Lady Raiders notch seventh win in a row

Robert E. Lee volleyball began the night on a six-match winning streak, but fell quickly behind 6-1 in Game 1 of its home opener Tuesday to Pine Tree.

Tuesday VB Roundup: John Tyler sweeps Kilgore

KILGORE — John Tyler went on the road again Tuesday and made sure it would be a quick trip as the Lady Lions swept Kilgore in three games, 25-21, 25-19 and 25-18. A few days removed from competing in the Garland Tournament, JT (4-5) used a strong offensive performance from Shakendra Tilley (10 kills) to help register its fourth win of the

Lady Raiders beat Lindale to win Longview Tournament

LONGVIEW — Robert E. Lee sophomore Jamie Mills pounded down 10 kills to lead the Lady Raiders past Lindale 2-0 Saturday afternoon in the final of the championship bracket at the Longview Tournament.

John Tyler picked No. 8 in first AP poll

The John Tyler Lions are ranked No. 8 in the initial Class 5A state high school football poll, the Associated Press announced from its office in Dallas.

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No. 3 Troup defeats Rusk in four games

TROUP — The Troup Lady Tigers, ranked No. 3 in Class 3A, upped their season record to 8-3 on the year by getting past a pesky Rusk Lady Eagles crew in four games, 25-21, 25-21, 25-27, and 25-23 Tuesday at…

20 August 2014 [12:29 AM]
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Tuesday VB Roundup: John Tyler sweeps Kilgore

KILGORE — John Tyler went on the road again Tuesday and made sure it would be a quick trip as the Lady Lions swept Kilgore in three games, 25-21, 25-19 and 25-18. A few days removed from competing in the…

20 August 2014 [12:16 AM]
TJC volleyball begins season ranked No. 5

The Tyler Junior College, fresh off a national runner-up spot in 2013, is ranked No. 5 in the National Junior College Athletic Association Preseason Volleyball Poll, the league office in Colorado Springs, Colorado announced on Tuesday. Defending national champion Blinn,…

19 August 2014 [11:53 PM]
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Lady Raiders notch seventh win in a row

Robert E. Lee volleyball began the night on a six-match winning streak, but fell quickly behind 6-1 in Game 1 of its home opener Tuesday to Pine Tree. REL head coach Melissa Lee was tempted to call a timeout, but…

19 August 2014 [11:42 PM]
Manziel's gesture taints Browns' loss to Redskins

JOSEPH WHITE, AP Sports Writer LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — If the Cleveland Browns pick a quarterback based solely on numbers, there's not much either Johnny Manziel or Brian Hoyer did to show he deserves the job. If the choice is…

19 August 2014 [12:26 PM]
Redskins show solidarity with Ferguson protest

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The "Hands up, don't shoot" protest has made its way to the NFL. The Washington Redskins secondary emerged from the stadium tunnel during pregame introductions Monday night with hands raised and palms forward. It was a…

19 August 2014 [12:12 PM]
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Simms, Dungy likely not to use 'Redskins' on TV

BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Two influential NFL voices — including CBS lead analyst Phil Simms, who will handle Washington's Week 4 game — said Monday they likely won't use the term "Redskins" when discussing…

19 August 2014 [11:51 AM]
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Lady Raiders beat Lindale to win Longview Tournament

LONGVIEW — Robert E. Lee sophomore Jamie Mills pounded down 10 kills to lead the Lady Raiders past Lindale 2-0 Saturday afternoon in the final of the championship bracket at the Longview Tournament. Lee won 25-22, 25-19 to complete a…

16 August 2014 [10:30 PM]
HS Volleyball Roundup: Lady Lions go 1-2 in Garland Tournament

GARLAND — John Tyler finished the Garland Tournament with a win and two losses on Saturday, finishing the tournament with a 3-4 mark. The Lady Lions suffered a 25-15, 25-17 defeat to Gilmer before rebounding to knock…

16 August 2014 [10:29 PM]
Volleyball Roundup: JT goes 2-2 at Garland Tourney

GARLAND — John Tyler opened bracket play with a win over Carrollton R.L. Turner on Friday in the Garland Tournament. The Lady Lions (2-3) finished third in pool play with a 1-2 record. They lost to Garland Naaman Forest and…

15 August 2014 [11:02 PM]
Birdies for Kids fundraiser Monday at Hollytree

John Sikes, PGA Director of Golf/Instruction at Hollytree Country Club, said in 2004, a group of Australians who work in the golf industry in the Dallas area founded the Birdies for Kids fundraiser. Now a few more Texans are getting…

14 August 2014 [11:57 PM]
HS Volleyball Roundup: Lee cruises at Longview tourney

LONGVIEW — Robert E. Lee made quick work of its pool play opponents Thursday on the opening day of the Longview Tournament. The Lady Raiders (3-1) posted 2-0 victories over Nacogdoches, Gladewater and Marshall. This advanced REL into the championship…

14 August 2014 [10:58 PM]
ETFinalScore.com to stream HS football games

For the first time,ETFinalScore.com, the website for the Tyler Morning Telegraph’s sports department, will be streaming high school football games. Fans may watch on their phones, tablets and anywhere Wi-Fi is available. The games also will be available on Suddenlink…

14 August 2014 [12:07 AM]
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John Tyler picked No. 8 in first AP poll

The John Tyler Lions are ranked No. 8 in the initial Class 5A state high school football poll, the Associated Press announced from its office in Dallas. Aledo tops the 5A poll (former Class 4A), followed by JT’s fellow District…

13 August 2014 [09:27 PM]
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PARRY: Some tips as you prepare for fantasy draft

This is the third year I have the opportunity to bring my weekly thoughts on fantasy football and keep you up to date with the team I use and the league I play in. The Dereliction League, like many across…

13 August 2014 [09:10 PM]
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This year's Tyler Classic will be televised live

In its ninth year, the Tyler Football Classic is ready to raise the bar. The annual, season-opening football festival hosted by the Tyler TAPPS schools will, for the first time, have all three games broadcast live on TV. The classic,…

13 August 2014 [09:04 PM]
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Bullard beats Brook Hill, Jacksonville to open season

BULLARD — The Bullard Lady Panthers hosted to a tri-match Tuesday against Brook Hill and Jacksonville. The hosts enjoyed themselves too, posting victories over the Lady Guard and Maidens to begin their season at 2-0. Brook Hill bounced back from…

12 August 2014 [11:45 PM]
HS Volleyball Roundup: JT, Lee drop season openers

WHITE OAK — Robert E. Lee fell short in its season opener, falling 3-2 in a marathon at White Oak. The Lady Raiders (0-1) rallied from 2-1 down to eventually force a fifth and deciding game, but ultimately…

12 August 2014 [11:31 PM]
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YOESTING: Looking ahead at new European soccer season

France’s Ligue 1 kicked off last weekend while Arsenal and Manchester City raised the curtain on English soccer with the Community Shield on Sunday. But the real meat of the European campaign gets underway Saturday with the opening round of…

12 August 2014 [10:28 PM]
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Apaches receive No. 13 preseason ranking

The Tyler Junior College Apaches are ranked No. 13 in the preseason NJCAA football poll, the league office in Colorado Springs, Colo., announced on Tuesday. Two other Texas teams are also ranked — defending Southwest Junior College Football Conference champion…

12 August 2014 [09:40 PM]
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JT embracing early workouts

High school students don’t typically embrace anything as early as 5 a.m., so when John Tyler players showed up on time and ready to go for before the sun even came up, Lions coach Ricklan Holmes was plenty pleased. “That…

12 August 2014 [12:05 AM]
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Lee ready to return to playoffs

It’s time. That two-word phrase is displayed prominently in the Robert E. Lee coach’s handbook. Darrell Piske began his third year in charge Monday morning at Red Raider Field and reiterated this motto to his players. “That’s what we told…

11 August 2014 [11:57 PM]
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Who will replace Manziel at A&M?

Kristie Rieken, AP Sports Writer COLLEGE STATION — Johnny Manziel has left Texas A&M for the NFL and coach Kevin Sumlin has yet to decide who will replace the Heisman Trophy winner at quarterback. With less than three weeks before…

11 August 2014 [11:54 PM]
Lindale begins season with win

LONGVIEW — The Lindale Lady Eagles opened their volleyball season with a sweep of the Longview Lady Lobos on Monday at Lobo Coliseum. Lindale won 25-19, 25-22 and 25-19. Leaders for the Lady Eagles were Travicia Acy (10 kills, 3…

11 August 2014 [11:51 PM]
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JT wants to return to playoffs

After missing the playoffs in 2013, John Tyler volleyball coach LaMessa Derrett knew what she had to do, even if the players weren’t exactly thrilled. To start the new season, Derrett devised intense preseason practices, with mornings dedicated to conditioning…

11 August 2014 [11:48 PM]