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  • Jason Witten shuts down Tennessee coach rumor

    Jason Witten shuts down Tennessee coach rumor

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 12:02 AM EST2017-11-28 05:02:25 GMT
    Witten is staying put.Witten is staying put.

    I fell weird even talking about this, but Jason Witten is still all in with the Cowboys. After Tennessee, Witten's Alma Mater, backed out of an agreement with Greg Schiano as its new head coach, rumors starting flying that Witten would leave Dallas mid-season to go coach the Volunteers. During his media session Monday afternoon, the 15-year tight end denied those reports and says he feels to good to consider a move like that at this point.

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    I fell weird even talking about this, but Jason Witten is still all in with the Cowboys. After Tennessee, Witten's Alma Mater, backed out of an agreement with Greg Schiano as its new head coach, rumors starting flying that Witten would leave Dallas mid-season to go coach the Volunteers. During his media session Monday afternoon, the 15-year tight end denied those reports and says he feels to good to consider a move like that at this point.

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  • Red Zone forecast

    Red Zone forecast

    Friday, November 10 2017 3:33 PM EST2017-11-10 20:33:06 GMT
    Here is your Red Zone weather forecast for this evening. Clear skies, light winds and mild to cool temperatures are expected. A light jacket or sweatshirt is all you should need this evening. Enjoy! Copyright 2017. All rights reserved.More >>
    Here is your Red Zone weather forecast for this evening. Clear skies, light winds and mild to cool temperatures are expected. A light jacket or sweatshirt is all you should need this evening. Enjoy! Copyright 2017. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Red Zone GOTW: Gilmer preps for undefeated Pleasant Grove

    Red Zone GOTW: Gilmer preps for undefeated Pleasant Grove

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 10:37 PM EDT2017-10-12 02:37:09 GMT
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    At the high school level, our Red Zone Game of the Week features 12th ranked Pleasant Grove and No.8 Gilmer. 

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    At the high school level, our Red Zone Game of the Week features 12th ranked Pleasant Grove and No.8 Gilmer. 

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  • Player Spotlight: Colt Mallory

    Player Spotlight: Colt Mallory

    Sunday, October 1 2017 11:59 PM EDT2017-10-02 03:59:58 GMT
    Playing six-man ball, Colt Mallory of Union Hill is this week's Player Spotlight winner.  The Bulldogs quarterback recorded a total of 581 yards for 11 total touchdowns. Mallory and the rest of his team ran away with a 110 to 64 win over Marshall Christian.  Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved.More >>
    Playing six-man ball, Colt Mallory of Union Hill is this week's Player Spotlight winner.  The Bulldogs quarterback recorded a total of 581 yards for 11 total touchdowns. Mallory and the rest of his team ran away with a 110 to 64 win over Marshall Christian.  Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved.More >>
  • On the Rise: Spring Hill Panthers go into 'Week 5' undefeated

    On the Rise: Spring Hill Panthers go into 'Week 5' undefeated

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 11:15 PM EDT2017-09-27 03:15:35 GMT
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    There aren't many undefeated teams left in East Texas, but the Spring Hill Panthers are.  "It's not just the last couple of weeks, it's been a two year process. It's been off-season workouts, summers, and two-a-days and everything leading up to where we are now," said Kelly Mercer, Head Football Coach.  Now in his third season as head coach, Kelly Mercer is thankful this group of talented athletes, who have outscored their opponents by over 120 points, are finall...

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    There aren't many undefeated teams left in East Texas, but the Spring Hill Panthers are.  "It's not just the last couple of weeks, it's been a two year process. It's been off-season workouts, summers, and two-a-days and everything leading up to where we are now," said Kelly Mercer, Head Football Coach.  Now in his third season as head coach, Kelly Mercer is thankful this group of talented athletes, who have outscored their opponents by over 120 points, are finall...

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  • Game of the Week Preview Week 4: Palestine vs. Van

    Game of the Week Preview Week 4: Palestine vs. Van

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 11:06 PM EDT2017-09-21 03:06:53 GMT
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    Following the trend of consecutive years, the match-up between Palestine and No. 9 Van is our Red Zone Game of the Week.

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    Following the trend of consecutive years, the match-up between Palestine and No. 9 Van is our Red Zone Game of the Week.

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  • Pound the Stone: Tyler Lee off to a 3-0 start

    Pound the Stone: Tyler Lee off to a 3-0 start

    Monday, September 18 2017 10:01 PM EDT2017-09-19 02:01:52 GMT
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    Coming into 'Week 4' of the season at 3-0 isn't easy, just ask the Tyler Lee Red Raiders. Previous to 2017, the Red Raiders hadn't experienced a perfect start in 14 years.  "We're definitely not finished, but it was relieving just to get through the preseason. It's obviously a big deal, but it's not district. We still have work to accomplish," said Chance Amie, Tyler Lee quarterback. The Red Raiders will open up district play this Friday again...More >>
    Coming into 'Week 4' of the season at 3-0 isn't easy, just ask the Tyler Lee Red Raiders. Previous to 2017, the Red Raiders hadn't experienced a perfect start in 14 years.  "We're definitely not finished, but it was relieving just to get through the preseason. It's obviously a big deal, but it's not district. We still have work to accomplish," said Chance Amie, Tyler Lee quarterback. The Red Raiders will open up district play this Friday again...More >>
  • Walker Larue prepares for Pebble Beach in Tyler

    Walker Larue prepares for Pebble Beach in Tyler

    Thursday, September 14 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-09-15 01:33:18 GMT
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    Almost four years ago, Walker Larue had his moment. The moment he realized what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.  "We went out and played a couple of holes and I had told my dad, I remember this specifically, on the second hole I wanted to play golf for the rest of my life. That was the sport I was meant to be in," said Walker Larue, 17 year old golfer and Whitehouse native.  But the journey to get there wasn't as easy as stepping out on the green. ...

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    Almost four years ago, Walker Larue had his moment. The moment he realized what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.  "We went out and played a couple of holes and I had told my dad, I remember this specifically, on the second hole I wanted to play golf for the rest of my life. That was the sport I was meant to be in," said Walker Larue, 17 year old golfer and Whitehouse native.  But the journey to get there wasn't as easy as stepping out on the green. ...

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  • Saturday Night Lights Wrap: Tyler Lee, Harmony, and Waskom

    Saturday Night Lights Wrap: Tyler Lee, Harmony, and Waskom

    Saturday, September 9 2017 11:34 PM EDT2017-09-10 03:34:46 GMT
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    For the second week in a row high school football fans got a treat with Saturday match-ups.  In the Christus Trinity Mother Frances Classic, Tyler Lee hosted Corsicana. Meanwhile in Longview, Harmony and Waskom went toe to toe. Check out the video for highlights and results.  Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved.More >>
    For the second week in a row high school football fans got a treat with Saturday match-ups.  In the Christus Trinity Mother Frances Classic, Tyler Lee hosted Corsicana. Meanwhile in Longview, Harmony and Waskom went toe to toe. Check out the video for highlights and results.  Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Saturday Night Lights - All Saints, Brook Hill and more

    Saturday Night Lights - All Saints, Brook Hill and more

    Saturday, September 2 2017 11:48 PM EDT2017-09-03 03:48:06 GMT
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    Week 1 of high school football returning to East Texas was not over Friday night as multiple TAPPS teams kept the action going through the weekend. In the annual Azalea Classic, All Saints took on A-Plus Academy at T.K. Gormans' McCallum Stadium. Trojans quarterback Tanner Towns stole the show running in the first two touchdowns of the night. Trojans would go on to beat the Knights 56-16. In Bullard, Brook Hill hosted a team from Canada as apart of their annual Warrior Bowl. Ro...More >>
    Week 1 of high school football returning to East Texas was not over Friday night as multiple TAPPS teams kept the action going through the weekend. In the annual Azalea Classic, All Saints took on A-Plus Academy at T.K. Gormans' McCallum Stadium. Trojans quarterback Tanner Towns stole the show running in the first two touchdowns of the night. Trojans would go on to beat the Knights 56-16. In Bullard, Brook Hill hosted a team from Canada as apart of their annual Warrior Bowl. Ro...More >>
  • Proceeds from Cowboys-Texans preseason game going to flood victims; Houston postpones game

    Proceeds from Cowboys-Texans preseason game going to flood victims; Houston postpones game

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 11:55 PM EDT2017-08-30 03:55:33 GMT
    Proceeds from preseason game going to relief efforts in Houston.Proceeds from preseason game going to relief efforts in Houston.

    All tickets to the Texans and Cowboys preseason game on Thursday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington are now on sale for $25. Parking can also be purchased for the same price. And here's the best part, the contest is serving as a fundraiser for relief efforts in the greater Houston area.

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    All tickets to the Texans and Cowboys preseason game on Thursday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington are now on sale for $25. Parking can also be purchased for the same price. And here's the best part, the contest is serving as a fundraiser for relief efforts in the greater Houston area.

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  • Red Zone Rundown: Palestine and Pittsburg are two teams looking for the same results in 2017

    Red Zone Rundown: Palestine and Pittsburg are two teams looking for the same results in 2017

    Friday, August 25 2017 11:51 PM EDT2017-08-26 03:51:30 GMT
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    Palestine may have missed the playoffs in 2016, but this year's plans are to bring the doom to the "District of Doom."  Returning the majority of their upper-class talent they have also discovered some fresh faces. Case in point, sophomore running back Jeremiah Davis. Head Coach Robby Clark believes that his third season with these athletes will be the year all the hard work comes together; reminding opponents that last season's 2-5 district r...More >>
    Palestine may have missed the playoffs in 2016, but this year's plans are to bring the doom to the "District of Doom."  Returning the majority of their upper-class talent they have also discovered some fresh faces. Case in point, sophomore running back Jeremiah Davis. Head Coach Robby Clark believes that his third season with these athletes will be the year all the hard work comes together; reminding opponents that last season's 2-5 district r...More >>
  • Playing for more than wins: TJC head football coach Danny Palmer prepares for a great season on the field, while battling cancer off the field

    Playing for more than wins: TJC head football coach Danny Palmer prepares for a great season on the field, while battling cancer off the field

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 7:45 PM EDT2017-08-23 23:45:24 GMT
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    Leading the offense is TCU transfer quarterback Brennen Wooten, along with Nicholas Gerber who is fresh off of setting the Texas high school single-season records for passing yards (5,617) and touchdowns (77).  There is no reason TJC shouldn't reach the end-zone.  "Brennen Wooten came in here as a big leader, coaching everybody up. I feel like we have a good offensive unit," said Joseph Ward, Apache sophomore wide receiver.  "Nick Gerber comin...More >>
    Leading the offense is TCU transfer quarterback Brennen Wooten, along with Nicholas Gerber who is fresh off of setting the Texas high school single-season records for passing yards (5,617) and touchdowns (77).  There is no reason TJC shouldn't reach the end-zone.  "Brennen Wooten came in here as a big leader, coaching everybody up. I feel like we have a good offensive unit," said Joseph Ward, Apache sophomore wide receiver.  "Nick Gerber comin...More >>
  • Red Zone Rundown: Joe Drennon takes over Hallsville, Bobcats buy in to win.

    Red Zone Rundown: Joe Drennon takes over Hallsville, Bobcats buy in to win.

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 11:37 PM EDT2017-08-23 03:37:34 GMT
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    "I really loved wearing the orange when I wore it, but I'm awful glad to wearing purple and gold right now. Kids did a great job of being here all summer long. That in itself tells me they want to be successful," said Joe Drennon, Bobcats head football coach. It journey won't be easy. The Hallsville Bobcats are coming off a rough 2016 season where they only came out victorious twice.  "We can't control what's gone on it the past. What we got to do ...More >>
    "I really loved wearing the orange when I wore it, but I'm awful glad to wearing purple and gold right now. Kids did a great job of being here all summer long. That in itself tells me they want to be successful," said Joe Drennon, Bobcats head football coach. It journey won't be easy. The Hallsville Bobcats are coming off a rough 2016 season where they only came out victorious twice.  "We can't control what's gone on it the past. What we got to do ...More >>
  • ETBU picked third in preseason football poll

    ETBU picked third in preseason football poll

    Saturday, August 19 2017 11:46 PM EDT2017-08-20 03:46:26 GMT
    ETBU Athletics Release  The 2017 college football season has arrived and along with that comes preseason polls. The American Southwest Conference just released preseason poll for the upcoming season and East Texas Baptist University is predicted to finish in third place. ETBU collected 214 points and is 13 points ahead of fourth-place Sul Ross State. Last season, the Tigers started the season 5-0 for the first time in program history before finishing at 7-3. They were also rank...More >>
    ETBU Athletics Release  The 2017 college football season has arrived and along with that comes preseason polls. The American Southwest Conference just released preseason poll for the upcoming season and East Texas Baptist University is predicted to finish in third place. ETBU collected 214 points and is 13 points ahead of fourth-place Sul Ross State. Last season, the Tigers started the season 5-0 for the first time in program history before finishing at 7-3. They were also rank...More >>
  • John Tyler receives donation for local lawyer to help upgrade helmets

    John Tyler receives donation for local lawyer to help upgrade helmets

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

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

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

    Jason Witten to have college football award named after him

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Mineola ready to prove Yellowjacket pride is still alive

    Mineola ready to prove Yellowjacket pride is still alive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Camp Coverage: Preseason game means chance for good first impression

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

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

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

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  • Camp Coverage: Defense focused on creating more turnovers

    Camp Coverage: Defense focused on creating more turnovers

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

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

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

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

    ESPN report: Texans wide receiver Will Fuller suffers broken collarbone

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Region XIV Media Day in East Texas

    Region XIV Media Day in East Texas

    Friday, July 28 2017 11:03 PM EDT2017-07-29 03:03:48 GMT
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    In Lindale, the Southwest Junior College Football Conference (Region XIV) hosted their media day to ring in the 2017 season in East Texas.  Blinn, Cisco, Tyler Junior College, Kilgore, Trinity Valley, Navarro, NEO A&M, and New Mexico Military make up one of the toughest football conferences at the juco level. So it should come as no surprise that practically every roster handed out was riddled with East Texans.  With one of his best recruiting classes coming in, A...More >>
    In Lindale, the Southwest Junior College Football Conference (Region XIV) hosted their media day to ring in the 2017 season in East Texas.  Blinn, Cisco, Tyler Junior College, Kilgore, Trinity Valley, Navarro, NEO A&M, and New Mexico Military make up one of the toughest football conferences at the juco level. So it should come as no surprise that practically every roster handed out was riddled with East Texans.  With one of his best recruiting classes coming in, A...More >>
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    Jacksonville native Luke McCown signs 1-year deal with Dallas Cowboys

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

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

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

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

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  • East Texas teams join in on Miracle Treat Day

    East Texas teams join in on Miracle Treat Day

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

    UT Tyler Athletics Adds Competitive Cheerleading Program

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

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

    Wednesday, July 26 2017 3:58 PM EDT2017-07-26 19:58:35 GMT
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    Texas A&M Commerce Athletics Release  Texas A&M University-Commerce wide receiver and return specialist Shawn Hooks has been named to the College Football America 2017 Yearbook Division II Starting Lineup - CFA's version of an All-America team – as announced Wednesday.   Hooks, a senior from Daingerfield, was one of the top return men in Division II as a junior and was the only player in the division with three punt returns for touchdowns i...More >>
    Texas A&M Commerce Athletics Release  Texas A&M University-Commerce wide receiver and return specialist Shawn Hooks has been named to the College Football America 2017 Yearbook Division II Starting Lineup - CFA's version of an All-America team – as announced Wednesday.   Hooks, a senior from Daingerfield, was one of the top return men in Division II as a junior and was the only player in the division with three punt returns for touchdowns i...More >>
  • Camp Coverage: 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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 >>
  • 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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  • 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: 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: 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
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    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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  • 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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  • 7-ON-7 State Qualifier Results

    7-ON-7 State Qualifier Results

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

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

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

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

    Saturday, June 17 2017 10:17 PM EDT2017-06-18 02:17:07 GMT
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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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    The 7th annual 'Teddy Williams Speed and Agility Camp' took place this morning at Tyler Rose Stadium.

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

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  • Bullard adds soccer to Panther UIL competition

    Bullard adds soccer to Panther UIL competition

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

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

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  • 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: 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: 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • FCA Heart of a Champion All-Star Bowl results

    FCA Heart of a Champion All-Star Bowl results

    Sunday, June 11 2017 12:04 AM EDT2017-06-11 04:04:14 GMT
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    The 2017 FCA Heart of a Champion Bowl took place in Longview at Lobos Stadium, giving high school seniors one last chance to battle it out on East Texas soil.  The Red Team was the first on the board thanks to a running touchdown by Longview's D'Crayvan Polk. However, it was the Blue Team that inevitably came out on top thanks to two running scores by Elkhart's DJ Williams. Final score 14-7 Blue.  Williams was named the Offensive MVP, while harmony's Michael Edmonson was n...More >>
    The 2017 FCA Heart of a Champion Bowl took place in Longview at Lobos Stadium, giving high school seniors one last chance to battle it out on East Texas soil.  The Red Team was the first on the board thanks to a running touchdown by Longview's D'Crayvan Polk. However, it was the Blue Team that inevitably came out on top thanks to two running scores by Elkhart's DJ Williams. Final score 14-7 Blue.  Williams was named the Offensive MVP, while harmony's Michael Edmonson was n...More >>
  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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
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    The UT Tyler Patriots are headed to Oklahoma City to compete for back to back national titles. It's an opportunity this team has been working toward all season long.  "Anytime you get to dogpile its a really special moment. And especially for some of these freshman and transfers who have never experienced a world series. Its an overwhelming joy for them that they are going to get to experience this and take it all in," said KK Stevens, senior Patriot catcher. ...More >>
    The UT Tyler Patriots are headed to Oklahoma City to compete for back to back national titles. It's an opportunity this team has been working toward all season long.  "Anytime you get to dogpile its a really special moment. And especially for some of these freshman and transfers who have never experienced a world series. Its an overwhelming joy for them that they are going to get to experience this and take it all in," said KK Stevens, senior Patriot catcher. ...More >>
  • TJC baseball takes District C tournament advances to World Series

    TJC baseball takes District C tournament advances to World Series

    Saturday, May 20 2017 11:12 PM EDT2017-05-21 03:12:32 GMT
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    After taking down Eastfield on Friday, the Tyler Junior College Apache baseball team was just one win away from headed to the NJCAA DIII World Series in Greeneville, Tennessee.  In the District C Tournament Championship, the Apaches went head to head with Belhaven. TJC easily jumped up to a 4-0 lead in the top of the third inning. From there they went on to score another four runs to gain the 8-0 lead.  Belhaven started to hack away at the lead later on, but by then it was...More >>
    After taking down Eastfield on Friday, the Tyler Junior College Apache baseball team was just one win away from headed to the NJCAA DIII World Series in Greeneville, Tennessee.  In the District C Tournament Championship, the Apaches went head to head with Belhaven. TJC easily jumped up to a 4-0 lead in the top of the third inning. From there they went on to score another four runs to gain the 8-0 lead.  Belhaven started to hack away at the lead later on, but by then it was...More >>
  • 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
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    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
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    UT Tyler Athletics Release  Cheyenne Thompson hit a grand slam and Alaina Kissinger threw a complete game to lead UT Tyler to a 9-1 win over East Texas Baptist in five innings in the first game of NCAA Division III Championship Tyler Super Regional at Suddenlink Field. The Patriots (43-4) are now one win away from winning their sixth regional championship in program history and advancing to defend last year’s national championship, while ETBU (38-10) will look to stave of...More >>
    UT Tyler Athletics Release  Cheyenne Thompson hit a grand slam and Alaina Kissinger threw a complete game to lead UT Tyler to a 9-1 win over East Texas Baptist in five innings in the first game of NCAA Division III Championship Tyler Super Regional at Suddenlink Field. The Patriots (43-4) are now one win away from winning their sixth regional championship in program history and advancing to defend last year’s national championship, while ETBU (38-10) will look to stave of...More >>
  • UT Tyler baseball falls to Concordia in West Regional

    UT Tyler baseball falls to Concordia in West Regional

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

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

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

    Sports WebXtra: Boxing set for The Star in Frisco

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

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

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

    Sports WebXtra: Chris Davis in home run groove

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