert E. Lee blanked North Garland 10-0 in five innings Friday at Mike Carter Field. It was Senior Night, but two juniors did the…

25 April 2015 [08:26 PM]
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Net Force: UT Tyler tennis sweep ASC titles

The UT Tyler tennis teams are kings and queens of the court once again. For the second consecutive year as well as seven of the last eight seasons, the Patriots are American Southwest Conference champions. All of the ASC titles…

25 April 2015 [08:26 PM]
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Annual Mint Julep

Willow Brook Country Club Friday’s Scores Flight 1 — Zachary Glaske-Brent Beverley, 61; George Rowe-Bill Holstead, 62; Luis Correa-Jay Miller, 62; Don Robert Johnson-Cooper Johnson, 65; Clay Cavender-Pat Green, 64; Jason Mills-Blake Korndorffer, 64; Les Loggins-Blake Lackey, 64; Harry A.…

25 April 2015 [08:24 PM]
ETCA completes perfect run through district

HS BASEBALL ETCA 7, Lakehill Prep 4 Seniors Grayson Pirtle and Brandon Baker did a workable job on the mound while East Texas Christian Academy scored seven runs, aided by three triples, to defeat Dallas Lakehill Prep 7-4 on Friday.…

25 April 2015 [08:23 PM]
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Reid’s NFL Draft Mailbag

We are now less than a week away from the 2015 NFL Draft, and all of the high hopes, excitement, disappointment, and comedy that entails. The only thing better than the draft is the immediate snap-judgments that happen…

25 April 2015 [08:22 PM]
Wright helps Lady Cougars past All Saints, 11-1

Hannah Wright went 3 for 3 with an RBI to lead Grace Community to an 11-1 win over All Saints in a TAPPS 2-4A softball game Friday. Emily Edwards recorded seven strikeouts and walked three to earn the win in…

25 April 2015 [08:11 PM]
ETCA 16, Dallas Lakehill Prep 11

> With Morgan Brooks leading the bats, East Texas Christian Academy outslugged Dallas Lakehill Prep 16-11 on Thursday. Brooks went 4 for 4 with seven RBIs. She finished a single shy of hitting for the cycle, hitting a triple, two…

25 April 2015 [08:02 PM]
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Grace celebrates Senior Day with win over rival Gorman

Grace Community celebrated Senior Day with a 7-1 victory over rival Bishop Gorman on Thursday in TAPPS 2-4A softball. Senior Taylor Kingsley struck out five while walking seven for the Lady Cougars (7-5, 5-5), who play All Saints on Friday.…

25 April 2015 [08:00 PM]
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John Tyler boys win 15/16-5A area track meet

John Tyler didn’t slow down at the area meet. A week after claiming the District 16-5A title by 27 points, the Lions won the District 15/16-5A area track and field championships by 52 points on Thursday at Pine…

25 April 2015 [07:49 PM]
LaRue lifts ETCA to 4-0 win

Sophomore Walker LaRue qualified for the state golf tournament earlier this week and followed that with a complete-game shutout. LaRue allowed two hits with no walks and seven strikeouts as East Texas Christian Academy blanked Greenville Christian 4-0 on Thursday…

25 April 2015 [07:48 PM]