Sports Shorts 8/17/2017

Sports Shorts 8/17/2017

Lumberton footballer hospitalized after collapse on the field

A Lumberton high school football player collapsed during practice Aug. 11 and was air-lifted to John Sealy Hospital in Galveston. Sophomore Juan “Junior” Trevino is currently in stable condition.“The family continues to get good news with positive test/scan results with the timeline for progress continuing to improve,” said a Lumberton ISD spokesperson in a statement. “Additionally his father shared with Coach Babin that the doctor reiterated that the response time of the staff and EMS has put him in a much better position. His father also expressed his thankfulness for the continuous community-based support and prayers.”A Go Fund Me account was set up to help with medical expenses.

Orangefield volleyball

UL-Monroe senior volleyball player Kacey Leblanc was named Sun Belt Conference preseason first team and Preseason Defensive Player of the Year. From Orangefield, Leblanc is the first ULM volleyball player to receive these honors.

Leblanc enters 2017 ranked fourth on the ULM all-time digs list. She concluded her junior year with 497 digs despite missing four matches due to injury. She played in 110 sets, averaging 4.52 digs per set with 122 assists.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized with a preseason award, and to be the first to receive such an award at ULM makes it even more special,” said Leblanc. “I look forward to proving my worth this year and helping this team accomplish great things.”

UL-M head coach Patrick Hiltz said that he is extremely happy for her.

“She’s one of the hardest working players we have had here at ULM, so it’s nice to see her efforts recognized by the Sun Belt Conference,” he said. “Kacey has been a leader for our program since her arrival on campus. Her teammates respect her, and I know every player on the squad shares an excitement for Kacey today. She is a great example of what an NCAA athlete should be all about. Kacey truly loves playing with her teammates and exemplifies what it means to represent ULM and to have pride in wearing the maroon and gold. Preseason awards are a nice way of recognizing past efforts of teams and individuals, but tomorrow we start our pursuit of postseason awards for 2017.”

ULM opens the 2017 season at Arkansas on Friday, Aug. 25.

Babe Ruth World Series

The Mid-County Senior Babe Ruth team won the Babe Ruth 16-18 World Series on Aug. 12, concluding the eight-day tournament in Ephrata, Washington. The team defeated Cape Cod, a team from Massachusetts, 6-0 in the championship and went 5-1 during the series.

The Mid-County Babe Ruther 16-18 roster consisted of Brandon Cluck, Marcus Foreman, Devaun Anderson, Case Babino, Jacob Vaughn, Kody Kolb, Zach Clark, Connor Kemp, Brock Fenn, Brandon Morse, Connor McGrath, Burke Badon, Zach Friesz, Logan LeJuene, Kyler Bumstead and Chase Kemp.The team is managed by Ben Rogers and assisted by Robert Henckel, Jimmy Collins, and Clint Landry.


The Southern Texas PGA Junior Golf summer season ended with over 400 tournaments hosted throughout the section and with more than 3,100 participants. To top off the season, STPGA held its annual Junior Championship from Aug. 9-10 at The Woodlands Country Club Palmer Course. These 250 junior golfers participated throughout the blazing Texas summer to earn an invitation to the prestigious event.

Junior Tour winners were Trace Martin of San Marcos (Boys 15-18, 5-under 139); Tomek Pickrell of Cypress (Boys 13-14, 1-over 145); Alex Papayoanou of The Woodlands (Boys 11-12, 7-under 137); Bethany Reid of Dayton (Girls 15-18, 7-over 151); Felisa Sajulga (Girls 13-14, 11-over 155); and Mimi Burton of Austin (Girls 11-12, 22-over 166).

Little Linkster winners were Marek Fleming of Tomball (Boys 11-12, 9-hole Red, 1-over 73); Shiv Parmar of Selma (Boys 9-10, 9-hole Modified, 4-under 68); Aadi Parmar of Selma (Co-Ed 6-8, 9-hole Modified, 1-under 71); Julia Vollmer of San Antonio (Girls 11-12, 9-hole Red, 4-under 68); and Lindsay Lee of San Antonio (Girls 9-10, 9-hole Modified, 1-under 71).•••Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) Foundation will host its first charity golf tournament, sponsored by ExxonMobil, on Friday, Sept. 15, at the Beaumont Country Club. Tee times are 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. All proceeds from the tournament go toward student scholarships at LIT.

The Tournament Team Golf Package is $1,750 and includes shirts, hats, green fees, carts and unlimited drinks and food for four players. Plus, teams can distribute company/business product or promotional items in golfer bags. Trophies will be awarded at each flight for first, fifth, 10th and 15th places.

Other sponsorship opportunities are available from $8,000 to $500.

For more information about the LIT Charity Golf Tournament, for sponsorship opportunities and to register, view or call (409) 839-2956.•••The Judge James B. Scales Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Sept. 16, at Babe Zaharias Golf Course (3500 Jimmy Johnson Blvd) at 8 p.m.

The format will be a four-person scramble with a $60 registration fee, which includes green fee, cart, beverages, food and door prizes. Mulligans may be purchased for $5 each with a limit of two per player.

All proceeds will benefit the Bridge City Chamber and Historical Museum, formerly known as the Prairie View Teacherage.

For more information, view or call (409) 735-5671.