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Cooper Davis wins in wild finish at weekend PBR event

Cooper Davis had a thrilling final ride to end the Unleash The Beast event in Omaha over the weekend.

  Philly Eagle, East Texan Lane Johnson donates weight room to Kilgore College

  Boudreaux Campbell of Crockett wins 2020 PBR World Finals to be crowned Rookie of the Year

  Dez Bryant officially back in NFL, signed to Ravens practice squad

  East Texans bring home college football honors

  Dak Prescott teaming up with Marshall business to help Boys and Girls Club

  SFA student athletes workout on campus for first time since COVID-19 shutdown

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  Longview native, SFA alum Ann Hollas’ success goes beyond the court

  Former Nacogdoches standout Brandon Jones ready for NFL

  What an arm: Orioles prospect, Nacogdoches native Grayson Rodriguez clears small lake

  With no sports, college athletes adjusting to new normal

  East Texas players at home instead of at ballparks

  Mahomes continues to build legacy in Whitehouse

15-year-old pool phenom to represent USA in upcoming competition in Greece

In Sulphur Springs at the Rack and Break billiards, if you come across this 15-year-old, don't play him in pool. He'll take your money.

East Texan will compete next month in Phoenix in World Axe Throwing Championships

East Texan Josh Wilson will compete next month n Phoenix AZ in the World Axe Throwing Championships

Ladyjacks start off season win road win over Tulsa

The SFA Ladyjacks have now beat Tulsa two years in a row.

  Longview native, Baltimore Oriole Chris Davis, wife donate $3M to Maryland hospital

East Texan Chris Davis is using his fame to help families in need.

Earl Campbell says Mahomes’ comeback is important for Chiefs, NFL

Patrick Mahomes suffers hit to knee in second quarter against Denver

Two East Texans nominated for 2019 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award

Biles soars to 6th US gymnastics title with two history-making moves

Patrick Mahomes has multiple jerseys in Pro Football Hall of Fame

  They grew up with Mahomes, now they’re buying his Madden game

  Lufkin/SFA cowboy recognized before SFA regents

Kasen McCall recognized before SFA regents for his performance at the College National Finals in June.

Angels say pitcher Tyler Skaggs has died at age 27

The Los Angeles Angels say pitcher Tyler Skaggs has died at age 27.

  NHL adds Seattle as league’s 32nd team, play begins in 2021

The NHL Board of Governors unanimously approved adding Seattle as the league's 32nd franchise on Tuesday. Play will begin in 2021 to allow enough time for arena renovations. The as-yet unnamed franchise will be the Emerald City's first major winter sports team since the NBA's SuperSonics left town i

Lufkin’s Dez Bryant to make free agent visits next week

When Lufkin's Dez Bryant tweets, the Twitter universe usually blows up and blow up it did Thursday night.

  Lufkin's Sam Fidone to play in PGA's RBC Canadian Open

Lufkin's Sam Fidone had one goal when he started on the Mackenzie Tour in Canada and that was to get to the PGA Tour. After an eighth place finish in the Osprey Open in Ontario on Sunday he is one step closer.

Brandon Belt parting ways with World Series jersey to help ETX couple

In East Texas, people help people. It is something the region takes pride in. Even though he is in San Francisco most of the year, it is something Hudson's Brandon Belt does not forget.

  San Augustine sisters heading to AAU Junior Olympics to continue family's legacy

In San Augustine when you talk about track, you have to mention the Barnes family.

Center's Kaleb Parks to continue basketball career at AC

"Defense." Rarely, when asked what he's expected to contribute to his new team, does a player answer in such a way. After all, no kid grabs a ball and practices defense in his driveway.

Making it official, Rodriguez signs deal with Orioles

Nacogdoches teenager Grayson Rodriguez made his professional baseball status official a week after being drafted by Baltimore in the 2018 Major League Baseball Draft.

Lufkin's Trey Cumbie ready for a professional career

After three years of college baseball Trey Cumbie is preparing for a professional career. Earlier this week, Cumbie was drafted by Tampa Bay in the 2018 MLB Draft.

  Now a drafted player, SFA's John Franklin sets his sights on Ram's 53-man roster

Making it to a college football team was the first step for John Franklin. Getting noticed was the second step. This past Saturday he fulfilled the third step in his process of reaching his goal when he was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Lufkin's McCoy leads Aggies team in spring season with top academic award

The Texas a&M Aggies wrapped up their 2018 spring season this past Saturday in College Station with the annual maroon vs white spring game.

  Longview's Chris Davis adjusting to new leadoff challenge

The year is young but it is already presenting new challenges for Longview native and Baltimore Oriole Chris Davis.

Bull fighters put their bodies on the line at Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo

8 Seconds does not seem like a long time, but for people in the rodeo business it can be a long time. "I may look like I am going fast but i my mid it is really slow," professional bull fighter Clay Heger said. "It is the equivalent of standing on a street corner in high traffic and waiting for a wreck to happen then instead of running away, you are jumping in." Heger is one of three men on the arena floor during the nightly bull riding competition.  The bu...

Honors continue to roll in for Cumbie as dominant season continues

Lufkin's Trey Cumbie continues to be a force on the diamond for the University of Houston Cougars. On Friday, Cumbie threw a complete game shutout in Houston's 1-0 win over New Mexico.

Huntington's McGaughey signs with Concordia

Chandlyr McGaughey will be traveling west to continue her volleyball career.

Lufkin's Keke Coutee ready to shine at next level

Lufkin's Keke Coutee had a break out year for the Texas Tech Red Raiders and is now ready to take his game to the next level.

Girl Power: Nacogdoches freshman becomes first female powerlifter for school

What started off as curiosity has become something historic for Nacogdoches freshman Victoria Garner.

Nacogdoches swimmer Jesse Stovall brings home the gold

Jesse Stovall can now call herself a state champion.

Former Lufkin pitcher Trey Cumbie named National Pitcher of the Week

Former Lufkin pitcher Trey Cumbie has been given a national honor after only one game this season.

Lufkin's Natasha Mack becoming star at the Juco level

Angelina College Lady Roadrunner Head Coach Byron Coleman knew he had a future star when he convinced Natasha Mack to come play for him.

Woden's Britney Thompson signs with AC Lady Roadrunners

Britney Thompson's scoring abilities alone would have been enough to capture a college coach's eye, as the Woden High School senior point guard is averaging 18 points per game for the Lady Eagles in 2017-2018.

Lufkin's Natahsa Mack leads Lady Roadrunners over Bossier Parish

Lufkin's Natasha Mack put on a performance Wednesday night that is worthy of nabbing her a third National Player of the week honor.

Lufkin's Leah Akridge verbally commits to ETBU

She is only a junior but Lufkin's Leah Akridge has already found her next stomping grounds.

Former SFA golfer Stetson McMillan one qualifier away from U.S. Open

Former Stephen F. Austin golfer, Stetson McMillan, is on the verge of qualifying for the U.S. Open. This would be huge for the 27-year-old's career as it would be his first PGA Tour event. .

Tony Romo to try qualifying for US Open

Tony Romo's next pursuit of a championship will be in golf.

Diboll native Wesley McClain thrives in round 1 of PGA Tour debut

Thursday was the highlight of Wesley McClain's young professional golfing career. The Diboll native made his PGA Tour debut at the Houston Shell Open. What makes this feat even better for East Texas is that McClain's caddy through this tour is Lufkin native Will Griffin.

Jorvorskie Lane surprises “Lane of Hope” kids with Jameis Winston visit

Lufkin was graced with some big NFL talent Wednesday night. Former Lufkin Panther Jorvorskie Lane has continuously come back to his roots for one charitable act after another. This time, he gave some kids their chance to meet who they deem as their hero- Jameis Winston.

Nacogdoches’ Clint Dempsey cleared to practice after irregular heartbeat diagnosis

After a health scare with his heart, Nacogdoches native and soccer superstar, Clint Dempsey, is back on the pitch training with his Seattle Sounders. Dempsey is lacing his boots up for the first time in almost six months since being diagnosed was an irregular heartbeat.

Lufkin Pro Day honors Pete Runnels, Trey Hearne and Jorvorskie Lane

It was a special Thursday night for the Lufkin community at their annual Lufkin Pro Day Banquet. It's an event where they honor former Panthers who excelled not only in their sports, but grew up to do great things after graduating Lufkin High School. It was a packed Lufkin Civic Center where three individuals were honored, including the late Pete Runnels, Trey Hearne and Jorvorskie Lane.

Hope Solo suspended from national team for 6 months

U.S. women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo has been suspended for six months for what U.S. Soccer termed conduct "counter to the organization's principles."

Nacogdoches Native Clint Dempsey records 50th career international goal against Costa Rica

In a must-win game for the United States in Copa America group play Tuesday night, Nacogdoches native Clint Dempsey was able to start the game on a winning note.

Hudson pitcher Jesse Cravy signs with Angelina College

Hudson Hornet Jesse Cravy signed Wednesday to play baseball at Angelina College. The right handed pitcher is a three-year letter winner for the Hornets who's topped out throwing 92 mph.

NFL honors Groveton native Rodney Thomas with Golden Football

It's been a year and a half this earth has kept turning without the life of Rodney Thomas. His memory still rings loud within the National Football League who honored Rodney back in his home town Monday with a Golden Football.

Nacogdoches native Clint Dempsey nominated for 2015 U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year

Nacogdoches native Clint Dempsey is one of five nominees U.S. Soccer announced for the 2015 U.S. Soccer Male Player of the Year award. Dempsey has won the award three times. The forward won in 2007, 2011 and 2012.

Last day to vote SFA's Demi Payne for Bowerman Trophy

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The last chance to vote Stephen F. Austin's Demi Payne for The Bowerman Trophy is today. To vote now, click here.

Former SFA Lumberjack Josh Aubrey signs with Tennessee Titans

Josh Aubrey has signed with the Tennessee Titans are training in the offseason as a free agent.

Texas Tech’s Kliff Kingsbury addresses marijuana arrest of Tenaha native Reginald Davis

Tenaha native and Texas Tech wide receiver Reginald Davis was arrested by Lubbock Police on suspicion of possession of marijuana during a traffic stop in May. Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury addressed the arrest at the Big 12 Media Days and his plan to punish Davis.

Season-ending injury gets Lufkin native Jorvorskie Lane thinking: ‘Life after the NFL’

As Lufkin native Jorvorskie Lane prepares for the upcoming NFL season, it hasn’t stopped him from finding time to orchestrate a summer football camp. Lane will be coming back to his hometown in Lufkin to throw his first-ever camp, and for good reason.

Texas Tech’s Kliff Kingsbury foresees playing potential from Lufkin freshmen Keke Coutee

It wasn't long ago when former Lufkin Panther Keke Coutee signed to play football at Texas Tech upon graduation this year. He'll be a freshmen at Tech this upcoming season as he tries to earn a role on the team. According to head coach Kliff Kingsbury, Coutee has already made an impression.

NFL's Jorvorskie Lane hosts 1st Annual Football Camp in Lufkin

On July 24th 2015 Lane of Hope Foundation presents The 1st Annual Jorvorskie Lane Football Camp. The camp are for children from ages 6-year-old to 18-years-old. The goal of this camp is to teach youth the basic fundamentals of football safety through various exercises and drills.

Spieth opens bid with good round, familiar foe in Scotland

Jordan Spieth played like he had a Grand Slam to win. Dustin Johnson played like he had a score to settle.The two main characters from Chambers Bay brought their games across eight time zones and an ocean Thursday and set the tone at St. Andrews for what could be another riveting battle at the British Open.

Professional golfer Sam Fidone returns to old Crown Colony stomping grounds

It hasn't been hard spotting out Sam Fidone at the Adams Pro Tour at Crown Colony this week. Fidone, being a Lufkin native, has had quite the possy filled with eager eyes to see how the professional would go out.

SFA pole vaulter Demi Payne competes for World Championship spot

Demi Payne is competing in the USA Outdoor Championships on Sunday, where she hopes to represent the United States at the World Championships later this summer in Beijing, China.

Payne Named Bowerman Trophy Semifinalist

Stephen F. Austin's Demi Payne has been selected as one of 10 semifinalists for the 2015 Bowerman Trophy, as announced on Tuesday afternoon by the Bowerman Watch List Committee.