Food, fellowship, football: Ex-Cowboys standout Ellis inspires crowd at luncheon

Practice does not make perfect. Wait … what? That was what former Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Greg Ellis said to those in attendance at the 9th Annual East Texas Kick-Off Luncheon on Wednesday at Harvey Convention Center. Ellis said this, but quickly added another sentence. “Perfect practice makes perfect,” Ellis said. …

Chasing the Rose: Winner must exhibit Earl Campbell's exemplary standards

Inaugural winner Bryce Petty of Baylor and 42 other players from across the nation are included on the watch list for the second annual Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award. The list was unveiled to grand fanfare by Christian Campbell, son of the award’s namesake, on Wednesday during the ninth annual East Texas Kick-Off Luncheon at Harvey Conventi

Hackett, Frogs hungry for new bowl streak

FORT WORTH — Last season marked a first for Chris Hackett, and it’s a feeling he’d rather not experience again over his final two seasons at TCU. That’s because since the Horned Frogs finished 4-8 (2-7 in the Big 12) in 2013, they missed a bowl game for the first time since 2004 — breaking a string of nine straight sea

VIDEOS: Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award 2014 watch list revealed

Inaugural winner Bryce Petty, along with Cayuga’s Malcolme Kennedy, is included on the watch list for the second annual Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award. The list was unveiled to grand fanfare on Wednesday during the Ninth Annual East Texas Kick-Off Luncheon at Harvey Convention Center.

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Hackett, Frogs hungry for new bowl streak

FORT WORTH — Last season marked a first for Chris Hackett, and it’s a feeling he’d rather not experience again over his final two seasons at TCU. That’s because since the Horned Frogs finished 4-8 (2-7 in the Big 12)…

20 August 2014 [11:38 PM]
Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award 2014 watch list revealed

Inaugural winner Bryce Petty, along with Cayuga’s Malcolme Kennedy, is included on the watch list for the second annual Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award. The list was unveiled to grand fanfare on Wednesday during the Ninth Annual East Texas Kick-Off…

20 August 2014 [12:47 PM]
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Mt. Enterprise's Pope ready for encore at SMU

DALLAS — Kevin Pope honestly didn’t know if he had played his final down of football at SMU or not. That date was Dec. 7, 2013, when the Mustangs hosted UCF at Ford Stadium on a 24-degree Saturday when the…

20 August 2014 [11:14 AM]
No. 3 Troup defeats Rusk in four games

TROUP — The Troup Lady Tigers, ranked No. 3 in Class 3A, upped their season record to 8-3 on the year by getting past a pesky Rusk Lady Eagles crew in four games, 25-21, 25-21, 25-27, and 25-23 Tuesday at…

20 August 2014 [12:29 AM]
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Tuesday VB Roundup: John Tyler sweeps Kilgore

KILGORE — John Tyler went on the road again Tuesday and made sure it would be a quick trip as the Lady Lions swept Kilgore in three games, 25-21, 25-19 and 25-18. A few days removed from competing in the…

20 August 2014 [12:16 AM]
TJC volleyball begins season ranked No. 5

The Tyler Junior College, fresh off a national runner-up spot in 2013, is ranked No. 5 in the National Junior College Athletic Association Preseason Volleyball Poll, the league office in Colorado Springs, Colorado announced on Tuesday. Defending national champion Blinn,…

19 August 2014 [11:53 PM]
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Lady Raiders notch seventh win in a row

Robert E. Lee volleyball began the night on a six-match winning streak, but fell quickly behind 6-1 in Game 1 of its home opener Tuesday to Pine Tree. REL head coach Melissa Lee was tempted to call a timeout, but…

19 August 2014 [11:42 PM]
Manziel's gesture taints Browns' loss to Redskins

JOSEPH WHITE, AP Sports Writer LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — If the Cleveland Browns pick a quarterback based solely on numbers, there's not much either Johnny Manziel or Brian Hoyer did to show he deserves the job. If the choice is…

19 August 2014 [12:26 PM]
Redskins show solidarity with Ferguson protest

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The "Hands up, don't shoot" protest has made its way to the NFL. The Washington Redskins secondary emerged from the stadium tunnel during pregame introductions Monday night with hands raised and palms forward. It was a…

19 August 2014 [12:12 PM]
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Simms, Dungy likely not to use 'Redskins' on TV

BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Two influential NFL voices — including CBS lead analyst Phil Simms, who will handle Washington's Week 4 game — said Monday they likely won't use the term "Redskins" when discussing…

19 August 2014 [11:51 AM]
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Lady Raiders beat Lindale to win Longview Tournament

LONGVIEW — Robert E. Lee sophomore Jamie Mills pounded down 10 kills to lead the Lady Raiders past Lindale 2-0 Saturday afternoon in the final of the championship bracket at the Longview Tournament. Lee won 25-22, 25-19 to complete a…

16 August 2014 [10:30 PM]
HS Volleyball Roundup: Lady Lions go 1-2 in Garland Tournament

GARLAND — John Tyler finished the Garland Tournament with a win and two losses on Saturday, finishing the tournament with a 3-4 mark. The Lady Lions suffered a 25-15, 25-17 defeat to Gilmer before rebounding to knock…

16 August 2014 [10:29 PM]
Volleyball Roundup: JT goes 2-2 at Garland Tourney

GARLAND — John Tyler opened bracket play with a win over Carrollton R.L. Turner on Friday in the Garland Tournament. The Lady Lions (2-3) finished third in pool play with a 1-2 record. They lost to Garland Naaman Forest and…

15 August 2014 [11:02 PM]
Birdies for Kids fundraiser Monday at Hollytree

John Sikes, PGA Director of Golf/Instruction at Hollytree Country Club, said in 2004, a group of Australians who work in the golf industry in the Dallas area founded the Birdies for Kids fundraiser. Now a few more Texans are getting…

14 August 2014 [11:57 PM]
HS Volleyball Roundup: Lee cruises at Longview tourney

LONGVIEW — Robert E. Lee made quick work of its pool play opponents Thursday on the opening day of the Longview Tournament. The Lady Raiders (3-1) posted 2-0 victories over Nacogdoches, Gladewater and Marshall. This advanced REL into the championship…

14 August 2014 [10:58 PM]
ETFinalScore.com to stream HS football games

For the first time,ETFinalScore.com, the website for the Tyler Morning Telegraph’s sports department, will be streaming high school football games. Fans may watch on their phones, tablets and anywhere Wi-Fi is available. The games also will be available on Suddenlink…

14 August 2014 [12:07 AM]
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John Tyler picked No. 8 in first AP poll

The John Tyler Lions are ranked No. 8 in the initial Class 5A state high school football poll, the Associated Press announced from its office in Dallas. Aledo tops the 5A poll (former Class 4A), followed by JT’s fellow District…

13 August 2014 [09:27 PM]
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PARRY: Some tips as you prepare for fantasy draft

This is the third year I have the opportunity to bring my weekly thoughts on fantasy football and keep you up to date with the team I use and the league I play in. The Dereliction League, like many across…

13 August 2014 [09:10 PM]
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This year's Tyler Classic will be televised live

In its ninth year, the Tyler Football Classic is ready to raise the bar. The annual, season-opening football festival hosted by the Tyler TAPPS schools will, for the first time, have all three games broadcast live on TV. The classic,…

13 August 2014 [09:04 PM]
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Bullard beats Brook Hill, Jacksonville to open season

BULLARD — The Bullard Lady Panthers hosted to a tri-match Tuesday against Brook Hill and Jacksonville. The hosts enjoyed themselves too, posting victories over the Lady Guard and Maidens to begin their season at 2-0. Brook Hill bounced back from…

12 August 2014 [11:45 PM]
HS Volleyball Roundup: JT, Lee drop season openers

WHITE OAK — Robert E. Lee fell short in its season opener, falling 3-2 in a marathon at White Oak. The Lady Raiders (0-1) rallied from 2-1 down to eventually force a fifth and deciding game, but ultimately…

12 August 2014 [11:31 PM]
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YOESTING: Looking ahead at new European soccer season

France’s Ligue 1 kicked off last weekend while Arsenal and Manchester City raised the curtain on English soccer with the Community Shield on Sunday. But the real meat of the European campaign gets underway Saturday with the opening round of…

12 August 2014 [10:28 PM]
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Apaches receive No. 13 preseason ranking

The Tyler Junior College Apaches are ranked No. 13 in the preseason NJCAA football poll, the league office in Colorado Springs, Colo., announced on Tuesday. Two other Texas teams are also ranked — defending Southwest Junior College Football Conference champion…

12 August 2014 [09:40 PM]