TJC Apaches defeat Joliet for back-to-back titles

  The Tyler Junior College Apaches are back to back World Series champions. Starting ace Cody Brown struck out the side in the ninth as TJC defeated Joliet (Illinois) Junior College 10-9 to win the NJCAA Division III College World Series on Wednesday at Grainger Stadium in Kinston, North Carolina. …

Fans greet Patriots Video

  The UT Tyler softball team had another memorable season as the Patriots were on the brink of a national championship. Coach Mike Reed’s squad earned its fourth NCAA Division III College World Series appearance.

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Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer says Adrian Peterson has two choices: He can either play for the Vikings or he cannot play at all. The star running back has missed the first two days of optional team practices and is not expected to attend any of the optional workouts this summer. He has been upset with the team

Apaches go for second straight title

  The Tyler Junior College Apache baseball team goes for its second straight national and third overall on Wednesday in the NJCAA Division III World Series. The No. 3 ranked Apaches (40-8) take on No. 6 Joliet Junior College of Illinois in the championship at 6 p.m. at Grainger Stadium in Kinston, North Carolina. TJC is unbeaten in the tourney

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TJC Apaches defeat Joliet for back-to-back titles

The Tyler Junior College Apaches are back to back World Series champions. Starting ace Cody Brown struck out the side in the ninth as TJC defeated Joliet (Illinois) Junior College 10-9 to win the NJCAA Division III College World Series…

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Pump Jacks open season Thursday in Plano

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TJC wins national championship

KINSTON, N.C. — Starting ace Cody Brown struck out the side in the ninth as Tyler Junior College defeated Joliet (Illinois) Junior College 10-9 to win the NJCAA Division III College World Series Wednesday at Grainger Stadium. The championship is…

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JT spring game Thursday

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Fans greet Patriots Video

The UT Tyler softball team had another memorable season as the Patriots were on the brink of a national championship. Coach Mike Reed’s squad earned its fourth NCAA Division III College World Series appearance. The Patriots, ranked No. 2 in…

27 May 2015 [08:48 AM]
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Apaches go for second straight title

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26 May 2015 [12:11 PM]
Apaches advance to title game

The Tyler Junior College Apache baseball team is within one win of repeating as national champions. Freshman pitcher Jonathan Groff tossed a two-hitter while striking out 10 in the Apaches’ 10-0 five-inning win over Joliet (Illinois) on Monday in the…

25 May 2015 [11:29 PM]
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UT Tyler finishes as national runner-up

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25 May 2015 [11:01 PM]
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25 May 2015 [10:19 PM]
Patriots finish second in nation

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Apaches win in the ninth

Zane Otten singled in Alex Masotto, who had doubled, in the bottom of the ninth to lift No. 3 Tyler Junior College to a 3-2 win over No. 1 Herkimer (New York) Sunday night in the NJCAA Division…

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Apaches win opener at NJCAA World Series

  Cody Brown took care of things on the mound, with some ninth-inning help from Drew Robertson, and twin brothers Derek and Aaron Clemons starred at the plate for Tyler Junior College on Saturday. The combination helped the defending national…

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Lindale qualifies for state 7 on 7

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23 May 2015 [08:09 PM]
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Apaches begin defense of national title

Tyler Junior College had bookends to the NJCAA Division III Baseball World Series when the Rose City hosted the event. In 2007, under coach Jon Groth, the Apaches won the national baseball title the first year the D3 World Series…

23 May 2015 [12:26 AM]
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22 May 2015 [11:20 PM]
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22 May 2015 [11:16 PM]