Marshall hires former DeSoto, SMU coach Claude Mathis

Former DeSoto head coach and current SMU running backs coach Claude Mathis was named the new head coach and athletic director for the Marshall Mavericks, the school announced on Thursday. Marshall ISD’s Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Mathis to replace Clint Harper, who resigned in February to become athletic director at Duncanville. …

West Rusk's Morton tapped to play softball for New Zealand national team

NEW LONDON - New London, Texas, and Timaru, New Zealand, are some 7,900 miles apart. But both can claim a connection with West Rusk High School sophomore Makana Morton. Morton, who is one of the top softball players in Texas, has the unique right of being both a United States and New Zealand citizen. The American part comes from her father,

Trinity Valley, Under Armour strike partnership

Trinity Valley Community College signed a multi-year partnership with Under Armour to become the school’s official outfitter for the Cardinal and Lady Cardinal teams, the school announced Thursday morning. As part of the partnership, Under Armour will exclusively design and supply the footwear, apparel and accessories for training and game-day

Robert E. Lee girls soccer puts improved defense to the test against No. 3 Sachse

GARLAND - Lufkin managed five shots last week against Robert E. Lee in a 4-0 Lady Raiders win. The two attempts that reached junior goalkeeper Madelyn Filla were gobbled up comfortably. It was her ninth clean sheet in 13 games. In short, it has become hard to score goals against Lee. “I feel really safe,” said Filla, who credits her

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Marshall hires former DeSoto, SMU coach Claude Mathis

Former DeSoto head coach and current SMU running backs coach Claude Mathis was named the new head coach and athletic director for the Marshall Mavericks, the school announced on Thursday. Marshall ISD’s Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Mathis…

30 March 2017 [12:46 PM]
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Trinity Valley, Under Armour strike partnership

Trinity Valley Community College signed a multi-year partnership with Under Armour to become the school’s official outfitter for the Cardinal and Lady Cardinal teams, the school announced Thursday morning. As part of the partnership, Under Armour will exclusively design and…

30 March 2017 [10:47 AM]
Miller's double puts ETCA past Ovilla Christian, 5-3

Colton Miller hit a three-run double with two outs in the sixth to lead East Texas Christian Academy to a 5-2 win over Ovilla Christian in a TAPPS 5-2A baseball game on Tuesday. Miller, along with Troy Anderson, Hayden Walls…

29 March 2017 [02:25 PM]
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Ex-Cowboys receiver Michael Irvin named in rape investigation

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (TNS) - Fort Lauderdale police are investigating an alleged sexual battery case at a beachside hotel that involves former NFL star Michael Irvin, an agency spokeswoman said. “He has been named as someone who is being investigated…

29 March 2017 [12:24 PM]
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TCU advances to NIT title game with 68-53 win over UCF

NEW YORK (AP) — Jamie Dixon was unsure what he had in Kenrich Williams. Now he knows. So, too, does Central Florida. "He's a player," Dixon said of Williams, who scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half…

29 March 2017 [09:37 AM]
HS Soccer Playoff Pairings

GIRLS Class 6A Region II Area The Woodlands (20-1-1) vs. Rowlett (9-9-2), 6:30 p.m. Friday, Palestine Rockwall (17-1-1) vs. Naaman Forest (15-6-1, 7 p.m. Friday, Garland Klein Collins (11-4-1) vs. Cedar Ridge (17-3) Klein (8-10-4) vs. Round Rock (16-2-4) Garland…

28 March 2017 [10:54 PM]
TAPPS All-District Soccer Teams

2016-17 TAPPS D-II District 2 Girls Soccer All-District Team First Team Forward: Lexye Price, Jr., Grace Community; Emmy Hager, Soph., All Saints; Samantha Morgan, Jr., All Saints; Bailey Nutt, Sr., Grace Midfield: Sophie Claire Rook, Jr., Grace; Kaitlin Hossley, Fr.,…

28 March 2017 [06:06 PM]
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John Tyler tennis performs well at SFA Tournament

John Tyler put forth a strong showing at the Stephen F. Austin Tournament on Saturday in Nacogdoches. The Lions placed first in boys doubles (B draw) and girls doubles (B draw). John Tyler also had second-place finishes in mixed doubles…

28 March 2017 [04:54 PM]
HS Baseball Roundup: Edgewood’s Bannister throws no-hitter

EDGEWOOD - Turner Bannister tossed a no-hitter while striking out 11 as the Edgewood Bulldogs defeated the Alba-Golden Panthers 10-0 on Friday in a District 12-3A baseball game. Bannister walked two in the five-inning no-no. Along with outstanding on the…

28 March 2017 [04:14 PM]
Apaches win 10th straight

Mason Whitmarsh and Austin Cernosek combined on a five-hitter as the No. 1 Tyler Junior College Apaches scored a 10-0 eight-inning victory over the Brookhaven College Bears on Monday at Mike Carter Field. It was the 10th straight win for…

27 March 2017 [11:36 PM]
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Frogs in the City: TCU make NIT Final Four

In his first season as head coach of his alma mater, Jamie Dixon has the TCU Horned Frogs leaping forward. His basketball program can gain further national attention with “Frogs in the City” this week. The Horned Frogs are in…

27 March 2017 [11:32 PM]
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TJC's Ewing, Hinson earned All-Region honors

PHIL HICKS, phicks@tylerpaper.com Eden Ewing and Kwinton Hinson, two high-flying key players in Tyler Junior College’s bounce-back season, were named All-Region XIV, the league’s basketball coaches announced. Other All-Region XIV players were Trinity Valley Community College’s Hyron Edwards, Kilgore…

27 March 2017 [11:28 PM]
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Jones taking over as All Saints basketball coach

PHIL HICKS phicks@tylerpaper.com Brian Jones, a former Trojans all-state basketball player, is taking over for his basketball coach, Eddie Francis, at All Saints Episcopal School. Francis told the Tyler Morning Telegraph and ETFinalScore.com on Monday he was resigning as…

27 March 2017 [11:22 PM]
Baseball: Union Grove 12, Big Sandy 2

BIG SANDY - Tanner Stanley had three hits, including a home run, and hurled four innings as the Union Grove Lions downed the Big Sandy Wildcats, 12-2, on Monday in a baseball game. Stanley was 3 for 3 with three…

27 March 2017 [11:19 PM]
Softball: Brook Hill 17, Grace Community 1

BULLARD - Kasey Anderson and Kyndel Clayton combined on a one-hitter as Brook Hill scored a 17-1 win over Grace Community in a softball game on Monday at Schwab Field. Anderson pitched three innings, allowing one hit, an unearned run…

27 March 2017 [11:17 PM]
Esparza, White top field in Lindale Tournament

HIDEAWAY - Lindale’s Ryan Esparza and Evan White finished as the top two medalists in the Lindale Invitational Golf Tournament on Monday at Hide-A-Way Lake Club. Both Esparza and White carded 73s with Esparza taking first and White second. Hallsville’s…

27 March 2017 [11:14 PM]
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Alabama angler wins Bassmaster Classic

HOUSTON - In 2013, Jordan Lee was a member of the Auburn University fishing team. Today, he’s on top of the professional bass fishing world. The 25-year-old pro from Guntersville, Alabama, stayed within striking distance all weekend at the GEICO…

26 March 2017 [10:04 PM]
TJC's Adams tosses no-hitter

Payton Adams tossed a five-inning no-hitter as the Tyler Junior College Apaches scored a 10-0 win over Houston Community College on Sunday at Mike Carter Field. In the second game, TJC defeated HCC 9-0 in seven innings. The Apaches (20-9)…

26 March 2017 [09:59 PM]
Tyler's Watts, Cole earn titles

PHIL HICKS, phicks@tylerpaper.com Tyler’s Annaka Watts was a double winner on Sunday. Watts, who carded four birdies during her final round, captured first place in two divisions in the annual Azalea Trail Junior Golf Tournament at Hollytree Country Club.…

26 March 2017 [08:59 PM]
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Texas wins record 13th NCAA swimming national title

INDIANAPOLIS - Texas won four of seven events and set NCAA records in each of them as the Longhorns captured their third consecutive national team title and NCAA-leading 13th national crown on Saturday at the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s…

26 March 2017 [08:36 PM]
Sprint car driver Steele killed in Florida speedway

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - Sprint car veteran David Steele has died during a race in Florida. Desoto Speedway officials said in a Facebook post on Saturday night that track owners and staff were saddened by the crash. The statement says…

26 March 2017 [08:33 PM]
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Seguin's OT goal gives Stars win

NEWARK, N.J. - Tyler Seguin scored on a power play 20 seconds into overtime, and the Dallas Stars rallied to beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Sunday. Ales Hemsky also scored a power-play goal with…

26 March 2017 [07:31 PM]
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Late shot lifts UNC by Kentucky

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The North Carolina Tar Heels now are a win away from getting back to a national championship game they narrowly lost a year ago. And this time, they made the last shot. Luke…

26 March 2017 [07:26 PM]