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Football: Area teams ready for 7-on-7 state tournament

Football: Area teams ready for 7-on-7 state tournament

Conditioning, weight training and throwing the football a little bit are all staples of the summer for area football teams with a new season rapidly approaching.
CDC releases health benefits of water-based exercise

CDC releases health benefits of water-based exercise

Swimming is the fourth most popular sports activity in the United States and a good way to get regular aerobic physical activity.
A&M finishes work on college football’s largest videoboard

A&M finishes work on college football’s largest videoboard

In 2015, when the $450 million renovation project on Kyle Field is expected to be complete, Texas A&M will be home to the largest college football stadium (102,512 attendance capacity) in the state.

Jack Stallard talks about the Pump Jacks

He is the Sports Editor of the Longview News-Journal. Jack Stallard talked with KETK Sports Director Danny Elzner about the start of the second half of the season for the East Texas Pump Jacks.
Three ETBU Football Players Earn USA Football Network Pre-Season All-American Awards

Three ETBU Football Players Earn USA Football Network Pre-Season All-American Awards

There are still over 50 days until the East Texas Baptist University football team starts the season but they have earned three pre-season awards from the USA Football Network.
Touted QB prospect: Manziel made him pay attention to Aggies

Touted QB prospect: Manziel made him pay attention to Aggies

Johnny Manziel only used up half his eligibility at Texas A&M, but his two years of setting records and thrilling crowds continue paying dividends for the Aggies.
TJC Athletic Director Tim Drain Named President of NATYCAA

TJC Athletic Director Tim Drain Named President of NATYCAA

The members of the National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) selected Tim Drain, director of athletics at Tyler Junior College, to serve as President for 2014-15.
Report: A's could move to San Antonio

Report: A's could move to San Antonio

Could the Oakland A's find a home in San Antonio? At least one Oakland elected official thinks so, but Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff says San Antonio sports fans shouldn't hold their breath.

Golf and Tennis program keeps kids active during Summer

There's still about two months left before most kids head back to school, and if your kids like sports there's plenty options to keep them busy.
LISD hires seven new coaches

LISD hires seven new coaches

Seven new coaches were approved at Monday night’s school board meeting, giving Longview athletic director John King and the Lobo student-athletes plenty to draw from as the new school year approaches.
Longview High product Chris Davis working to overcome slump

Longview High product Chris Davis working to overcome slump

It has been an eventful – and at times trying – season for Longview High School graduate Chris Davis, the power-hitting first baseman for the Baltimore Orioles.
Germany shocks Brazil, 7-1

Germany shocks Brazil, 7-1

Germany eliminated Brazil in the World Cup semifinals Tuesday, 7-1. The Germans scored four goals in six minutes in the first half. It was one of the most shocking losses in Brazilian history.
Mandell puts best foot forward for Cowboys’ punting job

Mandell puts best foot forward for Cowboys’ punting job

It’s the atmosphere more than the style of punting that will be different for Dallas Cowboys undrafted rookie free agent Cody Mandell.
John David Crow, who once offered Manziel some heady advice, turns 79 today

John David Crow, who once offered Manziel some heady advice, turns 79 today

I first heard about running back John David Crow while growing up in South Montgomery County from my father, who’s the same age as Crow and who always admired Crow’s success story as Texas A&M’s first Heisman Trophy winner
Junction Boys to hold 60th Reunion in — where else — Junction

Junction Boys to hold 60th Reunion in — where else — Junction

The Junction Boys have long grown into the Junction Geriatrics, but there’s still something special about that South Texas tale that draws so many people in.