Our outfitter left in a hurry and his taillights disappeared quickly in the falling snow. Why not? He had already been paid and there were other hunters to pull out of the blizzard. We were now on our own. My friend Howard Simon had hunted in the high Rockies a couple of times and was an incredibly accomplished outdoorsman so I wasn’t too concerned about getting back out of the mountains. What did bother me was that we were in a two wheel drive van with no snow tires and no chains. I had been around some in ice and snow driving conditions and knew that the forestry road would present some challenges. We were soon to find out that we were totally unprepared for what we had to face. Being snowed in in the mountains in a drop camp was tame in comparison to what was coming next.
After three meets, several Pirate powerlifters have already qualified to compete in the Girls Regional Championship meet to be held February 23 at Beaumont West Brook and Boys Regional will be at Katy Taylor on March 4th.
Based on their performance in the three meets held so far, VHS Powerlifting coach Rodney Burks said Lady Pirates Taylor Killgo, Jenna Hoffmann, Hope Pridgen, and Hayley Kinard had qualified.
The Golden Triangle Seminoles, our local semipro football team will open their 2017 season this Saturday at the Vidor Junior High School stadium as they take on the North Houston Titans at 7 p.m.
The Texas United Football Association (TUFA) is a minor professional football league whose stated purpose is to enhance the sport by returning football to its roots, including fostering a wide-open style of play and faster-paced action while encouraging player individuality to emerge.
While flipping the pages of the current issue of the American Hunter magazine I came across a good article about hiring hunting guides/outfitters. As I read I was translated in my mind back to 1983 when I and two of my friends hired an outfitter to take us to a drop camp near the east fork of the San Juan River in southern Colorado. I had no idea of what to expect and would not have ventured on such a trip but one of my friends, Howard Simon, had been the previous year with the same outfitter. The trip that year had been successful and Howard had taken a nice bull elk. He invited me to go along and on the strength of Howard’s word I signed on for the trip and put in my deposit.
Bear Iron lifters brought home six First Place competitors from the Hamshire-Fannett meet on Thursday, February 2. Little Cypress- Mauriceville senior, Jeremiah Armstrong squatted an impressive 720 lbs. in the super heavy weight class, with a combined total of 1675 pounds for the event.
The Boys Team again took First Place in the meet. Other boys team members who placed were Hunter Angelo – First with a total of 1120 lbs. in the 148 Class, Colt LeBleu – First with 1375 lbs. in the 275 Class, Victor Davila – Second with 1155 lbs.
February 1st, 2017: It was forty-eight degrees and the light jacket felt good as I rode in my UTV in the pre-dawn darkness. For several days, the Sabine River had been up running through the sloughs in the bottoms and there was no access to the vast expanses of hardwood timber. But as fast as the river came up, it had gone back down and three days of sunshine had dried up the ground under the hardwood forest.
On January 24, Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School senior, Jenna James, signed to play softball with Bossier Parish Community College. Jenna has a batting average of 0.319 and a career ERA of 2.69, for school and travel ball. Her 2016 school stats were 74.66 innings pitched with a 2.62 ERA, 85Ks and 31 BB.