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Thu
03
Jan

Lady Pirates fielding experienced team

Senior Lady Pirate Jaci Mathews gets in the open as she prepares to pass against Kelly last Saturday.

With nine returning starters from last year’s playoff team, the Lady Pirates have plenty of depth and experience to draw on in 2019.

Of the nine returning starters, five are seniors, including 2018 District 21-5A Utility Player of the Year Mallory Chilton and First Team All-District selections Jaci Mathews and Kelsie Droptini. 2018Second team All-District selection Reagan Castilaw is joined by fellow seniors Gracyn Gilbreath and Jillian Simmons.

 

 

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Wed
02
Jan

Hundreds brave weather for Lady Pirates Round Robin

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Lady Pirate Brooklyn Healy, #11, watches as her kick scores for Vidor in their match agains Hardin Jefferson Saturday.

Kelsie Droptini dribbles downfield with a Kelly player looking for a chance to steal.

A brisk North wind mixed with occasional mist and drizzle couldn’t dampen the spirits of hundreds of spectators and players participating in the Vidor Lady Pirates Round Robin Scrimmage held Saturday at the Vidor Junior High School.

Teams from Nederland, Jasper, Hardin-Jefferson, Kelly and Port Arthur Memorial participated in the daylong event.

As for the Lady Pirates, it was the girls first opportunity this season to test themselves against anyone other than an intra-squad opponent.

While the scoreboard was not lit and only the officials kept the time, the Lady Pirates’ overwhelmed Jasper 7-0 and Hardin-Jefferson 5-0.

 

 

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Wed
02
Jan

Pirates take second in Bridge City Classic Basketball Tourney

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PNG Indian Trent Lee gets his hands up as Gavin Jarrell shoots for the Pirates.

The varsity Vidor Pirate placed second in the gold bracket of the Bridge City Classic Basketball Tournament Saturday after falling to the Port Neches Groves Indians in the championship game Saturday.

The nine team tournament featured teams from Bridge City, Hull-Daisetta and Anahuac, Pool A; PNG, Orangefield, Sabine Pass, Pool B; and Vidor, Evadale and Tarkington, Pool C.

Vidor defeated Evadale 56-42 and Tarkington 49-21 on Friday, advancing to play Bridge City, the winner of Pool A and Port Neches-Groves, the winner of Pool B on Saturday to determine the tournament champion.

 

 

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Thu
27
Dec

Titans too much for Pirates

Lady Pirate Chriseline Quirante is fouled by a Lady Titan as she jumps for a shot Friday.

The Port Arthur Memorial Titans were too much for the Vidor Pirates to handle in Port Arthur Friday as the Pirates fell behind early and were never able to catch up.

Outscored 17-11 in the first quarter, the Pirates were behind 10 at the half, 37-27.

The Titans and Pirates matched points in the second half with 14 each in the third period and 21 each in the fourth which allowed the Titans to maintain the same 10 point advantage and claim the 72-62 win.

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Thu
27
Dec

Lady Pirates fall to PAM 53-46

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Lady Pirate Americus Guerrero-Evans guards a Lady Titan Friday on Pirate Gym.

The Lady Pirate basketball team hosted the Lady Titans of Port Arthur Friday at Pirate Gym in a district contest. After four hard fought quarters, the Lady Titans came out on top 53-46.

The Lady Titans developed a lead early and were able to hang on to it for the win, but the Lady Pirates cut a 13 point deficit at the opening of the final period to just seven by game’s end.

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Thu
20
Dec

Pirates drop district opener to Nederland Bulldogs 52-43

Three’s a crowd for Gage Galloway as he takes a shot Tuesday against the Nederland Bulldogs.

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Morgan Van Metre shoots over a Nederland defender Tuesday with in Pirate Gym.

After a fast break, Gavin Jarrell is all alone under the basket as he goes for two.

The varsity Vidor Pirate basketball team battled the Nederland Bulldogs for four quarters with several lead changes, but in the end, the Bulldogs claimed a 52-43 win.

The Pirates and Bulldogs traded baskets early until an outside shot by Gavin Jarrell erased a three point deficit to tie the game at 6 halfway through the first quarter. The Pirates went on to go up by three on the ’Dogs, but by the buzzer ending the quarter, the score was 14-13 for the Pirates.

The Pirates went up four on the Bulldogs twice in the second period, leading 19-15 and 26-22, but Nederland was able to parlay successful free throws and a buzzer beater shot to go into the locker room tied at 26.

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Thu
20
Dec

Lady Pirates take district win over Nederland

It was a battle for four quarters and in the end the Lady Pirates emerged victorious with a hard fought and well deserved 42-39 win over the Lady Bulldogs in Nederland Tuesday night.

“It was close the whole way,” said Vidor Head Girls Basketball Coach Shad Smith. Leading scores for the Lady Pirates were Chriseline Quirante with 16 points, Americus Guerrero - Evans with 10 points, Elizabeth Torres with 7 points. Megan Hatton had 3 rebounds in the game. With the win, the Lady Pirates season record improves to 12-12, 2 - 1 in district.

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Wed
19
Dec

Pirates defeat WO-S Mustangs 62-49

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Gavin Jarrell lead all scorers with 32 points in Friday’s matchup with the WO-S Mustangs.

The Vidor Pirate varsity basketball team defeated the West Orange Stark Mustangs Friday night at home in their final game before district play begins Tuesday when the Pirates take on the Nederland Bulldogs in Pirate Gym.

 

The Pirates got off to a slow start against the Mustangs and were trailing by one as the first quarter ended, but a strong second quarter led by Gavin Jarrell’s outside shooting saw the Pirates enter the break leading by seven, 28-21.

 

The Pirates cooled in the third quarter as both the Pirates and the Mustangs upped their defensive game, but the Mustangs were unable to make their shots after numerous steals. The quarter ended with the Pirates and Mustangs matching one another shot for shot with eight apiece and the Pirates maintained their seven point lead going into the final quarter 36-29.

 

Thu
13
Dec

Pirates defeat Legacy Christian 59-43

The Vidor Pirate varsity basketball team defeated the Legacy Christian Academy Warriors 59-43 Tuesday night in Beaumont in a non-district bout.

 

Scoring for the Pirates were Gavin Jarrell with 23 points,

 

Gage Galloway with 15, Zack Courtney, Morgan Van Metre, and Cesar Ponce with 5 points each, Hunter Messina with 4, and Devvon Creel with 2 points.

 

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Wed
12
Dec

Pirates take second in Silver Bracket at HJ Marathon

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Gavin Jarrell goes up and through a Tatum Eagle as he makes a shot Saturday during the Silver Bracket Championship game at the H-J Marathon basketball tournament in Sour Lake.

The Vidor Pirate varsity basketball team took second place in the Silver Bracket of the Hardin-Jefferson Basketball Marathon Saturday evening.

The Pirates dropped their first two games in pool play, losing to Lumberton 53-39 and Shelbyville 64-50 before defeating Huffman-Hargrave 56-48 to stay alive in the tournament and move into the Silver Bracket.

The Pirates played Kelly Friday night, winning 66-59 and moving to the Silver Bracket semifinals versus Shepherd on Saturday.

The Pirates won that game 56-37 and moved into the finals against the Tatum Eagles Saturday evening.

 

 

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