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  • Freeze's fall at Ole Miss partially traced to Nutt's suit

    Freeze's fall at Ole Miss partially traced to Nutt's suit

    Friday, July 21 2017 2:59 AM EDT2017-07-21 06:59:34 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 3:04 AM EDT2017-07-22 07:04:14 GMT
    Hugh Freeze replaced Houston Nutt as Mississippi's football coach when he took the job, and now Nutt is at least partially responsible for Freeze's stunning downfall.More >>
    Hugh Freeze replaced Houston Nutt as Mississippi's football coach when he took the job, and now Nutt is at least partially responsible for Freeze's stunning downfall.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 >>
  • An All-American start to the British Open

    An All-American start to the British Open

    Thursday, July 20 2017 2:17 AM EDT2017-07-20 06:17:55 GMT
    Friday, July 21 2017 3:06 AM EDT2017-07-21 07:06:54 GMT
    An ominous start to the British Open with rain, wind and big numbers.More >>
    An ominous start to the British Open with rain, wind and big numbers.More >>
  • Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze resigns

    Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze resigns

    Thursday, July 20 2017 7:58 PM EDT2017-07-20 23:58:48 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 11:25 PM EDT2017-07-21 03:25:57 GMT

     Football coach Hugh Freeze would have been released under a moral conduct clause in his contract if he had not resigned, Ole Miss officials said.  

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     Football coach Hugh Freeze would have been released under a moral conduct clause in his contract if he had not resigned, Ole Miss officials said.  

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Cowboys report to training camp on Saturday

    Cowboys report to training camp on Saturday

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

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

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

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  • US survives bites, tops El Salvador 2-0 to advance

    US survives bites, tops El Salvador 2-0 to advance

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 11:29 PM EDT2017-07-20 03:29:08 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 1:24 PM EDT2017-07-20 17:24:12 GMT
    Omar Gonzalez and Eric Lichaj scored late in the first half and the U.S. beat El Salvador 2-0 in a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal in which Henry Romero appeared to bite Jozy Altidore on the back of a shoulder and...More >>
    Omar Gonzalez and Eric Lichaj scored late in the first half and the U.S. beat El Salvador 2-0 in a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal in which Henry Romero appeared to bite Jozy Altidore on the back of a shoulder and pull the American forward's nipple.More >>
  • From sports star to inmate: OJ Simpson to plead for parole

    From sports star to inmate: OJ Simpson to plead for parole

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 2:48 PM EDT2017-07-19 18:48:06 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 3:04 AM EDT2017-07-20 07:04:25 GMT
    Decades after dazzling sports fans and movie audiences, an aging O.J. Simpson will ask for parole after spending more than eight years in a remote Nevada prison for armed robbery and assault with a weapon.More >>
    Decades after dazzling sports fans and movie audiences, an aging O.J. Simpson will ask for parole after spending more than eight years in a remote Nevada prison for armed robbery and assault with a weapon.More >>
  • Dez Bryant to visit Lufkin; Former Panther Keke Coutee doing Dez things in college

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

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

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

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

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  • Gipson and Howard Payne coaching staff come to Tyler

    Gipson and Howard Payne coaching staff come to Tyler

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

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

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

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  • Shark jumps out of water during surf competition

    Shark jumps out of water during surf competition

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 7:59 PM EDT2017-07-19 23:59:49 GMT
    Wednesday, July 19 2017 7:59 PM EDT2017-07-19 23:59:49 GMT

    Organizers decided to shut down for the day to keep surfers safe.

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    Organizers decided to shut down for the day to keep surfers safe.

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  • Dallas police suspend probe into incident involving Elliott

    Dallas police suspend probe into incident involving Elliott

    Dallas police have suspended an investigation into an incident at a bar involving Ezekiel Elliott, the latest off-field issue for the Cowboys' star running back.More >>
    Dallas police have suspended an investigation into an incident at a bar involving Ezekiel Elliott, the latest off-field issue for the Cowboys' star running back.More >>
  • Dallas police suspend Ezekiel Elliott investigation due to lack of witness

    Dallas police suspend Ezekiel Elliott investigation due to lack of witness

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-07-19 22:19:02 GMT
    (Source: Ezekiel Elliot official Facebook page)(Source: Ezekiel Elliot official Facebook page)

    Dallas police have suspended their investigation into an incident at a bar allegedly involving Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott,

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    Dallas police have suspended their investigation into an incident at a bar allegedly involving Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott,

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  • WWE's Shane McMahon involved in helicopter crash landing

    WWE's Shane McMahon involved in helicopter crash landing

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 1:41 PM EDT2017-07-19 17:41:00 GMT
    Wednesday, July 19 2017 2:16 PM EDT2017-07-19 18:16:37 GMT

    The passenger on the two-person helicopter was Shane McMahon, the on-screen commissioner of WWE's SmackDown Live and son of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. Neither person was hurt in the crash.

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    The passenger on the two-person helicopter was Shane McMahon, the on-screen commissioner of WWE's SmackDown Live and son of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon. Neither person was hurt in the crash.

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

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

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

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

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  • Big 12 Media Days 2017

  • Michael Vick: Kaepernick needs a haircut for job search

    Michael Vick: Kaepernick needs a haircut for job search

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 7:56 AM EDT2017-07-18 11:56:51 GMT
    Tuesday, July 18 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-07-18 22:20:26 GMT
    Michael Vick has some advice for Colin Kaepernick if he wants another shot in the NFL; get a haircut.More >>
    Michael Vick has some advice for Colin Kaepernick if he wants another shot in the NFL; get a haircut.More >>
  • 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 >>
  • Park wins US Women's Open in front of President Trump

    Park wins US Women's Open in front of President Trump

    Sunday, July 16 2017 7:26 PM EDT2017-07-16 23:26:05 GMT
    Monday, July 17 2017 2:29 PM EDT2017-07-17 18:29:00 GMT

    Sung Hyun Park won the U.S. Women's Open for her first LPGA Tour victory.

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    Sung Hyun Park won the U.S. Women's Open for her first LPGA Tour victory.

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  • Hamlin wins at New Hampshire, ends JGR's winless streak

    Hamlin wins at New Hampshire, ends JGR's winless streak

    Sunday, July 16 2017 6:46 PM EDT2017-07-16 22:46:03 GMT
    Monday, July 17 2017 1:17 PM EDT2017-07-17 17:17:55 GMT
    Denny Hamlin held off Kyle Larson over the final laps to win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and send Joe Gibbs racing to victory lane for the first time this season.More >>
    Denny Hamlin held off Kyle Larson over the final laps to win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and send Joe Gibbs racing to victory lane for the first time this season.More >>
  • Bryson DeChambeau rallies to win John Deere Classic

    Bryson DeChambeau rallies to win John Deere Classic

    Sunday, July 16 2017 6:25 PM EDT2017-07-16 22:25:50 GMT
    Monday, July 17 2017 1:17 PM EDT2017-07-17 17:17:53 GMT
    Bryson DeChambeau overcame a four-stroke deficit to win the John Deere Classic by a stroke for his first PGA Tour title _ and a spot next week in the British Open.More >>
    Bryson DeChambeau overcame a four-stroke deficit to win the John Deere Classic by a stroke for his first PGA Tour title _ and a spot next week in the British Open.More >>
  • Dempsey, Bradley, Howard, Altidore among US roster additions

    Dempsey, Bradley, Howard, Altidore among US roster additions

    Sunday, July 16 2017 12:38 PM EDT2017-07-16 16:38:15 GMT
    Monday, July 17 2017 11:48 AM EDT2017-07-17 15:48:59 GMT
    Forward Clint Dempsey, midfielder Michael Bradley and goalkeeper Tim Howard are among six additions to the U.S. roster for the knockout phase of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.More >>
    Forward Clint Dempsey, midfielder Michael Bradley and goalkeeper Tim Howard are among six additions to the U.S. roster for the knockout phase of the CONCACAF Gold Cup.More >>
  • Cowboys RB Elliot involved in incident at bar

    Cowboys RB Elliot involved in incident at bar

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

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

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

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  • 8 is enough: Federer gets record-breaking Wimbledon title

    8 is enough: Federer gets record-breaking Wimbledon title

    Sunday, July 16 2017 8:05 AM EDT2017-07-16 12:05:36 GMT
    Monday, July 17 2017 1:46 AM EDT2017-07-17 05:46:44 GMT

    Roger Federer is going for No. 8 at Wimbledon.

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    Roger Federer is going for No. 8 at Wimbledon.

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  • With Trump looking on, Feng leads US Women's Open

    With Trump looking on, Feng leads US Women's Open

    Saturday, July 15 2017 7:55 PM EDT2017-07-15 23:55:22 GMT
    Sunday, July 16 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-07-16 21:06:51 GMT

    Front-running Shanshan Feng rolled in a shot birdie putt on the final hole to take the third-round lead in the U.S. Women's Open.

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    Front-running Shanshan Feng rolled in a shot birdie putt on the final hole to take the third-round lead in the U.S. Women's Open.

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  • Texans rookie running back D'Onta Foreman arrested

    Texans rookie running back D'Onta Foreman arrested

    Sunday, July 16 2017 2:59 PM EDT2017-07-16 18:59:02 GMT
    Houston Texans rookie running back D'Onta Foreman has been arrested on drug and weapons charges.More >>
    Houston Texans rookie running back D'Onta Foreman has been arrested on drug and weapons charges.More >>
  • Miazga's late goal gives US 1st place in Gold Cup group

    Miazga's late goal gives US 1st place in Gold Cup group

    Saturday, July 15 2017 9:35 PM EDT2017-07-16 01:35:24 GMT
    Sunday, July 16 2017 12:28 PM EDT2017-07-16 16:28:12 GMT
    Matt Miazga scored on a closer-range header from Graham Zusi's corner kick in the 88th minute, giving the United States first place in its CONCACAF Gold Cup group with a 3-0 victory over Nicaragua.More >>
    Matt Miazga scored on a closer-range header from Graham Zusi's corner kick in the 88th minute, giving the United States first place in its CONCACAF Gold Cup group with a 3-0 victory over Nicaragua.More >>
  • Muguruza beats 'role model' Williams for 1st Wimbledon title

    Muguruza beats 'role model' Williams for 1st Wimbledon title

    Saturday, July 15 2017 7:54 AM EDT2017-07-15 11:54:59 GMT
    Sunday, July 16 2017 12:53 AM EDT2017-07-16 04:53:53 GMT

    With another victory at Wimbledon, Venus Williams can become the oldest woman in the Open era to win a Grand Slam title.

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    With another victory at Wimbledon, Venus Williams can become the oldest woman in the Open era to win a Grand Slam title.

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  • US Women's Open: Trump visits, China's Feng leads

    US Women's Open: Trump visits, China's Feng leads

    Friday, July 14 2017 10:11 AM EDT2017-07-14 14:11:36 GMT
    Saturday, July 15 2017 5:17 PM EDT2017-07-15 21:17:06 GMT
    Shanshan Feng of China has the lead after 1st round of weather-delayed US Women's Open.More >>
    Shanshan Feng of China has the lead after 1st round of weather-delayed US Women's Open.More >>
  • VIDEO: Wimbledon fan dons skirt, takes serves from Clijsters

    VIDEO: Wimbledon fan dons skirt, takes serves from Clijsters

    Saturday, July 15 2017 8:26 AM EDT2017-07-15 12:26:29 GMT
    Saturday, July 15 2017 8:26 AM EDT2017-07-15 12:26:29 GMT

    A fan at Wimbledon got a little more than he bargained for after shouting some advice to one of the players.

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    A fan at Wimbledon got a little more than he bargained for after shouting some advice to one of the players.

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

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

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

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

    Friday, July 14 2017 11:05 PM EDT2017-07-15 03:05:26 GMT
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    To prep for his free football camp, former NFL corner back and John Tyler alumn Aaron Ross teamed up with Academy Sports and Outdoors and Trinity Mother Francis to surprise 15 East Texas athletes.  Ross went from two-time super bowl champ to these kids personal shopper. Helping them all pick out cleats, gloves, socks, and shorts, Ross made sure all lucky 15 had everything they needed to hit the turf at Rose Stadium. After it was all said and done, Ross was t...More >>
    To prep for his free football camp, former NFL corner back and John Tyler alumn Aaron Ross teamed up with Academy Sports and Outdoors and Trinity Mother Francis to surprise 15 East Texas athletes.  Ross went from two-time super bowl champ to these kids personal shopper. Helping them all pick out cleats, gloves, socks, and shorts, Ross made sure all lucky 15 had everything they needed to hit the turf at Rose Stadium. After it was all said and done, Ross was t...More >>
  • Shanshan Feng leads in rain-delayed US Women's Open

    Shanshan Feng leads in rain-delayed US Women's Open

    Thursday, July 13 2017 1:11 PM EDT2017-07-13 17:11:20 GMT
    Friday, July 14 2017 2:02 AM EDT2017-07-14 06:02:45 GMT
    China's Shanshan Feng shoots 6-under 66, takes 2-shot lead early in 1st round of US Women's Open.More >>
    China's Shanshan Feng shoots 6-under 66, takes 2-shot lead early in 1st round of US Women's Open.More >>
  • Another day, another preseason honor for Travin Howard

    Another day, another preseason honor for Travin Howard

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

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

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

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

    Coach Quick brings 'Hell Week' to Lufkin summer program

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

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

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

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  • 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 >>
  • Westbrook, Biles win athlete of year honors at The ESPYS

    Westbrook, Biles win athlete of year honors at The ESPYS

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 11:21 PM EDT2017-07-13 03:21:04 GMT
    Thursday, July 13 2017 3:42 PM EDT2017-07-13 19:42:23 GMT

    Russell Westbrook won best male athlete at The ESPYS, while Olympic gymnast Simone Biles earned best female athlete honors.

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    Russell Westbrook won best male athlete at The ESPYS, while Olympic gymnast Simone Biles earned best female athlete honors.

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  • Sooners without Stoops still preseason pick to win Big 12

    Sooners without Stoops still preseason pick to win Big 12

    Thursday, July 13 2017 12:58 PM EDT2017-07-13 16:58:31 GMT
    Oklahoma is the preseason favorite to win another Big 12 title after coach Bob Stoops' surprise retirement.More >>
    Oklahoma is the preseason favorite to win another Big 12 title after coach Bob Stoops' surprise retirement.More >>
  • Chuck Blazer, who touched off soccer scandal, dead at 72

    Chuck Blazer, who touched off soccer scandal, dead at 72

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 11:01 PM EDT2017-07-13 03:01:00 GMT
    Thursday, July 13 2017 12:53 AM EDT2017-07-13 04:53:34 GMT

    Chuck Blazer, the pioneering American soccer executive who admissions of corruption set off a global scandal that ultimately toppled FIFA President Sepp Blatter, has died at age 72.

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    Chuck Blazer, the pioneering American soccer executive who admissions of corruption set off a global scandal that ultimately toppled FIFA President Sepp Blatter, has died at age 72.

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  • Several SEC coaches facing questions about job security

    Several SEC coaches facing questions about job security

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-07-12 21:31:11 GMT
    Wednesday, July 12 2017 11:01 PM EDT2017-07-13 03:01:53 GMT
    Gus Malzahn and Kevin Sumlin got their Southeastern Conference head coaching tenures off to blazing starts.More >>
    Gus Malzahn and Kevin Sumlin got their Southeastern Conference head coaching tenures off to blazing starts.More >>
  • Pair of East Texans named to preseason All-Big 12 team

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

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

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

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

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  • Cano 10th-inning homer gives AL 2-1 All-Star win

    Cano 10th-inning homer gives AL 2-1 All-Star win

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 12:08 AM EDT2017-07-12 04:08:37 GMT
    Wednesday, July 12 2017 4:33 PM EDT2017-07-12 20:33:37 GMT

    Robinson Cano's 10th-inning homer off Wade Davis lifted the American League to a 2-1 All-Star win.

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    Robinson Cano's 10th-inning homer off Wade Davis lifted the American League to a 2-1 All-Star win.

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  • Officials needed for high school football in the Pineywoods

    Officials needed for high school football in the Pineywoods

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

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

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

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  • Traylor talks Medlock and Bell fitting in at SMU

    Traylor talks Medlock and Bell fitting in at SMU

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 11:03 PM EDT2017-07-12 03:03:33 GMT
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    The John Tyler Lions failed to qualify for the 7-on-7 State Tournament, but their season is not over. The Lions will have a chance at redemption this weekend at The Star in Frisco, playing in the USA Football 7-on-7 National Invite.  In the southern championship series 16 teams were chosen from Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, and of course Texas.  The Lions will compete in "Pool B", with their first match-up against Cedar Hill.  It came as a...More >>
    The John Tyler Lions failed to qualify for the 7-on-7 State Tournament, but their season is not over. The Lions will have a chance at redemption this weekend at The Star in Frisco, playing in the USA Football 7-on-7 National Invite.  In the southern championship series 16 teams were chosen from Arkansas, Louisiana, Kansas, Oklahoma, and of course Texas.  The Lions will compete in "Pool B", with their first match-up against Cedar Hill.  It came as a...More >>
  • All rise as Judge smashes his way to Home Run Derby title

    All rise as Judge smashes his way to Home Run Derby title

    Monday, July 10 2017 10:40 PM EDT2017-07-11 02:40:13 GMT
    Tuesday, July 11 2017 1:31 PM EDT2017-07-11 17:31:24 GMT

    Aaron Judge dominated the All-Star Home Run Derby in the same manner he has smashed his way through his rookie season, hitting drives up to 513 feet and beating Minnesota's Miguel Sano 11-10 in the final.

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    Aaron Judge dominated the All-Star Home Run Derby in the same manner he has smashed his way through his rookie season, hitting drives up to 513 feet and beating Minnesota's Miguel Sano 11-10 in the final.

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  • 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 >>
  • Correa, Altuve, Astros batter Blue Jays 19-1 for 60th win

    Correa, Altuve, Astros batter Blue Jays 19-1 for 60th win

    Sunday, July 9 2017 5:17 PM EDT2017-07-09 21:17:04 GMT
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    Carlos Correa homered twice and drove in a career-high five runs as the Houston Astros romped into the All-Star break, battering the Toronto Blue Jays 19-1.More >>
    Carlos Correa homered twice and drove in a career-high five runs as the Houston Astros romped into the All-Star break, battering the Toronto Blue Jays 19-1.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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  • Honeywell helps US tops World 7-6 in All-Star Futures Game

    Honeywell helps US tops World 7-6 in All-Star Futures Game

    Sunday, July 9 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-07-09 23:27:08 GMT
    Monday, July 10 2017 12:59 PM EDT2017-07-10 16:59:17 GMT
    Houston Astros prospect Derek Fisher scored the first run and hit a two-run double to lead a well-balanced United States side past the World team 7-6 in the All-Star Futures Game.More >>
    Houston Astros prospect Derek Fisher scored the first run and hit a two-run double to lead a well-balanced United States side past the World team 7-6 in the All-Star Futures Game.More >>
  • Pro-Am returns to Crown Colony in Lufkin

    Pro-Am returns to Crown Colony in Lufkin

    Sunday, July 9 2017 11:41 PM EDT2017-07-10 03:41:48 GMT
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    For it's third year in a row the Crown Colony Country Club in Lufkin, is hosting a pro-am golf tournament featuring some of the best current and future professional golf talent. Which means it's packed with East Texas talent.  Lufkin native and professional golfer Sam Fidone is just one of those East Texas talents. Fidone is coming off an exciting 2016 season where he won his first PGA Tour Latino'America victory at the Honduras Open. But despite having the opport...More >>
    For it's third year in a row the Crown Colony Country Club in Lufkin, is hosting a pro-am golf tournament featuring some of the best current and future professional golf talent. Which means it's packed with East Texas talent.  Lufkin native and professional golfer Sam Fidone is just one of those East Texas talents. Fidone is coming off an exciting 2016 season where he won his first PGA Tour Latino'America victory at the Honduras Open. But despite having the opport...More >>
  • Harden signs extension, giving him richest NBA deal ever

    Harden signs extension, giving him richest NBA deal ever

    Saturday, July 8 2017 5:06 PM EDT2017-07-08 21:06:29 GMT
    Sunday, July 9 2017 3:28 PM EDT2017-07-09 19:28:29 GMT
    The Houston Rockets have signed star guard James Harden to a four-year, $228 million contract extension, the richest contract in NBA history.More >>
    The Houston Rockets have signed star guard James Harden to a four-year, $228 million contract extension, the richest contract in NBA history.More >>
  • US held to 1-1 tie by Panama in CONCACAF Gold Cup opener

    US held to 1-1 tie by Panama in CONCACAF Gold Cup opener

    Saturday, July 8 2017 7:16 PM EDT2017-07-08 23:16:37 GMT
    Sunday, July 9 2017 1:27 AM EDT2017-07-09 05:27:07 GMT
    Dom Dwyer scored for the second straight game but Miguel Camarago's goal gave Panama a 1-1 tie against the United States, the first time the Americans failed to win their opener in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.More >>
    Dom Dwyer scored for the second straight game but Miguel Camarago's goal gave Panama a 1-1 tie against the United States, the first time the Americans failed to win their opener in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.More >>
  • Police: Williams legally entered intersection before crash

    Police: Williams legally entered intersection before crash

    Friday, July 7 2017 4:36 PM EDT2017-07-07 20:36:04 GMT
    Saturday, July 8 2017 1:17 PM EDT2017-07-08 17:17:02 GMT

    The cars driven in a fatal crash involving tennis star Venus Williams could be examined by experts next week.

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    The cars driven in a fatal crash involving tennis star Venus Williams could be examined by experts next week.

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

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

    Friday, July 7 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-07-07 20:30:30 GMT
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    In the coming months, Arp native and arena football coach John Lyles will start putting together a roster for Tyler's very own indoor football team.  Since Lyles still has one more season to coach in China, the plan is to host an exposure camp partnered with 4Ward Focus. As desirable athletes are identified, Lyles will work to sign the players they want with other arena teams, and then bring them back to East Texas for the 2019 season.  "We're looking forward to ...More >>
    In the coming months, Arp native and arena football coach John Lyles will start putting together a roster for Tyler's very own indoor football team.  Since Lyles still has one more season to coach in China, the plan is to host an exposure camp partnered with 4Ward Focus. As desirable athletes are identified, Lyles will work to sign the players they want with other arena teams, and then bring them back to East Texas for the 2019 season.  "We're looking forward to ...More >>
  • East Texans to represent programs at Big 12 media days

    East Texans to represent programs at Big 12 media days

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • 7 on 7 state tournament Division II pool play results

    7 on 7 state tournament Division II pool play results

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Tyler Lee QB Chance Amie talks about verbal commitment to Houston

    Tyler Lee QB Chance Amie talks about verbal commitment to Houston

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

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

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

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  • 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 >>
  • Tom Brady bad at sumo (still good at football)

    Tom Brady bad at sumo (still good at football)

    Monday, June 26 2017 9:08 AM EDT2017-06-26 13:08:53 GMT
    Monday, June 26 2017 9:08 AM EDT2017-06-26 13:08:53 GMT

    The New England Patriot experienced the sport of sumo during his visit to Tokyo, one of the stops on the "2017 Tom Brady Asia Tour Powered by Under Armour." He didn't have much luck.

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    The New England Patriot experienced the sport of sumo during his visit to Tokyo, one of the stops on the "2017 Tom Brady Asia Tour Powered by Under Armour." He didn't have much luck.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Trent Williams holds annual football camp in Longview

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

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

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

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

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  • Cumberland Academy lacrosse players invited to national prospect invite

    Cumberland Academy lacrosse players invited to national prospect invite

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • 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
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff

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

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

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  • Michael Phelps to race great white shark for 'Shark Week'

    Michael Phelps to race great white shark for 'Shark Week'

    Friday, June 16 2017 1:41 PM EDT2017-06-16 17:41:14 GMT
    Friday, June 16 2017 1:41 PM EDT2017-06-16 17:41:14 GMT

    The 23-time Olympic gold medalist will race the sea's apex predator, all in the name of science. Just kidding, it's for "Shark Week."

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    The 23-time Olympic gold medalist will race the sea's apex predator, all in the name of science. Just kidding, it's for "Shark Week."

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  • Southeastern Oklahoma State holds camp in Longview

    Southeastern Oklahoma State holds camp in Longview

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

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

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

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  • BREAKING

    Blimp catches fire, crashes at US Open

    Blimp catches fire, crashes at US Open

    Thursday, June 15 2017 12:41 PM EDT2017-06-15 16:41:05 GMT
    Thursday, June 15 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-06-16 03:17:17 GMT

    A blimp went down above the U.S. Open golf tournament Thursday, with witnesses saying it may have caught fire before crashing.

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    A blimp went down above the U.S. Open golf tournament Thursday, with witnesses saying it may have caught fire before crashing.

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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: Lions release Jimmy Landes

    Sports WebXtra: Lions release Jimmy Landes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Golden State Warriors win 2017 NBA Championship, beat Cavs 129-120

    Golden State Warriors win 2017 NBA Championship, beat Cavs 129-120

    Monday, June 12 2017 1:37 PM EDT2017-06-12 17:37:36 GMT
    Tuesday, June 13 2017 12:54 AM EDT2017-06-13 04:54:10 GMT

    The Golden State Warriors have defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers to become the 2017 NBA Champions.

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    The Golden State Warriors have defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers to become the 2017 NBA Champions.

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  • East Texans prepare for national calf roping competition

    East Texans prepare for national calf roping competition

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

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

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

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  • Fan paid $133,000 for tickets to Game 5 of the NBA Finals

    Fan paid $133,000 for tickets to Game 5 of the NBA Finals

    Monday, June 12 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-06-12 22:30:58 GMT
    Monday, June 12 2017 7:04 PM EDT2017-06-12 23:04:48 GMT

    A season ticket holder of the Golden State Warriors reportedly sold two floor seats to Game 5 of the NBA Finals online for $133,000.

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    A season ticket holder of the Golden State Warriors reportedly sold two floor seats to Game 5 of the NBA Finals online for $133,000.

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  • FCA Heart of a Champion All-Star Bowl results

    FCA Heart of a Champion All-Star Bowl results

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Cavs avoid sweep with 137-116 win in Game 4 of the NBA Finals

    Cavs avoid sweep with 137-116 win in Game 4 of the NBA Finals

    Friday, June 9 2017 10:47 AM EDT2017-06-09 14:47:40 GMT
    Saturday, June 10 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-06-10 04:17:30 GMT

    The Cavs jumped off to a big halftime lead and controlled the second half to notch their first win of the NBA Finals. 

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    The Cavs jumped off to a big halftime lead and controlled the second half to notch their first win of the NBA Finals. 

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

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

    Thursday, June 8 2017 8:32 PM EDT2017-06-09 00:32:27 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff

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

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

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  • Kilgore wide receiver Jonathan Shepherd verbally commits to Oklahoma State

    Kilgore wide receiver Jonathan Shepherd verbally commits to Oklahoma State

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Bullard High School to name new head soccer coach

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

    Bullard High School will soon have a new soccer coach. 

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    Bullard High School will soon have a new soccer coach. 

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

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

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

    Kurt Traylor is the new head coach at Tyler Lee.

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    Kurt Traylor is the new head coach at Tyler Lee.

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

    Regional Final Results - Woden and Central Heights advance to state

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

    Apaches return home with 4th National Championship

    Friday, June 2 2017 6:29 PM EDT2017-06-02 22:29:19 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff

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

    Sports WebXtra: Carthage running back Keaontay Ingram commits to Texas

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

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

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

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  • TJC baseball closing in on history

    TJC baseball closing in on history

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Tiger Woods arrested on DUI charges

    Tiger Woods arrested on DUI charges

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

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

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

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

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

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

    H.S. softball regional final scores

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    H.S. softball regional final scores

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • TJC baseball opens World Series with blowout win

    TJC baseball opens World Series with blowout win

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

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

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

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

    UT-Tyler softball wins in blowout fashion at World Series

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Chris Cochran accepts head football coach position at Lindale ISD

    Chris Cochran accepts head football coach position at Lindale ISD

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

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

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

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  • Patrick Mahomes signs rookie contract with Chiefs

    Patrick Mahomes signs rookie contract with Chiefs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Texas head coach Tom Herman has consequences for losing

    Texas head coach Tom Herman has consequences for losing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Lufkin product Keke Coutee named to Biletnikoff Award watch list

    Lufkin product Keke Coutee named to Biletnikoff Award watch list

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Jeff Traylor excited for 2017 season with SMU

    Jeff Traylor excited for 2017 season with SMU

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

    John Tyler advances to national 7 on 7 tournament title game

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

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

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

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  • Aaron Ross has message for East Texas NFL rookies

    Aaron Ross has message for East Texas NFL rookies

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

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

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

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  • Aaron Ross puts on annual football camp in Tyler

    Aaron Ross puts on annual football camp in Tyler

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

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

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

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  • John Tyler excited for national 7 on 7 tournament

    John Tyler excited for national 7 on 7 tournament

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

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

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

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  • Lufkin players going through different type of workout this week

    Lufkin players going through different type of workout this week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • City of Tyler declares July 12, 2017 Whitney Simmons Day

    City of Tyler declares July 12, 2017 Whitney Simmons Day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • 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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  • John Tyler set to participate in national 7 on 7 tournament

    John Tyler set to participate in national 7 on 7 tournament

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Sports WebXtra: Cowboys linebacker Damien Wilson arrested

    Sports WebXtra: Cowboys linebacker Damien Wilson arrested

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Former UT-Tyler baseball pitcher signs professional contract

    Former UT-Tyler baseball pitcher signs professional contract

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Sports WebXtra: Nacogdoches product Brigham Hill signs with Nationals

    Sports WebXtra: Nacogdoches product Brigham Hill signs with Nationals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Sports WebXtra: Rockets going after big-time free agents

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

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

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

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  • Sports WebXtra: Mason House signs with Padres

    Sports WebXtra: Mason House signs with Padres

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Sports WebXtra: 7 on 7 update

    Sports WebXtra: 7 on 7 update

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • 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: Orioles place Chris Davis on disabled list

    Sports WebXtra: Orioles place Chris Davis on disabled list

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Sports WebXtra: U.S. Open preview

    Sports WebXtra: U.S. Open preview

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

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

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

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  • Lufkin's Malik Jackson commits to Houston

    Lufkin's Malik Jackson commits to Houston

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

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

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

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  • Nacogdoches product Brigham Hill drafted by Nationals in fifth round

    Nacogdoches product Brigham Hill drafted by Nationals in fifth round

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Sports WebXtra: Cowboys begin mandatory minicamp Tuesday

    Sports WebXtra: Cowboys begin mandatory minicamp Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Spring Hill 7 on 7 state qualifying results

    Spring Hill 7 on 7 state qualifying results

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

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

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

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  • Union Hill baseball falls in state semifinals

    Union Hill baseball falls in state semifinals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Sports WebXtra: H.S. baseball state tournament results

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

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

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

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  • Sports WebXtra: Union Hill leaves for state tournament

    Sports WebXtra: Union Hill leaves for state tournament

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

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

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

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  • Sports WebXtra: East Texan reacts to Bob Stoops retiring

    Sports WebXtra: East Texan reacts to Bob Stoops retiring

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

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

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

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  • Tom Herman and Texas dominating East Texas recruiting

    Tom Herman and Texas dominating East Texas recruiting

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

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

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

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  • Hughes Springs and Woden softball fall at state tournament

    Hughes Springs and Woden softball fall at state tournament

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tyler Lee student athlete receives Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award scholarship

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

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

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

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  • Sports WebXtra: Cowboys OTAs update

    Sports WebXtra: Cowboys OTAs update

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

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

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

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  • Woden softball set for first trip to state tournament

    Woden softball set for first trip to state tournament

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • UT-Tyler's Whitney Simmons wins national championship

    UT-Tyler's Whitney Simmons wins national championship

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

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

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

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  • East Texan gunning for back to back national championships

    East Texan gunning for back to back national championships

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

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

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

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  • SFA baseball season comes to an end in dramatic fashion

    SFA baseball season comes to an end in dramatic fashion

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

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

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

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  • H.S. baseball and softball playoff scores

    H.S. baseball and softball playoff scores

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

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

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

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  • UT-Tyler softball opens DIII World Series with win

    UT-Tyler softball opens DIII World Series with win

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

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

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

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  • East Texan hoping to bring Arena football to Tyler

    East Texan hoping to bring Arena football to Tyler

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

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

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

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