Sports

Thu
22
Dec

Lady Pirates basketball split with Port Arthur Memorial

The Lady Pirate basketball teams traveled to Port Arthur to take on the PA Memorial Lady Titans Friday and came away with a win and two losses. The varsity lost 42 – 33. Tops scorers for the Lady Pirates were Jacey Trahan with 10 points, Jessica Trahan and Rylea Rutledge both with 8 points.
 
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Thu
22
Dec

Pirates take third place in Anahuac basketball tournament

Vidor boys basketball took third place in the Anahuac tournament held last weekend. The Pirates went 2- 1, beating Tarkington 47-45, dropping one to Cleveland 57-43 and then coming back to beat Deweyville in the 3rd place game 61-32.
 
 
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Thu
15
Dec

Girls take third in Orangefield tournament

By Randall Luker
 
The Vidor Lady Pirates varsity basketball team claimed a well deserved third place finish in the Orangefield tournament held last week with wins over Nederland (39 – 19), West Orange Stark (50 – 48) and Kountze (41 – 34),.
 
Losses were to Hardin Jefferson (61 – 41) and Legacy (72 – 31).

 

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Thu
15
Dec

Hunting wood ducks in the river bottoms

By Capt. Bill Watkins
 
It was damp in the dark woods of the river bottom and quite warm for December. When I bailed out of my truck thirty minutes earlier the temperature gauge in my truck read 69 degrees. Now as I hurriedly followed the old logging trail sweat began to break out inside the band of my hunting cap. I had to beat the wood ducks before they came sweeping in through the timber to land in the old slough. There is a favored spot along the slough under a giant willow oak right on the bank of the slough where I have killed many wood ducks over the course of my life. That was my destination on this morning. When I got there, I shined my flashlight on the old tree and found that it was down across the slough.

 

Thu
08
Dec

Whitetail deer truly remarkable animals

By Capt. Bill Watkins
 
Thu
01
Dec

Fall flounder run in full swing on Sabine Lake

By Capt. Bill Watkins
 
We launched the boat in the predawn darkness in a fairly stiff, cold, damp, northeast wind. It was no later than 5:00 am and there were already four empty boat trailers in the parking lot at the Louisiana Causeway boat ramp. One of them, a fellow fishing guide’s rig, had already dripped dry. “He must have launched at midnight and slept in the boat”, I thought to myself. Even through the cold wind there were still a few really tough mosquitoes buzzing around and biting us on our unprotected faces and hands. I started the big outboard engine, turned on my running lights and headed down the Sabine Ship Channel toward what is known locally as “Little Cheniere”.

 

Tue
22
Nov

Hunger leads rogue boar to untimely end

By Capt. Bill Watkins
 
Thu
17
Nov

Pirates’ playoff hopes come to an end with 33-24 loss

By Randall Luker
 

The 2016 Vidor Pirates season came to an end Thursday in Baytown as the Pirates fell to the Crosby Cougars 33-24.

 

In the first quarter, an explosive two play opening drive that saw Crosby’s QB Emmanuel Netherly score on a 53 yard TD run with 18 seconds gone was answered with a 7 play, 80 yard drive capped by QB Maverick Quirante’s 29 TD yard run with 7:46 on the clock. The two point conversion put the Pirates up 8-7 for their only lead of the evening.

 
Thu
17
Nov

Speckled trout difficult to find, but worth it

By Capt. Bill Watkins
 
Tue
15
Nov

Pirates’ playoff hopes come

By Randall Luker

 

The 2016 Vidor Pirates season came to an end Thursday in Baytown as the Pirates fell to the Crosby Cougars 33-24.

In the first quarter, an explosive two play opening drive that saw Crosby’s QB Emmanuel Netherly score on a 53 yard TD run with 18 seconds gone was answered with a 7 play, 80 yard drive capped by QB Maverick Quirante’s 29 TD yard run with 7:46 on the clock. The two point conversion put the Pirates up 8-7 for their only lead of the evening.

 

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