Patriot Notebook: UT Tyler baseball wants fifth ASC championship

The UT Tyler baseball team is thinking one for the thumb this season. The Patriots start defense of their American Southwest Conference title in Austin while also seeking their fifth overall ASC championship. Coach Chris Bertrand’s crew (25-15) has won five of their last six games and open tourney play at 3 p.m. Friday against LeTourneau…

Brook Hill routs Midland Christian, going to state

BROCK - The Bullard Brook Hill softball team is in pursuit of a state championship and the Lady Guard were not going to allow Midland Christian to hinder that in any way. Brook Hill scored 10 runs in the first three innings to overwhelm Midland Christian in a 12-2 run-rule win Thursday in their TAPPS 4A Regional Playoff. The Lady Guard (20-5-1)

Lindale's Pilkinton signs for TJC volleyball

LINDALE - Brandi Hood didn’t have to look far to sign the newest Apache Lady volleyball player. The Tyler Junior College coach inked Lindale High School standout Kamryn Pilkinton on Thursday. Pilkinton, a first-team All-District 16-5A selection, picked TJC over a number of offers including North Central Texas Community College, Temple College

TJC women's soccer sends 7 to next level

With a two-year record of 33-6-2, it was only natural that Tyler Junior College’s women’s soccer program would be sending several players to the next level. And that came true on Wednesday as seven sophomores signed letters with four-year colleges or universities during a ceremony in the foyer of Wagstaff Gymnasium. With finals over and

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Lindale soccer sends 2 to UT Tyler, 1 to ETBU

LINDALE - It was another eventful day at Lindale High School as three more Eagles signed with colleges, including the seventh Shipman with UT Tyler. Joining Uriah Shipman to play soccer at UT Tyler is classmate K.J. Khalil. Heading east…

06 May 2016 [06:02 PM]
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Brook Hill routs Midland Christian, going to state

BROCK - The Bullard Brook Hill softball team is in pursuit of a state championship and the Lady Guard were not going to allow Midland Christian to hinder that in any way. Brook Hill scored 10 runs in the first…

05 May 2016 [11:18 PM]
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Lindale's Pilkinton signs for TJC volleyball

LINDALE - Brandi Hood didn’t have to look far to sign the newest Apache Lady volleyball player. The Tyler Junior College coach inked Lindale High School standout Kamryn Pilkinton on Thursday. Pilkinton, a first-team All-District 16-5A selection, picked TJC over…

05 May 2016 [11:15 PM]
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Patriot Notebook: UT Tyler baseball wants fifth ASC championship

The UT Tyler baseball team is thinking one for the thumb this season. The Patriots start defense of their American Southwest Conference title in Austin while also seeking their fifth overall ASC championship. Coach Chris Bertrand’s crew (25-15) has won…

05 May 2016 [11:10 PM]
Area athletes eyeing gold at TAPPS state track meet

On the banks of the Brazos, in the shadow of McLane Stadium, East Texans will go for gold at the TAPPS state track and field championships as Baylor’s Clyde Hart Track and Field Stadium in Waco hosts the TAPPS state…

05 May 2016 [11:00 PM]
Robert E. Lee's Bice chosen 11-6A soccer Offensive MVP

Robert E. Lee junior forward Alex Bice has an impressive goal-scoring record and her marksmanship is a big reason the Lady Raiders grabbed the fourth and final playoff spot in District 11-6A this season. Bice was chosen by the district…

04 May 2016 [11:27 PM]
John Tyler's Aaron Alfaro named 16-5A co-Defensive MVP

John Tyler senior defender Aaron Alfaro led a strong contingent of Lions soccer players on the All-District 16-5A boys and girls soccer teams. Alfaro was named co-Defensive MVP after helping the Lions to a bi-district soccer championship. Most Valuable Player…

04 May 2016 [11:25 PM]
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ET PIPELINE: Davis, Mills making their mark for Longhorns

Texas pitcher Tiarra Davis, a junior from Henderson, was selected the Big 12 Conference’s Pitcher of the Week for May 3. Davis, daughter of Gaylon and Robin Davis of Henderson, was honored for her outstanding efforts from the circle in…

04 May 2016 [11:23 PM]
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TJC women's soccer sends 7 to next level

With a two-year record of 33-6-2, it was only natural that Tyler Junior College’s women’s soccer program would be sending several players to the next level. And that came true on Wednesday as seven sophomores signed letters with four-year colleges…

04 May 2016 [11:19 PM]
HS Baseball/Softball Playoff Pairings

High School Playoff Pairings Softball Area Class 5A Region II Lufkin vs. Mansfield Timberview Game 1: 6 p.m. Friday, Timberview HS Game 2: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Morris Frank Park, Lufkin Game 3: 30 minutes after Game 2, if necessary…

03 May 2016 [09:14 PM]
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Brook Hill softball takes win

BULLARD - Brook Hill senior Maddie Parker believes the four-time state champion Guard baseball team has carried the mantel long enough and it’s time for Lady Guard softball to win a title trophy of their own. Brook Hill captured the…

03 May 2016 [08:31 PM]
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All Saints athletes sign letters

Three All Saints athletes are heading to the next level after inking with colleges on Tuesday during a ceremony at Brookshire Family Gym. Heading to universities are Allie Werner (soccer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology), KJ Bickham (football, Southeastern Oklahoma State…

03 May 2016 [08:06 PM]
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Hackney, Harrison earn all-state honors

TEMPLE - All Saints’ Frances Hackney and Grace Community’s William Harrison both earned all-state honors after finishing in the top 10 at the TAPPS 4A golf tournament Tuesday at Wildflower Golf Course. Hackney fired a two-round 90-88-178 to finish 10th…

03 May 2016 [07:13 PM]
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YOESTING: Leicester in heaven after miraculous title

Hope. The optimism of dreams. The incongruence of probability and desire. Sport is religion and never before has it wrought such implausible saviors. From the pulpits of King Power Stadium in unlikely Leicester, Claudio Ranieri conducted the most incredible…

03 May 2016 [06:09 PM]
Rockwall stops REL playoff streak

All streaks eventually have a stopping point whereupon a new streak can begin. The stop for Robert E. Lee baseball occurred Monday at Eagle Field in Canton. The Red Raiders fell 3-0 to Rockwall in a District 11-6A fourth-place playoff.…

02 May 2016 [11:58 PM]
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Lions conducting spring drills

The John Tyler Lions are conducting spring football drills. The Lions will be moving from Class 5A to Class 6A in the fall. JT’s spring game is scheduled for May 26.…

02 May 2016 [11:53 PM]
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Lee conducting spring drills

The Robert E. Lee Red Raiders are conducting spring football drills under new coach Clayton George. REL’s spring game is scheduled for May 26.…

02 May 2016 [11:48 PM]
Patriots open playoffs in Austin

The No. 4 seed UT Tyler baseball team will begin postseason in Austin later this week. The Patriots are competing in the Blue Bracket of the American Southwest Conference, which will be hosted by No. 1 seed Concordia-Texas beginning on…

02 May 2016 [11:28 PM]
Area golfers in contention at state

Three area golfers - All Saints’ Frances Hackney and the Bullard Brook Hill duo of Jacob Yeager and Nutchapon Pattamakijsakul - are in the top 10 after Monday’s first round of the TAPPS Class 4A Golf Tournament at Wildflower Golf…

02 May 2016 [11:26 PM]
All Saints takes top spot in district

CARROLLTON - All Saints exploded for eight runs in the second inning en route to an 11-1 win over Frisco Legacy Christian on Monday at Prince of Peace field. With the win, the Trojans (15-10) earned the top seed from…

02 May 2016 [11:21 PM]
Apache Lades earn trip to nationals

  The Apache Ladies may have taken the long route, but they reached their destination. Tyler Junior College won four straight elimination games, including a heart stopping 4-3 victory over Paris on Sunday in Houston, to earn a berth in…

02 May 2016 [09:37 AM]
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ETBU upsets No. 1 Patriots

The No. 1-ranked UT Tyler Patriots may have been the best team in the American Southwest Conference regular season, but East Texas Baptist was the best team in the postseason softball tournament. ETBU defeated UT Tyler 2-0 in the championship…

01 May 2016 [11:03 PM]
Apache Ladies win twice to keep softball season alive

HOUSTON - The No. 1 Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies kept their national softball tournament hopes alive with two victories on Saturday in the Region XIV Tournament. In the first game, TJC defeated No. 12 Angelina College 4-2 and then…

30 April 2016 [10:37 PM]
Regional Track Rdp: Whitehouse's Stephenson wins 5A 400M gold

ARLINGTON - Whitehouse’s Chance Stephenson started his high school career as a long-distance runner. He’s ending it by going to state in the 400. The Wildcats senior won the 400-meter dash at the Class 5A Region II track and field…

30 April 2016 [10:09 PM]
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ETBU ends UT Tyler's 33-game winning streak

The UT Tyler softball team will need to win three times on Sunday to win its second consecutive American Southwest Conference tournament championship. East Texas Baptist needs to win only once. The Patriots (38-3) couldn’t keep up with the Tigers…

30 April 2016 [09:40 PM]