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Lady Cardinals Win Regional Title Match with Apache Ladies

The Trinity Valley Community College Lady Cardinals defeated the Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies 72-62 in the Region XIV women’s tournament championship game on Saturday at UT Tyler’s Herrington Patriot Center. Tyler built a 12 point lead early in the game and led 38-30 at halftime. TVCC whittled away at Tyler’s lead in the second half with their pressure defense and poor shooting by the Apache Ladies who managed just 28 percent from the field for the game. Tyler also committed 20 turnovers and the Apache Ladies were just 3-18 from beyond the three point line. Victoria Kemokai’s 15 points led TJC. Jazmine Spears paced Trinity Valley with 14 points.

Both Tyler and Trinity Valley are headed to the NJCAA National Tournament in Salina, Kansas. The top ranked 33-1 Lady Cardinals are the Region XIV champion. The 28-5 Apache Ladies will appear in the national event for the first time since 2007 with an at-large bid.

Apache Ladies Advance in Women’s Tournament

The Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies defeated the Kilgore Lady Rangers 69-52 in the first round of the Region XIV Women’s Basketball Tournament on Wednesday at UT Tyler’s Herrington Patriot Center. Brittney Norris led the Apache Ladies with 17 points. Tyler is now 27-4 on the season. Kilgore’s season ends at 14-14. TJC advances to the second round of the Region XIV event on Friday, March 7 at 3pm.

Blinn Eliminates Tyler Men in Region XIV Tournament

The Blinn Buccaneers defeated the Tyler Junior College Apaches 77-74 in the first round of the Region XIV men’s basketball touranment on Wednesday at Wagstaff Gym. Dominique Shaw led Tyler with 21 points. Faith Pope and Tyler Miller added 18 and 17 points respectively. The Apaches finish the season with a 14-14 record.

Weather Postpones Start of Region XIV Tournament

The 2014 Region XIV basketball tournament has been delayed until Wednesday due to weather related issues at the University of Texas at Tyler where the event is scheduled to be played. UT Tyler dismissed classes at mid morning on Tuesday forcing tournament officials to move all four scheduled men’s game to Wagstaff Gym on the Tyler Junior College campus. The four men’s games scheduled for Tuesday will remain as scheduled at TJC on Wednesday including the Tyler Junior College matchup vs. Blinn at 1pm. The women’s side of the bracket will move ahead as scheduled at UT Tyler’s Herrington Patriot Center on Wednesday including Tyler’s matchup against Kilgore at 6pm. Beginning Thursday, the rest of the tournament will return to the Herrington Patriot Center as originally scheduled.

Navarro Outlasts TJC in Overtime

The Navarro Bulldogs defeated the Tyler Junior College Apaches 71-69 in overtime in a Region XIV men’s basketball game on Wednesday night at Wagstaff Gym. Navarro’s Troy Jones sent the game to overtime with a basket at the buzzer. Jamar Goodwin’s shot with two seconds left in the OT proved the game winner for Navarro. Todd Eaglin led Tyler with 13 points. Goodwin’s 19 paced the Bulldogs. TJC is now 14-12 on the season and 7-11 in league play. The Apaches visit Kilgore on Saturday March 1.

Apache Ladies Win Final Home Game

The Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies held off the Jacksonville College Lady Jaguars 93-77 in a Region XIV women’s basketball game on Wednesday at Wagstaff Gym. The 11th ranked Tyler squad was led by Malena Washington’s 22 points. The Apache Ladies recognized four sophomore players after winning their final home game of the season. Tyler improves its overall record to 25-4 and 14-3 in conference play. The Apache Ladies visit Kilgore on Saturday, March 1.

Apaches Score Win Over Paris

The Tyler Junior College Apaches edged the Paris Dragons 55-49 in a Region XIV men’s basketball game on Wednesday night at Wagstaff Gym. In a hard fought contest, only one Tyler player scored in double figures. Dominique Shaw’s 12 points paced the Apaches. Vamba Donzo added 9 points with Todd Eaglin and Tyler Miller adding 8 points each. The Apaches are 6-10 in league play. Paris falls to 12-4. TJC visits Bossier Parish on Saturday, February 22 in Shreveport.

Apache Ladies Run Away from Paris

The Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies defeated the Paris Lady Dragons 99-69 in a Region XIV women’s basketball game on Wednesday night at Wagstaff Gym. Malena Washington led Tyler with 27 points. The Apache Ladies are 12-3 in league play. Tyler visits Bossier Parish on Saturday, February 22 in Shreveport.

Apache Men Roll Past Panola

The Tyler Junior College Apaches defeated the Panola Ponies 82-69 in a Region XIV men’s basketball game on Saturday at Carthage. Tyler’s Todd Eaglin led the Apaches with a 42 point effort that included 7-three pointers. Dominique Shaw also played for the first time in over a month while recovering from an injury and added 13 points. Faith Pope chipped in with 14 points. Tyler is now 5-10 in league play. The Apaches host Paris Junior College on Wednesday, February 19.

Apache Ladies Dominate Panola Fillies

The Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies routed the Panola Fillies 89-58 in a Region XIV Women’s basketball match at Carthage on Saturday. Tyler built an early 20-2 edge and coasted home with the win. Brittney Norris led the Apache Ladies with 19 points. Victoria Kemokai and Malena Washington added 16 and 15 points respectively. Tyler is now 11-3 in league play and 22-4 on the season. TJC hosts Paris on Wednesday, February 19.

TJC Apache Ladies Top Blinn

The Tyler Junior College Apache Ladies defeated the Blinn Lady Bucs 98-95 in a Region XIV womens basketball game on Wednesday night at Wagstaff Gym. Caitlyn Ramirez led Tyler with 24 points. Malena Washington and Shernise Robertson added 19 and 17 points respectively. Tyler and Blinn are each 10-3 in conference play. The Apaches visit Panola on Saturday, February 15.

Cardinals Take Two at TJC

The Trinity Valley Cardinals won a pair of Region XIV basketball games against the Tyler Junior College Apaches on Saturday at Wagstaff Gym. The top ranked TVCC Lady Cardinals held off the 16th ranked Apache Ladies 89-87 in the first game. Shernise Robertson led Tyler with 26 points. Adut Bulgak and Jazmine Spears with 23 each for the defending national champion Lady Cardinals. Trinity Valley is 13-0 in league play. Tyler falls to 9-3. TJC hosts Blinn on Wednesday, February 12.

TVCC defeated Tyler 65-49 in the men’s game. Only one Apache scored in double figures. Todd Eaglin’s 12 points snapped his streak of four straight games with 20 points or more. Aldonis Foote led Trinity Valley with 15 points. The Cardinals are 12-2 in Region XIV. Tyler falls to 4-10. The Apaches visit Panola on Saturday, February 15.

Apaches Split Hoops Twinbill Against Kilgore

The Tyler Junior College Apaches split a Region XIV basketball doubleheader against the Kilgore Rangers on Wednesday night at Wagstaff Gym. The Apaches Ladies defeated the Lady Rangers 65-60 in the first game. Malena Washington and Victoria Kimokai led the Tyler scoring with 16 points each.

The nightcap belonged to the nationally ranked Ranger men’s team. Kalif Wright’s 18 points led Kilgore’s 63-56 victory. Todd Eaglin paced the Apaches with 25 points.
The Tyler women and men host Trinity Valley Community College on Saturday, February 8.

Apaches Split with Panola

The Tyler Junior College split a region XIV basketball doubleheader against Panola on Wednesday night at Wagstaff Gym. The Apache Ladies routed the Panola Fillies 114-69 in the first game. Caitlyn Ramirez led Tyler with 21 points. The Apache Ladies are 5-2 in conference play and visit Jacksonville College on Saturday, January 25.

Panola defeated the Apache men in the nightcap 81-73. The Ponies outscored the Apaches 22-6 at the free throw line. Todd Eaglin led Tyler with 19 points. TJC falls to 3-6 in the conference. Tyler visits Parish on Saturday, January 25.

TJC Men’s Basketball Schedule 2013-2014

TJC Men’s Basketball Schedule 2013-2014

November

1 — 7:30PM Men’s Basketball vs Brookhaven College ESPN 92.1FM
Jimmy Butler Classic: SWCC vs Cranium Academy, 5:30p ESPN 92.1FM
2 — 4:00PM Men’s Basketball vs Southwestern Christian College ESPN 92.1FM
SWCC forfeits game due to ineligible player
15 — 8:00PM Men’s Basketball vs Northwestern State – JV ESPN 92.1FM
Sleep Inn & Suites Classic: Weatherford vs Kilgore, 6p
16 — 5:00PM Men’s Basketball vs Weatherford College ESPN 92.1FM
Sleep Inn & Suites Classic: NW State JV vs Kilgore, 7p
21 — 7:00PM Men’s Basketball vs Stephen F. Austin – Club Team ESPN 92.1FM
26 7:00PM Men’s Basketball vs Lamar State College – Port Arthur ESPN 92.1FM

December

4 — 7:30PM Men’s Basketball vs Angelina College ESPN 92.1FM
11 — 7:00PM Men’s Basketball vs Lee College ESPN 92.1FM
31 — 2:00PM Men’s Basketball vs Houston Community College ESPN 92.1FM

January

8 — 7:30PM Men’s Basketball vs Coastal Bend College ESPN 92.1FM
18 — 6:00PM Men’s Basketball vs Trinity Valley ESPN 92.1FM
22 — 7:30PM Men’s Basketball vs Panola College ESPN 92.1FM
29 — 7:30PM Men’s Basketball vs Bossier Parish Community College ESPN 92.1FM

February

5 — 7:30PM Men’s Basketball vs Kilgore College ESPN 92.1FM
8 — 4:00PM Men’s Basketball vs Trinity Valley CC ESPN 92.1FM
19 — 7:30PM Men’s Basketball vs Paris Junior College ESPN 92.1FM
26 — 7:30PM Men’s Basketball vs Navarro College ESPN 92.1FM

TJC Falls at San Jac

The San Jacinto Runnin’ Ravens defeated the Tyler Junior College Apaches 84-73 in a men’s Region XIV junior college basketball matchup on Saturday in Pasadena, Texas. Tyler trailed by 14 points at halftime and by 22 points late in the contest. The Apaches rallied to cut the margin to 9 points with 1:53 left before the Ravens pulled away. Tyler Miller led the Tyler scoring with 16 points. Faith Pope added 13 points. Vamba Donzo contributed 12 points for the Apaches who fall to 10-5 on the season and 3-4 in Region XIV play. Carrington Ward led San Jacinto with 22 points. Tyler visits Trinity Valley on Saturday, January 18.

Apaches Sweep Coastal Bend

Tyler Junior College scored wins by their mens and womens basketball teams on Wednesday night at Wagstaff Gym. The 8th ranked Apache Ladies routed Coastal Bend 122-49 in the first game. The Apache men rallied in the second half to defeat Coastal Bend 61-52 in the nightcap. Seven Apache Ladies tallied double figures in the opener led by Bria Emanuel’s 25 points. The Tyler women are 14-1 overall and 4-0 in Region XIV play. The Apache men trailed Coastal Bend 27-26 at halftime without their injured leading scoring Dominique Shaw. TJC received scoring contributions from eight different players. Faith Pope led the way with 17 points. Tyler is 3-3 in league play and 10-4 on the season. Both the Apaches and Apache Ladies visit San Jacinto on Saturday, January 11.

Apaches Split Hoops Twinbill

The Tyler Junior College Apaches scored a win and a loss on Wednesday night at Wagstaff Gym. The TJC Apache Ladies routed Angelina College 100-63 in game one. Malena Washington and Victoria Kemokai scored 23 points each to lead Tyler. The Apache Ladies are 3-0 in Region XIV play and 10-1 on the season.

The Lee College Rebels defeated the Apache men in the second game 94-91. Tyler overcame a double digit second half deficit to tie the game at 87-87 with under one minute to play. Two critical turnovers led to the decisive points for the Rebels who were led by Trahson Burrell’s 39 point game. Dominique Shaw paced Tyler with 23 points. The Apaches go into the holiday break with a 2-2 league mark and an 8-3 overall record. Lee College is 9-4 overall and 3-0 in Region XIV.

Kilgore Blasts Chapel Hill in Quarterfinal Rematch

The Kilgore Bulldogs are headed to the Class 3A Division I semifinals after defeating the Chapel Hill Bulldogs 59-19 on Friday night at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium. Temperatures hovered around 28 degrees at kickoff time, but Kilgore warmed up quickly with first quarter touchdown runs by JuJu Brown and Kevrin Justice. Brown and Justice each finished with three scoring runs. Chapel Hill’s Andrew Black threw a pair of touchdown passes to Lex Heckel and Blake Mayfield. Three Kilgore players rushed for over 100 yards. Justice tallied 194 yards, 151 for quarterback Benny Colbert and 100 more for Brown. Black totaled 256 yards passing for Chapel Hill. Kilgore is now 13-0. Chapel Hill finishes the 2013 campaign at 9-5.

Apache Men and Women Sweep Region XIV Doubleheader

The Tyler Junior College Apaches won both the men’s and women’s Region XIV basketball games on Wednesday night at Wagstaff Gym. The Apache Ladies defeated San Jacinto 119-66 in game one. Shernise Robertson scored 28 points to pace the Tyler rout. TJC opens conference play with a victory.

The men’s game was a much different affair. Tyler pulled away down the stretch to defeat the Angelina Roadrunners 74-62. Dominque Shaw and Todd Eaglin paced the Apaches with 17 points each. Faith Pope added 14 points and 15 rebounds. Tyler Miller contributed 12 points off the TJC bench. The Apaches even their Region record at 1-1.

Apaches Fall to Lamar State in Conference Opener

The Lamar State Seahawks defeated the Tyler Junior College Apaches 118-110 in the Region XIV men’s basketball opener on Tuesday night at Wagstaff Gym. Tyler trailed by 17 at the half and by 18 in the second half before cutting the margin to four.
The Seahawks hit ten three pointers in the first half to establish control of the game. They finished the game with 13 treys. JoJo Mooring led the Seahawks with 30 points. Dominique Shaw paced Tyler with 34 points. Todd Eaglin added 19 points. Faith Pope poured in 15 points with 11 rebounds. The Apaches are 6-2 on the season and 0-1 in league play. Lamar State’s 1-0 region record also includes a 7-1 overall mark.

Chapel Hill Advances Over Crandall

The Chapel Hill Bulldogs defeated the Crandall Pirates 38-14 in a second round Class 3A Division One playoff game on a cold, rainy Friday night at Royse City ISD Stadium. The Chapel Hill running game did the damage. The Bulldogs completed only two passes in the game and both were on two point conversions from Andrew Black to Lex Heckel. Black scored on touchdown runs of 85, 53 and 4 yards. Wesley Thompson and Ja’Braylon Franklin also ran for scores.

The Bulldogs advance to round three on Friday, November 29 at Forney’s City Bank Stadium. Chapel Hill is now 8-4 on the season. Crandall’s playoff run ends at 5-6.

Longview Routs Lee to Grab District Title

The Longview Lobos captured their ninth district championship in the last ten years with a dominating 63-7 win over the Tyler Lee Red Raiders on Thursday night at Lobo Stadium. Lee committed four turnovers. Quarterback Dezmond Chumley fired three touchdown passes and ran for another. L’Darrius Peterson added three scoring runs for the Lobos who are now 8-1 overall and 5-0 in district 12-5A.

Lee’s only touchdown came on a one yard scoring run by Juwan Banks with 11:17 left in the fourth quarter. The Lobos outgained Tyler 436 to 148 yards. The Red Raiders are 4-5 on the season and 1-4 in district play. Longview visits Rockwall in the final game of the regular season on November 8. Lee hosts Rockwall Heath.

John Tyler KO’ed in Bi-district Playoffs

The football season has come to an end for John Tyler High School, as Mansfield Legacy manhandled the Lions 35-14 in a Bi-District Playoff Game Saturday in Forney. The Broncos jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead and never looked back, as their potent ground game performed as advertised.

Running Back Kijana Amous scored two touchdowns for Legacy, with his one-yard run opening the scoring in the first quarter. Amous also had a three-yard TD run at the start of the fourth. Bronco quarterback Terrance Ivery threw two touchdown passes to Gentry Ivery, a 49-yard screen pass in the first quarter and a 24-yard pass in the third. Kenton Mayberry had the other score for Legacy, a 38-yard run in the fourth quarter.

John Tyler QB Geo McCollister accounted for both Lion touchdowns. He scored on a 3-yard run in the third quarter, which was JT’s first score of the game. McCollister also connected on a 16-yard touchdown pass to Nick Cain in the fourth quarter.

Mansfield Legacy is now 9-2 on the season, and will take on McKinney North in the area round of the playoffs next week. John Tyler concludes its season with a 7-4 record.

Chapel Hill Routs Athens in Playoff Opener

The Chapel Hill Bulldogs defeated the Athens Hornets 52-26 in the bi district round of the Class 3A Division 1 playoffs on Friday night at Trinity Mother Frances Stadium. Bulldog quarterback Andrew Black ran for three touchdowns and passed for two more to pace the balanced Chapel Hill attack. Jeffery Minor and Gabriel Robinson caught Black’s scoring passes. Malik Walker added a 63 yard touchdown run. One of the night’s most decisive plays was created by the Bulldogs’ special teams when Rex Cicero returned a blocked field goal 80 yards for a score that gave Chapel Hill momentum early in the second quarter.

Black finished a stellar night with 141 yards rushing and 163 yards passing. The Bulldogs totaled 480 yards. Athens brought a perfect 10-0 record into the playoffs led by a productive running back that produced 337 yards, but not enough points. The Hornets were forced to throw 14 times for only 66 yards. Athens finishes the season with a 10-1 mark. Chapel Hill moves on to face Crandall on Friday November 22 in Royse City.

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