Sports Shorts 04-21-16

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NFL linebacker Corey Nelson of the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos and his wife, West Brook graduate Jordan Nelson, visited with Pietzsch-MacArthur Elementary School in Beaumont on April 15 as a part of the Communities in Schools initiative.

Nelson and his wife spoke to more than 150 kids about the importance of an education, listening and respecting teachers, and the value of hard work.

Nelson’s wife Jordan has dedicated her life to public service and often returns to Beaumont to volunteer and work within the community. She especially enjoys working with the special needs students at West Brook.

Corey is a graduate of Dallas Skyline and played football for the University of Oklahoma. A seventh round draft pick for the Broncos in 2014. He had four tackles in Super Bowl 50 as the Broncos defeated Carolina, 24-10.

Golf

The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears golf team finished third in the Class 4A Region III meet and qualified for the UIL 4A state golf championship, which will be held April 25-26 at Onion Creek Golf Course in Austin.

LC-M’s Lauren Cox won the individual event with a two-day score of 147. Teammates include Kacie Nichols, Marlee Bird, Jessica McLain and Theresa Beckett. The team is coached by Bart Williams.

On the boys side, Skylar Petroski of Bridge City finished fifth and also qualified as an individual player to compete in the 4A state golf championship.

Soccer

After beating Salado 1-0 in a shootout, the Jasper Lady Bulldogs fell short of their quest to win a Class 4A state soccer title as they were blanked 6-0 by Kennedale, who won their second consecutive state championship.

Three players made the 4A state tournament team, including junior Macy Kendrick and sophomores Julie Carter and Kaitlin Campos. The Lady Bulldogs finished the season 23-4-1.

Little Dribblers

For the first time since 1988, Silsbee High School is hosting the Little Dribbler’s National Basketball Tournament, running through Saturday, April 23. For game schedules, view littledribblers.org.

Texas A&M softball

Vidor graduate Keeli Milligan has been on a tear this year for the No. 15 Texas A&M softball team. As a freshman, Milligan is the leadoff hitter and has started in all 43 games with a batting average of .384 and leads all NCAA Division I schools with 48 stolen bases in 51 attempts.

Woodville football

The Woodville Eagles will have their fourth new head coach in five seasons. Ty Robinson was hired April 18 to become the head football coach and athletic director. Robinson replaces Mike Waldie, who left after two seasons to become the new head coach at Daingerfield.

Robinson comes over from Yorktown where he spent the last three seasons as the head coach, leading the team to a 17-16 record, including a 9-3 playoff stint last year.

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