Area players sign with NFL teams

  After the conclusion of the NFL Draft, teams started inking free agents and those signings included several East Texans. Tylerites Triston Wade, Chris Hackett and Ricky Collins signed with NFL squads. All three are John Tyler High School graduates. Wade, a senior safety for UT San Antonio, is heading to the Seattle Seahawks where he will…

Patriots win conference championship

  UT Tyler’s Vanessa Carrizales corralled the ball off the bat of East Texas Baptist’s Lindsey Vasquez, stepped on third base and fired across the diamond to Jackie Mendez at first base to complete a double play and the American Southwest Conference championship game as their Patriot teammates rushed to the pitcher’s circle to celebrate.

Apaches sign with next level

The national champion Tyler Junior College soccer team had several players sign with four-year colleges. Players signing were Jose Garcia (Tyler, U.S. Army), Guillermo Torres (Longview, Georgia Gwinnett), Milton Sangabriel (Atlanta, Ga., Lindsey Wilson College), Yaw Amankwa (Baltimore, Ohio State), Liam McNally (Coventry, England, South

Drain, Guy win doubles title

Nathan Drain, an eighth grader at Moore Middle School, and his doubles partner Jacob Guy (Southlake) won the Dallas Doubles Only Championship Major Zone. The win qualifies both Drain and Guy for Super Championship play in Boys 14s.Drain and Guy were unseeded, and knocked off the first, third and fourth seeds en route to the win.      

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Apache Ladies top Lamar State

LUFKIN — The Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies stayed alive in the Region XIV softball tournament with a 3-1 win over the Lamar State-Port Arthur Seahawks on Sunday at Angelina College. The Apache Ladies (39-17) advance to play Angelina in…

03 May 2015 [11:51 PM]
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Area players sign with NFL teams

  After the conclusion of the NFL Draft, teams started inking free agents and those signings included several East Texans. Tylerites Triston Wade, Chris Hackett and Ricky Collins signed with NFL squads. All three are John Tyler High School graduates.…

03 May 2015 [10:00 PM]
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Patriots win conference championship

UT Tyler’s Vanessa Carrizales corralled the ball off the bat of East Texas Baptist’s Lindsey Vasquez, stepped on third base and fired across the diamond to Jackie Mendez at first base to complete a double play and the…

03 May 2015 [09:03 PM]
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Drain, Guy win doubles title

Nathan Drain, an eighth grader at Moore Middle School, and his doubles partner Jacob Guy (Southlake) won the Dallas Doubles Only Championship Major Zone. The win qualifies both Drain and Guy for Super Championship play in Boys 14s.Drain and Guy…

03 May 2015 [08:49 PM]
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Apaches sign with next level

The national champion Tyler Junior College soccer team had several players sign with four-year colleges. Players signing were Jose Garcia (Tyler, U.S. Army), Guillermo Torres (Longview, Georgia Gwinnett), Milton Sangabriel (Atlanta, Ga., Lindsey Wilson College), Yaw Amankwa (Baltimore, Ohio State),…

03 May 2015 [08:46 PM]
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Paradise XLI

BULLARD — On a beautiful weekend it was only fitting that Paradise XLI was held at Emerald Bay Club. The event had 132 golfers competing at the Emerald Bay course on the shores of Lake Palestine. The winning team at…

03 May 2015 [08:42 PM]
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Texas becomes front line on high school athlete ECG debate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Cody Stephens was trying to shed some of the 290 pounds from his 6-foot-9 frame before graduating high school and attending his first college football training camp three summers ago when he took a nap and…

03 May 2015 [10:36 AM]
Whitehouse outlasts Sulphur Springs in three games

  SULPHUR SPRINGS —Micah Gray hit three doubles and had three RBIs to power Whitehouse to a 12-7 win over Sulphur Springs in Game 3 of their best-of-three Class 5A bi-district playoff series late Friday night. The LadyCats (12-12) won…

02 May 2015 [11:39 PM]
JT’s Mosley, Lindale’s Bateman win gold

  Cedric Mosley will not lose. The John Tyler senior sprinter blazed his way to a 10.55-second finish in the 100-meter dash to claim the Class 5A Region II title on Saturday at UT Arlington’s Maverick Stadium in Arlington. Mosley’s…

02 May 2015 [11:38 PM]
Trojans finish off Regents with big seventh

  WACO —All Saints scored seven runs in the seventh to take down Austin Regents 8-1 and sweep their best-of-three series in the TAPPS 4A area playoffs on Saturday. Parker Towns struck out 12 in six innings for the Trojans…

02 May 2015 [09:53 PM]
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Gilmer boys claim regional track title

  COMMERCE — On the strength of two relays victories, the Gilmer Buckeyes claimed the Class 4A Region II track and field team title by two points over Argyle on Saturday at Texas A&M Commerce’s Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes…

02 May 2015 [09:52 PM]
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UT Tyler claims regular-season ASC baseball crown

UT Tyler is back atop the American Southwest Conference baseball standings. When Concordia-Texas dropped its final regular-season game to Mary Hardin-Baylor on Saturday in Austin, the Patriots won the ASC regular season championship. The Patriots (30-10) finished with a 24-6…

02 May 2015 [09:51 PM]
Apache Ladies drop 6-1 decision to Galveston College

  LUFKIN — The Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies fell to the Galveston College Whitecaps, 6-1, on Saturday in the first game of the Region XIV Softball Tournament at Roadrunner Park. TJC (38-17) will play Lamar State-Port Arthur at 10…

02 May 2015 [09:51 PM]
TJC baseball routs NAC, 12-0

phicks@tylerpaper.com In a top 10 meeting on Saturday night, No. 3 Tyler Junior College scored a 12-0 seven-inning win over No. 9 North Arkansas College at Mike Carter Field. Apache hurlers Cody Brown and Alex Masotto combined for a two-hitter.…

02 May 2015 [09:50 PM]
Brook Hill uses 13-run 3rd to rout Grapevine Faith 18-1

GRAPEVINE —Bullard Brook Hill used a 13-run third to rout Grapevine Faith 18-1 in the first game of the TAPPS 4A playoffs on Friday. The Guard scored 18 runs on nine hits by drawing 14 walks. Parker Clark and Reid…

02 May 2015 [09:48 PM]
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Red Raiders set for bi-district series against Belton

Robert E. Lee baseball will open the postseason on the road Friday against Belton. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Belton High School Field. Game 2 will be at 4 p.m. Saturday back at Mike Carter Field.…

02 May 2015 [09:26 PM]
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Van sweeps Kaufman in bi-district

  FORNEY —Van made quick work of Kafuman and is moving on in the Class 3A softball playoffs. The Lady Vandals scored a combined 22 runs in their bi-district series sweep while Van pitchers Sierra Nichols and Rusty Spinks both…

02 May 2015 [09:17 PM]
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SPORTyler earns national award

  SPORTyler, which is responsible for increasing sports travel to the Tyler community, has received a national award. The National Association of Sports Commissions, the governing body of the $8.96 billion sports events industry, honored SPORTyler for Locally Created Event…

02 May 2015 [09:16 PM]
ETCA blanked Texas Christian Academy of Baylor 10-0

East Texas Christian Academy made quick work of their opening-round opponent in the TAPPS 1A/2A baseball playoffs. ETCA blanked Texas Christian Academy of Baylor 10-0 in five innings on Thursday. ETCA (12-4) now awaits the winner of Longview Christian Heritage-Austin…

02 May 2015 [09:13 PM]
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American Pharoah wins 141st Kentucky Derby

BETH HARRIS, AP Racing Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — American Pharoah won the 141st Kentucky Derby on Saturday, ridden by last year's Derby-winning jockey, Victor Espinoza. The 5-2 favorite was in contention at the top of the stretch and pulled…

02 May 2015 [06:19 PM]
Spring football for TJC

Sports Correspondent Tyler Junior College football coach Danny Palmer and his staff got a good look the returning Apaches who wrapped up spring drills at Pat Hartley Field on Friday night. The Black offense struck early and fast, while…

02 May 2015 [04:22 PM]
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Kentucky Derby: Things to watch at Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bob Baffert jokes that his last Kentucky Derby victory was so long ago, he doesn't remember. The Hall of Fame trainer could make some new memories Saturday if either of his top two favorites — American…

02 May 2015 [07:48 AM]
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Waco Midway sweeps Lady Raiders in 6A bi-district DH

Waco Midway used a relentless offense and near flawless pitching to end Robert E. Lee’s season. The Lady Raiders were swept 11-0 and 9-0 on Friday in their Class 6A best-of-three bi-district playoff series. The two losses finish REL at…

02 May 2015 [12:08 AM]
Lee sprinters advance

WACO — Robert E. Lee sprinters Brittany Browning and Tyrec Grayson survived preliminaries while sophomore long-distance runner Mary Claire Neal has a second chance to grab a state meet spot. Neal finished seventh in the girls 3,200 meters on Friday…

01 May 2015 [11:59 PM]
Area tracksters eye Austin

WACO — Four East Texans booked a trip to Austin at the Class 3A Region III track and field championships in Waco on Friday. Arp’s Tyrone Hunt, White Oak’s Logan Rowe, Elkhart’s Ashley Buck and Eustace’s Chanda Westbrook all won…

01 May 2015 [11:54 PM]