Tuesday, Feb. 11
Thomas Sitton is coming back to East Texas.
ATHENS — A mark of a great team is oftentimes the ability to win games in a variety of ways.
UT Tyler coach Louis Wilson’s starting unit included all seniors on Saturday and the formula worked as the Patriots celebrated Senior Day with a 77-69 victory over Eastern New Mexico in a Lone Star Conference basketball game at the Herrington Patriot Center.
In a match that went down to the wire, San Antonio TMI Episcopal edged the Bullard Brook Hill Guard, 3-2, on Saturday in the TAPPS Division II state soccer championship game at Waco ISD Stadium in Waco.
Sarah Matthews scored 12 straight points in the fourth quarter for the Lady Rangers to help Kilgore College hold on and upset No. 13 Tyler Junior College 73-68 on Saturday in a Region XIV women’s basketball game at Wagstaff Gymnasium.
WINNSBORO 78, HUGHES SPRINGS 35
WINONA — Bullard showed off its outside shooting prowess and inside scoring presence to get past Canton 53-39 Friday in their Class 4A Region II girls basketball area round playoff game at Winona High School.
FORNEY — Tyler Lee started Friday night’s area round contest with consecutive backdoor layups that forced McKinney head coach Deborah Harris to call a timeout.
The UT Tyler basketball programs will celebrate Senior Day on Saturday at the Louise Herrington Patriot Center.
The Texas College basketball teams will be hosting Senior Day on Saturday at Gus F. Taylor Gymnasium.
BULLARD — With 10 district titles in 10 years under Coach Anthony Springer, the Brook Hill Lady Guard softball team is looking for another successful season.
East Texas Basketball Preview
Brook Hill hopes the third time is the charm.
The sports social media machine is focused on a workout in Texas after a pair of East Texas natives played catch with a football Friday.
It was just a concrete slab of a basketball court, but with a nice new goal and a shiny net to swish, it must have seemed like the Boston Garden to the neighborhood kids in small-town Tyler during the 1950s.
FORNEY — The Brook Hill Guard will play for a state soccer championship.
Former Tyler Lee standout Tyreesha Blaylock poured in a career-high 22 points, but the UT Tyler Patriots came up short against West Texas A&M, 76-54, on Thursday night at the Herrington Patriot Center.
GRAND SALINE — Harleton’s girls basketball team had quite the challenge Thursday night when it took on No. 1-ranked Martin’s Mill in the Class 2A area round of the playoffs where the Lady Mustangs looked to add to their 113-game-winning streak.
The Tyler Lee Lady Raiders will continue their journey through the Class 6A basketball playoffs against McKinney at 6:30 p.m. Friday at North Forney High School.