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Apache Ladies win their way to national tournament in Kansas

Tyler is going to Kansas. Tyler Junior College is going to the women's national tournament in Kansas for the first time in seven years.

FREE THROWS FOR SOULS: Giving to charity from the charity stripe

A devoted East Texan will spend the next 24 hours shooting hoops for charity from the charity stripe. Tom Booth started shooting baskets at 6 a.m. Friday, and will not stop until 6 a.m. on Saturday.
Tatum will play for state 2A championship

Tatum will play for state 2A championship

The Tatum Eagles are flying high. Tatum beat Bushland in the semifinals Friday in Austin, 58-41. The Eagles will play Ponder for the state 2A championship Saturday at 1:30 in the UT Frank Erwin Center.
Kilgore College beats San Jacinto

Kilgore College beats San Jacinto

Kilgore College made it to the national tournament last year. The Rangers are trying to do it again this year. Kilgore upset San Jacinto Thursday night at the Region XIV Tournament at UT Tyler, 78-65.

Lufkin back home again in East Texas district

Coaches in the new 5A East Texas district met in Tyler Thursday. It was like a homecoming for Lufkin. The Lufkin Panthers had been playing teams from the Houston area.

Angelina College eliminated

The Roadrunners are out of the running. Angelina College was eliminated Thursday in the Region XIV Tournament at UT Tyler. Lamar State won, 93-83. The guys from Port Arthur beat the guys from Lufkin.

New East Texas district might belong in the NFL

The Fearsome 5A. That's the new East Texas district that has gotten even tougher. It has added Lufkin and last year's state semifinalist, Ennis.

Maddie Smith going from East Texas to the Northeast

An East Texan is going from All Saints to the Ivy League, from Tyler to New Hampshire. Maddie Smith signed a softball scholarship with Dartmouth College.
Grapeland eliminated from state basketball tournament

Grapeland eliminated from state basketball tournament

The Grapeland Sandies quest for for a title ended today in Austin. Muenster came away with a 65-64 win in the opening game of the state tournament. Senior Patrick Martin dropped 37 points for Grapeland in the loss.
Denver hands Mavericks their first three-game skid

Denver hands Mavericks their first three-game skid

Going against a Nuggets team that’s waiting to take an early summer vacation, the Mavs failed to make a concerted effort and wound up losing 115-110.
Texans linked to veteran QB Matt Cassel

Texans linked to veteran QB Matt Cassel

Nine-year veteran Matt Cassel has been linked to the Texans by CBSSports.com and NFL.com. According to the sites, the free-agent quarterback is a candidate to become the Texans’ starter this season.
Lobo Classic Challenge features solid field

Lobo Classic Challenge features solid field

Longview is set to host the annual Lobo Classic Challenge beginning Thursday and this year's tournament field is a strong one.

Laneville basketball: A family tradition

The East Texas area will be well represented in Austin this week at the UIL State basketball tournament.

Region 14 Tournament: #11 TJC women defeat Kilgore

TJC topped Kilgore 69-52 Wednesday night at UT-Tyler in the first round of the Region 14 Basketball Tournament. They will play Blinn Friday in the semifinals.

Region 14 Tournament: TVCC ladies top Bossier, J'ville beats Paris

The #1 ranked Trinity Valley Cardinals took the court on day one of the Region 14 Basketball Tournament. TVCC beat Bossier Parish 109-61. The Cardinals are trying for their third straight National Championship.