Sports News

Reid Russell

Newly crowned Southland Conference Hitter of the Year Reid Russell joined six other Cardinals from the Lamar University baseball team who were voted onto all-league teams by head coaches and sports information directors.

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Senior Taylor Stockton was named SLC Student-Athlete of the Year.

Senior Taylor Stockton was named the Southland Conference’s Student-Athlete of the Year for women’s golf. Stockton, a Clear Lake native, becomes the fifth LU women’s golfer to be named student-athlete of the year, joining Casey Cain (2004, 2005), Therese Nilsson (2009), Stine Pederson (2011) and Kelly Erasmus (2015).

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Ozen football coach resigns after 2 years

The Ozen Panther football program will look for a fourth new head coach in five seasons as David Suggs announced his resignation May 10 after two seasons. Suggs and the Panthers were 9-12 in two seasons with one playoff appearance, finishing the 2015 slate with a 5-5 record.

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Jamie Jennusa (Photos by Matt Block)

The Southeast Texas Championship was the first National Physique Committee event to be held in the Golden Triangle since 1996. Competitors gathered at the Julie Rogers Theatre in downtown Beaumont on April 23 to show who had the best physiques. Making a special appearance was National Champion and famed bodybuilder Johnnie Jackson. 

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May 13-15 will be designated as Jim Gilligan Days.

Heading into his final weekend as a head coach in the dugout at Vincent-Beck Stadium, the city of Beaumont made a proclamation May 10 stating that May 13-15 will be designated as Jim Gilligan Days around the town for the years of service he has provided Lamar University and the entire community.

“It was very, very nice of Mayor (Becky Ames) and the City Council to present this to me. Tell everybody they have off for the next three days,” said Gilligan with a grin.

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