Tyler’s Josh Tomlin, a former Angelina College Roadrunner and current Braves pitcher, was in an Atlanta-area Dick’s Sporting Goods Store recently when he saw a Little League baseball player wearing his number on his jersey looking for a glove to pitch.

Former Lufkin and Angelina College standout Natasha Mack got her first crack at the professional game as she made her debut with the Chicago Sky on Wednesday night.

Former Lufkin and Angelina College standout Natasha Mack is back with the Chicago Sky just days after being released by the team.

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Former Angelina College and Lufkin standout Natasha Mack was dealt a setback prior to her potential WNBA debut as she was among five players waived by the Chicago Sky on Thursday.

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Doubt Natasha Mack at your own risk. That was the message the all-time Lufkin and Angelina College great had after she had a longer than expected wait to hear her name called on Thursday’s WNBA Draft night.

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Looking ahead to his first MLB start, Hudson native Riley Smith said he was ready to make the most of his chance as a starter no matter how long it lasted.

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A self-proclaimed “redneck from East Texas,” former Hudson Hornet Riley Smith has a few messages for kids in any aspect of life.

Lufkin's Sam Fidone capped off an impressive weekend with a Top 50 finish at the Valero Texas Open.

ARLINGTON (AP) — The Texas Rangers could have a full house for their home opener next month after opening their new 40,518-seat stadium without fans in the stands for their games last season.

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Dez Bryant made his first catch since 2017, while Keke Coutee caught a touchdown that helped lead the Texans to an upset win over the New England Patriots in NFL action this past Sunday.

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Legendary Lufkin wide receiver is back at home in the NFL after signing with the Baltimore Ravens’ practice squad on Tuesday.

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Former Hudson Hornets’ first baseman Brandon Belt put together quite a season at the plate this year in helping keep his San Francisco Giants in playoff contention until the final game.

Former Lufkin Panthers and Dallas Cowboys standout Dez Bryant may be close to finding a new NFL home.

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Former Hudson Hornet Riley Smith achieved the memory of a lifetime as he made his Major League debut on Wednesday night.

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Lufkin's Sam Fidone had a Sunday to remember as he scorched the course for a final-round 62 in capturing the Bravado Wireless Real Okie Championship over the weekend.

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TYLER — Mitchell Meissner of San Antonio, Texas, captured the 50th Texas State Open by playing spectacular golf all week with rounds of 67, 65, 63 and a final round of 66. He finished the championship one stroke ahead of the competition at 19-under par 261 for 72-holes.

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TYLER — Mitchell Meissner, of San Antonio, leads following the third round of the 50th Texas State Open. With three birdies on the front nine and four birdies on the back, he finished his day at 7-under par for a three round total of 15-under-par, 195.

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Mary Hardin, of Fort Worth, shot a 2-over-par 74 to take a slim one-shot lead after the first round of the Women’s Stroke Play Championship, which started at Crown Colony Country Club on Thursday afternoon.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants are expected to be missing two of the key members of their infield, including former Hudson standout Brandon Belt, when their season gets underway on Thursday night.

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Former Lufkin Panthers’ standout Erik MCoy didn’t waste time in serving notice to the rest of the NFL that he was a vital piece to a dynamic New Orleans Saints’ offense.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.