Beginning with Mesquite, four of John Tyler's final five games are at home

Get comfortable, John Tyler. Four of the Lions’ final five games this year will be played on Earl Campbell Field, with the lone road trip going to Longview, the nearest District 11-6A rival outside of Robert E. Lee. “I love it,” JT coach Ricklan Holmes said. “Anytime you get to play at Rose…

Robert E. Lee looking for complete game vs. Mesquite Horn

MESQUITE - An inauspicious start for Robert E. Lee through two district games, but head coach Clayton George is quick to point out that everything is still in front of the Red Raiders if they use the power of three. As in all three phases: offense, defense and special teams. George continues to challenge his team to produce a complete football

TAPPS Preview: All Saints making only trip west to face Dallas Christian

John Tyler High School and All Saints Episcopal School are separated by about 3 miles of Loop 323 and their district schedules are remarkably similar in one way. Despite being in a district with a number of Metroplex schools, both only make the trek west once. For the Trojans, that trip is Friday - against Dallas Christian, the top-ranked team

Quarterback McLane Carter at the helm of high-powered Tyler Junior College offense

At 6-3 and weighing in at 215 pounds, McLane Carter could hardly be considered a jockey. After all, a jockey averages about 5 feet tall and 110 pounds. But Carter, Tyler Junior College’s standout freshman quarterback, is just that - the jockey who is in charge of the Apaches high-scoring, lightning quick “Racehorse Offense.” Instead of

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Robert E. Lee looking for complete game vs. Mesquite Horn

MESQUITE - An inauspicious start for Robert E. Lee through two district games, but head coach Clayton George is quick to point out that everything is still in front of the Red Raiders if they use the power of three.…

29 September 2016 [10:16 PM]
Texas College soccer sweeps Jarvis Christian

Texas College swept a soccer doubleheader with rival Jarvis Christian on Thursday at Lindsey Park. The Lady Steers won 2-0 over the Lady Bulldogs. In the men’s game, the Steers won 6-3. Both TC teams are on the road on…

29 September 2016 [09:25 PM]
All Saints tops Brook Hill; Grace sweeps Gorman

All Saints and Grace Community came away with TAPPS 3-5A victories on Thursday. The Lady Trojans defeated Bullard Brook Hill 25-11, 21-25, 25-4, 25-16. Olivia Young led the way with 15 kills and 12 digs. Lilley Lewis had 21 assists…

29 September 2016 [08:45 PM]
Acker wins HAWL championship

HIDEAWAY - Lina Acker fired back-to-back scores of 80 to capture the Hide-A-Way Lake Women’s Golf Association Championship on Wednesday at Hide-A-Way Club. Acker had a two-round total of 160. Flight winners were Rose Godoy (First), Mary Anne McKenzie (Second),…

29 September 2016 [08:31 PM]
Roger Staubach to be honored at Trinity Valley-NMMI game Saturday

ATHENS - Pro football hall of famer and 1963 Heisman Trophy winner Roger Staubach will be in attendance for the “Battle in the Valley” football game on Saturday at Bruce Field. The game pits Staubach’s alma mater, New Mexico Military…

29 September 2016 [07:50 PM]
No. 5 TJC women stop Navarro 4-2 in Region XIV soccer match

The No. 5 Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies scored a 4-2 victory over rival Navarro College on Wednesday in a Region XIV conference soccer match at Pat Hartley Field. TJC improved to 8-1-1 overall and 4-0 in league play. No.…

28 September 2016 [11:14 PM]
YOESTING: Arsenal secures huge win over rival Chelsea

Arsene Wenger is in the midst of celebrating two decades as Arsenal manager. For the last quarter of that span, he could not beat Chelsea in the Premier League. Five years and seven Chelsea managers all denied Wenger and the…

28 September 2016 [07:34 PM]
UT Tyler women win Al Jones Jr. Memorial golf tournament

The UT Tyler women’s golf team won the Al Jones Memorial for the sixth straight season and Morgan Loth earned second individually after the completion of Tuesday’s final round at The Cascades. The Patriots have won both of their fall…

27 September 2016 [11:19 PM]
Robert E. Lee CC runs away from field at Pine Tree meet

Robert E. Lee’s boys and girls cross country teams took home the top prize at the 11th Annual Puddle Jump and Pig Trot hosted Saturday by Pine Tree High School. The races were held at Katy Ranch near Kilgore and…

27 September 2016 [11:15 PM]
John Tyler loaded with talent, depth at running back

Cameron Grant’s first carry on Friday went straight up the middle untouched for a 25-yard touchdown. Kiante Stoker’s final run also went right up the middle, but he shrugged off a number of attempted tackles for a 37-yard touchdown run.…

27 September 2016 [10:34 PM]
Texas A&M's Trevor Knight earns weekly Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award

Playing at the state’s most grandiose stadium, Texas A&M’s Trevor Knight had the state’s most impressive offensive performance. Knight, the Aggies’ graduate transfer quarterback, amassed 377 total yards and accounted for four touchdowns in Texas A&M’s 45-24 win over Arkansas…

27 September 2016 [10:22 PM]
Fantasy: Beware the home/road splits

A few years ago, I think it might have been 2009, I had Drew Brees in one of my leagues and he was facing the Miami Dolphins. Now, Brees is considered one of the premier plug-and-play options at quarterback for…

27 September 2016 [09:37 PM]
Al Jones Jr. Memorial Tournament

Tyler Junior College, led by medalist Marco Maldonado, captured first place on Monday in the Al Jones Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament held at Hollytree Country Club. The tourney was a 36-hole, one-day event. TJC won with a 575…

27 September 2016 [12:41 AM]
Apache Notebook: TJC netters claim titles

Before the rains came, champions were crowned in the ITA Fall Regional at Tyler Junior College on Sunday. Dash Connell’s TJC netters dominated the field, winning the four major titles on John Peterson Courts at the JoAnn Medlock…

27 September 2016 [12:38 AM]
Impact of Arnold Palmer

Editor’s Note: Kenny Smith is an area journalist and broadcaster who also is the sideline reporter for John Tyler football. He penned the following after learning of the passing of golf legend Arnold Palmer. The man changed my…

27 September 2016 [12:35 AM]
Russell has 4 TD passes, No. 16 Baylor beats Oklahoma State

WACO - Seth Russell threw four touchdown passes, including an 89-yarder to Chris Platt for the go-ahead score in the third quarter, and No. 16 Baylor held on to beat Oklahoma State 35-24 on Saturday night in the weather-delayed Big…

25 September 2016 [12:53 AM]
No. 10 Texas A&M wins 5th straight over No. 17 Arkansas, 45-24

ARLINGTON - Trevor Knight had two long touchdown runs before halftime and threw a 92-yard pass to former Tyler Junior College standout Josh Reynolds right after Arkansas was stopped three times from the 1, and No. 10 Texas A&M beat…

25 September 2016 [12:51 AM]
Tyler Junior College manhandles Cisco

CISCO - Not sure if TJC football coach Danny Palmer has a bet with Apache basketball coach Mike Marquis to see whose team can average the most points, but Palmer is setting the bar high. McLane Carter tossed five touchdown…

24 September 2016 [10:57 PM]