Troup Tigers hoping 2020 season brings more success

The Troup Tigers have had tremendous success and are hoping to find a little bit more room to be even more successful this year.

New Coach Alvarez bringing confidence to his blue collard Garrison Bulldogs

COVID-19 could derail small school college athletics

  Bullard Panthers hoping team chemistry can take them back to playoffs

Carthage Bulldogs looking forward to proving themselves in challenging 2020 season

Former ‘Jack Shannon Bogues heading to Germany for pro ball

Funeral arrangements announced for coach Dickey Meeks

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  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

  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.

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

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

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

TJC legend Herb Richardson dies at 93

Grayson Rodriguez added to Orioles player pool

Cowboys pushing safety at camp 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.

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.

  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.

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 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.

  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.

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.

  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.

  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.

  Local mothers of NFL players weigh in on pandemic and players safety

While we’re all anxious for football, high school, college, and pros, it’s not as much of a slam dunk as folks think it may be.

New UIL summer guidelines require face coverings at facilities

The UIL will start to let more activities take place on July 13 but will also require face coverings for anyone not actively working out.

Mahomes contract could mean bigger deals for Prescott, Watson

Dak Prescott and Deshaun Watson are the next two NFL stars that could see big time deals.

Mahomes: ‘It’s never been about money to me’

Patrick Mahomes always seemed destined for the pros. A decision he made in high school started the path to the biggest contract in sports history.

Mahomes, Chiefs call contract a ‘Legacy Deal’

The record setting deal between Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs is all about leaving a legacy.

Rivalry games still on despite cancellation of the State Fair of Texas

The Texas State Fair is a no go but no official word that two games at the Cotton Bowl have been canceled or moved.

Astros, Rangers set to open 60-game seasons at home

Major League Baseball has set the 60-game schedule for all of their teams.

Johnny Cardenas and staff hosting youth summer baseball camp

Summer baseball camps are back in Nacogdoches with new safety measures in place.

SFA AD confirms three student-athletes test positive for COVID-19

The SFA Athletic department has put several of their students in isolation after they received positive test results for COVID-19.

UIL recommends schools suspend workouts, activities through July 13

The University Interscholastic League is recommending schools close summer workouts, rehearsals, practices and instruction between July 3-July 12, resuming Monday, July 13, according to an email obtained by KLTV.

Hudson’s Riley Smith ready for second chance at making Arizona’s opening day roster

Riley Smith is hoping his drive to stay in shape will give him an edge as MLB players return to camp.

  WEBXTRA: Company creates Patrick Mahomes-themed face mask

Midwest apparel company RAYGUN is hoping a Patrick Mahomes themed mask will get people in Kansas City to wear masks.

Lufkin ISD preparing for fewer fans than normal at football games

Lufkin ISD has told season ticket holders to expect a different experience at Panther football games.

SFA athletes return to campus with precautions in place

SFA Athletes are back on campus with new guidelines as the school looks to keep out COVID-19.

  Proposal by TAPPS coach could switch high schools seasons

Some people like the idea of switching the high school sports seasons around while others do not,

  Hallsville student-athlete test positive for COVID-19

Hallsville and Groveton are the latest East Texas districts to halt summer workouts due to COVID-19.

  With COVID-19 on the rise, high school programs around the state start to suspend summer workouts

School are starting to suspend voluntary workouts in hopes they can help stop the spread of COVID-19.

  Dak Prescott teaming up with Marshall business to help Boys and Girls Club

Dak Prescott is hoping to raise a lot of money to help East Texas youth.

New faces in charge of ETX softball programs

Two East Texas softball programs announced changes on Friday.

Cowboys Elliott facing lawsuit after alleged dog attack

Ezekiel Elliott is facing legal troubles with a lawsuit concerning an alleged dog attack.

  Brandon Belt anxious to return to team with MLB season set to start

With the break from baseball coming to an end, East Texan and Giants first basemen Brandon Belt is ready to get back on the field.

  Dave Campbell magazine recognizes Whitehouse football coach as a top 40 under 40 coach

Marcus Gold enters his third season as the Whitehouse football coach, he’s made big strides with the program and others have taken notice.

  Tyler Lee softball team prepares for upcoming season

At Faulkner Park, Tyler Lee Softball coach Justin Kniffen works out his team using the social distance approach, infielders in the morning, outlfielders later.

High school athletes get valuable evaluation from AC coaching staff

The Angelina coaching staff hoped to give high school players clsure after a tough baseball season.

  Some Tyler community members push for Robert E. Lee High School name change

Community members are asking Tyler ISD board members to consider changing the name of Robert E. Lee High School.

Dak Prescott signs exclusive franchise tag with Cowboys

Dak Prescott still doesn't have his longterm deal but he is ending his holdout with the club after signing the team exclusive franchise tag.

  Lufkin artist receiving help with Little League mural

Artist Byron Jones likes to work alone but doesn't mind getting some help from time to time.

Schools preaching safety first during summer workouts

High school programs continue to workout while balancing strength and conditioning with COVID-19 concerns.

  Flint professional fisherman to compete in FLW Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit next week

Kelly Jordon is competing in his second fishing tournament since the COVID-19 shutdown eased up. He’s from Flint and next week he’ll compete in the FLW Tackle Warehouse Pro Circuit, that stop is in Dayton, Tenn.

NJCAA outlines return of junior college athletes

Junior college programs are preparing to have athletes back on campus in the fall.