Sports News

This southern stingray is one you definitely don’t want to step on.

Wade fishermen along the Texas coast know full well that stingrays are abundant just about anywhere you can find a salty tide. It’s not unusual to see them while wading the bays during the warm water months from about May through November. And that’s why stingray-proof wading boots and shin guards are so popular. If you get hit by the poison barb of a ray’s tail, you are toast for a least a few days, and done fishing for at least a couple of weeks.

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Five members of the Lamar University women’s tennis team have been named 2017 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athletes, announced ITA officials. The Cardinals named to the list are freshman Jasmin Buchta, senior Katya Lapayeva, junior Stephanie Marchena, senior Talisa Merchiers and senior Anna Spengler.

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PN-G quarterback commits to UT

Port Neches-Groves incoming junior quarterback Roschon Johnson recently took to his Twitter account to announce that he has verbally committed to play football at the University of Texas.

Johnson (6-1, 190) threw for 2,364 yards last season and ran for 1,488 while being named the 25-5A MVP.

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Catching a bunch of fish in 100-degree heat can be borderline impossible — but it can be done. Some of the best fishing right now is on East Galveston Bay and on Calcasieu Lake for trout and reds. Crappie fishing on Sam Rayburn is excellent, and catfishing on Toledo Bend is very good at night.

Fishing on Sabine Lake has been slow overall. Your best bet is to fish the jetties with live mullet for reds, or live shrimp for trout. The short rigs have been fair for trout on jigs. The rigs farther out are holding ling, small snapper and bull reds.

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Two front line athletes have signed on with the Lamar University volleyball program, joining three other athletes from the early signing period for the 2017 season.

Bre’Ala Box and Liz Eardly, both versatile athletes who play near the net, along with Iyara Walker, Kaitlyn Nutt and Alexis Wiley, signed with the Cardinals in November. The Cards also welcome one of the area’s – if not the state’s – top players in Kennidee Willis of Deweyville.

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