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Thu
29
Aug

Lady Pirates fall to BC Lady Cardinals in three

The Vidor Lady Pirates were hosted to the Lady Cardinals of Bridge City Tuesday in a non-district game. The Lady Cardinals swept the Lady Pirates 3-0 in a best of five series.

The varsity Lady Pirates were defeated by scores of 9-25, 16-25, 21-25.

The Lady Pirate junior varsity was defeated by a score of 2-1 in a best of three set. Junir varsity won the first set 25-16, but a spirited Lady Cardinal offense came back to win the net two sets 14-25 and 12-25.

 

 

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Wed
28
Aug

PeeWee Pirates play first game

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Senior division

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There is only once in a young boy’s life that he will play his very first game of football. Every game after that will be different. The first game is a memory that will be tucked away for a lifetime. This memory will make them smile for years to come. This memory may fade with time, but it will remain. The first kick-off…the first block you made… the first time you pulled the flag…the sweat…. the cheers…the coaches hollering your name!... the first time to step on the field and sense something special. To sense even for just a moment that you were a football player in the Super Bowl….millions of eyes upon you.

Wed
28
Aug

Lady Pirates fall to Lady Horns

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Lady Pirates Kiley Brown, left, and Ella Bunting are positioned for a dig and return against the Lady Horns Friday at Pirate Gym.

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Lady Pirate Rylee Sherman makes a block at the net in Friday’s game versus the Hamshire Fannett Lady Horns in Pirate Gym.

The Lady Pirate varsity volleyball team hosted the Lady ‘Horns of Hamshire Fannett Friday at Pirate Gym in a non-district game that saw the lead see-saw back and forth before the Lady Pirates fell to the visitors 3-2.

In action that same night, the junior varsity Lady Pirates won their first set against the Lady Horns, but eventually were defeated 2-1.

The Freshman Lady Pirates team also played Friday and came away with a 2-1 victory.

Scores were: Freshmen 25-19, 21-25, 15-4; JV 25-23, 23-25, 9-15; Varsity 25-23, 18-25, 25-22, 12-25, 11-15.

 

 

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Wed
28
Aug

Pirate defense shines in WOS scrimmage

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Yes, that’s a Vidor Pirate pass. As promised, the Pirates are taking to the air a bit more this year, but are still focused on the ground game.

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A wide open receiver can’t quite haul it the pass at the end zone during last week’s scrimmage with WOS.

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Vidor Pirates swarm the WOS quarterback during the Thursday scrimmage with the Mustangs.

“I was pleased defensively, I think the defense played lights out,” is how Vidor Head Coach Jeff Mathews described the Pirates’ Thursday night scrimmage against the West Orange Stark Mustangs held at the Vidor Junior High field.

“On offense, I feel like we hurt ourselves. We had 12 drives and on seven of those, we had illegal procedure called. Statistics show 82 percent of the time you get one of those penalties, the drive is dead. You know, 2nd and 4 goes to 2nd and 9, 1st and 10 goes to 1st and 15. It changes everything.”

Mathews said the Vidor football program runs the same plays from junior high through varsity levels and depending on the number series, the ball may be snapped on sound, on one, or on two. Every time the Pirates called a 100-series play, which is snapped on the second hut, the players jumped on the first and drew a penalty.

Thu
22
Aug

Lady Pirates defeated Lady Tors 3-1 Tuesday

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Brooklyn Bushelle tips the ball over the net Tuesday against the Sulphur Lady Tors.

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Varsity Lady Pirates Brooklyn Healy, left, and Brooklyn Bushelle jump at the net to block a Lady Tors return Tuesday.

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Lady Pirate freshmen, left to right, Faith Berg, Naomi Collier and Gracie Matherne keep their eyes on the action as they await a Lady Tors return.

The Lady Pirates defeated the Lady Tors of Sulphur, Louisiana Tuesday night in Pirate Gym 3-1.

Varsity won the first set 25-15 but the Lady Tors hit their stride in the later matches, forcing the Lady Pirates to up their game to win the second 25-23. The Lady Pirates were defeated 20-25 in the third, before they claimed the win in an edge of your seat back and forth battle that ended with a 26-24 Vidor win.

 

 

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Thu
22
Aug

Pirates face Mustangs in another tough test

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Lady Pirate junior varsity players, left to right, Andreya Garrett, Sage Grooms, and Ava Lightfoot prepare a return as Grooms sets the ball.

After playing Silsbee to a standstill in their first scrimmage Friday, the Vidor Pirates will face a similar test against the Tigers’ district foe, the West Orange Stark Mustangs in a scrimmage today at Vidor Junior High.

“We will be facing an opponent similar to Silsbee, West Orange has both a size and speed advantage, so it will be another good test in pre-season,” said Vidor Head Coach Jeff Mathews.

The Mustangs went 4-0 in district and all the way to Regional finals before falling to district arch rival Silsbee.

 

 

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Wed
21
Aug

Lady Pirates volleyball win some, lose others

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The Pirate defense was stingy in Friday’s scrimmage with Silsbee as this loss of yardage play shows.

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A Pirate closes in on a Tiger in sub varsity action Friday at Vidor Junior High.

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Coaches keep a close eye on the action during Friday’s sub varsity scrimmage against Silsbee.

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A Pirate running back continues to gain yardage as he drags along a Tiger defender.

The past few days have been busy for the Lady Pirate volleyball team with eight games over three days and all on the road.

Playing in the Spring Tournament, opening day Thursday did not go the varsity Lady Pirates way with a loss to Porter, Fort Bend Clements and Conroe, all by a 2-0 margin.

Playing a pre-season game Friday at Hardin-Jefferson, the Lady Pirates played five hard fought sets before emerging with a 3-2 win over the Lady Hawks.

 

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Wed
21
Aug

Pirates look good in Vidor-Silsbee scrimmage

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The Pirate defense thwarted Silsbee’s passing game throughout the first half.

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A Silsbee runner tries to cut up field as two Pirates close in.

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Making the tackle.

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A Pirate defender closes in to break up a pass during Friday’s scrimmage against Silsbee.

Vidor coaches said they were pleased following the season’s first face-off against an out of town opponent. The Vidor Pirates and Silsbee Tigers varsity football teams scrimmaged Friday at the Vidor Junior High football field for four 10-minute quarters that featured a scoreless first half and two touchdowns and a field goal in the second.

The Pirates and Tigers spent the first half with neither team able to dominate the other. Both teams’ defenses managed to prevent any big plays and Vidor’s secondary pretty well shut down Silsbee’s passing game.

The Pirates’ off season conditioning seemed to have paid off with the black and gold appearing to be in better physical condition than the Tigers as play progressed.

Somewhat surprisingly for a first outing, there were few penalties and only a handful of miscues in the game.

The Pirates scored first in the third to go up 6-0 after a failed PAT attempt.

 

 

Fri
16
Aug

Orangefield tournament results

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The 2019-2020 Vidor High School twirlers practice in Pirate Gym Wednesday. Pictured are, L to R, Christine Rodgers, Stephanie Stidivent, David Pyatt, Madilyn Johns, Kalea Clayton and Brenna Nations.

The Lady Pirate volleyball team traveled to Orangefield Tuesday to battle the Lady Bobcats.

The Freshmen won in two sets, 25-21, 25-20.

The junior varsity team lost 25-22, 12-25, 5-15 and varsity lost in three 24-26, 22-25, 26-28.

 

 

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Fri
16
Aug

Pirates mettle to be tested in Silsbee scrimmage

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It won’t all be “three yards and a cloud of dust” when the Vidor Pirates take the field this year. Fans can expect some surprises with some tweaks to the offense designed to keep the defense off balance and guessing. Here, offensive coordinator Mike Trahan, center, supervises backs and receivers during practice this week.

When the Vidor Pirates and Silsbee Tigers face off in the first scrimmage of the season Friday at the Vidor Junior High field, the Pirates might be facing the toughest challenge they will meet all year.

“They are the highest ranked team we will face,” Vidor Head Coach and Athletic Director Jeff Mathews said Wednesday. “They are ranked higher than anyone in our district.”

Mathews said the Tigers, coming off a state semi-finalist appearance and the best season in school history in 2018, were returning almost all their offensive starters.

“Silsbee is going to be a good test. They have a lot of speed and with having so many players back from last year, they will be a challenge.”

 

 

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