TJC men's soccer received their national championship rings

The Tyler Junior College Soccer team received their 2014 NJCAA national championship rings during a ceremony Friday at Pat Hartley Field. Apache Dean Abdehou tries on his ring; Milton Sangabriel shows off his championship ring; Junior Santos, Guillermo Torres and Brendan O'connor look at their rings; and Santos holds up his ring. The Apaches…

Lions soccer comeback falls short at Lufkin, 3-2

LUFKIN — John Tyler’s comeback ran out of time in a 3-2 loss to Lufkin on Friday night in the District 16-5A finale. The Lions (10-8-5, 5-6-1 District 16-5A) will enter the playoffs as the No. 4 seed and play next Thursday against either Mount Pleasant or Pine Tree, who play on Monday night.

The Lady Tyler Spurs

The Lady Tyler Spurs won the Brook Hill Select Basketball League Seventh and Eighth Grade Division. Team members are(front row, ball girl Tylar Wright; (second row) coach Jimmy Thorne, Anyia Campbell, Ke'Aja Lacy, Makia Moon, Tamera Jones, Khay la Simmons, Aryana Watson, Alyssia Thorne and coach Alvin "Bo" Wright. Not pictured: Nieya Hunter.  

Rod Kaspar new athletic director at Bishop Gorman

Bishop Gorman has hired Rod Kaspar to be its new athletic director. Gorman principal Jim Franz made the announcement in a release on Friday. “We welcome Mr. Kaspar as the new athletic director. He brings with him many valuable years of experience and leadership,’ Franz said.

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ENNIS — Robert E. Lee girls and boys soccer entered the 2015 season with clear goals to reestablish the norm — playoff appearances and district titles. The Lady Raiders hadn’t been in a postseason game in three years, which for…

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Spring Hill boys, girls in front in 16-4A golf

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25 March 2015 [10:45 PM]
Lindale boys, girls take second in 16-5A golf

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25 March 2015 [10:43 PM]
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Vance leads TJC softball to sweep

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BY CHRIS PARRY, cparry@tylerpaper.com   Robert E. Lee was 24 hours removed from its most lopsided win in years, but No. 2 Rockwall did not seem to care. The Lady Jackets broke through with runs on two-out hits in the middle innings before…

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BASEBALL Rdp. March 24: Grace edges Dallas Christian, 3-2

Jonny Spitzer went 2 for 3 with a double and a home run to help Grace Community edge Dallas Christian 3-2 on Tuesday in TAPPS 2-4A baseball action. Spitzer scored two of the Cougars’ runs, following his first-inning double…

24 March 2015 [11:17 PM]
Patriots held in check by UT Dallas in sweep

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24 March 2015 [11:16 PM]
TJC takes down Paris, 11-4

BY PHIL HICKS, phicks@tylerpaper.com   The Tyler Junior College Apache baseball team got back on track Tuesday, scoring an 11-4 win over the Paris Junior College Dragons at Mike Carter Field. The Apaches (17-4) dropped a doubleheader to LSU-Eunice on Monday. Gunnar Quick…

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YOESTING: Three is not enough

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Steve Nash heads into retirement after "failure" with Lakers

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Patriots drop two to UTD

RICHARDSON — The UT Tyler bats were silent on Monday as the Patriots dropped a baseball doubleheader to rival UT Dallas at the Comets’ diamond. The Comets won 1-0 and 2-1. In game one, UT Tyler (14-7, 10-4 American Southwest…

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Patriots sweep pair

BY PHIL HICKS phicks@tylerpaper.com The No. 4-ranked UT Tyler softball team remained unbeaten with a doubleheader sweep of Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Monday at Suddenlink Field. The Patriots (17-0) scored 11-2 (five-innings) and 9-1 (six-innings) wins. The BluGolds fell to…

24 March 2015 [12:45 AM]
Lufkin, Lindale top 16-5A golf

FRANKSTON — Led by Marco Maldonado’s 66, the Lufkin Panthers took the first-round lead on Monday in the District 16-5A Golf Tournament at Pine Dunes Resort & Golf Club. In the girls tournament, Whitehouse, paced by Bailey West, Kyndall and…

24 March 2015 [12:07 AM]