After not hearing his name called in this weekend’s NFL Draft, former Corrigan-Camden Bulldog La’Darius Hamilton didn’t take long to take the next step in his football career as he signed as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday night.

NACOGDOCHES — Nacogdoches native Brandon Jones had a dream come true Friday night, as the 5-foot-11, 198-lb. safety overcame injuries as a three-year starter of the University of Texas Longhorns and was the 70th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft by the AFC East Miami Dolphins.

Anyone who has spent more than a week in East Texas in the winter knows the fact that it’s January doesn’t mean it will be too cold for a picture-perfect day.

The All-Pro Tour, a sort of “minor leagues” for prospective professional golfers, has made the Crown Colony Country Club a regular stop over the past several years as one of several tournaments on the league’s season schedule.

It’s almost that time of year again. It’s the time when seemingly reasonable adults join together to spend hours upon hours on something that seems completely unreasonable.

Dez Bryant’s return to the NFL may be over even before it officially gets underway. A day after signing with the New Orleans Saints, the team fears he may have a season-ending injury.

The wait is finally over for Dez Bryant. After 10 weeks of the NFL regular season, the former Lufkin Panther and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver is set to sign with the New Orleans Saints.

It might not have been a picture perfect ending, but it was still more than enough as Lufkin’s Sam Fidone coasted in the final round to take the Southside Bank Open by three shots on Friday afternoon.

A good day for Sam Fidone led him to a tie atop the Southside Bank Open after Tuesday’s opening round. An even better round on Wednesday left him in danger of running away from the rest of the field at Crown Colony Country Club.

Former Lufkin Panther Sam Fidone saw his first PGA appearance come to an end Friday afternoon as he missed the cut after shooting a four-over par 76 at the RBC Canadian Open.

Playing under the PGA spotlight for the first time, Lufkin native Sam Fidone got off to somewhat of a shaky start as he bogeyed the opening hole at the RBC Canadian Open at the Glen Abbey Golf Course in Oakville, Canada, on Thursday afternoon.

Lufkin native Sam Fidone won the Bayview Place DC Bank Open in Victoria, British Columbia, for his first PGA Tour Canada title.

With three stellar seasons at the University of Houston under his belt, Trey Cumbie closely watched this week’s MLB Draft, patiently awaiting where he would be selected.

Former Hudson Hornets’ standout Brandon Belt is riding a hot streak as he returns to Texas to play at Minute Maid Park when his Giants take on the defending World Series champion Houston Astros in a brief two-game series starting tonight.

Scott Kelly trailed by three shots heading to the 16th hole on Friday in the final round of the APT Stars of Tomorrow First Bank & Trust East Texas Open at Crown Colony Country Club.

Monday at Crown Colony Country Club could well have been described as a mutually beneficial partnership in several ways.

It will be a full week of golf at Crown Colony Country Club as the course hosts the third annual APT First Bank and Trust East Texas Open.

Texas A&M pitcher Brigham Hill was selected in the fifth round (163rd overall) by the Washington Nationals Tuesday in the Major League Baseball Draft.

Sometimes he’s at the Pines Theater. Sometimes he’s working as a DJ/emcee for weddings and private parties. Sometimes he’s the public address announcer for local sporting events. And then he has his day job working for a beverage distributor.

While owners, coaches and players have come and gone since 1981, one person has been a constant on “America’s team.”

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