Sports Shorts 06-08-17

The biggest superstars of pro wrestling will be in Beaumont on Sunday, June 11.


The biggest superstars of pro wrestling will be in Beaumont on Sunday, June 11, when the WWE Live Summerslam Heatwave Tour slams into Ford Arena at 5 p.m.

They’re subject to change, but scheduled matches include “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns challenging Bray Wyatt, plus Seth Rollins doing battle with the No. 1 contender for the Universal Championship, Samoa Joe.

Also scheduled for action is the newly crowned Intercontinental champion, the Miz, with Maryse, plus Raw women’s champion Alexa Bliss, the Hardy Boyz, Dean Ambrose and many more.

You think you got what it takes to enter the WWE Pork-Eating SummerSlam Challenge hosted by Texas Roadhouse and Ford Park?

Register online for free at or show up to Ford Arena lobby at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 8. The first person to finish 1 pound of pulled pork and bread will win two ringside seats to Sunday’s show. Second place will receive a WWE pay-per-view chair and $50 gift card from Texas Roadhouse. Third place will get a WWE prize pack plus a $25 gift card from Texas Roadhouse.

Tickets are $18-$103 and can be purchased online at or the Ford Park box office (5115 Interstate 10).

Kalon Barnes

The fastest high school runner in the state of Texas just became one of the fastest in the nation. Kalon Barnes, who will be a senior at Silsbee High School this fall, won the Dream 100-meter Invitation at the Adidas Boost Boston Games in Somerville, Massachusetts, on June 4.

Shown nationally on NBC Sports, Barnes won the race in 10.34, upsetting Anthony Schwartz (10.41), who set a new World Youth U18 100m record in 10.12 back in March. Schwartz was racing for the first time since getting injured in the Florida State High School Track and Field Championships.

Barnes (5-11, 170) is a three-star football prospect that has verbally committed to play for Baylor.

Jarron Morris

Incoming senior Jarron Morris (5-9, 165) of West Orange-Stark has verbally committed to play college football at SMU. Morris was a 12-4A Division II first team all-district defensive back for the Mustangs last season, who won their second consecutive 4A Division II state title.

PN-G baseball

The PN-G Indians (32-8-2) will enter the UIL 5 state baseball tournament, which begins on Thursday, June 8, when they place Frisco Wakeland (38-4-1) at 4 p.m. at Dell Diamond in Round Rock.

If the Indians win their semifinal game, they will play in the 5A championship at noon on Saturday, June 10, against either Corpus Christi Moody (30-2-3) or Grapevine (32-12).

Calder Twilight 5K

Runners and walkers of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in the Calder Twilight 5K, a fun evening race that will take participants down a portion of Calder Avenue and through Old Town on Friday, June 10. Registration, which is $25, begins at 6 p.m. with race time at 7 p.m. For more information, view

Samurai Showdown

Texas Karate Academy will host the second annual Samurai Showdown on Saturday, June 10, beginning at 9 a.m. at Legacy Christian Academy (8200 Highway 105) in Beaumont. Martial artists from several different states will be competing in katas, weapons and more. This is also a qualifying tournament for the TKO State and Legacy World Championships.

Those who finish in places first-third will win a real samurai sword.

For more information, call (409) 892-9352.

Gladys City Games

Let’s go back to 1901 and discover what people actually did for fun and games during the second annual Gladys City Games on Saturday, June 10, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum, 5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd.

Sports and games that will be featured at the event include stickball, marbles, horseshoes, stilts, checkers, potato sack races, 3-legged race, croquet, jump rope, jacks, hopscotch, tin can telephone and the “Game of Graces,” which was a popular activity for young girls in the 1800s, supposedly, tailored to make them more graceful. It involves two small hoops and four sticks.

“While oilmen may not have had very much leisure time, they still followed news about baseball and other sports,” Director Troy Gray said. “Also, their children would have played games such as stickball, checkers and croquet.”

This event also coincides with National Get Outdoors Day, an annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun.

Entry fee is $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and $2 for children under 12. For more information, call (409) 880-1750.


The next scheduled golf clinic for high school team golfers 12 and under will be Tuesday, June 13 – Thursday, June 15, from noon to 3 p.m. at Henry Homberg. The clinic will focus on the short game. Cost is $120 per camper, and registration information can be found online at