Sports News

Troy Douglas, Melvin Smith and Dan Dodd

Since the moment he was named Lamar University head football coach, Mike Schultz has been in a collegiate athletics whirlwind, getting to know his current players, putting together a staff and hitting the recruiting trail. He took one step closer to the start of the 2017 season with the naming of eight assistant coaches.

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John Comeaux, a  freshman guard at Lamar State College Port Arthur

John Comeaux, a freshman guard at Lamar State College Port Arthur, was named the NJCAA Division I Player of the Week on Jan. 11.

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Lamar University junior forward Colton Weisbrod

Lamar University junior forward Colton Weisbrod has been named Southland Conference Player of the Week for Jan. 16. It is the first time in his career that Weisbrod has received the honor, and the second time this season that a Cardinal has earned the award (Joey Frenchwood).

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K.J. Miller earns preseason status

Fresh off winning a state championship with West Orange-Stark football, senior K.J. Miller was chosen as an Under Armour Preseason All-American baseball player after performing in front of scouts at the Pirate City Christmas Camp in Florida.

Miller will next attend a camp Jan. 13 in Arizona at the Chicago Cubs Spring Training Facility.

As an infielder, Miller hit .500 last year for the Mustang baseball team.

Local football referee goes viral

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Junior Colton Weisbrod netted a career-high 34 points to lead Lamar to a 74-54 victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Jan. 7 at the Montagne Center. The Cardinals (10-6/2-1 Southland) trailed for a grand total of 13 seconds on their way to a rout of the Lions.

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