Still Surreal: JT-Plano East game was truly unbelievable

Editor’s Note: This is the 20th anniversary of the famous John Tyler-Plano East high school regional playoff game. It was held at on Nov. 26, 1994 at Texas Stadium in Irving. This is a reprint of Paul Stone’s column from that game. Stone covered the Lions that season. In sports, superlatives are often handed out like candy at Christma…

NUNNALLY: Never, ever leave a game early

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest column from Roger Nunnally, who serves as public address announcer for games at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium. It is his thoughts on the famous John Tyler-Plano East football game held on Nov.

John Tyler sweeps Robert E. Lee in Rose City hoops DH

With a chance to ice the game against his rival, John Tyler’s Tavian Teal stared into a loud, frenzied Robert E. Lee student section and stepped to the free throw line.

Gorman defense OK with deflecting spotlight

Bishop Gorman players have different theories on their defense. Some say it’s overlooked because of the offense, which averages 518.

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Still Surreal: JT-Plano East game was truly unbelievable

Editor’s Note: This is the 20th anniversary of the famous John Tyler-Plano East high school regional playoff game. It was held at on Nov. 26, 1994 at Texas Stadium in Irving. This is a reprint of Paul Stone’s column from…

26 November 2014 [12:23 AM]
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NUNNALLY: Never, ever leave a game early

Editor’s Note: The following is a guest column from Roger Nunnally, who serves as public address announcer for games at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium. It is his thoughts on the famous John Tyler-Plano East football game held on Nov.…

26 November 2014 [12:20 AM]
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Kemokai steal helps TJC women hold on

Victoria Kemokai is known for her offense, but it was her defensive skills that saved the game for the No. 3 Apache Ladies Tuesday at Wagstaff Gymnasium. Kemokai swiped the ball with 1.6 seconds remaining to help Tyler Junior College…

26 November 2014 [12:07 AM]
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Shaw, Jones lead Apaches by Rebels

After a slow start, the Tyler Junior College Apaches started cooking and cooked up a big win Tuesday over Lee College at Wagstaff Gymnasium. Dominique Shaw hit for 28 points and Dale Jones had a double-double as the Apaches bounced…

26 November 2014 [12:00 AM]
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John Tyler sweeps Robert E. Lee in Rose City hoops DH

With a chance to ice the game against his rival, John Tyler’s Tavian Teal stared into a loud, frenzied Robert E. Lee student section and stepped to the free throw line. One would assure at least overtime with…

25 November 2014 [11:57 PM]
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YOESTING: Messi breaks another scoring record

We’re running out of superlatives for Lionel Messi. The diminutive wizard, who has more skill in his left foot than Peyton Manning has in his right arm, set yet another record on Tuesday. Days after becoming the all-time record goal…

25 November 2014 [11:53 PM]
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Gorman defense OK with deflecting spotlight

Bishop Gorman players have different theories on their defense. Some say it’s overlooked because of the offense, which averages 518.8 yards per game. Others insist the offensive numbers reflect on a defense that gives the team more chances to score.…

25 November 2014 [11:50 PM]
Lady Cougars take 2nd in soccer tourney

ARGYLE — The Grace Community girls soccer team took second place in the Liberty Christian Tournament over the weekend. The Lady Cougars (5-2-1) went 1-1-1 in group play, beat Carrollton Prince of Peace 2-0 in the semifinals and fell to…

25 November 2014 [11:23 PM]
HS Hoops Roundup: Grace girls top Arp, 39-31

Kylie Stinson led a balanced scoring attack with eight points as Grace Community edged Arp 39-31 on Tuesday. The Lady Cougars (3-2) received scoring efforts from all seven players on the roster, including seven each from Addison Daughtry, Hannah Wright…

25 November 2014 [11:21 PM]
LadyCats topple No. 19 Bullard, 47-40

BULLARD — The Whitehouse LadyCats remained unbeaten at 5-0 under new head coach and former John Tyler all-stater Melanie Lane after tripping up Class 4A No. 19 Bullard 47-40 on Tuesday night at Panther Gymnasium. Knotted at 12-12 after one…

25 November 2014 [11:18 PM]
Panthers go cold in loss to Pine Tree

BULLARD — After a basket-for-basket first half the Bullard Panthers went cold from the field, scoring one second half-field goal as Pine Tree took a 49-32 win at Panther Gymnasium on Tuesday afternoon. Tied at 9-9 after one period and…

25 November 2014 [11:15 PM]
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Alba-Golden tops JT in OT

The basketball season may be young, but the Alba-Golden Lady Panthers and John Tyler Lady Lions were playing at a playoff pace Monday afternoon at the Lions Den. The Lady Panthers made their free throws down the stretch for a…

25 November 2014 [12:10 AM]
Basketball Roundup

LINDALE — Laettner Greenhill hit for a game-high 25 points as the Lindale Eagles won over the Grace Community Cougars 62-43 on Monday in a boys basketball game at Eagle Gymnasium. In the JV game, Lindale won 48-25. Emanual Brewer…

25 November 2014 [12:07 AM]
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Carlisle resilient as ever

PRICE — Carlisle Indians head football coach Rocky Baker doesn’t mind his team being the underdog. After all, the Indians were picked to finish fourth in District 11-2A Division I. But somehow, some way, Baker’s team once again defied all…

25 November 2014 [12:02 AM]
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Larry Kelm, former A&M, NFL linebacker, dies at 49

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Larry Kelm, a linebacker on Texas A&M's Wrecking Crew defense who went on to play in the NFL, has died. He was 49. The university said Monday he died this weekend in an accident while…

24 November 2014 [02:44 PM]
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Texas can spoil No. 5 TCU's playoff hopes

Jim Vertuno AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas can spoil everything for TCU. The Big 12 title talk and No. 5 TCU's playoff position won't mean much if the Longhorns, playing their best football of the season, beat the Horned Frogs…

24 November 2014 [02:44 PM]
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Taylor apologizes, won't appeal NBA suspension

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An apologetic Jeffery Taylor says he will not appeal the NBA's 24-game suspension following his guilty plea on domestic violence charges. The Hornets forward addressed the media on Monday and said he takes "full responsibility" for…

24 November 2014 [02:24 PM]
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Browns aware of reported Manziel fight

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns say they are aware of an "incident" reportedly involving rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel and a fight at a downtown hotel where he lives. General manager Ray Farmer said in a statement Monday the team is…

24 November 2014 [02:13 PM]
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LeBron on Cavs problems so far: "I stink"

CLEVELAND (AP) — With the Cavaliers on a four-game losing streak and failing to live up to enormous expectations, LeBron James offered a critical analysis of his own game. "I stink," he said. "I'm not doing my job." James made…

24 November 2014 [12:24 PM]
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Father bests son as Middle Tenn beats Mississippi

Rick Insell won family bragging rights in the first matchup between father and son coaches in Division I women's basketball history on Sunday. The elder Insell's Middle Tennessee State team won 71-65, handing Matt Insell's Mississippi squad its first loss…

24 November 2014 [11:55 AM]
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Katy Perry to perform at Super Bowl halftime show

Mesfin Fekadu NEW YORK (AP) — Will Katy Perry be a firework at the Super Bowl? Will she show them what she's worth? Will she let her colors burst? NFL announced late Sunday — after rumors swirled for weeks —…

24 November 2014 [10:55 AM]
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Romo leads Cowboys' rally

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — For awesomeness, Odell Beckham Jr.'s catch couldn't be topped. For timely rallies, Tony Romo and Dez Bryant trumped it. The Cowboys momentarily might have been in awe of Beckham's one-handed stab as he fell backward into…

24 November 2014 [12:49 AM]
HS Football State Pairings

CLASS 6A DIVISION I Region I Area Odessa Permian 49, Amarillo Tascosa 28 Euless Trinity 49, Plano West 31 Arlington Martin 56, Amarillo 35 Allen 25, DeSoto 22 Regional Odessa Permian (9-3) vs. Euless Trinity (11-1), 6 p.m. Friday, Bedford's…

24 November 2014 [12:42 AM]
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TJC wins national soccer title

The Tyler Junior College Apaches are NJCAA national soccer champions once again. Backed by a stout defense and timely goals, the Apaches scored a 2-1 win over Monroe (New York) College in the NJCAA National Soccer Tournament final Sunday in…

24 November 2014 [12:33 AM]
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Longview stopped in 5A area by Mansfield Lake Ridge

There was no late magic left for the Lobos on Saturday. Trailing 17-0 early in the second quarter, Longview found a chance to walk away from Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium for with its second-straight, last-minute win. The furious comeback…

22 November 2014 [11:32 PM]
Saturday Hoops Roundup: Trojans win Brentwood tourney

AUSTIN — Led by tournament MVP Jaired Maddox and all-tournament selections Aston Francis and Luke Lee, the Trojans romped over Frisco Legacy to win the Austin Brentwood Tournament. All Saints (6-0) drained 9 nine 3-pointers to defeat Frisco Legacy 99-38…

22 November 2014 [11:25 PM]
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Bishop Gorman holds off Brook Hill, 28-21

NEW LONDON — For a team known for putting up big numbers on offense, Bishop Gorman doesn’t want anyone to forget about its defense. After Saturday night’s showing, Bullard Brook Hill certainly won’t. The Crusaders stopped the Guard on two…

22 November 2014 [11:23 PM]
Tatum shuts down Coldspring-Oakhurst

LUFKIN — Deyante Roberson caught a pair of touchdown passes, and the Tatum defense once again came up big as the Eagles advanced to the third round of the playoffs with a 35-12 Class 4A Division II Region II win…

22 November 2014 [11:14 PM]