Gladewater's Mack is Player of the Year on All-East Texas Football

Before a ball was snapped this season, the state knew all about Gladewater defensive lineman Daylon Mack. The Tyler Morning Telegraph made Mack the cover boy for its football preview magazine. But while Mack was a household name, others like Zach Hall, Trevor Keener and Pierre Leonard began 2014 not as well known. Not anymore. Keener helpe…

Troup's Ross is Player of the Year on All-East Texas Volleyball Team

Opposing schools must get tired of seeing Josee Ross. The Troup senior has been a three-sport standout for three and a half years in volleyball, basketball and baseball.

Apache Ladies dominate; men lose to Kilgore

KILGORE — It was a split decision on Saturday at Masters Gymnasium. In Region XIV basketball, the No.

UT Tyler splits with ETBU

The UT Tyler basketball teams were aiming to continue their winning streaks on Saturday against rival East Texas Baptist University in American Southwest Conference action. The No.

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Langston sweeps Texas College

Langston University took it to Texas College on Saturday night, sweeping the Steers in both the women and men’s Red River Athletic Conference basketball contests at Gus F. Taylor Gymnasium on Saturday night. The Lady Steers suffered a 92-31 setback…

31 January 2015 [11:51 PM]
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Gladewater's Mack is Player of the Year on All-East Texas Football

Before a ball was snapped this season, the state knew all about Gladewater defensive lineman Daylon Mack. The Tyler Morning Telegraph made Mack the cover boy for its football preview magazine. But while Mack was a household name, others like…

31 January 2015 [11:43 PM]
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Apache Ladies dominate; men lose to Kilgore

KILGORE — It was a split decision on Saturday at Masters Gymnasium. In Region XIV basketball, the No. 14 Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies dominated on the glass to score an 85-50 win over rival Kilgore College. In the second…

31 January 2015 [11:39 PM]
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Apache Ladies softball sweeps UT Tyler JV

In its second day of action, the Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies softball team earned a sweep over UT Tyler’s JV squad on Saturday at Suddenlink Field. TJC won Game 1 6-4 and took Game 2 in extra innings,…

31 January 2015 [11:34 PM]
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UT Tyler splits with ETBU

The UT Tyler basketball teams were aiming to continue their winning streaks on Saturday against rival East Texas Baptist University in American Southwest Conference action. The No. 12 Patriot women did just that with a 91-50 win at the Herrington…

31 January 2015 [11:27 PM]
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Red Raiders top Rowlett on PKs, Girls battle for a point

Robert E. Lee was able to salvage two points in the district standings after surrendering a 1-0 lead late against Rowlett Friday at Red Raider Field. After the game ended 1-1 in regulation, Lee (0-1-1 2 pts) won the penalty-kick…

31 January 2015 [12:57 AM]
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TJC plays first ever softball game

BULLARD — Tyler Junior College introduced its latest sport — softball — on Friday. The Apache Ladies lost their inaugural, but quickly bounced back to win their first game as the squad split a doubleheader with East Texas Baptist University…

31 January 2015 [12:46 AM]
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TJC's Brown tosses no-hitter in season opener

On a chilly night at Mike Carter Field, fans bundled up in jackets, blankets, and hoodies to watch the Tyler Junior College baseball team start its season with a no-hitter and doubleheader sweep. The defending national champion Apaches opened the…

31 January 2015 [12:35 AM]
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Trojans top Guard in TAPPS 2-4A showdown

BULLARD — The top spot in boys TAPPS 2-4A was on the line on Friday night when All Saints traveled to the Bullard Brook Hill campus for the game TAPPS fans and foes had looked forward to since the league…

31 January 2015 [12:30 AM]
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Red Raiders take care of Garland

Points were hard to come by Friday night at the Robert E. Lee Varsity Gymnasium. Fortunately for Robert E. Lee, senior post Garrett Thibodeaux scored enough down the stretch to lead the Red Raiders past Garland 36-27. The victory moved…

31 January 2015 [12:12 AM]
Girls HS Hoops Rdp, Jan. 30: Hawkins drops OC

HAWKINS — Alisha Taylor dropped 19 points to go along with five rebounds and four steals to lead Hawkins past Ore City 43-34 on Friday. Kalyn Wesley led the Lady Hawks on the boards with nine rebounds. Bishop…

31 January 2015 [12:07 AM]
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JT boys, Whitehouse girls win in 16-5A soccer openers

WHITEHOUSE — Luis Duran scored two minutes in and John Tyler held on for a 1-0 victory over Whitehouse in the teams’ District 16-5A opener at Wildcat Stadium on Friday night. The Lions (6-2-3, 1-0 16-5A) grabbed the early lead…

31 January 2015 [12:04 AM]
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Wickware hits late winner as JT splits with Whitehouse

WHITEHOUSE — What a difference 15 miles and a few weeks make. After John Tyler swept Whitehouse with wins of 29 and 28 points on Jan. 6 at the Lions Den, the return trip to Wildcat Arena featured two games…

30 January 2015 [11:44 PM]
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Carroll: Decision to play is Sherman's if baby arrives early

PHOENIX (AP) — Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says it will be Richard Sherman's decision whether to play in Sunday's Super Bowl if his pregnant girlfriend goes into labor with the couple's first child sooner than expected. Carroll said during…

30 January 2015 [11:22 AM]
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Pro wrestler cheats at Wing Bowl, hides food in fanny pack

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Professional wrestling star Mick Foley was ejected from the Wing Bowl eating contest Friday after stuffing uneaten chicken wings into a fanny pack. People following the event on social media dubbed Foley's attempt at boosting his wing…

30 January 2015 [11:16 AM]
JT boys, girls open 16-5A play Friday vs. Whitehouse

John Tyler didn’t lose a district soccer match until the final game of the 2014 regular season. The Lions would love another strong district run, but they know it’ll be even tougher in the new District 16-5A. “I was pleasantly…

29 January 2015 [11:58 PM]
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Patriot men end losing skid at 16; women roll to 13th straight

Ding dong the streak is dead. The UT Tyler men’s basketball team ended a 16-game losing skid, defeating LeTourneau 78-61 for the Patriots’ second win of the year on Thursday at Herrington Patriot Center. Another streak, however, remained strong as…

29 January 2015 [11:54 PM]
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All Saints scores big sweep over Grace

All Saints scored three goals in the opening 20 minutes to blitz past rival Grace Community and take a 3-1 victory on Thursday at Clyde-Perkins Stadium, as the Lady Trojans handed the Lady Cougars their first TAPPS D-II District 2…

29 January 2015 [11:45 PM]
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TJC teams use second-half surges to sweep Panola

Panola College used the New England Patriots strategy on the basketball court Wednesday — taking the air out of the ball. It worked for a half against Tyler Junior College, but the Apaches and Apache Ladies deflated Panola’s hopes at…

28 January 2015 [11:43 PM]
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Defending champ Apaches anticipate season of changes

The sounds of baseballs hitting gloves and players talking amongst themselves blended in with the occasional sounds of construction as workers continued to work on the dugouts at media day on Wednesday. New dugouts and improved bullpens are just a…

28 January 2015 [11:42 PM]
Lady Raiders fall short in upset bid

GARLAND — Robert E. Lee was 12 minutes away from securing a hard-fought point against what coach Chris Woodard called, “One of the best teams in the state.” The Lady Raiders and Garland Sachse were tied when the dam burst…

28 January 2015 [11:09 PM]
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Year in Tyler instrumental to All-Star Butler

DALLAS — Jimmy Butler might have only spent one season at Tyler Junior College, but the current starting two-guard for the Chicago Bulls knows just how instrumental his year with the Apaches was in his development. In 43 games with…

28 January 2015 [12:24 AM]
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YOESTING: Underdogs send shockwaves in FA Cup

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament captures the attention of the nation like no other for its do-or-die games, buzzer beaters and, of course, thrilling, unexpected upsets. Perhaps like no other tournament in soccer, England’s FA Cup captures those qualities, and…

28 January 2015 [12:17 AM]
Corsicana sweeps Jacksonville in hoops doubleheader

JACKSONVILLE — The visiting Corsicana Tigers got out of the bus shooting from long distance. The shots were falling too as the Tigers scored a 67-54 win over the Jacksonville Indians on Tuesday in a District 16-5A game at Bob…

28 January 2015 [12:08 AM]
Girls HS Hoops Rdp, Jan. 27: LadyCats top Lindale

LINDALE — Ashton Ates scored 13 and Karlea Duhon and Kelly Keller each added 12 as Whitehouse defeated Lindale 55-37 on Tuesday. ——— District 16-5A Girls Whitehouse 55, Lindale 37 Whitehouse 16 8…

28 January 2015 [12:04 AM]
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All Saints boys, Grace girls win in split doubleheader

There was a split decision in TAPPS 2-4A basketball on Tuesday night at All Saints’ Brookshire Gym. Grace Community took the girls game, 64-36, while All Saints claimed the boys contest, 72-52. Boys Aston Francis hit for 29 points,…

27 January 2015 [11:56 PM]