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SFA, Sam Houston Marathon soccer match ends in no contest

Hudson’s Riley Smith to make first MLB start Saturday

Former SFA assistant coach Rebecca Alvidrez introduced as new head coach for UT Tyler women’s basketball

HODGETOWN to host ‘Red Dirt Rivalry’ baseball game, nationally televised on ESPNU

  SFA to start selling alcohol at baseball, softball games

Johnson, McIlroy seeking exclusive company at the Masters

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Longview Baylor grad recalls 1948 Final Four year

Rangers fill stands with fans, who accept ‘calculated risk’

Mark Adams confirmed as next TTU Head Basketball coach

TJC volleyball heading to the national championship

Baylor ends Gonzaga’s bid for perfect season with 86-70 victory

AP source: MLB moving All-Star Game to Denver’s Coors Field

Mike Wood stepping down as Kilgore head football coach, will remain AD

The Kilgore Bulldogs will be led by a new coach in 2021.

  Longview and Palestine boys, Henderson girls heading to soccer regional finals

The Longview Lobos soccer team is in the UIL Regional semifinals for the first time in school history.

Henderson reassigns Athletic Director Phil Castles

Phil Castles will no longer be the head football coach for the Henderson Lions.

NCAA fan’s death prompts contact tracing in Indiana

Health officials in Indiana said Saturday they are investigating whether anyone was exposed to COVID-19 by Alabama residents following Friday night’s death of a Crimson Tide fan who was in Indianapolis for the NCAA Tournament last weekend.

Nacogdoches soccer in regional semifinal after thrilling OT win over Lufkin

Durant fined $50,000 for offensive language on social media

Beard says it was a ‘difficult decision’ to leave Texas Tech

WATCH: Hocutt insists Beard departure is ‘change in direction, not a setback’

Marty Murr leaving San Augustine for Jarrell ISD job

SFA’s Vischer, Kensmil pick up Southland Student Athlete of the Year honors

  UT-Tyler volleyball sweeps their way into LSC finals

The UT-Tyler volleyball team remained perfect on the year and are in the LSC finals.

Cowboys DL Tyrone Crawford retires from the NFL

Tyrone Crawford is hanging up the cleats after nearly a decade in the NFL.

SFA’s Marissa Banfield set to compete at State Farm College Dunk and 3 Point Championships

Marissa Banfield will get one last chance to compete before her college basketball career is done.

Lufkin’s Luis Flores sets single season goal record for Pack Soccer

Luis Flores now is single season and all-time leading goal scorer at Lufkin high school.

SFA volleyball wins 4th-stright SLC regular season title

The SFA Ladyjacks won a final SLC regular season title before heading to the WAC next year.

Texans QB Watson facing 13 lawsuits alleging sex assault

Six more women have filed lawsuits accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment, bringing the total number of such lawsuits against the NFL player to 13.

Lufkin native Natasha Mack named finalist for Defensive Player of the Year

Natasha Mack is one step closer to becoming the National Defensive Player of the Year.

SFA football starts spring practices

The Stephen F. Austin State University football team took the field Monday morning for their first practice of the 2021 spring semester.

Red Raiders fall to Razorbacks 68-66 in 2nd round of NCAA Tournament

The Texas Tech men’s basketball season comes to a close in the round of 32, as the Red Raiders fall to the Arkansas Razorbacks 68-66.

12-seeded SFA Ladyjacks fall in heartbreaker to 5-seeded Georgia Tech in overtime

The SFA Ladyjacks lost a heartbreaker in the NCAA round 1 tournament

Lufkin’s Natasha Mack picks up double-double in Oklahoma State’s NCAA Round 1 win

Natasha Mack had another monster game in her NCAA tournament debut.

  SWE Fury, a wrestling company, holds tryout camp in Canton

SWE Fury, a wrestling company run by former WWE wrestlers, held a tryout camp at the Canton Civic Center Saturday.

  Flags at half-staff for Coach Tim Johnson as Tyler Legacy honors his memory

The players’ words help reassure Alicia Johnson that the coach, her husband, left behind a long-lasting impression.

Amazon gets Thursday night games, NFL nearly doubles TV deal

The league took in $5.9 billion a year in its current contracts. It will get $113 billion over the 11 seasons of the new deals that begin in 2023, an increase of 80% over the previous such period, a person with direct knowledge of the contracts told The Associated Press.

NCAA basketball players use biggest stage to deliver message

Following a year of activism in sports that included NBA players shutting down the playoffs after a police shooting, it seems fitting that college athletes would use March Madness to get a message across.

3 women sue Texans QB Deshaun Watson for alleged sex assault

According to the suits, the women live in Texas, Oregon and Georgia and work giving massages.

Longview native Trent Williams signs record deal for NFL offensive lineman

Former Longview Lobo Trent Williams has re-signed with the San Francisco 49ers in what is now a record deal for an offensive lineman.

Cowboys make official statement about Dalton heading to Bears

The Cowboys wanted to bring back Dalton as the No. 2 behind Prescott again, but Dalton's reported $10 million offer from Chicago -- and most importantly, a chance to start -- was probably too good to pass up.

  SFA Ladyjacks’ coach discusses life inside NCAA bubble

Beames spoke with Coach Mark Kellogg who discussed the myriad of restrictions, due to COVID-19, for the players, coaches, and referees inside the NCAA bubble.

  Tom Brady gives out phone number for fans to contact him

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady gave out a cellphone number on Twitter for fans to reach out.

SFA Ladyjacks paired with Georgia Tech for first round of the NCAA Women’s National Tournament

The SFA Ladyjacks are in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006.

“We will forever be grateful,” Saints owner Gayle Benson, Coach Payton react to Brees’ announcement

"We found a player with a burning desire to win," Head Coach Sean Payton said

Katy Curse Axed: SFA Ladyjacks win first SLC title in 15 years

The SFA Ladyjacks are heading to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2006.

SFA Ladyjacks survive Central Arkansas to advance to SLC Championship game

The SFA Ladyjacks found a way to win their Southland Conference Semifinal on Saturday.

Ladyjacks looking to turn around luck in Southland Conference basketball tourney

The SFA Ladyjacks are just two wins away from an appearance in the NCAA National Tournament.

Red Raiders fall to UT in Big 12 Tournament, 66-67

Matt Coleman III made two free throws with 1.8 seconds left to lift Texas to a 67-66 win over the Red Raiders at the Big 12 Championship in Kansas City.

Grapeland boys basketball looking for first state title since 1985

The Grapeland Sandies boy's basketball team is looking to bring a state title back to town this weekend.

Bishop Gorman hires Daryl Hayes as new head football coach

With nearly 30 years of experience under his belt, Daryl Hayes will now put it to use as the head football coach at Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Catholic School in Tyler.

Houston Texans add Gladewater native Lovie Smith as defensive coordinator

The Houston Texans have hired Lovie Smith as defensive coordinator, one of many new additions to first-year coach David Culley’s staff.

Texas faces Texas Tech in Big 12 quarters

A spot in the Big 12 semifinals is on the line as Texas Tech and Texas prepare to face off.

MLB’s Rangers in line to be first team back to full capacity

The Texas Rangers could be the first team to return to full capacity.

  Grapeland, Tatum advance to state basketball championships

Grapeland, Tatum boys basketball teams heading to state following Tuesday night wins.

  3 East Texas districts announce football coaching hires

Three East Texas school boards announced the hiring of football coaches on Monday night.

Les Miles out at Kansas

Kansas head coach Les Miles and the university have mutually decided to part ways, athletic director Jeff Long announced Monday, March 8.

Dallas Cowboys re-sign QB Dak Prescott with 4-year deal worth $160 M

In an epic deal, the Dallas Cowboys re-signed quarterback Dak Prescott to a four-year deal worth up to $164 million.

Patrick Mahomes’ daughter receives Letter of Intent to Texas Tech

Brittany Matthews posted a photo of a Letter of Intent from Texas Tech University for Sterling Skye Mahomes.

ArkLaTex gymnast secures herself a spot on the 2021 U.S. Junior Women’s National Team

“Now she is in like the top 5 in the United States in the junior age division,” her coach says

Tom Brady rookie card goes for record $1.32 million

In January, another of Brady’s rookie cards was auctioned on eBay for more than half a million dollars.

  Three East Texas basketball teams left entering the final week of the 2020-21 season

Three tams are left in the UIL basketball season.

  Youth tournaments return to Longview’s Lear Park

A sure sign that Spring is around the corner, as little league baseball returns to one East Texas city. Teams from Dallas, Longview and Lufkin turned out for a 2 day early season tournament at Longview's Lear Park baseball complex.

Red Raiders set to play Texas in Big 12 Championship Quarterfinals

Texas Tech will open the 2021 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship with a quarterfinals matchup against Texas at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City.

Carthage native wins bareback riding competition at RFD TV’s American Rodeo

Carthage native Tilden Hooper won the bareback riding competition at RFD TV’s The American Rodeo in Arlington this weekend.

Texas Tech shuts out Sam Houston State 8-0

Texas Tech baseball is finding their groove in Houston as they shut out Sam Houston State in day two of the Shriners Hospital for Children College Classic 8-0.

  Grapeland advances to state semifinal after win over LaPoynor

The Grapeland Sandies are back in the state semifinals after beating LaPoynor on Friday night.

  UIL Region III final set for Grapeland, LaPoynor

Grapeland and LaPoynor will battle it out to go to state next week.

State organizations making changes for high school sports COVID-19 protocols

Changes will be coming to the UIL COVID-19 protocols in the next week.

  SFA Athletics keeping COVID-19 guidelines, hope to return to normal in the fall

SFA athletics will still require masks and social distancing at events even after the state relaxes COVID-19 policies.

  SFA Men’s Track team wins SLC Indoor Championship following dramatic finish

The SFA track team is SLC Indoor Champions.

J.J. Watt signs deal with Arizona Cardinals

J.J. Watt has signed a 2-year deal worth $31 million with the Arizona Cardinals, according to ESPN.

KC Royals agree to contract extension with former ‘Jack Hunter Dozier

The Kanas City Royals made an investment in the club's future by extending Hunter Dozier's contract.

Ricky Meeks leaving Alto to take over Center Roughriders

Ricky Meeks is leaving Alto to become the new head football coach at Center.

Ladyjacks chop down Demons to clinch SLC regular season title

The SFA Ladyjacks are the Southland Conference regular season Champions after winning in blowout fashion Wednesday night.

  SFA starts season on right foot with big win over Sooners

The SFA Lumberjacks are getting in a rest day before getting back to work tomorrow to prepare for UT-Arlington this weekend.

SFA Baseball opens 2021 season with upset win over No. 25 Oklahoma

The Lumberjacks started their 2021 season with an upset win Tuesday night over Oklahoma.

  Lufkin’s Natasha Mack named a Naismith Defensive Player of the year Semifinalist

Natasha Mack has made the semifinal cut for the college basketball defensive player of the year.

  SFA Football to participate in 2021 WAC-ASun Challenge

The SFA football team will play in a unique two-conference agreement for the 2021 fall season.

  SFA Ladyjacks first team to clinch spot in the 2021 Southland Conference Tournament

The SFA Ladyjacks are Katy bound. Will you be going?

#3 Red Raiders fall to Mississippi State

The #3 Red Raiders have started the season 0-3, losing to another top 10 SEC team.