Sports

Tue
25
Sep

Freshmen, junior varsity notch wins over LCM

By Randall Luker

The Freshman and junior varsity Pirates were both victorious Thursday as they defeated the Little Cypress Mauriceville Bears at home. After trailing for most of the game, the freshmen pulled off a thrilling come from behind win on the final play of the game to claim the victory 14-13. 

 

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Thu
20
Sep

JH Volleyball Winners

The VJHS 8th grade A team took 2nd place in the Hardin Jefferson volleyball tournament on Saturday. They are pictured with Coach Priscilla Healy. Pictured left to right: back: Coach Healy, Brilie Cornelison, Allison Simmons, Naomi Collier, Emma Davis, Jaden Lee, Rylee Sherman, Andreya Garrett, Angelia Arledge, and Isabelle Simmons; front: Jacelyn Dorchuck, Faith Berg, Carlie Jordan, Breanna Shafer, Mia Robin, and Makaila Burnett.

 

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Thu
20
Sep

Lady Pirates win 3-0 against Lady Titans

BY Randall Luker

The varsity volleyball Lady Pirates overcame the Lady Titans of Memorial 3-0 Tuesday with scores of 25-12, 25-21, and 25- 23 and improved their district record to 3-1.

In the win, Reagan Castilaw tallied 10 kills, 2 assists, 1 ace, and 18 digs; Shalyn Bobbitt had 10 kills, 3 blocks and 1 dig;

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Tue
18
Sep

Pirates punish Panthers 34-7 in Conroe

The Vidor Pirates traveled to Conroe Thursday night due to field conditions in Vidor and defeated the Conroe Caney Creek Panthers 34-7 on the turf field. The Pirates won the toss and deferred to the second half. After holding the Panthers to a three and out on their first possession, the Pirates started on the Panther 29 following a poor Conroe punt.

The Pirates jumped out to an early lead when a handoff to #11 Zach Dahlenburg saw him shrug off would be tacklers and ramble 29 yards to paydirt to put the Pirates up 6-0 with just 1:31 gone in the first quarter. Jackson LaPray’s PAT was good, and the Pirates led 7-0.

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Tue
18
Sep

Lady Pirate volleyball varsity narrowly defeated in Nederland

The varsity Lady Pirate volleyball team suffered their first district loss Friday night in Nederland by a 3-2 score. After a cold start that saw the Lady Dogs go up by two sets, (25-16, 25-21), the Lady Pirates battled back to take the next two sets with scores of 25-16 and 25-23 before falling in the tie breaker 15-10. With the loss, the Lady Pirates are now 2-1-0 in district play.

Varsity stats are: Shalyn Bobbitt, 10 kills and 1 block; Brooklyn Healy, 9 kills, 2 blocks, 15 digs; Reagan Castilaw, 8 kills, 2 assists, 15 digs, 1 ace; Mallory Chilton 7 kills, 1 block, 19 digs; Julian Sanford 3 kills, 30 assists, 9 digs and Ashleigh Sherman, 2 kills, 1 assist, 1 block.

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Thu
13
Sep

Pirates use off week to fine tune finesse plays and add deception and trickery

By Randall Luker

The off week for the Pirates was put to good use to improve players both physically and mentally Vidor Head Coach Jeff Mathews said. District play opens September 28 against Crosby and the Pirate coaches and players are working hard to be sure they are still playing in Week 12, but they also aren’t overlooking their pre-season opponents.

“We treated it like two-a-days. We had one game and then a week off and then two more games before district. We prepared for a preseason game, working on fundamentals, trying to fit every kid in the right place, to see if he is better at this position or at that position. We took advantage of that and I think we got better.

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Thu
13
Sep

Lady Pirates 2-0 in district play

By Randall Luker

The varsity Lady Pirates travelled to Dayton Tuesday to take on the Broncos in a district matchup and won 3-2 after five hard fought sets.

Winning the first set by a 27-25 score, the Lady Pirates won the second set 25-19, but the scrappy Lady Broncos fought back to take the third set 25-14 an the fourth 25-17 to force a fifth and decisive set to determine a winner. A battle back and forth to the end, the Lady Pirates notched a 19-17 win to remain undefeated in district play with a 2-0 record.

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Wed
12
Sep

Varsity football game moved to Conroe on Thursday

The Vidor Pirate varsity football game against Conroe Caney Creek originally scheduled to be played in Vidor Friday has been rescheduled for Thursday in Conroe due to concerns over weather and field conditions in Vidor.
Superintendent Jay Killgo made the announcement Wednesday morning.
The location of Moorhead Stadium is 3200 W. Davis, Conroe, TX 77304.
Vidor season ticket holders may use their original Conroe game tickets for admission to the game. Kickoff is 7 p.m.
Vidor Head Coach Jeff Mathews said he was happy with the change.
“I am happy. I wanted to make sure we got the game in, especially since we were off last week. It also gives us five home games next year instead of four.”
Due to the swap this year, the 2019 Vidor-Conroe game will be held in Vidor.

Tue
11
Sep

Donald Edward “Shorty” Irwin Sr

Donald Edward “Shorty” Irwin Sr. 87 of Bon Wier, Texas died on Sept. 10, 2018 in Bon Wier. He was born on April 1, 1931 in Fayette, New York. He was a former resident of Vidor and had lived in Bon Wier for the past 25 years. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Local 450 and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by his sons, Donald Irwin Jr. and wife, Gina of Vidor, John Irwin of Bon Wier, daughter, Lisa Foote of Bon Wier, brother, Clifford Irwin of New York, Dorothy Sheldon of Florida, Hilda Santee, Phyllis Pratt and Mary Johnson all of New York, grandchildren, Leah Foote, John Anthony Irwin Jr., Henry Irwin, Nina Irwin and Christopher Irwin and great grandchildren, Leif Menard and Kahlan Menard.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Smith Funeral Home in Newton.

Tue
11
Sep

Pirates to take on Caney Creek Panthers Friday

By Randall Luker

Coming off a bye week, the 1-0 Vidor Pirates will face the 2-0 Conroe Caney Creek Panthers at Pirate Stadium Friday in a non-district contest.

In their season opening game August 31, the Pirates defeated the Montgomery Bears 42-14 and put up more than 500 yards of offense in just 58 plays while allowing 209. Miscues cost the Pirates three more likely scores and both Bear touchdowns resulted from drives beginning inside the Pirate’s 30-yard line, one set up by a penalty on a kickoff and another on a failed punt attempt.

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