KTRE9 To Go Sports - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

(Source: SFA Athletics) (Source: SFA Athletics)

SFA 'Jacks heading to Waco in December for matchup with Baylor

Updated:

The SFA Lumberjacks have picked up their second power 5 matchups for the 2018-19 season. Baylor University announced on Twitter Thursday morning that they would be hosting the Southland Conference Tournament Champions on December 18. 

More>>

Lufkin All-Stars heading to Junior League World Series

Updated:

A year after taking the world stage at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, the Lufkin All-Stars will be back at it again. 

More>>

Lufkin hires Nacogdoches' Ashley Martin as next softball coach

Updated:

Lufkin ISD Athletic Director Todd Quick did not waste any time in finding a new softball coach.

More>>

SFA interim leader on suspension of head coach: Season will be 'business as usual' Video included

Updated:

Stephen F. Austin State University's upcoming football season will be business as usual - that's the message newly named interim head football coach aimed to convey during a Wednesday press conference.

More>>

Pineywoods Little League comes out on top in big matchup against Lufkin All-Stars Video included

Pineywoods little league comes out on top against Lufkin All Stars (Source: KTRE Sports Staff) Pineywoods little league comes out on top against Lufkin All Stars (Source: KTRE Sports Staff)
Updated:

It was only round two of the district 10 tournament in Little League action but the atmosphere felt like a championship game.

More>>

On first Father's Day weekend Lufkin golf coach gets first hole in one

Picture courtesy of Lynn Hebert Picture courtesy of Lynn Hebert
Updated:

The love of Golf is shared by many generations. It is something Lufkin High School Golf Coach Lynn Hebert hopes to do one day with his son Cooper who was born just months ago. 

More>>

Kyle Manary stepping down as Angelina College Basketball coach Video included

Kyle Manary (Source: Angelina Athletics) Kyle Manary (Source: Angelina Athletics)
Updated:

After two seasons, Kyle Manary is stepping down as the head basketball coach of Angelina College.

More>>

Central Height's Jacob Street preparing for TABC All Star Game

Jacob Street (Source: KTRE) Jacob Street (Source: KTRE)
Updated:

Central Heights' Jacob Street is one of 24 players to represent 1A-4A in the annual Texas Association of basketball coaches All-Star game in San Antonio.

More>>

Stephen F. Austin State University welcomes back Lumberjack basketball alumni

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
Updated:

Lumberjack basketball players from across the years reunited Saturday at Stephen F. Austin State University's basketball court, to remember all that the program had taught them.

More>>

Center, Grapeland among East Texas teams moving to Regionals Video included

Updated:

The Regional Tournaments are all set for boys high school basketball.  16 games were played tonight with East Texas teams looking to punch their tickets.  Prosper 69, Sulphur Springs 64 Mount Pleasant 80, Little Elm 78 Whitehouse 48, Pflugerville Connally 44 Center 59, Spring Hill 41 Carthage 57, Canton 42 Edgewood 86, Van Alstyne 69 Troup 40,  Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill 33 Mount Vernon 59, 53 Grandview 50, Palestine Westwood 49 Clarksville 7... More>>

With 9 days left until Signing Day, 2 East Texans make decision on college ball Video included

Updated:

With nine days left until National Signing Day Lukin Panther Running Back Isaiah Phillips has decided on his college destination. 

More>>

'Jacks' strong start, Canete's hot hand help SFA claim 78-68 victory over New Orleans Video included

Source: SFA Athletics Source: SFA Athletics
Updated:

The law of averages reads as such: it is a principle that supposes most future events are likely to balance any past deviation from a presumed average. The Stephen F. Austin men's basketball team, who failed to hit a three-pointer last Saturday and had their run of four-straight Southland Conference regular season titles snapped last season by New Orleans, put truth into that law yet again Wednesday night.  After coming out of the gates like gangbusters, SFA withstood a co...

More>>

Center Boys Basketball powers their way to number 1 ranking

Updated:

The Center Roughriders now sit at the top of the 4A Basketball rankings.

More>>

Heading into Longview game, Lufkin players call Quick's punt 'Play of the Year'

Updated:

Through the course of a football game there are over 100 plays executed. Many times punts are an afterthought. The punting abilities of Max Quick took center stage when the Panthers took on #3 Spring Westfield last week.

More>>

AC baseball hosting hurricane relief effort

Updated:

The Angelina College Roadrunner baseball team will host the annual fall conference baseball tournament beginning on Thursday, with six conference teams battling over a four-day period.

More>>

Pound the Stone: Tyler Lee off to a 3-0 start

KLTV Staff KLTV Staff
Updated:

Coming into 'Week 4' of the season at 3-0 isn't easy, just ask the Tyler Lee Red Raiders. Previous to 2017, the Red Raiders hadn't experienced a perfect start in 14 years.  "We're definitely not finished, but it was relieving just to get through the preseason. It's obviously a big deal, but it's not district. We still have work to accomplish," said Chance Amie, Tyler Lee quarterback. The Red Raiders will open up district play this Friday again... More>>

Take me out to the ballgame: Lufkin All-Stars given red carpet treatment by Houston Astros

Updated:

Thirteen Angelina County teenagers were given a glimpse at their possible future and it was all thanks to the Houston Astros.

More>>

Cushing coaches and staff to appear in front of UIL after altercation with Hawkins

Updated:

Another day brings another day of updates in the Cushing ISD and Hawkins ISD investigation by the University Interscholastic League. CISD Superintendent Michael Davis confirmed on Wednesday morning that he will be going to Austin with his staff to meet with UIL officials and Hawkins ISD staff as well. According to Davis the incident all started Friday night after Cushing beat the Hawks 22-20 on the last play of the game. Davis said while the team was celebrating and lining up for a ...

More>>

The Pack looking for redemption against John Tyler

Updated:

It has been almost exactly nine months since the John Tyler Lions ended the 2016 season for the Lufkin Panthers in the Bi-District Playoffs. Ever since that loss the team has been hard at work looking for redemption. "Lufkin pretty much has a lot of rivalries with the teams they face," running back Isaiah Phillips said. "Everyone wants to beat Lufkin. I have only been here since the start of high school. I learned about this rivalry with JT my sophomore year." &... More>>

Nacogdoches Dragons staying positive through tough non-district schedule

Updated:

Despite being 0-2, Coach Bobby Reyes is confident in the direction his team is going. The team lost games to Kilgore and Lufkin. Both were road games. The team opener does not get any easier. Tyler Lee, out of 6A will be paying the Dragons a visit on Friday night. "Lee is coming in at 2-0," Reyes said. "They are riding a high right now. We just got to get better and play better offensively and defensively. We are still young. We make a lot of mistakes. Last week we pl... More>>

Crosstimbers Cowboy Church host 911 memorial bull riding event

Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff
Updated:

Bull riders and fans from across East Texas came out to the arena at Crosstimbers Cowboy Church on Highway 69 to remember those that were killed 16 years ago in the Sept.11 terrorist attacks.

More>>

Lufkin native Dez Bryant gives $50K to Harvey relief effort

Updated:

The images of the flooded Texas Coast and nearby cities is compelling people from around the nation to give back. The growing list of people donating now includes Dez Bryant.

More>>

Game 2 hero Mumphery: 'I had to get my team up'

Updated:

If you were to put a name with the word "determination," it might be 13 year old Christian Mumphery.

More>>

Lufkin takes LLWS opener, 5-1 Video included

Updated:

Lufkin made a tremendous debut in their first-ever trip to the Little League World Series in a 5-1 win over Michigan.

More>>

Social media makes it easier to follow Lufkin All-Stars

Updated:

For the Thundering 13, the past two months have been dream-like, remaining undefeated as they head into their opening-round World Series matchup.

More>>

Lufkin All-Stars' opponent one with World Series experience

Updated:

Unlike their Thursday opponents, the Grosse Pointe Little League team has experience in the Little League World Series.

More>>

COMMENTARY: Lufkin All-Stars have unique opportunity to represent community on global stage

Updated:

When the Lufkin Little League All-Stars punched their ticket to Williamsport, Pa., by winning the Southwest Regional Championship last week, they may not have had an idea just how much they truly represent the Lufkin community.

More>>

Community sends "Thundering 13" off to LLWS

Updated:

Crowds lined first street through downtown Lufkin Friday afternoon to send their well wishes to the Lufkin All-Stars. 

More>>

San Augustne's Q Borders makes verbal commitment to SFA

Updated:

The SFA Lumberjacks can soon add another East Texas Wide Receiver to their list of incoming students.

More>>

'Thundering 13' wanting sea of purple for game against McAlister Park LL

Updated:

When the Lufkin Little League All-Stars won their game against Colorado on Thursday, they did it in front ,of a large crowd. 

More>>

Hudson's Rhodes making waves with summer play

Updated:

Hudson's Teraven Rhodes is only 16, but he is already grabbing attention from the next level.

More>>

Southland Commissioner: SFA, SHSU rivalry keeps conference strong

Updated:

As the Southland Conference enters it's 55th football season, this year, Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett said the conference is stronger than ever and part of that has to do with a longtime rivalry here in the Pineywoods.

More>>

'Thundering 13' arrive in Waco for Southwest Regional Tournament

Updated:

The Lufkin All-Stars are on the eve of their first game in the Southwest Regional Tournament against the Colorado All-Stars.

More>>

Lufkin Little League All-Stars carry on a strong baseball tradition

Updated:

How do you build a champion? The Lufkin little League hopes they have solved that equation.

More>>

Former Lufkin Lady Panther signs with AC

Updated:

Natasha Mack made the decision to stay close to home, and this week, the Angelina College Lady Roadrunners announced that Mack will join the team for the upcoming 2017-2018 season.

More>>

Texans lineman returns to the field after 3 year battle with cancer

Updated:

In 2014, The Houston Texans placed David Quessenberry on the Non-Football Illness designation.

More>>

Baylor ordered to provide sex assault reports dating to 2003

A judge has ordered Baylor University to turn over to plaintiffs' attorneys records of all cases of sexual assault and harassment since 2003 in a lawsuit against the nation's largest Baptist school.

More>>

Jorvorskie Lane continues to give back to his hometown

Updated:

Jorvorskie Lane has never forgot where he came from.

More>>

Sports WebXtra: Outlaw film to kick off high school season on Fox Sports

Updated:

The memory of former Lufkin Coach John Outlaw lives on in East Texas and now his story is being aired for the entire state as part of Fox Sports Southwest's kick off of the 2017 high school football season.

More>>

Former NFL WR Jermichael Finley heads to the links for Boys and Girls Club

Source: KTRE Source: KTRE
Updated:

Jermichael Finley will admit his golf game is not up to his football game, but it is not stopping him from grabbing some clubs and hitting the course.

More>>

Dallas Cameron continues to get basketball honors

Updated:

Despite graduating, former Lumberjack standout Dallas Cameron continues to bring in honors. On Tuesday afternoon, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced its 2016-17 Honors Court and on the list of names which included Cameron. According to the press release, each year the NABC Honors Court recognizes those men's collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season. The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts that... More>>

Lufkin All-Stars preparing for possible World Series run

Updated:

They still have work to do but the 12 year old Lufkin All-Stars are hard at work with one goal in mind. 

More>>

Austin's Kelly wins East Texas Open following playoff

Updated:

The East Texas Open ended in dramatic fashion as Scott Kelly drained a long putt to edge out Austin Smotherman in a one-hole playoff.

More>>

Lufkin's Maldonado overcomes car wreck and continues play in East Texas Open

Updated:

After round 2 Marco Maldonado was the only amateur left in the Adam's Pro Tour's First Bank & Trust East Texas Open, but his status for round 3 was questionable after he was involved in a car wreck on the way to the course.

More>>

SFA basketball coach helping epileptic reach jersey goal

Updated:

The letter SFA basketball Coach Kyle Keller is writing is one of the most heartfelt he has written. The letter is not to a recruit but to Bryan Black.

More>>

Martin, Donaldson lead Blue Jays past McCullers, Astros 7-4

Updated:

Russell Martin homered and matched a season high with three hits, Josh Donaldson broke out of his slump with a go-ahead single and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 7-4 on Thursday night. 

More>>

HAAS Athletics hosts 1st Annual Independence Day Classic powerlifting meet

Updated:

The HAAS Athletic gym in Hudson is keeping the Independence day celebrations going this weekend, with a powerlifting meet that's going to have a little bit of everything in it. 

More>>

Mavs, Nowitzki agree on 2-year, $10 million deal

Updated:

A person with knowledge of the agreement says the Dallas Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki have agreed on a two-year, $10 million deal that assures a 20th season for the star forward. 

More>>

Spurs sign veteran forward Rudy Gay

Updated:

The San Antonio Spurs have signed veteran forward Rudy Gay. Gay averaged 18.7 points last season in Sacramento but was limited to 30 games before rupturing his left Achilles tendon in January and having surgery a few days later. 

More>>

Springer, Astros keep streaking in win over Braves

Updated:

George Springer drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, Josh Reddick and Marwin Gonzalez each had three RBIs and the streaking Houston Astros beat the Atlanta Braves 10-4 on Wednesday night. 

More>>

Rockets acquire Chris Paul from Clippers in 8-player deal

Updated:

Chris Paul is heading to Houston to join James Harden, and the Rockets will soon have two All-Stars in the backcourt to lead their chase for a championship. 

More>>

Cowboys linebacker Damien Wilson arrested on assault charges

Updated:

Police say Dallas Cowboys linebacker Damien Wilson has been arrested on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Frisco police say Wilson was arrested Tuesday outside of Toyota Stadium during the city's Fourth of July celebration. 

More>>

Bauer, Brantley spark Indians' 5-3 win in Francona's return

Updated:

Trevor Bauer pitched into the seventh inning, Michael Brantley drove in two runs and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Texas Rangers 5-3 on Wednesday night in manager Terry Francona's return to the team. 

More>>

Dickson adds Spearman to the SFA Softball coaching staff

Updated:

Stephen F. Austin’s head softball coach Nicole Dickson announced the hiring of Morgan Spearman as the new assistant coach to the Ladyjack softball team for the upcoming 2017-18 season. 

More>>

Rangers activate LHP Cole Hamels to start against Cleveland

Updated:

Texas Rangers left-hander Cole Hamels has been activated from the 10-day disabled list in time to start Monday against the Cleveland Indians.      

More>>

2017 Lufkin Pro Day

Updated:

It's time to honor Lufkin's finest in another Lufkin Pro Day event this week. 

More>>

TCU's Wymer stymies Louisville in 4-3 CWS win; Florida next

Updated:

Sean Wymer struck out national player of the year Brendan McKay in two key situations while pitching 4 1/3 innings of shutout relief, and TCU was on the right side of two close plays in a 4-3 win over Louisville in a College World Series elimination game Thursday night. 

More>>

Spurs select G Derrick White with No. 29 pick in draft

Updated:

The San Antonio Spurs have selected guard Derrick White of Colorado with the No. 29 pick in the NBA draft. 

More>>

Mavs fill need, take NC State point guard Dennis Smith Jr.

Updated:

The Dallas Mavericks have taken North Carolina State point guard Dennis Smith Jr. with the ninth overall pick in the NBA draft. 

More>>

Astros' Springer suffers hand injury, leaves game

Updated:

Houston Astros outfielder George Springer suffered a left hand contusion after being struck by a 92-mph fastball from Jesse Hahn leading off Thursday against the Oakland Athletics.

More>>

Reddick's big day lifts Astros over Athletics 12-9

Updated:

Josh Reddick homered and scored four runs, Jake Marisnick and Marwin Gonzalez each went deep and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 12-9 on Thursday.

More>>

Gomez homers twice, Texas wins 11-4 for split with Blue Jays

Updated:

Carlos Gomez homered twice to drive in five runs and the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-4 on Thursday for a split of the four-game series.

More>>

Deion Sanders helps Van Zandt tornado victims

Updated:

Cowboys legend Deion Sanders will always have a special place in the hearts of Dallas, but it turns out, there's a special place in Sanders' heart for East Texas. 

More>>

Rangers start fast, get back to .500 with 6-1 win over Jays

Updated:

Carlos Gomez homered in a four-run first inning, Nick Martinez allowed two hits while taking a shutout into the seventh and the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 on Tuesday night.

More>>

Fowler leads US Open

Updated:

Erin Hills was kind to Rickie Fowler and rough on several others during the first round of the U.S. Open.

More>>

Tigers take vest in 12th round on final day of 2017 MLB Draft

Updated:

Although he toed the pitching rubber for just one season, that was all the time it took for Stephen F. Austin junior Will Vest to turn the heads of various Major League Baseball scouts.

More>>

Former Lufkin Panther Trey Cumbie drafted by Houston Astros

Updated:

Houston Baseball saw two Cougars selected by respective Major League Baseball organizations on the final day of the 2017 MLB Draft as Trey Cumbie (38th/1141) and Cooper Coldiron(39th/1185) were selected by the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs, respectively. 

More>>

Odor's 2 homers lift Rangers over Astros 4-2

Updated:

Rougned Odor hit a solo homer in the seventh inning and his tiebreaking two-run shot in the eighth lifted the Texas Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. 

More>>

Nacogdoches' Brigham Hill gets drafted by Washington Nationals

Updated:

Nacogdoches native Brigham Hill was drafted by the Washington Nationals on Tuesday. The Nationals selected Hill in the fifth round as the 163rd pick.  

More>>

Lufkin native Trey Cumbie tabbed NCBWA Pitcher of the Month

Updated:

Houston Baseball’s Trey Cumbie continues to add late-season accolades to his impressive 2017 resume, being tabbed the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA) National Pitcher of the Month of May, announced by the organization on Monday. 

More>>

Warriors beat Cavs 129-120 to win NBA title

Updated:

Kevin Durant scored 39 points, Stephen Curry added 34 and the Golden State Warriors won their second NBA championship in three seasons with a 129-120 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the Finals on Monday night.

More>>

Darvish, Mazara lead Rangers over Astros 6-1

Updated:

Yu Darvish pitched seven solid innings and Nomar Mazara hit a three-run homer to give the Texas Rangers a 6-1 win over the Houston Astros on Monday night. 

More>>

Nacogdoches' Brigham Hill set to appear in third-straight super regional

Updated:

The Texas A&M Aggies look to earn their sixth College World Series trip when they host the Davidson Wildcats in a best-of-three Super Regional series on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park starting Friday.

More>>

Central Heights wins baseball state championship with 10-0 run rule over Wall

Updated:

Central Heights was named the 3A state champions after beating Wall 10-0 in 5 innings Thursday at Dell Diamond.

More>>

AC Softball’s Parker, Wiggins earn All-American honors

Updated:

The Angelina College softball program can add two more names to its growing list of All-American players, with Miranda Wiggins and Kaylee Parker making the lists as announced on Wednesday. 

More>>

Super Frogs: TCU wins 4th straight regional, 15-3 over DBU

Updated:

Evan Skoug and Josh Watson both homered to back a strong outing by Brian Howard, and TCU advanced to its fourth straight NCAA super regional with a 15-3 win over Dallas Baptist on Monday night.

More>>

Central Heights paired with Whitesboro for state semifinal

Updated:

The work Central Heights put in all year has come down to one final moment. The Blue Devils are about to step foot on the biggest stage at the high school level, and that is the state tournament. 

More>>

Texas A&M beats Houston 4-3 for another super regional berth

Updated:

Stephen Kolek struck out nine and took a shutout into the ninth inning as Texas A&M held on to beat Houston 4-3 on Monday, sending the Aggies to their third straight NCAA super regional. 

More>>

Haymon elevated to men's basketball assistant coach

Updated:

Following a playing career that ranks among the best all time at Stephen F. Austin as well as a two-year stint as a graduate assistant, it was announced Thursday by SFA head men’s basketball coach Kyle Keller that Desmond Haymon has been elevated to the position of assistant men’s basketball coach for the ‘Jacks beginning in 2017-18.

More>>

Powered by Frankly