Gorman hires Lauby as fourth girls hoops coach in four years

  Bishop Gorman has a new girls basketball coach, one who expects to rebuild the program that dominated East Texas as recently as 2013 and stick around for awhile. Andy Lauby was hired recently to take over the Lady Crusaders, replacing Raef Wall after one year in charge. “I’m very excited about it, very humbled, honored to be a part of…

Pools released for7-on-7 state tournament

Robert E. Lee and Lindale now know who they will match up against at the 7-on-7 state tournament. The pools for the Division I and Division II events were released Monday. The Division I tournament is scheduled for July 10-11 at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station. The

All Saints goes 7-3 in TAPPS 7-on-7; Gorman second in TAPPS Lineman Challenge

ADDISON — Bishop Gorman followed up last year’s state championship performance with a second-place finish at the TAPPS 2015 Lineman Challenge on Friday, finishing runner-up to Argyle Liberty. Liberty racked up 49.5 points to edge the Crusaders’ 44. Behind the strength of Austin Warren, Grace Community finished fourth with 27.3 points,

YOESTING: USWNT shines but FIFA blunders threaten to overshadow

  From the moment the brackets came out, it always looked like the Women’s World Cup champion would be crowned on July 30, five days before the actual final on July 5. Top-ranked Germany and No. 2 United States were on a collision course and Tuesday night’s semifinal lived up to the billing. The world’s two best teams went after each

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02 July 2015 [03:01 PM]
Errors cost PJs in 8-6 loss to Cutters

Errors proved to be the undoing of the Pump Jacks on Wednesday, their final home game before a four-game road trip. Acadiana took advantage of five East Texas miscues in registering an 8-6 victory at UT Tyler’s Irwin Field. It…

01 July 2015 [11:31 PM]
Pools released for7-on-7 state tournament

Robert E. Lee and Lindale now know who they will match up against at the 7-on-7 state tournament. The pools for the Division I and Division II events were released Monday. The Division I tournament is scheduled for July 10-11…

01 July 2015 [10:20 PM]
Martins Mill earns second place in Class 2A of UIL rankings

AUSTIN — Martins Mill finished second in Class 2A in the 2014-15 Lone Star Cup rankings, the UIL announced Wednesday. The Lone Star Cup is awarded to the top high school in each of the six classifications based on…

01 July 2015 [09:15 PM]
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MATTIAS KAREN AP Sports Writer LONDON (AP) — The heat at Wimbledon on Wednesday caused a ball boy to collapse, a player to feel "dizzy" and thermometers to rise to record levels for the tournament. In the bright sunshine in…

01 July 2015 [03:01 PM]
Pump Jacks' rally falls short, 3-1

On a beautiful night for baseball, the pitchers were in control at UT Tyler’s Irwin Field. Making his first start of the season, Scott Szush gave up a four hits in leading Acadiana to a playoff clinching 3-1 win over…

30 June 2015 [11:13 PM]
Wounded Warrior Pro-Am set for October

BULLARD — Although the Texas Wounded Warrior Pro-Am in Tyler is the highlight event of the Texas Wounded Warrior Foundation, the organization is now a year-round operation. Founders Dick Goetz, a former PGA professional, and Ron Nash, a retired Navy…

30 June 2015 [11:06 PM]
US-Germany semifinal features world's top goalkeepers Video

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30 June 2015 [02:56 PM]
Mitch Moreland hits 2 homers as Rangers beat Orioles 8-1 Video

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30 June 2015 [08:59 AM]
Pump Jacks meet Cane Cutters

By PHIL HICKS phicks@tylerpaper.com After seeing their three-game winning streak halted, the East Texas Pump Jacks will try to get back on track beginning Tuesday at UT Tyler’s Irwin Field. The Pump Jacks (10-11) play host to the Acadiana…

29 June 2015 [11:06 PM]
2002 champ Hewitt loses in 1st round at his last Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) — The last Wimbledon singles contest of 2002 champion Lleyton Hewitt's career was a back-and-forth, 4-hour tussle in which he saved three match points before finally succumbing 11-9 in the fifth set. He might have lost. He did…

29 June 2015 [02:54 PM]
Sepmoree places 16th

HARRIS, Mich. — Tylerite Katelyn Sepmoree tied for 16th after Sunday’s final round of the Symetra Tour’s Island Resort Championship at Sweetgrass. Sepmoree had a 54-hole score of 213 (71-69-73). She won $1,725. Sepmoree played at Robert E. Lee High…

28 June 2015 [11:03 PM]
Marshals stop Pump Jacks

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28 June 2015 [10:58 PM]
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27 June 2015 [11:15 PM]
Caskey tosses CG in Pump Jacks win over Marshals

John Caskey continued his standout season for the Pump Jacks, hurling a complete game and leading East Texas to a 6-1 win over the Texas Marshals before about 400 fans on Saturday at UT Tyler's Irwin Field. After a 2-8…

27 June 2015 [11:14 PM]
UT Tyler netter Friesenhahn nominated for NCAA Woman of Year Video

Although the athletic competition for the 2014-15 school year is complete, the awards keep coming in for UT Tyler students. Amy Friesenhahn, a UT Tyler senior netter, is one of three American Southwest Conference student-athletes nominated for the 2015 NCAA…

27 June 2015 [11:10 PM]
'Jacks defeat Victoria

VICTORIA — Alex Bell went 4 for 4, while Brandon Grudzielanek added three hits as the East Texas Pump Jacks scored a 10-2 win over the Victoria Generals Friday at Riverside Stadium. Niko Buentello belted his first homer of the…

27 June 2015 [02:09 AM]
John Tyler wide receiver Damion Miller commits to Texas

Texas football coach Charlie Strong said he wanted the Longhorns to get back to recruiting East Texas. He did just that on Thursday as John Tyler wide receiver Damion Miller, a member of the 2017 class, committed to Texas via…

26 June 2015 [10:43 AM]
ET baseball players receive THSBCA all-state honors

The Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association recently released their All-State teams and several East Texans were on their list. Hallsville led the way in Class 5A with two selections. Senior pitcher Coby Weaver and senior first baseman Austin Blakeley…

25 June 2015 [09:56 PM]
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