More than 500 run in Azalea 10K

On a beautiful East Texas day more than 500 runners made tracks in the Azalea District. The annual Tyler Azalea 10K run saw youngsters all the way to masters division runners dashing their way through the colorful azaleas, dogwood trees and spring flowers on a sun-swept Saturday morning. Some 539 runners took part in the 10K and 5K, which…

Junior golfers from state states tackle Hollytree for Azalea

It may have been a bit windy, but junior golfers couldn’t have asked for much better conditions on Saturday at Hollytree Country Club. Golfers from five states (Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Indiana, Florida and New York) tackled the beautiful course on Saturday in the first round of the ninth annual

TJC’s Groff tosses no-hitter

  Jonathan Groff was his usual stellar self on the mound Saturday night, but this time he was even better. Groff, a Tyler Junior College freshman lefty, tossed a no-hitter while striking out 10 in the Apaches’ 7-0 win over Coastal Bend College at Mike Carter Field. The Castroville native walked three in helping the Apaches sweep the Cougars

HICKS: Random Thoughts: Hill one of the best from East Texas

Instead of the golden ticket, high schools around the nation will be receiving golden footballs from the NFL to mark the 50th Super Bowl. The league unveiled plans that include sending a gold-colored football to the high school of every player or head coach who played in the big game. The football will have the player’s name and the name of the

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UT Tyler's Adams throws no-hitter in win over Hardin-Simmons

Cason Adams threw the second no-hitter in UT Tyler baseball history Saturday at Irwin Field. Adams, a sophomore from Rockwall, held Hardin-Simmons in check as the Patriots scored a 4-0 seven-inning victory. Adams was almost perfect in the…

28 March 2015 [11:57 PM]
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Junior golfers from state states tackle Hollytree for Azalea

It may have been a bit windy, but junior golfers couldn’t have asked for much better conditions on Saturday at Hollytree Country Club. Golfers from five states (Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Indiana, Florida and New York) tackled the beautiful course on…

28 March 2015 [11:54 PM]
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UT Tyler stays undefeated, sweeps LeTourneau

The No. 4-ranked UT Tyler softball team improved to 20-0 on the season on Saturday, sweeping an American Southwest Conference doubleheader against LeTourneau in Longview. The Patriots, 12-0 in league play, scored 9-1 and 4-0 wins. The Yellowjackets fell to…

28 March 2015 [11:48 PM]
Tyler softball takes two from Kilgore

BULLARD — The 16th-ranked Tyler Junior College softball team took two more conference wins in completely different fashion against Kilgore College in a Saturday afternoon doubleheader at Brook Hill’s Schwab Field. Halie Vance was in the circle for both victories…

28 March 2015 [11:47 PM]
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TJC’s Groff tosses no-hitter

Jonathan Groff was his usual stellar self on the mound Saturday night, but this time he was even better. Groff, a Tyler Junior College freshman lefty, tossed a no-hitter while striking out 10 in the Apaches’ 7-0 win over Coastal…

28 March 2015 [11:45 PM]
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More than 500 run in Azalea 10K

On a beautiful East Texas day more than 500 runners made tracks in the Azalea District. The annual Tyler Azalea 10K run saw youngsters all the way to masters division runners dashing their way through the colorful azaleas, dogwood trees…

28 March 2015 [10:31 PM]
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HICKS: Random Thoughts: Hill one of the best from East Texas

Instead of the golden ticket, high schools around the nation will be receiving golden footballs from the NFL to mark the 50th Super Bowl. The league unveiled plans that include sending a gold-colored football to the high school of every…

28 March 2015 [10:27 PM]
UT Tyler softball blanks LeTourneau

LONGVIEW — Junior Raven Rodriguez knocked in three runs, while pitcher Kelsie Batten allowed just three hits as No. 4 UT Tyler scored a 10-0 American Southwest Conference victory over LeTourneau on Friday. The win is the 18th in-a-row for…

27 March 2015 [11:43 PM]
UT Tyler baseball wins 4-2 in ASC game

UT Tyler senior pitcher Jamie Paxton picked up his sixth win of the season while striking out eight batters in a 4-2 win over American Southwest Conference rival Hardin-Simmons on Friday at Irwin Field. The Patriots (15-8, 11-5) ended their…

27 March 2015 [11:42 PM]
Lee blanks Ellison 4-0 in bi-district

ENNIS — Robert E. Lee senior forward Collin Berry had a good night. The only obstacle that stood in the way of Berry having a great night was Killeen Ellison goalkeeper Ryan Blas. Three times in the second half Blas…

27 March 2015 [11:38 PM]
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Texas High knocks Lady Lions out of soccer playoffs, 4-0

John Tyler worked all season to earn a seed higher than fourth in the playoffs. Unfortunately for the Lady Lions, the better seed didn’t change the result. Behind a hat trick from Reagan Sandford, Texas High defeated John Tyler 4-0…

27 March 2015 [11:34 PM]
JT falls to Mount Pleasant

The Mount Pleasant Tigers defeated John Tyler 5-2 in the Class 5A bi-district boys soccer playoffs Friday night at Pine Tree’s Pirate Stadium. Five different players scored for the Tigers. Leading the Tigers offensively, Reyes Vargas scored the opening goal…

27 March 2015 [11:29 PM]
Gorman rolls to win

Bishop Gorman 11, Frisco Legacy Christian 4 FRISCO — Carleigh Powers and Emily Kent each had two hits as Bishop Gorman scored an 11-4 win over Frisco Legacy Christian in a TAPPS 2-4A softball game on Friday. Powers drove in…

27 March 2015 [11:25 PM]
Brook Hill scores win

Softball Brook Hill 22, Prince of Peace 2 CARROLLTON — Bullard Brook Hill, led at the plate and in the circle by Taylor Schultz, scored a 22-2 win over Carrollton Prince of Peace in a TAPPS District 2-4A softball game…

27 March 2015 [11:23 PM]
Grace tops Dallas Christian

Grace Community 20, Dallas Christian 2 MESQUITE — Chris McLeod had five RBIs, while Jonny Spitzer and Adam Graham each had four RBIs as the Grace Community Cougars scored a 20-2 TAPPS District 2-4A baseball win over Dallas Christian on…

27 March 2015 [11:22 PM]
Hudson, Lee blank Owls

Garrett Hudson tossed a complete game, allowing just three hits while striking out nine, as Robert E. Lee scored a 4-0 win over the Garland Owls on Friday night in a District 11-6A baseball game at Mike Carter Field. The…

27 March 2015 [11:20 PM]
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Lady Lobos stop Lindale

The Longview Lady Lobos soccer team brought out the heavy artillery, blasting away with 17 shots on goal and scoring a 2-0 victory over the Lindale Lady Eagles in the Class 5A girls bi-district matchup on Friday night at Tyler…

27 March 2015 [11:19 PM]
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Tennis Powerhouses

Tyler Junior College and UT Tyler took to the courts on Friday at the JoAnn Medlock Murphy Tennis Center on the TJC campus. Apaches freshman Logan Powell from Amarillo reaches down for a shot, while Patriots junior Frankie Fischer from…

27 March 2015 [11:13 PM]
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On Target

The Youth Target Foundation East Regional Competition took place on Friday at Rose City Flying Clays in Tyler.…

27 March 2015 [07:38 PM]
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Durant to have another surgery, will miss rest of season

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Reigning MVP Kevin Durant will have bone graft surgery next week to deal with a fractured bone in his right foot, and he will miss the rest of the season, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced Friday.…

27 March 2015 [02:57 PM]
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Michael Sam: Gay NFL players have reached out to him

DALLAS (AP) — Michael Sam says there are "a lot" of gay players in the NFL and some have reached out to him. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Sam gave a speech Thursday at the Dallas Holocaust Museum and took…

27 March 2015 [02:45 PM]
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Lee soccer teams begin playoffs with DH

ENNIS — Robert E. Lee girls and boys soccer entered the 2015 season with clear goals to reestablish the norm — playoff appearances and district titles. The Lady Raiders hadn’t been in a postseason game in three years, which for…

26 March 2015 [10:36 PM]
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Third seed Lady Lions aiming for more this postseason

For three straight years the John Tyler girls soccer team entered the playoffs as the No. 4 seed, matched up with East Texas powerhouse Pine Tree in the first round. Finally, the Lady Lions (8-9-2) will see a new face…

26 March 2015 [09:41 PM]
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In the NCAA tourney, TV commercials mean time to kill

CLEVELAND (AP) — The whistle sounds. The horn blows. And the madness grinds to a halt. Another stoppage in play. Another lengthy timeout. Another chance for folks at home to grab something from the fridge or be subjected to the…

26 March 2015 [07:17 AM]
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Lions playing rare underdog role as soccer playoffs begin

John Tyler boys soccer is in unfamiliar territory. The Lions are entering the playoffs not as a top seed with a target on their backs but as a fourth seed looking to pull an upset. John Tyler begins the postseason…

25 March 2015 [11:15 PM]
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All Saints' Werner MVP; Grace girls dominate all-district soccer team

All Saints’ Allie Werner was Most Valuable Player, but Grace Community dominated the selections on the TAPPS D-II District 2 all-district girls soccer team. The district champion Lady Cougars had 11 players chosen all-district including five on the first team.…

25 March 2015 [10:52 PM]
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Brook Hill's Nechi, Omini lead boys all-district soccer team

Bullard Brook Hill sophomores Chidiebere Nechi and Michael Omini were named the defensive and offensive players of the year, respectively, on the TAPPS D-II District 2 all-district boys soccer team after guiding the Guard to a league title. Nechi and…

25 March 2015 [10:48 PM]
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Spring Hill boys, girls in front in 16-4A golf

LONGVIEW — The Spring Hill boys and girls golf teams hold the top spot after Round1 of the District 16-4A golf tournament held Wednesday at Wood Hollow Golf Course. Spring Hill holds a two-stroke advantage in the boys competition with…

25 March 2015 [10:45 PM]
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Lindale boys, girls take second in 16-5A golf

BULLARD — Lindale’s boys and girls golf teams are moving on to regionals after placing second in the District 16-5A golf tournament on Wednesday at Eagle’s Bluff Country Club. The Lufkin boys and Whitehouse girls, meanwhile, both claimed district titles…

25 March 2015 [10:43 PM]