Sports

Tue
01
Sep

Turnovers, penalties doom Pirates in opener

By Dan Luker

The Vidor Pirates opened the 2015 high school football campaign by hosting the Bay High School Tornados from Panama City, Florida. An expected capacity crowd on the home side saw the Tornadoes take a hard fought 19-7 win over a mistake prone Pirate squad. Vidor turned the ball over 5 times and were penalized three times for personal foul infractions to go along with a couple of drive killing holding penalties. Even with the mistakes, the Pirates were in position to take the win with just over two minutes left in the game. Unfortunately a big hit by the Tornado defense caused a turnover that led to a “scoop and score” play for Bay High that led to the final score and put the game out of reach.

Thu
27
Aug

2015-2016 Junior Pirate Football Players

Thu
27
Aug

2015-2016 Freshman Pirate Football Players

2015-2016 Freshman Pirate Football Players

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Tue
25
Aug

Pirates open season against Panama City FL Bay High

The Vidor Pirates will kick off the 2015 high school football season against an out of state opponent, Panama City FL Bay High School. Last year Vidor travelled to Pensacola FL to take on Escambia High to open the season and fell to the Florida boys 35-6 in a game that was later forfeited to the Pirates, due to ineligible players and recruiting of players charges against the coach.

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Tue
25
Aug

Brigadettes successfully complete Line Camp

By Sally Andrews

The Vidor High School Brigadettes attended line camp at the end of July. The Brigs were instructed by Kyndal Stack on all of their dances for the upcoming football season. The Brigs were awarded ribbons for their exemplary performance, spirit and technique. Day 1 ribbons for the kick dance “Uptown Funk” were: Cierra Singleton, Macy Fawcett, Cassidy Bailey, Emily Schiesler, Ragan Johnson, Kylie Layfield, Tiffany Oldbury, Abrial Hall, Karley Karr, Aspen Chandler, Sabrina James.

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Thu
20
Aug

Water safety reminder: Life jackets save lives

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about ten people die from unintentional drowning every day, and of these, two will be children aged 14 or younger. These statistics show drowning is  the sixth leading cause of unintentional injury  and death for people of all ages, and the second leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 14 years. Drowning is also the leading cause of fatalities each year at Big Thicket National Preserve.

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Thu
20
Aug

Stick with what you know, but don’t be afraid to try new things

Once I find something that works for me I tend to go to seed on it. The brand and type of monofilament fishing line that I use is a case in point. For at least twenty-five years I have favored XT Trylene line over all others. Back in my early tournament days I was  still experimenting with mono lines. I tried quite a few and had various  degrees of success but once I tried XT Trylene (extra tough) I ended my search. XT is very abrasive resistant, casts well on any of the bait casting reels that I have used and is dependable. Trylene  also makes other mono lines such as XL and Big Game. Both of these are good but the XL while excellent for casting is not as abrasive resistant as XT and the Big Game was too stretchy for driving a hook through a plastic worm into the tough mouth of a black  bass. It depends upon which species of fish and the reel to be used to determine which line is best.
Tue
18
Aug

Lonestar 600 Mini Sprints, Econo Stocks wheel into GTRP action on Friday

Joy Graham
Golden Triangle Raceway Park is excited to announce the 2015 debut of the Lonestar 600 Mini Sprints this  Friday, August 21st. The mini sprints are powered by motorcycle engines and are small replicas of the 360 and 305 sprints. There will be three classes of these fast openwheel cars performing. The “600’s”, the Restrictors and the Jr. Sprinters.  Check out their web site www.lonestar600.org for more information.  Racing on the same program, for the first time this season, will be the Econo Stocks. A four cylinder stock class similar to the “stingers”  that use to run on the local oval. Also, in the heat of competition will  be our all time Southeast Texas fan favorites, Limited Modifieds, Street Stocks, and Jr. Mini Stocks.
Thu
13
Aug

Children learn by watching adults, even in the woods or on the water

Many years ago when I was just a kid my dad would haul me along on whatever fishing or hunting adventure he was into at the time. From the time that I was about eight or so he included me in every trip that I wanted to be involved in. To say that it was all great fun would not be the  truth but looking back upon those adventures I realize that it was worth it all even when it was not so fun. Some of my lucky friends were in the Boy Scouts of America which was and still is a great organization  but my education in the woods and water was being drug around in some leaky old dugout canoe or banged up and worn out aluminum boat.
Tue
11
Aug

Blanco State Park reopened

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