Triple Threat: JT jumpers aiming for more medals at 5A regional meet

Striding down the court, leaping for rebounds and locking down on defense, Alyssa Mayfield and Bryson Smith exude athleticism playing basketball for John Tyler. The first-team all-district hoopsters are true triple threats - they can dribble, shoot or pass. On the track, they give a new meaning to triple threat. Mayfield and Smith, both…

Dacus duo excelling on track with different schools

Bishop Gorman and Grace Community want nothing more than to beat the other when they meet on the gridiron, court or diamond. Athletic competitions create fierce rivalries, especially among schools located less than two miles apart. But blood runs deeper than green versus blue, me versus you. Just ask siblings Sydney and Mason Dacus. Mason is

Randall, Raiders notch season-saving win over Rockwall

The 2016 Robert E. Lee baseball season is not done yet. Needing a victory to keep its playoff hopes alive, REL defeated Rockwall 6-5 Wednesday in front of a large, raucous crowd at Mike Carter Field. The Red Raiders led 6-3 with two outs in the top of the seventh before Rockwall’s Brooks Helmer socked a two-run double to pull the visitors

Trojan Flyer: All Saints junior Nathan Jasper seeking gold

All Saints jumper Nathan Jasper has a unique playlist to get ready for competition - one that is easily sharable for anyone interested. It’s called the outside world. The hushed murmurs from the crowd in anticipation of what they’re about to witness. The wind whipping through the arena. His own breathing. “I don’t like listening to

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Grace girls, boys excel at regional track meet

LANCASTER - The Grace Community girls took third and the boys finished fifth at the TAPPS 4A North Regional track and field championships on Thursday at Lancaster High School. The top four finishers in each event qualified for the TAPPS…

28 April 2016 [11:34 PM]
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Triple Threat: JT jumpers aiming for more medals at 5A regional meet

Striding down the court, leaping for rebounds and locking down on defense, Alyssa Mayfield and Bryson Smith exude athleticism playing basketball for John Tyler. The first-team all-district hoopsters are true triple threats - they can dribble, shoot or pass. On…

28 April 2016 [11:26 PM]
Raiders eyeing personal bests, state dreams at 6A regional meet

Robert E. Lee athletes will take their mark and attempt to leave a lasting impression Friday and Saturday at the Class 6A Region II track and field championships at Baylor University’s Hart-Patterson Complex. The meet begins with field events at…

28 April 2016 [11:19 PM]
Troup boys finish 2nd at state golf tournament

The Troup High School golf team traveled to central Texas and nabbed some precious medals. The Tigers were the runners-up in the Class 3A Boys State Golf Tournament which concluded on Thursday in the capital city. The Troup squad won…

28 April 2016 [11:17 PM]
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Patriots open ASC tourney with win

The UT Tyler softball team made quick work of Mary Hardin-Baylor in a second round game of the American Southwest Conference Softball Tournament on Thursday at Suddenlink Field. The No. 1 Patriots (38-2) won their 33rd straight game with a…

28 April 2016 [11:04 PM]
Longtime ET football coach Blount dies

GILMER - Joe Blount, former colorful high school football coach at several East Texas schools and known as the “doctor of sick football teams,” died in a Gilmer nursing home Thursday afternoon. He was 91. Blount’s coaching career began in…

28 April 2016 [08:59 PM]
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Three Apaches sign

When three Apaches signed on Thursday, it meant once again all Tyler Junior College sophomores under basketball coach Mike Marquis have gone on to the next level. Ronnie Stacy, Darryl Stewart and TJ Thomas joined fall signee Cohen Desouza (Saint…

28 April 2016 [08:56 PM]
Troup in front at state golf tournament

The Troup Tigers, led by a strong showing from Jamey Scruggs, is atop the leaderboard after Wednesday’s first round of the UIL Class 3A State Golf Tournament at Grey Rock Golf Club in Austin. Also, Troup Lady Tiger Lauren Mekalip…

27 April 2016 [11:43 PM]
NFL teams contacting Lee grad Landes before draft

Over the next three days, Tylerite Jimmy Landes is hopeful his name will be called during the NFL Draft in Chicago. If the Baylor University graduate’s name is not heard, that will not be a discouragement. Landes will just go…

27 April 2016 [11:20 PM]
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Randall, Raiders notch season-saving win over Rockwall

The 2016 Robert E. Lee baseball season is not done yet. Needing a victory to keep its playoff hopes alive, REL defeated Rockwall 6-5 Wednesday in front of a large, raucous crowd at Mike Carter Field. The Red Raiders led…

27 April 2016 [11:19 PM]
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Dacus duo excelling on track with different schools

Bishop Gorman and Grace Community want nothing more than to beat the other when they meet on the gridiron, court or diamond. Athletic competitions create fierce rivalries, especially among schools located less than two miles apart. But blood runs deeper…

27 April 2016 [10:57 PM]
Grapeland, Spring Hill's Mayfield highlight area golf teams at state

The Grapeland Sandies captured the team silver and Longview Spring Hill’s Zoe Mayfield claimed the bronze to highlight East Texans on Tuesday in the UIL State Golf Tournament in the Austin area. Also, Texarkana Pleasant Grove won a team silver,…

26 April 2016 [11:49 PM]
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East Texas great Winston Hill dies at 74

Gladewater’s Winston Hill, an All-Pro offensive tackle who played 15 seasons and helped protect Joe Namath on the way to the New York Jets’ Super Bowl victory in 1969, has died. He was 74. The team announced Tuesday night that…

26 April 2016 [11:42 PM]
HS Baseball/Softball Rdp: Brook Hill edges Gorman 7-4

BULLARD - Taking the lead with a four-run fifth, Bullard Brook Hill edged Bishop Gorman 7-4 in TAPPS 2-4A baseball Tuesday. The Guard racked up 15 hits, including three from Seth Brasher and two each from McCray Fletcher, Miguel Vega,…

26 April 2016 [10:56 PM]
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Trojan Flyer: All Saints junior Nathan Jasper seeking gold

All Saints jumper Nathan Jasper has a unique playlist to get ready for competition - one that is easily sharable for anyone interested. It’s called the outside world. The hushed murmurs from the crowd in anticipation of what they’re about…

26 April 2016 [10:37 PM]
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Simmons returns to ET as new boys basketball coach at Lee

Alan Simmons is coming back home to East Texas and is excited to join the Tyler ISD athletics uprising. Simmons is the new head boys basketball coach at Robert E. Lee. Simmons returns to the Piney Woods from Rockwall, where…

26 April 2016 [10:33 PM]
District 19/20-4A Area Track Results

District 19/20-4A Area Track and Field Meet At Carthage High School BOYS Team totals 1. Henderson 119; 2. Tatum 114; 3. Carthage 108; 4. Hudson 92; 5. Jasper 54; 6. Diboll 44; 7. Center 33; 8. Rusk 29; 9. Huntington…

26 April 2016 [09:17 PM]
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YOESTING: Leicester almost done with unfathomable season

The most unlikely champion in English Premier League history is becoming more and more likely by the week. Owning a seven-point lead with three games to go, Leicester City’s march to the title is approaching the event horizon of inevitability,…

26 April 2016 [08:54 PM]
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Texas East gymnasts win regional titles

Texas East Gymnastics competitors won four regional titles at the Level 9 and 10 Western and National Championships held at the University of Denver. Sarah Shaffer, who competes in Level 10, won the all around title as well as floor…

26 April 2016 [05:45 PM]
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Lindale's Gray signs with ETBU

LINDALE - Jordan Gray, Lindale High School’s high scoring senior guard, considered several schools to play basketball before making a decision. He wanted a college that is much like the school and community he grew up in; and on Monday…

26 April 2016 [11:13 AM]
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Kevin Durant: Mark Cuban is an idiot

In the one playoff contest that the Mavericks took off of the Thunder heading into Monday's Game 5, Dallas found a way to get under Russell Westbrook's skin before the opening tip. Perhaps Mark Cuban had that in mind when…

26 April 2016 [07:33 AM]
Patriots rally, but fall in 10th

GEORGETOWN - UT Tyler scored two runs in the top of the ninth to force extra innings, but Southwestern plated a run in the 10 th to score a 6-5 win over the Patriots on Monday in a non-conference baseball…

26 April 2016 [12:49 AM]
Grace falls to Legacy Christian

Carly Furqueron had a double and two singles, but Frisco Legacy Christian rallied for a 6-3 win over the Grace Community Lady Cougars on Monday. Hannah Wright added two doubles for Grace with Landry Fowler adding a single and two…

26 April 2016 [12:33 AM]
Van's Daniels tosses one-hitter

VAN - Bailey Daniels tossed a one-hitter, striking out 10, in leading the Van Lady Vandals to a 9-0 win over Grand Saline on Monday in a softball game. Alex Walton was 4 for 4 with an RBI. Daniels added…

26 April 2016 [12:22 AM]
Brook Hill tops Dallas Christian

MESQUITE - Taylor Shultz had three hits to help power Bullard Brook Hill to a 9-5 victory over Dallas Christian on Monday in a softball game. Shultz had two RBIs and one of her hits was a double. Others with…

25 April 2016 [11:55 PM]
Robert strikes out 12 in Grace win

Evan Robert struck out 12 to lead the Grace Community Cougars to a 6-0 win over Dallas Shelton on Monday at the Cougars’ diamond. Robert allowed only three hits as he pitched 6 1/3 innings. Blake Holbrook hurled the final…

25 April 2016 [11:47 PM]
Area golfers in contention at state

Longview Spring Hill’s Zoe Mayfield leads and Canton’s Patrick Malouf and Van’s Logan Lockwood are in the top 10 after Monday’s first round of the UIL Class 4A State Golf Tournament in Austin. Malouf and Lockwood both carded 4-over 74s…

25 April 2016 [11:29 PM]
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Stephen Curry out at least 2 weeks with sprained right knee

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Curry will miss at least two weeks for Golden State with a sprained ligament in his right knee, dealing a blow to the Warriors' hopes of following a record-breaking season with a second straight championship.…

25 April 2016 [03:00 PM]