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Wed
06
Feb

Lady Pirates 2-0 in district play

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Brooklyn Healy

The Lady Pirate varsity soccer team extended their winning streak to 12 with a 2-0 win over Dayton in an away game Friday. Vidor is now 2-0 in district play and will face Nederland, (2-0), in an away game Tuesday, before hosting the Port Arthur Memorial Lady Titans, (0-1), Friday in Pirate Stadium.

The Vidor-Nederland bout Tuesday will pit the only two undefeated teams and determine first place in District 21-5A.

“We beat Dayton 2-0,” said Vidor Head Girls Soccer Coach Ralph Fields. “It was a tough match as they were physical and quick on the ball. “

 

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Thu
31
Jan

Lady Pirates drop final home game to Lady Eagles 60-45

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Lady Pirate Chriseline Quirante, #21, passes the ball to Jada Osborne, #15.

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Americus Guerrero-Evans dribbles toward the basket with a Barbers Hill Lady Eagle in hot pursuit Tuesday in Pirate Gym.

Making their final home appearance of the season, the Lady Pirates, (4-7), battled the Barber Hill Lady Eagles, (9-1, tied for first with PAM) for four quarters, eventually falling 60-45.

The Lady Pirates kept it close in the first half, with a four point difference, 12-8 after one quarter. The Lady Pirates scored eight points to the Lady eagles nine in the second quarter, but by the half, the score was 21-16 in the visitor’s favor

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Thu
31
Jan

Lady Pirate Soccer now 16-2 as district gets underway

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Vidor’s Lady Pirate soccer team is off to a great start in 2019, with a 15-2 pre-district record along with two tournament championships. In fact, Head Girls Soccer Coach Ralph Fields says the team is approaching a school record.

“We are on pace to break our school record for total wins. Our 2014 District Championship team finished 18-3-5.”

The Lady Pirates opened district play Tuesday night with a home game versus Cleveland and came away with a 6-0 win over the Lady Indians, upping their record to 16-2, 1-0 in district.

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Wed
30
Jan

Late surge propels Memorial over Lady Pirates 63-60

The Lady Pirates gave the Lady Titans of Port Arthur Memorial all they could handle for three quarters before falling behind in the fourth.

Tied at 24 at the half, the Lady Pirates outscored Memorial 19-12 to lead 43-36 going in to the final quarter.

“It was a great team effort,” said Vidor Head Girls Basketball Coach Shad Smith. “We got outscored 27-17 in the fourth for the difference.”

 

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Wed
30
Jan

Fifth-ranked Titans overcome Pirates Friday

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Gavin Jarrell passes the ball to Cesar Ponce near the basket as teammate Gage Galloway watches.

Meeting the fifth place state-ranked Memorial Titans in Pirate Gym Friday, the Vidor Pirates battled the district leaders gamely for four quarters, but the Titans prevailed 60-32.

Vidor had a distinct size disadvantage in the game that saw the Titan’s height and reach advantage put to good use. Many of the Pirates’ shots were blocked by the Titans’ towering over them. An extremely stingy Titan defense stymied the Pirate offense trying to set up a play and many shots were taken under pressure after driving on the basket.

The Pirates managed to keep the game close early with a first quarter score of 16-11. The Titans padded their lead by another five to end the first half with the score 27-17.

 

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Thu
24
Jan

Lady Pirates basketball tops Nederland 40-36

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Chriseline Quirante

For the second time this season, the varsity Lady Pirate basketball team defeated the Nederland Lady Bulldogs. Playing Tuesday night at home, the Lady Pirates followed up on their 42-39 win in Nederland back on December 18 with a 40-36 win in Pirate Gym.

Top scorers for the Lady Pirates were Chriseline Quirante with 17 points, Americus Guerrero with 9 points, and Macy Lear with 6 points.

Friday, the Lady Pirates are on the road to Port Arthur to take on the Memorial Lady Titans for their second matchup of the season. In their first meeting on December 21 in Vidor, the Lady Titans won 53-46.

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Thu
24
Jan

Pirates battle Dogs to the buzzer

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Hunter Messina

The varsity basketball Vidor Pirates battled the Nederland Bulldogs to the buzzer Tuesday night, coming up just short of a win in Nederland as the Pirates fell 44-41.

“The kids played hard and executed the game plan very well. Just needed 1 more play to go our way and we would have finished off the comeback,” said Vidor Head Boys Basketball Coach Nate Smith.

“We trailed 42-33 with 2:54 left and ended up down 42-41 with the ball with 30 seconds left with a chance to win so the kids battled back very hard to give us a chance. We just didn’t make the play we needed on the last play.”

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Wed
23
Jan

Lady Pirates comeback falls short in OT

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Lady Pirate Megan Hatton readies a pass to Americus Guerrero-Evans as several Lady Broncos close in.

The varsity Lady Pirate basketball team staged a late rally Friday night at home to overcome a 13 point deficit only to just fall short I overtime against the Dayton Lady Broncos.

Behind by 13 points in the third quarter, the Lady Pirates had narrowed the gap to 42-31 by the start of the final period of regulation.

With less than two minutes left in the game, the Dayton lead had narrowed to two points, 48-46 before Vidor tied the game at 48 all with 47 seconds remaining in regulation.

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Wed
23
Jan

Pirates to begin second half of season this week

With the first half of basketball season over, the varsity Vidor Pirates are still looking for their first district win. Friday’s 62-45 loss in Dayton marks the sixth consecutive district loss for the team.

The record may not reflect it, but the Pirates have been competitive in a very tough district, losing just two games by more than 10 points-Dayton by 17 and Barbers Hill by 22.

Memorial topped the Pirates by 10 back in December and Nederland by nine in the same month. Port Neches-Groves and Cleveland both eked out four point wins in January.

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Wed
23
Jan

Lady Pirates soccer wins Cleveland Tournament

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Vidor’s Lady Pirate soccer team won the three-day Cleveland Tournament by going undefeated with wins over Madisonville, Silsbee, Livingston, Bob Hope and Lake Creek.

The Lady Pirates began their march to the championship by first defeating Madisonville 4-0 and Silsbee 6-0 on Thursday, then Livingston 3-0 on Friday before earning a berth in the championship game by defeating Bob Hope of Port Arthur 3-0 Saturday morning.

Meeting Lake Creek in the championship game later Saturday, Vidor won 2-1 and claimed first place.

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