Sports Shorts 05-18-17

Sports Shorts 05-18-17

Silsbee senior Kalon Barnes has been declared the fastest athlete this season by the University of Interscholastic League as he won three medals (two gold) while setting a new Class 4A in the 100-meters May 13 at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin.

His winning time of 10.22 eclipsed the old 4A record of 10.26 set in 2002 by DaBryan Blanton of Forney High School.

Later that day, Barnes earned his second gold medal by winning the 200-meters in 21.48.

Barnes has also pledged to play football at Baylor.

Silsbee’s 4x100-meter relay team that included Barnes finished second behind Atlanta High School in 41.41.

The Port Arthur Memorial boys 4x200 relay team of Kary Vincent Jr., De’Andre Angelle, Xavier Hull and Ireon Brown set a new national high school record in 1:23.52, which was previously set by Fort Bend Hightower in 2007 in 1:23.92.

The Beaumont Central 4x200 finished third in 1:25.28.

The same four runners for Memorial also set a new UIL 5A record in the 4x100 with a blistering time of 39.80, besting the previous record set in 2001 by Houston Forest Brook (39.95).

Memorial’s 4x400 team was third in 3:14.73.

Vincent, who will play football at LSU next fall, won the 5A 200 meters in 20.71.

Jeffrey Hulon Jr. of West Brook was second in the 6A 100-meter in 10.41.

Woodville’s Carrington Marendes (sophomore) won three silver medals in the wheelchair division. Marendes was second in the shot put (6.76), second in the 100-meters (16.22) and second in the 400-meters (55.80).

On the girl’s side, Wreagan Taylor of Hardin-Jefferson was second in the 4A 100-meter hurdles (14.52), and Jessica Nevils of Hamshire-Fannett was second in the 4A 300-meter hurdles (44.51).

Softball playoffs

Two area teams are left in the UIL softball playoffs, and if both teams win, they will face each other for the chance to play in the Class 4A state softball championship.

Both LC-M and Bridge City will play in a best-of-three series. The Lady Bears of LC-M will play Liberty Hill, and the Lady Cardinals face Lorena.

The LC-M and Liberty Hill series will start Thursday, May 18, at Madisonville High School at 7 p.m. Game 2 will be Friday at 5 p.m. and, if needed, Game 3 will immediately follow.

Bridge City will drive to Huntsville to play Lorena at Sam Houston State beginning Friday, May 19, at 7 p.m. Games 2 and 3 will be Saturday beginning at 2 p.m.

Baseball playoffs

Several local baseball teams have advanced to the Regional Quarterfinals in the UIL playoffs.

In Class 5A, PN-G will play Barbers Hill in a best-of-three series beginning Thursday, May 18, at Barbers Hill at 7:30 p.m. Game 2 will be Friday at PN-G at 7:30 p.m. and if a Game 3 is needed, the teams will travel to Crosby on Saturday to play at The Ballpark with a time yet to be determined.

In Class 4A, Bridge City and Silsbee will meet in a best-of-three series with the entire series at Vincent-Beck Stadium at Lamar University. Play begins Thursday at 7 p.m. with Game 2 on Saturday at 2 p.m. Game 3 will follow, if needed.

Orangefield and WO-S will play one game on Friday at Lamar University at 7 pm.

In Class 3A, Kirbyville and Pollok Central will play a best-of-three series beginning Thursday at Gary High School at 7 p.m. Games 2  and 3 will be on Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. at Jasper High School.

LSCPA Seahawks

The LSCPA Seahawks softball season came to an end last weekend as they lost consecutive games in the NJCAA Region 14 softball tournament to Bossier Parish and host Angelina. The team finished the season with a 31-31 record.

More honors poured in for Savana Guidry, who will play for Lamar next season, as she was named the NJCAA Region 14 Player of the Year.

Guidry was also named to the region’s all-conference first team, along with fellow Seahawk Alexis Perez.


John Wright had an amazing golf outing May 15 at Bayou Din. He shot an 18-hole score of 66, which included a hole-in-one on Hole 11, an eagle on Hole 13 and three birdies.

Iris Marquardt and Paula LaBrie of Beaumont took first place low net at the Mallard Contraband Ladies Golf Tournament held in Lake Charles.

LC-M hoop camps

The LC-M basketball programs will soon host basketball camps beginning with the boys from May 30 – June 2 for incoming third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders. The third and fourth grade camp will go from 9-11 a.m. and the fifth and sixth graders from noon – 2 p.m.

A second camp will be held June 12-15 for seventh through ninth graders. Seventh and eighth graders will be from 9-11 a.m. and ninth graders noon – 2 p.m.

Both camps will be held at First Baptist Church Orange (7637 MLK Jr. Drive), and registration is $60.

“Our mission is, first and foremost, for your child to have fun,” said LC-M boys head coach Brad Jeffcoat. “We love coaching and playing basketball and look forward to developing in your child the skills to be a successful basketball player. Each day we will invest time into critical offensive and defensive fundamentals, competitive drills and games, and live game action.”

The LC-M Future Champions 2017 Girls Basketball Camp will be June 5-8 at LC-M High School Gym. The cost of the camp is $60.

Incoming fourth, fifth and sixth graders will go from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Incoming seventh, eighth and ninth graders will go from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

The primary purpose of the camp is to provide girls an opportunity to learn and improve their basketball skills in a fun setting. Emphasis will be placed on shooting, defensive play and game play. Special attention will be given to the development of self-confidence, motivation and sportsmanship by the LC-M high school coaching staff and former varsity players.