Gilmer ISD names Matt Turner as head football coach

Rick Albritton, Superintendent of Gilmer ISD, is excited to announce that Matt Turner is the finalist for the Athletic Director/Head Coach position for Gilmer ISD.…

Ronda Shirley departs TJC to be new HC at Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee did not have to go far to find its next head volleyball coach and the search committee may still be pinching themselves with who it is.

Martins Mill edges LaPoynor 36-33

Cheyenne Brown scored 15 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Martins Mill Lady Mustangs to a 36-33 win over LaPoynor on Friday in a Class 2A girls state basketball semifinal at the Alamodome.

Men of Troy: Trojans back at state aiming for more

On an out-of-town trip to Austin in late November, the All Saints boys basketball team set out a series of goals for the season. Expectations were high with the Trojans coming off

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Apache Ladies advance to finals

JACKSONVILLE — Just when the Apache Ladies needed a boost, Brittny Norris answered the call. Norris swished two straight 3-pointers late in the second half that ingited an 18-7 run as No. 2 seed Tyler Junior College scored a 70-61…

06 March 2015 [10:13 PM]
TJC in finals after Navarro forfeit

JACKSONVILLE — Tyler Junior College advanced to the Region XIV Basketball Tournament championship without having to take the basketball court. A clerical omission discovered Friday on an NJCAA Spring Eligibility Form caused Navarro College to forfeit its spot in the…

06 March 2015 [09:46 PM]
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Gilmer ISD names Matt Turner as head football coach

GILMER (KYTX)- Rick Albritton, Superintendent of Gilmer ISD, is excited to announce that Matt Turner is the finalist for the Athletic Director/Head Coach position for Gilmer ISD. Mr. Turner will be recommended at the March 23 Board Meeting. Matt…

06 March 2015 [03:36 PM]
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Martins Mill edges LaPoynor 36-33

San Antonio -- Cheyenne Brown scored 15 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Martins Mill Lady Mustangs to a 36-33 win over LaPoynor on Friday in a Class 2A girls state basketball semifinal at the Alamodome. The Lady…

06 March 2015 [01:49 PM]
Ronda Shirley departs TJC to be new HC at Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee did not have to go far to find its next head volleyball coach and the search committee may still be pinching themselves with who it is. On Friday morning at a news conference at Lee High School’s…

06 March 2015 [11:20 AM]
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Men of Troy: Trojans back at state aiming for more

On an out-of-town trip to Austin in late November, the All Saints boys basketball team set out a series of goals for the season. Expectations were high with the Trojans coming off a trip to the final four and the…

06 March 2015 [10:31 AM]
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Martins Mill, LaPoynor meet in girls 2A semifinals

The Martins Mill and LaPoynor high school campus are some 33 miles apart. While Athens might be the best location for the two to meet the girls basketball teams will travel to San Antonio to faceoff in the Final Four.…

06 March 2015 [12:29 AM]
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UT Tyler opens NCAA D3 tourney vs. Southwestern

After the initial disappointment of being denied a chance to host a regional, UT Tyler women’s basketball coach Kevin Baker said his Patriots are back on track and focused on the task at hand. The Patriots, ranked No. 13 in…

06 March 2015 [12:26 AM]
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Tyler takes down Trinity Valley

JACKSONVILLE — To paraphrase George Michael, you’ve got to have faith. The Tyler Junior College Apaches have just that in more ways than one. Faith Pope had one of his best games since arriving in the Rose City during the…

06 March 2015 [12:18 AM]
Lee’s Thibodeaux on 11-6A first team

Robert E. Lee senior Garrett Thibodeaux averaged nearly a double-double per game for the Red Raiders in helping to lead REL back to the postseason after a two-year absence. His efforts and those of senior Isjuwan Barker were recognized by…

05 March 2015 [11:16 PM]
Brownsboro set to face No. 1 Triple A

For the second straight year, the Brownsboro Bears are headed to the regional basketball tournament. The Bears, ranked No. 23 in the state, are one of four teams in the Class 4A Region II Tournament scheduled for Friday and Saturday…

05 March 2015 [11:14 PM]
John Tyler’s Smith named 16-5A Newcomer of Year

John Tyler sophomore Bryson Smith impressed coaches on both the gridiron and the hardwood. Smith, who was named District 16-5A Offensive Newcomer of the Year in football as a receiver, was named 16-5A’s Newcomer of the Year as a guard…

05 March 2015 [11:12 PM]
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Russell Wilson in Surprise Arizona Video

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Two-time Super Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson is set for his second appearance at spring training with the Texas Rangers. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback is scheduled to visit the Arizona camp March 28. Like he did in…

05 March 2015 [03:19 PM]
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NFL: Greg Hardy is eligible to sign free agent contract

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy will be allowed to sign a new contract even if he remains on the commissioner's exempt list. League spokesman Greg Aiello said Thursday in an email to…

05 March 2015 [01:59 PM]
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Prosecutors: No criminal charge for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch

DOVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her, Delaware prosecutors said Thursday. The decision by the state attorney…

05 March 2015 [01:55 PM]
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Facebook exec, NBA team up to get men to 'lean in' for women

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league's other top players to convince more men to join the fight for women's rights at home and at…

05 March 2015 [06:19 AM]
UT Tyler women receive All-ASC basketball honors

After an outstanding regular season it was only natural the UT Tyler Patriots would garner many honors on the All-American Southwest Conference women’s basketball team. Brittany King was named to not only the first-team, but also made the All-Defensive squad.…

04 March 2015 [10:45 PM]
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PARRY: What to watch for when the MLS season kicks off

The soccer league played in America begins this week. Just a little reminder in case fans are too busy setting their alarm clocks to get up for European games on Saturday and Sunday. There is more soccer to enjoy in…

04 March 2015 [10:24 PM]
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Goodell: NFL responsible for Super Bowl seating problems in DFW

DALLAS (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a taped deposition played for jurors Wednesday that the league was responsible for problems that left hundreds of fans without seats or with restricted views during the 2011 Super Bowl at…

04 March 2015 [07:51 PM]
Apaches win own golf tournament at Oak Hurst

BULLARD — Tyler Junior College, led by four players in the top 10, took home the championship of the Tyler Junior College Spring Golf Invitational on Tuesday at Oak Hurst Golf Course. TJC combined for a 596 to win by…

04 March 2015 [12:29 AM]
Mexia fends off Palestine in OT

FAIRFIELD—The Mexia Black Cats held off the Palestine Wildcats 81-78 in overtime on Tuesday in a Class 4A Region III quarterfinal. Mexia advances to the Class 4A Region III Tournament on Friday at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. Kevin…

04 March 2015 [12:28 AM]
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Tyler opens tourney with 90-76 victory over Lee

JACKSONVILLE — After seeing his team fall behind the last couple of games and then expend energy battling back, Tyler Junior College coach Mike Marquis emphasized to his team what a fast start would mean for Tuesday’s first round of…

04 March 2015 [12:27 AM]
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Brownsboro holds off Pleasant Grove in OT

LONGVIEW — The Brownsboro Bears held on to a 59-58 overtime victory Tuesday night in a Class 4A Region II quarterfinal matchup against Pleasant Grove at Longview’s Lobo Coliseum. Chris Givens stole the ball on the next-to-last Pleasant Grove possession, setting…

04 March 2015 [12:26 AM]
Softball: Bullard 6, Henderson 1

BULLARD — The Bullard Lady Panthers scored a 6-1 win over Henderson on Tuesday in a softball game. Kyndel Clayton got the win in the circle. Zoe Hancock was 2 for 4 for the Lady Panthers, while Ashleigh Gillard added…

04 March 2015 [12:23 AM]
Lady Raiders drop 11-6A opener

Robert E. Lee dropped its District 11-6A softball opener 5-0 on Tuesday against Garland Sachse. The Lady Mustangs scored all of their runs in the first two innings. REL had its chances, but stranded five base runners — three of…

04 March 2015 [12:22 AM]
Tenaha over New Summerfield in Class 2A quarterfinal

BY DOC SMITH, Sports Correspondent HALLSVILLE — New Summerfield scored only two baskets and committed seven fourth-quarter turnovers to aid Tenaha to a Class 2A Region III regional quarterfinal win 38-35 at Bobcat Coliseum on Tuesday night. The Tigers (18-11) advance…

04 March 2015 [12:21 AM]
Martins Mill cruises past Wolfe City, 73-41

  WILLS POINT—Davis Moore connected on seven 3-pointers to finish with 25 points as Martins Mill breezed past Wolfe City 73-41 on Tuesday in the boys Class 2A regional quarterfinals. The Mustangs (31-4) will next face Dallas Gateway in the…

04 March 2015 [12:19 AM]