Sports Shorts, Dec. 3, 2015

Ozen senior point guard Josh Boyd (top), Kelly basketball and Colton Weisbrod

Ozen point guard signs with Northwestern State

Ozen senior point guard Josh Boyd signed a Nation Letter of Intent to play college basketball at Northwestern State in Natchitoches, Louisiana.

Boyd (6-0, 200) averaged 10 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and three steals last year, helping the Panthers make the Class 5A state championship game while finishing 33-4.

“Josh comes from a winning basketball program that will allow for an easy transition,” said NSU head coach Mike McConathy. “He has a hate-to-lose mentality. He is a point guard that makes others better … and he can score in every way on the floor when needed, but shares the basketball very well when playing up-tempo, which is Demon basketball.”

LSC-PA Seahawks

Lamar State College-Port Arthur went to New Orleans and came away with a big win Nov. 28 as the Seahawks improved to 5-3 on the season with a 71-43 romp over Delgado College.

LSCPA marched into the Dolphins’ gym and immediately took charge behind the first-half shooting of Nederland’s Colton Weisbrod. The sophomore forward scored 10 points in the first 20 minutes, pulling down six rebounds along the way. Many of those points came thanks to perfectly timed passes into the paint by Jordon Harris, who finished the game with seven assists.

While Weisbrod dominated in the first half, it was Freddie Williams Jr. who owned the second half of the game. With the Seahawks leading 30-21 after the break, Williams helped lead an 11-2 run to start the second half.

Williams finished with a game-high 18 points with five rebounds and three steals. Sophomore Mambi Diawara completed a double-double performance with 12 points and 12 rebounds, adding six assists and three steals to his resume.

Harris finished the game with 10 points, while Weisbrod ended up with 12. Shooting nearly 47 percent from the field in the second half, the Seahawks outscored the Dolphins 41-22 down the stretch for the win.

LSC-PA will host Tyler Junior College at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, in a Region XIV contest.

Kelly basketball

The Lakeside Bank Holiday Classic basketball tournament in Westlake, Louisiana, concluded Nov. 25 with Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School taking home the boys championship with a 75-71 win over Lake Charles Barbe High School. Darrell Patterson finished with 35 points while Cannon Broussard and Jomaro Valsin each added 12.

Texas Karate Academy

The Texas Karate Academy competed in Galveston recently at the TKO Texas State Finals and won numerous awards, including three state championships.

Winners from the competition team were Dr. William Doctor (1st kata, 2nd weapons); Shelby Hunt (4th kata, 2nd fighting); Joshua Haltom (4th kata, 5th fighting); Meagan Doctor (2nd doctor); Kaitlyn Doctor (3rd fighting); Jacob Fotenberry (2nd kata, 2nd fighting); Natalie Haltom (4th kata, 1st fighting), Jonah Fortenberry (2nd kata, 2nd fighting); and Chase Bridgeman (1st kata, 2nd fighting). Not pictured is Darrius Fontenot (4th kata).

In 2015, the TKA competition team has one League World Champion, four League World finalists, 11 state finalists and four Texas State champions. The team is coached by Sensei Mike Berryhill, William Doctor and Marcus Roland.

Golden Nugget golf course

Golf Digest, the world’s most widely read golf publication, ranked Golden Nugget Lake Charles’ The Country Club 10th in its 2015 Best New Courses list. A panel of expert judges reviewed courses around the country for their overall construction design, applauding The Country Club for its beautiful scenery, links-style course, wide fairways, variety of holes, fun atmosphere and more.

Located on the Contraband Bayou, the 18-hole par 72 championship golf course offers amazing views with great golf shots and generous fairways. The Country Club is designed by the award winning Todd Eckenrode-Origins Golf Design. The 7,000 yard treasure features miniverde greens and celebration tees, fairways and roughs surrounded with Spartina Patens and Muhly grass. The manicured green framed by the property’s native bayou land offers varied levels on every hole and provides a spectacular backdrop for guests seeking a getaway within their getaway. Before hitting the links, download the free Golden Nugget Country Club App, which includes a GPS enabled yardage guide, 3D flyovers, live scoring and more.

The Country Club’s full-service Pro Shop features a wide array of top-of-the-line golf equipment, apparel and accessories for men and women from popular brands like Callaway, Titleist, Nike, Taylor Made, Ping, Peter Millar, Zero Restriction, Fairway & Greene and more. Gift cards are also available for purchase at the Pro Shop and can be used for greens fees, golf instruction, merchandise and restaurants throughout Golden Nugget.

Golf course rates begin at $129 for Golden Nugget hotel guests and $159 for non-hotel guests. Juniors (under 18 years old) cost $79 for a round. Club rentals cost $50, and twilight rates are available daily for $50.

For more information or to book your round of golf today, contact the Pro Shop at (337) 508-4653 or view