Lions eye fast start vs. Summit in area playoff

ROCKWALL — Slow starts have been a bit of a problem for No. 9 John Tyler. The Lions have allowed more points in the first quarter than any other, and they’re outscoring opponents by fewer points in the opening 12 minutes than any other period. Last week in the playoff opener, a slow start threatened to knock JT out of the playoffs bef…

Preview: Lee boys basketball tips off tonight vs. Lufkin

“New” is the buzzword for Robert E. Lee boys basketball.

Apache Ladies fall in quarterfinals

CASPER, Wyo. — The Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies’ hopes of returning to the national championship game were dashed late Thursday night.

TAPPS Notebook: Gorman D peaking at right time

Bishop Gorman’s offensive stats are impressive, if not overwhelming. The Crusaders average 524.

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Apache Ladies fall in quarterfinals

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