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Tue
06
Feb

Safe at Third

A Little Cypress-Mauriceville runner slides under the glove of a Vidor Pirate to advance to third base in Monday’s scrimmage.

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Tue
06
Feb

Central Jags top Pirates 58-47

Randall Luker

The Vidorian

Playing at home Friday, the fifth place Pirates dropped a hard fought game to the second place Central Jaguars 58-47. The Pirates play Lumberton Tuesday night in Lumberton and are still in contention with Nederland for the fourth place playoff spot in district.

Nederland is one game up on the Pirates after Friday, but the final spot could be decided in the final regular season game.

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Tue
06
Feb

Home Grown Coach: Coach Nate Smith, VHS varsity basketball coach

Watson Franks
Special to The Vidorian

Vidor High School has been blessed with some great basketball coaches over the years. We have seen many come and go. Some have had great success. Most were passing through as this was not their home. When a place is not your home, you do not have the ties that will keep you over the period of years. So, when a homegrown Vidorian comes along to coach our boys, it is special….very special!

Coach Nate Smith is the high school boys varsity basketball coach. He was raised here. He lives here. He plans to stay here. Nate sat down with me this past week and shared parts of his life, his thoughts on the present and his dreams of the future.

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Thu
01
Feb

UIL realignment means major changes for Pirates and fans

By Randall Luker

 

The UIL bi-annual district realignment for football, basketball and volleyball was released this morning and for Pirate fans and players, some major changes are in store. From the old District 22- 5A, only Vidor, Nederland, Port Neches-Groves and Baytown Lee remain in the same football district. Tentatively, for the next two years those three schools will now be in the 5A Division 2 District 12, the small school 5A classification.

 

 

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Thu
01
Feb

Mathews looking forward to new football season

By Randall Luker

 

With a mix of old and new opponents, Vidor head Coach Jeff Mathews says Vidor should fare well in the new District 12 5A Division 2 football district.

 

At one time or another, either during the regular season or the playoffs, the Pirates have faced most district members. Going out on a limb, Mathews predicted the Pirates would make a playoff appearance in 2018. “We will make the playoffs for the third year in a row,” he predicted.

 

While graduation will see the Pirates lose a number of key players on offense and defense, lots of underclassmen will step up, many starters this year.

 

 

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Tue
30
Jan

Spring ball getting underway

By Randall Luker

 

The chilly mornings of late bring scarves and gloves to mind, but regardless of the weather, spring ball has arrived with the Lady Pirate softball team already scrimmaging and the boys to follow next week.

 

The Lady Pirates will scrimmage at LCM Tuesday and hold an intersquad scrimmage Thursday before getting into their full fledged preseason scrimmage schedule against Bridge City next Tuesday at home and Hardin Jefferson on Friday.

 

 

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Tue
30
Jan

Pirates, Lady Pirates split with Livingston Lions

By Randall Luker

 

Vidor’s varsity basketball teams split with the Livingston Lions Friday with the Varsity Lady Pirates losing in a heartbreaker to Livingston 45-43 in Pirate Gym. In the loss, Aubry Downs had 15 points and eight rebounds, Madison McGee had 10 points and Marisa Lujan had eight rebounds.

 

The JV Lady Pirate won their game 39 - 38, with Lyndsey Phillips sinking 11 points and Skyler Head with 10 points.

 

The Freshman team lost 30 - 25, with high scorer Bailey Phelan accounting for 10 points.

 

 

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Thu
25
Jan

Lady Pirates hope to make it three in a row against Livingston Friday

By Randall Luker

Coming off a hard fought 48-44 victory over the Port Arthur Memorial Lady Titans Tuesday, the varsity Lady Pirates will take on the Livingston Lady Lions Friday in Pirate Gym. Leading the Lady Pirates in the victory Tuesday were Chriseline Quirante with nine points, Aubry Downs with seven points and seven rebounds, Britlyn Sanders with six points and nine rebounds and Marisa Lujan with six points and eight rebounds.

The Lady Pirates’ district record is now 4 - 6.

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Thu
18
Jan

A shake down cruise in cold weather, burr!

By Capt. Bill Watkins

It was twenty-eight degrees at my home in north Vidor when I left for Sabine Lake. It was not going to be a pleasant day for breaking in a new boat but my friend Richard Decker had taken the plunge and purchased a new 2200 Pathfinder center console and that was the day for the shakedown cruise. The weather report for Tuesday was not a pretty picture so we just decided to suck it up and forge ahead. I was pleasantly surprised when we got to the Causeway landing on the south end of Sabine Lake. The air temperature was a balmy forty-six degrees and the sun was coming up bright and shiny. I quickly put on all the clothes that I could wear and still be able to move around but once we started off across the water I realized that it wasn’t quite enough. Two pairs of sweats, tee shirt, heavy sweat shirt, thick long sleeve shirt, a thick coat with a hood and some not adequate gloves completed my layering.

Thu
18
Jan

Basketball games rescheduled

By Randall Luker

Vidor’s basketball games with Central originally scheduled for Tuesday have been rescheduled. Tentatively rescheduled for Wednesday, the lingering effects of a winter storm postponed the games to Thursday.

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