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Thu
28
Feb

Lady Pirates open district softball with a win over Cleveland Indians

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Lady Pirate shortstop Kiley Brown snags a hot grounder from a Cleveland Lady Indian Tuesday before throwing the runner out at first.

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Lady Pirate third baseman Calissa Weber reaches to tag a Lady Indian base runner.

The Lady Pirate 2019 softball season got off to a good start Tuesday with a convincing 10-3 district win over the Cleveland Lady Indians.

Ashlee Malagarie went the distance on the mound for the Lady Pirates, allowing three runs on two hits with three strike outs over seven innings.

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Wed
27
Feb

Indians too much for Pirates in 7-3 loss

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Jackson LaPray focuses on the ball as he maneuvers near the goal in Friday’s home game against Cleveland. LaPray is tied for most goals scored in district at 7.

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Jake Hain, #10, positions the ball as a Cleveland Indian moves in to try for a steal.

The varsity Vidor Pirate soccer team played the Cleveland Indians Friday at Pirate Stadium in a district matchup that saw the Pirates fall 7-3.

“Jackson LaPray scored all three goals for the Pirates in Friday nights game, earning him a “hat trick”, said Vidor Boys Head Soccer Coach Austin Powell.

“Two of his goals were assisted by Kaine Sanchez— one from a big throw in and the other from a pass.

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Wed
27
Feb

Lady Pirates powerlifters advance two to state

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Five Lady Pirates qualified to compete in the Girls’ Regional Powerlifting Meet held last week. Pictured are L-R Nikki Norris, Hayley Kinard, Hope Pridgen, Kylie Welch and Emma Dycus.

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Hayley Kinard poses with her Regional medals.

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Hayley Kinard and Hope Pridgen will advance to the State Powerlifting Meet to be held in Waco in March.

Two Lady Pirate powerlifters will advance to the State Meet in Waco following last week’s Regional Meet.

Hope Pridgen, competing in the 148 pound class, took first place with a total lift of 815 pounds.

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Fri
22
Feb

Pirates soccer falls to PNG Indians 3-1

The varsity Vidor Pirate soccer team traveled to Port Neches-Groves Tuesday evening for a district matchup against the PNG Indians. The Indians jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first half, but the Pirates battled back to hold the Indians scoreless in the second half while scoring a goal of their own.

“It was a very hard fought game,” said Vidor Head Boys Soccer Coach Austin Powell. “Brance Fredericksen scored our solo goal from a corner kick.”

 

 

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Fri
22
Feb

Lady Pirates overwhelm Lady Mustangs 15-0

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Lady Pirate Bailee Rowe is safe at home on a throwing error Tuesday. The Lady Pirates won 15-0 over the WOS Lady Mustangs.

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Ashlee Malagarie and Gabby LeGlue. First homeruns of the season vs Bridge City.

It was a blowout win Tuesday as the Lady Pirates breezed to a 15-0 victory over the Lady Mustangs of West Orange Stark in four innings.

Vidor scored 15 runs on 10 hits and committed no errors.

West Orange scored no runs on one hit and committed zix errors.

Ashlee Malagarie went the distance on the mound for the Lady Pirates, giving up one hit, striking out three and walking one.

After scoring a single run in the first, the Lady Pirate’s bats exploded in the second for seven runs, adding another five in the third inning and two in the fourth inning.

 

 

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Fri
22
Feb

Lady Pirates make history with 2-0 win over PNG

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Brooklyn Healy leads the Lady Pirates in scoring this year with 24 goals.

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The 2019 Lady Pirate varsity soccer team (5-1) continues to set records this season and have now moved into second place in District 21-5A behind the Nederland Lady Bulldogs (6-0). The team has won 20 games so far this season, beating the previous record that was set by the 2014 District Championship team that finished 18-3-5.

The Lady Pirates soccer team is breaking records and making history in 2019 as they make another run for the playoffs.

Tuesday night at home the Lady Pirates raised the bar again for most games won in a season when they defeated the Lady Indians of PNG.

“We are now 20-1 overall, 5-1 in district and sit in second place by ourselves,” said VISD Head Girls Soccer Coach Ralph fields.

 

 

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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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