Defending champion Patriots start tournament with comfortable win

UT Tyler began defense of its ASC basketball crown with a resounding victory Thursday night. The Patriots, the top seed, set a scoring record with a 113-53 victory over No. 8 seed Ozarks in the American Southwest Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament before about 500 fans at the Herrington Patriot Center. It was also UT Tyler’s…

Tyler teams split DH with Kilgore

“Sophomore Night” turned into “Sophomore Day” because of the weather. Still, the Tyler Junior College basketball programs honored their graduating class between games of a Region XIV doubleheader before a nice afternoon crowd at Wagstaff Gymnasium.

Tyler’s Hackett, Gilmer’s Johnson hit NFL combine

Two former East Texas stars, John Tyler’s Chris Hackett and Gilmer’s Gus Johnson, had their opportunity to impress scouts last weekend at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Hackett was an All-Big 12 first-team performer in the secondary for TCU, which won a share of the Big 12 championship and beat Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl.

Lions knock off Marshall, 84-82

LONGVIEW — When the ball left Marshall guard Chris Jones’ hands, John Tyler’s Ja’Khari Lewis had one simple, continual thought running through his mind. “Don’t make it,” Lewis said.

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Lady Raiders down Rowlett, 2-0

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27 February 2015 [01:02 AM]
High school basketball playoff pairings, Feb. 27

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Region XIV tourney in Jacksonville this year

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JT begins baseball season Thursday

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TJC hosts Kilgore in matinee Thursday

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25 February 2015 [07:39 PM]
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