Sports

Wed
29
May

VPIFA Building Future Pirates

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Varsity coaches and participants pose for a group photo after a recent quickness and agility workout.

Keeping kids in shape, having fun, and building future Pirates is the goal of the VPIFA, and the organization is drawing the praise of VISD Head Coach and Athletic Director Jeff Mathews.

“It’s a good thing,” Mathews said. “To build a high school program we have to be on the same page as those guys and I guess when you’ve been here as long as I have, the majority of those guys down there, I coached at some point in time in my career here.”

Mathews, with several varsity coaches and players, recently partnered with the VPIFA to teach quickness and agility drills in four sessions.

 

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Thu
23
May

New UIL rules now allow coach involvement in summer

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VISD Head Girls Basketball Coach Shad Smith explains some of the finer points of ball control during a 2018 basketball summer camp.

When the Vidor Pirates and Lady Pirates take to the field, court or track next season, they are almost assured of being, stronger, faster and better conditioned for their sport, due in part to a change in UIL rules regarding summer camps and coach involvement.

From junior high to high school, camps for strength and conditioning, as well as skills specific to a sport are scheduled for Vidor athletes.

According to VISD Athletic Director Jeff Mathews, over the past few summers the coaching staff has noticed a steady decline in those attending summer workouts.

 

 

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Wed
22
May

Six Cards Named to All-SLC Baseball Teams

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FRISCO, Texas - As announced by the Southland Conference office on Monday, six members of the Lamar University baseball team have received all-conference nods.JC Correa was named the Second Team All-Conference shortstop, Logan Berlof collected Third Team All-Conference honors at second base, and Jason Blanchard was named Third Team Starting Pitcher. Robin Adames, Cole Girouard, and Avery George were each named Honorable Mention All-SLC.

“We are excited about these six guys getting recognized for solid years,” said head coach Will Davis. “One especially exciting thing is that four of them will be back on the team next year with only Robin and Jason departing due to graduation.”

JC Correa - Jr. - Santa Isabel, P.R. - Second Team All-Southland Conference Shortstop

 

Wed
22
May

Pirates make semi-finals in Fifth Annual Golden Triangle 7 on 7 Classic

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Pirate QB Quinten Root tosses a pass to receiver Gage Galloway as a Legacy defender pursues.

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Coaching the Pirates’ 7 on 7 team Saturday was Brock Galloway, with clipboard. Pirate players pictured include, l to r, Brad Nunez, Zach Seigriest, Quentin Root, Brady Price and Gage Galloway

The Vidor Pirates 7 on 7 team fought their way to the semi-final round of the Fifth Annual Golden Triangle 7 on 7 Classic held Saturday at Beaumont’s Legacy Christian Academy before being eliminated by Nederland. About 20 Vidor athletes participated in Saturdays’ tourney, with several having to leave for work commitments before the semi-final match.

Teams participating in Saturday’s games included Nederland, Vidor, Legacy, Lumberton, Silsbee, Beaumont United and Goose Creek.

Designed as an offseason workout program primarily for quarterbacks, receivers, secondary players and linebackers, schools throughout Texas organize teams and participate in a summer league that culminates with a state championship tournament in July.

 

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Thu
16
May

Cardinal T&F Captures Eight All-SLC Honors

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FRISCO, Texas - After taking eight medals at the Southland Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Lamar University has been awarded eight All-SLC honors, including two First Team All-SLC members, three Second Team members, and three Third Team members.

Outdoor track & field individual awards are nominated and voted on by the league’s head coaches. Voting for oneself or one’s own athletes is not permitted. The top three finishers from each event’s final at the championship meet are automatically named All-Southland Conference.

 

 

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Thu
16
May

Ivan Croak Field facelift underway

Photos taken May 16 show both a bird’s eye and ground eye view of work done on Ivan Croak Field since Monday. Soil removal, drainage work, including adding 5-6 inches of gravel, and leveling will take the most time with the turf going in last. The new surface is expected to be ready in time for two-a-day football practice beginning August 5.

For more than 50 years, Vidor Pirate athletes, Brigadettes, the Mighty Pirate Marching Band and their faithful fans have watched their favored group through triumph and defeat, rain or shine.

Some changes have been made over that half century, wooden bleachers gave way to aluminum, cinder tracks have been updated, lighting has been improved, but one thing remained constant, the on-the-field action was on natural grass, but now that is changing.

 

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Wed
15
May

Golden Triangle Racers Are Ready to Return to Action

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The Non Winged 600cc Mini Sprints will be among the top contenders wheeling around the Golden Triangle track this Saturday searching for top honor.

Following two weekends of rainouts, this Saturday, May 18th, Golden Triangle Raceway Park will once again thunder into action. The drivers are anxious and ready to put on a thrill show for their loyal race fans.

Seven fast lane classes will be performing: IMCA Modifieds, Street Stock, Factory Stock, Limited Modified, Rookie Limiteds, Modlite/Dwarf Cars, and 600cc Micro Sprints. Every division will be floor-boarding it around the oval, to collect top honors. The pit gates will open at 4 P.M. and the grandstand will open at 6:00

Golden Triangle Raceway Park is located on W. Hwy 90 between Beaumont and China, TX. Races start at 7 P.M. For more info about this exciting event please go to www.gtracewaypark.com; or call (409) 752-7223. Y’all come and bring a friend to the place where action is the attraction.

 

Wed
15
May

Pirate Soccer well represented in Senior Showcase

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Senior varsity Vidor Pirates Israel Sanchez and Jake Hain represented Vidor in the Senior Showcase.

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Five Lady Pirates represented Vidor in the 10th annual SETX Senior Showcase held Friday in Port Neches. Pictured are, left to right, Kelsie Droptini, Mallory Chilton, VISD Head Girls Soccer Coach Ralph Fields, Gracyn Gilbreath, Jillian Simmons and Jaci Mathews.

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Israel Sanchez

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Jake Hain

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Kelsie Droptini

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Jaci Mathews (left)

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Jillian Simmons (right)

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Mallory Chilton (right)

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Gracyn Gilbreath (left)

The 10th annual SETX Senior Showcase held Friday in Port Neches featured the best high school senior soccer players in the area pitting dozens of All-District to All-State 4A-6A players from area schools in an East-West battle for bragging rights.

Vidor’s soccer program was well represented with seven players, two Pirates and five Lady Pirates, participating on the East team.

The girls’ East team was comprised of players from Cleveland, East Chambers, Nederland, Port Arthur Memorial, Port Neches Groves and Vidor and was coached by Nederland’s Aaron Tomplait.

The girls’ West team was coached by Lumberton’s Jason Hopson and was comprised of players from Bob Hope, Crosby, East Chambers, Galena Park, Hamshire Fannett, Jasper, Lumberton, Texas City and Westbrook.

 

 

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Thu
09
May

TPWD Sets Federal Red Snapper Season for 2019

AUSTIN- The private recreational angler red snapper season opens Saturday, June 1, 2019 for a projected 97-days in federal waters. Red snapper fishing is open year around in state waters. The season length is based on historical landing data, last year’s fishing effort data and the increase in the state’s allocation from the 2018 stock assessment. Bag and size limits will remain unchanged; 2 fish per person daily with a 16-inch minimum size limit in federal waters, and 4 fish per person daily with a 15-inch minimum in state waters.

Thu
09
May

Game Warden Field Notes

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

A Soaring

Full Recovery

In October 2018 a Titus County game warden responded to a call of an injured hawk laying in a county road bar ditch. On arrival the warden discovered that the bird was actually a very rare juvenile southern bald eagle that was very sick and could not stand. The bird was transported to Last Chance Forever Bird of Prey Conservancy in San Antonio for extensive rehabilitation. The bird was suffering from a severe case of botulism. After making a complete recovery, the eagle was returned to Monticello County Park in Titus County where it was released back into the wild by conservancy staff in late March.

 

 

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