Patriots earn NCAA bid

The Patriots are going dancing again. UT Tyler, fresh off a standout regular season, received a bid to the NCAA Division III women’s basketball tournament for the second straight year, the NCAA announced from Indianapolis on Monday. The Patriots will compete in the Richardson Regional on the campus of the University of Texas at Dallas. …

Stephen F. Austin cruises to 83-62 win over Incarnate Word

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) — Thomas Walkup had 23 points, a career-high 13 rebounds and seven assists on Monday night to help Stephen F. Austin beat Incarnate Word 83-62 and maintain a one-game lead on Sam Houston State in the Southland Conference standings with two games to play.

Cowboys put franchise tag worth $12.8 million on Dez Bryant

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dez Bryant will get four more months to work on a long-term deal with the Cowboys and make $12.8 million next year after the team used its franchise tag on the star wide receiver.

Jacksonville, not Tyler, will host Region XIV Tournament

A little bit of March Madness hits East Texas this week as the annual Region XIV Basketball Tournament gets underway. For the first time in eight years, the tournament will not be in Tyler.

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Grace girls fall to Midland Christian

FORT WORTH — Midland Christian pulled away in the third quarter as the Lady Mustangs scored a 55-32 win over Grace Community on Monday in a TAPPS 4A regional semifinal at Brewer High School. Kandice West led the Lady Cougars…

03 March 2015 [12:49 AM]
Hanks hits for 39, but Brook Hill falls

FORT WORTH — Despite 39 points from Grant Hanks, Bullard Brook Hill saw its season come to an end on Monday in a TAPPS Class 4A regional semifinal at Brewer High School. The Guard fell to Arlington Pantego and 7-footer…

03 March 2015 [12:39 AM]
All Saints tops Midland Christian

FORT WORTH — Aston Francis and Spencer Ball combined for 50 points as All Saints rallied past Midland Christian 93-79 in the TAPPS 4A regional semifinal on Monday at Brewer High School. The Trojans (35-2) advance to the regional finals…

03 March 2015 [12:20 AM]
JT splits with Corsicana

Esperanza Zavaleta converted a penalty kick with 10 minutes left to send John Tyler to a 1-0 victory over Corsicana in a District 16-5A girls soccer match on Monday at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium. In a make-up after icy…

02 March 2015 [11:54 PM]
Lady Raiders win 5-0

GARLAND — Robert E. Lee surrendered five goals earlier this season at home in a district soccer loss to Lakeview Centennial. In the rematch, it was the Lady Raiders who hit the back of the net five times in a…

02 March 2015 [11:53 PM]
HS Basketball Pairings

UIL Girls Basketball State Tournament Pairings March 5-7 Alamodome, San Antonio Thursday, March 5 Class 1A Semifinals Lipan (32-3) vs. Garden City (30-4), 8:30 a.m. Nazareth (32-2) vs. D’Hanis (27-6), 10 a.m. Class 3A Semifinals Shallowater (31-1) vs.…

02 March 2015 [11:29 PM]
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Texas keeps NCAA hopes alive, beats No. 14 Baylor 61-59

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Isaiah Taylor made a tear-drop shot in the lane with 4.8 seconds remaining to give Texas a 61-59 victory over No. 14 Baylor in overtime, snapping the Bears' four-game winning streak and the Longhorns' four-game losing…

02 March 2015 [09:44 PM]
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Stephen F. Austin cruises to 83-62 win over Incarnate Word

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) — Thomas Walkup had 23 points, a career-high 13 rebounds and seven assists on Monday night to help Stephen F. Austin beat Incarnate Word 83-62 and maintain a one-game lead on Sam Houston State in the Southland…

02 March 2015 [09:39 PM]
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Patriots earn NCAA bid

The Patriots are going dancing again. UT Tyler, fresh off a standout regular season, received a bid to the NCAA Division III women’s basketball tournament for the second straight year, the NCAA announced from Indianapolis on Monday. The Patriots will…

02 March 2015 [03:41 PM]
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New Browns QB McCown barely knows Manziel

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh McCown barely knows Johnny Manziel. While the newest Browns quarterback isn't walking into Cleveland's quarterbacking quandary with any guarantees, he recognizes his obligation to help Manziel the way he would any teammate. "It is easy," McCown…

02 March 2015 [03:29 PM]
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Parsons and Chandler will sit for Mavs against Pelicans

DALLAS (AP) — Tyson Chandler and Chandler Parsons will miss Monday night's game against New Orleans because of injuries, leaving the Mavericks without two of their frontcourt starters for the second straight game. Chandler has a bruised left hip that…

02 March 2015 [02:30 PM]
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Cowboys put franchise tag worth $12.8 million on Dez Bryant

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dez Bryant will get four more months to work on a long-term deal with the Cowboys and make $12.8 million next year after the team used its franchise tag on the star wide receiver. Bryant led…

02 March 2015 [02:27 PM]
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Former Prime Prep Academy employee suing over firing

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02 March 2015 [11:02 AM]
Martins Mill celebrates regional title, birthdays

Martins Mill coach Laura Jenkins said missing out on a ninth straight trip to the state basketball tournament last season made the Lady Mustangs want it even more this year. The Lady Mustangs accomplished their goal of getting back to…

02 March 2015 [12:02 AM]
Martins Mill, LaPoynor advance to state tourney

For the ninth time in 10 years, the Martins Mill Lady Mustangs are headed to the state basketball tournament. The only thing different this season is the location. The state tournament will be held at a different site other than…

01 March 2015 [09:26 PM]
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Keener picks TJC

MINEOLA — Trevor Keener, who helped lead Mineola High School to its first-ever state championship football game in December, has committed to Tyler Junior College, Keener announced Sunday night. After several other offers, Keener decided to stay in East Texas…

01 March 2015 [09:18 PM]
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Jacksonville, not Tyler, will host Region XIV Tournament

A little bit of March Madness hits East Texas this week as the annual Region XIV Basketball Tournament gets underway. For the first time in eight years, the tournament will not be in Tyler. Instead, it will be in Jacksonville.…

01 March 2015 [09:16 PM]
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Duquesne University football player from Florida kills self

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Duquesne University football player who also played for the University of Florida has killed himself. The Allegheny County medical examiner's office in Pittsburgh says 22-year-old Chris Johnson died Friday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Johnson was…

01 March 2015 [08:56 PM]
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Fast and furious: Rousey looks to future after 14-second win

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01 March 2015 [08:51 PM]
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Stars trade forward Erik Cole to Red Wings

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01 March 2015 [08:45 PM]
No. 1 Sunnyvale stops Alba-Golden

HEATH — No. 1-ranked Sunnyvale went on a 10-0 run to open the second half, sparking the Lady Raiders to a 68-55 win over Alba-Golden on Sunday in the Class 3A Region II girls basketball championship at Rockwall-Heath High School.…

01 March 2015 [08:29 PM]
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Chicago's 1st black major league baseball player Minoso dies

CHICAGO (AP) — Major league baseball's first black player in Chicago, Minnie Minoso, has died. The Cook County medical examiner confirmed his death Sunday morning. Minoso homered in his first Chicago at-bat in 1951. There is some question about his…

01 March 2015 [10:49 AM]
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John Tyler taken out by Mansfield Summit

FORNEY — As soon as Mansfield Summit coach Jason Mutterer learned his team would be facing John Tyler in the area playoffs, he found the game film from the last time the two met. The Lions beat his Jaguars in…

01 March 2015 [12:05 AM]
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Eagles give No. 1 Lancaster a game before falling

FORNEY — Lindale started the 2014-15 season picked to finish near the bottom of District 16-5A. They finished the year forcing the top-ranked team in Class 5A into stall tactics. The undersized, underdog Eagles withstood and early blitz from No.…

01 March 2015 [12:01 AM]
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High School Basketball Pairings

GIRLS UIL Class 6A Region II Regional Semifinals Ellis Davis Field House, Dallas Spring DeKaney 58, Irving MacArthur 41 Dallas Skyline 42, Austin Bowie 29 Regional Final Spring DeKaney vs. Dallas Skyline, 2 p.m. Sunday Class 5A Region…

28 February 2015 [11:52 PM]
Brownsboro downs North Lamar

WILLS POINT — Led by 27 points from Tamrick Pace, Brownsboro downed North Lamar 59-49 Saturday in a Class 4A area playoff game. The Bears turned it on in the fourth quarter, outscoring North Lamar 21-9 to put the game…

28 February 2015 [11:49 PM]
Alba-Golden advances to regional final

HEATH — Caitlin Lennon, Jordan Dawson, and Macie Arrington combined for 44 points as Alba-Golden needed a surprising second-half comeback to hold off Bowie, 59-53, in a Class 3A Region II semifinal on Saturday at Rockwall-Heath High School. The Lady…

28 February 2015 [11:48 PM]
Raiders bats go cold in 4-2 loss to Forney

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28 February 2015 [11:47 PM]
Guard denied by Houston The Village in TAPPS state soccer final

Brook Hill’s David Collins summed up the afternoon very succinctly. “Some days are not your day, and today was not our day,” Collins said by telephone on the way back from Waco following a 3-2 loss to Houston The Village…

28 February 2015 [11:46 PM]
LaPoynor heads to state

JEWETT — The LaPoynor Lady Flyers are headed to San Antonio. The East Texas powerhouse scored a 70-61 win over Hubbard in the Class 2A Region III girls basketball championship on Saturday at Leon High School. The Lady Flyers improve…

28 February 2015 [11:46 PM]