TJC Apaches advance to national title game

Jarel McDade blasted a grand slam in the first inning and the Apaches turned a double play in the ninth as the Tyler Junior College baseball team advanced to the national title game for the fourth straight year. The Apaches, seeded No. 3, defeated No. 1 Cumberland County (New Jersey), 6-5, on Monday in the NJCAA Division III World Series at…

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TJC Apaches advance to national title game

Jarel McDade blasted a grand slam in the first inning and the Apaches turned a double play in the ninth as the Tyler Junior College baseball team advanced to the national title game for the fourth straight year. The Apaches,…

29 May 2017 [11:42 PM]
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Patriots fall short of back-to-back titles

PHIL HICKS, phicks@tylerpaper.com UT Tyler was hoping to bring home the gold again this year to the Rose City, but the Patriots will have to settle for bronze. No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan captured two wins over the defending…

28 May 2017 [10:55 PM]
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TJC Apaches advance to semifinals

Jordan Trahan drove in the tie-breaking runs in the eighth inning and Mason Whitmarsh hurled seven strong innings as No. 3 Tyler Junior College put No. 2 Niagara County (New York) over a barrel, 4-1, on Sunday at Pioneer Stadium…

28 May 2017 [10:53 PM]
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Patriots fall short of back-to-back titles

OKLAHOMA CITY - UT Tyler was hoping to bring home the gold again this year to the Rose City, but the Patriots will have to settle for bronze. No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan captured two wins over the defending national champion…

28 May 2017 [07:49 PM]
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Oklahoma State wins Big 12 final over Texas

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Ryan Cash had four hits, and Oklahoma State became the first No. 8 seed to win the Big 12 Tournament with a 6-5 victory over Texas on Sunday. The Cowboys (30-25) had to win their final…

28 May 2017 [05:49 PM]
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Astros hand Orioles seventh-straight loss

HOUSTON (AP) - George Springer homered during a six-run second inning, sending Lance McCullers and the Houston Astros over Baltimore 8-4 Sunday for the Orioles’ season-worst seventh straight loss. Springer connected for the second straight game, helping the Astros overcome…

28 May 2017 [05:47 PM]
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Cashner cashes in as Gallo hits 15th HR

TORONTO - After going more than a full season without a road win, Andrew Cashner gave the struggling Texas Rangers a vital victory away from home. Cashner pitched seven strong innings and Joey Gallo hit his 15th home run as…

28 May 2017 [05:41 PM]
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Sato holds off Helio for Indy 500 win

INDIANAPOLIS - At the end of 500 miles around Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it was a former Formula One driver who took the checkered flag. He even drove for Andretti Autosport. It just wasn't Fernando Alonso. Takuma…

28 May 2017 [05:31 PM]
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Patriots drop game to VWU

OKLAHOMA CITY - UT Tyler and Virginia Wesleyan will meet for the third time at Sunday night for the right to play for the NCAA Division III Softball World Series championship. The Marlins (51-3) forced another game with a 5-2…

28 May 2017 [05:21 PM]
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UIL State Softball Tournament

2017 UIL Softball State Tournament May 31-June 3 Red and Charline McCombs Field - The University of Texas at Austin Dee Dillon Softball Field, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton (1A Semifinals) Wednesday, May 31…

28 May 2017 [05:17 PM]
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Apaches top Maryland squad

No. 3 seed Tyler Junior College continued its winning ways at the College World Series by crowning No. 6 Prince George’s (Maryland), 10-2, in seven innings on Saturday at Pioneer Stadium in Greeneville, Tennessee. It was the Apaches’…

27 May 2017 [11:56 PM]
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JT, Cedar Hill set series

John Tyler and Cedar Hill decided not to wait until realignment. The two perennial football powers have scheduled a home-and-home series, beginning in 2018. The 2018 clash will be the signature game of the Christus Trinity Mother Frances Football Classic.…

27 May 2017 [11:51 PM]
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Patriots visit OKC National Memorial

PHIL HICKS phicks@tylerpaper.com UT Tyler coach Mike Reed not only makes sure his players are standouts on the softball diamond, but that they are well-rounded young ladies as well. This is Reed and the Patriots’ sixth trip to the…

27 May 2017 [05:58 PM]
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UT Tyler's Simmons wins national hammer throw

GENEVA, Ohio – UT Tyler senior Whitney Simmons won her second straight NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Hammer Throw National Championship on Saturday at the SPIRE Institute. Simmons broke her own national…

27 May 2017 [03:41 PM]
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Apache golfers finish fourth

MESA, Ariz. - Tyler Junior College finished fourth in the NJCAA Division II Men’s National Golf Tournament that concluded on Friday. The Apaches, playing the 7,050-yard par 71 Longbow Golf Club course, shot a 306 during the final round for…

26 May 2017 [11:45 PM]
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Softball/Baseball Pairings

HS Softball UIL Softball Playoffs CLASS 6A Region II Finals The Woodlands vs. Austin Bowie (Austin Bowie wins series, 2-0) Game 1: Austin Bowie 2, The Woodlands 1 Game 2: Austin Bowie 3, The Woodlands 0 --- CLASS…

26 May 2017 [11:43 PM]
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UT Tyler softball blanks Amherst, moves into national final

The UT Tyler Patriots are one win away from competing in their third straight national softball series final. The Patriots plated eight runs in the first inning en route to a 13-0 five-inning victory over Amherst (Massachusetts) on Friday at…

26 May 2017 [09:04 PM]
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TJC coach Wren juggles baseball, family time

Doug Wren made some slick-fielding plays when he donned the uniforms at Arlington High, Tyler Junior College and Howard Payne University. As a student, player and now coach, he was quite the juggler, but nothing compares to this season. Not…

25 May 2017 [11:49 PM]
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Apaches fourth in golf tournament

Tyler Junior College pulled two strokes closer to the front-runners, but the Apaches remained in fourth place after Thursday’s third round of the NJCAA Division II Men’s National Golf Tournament in Mesa, Arizona. The Apaches, playing the 7,050-yard par 71…

25 May 2017 [11:37 PM]
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Patriots open with win

OKLAHOMA CITY - The UT Tyler Patriots started defense of their national championship with a 4-1 win over No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan on Thursday in the NCAA Division III Softball World Series at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium. The Patriots…

25 May 2017 [04:26 PM]
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Robert E. Lee head football coach Clayton George resigns

Clayton George has resigned as head football coach at Robert E. Lee. After one year, George is leaving the Red Raiders for family reasons, according to Tyler ISD athletic director Greg Priest, who confirmed it on Thursday. “I am…

25 May 2017 [10:53 AM]
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Patriots shooting for another national title

Once again, the UT Tyler softball team has put up some impressive numbers, but the only digits the Patriots are concerned with is two - as in their second national championship. UT Tyler, ranked No. 4 in the nation, gets…

25 May 2017 [12:32 AM]
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John Tyler Blue-White spring football game on Thursday

The annual John Tyler Blue & White spring football game will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday at the JTHS field. It is the culmination of nearly a month of spring practices and also the first chance for fans to…

24 May 2017 [11:46 PM]
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Defense rules in Robert E Lee spring football game

Robert E. Lee quarterback Chance Amie connected with Malik Hall for a 37-yard touchdown for the offense’s lone scoring play as defense ruled Wednesday in a 43-12 win in the annual Red-White spring game held at Red Raider Field. The…

24 May 2017 [11:27 PM]