Fresh Start: Apaches face steep learning curve with 68 freshmen

Entering his eighth season as head football coach at Tyler Junior College, Danny Palmer said he is just as excited as if it was his first year in the business — and that was 40-plus years ago. Indeed it is like a fresh start for Palmer as he has 68 freshmen in camp. They have to grow up in a hurry as the Apaches not only open their season o…

PARRY: Waited on a QB and got saddled with Eli in fantasy draft

The envelope was opened and all my pre-draft preparation amounted to nothing. “Last Action Heroes, pick No.

Trinity Mother Frances Football Classic ready to kick off Thursday

The 11th annual Trinity Mother Frances Football Classic begins Thursday and will consist of four games in three days, all played on Earl Campbell Field at TMF Rose Stadium. And this year’s event has a little something for everyone.

Tiiman, Apache Ladies smash North Lake, 7-0

Sydney Tiiman started her collegiate soccer career in fine fashion with a hat trick, leading the Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies to a 7-0 victory over the North Lake Blazers Tuesday at Pat Hartley Field. Tiiman, a former Lindale High School All-East Texas performer, helped the No.

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PARRY: Waited on a QB and got saddled with Eli in fantasy draft

The envelope was opened and all my pre-draft preparation amounted to nothing. “Last Action Heroes, pick No. 13,” our league commissioner proclaimed. I spent weeks and weeks wondering what I would do if I had the first pick or maybe…

27 August 2014 [11:40 PM]
Grace, Canton getting jump on new season in Tyler Classic

Grace Community and Canton will be at the vanguard of the 2014 football season. In addition to being one of the first Texas high school games of the year to kick off with a 7 p.m. start, the Cougars and…

27 August 2014 [11:21 PM]
Gilmer, JT, Lee highlight TMF Classic starting Thursday

The high school football drought is about to come to an end. Not since December when the final championship games concluded have the prep pigskiners been on the field. That changes Thursday night as the 11th annual Trinity Mother Frances…

27 August 2014 [11:17 PM]
32 teams competing in Tyler Invitational this weekend

A strong lineup of 32 volleyball teams from across the state and four classifications will converge on Tyler this weekend for the 2014 Tyler Invitational. Action begins Thursday at Robert E. Lee and John Tyler for pools A-D. Pools E-H…

27 August 2014 [11:05 PM]
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VIDEO: NFL upholds one-year suspension for Browns' Josh Gordon

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon's wait is over, so is his 2014 season. The star wide receiver's career is now in peril. The Cleveland Browns learned Wednesday that Gordon's indefinite suspension by the NFL has been upheld and he will…

27 August 2014 [03:08 PM]
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Tiiman, Apache Ladies smash North Lake, 7-0

Sydney Tiiman started her collegiate soccer career in fine fashion with a hat trick, leading the Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies to a 7-0 victory over the North Lake Blazers Tuesday at Pat Hartley Field. Tiiman, a former Lindale High…

26 August 2014 [11:36 PM]
TAPPS teams set to open year with classics

The Tyler TAPPS football teams kick off their seasons this weekend, and they’ll do so in style. All Saints, Bishop Gorman and Grace Community will open the year at the ninth annual Tyler Football Classic Thursday through Saturday. Hosted by…

26 August 2014 [11:28 PM]
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Tuesday VB Roundup: No. 5 Hallsville sweeps Lee

HALLSVILLE — Robert E. Lee dropped its third straight match and suffered its second sweep in three outings Tuesday at Hallsville. The Lady Raiders fell 25-17, 25-18 and 25-21 to the Lady Bobcats, ranked No. 5 in Class 5A. Lee…

26 August 2014 [11:26 PM]
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Trinity Mother Frances Football Classic ready to kick off Thursday

The 11th annual Trinity Mother Frances Football Classic begins Thursday and will consist of four games in three days, all played on Earl Campbell Field at TMF Rose Stadium. And this year’s event has a little something for everyone. The…

26 August 2014 [11:23 PM]
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YOESTING: EPL race already down to two?

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26 August 2014 [08:19 PM]
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It's high school football time in East Texas

The temperatures may be the hottest of the summer (or at least it seems that way), but that won’t stop the high school football season. Thousands of players around the Lone Star State get things officially underway on the weekend.…

23 August 2014 [11:34 PM]
HS Volleyball Roundup: JT finishes 2nd in ETBU challenger bracket

MARSHALL — John Tyler placed second in the Challenger Bracket at the East Texas Baptist Tournament on Saturday, falling to Henderson 2-0 in the final. The Lady Lions (6-8) rallied from one-set deficits to win their first two matches, beating…

23 August 2014 [11:11 PM]
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No. 5 Apache Ladies start season 4-0

The No. 5-ranked Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies captured two wins on Saturday to finish the weekend undefeated in the annual Dana Hatch Volleyball Invitational at Wagstaff Gymnasium. The Apache Ladies, who finished No. 2 in the nation in 2013,…

23 August 2014 [09:23 PM]
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Apache Ladies begin season with wins at Invite

The Tyler Junior College volleyball team began their season with two victories Friday as the Apache Ladies hosted the Dana Hatch Volleyball Invite at Wagstaff Gymnasium. TJC took out Colby (Kansas) Community College 3-1 (28-26, 25-21, 20-25, 25-19) first before…

23 August 2014 [12:13 AM]
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Red Raiders, Marshall finish scrimmage all square

Robert E. Lee and Marshall produced an even affair Friday in their controlled football scrimmage at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium. The Red Raiders scored two touchdowns, both through the air, in the first half of the scrimmage. Lee then…

22 August 2014 [11:31 PM]
Bullard, Jacksonville tie 14-14 in their scrimmage

BULLARD — The Bullard Panthers and Jacksonville fought to a 14-14 tie in a football scrimmage Friday morning at Panther Stadium. After each team swapped out offensive sets and series, the two teams lined up for a live quarter of…

22 August 2014 [11:18 PM]
Apaches scrimmaging ETBU Saturday in Marshall

MARSHALL — The Tyler Junior College Apache football team is scheduled to scrimmage East Texas Baptist University tonight at Ornelas Stadium. The scrimmage is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. The Apaches, ranked No. 13 in the preseason poll after…

22 August 2014 [11:16 PM]
Lions dominate Mt. Pleasant in scrimmage

MOUNT PLEASANT — After a scrimmage in which John Tyler absolutely dominated Mount Pleasant on both sides of the ball, Lions head coach Ricklan Holmes still had strong words for his team. Holmes told his players that despite their success…

22 August 2014 [11:13 PM]
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VIDEO: More schools are mixing beer, football at stadiums

Walk through the tailgate area at a college football stadium, and beer drinking is as common a sight as fans adorned in jerseys of their favorite players. A growing number of schools are bringing the party inside, opening taps in…

22 August 2014 [10:12 AM]
TJC volleyball begins season Friday in annual Dana Hatch Invitational

NJCAA preseason No. 5-ranked Tyler Junior College begins their 2014 volleyball season with the annual Dana Hatch Invitational today and Saturday on the TJC campus. The Dana Hatch Invite will feature 12 teams ranging from Texas to Kansas to Missouri…

22 August 2014 [02:45 AM]
Lions on the road to scrimmage Mt. Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT — John Tyler opens the 2014 football season at home next week against Plano. But first, the Lions head to Mount Pleasant for a scrimmage today against the Tigers. The varsity scrimmage is set for 7:30 p.m. at…

22 August 2014 [02:19 AM]
Lee's lone tune-up for season Friday vs. Marshall

Robert E. Lee’s one and only dress rehearsal for the upcoming football season will take place today when the Red Raiders scrimmage Marshall. And Lee coach Darrell Piske has two main things he wants to get accomplished. “No. 1 we…

22 August 2014 [02:17 AM]
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Lee win streak stopped by Texas High, Whitehouse

Robert E. Lee’s seven match winning streak was stopped on Thursday at REL Varsity Gymnasium thanks in large part to Texas High’s Chanell Hayes and Whitehouse’s Ashton Ates. Both middle hitters led their teams to victory over the Lady Raiders…

22 August 2014 [12:01 AM]
Harmony tops Troup in football scrimmage

TROUP — The Troup Tigers and Harmony Eagles had one final tune-up for the upcoming football season with a controlled scrimmage at Tiger Stadium on Thursday night. The format set up the first-team offenses going 10 plays against first-team defenses…

21 August 2014 [11:08 PM]