Sports

Big slot reds like this one are being caught under the birds on Sabine Lake.

Good catches of reds and flounder continue to make a whole lot of anglers happy on Sabine Lake. Reds are busting the surface under the birds, trout are beginning to show up under flocks of gulls, and flounder are excellent on the upper end of the lake along the shorelines in 1 to 3 feet of water.

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Tyran de Lattibeaudiere and  Chelsea Grant

After dominating during a busy three-match week for the Lamar University volleyball squad, senior outside hitter Chelsea Grant was voted as the Southland Conference Player of the Week on Oct. 25.

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Lane Stuart, Tommy Butler, T.C. Welch, Marc Ochoa and Tim Summers

Longtime HS football referee retiring

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Carson Earp, Hanna Elfving and Anna Spengler

A 22-yard scoring strike from Carson Earp to DeWan Thompson with six seconds on the clock handed the Lamar University football its most thrilling victory since bringing back the program at the start of the 2010 season. Trailing by as many as 13 points with less than two minutes remaining, LU (3-3, 3-1 Southland Conference) scored two touchdowns in the final 1:43 of the contest to record the victory over Northwestern State, 32-31, on Oct. 15 at Provost Umphrey Stadium.

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Sabine Lake guide Colby Denbow and Phil Brannan with a pair of nice reds

Catching a daily limit of three slot reds on Sabine Lake is about as easy as it gets. Just look for the birds that are holding over reds blasting shrimp and shad on the surface, and you are good to go.

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The Lamar University football team made it consecutive wins on the season by knocking off Abilene Christian, 38-10, on Oct. 8 at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene. The Cardinals (2-3, 2-1 Southland Conference) continue their dominance over ACU in Abilene improving, to 7-2 all-time on the road in the series.

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Big bucks will be in the rut in the Pineywoods.

The gun season opener on deer throughout Texas is Nov. 5, and now is the right time to start making plans for successful early season hunts.

The first four weeks of the Texas deer season are always the most exciting because you never know what to expect – especially in the Pineywoods. The rut is going on, and that means your chances of taking a wall-class buck don’t get much better.

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Senior defensive back Brendan Langley

Senior defensive back Brendan Langley has been named Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Week. It is the first time this season that Langley has received a conference weekly honor.

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Forget about reds and trout, it’s time to get in on some big time catches of flo

The cool weather associated with last week’s frontal system has dropped water temperatures a few degrees along the coast, and that has set up some very impressive catches of flounder. October is when big-time numbers of flounder begin their migration from the marsh and bays to the Gulf. It’s definitely the easiest time to rack up some impressive numbers of these tasty fish.

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 Ashton Sumrall, 8, of Orange with a prize catch weighing 6.5 pounds

The CCA STAR tournament final results are in and Southeast Texas anglers did real well. In the StarKids Scholarship Gafftop Division, this year’s winner is Ashton Sumrall, age 8, of Orange, with a prize catch weighing 6.5 pounds.

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