Sports

The Astros celebrated on Saturday Night Live in New York

Sports has always been a getaway from frustration, boredom, fear, you name it. As humans, we turn to sports to get relief from the battles we are enduring, if only for a few hours at a time. But sports isn’t the same. There is more emphasis on player contract extensions or daily fantasy play than the actual enjoyment of watching a game. 

But the Houston Astros have changed all that.

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For the first time in her career, senior pitcher Ciara Luna was named the Southl

Fans of Lamar University athletics not only have several opportunities to cheer on their favorite teams on Saturday, April 15, but also have the chance save lives by helping to delete blood cancer.

As part of the Students vs. Blood Cancer national campaign, stations will be set up at Provost Umphrey Stadium, Vincent-Beck Stadium and the LU Softball Complex to allow Lamar fans to register to be a life-saving match to a blood cancer patient in need. The process takes just a few minutes, as fans would have their cheek swabbed to determine if they are a potential match.

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Thai Williams and Chanissey Fowler finished 1-2 in the 60-meter dash.
Thai Williams

While the Lamar Lady Cardinals are sitting pretty with a 20-6 overall record and 13-3 in league play, having guaranteed spot in the Southland Conference Tournament, their counterparts on the men’s side still need to win to get in.

By losing a 75-68 home game Feb. 25 to Houston Baptist, the Cards fell to 16-13 overall and 8-8 in conference.

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Junior Torey Noel had 9 points on 4-of-7 shooting.

Prior to opening its 2017 season, Lamar University baseball will hold three free youth clinics hosted by first year head coach Will Davis, his staff and select players.

Each clinic will start at 10 a.m., last approximately two hours and will be for eighth graders and younger. Cardinal baseball players and coaches will be on hand following the camp for pictures and autographs.

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Bob Wieland and President Ronald Reagan

Each day, 22 veterans commit suicide, or nearly one per hour. Brady Mazzola is trying to prevent that from happening but needs help.

The Orange native and former Lamar tennis player is hosting the first event of its kind on Veterans Day – Friday, Nov. 11 – at the Beaumont Municipal Tennis Center at 6455 College beginning at 7 p.m.

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William “The Wild Shaker” Villasenor of Mazatlan, Mexico

Friday, Sept. 23, from 6-8 p.m., a rocking charity event, “Flood the House With Zumba,” comes to the Compro Event Center, 4155 W Cardinal Drive, Beaumont.

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Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum will hold an information and interest meeting on Thursday, July 21, for individuals interested in forming a vintage baseball team. Anyone age 13 and above is invited to hear about the rules and ideas for forming a team, practicing at the museum, and going to the Texas Vintage Base Ball competition.

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Will Hibbs was selected as its UniversalCoin.com Pitcher of the Week.

April 11 was a big day for the Lamar University baseball team. First, Collegiate Baseball announced that for the first time since 2009, the Cardinals were nationally ranked. And then, the Southland Conference publicized that Will Hibbs was selected as its UniversalCoin.com Pitcher of the Week.

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Logan Hillin
Will Gavrelos (University of Houston)

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Senior Logan Hillin received a scholarship to play football at Southwestern University in Georgetown, near Austin. The receiver/defensive back totaled 1,011 all-purpose yards last season including 11 touchdowns. He was TAPPS DI-3 Athlete of the Year and a two-time National Honor Society student.

 

West Brook athletics

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Addesa Collins

The Lamar Cardinal basketball teams will be back in action Saturday, Jan. 16, when both teams host Northwestern State beginning with the Lady Cards at 2 p.m. followed by the men at 4:30 p.m. Both will streamed live online at espn3.com.

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