Coach Speak: Legendary Lou Holtz inspires Tyler crowds

It is easy to see why Lou Holtz was one the top coaches in the history of college football. The two speeches he gave in the Rose City on Friday had UT Tyler’s athletes, students and guests ready to run through a wall for the former University of Notre Dame coach. Holtz was the special guest for the inaugural UT Tyler Leadership Speaker Series…

Triple Threat: JT jumpers aiming for more medals at 5A regional meet

Striding down the court, leaping for rebounds and locking down on defense, Alyssa Mayfield and Bryson Smith exude athleticism playing basketball for John Tyler. The first-team all-district hoopsters are true triple threats - they can dribble, shoot or pass. On the track, they give a new meaning to triple threat. Mayfield and Smith, both

Dacus duo excelling on track with different schools

Bishop Gorman and Grace Community want nothing more than to beat the other when they meet on the gridiron, court or diamond. Athletic competitions create fierce rivalries, especially among schools located less than two miles apart. But blood runs deeper than green versus blue, me versus you. Just ask siblings Sydney and Mason Dacus. Mason is

Randall, Raiders notch season-saving win over Rockwall

The 2016 Robert E. Lee baseball season is not done yet. Needing a victory to keep its playoff hopes alive, REL defeated Rockwall 6-5 Wednesday in front of a large, raucous crowd at Mike Carter Field. The Red Raiders led 6-3 with two outs in the top of the seventh before Rockwall’s Brooks Helmer socked a two-run double to pull the visitors

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Coach Speak: Legendary Lou Holtz inspires Tyler crowds

It is easy to see why Lou Holtz was one the top coaches in the history of college football. The two speeches he gave in the Rose City on Friday had UT Tyler’s athletes, students and guests ready to run…

29 April 2016 [11:16 PM]
UT Tyler baseball pounds Sul Ross 18-4

ALPINE - Graham Welch was 4 for 4 with a home run and triple and Josh Burns belted a grand slam to lead UT Tyler to an 18-4 American Southwest Conference win over Sul Ross State on Friday at Kokernot…

29 April 2016 [10:58 PM]
No. 1 LSU-Eunice sweeps TJC in baseball DH

EUNICE, La. - LSU-Eunice, ranked No. 1 in NJCAA Division II, swept Tyler Junior College, ranked No. 6 in NJCAA Division III, in a baseball doubleheader Friday night at Bengal Stadium. The Bengals (47-3) won 8-4 and 3-2 over the…

29 April 2016 [10:48 PM]
Rain washes out ASC softball tourney Friday

The first game of the day hadn’t even reached the fifth inning when rain forced a delay at the American Southwest Conference softball tournament Friday at Suddenlink Field. UT Dallas and LeTourneau returned to the field at 1:57 p.m. to…

29 April 2016 [06:55 PM]
UT Tyler men's tennis cruises into ASC final

PLANO - The UT Tyler Patriots swept their way into the American Southwest Conference men’s tennis tournament finals with a 5-0 semifinal win over Hardin-Simmons on Friday at Life Time Fitness. The Patriots (16-9) cruised to the win and into…

29 April 2016 [06:51 PM]
Apache Ladies crush Navarro 20-4 in elimination game

HOUSTON - Karli Herron went 5 for 5, including a two-run homer, to propel the No. 1 Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies to a 20-4 five-inning win over Navarro College on Friday in an elimination game of the Region XIV…

29 April 2016 [06:43 PM]
Grace girls, boys excel at regional track meet

LANCASTER - The Grace Community girls took third and the boys finished fifth at the TAPPS 4A North Regional track and field championships on Thursday at Lancaster High School. The top four finishers in each event qualified for the TAPPS…

28 April 2016 [11:34 PM]
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Triple Threat: JT jumpers aiming for more medals at 5A regional meet

Striding down the court, leaping for rebounds and locking down on defense, Alyssa Mayfield and Bryson Smith exude athleticism playing basketball for John Tyler. The first-team all-district hoopsters are true triple threats - they can dribble, shoot or pass. On…

28 April 2016 [11:26 PM]
Raiders eyeing personal bests, state dreams at 6A regional meet

Robert E. Lee athletes will take their mark and attempt to leave a lasting impression Friday and Saturday at the Class 6A Region II track and field championships at Baylor University’s Hart-Patterson Complex. The meet begins with field events at…

28 April 2016 [11:19 PM]
Troup boys finish 2nd at state golf tournament

The Troup High School golf team traveled to central Texas and nabbed some precious medals. The Tigers were the runners-up in the Class 3A Boys State Golf Tournament which concluded on Thursday in the capital city. The Troup squad won…

28 April 2016 [11:17 PM]
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Patriots open ASC tourney with win

The UT Tyler softball team made quick work of Mary Hardin-Baylor in a second round game of the American Southwest Conference Softball Tournament on Thursday at Suddenlink Field. The No. 1 Patriots (38-2) won their 33rd straight game with a…

28 April 2016 [11:04 PM]
Longtime ET football coach Blount dies

GILMER - Joe Blount, former colorful high school football coach at several East Texas schools and known as the “doctor of sick football teams,” died in a Gilmer nursing home Thursday afternoon. He was 91. Blount’s coaching career began in…

28 April 2016 [08:59 PM]
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Three Apaches sign

When three Apaches signed on Thursday, it meant once again all Tyler Junior College sophomores under basketball coach Mike Marquis have gone on to the next level. Ronnie Stacy, Darryl Stewart and TJ Thomas joined fall signee Cohen Desouza (Saint…

28 April 2016 [08:56 PM]
Troup in front at state golf tournament

The Troup Tigers, led by a strong showing from Jamey Scruggs, is atop the leaderboard after Wednesday’s first round of the UIL Class 3A State Golf Tournament at Grey Rock Golf Club in Austin. Also, Troup Lady Tiger Lauren Mekalip…

27 April 2016 [11:43 PM]
NFL teams contacting Lee grad Landes before draft

Over the next three days, Tylerite Jimmy Landes is hopeful his name will be called during the NFL Draft in Chicago. If the Baylor University graduate’s name is not heard, that will not be a discouragement. Landes will just go…

27 April 2016 [11:20 PM]
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Randall, Raiders notch season-saving win over Rockwall

The 2016 Robert E. Lee baseball season is not done yet. Needing a victory to keep its playoff hopes alive, REL defeated Rockwall 6-5 Wednesday in front of a large, raucous crowd at Mike Carter Field. The Red Raiders led…

27 April 2016 [11:19 PM]
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Dacus duo excelling on track with different schools

Bishop Gorman and Grace Community want nothing more than to beat the other when they meet on the gridiron, court or diamond. Athletic competitions create fierce rivalries, especially among schools located less than two miles apart. But blood runs deeper…

27 April 2016 [10:57 PM]
Grapeland, Spring Hill's Mayfield highlight area golf teams at state

The Grapeland Sandies captured the team silver and Longview Spring Hill’s Zoe Mayfield claimed the bronze to highlight East Texans on Tuesday in the UIL State Golf Tournament in the Austin area. Also, Texarkana Pleasant Grove won a team silver,…

26 April 2016 [11:49 PM]
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East Texas great Winston Hill dies at 74

Gladewater’s Winston Hill, an All-Pro offensive tackle who played 15 seasons and helped protect Joe Namath on the way to the New York Jets’ Super Bowl victory in 1969, has died. He was 74. The team announced Tuesday night that…

26 April 2016 [11:42 PM]
HS Baseball/Softball Rdp: Brook Hill edges Gorman 7-4

BULLARD - Taking the lead with a four-run fifth, Bullard Brook Hill edged Bishop Gorman 7-4 in TAPPS 2-4A baseball Tuesday. The Guard racked up 15 hits, including three from Seth Brasher and two each from McCray Fletcher, Miguel Vega,…

26 April 2016 [10:56 PM]
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Trojan Flyer: All Saints junior Nathan Jasper seeking gold

All Saints jumper Nathan Jasper has a unique playlist to get ready for competition - one that is easily sharable for anyone interested. It’s called the outside world. The hushed murmurs from the crowd in anticipation of what they’re about…

26 April 2016 [10:37 PM]
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Simmons returns to ET as new boys basketball coach at Lee

Alan Simmons is coming back home to East Texas and is excited to join the Tyler ISD athletics uprising. Simmons is the new head boys basketball coach at Robert E. Lee. Simmons returns to the Piney Woods from Rockwall, where…

26 April 2016 [10:33 PM]
District 19/20-4A Area Track Results

District 19/20-4A Area Track and Field Meet At Carthage High School BOYS Team totals 1. Henderson 119; 2. Tatum 114; 3. Carthage 108; 4. Hudson 92; 5. Jasper 54; 6. Diboll 44; 7. Center 33; 8. Rusk 29; 9. Huntington…

26 April 2016 [09:17 PM]
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YOESTING: Leicester almost done with unfathomable season

The most unlikely champion in English Premier League history is becoming more and more likely by the week. Owning a seven-point lead with three games to go, Leicester City’s march to the title is approaching the event horizon of inevitability,…

26 April 2016 [08:54 PM]
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Texas East gymnasts win regional titles

Texas East Gymnastics competitors won four regional titles at the Level 9 and 10 Western and National Championships held at the University of Denver. Sarah Shaffer, who competes in Level 10, won the all around title as well as floor…

26 April 2016 [05:45 PM]
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Lindale's Gray signs with ETBU

LINDALE - Jordan Gray, Lindale High School’s high scoring senior guard, considered several schools to play basketball before making a decision. He wanted a college that is much like the school and community he grew up in; and on Monday…

26 April 2016 [11:13 AM]