Sports

Wed
19
Jun

Lady Pirates place three on All-Star team

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Lady Pirate Shalyn Bobbitt returns a ball at the net for the East team.

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Vidor’s Julian Sanford moves toward the serve in the East-West All-Star game Friday.

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Orangefield’s McKenzie Davis readies her serve during the East-West All-Star game Friday at East Chambers.

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LCM Lady Bear Ally White sets up a return for the East team in the East-West All-Star game the East won by a 3-1 margin.

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Vidor’s Reagan Castilaw sets the ball Friday in the Christus East-West All-Star game held in Winnie.

Three Lady Pirates suited up together for one final appearance together as the East team claimed a 3-1 victory over the West in the Christus All-Star Volleyball Classic on Friday night at East Chambers High Gymnasium in Winnie.

Recently graduated Lady Pirates Shalyn Bobbit, Reagan Castilaw and Julian Sanders donned the black and gold one last time to represent Vidor in a volleyball game featuring area All-Stars in an East-West battle.

 

 

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Thu
13
Jun

New gym floor nearing completion

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This is the new Vidor Pirate logo at center court of Pirate gym installed Thursday. The new design matches the football tunnel that made its debut in 2018 and will be incorporated across all Vidor ISD sports teams.

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Pirate gym’s new floor design features a dark stained three point shot area with the free throw and two point area remaining natural. Boundary lines will be either white or gold.

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Vidor Coaches Melissa Story and Shad Smith look over the new design at the Vidor Big School gym with employees of Bauer Sport Floor.

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A worker with Bauer Sport Floor put the finishing touches on the new Vidor Pirate logo adorning the high school gym floor. Striping is nearing completion and then a final coating on the floor surface will be applied.

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Jumping exercises are just one part of the summer workout regimen Lady Pirates are currently engaged in. Coach Shad Smith said because the program is for the benefit of all girls’ sports, staff tried to incorporate exercises that would benefit all the various teams.

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The Lady Pirates in the foreground are doing stretching exercises while those in the background are jumping.

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Lady Pirates are working out over the summer doing strength and conditioning exercises. Dozens of girls from all Lady Pirates’ sports teams met in the Hot Box Thursday morning to jump, push, stretch. lift and glisten.

When the Vidor Pirates and Lady Pirates take to the court this year, a new floor design and new banners heralding their triumphs will greet them.

Inspired by the floor design at the University of Central Florida, the new Pirate gym will feature a darker stained main floor with a new Pirate logo with a skull and crossed swords. The free throw areas will remain natural, setting off the three point shooting areas.

“We liked the UCF floor and went with that design. The skull and crossed swords is our new logo and we will be incorporating that in all sports,” said Coach Shad Smith, head of girls’ sports programs at VISD.

 

 

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Wed
12
Jun

Prep work continues on Ivan Croak Field

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A bulldozer and soil compactor work in tandem at Ivan Croak Field as prep work continues before an artificial turf surface in installed this summer.

 

 

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Wed
12
Jun

Pirates take advantage of summer workouts

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A variety of exercises are employed to improve the strength, quickness and agility of Pirate athletes during the summer.

Pirate athletes from several sports, baseball, football and basketball, are getting ahead of the competition by taking advantage of extra workout opportunities during the summer designed to make them bigger, faster and stronger. These athletes worked on strength and agility exercises Monday morning in the Hot Box.

 

 

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Wed
12
Jun

VPIFA NFL 360 flag football

VPIFA just completed their first year in the NFL 360 flag football league. Vidor had 3 team 2 Peewee teams and one Jr team They played for 4 weekends starting back in May and finished this past weekend with the end of the season tournament. The Vidor Peewee Cowboys played 3 games and made it all the way to the championship game Sat. Where they came up short. But finished with a 5-3 season and 2nd place. VPIFA hopes this spring flag league will grow to having more teams next year. Picture left to right: Zander Howard, Beaux West, Alex Soileau, Graham Santana, Brody Chesser, Hagen Allen, Gunner Norton, Jacob Smith.

 

 

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Thu
06
Jun

LU volleyball summer camps start soon

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Brandy Welch, left, and Dowd Hauver, right, are the coaches for the VPIFA track and field training.

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Coach Dowd Hauver goes over some of the finer points of field events before heading over to the long jump area.

BEAUMONT, Texas - As announced by the Lamar University volleyball team on Friday, dates for the Cardinal volleyball summer camps are now available and the website is now live for fans to reserve a spot. Big Red will offer five camps this summer including the Youth Camp, Setting & Attacking Camp, and Serving & Defensive Camp on June 17 & 18, the Middle School Camp July 10-12, and the Elite Camp on July 15-17.

 

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Thu
06
Jun

Game Warden Field Notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.

No Fishing License, But a Lot of Other Stuff

Thu
06
Jun

Future Pirates off and running, and jumping too

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These youngsters a staying active by participating in the VPIFA track and field training going on at Vidor Junior High. Registration continues through June 19.

No slackers here. Summer heat and humidity could not keep a determined group of kids from participating in the VPIFA track and field practice held at the Vidor Junior High track earlier this week.

The friendly competition among runners brought out looks of determination and concentration, but there were a lot of grins and laughs mixed in.

Stretching and warm ups preceded running events before different groups moved on to field events such as long jump.

 

 

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Wed
05
Jun

Pirates adopt new workout regimen, will debut new defense for 2019

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Visible tracks on the field and the drop in elevation along the track and on the home side of Pirate Stadium show how much soil has been removed and how the remaining surface is being leveled. The preparation work is the most time consuming part of the playing field conversion from natural to artificial turf.

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It was quiet Monday at Ivan Croak Field, but work has been progressing as preparations for a new artificial turf field continue. Workers have been hard at work leveling the field after removing the original turf and subsoil.

There are a lot of changes coming for the Vidor Pirates and their fans before the first kickoff of 2019. A new turf field will be one of the most obvious, but a noticeable difference in player’s strength, quickness and agility will be another, along with a new defensive scheme.

Since the final whistle of 2018, Pirate coaches and players have been working hard to improve and have implemented a plan to get better, both physically and mentally.

 

 

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Thu
30
May

VHS Lady Pirates honored at Athletic Awards program

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Chriseline Quirante, left, was awarded the Outstanding in Field Event Award by Coach Brooklyn Sampere. Quirante also garnered Basketball MVP, and the 2019 Heart of the Lady Pirates Awards.

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Coach Shad Smith

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Coach Melissa Story

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Mallory Chilton, pictured here between Varsity Assistant Soccer Coach Priscilla Healy and Head Girls Soccer Coach Ralph Fields, was awarded the Outstanding Leadership Award in Soccer, Lady Pirate Track MVP, and Outstanding Female Athlete of 2019.

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Mia Fawcett, left, was honored with the Outstand- Gracyn Gilbreath was awarded the Lady Pirate ing in Field Events Award Soccer Defensive MVP Award.

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Kelsie Droptini, right, was presented the Lady Pirate soccer MVP award by Varsity Assistant Coach Priscilla Healy.

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Brooklyn Healy was awarded the Lady Pirate Soccer Offensive MVP award by Varsity Assistant Coach Priscilla Healy.

Dozens of Lady Pirate athletes were recognized and honored at the annual Lady Pirate Athletic Awards ceremony held in the Vidor High School Auditorium Tuesday evening.

Coach Shad Smith, head of the girls’ athletic programs at Vidor, emceed the program with individual sports’ coaches introducing their teams and awards.

Coach Melissa Story introduced members of the Lady Pirates volleyball team. A special team chemistry, hard work and determination got the Lady Pirate volleyball team to the bidistrict playoffs for the first time ever in 2018.

 

 

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