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All-East Texas Basketball: Bullard's Kirgan, JT's Owens-Bus

GIRLS: Kirgan, Daniel lead way to deep playoff runs Bullard senior post Lexi Kirgan went into each contest knowing the opponent’s game plan was based primarily on stopping her. Yeah, good luck with that. Kirgan averaged a double-double each game…

30 April 2016 [10:43 PM]
Apache Ladies win twice to keep softball season alive

HOUSTON - The No. 1 Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies kept their national softball tournament hopes alive with two victories on Saturday in the Region XIV Tournament. In the first game, TJC defeated No. 12 Angelina College 4-2 and then…

30 April 2016 [10:37 PM]
Whitehouse's Stephenson wins 400M gold at regional meet

ARLINGTON - Whitehouse’s Chance Stephenson started his high school career as a long-distance runner. He’s ending it by going to state in the 400. The Wildcats senior won the 400-meter dash at the Class 5A Region II track and field…

30 April 2016 [10:09 PM]
ETBU ends UT Tyler's 33-game winning streak

NATHAN WRIGHT The UT Tyler softball team will need to win three times on Sunday to win its second consecutive American Southwest Conference tournament championship. East Texas Baptist needs to win only once. The Patriots (38-3) couldn’t keep up…

30 April 2016 [09:40 PM]
Red Raiders miss chance to clinch playoffs, face play-in game Monday

GARLAND - Robert E. Lee relinquished a lead in the bottom of the seventh to lose 2-1 to Garland Naaman Forest on Saturday afternoon in both teams’ District 11-6A regular-season finale. REL’s loss coupled with Rockwall’s win over Garland means…

30 April 2016 [09:20 PM]
Bullard bounces back, beats Pittsburg in 3

PITTSBURG - Sarah Wakefield went 4 for 5 with five RBIs to power Bullard to an 11-8 win over Pittsburg in Game 3 of their Class 4A bi-district series against Pittsburg on Saturday. The Lady Pirates won 3-2 in…

30 April 2016 [09:10 PM]
Apaches’ series finale with LSU-Eunice rained out

EUNICE, La. - Tyler Junior College’s baseball game with LSU-Eunice scheduled for Saturday was rained out, school officials announced. It is not expected to be rescheduled. The No. 6 Apaches (32-15) return to the diamond for a weekend series…

30 April 2016 [08:58 PM]
UT Tyler takes sweeps series against Sul Ross State

ALPINE - The UT Tyler Patriots earned a series sweep over Sul Ross State after taking 4-0 and 11-1 wins in a Saturday afternoon doubleheader at Kokernot Field in their regular-season baseball finales. The Patriots (25-15, 15-9 American Southwest Conference)…

30 April 2016 [08:56 PM]
HS Softball/Baseball Rdp: Brownsboro gets past Athens in 3

SOFTBALL Brownsboro gets past Athens in 3 games BROWNSBORO - After dropping Thursday’s opener, Brownsboro beat Athens twice on Saturday to advance past the Class 4A bi-district playoffs. The Bearettes won 8-2 to force Game 3, which they won…

30 April 2016 [08:32 PM]
UT Tyler tennis sets record with 8th ASC championship

RICHARDSON - The UT Tyler men’s tennis team captured its third straight and eighth overall American Southwest Conference championship on Saturday at the UT Dallas courts. The Patriots (17-9) defeated UT Dallas 5-1 in the finals. The eight conference championships…

30 April 2016 [06:37 PM]
Lee vaulter flies above the rest to win gold at 6A regional meet

CHRIS PARRY Robert E. Lee sophomore Branson Ellis set a personal best in pole vault and grabbed a regional championship gold medal while doing it. Ellis cleared 16 feet, 1 and ᄐ inches to lock up the title…

29 April 2016 [11:22 PM]
Coach Speak: Legendary Lou Holtz inspires Tyler crowds

It is easy to see why Lou Holtz was one the top coaches in the history of college football. The two speeches he gave in the Rose City on Friday had UT Tyler’s athletes, students and guests ready to run…

29 April 2016 [11:16 PM]
UT Tyler baseball pounds Sul Ross 18-4

ALPINE - Graham Welch was 4 for 4 with a home run and triple and Josh Burns belted a grand slam to lead UT Tyler to an 18-4 American Southwest Conference win over Sul Ross State on Friday at Kokernot…

29 April 2016 [10:58 PM]
No. 1 LSU-Eunice sweeps TJC in baseball DH

EUNICE, La. - LSU-Eunice, ranked No. 1 in NJCAA Division II, swept Tyler Junior College, ranked No. 6 in NJCAA Division III, in a baseball doubleheader Friday night at Bengal Stadium. The Bengals (47-3) won 8-4 and 3-2 over the…

29 April 2016 [10:48 PM]
Rain washes out ASC softball tourney Friday

NATHAN WRIGHT The first game of the day hadn’t even reached the fifth inning when rain forced a delay at the American Southwest Conference softball tournament Friday at Suddenlink Field. UT Dallas and LeTourneau returned to the field…

29 April 2016 [06:55 PM]
UT Tyler men's tennis cruises into ASC final

PLANO - The UT Tyler Patriots swept their way into the American Southwest Conference men’s tennis tournament finals with a 5-0 semifinal win over Hardin-Simmons on Friday at Life Time Fitness. The Patriots (16-9) cruised to the win and into…

29 April 2016 [06:51 PM]
Apache Ladies crush Navarro 20-4 in elimination game

HOUSTON - Karli Herron went 5 for 5, including a two-run homer, to propel the No. 1 Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies to a 20-4 five-inning win over Navarro College on Friday in an elimination game of the Region XIV…

29 April 2016 [06:43 PM]
Grace girls, boys excel at regional track meet

LANCASTER - The Grace Community girls took third and the boys finished fifth at the TAPPS 4A North Regional track and field championships on Thursday at Lancaster High School. The top four finishers in each event qualified for the TAPPS…

28 April 2016 [11:34 PM]
Triple Threat: JT jumpers aiming for more medals at 5A regional meet

Striding down the court, leaping for rebounds and locking down on defense, Alyssa Mayfield and Bryson Smith exude athleticism playing basketball for John Tyler. The first-team all-district hoopsters are true triple threats - they can dribble, shoot or pass.…

28 April 2016 [11:26 PM]
Raiders eyeing personal bests, state dreams at 6A regional meet

Robert E. Lee athletes will take their mark and attempt to leave a lasting impression Friday and Saturday at the Class 6A Region II track and field championships at Baylor University’s Hart-Patterson Complex. The meet begins with field events at…

28 April 2016 [11:19 PM]
Troup boys finish 2nd at state golf tournament

The Troup High School golf team traveled to central Texas and nabbed some precious medals. The Tigers were the runners-up in the Class 3A Boys State Golf Tournament which concluded on Thursday in the capital city. The Troup squad won…

28 April 2016 [11:17 PM]
Patriots open ASC tourney with win

The UT Tyler softball team made quick work of Mary Hardin-Baylor in a second round game of the American Southwest Conference Softball Tournament on Thursday at Suddenlink Field. The No. 1 Patriots (38-2) won their 33rd straight game with a…

28 April 2016 [11:04 PM]
Longtime ET football coach Blount dies

GILMER - Joe Blount, former colorful high school football coach at several East Texas schools and known as the “doctor of sick football teams,” died in a Gilmer nursing home Thursday afternoon. He was 91. Blount’s coaching career began in…

28 April 2016 [08:59 PM]
Three Apaches sign

When three Apaches signed on Thursday, it meant once again all Tyler Junior College sophomores under basketball coach Mike Marquis have gone on to the next level. Ronnie Stacy, Darryl Stewart and TJ Thomas joined fall signee Cohen Desouza (Saint…

28 April 2016 [08:56 PM]
Troup in front at state golf tournament

The Troup Tigers, led by a strong showing from Jamey Scruggs, is atop the leaderboard after Wednesday’s first round of the UIL Class 3A State Golf Tournament at Grey Rock Golf Club in Austin. Also, Troup Lady Tiger Lauren Mekalip…

27 April 2016 [11:43 PM]
NFL teams contacting Lee grad Landes before draft

Over the next three days, Tylerite Jimmy Landes is hopeful his name will be called during the NFL Draft in Chicago. If the Baylor University graduate’s name is not heard, that will not be a discouragement. Landes will just go…

27 April 2016 [11:20 PM]
Randall, Raiders notch season-saving win over Rockwall

The 2016 Robert E. Lee baseball season is not done yet. Needing a victory to keep its playoff hopes alive, REL defeated Rockwall 6-5 Wednesday in front of a large, raucous crowd at Mike Carter Field. The Red Raiders led…

27 April 2016 [11:19 PM]