Rangers excited for Pudge, about new season

Texas Rangers pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report for spring training on Feb. 14 to Surprise, Arizona. The Rangers’ first spring training game is against the Kansas City Royals on Feb. 25 in Surprise. The Rangers open their 2017 season April 3 against the defending American League champion Cleveland Indians at Globe Life Park in…

Robert E. Lee introduces Kristee Porter as new volleyball coach

Kristee Porter wanted to come back home to Tyler - even if that meant crossing over to the other side. A 1998 graduate of John Tyler High School and a three-time All-American in volleyball at UCLA, Porter is considered to be one of the most decorated athletes to come out of Tyler ISD. She was a member of the inaugural class (2013) of the Tyler

Jones hits 3 with 1.8 left, Texas beats Oklahoma

AUSTIN (AP) - Andrew Jones made a long 3-point basket with 1.8 seconds remaining, and Texas pulled off a miraculous 84-83 win over Oklahoma Monday night to snap a five-game losing streak. The Sooners (8-11, 2-6 Big 12) led by five points after a 7-0 push, but Eric Davis Jr. made a 3-pointer for Texas (8-12, 2-6) with 11.5 seconds left. Oklahoma's

Robert E. Lee third at District 11-6A swim meet

ROCKWALL – Led by first-place finishes from Alberto Destarac and Chana Niedrauer, Robert E. Lee girls and boys swimming each took home third-place trophies Saturday at the District 11-6A swimming championships at Rockwall ISD Natatorium. Both took home gold in the 100 backstroke with Kelsey Spaude grabbing bronze for the Lady Raiders

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Jones hits 3 with 1.8 left, Texas beats Oklahoma

AUSTIN (AP) - Andrew Jones made a long 3-point basket with 1.8 seconds remaining, and Texas pulled off a miraculous 84-83 win over Oklahoma Monday night to snap a five-game losing streak. The Sooners (8-11, 2-6 Big 12)…

23 January 2017 [11:25 PM]
Texas State Basketball Poll

SUGAR LAND (AP) - High school basketball rankings as compiled by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches for the week of Jan. 23: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Klein Forest, 23-0; 2. Houston Sam Houston, 27-1; 3. San Antonio Wagner,…

23 January 2017 [11:18 PM]
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Rangers excited for Pudge, about new season

Texas Rangers pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report for spring training on Feb. 14 to Surprise, Arizona. The Rangers’ first spring training game is against the Kansas City Royals on Feb. 25 in Surprise. The Rangers open their 2017…

23 January 2017 [07:56 PM]
Grace, Gorman players earn TAPPS All-State first team

Three Grace Community Cougars and one Bishop Gorman Crusader were named to the TAPPS Division II all-state first team after stand out senior seasons. Grace defensive lineman Ndukwe Uduma, defensive back Adam McKinney and offensive lineman Ronald Baker earned first-team…

23 January 2017 [07:52 PM]
John Tyler, Robert E. Lee soccer begin 11-6A play Tuesday

District 11-6A soccer play starts Tuesday for John Tyler and Robert E. Lee. Lee has enjoyed a week off in preparation for the league season with the Lady Raiders at home against Rockwall-Heath and the Red Raiders on the road…

23 January 2017 [05:12 PM]
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Robert E. Lee third at District 11-6A swim meet

ROCKWALL – Led by first-place finishes from Alberto Destarac and Chana Niedrauer, Robert E. Lee girls and boys swimming each took home third-place trophies Saturday at the District 11-6A swimming championships at Rockwall ISD Natatorium. Both took home gold in…

23 January 2017 [04:27 PM]
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Fisher, Robert E. Lee tennis reach finals at Ennis Frostbite

ENNIS - Robert E. Lee tennis competed recently in the Frostbite, an invitational tournament held each year by Ennis High School. Despite the event’s name, players were greeted with unseasonably warm conditions. Sophomore Claire Fisher breezed to a championship in…

21 January 2017 [10:25 PM]
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Renovations underway at storied Willow Brook golf course

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a three-part series on the golf course renovations now underway at Willow Brook Country Club. Today’s story is an overview with an historical look at Tyler’s oldest course to be followed by a detailed…

21 January 2017 [09:58 PM]
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Shorthanded TJC women lose at No. 9 Trinity Valley

ATHENS - With star player Sky’lynn Holmes sidelined, the No. 21 Apache Ladies knew it would be a tall order going up against No. 9 Trinity Valley and the Lady Cardinals’ 87-game home winning streak. TVCC used the duo of…

21 January 2017 [09:51 PM]
UT Tyler men, women sweep hoops DH at Belhaven

JACKSON, Miss. - The UT Tyler women needed a season high for points to get past Behhaven while the Patriot men needed free throws in the final 14 seconds from Davis Moore and Anthony Sanders to hold on and complete…

21 January 2017 [09:47 PM]
Ewing, No. 14 TJC men win 81-70 at Bossier Parish

BOSSIER CITY, La. - Eden Ewing scored 23 points and guard Brian Warren made three key defensive plays in the second half to lift No. 14 Tyler Junior College to an 81-70 win over Bossier Parish Community College on Saturday…

21 January 2017 [09:45 PM]
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ET Mustangs Track Club competes at DeLoach Invitational in Houston

HOUSTON - The East Texas Mustangs Track Club completed in the Joe DeLoach Youth Invitational earlier this month. It was the second of back-to-back indoor meets, beginning first with the Carl Lewis High School Invite on Saturday, Jan. 15 with…

21 January 2017 [08:08 PM]
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Applewhite takes in John Tyler hoops game, talks Houston Cougars football

TRAVIS YOESTING tyoesting@tylerpaper.com By NCAA rules, college football coaches aren’t allowed to comment on players they’re recruiting, so University of Houston head coach Major Applewhite couldn’t say who he was watching at the Lions Den on Tuesday night. But…

21 January 2017 [06:49 PM]
HS Basketball Roundup: All Saints sweeps Brook Hill

The short-handed All Saints Trojans just keep on winning. The Trojans, missing three starters, scored a 46-36 win over Bullard Brook Hill on Friday in a TAPPS 3-5A basketball game at Brookshire Gym. In the first game, the Lady Trojans…

20 January 2017 [11:32 PM]
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APEC offseason training proven to be a fast-track to big leagues

Note: Part four of a four-part series detailing East Texas professional baseball players doing their offseason workout at Accelerate Performance Enhancement Center in Tyler. All it takes is a hot streak and you’re up there. Accelerate Performance Enhancement Center (APEC)…

20 January 2017 [11:31 PM]
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Bell helps Bishop Gorman top rival Grace, 59-33

Judah Bell poured in a game-high 17 points to push Bishop Gorman past rival Grace Community 59-33 on Friday. Bell added eight assists, six rebounds and three steals. Daniel Schmitt added 15 for the Crusaders (10-13, 2-1 TAPPS 3-5A) while…

20 January 2017 [11:19 PM]
North Mesquite edges John Tyler boys, 60-58

MESQUITE - John Tyler led most of the game but North Mesquite pulled out a 60-58 victory over the Lions on Friday in District 11-6A action. Jerry Carraway scored 17 and Darrian Green added 16 for the Stallions (8-13, 2-5)…

20 January 2017 [11:16 PM]
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John Tyler Lady Lions crush North Mesquite to end 3-game skid

Statistics, especially in sports, can often mislead, inflate or deceive. One stat sure to lead to a victory every time on the court: make more shots than your opponent attempts. John Tyler did just that in an 81-23 rout of…

20 January 2017 [10:35 PM]
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Robert E. Lee can't overcome Longview 3-point shooting in loss

Longview connected on seven 3-pointers to first build a double-digit lead in the early minutes and later hold off a Robert E. Lee fourth-quarter comeback a 56-49 Red Raiders loss on Friday at Varsity Gymnasium. Lee senior Kirby Mabry produced…

20 January 2017 [10:34 PM]
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John Tyler's Bryson Smith, Mineola coach Drennon repeat at ASB awards

BULLARD - For the second straight year, Bryson Smith and Joe Drennon were the big winners at the fifth annual American State Bank Player of the Year banquet on Thursday at KE Bushman’s Celebration Center. Smith, John Tyler’s record-setting quarterback,…

19 January 2017 [11:28 PM]
Moore shoots UT Tyler past Rust College, 77-66

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. - Davis Moore connected on five 3-pointers to lead UT Tyler past Rust College 77-66 Thursday in a non-conference men’s game. Moore, a Martin’s Mill graduate, finished with a team-high 18 points altogether. Skyler Hadden and Melvin…

19 January 2017 [09:35 PM]