Sports

Wed
20
Feb

Three Pirates named to 21-5A All-District basketball team

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Three Vidor Pirate basketball players were named to the 2019 District 21-5A All-District basketball team recently. From left to right. Hunter Messina received honorable mention honors, Gage Galloway was named to the 2nd Team All-District and Gavin Jarrell was named to the 1st team All-District.

Three Vidor Pirates have been named to the District 21-5A All-District basketball team according to Vidor Head Boys Basketball Coach Nate Smith.

Senior Gavin Jarrell, a 6-1 shooting guard/ point guard was named to the District 21-5A First Team All-District.

Gavin Jarrell averaged 18.7 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.5 steals per game this season.

 

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Wed
20
Feb

Pirates drop opener to LCM Bears 9-2

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Pirate first baseman Dylan Van Metre stretches for the ball as a LCM Bear is held on base.

It was a breezy, damp, and chilly evening as the 2019 baseball season kicked off Monday night in Vidor with the varsity Vidor Pirates hosting the LCM Bears. Cory Kizer started off on the mound for the Pirates while Anthony Bandiero got the call for the Bears.

After one inning, the Bears held a 2-1 lead over the Pirates, who tied the game 2-2 in the second. After two scoreless innings, the Bears found their groove, scoring three runs in top of the fifth and four more in the top of the sixth to win the game 9-2. Kizer took the loss for the Pirates after going 4.1 innings for the Pirates. Coach Jeremy Gray turned to the bullpen, giving four Pirate pitchers some game experience. Taking the mound in turn for the Pirates were Dylan Van Metre, Logan Ratliff, Tyler Boyett and Ethan Majors.

 

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Thu
14
Feb

Lady Pirates earn All-District accolades in basketball

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Coach Shad Smith

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Chriseline Quirante

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Morgan Simmons

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Americus Guerrero – Evans

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Elizabeth Torres

District 21-5A All-District selections in girls basketball were announced this week and for the first time, four Lady Pirates were named to the elite group.

Vidor Girls Basketball Head Coach Shad Smith proudly announced that of the 4 superlative awards offered by the district: MVP, Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year, the Vidor Lady Pirates earned 2 of those awards.

The Lady Pirates’ top scorer, senior point guard Chriseline Quirante, was named the 21-5A Offensive Player of the Year. Chriseline averaged 16.3 points a game in district and led the team in scoring with 196 total points in district.

 

 

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Thu
14
Feb

Pirates close season with 71-41 blowout win over Dayton

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Devvon Creel leaps for two in his final game as a Vidor Pirate Tuesday in Pirate Gym. Creel accounted for 19 points and a steal in the Pirates’ 71-41 win over Dayton.

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VHS Senior Gavin Jarrell led the Pirates in scoring Tuesday with 24 points. Jarrell also had three rebounds and two steals in the Pirates’ win over the Dayton Broncos.

The Vidor Pirate varsity basketball team came out firing on all cylinders Tuesday to overpower the Dayton Broncos on their way to a 71-41 victory in a raucous Pirate Gym. It was not only the final game of the season, but it was also Senior Night for the Pirates who will see seven graduate off the team.

Seniors honored include Gavin Jarrell, Hunter Messina, Zach Harbison, Devin Barnhart, Morgan Van Metre, Devvon Creel and Cesar Ponce.

“We came out locked in, with a tremendous amount of energy and got off to a great start and fed off the crowd from there,” said Vidor Head Boys Basketball Coach Nate Smith. “It was senior night and they truly played like it was their last game and gave everything they had.”

 

 

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Wed
13
Feb

Lady Pirates soccer defeats PAM 7-0

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Lady Pirate Jillian Simmons blocks two Lady Titans in Vidor’s 7-0 win Friday night.

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Lady Pirate Kaitlyn Gann gets in position to block a Lady Titan pass Friday night in Pirate Stadium.

The Vidor Lady Pirate varsity soccer team defeated the Lady Titans of Port Arthur Memorial 7-0 on a chilly, blustery Friday evening at Pirate Stadium. With the win, the Lady Pirates record improves to 17-3, 3-1 in district. The Lady Pirates are closing in on the school record for total wins. The 2014 District Championship team finished 18-3-5.

A little over six minutes into the PAM match, Brooklyn Healy kicked off the scoring for Vidor to make the score 1-0 and followed up with an assist to Kinley LaPray just 90 seconds later to go ahead 2-0 at 32:03 in the first half.

Mallory Chilton kicked in the third goal unassisted at 18:41 remaining to go up 3-0.

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Wed
13
Feb

Vidor powerlifters compete in Nederland Invitational

Both boys and girls powerlifting teams from Vidor participated in the Nederland Invitational meet held last Thursday with the boys’ teams placing first and the girls team placing fourth. Both teams competed against teams from Nederland, Lumberton, Hardin-Jefferson, and Bridge City. The boys’ competition featured 52 lifters and the girls’ 51.

Vidor Head Powerlifting Coach Rodney Burks said the meet was a good one for the Pirate Powerlifting teams with lifters getting stronger as Regionals approach.

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Wed
13
Feb

Pirate varsity basketball falls to Cleveland 55-39

The Vidor Pirate varsity basketball team travelled to Cleveland Friday for a district bout against the Indians. The Pirates fell 55-39 and will meet the Dayton Broncos in their final game of the season Tuesday night. Both Dayton and Vidor have struggled this season and have an identical 1-10 district record.

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Thu
07
Feb

Pirate soccer records 4-2 loss to Nederland

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Kyle Prak, #6, and Kaine Sanchez, #4, move into position to block a Nederland pass.

Playing on a wet, muddy field Tuesday night, the varsity Pirate soccer team lost to the Nederland Bulldogs by a score of 4-2.

The Pirates, (0-3), started off slow, but picked up the pace as play progressed both Vidor and the Bulldogs (3-0), were hampered by field conditions with goalies having trouble handling the slippery ball.

 

 

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Thu
07
Feb

Pirate basketball notches 42-39 win over PNG

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Gavin Jarrell takes a shot from three point territory Tuesday night. Jarrell led the Pirates in scoring in their first district win.

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Surrounded by Indians, Vidor Cesar Ponce attempts a shot under the basket Tuesday night.

The drought is over. The varsity Vidor Pirate basketball team celebrated its first district win of the season with a 42-39 win over the Port Neches Groves Indians in Pirate Gym Tuesday night.

“We started very slow,” said Vidor Head Boys Basketball Coach Nate Smith. “

The Pirates were on the tail end of a 9-3 score after one quarter, but had closed the scoring gap to an18-15 deficit by the half.

 

 

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Wed
06
Feb

Pirate soccer team showing improvement

Graduation hit the Vidor Boys Soccer team hard with nine of 11 starters from 2018 graduating. January was a busy time for the team with two tournaments and three non-district games completed before district play kicked off January 29.

While this year’s team is still gaining experience, they have already entered district play with two games completed.

The Pirates opened district play against Cleveland with a 4-0 loss and Friday, at Pirate Stadium, the Pirates gamely battled the district leading Dayton Broncos, losing 4-1.

 

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