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After sharing the regular-season team title, Bishop Gorman’s Judah Bell and All Saints’ Sean Phillips shared Most Valuable Player honors on the TAPPS 3-5A all-district boys basketball team. Grace Community’s Addie Daughtry was the MVP of the girls all-district team. Phillips ultimately won the bragging rights as his Trojans beat Bell’s…

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NATCHITOCHES - When it comes to being a leader for the women’s Northwestern State track and field team, Tylerite De’Shalyn Jones couldn’t have had a better example than her travel mate and best friend Jermeka McBride. In her final act as a Lady Demon, McBride (the reigning Southland

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NJCAA Men's Division I basketball tournament scores, schedule

NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship At Hutchinson Sports Arena, Hutchinson, Kansas Teams (1) San Jacinto-Central Ravens (Pasadena) (32-1, District 14 Champs) (2) South Plains Texans (Levelland) (29-1, District 5 At-Large) (3) Georgia Highlands Chargers (Rome, Georgia) (32-1, District 13…

22 March 2017 [11:12 PM]
Trinity Valley cruises into Elite 8 at NJCAA tournament

LUBBOCK - It was the women’s junior college version of the Red River Rivalry on Wednesday on the Lubbock Christian University campus. It was Trinity Valley representing Texas and Northeastern Oklahoma A&M competing for Oklahoma. The Texas side was the…

22 March 2017 [11:10 PM]
Phillips, Bell, Daughtry earn MVP honors in TAPPS 3-5A basketball

After sharing the regular-season team title, Bishop Gorman’s Judah Bell and All Saints’ Sean Phillips shared Most Valuable Player honors on the TAPPS 3-5A all-district boys basketball team. Grace Community’s Addie Daughtry was the MVP of the girls all-district team.…

22 March 2017 [06:08 PM]
Tuesday Softball Roundup: Brownsboro rallies past Van, 6-2

BROWNSBORO — Down one entering the bottom of the sixth, Brownsboro’s Chelsea Foster drove in two runs with a triple down the right-field line to send the Bearettes on their way to a 6-2 victory over Van on Tuesday in…

22 March 2017 [02:36 PM]
Chapel Hill's Taylor named Offensive Player of Year in District 15-4A

Chapel Hill’s Devin Taylor and Bulldogs coach Robert Sampson earned superlative awards on the all-District 15-4A boys basketball team, the league’s coaches announced. Taylor was voted Offensive Player of the Year, while Sampson shared co-Coach of the Year honors with…

22 March 2017 [01:52 PM]
On the road with Phil Hicks: Familiar faces in Lubbock

Hello East Texas, Summer has hit the Panhandle with temperatures in the 90s. Ran into former UT Tyler women’s basketball coach Kevin Baker and former KTBB radio host Jamie Lent. Baker, now the coach of NCAA Division II Angelo State,…

22 March 2017 [01:03 PM]
Belgium-born Lecomte helps Baylor get to another Sweet 16

WACO (AP) - Manu Lecomte is like so many other players who made the NCAA Tournament. They grew up with dreams of making big plays on the biggest stage. Like his four-point play to start a personal scoring surge late…

22 March 2017 [12:48 PM]
Robert E. Lee ends skid, blanks Longview 10-0

Robert E. Lee had to have this one. Bradley Rippy and Kade Keener made sure the Red Raiders got it. Keener finished 3 for 3 with two singles, a triple and three RBIs while Rippy delivered six scoreless innings with…

21 March 2017 [10:43 PM]
Whitehouse sends 9 to next level, including 6 from baseball

Last June, Whitehouse baseball became the first UIL team in any sport to reach the state tournament as a No. 4 seed. On Tuesday morning six of those players reaped the benefits. Smiling and laughing just as they do in…

21 March 2017 [09:55 PM]
John Tyler's Mayfield, Whitehead named TABC all region

John Tyler senior Alyssa Mayfield and junior Destini Whitehead were both named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-Class 6A Region II team. Mayfield, a Stephen F. Austin signee, was named the District 11-6A Offensive Player of the Year…

21 March 2017 [05:19 PM]
Van freshman Brewer honored after no-hitter

VAN - Van freshman pitcher Hoss Brewer was named Class 4A Pitcher of the Week by after throwing a no-hitter against No. 14 Pittsburg on Friday. Brewer allowed one run on a bunt squeeze in the seventh but helped…

21 March 2017 [04:42 PM]
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican media executive suspected of stealing Tom Brady's jersey went to the Super Bowl as a working journalist but spent the week collecting selfies and autographs from football greats and boasting to colleagues that he…

21 March 2017 [04:37 PM]
Mahomes' episode of Gruden's QB camp airs Wednesday on ESPN

Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes II was in Orlando, Florida on Monday as part of ESPN’s annual Jon Gruden QB Camps series. Mahomes II, a Whitehouse graduate, took questions from Gruden (pictured, left) on growing up as the son of a…

21 March 2017 [12:04 AM]
On the Road with Phil Hicks: Greetings from Lubbock!

Hello East Texas, After “Living on Tulsa Time” this last weekend watching the Baylor Bears and SMU Mustangs in the NCAA Tournament in Oklahoma, I headed to Lubbock to see the Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies and Trinity Valley Lady…

21 March 2017 [12:01 AM]
Jets sign veteran QB Josh McCown to 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Jets have turned to Josh McCown in their winter-long search for a quarterback. The team announced the signing of the veteran free agent on Monday night. A person familiar with the one-year contract…

20 March 2017 [11:52 PM]
Robert E. Lee graduate bringing semi-pro soccer to Tyler

From the soccer fields of Mexico to the oilfields of Pennsylvania, Christopher Avila had one thing on this mind. Whether playing his way through college or toiling in a warehouse in Dallas, the Tyler native has always dreamt about the…

19 March 2017 [11:36 PM]
Texas A&M women produce biggest comeback in NCAA tournament history

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Khaalia Hillsman scored 27 points and Texas A&M overcame a 21-point deficit in the fourth quarter to stun Penn 63-61 on Saturday for the biggest comeback in women's NCAA Tournament history. Hillsman scored the go-ahead basket…

19 March 2017 [12:01 AM]
Baylor opens NCAA women's tournament with most lopsided win

WACO (AP) - By doing the things that coach Kim Mulkey had been emphasizing since a rare Big 12 Tournament loss, the Baylor Lady Bears opened the women' NCAA Tournament with an overwhelming record-setting performance. It also helped that the…

18 March 2017 [11:58 PM]
Baseball Roundup: Grace Community defeats Dallas Christian

Cole Reed and Jake Wright homered to lead Grace Community past Dallas Christian 8-4 Saturday afternoon in a non-district baseball game. Wright finished 2 for 4 with two runs scored and four RBIs. Reed picked up the win on the…

18 March 2017 [11:37 PM]