Sports

Thu
06
Jun

LU volleyball summer camps start soon

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Brandy Welch, left, and Dowd Hauver, right, are the coaches for the VPIFA track and field training.

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Coach Dowd Hauver goes over some of the finer points of field events before heading over to the long jump area.

BEAUMONT, Texas - As announced by the Lamar University volleyball team on Friday, dates for the Cardinal volleyball summer camps are now available and the website is now live for fans to reserve a spot. Big Red will offer five camps this summer including the Youth Camp, Setting & Attacking Camp, and Serving & Defensive Camp on June 17 & 18, the Middle School Camp July 10-12, and the Elite Camp on July 15-17.

 

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Thu
06
Jun

Game Warden Field Notes

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.

No Fishing License, But a Lot of Other Stuff

Thu
06
Jun

Future Pirates off and running, and jumping too

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These youngsters a staying active by participating in the VPIFA track and field training going on at Vidor Junior High. Registration continues through June 19.

No slackers here. Summer heat and humidity could not keep a determined group of kids from participating in the VPIFA track and field practice held at the Vidor Junior High track earlier this week.

The friendly competition among runners brought out looks of determination and concentration, but there were a lot of grins and laughs mixed in.

Stretching and warm ups preceded running events before different groups moved on to field events such as long jump.

 

 

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Wed
05
Jun

Pirates adopt new workout regimen, will debut new defense for 2019

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Visible tracks on the field and the drop in elevation along the track and on the home side of Pirate Stadium show how much soil has been removed and how the remaining surface is being leveled. The preparation work is the most time consuming part of the playing field conversion from natural to artificial turf.

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It was quiet Monday at Ivan Croak Field, but work has been progressing as preparations for a new artificial turf field continue. Workers have been hard at work leveling the field after removing the original turf and subsoil.

There are a lot of changes coming for the Vidor Pirates and their fans before the first kickoff of 2019. A new turf field will be one of the most obvious, but a noticeable difference in player’s strength, quickness and agility will be another, along with a new defensive scheme.

Since the final whistle of 2018, Pirate coaches and players have been working hard to improve and have implemented a plan to get better, both physically and mentally.

 

 

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Thu
30
May

VHS Lady Pirates honored at Athletic Awards program

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Chriseline Quirante, left, was awarded the Outstanding in Field Event Award by Coach Brooklyn Sampere. Quirante also garnered Basketball MVP, and the 2019 Heart of the Lady Pirates Awards.

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Coach Shad Smith

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Coach Melissa Story

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Mallory Chilton, pictured here between Varsity Assistant Soccer Coach Priscilla Healy and Head Girls Soccer Coach Ralph Fields, was awarded the Outstanding Leadership Award in Soccer, Lady Pirate Track MVP, and Outstanding Female Athlete of 2019.

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Mia Fawcett, left, was honored with the Outstand- Gracyn Gilbreath was awarded the Lady Pirate ing in Field Events Award Soccer Defensive MVP Award.

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Kelsie Droptini, right, was presented the Lady Pirate soccer MVP award by Varsity Assistant Coach Priscilla Healy.

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Brooklyn Healy was awarded the Lady Pirate Soccer Offensive MVP award by Varsity Assistant Coach Priscilla Healy.

Dozens of Lady Pirate athletes were recognized and honored at the annual Lady Pirate Athletic Awards ceremony held in the Vidor High School Auditorium Tuesday evening.

Coach Shad Smith, head of the girls’ athletic programs at Vidor, emceed the program with individual sports’ coaches introducing their teams and awards.

Coach Melissa Story introduced members of the Lady Pirates volleyball team. A special team chemistry, hard work and determination got the Lady Pirate volleyball team to the bidistrict playoffs for the first time ever in 2018.

 

 

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Wed
29
May

VPIFA Building Future Pirates

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Varsity coaches and participants pose for a group photo after a recent quickness and agility workout.

Keeping kids in shape, having fun, and building future Pirates is the goal of the VPIFA, and the organization is drawing the praise of VISD Head Coach and Athletic Director Jeff Mathews.

“It’s a good thing,” Mathews said. “To build a high school program we have to be on the same page as those guys and I guess when you’ve been here as long as I have, the majority of those guys down there, I coached at some point in time in my career here.”

Mathews, with several varsity coaches and players, recently partnered with the VPIFA to teach quickness and agility drills in four sessions.

 

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Thu
23
May

New UIL rules now allow coach involvement in summer

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VISD Head Girls Basketball Coach Shad Smith explains some of the finer points of ball control during a 2018 basketball summer camp.

When the Vidor Pirates and Lady Pirates take to the field, court or track next season, they are almost assured of being, stronger, faster and better conditioned for their sport, due in part to a change in UIL rules regarding summer camps and coach involvement.

From junior high to high school, camps for strength and conditioning, as well as skills specific to a sport are scheduled for Vidor athletes.

According to VISD Athletic Director Jeff Mathews, over the past few summers the coaching staff has noticed a steady decline in those attending summer workouts.

 

 

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Wed
22
May

Six Cards Named to All-SLC Baseball Teams

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FRISCO, Texas - As announced by the Southland Conference office on Monday, six members of the Lamar University baseball team have received all-conference nods.JC Correa was named the Second Team All-Conference shortstop, Logan Berlof collected Third Team All-Conference honors at second base, and Jason Blanchard was named Third Team Starting Pitcher. Robin Adames, Cole Girouard, and Avery George were each named Honorable Mention All-SLC.

“We are excited about these six guys getting recognized for solid years,” said head coach Will Davis. “One especially exciting thing is that four of them will be back on the team next year with only Robin and Jason departing due to graduation.”

JC Correa - Jr. - Santa Isabel, P.R. - Second Team All-Southland Conference Shortstop

 

Wed
22
May

Pirates make semi-finals in Fifth Annual Golden Triangle 7 on 7 Classic

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Pirate QB Quinten Root tosses a pass to receiver Gage Galloway as a Legacy defender pursues.

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Coaching the Pirates’ 7 on 7 team Saturday was Brock Galloway, with clipboard. Pirate players pictured include, l to r, Brad Nunez, Zach Seigriest, Quentin Root, Brady Price and Gage Galloway

The Vidor Pirates 7 on 7 team fought their way to the semi-final round of the Fifth Annual Golden Triangle 7 on 7 Classic held Saturday at Beaumont’s Legacy Christian Academy before being eliminated by Nederland. About 20 Vidor athletes participated in Saturdays’ tourney, with several having to leave for work commitments before the semi-final match.

Teams participating in Saturday’s games included Nederland, Vidor, Legacy, Lumberton, Silsbee, Beaumont United and Goose Creek.

Designed as an offseason workout program primarily for quarterbacks, receivers, secondary players and linebackers, schools throughout Texas organize teams and participate in a summer league that culminates with a state championship tournament in July.

 

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Thu
16
May

Cardinal T&F Captures Eight All-SLC Honors

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FRISCO, Texas - After taking eight medals at the Southland Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Lamar University has been awarded eight All-SLC honors, including two First Team All-SLC members, three Second Team members, and three Third Team members.

Outdoor track & field individual awards are nominated and voted on by the league’s head coaches. Voting for oneself or one’s own athletes is not permitted. The top three finishers from each event’s final at the championship meet are automatically named All-Southland Conference.

 

 

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