Supergirls: UT Tyler Patriots sweep Linfield to win Super Regional

UT Tyler pitcher Kelsie Batten stood in the circle at Suddenlink Field as she has done dozens of times over the last four years. Calm and collected, the senior and three-time All-American delivered a 2-2 pitch to Linfield’s Emily Allen. Allen swung and missed. Seconds later, the cool-headed Batten was on the ground with her entire team on…

HICKS: Retractable-roof stadium gives Rangers fans best of both

In my 33 years of sports writing, I’ve always avoided the subjects of politics and religion. Mrs. Rushing, my journalism teacher in high school, was the first to give that advice as did my professors in junior college and college. So I adhere to those rules despite the fact I am fascinated by our political system and politicians as well as

Walls stellar on mound as Whitehouse blanks Corsicana, moves on in 5A playoffs

CORSICANA - From fourth seed to fourth round. Whitehouse junior Ryan Walls dominated on the mound, Mason House provided just enough offense and the Wildcats edged District 16-5A rival Corsicana 2-0 in a Class 5A regional quarterfinal one-game playoff on Friday in front of a stand-room only crowd at Tiger Baseball Field. “It’s unreal,”

Dallas Lincoln's Dixon is hired as new John Tyler girls basketball coach

John Tyler girls basketball has been among the state’s elite in the last couple years. But despite teams consistently ranked in the top 10, the Lady Lions have been unable to parlay that success into a deep postseason run. Their new coach knows exactly how to make a run in the state playoffs, having gone to state as a coach and won it as a

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Two TJC golfers honored

Two Tyler Junior College freshmen were honored on Monday and their golf coach, Sandy Terry, has been named a finalist for an award. Marco Maldonado was named recipient of the NJCAA Division II Phil Mickelson Outstanding Freshman Award. Maldonado,…

23 May 2016 [10:16 PM]
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Apaches eyeing three-peat

Although Tyler Junior College has been to the NJCAA Division III World Series five times, the Apaches never take it for granted, TJC coach Doug Wren said. Now, the Apaches are heading for No. 6 later this week as the…

23 May 2016 [08:32 PM]
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Report: NFL tried to influence NIH concussion study

While the NFL pledged money, held news conferences and issued media releases about its commitment to player health, safety and concussion research, the league also was engaged in a campaign to steer money away from a prominent Boston University researcher…

23 May 2016 [08:28 PM]
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Brook Hill seeking another title

It took a little while, but Bullard Brook Hill is back at the TAPPS state baseball tournament. The Guard (19-10) will face Midland Christian (25-10-1) in a TAPPS 4A semifinal at noon on Tuesday from Baseball USA Complex in Houston.…

23 May 2016 [07:56 PM]
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Patriots combine mix of veterans, newcomers

When the UT Tyler softball team finished the 2015 season as the national runner-up with a record 50 wins, the odds were in the Patriots’ favor that they would be back in Salem, Virginia, for the Division III College World…

23 May 2016 [06:51 PM]
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Massa, Welch capture Margaritaville

After a sluggish start that included a bogey on the second hole, Cody Massa and Tanner Welch refused to panic and fought back for a 61 on a breezy Sunday afternoon at The Cascades to win the Margaritaville by four…

22 May 2016 [11:04 PM]
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TJC earns Juco World Series berth

The Apaches are headed back to the junior college World Series. Mason Mallard, the former Troup High School standout, had five hits, including a homer and two doubles, to help propel No. 4 Tyler Junior College to an 11-6 win…

22 May 2016 [09:49 PM]
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HICKS: Retractable-roof stadium gives Rangers fans best of both

In my 33 years of sports writing, I’ve always avoided the subjects of politics and religion. Mrs. Rushing, my journalism teacher in high school, was the first to give that advice as did my professors in junior college and college.…

21 May 2016 [11:10 PM]
Massa-Welch lead at Margaritaville

Reigning Willow Brook club champion Cody Massa and his partner Tanner Welch proved one thing during the first round of the 2016 Margaritaville on Saturday at The Cascades. Their golf games travel well. With the Championship Flight going out early,…

21 May 2016 [09:49 PM]
Area Baseball Rdp: Athens falls to North Lamar in Game 3

LINDALE - Pinch hitter Austin Exum singled and came home on a hit by Brayden Steed in the bottom of the eighth to send Paris North Lamar to a 4-3 victory over Athens in Game 3 of their best-of-three Class…

21 May 2016 [09:12 PM]
Apache Ladies' Huie named to NJCAA all-tournament team

ST. GEORGE, Utah - Tyler Junior College outfielder Tanna Huie was named to the NJCAA Division I softball all-tournament team on Saturday. Huie, a freshman from Powderly, helped the Apache Ladies to a 60-6 record and a top-six finish at…

21 May 2016 [08:00 PM]
Apaches advance to District C championship game

PLANO - Jonathan Groff struck out seven to lead the No. 4 Tyler Junior College Apaches to a 5-3 win over Eastfield College, snapping the Harvesters’ 21-game winning streak on Saturday in the District C Tournament at the Pope John…

21 May 2016 [07:48 PM]
Area Softball & Baseball Playoff Pairings

SOFTBALL Regional Semifinals Class 5A Region II Lufkin 1, North Forney 1 Game 1: Lufkin 12, North Forney 8 Game 2: North Forney 8, Lufkin 3 Game 3: 4 p.m. Saturday, Van HS, if necessary Frisco 2, Mansfield Legacy…

20 May 2016 [11:33 PM]
Apaches grab second-round win over Coastal Bend at District

PLANO - Tyler Junior College belted four solo home runs as the Apaches scored a 14-9 win over Coastal Bend College in a second round game of the District C Baseball Tournament on Friday at Pope John Paul II Complex.…

20 May 2016 [11:28 PM]
TJC men's tennis finishes third at NJCAA national tournament

PLANO - Tyler Junior College freshman Philip Franken earned All-America honors by capturing the Flight 5 singles championship on Friday in the NJCAA Division I Men’s National Tennis Tournament at Collin College. Franken, the No. 3 seed from Cape Town,…

20 May 2016 [11:27 PM]
TJC softball eliminated from CWS, finish ranked in Top 6

ST. GEORGE, Utah - Tyler Junior College’s magical softball season came to end on Friday. TJC couldn’t afford to lose another game in the double elimination NJCAA Division I National Softball tournament after being edged out Thursday 3-2 by Yavapai…

20 May 2016 [11:23 PM]
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UT Tyler run-rules Linfield in series opener; one win away

The No. 3 UT Tyler Patriots made quick work of No. 12 Linfield (Georgia), winning 9-1 in five innings in Game 1 of their best-of-three Super Regional series at Suddenlink Field on Friday. UT Tyler (43-4) needs to only defeat…

20 May 2016 [11:17 PM]
Margaritaville Tournament begins at The Cascades

When the annual Margarita Invitational gets under way Saturday morning at The Cascades, a full field of 86 teams will be competing for wins in eight different flights. The two-day event that features partnership golf in a scramble, best shot…

20 May 2016 [09:40 PM]
Juco National Softball Tournament

2016 NJCAA Division I Softball National Championship St. George, Utah All Times Central Wednesday’s Games Game 1: No. 1 Tyler Junior College 4, No. 16 Georgia Military 0 Game 2: No. 8 Yavapai (Arizona) 3, No. 9 Walters State (Tennessee)…

20 May 2016 [01:13 AM]
Patriots rally by Whitworth

SPOKANE, Wash. - The UT Tyler Patriots scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning on four hits to take a 6-4 win over No. 18-ranked Whitworth at the NCAA Division III West Regional on Thursday at Avista…

20 May 2016 [12:51 AM]
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Groff, Apaches set to defend title

The Tyler Junior College baseball team may have played 51 games, but the Apaches’ real season gets underway Friday. And a key player in the Apaches’ hopes of defending their national championship is pitcher Jonathan Groff. Groff, a sophomore from…

19 May 2016 [11:27 PM]
UT Tyler, Linfield set to battle for CWS berth

It will be Texas vs. Oregon with a College World Series berth at stake this weekend at Suddenlink Field. The No. 3 UT Tyler Patriots (42-4) and the No. 20 Linfield (Oregon) College Wildcats (32-14) are meeting in a Super…

19 May 2016 [11:22 PM]