Sports

Tue
26
Sep

Lady Pirates open district play

By Randall Luker

 

The Lady Pirate volleyball team opened district play at home against Nederland Friday and in a hard fought series fell to the Lady Bulldogs 3-1 In the first set, the Bulldogs outscored the Lady Pirates 25-14 but the home team came back to win the second by a score of 25-22.

The Lady Pirates dropped the next two sets 25-18 and 25-15.

 

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Thu
21
Sep

The Brady, Texas dove hunt adventure

By Capt. Bill Watkins

Thu
21
Sep

Vidor, Central to face off Tuesday in district opener

By Randall Luker

Vidor will open the 2017 football season at home Tuesday with a district game against Central thanks to the regular schedule upheaval created by Hurricane Harvey’s torrential rains and subsequent flooding.

Central, coming off a 35-6 loss against expected district first or second place finisher Port Arthur Memorial has that game experience under their belts, but only three days to prepare for the Pirates and no current game film to help them get ready. 

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Wed
20
Sep

Pirates top Hawks 4-1 in Thursday night scrimmage

By Randall Luker

After an almost two week layoff, the Vidor Pirates as well as the Hardin Jefferson Hawks looked a little rusty after the Harvey-induced interruption of the 2017 football season that saw the cancellation of the first two regular season games although the Pirates did manage two pre-season scrimmages before the flood. Managing to schedule a last minute scrimmage with the 10-AAAA Hardin Jefferson Hawks following Harvey was a feat in itself but both teams faced similar circumstances and the much needed scrimmage was an opportunity neither team could pass up.

 

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Thu
14
Sep

Fun Day Tournament

A Fun Day Tournament was held before Hurricane Harvey put the new school year on hold and provided valuable playing experience for the Lady Pirate volleyball team.

 

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Thu
14
Sep

Hurricane Harvey and Sabine Lake fishing

By Capt. Bill Watkins

 

Most of the main roads are open now but everything close to the river is still under water. As I ride around Vidor I am beginning to see those sad piles of clothing, sheetrock, insulation, carpet, and other household items on the side of the streets. It is reminiscent of Bridge City after Hurricane Ike but now it is everywhere from Rock Port Texas to Lake Charles Louisiana. It brings tears to my eyes. I can feel for those who have been displaced and even wiped out by this vicious demon called Harvey because I have lived it myself in Rita and later Ike. I did not think that we would have to go through anything like those two storms again in my lifetime but so much for what I think. This one was different.

 

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Wed
13
Sep

Pirates squeeze in scrimmage before district play begins

The Vidor Pirates will scrimmage the District 10-AAAA Hardin Jefferson Hawks at 7 p.m. Thursday Sept. 14 at Pirate Stadium.
After Harvey upended the fall 2017 school sports schedule for many schools, it appeared Vidor would be jumping into district play at a serious disadvantage, having only two scrimmages under their belt and an open first week in the revised schedule. By the time Vidor faced its first district opponent, several teams in the district would have completed two to three games and gained that valuable experience on the gridiron, placing the Pirates at a disadvantage.
Recognizing that Vidor was not the only team placed in that position, head Coach Jeff Mathews reached out and was able to add Thursday’s scrimmage, a move that should prove advantageous to both the Pirates and the Hawks as they prepare for district play to commence in the truncated 2017 schedule.

Thu
24
Aug

Pirates to scrimmage defending state champs WOS Thursday

By Randall Luker

 

Coming off a one-sided scrimmage against the Galena Park Yellowjackets Friday, the Piarates will face a much bigger challenge in the West Orange-Stark Mustangs this Thursday at Vidor High School. Freshmen begin at 4, junior varsity

 

 

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Tue
22
Aug

Pirates to scrimmage defending state champs WOS Thursday

By Randall Luker

Coming off a one-sided scrimmage against the Galena Park Yellowjackets Friday, the Piarates will face a much bigger challenge in the West Orange-Stark Mustangs this Thursday at Vidor High School. Freshmen begin at 4, junior varsity at 5 and varsity at 6 p.m. If it rains, the games may be moved to the Vidor Junior High field.

After looking at film from Friday’s scrimmage, VHS Head Coach Jeff Mathews said he thought for their first outing, the Pirates played pretty well.

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Thu
17
Aug

Excitement abounds as Pirate football plans for playoff return

By Randall Luker

 

“I’m real excited,” Coach Jeff Mathews said about the 2017 Vidor Pirates’ football prospects. Even after losing much of his offensive line and running backs to graduation, Mathews says the Pirates should make the playoffs again.

 

Port Arthur Memorial and Port Neches-Groves will likely nail down the first two spots in district, and in no particular order, Mathews opined, with the next seven teams in a dogfight for the two remaining playoff positions.

 

“We are looking for the kids that make the effort. If they don’t care to make the effort, they will be out of there and we’ll be looking for someone who does. Last year after the barbers Hill game we made wholesale changes. This year we are hoping we don’t have to.”

 

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