Pro fishermen try to snag jackpot at Lake Fork event

Kelly Jordon always knew a fishing tournament on Lake Fork would be a hit with professional bass fishermen. The question was how to hold it within the confines of the lake’s slot limit. The Toyota Texas Bass Classic, which returns to Fork Saturday through Monday, is the culmination of that dream. …

Defense wins shootout

Robert E. Lee football fans got a quick glimpse of the complete first-team offense on Thursday in the Red-White spring game at Red Raider Field — quick as in three snaps. That’s all it took for incoming senior quarterback Zach Hall to drive 70 yards for a touchdown.

Batten tosses gem

UT Tyler came into the College World Series with one of the most prolific offenses in the nation, but it was pitching that propelled the Patriots on Thursday.

Collegiate summer team looking for host families Video

The boys of summer are coming to Tyler later this month and need a place to stay. College baseball players from all over the country will be joining the East Texas Pump Jacks for the three-month Texas Collegiate League season. To maintain their college eligibility, players are prohibited from receiving pay or housing from the team.

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Van-Bullard baseball playoff moved to Sunnyvale

Van and Bullard were scheduled to square off Thursday evening Game 1 of their best-of-three Class 4A Region II quarterfinal series, but continual rain left Mike Carter Field unable to host the game. The contest was postponed and moved with Game…

22 May 2015 [12:08 AM]
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Wickware , Mosley earn JT top honors

Seniors Amia Wickware and Cedric Mosley were named Female and Male Athletes of the Year at the John Tyler Sports Banquet on Thursday evening. Wickware, an all-district basketball standout, and Mosley, a sprinter who finished fifth at state, were among…

21 May 2015 [11:17 PM]
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Tylerite Fred Kniffen honored

Tylerite Fred Kniffen was inducted into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Men's Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame Wednesday at Baylor University in Waco. Kniffen, who won national championships at Tyler Junior College and UT Tyler, was joined by three tennis coaches…

21 May 2015 [11:13 PM]
Apaches golfers move into second place

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — The Tyler Junior College golfers moved into contention for a national title with the best team round on Thursday during the third day of the NJCAA Division II National Tournament at Goose Pond Colony’s Lake Course. The…

21 May 2015 [11:04 PM]
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Batten tosses gem

UT Tyler came into the College World Series with one of the most prolific offenses in the nation, but it was pitching that propelled the Patriots on Thursday. Kelsie Batten was dominant in the circle, allowing just two hits in…

21 May 2015 [10:57 PM]
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Defense wins shootout

Robert E. Lee football fans got a quick glimpse of the complete first-team offense on Thursday in the Red-White spring game at Red Raider Field — quick as in three snaps. That’s all it took for incoming senior quarterback Zach…

21 May 2015 [10:53 PM]
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Pro fishermen try to snag jackpot at Lake Fork event

Kelly Jordon always knew a fishing tournament on Lake Fork would be a hit with professional bass fishermen. The question was how to hold it within the confines of the lake’s slot limit. The Toyota Texas Bass Classic, which returns…

21 May 2015 [10:44 PM]
Patriots top Kean

SALEM, Va. – Kelsie Batten tossed a two-hitter in leading the No. 2 UT Tyler Patriots to a 1-0 win over Kean (New Jersey) in the opening game of the NCAA Division III Softball World Series at Moyer Sports Complex…

21 May 2015 [03:57 PM]
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UIL Basketball Tournaments to Return to Alamodome in 2016 and 2017 Video

AUSTIN, TX— The University Interscholastic League Girls and Boys Basketball State Tournaments will return to the San Antonio Alamodome in 2016 and 2017 the League announced Thursday. The Alamodome hosted the tournaments for the first time in 2015.…

21 May 2015 [03:15 PM]
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A's announce Ron Washington hired as coach

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have announced that Ron Washington is rejoining the team as a major league coach after working nearly eight years as manager of the Texas Rangers. Washington, who was a coach with the…

21 May 2015 [02:36 PM]
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Collegiate summer team looking for host families Video

The boys of summer are coming to Tyler later this month and need a place to stay. College baseball players from all over the country will be joining the East Texas Pump Jacks for the three-month Texas Collegiate League season.…

21 May 2015 [01:26 PM]
Lee's annual Red-White game slated for Thursday

Robert E. Lee football is six months removed from its first playoff appearance in four years and work has been ongoing for the upcoming fall. The Red Raiders just completed their spring workouts and will cap it off with the…

20 May 2015 [09:57 PM]
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Hood new VB coach at TJC Video

After playing for and coaching beside Ronda Shirley, Brandi Hood gets a chance to fill her shoes as head coach. Hood was named only the third volleyball coach in Tyler Junior College program history on Wednesday during an announcement in…

20 May 2015 [09:43 PM]
Tyler’s Kniffen inducted into ITA Hall of Fame

  Fred Kniffen, a tennis icon in Tyler and throughout the nation, was included into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Men’s Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame during a banquet and ceremony on Wednesday at Baylor University in Waco. Kniffen, a noted…

20 May 2015 [09:11 PM]
Vandal baseball helping Van community

Van baseball is a regular in the postseason with the Vandals reaching the playoffs 11 of the past 13 years and four years in a row. Success after they arrive? Well, that’s been another story. Van began the Class 4A…

20 May 2015 [09:10 PM]
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Patriots begin quest for title

For the fourth time in eight years of eligibility, the UT Tyler softball team is heading to the College World Series. It seems odd years are to the Patriots’ liking. They have now appeared in the NCAA Division…

20 May 2015 [09:07 PM]
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Apaches in third at NJCAA golf tourney

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — The Tyler Junior College golf team was third on Wednesday after two rounds of the NJCAA Division II National Tournament at Goose Pond Colony’s Lake Course. The Apaches are at 10-under 566, 13 strokes behind…

20 May 2015 [08:48 PM]
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Area players chosen all state in soccer

The Class 5A boys soccer champion Lufkin Panthers received two all-state and several all-region selections in the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches all-state soccer team. To be eligible for selection, coaches of the school must be members of TASCO.…

20 May 2015 [08:46 PM]
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NFL to change extra-point kicks to longer distance Video

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The NFL is moving back extra-point kicks and allowing defenses to score on conversion turnovers. The owners on Tuesday approved the competition committee's proposal to snap the ball from the 15-yard line on PATs to make…

20 May 2015 [02:32 PM]
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John Tyler netters receive anonymous TJC scholarships

John Tyler tennis players received an anonymous donation to give 14 seniors on the team a two-year scholarship to Tyler Junior College. The scholarship will include $2,000 per semester for two years.…

19 May 2015 [10:28 PM]
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YOESTING: Juventus spoils potential Clasico final, but that’s OK

Before the Champions League draw for the semifinals was held, soccer fans salivated over the prospective scenarios. With Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in the fold, most assumed we’d see two matchups involving those three. Juventus, however, had other…

19 May 2015 [09:45 PM]
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Magic Man: UT Tyler's Reed keeps stacking wins, titles

UT Tyler Head Softball Coach Mike Reed only has to look across his desk to reflect on where he has taken the program he began 11 years ago — from nonexistent to a championship contender. Team photos…

19 May 2015 [09:34 PM]
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John Tyler's soccer coach stepping down

When Howard Story returned to John Tyler in 2008 the first thing he wanted to do was reestablish a soccer tradition. Story did that, guiding the Lions to district titles and four straight appearances in the sectional playoffs…

19 May 2015 [09:32 PM]
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Apaches earn World Series berth Video

The Tyler Junior College Apaches will get a chance to defend their national championship. Jonathan Groff struck out nine in seven innings of work and Derek Clemons belted a home run, leading the No. 3-ranked Apaches to a 12-6 win…

19 May 2015 [06:51 PM]
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Ex-Notre Dame quarterback Golson chooses Florida State

Former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson is transferring to Florida State, where he will have the chance to replace Jameis Winston. Golson said in a statement to Fox Sports on Tuesday he will spend his fifth year of eligibility with…

19 May 2015 [03:05 PM]
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Kraft: Patriots won't appeal team's fine, draft penalties

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft will not appeal the $1 million fine and loss of two draft choices the NFL penalized the team for its role in the use of deflated footballs in the AFC…

19 May 2015 [01:40 PM]
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Fight of century is now battle in court as fans sue Pacquiao

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Boxing fans across the country and their lawyers are calling the hyped-up fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. a fraud and want their money back, and then some. At least 32 U.S. lawsuits seeking…

19 May 2015 [01:37 PM]
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6 Patriots earn All-West region softball honors

Six players on the No. 2-ranked UT Tyler softball team have been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s All-West Region team. Earning first-team honors are pitcher Kelsie Batten, catcher KK Stevens, third baseman Vanessa Carrizales, left fielder…

18 May 2015 [10:04 PM]