Jacksonville, not Tyler, will host Region XIV Tournament

A little bit of March Madness hits East Texas this week as the annual Region XIV Basketball Tournament gets underway. For the first time in eight years, the tournament will not be in Tyler. Instead, it will be in Jacksonville. The tournament was first set for Tyler Junior College’s Wagstaff Gymnasium in 2015, followed by Shands Gymnasiu…

Keener picks TJC

MINEOLA — Trevor Keener, who helped lead Mineola High School to its first-ever state championship football game in December, has committed to Tyler Junior College, Keener announced Sunday night. After several other offers, Keener decided to stay in East Texas and play for TJC coach Danny Palmer.

UT Dallas upsets Patriots

UT Tyler’s hopes of a second straight ASC Women’s Basketball Tournament championship were dashed by rival UT Dallas on Saturday at the Herrington Patriot Center. The Comets, behind the play of tournament MVP Madi Hess, scored an 82-74 victory over the Patriots before 500 fans in the American Southwest Conference title game.

Eagles give No. 1 Lancaster a game before falling

FORNEY — Lindale started the 2014-15 season picked to finish near the bottom of District 16-5A. They finished the year forcing the top-ranked team in Class 5A into stall tactics.

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Keener picks TJC

MINEOLA — Trevor Keener, who helped lead Mineola High School to its first-ever state championship football game in December, has committed to Tyler Junior College, Keener announced Sunday night. After several other offers, Keener decided to stay in East Texas…

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Jacksonville, not Tyler, will host Region XIV Tournament

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John Tyler taken out by Mansfield Summit

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Eagles give No. 1 Lancaster a game before falling

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Guard denied by Houston The Village in TAPPS state soccer final

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LaPoynor heads to state

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Brown hits for 35 in Martins Mill's win

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Buckner’s free throws lift Indians

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UT Dallas upsets Patriots

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Stifling defense delivers UT Tyler into final

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28 February 2015 [12:20 AM]
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