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…

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.

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.

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 the country, is counting down the days and soon to be hours until we arrive in Tyler at an undisclosed location for 4 1/2 hours of fantasy draft

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Brook Hill QB garners Week 1 honor from ASB

There were many great performances in Week 1 of the 2014 high school football season, but the standout quarterback from The Brook Hill School stood out. For his dazzling display, the Guard’s junior signal-caller Grant Hanks was named the Week…

03 September 2014 [12:41 AM]
YOESTING: Grading transfers after big deadline day

Travis Yoesting, tyoesting@tylerpaper.com The transfer deadline has passed and yet again the English Premier League has set a record for money spent. Not surprisingly, the most disappointing team from the 2013-14 season spent the most money. How did the…

02 September 2014 [11:51 PM]
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REL linebacker creates turnovers with strips

The Robert E. Lee defense forced and recovered a combined 10 fumbles last season. Thanks to Greyson Calhoun’s efforts, REL is already on pace to double that total in 2014. The senior outside linebacker produced two key strips in the…

02 September 2014 [11:36 PM]
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TAPPS Notebook: Crusaders gain confidence from close win

Travis Yoesting, tyoesting@tylerpaper.com Last year Bishop Gorman won five games, the average margin of which was nearly 30 points. The Crusaders lost their two biggest games by a combined six points. After opening the season with a narrow 28-25 win…

02 September 2014 [11:33 PM]
TJC splits men's, women's soccer DH with Richland

DALLAS — Kennedy Rose had two goals and Kelso Peskin added two assists as the No. 13 Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies scored a 3-1 win over Richland College on Tuesday in a women’s soccer match. The win moved TJC…

02 September 2014 [11:20 PM]
HS Volleyball Roundup: Grace beats Bullard in 4

BULLARD — Bethany Kimmey and Abbie Rives combined for 18 kills and 34 assists as Grace Community bested Bullard 3-1 on Tuesday. Kimmey had nine kills and 18 assists while Rives had nine kills and 16 assists. Kristin Braughton and…

02 September 2014 [11:18 PM]
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Bragging rights: Lee sweeps JT

Robert E. Lee retained its momentum from the weekend on Tuesday, defeating Quitman and John Tyler in sweep fashion in their tri-match at REL Varsity Gymnasium. The Lady Raiders (12-5) defeated the Lady Bulldogs 25-15, 25-8, 25-8 in their first…

02 September 2014 [10:25 PM]
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Missed fourth and inches played big role in Lee loss to Fos

It is cliche but sometimes an entire game can turn on one play. Call it a flashpoint. That happened Saturday for Robert E. Lee against Keller Fossil Ridge. The visiting Panthers took control in the opening minutes, using a couple…

02 September 2014 [04:09 PM]
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Michael Sam may join Cowboys, ESPN is reporting

The Cowboys plan to bring Michael Sam to Dallas for a physical tomorrow, ESPN is reporting this afternoon. If all goes well, Sam will be a Cowboy, signed to the team's practice squad, according to ESPN. Sam, a seventh-round draft…

02 September 2014 [03:49 PM]
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JT defense comes up big

At the start of a new season it’s often difficult to discern a pattern for the rest of the season. Was the John Tyler defense that good or was the Plano offense just bad? Regardless of the answer, one thing…

31 August 2014 [11:27 PM]
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Fossil Ridge downs Lee in TMF Football Classic Finale, 48-26

Robert E. Lee fell behind by two touchdowns and played catchup all night long before finally succumbing in the fourth quarter in a 48-26 loss Saturday in the final game of the Trinity Mother Frances Football Classic at TMF Rose…

31 August 2014 [12:47 AM]
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Goodwin sparks Gorman to win over Eustace

Bishop Gorman kicked off the season with a 28-25 win against the Eustace Bulldogs in the final game of the Ninth Annual Tyler Football Classic Saturday at All Saints’ Mewbourne Field. The Classic is sponsored by Azalea Orthopedics/Texas Spine &…

31 August 2014 [12:05 AM]
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Trinity Valley scores win over Apaches, 59-45

ATHENS — The No. 4 Trinity Valley Community College Cardinals used a big play offense to defeat the No. 13 Tyler Junior College Apaches 59-38 in the Southwest Junior College Football Conference opener Saturday at Bruce Field. The Cardinals rushed…

30 August 2014 [11:59 PM]
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Steers drop season opener to Belhaven, 44-6

CHAPEL HILL — The first game of a new season for Texas College football did not go anywhere close to what Steers coaches, players, and fans had hoped for in a 44-6, loss in the season opener against Belhaven University,…

30 August 2014 [11:35 PM]
East Texas Honor Roll, Week 1

All-Around Cullen Adams, Elkhart: The receiver/defensive back had three catches for 71 yards and a touchdown and also scored on a fumble return, adding seven tackles. Nick Cain, John Tyler: The Lions senior had a sack and team-high 6 catches for…

30 August 2014 [11:24 PM]
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Tuiasosopo excited about possibilities at SMU

UNIVERSITY PARK — Caleb Tuiasosopo had a nice two-year run at Tyler Junior College, including last season as the Apaches finished 9-2 and he had 87 tackles. And that experience is something the now-junior linebacker has carried with him to…

30 August 2014 [09:00 PM]
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Buckner, Rogers propel Frankston to rout of Grand Saline

Ozzie Buckner and Kendrick Rogers must like morning kickoffs as the pass-catch combo combined for 227 yards through the air. The duo sparked their Frankston Indians to a 49-7 victory over the Grand Saline Indians Saturday morning on Earl Campbell…

30 August 2014 [05:53 PM]
Leverett's Chapel falls in final seconds, 32-30

LONGVIEW — Longview Trinity School of Texas edged Leverett’s Chapel 32-30 on Friday in the season opener for both teams. The Titans (1-0) scored on a hook-and-ladder play with 37 seconds left to pull out the win over the Lions…

30 August 2014 [03:33 PM]
East Texas/ Texas HS Football Scores

East Texas Friday John Tyler 30, Plano 12 Lufkin 44, Longview 14 Jacksonville 62, Pine Tree 37 Marshall 54, Royse City 21 Whitehouse 38, Texas High 35 Hallsville 52, Carthage 20 Lindale 21, Chapel Hill 17 Nacogdoches 27, Kilgore 25…

30 August 2014 [02:28 AM]
Lufkin crushes Longview, 44-14

LUFKIN — Knotted at 14-14 with under five minutes left in the opening half, the Lufkin Panthers rattled off 17 unanswered points in the final two minutes of the half en route to a 44-14 win over the Lobos at…

30 August 2014 [02:03 AM]
Van passes by Palestine, 38-7

PALESTINE — Peter Maddox threw for three touchdowns including two to Matt Savis as the Van Vandals ran over the Palestine Wildcats 38-7 Friday. Van jumped out to a 10-0 first-quarter lead on a 25-yard field goal by Jozef Ruiz…

30 August 2014 [02:01 AM]
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Lindale rallies past Chapel Hill, 21-17

LINDALE — Aaron Jackson carried the ball 33 times for 149 yards and a touchdown to lead Lindale past Chapel Hill 21-17 Friday in the season opener for both teams at Eagle Stadium. Chapel Hill (0-1) led at halftime 10-6…

30 August 2014 [01:58 AM]
Marshall routs Royse City, 54-21

MARSHALL — The Marshall Mavericks started the season off the way they wanted Friday night, with a win over Royse City with in a 54-21 final to earn their first win on opening night since 2008. Quarterback Justin Hart went…

30 August 2014 [01:58 AM]
Jacksonville scores big win over Pine Tree, 62-37

JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville scored by land and by air and jumped on Pine Tree early while prevailing over the Pirates 62-37 Friday night at the Tomato Bowl in Jacksonville. The victory enabled the Tribe to snuff out a 12-game losing…

30 August 2014 [01:56 AM]
Jacksonville scores big win over Pine Tree, 62-37

JACKSONVILLE — There was plenty of offense to go around in the season opener Friday night at the Tomato Bowl. Unfortunately for Pine Tree, Jacksonville’s offense was given several more opportunities, thanks to eight Pirate fumbles in the first half…

30 August 2014 [01:55 AM]
Hollie scores late to lift Whitehouse past Texas High, 38-35

TEXARKANA — The Whitehouse Wildcats’ Dominique Hollie scored on a 2-yard run with 38 seconds remaining to take a season-opening come from behind win over Texas High Tigers 38-35 Friday. The Wildcats showed signs of having another high-powered offense this…

30 August 2014 [01:53 AM]
Spigner sparks Rains past Mount Vernon, 30-14

MOUNT VERNON — Markell Spigner rushed for 189 yards and three touchdowns to lead Rains to a 30-14 victory over Mount Vernon on Friday. The Wildcats (1-0) racked up 339 yards on 48 carries. Spigner did his damage on 19…

30 August 2014 [01:48 AM]