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 Lamar University scored goals in the 20th and 83rd minute of the game, but only needed the first goal to defeat University of Houston, 2-0, on Aug. 19 at the LU Soccer Complex. The victory was Lamar’s second-straight shutout to start 2018, which is the second consecutive season they have began 2-0.

“This was a huge win for us,” said head coach Steve Holman. “Houston is a good team, and they’re really good in the second half. I thought our defense was solid tonight — we bent but didn’t break. It was great to get a shutout.”

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Lamar’s football team held a scrimmage Aug. 11 at Provost Umphrey Stadium. The scrimmage was broken down into three parts — offense vs. defense, special teams and red zone work.

The offense had the upper hand in the scrimmage, breaking several big plays, while the defense flipped the script during special teams work.

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The 2018 soccer season will open this weekend for last year’s Southland Conference champion Lamar Cardinals. LU will host Grambling on Friday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. and the University of Houston on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. The Cards won an exhibition game Aug. 8 against Rice, 3-2.

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Lamar University will officially be kicking off the 2018-19 academic year with a family-oriented event for the fans. LU will be hosting Cardinal Fan Fest on Thursday, Aug. 9, in the Montagne Center at 5:30 p.m.

The LU football and soccer teams have reported to campus, and volleyball and cross-country will be reporting in the coming days, which means the start of a new athletic season has arrived in Beaumont.

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A popping cork fished over a live mullet, shrimp or mud minnow

One thing is certain in the world of fishing – corks will almost always lead the way to more fish, especially when you are after reds and trout during the hot summer months.

Last Saturday, I was fishing on Keith Lake, along with a ton of other fishermen, and not doing too well with lures. But there were mullet everywhere. The solution was simple – rig up a popping cork, use the cast net to box a couple dozen finger mullet and see what happens. The end result was three reds and two trout within an hour.

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