Gold Rush: Apache Ladies start fast, cruise past Jacksonville College

JACKSONVILLE — After having a bye on Saturday, the Apache Ladies were ready to go at tipoff time Wednesday night at Jacksonville ISD Gymnasium. Tyler Junior College bolted out to an early lead and cruised to a 73-60 victory over host Jacksonville College on Wednesday in a Region XIV Women’s Basketball Tournament quarterfinals matchup. TJC…

PARRY: What to watch for when the MLS season kicks off

The soccer league played in America begins this week. Just a little reminder in case fans are too busy setting their alarm clocks to get up for European games on Saturday and Sunday. There is more soccer to enjoy in the afternoon in this country. What was a fledgling league began just after the 1996 World Cup.

Tyler opens tourney with 90-76 victory over Lee

JACKSONVILLE — After seeing his team fall behind the last couple of games and then expend energy battling back, Tyler Junior College coach Mike Marquis emphasized to his team what a fast start would mean for Tuesday’s first round of the 67th annual Region XIV Basketball Tournament. His Apaches listened.

HS Soccer Rdp: Red Raiders win again, top Garland 2-0

The score remained the same and Robert E. Lee likes it that way.

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Lee’s Thibodeaux on 11-6A first team

Robert E. Lee senior Garrett Thibodeaux averaged nearly a double-double per game for the Red Raiders in helping to lead REL back to the postseason after a two-year absence. His efforts and those of senior Isjuwan Barker were recognized by…

05 March 2015 [11:16 PM]
Brownsboro set to face No. 1 Triple A

For the second straight year, the Brownsboro Bears are headed to the regional basketball tournament. The Bears, ranked No. 23 in the state, are one of four teams in the Class 4A Region II Tournament scheduled for Friday and Saturday…

05 March 2015 [11:14 PM]
John Tyler’s Smith named 16-5A Newcomer of Year

John Tyler sophomore Bryson Smith impressed coaches on both the gridiron and the hardwood. Smith, who was named District 16-5A Offensive Newcomer of the Year in football as a receiver, was named 16-5A’s Newcomer of the Year as a guard…

05 March 2015 [11:12 PM]
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Russell Wilson in Surprise Arizona Video

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Two-time Super Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson is set for his second appearance at spring training with the Texas Rangers. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback is scheduled to visit the Arizona camp March 28. Like he did in…

05 March 2015 [03:19 PM]
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NFL: Greg Hardy is eligible to sign free agent contract

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05 March 2015 [01:59 PM]
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Prosecutors: No criminal charge for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch

DOVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her, Delaware prosecutors said Thursday. The decision by the state attorney…

05 March 2015 [01:55 PM]
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Facebook exec, NBA team up to get men to 'lean in' for women

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at…

05 March 2015 [06:19 AM]
UT Tyler women receive All-ASC basketball honors

After an outstanding regular season it was only natural the UT Tyler Patriots would garner many honors on the All-American Southwest Conference women’s basketball team. Brittany King was named to not only the first-team, but also made the All-Defensive squad.…

04 March 2015 [10:45 PM]
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PARRY: What to watch for when the MLS season kicks off

The soccer league played in America begins this week. Just a little reminder in case fans are too busy setting their alarm clocks to get up for European games on Saturday and Sunday. There is more soccer to enjoy in…

04 March 2015 [10:24 PM]
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Goodell: NFL responsible for Super Bowl seating problems in DFW

DALLAS (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a taped deposition played for jurors Wednesday that the league was responsible for problems that left hundreds of fans without seats or with restricted views during the 2011 Super Bowl at…

04 March 2015 [07:51 PM]
Apaches win own golf tournament at Oak Hurst

BULLARD — Tyler Junior College, led by four players in the top 10, took home the championship of the Tyler Junior College Spring Golf Invitational on Tuesday at Oak Hurst Golf Course. TJC combined for a 596 to win by…

04 March 2015 [12:29 AM]
Mexia fends off Palestine in OT

FAIRFIELD—The Mexia Black Cats held off the Palestine Wildcats 81-78 in overtime on Tuesday in a Class 4A Region III quarterfinal. Mexia advances to the Class 4A Region III Tournament on Friday at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. Kevin…

04 March 2015 [12:28 AM]
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Tyler opens tourney with 90-76 victory over Lee

JACKSONVILLE — After seeing his team fall behind the last couple of games and then expend energy battling back, Tyler Junior College coach Mike Marquis emphasized to his team what a fast start would mean for Tuesday’s first round of…

04 March 2015 [12:27 AM]
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Brownsboro holds off Pleasant Grove in OT

LONGVIEW — The Brownsboro Bears held on to a 59-58 overtime victory Tuesday night in a Class 4A Region II quarterfinal matchup against Pleasant Grove at Longview’s Lobo Coliseum. Chris Givens stole the ball on the next-to-last Pleasant Grove possession, setting…

04 March 2015 [12:26 AM]
Softball: Bullard 6, Henderson 1

BULLARD — The Bullard Lady Panthers scored a 6-1 win over Henderson on Tuesday in a softball game. Kyndel Clayton got the win in the circle. Zoe Hancock was 2 for 4 for the Lady Panthers, while Ashleigh Gillard added…

04 March 2015 [12:23 AM]
Lady Raiders drop 11-6A opener

Robert E. Lee dropped its District 11-6A softball opener 5-0 on Tuesday against Garland Sachse. The Lady Mustangs scored all of their runs in the first two innings. REL had its chances, but stranded five base runners — three of…

04 March 2015 [12:22 AM]
Tenaha over New Summerfield in Class 2A quarterfinal

BY DOC SMITH, Sports Correspondent HALLSVILLE — New Summerfield scored only two baskets and committed seven fourth-quarter turnovers to aid Tenaha to a Class 2A Region III regional quarterfinal win 38-35 at Bobcat Coliseum on Tuesday night. The Tigers (18-11) advance…

04 March 2015 [12:21 AM]
Martins Mill cruises past Wolfe City, 73-41

  WILLS POINT—Davis Moore connected on seven 3-pointers to finish with 25 points as Martins Mill breezed past Wolfe City 73-41 on Tuesday in the boys Class 2A regional quarterfinals. The Mustangs (31-4) will next face Dallas Gateway in the…

04 March 2015 [12:19 AM]
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LaPoynor over Cross Roads in Class 2A regional quarterfinal

James Jackson led the way with 28 points as No. 8 LaPoynor took down Cross Roads 75-56 in the Class 2A regional quarterfinals on Tuesday at UT Tyler’s Herrington Patriot Center. Xavier Oliver added 15 for the Flyers, who will…

04 March 2015 [12:17 AM]
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HS Soccer Rdp: Red Raiders win again, top Garland 2-0

The score remained the same and Robert E. Lee likes it that way. The Red Raiders defeated Garland 2-0 on Tuesday at Red Raider Field to remain near the top of the District 11-6A standings. The win moved the Red…

03 March 2015 [11:21 PM]
Lee's Bowie voted district Newcomer of the Year

Staff Reports Robert E. Lee freshman Jakayla Bowie started every game for the Lady Raiders in district play. She led the Lady Raiders with 10.4 points per game and was second in rebounds with six per game to go along…

03 March 2015 [09:51 PM]
9 John Tyler players mentioned on all-district girls basketball team

Staff Reports The John Tyler Lady Lions used a two-platoon system with 10 players all providing good minutes in their District 16-5A title run. On the all-district team released Monday, nine of those players were honored, including freshman Destini Whitehead,…

03 March 2015 [09:39 PM]
Jacksonville football coach, AD resigns, headed back to Chapel Hill

Staff Reports Jacksonville athletic director and head football coach Chris Taber announced his resignation on Tuesday morning, the Jacksonville Daily Progress reported. Taber will return to Chapel Hill to serve as offensive coordinator, a job he left three years ago…

03 March 2015 [09:35 PM]
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Indians sell out home opener in 11 minutes

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Indians sold out their April 10 home opener against Detroit in 11 minutes. The team said Tuesday that Progressive Field, which has been remodeled this winter, will again be packed to capacity for the 22nd…

03 March 2015 [11:15 AM]
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A-Rod says he'll be "a little nervous' in return Wednesday

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Alex Rodriguez predicts he'll be "a little nervous" when he returns to the field Wednesday for his first game in 17 months following a season-long drug suspension. The three-time AL MVP, who turns 40 in July,…

03 March 2015 [11:13 AM]
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AP Interview: Mia Hamm 'humbled' to join Roma's board

Andrew Dampf ROME (AP) — With three kids at home, Mia Hamm already had plenty on her plate when two professional clubs called over the space of just a few days in October. They weren't asking her to play —…

03 March 2015 [11:10 AM]