Sports

Wed
23
Jan

Lady Pirates comeback falls short in OT

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Lady Pirate Megan Hatton readies a pass to Americus Guerrero-Evans as several Lady Broncos close in.

The varsity Lady Pirate basketball team staged a late rally Friday night at home to overcome a 13 point deficit only to just fall short I overtime against the Dayton Lady Broncos.

Behind by 13 points in the third quarter, the Lady Pirates had narrowed the gap to 42-31 by the start of the final period of regulation.

With less than two minutes left in the game, the Dayton lead had narrowed to two points, 48-46 before Vidor tied the game at 48 all with 47 seconds remaining in regulation.

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Wed
23
Jan

Pirates to begin second half of season this week

With the first half of basketball season over, the varsity Vidor Pirates are still looking for their first district win. Friday’s 62-45 loss in Dayton marks the sixth consecutive district loss for the team.

The record may not reflect it, but the Pirates have been competitive in a very tough district, losing just two games by more than 10 points-Dayton by 17 and Barbers Hill by 22.

Memorial topped the Pirates by 10 back in December and Nederland by nine in the same month. Port Neches-Groves and Cleveland both eked out four point wins in January.

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Wed
23
Jan

Lady Pirates soccer wins Cleveland Tournament

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Vidor’s Lady Pirate soccer team won the three-day Cleveland Tournament by going undefeated with wins over Madisonville, Silsbee, Livingston, Bob Hope and Lake Creek.

The Lady Pirates began their march to the championship by first defeating Madisonville 4-0 and Silsbee 6-0 on Thursday, then Livingston 3-0 on Friday before earning a berth in the championship game by defeating Bob Hope of Port Arthur 3-0 Saturday morning.

Meeting Lake Creek in the championship game later Saturday, Vidor won 2-1 and claimed first place.

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Thu
17
Jan

VHS Brigadettes

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The VHS Brigadettes entertained the fans at the Vidor-Cleveland basketball game Tuesday night with a brief performance to “Tainted Love” by Soft Cell.

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Thu
17
Jan

Pirates still searching for district win after OT loss

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Hunter Messina makes a break for the goal between two Indian defenders Tuesday night in Pirate Gym.

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Morgan Van Metre goes for two Tuesday night as the Pirates battled the Cleveland Indians in a district game.

In spite of a 28 point performance by Gavin Jarrell, the Vidor Pirates fell to the Cleveland Indians 60-56 in overtime Tuesday night at Pirate Gym.

The Pirates maintained a 2-3 point lead throughout most of the first three periods, leading 32-29 at the half and 42-40 as the final period began. With four minutes remaining in the game, the Pirates and Indians were tied 45 all, but an offensive outburst by the Pirates gave them a three point lead, 40-47, with just 1:40 remaining.

The Indians tied the game 50 all with a minute remaining as the Pirates sought to burn the clock and score without enough time for the Indians to answer, but it was not to be as the shot went awry and out of bounds, sending the game into overtime.

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Wed
16
Jan

Cards Sweep Mile Medals at Ted Nelson Invite

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Lady Pirate Megan Hatton dribbles into a shooting position as an Indian tries to block her.

COLLEGE STATION - Taking home the top prize in both the men’s and women’s mile races, Lamar University competed with distinction Friday in the opening day of the 2019 indoor track & field season. The Cardinals totaled 17 Top 10 finishes including the sweep of the gold medals in the mile.

Thai Williams picked up right where she left off on Friday with two Top 10 finishes in the first meet of her senior season. The League City, Texas, native and reigning Southland Conference Indoor Track & Field Women’s Athlete of the Year finished third overall in the women’s 60-meter dash with a time of 7.59 and followed that up with an eighth-place result in the women’s long jump with a distance of 18’ 4 “.

Thu
10
Jan

Pirates still looking for first district win in basketball

VHS Head Boys Basketball Coach Nate Smith discusses tactics during a timeout in a recent game.

land, with a 4-0 district record opened district play for the Pirates on December 18. Playing at home, the Pirates dropped a nine point decision 52-43 to the mid-county team. On December 21, the Pirates played Memorial, (3-1), in Port Arthur and came away with a 72-62 loss and January 4, the Pirates hosted Barbers Hill, (3-0), for a 67-45 loss.

The Pirates played the Eagles close early, but began to fall behind and could not catch up.

Score by quarter was: 22-21 BH after 1, 35-26

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Thu
10
Jan

Lady Pirates slip past Lumberton 63-62 Tuesday

The varsity Lady Pirates traveled to Lumberton Tuesday to battle the Lady Raiders in a nondistrict game and came away with a 63-62 win.

After one quarter, the Lady Raiders were up by five points 16-11, but by the half, the Lady Pirates had fought back to go up by four, 26-22. The second half was as hard fought as the first with Lumberton battling back to hold a 48-46 lead going in to the final quarter of play. After several lead changes, the Lady Pirates chalked up a 63-62 win in the non-district game.

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Wed
09
Jan

Barbers Hill sweeps Pirates, Lady Pirates in basketball

Playing Friday in Mont Belvieu, the Lady Pirates dropped a district match 57-47 to the Lady Eagles.

Coach Shad Smith said the Lady Pirates played well and had a good 4th quarter effort, but Barbers Hill was able to pull away at the end.

Scoring for the Lady Pirates were Americus Evans with 15 points, Chriseline Quirante with 14 and Elizabeth Torres with 11. Morgan Simmons had 12 rebounds in the game.

 

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Wed
09
Jan

Lady Pirates take second in Waller Tournament

Brooklyn Healy

The Vidor Lady Pirates went 4-1, placing second in their class in the Waller Classic Soccer Tournament held Thursday-Saturday.

In their first match Thursday, the Lady Pirates won 3-0 over Lake Creek.

The Lady Pirates scored their first and second goals on a Brooklyn Healy pass to Mallory Chilton. Kinley LaPray scored the Lady Pirates’ third goal in the game.

 

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