Sports

M.J. Eckart playing soccer

Lamar University senior M.J. Eckart was named the Southland Conference Women’s Soccer Student-Athlete of the Year, and the Cardinals placed four student-athletes on the conference’s all-academic team.

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Ford Proctor

Two-time Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School all-state baseball player and current Rice University infielder Ford Proctor has been named one of the Top 100 college prospects by Baseball America for the upcoming 2018 Major League Baseball Draft.

The junior was one of only three Owls to start and/or play in all 64 games last season and led the team with 58 runs scored, which gave him a high Conference USA ranking. Proctor also led the Owls in walks with 39 and was second on the team with 19 doubles while finishing fourth in the lineup with a .311 batting average.

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Carlo Correa with children

Houston Astros star Carlos Correa gave 100 kids the surprise of a lifetime when he and fiancée Daniella Rodriguez showed up at a youth fishing clinic in Katy on Dec. 2. The event was held at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in partnership with Vamos A Pescar, an initiative by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and Fishing’s Future.

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TASO baseball umpires Terry Falgout and Tim Summers

TASO baseball umpires Terry Falgout and Tim Summers recently worked the Houston Astros front office company softball game at Minute Maid Park. While there, they took a photo with the 2017 World Series trophy.

TASO Beaumont Officials chapter is now recruiting new umpires for the upcoming 2018 season. The group will next meet on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. in Beaumont at the IBEW Hall located at 1430 Spindletop Road. For more information, view tasobeaumont.org.

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Senior Kiandra Bowers, shown here with Head Coach Robin Harmony

True freshman Lola Bracy came off the bench to score a career-high 24 points, while junior Chastadie Barrs notched her national-best third triple-double of the season as the Lamar Cardinals equaled a school record for points scored in a 116-37 win over the visiting Schreiner Mountaineers in a non-conference women’s basketball game at the Montagne Center on Dec. 4.

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Zjori Bosha

Both Lamar University basketball programs were picked to finish at the top of the Southland Conference standings. And if early progress is any indication, the Cardinals could be looking at two conference titles.

The men’s team is now 5-1 after a 66-52 win over UTEP in El Paso on Nov. 27. The Cards, who got double-doubles from senior Zjori Bosha and junior Josh Nzeakor, jumped out to a 13-0 lead and never looked back. The victory equals the best start for the Cardinals since the 2008-09 season.

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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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