THSCA releases survey results of COVID-19 in high school athletic programs

The THSCA is hoping that the results in their survey continue to trend the way they are heading as the season approaches.

Coastal Bend area school Ben Bolt becomes first to suspend fall sports

  Troup Tigers hoping 2020 season brings more success

  Next normal: School districts determining who gets Friday night tickets

UT Tyler’s conference postponing most fall sports to spring

TTU announces the termination of Lady Raider head coach Marlene Stollings and Associate head Coach Nikita Dawkins

UIL pushes up district cross country meets, limits teams at invitationals

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UIL sets return to play guidelines for high school student-athletes

UIL Medical Advisory Committee set to discuss return to play protocol on Friday

New Coach Alvarez bringing confidence to his blue collard Garrison Bulldogs

COVID-19 could derail small school college athletics

Report alleges toxic environment, sexual harassment within Lady Raiders basketball program

  Bullard Panthers hoping team chemistry can take them back to playoffs

Big Ten football season set to begin on Labor Day weekend

Under the revised schedule, teams will play conference opponents they originally were set to meet and will have one additional cross-division game.

Carthage Bulldogs looking forward to proving themselves in challenging 2020 season

While they may be defending state champions, they know there are plenty of great teams to compete with.

Former ‘Jack Shannon Bogues heading to Germany for pro ball

Former SFA Lumberjack Shannon Boagues is taking his skills across the globe to Germany.

Funeral arrangements announced for coach Dickey Meeks

The funeral for coach Dickey Meeks will be Saturday August 8.

  New Alto leaders ready to pick up where old ones left off

Rusk Eagles look to make impact in loaded 4A Division II

  Alto’s Ricky Meeks remembers father on first day of high school practice

SFA basketball set to clash with Jayhawks in December showdown

WEBXTRA: San Augustine Wolves prepare for what could be unique 2020 football season

  Paul Pewitt moving all home football games to Mount Pleasant for 2020 season


Tenaha Tigers
San Augustine Wolves
Huntington Red Devils
Crockett Bulldogs
Diboll Lumberjacks
Livingston Lions

  UIL fall football practices set to start Monday as programs look to keep athletes safe

The countdown to the 2020 high school football season gets under way Monday when fall practices begin.

Big wins, COVID-19 have SFA Basketball still working on 2020-21 schedule

COVID-19 and the big win over Duke are causing scheduling issues for the SFA basketball team.

Meissner captures 50th Texas State Open title

Messiner used an overall -19 to win the Texas State Open.

Harvey Updyke, former Lufkin resident who poisoned trees at Auburn, dies

Harvey Updyke, the overzealous University of Alabama football fan who poisoned landmark oak trees at archrival Auburn University and went to jail after bragging about it on a radio show, has died.

Virus rocks MLB: Cards-Brewers off; 2 St. Louis positives

The coronavirus forced another change in Major League Baseball’s schedule, bringing the league’s total to eight teams affected in the first nine days of the season.

No tournaments just one of several changes to high school basketball in 2020

High school basketball will see several changes.

Whitehouse plans for 2020 football season tickets

Whitehouse ISD hopes to have all season ticket holders at their 2020 football games.

Cowboys rookie Trevon Diggs using brother to help prepare for first season

Trevon Diggs is hoping a connection with his brother, NFL veteran Stefon DIggs, helps him pick up the NFL game quick enough to make an immediate impact for the Cowboys.

SEC goes to conference-only schedule, Sept. 26 start

The SEC's university presidents agreed on a 10-game schedule that eliminates all nonconference opponents and is set to begin Sept. 26.

Mitchell Meissner leads following Round 3 of the 50th Texas State Open

For the third straight day there is a new leader at the Texas State Open

TJC legend Herb Richardson dies at 93

Tyler Junior College released a statement Thursday about the death of one of their legendary student athletes and coaches, Herb Richardson.

Dallas Cowboys cancel season tickets for 2020 season

The Dallas Cowboys have announced they will be cancelling season tickets for the 2020 season.

Texas Tech announces 2020 Hall of Fame class

Texas Tech will induct the likes of Michael Crabtree, Graham Harrell and Ronald Ross as part of its seven-member Hall of Fame class that was announced by the Double T Varsity Club on Thursday.

Grayson Rodriguez added to Orioles player pool

Grayson Rodriguez will be sent to Bowie, MD to see if he will be needed this 2020 season.

Cowboys pushing safety at camp during COVID-19

The Cowboys are using technology to help players social distance during COVID-19.

  Sam Fidone surges up the leader board at the 2020 Texas State Open

After a slow start Sam Fidone put himself in a good spot half way through the 2020 Texas State Open in Tyler.

Henderson ISD outlines football ticket policy for 2020

One of several changes coming to Henderson ISD football games this year is no season ticket sales.

  WATCH: NBA reporter talks to East Texas Now from inside the bubble

Dave McMenamin joined East Texas Now from Orlando, Florida where the NBA will officially begin the season Thursday.

Texarkana’s 102-year-old, bi-state high school football rivalry canceled for 2020

“I know it’s a big game ... but we have a lot bigger issue to deal with right now ...”

Eddie Kite named TVCC athletic director; Kathleen Rodriguez named women’s athletic coordinator

Leadership in the athletic department at Trinity Valley Community College has experienced the winds of change.

Bullard’s Elliott in contention after round 1 of Texas State Open

The 50th annual Texas State Open got underway Tuesday at the Cascades Golf Club.

Patrick Mahomes now part-owner of Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals today welcomed the newest member of the team’s ownership group, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes II.

  Organizers still hopeful Texas State Open can be special without celebrity appeal

The Cascades will host the Texas State Open for the ninth time this week.

  Lee football coach adds yoga sessions to practices to help with flexibility

It’s not all running drills for Lee football coach Joe Willis’ first-year squad. He has implemented yoga to help his players with their flexibility.

  East Texas school districts to decide whether at-home students are UIL eligible

UIL has announced it will leave eligibility requirements up to individual districts.

  First-year Lee football coach dealing with pandemic, altered workouts, pending campus name change

In his first season, Lee High School football coach Joe Willis is dealing with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, altered workouts, and an impending name change for the campus.

  Montez Cooper Car Show in Tyler benefited CASA of East Texas

They came to show off their fancy and classic cars, but in the bigger picture, the result was beneficial for many. Classic cars in the Montez Cooper Car Show were on display on Saturday.

Report: NFL players banned from indoor night clubs during 2020 season

NFL players report to training camp July 28

ASC delays fall sports until spring, LSC pushes back to September

More conferences are starting to delay fall sports.

UT Tyler’s conference delays start of fall sports seasons

The Lone Star Conference, home to UT Tyler and Texas A&M Commerce will be delaying the start of the fall sports seasons to no earlier than Sept. 21.

SFA’s Minatta using fall delay to get his new team ready

The Sounthland Conference made the tough decision to delay the start of their soccer and volleyball seasons until September.

  Robert E. Lee Coach Joe Willis talks about later season start

UIL found a way to deal with the COVID-19 era, the larger 5A and 6A schools will begin their seasons in mid September, while the lower classes will begin in late August.

Like many other programs, SFA athletics facing budget cuts

All universities are having to make tough decisions. SFA is sticking to what they have and hoping it stays that way despite budget cuts."

Student athletes continue safety protocols with season dates set

Student athletes are excited to get back on the fields this year.

KC Royal, former Lumberjack Hunter Dozier test positive for COVID-19

Former SFA Lumberjack Hunter Dozier is now at home recovering from COVID-19 while his team prepares to start the MLB season.

Longview Lobos won’t sell season tickets, for now

Longview Lobos Head Coach John King announced due to the latest state and UIL guidelines limiting stadium capacity to 50%, Lobo season tickets will not be renewed during the week of Aug. 3rd.

UIL issues calendar change for marching bands

The UIL announced changes to the marching band calendar.

For fans, fall sports will include face coverings and limited stadium capacity

A breakdown of how many people will be allowed at each East Texas stadium.

  UIL to run two separate fall sports calendars

The UIL is moving forward with fall sports but on a delay for the biggest schools.

SFA football loses season opener with SWAC moving football to the spring

The SFA football team is still looking for an opening week opponent after Alabama had their season moved to the spring.

Coaches, athletes, fans still waiting on UIL announcement

The UIL is still waiting before making a decision on the fall sports season.

  Texas College names former Dallas Cowboy as school’s new head football coach

On Monday, Texas College named former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Ellis as the Steers’ head football coach.

  Lufkin Little League mural lets community relive magical 2017, 2018 summers

Two and a half months after he started, Byron Jones has finished the downtown Lufkin mural for the Lufkin Little League All-Stars.

  Nac’s AJ Johnson heading to Jacksonville College for basketball

AJ Johnson never gave up on his dream to play college basketball and now it looks like he will get that chance.

  NFL teams given Training Camp dates

While details are still being worked out, NFL teams now know when training camp is set to start.

Lufkin Panthers move forward with workouts, plans for fall camps

With districts in major cities delaying extracurricular activities until late September, the reality of a UIL fall sports calendar starting on time is fading.

TAPPS delays start of fall sports until October

TAPPS is the first high school league in Texas to delay the start of their fall sports seasons.

SFA Volleyball honors Scotty Bailess, hands out championship rings

Thursday was a night t honor the past and current players of SFA Volleyball.

2020 Kyle Keller basketball camps canceled

There will be no Kyle Keller Basketball camps this summer.

Webxtra: Lufkin Little League heroes impressed with new downtown mural

A new mural in downtown Lufkin is keeping the legacy alive of the the Lufkin Little League All Stars.

No long term deal for Dak Prescott

Dak Prescott will play this year under the franchise tag but his price next year could be significantly higher.

  Student who took stand for changing name of Robert E. Lee High School hopeful for good outcome

“‘Please vote to change the name...not to Tyler Lee but to something we can all be proud of,” she wrote. And now, there will be a special meeting to discuss just that.

  WATCH: Football great Earl Campbell joins East Texas Now to talk about UT renaming their football field after him

Earl Campbell described the moment he found out about the stadium name change.

  NJCAA votes to move football, other fall sports to spring

Following the recommendations from the NJCAA Presidential Advisory Council and the NJCAA Board of Regents, the NJCAA has announced its adjusted plan of action for the upcoming 2020-21 academic year.

UT proposes renaming football field to honor Ricky Williams, Tyler native Earl Campbell

As one of just many actions to promote diversity, the University of Texas at Austin is looking to rename its football field in honor of Tyler native Earl Campbell and fellow Heismann Trophy winner Ricky Williams.

  TJC athletic director talks possible fall/spring sports switch

Sports in college as we know it will change this fall. The NJCAA on Monday will vote on switching Fall sports to Spring and Spring sports to the Fall. All in the name of COVID-19. First-year Athletic Director of TJC Kevin Vest weighs in.

WEBXTRA: Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett optimistic about challenges heading into fall

The Southland Conference is waiting and hoping they can have a fall sports season.

NJCAA to recommend pushing fall sports to the spring

The NJCAA is expected to make an announcement in regards to fall sports on Monday.