Sports

Wed
24
Apr

Turf field will benefit more than Friday night football

Photo/Randall Luker

VISD Head Coach and Athletic Director Jeff Mathews says the Pirates will be able to practice rain or shine after Croak Field is turfed over the summer.

“It’s huge,” Vidor Head Coach and Athletic Director Jeff Mathews said when asked about the benefits of a turf field at Pirate Stadium. While many only think of Pirate Football when they think of Pirate Stadium, Mathews estimated that with turf available, probably half the high school student population will use the field regularly.

“Probably 500 to 600 kids, or about half the high school enrollment, will use it. Besides freshman, junior varsity and varsity football, you’ve got boys and girls soccer, the band, Brigadettes, junior high football and brigs, and even the little league football. It just makes so much more possible to have an all-weather field,” he said.

Mathews said the necessity of placing temporary classrooms at the high school campus following Hurricane Harvey’s destruction of Oak Forest Elementary and Vidor Middle School had eliminated one of two football practice fields.

 

 

Thu
18
Apr

Former Lady Pirate Keeli Milligan selected in draft

Photo courtesy/USSSA Pride

Keeli Milligan

Former Lady Pirate and Texas Aggie, Keeli Milligan was selected during the 2019 National Pro Fastpitch Draft Monday in Nashville.

Milligan, now a senior at LSU, transferred from Texas A&M after three years and is now a member of the 10th-ranked Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Softball team.

Milligan was the 25th pick overall in the NPF Draft and was chosen by the defending Cowles Cup champion USSSA Pride of Viera, Fla.

 

 

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Thu
18
Apr

Chilton, Quirante advance to Regionals

Photo credit/Tracy Maines

Mallory Chilton

Photo credit/Tracy Maines

Chriseline Quirante

Lady Pirates Mallory Chilton and Chriseline Quirante will advance to the Region III 5-A Regional Track Meet to be held Friday and Saturday in Clear Creek’s Challenger Columbia Stadium in Webster.

Both qualified for Regionals after placing in the top four finishers in their event at the Area Track and Field Meet held Thursday at Barbers Hill.

Chilton placed 4th in the 800 meter dash with a time of 2:26.15 and Quirante placed 3rd in pole Vault with a vault of 8’6.

 

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Thu
18
Apr

Pirates come from behind to beat Lumberton 13-8

The varsity Vidor Pirates hosted the Lumberton Raiders Monday in a non-district baseball game and after falling behind early, came back to win 13-8.

Lumberton opened the game with a two-run first inning and blanked the Pirates in the bottom of the inning. Vidor halved Lumberton’s lead in the second when Shayne Midkiff doubled and then scored on a Cory Kizer ground ball.

The Raiders had one of their best innings of the game in the top of the third, scoring three runs to increase their lead to 5-1, but the Pirates responded in kind, scoring three runs of their own in the bottom of the inning.

 

 

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Wed
17
Apr

Hamshire-Fannett defeats Lady Pirates 9-5 Friday

The Hamshire-Fannett Lady Longhorns hosted the Lady Pirates Friday and although the Lady Pirates out hit them 12-9, H-F claimed the win 9-5.

After three scoreless innings, the Lady Pirates’ Kiley Brown singled to left field, then advanced to 2nd on a wild pitch.

A Khloie Andrus then singled to center field and advanced to second on the throw as Brown scores to put Vidor up 1-0.

 

 

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Wed
17
Apr

Pirates fall in last round of 10-inning marathon

Photo/Randall Luker

Calissa Weber grins towards the Lady Pirate dugout after hitting a two RBI double Thursday against Barbers Hill.

The varsity Vidor

Pirates battled the Barbers Hill Eagles for 10 innings Friday before falling in the final 12-6.

The Pirates tied the Eagles 2-2 in the first inning after Robbie McLemore was hit by a pitch and stole his way to third base before a single by Shane McKinley sent him home for a score. Braiden Baker then hit into a double play, clearing the bases and giving the Pirates two outs. A single by Zach Seigrest and then Bladen Smith puts runners on 1st and 2nd when Shayne Midkiff drew a walk to load the bases. Cory Kizer is then hit by a pitch, scoring Seigrest before Taylor Lee grounds out to the shortstop.

 

 

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Wed
17
Apr

Lady Pirates fall to Lady Eagles in Thursday makeup game

Photo/Randall Luker

Brianna Bushelle throws to first after a Lady Eagle out at second base.

Photo/Randall Luker

Shortstop Kiley Brown goes low for a hot ground ball.

The Vidor Lady Pirates’ final home game of the 2019 season was held Thursday as they hosted the nationally-ranked * Lady Eagles of Barbers Hill in a makeup game.

The Lady Pirates held the potent Lady Eagle offense to one run in the first inning, and that was scored on a fielding error.

The Lady Pirates’ suffered another costly error in the second inning, negating a number of great defensive plays. After a single by the Lady Eagles leadoff batter, the runner is picked off advancing to second. With one out and a runner on first, a passed ball moves the runner to second and a single scores to make the score 2-0. A pop out to catcher Khloie Andrus makes it two outs with a runner on first. Three consecutive singles with two errors on a single play makes the score 4-0 before the inning ends.

 

 

Tue
16
Apr

Area Track and Field Championships schedule for Wednesday

Area 21-5A Track Meet
Barbers Hill HS – Eagle Stadium

Mon
15
Apr

District Track Meet results

Mallory Chilton

Chriseline Quirante

Vidor athletes participated in the District Track and Field Meet in Barbers Hill last Thursday and Friday with a number of individuals and teams setting personal bests and/or advancing to the Area Meet to be held Wednesday at Barbers Hill. Highlights of Vidor athletes' performance is listed below: 

 Freshman Amelia Wright had a personal record in the 400 meter dash with a time of 65.70 seconds.
 Freshman Loralee Evans Placed 5th in the Pole Vault. 
 

Advancing to Area competition are:

Freshman Kai Reed had a Personal record in the 1 mile with a time of 4:58.33 placing 6th. Reed also placed 3rd in the 2 mile with a time of 11:01.79 advancing him to the Area meet. 

The 4 by 200 relay team: Cree Simmons, Brad Nunez, Seth Nunez and Josh Wright Placed 4th overall in the relay and has advanced to the Area meet. 
  Junior Josh Wright Placed 2nd in Triple Jump with a Jump of 42 feet 3.5 inches, Advancing him to Area!!! 

Thu
11
Apr

Pirates, Lady Pirates Track in 5th place after District Meet field events

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