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At the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate, Lamar senior Zander Gous claimed his second c
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Lamar University senior Zander Gous led wire-to-wire as he cruised to a four-stroke victory at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate on Sept. 20 in Choudrant, Louisiana.

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The NCAA Committee on Infractions released its statement on the Lamar University men’s golf program Thursday morning regarding violations prior to the conclusion of the 2014-15 season. The violations are related to improper benefits and financial aid provided to student-athletes.

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Houston backup quarterback Kyle Postma threw for 125 yards and rushed for 109.

When the Lamar Cardinals traveled an hour west on Interstate 10 on Sept. 10 to face FBS nationally ranked No. 6 Houston, they left their offense at home as the Cards lost for the second straight week, this time in a 42-0 shutout.

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The Central Zone dove opener was excellent.

The Sept. 1 Central Zone dove season opener was about as good as it gets on fields west of Beaumont, according to guide Jim West.

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Kade Harrington

Squandering a 14-3 halftime lead in the season opener at home Sept. 3 against FCS No. 16 Coastal Carolina, the Lamar Cardinals were outscored 35-0 in the second half to lose 38-14.

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Jeffery Hulon

The 2016 AAU National Junior Olympics was held in Humble from Saturday, July 30, to Saturday, Aug 6. A premier track and field event, this year’s Junior Olympics attracted over 12,000 athletes and 904 teams representing 48 states.

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Hunting and fishing regulations for the new season

Opening day of dove season in the Central Zone is Sept. 1, the teal season opens on Sept. 10 and the bow season on deer is Oct. 1– Nov. 4. Just in case you want to get in on some alligator hunts, that season is open from Sept. 10-30 here in Southeast Texas. That’s how tight things are getting on the hunting scene. I’m seeing lots of deer feeders being loaded up at sporting goods stores, along with bags of corn and cases of shotgun shells.

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prospects for the 2016-17 hunting season are good to excellent.

The Texas dove season in the Central and North zones opens Sept. 1, and the word from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is that hunters can expect to see plenty of birds and have a lot more days to hunt them. That’s plenty of good news for over 415,000 Texas dove hunters.

We’ll have a 90-day season with 20 more days of opportunity compared with previous years.

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Robert Sloan photo Beat the heat with an early morning or late afternoon hike at

Something that absolutely drives me crazy are the folks that start a conversation about it being so hot during August. Hey, it’s always like this. On any given day you can scramble eggs on your driveway at high noon. We all know it’s Texas hot right now, but there are ways to get outdoors and still have some fun. For example, try:

Crabbing at McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge

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The Lamar Cardinals opened football camp Aug. 4 and saw 44 lettermen return from last season including preseason senior All-Americans Kade Harrington (running back) and Bret Treadway (offensive lineman), to go along with a signing class that ranked fourth nationally at the FCS level this past February.

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