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Wed
13
Nov

Nor ‘Westers deserve our respect on land or sea

Nor ‘Westers deserve our respect on land or sea

Fishing and Hunting Southeast Texas

It was a beautiful fall day in early November. My dad and I were busy catching flounder at Rollover Pass on the Bolivar Peninsula. The morning had been quite foggy but by nine am the fog had begun to burn off leaving a sunny sky overhead with just a few grey clouds.

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Wed
06
Nov

Pirates’ victory keeps playoff hopes alive

Pirates’ victory keeps playoff hopes alive

Staff Photo/Randall Luker

Brad Nunez looks to cut upfield against the Ganders Friday in the Pirates’ 19-7 win on Homecoming.

Pirates’ victory keeps playoff hopes alive

Brad Nunez adopts the “Heisman stance” as he runs around the left side of the Ganders line Friday night

Pirates’ victory keeps playoff hopes alive

Staff Photo/Randall Luker
Pirate RB Zach Seigrest stiff arms a Gander defender as he crosses the 20 yard line.

Pirates’ victory keeps playoff hopes alive

Staff Photo/Randall Luker
Once again this week, holding by our opponents seemed to be invisible to the officiating crews.

Pirates’ victory keeps playoff hopes alive

Staff Photo/Randall Luker
QB Dylan Dial follows his blockers as he runs right in Friday night action.

Pirates’ victory keeps playoff hopes alive

Staff Photo/Randall Luker

Three Pirate defenders converge on a Gander ball carrier.

What began as a possible replay of last year’s Pirate-Gander game that saw more than 120 points scored settled into a defensive battle the Pirates won 19-7 for Homecoming 2019 and kept their playoff hopes alive, although a little help is needed. The Pirates must win Friday and Lee has to defeat Crosby for the Pirates to take the fourth seed in district and advance.

Friday, the Pirates started off on offense after the Ganders won the coin toss and deferred to the second half.

Taking the kickoff on the 24, Nathan Bullard set the Pirates up near mid-field with a 14 yard return to the 38.

Wed
06
Nov

Freshman Pirate Football

Freshman Pirate Football

Staff Photo/Randall Luker Freshman Pirate QB Ricky Gall hands off to RB Payton Ragan in the Red Zone Thursday night. Ragan carried the ball in for the Pirates’ final TD of the evening.

Freshman Pirate Football

Staff Photo/Randall Luker Freshman Pirate Austin Hilyar, #55, stops a Gander ball carrier in the backfield in Thursday night action at Pirate Stadium. The Pirates defeated the Ganders 28-14.

Freshman Pirate Football

 

 

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Wed
06
Nov

Lady Pirate Volleyball

Lady Pirate Volleyball

Staff Photo/Randall Luker Brooklyn Bushelle celebrates a Lady Pirate point during last Tuesday’s match with PNG.

Lady Pirate Volleyball

Staff Photo/Randall Luker
Lady Pirate Rylee Sherman reaches for a block against PNG Tuesday. The Lady Pirates were defeated 3-1.

Lady Pirate Volleyball

Staff Photo/Randall Luker Lady Pirate Brooklyn Healy jumps high for a block against the Rockanoos Tuesday in Pirate Gym.

Lady Pirate Volleyball

 

 

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Wed
30
Oct

Victory slips away as Pirates lose to Dogs in final minutes

Victory slips away as Pirates lose to Dogs in final minutes

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Brad Nunez skirts the sideline to pick up a first down for the Pirates Friday at Nederland.

Victory slips away as Pirates lose to Dogs in final minutes

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Several Pirates converge to bring down the Nederland ball carrier.

Victory slips away as Pirates lose to Dogs in final minutes

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Brad Nunez takes it left for a big gain to set up the Pirate touchdown.

Victory slips away as Pirates lose to Dogs in final minutes

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Another uncalled hold on the Pirates.

Once again, the Vidor Pirates led for most of the football game, only to see their opponent snatch the win away late in the fourth quarter.

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Wed
30
Oct

Training and Practice Comes Together

Training and Practice Comes Together

Fishing and Hunting Southeast Texas By Capt. Bill Watkins

Training and Practice Comes Together

Vidorian Photo/ Staff Photo The Pirate line and backfield clear the way for Brad Nunez.

Training and Practice Comes Together

Vidorian Photo/ Staff Photo A Nederland defender strips the ball from Pirate QB Dylan Dial.

Training and Practice Comes Together

From the time that my grandson, Levi was still in diapers he has been going into the woods with me. At first, we rode tandem on an old Honda four-wheeler and then later we managed to afford a Polaris UTV.

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Wed
23
Oct

Squirrel hunting with the .22 Magnum Rimfire rifle

Squirrel hunting with the .22 Magnum Rimfire rifle

Fishing and Hunting Southeast Texas By Capt. Bill Watkins

Squirrel hunting with the .22 Magnum Rimfire rifle

Vidorian photo/Staff Photo
t Mason w o h u Brown n d r e d , #24 y a and r d s . Colby the Smith .22 Mag , #43 . Also , hurry , there the Eagle QB.

Squirrel hunting with the .22 Magnum Rimfire rifle

Vidorian photo/Staff Photo

Nathan Bullard came close to intercepting this Eagle pass at the goal line in early action Friday night.

Squirrel hunting with the .22 Magnum Rimfire rifle

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Pirate QB Dylan Dial looks for running room Friday versus the BH Eagles.

Until I turned twelve years old, I was not allowed to follow my dad and my uncles into the woods hunting. At age ten I was just not mature enough to take those two- and threemile hikes following some really good squirrel dogs. Of course, I thought that I was ready but they were right. I would have griped and complained most of the way and ruined the hunt for my dad. When the day finally came it was in November and was a cold gray day. Usually there was at least two hunters but as my mom had seven brothers, there could be as many as four. There was always one hunter in the group that was designated to carry a .22 cal. rifle with open sights. The other or others in the group carried shot guns. When a squirrel is treed, they will often hide in a thick spot high in the branches where it is impossible to see enough of it to get a clear shot. Sometimes, they can’t be seen at all.

Wed
23
Oct

Lady Pirates sweep Lady Titans Friday

Lady Pirates sweep Lady Titans Friday

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Brooklyn Healy sets the ball as Ashleigh Sherman prepares to return.

Lady Pirates sweep Lady Titans Friday

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Lady Pirate Jordyn Burks attacks over the upraised arms of a Lady Bear defender Friday at Pirate gym.

The Vidor Lady Pirate volleyball teams made a clean sweep of the Memorial Lady Titans Friday at Pirate Gym in a district match. The Freshman team got the ball rolling, winning in two, 25-9, 25-7. The junior varsity followed suite with scores of 25-19, 25-6 and varsity completed the sweep with scores of 25-13, 25-19, 25-15.

 

 

 

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Wed
16
Oct

Run game leads to Vidor Pirates Grey victory

The Pirate ship sailed into Little Cypress to put on a six-touchdown

scoring clinic, as the Vidor Pirates Grey football team beat the LC-M Green team 41-6 in the Southeast Texas Junior Football League this past Saturday.

The Pirate running game dominated with 8.6 yards per carry for 250 yards on 29 carries and five touchdowns, while the defense forced four turnovers.

It took less than 15 seconds for running back Jordan Verde to take the Jett Brucia handoff through the defensive line crossing linebackers to blaze past the secondary in route to a 55-yard Pirate touchdown with 9:46 left in the first quarter.

 

 

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Wed
16
Oct

Pirates beat Santa Fe Indians 10-0

Pirates beat Santa Fe Indians 10-0
Pirates beat Santa Fe Indians 10-0

Vidorian photo/Randall Luker

Colby Smith, #43, wraps up the Santa Fe QB as his teammates rush in to help. The Pirates almost scored a safety, but the pitch man gained the one yard line.

Pirates beat Santa Fe Indians 10-0

Vidorian photo/Randall Luker

The Indians recovered their own fumble on the 10 yard line after mishandling this pitch under pressure from JC Marshall, #8, and Colby Smith, #43.

Pirates beat Santa Fe Indians 10-0

Vidorian photo/Randall Luker

Both teams found the ball hard to handle Friday after a sudden cold snap with the Pirates and Indians each having three fumbles. This pitch to Seigrest was recovered by the Pirates.

Pirates beat Santa Fe Indians 10-0

Vidorian photo/Randall Luker

Pirate RB Cree Simmons leads the way as ball carrier Zach Seigrest runs right against the Santa Fe Indians Friday night.

Pirates beat Santa Fe Indians 10-0

Vidorian photo/Randall Luker

The lone TD in the game came when Brad Nunez, after seemingly being stopped in heavy traffic at the line, suddenly burst out of the crowd at a full run, leaving everyone in his wake.

Vidor Pirate Logan Bell is surround by Santa Fe Indians as he attempts to haul in a pass.

 

 

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