All-East Texas Basketball: Bullard's Kirgan, JT's Owens-Bush named Players of Year

GIRLS: Kirgan, Daniel lead way to deep playoff runs Bullard senior post Lexi Kirgan went into each contest knowing the opponent’s game plan was based primarily on stopping her. Yeah, good luck with that. Kirgan averaged a double-double each game while helping to push Bullard to a district championship and Class 4A regional semifinal…

ETBU ends UT Tyler's 33-game winning streak

The UT Tyler softball team will need to win three times on Sunday to win its second consecutive American Southwest Conference tournament championship. East Texas Baptist needs to win only once. The Patriots (38-3) couldn’t keep up with the Tigers (33-8) on Saturday in their semifinal matchup and lost 6-1

Coach Speak: Legendary Lou Holtz inspires Tyler crowds

It is easy to see why Lou Holtz was one the top coaches in the history of college football. The two speeches he gave in the Rose City on Friday had UT Tyler’s athletes, students and guests ready to run through a wall for the former University of Notre Dame coach. Holtz was the special guest for the inaugural UT Tyler Leadership Speaker Series

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

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Rockwall stops REL playoff streak

All streaks eventually have a stopping point whereupon a new streak can begin. The stop for Robert E. Lee baseball occurred Monday at Eagle Field in Canton. The Red Raiders fell 3-0 to Rockwall in a District 11-6A fourth-place playoff.…

02 May 2016 [11:58 PM]
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Lions conducting spring drills

The John Tyler Lions are conducting spring football drills. The Lions will be moving from Class 5A to Class 6A in the fall. JT’s spring game is scheduled for May 26.…

02 May 2016 [11:53 PM]
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Lee conducting spring drills

The Robert E. Lee Red Raiders are conducting spring football drills under new coach Clayton George. REL’s spring game is scheduled for May 26.…

02 May 2016 [11:48 PM]
Patriots open playoffs in Austin

The No. 4 seed UT Tyler baseball team will begin postseason in Austin later this week. The Patriots are competing in the Blue Bracket of the American Southwest Conference, which will be hosted by No. 1 seed Concordia-Texas beginning on…

02 May 2016 [11:28 PM]
Area golfers in contention at state

Three area golfers - All Saints’ Frances Hackney and the Bullard Brook Hill duo of Jacob Yeager and Nutchapon Pattamakijsakul - are in the top 10 after Monday’s first round of the TAPPS Class 4A Golf Tournament at Wildflower Golf…

02 May 2016 [11:26 PM]
All Saints takes top spot in district

CARROLLTON - All Saints exploded for eight runs in the second inning en route to an 11-1 win over Frisco Legacy Christian on Monday at Prince of Peace field. With the win, the Trojans (15-10) earned the top seed from…

02 May 2016 [11:21 PM]
Apache Lades earn trip to nationals

  The Apache Ladies may have taken the long route, but they reached their destination. Tyler Junior College won four straight elimination games, including a heart stopping 4-3 victory over Paris on Sunday in Houston, to earn a berth in…

02 May 2016 [09:37 AM]
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ETBU upsets No. 1 Patriots

The No. 1-ranked UT Tyler Patriots may have been the best team in the American Southwest Conference regular season, but East Texas Baptist was the best team in the postseason softball tournament. ETBU defeated UT Tyler 2-0 in the championship…

01 May 2016 [11:03 PM]
Apache Ladies win twice to keep softball season alive

HOUSTON - The No. 1 Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies kept their national softball tournament hopes alive with two victories on Saturday in the Region XIV Tournament. In the first game, TJC defeated No. 12 Angelina College 4-2 and then…

30 April 2016 [10:37 PM]
Regional Track Rdp: Whitehouse's Stephenson wins 5A 400M gold

ARLINGTON - Whitehouse’s Chance Stephenson started his high school career as a long-distance runner. He’s ending it by going to state in the 400. The Wildcats senior won the 400-meter dash at the Class 5A Region II track and field…

30 April 2016 [10:09 PM]
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ETBU ends UT Tyler's 33-game winning streak

The UT Tyler softball team will need to win three times on Sunday to win its second consecutive American Southwest Conference tournament championship. East Texas Baptist needs to win only once. The Patriots (38-3) couldn’t keep up with the Tigers…

30 April 2016 [09:40 PM]
Red Raiders miss chance to clinch playoffs, face play-in game Monday

GARLAND - Robert E. Lee relinquished a lead in the bottom of the seventh to lose 2-1 to Garland Naaman Forest on Saturday afternoon in both teams’ District 11-6A regular-season finale. REL’s loss coupled with Rockwall’s win over Garland means…

30 April 2016 [09:20 PM]
Bullard bounces back, beats Pittsburg in 3

PITTSBURG - Sarah Wakefield went 4 for 5 with five RBIs to power Bullard to an 11-8 win over Pittsburg in Game 3 of their Class 4A bi-district series against Pittsburg on Saturday. The Lady Pirates won 3-2 in Game…

30 April 2016 [09:10 PM]
Apaches’ series finale with LSU-Eunice rained out

EUNICE, La. - Tyler Junior College’s baseball game with LSU-Eunice scheduled for Saturday was rained out, school officials announced. It is not expected to be rescheduled. The No. 6 Apaches (32-15) return to the diamond for a weekend series…

30 April 2016 [08:58 PM]
UT Tyler takes sweeps series against Sul Ross State

ALPINE - The UT Tyler Patriots earned a series sweep over Sul Ross State after taking 4-0 and 11-1 wins in a Saturday afternoon doubleheader at Kokernot Field in their regular-season baseball finales. The Patriots (25-15, 15-9 American Southwest Conference)…

30 April 2016 [08:56 PM]
HS Softball/Baseball Rdp: Brownsboro gets past Athens in 3

BROWNSBORO - After dropping Thursday’s opener, Brownsboro beat Athens twice on Saturday to advance past the Class 4A bi-district playoffs. The Bearettes won 8-2 to force Game 3, which they won 20-3. In Game 3, Brownsboro had 12 hits and…

30 April 2016 [08:32 PM]
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UT Tyler tennis sets record with 8th ASC championship

RICHARDSON - The UT Tyler men’s tennis team captured its third straight and eighth overall American Southwest Conference championship on Saturday at the UT Dallas courts. The Patriots (17-9) defeated UT Dallas 5-1 in the finals. The eight conference championships…

30 April 2016 [06:37 PM]
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Coach Speak: Legendary Lou Holtz inspires Tyler crowds

It is easy to see why Lou Holtz was one the top coaches in the history of college football. The two speeches he gave in the Rose City on Friday had UT Tyler’s athletes, students and guests ready to run…

29 April 2016 [11:16 PM]
UT Tyler baseball pounds Sul Ross 18-4

ALPINE - Graham Welch was 4 for 4 with a home run and triple and Josh Burns belted a grand slam to lead UT Tyler to an 18-4 American Southwest Conference win over Sul Ross State on Friday at Kokernot…

29 April 2016 [10:58 PM]
No. 1 LSU-Eunice sweeps TJC in baseball DH

EUNICE, La. - LSU-Eunice, ranked No. 1 in NJCAA Division II, swept Tyler Junior College, ranked No. 6 in NJCAA Division III, in a baseball doubleheader Friday night at Bengal Stadium. The Bengals (47-3) won 8-4 and 3-2 over the…

29 April 2016 [10:48 PM]
Rain washes out ASC softball tourney Friday

The first game of the day hadn’t even reached the fifth inning when rain forced a delay at the American Southwest Conference softball tournament Friday at Suddenlink Field. UT Dallas and LeTourneau returned to the field at 1:57 p.m. to…

29 April 2016 [06:55 PM]
UT Tyler men's tennis cruises into ASC final

PLANO - The UT Tyler Patriots swept their way into the American Southwest Conference men’s tennis tournament finals with a 5-0 semifinal win over Hardin-Simmons on Friday at Life Time Fitness. The Patriots (16-9) cruised to the win and into…

29 April 2016 [06:51 PM]
Apache Ladies crush Navarro 20-4 in elimination game

HOUSTON - Karli Herron went 5 for 5, including a two-run homer, to propel the No. 1 Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies to a 20-4 five-inning win over Navarro College on Friday in an elimination game of the Region XIV…

29 April 2016 [06:43 PM]
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]