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  • John Tyler receives donation for local lawyer to help upgrade helmets

    John Tyler receives donation for local lawyer to help upgrade helmets

    Friday, August 18 2017 11:14 PM EDT2017-08-19 03:14:50 GMT
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    The John Tyler Lions always seem to look sharp in their uniforms. But thanks to East Texas lawyer Keith Miller, the Lions will look better and play safer. Helmets that advertise lowering the impact of hits, and possibly reduce the amount of concussions, come with a hefty price-tag. Miller's donation of 7,500 dollars, will go to help the lions cover that cost. "Keith Miller's been a big sponsor of John Tyler High School football program for years now.  I know it's...More >>
    The John Tyler Lions always seem to look sharp in their uniforms. But thanks to East Texas lawyer Keith Miller, the Lions will look better and play safer. Helmets that advertise lowering the impact of hits, and possibly reduce the amount of concussions, come with a hefty price-tag. Miller's donation of 7,500 dollars, will go to help the lions cover that cost. "Keith Miller's been a big sponsor of John Tyler High School football program for years now.  I know it's...More >>
  • Red Zone Rundown: Kilgore looks to a pair of Bulldogs speed to up offense

    Red Zone Rundown: Kilgore looks to a pair of Bulldogs speed to up offense

    Friday, August 18 2017 11:08 PM EDT2017-08-19 03:08:11 GMT
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    The last time we talked about the Kilgore Bulldogs, quarterback Buddy Jackson and wide receiver Jonathan Shepherd were apart of the 800-meter relay team that won gold at the 2017 state track meet. But today they are back in the pads, and looking to turn their speed into touchdowns.  Competing in District 9-4A, Kilgore has always had a strong run game that helped them become the 2016 District Champs. However, in order to surpass their opponents this season, including Carthag...More >>
    The last time we talked about the Kilgore Bulldogs, quarterback Buddy Jackson and wide receiver Jonathan Shepherd were apart of the 800-meter relay team that won gold at the 2017 state track meet. But today they are back in the pads, and looking to turn their speed into touchdowns.  Competing in District 9-4A, Kilgore has always had a strong run game that helped them become the 2016 District Champs. However, in order to surpass their opponents this season, including Carthag...More >>
  • Red Zone Rundown: Lindale has a unique, but fun situation within the coaching staff

    Red Zone Rundown: Lindale has a unique, but fun situation within the coaching staff

    Friday, August 18 2017 12:09 AM EDT2017-08-18 04:09:50 GMT
    Cochran is the head coach, but AD Maddox is the off. coordinator.Cochran is the head coach, but AD Maddox is the off. coordinator.

    With the smallest enrollment in District 17-5A, and really across the entire classification, Lindale could use that as an excuse for a sub-par season. But under defensive coordinator, turned head coach Chris Cochran, that won't be the case.

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    With the smallest enrollment in District 17-5A, and really across the entire classification, Lindale could use that as an excuse for a sub-par season. But under defensive coordinator, turned head coach Chris Cochran, that won't be the case.

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  • Lufkin takes LLWS opener, 5-1

    Lufkin takes LLWS opener, 5-1

    Thursday, August 17 2017 10:08 PM EDT2017-08-18 02:08:20 GMT

    Lufkin made a tremendous debut in their first-ever trip to the Little League World Series in a 5-1 win over Michigan.

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    Lufkin made a tremendous debut in their first-ever trip to the Little League World Series in a 5-1 win over Michigan.

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  • Red Zone Rundown: Bullard has pieces to prove preseason predictions wrong

    Red Zone Rundown: Bullard has pieces to prove preseason predictions wrong

    Friday, August 18 2017 12:16 AM EDT2017-08-18 04:16:48 GMT
    Bullard is ready to compete for a playoff spot in the District of Doom.Bullard is ready to compete for a playoff spot in the District of Doom.

    Once again, we are giving you two Red Zone rundowns for the price of one. Just like in Lindale, the Bullard players are learning a new head coach during fall camp. East Texas native Scott Callaway is now in charge of the Panthers program.

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    Once again, we are giving you two Red Zone rundowns for the price of one. Just like in Lindale, the Bullard players are learning a new head coach during fall camp. East Texas native Scott Callaway is now in charge of the Panthers program.

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  • Jason Witten to have college football award named after him

    Jason Witten to have college football award named after him

    Thursday, August 17 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-08-17 04:14:28 GMT
    Witten to have college football award named after him.Witten to have college football award named after him.

    The inaugural Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year, presented by Albertsons and Tom Thumb, will be awarded at the conclusion of the 2017 college football season. The award will recognize the College Football Bowl Subdivision player who has demonstrated a record of leadership by exhibiting exceptional courage, integrity and sportsmanship both on and off the field.

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    The inaugural Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year, presented by Albertsons and Tom Thumb, will be awarded at the conclusion of the 2017 college football season. The award will recognize the College Football Bowl Subdivision player who has demonstrated a record of leadership by exhibiting exceptional courage, integrity and sportsmanship both on and off the field.

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  • Red Zone Rundown: Jacksonville looking to take next step as a program

    Red Zone Rundown: Jacksonville looking to take next step as a program

    Thursday, August 17 2017 12:10 AM EDT2017-08-17 04:10:25 GMT
    Jacksonville is gunning for back to back playoff appearances.Jacksonville is gunning for back to back playoff appearances.

    You want two Red Zone rundowns on Wednesday night, well here we go and let's stay in District 17-5A for the next preview. No one gave them a real chance, but Jacksonville crashed the postseason party last year by defeating Nacogdoches in the final week of the regular season. The Indians failed to earn their first playoff win since 2004, but a three-year playoff drought was snapped.

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    You want two Red Zone rundowns on Wednesday night, well here we go and let's stay in District 17-5A for the next preview. No one gave them a real chance, but Jacksonville crashed the postseason party last year by defeating Nacogdoches in the final week of the regular season. The Indians failed to earn their first playoff win since 2004, but a three-year playoff drought was snapped.

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  • Red Zone Rundown: Whitehouse knows offense must be more consistent to win district title

    Red Zone Rundown: Whitehouse knows offense must be more consistent to win district title

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-08-17 03:58:46 GMT
    Whitehouse is looking forward to the 2017 campaign.Whitehouse is looking forward to the 2017 campaign.

    According to Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine, Whitehouse will finish second in 17-5A this coming season. We'll see how it all shakes out, but the good news is, the Wildcats appear to be district title contenders once again. Since winning 12 games in 2013, head coach Adam Cook and company have racked up a total of 13 victories the past three seasons.

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    According to Dave Campbell's Texas Football Magazine, Whitehouse will finish second in 17-5A this coming season. We'll see how it all shakes out, but the good news is, the Wildcats appear to be district title contenders once again. Since winning 12 games in 2013, head coach Adam Cook and company have racked up a total of 13 victories the past three seasons.

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  • Former John Tyler & SFA wide receiver Justice Liggins signs with Colts

    Former John Tyler & SFA wide receiver Justice Liggins signs with Colts

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 12:11 AM EDT2017-08-16 04:11:18 GMT
    Liggins has been signed by the Colts.Liggins has been signed by the Colts.

     Former Stephen F. Austin wide receiver and current NFL free agent Justice Liggins (Tyler, Texas) has been signed by the Indianapolis Colts, the organization announced Tuesday afternoon.

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     Former Stephen F. Austin wide receiver and current NFL free agent Justice Liggins (Tyler, Texas) has been signed by the Indianapolis Colts, the organization announced Tuesday afternoon.

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  • Four East Texans appear on Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award watch list

    Four East Texans appear on Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award watch list

    Wednesday, August 16 2017 12:06 AM EDT2017-08-16 04:06:58 GMT
    Cantrell is on the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award watch list.Cantrell is on the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award watch list.

    The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List was announced today at the annual East Texas Kick Off Luncheon. This year's Watch List includes: -45 players from all 10 conferences..

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    The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List was announced today at the annual East Texas Kick Off Luncheon. This year's Watch List includes: -45 players from all 10 conferences..

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  • Red Zone Rundown: Lufkin looks to get past first round playoff hurdle

    Red Zone Rundown: Lufkin looks to get past first round playoff hurdle

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 11:59 PM EDT2017-08-16 03:59:48 GMT
    Jackson is back for Lufkin.Jackson is back for Lufkin.

    Like Longview, Lufkin is always talented. Before the Panthers begin District 12-6A action, they'll play a loaded East Texas schedule featuring the Lobos in week 1, followed by Nacogdoches and John Tyler. Normally a 7 and 4 campaign would be considered a success, but not in Panther nation. In fact, despite making the playoffs every year, Lufkin hasn't advanced past the first round since 2012.

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    Like Longview, Lufkin is always talented. Before the Panthers begin District 12-6A action, they'll play a loaded East Texas schedule featuring the Lobos in week 1, followed by Nacogdoches and John Tyler. Normally a 7 and 4 campaign would be considered a success, but not in Panther nation. In fact, despite making the playoffs every year, Lufkin hasn't advanced past the first round since 2012.

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  • Red Zone Rundown: Longview quarterback battle not yet decided

    Red Zone Rundown: Longview quarterback battle not yet decided

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 11:51 PM EDT2017-08-16 03:51:54 GMT
    Longview is looking for a new starting quarterback.Longview is looking for a new starting quarterback.

    Our Red Zone Rundown continues with the other two Class 6A programs in East Texas. In District 11-6A with John Tyler and Tyler Lee, who we featured Monday night, Longview figures to challenge for the league title in 2017. In fact, the Lobos and Lions shared the district championship a year ago. It's no secret, Longview is used to winning and it does so by running the football and playing sound defense.

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    Our Red Zone Rundown continues with the other two Class 6A programs in East Texas. In District 11-6A with John Tyler and Tyler Lee, who we featured Monday night, Longview figures to challenge for the league title in 2017. In fact, the Lobos and Lions shared the district championship a year ago. It's no secret, Longview is used to winning and it does so by running the football and playing sound defense.

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  • Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott appeals 6-game suspension

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott appeals 6-game suspension

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 6:09 PM EDT2017-08-15 22:09:00 GMT
    Ezekiel Elliott (Source: NFL.com)Ezekiel Elliott (Source: NFL.com)

    Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has officially appealed a six-game suspension from the National Football League. 

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    Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has officially appealed a six-game suspension from the National Football League. 

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  • Numerous East Texas programs in AP preseason poll

    Numerous East Texas programs in AP preseason poll

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 12:20 AM EDT2017-08-15 04:20:14 GMT
    Surratt and Carthage are ranked number one in Class 4A.Surratt and Carthage are ranked number one in Class 4A.

    Carthage head coach Scott Surratt calls it ink poisoning, but the Associated Press released it preseason poll Monday. As you would expect, the reigning Class 4A  Division I champions are number one in Class 4A.

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    Carthage head coach Scott Surratt calls it ink poisoning, but the Associated Press released it preseason poll Monday. As you would expect, the reigning Class 4A  Division I champions are number one in Class 4A.

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  • Red Zone Rundown: Tyler Lee to "Pound the Stone" during fall camp

    Red Zone Rundown: Tyler Lee to "Pound the Stone" during fall camp

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 12:07 AM EDT2017-08-15 04:07:18 GMT
    Amie at quarterback gives coach Traylor a great building block.Amie at quarterback gives coach Traylor a great building block.

    About seven miles away from John Tyler off the loop, Tyler Lee held its first practice of fall camp. Clayton George gave up on the Red Raiders program after just one season, but Tyler ISD athletic director Greg Priest connected on a Hail Mary by hiring Kurt Traylor in June.

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    About seven miles away from John Tyler off the loop, Tyler Lee held its first practice of fall camp. Clayton George gave up on the Red Raiders program after just one season, but Tyler ISD athletic director Greg Priest connected on a Hail Mary by hiring Kurt Traylor in June.

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  • Red Zone Rundown: John Tyler has plenty of returning talent; expectations remain high

    Red Zone Rundown: John Tyler has plenty of returning talent; expectations remain high

    Monday, August 14 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-08-15 03:58:39 GMT
    Holmes and John Tyler have high expectations in 2017.Holmes and John Tyler have high expectations in 2017.

    Every high school football team in East Texas and the entire state is now in fall camp. And as always, John Tyler takes morning workouts to whole other level. Head coach Ricklan Holmes and company stepped foot on the turf at 5 a.m. sharp. Just like their normal practice routine, its a given, the Lions have high expectations entering 2017.

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    Every high school football team in East Texas and the entire state is now in fall camp. And as always, John Tyler takes morning workouts to whole other level. Head coach Ricklan Holmes and company stepped foot on the turf at 5 a.m. sharp. Just like their normal practice routine, its a given, the Lions have high expectations entering 2017.

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  • SFA holds first preseason scrimmage of the 2017 season

    SFA holds first preseason scrimmage of the 2017 season

    Saturday, August 12 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-08-13 02:52:21 GMT
    SFA AthleticsSFA Athletics
    SFA Athletics Press Release  Despite a heat index over 110 degrees at the beginning of the afternoon, the Stephen F. Austin football team took to Homer Bryce Stadium Saturday for its first full-pad scrimmage of fall camp. The Lumberjacks ran 98 plays, primarily with the first and second teams, and worked on punting and field goal kicking as the offense wore white and the defense purple.   Wearing full pads and going into full-contact mode for just the second time of fall ca...More >>
    SFA Athletics Press Release  Despite a heat index over 110 degrees at the beginning of the afternoon, the Stephen F. Austin football team took to Homer Bryce Stadium Saturday for its first full-pad scrimmage of fall camp. The Lumberjacks ran 98 plays, primarily with the first and second teams, and worked on punting and field goal kicking as the offense wore white and the defense purple.   Wearing full pads and going into full-contact mode for just the second time of fall ca...More >>
  • Red Zone Rundown: Arp Tigers have reloaded on talent, ready to dominate District 9-3A for the second year

    Red Zone Rundown: Arp Tigers have reloaded on talent, ready to dominate District 9-3A for the second year

    Friday, August 11 2017 11:42 PM EDT2017-08-12 03:42:51 GMT
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    Tonight on the red zone rundown, we're taking a trip to the small town of Arp. The Tigers are coming off a magnificent 2016 campaign that ended one game short of a Class 3A Division II state championship appearance.  Competing in District 9-3A, the Tigers will meet fellow East Texas opponents West Rusk, Waskom, Beckville, Harleton, and Troup. Last season Arp ran the table thanks to running back Kaycee Medlock, who is currently fighting for a starting spot as a freshman at S...

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    Tonight on the red zone rundown, we're taking a trip to the small town of Arp. The Tigers are coming off a magnificent 2016 campaign that ended one game short of a Class 3A Division II state championship appearance.  Competing in District 9-3A, the Tigers will meet fellow East Texas opponents West Rusk, Waskom, Beckville, Harleton, and Troup. Last season Arp ran the table thanks to running back Kaycee Medlock, who is currently fighting for a starting spot as a freshman at S...

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  • Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott suspended for six games

    Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott suspended for six games

    Friday, August 11 2017 12:37 PM EDT2017-08-11 16:37:21 GMT

    Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended for six games, the NFL announced Friday.

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    Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott has been suspended for six games, the NFL announced Friday.

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  • Former Cowboys fullback Daryl Johnston speaks at United Way luncheon

    Former Cowboys fullback Daryl Johnston speaks at United Way luncheon

    Friday, August 11 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-08-11 04:13:29 GMT
    Johnston speaks at a United Way luncheon.Johnston speaks at a United Way luncheon.

    Depending on the event, some big names normally agree to come to the Rose City. The "Moose" was in Tyler Thursday for the annual United Way kickoff luncheon. Former Cowboys fullback and three-time Super Bowl champion Daryl Johnston spoke at the organization's big fundraiser at The Cascades.

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    Depending on the event, some big names normally agree to come to the Rose City. The "Moose" was in Tyler Thursday for the annual United Way kickoff luncheon. Former Cowboys fullback and three-time Super Bowl champion Daryl Johnston spoke at the organization's big fundraiser at The Cascades.

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  • Red Zone Rundown: Dual threat QB Moseley ready to lead Van for third straight year

    Red Zone Rundown: Dual threat QB Moseley ready to lead Van for third straight year

    Friday, August 11 2017 12:05 AM EDT2017-08-11 04:05:41 GMT
    Moseley is one of the best dual threat quarterbacks in East Texas.Moseley is one of the best dual threat quarterbacks in East Texas.

    Tonight we give two Red Zone rundowns for the price of one. And lets go from one great quarterback to another. Van's Garrett Moseley has turned into one the best dual threat QB's in the region and is entering his third year as the starter.

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    Tonight we give two Red Zone rundowns for the price of one. And lets go from one great quarterback to another. Van's Garrett Moseley has turned into one the best dual threat QB's in the region and is entering his third year as the starter.

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  • Red Zone Rundown: Aaron "Poppy" Brown can do a lot for Gilmer

    Red Zone Rundown: Aaron "Poppy" Brown can do a lot for Gilmer

    Thursday, August 10 2017 11:58 PM EDT2017-08-11 03:58:47 GMT
    Brown returns for senior campaign.Brown returns for senior campaign.

    For the second straight night, a program that can make a serious argument for being the best in East Texas is being featured on the Red Zone rundown. Since 2003, Gilmer has won at least 10 games in every season, except for one. Over the past 14 years, the Buckeyes have claimed three state championships, and played in a total five state titles games.

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    For the second straight night, a program that can make a serious argument for being the best in East Texas is being featured on the Red Zone rundown. Since 2003, Gilmer has won at least 10 games in every season, except for one. Over the past 14 years, the Buckeyes have claimed three state championships, and played in a total five state titles games.

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  • Lufkin All Stars make history and advance to Little League World Series

    Lufkin All Stars make history and advance to Little League World Series

    Thursday, August 10 2017 3:58 AM EDT2017-08-10 07:58:59 GMT
    Lufkin wins the Southwest region and advances to the Little League World Series.Lufkin wins the Southwest region and advances to the Little League World Series.

    It hasn't been a completely smooth ride, but the 12 and under Lufkin All Stars entered Wednesday night's championship game of the Southwest Regional tournament in Waco undefeated. Known as Texas East, the boys faced Texas West, a team from San Antonio. As we like to say, "Beast Texas" came through one more time. Lufkin defeated Texas West 2 to 1 to punch its ticket to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

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    It hasn't been a completely smooth ride, but the 12 and under Lufkin All Stars entered Wednesday night's championship game of the Southwest Regional tournament in Waco undefeated. Known as Texas East, the boys faced Texas West, a team from San Antonio. As we like to say, "Beast Texas" came through one more time. Lufkin defeated Texas West 2 to 1 to punch its ticket to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

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  • Red Zone Rundown: Carthage reloaded and ready to defend state title

    Red Zone Rundown: Carthage reloaded and ready to defend state title

    Thursday, August 10 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-08-10 04:18:57 GMT
    Ingram prepares to take a handoff in practice.Ingram prepares to take a handoff in practice.

    In East Texas, high school football is king. There's no denying that. And its also fair to say Carthage is one of the best, if not the best program in the region. Every season comes with high expectations and coming off a Class 4A Division I state title in 2016 only adds fuel to the fire.

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    In East Texas, high school football is king. There's no denying that. And its also fair to say Carthage is one of the best, if not the best program in the region. Every season comes with high expectations and coming off a Class 4A Division I state title in 2016 only adds fuel to the fire.

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  • Rookie QB Watson shines in Texans' 27-17 loss to Panthers

    Rookie QB Watson shines in Texans' 27-17 loss to Panthers

    Deshaun Watson shined in his NFL preseason debut, completing 15 of 25 passes for 179 yards and running for a score in the Houston Texans' 27-17 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday night.More >>
    Deshaun Watson shined in his NFL preseason debut, completing 15 of 25 passes for 179 yards and running for a score in the Houston Texans' 27-17 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday night.More >>
  • Texans to face Panthers and East Texans in preseason opener

    Texans to face Panthers and East Texans in preseason opener

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 12:04 AM EDT2017-08-09 04:04:48 GMT
    Dealing with an injury, Ross might not play in the Panthers preseason game.Dealing with an injury, Ross might not play in the Panthers preseason game.

    As for the Texans, they will play their preseason opener Wednesday night at Carolina. Defensive end J.J. Watt will suit up and play after missing all of 2016. Tom savage is getting the start at quarterback, but rookie Deshaun Watson will likely see a lot of time as well. Don't forget this, two East Texans play for the Panthers.

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    As for the Texans, they will play their preseason opener Wednesday night at Carolina. Defensive end J.J. Watt will suit up and play after missing all of 2016. Tom savage is getting the start at quarterback, but rookie Deshaun Watson will likely see a lot of time as well. Don't forget this, two East Texans play for the Panthers.

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  • Pair of defensive backs from East Texas continue to make plays in Longhorns fall camp

    Pair of defensive backs from East Texas continue to make plays in Longhorns fall camp

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 11:59 PM EDT2017-08-09 03:59:40 GMT
    Thompson makes a play during a scrimmage.Thompson makes a play during a scrimmage.

    At the collegiate level, Texas held its first scrimmage of fall camp over the weekend. With so much talent from the region playing in the Big 12, it is easy to point out the offensive playmakers. But a pair of defensive backs on the Longhorns roster will show up plenty on Saturday's. In fact Gilmer's Kris Boyd and Nacogdoches product Josh Thompson, who is just a freshman, have already been showing out during preseason practices.

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    At the collegiate level, Texas held its first scrimmage of fall camp over the weekend. With so much talent from the region playing in the Big 12, it is easy to point out the offensive playmakers. But a pair of defensive backs on the Longhorns roster will show up plenty on Saturday's. In fact Gilmer's Kris Boyd and Nacogdoches product Josh Thompson, who is just a freshman, have already been showing out during preseason practices.

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  • Cowboys defensive end Tyrone Crawford injures ankle at camp

    Cowboys defensive end Tyrone Crawford injures ankle at camp

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 9:54 PM EDT2017-08-09 01:54:00 GMT
    Dallas defensive end Tyrone Crawford badly turned his right ankle when he closed in on running back Ezekiel Elliott during practice at training camp, and there was no immediate word on the severity of the injury.More >>
    Dallas defensive end Tyrone Crawford badly turned his right ankle when he closed in on running back Ezekiel Elliott during practice at training camp, and there was no immediate word on the severity of the injury.More >>
  • Red Zone Rundown: Chapel Hill Bulldogs prep their bite for 2017 season

    Red Zone Rundown: Chapel Hill Bulldogs prep their bite for 2017 season

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 8:46 PM EDT2017-08-09 00:46:19 GMT
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    "It feels good man, we've been putting in the work since summertime. I'm just ready to put the pads on a play football," said Adrian Berry, Bulldog linebacker.  Competing in the "District of Doom" for the second consecutive year, the Chapel Hill Bulldogs are looking to make 2017 their comeback season.  

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    "It feels good man, we've been putting in the work since summertime. I'm just ready to put the pads on a play football," said Adrian Berry, Bulldog linebacker.  Competing in the "District of Doom" for the second consecutive year, the Chapel Hill Bulldogs are looking to make 2017 their comeback season.  

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  • 9 and under Bullard All Stars return home as champions

    9 and under Bullard All Stars return home as champions

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-08-08 04:12:14 GMT
    Bullard All Stars return home as champions.Bullard All Stars return home as champions.

    The nine and under Bullard All Stars have returned from the Dixie League World Series in Jackson Parish, Louisiana as champions. Going a perfect 6-0 in the tournament, we want to say congratulations to these young athletes!

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    The nine and under Bullard All Stars have returned from the Dixie League World Series in Jackson Parish, Louisiana as champions. Going a perfect 6-0 in the tournament, we want to say congratulations to these young athletes!

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  • Lufkin All-Stars advance to Southwest Regional tournament title game

    Lufkin All-Stars advance to Southwest Regional tournament title game

    Monday, August 7 2017 11:16 PM EDT2017-08-08 03:16:34 GMT
    Lufkin advances to the championship game with an 8-0 victory.Lufkin advances to the championship game with an 8-0 victory.

     Lufkin is trying to become the first team from East Texas to advance to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. After an epic come from behind win in the second round, Texas East got off to a hot start..

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     Lufkin is trying to become the first team from East Texas to advance to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. After an epic come from behind win in the second round, Texas East got off to a hot start..

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  • Mineola ready to prove Yellowjacket pride is still alive

    Mineola ready to prove Yellowjacket pride is still alive

    Monday, August 7 2017 10:53 PM EDT2017-08-08 02:53:40 GMT
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    "I like being the underdogs. I like proving people wrong, it's one of my favorite things to do. They can keep saying things and we'll just do what we do," said Cameron Sorenson, senior receiver. 

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    "I like being the underdogs. I like proving people wrong, it's one of my favorite things to do. They can keep saying things and we'll just do what we do," said Cameron Sorenson, senior receiver. 

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  • Former Patriots standout Wilfork officially retires from NFL

    Former Patriots standout Wilfork officially retires from NFL

    Monday, August 7 2017 5:11 PM EDT2017-08-07 21:11:58 GMT
    By The Associated Press Former New England and Houston defensive tackle Vince Wilfork announced his retirement from the NFL in a barbecue commercial on Monday, a fitting farewell for a big guy...More >>
    By The Associated Press Former New England and Houston defensive tackle Vince Wilfork announced his retirement from the NFL in a barbecue commercial on Monday, a fitting farewell for a big guy who loved...More >>
  • Truex wins fuel-mileage gamble at The Glen

    Truex wins fuel-mileage gamble at The Glen

    Sunday, August 6 2017 6:02 PM EDT2017-08-06 22:02:15 GMT
    Monday, August 7 2017 3:16 AM EDT2017-08-07 07:16:42 GMT
    Martin Truex Jr. won a fuel mileage gamble at Watkins Glen International and held off Matt Kenseth on the final lap to capture the NASCAR Cup race at Watkins Glen International.More >>
    Martin Truex Jr. won a fuel mileage gamble at Watkins Glen International and held off Matt Kenseth on the final lap to capture the NASCAR Cup race at Watkins Glen International.More >>
  • Comeback Kids: Lufkin ready for third round game

    Comeback Kids: Lufkin ready for third round game

    Monday, August 7 2017 12:28 AM EDT2017-08-07 04:28:01 GMT
    Lufkin celebrates after winning.Lufkin celebrates after winning.

    On the baseball diamond, the Lufkin 12 and under All Stars, also known as Texas East are certainly giving East Texas something to cheer about. Trying to become the first team from the region to advance to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania the comeback kids put on a show Saturday night.

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    On the baseball diamond, the Lufkin 12 and under All Stars, also known as Texas East are certainly giving East Texas something to cheer about. Trying to become the first team from the region to advance to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania the comeback kids put on a show Saturday night.

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  • Camp Coverage: Jones recognizes Romo; Prescott has plenty of weapons to work with

    Camp Coverage: Jones recognizes Romo; Prescott has plenty of weapons to work with

    Monday, August 7 2017 12:22 AM EDT2017-08-07 04:22:12 GMT
    Prescott throws a pass during training camp.Prescott throws a pass during training camp.

    For over 35 minutes Saturday night, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones took a trip down memory lane and talked about his journey to the Pro Football Hall of Fame During his enshrinement speech, Jones touched on a variety of topics including making sure everyone in attendance knew how much he appreciated former head coach Jimmy Johnson. But Jones also took time to recognize now retired quarterback Tony Romo.

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    For over 35 minutes Saturday night, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones took a trip down memory lane and talked about his journey to the Pro Football Hall of Fame During his enshrinement speech, Jones touched on a variety of topics including making sure everyone in attendance knew how much he appreciated former head coach Jimmy Johnson. But Jones also took time to recognize now retired quarterback Tony Romo.

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  • Texas East Prevails: Lufkin falls behind 7-0, comes back to win 11-10 in extra innings

    Texas East Prevails: Lufkin falls behind 7-0, comes back to win 11-10 in extra innings

    Saturday, August 5 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-08-06 02:12:16 GMT

    After falling behind 7-0 on a tough start, the Lufkin All Stars battled back in what may be one day called the best Little League game ever. The team battled back in the 4th to tie it at 7. The game would go to extra innings  tied at 8. McAllister scored 2 in the top of the 7th. Lufkin tied the game with a home rub by Chandler Spencer. McAllister would later walk Connor Ross to load the bases. Lufkin would win when a passed ball allowed Malcolm Deason to score from Third. The g...

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    After falling behind 7-0 on a tough start, the Lufkin All Stars battled back in what may be one day called the best Little League game ever. The team battled back in the 4th to tie it at 7. The game would go to extra innings  tied at 8. McAllister scored 2 in the top of the 7th. Lufkin tied the game with a home rub by Chandler Spencer. McAllister would later walk Connor Ross to load the bases. Lufkin would win when a passed ball allowed Malcolm Deason to score from Third. The g...

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  • Red Zone Rundown: All Saints Trojans take a risk and decide to play as an independent in 2017

    Red Zone Rundown: All Saints Trojans take a risk and decide to play as an independent in 2017

    Friday, August 4 2017 11:15 PM EDT2017-08-05 03:15:54 GMT
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    It doesn't matter if you're watching six-man or Classification 6A football, in East Texas every level is competitive. With that said, when former TAPPS competitor All-Saints announced it's independence, it caught some attention.  "I'm just excited to play the game. At the beginning of the season I didn't even think we were going to have a football team to be honest. I'm just happy to be out here with everyone that has the heart to be out here ...More >>
    It doesn't matter if you're watching six-man or Classification 6A football, in East Texas every level is competitive. With that said, when former TAPPS competitor All-Saints announced it's independence, it caught some attention.  "I'm just excited to play the game. At the beginning of the season I didn't even think we were going to have a football team to be honest. I'm just happy to be out here with everyone that has the heart to be out here ...More >>
  • San Augustne's Q Borders makes verbal commitment to SFA

    San Augustne's Q Borders makes verbal commitment to SFA

    Friday, August 4 2017 10:33 PM EDT2017-08-05 02:33:27 GMT

    The SFA Lumberjacks can soon add another East Texas Wide Receiver to their list of incoming students.

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    The SFA Lumberjacks can soon add another East Texas Wide Receiver to their list of incoming students.

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  • Cannon Update: Mount Pleasant native KD Cannon signs with LA Rams

    Cannon Update: Mount Pleasant native KD Cannon signs with LA Rams

    Friday, August 4 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-08-04 21:51:12 GMT
    KD Cannon signs with LA RamsKD Cannon signs with LA Rams

    On Friday, the Los Angeles Rams signed K.D. Cannon to their active roster. The Mount Pleasant native and former Baylor standout will join the team on their sixth day of training camp.  

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    On Friday, the Los Angeles Rams signed K.D. Cannon to their active roster. The Mount Pleasant native and former Baylor standout will join the team on their sixth day of training camp.  

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  • Camp Coverage: Jerry Jones excited for Hall of Fame festivities

    Camp Coverage: Jerry Jones excited for Hall of Fame festivities

    Thursday, August 3 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-08-04 01:33:42 GMT
    Jerry Jones will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday.Jerry Jones will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Saturday.

    For the sixth time in franchise history, the Cowboys are playing in the annual Hall of fame game in Canton, Ohio. Dallas is set to take on Arizona Thursday night in what will be its first of five preseason contests.

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    For the sixth time in franchise history, the Cowboys are playing in the annual Hall of fame game in Canton, Ohio. Dallas is set to take on Arizona Thursday night in what will be its first of five preseason contests.

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  • Lufkin All Stars win Southwest regional tournament opener

    Lufkin All Stars win Southwest regional tournament opener

    Thursday, August 3 2017 9:25 PM EDT2017-08-04 01:25:47 GMT
    Lufkin's 12U baseball team won its Southwest Regional opener.Lufkin's 12U baseball team won its Southwest Regional opener.

    On the baseball diamond, numerous Little League and Dixie League teams from East Texas have been showing out all summer. One squad has already returned home with a nine and under Dixie League title. The 12 and under team from Lufkin, also known as Texas East, deserves some serious attention right now.

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    On the baseball diamond, numerous Little League and Dixie League teams from East Texas have been showing out all summer. One squad has already returned home with a nine and under Dixie League title. The 12 and under team from Lufkin, also known as Texas East, deserves some serious attention right now.

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  • Red Zone Rundown: Brook Hill returns healthy and ready to rock 2017

    Red Zone Rundown: Brook Hill returns healthy and ready to rock 2017

    Thursday, August 3 2017 5:46 PM EDT2017-08-03 21:46:34 GMT
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    It was the year of the guard. After 6 weeks of play, Brook Hill was undefeated with zero signs of slowing down. That is until starting quarterback Hood Taylor went down with a season ending knee injury.   "We probably didn't do a good enough job last year of getting our number two and three ready. We are doing a better job of the this year," said Scott Ryle, Guard head football coach.  Going 1-5 in the second half of 2016, first year Head Coach Scott Ryle an...More >>
    It was the year of the guard. After 6 weeks of play, Brook Hill was undefeated with zero signs of slowing down. That is until starting quarterback Hood Taylor went down with a season ending knee injury.   "We probably didn't do a good enough job last year of getting our number two and three ready. We are doing a better job of the this year," said Scott Ryle, Guard head football coach.  Going 1-5 in the second half of 2016, first year Head Coach Scott Ryle an...More >>
  • Red Zone Rundown: QB Jake Smith and new HC McFarlin ready to lead Bishop Gorman

    Red Zone Rundown: QB Jake Smith and new HC McFarlin ready to lead Bishop Gorman

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 11:14 PM EDT2017-08-03 03:14:50 GMT
    Randy McFarlin is Gorman's new head coach.Randy McFarlin is Gorman's new head coach.

    Lets talk high school football now. Bishop Gorman is on the "Red Zone Rundown" for Thursday night. In the rain and mud, the Crusaders took the field for their second practice of fall camp under new head coach Randy McFarlin. The former head man at Whitehouse and Daingerfield takes over for Coby Gipson who left to be the offensive coordinator at Howard Payne. An offensive guy himself, McFarlin couldn't ask for a better quarterback to work with.

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    Lets talk high school football now. Bishop Gorman is on the "Red Zone Rundown" for Thursday night. In the rain and mud, the Crusaders took the field for their second practice of fall camp under new head coach Randy McFarlin. The former head man at Whitehouse and Daingerfield takes over for Coby Gipson who left to be the offensive coordinator at Howard Payne. An offensive guy himself, McFarlin couldn't ask for a better quarterback to work with.

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  • Camp Coverage: Preseason game means chance for good first impression

    Camp Coverage: Preseason game means chance for good first impression

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 10:59 PM EDT2017-08-03 02:59:28 GMT
    Players have a chance to make a good first impression on Thursday night.Players have a chance to make a good first impression on Thursday night.

    The Cowboys play their preseason opener Thursday night in the annual Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio  against Arizona. Don't expect to see any of the starters in action. But that means undrafted free agents, rookies, and players on the bubble have a chance to make a good first impression.

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    The Cowboys play their preseason opener Thursday night in the annual Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio  against Arizona. Don't expect to see any of the starters in action. But that means undrafted free agents, rookies, and players on the bubble have a chance to make a good first impression.

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  • Camp Coverage: Defense focused on creating more turnovers

    Camp Coverage: Defense focused on creating more turnovers

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 10:51 PM EDT2017-08-03 02:51:05 GMT
    Byron Jones intercepts a passing during practice.Byron Jones intercepts a passing during practice.

    Now to Dallas, who had the day off and flew to Canton, Ohio. The Cowboys play their preseason opener Thursday night in the Hall of Fame game against Arizona. Pay close attention to the Cowboys defense, as it's main objective during training camp in Oxnard, California has been creating more turnovers.

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    Now to Dallas, who had the day off and flew to Canton, Ohio. The Cowboys play their preseason opener Thursday night in the Hall of Fame game against Arizona. Pay close attention to the Cowboys defense, as it's main objective during training camp in Oxnard, California has been creating more turnovers.

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  • ESPN report: Texans wide receiver Will Fuller suffers broken collarbone

    ESPN report: Texans wide receiver Will Fuller suffers broken collarbone

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 10:45 PM EDT2017-08-03 02:45:53 GMT
    Texans wide receiver Will Fuller left practice with an injury.Texans wide receiver Will Fuller left practice with an injury.

    Before we get to Cowboys camp coverage, some big news out of West Virginia involving the Texans. Wide receiver Will Fuller broke his collarbone in practice Wednesday afternoon and is out indefinitely.

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    Before we get to Cowboys camp coverage, some big news out of West Virginia involving the Texans. Wide receiver Will Fuller broke his collarbone in practice Wednesday afternoon and is out indefinitely.

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  • In the Pros: New York Jets equipment manager and East Texan Andrew Johnson

    In the Pros: New York Jets equipment manager and East Texan Andrew Johnson

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 7:58 PM EDT2017-08-02 23:58:41 GMT
    From veterans like Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson to rookies like Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Tyus Bowser, East Texas will be well represented on the field this coming NFL season.  But on the sidelines there will be another East Texan whose name will never be called in a highlight, but he is very much a pro at his profe...More >>
    From veterans like Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and New Orleans Saints running back Adrian Peterson to rookies like Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Tyus Bowser, East Texas will be well represented on the field this coming NFL season.  But on the sidelines there will be another East Texan whose name will never be called in a highlight, but he is very much a pro at his profe...More >>
  • Baylor plans to play freshman and East Texan Trestan Ebner

    Baylor plans to play freshman and East Texan Trestan Ebner

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-08-02 04:12:44 GMT
    Ebner to play as a freshman at Baylor.Ebner to play as a freshman at Baylor.

    When we talked with Matt Rhule at Big 12 Media Days, the first year head coach raved about Longview product and starting running back JaMycal Hasty and former Gilmer Buckeye and starting receiver Blake Lynch. If those two aren't dangerous enough, the Bears signed Henderson standout Trestan Ebner in February.

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    When we talked with Matt Rhule at Big 12 Media Days, the first year head coach raved about Longview product and starting running back JaMycal Hasty and former Gilmer Buckeye and starting receiver Blake Lynch. If those two aren't dangerous enough, the Bears signed Henderson standout Trestan Ebner in February.

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  • Camp coverage: Cowboys look to get Elliott more involved in passing game

    Camp coverage: Cowboys look to get Elliott more involved in passing game

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 12:03 AM EDT2017-08-02 04:03:37 GMT
    Ezekiel Elliott catches a pass during practice.Ezekiel Elliott catches a pass during practice.

    At six o'clock, we focused on quarterback Dak Prescott avoiding a sophomore slump. But the same can be said of running back Ezekiel Elliott. The first round pick out of Ohio State led the NFL with over 1,600 rushing yards during his rookie campaign. Elliott also found the end zone 15 times. As defenses search for a plan to slow down Elliott on the ground, the Cowboys are trying to come up with new ways to get number 21 the ball.

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    At six o'clock, we focused on quarterback Dak Prescott avoiding a sophomore slump. But the same can be said of running back Ezekiel Elliott. The first round pick out of Ohio State led the NFL with over 1,600 rushing yards during his rookie campaign. Elliott also found the end zone 15 times. As defenses search for a plan to slow down Elliott on the ground, the Cowboys are trying to come up with new ways to get number 21 the ball.

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  • Red Zone Rundown: East Texas Christian Academy kicks off 2017 with first ever football practice

    Red Zone Rundown: East Texas Christian Academy kicks off 2017 with first ever football practice

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 9:11 PM EDT2017-08-02 01:11:30 GMT
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    There is a new football team in town and it's name is East Texas Christian Academy.  "We have a nine game schedule and we get to play 5 games at home in our new stadium. The kids are excited and for the first year I couldn't ask for more," said Joe Permenter, Panthers Head Football Coach.  Competing at the TAPPS 2A Division 2 level, the Panthers will play 6-man ball against other East Texas and metroplex teams.  "This is going to be...

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    There is a new football team in town and it's name is East Texas Christian Academy.  "We have a nine game schedule and we get to play 5 games at home in our new stadium. The kids are excited and for the first year I couldn't ask for more," said Joe Permenter, Panthers Head Football Coach.  Competing at the TAPPS 2A Division 2 level, the Panthers will play 6-man ball against other East Texas and metroplex teams.  "This is going to be...

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  • Camp Coverage: Tuesday notes; Dak Prescott looks to avoid sophomore slump

    Camp Coverage: Tuesday notes; Dak Prescott looks to avoid sophomore slump

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 8:13 PM EDT2017-08-02 00:13:03 GMT
    Prescott feels more comfortable this year than anytime in 2016.Prescott feels more comfortable this year than anytime in 2016.

    Just like last week, the Cowboys held their padded practice during the morning session prior to having the day off Wednesday and flying to Canton, Ohio. All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith didn't suit up for the second straight day as he's dealing with a tight back. Owner Jerry Jones said however, the issue isn't alarming. During his daily press conference in Oxnard, California head coach Jason Garrett declined to say if any of the starters will play in Thursday's preseason opener.

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    Just like last week, the Cowboys held their padded practice during the morning session prior to having the day off Wednesday and flying to Canton, Ohio. All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith didn't suit up for the second straight day as he's dealing with a tight back. Owner Jerry Jones said however, the issue isn't alarming. During his daily press conference in Oxnard, California head coach Jason Garrett declined to say if any of the starters will play in Thursday's preseason opener.

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  • Longhorns begin fall camp; Kris Boyd shows up all over video

    Longhorns begin fall camp; Kris Boyd shows up all over video

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 12:02 AM EDT2017-08-01 04:02:43 GMT
    Kris Boyd makes an interception during practice.Kris Boyd makes an interception during practice.

    At the college level, Texas opened up fall camp on Monday. First year head coach Tom Herman says no one will impress or disappoint while the players wear just helmets for the next couple days. Herman however is pleased with his team's progress, noting they have shed 500 pounds of body fat and added around 380 pounds of lean muscle mass.

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    At the college level, Texas opened up fall camp on Monday. First year head coach Tom Herman says no one will impress or disappoint while the players wear just helmets for the next couple days. Herman however is pleased with his team's progress, noting they have shed 500 pounds of body fat and added around 380 pounds of lean muscle mass.

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  • Camp Coverage: Sean Lee wants to build off best year of his career

    Camp Coverage: Sean Lee wants to build off best year of his career

    Monday, July 31 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-08-01 03:57:00 GMT
    SeanLee is coming off his best year as a pro.SeanLee is coming off his best year as a pro.

    Like Witten, Sean Lee is vital to the Cowboys success. The linebacker was able to stay healthy last season, and put up the best numbers of his soon to be eight year career.

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    Like Witten, Sean Lee is vital to the Cowboys success. The linebacker was able to stay healthy last season, and put up the best numbers of his soon to be eight year career.

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  • Monday Camp Coverage: Witten still going strong entering 15th season

    Monday Camp Coverage: Witten still going strong entering 15th season

    Monday, July 31 2017 11:37 PM EDT2017-08-01 03:37:24 GMT
    Jason Witten talks with offensive coordinator Scott Linehan during practice.Jason Witten talks with offensive coordinator Scott Linehan during practice.

    For the second time this training camp in Oxnard, California, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is giving numerous veterans and players coming back from injury the day off. Jaylon Smith, Sean Lee, Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, Orlando Scandrick, and Tyrone Crawford aren't practicing.

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    For the second time this training camp in Oxnard, California, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is giving numerous veterans and players coming back from injury the day off. Jaylon Smith, Sean Lee, Dez Bryant, Jason Witten, Orlando Scandrick, and Tyrone Crawford aren't practicing.

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  • Camp Coverage: Morris and McFadden prepare for Elliott suspension

    Camp Coverage: Morris and McFadden prepare for Elliott suspension

    Saturday, July 29 2017 11:15 PM EDT2017-07-30 03:15:48 GMT
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    Today the Dallas cowboys welcomed Jacksonville native and NFL quarterback Luke McCown to Oxnard. McCown is wearing number 3 for Dallas and will start learning the ropes just in case something happens to Dak Prescott and/or Kellen Moore. Two other cowboys doing the same thing are running backs Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden.   McFadden is working back from an injury that benched him last season. Morris did his part in 2016 recording 243 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns...More >>
    Today the Dallas cowboys welcomed Jacksonville native and NFL quarterback Luke McCown to Oxnard. McCown is wearing number 3 for Dallas and will start learning the ropes just in case something happens to Dak Prescott and/or Kellen Moore. Two other cowboys doing the same thing are running backs Alfred Morris and Darren McFadden.   McFadden is working back from an injury that benched him last season. Morris did his part in 2016 recording 243 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns...More >>
  • Camp Coverage: 'Great Wall of Dallas' may have lost some traction, but still force to be reckoned with

    Camp Coverage: 'Great Wall of Dallas' may have lost some traction, but still force to be reckoned with

    Friday, July 28 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-07-29 03:47:20 GMT
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    "Those guys are going to hold everyone accountable and they're the train, we move with them. Those guys are freaking animals," said Bryce Butler, Cowboys wide receiver. 

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    "Those guys are going to hold everyone accountable and they're the train, we move with them. Those guys are freaking animals," said Bryce Butler, Cowboys wide receiver. 

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  • Region XIV Media Day in East Texas

    Region XIV Media Day in East Texas

    Friday, July 28 2017 11:03 PM EDT2017-07-29 03:03:48 GMT
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    In Lindale, the Southwest Junior College Football Conference (Region XIV) hosted their media day to ring in the 2017 season in East Texas.  Blinn, Cisco, Tyler Junior College, Kilgore, Trinity Valley, Navarro, NEO A&M, and New Mexico Military make up one of the toughest football conferences at the juco level. So it should come as no surprise that practically every roster handed out was riddled with East Texans.  With one of his best recruiting classes coming in, A...More >>
    In Lindale, the Southwest Junior College Football Conference (Region XIV) hosted their media day to ring in the 2017 season in East Texas.  Blinn, Cisco, Tyler Junior College, Kilgore, Trinity Valley, Navarro, NEO A&M, and New Mexico Military make up one of the toughest football conferences at the juco level. So it should come as no surprise that practically every roster handed out was riddled with East Texans.  With one of his best recruiting classes coming in, A...More >>
  • breaking

    Jacksonville native Luke McCown signs 1-year deal with Dallas Cowboys

    Jacksonville native Luke McCown signs 1-year deal with Dallas Cowboys

    Friday, July 28 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-07-29 01:29:48 GMT

    According to multiple sources Jacksonville native and NFL quarterback Luke McCown has signed a one year deal with the Dallas Cowboys.  

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    According to multiple sources Jacksonville native and NFL quarterback Luke McCown has signed a one year deal with the Dallas Cowboys.  

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  • Camp Coverage: Dallas takes the day off and one unit earned it

    Camp Coverage: Dallas takes the day off and one unit earned it

    Friday, July 28 2017 4:21 PM EDT2017-07-28 20:21:54 GMT
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    Friday the Dallas Cowboys are enjoying the day off. One unit in particular really earned this break and that would be the newly revamped secondary. Brandon Carr,  Morris Claiborne, Barry Church, and JJ Wilcox are all gone, but the reworked group is shining.  "Its on us as coaches at the end of the day. We got to put them in position, we got to coach, we got to teach and we got to bring them on and put them under fire," said Rod Marinelli, Cowboys defensive co...More >>
    Friday the Dallas Cowboys are enjoying the day off. One unit in particular really earned this break and that would be the newly revamped secondary. Brandon Carr,  Morris Claiborne, Barry Church, and JJ Wilcox are all gone, but the reworked group is shining.  "Its on us as coaches at the end of the day. We got to put them in position, we got to coach, we got to teach and we got to bring them on and put them under fire," said Rod Marinelli, Cowboys defensive co...More >>
  • East Texas teams join in on Miracle Treat Day

    East Texas teams join in on Miracle Treat Day

    Thursday, July 27 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-07-28 03:17:39 GMT
    Ever heard the saying, "treat yourself"? Well today was the perfect day to do it, because two East Texas teams paired up with local Dairy Queens to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.  Serving guest at the drive-thru and enjoying some ice-cream themselves, John Tyler Lions and Tyler Lee Red Raiders football took part in Miracle Treat Day.  A five dollar donation was worth a small blizzard. Who can feel bad about eating one of those ...More >>
    Ever heard the saying, "treat yourself"? Well today was the perfect day to do it, because two East Texas teams paired up with local Dairy Queens to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.  Serving guest at the drive-thru and enjoying some ice-cream themselves, John Tyler Lions and Tyler Lee Red Raiders football took part in Miracle Treat Day.  A five dollar donation was worth a small blizzard. Who can feel bad about eating one of those ...More >>
  • Camp Coverage: Teammates back Ezekiel Elliot and look forward to another great season from Zeke

    Camp Coverage: Teammates back Ezekiel Elliot and look forward to another great season from Zeke

    Thursday, July 27 2017 10:59 PM EDT2017-07-28 02:59:04 GMT
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    Despite having a possible suspension hanging over his head, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's teammates say the 2016 1st round pick is extremely focused on football and building upon last year's success.

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    Despite having a possible suspension hanging over his head, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's teammates say the 2016 1st round pick is extremely focused on football and building upon last year's success.

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  • Camp Coverage: Dak Prescott takes some risk, lineman get is a scuffle

    Camp Coverage: Dak Prescott takes some risk, lineman get is a scuffle

    Thursday, July 27 2017 10:55 PM EDT2017-07-28 02:55:05 GMT
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    Thursday, the Dallas Cowboys switch things up holding padded practice in the morning and held walkthroughs in the afternoon. Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott wasn't very sharp, which is weird to say. We all know the rookie of the year had a tremendous first season while setting an NFL rookie record with a passer rating of over 105. In addition the fourth round pick lead Dallas to a 13 win season while throwing 23 touchdowns to only four interceptions.  Trying to build...More >>
    Thursday, the Dallas Cowboys switch things up holding padded practice in the morning and held walkthroughs in the afternoon. Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott wasn't very sharp, which is weird to say. We all know the rookie of the year had a tremendous first season while setting an NFL rookie record with a passer rating of over 105. In addition the fourth round pick lead Dallas to a 13 win season while throwing 23 touchdowns to only four interceptions.  Trying to build...More >>
  • Camp Coverage: First day of full pads in Oxnard for the Dallas Cowboys

    Camp Coverage: First day of full pads in Oxnard for the Dallas Cowboys

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-07-27 03:44:59 GMT
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    After watching the Dallas Cowboys run around in just helmets the first two days, it was finally time to hear the pads clash together.  Head Coach Jason Garrett stuck to his normal game plan of having the offense and defense practice separately to start camp, but today the pads went on and the competition ramped up. "This is when we can come out and actually show what we've worked on and show that we've put in work. It starts when guys walk in the locker room...More >>
    After watching the Dallas Cowboys run around in just helmets the first two days, it was finally time to hear the pads clash together.  Head Coach Jason Garrett stuck to his normal game plan of having the offense and defense practice separately to start camp, but today the pads went on and the competition ramped up. "This is when we can come out and actually show what we've worked on and show that we've put in work. It starts when guys walk in the locker room...More >>
  • Center's WR Evans commits to SFA

    Center's WR Evans commits to SFA

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 10:55 PM EDT2017-07-27 02:55:28 GMT

    Center's Jaterious Evans will not have to travel far to play college football. 

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    Center's Jaterious Evans will not have to travel far to play college football. 

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  • Camp Coverage: Jaylon Smith finally in full pads for the Cowboys after being drafted in 2016

    Camp Coverage: Jaylon Smith finally in full pads for the Cowboys after being drafted in 2016

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 8:20 PM EDT2017-07-27 00:20:56 GMT
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    "I'm very confident in myself and everything I've ever done thus far. I'm really just happy," said Smith,

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    "I'm very confident in myself and everything I've ever done thus far. I'm really just happy," said Smith,

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  • Lucky Whitehead finds new NFL home after being cut by the Dallas Cowboys Monday afternoon

    Lucky Whitehead finds new NFL home after being cut by the Dallas Cowboys Monday afternoon

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-07-26 23:18:46 GMT
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    NFL wide receiver Lucky has found a new home, after being cut by the Dallas Cowboys Monday afternoon. Whitehead will be joining former Cowboys teammate Morris Claiborne and the New York Jets, according to multiple sources.  Former #Cowboys WR Lucky Whitehead has been claimed by the #Jets, source said. He finds a new home after a wild week. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 26, 2017 Monday, Whitehead's life was turned up-side down. Whitehead learned of a w...

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    NFL wide receiver Lucky has found a new home, after being cut by the Dallas Cowboys Monday afternoon. Whitehead will be joining former Cowboys teammate Morris Claiborne and the New York Jets, according to multiple sources.  Former #Cowboys WR Lucky Whitehead has been claimed by the #Jets, source said. He finds a new home after a wild week. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 26, 2017 Monday, Whitehead's life was turned up-side down. Whitehead learned of a w...

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  • UT Tyler Athletics Adds Competitive Cheerleading Program

    UT Tyler Athletics Adds Competitive Cheerleading Program

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 4:06 PM EDT2017-07-26 20:06:31 GMT
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    UT Tyler Athletics Release  UT Tyler has announced the addition of an all-girl STUNT competitive cheerleading program for the 2017-18 season and the co-educational competitive cheerleading for the 2018-19 season. STUNT is a cheerleading-based activity which removes the crowd-leading element and focuses on the technical and athletic components of cheer, including partner stunts, pyramids, basket tosses, group jumps and tumbling. The dance team, within the UT Tyler Spirit Sq...More >>
    UT Tyler Athletics Release  UT Tyler has announced the addition of an all-girl STUNT competitive cheerleading program for the 2017-18 season and the co-educational competitive cheerleading for the 2018-19 season. STUNT is a cheerleading-based activity which removes the crowd-leading element and focuses on the technical and athletic components of cheer, including partner stunts, pyramids, basket tosses, group jumps and tumbling. The dance team, within the UT Tyler Spirit Sq...More >>
  • Hooks named to CFA's version of an All-America team

    Hooks named to CFA's version of an All-America team

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 3:58 PM EDT2017-07-26 19:58:35 GMT
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    Texas A&M Commerce Athletics Release  Texas A&M University-Commerce wide receiver and return specialist Shawn Hooks has been named to the College Football America 2017 Yearbook Division II Starting Lineup - CFA's version of an All-America team – as announced Wednesday.   Hooks, a senior from Daingerfield, was one of the top return men in Division II as a junior and was the only player in the division with three punt returns for touchdowns i...More >>
    Texas A&M Commerce Athletics Release  Texas A&M University-Commerce wide receiver and return specialist Shawn Hooks has been named to the College Football America 2017 Yearbook Division II Starting Lineup - CFA's version of an All-America team – as announced Wednesday.   Hooks, a senior from Daingerfield, was one of the top return men in Division II as a junior and was the only player in the division with three punt returns for touchdowns i...More >>
  • Camp Coverage: Dez Bryant ready to rock and roll in 2017

    Camp Coverage: Dez Bryant ready to rock and roll in 2017

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 11:46 PM EDT2017-07-26 03:46:27 GMT
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    One of the most important players on the Dallas Cowboys roster is ready for a big year in 2017. That happens to be Lufkin native and wide receiver Dez Bryant. For the first time in two years the East Texan, who has also missed 12 games the past two years, finally went through a full off-season and is ready to return to his 2010 first round pick self.  "I got an opportunity again. I feel good. I feel great. I'm always motivated, I'm excited. You know you...

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    One of the most important players on the Dallas Cowboys roster is ready for a big year in 2017. That happens to be Lufkin native and wide receiver Dez Bryant. For the first time in two years the East Texan, who has also missed 12 games the past two years, finally went through a full off-season and is ready to return to his 2010 first round pick self.  "I got an opportunity again. I feel good. I feel great. I'm always motivated, I'm excited. You know you...

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  • Jorvorskie Lane continues to give back to his hometown

    Lane continues to give back to his hometown

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 11:45 PM EDT2017-07-26 03:45:06 GMT

    Jorvorskie Lane has never forgot where he came from.

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    Jorvorskie Lane has never forgot where he came from.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Outlaw film to kick off high school season on Fox Sports

    Sports WebXtra: Outlaw film to kick off high school season on Fox Sports

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-07-26 02:12:30 GMT

    The memory of former Lufkin Coach John Outlaw lives on in East Texas and now his story is being aired for the entire state as part of Fox Sports Southwest's kick off of the 2017 high school football season.

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    The memory of former Lufkin Coach John Outlaw lives on in East Texas and now his story is being aired for the entire state as part of Fox Sports Southwest's kick off of the 2017 high school football season.

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  • Camp Coverage: Dallas doesn't regret cutting Lucky Whitehead despite wide receiver being cleared by police

    Camp Coverage: Dallas doesn't regret cutting Lucky Whitehead despite wide receiver being cleared by police

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 8:59 PM EDT2017-07-26 00:59:00 GMT
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    Monday, NFL wide receiver Lucky Whitehead's life was turned up-side down.  The Dallas Cowboys learned of the warrant, and released Whitehead.  Less than 24-hours later, Whitehead was clear of all and any charges.

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    Monday, NFL wide receiver Lucky Whitehead's life was turned up-side down.  The Dallas Cowboys learned of the warrant, and released Whitehead.  Less than 24-hours later, Whitehead was clear of all and any charges.

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  • Charges dropped against Lucky Whitehead, victim of mistaken identity

    Charges dropped against Lucky Whitehead, victim of mistaken identity

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 12:47 PM EDT2017-07-25 16:47:54 GMT

    After being cut by the Dallas Cowboys Monday afternoon, charges in Virginia were dropped against Lucky Whitehead. 

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    After being cut by the Dallas Cowboys Monday afternoon, charges in Virginia were dropped against Lucky Whitehead. 

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  • Lufkin football star Jorvorskie Lane to give away school supplies Tuesday

    Lufkin football star Jorvorskie Lane to give away school supplies Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 25 2017 5:58 AM EDT2017-07-25 09:58:12 GMT

    Jorvorskie Lane has been a busy man over the past several months. Tuesday, the former Panther and ex-NFL fullback will be in Lufkin helping kids get ready for school.

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    Jorvorskie Lane has been a busy man over the past several months. Tuesday, the former Panther and ex-NFL fullback will be in Lufkin helping kids get ready for school.

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  • Camp Coverage: Dallas Cowboys say back to back NFC East titles is possible

    Camp Coverage: Dallas Cowboys say back to back NFC East titles is possible

    Monday, July 24 2017 11:23 PM EDT2017-07-25 03:23:31 GMT
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    Off the field issues, injuries, and free agency have all played a part in the Dallas Cowboys not being able to string together successful  seasons in recent years.  Dallas held its first practice of training camp this afternoon in Oxnard, and amid all the distractions the team is still hoping to build upon last year's 13 win campaign. "I definitely sense excitement in the locker room, with the coaches, in the team meeting, just around everybody that has...

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    Off the field issues, injuries, and free agency have all played a part in the Dallas Cowboys not being able to string together successful  seasons in recent years.  Dallas held its first practice of training camp this afternoon in Oxnard, and amid all the distractions the team is still hoping to build upon last year's 13 win campaign. "I definitely sense excitement in the locker room, with the coaches, in the team meeting, just around everybody that has...

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  • Camp Coverage: Cowboys confident with Dak Prescott leading their team

    Camp Coverage: Cowboys confident with Dak Prescott leading their team

    Monday, July 24 2017 8:32 PM EDT2017-07-25 00:32:43 GMT
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    For the first time since 2003, quarterback Tony Romo is not at training camp with the Cowboys. But oddly, it doesn't feel all that weird. You can credit Dak Prescott for that because the 4th round pick had one of the best rookie seasons in NFL history.  "I am a lot more confident then I thought I ever would be this time last year and beyond not having Romo. That has everything to do with the year Dak had and more importantly the way that Dak is app...

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    For the first time since 2003, quarterback Tony Romo is not at training camp with the Cowboys. But oddly, it doesn't feel all that weird. You can credit Dak Prescott for that because the 4th round pick had one of the best rookie seasons in NFL history.  "I am a lot more confident then I thought I ever would be this time last year and beyond not having Romo. That has everything to do with the year Dak had and more importantly the way that Dak is app...

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  • BREAKING

    Cowboys release Lucky Whitehead from team

    Cowboys release Lucky Whitehead from team

    Monday, July 24 2017 6:49 PM EDT2017-07-24 22:49:31 GMT

    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead has a warrant out for his arrest after failing to appear in court.

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    Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead has a warrant out for his arrest after failing to appear in court.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Fox Sports picks East Texas match-up for high school show kickoff

    Sports WebXtra: Fox Sports picks East Texas match-up for high school show kickoff

    Monday, July 24 2017 4:24 PM EDT2017-07-24 20:24:18 GMT

    Fox Sports Southwest will kick off it's first ever Texas Football Days show on August 28th. 

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    Fox Sports Southwest will kick off it's first ever Texas Football Days show on August 28th. 

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  • Coach Quick brings 'Hell Week' to Lufkin summer program

    Coach Quick brings 'Hell Week' to Lufkin summer program

    Thursday, July 13 2017 11:08 PM EDT2017-07-14 03:08:21 GMT

    There are just 7 Weeks until the Pack meets up with their rivals Longview to kick off the 2017 football season.

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    There are just 7 Weeks until the Pack meets up with their rivals Longview to kick off the 2017 football season.

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  • Officials needed for high school football in the Pineywoods

    Officials needed for high school football in the Pineywoods

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 9:10 AM EDT2017-07-12 13:10:04 GMT

    Over the past three seasons, the Texas Association of Sports Officials have seen a dramatic drop off in people signing up to officiate all sports on all levels of UIL competition.

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    Over the past three seasons, the Texas Association of Sports Officials have seen a dramatic drop off in people signing up to officiate all sports on all levels of UIL competition.

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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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  • Camp Coverage: Jones and Garrett comment on Elliott's status

    Camp Coverage: Jones and Garrett comment on Elliott's status

    Sunday, July 23 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-07-24 03:19:36 GMT
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    Of the 6 players on the Dallas Cowboys facing a possible suspension or legal problems, Ezekiel Elliott is the biggest name. The NFL is still investigating an alleged domestic violence incident involving Elliott last July. The league has been looking into the matter for 13 months now, despite the fact that the 2nd year running back was never arrested or charged. Elliott's name came up numerous times during today's opening press conference, and while owner Jerry Jo...More >>
    Of the 6 players on the Dallas Cowboys facing a possible suspension or legal problems, Ezekiel Elliott is the biggest name. The NFL is still investigating an alleged domestic violence incident involving Elliott last July. The league has been looking into the matter for 13 months now, despite the fact that the 2nd year running back was never arrested or charged. Elliott's name came up numerous times during today's opening press conference, and while owner Jerry Jo...More >>
  • Camp Coverage: State of the Team address main topic deals with off the field issues

    Camp Coverage: State of the Team address main topic deals with off the field issues

    Sunday, July 23 2017 11:08 PM EDT2017-07-24 03:08:06 GMT
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    Despite coming off a 13 win campaign and claiming the NFC East Title, there has been little talk about football and the excitement for the upcoming season. That's because 6 players are currently dealing with off the field issues. Questions about character and the type of guys on the Cowboys roster dominated the opening press conference of training camp here in Oxnard.. Owner Jerry Jones and Head Coach Jason Garrett acknowledged the problem, but remain confident the issues ...More >>
    Despite coming off a 13 win campaign and claiming the NFC East Title, there has been little talk about football and the excitement for the upcoming season. That's because 6 players are currently dealing with off the field issues. Questions about character and the type of guys on the Cowboys roster dominated the opening press conference of training camp here in Oxnard.. Owner Jerry Jones and Head Coach Jason Garrett acknowledged the problem, but remain confident the issues ...More >>
  • Camp Coverage: Dallas Cowboys arrive in Oxnard, California

    Camp Coverage: Dallas Cowboys arrive in Oxnard, California

    Saturday, July 22 2017 11:50 PM EDT2017-07-23 03:50:41 GMT
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    Around 4:15 p.m. PDT, the Cowboys arrived at the Ventura County Naval Base in Pt. Mugu. And every player was dressed in a suit and tie, a pretty business like approach already being sent from Head Coach Jason Garrett. Before taking buses to the training camp headquarters in Oxnard, the players and Coach Garrett took time to sign autographs for the military and their families. "I think it really puts things in perspective. You know these guys are out here risking their live...More >>
    Around 4:15 p.m. PDT, the Cowboys arrived at the Ventura County Naval Base in Pt. Mugu. And every player was dressed in a suit and tie, a pretty business like approach already being sent from Head Coach Jason Garrett. Before taking buses to the training camp headquarters in Oxnard, the players and Coach Garrett took time to sign autographs for the military and their families. "I think it really puts things in perspective. You know these guys are out here risking their live...More >>
  • Mike Gundy talks Lamarcus Morton at Big 12 Media Days

    Mike Gundy talks Lamarcus Morton at Big 12 Media Days

    Friday, July 21 2017 7:07 PM EDT2017-07-21 23:07:56 GMT
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    During Big 12 Media Days Tom Herman said that Texas would need Nacogdoches native Josh Thompson to play for the Longhorns as a freshman, in order to help the team be successful in year one under Coach Herman. But Thompson isn't the only freshman with high expectations. Cue Gilmer product Lamarcus Morton, who will suit up for Oklahoma State.   Morton signed and graduated in December of 2016, giving this wide receiver about a 6 month jump on his class. Which is one ...More >>
    During Big 12 Media Days Tom Herman said that Texas would need Nacogdoches native Josh Thompson to play for the Longhorns as a freshman, in order to help the team be successful in year one under Coach Herman. But Thompson isn't the only freshman with high expectations. Cue Gilmer product Lamarcus Morton, who will suit up for Oklahoma State.   Morton signed and graduated in December of 2016, giving this wide receiver about a 6 month jump on his class. Which is one ...More >>
  • Patrick Mahomes signs rookie contract with Chiefs

    Patrick Mahomes signs rookie contract with Chiefs

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:54 AM EDT2017-07-21 14:54:54 GMT
    Mahomes has signed his rookie contract.Mahomes has signed his rookie contract.

    Like Dez Bryant, Whitehouse product Patrick Mahomes was a first round pick. And like Bryant, the East Texan loves to give back to the community. 

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    Like Dez Bryant, Whitehouse product Patrick Mahomes was a first round pick. And like Bryant, the East Texan loves to give back to the community. 

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  • Dez Bryant comes home, throws BBQ party, kick ball game before leaving to camp

    Dez Bryant comes home, throws BBQ party, kick ball game before leaving to camp

    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:07 PM EDT2017-07-21 03:07:57 GMT

    With just a day's notice, former Lufkin Panther and NFL superstar Dez Bryant arrived at Lufkin's Kit McConnico Park in grand fashion for his announced "Family Fun Day."

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    With just a day's notice, former Lufkin Panther and NFL superstar Dez Bryant arrived at Lufkin's Kit McConnico Park in grand fashion for his announced "Family Fun Day."

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  • SFA picked sixth in preseason poll; Jacks take part in SLC Media Day

    SFA picked sixth in preseason poll; Jacks take part in SLC Media Day

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:25 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:25:09 GMT
    SFA football picked ot finish sixth in the SLC.SFA football picked ot finish sixth in the SLC.

    With the beginning of Stephen F. Austin's 91st season of football rapidly approaching, head coach Clint Conque, junior defensive lineman Lamont Alexander and sophomore wide receiver Tamrick Pace completed the first official football event of the year by taking part in the 2017 Southland Conference Football Media Day at Hilton Americas in Houston.  After learning they were picked to finish sixth in the 2017 Southland Conference preseason poll...

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    With the beginning of Stephen F. Austin's 91st season of football rapidly approaching, head coach Clint Conque, junior defensive lineman Lamont Alexander and sophomore wide receiver Tamrick Pace completed the first official football event of the year by taking part in the 2017 Southland Conference Football Media Day at Hilton Americas in Houston.  After learning they were picked to finish sixth in the 2017 Southland Conference preseason poll...

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  • Cowboys report to training camp on Saturday

    Cowboys report to training camp on Saturday

    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:07 PM EDT2017-07-20 20:07:42 GMT
    Cowboys report to training camp on Saturday.Cowboys report to training camp on Saturday.

    On Saturday July 22nd, the Cowboys will report to training camp in Oxnard, California. The fun part, KLTV sports director Justin Woodard is going be there with the team.

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    On Saturday July 22nd, the Cowboys will report to training camp in Oxnard, California. The fun part, KLTV sports director Justin Woodard is going be there with the team.

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  • Dez Bryant to visit Lufkin; Former Panther Keke Coutee doing Dez things in college

    Dez Bryant to visit Lufkin; Former Panther Keke Coutee doing Dez things in college

    Thursday, July 20 2017 12:15 AM EDT2017-07-20 04:15:19 GMT
    Coutee celebrates Dez Bryant style during 2016 season.Coutee celebrates Dez Bryant style during 2016 season.

    Before the Cowboys report to training camp in Oxnard, California on Saturday, it appears wide receiver Dez Bryant wants to have some fun in his hometown. On his official Facebook page on Wednesday, Bryant said he will be in Lufkin Thursday and is bringing barbecue.

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    Before the Cowboys report to training camp in Oxnard, California on Saturday, it appears wide receiver Dez Bryant wants to have some fun in his hometown. On his official Facebook page on Wednesday, Bryant said he will be in Lufkin Thursday and is bringing barbecue.

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  • Gipson and Howard Payne coaching staff come to Tyler

    Gipson and Howard Payne coaching staff come to Tyler

    Thursday, July 20 2017 12:05 AM EDT2017-07-20 04:05:56 GMT
    Gipson returned to East Texas with Howard Payne coaching staff.Gipson returned to East Texas with Howard Payne coaching staff.

    At the Division III level, the Howard Payne coaching staff is trying to turn the Yellow Jackets football program around. First year head man Braxton Harris is already on the right track for two reasons. Number one, Harris hired Bishop Gorman head coach Coby Gipson to be his offensive coordinator in January. Number two, HPU held a camp at Rose stadium in Tyler on Wednesday night..

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    At the Division III level, the Howard Payne coaching staff is trying to turn the Yellow Jackets football program around. First year head man Braxton Harris is already on the right track for two reasons. Number one, Harris hired Bishop Gorman head coach Coby Gipson to be his offensive coordinator in January. Number two, HPU held a camp at Rose stadium in Tyler on Wednesday night..

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  • Texas head coach Tom Herman has consequences for losing

    Texas head coach Tom Herman has consequences for losing

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 11:54 PM EDT2017-07-20 03:54:19 GMT
    Tom Herman talks to the media at Big 12 Media Days.Tom Herman talks to the media at Big 12 Media Days.

    With almost 30 East Texans in the Big 12, including three that represented their program at Media Days on Monday, we have focused a lot on our players the last few days. First year Texas head coach Tom Herman will be counting on several "Beast Texans" in 2017, but Herman himself made some headlines in Frisco.

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    With almost 30 East Texans in the Big 12, including three that represented their program at Media Days on Monday, we have focused a lot on our players the last few days. First year Texas head coach Tom Herman will be counting on several "Beast Texans" in 2017, but Herman himself made some headlines in Frisco.

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  • Former Longhorns share thoughts on upcoming season at Texas Exes event in Tyler

    Former Longhorns share thoughts on upcoming season at Texas Exes event in Tyler

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 12:37 AM EDT2017-07-19 04:37:34 GMT
    Texas Exes event held in Tyler on Tuesday night.Texas Exes event held in Tyler on Tuesday night.

    Let's go back to coach Tom Herman and the Longhorns for a minute. The first year head talked at length on Tuesday about creating competition in almost everything his team does. It remains to be seen if Herman's philosphy translates to wins this fall, but one things for sure, alumni and fans are on board.

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    Let's go back to coach Tom Herman and the Longhorns for a minute. The first year head talked at length on Tuesday about creating competition in almost everything his team does. It remains to be seen if Herman's philosophy translates to wins this fall, but one things for sure, alumni and fans are on board.

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  • Lufkin product Keke Coutee named to Biletnikoff Award watch list

    Lufkin product Keke Coutee named to Biletnikoff Award watch list

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 12:29 AM EDT2017-07-19 04:29:01 GMT
    Lufkin's Keke Coutee earns another preseason honor.Lufkin's Keke Coutee earns another preseason honor.

    Lufkin product and Texas Tech wide receiver Keke Coutee, who represented the Red Raiders at Big 12 Media Days on Monday, has been named to the Biletnikoff award watch list. The trophy is handed out each year to the most outstanding receiver in college football.

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    Lufkin product and Texas Tech wide receiver Keke Coutee, who represented the Red Raiders at Big 12 Media Days on Monday, has been named to the Biletnikoff award watch list. The trophy is handed out each year to the most outstanding receiver in college football.

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  • Herman and Rhule counting on East Texans in first season with respective programs

    Herman and Rhule counting on East Texans in first season with respective programs

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 12:14 AM EDT2017-07-19 04:14:12 GMT
    Matt Rhule talks with the media on Tuesday in Frisco.Matt Rhule talks with the media on Tuesday in Frisco.

    On Day one of Big 12 Media Days the presence of three East Texans stole the show. While there weren't any players from our region in attendance at The Star in Frisco on Tuesday, their talents still took center stage. Since its formation in 1996, no first year head coach has led his program to a Big 12 title. Trying to book that trend, Tom Herman of Texas, and Baylor's Matt Rhule will be counting on East Texans to help lead the way in 2017.

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    On Day one of Big 12 Media Days the presence of three East Texans stole the show. While there weren't any players from our region in attendance at The Star in Frisco on Tuesday, their talents still took center stage. Since its formation in 1996, no first year head coach has led his program to a Big 12 title. Trying to book that trend, Tom Herman of Texas, and Baylor's Matt Rhule will be counting on East Texans to help lead the way in 2017.

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  • Big 12 Media Days wraps up with Texas and Baylor raving over East Texas

    Big 12 Media Days wraps up with Texas and Baylor raving over East Texas

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 11:10 PM EDT2017-07-19 03:10:21 GMT
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    Yesterday could have been described as a red carpet event for East Texas, but today none of the nearly 30 athletes from our region that compete in the big 12 were here. Turns out, that was okay. Texas Head Football Coach Tom Herman and Head Coach Matt Rhule couldn't stop raving about the talent East Texas brings to both the Longhorns and Bears; but also the character and work ethic that Beast Texans are best known for. "I think there is a bit of a toughness about them....

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    Yesterday could have been described as a red carpet event for East Texas, but today none of the nearly 30 athletes from our region that compete in the big 12 were here. Turns out, that was okay. Texas Head Football Coach Tom Herman and Head Coach Matt Rhule couldn't stop raving about the talent East Texas brings to both the Longhorns and Bears; but also the character and work ethic that Beast Texans are best known for. "I think there is a bit of a toughness about them....

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  • Big 12 Media Days kicks off with East Texas style

    Big 12 Media Days kicks off with East Texas style

    Monday, July 17 2017 10:58 PM EDT2017-07-18 02:58:27 GMT
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    Big 12 Media Days is meant to preview the season, talk some football, and figure out who might be this year's breakout super star. But when you have fun-loving East Texans in the mix the conversation can take a turn for the fashionable side.  "It's a clip-on, it's a clip-on bow-tie." whispers Dylan Cantrell, Texas Tech receiver, about his teammate Keke Coutee.  Representing Texas Tech both Dylan Cantrell of Whitehouse and Lufkin native Keke Coutee put on their be...

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    Big 12 Media Days is meant to preview the season, talk some football, and figure out who might be this year's breakout super star. But when you have fun-loving East Texans in the mix the conversation can take a turn for the fashionable side.  "It's a clip-on, it's a clip-on bow-tie." whispers Dylan Cantrell, Texas Tech receiver, about his teammate Keke Coutee.  Representing Texas Tech both Dylan Cantrell of Whitehouse and Lufkin native Keke Coutee put on their be...

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  • East Texans in spotlight at Big 12 Media Days

    East Texans in spotlight at Big 12 Media Days

    Monday, July 17 2017 10:41 PM EDT2017-07-18 02:41:12 GMT
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    Day 1 of Big 12 Media Days included not one, not two, but three East Texans representing their team.  For Texas Tech, Whitehouse native Dylan Cantrell and Lufkin native Keke Coutee both brought their media "A"  game catching questions left and right. For TCU, Longview native Travin Howard also tackled with ease.  With nearly 30 East Texans in the Big 12 this season, it is sure to be a fun football season.  Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved. More >>
    Day 1 of Big 12 Media Days included not one, not two, but three East Texans representing their team.  For Texas Tech, Whitehouse native Dylan Cantrell and Lufkin native Keke Coutee both brought their media "A"  game catching questions left and right. For TCU, Longview native Travin Howard also tackled with ease.  With nearly 30 East Texans in the Big 12 this season, it is sure to be a fun football season.  Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Cowboys RB Elliot involved in incident at bar

    Cowboys RB Elliot involved in incident at bar

    Monday, July 17 2017 11:28 AM EDT2017-07-17 15:28:16 GMT

    Dallas police are investigating an incident at a bar allegedly involving Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot, according to ESPN. 

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    Dallas police are investigating an incident at a bar allegedly involving Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot, according to ESPN. 

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  • Jeff Traylor excited for 2017 season with SMU

    Jeff Traylor excited for 2017 season with SMU

    Saturday, July 15 2017 8:54 PM EDT2017-07-16 00:54:56 GMT
    Jeff Traylor is excited for 2017 season with SMU.Jeff Traylor is excited for 2017 season with SMU.
    At the college level, SEC media days took place this week, The Big 12 kicks off its media days on Monday as does the American Athletic Conference. Before he starts the grind of the 2017 season with SMU, associate head coach Jeff Traylor was back in his hometown of Gilmer earlier this week to help put on the 11th annual East Texas Passing Academy. Traylor covered a wide variety of topics with the media, including his high expectations for the Mustangs this year. Teaming up with fellow...More >>
    At the college level, SEC media days took place this week, The Big 12 kicks off its media days on Monday as does the American Athletic Conference. Before he starts the grind of the 2017 season with SMU, associate head coach Jeff Traylor was back in his hometown of Gilmer earlier this week to help put on the 11th annual East Texas Passing Academy. Traylor covered a wide variety of topics with the media, including his high expectations for the Mustangs this year. Teaming up with fellow...More >>
  • John Tyler advances to national 7 on 7 tournament title game

    John Tyler advances to national 7 on 7 tournament title game

    Saturday, July 15 2017 8:48 PM EDT2017-07-16 00:48:17 GMT
    John Tyler advanced to the ttle game at the national 7 on 7 tournament.John Tyler advanced to the ttle game at the national 7 on 7 tournament.

    John Tyler is showing off its "Beast Texas" muscles this weekend at the USA Football national 7 on 7 tournament in Frisco. The Lions went 6 and 1 in pool play on Friday and claimed the third seed out of 16 teams in the championship bracket Saturday afternoon. And how about this. JT made a run all the way to the title game by winning its first three championship bracket contests.

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    John Tyler is showing off its "Beast Texas" muscles this weekend at the USA Football national 7 on 7 tournament in Frisco. The Lions went 6 and 1 in pool play on Friday and claimed the third seed out of 16 teams in the championship bracket Saturday afternoon. And how about this. JT made a run all the way to the title game by winning its first three championship bracket contests.

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  • Aaron Ross has message for East Texas NFL rookies

    Aaron Ross has message for East Texas NFL rookies

    Saturday, July 15 2017 8:43 PM EDT2017-07-16 00:43:28 GMT
    Aaron Ross has a good message for East Texas NFL rookies.Aaron Ross has a good message for East Texas NFL rookies.

    Back in the 2007 NFL Draft, Ross was selected in the first round by the Giants and went onto play five seasons in New York before jumping to Jacksonville and then back to the Giants. Point is, having been through the fire, Ross has a good message for the dozen or so East Texans including recent first round pick Patrick Mahomes and second round selection Tyus Bowser ..

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    Back in the 2007 NFL Draft, Ross was selected in the first round by the Giants and went onto play five seasons in New York before jumping to Jacksonville and then back to the Giants. Point is, having been through the fire, Ross has a good message for the dozen or so East Texans including recent first round pick Patrick Mahomes and second round selection Tyus Bowser ..

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  • Aaron Ross puts on annual football camp in Tyler

    Aaron Ross puts on annual football camp in Tyler

    Saturday, July 15 2017 8:09 PM EDT2017-07-16 00:09:13 GMT
    Aaron Ross held his annual football camp in Tyler on Saturday.Aaron Ross held his annual football camp in Tyler on Saturday.

    This year's Aaron Ross football camp technically got started Friday night as 15 lucky kids went on a shopping spree with the two-time Super Bowl winner at Academy Sports. The end goal was simple, stock up on apparel to look sharp on Saturday at Rose Stadium. Ross and the campers hit the field at 9 o'clock for the annual event.

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    This year's Aaron Ross football camp technically got started Friday night as 15 lucky kids went on a shopping spree with the two-time Super Bowl winner at Academy Sports. The end goal was simple, stock up on apparel to look sharp on Saturday at Rose Stadium. Ross and the campers hit the field at 9 o'clock for the annual event.

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  • East Texas Track Club to compete in TAAF and USA Junior Olympics

    East Texas Track Club to compete in TAAF and USA Junior Olympics

    Friday, July 14 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-07-15 03:12:18 GMT
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    This weekend in Longview, the East Texas Track Club will be competing at the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Track and Field state qualifier. Representing this club, roughly 20 athletes from ages 8 to 18 will lace up their spikes for a shot at state.   East Texas Track Club will also be present at the USA Junior Olympics by triple jumper Robert Draper and javelin thrower Kaiti Kelley, in the coming weeks.  "I know it means a lot to me, to be able to repres...More >>
    This weekend in Longview, the East Texas Track Club will be competing at the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Track and Field state qualifier. Representing this club, roughly 20 athletes from ages 8 to 18 will lace up their spikes for a shot at state.   East Texas Track Club will also be present at the USA Junior Olympics by triple jumper Robert Draper and javelin thrower Kaiti Kelley, in the coming weeks.  "I know it means a lot to me, to be able to repres...More >>
  • 15 East Texans attending Aaron Ross football camp this weekend, surprised with shopping spree.

    15 East Texans attending Aaron Ross football camp this weekend, surprised with shopping spree.

    Friday, July 14 2017 11:05 PM EDT2017-07-15 03:05:26 GMT
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    To prep for his free football camp, former NFL corner back and John Tyler alumn Aaron Ross teamed up with Academy Sports and Outdoors and Trinity Mother Francis to surprise 15 East Texas athletes.  Ross went from two-time super bowl champ to these kids personal shopper. Helping them all pick out cleats, gloves, socks, and shorts, Ross made sure all lucky 15 had everything they needed to hit the turf at Rose Stadium. After it was all said and done, Ross was t...More >>
    To prep for his free football camp, former NFL corner back and John Tyler alumn Aaron Ross teamed up with Academy Sports and Outdoors and Trinity Mother Francis to surprise 15 East Texas athletes.  Ross went from two-time super bowl champ to these kids personal shopper. Helping them all pick out cleats, gloves, socks, and shorts, Ross made sure all lucky 15 had everything they needed to hit the turf at Rose Stadium. After it was all said and done, Ross was t...More >>
  • John Tyler excited for national 7 on 7 tournament

    John Tyler excited for national 7 on 7 tournament

    Friday, July 14 2017 12:21 AM EDT2017-07-14 04:21:56 GMT
    John Tyler will participate in a national 7 on 7 tournament this weekend.John Tyler will participate in a national 7 on 7 tournament this weekend.

    Before the John Tyler football team fully turns its attention towards fall camp and the 2017 season, the Lions will compete for a national title in 7 on 7. JT didn't make the state tournament a couple weeks ago, but has been invited to play in the USA Football 7 on 7 national tourney this weekend in Frisco.

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    Before the John Tyler football team fully turns its attention towards fall camp and the 2017 season, the Lions will compete for a national title in 7 on 7. JT didn't make the state tournament a couple weeks ago, but has been invited to play in the USA Football 7 on 7 national tourney this weekend in Frisco.

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  • Lufkin players going through different type of workout this week

    Lufkin players going through different type of workout this week

    Friday, July 14 2017 12:15 AM EDT2017-07-14 04:15:41 GMT
    Lufkin players are going through military type training this week.Lufkin players are going through military type training this week.

    It's being called "Hell Week" in Lufkin. From Wednesday through Friday, instead of hitting the weight room, athletes are out on the field going through military type training. Around 90 guys are participating in the three day event, which is being run by five Army drill sergeants from the recruiting center in Lufkin.

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    It's being called "Hell Week" in Lufkin. From Wednesday through Friday, instead of hitting the weight room, athletes are out on the field going through military type training. Around 90 guys are participating in the three day event, which is being run by five Army drill sergeants from the recruiting center in Lufkin.

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  • Seven SFA players including East Texan Tamrick Pace on SLC preseason teams

    Seven SFA players including East Texan Tamrick Pace on SLC preseason teams

    Friday, July 14 2017 12:09 AM EDT2017-07-14 04:09:12 GMT
    Tamrick Pace made SLC preseason second team.Tamrick Pace made SLC preseason second team.

    The SEC will release its preseason poll and all-conference teams on Friday. We will have to wait until Southland Conference media days next week to see where Stephen F. Austin is picked to finish, but several Jacks received preseason love on Thursday.

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    The SEC will release its preseason poll and all-conference teams on Friday. We will have to wait until Southland Conference media days next week to see where Stephen F. Austin is picked to finish, but several Jacks received preseason love on Thursday.

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  • Another day, another preseason honor for Travin Howard

    Another day, another preseason honor for Travin Howard

    Friday, July 14 2017 12:01 AM EDT2017-07-14 04:01:29 GMT
    Travin Howard is on the Bronko Nagurski trophy watch list.Travin Howard is on the Bronko Nagurski trophy watch list.

    Another day, and another preseason honor for Travin Howard. The TCU linebacker has been selected to the watch list for the Bronko Nagurski trophy, which is presented annually to the top defensive player in college football.

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    Another day, and another preseason honor for Travin Howard. The TCU linebacker has been selected to the watch list for the Bronko Nagurski trophy, which is presented annually to the top defensive player in college football.

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  • Backcourt Basketball: Former ETX coach Larry Hargett leads basketball camp in Tyler

    Backcourt Basketball: Former ETX coach Larry Hargett leads basketball camp in Tyler

    Thursday, July 13 2017 7:36 PM EDT2017-07-13 23:36:12 GMT
    Today in Tyler, Backcourt Basketball and over nearly 40 East Texas "hoopsters" took to the court, for a chance to learn from Larry Hargett, Bill Winfry, Minta Spears, and Aston Francis.  Hargett is a former assistant for the Baylor men's program and an East Texas high school girls coach. "Love of the game started when I was little bitty. I think I was born with a God-given talent. I just had that feeling I was going to do something i...More >>
    Today in Tyler, Backcourt Basketball and over nearly 40 East Texas "hoopsters" took to the court, for a chance to learn from Larry Hargett, Bill Winfry, Minta Spears, and Aston Francis.  Hargett is a former assistant for the Baylor men's program and an East Texas high school girls coach. "Love of the game started when I was little bitty. I think I was born with a God-given talent. I just had that feeling I was going to do something i...More >>
  • City of Tyler declares July 12, 2017 Whitney Simmons Day

    City of Tyler declares July 12, 2017 Whitney Simmons Day

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 10:26 PM EDT2017-07-13 02:26:48 GMT
    Whitney Simmons is honored by the city of Tyler.Whitney Simmons is honored by the city of Tyler.

    On the calendar, this is Wednesday July 12th, 2017. But in the Rose City, there's a little more to it. Prior to this Wednesday mornings city council meeting, Tyler mayor Martin Heines declared July 12, 2017 as Whitney Simmons Day. The former UT-Tyler track and field star and seven-time All American had an amazing four-year career, and this honor caps it in style.

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    On the calendar, this is Wednesday July 12th, 2017. But in the Rose City, there's a little more to it. Prior to this Wednesday mornings city council meeting, Tyler mayor Martin Heines declared July 12, 2017 as Whitney Simmons Day. The former UT-Tyler track and field star and seven-time All American had an amazing four-year career, and this honor caps it in style.

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  • East Texan Tamrick Pace set to attend Southland Conference media day for SFA

    East Texan Tamrick Pace set to attend Southland Conference media day for SFA

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 10:19 PM EDT2017-07-13 02:19:22 GMT
    Tamrick Pace to attend Southland Conference media day.Tamrick Pace to attend Southland Conference media day.

    In addition to Travin Howard and Keke Coutee, Whitehouse product and Texas Tech wide receiver Dylan Cantrell will also be at Big 12 media days. The spotlight for East Texans doesn't stop there. Stephen F. Austin has announced its attendees for next Thursday's Southland Conference media day in Houston and Tamrick Pace will be there.

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    In addition to Travin Howard and Keke Coutee, Whitehouse product and Texas Tech wide receiver Dylan Cantrell will also be at Big 12 media days. The spotlight for East Texans doesn't stop there. Stephen F. Austin has announced its attendees for next Thursday's Southland Conference media day in Houston and Tamrick Pace will be there.

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  • Pair of East Texans named to preseason All-Big 12 team

    Pair of East Texans named to preseason All-Big 12 team

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 10:14 PM EDT2017-07-13 02:14:03 GMT
    Keke Coutee has been named to the preseason All-Big 12 team.Keke Coutee has been named to the preseason All-Big 12 team.

    East Texans Travin Howard and Keke Coutee have a lot of hype to live up to in the upcoming 2017 college football season. The Longview product and former Lufkin Panther will each be present at Big 12 media days next Monday with their respective team. On Wednesday, both were named to the Preseason All-Big 12 team.

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    East Texans Travin Howard and Keke Coutee have a lot of hype to live up to in the upcoming 2017 college football season. The Longview product and former Lufkin Panther will each be present at Big 12 media days next Monday with their respective team. On Wednesday, both were named to the Preseason All-Big 12 team.

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  • Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott wins ESPY award

    Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott wins ESPY award

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 10:06 PM EDT2017-07-13 02:06:35 GMT
    Prescott wins ESPY for best breakthrough athlete.Prescott wins ESPY for best breakthrough athlete.

    Host of the 2017 ESPYS Wednesday night in Los Angeles, which celebrates the best in sports, two-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning kicked off the show with some pretty decent jokes. Once the awards started being handed out though, a Cowboys player was the first to the podium.

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    Host of the 2017 ESPYS Wednesday night in Los Angeles, which celebrates the best in sports, two-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning kicked off the show with some pretty decent jokes. Once the awards started being handed out though, a Cowboys player was the first to the podium.

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  • Traylor talks Medlock and Bell fitting in at SMU

    Traylor talks Medlock and Bell fitting in at SMU

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-07-12 03:13:56 GMT
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    SMU Assistant Head Coach Jeff Traylor is in town for the 11th annual East Texas Passing Academy. And he took a opportunity to talk about to camp alumni who now play for him in Dallas.  According to Coach Traylor, Arp native Kayce Medlock and former Gorman receiver Judah Bell are meshing well with the mustangs offense.  Both Medlock and Bell will be freshman this season, and could find their way into the starting rotation.  Coach Traylor says the two have bought in to ...More >>
    SMU Assistant Head Coach Jeff Traylor is in town for the 11th annual East Texas Passing Academy. And he took a opportunity to talk about to camp alumni who now play for him in Dallas.  According to Coach Traylor, Arp native Kayce Medlock and former Gorman receiver Judah Bell are meshing well with the mustangs offense.  Both Medlock and Bell will be freshman this season, and could find their way into the starting rotation.  Coach Traylor says the two have bought in to ...More >>
  • Texas A&M Commerce host "Camp with the Champs" in Tyler

    Texas A&M Commerce host "Camp with the Champs" in Tyler

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 11:07 PM EDT2017-07-12 03:07:40 GMT
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    Today, Texas A&M Commerce rolled into town hosting their "Camp With the Champs" at Rose Stadium.    The Lions are back to back to back Lone Star Conference Champions and are looking for the best East Texas has to offer; to continue their tradition of being one of the top division two universities in the country.     Athletes from across the region and even the DFW area went through multiple combine drills before showing off what they could...More >>
    Today, Texas A&M Commerce rolled into town hosting their "Camp With the Champs" at Rose Stadium.    The Lions are back to back to back Lone Star Conference Champions and are looking for the best East Texas has to offer; to continue their tradition of being one of the top division two universities in the country.     Athletes from across the region and even the DFW area went through multiple combine drills before showing off what they could...More >>
  • John Tyler gets a shot at redemption for 7-on-7 season

    John Tyler gets a shot at redemption for 7-on-7 season

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 11:03 PM EDT2017-07-12 03:03:33 GMT
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    The John Tyler Lions failed to qualify for the 7-on-7 State Tournament, but their season is not over. The Lions will have a chance at redemption this weekend at The Star in Frisco, playing in the USA Football 7-on-7 National Invite.  In the southern championship series 16 teams were chosen from Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, and of course Texas.  The Lions will compete in "Pool B", with their first match-up against Cedar Hill.  It came as a...More >>
    The John Tyler Lions failed to qualify for the 7-on-7 State Tournament, but their season is not over. The Lions will have a chance at redemption this weekend at The Star in Frisco, playing in the USA Football 7-on-7 National Invite.  In the southern championship series 16 teams were chosen from Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, and of course Texas.  The Lions will compete in "Pool B", with their first match-up against Cedar Hill.  It came as a...More >>
  • East Texan Reggie Howell to be honored at Tony Romo's National Fantasy Football Convention in Dallas

    East Texan Reggie Howell to be honored at Tony Romo's National Fantasy Football Convention in Dallas

    Monday, July 10 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-07-11 03:17:32 GMT
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    You could say East Texan Reggie Howell was born to play fantasy football.   "In 1978 I was watching the Dallas Cowboy's preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was just thinking, wouldn't it be a lot of fun to get points for what the Cowboy players do," said Reggie Howell, founder of the fantasy Texas Football League.  Just a year later, Howell was at buddies apartment where he says a board game inspired the rules for what would beco...More >>
    You could say East Texan Reggie Howell was born to play fantasy football.   "In 1978 I was watching the Dallas Cowboy's preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was just thinking, wouldn't it be a lot of fun to get points for what the Cowboy players do," said Reggie Howell, founder of the fantasy Texas Football League.  Just a year later, Howell was at buddies apartment where he says a board game inspired the rules for what would beco...More >>
  • ETX Passing Academy brings in top offensive talent from around the region

    ETX Passing Academy brings in top offensive talent from around the region

    Monday, July 10 2017 11:04 PM EDT2017-07-11 03:04:55 GMT
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    The 11th annual East Texas Passing Academy got underway this afternoon as quarterbacks, receivers, and tight ends all flocked to Jeff Traylor Stadium for an opportunity to learn from the best high school coaches around.  Of course the Gilmer Buckeyes coaching staff was there, but Tyler Lee, Pine Tree, Longview, and Lindale were also represented. SMU Assistant Head Coach Jeff Traylor was also present for day one, which seemed to go off without a hitch.  Athletes will c...More >>
    The 11th annual East Texas Passing Academy got underway this afternoon as quarterbacks, receivers, and tight ends all flocked to Jeff Traylor Stadium for an opportunity to learn from the best high school coaches around.  Of course the Gilmer Buckeyes coaching staff was there, but Tyler Lee, Pine Tree, Longview, and Lindale were also represented. SMU Assistant Head Coach Jeff Traylor was also present for day one, which seemed to go off without a hitch.  Athletes will c...More >>
  • Longview native Travin Howard makes 2017 Bednarik Watch List

    Longview native Travin Howard makes 2017 Bednarik Watch List

    Monday, July 10 2017 2:06 PM EDT2017-07-10 18:06:00 GMT
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    Former Longview Lobo and TCU defender Travin Howard, was named on the 2017 Bernarik Award Watch List released today. 

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    Former Longview Lobo and TCU defender Travin Howard, was named on the 2017 Bernarik Award Watch List released today. 

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  • Pro-Am returns to Crown Colony in Lufkin

    Pro-Am returns to Crown Colony in Lufkin

    Sunday, July 9 2017 11:41 PM EDT2017-07-10 03:41:48 GMT
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    For it's third year in a row the Crown Colony Country Club in Lufkin, is hosting a pro-am golf tournament featuring some of the best current and future professional golf talent. Which means it's packed with East Texas talent.  Lufkin native and professional golfer Sam Fidone is just one of those East Texas talents. Fidone is coming off an exciting 2016 season where he won his first PGA Tour Latino'America victory at the Honduras Open. But despite having the opport...More >>
    For it's third year in a row the Crown Colony Country Club in Lufkin, is hosting a pro-am golf tournament featuring some of the best current and future professional golf talent. Which means it's packed with East Texas talent.  Lufkin native and professional golfer Sam Fidone is just one of those East Texas talents. Fidone is coming off an exciting 2016 season where he won his first PGA Tour Latino'America victory at the Honduras Open. But despite having the opport...More >>
  • AFL Update: Jon Lyles and 4Ward Focus to host exposure camp to start building roster for indoor football team in Tyler

    AFL Update: Jon Lyles and 4Ward Focus to host exposure camp to start building roster for indoor football team in Tyler

    Friday, July 7 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-07-07 20:30:30 GMT
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    In the coming months, Arp native and arena football coach John Lyles will start putting together a roster for Tyler's very own indoor football team.  Since Lyles still has one more season to coach in China, the plan is to host an exposure camp partnered with 4Ward Focus. As desirable athletes are identified, Lyles will work to sign the players they want with other arena teams, and then bring them back to East Texas for the 2019 season.  "We're looking forward to ...More >>
    In the coming months, Arp native and arena football coach John Lyles will start putting together a roster for Tyler's very own indoor football team.  Since Lyles still has one more season to coach in China, the plan is to host an exposure camp partnered with 4Ward Focus. As desirable athletes are identified, Lyles will work to sign the players they want with other arena teams, and then bring them back to East Texas for the 2019 season.  "We're looking forward to ...More >>
  • John Tyler set to participate in national 7 on 7 tournament

    John Tyler set to participate in national 7 on 7 tournament

    Thursday, July 6 2017 10:16 PM EDT2017-07-07 02:16:20 GMT
    John Tyler wll participate in a national 7 on 7 tournament next weekend.John Tyler wll participate in a national 7 on 7 tournament next weekend.

    At the high school level, now that the 7 on 7 state tournament is in the rear view mirror, programs are turning their attention to fall camp. But that's not the case quite yet for John Tyler. The Lions are currently preparing for a national 7 on 7 tournament, that is set to take place on July 14th and 15th in Frisco.

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    At the high school level, now that the 7 on 7 state tournament is in the rear view mirror, programs are turning their attention to fall camp. But that's not the case quite yet for John Tyler. The Lions are currently preparing for a national 7 on 7 tournament, that is set to take place on July 14th and 15th in Frisco.

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  • East Texans to represent programs at Big 12 media days

    East Texans to represent programs at Big 12 media days

    Thursday, July 6 2017 8:06 PM EDT2017-07-07 00:06:02 GMT
    Travin Howard will be at Big 12 media days for the second straight year.Travin Howard will be at Big 12 media days for the second straight year.

    For the second straight year East Texans will be in the spotlight at Big 12 football media days. The conference has released the schedule and attendees for the two-day event, which is taking place at the Cowboys headquarters in Frisco on  July 17th and 18th.

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    For the second straight year East Texans will be in the spotlight at Big 12 football media days. The conference has released the schedule and attendees for the two-day event, which is taking place at the Cowboys headquarters in Frisco on  July 17th and 18th.

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  • Jerry Jones says his wife Gene will introduce him at Hall of Fame ceremony

    Jerry Jones says his wife Gene will introduce him at Hall of Fame ceremony

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 9:17 PM EDT2017-07-06 01:17:30 GMT
    Jerry's wife Gene will introduct him at the Hall of Fame ceremony.Jerry's wife Gene will introduct him at the Hall of Fame ceremony.

    On a brighter note regarding the cowboys, Owner Jerry Jones announced Wednesday his wife Gene will be his presenter at next month's Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canton, Ohio. Jerry and Gene celebrated their 50th weeding anniversary in 2013, and Jerry said its only fitting for her to introduce him on August 5th.

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    On a brighter note regarding the cowboys, Owner Jerry Jones announced Wednesday his wife Gene will be his presenter at next month's Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Canton, Ohio. Jerry and Gene celebrated their 50th weeding anniversary in 2013, and Jerry said its only fitting for her to introduce him on August 5th.

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  • Sports WebXtra: TJC's Doug Wren named coach of the year

    Sports WebXtra: TJC's Doug Wren named coach of the year

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 9:08 PM EDT2017-07-06 01:08:56 GMT
    Doug Wren has been named the coach of the year.Doug Wren has been named the coach of the year.

    When a program wins a championship, more times than not its players and coaches receive plenty of recognition. That has been the case for the Tyler Junior College baseball team. Fresh off its fourth straight national title, Taylor Broadway was named the NJCAA Division III player of year last week. Wednesday afternoon, the man who leads the Apaches was honored. Doug Wren is the American Baseball Coaches Association coach of the year for the DIII junior college level.

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    When a program wins a championship, more times than not its players and coaches receive plenty of recognition. That has been the case for the Tyler Junior College baseball team. Fresh off its fourth straight national title, Taylor Broadway was named the NJCAA Division III player of year last week. Wednesday afternoon, the man who leads the Apaches was honored. Doug Wren is the American Baseball Coaches Association coach of the year for the DIII junior college level.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Cowboys linebacker Damien Wilson arrested

    Sports WebXtra: Cowboys linebacker Damien Wilson arrested

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 9:01 PM EDT2017-07-06 01:01:08 GMT
    Cowboys linebacker Damien Wilson arrested on Tuesday night.Cowboys linebacker Damien Wilson arrested on Tuesday night.

    Already without defensive end Randy Gregory for the entire 2017 season, and defensive end David Irving for the four games, another Cowboys defender could soon be facing a suspension. Linebacker Damien Wilson was arrested Tuesday night in Frisco and charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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    Already without defensive end Randy Gregory for the entire 2017 season, and defensive end David Irving for the four games, another Cowboys defender could soon be facing a suspension. Linebacker Damien Wilson was arrested Tuesday night in Frisco and charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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  • Sports WebXtra: 11th annual East Texas Passing Academy set for next week

    Sports WebXtra: 11th annual East Texas Passing Academy set for next week

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 8:41 PM EDT2017-07-06 00:41:56 GMT
    Gilmer head coach Matt Turner at last year's camp.Gilmer head coach Matt Turner at last year's camp.

    One of the best football camps to take place each summer is coming up. The 11th annual East Texas Passing Academy is set for Monday July 10th through Wednesday July 12th at Gilmer High School. The three day event is put on by Buckeyes head coach Matt Turner and special guest Jeff Traylor.

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    One of the best football camps to take place each summer is coming up. The 11th annual East Texas Passing Academy is set for Monday July 10th through Wednesday July 12th at Gilmer High School. The three day event is put on by Buckeyes head coach Matt Turner and special guest Jeff Traylor.

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  • Former UT-Tyler baseball coach James Vilade's son off to hot start in rookie league

    Former UT-Tyler baseball coach James Vilade's son off to hot start in rookie league

    Monday, July 3 2017 8:10 PM EDT2017-07-04 00:10:13 GMT
    The Vilade family takes a picture after Ryan was drafted.The Vilade family takes a picture after Ryan was drafted.

    A pair of players with East Texas ties, who did hear their name called during the 2017 MLB Draft are off to hot starts with their respective organizations. So far with the San Diego Padres rookie league team, Whitehouse product Mason House has one home run and seven runs batted in. Meanwhile Ryan Vilade, who was drafted in the second round by Colorado, leads the Rockies rookie team, Grand Junction with a .360 batting average.

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    A pair of players with East Texas ties, who did hear their name called during the 2017 MLB Draft are off to hot starts with their respective organizations. So far with the San Diego Padres rookie league team, Whitehouse product Mason House has one home run and seven runs batted in. Meanwhile Ryan Vilade, who was drafted in the second round by Colorado, leads the Rockies rookie team, Grand Junction with a .360 batting average.

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  • Former UT-Tyler baseball pitcher signs professional contract

    Former UT-Tyler baseball pitcher signs professional contract

    Monday, July 3 2017 7:58 PM EDT2017-07-03 23:58:56 GMT
    Cody Brown has signed professional baseball contract.Cody Brown has signed professional baseball contract.

    UT Tyler pitcher Cody Brown has signed a professional baseball contract with the Utica Unicorns after going 10-3 with 90 strikeouts as a senior for the Patriots. “This is an opportunity of a lifetime and it is what I have been striving for my whole life,” Brown said.

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    UT Tyler pitcher Cody Brown has signed a professional baseball contract with the Utica Unicorns after going 10-3 with 90 strikeouts as a senior for the Patriots. “This is an opportunity of a lifetime and it is what I have been striving for my whole life,” Brown said.

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  • Former TJC Apache Dom Dwyer scores goal in debut for the United States

    Former TJC Apache Dom Dwyer scores goal in debut for the United States

    Sunday, July 2 2017 12:23 AM EDT2017-07-02 04:23:47 GMT
    Dom Dwyer celebrates after scoring first goal for the U.S.Dom Dwyer celebrates after scoring first goal for the U.S.

    In November of 2004, Clint Dempsey made his first appearance on the United States men's national soccer team. Another player however with East Texas ties is now apart of team USA.

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    In November of 2004, Clint Dempsey made his first appearance on the United States men's national soccer team. Another player however with East Texas ties is now apart of team USA.

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  • Longview and Whitehouse make DI championship bracket, but fall at 7 on 7 state tournament

    Longview and Whitehouse make DI championship bracket, but fall at 7 on 7 state tournament

    Sunday, July 2 2017 12:06 AM EDT2017-07-02 04:06:27 GMT
    Whitehouse celebrates after sealing a win at the 7 on 7 state tournament.Whitehouse celebrates after sealing a win at the 7 on 7 state tournament.

    You have to go back all the way to 2004 to find the last time an East Texas football program won a 7 on 7 state title. And that was Tyler Lee. Ten schools had a chance to end the long drought in College Station this weekend. In the Division II tournament, Carthage, San Augustine, and Palestine each made the championship bracket. The Wolves made the best run on Friday, but fell in the third round.

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    You have to go back all the way to 2004 to find the last time an East Texas football program won a 7 on 7 state title. And that was Tyler Lee. Ten schools had a chance to end the long drought in College Station this weekend. In the Division II tournament, Carthage, San Augustine, and Palestine each made the championship bracket. The Wolves made the best run on Friday, but fell in the third round.

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  • East Texan Michael Kopech to play in All-Star Futures game

    East Texan Michael Kopech to play in All-Star Futures game

    Thursday, June 29 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-06-30 03:12:03 GMT
    Michael Kopech selected to play in Futures game.Michael Kopech selected to play in Futures game.

    Another East Texan earned a big time honor on Thursday. Mount Pleasant native Michael Kopech will represent team USA in the 19th annual All-Star Futures game.

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    Another East Texan earned a big time honor on Thursday. Mount Pleasant native Michael Kopech will represent team USA in the 19th annual All-Star Futures game.

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  • East Texan and UT-Tyler track and field star Whitney Simmons named athlete of the year

    East Texan and UT-Tyler track and field star Whitney Simmons named athlete of the year

    Thursday, June 29 2017 11:04 PM EDT2017-06-30 03:04:15 GMT
    Whitney Simmons named athlete of the year in the ASC.Whitney Simmons named athlete of the year in the ASC.

    UT Tyler senior Whitney Simmons has been selected as an American Southwest Conference Athlete of the Year recipient after winning two NCAA Track & Field National Championships and a pair of American Southwest Conference titles to cap her historic career for the Patriots.

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    UT Tyler senior Whitney Simmons has been selected as an American Southwest Conference Athlete of the Year recipient after winning two NCAA Track & Field National Championships and a pair of American Southwest Conference titles to cap her historic career for the Patriots.

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  • 7 on 7 state tournament Division II pool play results

    7 on 7 state tournament Division II pool play results

    Thursday, June 29 2017 10:59 PM EDT2017-06-30 02:59:41 GMT
    Division II pool play results.Division II pool play results.

    Tyler Lee, way back in 2004, is the last school from East Texas to win a 7 on state title. Ten programs from our region are in College Station this week looking to end the drought. Division II pool play, which is for 4A teams and below got underway Thursday. Carthage, Gilmer, San Augustine, Palestine, and Canton were all in action.

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    Tyler Lee, way back in 2004, is the last school from East Texas to win a 7 on state title. Ten programs from our region are in College Station this week looking to end the drought. Division II pool play, which is for 4A teams and below got underway Thursday. Carthage, Gilmer, San Augustine, Palestine, and Canton were all in action.

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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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  • 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: 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 >>
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