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  • Rockets acquire Chris Paul from Clippers in 8-player deal

    Rockets acquire Chris Paul from Clippers in 8-player deal

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 12:34 PM EDT2017-06-28 16:34:15 GMT
    Thursday, June 29 2017 12:46 AM EDT2017-06-29 04:46:34 GMT
    AP Source: Rockets to acquire Chris Paul from Clippers for Beverley, Williams, Dekker and 2018 pick.More >>
    AP Source: Rockets to acquire Chris Paul from Clippers for Beverley, Williams, Dekker and 2018 pick.More >>
  • Tyler Lee QB Chance Amie talks about verbal commitment to Houston

    Tyler Lee QB Chance Amie talks about verbal commitment to Houston

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 8:33 PM EDT2017-06-29 00:33:19 GMT
    Chance Amie talks about decision to verbally commit to Houston.Chance Amie talks about decision to verbally commit to Houston.

    Since 2013, the University of Houston has signed six players from East Texas and head coach Major Applewhite is adding to those numbers. The Cougars now have three players from the region from the Class 2018 that have verbally committed to the program. Tyler Lee quarterback Chance Amie verbally committed to Houston on Monday, and will join forces with John Tyler's Dekalen Goodson and Lufkin's Malik Jackson.

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    Since 2013, the University of Houston has signed six players from East Texas and head coach Major Applewhite is adding to those numbers. The Cougars now have three players from the region from the Class 2018 that have verbally committed to the program. Tyler Lee quarterback Chance Amie verbally committed to Houston on Monday, and will join forces with John Tyler's Dekalen Goodson and Lufkin's Malik Jackson.

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  • Sports WebXtra: TJC's Taylor Broadway named player of the year

    Sports WebXtra: TJC's Taylor Broadway named player of the year

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 9:12 PM EDT2017-06-29 01:12:02 GMT
    Broadway wins DIII player of the year.Broadway wins DIII player of the year.

    Freshman Taylor Broadway had quite the start to his college career at TJC and will most likely be selected during the MLB Draft in the years to come. Broadway has been named the NJCAA Division III player of the year by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

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    Freshman Taylor Broadway had quite the start to his college career at TJC and will most likely be selected during the MLB Draft in the years to come. Broadway has been named the NJCAA Division III player of the year by the American Baseball Coaches Association.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Nacogdoches product Brigham Hill signs with Nationals

    Sports WebXtra: Nacogdoches product Brigham Hill signs with Nationals

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-06-29 01:00:42 GMT
    Brigham Hill has signed with Washington.Brigham Hill has signed with Washington.

    An East Texas baseball player has put pen to paper. Nacogdoches product and Texas A&M pitcher Brigham hill is turning pro after signing with the Nationals.

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    An East Texas baseball player has put pen to paper. Nacogdoches product and Texas A&M pitcher Brigham hill is turning pro after signing with the Nationals.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Cowboys defensive end David Irving suspended first four games

    Sports WebXtra: Cowboys defensive end David Irving suspended first four games

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 8:26 PM EDT2017-06-29 00:26:42 GMT
    David Irving has been suspended the first four games of 2017.David Irving has been suspended the first four games of 2017.

    Down the stretch last year, David Irving was the Cowboys most reliable pass rusher, but the team will be without him to begin the 2017 season. After losing his appeal, Irving has officially been suspended the first four games for violating the NFL's policy against performance-enhancing drugs.

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    Down the stretch last year, David Irving was the Cowboys most reliable pass rusher, but the team will be without him to begin the 2017 season. After losing his appeal, Irving has officially been suspended the first four games for violating the NFL's policy against performance-enhancing drugs.

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  • Tyler Lee's Chance Amie commits to Houston

    Tyler Lee's Chance Amie commits to Houston

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:56 PM EDT2017-06-28 02:56:30 GMT
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    Tyler Lee 2018 senior Chance Amie announced his commitment to Houston via Twitter. Amie chose the Cougars over 17 other offers including Iowa State, North Carolina, Syracuse, and Virginia. Should Amie sign in the next coming months, the Red Raiders’ signal-caller would be the third local quarterback signed by the Cougars, joining Greg Ward Jr. (2013) and Bryson Smith (2017). Amie completed 97 of 180 passes for 1,556 yards and 10 touchdowns to seven interceptions last...More >>
    Tyler Lee 2018 senior Chance Amie announced his commitment to Houston via Twitter. Amie chose the Cougars over 17 other offers including Iowa State, North Carolina, Syracuse, and Virginia. Should Amie sign in the next coming months, the Red Raiders’ signal-caller would be the third local quarterback signed by the Cougars, joining Greg Ward Jr. (2013) and Bryson Smith (2017). Amie completed 97 of 180 passes for 1,556 yards and 10 touchdowns to seven interceptions last...More >>
  • Longview finds a balance offense to make first 7-on-7 appearance since 2013

    Longview finds a balance offense to make first 7-on-7 appearance since 2013

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 10:31 PM EDT2017-06-28 02:31:22 GMT
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    For the most part 7-on-7 can be a fair indicator of how well a team is shaping up. Do they need a lot or a little work. Unless you're the Longview Lobos.  The Lobos have always been so strong at the run game, that they could have a terrible 7-on-7 season and still come out dominating on Friday nights.  But what would happen, if the Lobos got balanced?  Well District 11-6A better start prepping, because for the first time since 2013 the Lobos have a stable pass ga...More >>
    For the most part 7-on-7 can be a fair indicator of how well a team is shaping up. Do they need a lot or a little work. Unless you're the Longview Lobos.  The Lobos have always been so strong at the run game, that they could have a terrible 7-on-7 season and still come out dominating on Friday nights.  But what would happen, if the Lobos got balanced?  Well District 11-6A better start prepping, because for the first time since 2013 the Lobos have a stable pass ga...More >>
  • Adam Cohen to lead UT Tyler tennis programs

    Adam Cohen to lead UT Tyler tennis programs

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 5:12 PM EDT2017-06-27 21:12:59 GMT
    UT Tyler AthleticsUT Tyler Athletics
    UT Tyler Athletics Release  The University of Texas at Tyler has hired Adam Cohen as the head tennis coach for the men’s and women’s programs. Cohen has an impressive 209-86 career record leading the Mesa Community College men’s and women’s programs from 2007-17, including winning nine conference championships and advancing to 17 national tournament appearances. He arrives in Tyler after guiding the Thunderbird men to four straight Arizona Community...More >>
    UT Tyler Athletics Release  The University of Texas at Tyler has hired Adam Cohen as the head tennis coach for the men’s and women’s programs. Cohen has an impressive 209-86 career record leading the Mesa Community College men’s and women’s programs from 2007-17, including winning nine conference championships and advancing to 17 national tournament appearances. He arrives in Tyler after guiding the Thunderbird men to four straight Arizona Community...More >>
  • UPDATE: Max Mathis returns to East Texas 2nd top roper in the nation

    UPDATE: Max Mathis returns to East Texas 2nd top roper in the nation

    Monday, June 26 2017 11:21 PM EDT2017-06-27 03:21:18 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff
    KLTV 7 Sports brought you the story of Max Mathis earlier this month, as the Van native was headed to the Junior High Rodeo Nationals.  Well Mathis is now on his way back to East Texas from a very successful trip.  Mathis finished 2nd in tie-down roping with an average of 23.76 seconds. He also finished 4th in chute dodging with an average of 4.49 seconds.  While this "Beast Texas" roper may have not be able to chase down a national title, his performance at ...More >>
    KLTV 7 Sports brought you the story of Max Mathis earlier this month, as the Van native was headed to the Junior High Rodeo Nationals.  Well Mathis is now on his way back to East Texas from a very successful trip.  Mathis finished 2nd in tie-down roping with an average of 23.76 seconds. He also finished 4th in chute dodging with an average of 4.49 seconds.  While this "Beast Texas" roper may have not be able to chase down a national title, his performance at ...More >>
  • Wildcats end the drought and head to College Station for 7-on-7 state tournament

    Wildcats end the drought and head to College Station for 7-on-7 state tournament

    Monday, June 26 2017 11:05 PM EDT2017-06-27 03:05:14 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff
    The last time the Whitehouse Wildcats qualified for a 7-on-7 state tournament was 2014, and they came one win short from taking it all.  But since their runner-up finish the Wildcats have failed to return to College Station; until now. We caught up with the Whitehouse crew this evening as they used the last of their league play to prepare for state.  The Wildcats will open up pool play against Westwood Round Rock at 2 p.m on Friday.  Copyright 2017 KLTV. All r...More >>
    The last time the Whitehouse Wildcats qualified for a 7-on-7 state tournament was 2014, and they came one win short from taking it all.  But since their runner-up finish the Wildcats have failed to return to College Station; until now. We caught up with the Whitehouse crew this evening as they used the last of their league play to prepare for state.  The Wildcats will open up pool play against Westwood Round Rock at 2 p.m on Friday.  Copyright 2017 KLTV. All r...More >>
  • Rangers power up for big lead, hold off Yankees 7-6

    Rangers power up for big lead, hold off Yankees 7-6

    Sunday, June 25 2017 5:40 PM EDT2017-06-25 21:40:28 GMT
    Adrian Beltre, Shin-Soo Choo and Drew Robinson each homered off Michael Pineda to build a seven-run lead, and the Texas Rangers held on to beat the New York Yankees 7-6 on Sunday.More >>
    Adrian Beltre, Shin-Soo Choo and Drew Robinson each homered off Michael Pineda to build a seven-run lead, and the Texas Rangers held on to beat the New York Yankees 7-6 on Sunday.More >>
  • 7-on-7 State Tournament Schedule released for College Station

    7-on-7 State Tournament Schedule released for College Station

    Saturday, June 24 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-06-25 03:40:09 GMT
    The Texas State 7-on-7 Association has released its Division I and Division II tournament pools for the statewide event next week at College Station’s Veterans Park and Athletic Complex. Ten East Texas teams will make the trip between June 29 and June 30.    DIVISION I TOURNAMENT Pool A Houston Clear Brook Coppell Lake Travis McAllen Rowe Pool B Katy Cinco Ranch Haslet Eaton Georgetown LUFKIN Pool C Fort Worth All Saints Round Rock ...More >>
    The Texas State 7-on-7 Association has released its Division I and Division II tournament pools for the statewide event next week at College Station’s Veterans Park and Athletic Complex. Ten East Texas teams will make the trip between June 29 and June 30.    DIVISION I TOURNAMENT Pool A Houston Clear Brook Coppell Lake Travis McAllen Rowe Pool B Katy Cinco Ranch Haslet Eaton Georgetown LUFKIN Pool C Fort Worth All Saints Round Rock ...More >>
  • The Johnson Tradition: Justin and Jaron Johnson honor father by giving back to the Tyler community

    The Johnson Tradition: Justin and Jaron Johnson honor father by giving back to the Tyler community

    Saturday, June 24 2017 8:45 PM EDT2017-06-25 00:45:13 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff
    Former John Tyler Lion's Justin and Jaron Johnson returned to the Lion's Den Saturday morning, hosting their free Johnson Brothers basketball camp.  "It's fun man, very fun. I went to John Tyler, I'm a product of East Texas. Product of Tyler, Texas, and it's just great to give back the kids are amazing right now. When it comes to basketball, basketball is what unites us. It's our passion together," said Justin Johnson, former professional basketball player.  Just...More >>
    Former John Tyler Lion's Justin and Jaron Johnson returned to the Lion's Den Saturday morning, hosting their free Johnson Brothers basketball camp.  "It's fun man, very fun. I went to John Tyler, I'm a product of East Texas. Product of Tyler, Texas, and it's just great to give back the kids are amazing right now. When it comes to basketball, basketball is what unites us. It's our passion together," said Justin Johnson, former professional basketball player.  Just...More >>
  • Marshall qualifies for 7-on-7 state on last weekend

    Marshall qualifies for 7-on-7 state on last weekend

    Friday, June 23 2017 11:35 PM EDT2017-06-24 03:35:53 GMT
    After falling to Longview in the Tyler 7-on-7 state qualifier, the Marshall Mavericks had one last chance this weekend in Rowlett. The Mavs got through Killeen Ellison, Waxahachie, and Arlington Bowie in pool play in order to advance to the tournament semifinals. There Marshall had to beat Texas High for a berth to College Station. In a nail bitter the Mavs came out victorious 40 to 30, ending their District 16-5A opponents 7-on-7 season.  Marshall will head to state ...More >>
    After falling to Longview in the Tyler 7-on-7 state qualifier, the Marshall Mavericks had one last chance this weekend in Rowlett. The Mavs got through Killeen Ellison, Waxahachie, and Arlington Bowie in pool play in order to advance to the tournament semifinals. There Marshall had to beat Texas High for a berth to College Station. In a nail bitter the Mavs came out victorious 40 to 30, ending their District 16-5A opponents 7-on-7 season.  Marshall will head to state ...More >>
  • Trent Williams holds annual football camp in Longview

    Trent Williams holds annual football camp in Longview

    Friday, June 23 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-06-24 02:38:19 GMT
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    When your a kid the best part about summer is going to camp. Here in East Texas, camp means hanging out and learning from five-time NFL Pro Bowler and Washington Redskin's tackle Trent Williams.       Taking over Lobos Stadium in Longview this morning, over 100 athletes of all ages hit the gridiron to show off in front of Williams and pick up a few tips.  Rotating through a variety of drills, Williams and his selected coaches provided a successful outing ...More >>
    When your a kid the best part about summer is going to camp. Here in East Texas, camp means hanging out and learning from five-time NFL Pro Bowler and Washington Redskin's tackle Trent Williams.       Taking over Lobos Stadium in Longview this morning, over 100 athletes of all ages hit the gridiron to show off in front of Williams and pick up a few tips.  Rotating through a variety of drills, Williams and his selected coaches provided a successful outing ...More >>
  • Splash! Timberwolves get All-Star Jimmy Butler from Bulls

    Splash! Timberwolves get All-Star Jimmy Butler from Bulls

    Thursday, June 22 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-06-23 00:11:19 GMT
    Friday, June 23 2017 12:54 PM EDT2017-06-23 16:54:39 GMT
    Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that the Chicago Bulls have traded three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7...More >>
    Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that the Chicago Bulls have traded three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the No. 7 overall draft pick.More >>
  • Mavs fill need, take NC State point guard Dennis Smith Jr.

    Mavs fill need, take NC State point guard Dennis Smith Jr.

    Thursday, June 22 2017 8:40 PM EDT2017-06-23 00:40:33 GMT
    The Dallas Mavericks have taken North Carolina State point guard Dennis Smith Jr. with the ninth overall pick in the NBA draft.More >>
    The Dallas Mavericks have taken North Carolina State point guard Dennis Smith Jr. with the ninth overall pick in the NBA draft.More >>
  • The Tribe Returns: Jacksonville headed to 7-on-7 state tournament back to back years

    The Tribe Returns: Jacksonville headed to 7-on-7 state tournament back to back years

    Thursday, June 22 2017 7:56 PM EDT2017-06-22 23:56:31 GMT
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    Despite the rain, the Jacksonville Indians were happy to be on the football field because for the second year in a row they are headed to the 7-on-7 State Tournament.  "Make the city look good. Everyone's been talking about it everywhere I go. It's good for us," said Deahvion Spencer, senior running back. "Shows that the coaches are putting in work just as well as we are, helping us to get to there. Without them we couldn't have done it," said Dontrail ...

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    Despite the rain, the Jacksonville Indians were happy to be on the football field because for the second year in a row they are headed to the 7-on-7 State Tournament.  "Make the city look good. Everyone's been talking about it everywhere I go. It's good for us," said Deahvion Spencer, senior running back. "Shows that the coaches are putting in work just as well as we are, helping us to get to there. Without them we couldn't have done it," said Dontrail ...

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  • Cumberland Academy lacrosse players invited to national prospect invite

    Cumberland Academy lacrosse players invited to national prospect invite

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 11:21 PM EDT2017-06-22 03:21:24 GMT
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    Brandon Miller and Cole Osmer are two junior lacrosse stars at Cumberland Academy that are about to hit the national circuit. 

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    Brandon Miller and Cole Osmer are two junior lacrosse stars at Cumberland Academy that are about to hit the national circuit. 

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  • Sports WebXtra: Rockets going after big-time free agents

    Sports WebXtra: Rockets going after big-time free agents

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 9:38 PM EDT2017-06-22 01:38:33 GMT
    Rockets are pursuing big-time free agents this summer.Rockets are pursuing big-time free agents this summer.

    The NBA draft is Thursday night, and while it will be exciting to see what players are selected and in which order, pay attention to trades. According to ESPN, the Rockets are trying to make moves in conjunction with the draft to have the money to pursue big-time free agents this summer.

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    The NBA draft is Thursday night, and while it will be exciting to see what players are selected and in which order, pay attention to trades. According to ESPN, the Rockets are trying to make moves in conjunction with the draft to have the money to pursue big-time free agents this summer.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Mason House signs with Padres

    Sports WebXtra: Mason House signs with Padres

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 9:26 PM EDT2017-06-22 01:26:42 GMT
    Mason House has signed with the Padres.Mason House has signed with the Padres.

    When Mason House was selected in the third round of the Major League Baseball draft last Tuesday, the Whitehouse star said he had a pretty good idea of what he was to do in regards to turning pro or attend Oklahoma State.. Earlier this week, House decided to take the money and pursue his lifelong dream.

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    When Mason House was selected in the third round of the Major League Baseball draft last Tuesday, the Whitehouse star said he had a pretty good idea of what he was to do in regards to turning pro or attend Oklahoma State.. Earlier this week, House decided to take the money and pursue his lifelong dream.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Annual Adrian Peterson Day to have different feel this year

    Sports WebXtra: Annual Adrian Peterson Day to have different feel this year

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 9:20 PM EDT2017-06-22 01:20:40 GMT
    Adrian Peterson is excited for the 2017 season with the Saints.Adrian Peterson is excited for the 2017 season with the Saints.

    Adrian Peterson Day will have a different feel to it this year for a couple reasons. The 11th annual event to honor the East Texan is taking place in Peterson's hometown of Palestine on Saturday, but there will not be a parade like normal. Also, for the first time, the running back won't be pumping up his upcoming season with the Vikings.

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    Adrian Peterson Day will have a different feel to it this year for a couple reasons. The 11th annual event to honor the East Texan is taking place in Peterson's hometown of Palestine on Saturday, but there will not be a parade like normal. Also, for the first time, the running back won't be pumping up his upcoming season with the Vikings.

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  • NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders goes on shopping spree to help Canton tornado victims

    NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders goes on shopping spree to help Canton tornado victims

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 11:50 PM EDT2017-06-21 03:50:37 GMT
    Deion Sanders took part in a shopping spree to help the Canton tornado victims.Deion Sanders took part in a shopping spree to help the Canton tornado victims.

    Deion Sanders played in the 1992 World Series with the Braves, but "Primetime" is known more for his play on the football field. The NFL Hall of Famer and former Dallas Cowboy has land and a home in Canton, so he's seen first hand all the devastation left behind from the April 29th tornadoes that ripped through Van Zandt County. Hoping to make a difference in his community, Sanders took part in a shopping spree Tuesday morning at Sam's Club in Tyler.

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    Deion Sanders played in the 1992 World Series with the Braves, but "Primetime" is known more for his play on the football field. The NFL Hall of Famer and former Dallas Cowboy has land and a home in Canton, so he's seen first hand all the devastation left behind from the April 29th tornadoes that ripped through Van Zandt County. Hoping to make a difference in his community, Sanders took part in a shopping spree Tuesday morning at Sam's Club in Tyler.

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  • Rangers start fast, get back to .500 with 6-1 win over Jays

    Rangers start fast, get back to .500 with 6-1 win over Jays

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 11:21 PM EDT2017-06-21 03:21:28 GMT
    Carlos Gomez homered in a four-run first inning, Nick Martinez allowed two hits while taking a shutout into the seventh and the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 on Tuesday night.More >>
    Carlos Gomez homered in a four-run first inning, Nick Martinez allowed two hits while taking a shutout into the seventh and the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 on Tuesday night.More >>
  • Howard's 12 Ks, Merrill HR help TCU oust Aggies from CWS 4-1

    Howard's 12 Ks, Merrill HR help TCU oust Aggies from CWS 4-1

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 5:18 PM EDT2017-06-20 21:18:15 GMT
    Tuesday, June 20 2017 5:50 PM EDT2017-06-20 21:50:45 GMT
    Brian Howard matched his career high with 12 strikeouts and TCU beat Texas A&M 4-1 in a College World Series elimination game.More >>
    Brian Howard matched his career high with 12 strikeouts and TCU beat Texas A&M 4-1 in a College World Series elimination game.More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: 7 on 7 update

    Sports WebXtra: 7 on 7 update

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 12:23 AM EDT2017-06-20 04:23:32 GMT
    A list of East Texas schools that have qualified for the 7 on 7 state tournament.A list of East Texas schools that have qualified for the 7 on 7 state tournament.

    In other high school football news, numerous teams have qualified for the 7 on 7 State Tournament next week in College Station. From the Division I ranks, which is Class 5A and 6A programs, Longview and Jacksonville punched their ticket over the weekend in the Tyler qualifying tournament. Lufkin and Whitehouse are also state tourney bound.

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    In other high school football news, numerous teams have qualified for the 7 on 7 State Tournament next week in College Station. From the Division I ranks, which is Class 5A and 6A programs, Longview and Jacksonville punched their ticket over the weekend in the Tyler qualifying tournament. Lufkin and Whitehouse are also state tourney bound.

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  • West Rusk linebacker Tyree Wilson verbally commits to Texas A&M

    West Rusk linebacker Tyree Wilson verbally commits to Texas A&M

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-06-20 04:18:47 GMT
    West Rusk OLB Tyree Wilson verbally commits to Texas A&M.West Rusk OLB Tyree Wilson verbally commits to Texas A&M.

    A tenth East Texas high school football player from the class of 2018 has verbally committed to a Division I college. Through his personal twitter account Monday night, West Rusk standout Tyree Wilson announced he is taking his talents to Texas A&M.

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    A tenth East Texas high school football player from the class of 2018 has verbally committed to a Division I college. Through his personal twitter account Monday night, West Rusk standout Tyree Wilson announced he is taking his talents to Texas A&M.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Foreman signs contract with Texans; Conque still learning

    Sports WebXtra: Foreman signs contract with Texans; Conque still learning

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 12:10 AM EDT2017-06-20 04:10:16 GMT
    Zach Conque is trying to make the Texans roster as a tight end.Zach Conque is trying to make the Texans roster as a tight end.

    In a press release Monday afternoon, the Texans announced they have officially signed rookie running back and third round pick D'Onta Foreman to a four-year deal worth just over $3 million. As far as East Texas undrafted rookies are concerned, a good showing during training camp and the preseason will be important if they want to make a roster.

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    In a press release Monday afternoon, the Texans announced they have officially signed rookie running back and third round pick D'Onta Foreman to a four-year deal worth just over $3 million. As far as East Texas undrafted rookies are concerned, a good showing during training camp and the preseason will be important if they want to make a roster.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Aggies and Horned Frogs to meet in World Series

    Sports WebXtra: Aggies and Horned Frogs to meet in World Series

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 12:05 AM EDT2017-06-20 04:05:12 GMT
    Texas A&M and TCU baseball will meet at the World Series on Tuesday.Texas A&M and TCU baseball will meet at the World Series on Tuesday.

    In a Lone Star State showdown, Texas A&M and TCU will do battle Tuesday at the College World Series in Omaha with loser headed home. The good news, no matter what happens an East Texan will still have a chance to win a national championship.

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    In a Lone Star State showdown, Texas A&M and TCU will do battle Tuesday at the College World Series in Omaha with loser headed home. The good news, no matter what happens an East Texan will still have a chance to win a national championship.

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  • Larson outlasts Elliott at Michigan again

    Larson outlasts Elliott at Michigan again

    Sunday, June 18 2017 6:33 PM EDT2017-06-18 22:33:56 GMT
    Monday, June 19 2017 12:39 PM EDT2017-06-19 16:39:27 GMT
    Kyle Larson took control on a restart with five laps remaining and raced to his second NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season, holding off Chase Elliott at Michigan International Speedway.More >>
    Kyle Larson took control on a restart with five laps remaining and raced to his second NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season, holding off Chase Elliott at Michigan International Speedway.More >>
  • Brooks Koepka caps a record week with US Open title

    Brooks Koepka caps a record week with US Open title

    Sunday, June 18 2017 1:03 PM EDT2017-06-18 17:03:45 GMT
    Monday, June 19 2017 2:32 AM EDT2017-06-19 06:32:29 GMT
    Players are on the course for the final round of the U.S. Open in blustery conditions at Erin Hills.More >>
    Players are on the course for the final round of the U.S. Open in blustery conditions at Erin Hills.More >>
  • Nacogdoches product Brigham Hill pitches well in relief, but Aggies drop World Series opener

    Nacogdoches product Brigham Hill pitches well in relief, but Aggies drop World Series opener

    Monday, June 19 2017 12:19 AM EDT2017-06-19 04:19:11 GMT
    Texas A&M drops its World Series opener.Texas A&M drops its World Series opener.

    For the sixth time in program history, the Texas A&M baseball team is apart of the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. In the eight-team field for the first time since 2011, the Aggies are a perfect 5-0 this postseason. It is an exciting time for East Texan and A&M pitcher Brigham Hill. The Nacogdoches product was drafted this week in the fifth round by Washington and now he's hoping to help the Aggies win a national championship.

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    For the sixth time in program history, the Texas A&M baseball team is apart of the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. In the eight-team field for the first time since 2011, the Aggies are a perfect 5-0 this postseason. It is an exciting time for East Texan and A&M pitcher Brigham Hill. The Nacogdoches product was drafted this week in the fifth round by Washington and now he's hoping to help the Aggies win a national championship.

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  • Fabulous Faedo: Florida's ace stymies TCU in 3-0 CWS victory

    Fabulous Faedo: Florida's ace stymies TCU in 3-0 CWS victory

    Sunday, June 18 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-06-19 02:29:38 GMT
    Alex Faedo limited TCU to two singles and struck out 11 in seven innings, and Florida posted its first College World Series shutout since 1991 with a 3-0 win Sunday night.More >>
    Alex Faedo limited TCU to two singles and struck out 11 in seven innings, and Florida posted its first College World Series shutout since 1991 with a 3-0 win Sunday night.More >>
  • Seager drives in 3 as Mariners beat Rangers 7-3

    Seager drives in 3 as Mariners beat Rangers 7-3

    Kyle Seager drove in three runs with three doubles, Christian Bergman pitched effectively into the sixth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 7-3 on Sunday.More >>
    Kyle Seager drove in three runs with three doubles, Christian Bergman pitched effectively into the sixth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 7-3 on Sunday.More >>
  • 7-ON-7 State Qualifier Results

    7-ON-7 State Qualifier Results

    Saturday, June 17 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-06-18 03:12:35 GMT
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    Saturday, multiple East Texas teams participated in the Tyler 7-on-7 State Qualifier.  After four games in each of the four pools were over only four teams were left to compete in the semifinals. Longview, Marshall, Jacksonville, and Greenville would play for two berths to the state tournament in College Station.  Taking on Marshall, Longview was able to shut down the Mavs 33-0. The Lobos will return to the state tournament for the first time since 2013.  Jacksonvill...

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    Saturday, multiple East Texas teams participated in the Tyler 7-on-7 State Qualifier.  After four games in each of the four pools were over only four teams were left to compete in the semifinals. Longview, Marshall, Jacksonville, and Greenville would play for two berths to the state tournament in College Station.  Taking on Marshall, Longview was able to shut down the Mavs 33-0. The Lobos will return to the state tournament for the first time since 2013.  Jacksonvill...

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  • Fast like Teddy: Teddy Williams holds annual skills and agility camp in Tyler

    Fast like Teddy: Teddy Williams holds annual skills and agility camp in Tyler

    Saturday, June 17 2017 10:17 PM EDT2017-06-18 02:17:07 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff

    The 7th annual 'Teddy Williams Speed and Agility Camp' took place this morning at Tyler Rose Stadium.

    Williams a former John Tyler Lion and current Carolina Panther cornerback, welcomed campers from ages 6 to 16. All who were ready to learn how to be fast like teddy. 

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    The 7th annual 'Teddy Williams Speed and Agility Camp' took place this morning at Tyler Rose Stadium.

    Williams a former John Tyler Lion and current Carolina Panther cornerback, welcomed campers from ages 6 to 16. All who were ready to learn how to be fast like teddy. 

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  • Bullard adds soccer to Panther UIL competition

    Bullard adds soccer to Panther UIL competition

    Friday, June 16 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-06-17 03:19:33 GMT
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    With class out for the summer this is the time that most athletes shed their school colors and suit up with select teams, or just take a break.  But in Bullard there is a group of Panthers that are preparing to tryout for their high school's first ever girl's and boy's soccer teams.  Holding open field practice from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday's,  Bullard is hoping that word of mouth will help fill the roster this coming season.  The girls will be lead by Head Coach ...

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    With class out for the summer this is the time that most athletes shed their school colors and suit up with select teams, or just take a break.  But in Bullard there is a group of Panthers that are preparing to tryout for their high school's first ever girl's and boy's soccer teams.  Holding open field practice from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday's,  Bullard is hoping that word of mouth will help fill the roster this coming season.  The girls will be lead by Head Coach ...

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  • Southeastern Oklahoma State holds camp in Longview

    Southeastern Oklahoma State holds camp in Longview

    Thursday, June 15 2017 11:48 PM EDT2017-06-16 03:48:22 GMT
    Savage Storm hold camp in East Texas.Savage Storm hold camp in East Texas.

    At the collegiate level, Division Universities such as Texas, Baylor, Houston, and Texas A&M do a great job of recruiting the top talent in East Texas. Those programs will always get their commitments. But at the Division II level, Southeastern Oklahoma State University has done a tremendous job of getting players from our region to go and play in Durant, Oklahoma.

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    At the collegiate level, Division Universities such as Texas, Baylor, Houston, and Texas A&M do a great job of recruiting the top talent in East Texas. Those programs will always get their commitments. But at the Division II level, Southeastern Oklahoma State University has done a tremendous job of getting players from our region to go and play in Durant, Oklahoma.

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  • Sports WebXtra: College World Series preview

    Sports WebXtra: College World Series preview

    Thursday, June 15 2017 9:28 PM EDT2017-06-16 01:28:04 GMT
    This Saturday the College World Series will kick off in Omaha, Nebraska at TD Ameritrade park.  In 'Bracket 1' Oregon State, CSU Fullerton, LSU and Florida State will kick off play. The Beavers and Titans will go head to head first on ESPN at 2:00 p.m.. The Tigers and Seminoles will follow on ESPN at 7:00 p.m..  The Tigers are clearly the team to beat in their bracket, on a 16 game winning streak. But the Titans have enough offensive power to possible be the team to upset ...More >>
    This Saturday the College World Series will kick off in Omaha, Nebraska at TD Ameritrade park.  In 'Bracket 1' Oregon State, CSU Fullerton, LSU and Florida State will kick off play. The Beavers and Titans will go head to head first on ESPN at 2:00 p.m.. The Tigers and Seminoles will follow on ESPN at 7:00 p.m..  The Tigers are clearly the team to beat in their bracket, on a 16 game winning streak. But the Titans have enough offensive power to possible be the team to upset ...More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: Cowboys wrap up minicamp with spirited practice

    Sports WebXtra: Cowboys wrap up minicamp with spirited practice

    Thursday, June 15 2017 9:07 PM EDT2017-06-16 01:07:31 GMT
    Cowboys wrapped up mandatory minicamp on Thursday.Cowboys wrapped up mandatory minicamp on Thursday.

    NFL teams wrapped up their three-day mandatory minicamp session on Thursday, including the Cowboys. Now players will have a few weeks off before reporting to training camp. Despite coming off a 13-win season, Dallas made sure to its offseason ended with a spirited practice.

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    NFL teams wrapped up their three-day mandatory minicamp session on Thursday, including the Cowboys. Now players will have a few weeks off before reporting to training camp. Despite coming off a 13-win season, Dallas made sure to its offseason ended with a spirited practice.

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  • The Latest: Hadwin matches record with 6 straight birdies

    The Latest: Hadwin matches record with 6 straight birdies

    Thursday, June 15 2017 10:06 AM EDT2017-06-15 14:06:28 GMT
    Thursday, June 15 2017 8:55 PM EDT2017-06-16 00:55:28 GMT
    Dustin Johnson is on the course at Erin Hills to start the defense of his U.S. Open title.More >>
    Dustin Johnson is on the course at Erin Hills to start the defense of his U.S. Open title.More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: Lions release Jimmy Landes

    Sports WebXtra: Lions release Jimmy Landes

    Thursday, June 15 2017 8:50 PM EDT2017-06-16 00:50:12 GMT
    Jimmy Landes has been released by the Lions.Jimmy Landes has been released by the Lions.

    An East Texan will be searching for a new NFL team ahead of training camp. The Lions have released former Tyler Lee Red Raider and Baylor Bear Jimmy Landes.

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    An East Texan will be searching for a new NFL team ahead of training camp. The Lions have released former Tyler Lee Red Raider and Baylor Bear Jimmy Landes.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Orioles place Chris Davis on disabled list

    Sports WebXtra: Orioles place Chris Davis on disabled list

    Thursday, June 15 2017 8:43 PM EDT2017-06-16 00:43:26 GMT
    Chris Davis has been placed on the disabled list.Chris Davis has been placed on the disabled list.

    Former Longview Lobo Chris Davis has been placed on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained right oblique. The Orioles first baseman left Monday's game against the White Sox after hitting a fly ball to right field.

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    Former Longview Lobo Chris Davis has been placed on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained right oblique. The Orioles first baseman left Monday's game against the White Sox after hitting a fly ball to right field.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Houston targeting ETX athletes

    Sports WebXtra: Houston targeting ETX athletes

    Thursday, June 15 2017 12:37 AM EDT2017-06-15 04:37:50 GMT
    Despite the change in head coaches from Tom Herman to Major Applewhite, the Houston Cougars are still a program that plans on heavily recruiting East Texas.  Applewhite spent the passed two years at Houston as the offensive coordinator, so there wasn't much worry when it came to the Cougars offering the regions top athletes. But there has been a noticeable spike in the passed weeks. Apple white has even landed a few big verbal commits, including Lufkin receiver Malik Jackso...More >>
    Despite the change in head coaches from Tom Herman to Major Applewhite, the Houston Cougars are still a program that plans on heavily recruiting East Texas.  Applewhite spent the passed two years at Houston as the offensive coordinator, so there wasn't much worry when it came to the Cougars offering the regions top athletes. But there has been a noticeable spike in the passed weeks. Apple white has even landed a few big verbal commits, including Lufkin receiver Malik Jackso...More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: Kellen Moore succeeding in backup role for Cowboys

    Sports WebXtra: Kellen Moore succeeding in backup role for Cowboys

    Thursday, June 15 2017 12:29 AM EDT2017-06-15 04:29:18 GMT
    With Day 2 of mandatory mini camp in the book, it's not all Dak Prescott talk at the quarterback position for the Dallas Cowboys.  Multiple reports have come back with positive notes on backup QB Kellen Moore. According to analyst Moore, seems to be improving day by day and earning his keep. Many questioned Moore as just the cheaper option, when the Cowboys could have signed veteran Josh McCown. However, with some accurate throws and his ability to not let the backup label ...More >>
    With Day 2 of mandatory mini camp in the book, it's not all Dak Prescott talk at the quarterback position for the Dallas Cowboys.  Multiple reports have come back with positive notes on backup QB Kellen Moore. According to analyst Moore, seems to be improving day by day and earning his keep. Many questioned Moore as just the cheaper option, when the Cowboys could have signed veteran Josh McCown. However, with some accurate throws and his ability to not let the backup label ...More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: H.S. football games allowed to be televised in week 1

    Sports WebXtra: H.S. football games allowed to be televised in week 1

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 11:49 PM EDT2017-06-15 03:49:42 GMT
    UIL to allow two H.S. games to be aired live during week 1.UIL to allow two H.S. games to be aired live during week 1.

    For the first time ever, the UIL will allow high school football regular season games to be televised in 2017. But we aren't talking every Friday night and every game. In fact, this will only happen during week one, and a maximum of two games will be aired live.

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    For the first time ever, the UIL will allow high school football regular season games to be televised in 2017. But we aren't talking every Friday night and every game. In fact, this will only happen during week one, and a maximum of two games will be aired live.

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  • Sports WebXtra: U.S. Open preview

    Sports WebXtra: U.S. Open preview

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-06-15 03:12:47 GMT
    The 117th U.S. Open starts on Thursday.The 117th U.S. Open starts on Thursday.

    It is time for the second Major Championship of the year on the PGA tour. The 117th edition of the U.S. Open gets under way Thursday morning. For the first time ever, the tournament is taking place in the state of Wisconsin at Erin Hills.

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    It is time for the second Major Championship of the year on the PGA tour. The 117th edition of the U.S. Open gets under way Thursday morning. For the first time ever, the tournament is taking place in the state of Wisconsin at Erin Hills.

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  • Sports WebXtra: East Texans selected on final day of MLB Draft

    Sports WebXtra: East Texans selected on final day of MLB Draft

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 11:06 PM EDT2017-06-15 03:06:28 GMT
    Numerous East Texans were selected on the final day of the MLB Draft.Numerous East Texans were selected on the final day of the MLB Draft.

    East Texans Mason House and Brigham Hill came off the board on day two of the Major League Baseball draft. Wednesday afternoon, several more players either from the area or that have ties to the region heard their names called during rounds 11 through 40.

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    East Texans Mason House and Brigham Hill came off the board on day two of the Major League Baseball draft. Wednesday afternoon, several more players either from the area or that have ties to the region heard their names called during rounds 11 through 40.

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  • Lufkin's Malik Jackson commits to Houston

    Lufkin's Malik Jackson commits to Houston

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 11:52 PM EDT2017-06-14 03:52:15 GMT
    Malik Jackson verbally commits to Houston.Malik Jackson verbally commits to Houston.

    As long as we are talking about East Texans moving onto to play at the next level, why not mention some high school football recruiting news. Lufkin's Malik Jackson from the class of 2018 has verbally committed to Houston. Jackson made the announcement through his personal twitter account Tuesday evening.

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    As long as we are talking about East Texans moving onto to play at the next level, why not mention some high school football recruiting news. Lufkin's Malik Jackson from the class of 2018 has verbally committed to Houston. Jackson made the announcement through his personal twitter account Tuesday evening.

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  • Padres Pick: Mason House drafted by San Diego in the 2017 MLB Draft

    Padres Pick: Mason House drafted by San Diego in the 2017 MLB Draft

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-06-14 03:12:35 GMT
    KLTV 7 StaffKLTV 7 Staff

    Tuesday at noon, Whitehouse Wildcat Mason House became a professional baseball player.  "I can't even put it into words. This is a day I'll never forget," said Mason House, San Diego Padres third-round draft pick.  As the 78th overall pick and the first position player ever drafted out of this East Texas city, House is the second highest draft pick from Whitehouse; only behind Josh Wilson who was selected 70th overall by the Saint Louis Cardinals back in 200...

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    Tuesday at noon, Whitehouse Wildcat Mason House became a professional baseball player.  "I can't even put it into words. This is a day I'll never forget," said Mason House, San Diego Padres third-round draft pick.  As the 78th overall pick and the first position player ever drafted out of this East Texas city, House is the second highest draft pick from Whitehouse; only behind Josh Wilson who was selected 70th overall by the Saint Louis Cardinals back in 200...

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  • Nacogdoches product Brigham Hill drafted by Nationals in fifth round

    Nacogdoches product Brigham Hill drafted by Nationals in fifth round

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 9:02 PM EDT2017-06-14 01:02:30 GMT
    Brigham Hill drafted in the fifth round by Washington.Brigham Hill drafted in the fifth round by Washington.

    Another East Texan heard his named called during day two of the Major League Baseball draft. Former Nacogdoches Dragon Brigham Hill has been selected by Washington. The Nationals took the current Texas A&M pitcher with the 163rd overall pick.

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    Another East Texan heard his named called during day two of the Major League Baseball draft. Former Nacogdoches Dragon Brigham Hill has been selected by Washington. The Nationals took the current Texas A&M pitcher with the 163rd overall pick.

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  • 2017 Whitehouse High School grad Mason House drafted by San Diego Padres

    2017 Whitehouse High School grad Mason House drafted by San Diego Padres

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 2:39 PM EDT2017-06-13 18:39:15 GMT
    (Source: Twitter)(Source: Twitter)

    Another East Texas student athlete has been drafted, this time by a major league baseball team. 

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    Another East Texas student athlete has been drafted, this time by a major league baseball team. 

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  • Lufkin and Whitehouse qualify for Division I 7 on 7 state tournament

    Lufkin and Whitehouse qualify for Division I 7 on 7 state tournament

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 1:12 AM EDT2017-06-13 05:12:35 GMT
    Lufkin and Whitehouse have qualified for the 7 on 7 state tournament.Lufkin and Whitehouse have qualified for the 7 on 7 state tournament.

    On Saturday, Lufkin hosted a Division I 7 on 7 state qualifying tournament. The Panthers and Whitehouse were the two teams to advance to the state tournament the last weekend of June. The state tourney is being held in College Station. Longview and Tyler Lee were also in the 12-team field at Lufkin, but only the top two teams advance.

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    On Saturday, Lufkin hosted a Division I 7 on 7 state qualifying tournament. The Panthers and Whitehouse were the two teams to advance to the state tournament the last weekend of June. The state tourney is being held in College Station. Longview and Tyler Lee were also in the 12-team field at Lufkin, but only the top two teams advance.

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  • Houston head coach Major Applewhite expects Bryson Smith to develop and learn

    Houston head coach Major Applewhite expects Bryson Smith to develop and learn

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 12:42 AM EDT2017-06-13 04:42:11 GMT
    Major Applewhite likes recruiting East Texans.Major Applewhite likes recruiting East Texans.

    At the collegiate level, university of Houston head coach Major Applewhite was in Nacogdoches last week to be apart of Stephen F. Austin's satellite camp. In his first year at the helm, but third with the program, Applewhite knows first hand the elite talent that comes from our region and specifically John Tyler.

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    At the collegiate level, university of Houston head coach Major Applewhite was in Nacogdoches last week to be apart of Stephen F. Austin's satellite camp. In his first year at the helm, but third with the program, Applewhite knows first hand the elite talent that comes from our region and specifically John Tyler.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Whitehouse product Mason House could be drafted this week

    Sports WebXtra: Whitehouse product Mason House could be drafted this week

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 12:35 AM EDT2017-06-13 04:35:12 GMT
    Whitehouse product Mason House should get drated this week.Whitehouse product Mason House should get drated this week.

    Rounds one and two of the Major League Baseball draft took place Monday night. Counting the competitive balance rounds A and B, a total of 75 prospects were taken. Whitehouse product and Oklahoma State commit Mason House is ranked as the 83rd prospect according to MLB.com, but ESPN's Keith Law has the slugger at number 41.

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    Rounds one and two of the Major League Baseball draft took place Monday night. Counting the competitive balance rounds A and B, a total of 75 prospects were taken. Whitehouse product and Oklahoma State commit Mason House is ranked as the 83rd prospect according to MLB.com, but ESPN's Keith Law has the slugger at number 41.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Cowboys begin mandatory minicamp Tuesday

    Sports WebXtra: Cowboys begin mandatory minicamp Tuesday

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 12:26 AM EDT2017-06-13 04:26:14 GMT
    Cowboys open mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.Cowboys open mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.

    A majority of the 32 NFL teams will hold a three-day mandatory minicamp beginning Tuesday. That includes the Cowboys. Dallas though has had near perfect attendance during organized team activities so not much should change.

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    A majority of the 32 NFL teams will hold a three-day mandatory minicamp beginning Tuesday. That includes the Cowboys. Dallas though has had near perfect attendance during organized team activities so not much should change.

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  • East Texans prepare for national calf roping competition

    East Texans prepare for national calf roping competition

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 12:21 AM EDT2017-06-13 04:21:46 GMT
    East Texans ready for calf ropping national competition.East Texans ready for calf ropping national competition.

    It has been a banner school year for teams and athletes in the area, and a pair of East Texans can cap it off in style. 14 year old Hayden Ford of Whitehouse and 15 year old Max Mathis of van have qualified for the national finals in the junior high division of the National High School Rodeo Association.

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    It has been a banner school year for teams and athletes in the area, and a pair of East Texans can cap it off in style. 14 year old Hayden Ford of Whitehouse and 15 year old Max Mathis of van have qualified for the national finals in the junior high division of the National High School Rodeo Association.

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  • FCA Heart of a Champion All-Star Bowl results

    FCA Heart of a Champion All-Star Bowl results

    Sunday, June 11 2017 12:04 AM EDT2017-06-11 04:04:14 GMT
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    The 2017 FCA Heart of a Champion Bowl took place in Longview at Lobos Stadium, giving high school seniors one last chance to battle it out on East Texas soil.  The Red Team was the first on the board thanks to a running touchdown by Longview's D'Crayvan Polk. However, it was the Blue Team that inevitably came out on top thanks to two running scores by Elkhart's DJ Williams. Final score 14-7 Blue.  Williams was named the Offensive MVP, while harmony's Michael Edmonson was n...More >>
    The 2017 FCA Heart of a Champion Bowl took place in Longview at Lobos Stadium, giving high school seniors one last chance to battle it out on East Texas soil.  The Red Team was the first on the board thanks to a running touchdown by Longview's D'Crayvan Polk. However, it was the Blue Team that inevitably came out on top thanks to two running scores by Elkhart's DJ Williams. Final score 14-7 Blue.  Williams was named the Offensive MVP, while harmony's Michael Edmonson was n...More >>
  • East Texan helps Texas A&M baseball win first game of super regional

    East Texan helps Texas A&M baseball win first game of super regional

    Saturday, June 10 2017 12:30 AM EDT2017-06-10 04:30:52 GMT
    Aggies baseball wins game one of super regional.Aggies baseball wins game one of super regional.

    George Janca propelled the Aggies to a 7-6 victory over the Davidson Wildcats in NCAA Division I Championship Super Regional play when he punched a walk-off single through the right side of the infield in the 15th inning.

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    George Janca propelled the Aggies to a 7-6 victory over the Davidson Wildcats in NCAA Division I Championship Super Regional play when he punched a walk-off single through the right side of the infield in the 15th inning.

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  • Spring Hill 7 on 7 state qualifying results

    Spring Hill 7 on 7 state qualifying results

    Saturday, June 10 2017 12:26 AM EDT2017-06-10 04:26:36 GMT
    7 on 7 results.7 on 7 results.

    Two-a-days are fast approaching, but until then high school football programs are participating in 7 on 7. The state tournament in College Station is set for the last week in June. Spring hill hosted a Division II qualifying tournament Friday afternoon and that is for 4A programs and below.

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    Two-a-days are fast approaching, but until then high school football programs are participating in 7 on 7. The state tournament in College Station is set for the last week in June. Spring hill hosted a Division II qualifying tournament Friday afternoon and that is for 4A programs and below.

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  • SFA,Houston,and Baylor coaching staffs put on satellite camp

    SFA,Houston,and Baylor coaching staffs put on satellite camp

    Saturday, June 10 2017 12:22 AM EDT2017-06-10 04:22:31 GMT
    SFA,Houston,and Baylor hosted a satellite camp on Friday.SFA,Houston,and Baylor hosted a satellite camp on Friday.

    So far eight East Texas high school football players from the class of 2018 have verbally committed to a division one college and over 20 guys hold at least one FBS offer. But, for recruits trying to get recognized or improve their stock, Friday night was the perfect opportunity.

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    So far eight East Texas high school football players from the class of 2018 have verbally committed to a division one college and over 20 guys hold at least one FBS offer. But, for recruits trying to get recognized or improve their stock, Friday night was the perfect opportunity.

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  • Union Hill baseball falls in state semifinals

    Union Hill baseball falls in state semifinals

    Saturday, June 10 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-06-10 04:17:30 GMT
    Union Hill lost its state semifinal game on Friday.Union Hill lost its state semifinal game on Friday.

    So far two East Texas high school baseball teams have won a state title. Union Hill stepped up to the plate for its Class 1A state semifinal game Friday morning in Round Rock.

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    So far two East Texas high school baseball teams have won a state title. Union Hill stepped up to the plate for its Class 1A state semifinal game Friday morning in Round Rock.

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  • ETX athletes excited for annual FCA Heart of a Champion All Star games

    ETX athletes excited for annual FCA Heart of a Champion All Star games

    Thursday, June 8 2017 10:45 PM EDT2017-06-09 02:45:46 GMT
    Players in the FCA All Star game took pictures on Thursday.Players in the FCA All Star game took pictures on Thursday.

    Even for high school athletes from the class of 2017 moving onto to play their respective sport in college, this weekend is special. Former teammates and rivals will suit up one last time in the FCA Heart of a Champion All Star games. Nearly 200 players have been chosen to participate in the softball, baseball, and football games. Cheerleaders are also part of the events.

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    Even for high school athletes from the class of 2017 moving onto to play their respective sport in college, this weekend is special. Former teammates and rivals will suit up one last time in the FCA Heart of a Champion All Star games. Nearly 200 players have been chosen to participate in the softball, baseball, and football games. Cheerleaders are also part of the events.

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  • Tall Tale on the Mound: Christian Heritage wins TAPPS state title by tricking pitcher

    Tall Tale on the Mound: Christian Heritage wins TAPPS state title by tricking pitcher

    Thursday, June 8 2017 8:32 PM EDT2017-06-09 00:32:27 GMT
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    The Christian Heritage Sentinels are your 2017 TAPPS 2-A Region 5 State Champions.  "Our first ever state championship win for our school. That's just an incredible accomplishment for me as a senior and then just to see the team pull through after such a slow start to the season; to have such an amazing victory at the end," said Jake Peterman, senior short-stop and pitcher.  There is a story that goes beyond what the box score can tell you about the Sentinels 3-2...

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    The Christian Heritage Sentinels are your 2017 TAPPS 2-A Region 5 State Champions.  "Our first ever state championship win for our school. That's just an incredible accomplishment for me as a senior and then just to see the team pull through after such a slow start to the season; to have such an amazing victory at the end," said Jake Peterman, senior short-stop and pitcher.  There is a story that goes beyond what the box score can tell you about the Sentinels 3-2...

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  • Kilgore wide receiver Jonathan Shepherd verbally commits to Oklahoma State

    Kilgore wide receiver Jonathan Shepherd verbally commits to Oklahoma State

    Thursday, June 8 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-06-08 21:03:03 GMT
    Jonathan Shepherd has verbally committed to Oklahoma State.Jonathan Shepherd has verbally committed to Oklahoma State.

    Every year Oklahoma State seems to snag one of the best players from East Texas and 2018 will be no different. On his personal twitter account Thursday afternoon, Kilgore wide receiver Jonathan Shepherd verbally committed to the Cowboys. With 15 Division I offers from the likes of Houston, TCU, and Texas Tech, Shepherd has chosen to play for head coach Mike Gundy.

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    Every year Oklahoma State seems to snag one of the best players from East Texas and 2018 will be no different. On his personal twitter account Thursday afternoon, Kilgore wide receiver Jonathan Shepherd verbally committed to the Cowboys. With 15 Division I offers from the likes of Houston, TCU, and Texas Tech, Shepherd has chosen to play for head coach Mike Gundy.

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  • Central Heights wins baseball state championship with 10-0 run rule over Wall

    Central Heights wins baseball state championship with 10-0 run rule over Wall

    Thursday, June 8 2017 3:57 PM EDT2017-06-08 19:57:55 GMT

    Central Heights was named the 3A state champions after beating Wall 10-0 in 5 innings Thursday at Dell Diamond.

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    Central Heights was named the 3A state champions after beating Wall 10-0 in 5 innings Thursday at Dell Diamond.

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  • Sports WebXtra: H.S. baseball state tournament results

    Sports WebXtra: H.S. baseball state tournament results

    Thursday, June 8 2017 12:03 AM EDT2017-06-08 04:03:16 GMT
    Central Heights won its state semifinal game on Wednesday.Central Heights won its state semifinal game on Wednesday.

    Union Hill baseball left for the state tournament on Wednesday, but two other East Texas teams took the field in Round Rock. From Class 3A Central Heights, who has been ranked number one a majority of the season, took on Whitesboro in the semifinals.

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    Union Hill baseball left for the state tournament on Wednesday, but two other East Texas teams took the field in Round Rock. From Class 3A Central Heights, who has been ranked number one a majority of the season, took on Whitesboro in the semifinals.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Union Hill leaves for state tournament

    Sports WebXtra: Union Hill leaves for state tournament

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 11:52 PM EDT2017-06-08 03:52:47 GMT
    Union Hill left for the state tournament on Wednesday.Union Hill left for the state tournament on Wednesday.

    There was a great scene in Gilmer Wednesday morning as the Union Hill baseball team departed for the state tournament. Final four bound for the second time in program history, the Bulldogs will take on Abbott in the Class 1A semifinals on Friday morning in Round Rock.

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    There was a great scene in Gilmer Wednesday morning as the Union Hill baseball team departed for the state tournament. Final four bound for the second time in program history, the Bulldogs will take on Abbott in the Class 1A semifinals on Friday morning in Round Rock.

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  • Sports WebXtra: East Texan reacts to Bob Stoops retiring

    Sports WebXtra: East Texan reacts to Bob Stoops retiring

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-06-08 03:36:44 GMT
    Bob Stoops is retiring after 18 seasons.Bob Stoops is retiring after 18 seasons.

    At the college level, Oklahoma has been fortunate to have head coach Bob Stoops the past 18 seasons, but "Big Game Bob" won't be on sidelines in 2017. In shocking news, Stoops announced Wednesday that he is retiring.. Numerous East Texans including Adrian Peterson, Trent Williams and Lane Johnson, played for Stoops and helped win 10 Big 12 titles.

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    At the college level, Oklahoma has been fortunate to have head coach Bob Stoops the past 18 seasons, but "Big Game Bob" won't be on sidelines in 2017. In shocking news, Stoops announced Wednesday that he is retiring.. Numerous East Texans including Adrian Peterson, Trent Williams and Lane Johnson, played for Stoops and helped win 10 Big 12 titles.

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  • Jonny Louvier leaving as head coach of Frankston to be assistant at Tyler Lee

    Jonny Louvier leaving as head coach of Frankston to be assistant at Tyler Lee

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-06-07 20:58:03 GMT
    Jonny Louvier is leaving Frankston to be an assistant at Tyler Lee.Jonny Louvier is leaving Frankston to be an assistant at Tyler Lee.

    After just one season as the head football coach at Frankston, Jonny Louvier is leaving to be an assistant at Tyler Lee under new head coach Kurt Traylor.

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    After just one season as the head football coach at Frankston, Jonny Louvier is leaving to be an assistant at Tyler Lee under new head coach Kurt Traylor.

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  • Tom Herman and Texas dominating East Texas recruiting

    Tom Herman and Texas dominating East Texas recruiting

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 11:55 PM EDT2017-06-07 03:55:48 GMT
    Herman and his staff are dominating recruiting in East Texas.Herman and his staff are dominating recruiting in East Texas.

    He hasn't led the University of Texas to a single win on the football field, but the top players in East Texas, who also happen to be some of the best in the nation are buying what head coach Tom Herman is selling. Herman and his staff co-hosted a satellite camp with East Texas Baptist on Monday, and the first year head man said he was glad to be back in the region.

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    He hasn't led the University of Texas to a single win on the football field, but the top players in East Texas, who also happen to be some of the best in the nation are buying what head coach Tom Herman is selling. Herman and his staff co-hosted a satellite camp with East Texas Baptist on Monday, and the first year head man said he was glad to be back in the region.

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  • Former Cowboys and nearly 200 people participate in Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament

    Former Cowboys and nearly 200 people participate in Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 11:49 PM EDT2017-06-07 03:49:38 GMT
    Kenny Gant (left) participated in the Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament.Kenny Gant (left) participated in the Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament.

    If Dez Bryant keep its up, the Lufkin native will go down as one of the best to ever wear the star. Speaking of, former Cowboy greats and Super Bowl champions Kenny Gant and Billy Joe DuPree were in East Texas Tuesday to support a good cause. Over 190 women and men came out to participate in the 17th annual Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament at Holly Lake Ranch.

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    If Dez Bryant keep its up, the Lufkin native will go down as one of the best to ever wear the star. Speaking of, former Cowboy greats and Super Bowl champions Kenny Gant and Billy Joe DuPree were in East Texas Tuesday to support a good cause. Over 190 women and men came out to participate in the 17th annual Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament at Holly Lake Ranch.

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  • Mike Maddox leaves Grace for position as Lindale's Athletic Director

    Mike Maddox leaves Grace for position as Lindale's Athletic Director

    Monday, June 5 2017 7:29 PM EDT2017-06-05 23:29:02 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff
    Grace Community Athletics Press Release Grace Community School is proud to announce Coach Norm Thompson will serve as interim varsity football coach.  Coach Thompson has been with Grace Community School since 2008 as a physics teacher, defensive coordinator, and track coach. Coach Thompson received his bachelor's degree from Stephen F. Austin. Since 1981, Coach Thompson has served in various roles, as high school teacher, assistant football coach, head football coach, and athle...More >>
    Grace Community Athletics Press Release Grace Community School is proud to announce Coach Norm Thompson will serve as interim varsity football coach.  Coach Thompson has been with Grace Community School since 2008 as a physics teacher, defensive coordinator, and track coach. Coach Thompson received his bachelor's degree from Stephen F. Austin. Since 1981, Coach Thompson has served in various roles, as high school teacher, assistant football coach, head football coach, and athle...More >>
  • Bullard High School to name new head soccer coach

    Bullard High School to name new head soccer coach

    Monday, June 5 2017 5:34 PM EDT2017-06-05 21:34:43 GMT
    Coach Darren Vossler stands on the field with his daughter. (Source: Family photo)Coach Darren Vossler stands on the field with his daughter. (Source: Family photo)

    Bullard High School will soon have a new soccer coach. 

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    Bullard High School will soon have a new soccer coach. 

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  • Tyler ISD confirms Kurt Traylor as head coach at Robert E. Lee

    Tyler ISD confirms Kurt Traylor as head coach at Robert E. Lee

    Monday, June 5 2017 3:52 PM EDT2017-06-05 19:52:25 GMT
    (Source: Tyler ISD)(Source: Tyler ISD)

    Kurt Traylor is the new head coach at Tyler Lee.

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    Kurt Traylor is the new head coach at Tyler Lee.

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  • Regional Final Results - Woden and Central Heights advance to state

    Regional Final Results - Woden and Central Heights advance to state

    Saturday, June 3 2017 11:38 PM EDT2017-06-04 03:38:51 GMT
    CLASS 4A Region II Pleasant Grove vs. Decatur (Best-of-three series) At Mike Carter Field, Tyler Game 1: Pleasant Grove 10, Decatur 2 Game 2: Pleasant Grove 1, Decatur 0 (8 innings) CLASS 3A Region II Beckville vs. Whitesboro (Best-of-three series) At Rockwall-Heath HS Game 1: Whitesboro 7, Beckville 5 Game 2: Whitesboro 2, Beckville 1 Region III Nacogdoches Central Heights vs. Kirbyville (Best-of-three series) At Crosby HS Game 1: Kirbyville 1, Cen...More >>
    CLASS 4A Region II Pleasant Grove vs. Decatur (Best-of-three series) At Mike Carter Field, Tyler Game 1: Pleasant Grove 10, Decatur 2 Game 2: Pleasant Grove 1, Decatur 0 (8 innings) CLASS 3A Region II Beckville vs. Whitesboro (Best-of-three series) At Rockwall-Heath HS Game 1: Whitesboro 7, Beckville 5 Game 2: Whitesboro 2, Beckville 1 Region III Nacogdoches Central Heights vs. Kirbyville (Best-of-three series) At Crosby HS Game 1: Kirbyville 1, Cen...More >>
  • Apaches return home with 4th National Championship

    Apaches return home with 4th National Championship

    Friday, June 2 2017 6:29 PM EDT2017-06-02 22:29:19 GMT
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    Four seasons have come and gone but one thing has stayed constant. The Tyler Junior College Apaches are the last team left dogpiling in celebration.  "I knew I could get to it. I wasn't going to let the right fielder catch it, I wanted it. On the way down I kinda started celebrating in my mind, caught it, and then just got over to the dogpile as fast as I could," said Matt Mikusek, sophomore infielder.  "It was amazing. It was the best feeling of my life get...

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    Four seasons have come and gone but one thing has stayed constant. The Tyler Junior College Apaches are the last team left dogpiling in celebration.  "I knew I could get to it. I wasn't going to let the right fielder catch it, I wanted it. On the way down I kinda started celebrating in my mind, caught it, and then just got over to the dogpile as fast as I could," said Matt Mikusek, sophomore infielder.  "It was amazing. It was the best feeling of my life get...

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  • Baylor pitcher Drew Robertson prepares for Region Tournament looking back on what he's gone through to get here

    Baylor pitcher Drew Robertson prepares for Region Tournament looking back on what he's gone through to get here

    Thursday, June 1 2017 7:09 PM EDT2017-06-01 23:09:36 GMT
    KXXV StaffKXXV Staff

    "They just said it's going to be a long time, it's going to be a long process. However you handle it how it's going to turn out," said Drew Robertson, Tyler native and Baylor pitcher.  Drew Robertson is no stranger to overcoming obstacles. The summer before his freshman year at Brook Hill High School, Robertson was involved in an RTV accident that threatened to end his baseball career before it even started.  "I tried to maybe jump out, so my leg was hanging...

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    "They just said it's going to be a long time, it's going to be a long process. However you handle it how it's going to turn out," said Drew Robertson, Tyler native and Baylor pitcher.  Drew Robertson is no stranger to overcoming obstacles. The summer before his freshman year at Brook Hill High School, Robertson was involved in an RTV accident that threatened to end his baseball career before it even started.  "I tried to maybe jump out, so my leg was hanging...

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  • Hughes Springs and Woden softball fall at state tournament

    Hughes Springs and Woden softball fall at state tournament

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-06-01 03:44:25 GMT
    Hughes Springs falls at the state tournament.Hughes Springs falls at the state tournament.

    In high school softball, a pair of East Texas teams are hoping to bring back a state title from Austin. From Class 3A, Hughes Springs made its first ever trip to the final four.

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    In high school softball, a pair of East Texas teams are hoping to bring back a state title from Austin. From Class 3A, Hughes Springs made its first ever trip to the final four.

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  • Arp's DeMarvion Overshown verbally commits to Texas; Earl Campbell talks ETX to Austin

    Arp's DeMarvion Overshown verbally commits to Texas; Earl Campbell talks ETX to Austin

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-06-01 03:19:48 GMT
    Overshown commits to Texas.Overshown commits to Texas.

    It's fitting Earl Campbell was in East Texas Wednesday, because the top talent from the region and nation is deciding to attend his Alma Mater. On his twitter account Wednesday night DeMarvion Overshown verbally committed to Texas. The Arp safety from the class of 2018 is the most sought after recruit from our area and holds 30 Division I offers.

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    It's fitting Earl Campbell was in East Texas Wednesday, because the top talent from the region and nation is deciding to attend his Alma Mater. On his twitter account Wednesday night DeMarvion Overshown verbally committed to Texas. The Arp safety from the class of 2018 is the most sought after recruit from our area and holds 30 Division I offers.

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  • Tyler Lee student athlete receives Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award scholarship

    Tyler Lee student athlete receives Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award scholarship

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-06-01 03:12:26 GMT
    Harmon wins the 2017 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award scholarship.Harmon wins the 2017 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award scholarship.

    Since the 2013 season, the top offensive player in Division I college football with ties to the lone star state has received the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award. In order to help and recognize outstanding high school student athletes from smith county, Campbell and SPORTyler created the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose scholarship in 2014. In its third year of existence, Tyler Lee's Venisha Harmon has been awarded the $5,00 scholarship for 2017.

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    Since the 2013 season, the top offensive player in Division I college football with ties to the lone star state has received the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award. In order to help and recognize outstanding high school student athletes from smith county, Campbell and SPORTyler created the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose scholarship in 2014. In its third year of existence, Tyler Lee's Venisha Harmon has been awarded the $5,00 scholarship for 2017.

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  • Tyler Junior College baseball wins fourth straight national title

    Tyler Junior College baseball wins fourth straight national title

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 9:53 PM EDT2017-06-01 01:53:49 GMT
    TJC baseball claims its fourth straight championship.TJC baseball claims its fourth straight championship.

    Kings of the dogpile, the Tyler baseball team entered the night with a chance to claim the 2017 Division III Junior College national championship. 

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    Kings of the dogpile, the Tyler baseball team entered the night with a chance to claim the 2017 Division III Junior College national championship. 

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  • Sports WebXtra: Cowboys OTAs update

    Sports WebXtra: Cowboys OTAs update

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 12:11 AM EDT2017-05-31 04:11:32 GMT
    Ezekiel Elliott returns to practice during OTAs.Ezekiel Elliott returns to practice during OTAs.

    At the pro level, the Cowboys returned to the field Tuesday afternoon and began their second week of organized team activities. After missing the first session while recovering body soreness following a car accident, running back Ezekiel Elliott is back in action. It will be interesting to see what Elliott does during his second year in the league, but the same goes for Dak Prescott.

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    At the pro level, the Cowboys returned to the field Tuesday afternoon and began their second week of organized team activities. After missing the first session while recovering body soreness following a car accident, running back Ezekiel Elliott is back in action. It will be interesting to see what Elliott does during his second year in the league, but the same goes for Dak Prescott.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Carthage running back Keaontay Ingram commits to Texas

    Sports WebXtra: Carthage running back Keaontay Ingram commits to Texas

    Wednesday, May 31 2017 12:05 AM EDT2017-05-31 04:05:00 GMT
    Keaontay Ingram commits to Texas.Keaontay Ingram commits to Texas.

    From Tyler native Earl Campbell to Ricky Williams, the University of Texas has produced some of the best running backs in college football history. Perhaps Carthage star Keaontay Ingram will be the next. On his twitter account Tuesday afternoon, the four star recruit announced his verbal commitment to the Longhorns.

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    From Tyler native Earl Campbell to Ricky Williams, the University of Texas has produced some of the best running backs in college football history. Perhaps Carthage star Keaontay Ingram will be the next. On his twitter account Tuesday afternoon, the four star recruit announced his verbal commitment to the Longhorns.

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  • Woden softball set for first trip to state tournament

    Woden softball set for first trip to state tournament

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 11:56 PM EDT2017-05-31 03:56:25 GMT
    Woden is headed to the state tournament.Woden is headed to the state tournament.

    At the high school ranks, two East Texas softball teams have qualified for the state tournament. We heard from Hughes Springs Monday night, so now the focus is on Woden. The Lady Eagles, from class 2A, are final four bound for the first time in program history.

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    At the high school ranks, two East Texas softball teams have qualified for the state tournament. We heard from Hughes Springs Monday night, so now the focus is on Woden. The Lady Eagles, from class 2A, are final four bound for the first time in program history.

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  • TJC baseball closing in on history

    TJC baseball closing in on history

    Tuesday, May 30 2017 11:49 PM EDT2017-05-31 03:49:58 GMT
    TJC is one win from winning its fourth straight title.TJC is one win from winning its fourth straight title.

    It's been all business at the Division II World Series for the Tyler Junior College baseball team. But, thanks to three straight wins in Greeneville, Tennessee, the Apaches had the day off and hit the pool.

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    It's been all business at the Division II World Series for the Tyler Junior College baseball team. But, thanks to three straight wins in Greeneville, Tennessee, the Apaches had the day off and hit the pool.

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  • Hughes Springs softball preps for first appearance in Class 3A state tournament

    Hughes Springs softball preps for first appearance in Class 3A state tournament

    Monday, May 29 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-05-30 02:23:49 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff

    Out of the hundreds of teams in Texas that participate in Class 3A softball, only four hit the practice field Monday, preparing for the state tournament in Austin. East Texas' own Hughes Springs was one of them.  

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    Out of the hundreds of teams in Texas that participate in Class 3A softball, only four hit the practice field Monday, preparing for the state tournament in Austin. East Texas' own Hughes Springs was one of them.  

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  • Tiger Woods arrested on DUI charges

    Tiger Woods arrested on DUI charges

    Monday, May 29 2017 11:29 AM EDT2017-05-29 15:29:29 GMT
    Monday, May 29 2017 6:27 PM EDT2017-05-29 22:27:28 GMT

    The professional golfer was arrested about 3 a.m. in Jupiter, FL.

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    The professional golfer was arrested about 3 a.m. in Jupiter, FL.

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  • H.S. baseball and softball scores and highlights from Saturday

    H.S. baseball and softball scores and highlights from Saturday

    Sunday, May 28 2017 1:05 AM EDT2017-05-28 05:05:17 GMT
    Scores from Saturday.Scores from Saturday.

    H.S. softball regional final scores

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    H.S. softball regional final scores

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  • UT-Tyler softball has day off; learns next opponent at World Series

    UT-Tyler softball has day off; learns next opponent at World Series

    Sunday, May 28 2017 12:54 AM EDT2017-05-28 04:54:31 GMT
    UT-Tylert needs one win on Sunday to advance to finals.UT-Tylert needs one win on Sunday to advance to finals.

    UT Tyler will play Virginia Wesleyan at noon on Sunday at the NCAA Division III Softball Championship after the Marlins eliminated Illinois Wesleyan on Saturday at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium Complex to advance for a rematch against the Patriots.

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    UT Tyler will play Virginia Wesleyan at noon on Sunday at the NCAA Division III Softball Championship after the Marlins eliminated Illinois Wesleyan on Saturday at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium Complex to advance for a rematch against the Patriots.

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  • Hudson product Kelsee Selman big in Baylor's super regional win

    Hudson product Kelsee Selman big in Baylor's super regional win

    Sunday, May 28 2017 12:51 AM EDT2017-05-28 04:51:09 GMT
    Baylor keeps season alive with big win.Baylor keeps season alive with big win.

    At the Division I level, Baylor and Arizona continued their best of three super regional series. Former Lufkin Hudson star Kelsee Selman and the Lady Bears faced a must win after losing game one Friday night.

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    At the Division I level, Baylor and Arizona continued their best of three super regional series. Former Lufkin Hudson star Kelsee Selman and the Lady Bears faced a must win after losing game one Friday night.

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  • Former Lufkin Panther Trey Cumbie helps Houston advance to AAC title game

    Former Lufkin Panther Trey Cumbie helps Houston advance to AAC title game

    Sunday, May 28 2017 12:44 AM EDT2017-05-28 04:44:47 GMT
    Trey Cumbie pitched seven shutout innings.Trey Cumbie pitched seven shutout innings.

    For the fourth straight year, Houston Baseball wins its way into the American Baseball Championship title game in Clearwater, Fla. after earning a convincing 13-3 win over (3) UConn on Saturday in the semifinal round at Spectrum Field. The Cougars scored five runs in the fifth inning and never let up as they backed their ace starter in Trey Cumbie, who improved to 10-1 on the year.

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    For the fourth straight year, Houston Baseball wins its way into the American Baseball Championship title game in Clearwater, Fla. after earning a convincing 13-3 win over (3) UConn on Saturday in the semifinal round at Spectrum Field. The Cougars scored five runs in the fifth inning and never let up as they backed their ace starter in Trey Cumbie, who improved to 10-1 on the year.

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  • TJC baseball opens World Series with blowout win

    TJC baseball opens World Series with blowout win

    Sunday, May 28 2017 12:39 AM EDT2017-05-28 04:39:41 GMT
    TJC baseball won its national tournament opener 10-2.TJC baseball won its national tournament opener 10-2.

    Prince George's Community College falls 10-2 in seven innings to Tyler Junior College in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III Baseball World Series on Saturday.

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    Prince George's Community College falls 10-2 in seven innings to Tyler Junior College in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III Baseball World Series on Saturday.

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  • UT-Tyler's Whitney Simmons wins national championship

    UT-Tyler's Whitney Simmons wins national championship

    Sunday, May 28 2017 12:35 AM EDT2017-05-28 04:35:32 GMT
    Whitney Simmons is a national champion.Whitney Simmons is a national champion.

    Whitney Simmons won her second straight NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Hammer Throw National Championship and broke her own national record with a mark of 64.03 meters on the final throw of her collegiate career on Saturday at the SPIRE Institute.

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    Whitney Simmons won her second straight NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Hammer Throw National Championship and broke her own national record with a mark of 64.03 meters on the final throw of her collegiate career on Saturday at the SPIRE Institute.

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  • UT-Tyler softball wins in blowout fashion at World Series

    UT-Tyler softball wins in blowout fashion at World Series

    Saturday, May 27 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-05-27 04:12:41 GMT
    UT-Tyler won 13-0.UT-Tyler won 13-0.

    UT Tyler pitcher Alaina Kissinger threw a complete-game shutout where her team gave her an 8-0 lead before she delivered her first pitch in a 13-0 win over Amherst College on Friday as the Patriots improved to 2-0 in the NCAA Division III Softball Championship at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium Complex.

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    UT Tyler pitcher Alaina Kissinger threw a complete-game shutout where her team gave her an 8-0 lead before she delivered her first pitch in a 13-0 win over Amherst College on Friday as the Patriots improved to 2-0 in the NCAA Division III Softball Championship at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium Complex.

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  • East Texan gunning for back to back national championships

    East Texan gunning for back to back national championships

    Saturday, May 27 2017 12:09 AM EDT2017-05-27 04:09:41 GMT
    Whitney Simmons is going for back to back national titles.Whitney Simmons is going for back to back national titles.

    UT Tyler senior Whitney Simmons will attempt to cap her historic career with a third national title and seventh all-America honor when she competes in the hammer throw at the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

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    UT Tyler senior Whitney Simmons will attempt to cap her historic career with a third national title and seventh all-America honor when she competes in the hammer throw at the NCAA Division III Track & Field Championships at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

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  • Lindale ISD new head football coach 'thankful,' 'fortunate' to lead Eagles

    Lindale ISD new head football coach 'thankful,' 'fortunate' to lead Eagles

    Friday, May 26 2017 12:05 PM EDT2017-05-26 16:05:00 GMT
    Chris Cochran (Source: Lindale ISD, Facebook)Chris Cochran (Source: Lindale ISD, Facebook)

    The new head football coach for Lindale ISD says he's 'thankful' and 'fortunate' after he was promoted from defensive coordinator.

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    The new head football coach for Lindale ISD says he's 'thankful' and 'fortunate' after he was promoted from defensive coordinator.

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  • SFA baseball season comes to an end in dramatic fashion

    SFA baseball season comes to an end in dramatic fashion

    Friday, May 26 2017 12:26 AM EDT2017-05-26 04:26:21 GMT
    SFA baseball is eliminated from the Southland Conference tournament.SFA baseball is eliminated from the Southland Conference tournament.

    Down by one in the bottom of the 10th inning, Stephen F. Austin freshman Josh Campbell sent a hard single to up the middle and pinch runner Chad Dunlop tried to score the game-tying run from second only to see New Orleans shortstop Aaron Palmer recover from knocking the ball down and throw out Dunlop at the plate which ended the `Jacks' season in a 4-3 loss in a Southland Conference Tournament elimination game at Constellation Field Thursday morning.

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    Down by one in the bottom of the 10th inning, Stephen F. Austin freshman Josh Campbell sent a hard single to up the middle and pinch runner Chad Dunlop tried to score the game-tying run from second only to see New Orleans shortstop Aaron Palmer recover from knocking the ball down and throw out Dunlop at the plate which ended the `Jacks' season in a 4-3 loss in a Southland Conference Tournament elimination game at Constellation Field Thursday morning.

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  • Chris Cochran accepts head football coach position at Lindale ISD

    Chris Cochran accepts head football coach position at Lindale ISD

    Friday, May 26 2017 12:20 AM EDT2017-05-26 04:20:23 GMT

    Lindale ISD has a new head football coach as of Thursday. 

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    Lindale ISD has a new head football coach as of Thursday. 

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  • H.S. baseball and softball playoff scores

    H.S. baseball and softball playoff scores

    Friday, May 26 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-05-26 04:17:27 GMT
    High school baseball scores from Thursday night.High school baseball scores from Thursday night.

    H.S. baseball regional semifinal and softball regional final scores from Thursday.

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    H.S. baseball regional semifinal and softball regional final scores from Thursday.

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  • UT-Tyler softball opens DIII World Series with win

    UT-Tyler softball opens DIII World Series with win

    Friday, May 26 2017 12:04 AM EDT2017-05-26 04:04:56 GMT
    UT-Tyler softball wins its opening game at the national tournament.UT-Tyler softball wins its opening game at the national tournament.

    Cheyenne Thompson and Whitney Romero each hit solo home runs and Alaina Kissinger and Miranda Leal were brilliant in the pitcher’s circle to lead No. 4 UT Tyler to a 4-1 win over No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan on the opening day of the NCAA Division III Softball Championship at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium Complex.

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    Cheyenne Thompson and Whitney Romero each hit solo home runs and Alaina Kissinger and Miranda Leal were brilliant in the pitcher’s circle to lead No. 4 UT Tyler to a 4-1 win over No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan on the opening day of the NCAA Division III Softball Championship at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium Complex.

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  • East Texan hoping to bring Arena football to Tyler

    East Texan hoping to bring Arena football to Tyler

    Friday, May 26 2017 12:01 AM EDT2017-05-26 04:01:52 GMT
    Jon Lyles hopes to bring an arena football team to Tyler.Jon Lyles hopes to bring an arena football team to Tyler.

    If East Texas native Jon Lyles can execute his plan of attack, then Tyler will be home to an arena football team by 2019. There have been several other attempts to bring indoor football to the region, but they have been widely unsuccessful. Lyles though seems to have his ducks in a row. It also doesn't hurt the Arp native is an arena football guru.

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    If East Texas native Jon Lyles can execute his plan of attack, then Tyler will be home to an arena football team by 2019. There have been several other attempts to bring indoor football to the region, but they have been widely unsuccessful. Lyles though seems to have his ducks in a row. It also doesn't hurt the Arp native is an arena football guru.

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  • Robert E. Lee head football coach resigns

    Robert E. Lee head football coach resigns

    Thursday, May 25 2017 5:58 PM EDT2017-05-25 21:58:13 GMT
    (Source: KLTV Staff)(Source: KLTV Staff)

    The Tyler Independent School District has confirmed Robert E. Lee High School's head football coach has resigned. 

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    The Tyler Independent School District has confirmed Robert E. Lee High School's head football coach has resigned. 

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  • Sports WebXtra: Cowboys OTAs update

    Sports WebXtra: Cowboys OTAs update

    Thursday, May 25 2017 12:24 AM EDT2017-05-25 04:24:46 GMT
    Ezekiel Elliott is missing OTAs after a minor car accident.Ezekiel Elliott is missing OTAs after a minor car accident.

    When it comes to the Cowboys, there is always off-the field news to talk about. And this week, the team is actually in action for organized team activities. On Tuesday, word came down about defensive end David Irving appealing a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Wednesday afternoon, running back Ezekiel Elliott dominated headlines after being in a car accident on Sunday night.

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    When it comes to the Cowboys, there is always off-the field news to talk about. And this week, the team is actually in action for organized team activities. On Tuesday, word came down about defensive end David Irving appealing a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Wednesday afternoon, running back Ezekiel Elliott dominated headlines after being in a car accident on Sunday night.

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  • Sports WebXtra: UT-Tyler softball ready to defend national title

    Sports WebXtra: UT-Tyler softball ready to defend national title

    Thursday, May 25 2017 12:20 AM EDT2017-05-25 04:20:16 GMT
    UT-Tyler softball opens play the World Series on Thursday.UT-Tyler softball opens play the World Series on Thursday.

    It's game time for the UT-Tyler softball team. The Patriots open play at the Division III World Series Thursday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. against number one Virginia Wesleyan. This year is a little different for head coach Mike Reed and his team because for the first time, the DIII national tournament is in Oklahoma City and on the same field as the Division I World Series.

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    It's game time for the UT-Tyler softball team. The Patriots open play at the Division III World Series Thursday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. against number one Virginia Wesleyan. This year is a little different for head coach Mike Reed and his team because for the first time, the DIII national tournament is in Oklahoma City and on the same field as the Division I World Series.

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  • SFA baseball drops opening game of SLC tournament

    SFA baseball drops opening game of SLC tournament

    Thursday, May 25 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-05-25 04:14:48 GMT
    SFA bases drops SLC tournament opener.SFA bases drops SLC tournament opener.

    Playing in the opening game of the Southland Conference Tournament, the sixth-seeded Stephen F. Austin baseball team had no answer for the offensive firepower of third-seeded Sam Houston State as the ‘Jacks fell to the Bearkats 13-1 in seven innings Wednesday morning at Constellation Field.

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    Playing in the opening game of the Southland Conference Tournament, the sixth-seeded Stephen F. Austin baseball team had no answer for the offensive firepower of third-seeded Sam Houston State as the ‘Jacks fell to the Bearkats 13-1 in seven innings Wednesday morning at Constellation Field.

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  • TJC baseball departs for World Series hoping to make history

    TJC baseball departs for World Series hoping to make history

    Thursday, May 25 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-05-25 04:12:01 GMT
    TJC baseball can make history at the DIII World Series.TJC baseball can make history at the DIII World Series.

    Each of the past three years has ended with an epic dogpile and national championship trophy for the Tyler Junior College baseball team. Wednesday, the Apaches loaded up and headed to Greeneville, Tennessee hoping to make history and pull off a four-peat.

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    Each of the past three years has ended with an epic dogpile and national championship trophy for the Tyler Junior College baseball team. Wednesday, the Apaches loaded up and headed to Greeneville, Tennessee hoping to make history and pull off a four-peat.

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  • H.S. baseball regional semifinal scores from Wednesday

    H.S. baseball regional semifinal scores from Wednesday

    Thursday, May 25 2017 12:07 AM EDT2017-05-25 04:07:17 GMT
    Regional semifinal scores from Wednesday.Regional semifinal scores from Wednesday.

    Ten high school baseball teams from our area are closing in on a trip to the state tournament. Now a couple regional semifinal matchups are all East affairs, so while that is entertaining, a few squads will automatically be eliminated. That was not the case Wednesday night though.

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    Ten high school baseball teams from our area are closing in on a trip to the state tournament. Now a couple regional semifinal matchups are all East affairs, so while that is entertaining, a few squads will automatically be eliminated. That was not the case Wednesday night though.

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  • Small and mighty Sam: Eagles dedicate their season to coach's son

    Small and mighty Sam: Eagles dedicate their season to coach's son

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:18 AM EDT2017-05-24 08:18:26 GMT
    Source: KLTV staffSource: KLTV staff

    Sam Martinez is a nine-month old East Texan and the driving force behind the New Diana baseball team.

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    Sam Martinez is a nine-month old East Texan and the driving force behind the New Diana baseball team.

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  • Heading to OKC: UT Tyler Patriots prepare to defend their title

    Heading to OKC: UT Tyler Patriots prepare to defend their title

    Monday, May 22 2017 11:49 PM EDT2017-05-23 03:49:15 GMT
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    The UT Tyler Patriots are headed to Oklahoma City to compete for back to back national titles. It's an opportunity this team has been working toward all season long.  "Anytime you get to dogpile its a really special moment. And especially for some of these freshman and transfers who have never experienced a world series. Its an overwhelming joy for them that they are going to get to experience this and take it all in," said KK Stevens, senior Patriot catcher. ...More >>
    The UT Tyler Patriots are headed to Oklahoma City to compete for back to back national titles. It's an opportunity this team has been working toward all season long.  "Anytime you get to dogpile its a really special moment. And especially for some of these freshman and transfers who have never experienced a world series. Its an overwhelming joy for them that they are going to get to experience this and take it all in," said KK Stevens, senior Patriot catcher. ...More >>
  • TJC baseball takes District C tournament advances to World Series

    TJC baseball takes District C tournament advances to World Series

    Saturday, May 20 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-05-21 03:12:32 GMT
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    After taking down Eastfield on Friday, the Tyler Junior College Apache baseball team was just one win away from headed to the NJCAA DIII World Series in Greeneville, Tennessee.  In the District C Tournament Championship, the Apaches went head to head with Belhaven. TJC easily jumped up to a 4-0 lead in the top of the third inning. From there they went on to score another four runs to gain the 8-0 lead.  Belhaven started to hack away at the lead later on, but by then it was...More >>
    After taking down Eastfield on Friday, the Tyler Junior College Apache baseball team was just one win away from headed to the NJCAA DIII World Series in Greeneville, Tennessee.  In the District C Tournament Championship, the Apaches went head to head with Belhaven. TJC easily jumped up to a 4-0 lead in the top of the third inning. From there they went on to score another four runs to gain the 8-0 lead.  Belhaven started to hack away at the lead later on, but by then it was...More >>
  • SFA baseball will open up Southland Conference Tournament against SHU

    SFA baseball will open up Southland Conference Tournament against SHU

    Saturday, May 20 2017 11:04 PM EDT2017-05-21 03:04:44 GMT
    Southland Conference Release The 2017 Southland Conference Baseball Tournament will take place Wednesday, May 24 to Saturday, May 27 at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas. The double-elimination tournament will include the conference's top eight teams. The teams will be placed into two brackets with the two bracket winners meeting in the winner-take-all championship game Saturday, May 27 at 6 p.m. The winner of the tournament will receive the Southland Conference's automatic b...More >>
    Southland Conference Release The 2017 Southland Conference Baseball Tournament will take place Wednesday, May 24 to Saturday, May 27 at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas. The double-elimination tournament will include the conference's top eight teams. The teams will be placed into two brackets with the two bracket winners meeting in the winner-take-all championship game Saturday, May 27 at 6 p.m. The winner of the tournament will receive the Southland Conference's automatic b...More >>
  • UT Tyler heading to OKC after Super Regional sweep

    UT Tyler heading to OKC after Super Regional sweep

    Saturday, May 20 2017 10:59 PM EDT2017-05-21 02:59:03 GMT
    UT Tyler AthleticsUT Tyler Athletics
    UT Tyler Athletics Release  The UT Tyler Patriots are heading to the program’s sixth NCAA Division III Championship after erupting for six runs in the fifth inning and earning a 7-3 win over East Texas Baptist on Saturday in the Tyler Super Regional at Suddenlink Field. The Patriots (44-4) are the defending NCAA DIII National Champion and will look to defend their title next week at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium from May 25-30 in Oklahoma City. UT Tyler will be making its thir...More >>
    UT Tyler Athletics Release  The UT Tyler Patriots are heading to the program’s sixth NCAA Division III Championship after erupting for six runs in the fifth inning and earning a 7-3 win over East Texas Baptist on Saturday in the Tyler Super Regional at Suddenlink Field. The Patriots (44-4) are the defending NCAA DIII National Champion and will look to defend their title next week at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium from May 25-30 in Oklahoma City. UT Tyler will be making its thir...More >>
  • Patriots take first game of NCAA DIII Championship Tyler Super Regional

    Patriots take first game of NCAA DIII Championship Tyler Super Regional

    Friday, May 19 2017 11:15 PM EDT2017-05-20 03:15:46 GMT
    UT Tyler AthleticsUT Tyler Athletics
    UT Tyler Athletics Release  Cheyenne Thompson hit a grand slam and Alaina Kissinger threw a complete game to lead UT Tyler to a 9-1 win over East Texas Baptist in five innings in the first game of NCAA Division III Championship Tyler Super Regional at Suddenlink Field. The Patriots (43-4) are now one win away from winning their sixth regional championship in program history and advancing to defend last year’s national championship, while ETBU (38-10) will look to stave of...More >>
    UT Tyler Athletics Release  Cheyenne Thompson hit a grand slam and Alaina Kissinger threw a complete game to lead UT Tyler to a 9-1 win over East Texas Baptist in five innings in the first game of NCAA Division III Championship Tyler Super Regional at Suddenlink Field. The Patriots (43-4) are now one win away from winning their sixth regional championship in program history and advancing to defend last year’s national championship, while ETBU (38-10) will look to stave of...More >>
  • UT Tyler baseball falls to Concordia in West Regional

    UT Tyler baseball falls to Concordia in West Regional

    Friday, May 19 2017 11:14 PM EDT2017-05-20 03:14:05 GMT
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    UT Tyler Athletics Release  The UT Tyler baseball team had its season end with a 5-2 loss against Concordia in the NCAA Division III West Regional on Friday at Irwin Field. The Patriots (39-9) matched the single-season wins record, but exits the tournament after losses to Rhodes College and the Tornados who scored four of their five runs in the second inning on five hits. Cason Adams (8-1) took the loss for the Patriots after surrendering five earned runs on nine hits. He woul...More >>
    UT Tyler Athletics Release  The UT Tyler baseball team had its season end with a 5-2 loss against Concordia in the NCAA Division III West Regional on Friday at Irwin Field. The Patriots (39-9) matched the single-season wins record, but exits the tournament after losses to Rhodes College and the Tornados who scored four of their five runs in the second inning on five hits. Cason Adams (8-1) took the loss for the Patriots after surrendering five earned runs on nine hits. He woul...More >>
  • H.S. baseball and softball playoff scores

    H.S. baseball and softball playoff scores

    Friday, May 19 2017 12:08 AM EDT2017-05-19 04:08:07 GMT
    H.S. softball and baseball scores.H.S. softball and baseball scores.

    H.S. baseball regional quarterfinal scores

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    H.S. baseball regional quarterfinal scores

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  • TJC baseball opens District C tournament with win; UT-Tyler drops West Regional opener

    TJC baseball opens District C tournament with win; UT-Tyler drops West Regional opener

    Thursday, May 18 2017 11:51 PM EDT2017-05-19 03:51:46 GMT
    TJC opens its District C tournament with a win.TJC opens its District C tournament with a win.

    If any of our college teams clinch a spot in the World Series in the coming days, we will have the epic video because UT-Tyler softball, UT-Tyler baseball, and TJC baseball are all hosting qualifying tournaments. The Patriot ladies and ETBU don't begin until Friday, but both baseball squads opened their respective double-elimination tournaments Thursday afternoon.

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    If any of our college teams clinch a spot in the World Series in the coming days, we will have the epic video because UT-Tyler softball, UT-Tyler baseball, and TJC baseball are all hosting qualifying tournaments. The Patriot ladies and ETBU don't begin until Friday, but both baseball squads opened their respective double-elimination tournaments Thursday afternoon.

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  • Sports WebXtra: TJC enters District C tournament as the team to beat

    Sports WebXtra: TJC enters District C tournament as the team to beat

    Thursday, May 18 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-05-18 04:13:16 GMT
    TJC baseball opens District C play Thursday.TJC baseball opens District C play Thursday.

    Over at Mike Carter Field, the Tyler Junior College baseball team is set to host a six-team District C tournament, which starts Thursday. The winner of the double-elimination event will punch its ticket to the NJCAA World Series.

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    Over at Mike Carter Field, the Tyler Junior College baseball team is set to host a six-team District C tournament, which starts Thursday. The winner of the double-elimination event will punch its ticket to the NJCAA World Series.

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  • Sports WebXtra: UT-Tyler baseball hoping to finally break through

    Sports WebXtra: UT-Tyler baseball hoping to finally break through

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 11:55 PM EDT2017-05-18 03:55:13 GMT
    UT-Tyler begins the regional tournament on Thursday.UT-Tyler begins the regional tournament on Thursday.

    With one more win, the UT-Tyler baseball program will set a new record for wins in a season. However, to reach new heights the Patriots need several victories in the upcoming regional tournament on their home field. UT-Tyler opens the double-elimination six-team event Thursday morning at 11 o'clock against Rhodes College.

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    With one more win, the UT-Tyler baseball program will set a new record for wins in a season. However, to reach new heights the Patriots need several victories in the upcoming regional tournament on their home field. UT-Tyler opens the double-elimination six-team event Thursday morning at 11 o'clock against Rhodes College.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Mahomes talks improvement from minicamp

    Sports WebXtra: Mahomes talks improvement from minicamp

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-05-18 03:47:48 GMT
    Mahomes II is taking to the Chiefs teaching.Mahomes II is taking to the Chiefs teaching.

    SMU head coach Chad Morris and assistant Jeff Traylor would love to land a top prospect like Patrick Mahomes II in the coming years. The Whitehouse product and former Texas Tech star was recently drafted number 10 overall by the Chiefs. Mahomes has gone through rookie minicamp with Kansas City and next up is organized team activities.

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    SMU head coach Chad Morris and assistant Jeff Traylor would love to land a top prospect like Patrick Mahomes II in the coming years. The Whitehouse product and former Texas Tech star was recently drafted number 10 overall by the Chiefs. Mahomes has gone through rookie minicamp with Kansas City and next up is organized team activities.

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  • Pony Up: Jeff Traylor speaks to East Texas high school coaches at clinic in Tyler

    Pony Up: Jeff Traylor speaks to East Texas high school coaches at clinic in Tyler

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 11:39 PM EDT2017-05-18 03:39:29 GMT
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    Gilmer native and SMU Assistant Head Coach Jeff Traylor, has been making the rounds in East Texas heavily recruiting the region these past months. However, his recent stop in Tyler was to talk not to high school athletes, but to their coaches.  "It's my favorite time coming back to East Texas. Being around the pine trees, being back around the lakes and seeing coaches. I enjoy it," said Mustangs Coach Jeff Traylor.   Since Coach Traylor joined up with M...More >>
    Gilmer native and SMU Assistant Head Coach Jeff Traylor, has been making the rounds in East Texas heavily recruiting the region these past months. However, his recent stop in Tyler was to talk not to high school athletes, but to their coaches.  "It's my favorite time coming back to East Texas. Being around the pine trees, being back around the lakes and seeing coaches. I enjoy it," said Mustangs Coach Jeff Traylor.   Since Coach Traylor joined up with M...More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: Boxing set for The Star in Frisco

    Sports WebXtra: Boxing set for The Star in Frisco

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 5:50 PM EDT2017-05-17 21:50:31 GMT
    According to Golden Boy Promotions, junior welterweights Pablo Cesar Cano and Fidel Maldonado Jr. will square off in a 10-round fight on June 17 at the Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star in Frisco. The outdoor fight, which will be the first boxing event to take place at the training facility of the Dallas Cowboys, will headline a "Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN" card.   Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved. More >>
    According to Golden Boy Promotions, junior welterweights Pablo Cesar Cano and Fidel Maldonado Jr. will square off in a 10-round fight on June 17 at the Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star in Frisco. The outdoor fight, which will be the first boxing event to take place at the training facility of the Dallas Cowboys, will headline a "Golden Boy Boxing on ESPN" card.   Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: Dallas will stay at No.9 in NBA Draft Lottery

    Sports WebXtra: Dallas will stay at No.9 in NBA Draft Lottery

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-05-17 21:32:39 GMT
    The Dallas Mavericks have not used a NBA Draft Lottery pick since 2000. That will change in 2017.  After receiving the No. 9 overall pick for this year's NBA Draft, the Mavericks will opt to use their pick on a young player as opposed to previous years where they have traded for a veteran player. This confirms that Mavs owner mark Cuban and the rest of the organization have fully committed to producing a young team for Dallas to develop.   Only three players are over ...More >>
    The Dallas Mavericks have not used a NBA Draft Lottery pick since 2000. That will change in 2017.  After receiving the No. 9 overall pick for this year's NBA Draft, the Mavericks will opt to use their pick on a young player as opposed to previous years where they have traded for a veteran player. This confirms that Mavs owner mark Cuban and the rest of the organization have fully committed to producing a young team for Dallas to develop.   Only three players are over ...More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: Chris Davis in home run groove

    Sports WebXtra: Chris Davis in home run groove

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 5:23 PM EDT2017-05-17 21:23:33 GMT
    Longview native and Baltimore Orioles' first baseman Chris Davis has recently found a home-run groove.  In 2015 and 2016, Davis went long for a total of 85 homers. He is on pace to hit another 38 this season, with eight already accounted for in the 2017 season. Tuesday night against the Detroit Tigers, Davis hit two in extra innings to help the Orioles bring home the 13-11 victory.  Bringing his total to four home-runs over the last seven days. Davis and company ...More >>
    Longview native and Baltimore Orioles' first baseman Chris Davis has recently found a home-run groove.  In 2015 and 2016, Davis went long for a total of 85 homers. He is on pace to hit another 38 this season, with eight already accounted for in the 2017 season. Tuesday night against the Detroit Tigers, Davis hit two in extra innings to help the Orioles bring home the 13-11 victory.  Bringing his total to four home-runs over the last seven days. Davis and company ...More >>
  • A secret weapon could help UT-Tyler softball advance to the DIII World Series

    A secret weapon could help UT-Tyler softball advance to the DIII World Series

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 12:20 AM EDT2017-05-17 04:20:50 GMT
    UT-Tyler softball is two wins from advancing to the World Series.UT-Tyler softball is two wins from advancing to the World Series.

    The UT-Tyler softball team is just two wins from advancing to its third straight World Series. The Patriots are the defending national champions and will face rival East Texas Baptist at home beginning Friday in a best of three super regional series. Head coach Mike Reed and company swept through their regional last weekend thanks to a secret weapon and she could come up big once again.

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    The UT-Tyler softball team is just two wins from advancing to its third straight World Series. The Patriots are the defending national champions and will face rival East Texas Baptist at home beginning Friday in a best of three super regional series. Head coach Mike Reed and company swept through their regional last weekend thanks to a secret weapon and she could come up big once again.

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  • TJC softball ready for national tournament

    TJC softball ready for national tournament

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-05-17 04:13:46 GMT
    TJC softball opens play at the national tournament on Wednesday.TJC softball opens play at the national tournament on Wednesday.

    It's a going to be an exciting week in the Rose City with three World Series berths up for grabs. But one program has already advanced to the big stage and will open play at the World Series Wednesday afternoon.

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    It's a going to be an exciting week in the Rose City with three World Series berths up for grabs. But one program has already advanced to the big stage and will open play at the World Series Wednesday afternoon.

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  • Longview retires Trent Williams' #71 jersey

    Longview retires Trent Williams' #71 jersey

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 12:09 AM EDT2017-05-17 04:09:31 GMT
    Trent Williams had his jersey retired on Tuesday night.Trent Williams had his jersey retired on Tuesday night.

    At every level of football, East Texan Trent Williams has been one of the best in the game. During his time at Longview the offensive tackle was named all-state, at Oklahoma Williams earned All-America honors, and so far with the Redskins the star lineman has made five Pro-Bowls. Tuesday night, Williams received another honor as Lobos head coach John King and Longview ISD retired Williams' number 71 jersey during the programs spring game.

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    At every level of football, East Texan Trent Williams has been one of the best in the game. During his time at Longview the offensive tackle was named all-state, at Oklahoma Williams earned All-America honors, and so far with the Redskins the star lineman has made five Pro-Bowls. Tuesday night, Williams received another honor as Lobos head coach John King and Longview ISD retired Williams' number 71 jersey during the programs spring game.

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  • One step away: East Texan Stetson McMillan close to qualifying for the U.S. Open

    One step away: East Texan Stetson McMillan close to qualifying for the U.S. Open

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 8:24 PM EDT2017-05-17 00:24:55 GMT
    Stetson McMillan is on the verge of qualifying for the U.S. Open.Stetson McMillan is on the verge of qualifying for the U.S. Open.

    Nearly a week ago on May 8th, around 300 fans followed Tony Romo at a U.S. Open local qualifier in Aledo, Texas. The former Cowboys quarterback failed to finish in the top seven, and therefore no longer has a chance to play in the PGA Tour's major championship in mid-June. An East Texan did make the cut in Aledo, and is one step away from playing on golf's biggest stage.

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    Nearly a week ago on May 8th, around 300 fans followed Tony Romo at a U.S. Open local qualifier in Aledo, Texas. The former Cowboys quarterback failed to finish in the top seven, and therefore no longer has a chance to play in the PGA Tour's major championship in mid-June. An East Texan did make the cut in Aledo, and is one step away from playing on golf's biggest stage.

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  • Longview High School retires Redskins player Trent Williams' jersey

    Longview High School retires Redskins player Trent Williams' jersey

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 7:54 PM EDT2017-05-16 23:54:55 GMT
    Source: Courtesy of Longview ISDSource: Courtesy of Longview ISD

    An East Texas football standout turned NFL player was honored Tuesday during a jersey retirement ceremony. 

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    An East Texas football standout turned NFL player was honored Tuesday during a jersey retirement ceremony. 

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  • Sports WebXtra: Gomez out for Rangers

    Sports WebXtra: Gomez out for Rangers

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 4:46 PM EDT2017-05-16 20:46:42 GMT
    The Texas Rangers had a solid weekend against the Oakland Athletics and have moved up in the Al West standings.  However, they lost a key player in center fielder Carlos Gomez. Gomez underwent an MRI Monday, a day after the outfielder got hurt in a 6-4 victory over Oakland.  With a reported right hamstring strain, Gomez will be out four to six weeks and has been placed on the 10-day disabled list.   Rangers have called up Jared Hoying from their Triple-A te...More >>
    The Texas Rangers had a solid weekend against the Oakland Athletics and have moved up in the Al West standings.  However, they lost a key player in center fielder Carlos Gomez. Gomez underwent an MRI Monday, a day after the outfielder got hurt in a 6-4 victory over Oakland.  With a reported right hamstring strain, Gomez will be out four to six weeks and has been placed on the 10-day disabled list.   Rangers have called up Jared Hoying from their Triple-A te...More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: TJC Softball plays first game in 2017 NJCAA National Tournament Wednesday

    Sports WebXtra: TJC Softball plays first game in 2017 NJCAA National Tournament Wednesday

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 4:38 PM EDT2017-05-16 20:38:58 GMT
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    TJC Athletics Release  The Apaches enter the 2017 NJCAA Div. I Softball Championship as the #8 Seed and will take on Howard College as the #9 Seed during the first round of play at 5:30pm CST on Wednesday.  The tournament is May 17-20 at the Canyon Complex in St. George, Utah. Click here for the Tournament Website Click here for the Tournament Schedule & Results Click here for the Tournament Bracket Click here for Tournament Central on NJCAA.org Click here to watch t...More >>
    TJC Athletics Release  The Apaches enter the 2017 NJCAA Div. I Softball Championship as the #8 Seed and will take on Howard College as the #9 Seed during the first round of play at 5:30pm CST on Wednesday.  The tournament is May 17-20 at the Canyon Complex in St. George, Utah. Click here for the Tournament Website Click here for the Tournament Schedule & Results Click here for the Tournament Bracket Click here for Tournament Central on NJCAA.org Click here to watch t...More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: Cowboys and Texans rookie minicamp update

    Sports WebXtra: Cowboys and Texans rookie minicamp update

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 12:07 AM EDT2017-05-16 04:07:39 GMT
    Cowboys rookie wide receiver Ryan Switzer is excited to learn from Cole Beasley.Cowboys rookie wide receiver Ryan Switzer is excited to learn from Cole Beasley.

    Speaking of rookie mini camp, all 32 NFL teams have held their three-day session and next up is organized team activities. We focused on the Cowboys first round pick in defensive end Taco Charlton Sunday night, but a fourth round selection turned some heads over the weekend. Wide receiver Ryan Switzer is being called a Cole Beasley clone and therefore is Dak Prescott friendly.

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    Speaking of rookie mini camp, all 32 NFL teams have held their three-day session and next up is organized team activities. We focused on the Cowboys first round pick in defensive end Taco Charlton Sunday night, but a fourth round selection turned some heads over the weekend. Wide receiver Ryan Switzer is being called a Cole Beasley clone and therefore is Dak Prescott friendly.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Schedules announced for World Series qualifying tournaments in Tyler

    Sports WebXtra: Schedules announced for World Series qualifying tournaments in Tyler

    Monday, May 15 2017 11:55 PM EDT2017-05-16 03:55:03 GMT
    UT-Tyler and TJC baseball and softball have a big week.UT-Tyler and TJC baseball and softball have a big week.

    The UT Tyler Patriots will host the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship Tyler Regional with Rhodes College, Cal Lutheran, Concordia, Centenary and Linfield set to compete in the double-elimination starting on Thursday at Irwin Field.

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    The UT Tyler Patriots will host the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship Tyler Regional with Rhodes College, Cal Lutheran, Concordia, Centenary and Linfield set to compete in the double-elimination starting on Thursday at Irwin Field.

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  • Power Couple: Matthews and Mahomes II now both professional athletes

    Power Couple: Matthews and Mahomes II now both professional athletes

    Monday, May 15 2017 8:34 PM EDT2017-05-16 00:34:54 GMT
    Brittany Matthews and Patrick Mahomes are now both professional athletes.Brittany Matthews and Patrick Mahomes are now both professional athletes.

    They aren't near the level of music icons Jay Z and Beyonce, who have a combined net worth of nearly $1 billion, but Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews are no doubt the power couple of East Texas. A few weeks ago Mahomes was drafted number 10 overall by the Chiefs and Monday, Matthews signed to play professional soccer in Iceland.

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    They aren't near the level of music icons Jay Z and Beyonce, who have a combined net worth of nearly $1 billion, but Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews are no doubt the power couple of East Texas. A few weeks ago Mahomes was drafted number 10 overall by the Chiefs and Monday, Matthews signed to play professional soccer in Iceland.

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  • Patriot baseball earns 3rd straight ASC title

    Patriot baseball earns 3rd straight ASC title

    Sunday, May 14 2017 12:08 AM EDT2017-05-14 04:08:43 GMT
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    UT Tyler Athletics Release  The No. 3-ranked UT Tyler Patriots earned their third straight American Southwest Conference Baseball Championship with a 6-1 win over East Texas Baptist in 10 innings on Saturday at Irwin Field to finish off a Gold Bracket series in two games that both went extra innings. UT Tyler scored five runs in the 10th inning with Alex Bishop hitting a one-out RBI single to give the Patriots a 2-1 lead before Kyle Broussard stepped up with the bases loaded an...More >>
    UT Tyler Athletics Release  The No. 3-ranked UT Tyler Patriots earned their third straight American Southwest Conference Baseball Championship with a 6-1 win over East Texas Baptist in 10 innings on Saturday at Irwin Field to finish off a Gold Bracket series in two games that both went extra innings. UT Tyler scored five runs in the 10th inning with Alex Bishop hitting a one-out RBI single to give the Patriots a 2-1 lead before Kyle Broussard stepped up with the bases loaded an...More >>
  • Patriots softball advances in NCAA tournament

    Patriots softball advances in NCAA tournament

    Sunday, May 14 2017 12:06 AM EDT2017-05-14 04:06:50 GMT
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    UT TYLER ATHLETICS RELEASE  The No. 4-ranked UT Tyler softball team advanced to the NCAA Division III Super Regional round after earning a pair of wins over No. 5 Texas Lutheran on Saturday in the Tyler Regional finals at Suddenlink Field. The Patriots (42-4) will host the Super Regional next weekend against either No. 17 Whitworth or No. 10 East Texas Baptist. The Tigers and Whitworth will play a regional final on Sunday afternoon in Marshall after WC forced the if-needed cont...More >>
    UT TYLER ATHLETICS RELEASE  The No. 4-ranked UT Tyler softball team advanced to the NCAA Division III Super Regional round after earning a pair of wins over No. 5 Texas Lutheran on Saturday in the Tyler Regional finals at Suddenlink Field. The Patriots (42-4) will host the Super Regional next weekend against either No. 17 Whitworth or No. 10 East Texas Baptist. The Tigers and Whitworth will play a regional final on Sunday afternoon in Marshall after WC forced the if-needed cont...More >>
  • UT Tyler rolls to 9-0 win in NCAA opener

    UT Tyler rolls to 9-0 win in NCAA opener

    Saturday, May 13 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-05-13 04:14:47 GMT
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    UT Tyler Athletics Release  Alaina Kissinger threw a one-hit shutout and Whitney Romero had three hits and drove in three runs to lead No. 4-ranked UT Tyler to a 9-0 win over La Verne in the first game of the NCAA Division III Tyler Regional on Friday at Suddenlink Field. The Patriots (40-4) will now play Texas Lutheran at 2 p.m. on Saturday with the remaining scenarios to depend on results. Kissinger (23-2) rolled through the Leopard (31-13) lineup throughout the game and did...More >>
    UT Tyler Athletics Release  Alaina Kissinger threw a one-hit shutout and Whitney Romero had three hits and drove in three runs to lead No. 4-ranked UT Tyler to a 9-0 win over La Verne in the first game of the NCAA Division III Tyler Regional on Friday at Suddenlink Field. The Patriots (40-4) will now play Texas Lutheran at 2 p.m. on Saturday with the remaining scenarios to depend on results. Kissinger (23-2) rolled through the Leopard (31-13) lineup throughout the game and did...More >>
  • Union Grove and Longview girls state track preview

    Union Grove and Longview girls state track preview

    Thursday, May 11 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-05-12 03:47:29 GMT
    Union Grove girls track will compete in seven events at the state meet.Union Grove girls track will compete in seven events at the state meet.

    So far in our state track previews, you have seen stories on athletes from bigger schools, but Union Grove is bringing 2A power down to Austin. The Lady Lions will compete in seven total events, and have a very good chance at bringing, a team championship back to East Texas.

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    So far in our state track previews, you have seen stories on athletes from bigger schools, but Union Grove is bringing 2A power down to Austin. The Lady Lions will compete in seven total events, and have a very good chance at bringing, a team championship back to East Texas.

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  • TJC Women's Tennis takes home National Championship

    TJC Women's Tennis takes home National Championship

    Thursday, May 11 2017 6:02 PM EDT2017-05-11 22:02:04 GMT
    TJC AthleticsTJC Athletics
    TUSCON, Ariz. – The 2017 NJCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Championship went down to the final day as Tyler (TX) scored 46 points to win its 18th national championship in program history at Reffkin Tennis Center in Tucson, Arizona. The Apache’s just nudged by ASA Miami (FL) who tallied 44 points in the tournament. Three Tyler freshman tallied single championships, as Jasmine Asghar, Kalani Soli and Yuna Ito each earned a singles title. ASA Miami’s (FL) Duglei...More >>
    TUSCON, Ariz. – The 2017 NJCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Championship went down to the final day as Tyler (TX) scored 46 points to win its 18th national championship in program history at Reffkin Tennis Center in Tucson, Arizona. The Apache’s just nudged by ASA Miami (FL) who tallied 44 points in the tournament. Three Tyler freshman tallied single championships, as Jasmine Asghar, Kalani Soli and Yuna Ito each earned a singles title. ASA Miami’s (FL) Duglei...More >>
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