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Thomas scores 33, Celtics beat Bulls 104-95 to tie series

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 03:07:00 EDT

Isaiah Thomas scored 33 points, and the Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 104-95 to tie their first-round playoff series at 2-all.

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UT-Tyler softball set to host ASC tournament this week

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:19:00 EDT

Regular-season champion University of Texas at Tyler will host the 2017 American Southwest Conference Softball Championship Tournament April 27-29 at Suddenlink Field in Tyler. Joining top-seed UT Tyler (37-2) in the six-team field is No. 2 seed East Texas Baptist(33-6)..

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Chappell edges Koepka by 1 stroke to win Texas Open

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:03:00 EDT

Kevin Chappell made an 8-foot putt on the final hole to win the Valero Texas Open by one stroke on Sunday.

Nene's 28 lead Rockets past Thunder for 3-1 series lead

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:31:00 EDT

Nene scored 28 points on perfect shooting from the field, and the Houston Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 113-109 on Sunday to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round series.

Darvish, Rangers finish 4-game sweep, beat Royals 5-2

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:19:00 EDT

Yu Darvish pitched eight innings in his longest outing since elbow surgery two years ago and the Texas Rangers scored the tying and go-ahead runs without a hit, completing a four-game sweep with a 5-2 win over the Kansas...

2-run, 10th inning leads Astros past Rays 6-4

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:03:00 EDT

Brian McCann and Yuli Gurriel both had RBI singles in the 10th inning, and the Houston Astros rallied from an early four-run deficit to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 on Sunday.

UT Tyler Baseball sweeps McMurry

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:37:00 EDT

UT Tyler Athletics Release  Cody Brown and Cason Adams were dominant on the mound and Gunnar Quick was unstoppable at the plate as the No. 5-ranked UT Tyler baseball team rolled to a 12-1 and 4-2 Senior Day doubleheader sweep of McMurry on Saturday at Irwin Field. The Patriots (31-5, 19-2 ASC) improve to 19-2 at home and swept their fifth conference series of the season after taking all three from the War Hawks (12-25, 6-15 ASC) this weekend. Quick led the Patriots in the serie...

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Apaches hold black and gold spring game

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:40:00 EDT

Friday afternoon the TJC Apaches hosted their annual black and gold scrimmage at Pat Hartley Field.  Head Coach Danny Palmer sat back and watched his offense and defense take on one another. There was no clear cut standout at the quarterback position, but the run game was looking sharp.  Athens own Logan Fuller had a few nice runs of his own, Fuller now a sophomore should have some more opportunities to play this season.  The Apaches showed off a plethora of gro...

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SFA host purple and white spring game this weekend

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:18:00 EDT

SFA Athletics Release  2017 Purple and White Spring Game Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. Homer Bryce Stadium | Nacogdoches, Texas Watch: ESPN3 (available on the WatchESPN app) The Kickoff Stephen F. Austin will conclude its 2017 spring schedule with the annual Purple and White spring game, kicking off at 6 p.m. at Homer Bryce Stadium. The game will be streamed live on ESPN3, available online and through the WatchESPN app available on mobile devices. The C...

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Patriots softball wins ASC regular-season title

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:45:00 EDT

UT Tyler Athletics Release   The No. 2 UT Tyler softball team clinched its fourth consecutive American Southwest Conference regular-season championship with a 2-0 victory against Sul Ross State Friday at Suddenlink Field. The victory, which opened a three-game weekend series between the two teams, was UT Tyler’s 19th in a row as the Patriots improved to 35-2 overall and 16-2 in the ASC. In addition to winning the regular-season championship, the Patriots will host next w...

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Sports WebXtra: Tiger undergoes another surgery; East Texan playing at Valero Texas Open

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:12:00 EDT

Tiger Woods might be done for 2017. The 14-time major champion announced on Thursday that he has underwent lower right back fusion surgery in hopes of alleviating ongoing pain that has bothered him in recent years.

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Sports WebXtra: TJC baseball opens critical series

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 23:03:00 EDT

Up to this point, the Tyler Junior College baseball team has effectively played 40 exhibition games. But now the fun begins. The three-time defending national champions opened conference play Thursday afternoon at home against Coastal Bend.

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Transfers look to make impact during SFA spring game on Saturday

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:55:00 EDT

At the collegiate level, Tyler is set to host its spring game Friday night, and Baylor will hold its annual spring game on Saturday afternoon at McLane Stadium. But lets focus on Stephen F. Austin, who will also hold its purple and white spring game on Saturday at Homer Bryce Stadium.

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Cowboys 2017 schedule released

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:18:00 EDT

The Cowboys will open the 2017 regular season in primetime against a familiar foe: the New York Giants. For the third straight year and fifth time in the last six seasons, the Cowboys and Giants will square off in Week 1 on Sunday night, Sept. 10, at AT&T Stadium.

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Texans 2017 schedule released

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 20:12:00 EDT

The Houston Texans 2017 regular season schedule features four primetime games in Weeks 2, 5, 12 and 16. Bill O’Brien kicks off his fourth season as the Texans head coach with a season-opening matchup at home against the Jaguars on Sept. 10.

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Sports WebXtra: H.S. baseball update

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:09:00 EDT

The race toward the playoffs is coming down to the wire in a few East Texas high school baseball districts. In TAPPS, All Saints knocked off Brook Hill on Tuesday night by a score of 5 to 2. With the win, the Trojans and Guard are now tied atop the standings at 5-2 in league play.

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Sports WebXtra: Tomlin picks up first win of season

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:56:00 EDT

East Texan Josh Tomlin picked up his first win of the season on Tuesday night. The Indians pitcher went six innings and gave up three earned runs on seven hits. Tomlin improved to 1-2 on the year.

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Dominating their sport: UT Tyler women's golf heads to nationals for the 6th consecutive year

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:18:00 EDT

For the fourth consecutive season,  American Southwest Conference women's golf has been dominated by the UT Tyler Patriots. For back to back years, senior Morgan Loth has controlled the individual circuit,  becoming the first two time ASC champion in program history.  "She's been playing better this year then ever. Even in the fall before our first tournament I thought about how I've never seen her hit the ball this well. Any coach will tell you it's hard to repea...

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Sports WebXtra: Visits tell story ahead of Cowboys draft

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 23:00:00 EDT

Wednesday was the final day for NFL teams to host visitors before next Thursday's NFL Draft. On record, the Cowboys have hosted 11 cornerbacks and 10 defensive lineman. This is noteworthy for two reasons.

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Sports WebXtra: Whitehouse Wildcats baseball breaks three way tie

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:07:00 EDT

Before Tuesday night's results, Whitehouse was in a three way tie for the District 17-5A title with Lindale and Corsicana. The Wildcats beat the Tigers 5-3, and will play them again Friday in Corsicana.  However, the win puts Whitehouse and Lindale alone at the top for now. If these two team can take Friday night's match-ups as well then they will meet next week with the district title on the line. If either Whitehouse of Lindale loses it becomes a tad more complex.  White...

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Sports WebXtra: Dallas Cowboys Possible Schedule

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:56:00 EDT

The official schedules for the 2017-18 season won't be released until Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. central, but it's fun to try and guess what may happen.  There are two things we know for sure based on common sense and how well the Cowboys did last season. One, they will most likely have to the maximum amount of prime time games, and two their schedule will end with a NFC East opponent.  Check out this Sports WebXtra to find out what one ESPN Cowboys commentator is predict...

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SFA baseball blows late lead; nearly gets first ever win against Baylor

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 23:08:00 EDT

Four times in 2017, the Stephen F. Austin baseball team won a game on the last at bat. Unfortunately, it was their opponent who did so on Tuesday night. Just three outs stood between the ‘Jacks and their first-ever win against Baylor, but the Bears had other ideas as Kameron Esthay and Davis Wendzel smacked back-to-back solo home runs in the bottom of the ninth inning sending SFA to a heartbreaking 2-1 setback at Baylor Ballpark.

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Dak Prescott coming to ETX to support Boys and Girls Clubs of the Big Pines

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 22:33:00 EDT

In just one season, a fourth round pick went from back up quarterback to the face of the Dallas Cowboys. In ten days Dak Prescott will be making his way to East Texas for a fundraiser supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Big Pines. "This actually started in October, and at the time he wanted to help kids. Then the Cowboys went on a massive run and became really good, and he was harder to get in touch with. But the great thing about this event is that he reached o...

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Sports WebXtra: Jimmy Butler shines in first round of the playoffs

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 22:18:00 EDT

Former TJC Apache Jimmy Butler is on a mission this postseason with the Chicago Bulls.  Butler has played in over 30 playoff games, with the latest two games against the Boston Celtics. In Game 1 Butler recorded 30 points, and is currently at 17 in Game 2 with still a whole quarter left to play.   At the end of three the Bulls where up 86-75. Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved.

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Sports WebXtra: Texas Rangers early woes

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 22:12:00 EDT

The regular season hasn't even completed one month of play, but it's obvious what the Texas Rangers major problem is going to be this year.  Pitching wins games, and that's the exact reason why the Rangers currently sit at 5-8 only in front of the Oakland Athletics in the AL West standings. Unlike the Houston Astros who have been able to win with seven different starters, the Rangers have only won with four - barely.  Yu Darvish and AJ Griffin are the only starters wi...

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Sports WebXtra: Destiny Brooks decides on Cal State-Northridge

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 22:03:00 EDT

Destiny Brooks has officially decided on where she will continue her basketball career.

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Shotgun sports lands ETX student $84,000 scholarship

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:39:00 EDT

Amber Chandler had a lot to overcome early in life to get where she is today.

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Sports WebXtra: NFL to release regular season schedule on Thursday

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:24:00 EDT

The next couple of Thursday's will be exciting for pro football fans. On April 27th, the first round of the NFL Draft will take place, and on April 20th, the NFL is set to release its 2017 regular season schedule.

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UT-Tyler selected to host NCAA DIII softball championship in 2019 and 2020

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:16:00 EDT

The University of Texas at Tyler has been selected to host the 2019 and 2020 NCAA Division III Softball Championship at Suddenlink Field.

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Sports WebXtra: Tyus Bowser visited with Raiders; Cowboys also interested?

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:10:00 EDT

At this point, Whitehouse product and quarterback Patrick Mahomes II seems like a sure fire first round pick next Thursday night at the NFL Draft. But could another East Texan go on night one? Former John Tyler Lion Tyus Bowser's stock continues to rise.

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Sports WebXtra: Andre Johnson to retire a Houston Texan on Wednesday

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:44:00 EDT

One of the greatest players in Texans history will officially retire as a member of the organization on Wednesday. Andre Johnson is set to sign a one-day contract and be honored at a press conference. Johnson spent the first 12 seasons of his career in Houston. The former Miami star was drafted third overall by the Texans in 2003. Johnson is the franchise's leader in nearly every receiving category.

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Sports WebXtra: East Texas softball and baseball teams ranked

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:33:00 EDT

As the regular season in high school baseball and softball comes to a close, several East Texas teams are ranked in the top 25. Over 15 softball teams are in the latest poll, while nearly 20 baseball teams received recognition.

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Cowboys & Texans begin workouts; Mahomes II visits Houston

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:02:00 EDT

Offseason workouts are officially underway for the Cowboys and Texans. Phase one is really no different than what the players have already been going through,except strength and conditioning coaches can now watch and critique the guys. One positive note from Houston's camp, defensive end J.J. Watt says he is healthy and ready to go after only playing in three games last season due to back surgery

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UT-Tyler baseball is enjoying a great season, but with a twist

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 23:56:00 EDT

Winners of back to back American Southwest Conference tournament championships, the UT-Tyler baseball program is used to being on top. So far the 2017 season has gone according to plan as the fifth ranked Patriots currently lead the ASC. With a first year head coach and a slew of transfers from TJC helping lead the way though, this group is different than in years past.

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Harden has 37 points; Rockets rout Thunder, Westbrook 118-87

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:59:00 EDT

James Harden scored 37 points to outshine Russell Westbrook and the Houston Rockets pulled away in the third quarter and coasted to a 118-87 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.

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Bulls top Celtics 106-102; Thomas plays after sister's death

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:29:00 EDT

Jimmy Butler had 30 points and nine rebounds and the Chicago Bulls outlasted Boston 106-102 in Game 1 on an emotional night for grieving Celtics star Isaiah Thomas.

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Wesley Bryan takes RBC Heritage in South Carolina homecoming

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 01:46:00 EDT

Wesley Bryan rallied to win the home-state RBC Heritage for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a 4-under 67 on Sunday for a one-stroke victory over Luke Donald.

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Cruz's single caps 2-run rally in 9th as M's top Rangers 8-7

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 20:28:00 EDT

Nelson Cruz singled in the tiebreaking run to cap a two-run, ninth-inning rally, and the Seattle Mariners overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Texas Rangers 8-7 on Sunday for a three-game sweep.

Becoming Champions: A look at the Kilgore Bulldogs state championship run

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 18:28:00 EDT

After three straight years of coming within inches of a state title, the Kilgore Bulldogs finally clinched the Class 4A State Championship.

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Kilgore Bulldogs soccer team take down Bridgeport in Class 4A state championship

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 18:02:00 EDT

Bulldogs goalie Kaleb Jett blocked two PKs for the Kilgore win. 

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NCAA adopts early signing period, 10th coach for football

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 18:45:00 EDT

The NCAA has voted to allow high school football players to sign with colleges as early as December, make early official visits and put a two-year waiting period on Bowl Subdivision teams from hiring people close to a recruit.

Sports WebXtra: Dirk Nowitzki might play beyond 2018

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 23:06:00 EDT

For just the second time in the last 17 years, the Mavericks won't be a part of the NBA playoffs. But that's not the stunning news. Dirk Nowitzki will definitely be back in 2018 for his 20th season, all of which have been played in Dallas. That's not the stunning news either.

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Sports WebXtra: Peterson may not sign with team until after NFL Draft

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:54:00 EDT

The Tony Romo drama may be over, but the wait continues for Palestine native Adrian Peterson. Don't hold your breathe because according to, the free agent running back isn't expected to land a deal with a team before the Draft.

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SFA women's bowling begins title defense

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:49:00 EDT

Seventh-ranked Stephen F. Austin began its NCAA title defense with a 3-2 record over the opening day of the 2017 NCAA Bowling Championships. The Ladyjacks currently sit tied for third in the team standings and are fourth overall in total pinfall at 4,965.

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TJC softball pitcher signs national letter of intent

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:43:00 EDT

On the softball diamond so far this year, Tyler Junior College has racked up nearly 40 wins, but 23 of those belong to star pitcher Kelly Mardones. Thursday, Mardones signed a national letter of intent to continue her career at Austin Peay University.

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SFA baseball drops series opener with Sam Houston State

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:35:00 EDT

For the most part, the Stephen F. Austin baseball team held the hard-hitting Sam Houston State lineup in check Thursday afternoon at Jaycees Field. Where the ‘Jacks’ pitching staff ran into problems, however, was in giving up free bases. SFA’s arms surrendered nine free bases to the Bearkats on seven walks and two hit batters, Sam Houston State took a 3-0 lead after three and the ‘Jacks were unable to get a big hit..

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Sports WebXtra: East Texan Josh Tomlin off to a rough start in 2017

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:27:00 EDT

It has been a rough start to 2017 for Indians pitcher Josh Tomlin. In his first outing last Friday, the former Whitehouse Wildcat lasted just over four innings, while giving up six earned runs. Instead of bouncing back Thursday night with a strong performance, Tomlin had the shortest start of his career.

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Yu Darvish dominates, Texas Rangers pound Angels again, 8-3

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:04:00 EDT

Yu Darvish pitched seven scoreless innings and Carlos Gomez hit a leadoff homer in the Texas Rangers' comprehensive 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday.

Strong and Steady: UT Tyler Patriots softball on 6- game shutout streak

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 23:03:00 EDT

On a 15 game winning streak, outscoring their opponents 50-0 in their past six games, this UT Tyler Patriots team has yet to feel the loss of the key players such as Kelsie Batten, Raven Rodriguez, Jackie Mendez and Vanessa Carrizales.  "No one puts more pressure to be successful then we do on ourselves. So all the other expectations go to the waste side. This team wants to put their stamp of identity on this team, not just to be the team after the national champi...

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Sports WebXtra: Tony Romo has not filed retirement papers

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 21:36:00 EDT

Former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo was honored by the Mavericks on Tuesday night, and Romo says he is done playing football. After all, Romo has signed a deal with CBS Sports to be its lead NFL analyst. Yet through all of that, the word retirement has never come up. In fact, Romo has not filled retirement paper with the NFL.

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Sports WebXtra: Mahomes II featured on ESPN2 Wednesday night

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 21:22:00 EDT

Its been quite the week and couple months for Patrick Mahomes II. The Whitehouse product was featured on ESPN Tuesday morning and made appearances on SportsCenter, NFL Live, and Mike and Mike.

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Sports WebXtra: Fred Ross visits/works out for Patriots

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 21:02:00 EDT

Leading up the NFL draft later this month, East Texans Patrick Mahomes II and Tyus Bowser are receiving the most attention. But, there are some sleepers from our region and one of them is Fred Ross. The former John Tyler lion visited and worked out with the Patriots Wednesday.

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Kilgore boys win, Athens girls lose at soccer state tournament

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 20:52:00 EDT

Hoping the third time is the charm at the state tournament, the Kilgore boys soccer team took the field in Georgetown Wednesday afternoon. Having lost in the state semifinals the preview two years, the Bulldogs took on a Houston Washington team that originally didn't make the final four.

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Returning to State: Kilgore leaves for state with a twist

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 23:36:00 EDT

The Kilgore Bulldogs are headed to the state tournament for the third year in a row.  "We're excited and I think we're a little more focused to come away with a couple victories from there," said Austin Walker, Kilgore boys soccer head coach.  In their last two state appearances the Bulldogs have 

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Sports WebXtra: East Texas softball takes over latest polls

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:49:00 EDT

East Texas softball is representing the region well as 20 teams are in the Top 25 of the latest Texas Girls Coaches Association Poll.   CLASS 5A No. 7 Texas High No. 25 (tie) Lindale No. 25 (tie) Pine Tree CLASS 4A No. 15 Carthage No. 18 Lufkin Hudson No. 21 Rusk CLASS 3A No. 3 Hooks No. 6 Woodville No. 7 Hughes Springs No. 9 White Oak No. 19 Corrigan-Camden No. 24 New Diana No. 25 (tie) Mount Vernon No. 25 (tie) New Boston No. 25 (tie) West Rusk ...

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Sports WebXtra: Latest Baseball Polls Rank ETX teams at the top

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:42:00 EDT

About half way through district, almost 20 East Texas teams have appeared in this week's poll. More impressive is the presence of Class 3A Region II District 16, where three of those teams are in the Top 25, including White Oak, New Diana, and Beckville.  CLASS 5A No. 13 Sulphur Springs (13-5-2) No. 15 Hallsville (20-3) CLASS 4A No. 4 Pleasant Grove (21-2) No. 12 Huntington (17-4) No. 14 Lufkin Hudson (15-7) CLASS 3A No. 1 Nacogd...

Sports WebXtra: Ut-Tyler women's golf wins fourth straight ASC title

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:16:00 EDT

UT Tyler senior Morgan Loth became the first two-time American Southwest Conference Championship medalist in program history and the Patriots won their fourth straight team title in dominant fashion on Tuesday at the Oakmont Country Club.

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Sports WebXtra: Tony Romo excited for chance to suit up for Mavericks

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 17:03:00 EDT

He won't actually play in the Mavericks game against Denver on Tuesday night, but what the organization is doing for the former Cowboys quarterback makes him feel special. Romo took a team photo, participated in morning shootaround, and will be honored before Dallas takes the court.

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Sports WebXtra: Patrick Mahomes II makes rounds on ESPN

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:47:00 EDT

Patrick Mahomes II should be getting used to doing big time interviews. On Tuesday morning though, the quarterback perhaps got his biggest exposure.

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Sports WebXtra: Kilgore heads to state with last minute opponent change

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:15:00 EDT

UIL Texas Press Release  The Conference 4A boys soccer state tournament pairings have changed due to a forfeit by Houston Wheatley High School. Houston Washington High School will be designated as the UIL Soccer State Tournament qualifying team. Houston Wheatley has forfeited the Conference 4A Region 3 boys soccer regional final after a routine eligibility check in preparation for the state tournament revealed an ineligible player participated in the regional soccer tournament....

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Romo's honorary Mav day turns spectacle for final home game

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:40:00 EDT

Tony Romo couldn't say no when Dirk Nowitzki asked the retiring Dallas Cowboys quarterback to join the Mavericks as an honorary teammate for a day.

Athens girls soccer team ready for first state tournament appearance

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:37:00 EDT

It has been an historic season for the Athens girls soccer team, but the program also knows the feeling of falling just short. Last year the Lady Hornets lost in the regional final to Kilgore, and met the Lady Bulldogs in the second round of the playoffs this season. Achieving redemption by getting past Kilgore, and winning the regional tournament over the weekend, Athens is state tournament bound for the first time ever.

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Former SFA star & Texas Tech head coach Spike Dykes has died

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:22:00 EDT

Former Texas Tech head football coach Spike Dykes died Monday at the age of 79.

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Tony Romo to suit up for Mavericks game, but won't play

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:16:00 EDT

He may not have led the Cowboys to a Super Bowl, but quarterback Tony Romo is one of the iconic figures in Dallas sports history. For his dedication and drive to compete, the Mavericks and owner Mark Cuban are honoring Romo Tuesday night at the American Airlines Center.

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NFL releases preseason schedule; Cowboys announce key dates

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:12:00 EDT

By the end of the month, the NFL will release its regular season schedule, but in the meantime teams found out their preseason opponents and order of games Monday afternoon.

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Patriots sweep as Romero throws no-hitter

Sat, 8 Apr 2017 23:21:00 EDT

UT Tyler Athletics Release   Freshman Whitney Romero pitched the first no-hitter of her collegiate career in Game 1 and the UT Tyler softball team cruised to another shutout in Game 2 as they swept a doubleheader against Ozarks Saturday at Suddenlink Field. Romero’s no-hitter came in a 9-0 UT Tyler victory while the Patriots took the second game 8-0. With the wins, No. 2 UT Tyler completed a three-game sweep of the Eagles after taking the opening game on Friday and e...

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Saturday Results: Three East Texas teams advance to state

Sat, 8 Apr 2017 23:15:00 EDT

BOYS CLASS 4A Region II At Rose Stadium, Tyler Final Kilgore 4, Carrollton Ranchview 3 GIRLS CLASS 4A Region II At Rose Stadium, Tyler Final Athens 6, Terrell 2 Region III At A&M Consolidated HS, College Station Final Jasper 2, Little Cypress-Mauriceville 1 Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved.

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Regional Tournament Semifinals Results

Fri, 7 Apr 2017 23:41:00 EDT

BOYS CLASS 4A Region II At Rose Stadium, Tyler Semifinals Kilgore 6, Dallas A+ Academy 2 Carrollton Ranchview 2, Chapel Hill 0 Final Kilgore vs. Carrollton Ranchview, 1:30 p.m. Saturday  Region III At A&M Consolidated HS, College Station Semifinals Houston Washington 2, Center 1 (OT) Houston Wheatley 7, Lufkin Hudson 1 GIRLS CLASS 4A Region II At Rose Stadium, Tyler Semifinals Athens 4, Mabank 2 Terrell 1, Palestine 0 Final Athens vs. Ter...

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Sports WebXtra: Davis and Belt hit home runs

Fri, 7 Apr 2017 00:04:00 EDT

Speaking of hot starts, a pair of East Texas sluggers are seeing the baseball quite well.. Former Longview Lobo Chris Davis hit his first homer of the season Wednesday night and has one long ball to go with two runs batted in so far.

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Sports WebXtra: Rangers off to 0-3 start for first time since 2007

Thu, 6 Apr 2017 23:59:00 EDT

Thanks to closer Sam Dyson blowing two saves in the series against Cleveland, Texas is off to its first 0-3 start since 2007.

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Sports WebXtra: Josh Tomlin to start Friday

Thu, 6 Apr 2017 19:56:00 EDT

Whitehouse native and Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Josh Tomlin will make his 2017 regular season debut on Friday April 7, against the Arizona Diamondbacks.  The Indians are coming off a World Series appearance, where the Chicago Cubs grasped the organization's historic title in seven games. Fast forward six months later and the Indians are once again favored to make another run in the playoffs.  Entering his seventh year in the majors, Tomlin will look to a...

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Sports WebXtra: Regional Tournament Pairings for East Texas soccer teams

Thu, 6 Apr 2017 19:43:00 EDT

BOYS CLASS 4A Region II At Rose Stadium, Tyler Semifinals Kilgore vs. Dallas A+ Academy, 4 p.m. Friday  Chapel Hill vs. Carrollton Ranchview, 6:30 p.m. Friday  Final Semifinal winners, 1:30 p.m. Saturday Region III At A&M Consolidated HS, College Station Semifinals Center vs. Houston Washington, 3 p.m. Friday  Lufkin Hudson vs. Houston Wheatley, 5 p.m. Friday Final Semifinal winners, noon Saturday  GIRLS CLASS 4A Region II At Ro...

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Path to Greatness: Shamarian Snider ABO Heavyweight Champion

Thu, 6 Apr 2017 19:22:00 EDT

Glancing at the walls of Troup's Byron Payton Gymnasium, one can tell that East Texas used to dominate the sport of boxing.  Thanks to Tyler native Shamarian Snider, who just won the American Boxing Organization Heavyweight Championship, some of that dominance has returned to the region.  "I knew I was good when I started beating good people. I was like I think I can handle the pro level. I was like let's do this. I've just been racking up wins and trying to get ...

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Sports WebXtra: The Star in Frisco favorite to host 2018 NFL Draft

Thu, 6 Apr 2017 00:17:00 EDT

It's too bad the NFL draft isn't taking place in North Texas this year with all of the East Texans in the class, but that could be happening in 2018. According to a report by ESPN, the Cowboys new training facility in Frisco is a favorite to host the NFL draft next April.

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Sports WebXtra: Latest mock draft has Mahomes II in first round

Thu, 6 Apr 2017 00:13:00 EDT

In addition to the guys you just saw, the likes of Patrick Mahomes II, Tyus Bowser, Fred Ross, Greg Ward Jr., and Jordan Burton are apart of the 2017 draft class. Experts Mel Kiper Junior and Todd McShay released their latest mock drafts this week and both have Mahomes going in the first round.

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Sports WebXtra: Flynn helps out, Jeter participates in LSU's pro day

Thu, 6 Apr 2017 00:09:00 EDT

Look who was at LSU's pro day. Former Tyler Lee Red Raider and Tiger quarterback Matt Flynn was on hand to help out and throw some passes. Meanwhile, former Longview Lobo Colin Jeter was actually there to impress NFL scouts and personnel.

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Cannon ,Linwood, and Conque participate at Baylor's pro day

Thu, 6 Apr 2017 00:03:00 EDT

Nearly 30 NFL teams and 40 total personnel were in Waco Wednesday for Baylor's pro day. That's good news for East Texans KD Cannon and Shock Linwood who are trying to improve their stock ahead of the NFL Draft later this month. Cannon, a Mount Pleasant native, put up impressive numbers at the Combine and stood by those results.

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Riding With Faith: East Texas Equestrians heading to Nationals

Wed, 5 Apr 2017 16:47:00 EDT

There's a little barn in Hallsville that just qualified for the Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Finals Hunt Seat Championship. 

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Former Longview Lobo and NFL kicker Josh Scobee is retiring

Wed, 5 Apr 2017 00:25:00 EDT

In other NFL news, former Longview Lobo Josh Scobee is calling it a career.  Jacksonville's all-time leader scorer will sign a one day contract with the organization next week and retire as a member of the Jaguars.

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H.S. soccer regional quarterfinal scores and highlights

Wed, 5 Apr 2017 00:18:00 EDT

Over 10 girls and boys high school soccer teams are still alive in the playoffs.  That's the good news. The bad news, as we inch closer to state, our squads begin to take each other out. But it also makes for some exciting action.

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Sports WebXtra: Tony Romo marked as June 1 release for Cowboys

Tue, 4 Apr 2017 16:13:00 EDT

The Dallas Cowboys have officially filed the paper work to designate Tony Romo as a post June 1 release.  This allows the Cowboys to spread the $19.7 million owed to Romo over the next two season's instead of taking a huge hit toward the salary cap in 2017. During the coming season Romo will account for $10.7 against Dallas' salary cap and 8.9 million next season.  The move also takes some stress off having to reconstruct contracts with Dez Bryant and Tryon Crawford in ord...

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Press Release: Cowboys officially release Tony Romo

Tue, 4 Apr 2017 15:50:00 EDT

The Dallas Cowboys released quarterback Tony Romo on Tuesday. The release came at the request of Romo who will retire from the NFL and pursue a career in broadcasting.

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Tony Romo retires, joins CBS as NFL analyst

Tue, 4 Apr 2017 08:02:00 EDT

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has retired from playing football and joined the NFL on CBS team, the network announced.

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Arp star DeMarvion Overshown finalist for magazine cover

Mon, 3 Apr 2017 20:49:00 EDT

He has the most Division I football offers in all of East Texas from the Class of 2018, and now this Arp athlete has a unique opportunity.

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Adrian Peterson visits New England, but leaves without a deal

Mon, 3 Apr 2017 20:56:00 EDT

A couple weeks ago, East Texan Josh McCown visited the Jets, but left town without a deal. A few days later though, McCown and New York agreed to a new a contract. So the same scenario could play out for Adrian Peterson who met with New England Monday, but left without a deal.

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Sports WebXtra: Rangers opening day lineup

Mon, 3 Apr 2017 17:31:00 EDT

Opening day in Major League Baseball is here. The Rangers are set to host the defending American League champion Indians. Yu Darvish is making his first opening day start as Texas tries to win its season opener for the second straight year.

Sports WebXtra: East Texas soccer teams set to collide in regional quarterfinals

Mon, 3 Apr 2017 17:22:00 EDT

This week will be exciting for East Texas soccer teams still alive in the playoffs. Numerous area schools are set to square off in the regional quarterfinals.

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Sports WebXtra: Jerry Jones gives teams permission to pursue Tony Romo

Mon, 3 Apr 2017 17:11:00 EDT

Still hoping an NFL team will bite and trade for the four-time pro Pro Bowler, reported on Monday Jones has given all 32 NFL teams permission to pursue Romo.

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Second annual Disc Dog and Disc Golf championship takes place at Lindsey Park

Sun, 2 Apr 2017 00:29:00 EDT

How about some golf now, but without a ball. Lindsey Park was the place to be Saturday or the second annual Disc Dog and Disc Golf Championship.

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Diboll's Wesley McClain fading at Shell Houston Open

Sun, 2 Apr 2017 00:24:00 EDT

Jordan Spieth, Adam Scott, and Patrick Reed all failed to make the cut at the Shell Houston Open, but Wesley McClain is around for the weekend. Making his PGA Tour debut, the Diboll native shot a 4-under 68 in the opening round, but has since faded.

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UT-Tyler baseball and softball finish series in style

Sun, 2 Apr 2017 00:19:00 EDT

Graham Welch ripped a two-run triple down the right-field line and Dalton Smith came through with the walk-off hit as No. 4-ranked UT Tyler rallied for three runs in the ninth inning to take a 6-5 win and series sweep of Hardin-Simmons on Saturday at Irwin Field.

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West squads sweep Azalea Orthopedic All-Star games

Sun, 2 Apr 2017 00:14:00 EDT

For the 14th year, some of the best girls and boys high school basketball players from East Texas were on the same court in the Azalea Orthopedics All-Star game. From Brownsboro to Alba Golden and everyone in between, numerous schools are represented at Tyler Junior College Wagstaff Gymnasium.

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Jasper native James Hadnot passes away at the age of 59

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 22:51:00 EDT

Early Friday morning, James Hadnot suffered a heart-attack in his Lubbock home, passing away at the age of 59.  

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Reed reaches, passes 600th career-win milestone

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 23:20:00 EDT

UT Tyler Athletics Release  UT Tyler head coach Mike Reed reached and passed the 600-win milestone of his career with the No. 2-ranked Patriots earning a pair of 8-0 wins in a doubleheader sweep against Concordia on Friday at the Tornado Softball Field. “Six hundred wins is a milestone that is a reflection of so many people other than me,” Reed said. “I was told early in my life to surround myself with great people and great things would happen. I am livi...

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Texas Tech Pro Day Wrap-Up

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 22:54:00 EDT

Provided by Texas Tech Athletics LUBBOCK, Texas – The eyes of the National Football League were on Texas Tech Friday morning as 10 Red Raiders went through Pro Day inside the Football Training Facility as well as Jones AT&T Stadium. Texas Tech hosted representatives from 28 NFL teams that were on hand to see Patrick Mahomes II as well as Paul Banks III, Reginald Davis III, Malik Jenkins, Devin Lauderdale, Thierry Nguema, Ondre Pipkins, Tyler Scalzi and Kris Williams. ...

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Marshall hires Claude Mathis as new head football coach

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:27:00 EDT

This afternoon Marshall Independent School District approved Claude Mathis as the Mavericks' new head football coach, replacing Clint Harper who left to be the athletic director at Duncanville High School in February.   Mathis joins the Mavericks after two seasons as SMU’s running backs coach, but most recently became the program’s director of high school relations when former Gilmer coach Jeff Traylor was hired as the Pony's assistant head coach and r...

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Tampa Bay QB Winston visited East Texas on Wednesday night

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 00:14:00 EDT

I think its safe to say Jameis Winston likes to hang out with East Texas talent. The Tampa Bay quarterback was in Lufkin Wednesday night with former teammate Jorvorskie Lane to help the former Lufkin star talk with kids and support his "Lane of Hope" foundation. But, earlier Wednesday, a picture surfaced on social media of Winston working out with Adrian Peterson in Houston at a training facility.

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SFA Pro Day sets up Lumberjacks for success

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:32:00 EDT

It's been Pro Day after Pro Day across the country the past two weeks, and today it was Stephen F. Austin's turn to put their crop of eligible athletes in front of NFL scouts.  "I was really proud of all the guys. I thought we had some excellent work on the bench press, Anthony Pullins knocked it out of the gym. We had some guys really jump well, run well, and then of course catch and throw well. I was real pleased and I think the five or six organizations that were here le...

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Sports WebXtra: No deal in place between Manziel and Saints

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:54:00 EDT

Texans head coach Bill O'Brien can't get away from the Tony Romo speculation, and Saints head coach Sean Payton was asked about Johnny Manziel numerous times Wednesday at the annual league meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Sports WebXtra: PGA players have one last tune-up before the Masters

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:46:00 EDT

Players on the PGA Tour have one last tune-up before the first major of the year next week, The Masters. Guys such as Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, and Rickie Fowler are playing in the Shell Houston Open.

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