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For the third consecutive season, Lamar University senior Michael Feucht has been named the Southland Conference Tennis Male Student-Athlete of the Year, while senior Katya Lapayeva earned the Southland Conference Female Student-Athlete of the Year.

Feucht highlights a 2017 Academic All-Southland Conference team that features four Cardinals, including three first-team selections.

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Fishing along the coast is rapidly improving as water temperatures warm.

We are finally settling into a summer fishing pattern on the lakes and along the coast. Water temperatures are in the lower 70s on the lakes, and along the coast from the Sabine jetties to Galveston, water temperatures are in the upper 70s.

Fishing along the coast is good and getting better. Good catches of trout, reds and even Spanish mackerel are coming from the Sabine jetties. Offshore reports are excellent with big kings, ling and dorado being caught along weed lines and around the rigs.

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Silsbee senior Kalon Barnes has been declared the fastest athlete this season by the University of Interscholastic League as he won three medals (two gold) while setting a new Class 4A in the 100-meters May 13 at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin.

His winning time of 10.22 eclipsed the old 4A record of 10.26 set in 2002 by DaBryan Blanton of Forney High School.

Later that day, Barnes earned his second gold medal by winning the 200-meters in 21.48.

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First year head coach Will Davis and his baseball Cardinals are winners of six straight, which included an all-important home sweep last weekend against Stephen F. Austin to jump right back into the mix for a postseason bid to the Southland Conference Tournament with one series remaining.

LU downed SFA by the scores of 10-5, 14-8 and 9-4, and sophomore Robin Adames had a monster game last Saturday, going 3-6 at the plate with 6 RBIs.

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On the women’s side, senior Katya Lapayeva was named SLC Player of the Year.

For the second consecutive season, the Lamar men’s tennis team is heading to the first round of the NCAA Championship after winning the Southland Conference Tournament.

Lamar (17-7) will travel to Waco on Friday, May 12, to play No. 7 seed Baylor (21-7) in the opening round at 1 p.m. at Hurd Tennis Center.

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