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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Apaches roll to win

Six Apaches scored in double figures and Tyler Junior College scored a 102-50 victory over Northwestern State JV in a Sunday basketball matinee at Wagstaff Gymnasium. Both Brandon Simmons and Andre Brooks were active on the boards as well as…

29 November 2015 [08:23 PM]
Marshall's season ends with 56-7 loss to Frisco Lone Star

Frisco Lone Star 56, Marshall 7 ARLINGTON - Frisco Lone Star quarterback Jason Shelley accounted for six Rangers’ touchdowns to help extend his team’s season in a 56-7 win over the Marshall Mavericks on Saturday in a Class 5A Division…

28 November 2015 [09:57 PM]
Longview stifles Wylie, 35-14

ARLINGTON - December football is coming back to Longview. With a stingy defensive performance and an efficient and dominant offensive output, the Lobos are returning to the fourth round of the postseason for the first time since 2010 with a…

28 November 2015 [09:54 PM]
TJC's Terry elected to GCAA Hall of Fame

Sandy Terry is heading to Las Vegas next week but the Tyler Junior College golf coach has already hit the jackpot. Terry, who has been all birdies and aces while at TJC and previously at Lon Morris College, is being…

28 November 2015 [09:48 PM]
Chapel Hill stops Troup

NEW CHAPEL HILL - Travion Taylor had a game-high 24 points and teammate Trey Amirault added 20 points as the Chapel Hill Bulldogs scored an 87-34 win over Troup in a non-district basketball game on Saturday. Amirault added 14…

28 November 2015 [09:48 PM]
Woodmen Life TABO Classic

WHITEHOUSE - Laettner Greenhill hit for 20 points to lead Lindale past Wills Point 59-48 during Saturday’s Woodmen Life TABO Basketball Classic at Wildcat Arena. The event, organized by the Tyler Area Basketball Officials, raises scholarship funds for area basketball…

28 November 2015 [09:28 PM]
Apache Ladies go to 8-0

PLANO - The Apache Ladies completed a sweep of Thanksgiving weekend opponents as Tyler Junior College scored an 80-70 win over Seminole State (Oklahoma) on Saturday in the Collin Women’s Basketball Classic. On Friday, TJC (8-0) defeated host Collin County…

28 November 2015 [09:17 PM]
Mineola runs past Callisburg, into state quarterfinals

ROYSE CITY - Mineola juniors Jeremiah Crawford and Chantz Perkins combined for 383 yards rushing and five touchdowns in a 37-14 victory over Callisburg in their Class 3A Division I regional playoff on a frigid, blustery, and wet Saturday afternoon…

28 November 2015 [07:22 PM]
Lovelady edges Beckville in final seconds

Lovelady quarterback Lee Hosley tossed a 23-yard touchdown to Jacob Jefus with six seconds left to give the Lions a heart-stopping 27-26 victory over Beckville in the Class 2A Division I regional playoffs on Saturday at Trinity Mother Frances Rose…

28 November 2015 [06:37 PM]
Gilmer holds off Center late to win 36-21

PHILLIP WILLIAMS Sports Correspondent The defending state champion and unconquered Gilmer Buckeyes’ offense went into overdrive early and late to finally cold-cock the Center Roughriders, 36-21, in a sometimes-rainy Class 4A Division II regional semifinal Friday at Trinity Mother Frances…

27 November 2015 [11:56 PM]
State HS Playoff Pairings, Nov. 27

CLASS 6A DIVISION I Region I Regional Amarillo Tascosa (10-2) vs. Denton Ryan (12-0), 1 p.m. Saturday, Amarillo’s Bivins Stadium Allen 36, Arlington Martin 11 Region II Regional Garland Rowlett (10-2) vs. Humble Atascosita (11-1), 1 p.m. Saturday, Waco’s McLane…

27 November 2015 [11:28 PM]
Waskom holds off Arp to advance to regional final

LONGVIEW - Arp had upset on its mind, but Waskom running back Chan Amie had other plans. Amie rushed for 200 yards and scored four touchdowns on 29 carries to lead Waskom to a 35-18 win over Arp on cool…

27 November 2015 [11:05 PM]
Carthage knocks off No. 1 Navasota 55-48 in shootout

BEAUMONT - Carthage moved one step closer to another state football championship Friday and knocked a familiar foe from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 55-48 victory over Navasota, handing the Rattlers their second loss in the teams’ last…

27 November 2015 [11:04 PM]
Waskom stops Arp

JULIUS MICOU Sr. Sports Correspondent LONGVIEW - Arp had upset on its mind, but Waskom running back Chan Amie had other plans. Amie rushed for 200 yards and scored four touchdowns on 29 carries to lead Waskom to a…

27 November 2015 [11:02 PM]
White Oak unable to complete comeback in 32-15 loss to Sunnyvale

MONTGOMERY BROCK, Sports Correspondent Sunnyvale defeated White Oak 32-15 Friday night in the Class 3A Division I regional playoff at Van Memorial Stadium. The Raiders defense forced three turnovers, including a fumble recovery by A.J. Delgado and interceptions for Tre…

27 November 2015 [10:46 PM]
Van, Edgewood, Jacksonville, Whitehouse win in TABO Classic

RONNY CHRISTIE WHITEHOUSE - Van, Edgewood, Jacksonville and host Whitehouse captured wins on Friday during the first day of the annual Woodmen Life TABO Classic at Wildcat Arena. The event, organized by the Tyler Area Basketball Officials, raises…

27 November 2015 [10:06 PM]
Saturday's HS Football Preview Capsules

Wylie Pirates vs. Longview Lobos What: Class 5A Division I Regional When: 2 p.m. Saturday Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington Records: Wylie 8-4; Longview 10-2 Last Week’s Result: Wylie 24, Rockwall-Heath 17; Longview 21, Mansfield Summit 20 2014 Result: Did not…

27 November 2015 [09:43 PM]
No. 10 TJC Apache Ladies move to 7-0

PLANO - Led by Sky’lynn Holmes and Autumn Avina, the No. 10 Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies stayed unbeaten with a 76-69 win over Collin County College on Friday in the Collin Women’s Basketball Classic. TJC (7-0) will play Seminole…

27 November 2015 [09:05 PM]
No. 1 Mineola faces another test in 3A regional against Callisburg

ROYSE CITY - Top-ranked Mineola received its biggest scare of the season last week in an area playoff win over Whitesboro. The unbeaten Yellowjackets (12-0) faced a halftime deficit for the first time, but battled through in the second…

27 November 2015 [06:27 PM]
mineola-callisburg playoff capsule

No. 1 Mineola Yellowjackets vs. Callisburg Wildcats What: Class 3A Division I Regional Where: Royse City ISD Stadium When: 2 p.m. today Records: Mineola (12-0); Callisburg (10-2) Last Week’s Results: Mineola 21, Whitesboro 15; Callisburg 41, Harmony 8 Players To…

27 November 2015 [06:18 PM]
Ward leads No. 21 Houston to 52-31 win over No. 16 Navy

HOUSTON (AP) - Greg Ward, Jr. threw for 308 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 21 Houston to a 52-31 win over No. 16 Navy on Friday, sending the Cougars to the first American Athletic Conference championship game. Houston…

27 November 2015 [04:07 PM]
Romo out for year after 2nd collarbone injury of season

SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Tony Romo knew he was risking another left collarbone injury by coming back eight weeks after breaking it. The Dallas quarterback won't have to worry about another return. He's out for…

27 November 2015 [02:26 PM]
West Rusk tops Paul Pewitt 31-12 in regional playoffs

PHIL HICKS LONGVIEW - With the potential of putting the game away in the fourth quarter, Nick Ballard knew his West Rusk team needed him. After sitting out the second half with a leg strain, the senior running back…

26 November 2015 [09:11 PM]
Friday's HS Football Preview Capsules

Gilmer Buckeyes vs. Center Roughriders What: Class 4A Division II Regional Playoff Where: Earl Campbell Field at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium, Tyler When: 7:30 p.m. Friday Records: Gilmer 12-0, Center 10-2 Coaches: Gilmer, Matt Turner; Center, Barry Bowman Last…

26 November 2015 [04:46 PM]
Hoops coaching legend Guy Lewis, of Arp, dies at 93

PHIL HICKS Guy V. Lewis, who grew up in the East Texas town of Arp and rose to the heights of college basketball, died on Thanksgiving morning. Lewis, who was best known for coaching at the University of Houston…

26 November 2015 [03:50 PM]
KERR: Thanksgiving NFL picks and giving thanks

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! This begins the holiday stretch from Thanksgiving to New Years. It’s a time of great joy, tons of special eating occasions, and lots of football. In honor of the holiday, here is my annual list of…

25 November 2015 [11:16 PM]
PARRY: Turkey and fantasy football mix perfectly

Unlike the dreaded Thursday Night Games which each week seem to drain away any and all offensive output, the Thanksgiving annual Thursday games bring out the point totals. Maybe players are looking forward to their turkey, maybe it’s the national…

25 November 2015 [11:14 PM]