Sports

Tue
28
Mar

Student outdoes teacher

Will Williams decided, after about a 13 year or more lay off, to compete again in a martial arts event. Signing into the 44th Annual Spindletop Open Karate Tournament Saturday, March 25.

 

Competing along side his old instructor Charles Manual, Williams took home a first in fighting and a third in forms with his instructor managing a secodn in fighting and third in forms.

 

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Thu
23
Mar

Fishing line for light tackle inshore lure fishing

By Capt. Bill Watkins

 

K.I.S.S., or keep it simple stupid, is a motto that I try to adhere to when fishing. Since I am just of average intelligence I have found that it is counter-productive to get entangled in the scientific application of metallurgy, polymers, plastics, spectra fibers, carbon fibers, or any other material used in the making of fishing tackle. It is enough for me to know that a rod or reel will hold up under the rigors of hard fishing, day after day, year after year. If a reel is very smooth and casts well that is great.

 

If a reel is very smooth and casts well that is great. If a rod is very sensitive and works well for the species and size of fish that I am angling for, great again. Just so that either will not explode in my hand while fighting said fish. It doesn’t matter to me what manufacturing process is used to produce the tool or what material it is made from.

 

Tue
14
Mar

Brigs at Rockets Game

The Vidor High School Brigadettes performed at a Houston Rockets game recently. They attended a workshop during the day and then performed. Ninety-two family members and friends attended with them.

 

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Fri
10
Mar

Spring flounder run on Sabine Lake

By Capt. Bill Watkins

 

Fri
10
Mar

The best window of time to trap wild pigs is about to close

OVERTON – Wild pigs are most vulnerable to trapping before food and forages become more available in the spring, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

Dr. Billy Higginbotham, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, Overton, said most acorns have either been consumed or are rotting on the ground now, and wild pigs are searching for alternative food sources.

“This time period before spring greenup is prime for trapping wild pigs using best management practices,” Higginbotham said. “Wild pigs are searching hard for food during this period, which makes them more vulnerable to trapping.”

Higginbotham said it might take up to a month for the entire trapping process, which allows time for the pigs to be properly trained to take bait and get used to the presence of a trap. Other control activities, such as shooting and hunting with dogs, should be stopped during the trapping effort.

 

Thu
23
Feb

The spawn is on

By Capt. Bill Watkins

Two weeks ago, my son William, called me and invited me to go on a one morning bass fishing trip on San Rayburn. When the call came, I was on Sabine lake with three guests catching speckled trout, red fish, and a few flounders. I hardily accepted the invite as I do not get a lot of time to bass fish anymore, especially around spawning time. That day was raw, with a stiff east by northeast wind blowing but the catching was pretty good anyway. By the time, we left the bay at 2:00 pm the wind had switched to the southeast and warmed considerably.

The next morning at dawn, we launched my son’s bass boat at Caney Creek Park on Sam Rayburn. As we idled away from the ramp the thought came to me about how really great it is to be able to fish such a great fishery as Sabine Lake one day and then be able to fish one of our great inland reservoirs the next. You have got to love Southeast Texas.

Thu
23
Feb

LCM Tennis Players Advance

Coach Corey Parson announced that seven Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School tennis players advanced to the quarterfinal round Friday, following the recent Vidor Invitational Tournament. 

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Tue
21
Feb

Bear Iron Powerlifting Meet

Little Cypress-Mauriceville Boys Powerlifting took First Place with a total of 60 points at the Bear Invitational Meet on Thursday, February 9. This was their third meet of the season and third time to claim the top spot. The Girls placed Fourth in team standings with 21 points. Individual standings for the boys include first place winners Hunter Angelo - 148 weight class, 1145 lb. total; Victor Davila - 165 weight class, 1120 total; Ethan McKay - 181 weight class, 1165 total; Alex Reed - 198 weight class 1275 total; Trent Brown - 220 weight class 1115 total; Colt LeBleu – 275 weight class, 1430 total; and Jeremiah Armstrong – super heavy weight, 1775 total.

 

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Thu
16
Feb

Pirates wrap basketball versus Nederland at home

By Randall Luker

The Vidor Pirate basketball team claimed their third win in four outings and third district win Tuesday, topping Lumberton 54-42.

Coach Nate Smith said, ”We came out on fire and jumped out to a 10-0 lead and never looked back. We led 20-5 after one quarter and led by 19 going to the fourth.”

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Thu
16
Feb

Hunt in the high Rockies continued

By Capt. Bill Watkins 

Our outfitter left in a hurry and his taillights disappeared quickly in the falling snow. Why not? He had already been paid and there were other hunters to pull out of the blizzard. We were now on our own. My friend Howard Simon had hunted in the high Rockies a couple of times and was an incredibly accomplished outdoorsman so I wasn’t too concerned about getting back out of the mountains. What did bother me was that we were in a two wheel drive van with no snow tires and no chains. I had been around some in ice and snow driving conditions and knew that the forestry road would present some challenges. We were soon to find out that we were totally unprepared for what we had to face. Being snowed in in the mountains in a drop camp was tame in comparison to what was coming next.

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