Sports Shorts, April 7, 2016

Sports Shorts, April 7, 2016

Beaumont to host physique competition

Beaumont welcomes the National Physique Committee to the Julie Rogers Theatre on Saturday, April 23, for the Southeast Texas Championship.

“This is the first bodybuilding competition and fitness expo to hit Beaumont since 1996,” said Robin Fore, chief operations officer for the Southeast Texas Championship. “Come enjoy vendor booths, try free samples of products and don’t forget to taste a protein cupcake on your way out.”

The public is invited to watch the bodybuilding competition and enjoy the fitness expo, which opens at 9 a.m. on April 23. Admission for the pre-judging portion of the competition is $15 for adults and $10 for children (6-12). Finals start at 6:30 p.m. and admission is $25 for adults and $10 for children (6-12). VIP access is available for $75 and includes all day admission to the pre-judging and finals. 

For event information, view or call (409) 962-6630.

Since 1982, top athletes in bodybuilding, fitness, figure, bikini and physique have started their careers in the National Physique Committee. Many have graduated to successful careers in the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB), a list that includes 24 Olympia and 38 Arnold Classic winners. When the NPC returns to Beaumont this April, IFBB professionals Lenny “Doc” and Leah Sohn will be presenting. Guest poser, Johnnie Jackson and Kristi Gray will also make appearances. 

LC-M sports

Both Little Cypress-Mauriceville golf teams won District 24-4A titles. The boys defeated Bridge City in a tie-breaker.

Evan Toohey led the boys team with a two-day score of 167 followed by Reese Soliz (172), Tyler Ridgaway (176), Trey Love (175) and Hunter Hooks (190).

For the girls, Lauren Cox finished first with a 4-uder 142 followed by Teresa Beckett (205), Kacie Nichols (226), Jessica McLain (231) and Marlee Bird (287).

Each team will compete in the 4A Region III tournament on April 11-14 held at Raven Nest Golf Club in Huntsville.

Kelly tennis

Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School sophomore Garrett Halbert placed second in the TAPPS boys’ singles district championship followed by teammate, junior Jackson Winslow, who placed third.

They will both travel to Waco for the 2016 TAPPS State Tennis from April 11-12.

Shell Houston Open

Former PN-G and Lamar standout Chris Stroud tied for 27th with five other golfers at the PGA Shell Houston Open last weekend, which was played at the Golf Club of Houston in Humble.

Stroud, 34, finished with a 5-under 283 with rounds of 70-73-71-69 and earned $47,260.

Jim Herman, 38, of Cincinnati won his first ever PGA Tournament with a 15-under 273.

Track & field

The 89th Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays were held April 1-2 at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin.

Many athletes from Southeast Texas competed, and five were able to finish in the Top 10 of their respective events.

The best finish belonged to Kountze senior Grayland Arnold, who was fourth in the Boys 100-meter run (Division I) in a time of 10.80 (10.55, winning time). Arnold has signed to play football at Baylor.

Deweyville senior Mallory Dotson was fifth in the girls discus with a throw of 135-03 (170-04, winning distance).

Sophomore Wreagan Taylor of Hamshire-Fannett was fifth in the girls 100-meter hurdles (Division I) in 14.84 (14.22 winning time).

West Brook senior Julian Perez was 10th in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4:22.48 (4:15.23 winning time).