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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VIDEO: Maddux, Buechele first to interview with Rangers

(MCT) -- The interview process is underway in the Texas Rangers’ managerial search. Pitching coach Mike Maddux and Triple A manager Steve Buechele were the first candidates to be interviewed, the Rangers said Tuesday in a statement. They are two…

01 October 2014 [02:46 PM]
VIDEO: Charging documents show Phelps DUI tied to alcohol

By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP National Writer Michael Phelps can't seem to break a disturbing pattern. Record-breaking success in the pool. Trouble on dry land. The winningest athlete in Olympic history is facing DUI charges for the second time after being arrested…

01 October 2014 [01:37 PM]
Horned Frogs' Boykin earns week 5 honor

Rbd/ BY PHIL HICKS, Texas Christian University’s Trevone Boykin, a junior quarterback from Dallas, has been named the Week 5 winner of the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week, Cindy Smoak, vice president of SPORTyler announced…

01 October 2014 [11:12 AM]
YOESTING: Money spent paying off for PSG

Travis Yoesting, Is the money finally starting to pay off? On Tuesday, Paris Saint-Germain defeated Barcelona 3-2 at the Parc Des Princes in the anticipated Champions League bout. PSG never trailed and led for much of the game. Twice…

30 September 2014 [11:28 PM]
TAPPS Notebook: East Texas teams were road warriors

Travis Yoesting, Four East Texas TAPPS teams went on the road on Friday. All four came back home with TAPPS D-II District 2 victories. All Saints, in its first district game since 2011, beat Carrollton Prince of Peace 27-8.…

30 September 2014 [11:26 PM]
UT Tyler men, women win golf tournament

Led by medalists Buddy Hallman and Laura Lindsey, the UT Tyler Patriots rolled to victories in the Al Jones Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament on Tuesday at The Cascades Golf Club. The Patriot men combined for a 577 (285-292) to win…

30 September 2014 [11:24 PM]
Lady Raiders sweep North Garland to even 11-6A record

Robert E. Lee senior Taylor Winchester served three straight aces as part of a six-point run by the Lady Raiders in Game 1 of their match Tuesday against North Garland. Winchester finished with eight service points in the opening game,…

30 September 2014 [11:16 PM]
HS Volleyball Roundup: JT falls to Corsicana

CORSICANA — John Tyler dropped its second straight match, falling 3-0 to Corsicana on Tuesday. The Lady Tigers secured a 25-23, 25-22, 25-19 victory to send the Lady Lions to 3-2 in District 16-5A. John Tyler (14-18) will look to…

30 September 2014 [11:11 PM]
VIDEO: Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police arrested Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on a DUI charge early Tuesday, and officials say he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when officers pulled him over. Phelps, 29, was charged with driving under the influence,…

30 September 2014 [02:40 PM]
VIDEO: NFL says prayer after TD should not have been penalized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception. The league's rule book prohibits…

30 September 2014 [02:32 PM]
Kingsbury might need to start freshman QB at KSU

Betsy Blaney LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech could again have a freshman starting at quarterback when the Red Raiders play No. 23 Kansas State this week. Patrick Mahomes could start in place of sophomore Davis Webb after a…

30 September 2014 [01:38 PM]
FCC votes to end sports blackout rule over NFL’s objection

WASHINGTON (MCT) — The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday unanimously voted to end its nearly 40-year-old sports blackout rule, saying the provision, which now applies largely to NFL games, is outdated in an era when professional football has become a…

30 September 2014 [01:14 PM]
Grace wins volleyball match

DALLAS — The Grace Community Lady Cougars scored a 3-0 win over Dallas Shelton on Monday in a volleyball match. Grace, which won 25-17, 25-12, 25-17, was led by Bethany Kimmey (11 kills, 6 assists), Taylor Kingsley (7 kills), Alexia…

30 September 2014 [01:03 AM]
Different kind of Pro-Am at First Tee tourney

After a 15-minute warm-up, golfers loaded in their carts and headed off to begin the shotgun start for a very special six-man scramble Monday afternoon at Hollytree Country Club. It was the annual First Tee of Greater Tyler Pro-Am. And…

30 September 2014 [12:57 AM]
Apache Ladies roll over Navarro

No. 3 Tyler Junior College defeated No. 4 Navarro in decisive fashion 4-0 on Monday at Pat Hartley Soccer Complex. The Apache Ladies were able to jump out to an early lead in front of the home fans, taking just…

30 September 2014 [12:55 AM]
Patriots leading tournament

The UT Tyler men, led by Buddy Hallman, and the Patriot women, led by Laura Lindsey, are leading after Monday’s first round of the Al Jones Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament at The Cascades Golf Club. Hallman carded a 66 to…

30 September 2014 [12:47 AM]
Living the Dream

The Ryder Cup holds a special place for me. Especially the final Sunday when everything is decided with singles matches. It is the only sporting event that can trump the National Football League. At least most years it does.…

30 September 2014 [12:26 AM]
Wounded Warriors wrap up weekend of golf

The Men’s Grill at Willow Brook Country Club in Tyler was crowded with people as the last awards from the Seventh Annual Texas Wounded Warriors Foundation Pro-Am golf tournament were read aloud on Monday. The top team consisted of…

30 September 2014 [12:21 AM]
VIDEO: Chapel Hill coach reacts to big win over Tatum

Our Bill Campbell interviewed Chapel Hill High School head football coach Thomas Sitton moments after his team scored a come-from-behind 42-39 win over Tatum Friday night. And here is the play that won it for the Bulldogs:…

29 September 2014 [03:26 PM]
VIDEO: Cowboys DT Brent rejoining teammates 2 weeks early

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent will be allowed to join his teammates at the club's practice facilities two weeks earlier than the NFL originally ruled when suspending him. Brent, who was convicted of intoxication manslaughter…

29 September 2014 [01:41 PM]
Lee Wrap: Rowlett final drive denies Red Raiders

Robert E. Lee put the game in the hands of its defense, which had stopped Garland Rowlett on three of its four second-half drives. Rowlett converted four third downs as part of a 67-yard drive, scoring with 6 seconds remaining…

27 September 2014 [11:50 PM]
JT Wrap: Lions defense shines in WH win

In the final regular-season game of 2013, John Tyler did all it could to keep pace with a high-flying Whitehouse offense. In the first district game of 2014, the Lions defense set the tone. After allowing a touchdown on its…

27 September 2014 [11:45 PM]
Apaches light up scoreboard in 61-38 win

BY PHIL HICKS If you are a fan of offense, then the Tyler Junior College Apaches should be your team. The No. 9 Apaches are just as dazzling as the lights of the East Texas State Fair that were…

27 September 2014 [11:33 PM]
Gilmer defense keys rout of Carthage

BY PHILLIP WILLIAMS Sports Correspondent LONGVIEW — The Gilmer Buckeyes conjured up an ancient gridiron adage during the daffy first quarter of their dustup against the Carthage Bulldogs on Saturday night, and stood that maxim squarely on its noggin.…

27 September 2014 [11:23 PM]
Texas College falls to OPSU, 70-27

Caleb Holbrook amassed 300 yards of total offense to power Oklahoma Panhandle State past Texas College 70-27 on Saturday at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium. Holbrook completed 12 of 26 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns, adding 58 yards…

27 September 2014 [10:18 PM]
Week 5 East Texas Honor Roll

All-Around Marcus McDowell, Malakoff — McDowell rushed for two touchdowns, caught a 58-yard scoring pass, recovered two fumbles, returning one of them for a touchdown and blocked a punt for a safety in Malakoff’s win over Scurry-Rosser. Thomas Reese, Arp…

27 September 2014 [09:13 PM]
Athens gets by Robinson 23-20

ATHENS — The Athens Hornets held off a comeback attempt to take a 23-20 win over the Robinson Rockets on Friday. Athens (3-2) took an early 9-0 lead on a 32-yard field goal by David Cedillo and a 23-yard TD…

27 September 2014 [01:48 AM]
Alto shocks Tenaha

TENAHA — Alto completely dominated Tenaha in every phase of the game in steamrolling the Tigers 72-14 at The Pit in Tenaha Friday night. Alto improves to 4-0 with the win, while the Tigers dropped to 3-1. The Mean Sting…

27 September 2014 [01:45 AM]
Arp holds off West Rusk in league opener

Barry Barnett, Sport Correspodent NEW LONDON — On a night filled with penalties and turnovers, the Arp Tigers held off the West Rusk Raiders with a late stop. The Tigers denied the Raiders’ two-point conversion attempt with 45.5 seconds remainining…

27 September 2014 [01:45 AM]