Sports

One of the greatest players in the history of the NBA, Julius “Dr. J” Erving will serve as the keynote speaker at the Lamar University basketball Tip Off Banquet scheduled for  Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Montagne Center at 6 p.m. Tickets are $125 each and can be purchased by calling (409) 880-1715. Tables are also available at four different levels – Platinum, Gold, Silver and Regular. The Platinum table is $15,000, while the Golds are $10,000 and Silver tables are $5,000. The Platinum, Gold and Silver tables come with 10 chairs and passes to the V.I.P. reception.

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Beginning for the 2019 football season Lamar University has approved the sale of beer to the general public at all football games announced LU Director of Athletics Marco Born Monday morning. In addition to football games, beer will also be sold at basketball and baseball games.

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Port Arthur native Joel Scott made quick work last weekend defeating his opponent Clarence Brown in 48 seconds of the first round at Fury Fighting Championship MMA event held at the Lake Charles Civic Center on Aug. 3 in Lake Charles, La. Scott, who improved to 9-9, took Brown to the ground then pounded him a flurry of punches causing the referee to stop the fight and award Scott the winner by TKO. He then celebrated with his son Braelyn inside the cage.

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UPDATE: Orange CVB has cancelled their community car show scheduled for March 2 due to unfavorable weather.

 

The first motor show took place in Paris in 1898 at the famous Grand Palais and by the end of the 19th century, car shows had replaced bicycle shows. A few years later, America’s first “horseless carriage show” was held at Madison Square Garden in New York City and drew more than 10,000 spectators, who saw the Ransom Eli Olds’ prototype for the new “runabout.”

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Lamar University’s women’s basketball program is rich in history. Everyone remembers March 17, 1991, when the Cardinals defeated LSU 93-73 in front of nearly 10,000 fans in the Montagne Center in the third round of the NCAA Women’s Tournament.

Then there was the resurgence of wins beginning in 2007, but what coach Robin Harmony and her team has been doing weekly since she became the head coach in 2013 is nothing short of spectacular.

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Beaumont native Jay Bruce is a three-time Major League Baseball All-Star, two-time Silver Slugger Award winner and will soon begin spring training with the Seattle Mariners. The 31-year-old Bruce can also add Hall of Fame to his resume.

The West Brook graduate was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame wing inside the Museum of the Gulf Coast in Port Arthur on Jan. 5 in front of 100s of family, friends and former high school teammates.

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Lamar women’s basketball coach Robin Harmony won her 100th career game as the Cardinal head coach when the team defeated Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 76-58 on Jan. 5. The win is also the team’s 35th consecutive victory at the Montagne Center.

Harmony became only the third coach in program history to win 100 games.

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Hardin County’s only indoor training facility Athletic Edge Sports in Lumberton will host a baseball workshop with former MLB player Aaron Newcomb on Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. Newcomb was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in 2012. He spent several years pitching in the professional ranks for the Burlington Bees, Washington Wild Things and Gateway Grizzlies.

The two-hour fundamental workshop is for ages 6 and older and costs $25. Call (409) 227-4646 for registration or view athleticedgetrainityfacility.com

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Just three short years in business, Britt Baker has become one of the most popular athletes on the Independent professional wrestling circuit. Standing 5-foot-7, the Pennsylvania native is sometimes fire, sometimes nice. From the U.S. to Japan, Baker has competed inside the square circle against some of the best in the business, recently seen on the WWE Network in NXT against Shayna Baszler.

But this Baker is different. She’s a doctor.

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The Lamar University women’s golf team announced the 2018 Alumni Day, hosted by the current Cardinals at the Beaumont Country Club on Saturday, Oct. 20. Alumna will be able to pair up with a current Lamar student-athlete or coach for a fun day of golf and camaraderie.

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