Brook Hill's Bickerstaff puts an 'I' in team

Bailey Bickerstaff, 18, is set to compete in Friday’s TAPPS Swimming State Championships. As Brook Hill’s lone swimmer, she has competed at the state level every year since the ninth grade. Although Bickerstaff is the only member of the Brook Hill School swim team, her journey has not been the lonely road one might imagine.  “I get the…

Grace's McCracken signs to play soccer at John Brown

Grace Community senior Allie McCracken admits she got a little burned out on soccer during her junior year. After watching the U.S. women win the World Cup over the summer before her senior year, her love of soccer was rekindled and McCracken knew she wanted keep playing. “I just loved watching how excited they got when they scored and that

Griffin garners 1,000th win as Brownsboro defeats WP

WILLS POINT - It was a team effort as the Brownsboro Bearettes defeated Wills Point 65-45 to give head coach Fred Griffin his 1,000th career victory on Tuesday night. The milestone victory also clinched another district championship for Griffin and the Bearettes. No. 11 Brownsboro and No. 12 Canton shared the District 14-4A girls basketball

John Tyler boys, girls sweep 10th doubleheader of 2016

LINDALE - John Tyler made it a perfect 10 in 2016. In the final girls-boys doubleheader of the season, the John Tyler girls and boys swept Lindale to make it 10 sweeps out of 10 in the calendar year. The sixth-ranked Lady Lions used a big second half to win 75-33 and secure a co-District 16-5A

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McLennan hands Tyler first baseball loss of year

The Tyler Junior College Apache baseball team dropped its first game of the season, an 8-0 decision to McLennan Community College on Wednesday at Mike Carter Field. The Highlanders led 1-0 until the seventh when they plated six runs. James…

10 February 2016 [10:51 PM]
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TJC men win on last-second 3-pointer

PHIL HICKS phicks@tylerpaper.com Kwinton Hinson knocked down a 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds remaining and Eden Ewing had a double-double as Tyler Junior College defeated Highway 31 rival Navarro College, 54-51, on Wednesday at Wagstaff Gymnasium. “We ran a good…

10 February 2016 [10:45 PM]
Hitchcock powers Lee girls to 5-0 win over North Garland

GARLAND - Kourtney Hitchcock scored two goals as part of a five-goal barrage from Robert E. Lee in a 5-0 win over North Garland on Wednesday night. The Lady Raiders also received goals from Abby Tillson, Priscilla Rincon and Alex…

10 February 2016 [10:41 PM]
TJC softball scores sweep, including 30-0 win

BULLARD - The Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies swept their Peach State visitors Georgia Highlands College in a softball doubleheader on Wednesday at Schwab Field on The Brook Hill School campus. TJC improved to 11-0 with 30-0 and 10-1 (five…

10 February 2016 [10:39 PM]
No. 21 Blinn hands No. 22 Tyler fourth straight loss

BRENHAM - The No. 22 Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies dropped their third straight road game and fourth contest overall 81-68 against the No. 21 Blinn College Lady Bucs on Wednesday. The Apache Ladies (19-7, 9-7) return home on Saturday…

10 February 2016 [10:29 PM]
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Brook Hill's Bickerstaff puts an 'I' in team

Bailey Bickerstaff, 18, is set to compete in Friday’s TAPPS Swimming State Championships. As Brook Hill’s lone swimmer, she has competed at the state level every year since the ninth grade. Although Bickerstaff is the only member of the Brook…

10 February 2016 [09:42 PM]
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UT Tyler Patriot Notebook: Women's basketball reaching new heights

PHIL HICKS, phicks@tylerpaper.com The UT Tyler women’s basketball program continues to reach new heights. The Patriots moved into the top five of the USA Today’s NCAA Division III poll for the first time. UT Tyler (21-1, 13-0 American Southwest Conference are…

10 February 2016 [09:23 PM]
Robert E. Lee girls to play Naaman Forest in play-in game Friday

Robert E. Lee’s District 11-6A fourth-place playoff against Garland Naaman Forest is set for 6 p.m. Friday at Rockwall High School. The Lady Raiders defeated Naaman Forest 42-41 in Garland on Tuesday to force the playoff play-in game. The winner…

10 February 2016 [07:52 PM]
Grace boys soccer tops Gorman 6-1

Senior Derrick Wong and sophomore Jacob Williams each had two goals and an assist to lead Grace Community to a 6-1 victory over Bishop Gorman in TAPPS D-II District 2 boys soccer action on Tuesday at McCallum Stadium. Wong scored…

10 February 2016 [07:10 PM]
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Grace's McCracken signs to play soccer at John Brown

Grace Community senior Allie McCracken admits she got a little burned out on soccer during her junior year. After watching the U.S. women win the World Cup over the summer before her senior year, her love of soccer was rekindled…

10 February 2016 [06:04 PM]
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Bishop Gorman athletes headed to the next level

Trinity University gained a few more Crusaders while another Bishop Gorman standout is going to stay a Crusader in college. Bishop T.K. Gorman School held a signing day celebration Tuesday morning for five of its student athletes. Four of the…

10 February 2016 [08:56 AM]
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Griffin garners 1,000th win as Brownsboro defeats WP

WILLS POINT - It was a team effort as the Brownsboro Bearettes defeated Wills Point 65-45 to give head coach Fred Griffin his 1,000th career victory on Tuesday night. The milestone victory also clinched another district championship for Griffin and the…

10 February 2016 [08:39 AM]
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Robert E. Lee's playoff hopes dashed in loss to Naaman Forest

Robert E. Lee needed a win to keep its playoff hopes alive. Garland Naaman Forest never gave the Red Raiders a chance. The visiting Rangers connected on three treys in the opening minutes and a three-point play from Terrell Anderson…

09 February 2016 [11:51 PM]
Soccer Rdp: Lee boys edge N. Garland, 1-0

GARLAND - Alan Fernandez smashed a 30-yard rocket for the only goal of the night Tuesday as Robert E. Lee went on the road and defeated North Garland 1-0. The victory gives Lee (3-2) 10 points in the league standings.…

09 February 2016 [11:44 PM]
Boys Hoops Rdp: Brownsboro Bears clinch 2nd district title

WILLS POINT - The Brownsboro Bears defeated Wills Point 58-36 on Tuesday to clinch their second straight boys basketball District 14-4A championship. It is also the Bears’ fourth league championship in five years. Tamrick Pace had a game-high 15 points,…

09 February 2016 [11:41 PM]
TAPPS Rdp: All Saints rolls to win at 2-4A tournament

RONNY CHRISTIE, Sports Correspondent The All Saints Trojans jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead and then were somewhat lackadaisical against the underdog Garland Brighter Horizons Academy basketball squad. All Saints coach Eddie Francis pulled his starters and made their…

09 February 2016 [11:38 PM]
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John Tyler boys, girls sweep 10th doubleheader of 2016

LINDALE - John Tyler made it a perfect 10 in 2016. In the final girls-boys doubleheader of the season, the John Tyler girls and boys swept Lindale to make it 10 sweeps out of 10 in the calendar year. The…

09 February 2016 [11:36 PM]
Troup captures Robert E. Lee Golf Invitational

The Troup Tigers, led by Jamey Scruggs’ 81, captured first place in the Robert E. Lee Invitational Golf Tournament on Monday at Hollytree Country Club. The Tigers carded 346, followed by Bullard Brook Hill (354) and Grace Community (365). Holden…

09 February 2016 [11:29 PM]
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YOESTING: Leicester City an underdog of epic proportions

Everyone loves an underdog. From the Miracle Mets in 1969, the U.S. Olympic hockey team’s Miracle on Ice in 1980 and Jimmy Valvano’s N.C. State’s miraculous buzzer-beater in 1983, underdogs overcoming all odds to win are part of what…

09 February 2016 [11:27 PM]
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Browns deny lying about Johnny Manziel's concussion

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Browns say Johnny Manziel was diagnosed with a concussion late in the season by an independent neurologist, countering an NFL Network report they lied about the injury to cover up the troubled quarterback showing up intoxicated…

09 February 2016 [02:40 PM]
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Brownsboro's Griffin eyes win No. 1,000

From the bayous of Louisiana to the Oceanside near South Beach to the Piney Woods of East Texas, Fred Griffin has seen a lot of the country and hundreds of basketball gyms. A flood of memories are rushing back to…

08 February 2016 [11:57 PM]
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Brook Hill students sign with colleges Video

BULLARD - Caleb Chadwell and Bryant Robinson were enveloped by an overflowing standing-room-only group of friends, faculty, media and students Monday afternoon at Brook Hill’s Kyle Lake Athletic Center. Robinson signed a scholarship letter of intent for football to Midwestern…

08 February 2016 [11:43 PM]
Lee basketball teams still in postseason contention

It is all on the line Tuesday for the Robert E. Lee basketball teams. The Lady Raiders are at Garland Naaman Forest with the Red Raiders hosting the Rangers at 7:15 p.m. at the REL Varsity Gymnasium. Lady Raiders…

08 February 2016 [11:34 PM]
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Affidavit: Attack left Manziel's ex-girlfriend deaf in 1 ear

DALLAS (AP) - Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend says he hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation that's being investigated by police that she lost hearing in one ear. An affidavit filed by Colleen Crowley was obtained by KXAS-TV. Crowley won…

08 February 2016 [06:30 PM]
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Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher; Rambis interim head coach

NEW YORK (AP) - Derek Fisher was fired as New York Knicks coach Monday, with his team having lost five straight and nine of 10 to fall well back in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Associate head coach Kurt Rambis…

08 February 2016 [11:24 AM]
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Dominant D carries Manning, Broncos to 24-10 Super Bowl win

JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - With his prolific passing and complete control of the game at the line of scrimmage, Peyton Manning helped usher in the NFL's wide-open era of high-scoring offenses and pass-happy…

08 February 2016 [11:22 AM]