Mineola advances to state title game with 50-8 rout of Wall

WACO - Mineola built a wall on defense against its Class 3A Division I semifinal opponent while Wall was powerless to stop the Yellowjackets in a 50-8 win Friday at Waco ISD Stadium. Mineola (13-2) advances to the 3A Division I state championship game against Yoakum, a 28-24 winner over Malakoff, at 8 p.m. Thursday at AT&T Stadium in…

Sweetwater picks off Gilmer four times, halts Buckeyes in state semis 48-35

WACO - How sweet it wasn’t for the favored Gilmer Buckeyes in their semifinals squabble with the Sweetwater Mustangs on Friday night. Beset by four purloined passes, and penalties at key times, along with a five-star performance by Sweetwater quarterback Chris Thompson, the Buckeyes were ousted from playoff paradise in the Class 4A Division II

Great East Texas Shootout Day 2: Brownsboro boys, girls advance to semifinals

BROWNSBORO - The semifinals are set for the Great East Texas Shootout and both the Brownsboro girls and boys are still alive in their own tournament. The Bearettes took down Alba-Golden 63-48 to advance to the semifinals where they’ll play Bullard, which upset Robert E. Lee 29-25 despite not scoring in the first quarter. The winner of

Mahomes finalist for Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award

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Bullard girls, Athens boys win Great East Texas Shootout

BROWNSBORO - Bullard and Athens were the big winners in the annual Great East Texas Shootout on Saturday at Brownsboro High School. Bullard captured the girls championship with a 43-35 win over the Longview Lady Lobos while Athens claimed the…

10 December 2016 [09:49 PM]
Carthage pulls out 3 OT thriller, 26-20 over China Spring

FRISCO - Finding redemption on the football field can be as easy as the very next play. Carthage’s Keaontay Ingram had suffered three fumbles in Saturday’s Class 4A Division I state semifinal against China Spring at the Ford Center at…

10 December 2016 [08:44 PM]
Rangers acquire SP Tyrell Jenkins from Braves

ARLINGTON (AP) - The Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves have completed a trade involving three young pitchers. AL West champion Texas on Thursday acquired right-hander Tyrell Jenkins and minor league left-hander Brady Feigl from the Braves in exchange for right-hander…

08 December 2016 [11:37 PM]
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East Texas High School Football Semifinal Preview Capsules

MINEOLA YELLOWJACKETS vs. WALL HAWKS What: Class 3A Division I Semifinals Where: Waco ISD Stadium When: 7 p.m. Friday Records: Mineola 12-2; Wall 11-3 Last Week’s Results: Mineola 46, Pottsboro 3; Wall 28, Brock 17 2015 Result: Did not play Quick Slant:…

08 December 2016 [11:35 PM]
HS Basketball Roundup: Mount Pleasant tops John Tyler 76-66

UNION GROVE - John Tyler fell behind early and couldn’t come back late in a 76-66 loss to Mount Pleasant in the opening round of the Longview Basketball Officials/Chick-Fil-A Tournament on Thursday. Kevin Savage scored 18 points to lead the…

08 December 2016 [11:00 PM]
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Gilmer Buckeyes eyeing yet another trip to AT&T Stadium

Few teams in the state can match the success of the Gilmer Buckeyes over the last dozen or so years. Since 2003, only once have the orange and black failed to win 10 games, only once have they lost more…

08 December 2016 [09:54 PM]
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Mahomes finalist for Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award

Two Heisman Trophy candidates, the leading passer and rusher in the nation and the quarterback of the No. 1-ranked team are the five finalists for the fourth annual Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, Cindy Smoak, vice president of…

08 December 2016 [05:32 PM]
Tyler Junior College sweeps DH at Jacksonville

PHIL HICKS phicks@tylerpaper.com JACKSONVILLE - Visiting teams winning one game at Curtis Carroll Field House is difficult, let alone two, but Tyler Junior College accomplished that task on Wednesday, sweeping a basketball doubleheader. Both TJC teams used clutch free throw…

07 December 2016 [11:04 PM]
John Tyler boys playing in Chick-Fil-A tourney this weekend

John Tyler will compete in the Longview Basketball Officials/Chick-Fil-A Tournament hosted by Union Grove this weekend. The Lions (3-4) open with a 4:30 p.m. game against Mount Pleasant on Thursday. The winner of that game advances to play the winner…

07 December 2016 [10:45 PM]
All Saints' Waits named TAPPS volleyball all-state first team

All Saints’ Hanna Waits was named to the first team on the TAPPS 5A all-state volleyball team. Waits, a junior middle blocker, guided the Lady Trojans to the TAPPS 3-5A district title. In addition to Waits, teammate Olivia Young was…

07 December 2016 [08:41 PM]
All Saints' Waits, Grace's Saczek share all-TAPPS 3-5A MVP honors

All Saints junior middle blocker Hanna Waits and Grace Community junior outside hitter/defensive specialist Alexis Saczek shared Most Valuable Player honors on the all-TAPPS 3-5A volleyball team. The Lady Trojans, who won the district title, also had the Offensive Player…

07 December 2016 [08:28 PM]
Unbeaten Malakoff in uncharted territory in state semifinals

When Jamie Driskell took over as coach at Malakoff in 2009, the Tigers were coming off a 0-10 season. The program had a .482 all-time winning percentage and had never been past the third round of the playoffs. On Friday,…

07 December 2016 [06:31 PM]
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06 December 2016 [11:20 PM]
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State semifinalist Arp takes pride in defense

When looking up Arp’s season statistics posted on MaxPreps.com, one notices something immediately. The Tigers offensive stats are not listed. Arp’s updated defensive statistics, however, are there for all to see: 11 interceptions, 12 fumble recoveries, 59 tackles per game.…

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