Reese brothers following in father's footsteps on JT defense

You could say it’s in their blood. Brothers Jaylon and Jassavia Reese, starters as seniors and varsity regulars since they were sophomores, aren’t the first in their family to standout on John Tyler’s defense. They’re merely following in the footsteps of their dad, Jayson Reese, a defensive end who earned a scholarship to …

Raiders' Carr embraces, excels at new receiver role

With three games left in the regular season, senior Trevor Carr is tied for third on the Red Raiders in rushing touchdowns and has 258 total yards of offense — as a slot receiver. Carr caught four passes for 46 yards last week in a loss to Garland and enters Thursday’s road test at North Garland third on REL with 20 catches.

Apache Ladies sweep Paris in home finale

Tyler Junior College’s Wagstaff Gymnasium got louder and louder with each increasing point. All eyes were on the Apache Ladies, who took on Paris Junior College in a conference matchup.

TAPPS Notebook: Guard bounce back with big win

Coming off a potentially demoralizing defeat the week before, Bullard Brook Hill showed no ill effects Friday against Bishop Gorman in a key TAPPS D-II District 2 showdown. After a 55-14 setback against Grace Community, the Guard jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead en route to a 36-20 victory, handing the Crusaders their first loss of the year.

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Apache Ladies sweep Paris in home finale

Tyler Junior College’s Wagstaff Gymnasium got louder and louder with each increasing point. All eyes were on the Apache Ladies, who took on Paris Junior College in a conference matchup. Students beat inflatable tomahawks together while parents stood up clapping…

22 October 2014 [11:20 PM]
Lee tennis edges Harker Heights in area tourney opener

WACO —Taylor Robinson made sure Robert E. Lee tennis lived to fight another day in District 11/12-6A tournament. Robinson’s girls singles win gave Lee a 10-9 victory over Killeen Harker Heights in the quarterfinals Wednesday at Waco Regional Tennis Center.…

22 October 2014 [11:14 PM]
Kilgore visits TJC Saturday with a lot on the line

One of the best, if not the best, junior college rivalries in the nation unfolds Saturday in the Rose City as the Tyler Junior College Apaches meet the Kilgore College Rangers. And it is not just on the football field…

22 October 2014 [11:12 PM]
JT cross country ready for 16-5A meet

James Mosley is in his first year as head boys cross country coach at John Tyler. Looking to bolster numbers he turned to the sport in which he’s been an assistant coach the last couple years: basketball. Recruiting players from…

22 October 2014 [11:08 PM]
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Reese brothers following in father's footsteps on JT defense

You could say it’s in their blood. Brothers Jaylon and Jassavia Reese, starters as seniors and varsity regulars since they were sophomores, aren’t the first in their family to standout on John Tyler’s defense. They’re merely following in the footsteps…

22 October 2014 [11:01 PM]
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Athens RB Fuller is ASB Player of the Week

Logan Fuller, Athens’ standout running back, is the Week 8 American State Bank — Player of the Week, Tim Haugh, ASB General Manager of Consumer Finance, announced on Tuesday. Fuller, the big, bruising running back for Athens, led the Hornets…

22 October 2014 [03:37 PM]
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Redskins' Gruden: RG3 is 'wild card' for Monday

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Jay Gruden says Colt McCoy remains the Washington Redskins starting quarterback as of "right now" — but the coach called Robert Griffin III a "wild card" who still has a chance to start Monday night's game…

22 October 2014 [02:03 PM]
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No. 9 Georgia to ask for Gurley's reinstatement

Charles Odum, ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia will file a request with the NCAA for tailback Todd Gurley's eligibility to be reinstated. Gurley has been suspended for the last two games while Georgia investigated allegations he broke NCAA rules by…

22 October 2014 [01:57 PM]
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Hickman enjoying golden year on links

It was almost 30 years ago that retired Palestine car dealer Jess Hickman received a phone call from local golf pro Terry Brown. He was advised to buy his son some new golf clubs. “Those old Wilson K-28s weren’t cutting…

22 October 2014 [12:04 AM]
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Raiders' Carr embraces, excels at new receiver role

With three games left in the regular season, senior Trevor Carr is tied for third on the Red Raiders in rushing touchdowns and has 258 total yards of offense — as a slot receiver. Carr caught four passes for 46…

22 October 2014 [12:02 AM]
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TAPPS Notebook: Guard bounce back with big win

Coming off a potentially demoralizing defeat the week before, Bullard Brook Hill showed no ill effects Friday against Bishop Gorman in a key TAPPS D-II District 2 showdown. After a 55-14 setback against Grace Community, the Guard jumped out to…

22 October 2014 [12:00 AM]
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HS Volleyball Roundup: Whitehouse, Lindale both win

Whitehouse and Lindale both kept the pace in the race for the District 16-5A title. Whitehouse took down John Tyler 3-0 at the Lions Den while Lindale earned a 3-1 road win over Corsicana on Tuesday. Both the LadyCats (26-11)…

21 October 2014 [11:57 PM]
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Apaches Ladies win own golf tourney

BULLARD — The Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies captured the top two team spots and the top eight individual places to dominate their own TJC Fall Intercollegiate Golf Tournament held Monday and Tuesday at Eagle’s Bluff Country Club. The TJC…

21 October 2014 [10:53 PM]
Apache Notebook: TJC VB honoring sophomores

The Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies volleyball team, ranked No. 4 in the nation, will honor their sophomores during their match with Paris Junior College at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Please note the match was moved to an earlier starting time.…

21 October 2014 [10:49 PM]
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Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have released Michael Sam from the practice squad, another setback as the NFL's first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time. Sam was…

21 October 2014 [03:02 PM]
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NFL creates Sportsmanship Award for players

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL has created a Sportsmanship Award that will be voted on by the players and presented to the winner on the eve of the Super Bowl. The award will be part of the NFL Honors…

21 October 2014 [12:10 PM]
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2 Oklahoma St players arrested for intoxication

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Two Oklahoma State football players were arrested over the weekend on complaints of public intoxication. A Stillwater police arrest report indicates that sophomore receiver Jhajuan Seales and freshman cornerback Juwan Offray were taken into custody early…

21 October 2014 [11:55 AM]
UT Tyler soccer stops Hardin-Simmons' historic streak

ABILENE — Not since the year 2000 had the Hardin-Simmons Cowgirls lost an American Southwest Conference soccer match, but that streak ended on Saturday as the UT Tyler Patriots handed HSU a 1-0 loss. Senior Lindsey Halbrook scored the wonder-goal…

19 October 2014 [11:26 PM]
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Richland stops Apaches

Visible signs of frustration were on the pitch as the clock wound down at the Pat Hartley Soccer Complex on Sunday afternoon. The Richland College Thunderducks scored their second victory of the season over No. 5 Tyler Junior College, shutting…

19 October 2014 [11:16 PM]
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No. 15 Navarro defeats No. 11 TJC, 58-45

CORSICANA — Tyler Junior College saw its six-game winning streak come to an end on a breezy Saturday afternoon at the home of fruitcakes and the Collin Street Bakery. It was a game nuttier than a fruitcake as the No.…

19 October 2014 [12:04 AM]
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Week 8 East Texas Honor Roll

All-Around Hunter Anderson, Harmony: The Eagles playmaker finished with 11 tackles on defense and a caused a fumble. He also blocked a kick on special teams. Martin Guzman, Bishop Gorman: The Crusaders junior finished with eight tackles on defense and…

18 October 2014 [11:54 PM]
Texas College falls to 0-7 with 62-6 loss

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Morris Henderson ran for 222 yards and four touchdowns as Lincoln routed Texas College 62-6, sending the Steers to their seventh straight loss of the season. The Blue Tigers (1-5) led 35-0 at halftime to pick…

18 October 2014 [11:16 PM]
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Lee Wrap: Red Raiders on short end of 11-6A shootout

Robert E. Lee was on the wrong side of the record books Friday against Garland, but could’ve ended up on the right side of the scoreline. Only no one was able to latch on to an onside kick that was…

18 October 2014 [10:31 PM]
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JT Wrap: Lions must rebound from district setback

John Tyler (5-2, 3-1) played a second straight top-10 battle that came down to the final kick, falling 30-27 to Ennis on Friday. After going three years without a district loss, JT has lost district games in back-to-back years. The…

18 October 2014 [10:18 PM]
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Gorman dominates TAPPS 2-4A cross country

DALLAS — Bishop Gorman boys and girls won the TAPPS 2-4A cross country championship on Thursday at Norbuck Park. Sharon Kariampuza finished the 2-mile race in 12 minutes, 47 seconds to place second individually to lead the Lady Crusaders to…

18 October 2014 [10:14 PM]