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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...More >>
    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...More >>
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    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • Longview finds a balance offense to make first 7-on-7 appearance since 2013

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

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

    Adam Cohen to lead UT Tyler tennis programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Trent Williams holds annual football camp in Longview

    Friday, June 23 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-06-24 02:38:19 GMT
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    When your a kid the best part about summer is going to camp. Here in East Texas, camp means hanging out and learning from five-time NFL Pro Bowler and Washington Redskin's tackle Trent Williams.       Taking over Lobos Stadium in Longview this morning, over 100 athletes of all ages hit the gridiron to show off in front of Williams and pick up a few tips.  Rotating through a variety of drills, Williams and his selected coaches provided a successful outing ...More >>
    When your a kid the best part about summer is going to camp. Here in East Texas, camp means hanging out and learning from five-time NFL Pro Bowler and Washington Redskin's tackle Trent Williams.       Taking over Lobos Stadium in Longview this morning, over 100 athletes of all ages hit the gridiron to show off in front of Williams and pick up a few tips.  Rotating through a variety of drills, Williams and his selected coaches provided a successful outing ...More >>
  • The Tribe Returns: Jacksonville headed to 7-on-7 state tournament back to back years

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

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

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

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  • Cumberland Academy lacrosse players invited to national prospect invite

    Cumberland Academy lacrosse players invited to national prospect invite

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

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

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

    Sports WebXtra: Rockets going after big-time free agents

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

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

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

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  • Sports WebXtra: Mason House signs with Padres

    Sports WebXtra: Mason House signs with Padres

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Sports WebXtra: 7 on 7 update

    Sports WebXtra: 7 on 7 update

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • 7-ON-7 State Qualifier Results

    7-ON-7 State Qualifier Results

    Saturday, June 17 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-06-18 03:12:35 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Bullard adds soccer to Panther UIL competition

    Bullard adds soccer to Panther UIL competition

    Friday, June 16 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-06-17 03:19:33 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff

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

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

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  • Southeastern Oklahoma State holds camp in Longview

    Southeastern Oklahoma State holds camp in Longview

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

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

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

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  • Sports WebXtra: College World Series preview

    Sports WebXtra: College World Series preview

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

    Sports WebXtra: Cowboys wrap up minicamp with spirited practice

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

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

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

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  • Sports WebXtra: Lions release Jimmy Landes

    Sports WebXtra: Lions release Jimmy Landes

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

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

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

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  • Sports WebXtra: Orioles place Chris Davis on disabled list

    Sports WebXtra: Orioles place Chris Davis on disabled list

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

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

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

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  • Sports WebXtra: Houston targeting ETX athletes

    Sports WebXtra: Houston targeting ETX athletes

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

    Sports WebXtra: Kellen Moore succeeding in backup role for Cowboys

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Sports WebXtra: U.S. Open preview

    Sports WebXtra: U.S. Open preview

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Lufkin's Malik Jackson commits to Houston

    Lufkin's Malik Jackson commits to Houston

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

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-06-14 03:12:35 GMT
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    Tuesday at noon, Whitehouse Wildcat Mason House became a professional baseball player.  "I can't even put it into words. This is a day I'll never forget," said Mason House, San Diego Padres third-round draft pick.  As the 78th overall pick and the first position player ever drafted out of this East Texas city, House is the second highest draft pick from Whitehouse; only behind Josh Wilson who was selected 70th overall by the Saint Louis Cardinals back in 200...

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

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  • Nacogdoches product Brigham Hill drafted by Nationals in fifth round

    Nacogdoches product Brigham Hill drafted by Nationals in fifth round

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Sports WebXtra: Cowboys begin mandatory minicamp Tuesday

    Sports WebXtra: Cowboys begin mandatory minicamp Tuesday

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

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

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

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  • East Texans prepare for national calf roping competition

    East Texans prepare for national calf roping competition

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

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

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

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  • FCA Heart of a Champion All-Star Bowl results

    FCA Heart of a Champion All-Star Bowl results

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Spring Hill 7 on 7 state qualifying results

    Spring Hill 7 on 7 state qualifying results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Union Hill baseball falls in state semifinals

    Union Hill baseball falls in state semifinals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Kilgore wide receiver Jonathan Shepherd verbally commits to Oklahoma State

    Kilgore wide receiver Jonathan Shepherd verbally commits to Oklahoma State

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

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

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

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

    Sports WebXtra: H.S. baseball state tournament results

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

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

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

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  • Sports WebXtra: Union Hill leaves for state tournament

    Sports WebXtra: Union Hill leaves for state tournament

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

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

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

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  • Sports WebXtra: East Texan reacts to Bob Stoops retiring

    Sports WebXtra: East Texan reacts to Bob Stoops retiring

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Regional Final Results - Woden and Central Heights advance to state

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

    Apaches return home with 4th National Championship

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

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

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

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

    Thursday, June 1 2017 7:09 PM EDT2017-06-01 23:09:36 GMT
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    "They just said it's going to be a long time, it's going to be a long process. However you handle it how it's going to turn out," said Drew Robertson, Tyler native and Baylor pitcher.  Drew Robertson is no stranger to overcoming obstacles. The summer before his freshman year at Brook Hill High School, Robertson was involved in an RTV accident that threatened to end his baseball career before it even started.  "I tried to maybe jump out, so my leg was hanging...

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

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  • Hughes Springs and Woden softball fall at state tournament

    Hughes Springs and Woden softball fall at state tournament

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tyler Lee student athlete receives Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award scholarship

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

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

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

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  • Sports WebXtra: Cowboys OTAs update

    Sports WebXtra: Cowboys OTAs update

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

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

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

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  • Woden softball set for first trip to state tournament

    Woden softball set for first trip to state tournament

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

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

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

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  • TJC baseball closing in on history

    TJC baseball closing in on history

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

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

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

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

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

    Monday, May 29 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-05-30 02:23:49 GMT
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    Out of the hundreds of teams in Texas that participate in Class 3A softball, only four hit the practice field Monday, preparing for the state tournament in Austin. East Texas' own Hughes Springs was one of them.  

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

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

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

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

    H.S. softball regional final scores

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    H.S. softball regional final scores

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • TJC baseball opens World Series with blowout win

    TJC baseball opens World Series with blowout win

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

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

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

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  • UT-Tyler's Whitney Simmons wins national championship

    UT-Tyler's Whitney Simmons wins national championship

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

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

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

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

    UT-Tyler softball wins in blowout fashion at World Series

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

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

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

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  • East Texan gunning for back to back national championships

    East Texan gunning for back to back national championships

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

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

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

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  • SFA baseball season comes to an end in dramatic fashion

    SFA baseball season comes to an end in dramatic fashion

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

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

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

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  • H.S. baseball and softball playoff scores

    H.S. baseball and softball playoff scores

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

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

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

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  • UT-Tyler softball opens DIII World Series with win

    UT-Tyler softball opens DIII World Series with win

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

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

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

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  • East Texan hoping to bring Arena football to Tyler

    East Texan hoping to bring Arena football to Tyler

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

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

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

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  • Sports WebXtra: Cowboys OTAs update

    Sports WebXtra: Cowboys OTAs update

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    TJC baseball takes District C tournament advances to World Series

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

    UT Tyler heading to OKC after Super Regional sweep

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

    Patriots take first game of NCAA DIII Championship Tyler Super Regional

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

    UT Tyler baseball falls to Concordia in West Regional

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

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

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

    Sports WebXtra: Boxing set for The Star in Frisco

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

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

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

    Sports WebXtra: Chris Davis in home run groove

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

    Sports WebXtra: Gomez out for Rangers

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

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

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

    Sports WebXtra: Cowboys and Texans rookie minicamp update

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

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

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

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  • Patriot baseball earns 3rd straight ASC title

    Patriot baseball earns 3rd straight ASC title

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

    Patriots softball advances in NCAA tournament

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

    UT Tyler rolls to 9-0 win in NCAA opener

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

    TJC Women's Tennis takes home National Championship

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

    Sports WebXtra: TJC Softball prepares for national tournament

    Thursday, May 11 2017 5:58 PM EDT2017-05-11 21:58:54 GMT
    TJC Athletics Release  The TJC Apache Ladies are headed back to the national softball tournament. Tyler Junior College defeated Blinn College, 6-1, on Tuesday in Lufkin to earn one of Region XIV's bids to the NJCAA Division I Softball Tournament in St. George, Utah. With their backs against the wall after dropping their opening game in the Region XIV Tournament, the Apache Ladies reeled off four straight wins, culminating in the victory over Blinn to secure one of two national...More >>
    TJC Athletics Release  The TJC Apache Ladies are headed back to the national softball tournament. Tyler Junior College defeated Blinn College, 6-1, on Tuesday in Lufkin to earn one of Region XIV's bids to the NJCAA Division I Softball Tournament in St. George, Utah. With their backs against the wall after dropping their opening game in the Region XIV Tournament, the Apache Ladies reeled off four straight wins, culminating in the victory over Blinn to secure one of two national...More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: UT Tyler Patriots softball and baseball prepare for big weekend

    Sports WebXtra: UT Tyler Patriots softball and baseball prepare for big weekend

    Thursday, May 11 2017 5:39 PM EDT2017-05-11 21:39:53 GMT
    UT Tyler Athletics Release The UT Tyler softball team will host a three-team NCAA Division III regional tournament this weekend with Texas Lutheran and La Verne coming in to play at Suddenlink Field. The Patriots (39-4) are the top seed in the West Region and earned the at-large bid and hosting rights to their 10th straight regional tournament. TLU (37-4) won the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference and enters the NCAA tournament on a 37-game winning streak, while La Verne (31-12...More >>
    UT Tyler Athletics Release The UT Tyler softball team will host a three-team NCAA Division III regional tournament this weekend with Texas Lutheran and La Verne coming in to play at Suddenlink Field. The Patriots (39-4) are the top seed in the West Region and earned the at-large bid and hosting rights to their 10th straight regional tournament. TLU (37-4) won the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference and enters the NCAA tournament on a 37-game winning streak, while La Verne (31-12...More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: Cowboys hold annual golf tournament

    Sports WebXtra: Cowboys hold annual golf tournament

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 11:56 PM EDT2017-05-11 03:56:20 GMT
    Cowboys held golf tournament on Wednesday.Cowboys held golf tournament on Wednesday.

    Lufkin native Dez Bryant, Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott are some of the best players in the NFL, but I'm not sure you want the Cowboy stars to be a part of a four-man scramble.

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    Lufkin native Dez Bryant, Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott are some of the best players in the NFL, but I'm not sure you want the Cowboy stars to be a part of a four-man scramble.

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  • Running to state: Kilgore Bulldogs are the fastest 4X2 relay team in ETX

    Running to state: Kilgore Bulldogs are the fastest 4X2 relay team in ETX

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 11:25 PM EDT2017-05-11 03:25:44 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff
    You can try and chase them, but you probably won't catch the group of bulldogs running away to the Class 4A Track and Field State Championship.  "It's awesome to me right now, it's a lovely feeling. I've been telling these guys since day one that we were going to state,"  Terrell Shelton, senior Kilgore Bulldog.  "It's all the hard work we've been doing all track season, finally paid off. I'm excited, my guys excited," said Melek Hamilton...More >>
    You can try and chase them, but you probably won't catch the group of bulldogs running away to the Class 4A Track and Field State Championship.  "It's awesome to me right now, it's a lovely feeling. I've been telling these guys since day one that we were going to state,"  Terrell Shelton, senior Kilgore Bulldog.  "It's all the hard work we've been doing all track season, finally paid off. I'm excited, my guys excited," said Melek Hamilton...More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: Which quarterback will start for Houston Texans in week 1?

    Sports WebXtra: Which quarterback will start for Houston Texans in week 1?

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 8:24 PM EDT2017-05-11 00:24:19 GMT
    It's fun to try and predict anything when it comes to sports, and since football fans can't wait for the 2017 season analyst are already trying to predict who the starting quarterback will be for NFL teams that used first round picks on a QB.  We all know that Whitehouse native Patrick Mahomes will more than likely not start for the Kansas City Chiefs come Week 1. But what about Deshaun Watson for the Houston Texans?  Good news, is while they may still want to pick up an o...More >>
    It's fun to try and predict anything when it comes to sports, and since football fans can't wait for the 2017 season analyst are already trying to predict who the starting quarterback will be for NFL teams that used first round picks on a QB.  We all know that Whitehouse native Patrick Mahomes will more than likely not start for the Kansas City Chiefs come Week 1. But what about Deshaun Watson for the Houston Texans?  Good news, is while they may still want to pick up an o...More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: High School Baseball pitch count may be leading to more one game playoffs

    Sports WebXtra: High School Baseball pitch count may be leading to more one game playoffs

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 8:14 PM EDT2017-05-11 00:14:29 GMT

    The newly established UIL pitch count may have started to effect teams already in just the second round of the playoffs. More one game series are happening in the Area Championship, as pitchers have to stretch 110 pitches throughout a three game series. 

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    The newly established UIL pitch count may have started to effect teams already in just the second round of the playoffs. More one game series are happening in the Area Championship, as pitchers have to stretch 110 pitches throughout a three game series. 

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  • Sports WebXtra: High School Softball Regional Quarterfinal Pairings

    Sports WebXtra: High School Softball Regional Quarterfinal Pairings

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 8:02 PM EDT2017-05-11 00:02:51 GMT

    High school softball enters the third round of the playoffs this week.  Find out where and when teams will battle is out across East Texas. 

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    High school softball enters the third round of the playoffs this week.  Find out where and when teams will battle is out across East Texas. 

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  • Pole Vaulting to the Top: Branson Ellis and Cameron Johnson head to state as two of the top vaulters in Texas

    Pole Vaulting to the Top: Branson Ellis and Cameron Johnson head to state as two of the top vaulters in Texas

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 11:50 PM EDT2017-05-10 03:50:32 GMT
    KLTV Staff: Ellis at workout facilities in JacksonvilleKLTV Staff: Ellis at workout facilities in Jacksonville

    Tyler Lee Red Raider Branson Ellis and Whitehouse Wildcat Cameron Johnson are two of the top pole vaulters, not just in East Texas, but the entire Lone Star state.  "I've just been working harder at it, I've wanted more from it. It's just just a lot of progression," said Cameron Johnson, sophomore Wildcat headed to the 5A state competition.  "It's an honor for people in the sport to look up to you. They say I want to be like "so and so". ...

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    Tyler Lee Red Raider Branson Ellis and Whitehouse Wildcat Cameron Johnson are two of the top pole vaulters, not just in East Texas, but the entire Lone Star state.  "I've just been working harder at it, I've wanted more from it. It's just just a lot of progression," said Cameron Johnson, sophomore Wildcat headed to the 5A state competition.  "It's an honor for people in the sport to look up to you. They say I want to be like "so and so". ...

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  • UT Tyler Baseball opens ASC tournament with win

    UT Tyler Baseball opens ASC tournament with win

    Friday, May 5 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-05-06 03:57:34 GMT
    UT Tyler Athletics Release - Ryan CheathamUT Tyler Athletics Release - Ryan Cheatham
    UT TYLER ATHLETICS RELEASE Ryan Cheatham allowed only one run in seven innings and Graham Welch hit a two-run home run to lead the No. 3-ranked UT Tyler baseball team to a 6-1 win over Louisiana College on Friday in the Patriots’ opening game of the American Southwest Conference Championship – Blue Bracket at Irwin Field. The Patriots (34-6) will play Concordia at 3 p.m. on Saturday after Mary Hardin-Baylor and the Wildcats (19-21) play at 11 a.m. to start the day. The l...More >>
    UT TYLER ATHLETICS RELEASE Ryan Cheatham allowed only one run in seven innings and Graham Welch hit a two-run home run to lead the No. 3-ranked UT Tyler baseball team to a 6-1 win over Louisiana College on Friday in the Patriots’ opening game of the American Southwest Conference Championship – Blue Bracket at Irwin Field. The Patriots (34-6) will play Concordia at 3 p.m. on Saturday after Mary Hardin-Baylor and the Wildcats (19-21) play at 11 a.m. to start the day. The l...More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: John Tyler star picks up another Division I offer

    Sports WebXtra: John Tyler star picks up another Division I offer

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-05-03 23:11:16 GMT
    John Tyler's Dekalen Goodson has picked up another DI offer.John Tyler's Dekalen Goodson has picked up another DI offer.

    Five former John Tyler Lions are ready to make a name for themselves in the NFL, but the next crop of talent is receiving plenty of recognition at the collegiate level. Outside linebacker/defensive end Dekalen Goodson has picked up his fifth Divison I offer.

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    Five former John Tyler Lions are ready to make a name for themselves in the NFL, but the next crop of talent is receiving plenty of recognition at the collegiate level. Outside linebacker/defensive end Dekalen Goodson has picked up his fifth Divison I offer.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Cole Hamels expected to miss eight weeks

    Sports WebXtra: Cole Hamels expected to miss eight weeks

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 6:57 PM EDT2017-05-03 22:57:00 GMT
    Hamels expected to miss eight weeks.Hamels expected to miss eight weeks.

    It is still early, but nothing is going right for the Rangers. Texas has lost two in a row to rival Houston, and currently sits a tie for last place in the AL West standings at 11-16 overall. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels has been placed on the 10-day disabled list, but is expected to miss eight weeks with a right oblique strain.

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    It is still early, but nothing is going right for the Rangers. Texas has lost two in a row to rival Houston, and currently sits a tie for last place in the AL West standings at 11-16 overall. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels has been placed on the 10-day disabled list, but is expected to miss eight weeks with a right oblique strain.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Tony Romo trying to qualify for U.S. Open

    Sports WebXtra: Tony Romo trying to qualify for U.S. Open

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-05-03 22:51:40 GMT
    Tony Romo is trying to qualify for the U.S. Open.Tony Romo is trying to qualify for the U.S. Open.

    Former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is trying to qualify for the PGA Tour's U.S. Open. Over 9,000 golfers have signed up for the major championship and only 51 exempt spots will be given out. The first step for Romo begins on Monday at the local qualifier in Aledo, Texas.

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    Former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is trying to qualify for the PGA Tour's U.S. Open. Over 9,000 golfers have signed up for the major championship and only 51 exempt spots will be given out. The first step for Romo begins on Monday at the local qualifier in Aledo, Texas.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Houston vs San Antonio NBA playoffs

    Sports WebXtra: Houston vs San Antonio NBA playoffs

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 5:38 PM EDT2017-05-03 21:38:11 GMT
    The Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs are going at it this evening in the Western Conference Semifinals.  The Rockets came out strong taking the first of a seven game series 126-99. The Spurs have enough championships to fill up one hand, but they have fallen short in the playoffs every time to Houston.  If the Rockets are able to gain the 2-0 lead, there is a strong possibility that the Spurs could get swept up by Houston.  Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights...More >>
    The Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs are going at it this evening in the Western Conference Semifinals.  The Rockets came out strong taking the first of a seven game series 126-99. The Spurs have enough championships to fill up one hand, but they have fallen short in the playoffs every time to Houston.  If the Rockets are able to gain the 2-0 lead, there is a strong possibility that the Spurs could get swept up by Houston.  Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights...More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: High School baseball begins playoffs

    Sports WebXtra: High School baseball begins playoffs

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 5:27 PM EDT2017-05-03 21:27:07 GMT

    High School baseball begins playoffs this weekend. Full list of East Texas teams beginning their state bound journey. 

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    High School baseball begins playoffs this weekend. Full list of East Texas teams beginning their state bound journey. 

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  • Sports WebXtra: Area Pairings for ETX softball

    Sports WebXtra: Area Pairings for ETX softball

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-05-03 21:16:03 GMT

    East Texas softball teams are headed into round two of the playoffs. Here is a complete list of teams and area match-ups. 

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    East Texas softball teams are headed into round two of the playoffs. Here is a complete list of teams and area match-ups. 

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  • Stepping up to the plate: Canton softball and baseball try to lift spirits through sports

    Stepping up to the plate: Canton softball and baseball try to lift spirits through sports

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 11:05 PM EDT2017-05-03 03:05:43 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff
    The Canton softball and baseball teams have been on a roller coaster of emotions this weekend.  "It's shocking and scary because one day your happy your winning a playoff game headed to the next round and then your town is gone," said Brooke Arnold, junior third-baseman for Canton Eagles softball team.  Friday night each team celebrated a big win, Saturday the were overcome with anxiety as seven tornadoes went through East Texas. The largest an EF-...More >>
    The Canton softball and baseball teams have been on a roller coaster of emotions this weekend.  "It's shocking and scary because one day your happy your winning a playoff game headed to the next round and then your town is gone," said Brooke Arnold, junior third-baseman for Canton Eagles softball team.  Friday night each team celebrated a big win, Saturday the were overcome with anxiety as seven tornadoes went through East Texas. The largest an EF-...More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: Rangers ace Cole Hamels scratched from start

    Sports WebXtra: Rangers ace Cole Hamels scratched from start

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 8:55 PM EDT2017-05-03 00:55:57 GMT
    Cole Hamels scratched from start on Tuesday.Cole Hamels scratched from start on Tuesday.

    If the Rangers beat the Astros on Tuesday night, it won't because of stellar pitching by Cole Hamels. The four-time All-Star was scratched from his start because of tightness in his right oblique. This is a big blow to Texas considering Hamels in 2-0 this year with a 3.03 ERA in five starts.

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    If the Rangers beat the Astros on Tuesday night, it won't because of stellar pitching by Cole Hamels. The four-time All-Star was scratched from his start because of tightness in his right oblique. This is a big blow to Texas considering Hamels in 2-0 this year with a 3.03 ERA in five starts.

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  • Fred Ross among multiple Bulldogs to sign free agency deals

    Fred Ross among multiple Bulldogs to sign free agency deals

    Sunday, April 30 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-04-30 04:13:33 GMT
    Mississippi Athletics Roster - Fred RossMississippi Athletics Roster - Fred Ross
    Mississippi State Athletics Release  Justin Senior became the fifth different Mississippi State offensive lineman to reach the NFL since 2014 when the Seattle Seahawks called him with the 210th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft on Saturday. Senior was the lone Bulldog selected and the first and only Canadian native taken in the 2017 NFL Draft. A native of Montreal, Senior was a three-year starter on the MSU offensive line and captured the Kent Hull Trop...More >>
    Mississippi State Athletics Release  Justin Senior became the fifth different Mississippi State offensive lineman to reach the NFL since 2014 when the Seattle Seahawks called him with the 210th overall pick in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft on Saturday. Senior was the lone Bulldog selected and the first and only Canadian native taken in the 2017 NFL Draft. A native of Montreal, Senior was a three-year starter on the MSU offensive line and captured the Kent Hull Trop...More >>
  • Class of 2012: Three Lions ready for NFL Draft

    Class of 2012: Three Lions ready for NFL Draft

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-04-26 04:12:15 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff
    Greg Ward Jr, Fred Ross, and Tyus Bowser are all John Tyler Lions from the 'Class of 2012'. They are all names you could be hearing during this week's NFL Draft, adding to the list of former Lions already in the league.  "There something in the water here. We produce a lot of NFL guys, it's that East Texas water," said Fred Ross, the all-time record holder in catches and receiving yards at Mississippi State.  "Watching those big time guys get drafted in...More >>
    Greg Ward Jr, Fred Ross, and Tyus Bowser are all John Tyler Lions from the 'Class of 2012'. They are all names you could be hearing during this week's NFL Draft, adding to the list of former Lions already in the league.  "There something in the water here. We produce a lot of NFL guys, it's that East Texas water," said Fred Ross, the all-time record holder in catches and receiving yards at Mississippi State.  "Watching those big time guys get drafted in...More >>
  • UT Tyler Baseball sweeps McMurry

    UT Tyler Baseball sweeps McMurry

    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:37 PM EDT2017-04-23 03:37:00 GMT
    UT Tyler AthleticsUT Tyler Athletics
    UT Tyler Athletics Release  Cody Brown and Cason Adams were dominant on the mound and Gunnar Quick was unstoppable at the plate as the No. 5-ranked UT Tyler baseball team rolled to a 12-1 and 4-2 Senior Day doubleheader sweep of McMurry on Saturday at Irwin Field. The Patriots (31-5, 19-2 ASC) improve to 19-2 at home and swept their fifth conference series of the season after taking all three from the War Hawks (12-25, 6-15 ASC) this weekend. Quick led the Patriots in the serie...More >>
    UT Tyler Athletics Release  Cody Brown and Cason Adams were dominant on the mound and Gunnar Quick was unstoppable at the plate as the No. 5-ranked UT Tyler baseball team rolled to a 12-1 and 4-2 Senior Day doubleheader sweep of McMurry on Saturday at Irwin Field. The Patriots (31-5, 19-2 ASC) improve to 19-2 at home and swept their fifth conference series of the season after taking all three from the War Hawks (12-25, 6-15 ASC) this weekend. Quick led the Patriots in the serie...More >>
  • Apaches hold black and gold spring game

    Apaches hold black and gold spring game

    Saturday, April 22 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-04-22 04:00:26 GMT

    Friday afternoon the TJC Apaches hosted their annual black and gold scrimmage at Pat Hartley Field.  Head Coach Danny Palmer sat back and watched his offense and defense take on one another. There was no clear cut standout at the quarterback position, but the run game was looking sharp.  Athens own Logan Fuller had a few nice runs of his own, Fuller now a sophomore should have some more opportunities to play this season.  The Apaches showed off a plethora of gro...

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    Friday afternoon the TJC Apaches hosted their annual black and gold scrimmage at Pat Hartley Field.  Head Coach Danny Palmer sat back and watched his offense and defense take on one another. There was no clear cut standout at the quarterback position, but the run game was looking sharp.  Athens own Logan Fuller had a few nice runs of his own, Fuller now a sophomore should have some more opportunities to play this season.  The Apaches showed off a plethora of gro...

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  • SFA host purple and white spring game this weekend

    SFA host purple and white spring game this weekend

    Friday, April 21 2017 11:18 PM EDT2017-04-22 03:18:42 GMT
    SFA Athletics Release  2017 Purple and White Spring Game Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. Homer Bryce Stadium | Nacogdoches, Texas Watch: ESPN3 (available on the WatchESPN app) The Kickoff Stephen F. Austin will conclude its 2017 spring schedule with the annual Purple and White spring game, kicking off at 6 p.m. at Homer Bryce Stadium. The game will be streamed live on ESPN3, available online and through the WatchESPN app available on mobile devices. The C...More >>
    SFA Athletics Release  2017 Purple and White Spring Game Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. Homer Bryce Stadium | Nacogdoches, Texas Watch: ESPN3 (available on the WatchESPN app) The Kickoff Stephen F. Austin will conclude its 2017 spring schedule with the annual Purple and White spring game, kicking off at 6 p.m. at Homer Bryce Stadium. The game will be streamed live on ESPN3, available online and through the WatchESPN app available on mobile devices. The C...More >>
  • Patriots softball wins ASC regular-season title

    Patriots softball wins ASC regular-season title

    Friday, April 21 2017 10:45 PM EDT2017-04-22 02:45:26 GMT
    UT Tyler AthleticsUT Tyler Athletics
    UT Tyler Athletics Release   The No. 2 UT Tyler softball team clinched its fourth consecutive American Southwest Conference regular-season championship with a 2-0 victory against Sul Ross State Friday at Suddenlink Field. The victory, which opened a three-game weekend series between the two teams, was UT Tyler’s 19th in a row as the Patriots improved to 35-2 overall and 16-2 in the ASC. In addition to winning the regular-season championship, the Patriots will host next w...More >>
    UT Tyler Athletics Release   The No. 2 UT Tyler softball team clinched its fourth consecutive American Southwest Conference regular-season championship with a 2-0 victory against Sul Ross State Friday at Suddenlink Field. The victory, which opened a three-game weekend series between the two teams, was UT Tyler’s 19th in a row as the Patriots improved to 35-2 overall and 16-2 in the ASC. In addition to winning the regular-season championship, the Patriots will host next w...More >>
  • Texans 2017 schedule released

    Texans 2017 schedule released

    Thursday, April 20 2017 8:12 PM EDT2017-04-21 00:12:09 GMT
    Houston's 2017 schedule has been released.Houston's 2017 schedule has been released.

    The Houston Texans 2017 regular season schedule features four primetime games in Weeks 2, 5, 12 and 16. Bill O’Brien kicks off his fourth season as the Texans head coach with a season-opening matchup at home against the Jaguars on Sept. 10.

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    The Houston Texans 2017 regular season schedule features four primetime games in Weeks 2, 5, 12 and 16. Bill O’Brien kicks off his fourth season as the Texans head coach with a season-opening matchup at home against the Jaguars on Sept. 10.

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  • Dominating their sport: UT Tyler women's golf heads to nationals for the 6th consecutive year

    Dominating their sport: UT Tyler women's golf heads to nationals for the 6th consecutive year

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 11:18 PM EDT2017-04-20 03:18:04 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff
    For the fourth consecutive season,  American Southwest Conference women's golf has been dominated by the UT Tyler Patriots. For back to back years, senior Morgan Loth has controlled the individual circuit,  becoming the first two time ASC champion in program history.  "She's been playing better this year then ever. Even in the fall before our first tournament I thought about how I've never seen her hit the ball this well. Any coach will tell you it's hard to repea...More >>
    For the fourth consecutive season,  American Southwest Conference women's golf has been dominated by the UT Tyler Patriots. For back to back years, senior Morgan Loth has controlled the individual circuit,  becoming the first two time ASC champion in program history.  "She's been playing better this year then ever. Even in the fall before our first tournament I thought about how I've never seen her hit the ball this well. Any coach will tell you it's hard to repea...More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: Visits tell story ahead of Cowboys draft

    Sports WebXtra: Visits tell story ahead of Cowboys draft

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-04-20 03:00:57 GMT
    Pre-draft workouts are over with.Pre-draft workouts are over with.

    Wednesday was the final day for NFL teams to host visitors before next Thursday's NFL Draft. On record, the Cowboys have hosted 11 cornerbacks and 10 defensive lineman. This is noteworthy for two reasons.

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    Wednesday was the final day for NFL teams to host visitors before next Thursday's NFL Draft. On record, the Cowboys have hosted 11 cornerbacks and 10 defensive lineman. This is noteworthy for two reasons.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Whitehouse Wildcats baseball breaks three way tie

    Sports WebXtra: Whitehouse Wildcats baseball breaks three way tie

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 8:11 PM EDT2017-04-20 00:11:14 GMT

    Before Tuesday night's results, Whitehouse was in a three way tie for the District 17-5A title with Lindale and Corsicana. The Wildcats beat the Tigers 5-3, and will play them again Friday in Corsicana.  However, the win puts Whitehouse and Lindale alone at the top for now. If these two team can take Friday night's match-ups as well then they will meet next week with the district title on the line. If either Whitehouse of Lindale loses it becomes a tad more complex.  White...

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    Before Tuesday night's results, Whitehouse was in a three way tie for the District 17-5A title with Lindale and Corsicana. The Wildcats beat the Tigers 5-3, and will play them again Friday in Corsicana.  However, the win puts Whitehouse and Lindale alone at the top for now. If these two team can take Friday night's match-ups as well then they will meet next week with the district title on the line. If either Whitehouse of Lindale loses it becomes a tad more complex.  White...

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  • Sports WebXtra: Dallas Cowboys Possible Schedule

    Sports WebXtra: Dallas Cowboys Possible Schedule

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 7:56 PM EDT2017-04-19 23:56:21 GMT
    The official schedules for the 2017-18 season won't be released until Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. central, but it's fun to try and guess what may happen.  There are two things we know for sure based on common sense and how well the Cowboys did last season. One, they will most likely have to the maximum amount of prime time games, and two their schedule will end with a NFC East opponent.  Check out this Sports WebXtra to find out what one ESPN Cowboys commentator is predict...More >>
    The official schedules for the 2017-18 season won't be released until Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. central, but it's fun to try and guess what may happen.  There are two things we know for sure based on common sense and how well the Cowboys did last season. One, they will most likely have to the maximum amount of prime time games, and two their schedule will end with a NFC East opponent.  Check out this Sports WebXtra to find out what one ESPN Cowboys commentator is predict...More >>
  • Dak Prescott coming to ETX to support Boys and Girls Clubs of the Big Pines

    Dak Prescott coming to ETX to support Boys and Girls Clubs of the Big Pines

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 10:33 PM EDT2017-04-19 02:33:25 GMT
    In just one season, a fourth round pick went from back up quarterback to the face of the Dallas Cowboys. In ten days Dak Prescott will be making his way to East Texas for a fundraiser supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Big Pines. "This actually started in October, and at the time he wanted to help kids. Then the Cowboys went on a massive run and became really good, and he was harder to get in touch with. But the great thing about this event is that he reached o...More >>
    In just one season, a fourth round pick went from back up quarterback to the face of the Dallas Cowboys. In ten days Dak Prescott will be making his way to East Texas for a fundraiser supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Big Pines. "This actually started in October, and at the time he wanted to help kids. Then the Cowboys went on a massive run and became really good, and he was harder to get in touch with. But the great thing about this event is that he reached o...More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: Jimmy Butler shines in first round of the playoffs

    Sports WebXtra: Jimmy Butler shines in first round of the playoffs

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 10:18 PM EDT2017-04-19 02:18:31 GMT
    Former TJC Apache Jimmy Butler is on a mission this postseason with the Chicago Bulls.  Butler has played in over 30 playoff games, with the latest two games against the Boston Celtics. In Game 1 Butler recorded 30 points, and is currently at 17 in Game 2 with still a whole quarter left to play.   At the end of three the Bulls where up 86-75. Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved. More >>
    Former TJC Apache Jimmy Butler is on a mission this postseason with the Chicago Bulls.  Butler has played in over 30 playoff games, with the latest two games against the Boston Celtics. In Game 1 Butler recorded 30 points, and is currently at 17 in Game 2 with still a whole quarter left to play.   At the end of three the Bulls where up 86-75. Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved. More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: Texas Rangers early woes

    Sports WebXtra: Texas Rangers early woes

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-04-19 02:12:34 GMT
    The regular season hasn't even completed one month of play, but it's obvious what the Texas Rangers major problem is going to be this year.  Pitching wins games, and that's the exact reason why the Rangers currently sit at 5-8 only in front of the Oakland Athletics in the AL West standings. Unlike the Houston Astros who have been able to win with seven different starters, the Rangers have only won with four - barely.  Yu Darvish and AJ Griffin are the only starters wi...More >>
    The regular season hasn't even completed one month of play, but it's obvious what the Texas Rangers major problem is going to be this year.  Pitching wins games, and that's the exact reason why the Rangers currently sit at 5-8 only in front of the Oakland Athletics in the AL West standings. Unlike the Houston Astros who have been able to win with seven different starters, the Rangers have only won with four - barely.  Yu Darvish and AJ Griffin are the only starters wi...More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: Destiny Brooks decides on Cal State-Northridge

    Sports WebXtra: Destiny Brooks decides on Cal State-Northridge

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 10:03 PM EDT2017-04-19 02:03:16 GMT

    Destiny Brooks has officially decided on where she will continue her basketball career.

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    Destiny Brooks has officially decided on where she will continue her basketball career.

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  • Sports WebXtra: NFL to release regular season schedule on Thursday

    Sports WebXtra: NFL to release regular season schedule on Thursday

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-04-18 21:24:08 GMT
    The NFL will release the regular season schedule on Thursday.The NFL will release the regular season schedule on Thursday.

    The next couple of Thursday's will be exciting for pro football fans. On April 27th, the first round of the NFL Draft will take place, and on April 20th, the NFL is set to release its 2017 regular season schedule.

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    The next couple of Thursday's will be exciting for pro football fans. On April 27th, the first round of the NFL Draft will take place, and on April 20th, the NFL is set to release its 2017 regular season schedule.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Andre Johnson to retire a Houston Texan on Wednesday

    Sports WebXtra: Andre Johnson to retire a Houston Texan on Wednesday

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 4:44 PM EDT2017-04-18 20:44:16 GMT
    Andre Johnson to retire a Texan on Wednesday.Andre Johnson to retire a Texan on Wednesday.

    One of the greatest players in Texans history will officially retire as a member of the organization on Wednesday. Andre Johnson is set to sign a one-day contract and be honored at a press conference. Johnson spent the first 12 seasons of his career in Houston. The former Miami star was drafted third overall by the Texans in 2003. Johnson is the franchise's leader in nearly every receiving category.

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    One of the greatest players in Texans history will officially retire as a member of the organization on Wednesday. Andre Johnson is set to sign a one-day contract and be honored at a press conference. Johnson spent the first 12 seasons of his career in Houston. The former Miami star was drafted third overall by the Texans in 2003. Johnson is the franchise's leader in nearly every receiving category.

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  • Becoming Champions: A look at the Kilgore Bulldogs state championship run

    Becoming Champions: A look at the Kilgore Bulldogs state championship run

    Saturday, April 15 2017 7:32 PM EDT2017-04-15 23:32:39 GMT
    KLTV staffKLTV staff

    After three straight years of coming within inches of a state title, the Kilgore Bulldogs finally clinched the Class 4A State Championship.

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    After three straight years of coming within inches of a state title, the Kilgore Bulldogs finally clinched the Class 4A State Championship.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Dirk Nowitzki might play beyond 2018

    Sports WebXtra: Dirk Nowitzki might play beyond 2018

    Thursday, April 13 2017 11:06 PM EDT2017-04-14 03:06:59 GMT
    Dirk Nowitzki might play beyond 2018.Dirk Nowitzki might play beyond 2018.

    For just the second time in the last 17 years, the Mavericks won't be a part of the NBA playoffs. But that's not the stunning news. Dirk Nowitzki will definitely be back in 2018 for his 20th season, all of which have been played in Dallas. That's not the stunning news either.

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    For just the second time in the last 17 years, the Mavericks won't be a part of the NBA playoffs. But that's not the stunning news. Dirk Nowitzki will definitely be back in 2018 for his 20th season, all of which have been played in Dallas. That's not the stunning news either.

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  • Strong and Steady: UT Tyler Patriots softball on 6- game shutout streak

    Strong and Steady: UT Tyler Patriots softball on 6- game shutout streak

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 11:14 PM EDT2017-04-13 03:14:23 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff

    On a 15 game winning streak, outscoring their opponents 50-0 in their past six games, this UT Tyler Patriots team has yet to feel the loss of the key players such as Kelsie Batten, Raven Rodriguez, Jackie Mendez and Vanessa Carrizales.  "No one puts more pressure to be successful then we do on ourselves. So all the other expectations go to the waste side. This team wants to put their stamp of identity on this team, not just to be the team after the national champi...

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    On a 15 game winning streak, outscoring their opponents 50-0 in their past six games, this UT Tyler Patriots team has yet to feel the loss of the key players such as Kelsie Batten, Raven Rodriguez, Jackie Mendez and Vanessa Carrizales.  "No one puts more pressure to be successful then we do on ourselves. So all the other expectations go to the waste side. This team wants to put their stamp of identity on this team, not just to be the team after the national champi...

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  • Sports WebXtra: Tony Romo has not filed retirement papers

    Sports WebXtra: Tony Romo has not filed retirement papers

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 9:36 PM EDT2017-04-13 01:36:09 GMT
    Tony Romo has not filed retirement papers with the NFL.Tony Romo has not filed retirement papers with the NFL.

    Former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was honored by the Mavericks on Tuesday night, and Romo says he is done playing football. After all, Romo has signed a deal with CBS Sports to be its lead NFL analyst. Yet through all of that, the word retirement has never come up. In fact, Romo has not filled retirement paper with the NFL.

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    Former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was honored by the Mavericks on Tuesday night, and Romo says he is done playing football. After all, Romo has signed a deal with CBS Sports to be its lead NFL analyst. Yet through all of that, the word retirement has never come up. In fact, Romo has not filled retirement paper with the NFL.

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  • Returning to State: Kilgore leaves for state with a twist

    Returning to State: Kilgore leaves for state with a twist

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 11:47 PM EDT2017-04-12 03:47:08 GMT
    KLTV 7 StaffKLTV 7 Staff

    The Kilgore Bulldogs are headed to the state tournament for the third year in a row.  "We're excited and I think we're a little more focused to come away with a couple victories from there," said Austin Walker, Kilgore boys soccer head coach.  In their last two state appearances the Bulldogs have 

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    The Kilgore Bulldogs are headed to the state tournament for the third year in a row.  "We're excited and I think we're a little more focused to come away with a couple victories from there," said Austin Walker, Kilgore boys soccer head coach.  In their last two state appearances the Bulldogs have 

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  • Sports WebXtra: East Texas softball takes over latest polls

    Sports WebXtra: East Texas softball takes over latest polls

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-04-11 21:49:56 GMT
    East Texas softball is representing the region well as 20 teams are in the Top 25 of the latest Texas Girls Coaches Association Poll.   CLASS 5A No. 7 Texas High No. 25 (tie) Lindale No. 25 (tie) Pine Tree CLASS 4A No. 15 Carthage No. 18 Lufkin Hudson No. 21 Rusk CLASS 3A No. 3 Hooks No. 6 Woodville No. 7 Hughes Springs No. 9 White Oak No. 19 Corrigan-Camden No. 24 New Diana No. 25 (tie) Mount Vernon No. 25 (tie) New Boston No. 25 (tie) West Rusk ...More >>
    East Texas softball is representing the region well as 20 teams are in the Top 25 of the latest Texas Girls Coaches Association Poll.   CLASS 5A No. 7 Texas High No. 25 (tie) Lindale No. 25 (tie) Pine Tree CLASS 4A No. 15 Carthage No. 18 Lufkin Hudson No. 21 Rusk CLASS 3A No. 3 Hooks No. 6 Woodville No. 7 Hughes Springs No. 9 White Oak No. 19 Corrigan-Camden No. 24 New Diana No. 25 (tie) Mount Vernon No. 25 (tie) New Boston No. 25 (tie) West Rusk ...More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: Latest Baseball Polls Rank ETX teams at the top

    Sports WebXtra: Latest Baseball Polls Rank ETX teams at the top

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 5:42 PM EDT2017-04-11 21:42:02 GMT
    About half way through district, almost 20 East Texas teams have appeared in this week's txhighschoolbaseball.com poll. More impressive is the presence of Class 3A Region II District 16, where three of those teams are in the Top 25, including White Oak, New Diana, and Beckville.  CLASS 5A No. 13 Sulphur Springs (13-5-2) No. 15 Hallsville (20-3) CLASS 4A No. 4 Pleasant Grove (21-2) No. 12 Huntington (17-4) No. 14 Lufkin Hudson (15-7) CLASS 3A No. 1 Nacogd...More >>
    About half way through district, almost 20 East Texas teams have appeared in this week's txhighschoolbaseball.com poll. More impressive is the presence of Class 3A Region II District 16, where three of those teams are in the Top 25, including White Oak, New Diana, and Beckville.  CLASS 5A No. 13 Sulphur Springs (13-5-2) No. 15 Hallsville (20-3) CLASS 4A No. 4 Pleasant Grove (21-2) No. 12 Huntington (17-4) No. 14 Lufkin Hudson (15-7) CLASS 3A No. 1 Nacogd...More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: Tony Romo excited for chance to suit up for Mavericks

    Sports WebXtra: Tony Romo excited for chance to suit up for Mavericks

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-04-11 21:03:01 GMT
    Tony Romo is excited to suit up for the Mavericks.Tony Romo is excited to suit up for the Mavericks.

    He won't actually play in the Mavericks game against Denver on Tuesday night, but what the organization is doing for the former Cowboys quarterback makes him feel special. Romo took a team photo, participated in morning shootaround, and will be honored before Dallas takes the court.

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    He won't actually play in the Mavericks game against Denver on Tuesday night, but what the organization is doing for the former Cowboys quarterback makes him feel special. Romo took a team photo, participated in morning shootaround, and will be honored before Dallas takes the court.

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  • Sports WebXtra: Kilgore heads to state with last minute opponent change

    Sports WebXtra: Kilgore heads to state with last minute opponent change

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 4:18 PM EDT2017-04-11 20:18:13 GMT

    UIL Texas Press Release  The Conference 4A boys soccer state tournament pairings have changed due to a forfeit by Houston Wheatley High School. Houston Washington High School will be designated as the UIL Soccer State Tournament qualifying team. Houston Wheatley has forfeited the Conference 4A Region 3 boys soccer regional final after a routine eligibility check in preparation for the state tournament revealed an ineligible player participated in the regional soccer tournament....

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    UIL Texas Press Release  The Conference 4A boys soccer state tournament pairings have changed due to a forfeit by Houston Wheatley High School. Houston Washington High School will be designated as the UIL Soccer State Tournament qualifying team. Houston Wheatley has forfeited the Conference 4A Region 3 boys soccer regional final after a routine eligibility check in preparation for the state tournament revealed an ineligible player participated in the regional soccer tournament....

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  • Tony Romo to suit up for Mavericks game, but won't play

    Tony Romo to suit up for Mavericks game, but won't play

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 12:16 AM EDT2017-04-11 04:16:59 GMT
    Tony Romo will suit up for the Mavericks on Tuesday night.Tony Romo will suit up for the Mavericks on Tuesday night.

    He may not have led the Cowboys to a Super Bowl, but quarterback Tony Romo is one of the iconic figures in Dallas sports history. For his dedication and drive to compete, the Mavericks and owner Mark Cuban are honoring Romo Tuesday night at the American Airlines Center.

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    He may not have led the Cowboys to a Super Bowl, but quarterback Tony Romo is one of the iconic figures in Dallas sports history. For his dedication and drive to compete, the Mavericks and owner Mark Cuban are honoring Romo Tuesday night at the American Airlines Center.

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  • NFL releases preseason schedule; Cowboys announce key dates

    NFL releases preseason schedule; Cowboys announce key dates

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-04-11 04:12:18 GMT
    Cowboys and Texans know their preseason opponents.Cowboys and Texans know their preseason opponents.

    By the end of the month, the NFL will release its regular season schedule, but in the meantime teams found out their preseason opponents and order of games Monday afternoon.

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    By the end of the month, the NFL will release its regular season schedule, but in the meantime teams found out their preseason opponents and order of games Monday afternoon.

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  • Patriots sweep as Romero throws no-hitter

    Patriots sweep as Romero throws no-hitter

    Saturday, April 8 2017 11:21 PM EDT2017-04-09 03:21:25 GMT
    UT Tyler AthleticsUT Tyler Athletics
    UT Tyler Athletics Release   Freshman Whitney Romero pitched the first no-hitter of her collegiate career in Game 1 and the UT Tyler softball team cruised to another shutout in Game 2 as they swept a doubleheader against Ozarks Saturday at Suddenlink Field. Romero’s no-hitter came in a 9-0 UT Tyler victory while the Patriots took the second game 8-0. With the wins, No. 2 UT Tyler completed a three-game sweep of the Eagles after taking the opening game on Friday and e...More >>
    UT Tyler Athletics Release   Freshman Whitney Romero pitched the first no-hitter of her collegiate career in Game 1 and the UT Tyler softball team cruised to another shutout in Game 2 as they swept a doubleheader against Ozarks Saturday at Suddenlink Field. Romero’s no-hitter came in a 9-0 UT Tyler victory while the Patriots took the second game 8-0. With the wins, No. 2 UT Tyler completed a three-game sweep of the Eagles after taking the opening game on Friday and e...More >>
  • Regional Tournament Semifinals Results

    Regional Tournament Semifinals Results

    Friday, April 7 2017 11:41 PM EDT2017-04-08 03:41:52 GMT
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    BOYS CLASS 4A Region II At Rose Stadium, Tyler Semifinals Kilgore 6, Dallas A+ Academy 2 Carrollton Ranchview 2, Chapel Hill 0 Final Kilgore vs. Carrollton Ranchview, 1:30 p.m. Saturday  Region III At A&M Consolidated HS, College Station Semifinals Houston Washington 2, Center 1 (OT) Houston Wheatley 7, Lufkin Hudson 1 GIRLS CLASS 4A Region II At Rose Stadium, Tyler Semifinals Athens 4, Mabank 2 Terrell 1, Palestine 0 Final Athens vs. Ter...More >>
    BOYS CLASS 4A Region II At Rose Stadium, Tyler Semifinals Kilgore 6, Dallas A+ Academy 2 Carrollton Ranchview 2, Chapel Hill 0 Final Kilgore vs. Carrollton Ranchview, 1:30 p.m. Saturday  Region III At A&M Consolidated HS, College Station Semifinals Houston Washington 2, Center 1 (OT) Houston Wheatley 7, Lufkin Hudson 1 GIRLS CLASS 4A Region II At Rose Stadium, Tyler Semifinals Athens 4, Mabank 2 Terrell 1, Palestine 0 Final Athens vs. Ter...More >>
  • Sports WebXtra: Rangers off to 0-3 start for first time since 2007

    Sports WebXtra: Rangers off to 0-3 start for first time since 2007

    Thursday, April 6 2017 11:59 PM EDT2017-04-07 03:59:46 GMT
    Rangers are off to first 0-3 start since 2007.Rangers are off to first 0-3 start since 2007.

    Thanks to closer Sam Dyson blowing two saves in the series against Cleveland, Texas is off to its first 0-3 start since 2007.

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    Thanks to closer Sam Dyson blowing two saves in the series against Cleveland, Texas is off to its first 0-3 start since 2007.

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