Walls, Whitehouse complete sweep of No. 7 Wylie

Whitehouse understands the clock should’ve struck midnight. The No. 4 seed from District 16-5A, the Wildcats are not supposed to still be playing - but none of that matters now because this Cinderella is two wins away from going to the state tournament. Thanks to a battling complete-game performance from Ryan Walls, sparkling defense and…

TJC seeks third straight title

Despite having few returning players from last year’s national championship team, the Tyler Junior College Apaches are back at the NJCAA Division III World Series. The Apaches, coached by Doug Wren and ranked No. 4 in the nation with a 38-16 record, begin their quest for a third straight national title on Saturday in Kinston, North Carolina.

Smith shrugs off ankle injury, leads Blue over White in John Tyler spring game

John Tyler started its annual Blue & White Spring Game an hour early under threat of inclement weather as rain swept through the region. By the time the game ended, the sun was shining and the Blue team was smiling. Quarterback Bryson Smith threw two touchdown passes to lead Blue to a 25-4 victory over

Offense and Defense put on a show at Lee spring game

Robert E. Lee’s Donerick McCray broke free for an 80-yard touchdown run in the final minute to give White a 45-39 win over Red on Wednesday in the annual Spring Red and White game held at Lee High School’s Red Raider Field. McCray also scored in the first half for the White as the team was split up into

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Whitehouse, Lufkin set for Mike Carter Field

The Whitehouse Wildcats signal they are five rounds deep in the baseball playoffs after Friday’s victory over Wylie. The Wildcats are two wins away from a berth in the Class 5A state baseball tournament. District 16-5A rivals Whitehouse…

29 May 2016 [11:15 PM]
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Tomlin set to pitch against Rangers

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Josh Tomlin, a former Whitehouse High School, Angelina College and Texas Tech standout, is scheduled to pitch against the Texas Rangers on Monday at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Tomlin is 7-0 on the season in…

29 May 2016 [11:13 PM]
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Apaches stay unbeaten in Juco World Series

AJ Merkel struck out 11 and Jordan Trahan smashed a long home run as No. 4 Tyler Junior College stayed unbeaten with an 8-3 win over No. 10 Suffolk County (New York) in the NJCAA Division III World Series on…

29 May 2016 [11:09 PM]
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Moss leads A&M to SEC title

Staff, Wire Reports HOOVER, Ala. - Texas A&M took its lumps after joining the Southeastern Conference. On Sunday, the Aggies were the ones delivering the hits. Nick Banks hit two homers, JB Moss, the former Bullard Brook Hill standout,…

29 May 2016 [10:49 PM]
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TCU wins Big 12 title

Staff, Wire Reports OKLAHOMA CITY - Luken Baker’s solo home run in the top of the 10th inning earned TCU the Big 12 Conference Tournament championship with an 11-10 win over West Virginia on Sunday. The home run was…

29 May 2016 [10:40 PM]
Patriots advance to national finals

PHIL HICKS phicks@tylerpaper.com The UT Tyler Patriots are two wins away from a national softball championship. KK Stevens and Kristin Lopez belted home runs and Kelsie Batten and Alaina Kissinger were in command in the circle as the Patriots…

29 May 2016 [04:35 PM]
Patriots still in hunt despite loss

UT Tyler lost its first game of the postseason on Saturday, but the Patriots still have a shot at the national softball championship. Lindsey Thayer, of St. John Fisher (New York) held the Patriots scoreless in a 1-0 win on…

28 May 2016 [07:18 PM]
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UT Tyler's Simmons wins national hammer throw

WAVERLY, Iowa - UT Tyler’s Whitney Simmons unleashed the greatest hammer throw of her career to win the NCAA Division III national championship on Saturday at Walston Hoover Stadium. Simmons, a junior from White Oak, had a toss of 59.13…

28 May 2016 [05:55 PM]
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TJC opens Series with win

PHIL HICKS phicks@tylerpaper.com Jonathan Groff struck out eight in a complete-game effort as No. 4 Tyler Junior College scored an 11-1 win over No. 2 Century (Minnesota) College on Saturday in the opening game of the NJCAA Division III…

28 May 2016 [03:47 PM]
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Texas rallies with nine runs in eighth to down OSU

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Texas scored nine runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to rally from five down and defeat Oklahoma State 12-8 at the Big 12 Conference Tournament on Friday night. The win sends the Longhorns (24-31)…

28 May 2016 [12:25 AM]
Former UT Tyler baseball great Tijerina passes away

The family of Issac Tijerina, a former UT Tyler baseball player, announced his passing via Facebook on Friday. Tijerina played two years (2012-13) for the Patriots where he batted .355 and helped his team win two American Southwest Conference East…

27 May 2016 [11:54 PM]
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Walls, Whitehouse complete sweep of No. 7 Wylie

Whitehouse understands the clock should’ve struck midnight. The No. 4 seed from District 16-5A, the Wildcats are not supposed to still be playing - but none of that matters now because this Cinderella is two wins away from going to…

27 May 2016 [10:56 PM]
Patriots roll to win over Emory

The UT Tyler softball team moved a step closer to the program’s first national championship with a 12-1 run-rule victory over Emory (Georgia) at the Division III College World Series on Friday at the Moyer Complex in Salem, Virginia. The…

27 May 2016 [09:33 PM]
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TJC seeks third straight title

Despite having few returning players from last year’s national championship team, the Tyler Junior College Apaches are back at the NJCAA Division III World Series. The Apaches, coached by Doug Wren and ranked No. 4 in the nation with a…

27 May 2016 [09:20 PM]
TJC golfers finish second

Led by bronze medalist Marco Maldonado, the Tyler Junior College Apaches tied for second place in the NJCAA Division II National Golf Tournament that concluded on Friday in Plymouth, Indiana. The Apaches shared the silver with Kirkwood (Iowa) Community College…

27 May 2016 [09:18 PM]
JT's Smith picks Houston

John Tyler quarterback Bryson Smith announced on Friday he has committed to play football at the University of Houston. Smith made his decision known via twitter:@BrysonSmith_17 Excited To Announce That I Am Committed To THE University of Houston‼ #GoCoogs #HTownTakeover…

27 May 2016 [06:16 PM]
TJC golfers drop to second at national tournament

PLYMOUTH, Ind. - Apache freshman Marco Maldonado maintained his lead atop the leader board, but the Tyler Junior College squad fell into second place after Thursday’s third round of the NJCAA Division II National Golf Tournament. Maldonado, of Diboll, carded…

26 May 2016 [10:07 PM]
UT Tyler wins CWS opener

Lexi Ackroyd hit her first home run of the season and Kelsie Batten pitched a two-hit shutout to lead the UT Tyler softball team to a 2-0 victory against St. John Fisher in the opening game of the Division III…

26 May 2016 [10:04 PM]
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Offense and Defense put on a show at Lee spring game

Robert E. Lee’s Donerick McCray broke free for an 80-yard touchdown run in the final minute to give White a 45-39 win over Red on Wednesday in the annual Spring Red and White game held at Lee High School’s Red…

25 May 2016 [10:04 PM]
Tyler Junior College Apaches take lead at NJCAA golf tournament

PLYMOUTH, Ind. - Led by first-place Marco Maldonado, Tyler Junior College took a two-round lead at the NJCAA Division II national golf tournament on Wednesday at Swan Lake Resort. Maldonado came back to the pack with a 1-over par 73…

25 May 2016 [08:14 PM]
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John Tyler playing final spring game before moving to 6A Thursday

John Tyler’s time away from the state’s largest classification is over. With the conclusion of spring football practices, a new era begins. The Lions return to perhaps the strongest, deepest classification in the country, UIL Class 6A next fall. Coach…

25 May 2016 [06:18 PM]
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John Tyler's Bueford signs to play college tennis

John Tyler’s Zach Bueford signed to play tennis at Central Christian College of Kansas on Wednesday at the Lions Den. Seated with Bueford are his guardians Linda Cox and Gene Frogge. Standing behind is JT tennis coach Charlie Sizemore.…

25 May 2016 [05:34 PM]
UT Tyler softball back at College World Series

SALEM, Va. - The No. 3-ranked UT Tyler Patriots are back at the NCAA Division III Softball Championship for the fifth time and the second straight season. The Patriots open the College World Series against St. John Fisher (New York)…

25 May 2016 [04:06 PM]
Robert E. Lee ready for spring football game Wednesday

Robert E. Lee fans are going to get their first glimpse of the Clayton George era. And they are going to get it a day earlier than originally scheduled. The Red Raiders’ annual spring “Red and White Game” will begin…

24 May 2016 [10:23 PM]
Brook Hill bats go cold in state semifinal loss to Midland Christian

Bullard Brook Hill’s biggest strength deserted the Guard when needed most Tuesday afternoon in an 11-3 loss to Midland Christian in their TAPPS 4A semifinal at Baseball USA Park in Houston. Midland Christian (29-10-1) advances to Wednesday’s TAPPS 4A championship…

24 May 2016 [10:08 PM]