John Tyler wins bi-district title, advances to play next Saturday

LONGVIEW - John Tyler coach Ricklan Holmes contends that junior quarterback Bryson Smith was nervous in his first playoff game under center for the Lions. If that was nerves, Cujo will want to pump up the anxiety level as the playoffs roll on. Smith racked up 412 total yard of offense and…

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TJC baseball sweeps Angelina in DH

HOUSTON - The Tyler Junior College softball team swept three games on Saturday in the San Jacinto Lady Coyote Softball Tournament. The Apache Ladies improved to 14-0 with wins over Galveston College (6-3), San Jacinto (14-4) and No. 11 Blinn…

13 February 2016 [11:18 PM]
TJC softball sweeps three in Houston

HOUSTON - The Tyler Junior College softball team swept three games on Saturday in the San Jacinto Lady Coyote Softball Tournament. The Apache Ladies improve to 14-0 with wins over Galveston College (6-3), San Jacinto (14-4) and No. 11 Blinn…

13 February 2016 [11:15 PM]
New TISD aquatic complex and pool to be finished in August

CHRIS PARRY, The long wait is almost over. Construction is underway on the new Tyler ISD aquatic complex and competition pool and Director of Facilities Tim Loper cannot wait to see the finished product. “I am excited about it…

13 February 2016 [11:12 PM]
UT Tyler baseball team shuts out Trinity Lutheran

The No. 20 UT Tyler baseball team rebounded from its first loss of the season to defeat Texas Lutheran 9-0 on Saturday at Irwin Field. The Patriots (4-1) fell to Centenary 9-2 on Friday in their first game of…

13 February 2016 [11:06 PM]
UT Tyler softball completes sweep of Hardin-Simmons

The No. 1 UT Tyler softball team improved to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the American Southwest Conference by sweeping a doubleheader from Hardin-Simmons Saturday at Suddenlink Field. The Patriots defeated the Cowgirls 6-0 and 10-2 to complete a three-game…

13 February 2016 [11:01 PM]
Tyler Junior College men fall to No. 1 Trinity Valley

Although it didn’t show up in the scorebook, Tyler Junior College basketball coach Mike Marquis said there were plenty of positives out of Saturday’s 82-69 loss to No. 1 Trinity Valley Community at Wagstaff Gymnasium. On the other hand, TVCC…

13 February 2016 [10:52 PM]
TJC Apache Ladies stun No. 1 Trinity Valley

Trenia Tillis-Jones’ young Apache Ladies may have matured just a bit on Saturday. Using the guard play of Lakendra Bassett and Autumn Avina and the inside might of Sky’lynn Holmes and Taudenciah Oluoch, No. 22 Tyler Junior College shocked No.…

13 February 2016 [10:49 PM]
Girls Basketball High School Playoff Pairings

Girls High School Basketball Playoff Pairings Bi-District Class 6A Region II No. 7 Killeen (30-4) vs. Robert E. Lee (17-18), 7 p.m. Tuesday, Hillsboro Dallas Skyline (19-13) vs. Highland Park (16-11), 7 p.m. Monday, Conrad Garland Sachse (23-8) vs. Belton…

13 February 2016 [09:16 PM]
Brook Hill edges Shelton behind Martincino's 14 points

MESQUITE - Mia Martincino poured in 14 points to lead Bullard Brook Hill past Dallas Shelton 43-39 on Saturday in the TAPPS 2-4A district tournament. Lauren Eden and Emily Webb both added eight points for the Lady Guard (12-12),…

13 February 2016 [08:19 PM]
Grace boys soccer falls to Grapevine Faith in bi-district

PLANO - Grapevine Faith Christian senior Parker Robb scored three second-half goals to top Grace Community 3-0 in a TAPPS Division II bi-district playoff match on Saturday. The game was scoreless with 20 minutes to play before Robb scored his…

13 February 2016 [08:12 PM]
Grace's Lim sisters bring home silver in TAPPS state swimming

SAN ANTONIO - Grace Community sisters Tiffany and Natalie Lim both brought home silver medals at the TAPPS Division II state swim meet on Saturday. Grace had six swimmers qualified in 10 events at the meet, including four Lady Cougars…

13 February 2016 [06:50 PM]
Brook Hill tops All Saints to take 3rd in TAPPS 2-4A hoops

MESQUITE - McCray Fletcher hit the 3-pointer to send the game to overtime then put Bullard Brook Hill ahead with another 3 with 20 seconds left as the Guard topped All Saints 48-47 in the third-place game at the TAPPS…

13 February 2016 [06:41 PM]
Robert E. Lee boys, girls soccer teams lose 2-1 to Rockwall

Robert E. Lee gave up two first-half goals to Rockwall before unleashing an all-out assault on the visitor’s net in the second half. In the end, it wasn’t enough as the Lady Raiders fell 2-1 at Red Raider Field. The…

12 February 2016 [11:31 PM]
College Notebook: TJC meets Trinity Valley in hoops

Another Highway 31 rivalry takes place Saturday at Wagstaff Gymnasium as Tyler Junior College plays host to Trinity Valley Community College in a Region XIV basketball doubleheader. The women are scheduled to tip off at 2 p.m., followed by the…

12 February 2016 [11:20 PM]
Boys HS Hoops Rdp: Troup wins 1st district game in 2 years

TROUP - The Troup Tigers won their first district boys basketball game in two years Friday night. Jared Jackson hit for 19 points to lead the Tigers to a 55-51 win over Corsicana Mildred in a District 18-3A game. Jackson…

12 February 2016 [11:11 PM]
Kirgan powers No. 18 Bullard past No. 19 Gilmer

WINONA - Lexi Kirgan poured in a game-high 25 points to lead No. 18 Bullard to a 54-39 victory over No. 19 Gilmer in a District 16-4A first-place playoff on Friday. Tied after one quarter, the Lady Panthers (28-6) used…

12 February 2016 [11:10 PM]
No. 20 UT Tyler falls to Centenary

Staff Reports Centenary scored three runs in the fifth inning and then six over the final two innings to hand No. 20 UT Tyler a 9-2 loss on Friday during the first day of the Clements Fluids Baseball Classic…

12 February 2016 [10:53 PM]
Robert E. Lee girls clinch fourth playoff spot out of 11-6A

CHRIS PARRY The Robert E. Lee girls took down Garland Naaman Forest for the second time in a week to clinch the fourth and final playoff spot from District 11-6A. Led by 24 points from Erin Brinkley, the…

12 February 2016 [10:30 PM]
No. 1 UT Tyler opens conference play with shutout victory

The No. 1-ranked UT Tyler softball team opened American Southwest Conference play and improved to 2-0 overall with a 7-0 victory against Hardin-Simmons on Friday at Suddenlink Field. Three-time All-American Kelsie Batten was stellar in the circle allowing the Cowgirls…

12 February 2016 [10:27 PM]
Nacogdoches hands John Tyler boys, girls first 16-5A soccer losses

NACOGDOCHES - Despite a sizable advantage in possession and shots, John Tyler suffered its first District 16-5A loss on Friday, a 3-0 setback to Nacogdoches. Lions coach Brian Friend said his squad had 80 percent of the possession and took…

12 February 2016 [10:27 PM]
Robert E. Lee boys soccer falls to Rockwall 2-1

Rockwall scored once in the first half and another late in the second half to defeat Robert E. Lee 2-1 Friday in a District 11-6A boys soccer game at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium. The Red Raiders were a man…

12 February 2016 [10:07 PM]
Gorman knocks off All Saints 55-48 in TAPPS 2-4A tourney

MESQUITE - Nic Vandiver tallied 18 points and five assists while Jake Smith scored 17 to help Bishop Gorman knock off All Saints 55-48 in the TAPPS 2-4A District Tournament semifinals on Friday at Dallas Christian School. The Trojans were…

12 February 2016 [10:01 PM]
Shorthanded Robert E. Lee falls to Sachse 37-26

It was “Senior Night” for the Robert E. Lee boys basketball team. Zach Carder and Treston Cross were recognized before the tip-off. The Red Raiders began the 2015-16 campaign with seven seniors. Lee played Friday’s game with only seven players.…

12 February 2016 [09:57 PM]
Apache Notebook: TJC baseball, softball keep stacking wins

Ryan Cheatham, a sophomore from Whitehouse and one of the Apaches’ aces on the mound, earned NJCAA Player of the Week honors for Division III. On the season, Cheatham is 2-0 with an ERA of 0.00 for Tyler Junior College.…

11 February 2016 [11:21 PM]
Playoffs at stake for Robert E. Lee girls vs. Naaman Forest

CHRIS PARRY, For the second time in four days, Robert E. Lee girls basketball goes on the road to face Garland Naaman Forest. The Lady Raiders won at Naaman Forest by one point on Tuesday in both teams’ regular-season…

11 February 2016 [11:15 PM]
Patriot Notebook: No. 1 UT Tyler softball hosts HSU in ASC opener

PHIL HICKS, After just one pre-conference game, the No. 1-ranked UT Tyler Patriots will open American Southwest Conference play with a weekend series against Hardin-Simmons at UT Tyler Ballpark’s Suddenlink Field. There is a single game on Friday scheduled for…

11 February 2016 [11:06 PM]
UT Tyler women win again, men snap skid at Belhaven

JACKSON, Miss. - The No. 5 UT Tyler women’s basketball team extended their winning streak to 14 games, while the Patriot men’s team snapped a four-game skid on Thursday against Belhaven University in a non-conference basketball doubleheader at Rugg Arena.…

11 February 2016 [10:51 PM]