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AURORA, Colo. – JCU Softball Head Coach Ty Robinson was selected to coach in the 16U Future Stars softball game that was streamed by ESPN last Thursday, June 30.

CARDINAL COLOR RUN: Cardinals for a Cause will hold the Cardinal Color Run to benefit Sabine High School student Brendan Miller in his battle with cancer.

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The News-Journal honors East Texas' best from the 2022 baseball season. See our choices for top coach, player and newcomer — and see who earned first-team, second-team and honorable mention nods.

CARDINAL COLOR RUN: Cardinals for a Cause will hold the Cardinal Color Run to benefit Sabine High School student Brendan Miller in his battle with cancer.

BaseballSPRING HILL: Camp is July 6-7 from 9-11 a.m. for grades 1-5 and from noon-2 p.m. for grades 6-9 at the Spring Hill High School baseball complex.

Longview football is always the game in town when the calendar flips to Texas high school football season, but its 2022 season is going to be a special one for a variety of reasons.

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The News-Journal honors East Texas' best from the 2022 softball season. See our choices for top coach, player and newcomer — and see who earned first-team, second-team and honorable mention nods.

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LIBERTY CITY — Dahjah Lewis graduated high school as a Cardinal and held off signing a national letter-of-intent until she could be a Cardinal in college.

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ETA1 16 Black has enjoyed a lot of success since the current club volleyball season began in 2021, and is ready to finish it on the right note at this weekend’s Girls Junior National Championship at Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

OPEN POT TOURNAMENT: The father/son team of Terry and Jace Lindsay took top honors with a stringer of 14.5 pounds to win the Tuesday Night Open Pot Bass Tournament on Martin Creek.

I’m not sure if Hunter Taylor planned to write a love story when he came up with the idea for his second book, but there’s really no other way to describe “Draw the Line: Jeff Traylor, the Gilmer Buckeyes and a Season Deep in the Heart of East Texas.”

SENIOR SCRAMBLE: The team of Tom Gibson, Bubba Threadgill, David Neihaus, Frank Richards and Johnny Miller turned in a round of 14-under on Tuesday to win the Wood Hollow Senior Scramble.

PITCHER: Max Gidden, Pine Tree; John Cummings, Pittsburg; Heath LaFleur, Kilgore; Dylan Abernathy, New Diana; Jimmie Harper, West Rusk; Matt Huey, Sabine; Bryant Mason, West Rusk; Blake Merritt, Elysian fields; Zachry Moore, Hughes Springs; Tyler Puckett, White Oak; Landen Tovar, Tatum; Will…

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Longview and Carthage will open the 2022 high school football season as the teams to beat, and East Texas has ranked teams in all but one classification with the release of the preseason football polls by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine.

ARK-LA-TEX GOLF: The Ark-La-Tex Junior Golf Tour has begun it’s summer schedule.

FOOTBALLLONGVIEW: Lobo Football Camp is from 8 a.m.-noon July 25-27 at Lobo Stadium. There is no cost for the camp for incoming grades 1-9 (Fall of 2022).

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A week ago, Justin Slaten earned the win from the mound for the Frisco RoughRiders who defeated the Midland RockHounds 5-3. He pitched three innings where he allowed no runs on just one hit, one walk and struck out six batters.

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Longview only had one opportunity to qualify for the 2022 Texas State 7-on-7 Tournament, but it answered the call and advanced as one of 64 teams to the highest division of the event.

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Cherry Downs, who won more than 350 games and led Beckville to a pair of state championships on the volleyball court during her 10 seasons on the sidelines, has resigned to take an administrative position with the Carthage Independent School District.

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