Apaches celebrate title with fans

The Tyler Junior College baseball team got to celebrate back-to-back national championships with their fans Friday afternoon at Mike Carter Field. The Apaches gathered at their home park after a 22-hour bus ride back to the Rose City. They arrived early Friday, took a nap and visited with fans before heading home for the summer. The Apaches…

Rutherford makes pit stop in Tyler

Johnny Rutherford is not used to taking right turns, but the famous race car driver didjust that on Friday. The three-time Indianapolis 500 winner took a right off University Boulevard into the Republic Ice House to visit with fans and media during the Lone Star Indy Car Tour. Rutherford, Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage and TMS

Pump Jacks open season with road win Video

PLANO — The East Texas Pump Jacks opened their season with a 3-1 win over the Texas Marshals on Thursday at Graham Field. The game was shortened due to rain at the Plano Prestonwood school. Alex Bell, a catcher from Slippery Rock University, had two RBIs to pace the Pump Jacks.

Chapel Hill’s Wages 1st Campbell scholarship Video

Earl Campbell’s family keeps growing. Schuyler Wages, a senior at Chapel Hill High School, became part of the extended Campbell family on Thursday when she was named recipient of the first Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Scholarship. Wages accepted the honor from the Tyler Rose himself during a luncheon at Willow Brook Country Club.

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Apaches celebrate title with fans

The Tyler Junior College baseball team got to celebrate back-to-back national championships with their fans Friday afternoon at Mike Carter Field. The Apaches gathered at their home park after a 22-hour bus ride back to the Rose City. They arrived…

30 May 2015 [01:16 PM]
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Rutherford makes pit stop in Tyler

Johnny Rutherford is not used to taking right turns, but the famous race car driver didjust that on Friday. The three-time Indianapolis 500 winner took a right off University Boulevard into the Republic Ice House to visit with fans and…

30 May 2015 [01:14 PM]
Pump Jacks games washed out Friday and Saturday

PLANO —One game into the season the East Texas Pump Jacks received an unexpected break. Rain postponed the Pump Jacks’ scheduled game against the Texas Marshals on Friday night. The teams are scheduled to make up the game June 16.…

29 May 2015 [08:50 PM]
Van's historic season ends with sweep by Argyle

PLANO — The Van Vandals had a tough time on the diamond, losing two straight games in the Class 4A regional semifinals against Argyle at John Paul II High School on Friday. The first game went right down to the…

29 May 2015 [08:49 PM]
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Pump Jacks open season with road win Video

PLANO — The East Texas Pump Jacks opened their season with a 3-1 win over the Texas Marshals on Thursday at Graham Field. The game was shortened due to rain at the Plano Prestonwood school. Alex Bell, a catcher from…

29 May 2015 [03:47 PM]
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Chapel Hill’s Wages 1st Campbell scholarship Video

Earl Campbell’s family keeps growing. Schuyler Wages, a senior at Chapel Hill High School, became part of the extended Campbell family on Thursday when she was named recipient of the first Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Scholarship. Wages accepted the…

28 May 2015 [11:51 PM]
Spieth off to slow start at Nelson

Jordan Spieth made a weekend charge at the Colonial last week, falling a shot shy of the eventual winning score. He hoped to carry that momentum into his true hometown tournament, the AT&T Byron Nelson. Spieth had a relatively uneventful…

28 May 2015 [11:35 PM]
Pump Jacks open with win

PLANO — The East Texas Pump Jacks opened their season with a 3-1 win over the Texas Marshals on Thursday at Graham Field. The game was shortened due to rain at the Plano Prestonwood school. Alex Bell, a catcher from…

28 May 2015 [11:26 PM]
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Smith next up at QB

Next in line: Bryson Smith. Smith, a sophomore, got his first taste as the starting quarterback for the John Tyler Lions on Thursday. Expected to be the latest in a long list of stellar signal callers, Smith began the annual…

28 May 2015 [10:29 PM]
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Apaches celebrating title

With some veteran leadership and an influx of young talent, the Tyler Junior College Apaches knew they had a shot at back-to-back national championship. The Apaches, backed from standout pitching, defense and timely hitting, accomplished their goal Wednesday night by…

28 May 2015 [09:22 PM]
Today's ETFinalScore poll: LeBron or Michael?

Former Detroit Pistons center Bill Laimbeer said this morning on the Dan Patrick Show that he thinks LeBron James is a better player in his prime than Michael Jordan was, because James can do more things. What do you think?…

28 May 2015 [12:02 PM]
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TJC Apaches defeat Joliet for back-to-back titles

The Tyler Junior College Apaches are back to back World Series champions. Starting ace Cody Brown struck out the side in the ninth as TJC defeated Joliet (Illinois) Junior College 10-9 to win the NJCAA Division III College World Series…

27 May 2015 [11:15 PM]
Pump Jacks open season Thursday in Plano

PLANO — The East Texas Pump Jacks begin a new era as a Tyler-based team this season, but first the Texas Collegiate League team opens the season Thursday in Plano against the Texas Marshals. First pitch is slated for 7:05…

27 May 2015 [11:10 PM]
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Hometown hero Spieth plays on at wet Colonial

FORT WORTH — It has been a long time since I recall watching a pro golf tournament played in such wet conditions as the just-completed 2015 Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial. Georgian Chris Kirk, a long tall drink of water…

27 May 2015 [10:53 PM]
TJC wins national championship

KINSTON, N.C. — Starting ace Cody Brown struck out the side in the ninth as Tyler Junior College defeated Joliet (Illinois) Junior College 10-9 to win the NJCAA Division III College World Series Wednesday at Grainger Stadium. The championship is…

27 May 2015 [09:39 PM]
JT spring game Thursday

Spring is always a period of transition for football teams. Seniors are phased out and underclassmen are promoted. John Tyler has an additional move this year, with its annual Blue and White Spring Game shifting from Rose Stadium to the…

27 May 2015 [08:26 PM]
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Zimmer says Peterson can play for Vikings or not play at all Video

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says Adrian Peterson has two choices: He can either play for the Vikings or he cannot play at all. The star running back has missed the first two days of…

27 May 2015 [02:05 PM]
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Fans greet Patriots Video

The UT Tyler softball team had another memorable season as the Patriots were on the brink of a national championship. Coach Mike Reed’s squad earned its fourth NCAA Division III College World Series appearance. The Patriots, ranked No. 2 in…

27 May 2015 [08:48 AM]
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Apaches go for second straight title

The Tyler Junior College Apache baseball team goes for its second straight national and third overall on Wednesday in the NJCAA Division III World Series. The No. 3 ranked Apaches (40-8) take on No. 6 Joliet Junior College…

26 May 2015 [09:49 PM]
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REL swim coach heading to Lucas Lovejoy

One of the most successful coaches at Robert E. Lee High School is embarking on a new challenge. Matt Franks agreed this week to become the new swim coach for Lucas Lovejoy High School. For the last 13…

26 May 2015 [09:06 PM]
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All eyes on Johnny as Manziel practices with Browns Video

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is on the practice field in front of journalists for the first time since his release from rehab. Sporting a shorter haircut, Manziel is taking part in Cleveland's first practice of the…

26 May 2015 [03:19 PM]
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Michael Sam: Focused on football, not making history in CFL

MONTREAL (AP) — Michael Sam says his priority is helping the Montreal Alouettes win, not making history as the first openly gay player in the Canadian Football League. Sam signed a two-year deal with the Alouettes last week. "I'm not…

26 May 2015 [12:11 PM]
Apaches advance to title game

The Tyler Junior College Apache baseball team is within one win of repeating as national champions. Freshman pitcher Jonathan Groff tossed a two-hitter while striking out 10 in the Apaches’ 10-0 five-inning win over Joliet (Illinois) on Monday in the…

25 May 2015 [11:29 PM]
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UT Tyler finishes as national runner-up

The most successful season in UT Tyler softball history came to an end on Monday as the Patriots finished as national runners-up. Tufts (Massachusetts) won the NCAA Division III World Series 2-0 in the best-of-three series at Moyer Sports Complex…

25 May 2015 [11:01 PM]
California angler wins Classic

QUITMAN – The 2015 Toyota Texas Bass Classic on Lake Fork has a winner, and his name isn’t Keith Combs. After battling high water and rain for two days, four fishermen ran off from the field of 10…

25 May 2015 [10:19 PM]
Patriots finish second in nation

SALEM, Va. — The most successful season in UT Tyler softball history came to an end on Monday as the Patriots finished as national runners-up. Tufts (Massachusetts) won the NCAA Division III World Series 2-0 in the best-of-three series at…

25 May 2015 [05:28 PM]
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Long road back: Rangers' Josh Hamilton makes season debut

CLEVELAND (AP) — For the first time in three years, Josh Hamilton's name is in the Texas Rangers' lineup. The 2010 AL MVP is playing left field and batting fifth for Monday's game against the Cleveland Indians, making his season…

25 May 2015 [02:43 PM]