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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Martins Mill 4, Cross Roads 3

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Bullard 5, Spring Hill 4

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UT Tyler women's hoops coach Baker resigns

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