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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PHOTOS: TJC Baseball's special Halloween game

Tyler Junior College baseball players wore costumes during a special Halloween game Thursday Oct. 30, 2104 at Mike Carter Field in Tyler, Texas. The Tyler Junior College baseball team players and staff wore Halloween costumes as they played a simulated…

31 October 2014 [12:59 PM]
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TAPPS Preview: All to play for with two games left

Travis Yoesting, tyoesting@tylerpaper.com The East Texas TAPPS teams head west for the last time in the regular season. All Saints, Bishop Gorman, Bullard Brook Hill and Grace Community all face Metroplex road tests in their penultimate regular-season game before…

30 October 2014 [11:08 PM]
Week 9 Preview Capsules

WHITEHOUSE AT NACOGDOCHES Records: Whitehouse 5-3 (2-3 in 16-5A) Nacogdoches 6-2 (3-2) Last Week’s Results: Whitehouse 56, Jacksonville 14; Nacogdoches 42, Lindale 35 2013 Result: Whitehouse 43, Nacogdoches 21 About Whitehouse: The Wildcats are within striking distance of the playoffs…

30 October 2014 [11:00 PM]
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TJC advances to Region XIV women's soccer championship

Jarah Wright, Sports Correspondent Tyler Junior College kept its offense strong Thursday night defeating Paris Junior College 5-0 in the Region XIV women’s soccer semifinal match at the Pat Harley Soccer Complex. With the win, the Apache Ladies have…

30 October 2014 [10:54 PM]
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Lee faces juggernaut Rockwall

Robert E. Lee coach Darrell Piske walked off the field a year ago vowing to never play another game on Halloween. No one could blame him, considering the Fright Night the Red Raiders endured on a Thursday night in Longview.…

30 October 2014 [10:50 PM]
Week 9 HS Football Statistics

Class 6A-5A Team Offense G Rush Pass Tot Avg Sulphur Springs8252416064130516.3 Whitehouse8162222003822477.7 Robert E. Lee8212016353755469.3 Marshall8172615493275409.4 Longview8202011523172396.5 John Tyler8129517873082385.2 Hallsville8158010792659332.4 Texas High8118212962478309.8 Pine Tree8115913012460307.5 Mt. Pleasant884714472294286.8 Scoring Offense G Pts Avg Longview833742.1 Lufkin833441.8 Nacogdoches833241.5 Sulphur Springs832240.3 John Tyler831639.5…

30 October 2014 [10:22 PM]
Week 9 HS Football Standings

District 11-6A DistrictAll WLWLPFPA Rockwall5080407159 Garland4162288253 Rowlett3253204213 Sachse3253379306 Tyler Lee3244 311 296 Lakeview Centennial1435249261 Naaman Forest1417241336 North Garland050891319 ——— Last Week’s Results: Tyler 42, North Garland 7; Rockwall 48, Garland Rowlett 21; Garland Sachse 59, Garland Naaman Forest 41;…

30 October 2014 [10:22 PM]
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John Tyler faces McCown-less Jacksonville

Travis Yoesting, tyoesting@tylerpaper.com JACKSONVILLE — John Tyler and Jacksonville meet in the Tomato Bowl for the second straight year today, a fixture that changed dramatically based on events a week ago. Last year the Indians gave the Lions everything they…

30 October 2014 [09:56 PM]
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ET Pipeline: East Texans on teams in running for CFP

Matthew Postins, Sports Correspondent The first College Football Playoff rankings came out on Tuesday and those rankings included several teams that feature players with East Texas ties. Mississippi State was the No. 1 team in the rankings, putting two East…

30 October 2014 [09:49 PM]
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ETFinalscore preview show for Oct.31 games Video

Check out the ETFinalscore.com preview show with Trevor, Travis, and Chris. The regular season has only a couple weeks left; see what these guys have to say.…

30 October 2014 [02:44 PM]
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Judge rejects Hernandez bid to move murder trial

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts judge has rejected a request from former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez to move his trial in the fatal shooting of a semi-professional football player to a different county. Hernandez is charged…

30 October 2014 [01:56 PM]
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New dynasty: Giants capture 3rd title in 5 years

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bruce Bochy is crazy superstitious. It's a little-known fact about the unflappable San Francisco Giants manager. Mere mention of anything about a dynasty during the World Series made him uncomfortable. He felt equally uneasy when his…

30 October 2014 [12:40 PM]
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Video shows Cowboy Randle booked into jail

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Cowboys running back Joseph Randle while being booked into jail offered $100 for a massage and wondered aloud if his shoplifting arrest would make the news. KTVT-TV (http://cbsloc.al/1tkhSWi ) on Wednesday night aired the video of…

30 October 2014 [11:59 AM]
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Attorney: Oklahoma RB Mixon accepts probation

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon has accepted probation after being charged with a misdemeanor for punching a young woman at a restaurant in July. Mixon's attorney, Kevin Finlay, said Thursday that Mixon entered an Alford plea…

30 October 2014 [11:07 AM]
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Former Texas coach Mack Brown enjoying TV job

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mack Brown is enjoying the television gig that keeps him involved in football, but has not closed the door on coaching. The former Texas coach and current ESPN college football analyst seems relaxed and at ease 10…

30 October 2014 [10:49 AM]
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Gunfire, arrests erupt as Giants fans revel in win

Bob Seavey SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The celebration in San Francisco's streets over the Giants' World Series victory turned raucous and violent, with two people injured by gunfire and a third stabbed. Police got pelted with bottles as they tried…

30 October 2014 [10:26 AM]
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LeBron's starts new journey with Cavaliers

CLEVELAND (AP) — For LeBron James, the journey begins anew. Right back where it began. Nearly four months since proclaiming "I'm coming home" and shifting the NBA's balance of power, James will play Thursday night in front of family, friends…

30 October 2014 [10:03 AM]
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Gross a playmaker for Lions

At 5-10, Duntayviun Gross isn’t the tallest of players on the 10th-ranked John Tyler Lions — fellow receiver Rodney Bendy is a full seven inches taller. But when the ball is thrown in his direction, Gross stands as tall as…

29 October 2014 [11:27 PM]
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Browns Pettine knows Manziel frustrated about not playing

BEREA, Ohio — Browns coach Mike Pettine believes rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel is frustrated because he’s not playing. “I can sense it,” Pettine said Wednesday before the Browns (4-3) practiced in preparation for their home game Sunday against the Tampa…

29 October 2014 [09:54 PM]
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PARRY: Epic comeback not enough in fantasy shootout

I have a choice here. I can either look at what happened to me last week as glass half full or glass half empty.Allow me to explain. My team, Last Action Heroes, was involved in the highest-scoring game in…

29 October 2014 [08:36 PM]
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Forfeit ends Lee volleyball season

BY CHRIS PARRY cparry@tylerpaper.com Robert E. Lee volleyball will not be moving on to play a district playoff game later this week. The Lady Raiders will now finish in fifth place in District 11-6A with a 6-8 league record.…

29 October 2014 [06:28 PM]
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Mississippi State, Florida State top playoff list

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — The College Football Playoff selection committee has spoken — and it likes the SEC. At least for now. Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff…

29 October 2014 [02:41 PM]
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Missing Broncos fan says he had 'fill of football'

Sadie Gurman DENVER (AP) — A man who disappeared during last week's Denver Broncos game told police he had "his fill of football" and walked and hitchhiked about 130 miles to a city in southern Colorado. Paul Kitterman was…

29 October 2014 [10:08 AM]
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Jerry Jones: Tony Romo could be game-time decision

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas owner Jerry Jones says quarterback Tony Romo's status could be a game-time decision against Arizona on Sunday coming off his third back injury in 18 months. Jones said on his radio show Wednesday that Romo's…

29 October 2014 [10:04 AM]
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Casey, Wheeler making an impact as seniors for Lee defense

Robert E. Lee seniors Kolton Casey and Johnathan Wheeler did things the old-fashioned way to receive their extended playing time on the Red Raiders stop unit. They earned it. Casey played junior varsity last year. While most juniors would forego…

28 October 2014 [11:42 PM]
Apaches Notebook: Busy week for TJC athletics

It is playoff time in Apacheland. Also, it is hoop-it-up time. Tyler Junior College athletic teams will be quite busy this week. TIP-OFF TIME The Apache Ladies basketball team had one of their best seasons in many years during…

28 October 2014 [11:39 PM]
Zguns wins USPTA tourney at Hollytree

For the fourth consecutive year, Adrians Zguns of Orlando, Florida, won the men’s open singles championship at the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Hard Court Championships Sunday at Hollytree County Club. Zguns, a regular at the USPTA Surface…

28 October 2014 [11:38 PM]
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YOESTING: Madrid midfield wins out in first 'El Clasico'

In a battle of top-heavy teams, Real Madrid won El Clasico over Barcelona 3-1 thanks to the work rate of its midfield. While both teams feature terrifying forces up front — Real with Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez,…

28 October 2014 [11:32 PM]