Sports

West Brook is getting a Hall of Fame basketball coach. July 7, Beaumont ISD announced that Andre Boutte would be the new boys head basketball coach replacing Sam Simon, who stepped down after the season.

“I prayed about the situation,” said Boutte, who is 52. “It’s unique; it gives me a challenge at this point in my career.”

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Ford Proctor (Photos courtesy of Rice athletics)

Two-time Monsignor Kelly high school all-state baseball player Ford Proctor has parlayed that success into becoming an NCAA collegiate baseball All-American.

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Junior outfielder Reid Russell

After a powerful outburst that tied a school record, junior outfielder Reid Russell was invited to participate in the 2016 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby, which will be Sunday, July 3, and shown live on ESPN2 at 7:30 p.m.

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Ed Taylor

Taylor hired as Ozen football coach

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Deweyville’s Willis earns more awards

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Lamar University’s Brynn Baca, a first-team selection on the All-Southland Conference Softball team, was named to the 2016 USA Baseball Women’s National Team Trials roster, following the second annual Women’s National Open held at the USA Baseball National Training Complex from June 10-12 in Cary, North Carolina.

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Artist's rendering of NASA's Juno spacecraft

July 4, NASA will fly a solar-powered spacecraft the size of a basketball court within 2,900 miles (4,667 kilometers) of the cloud tops of our solar system’s largest planet.

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Former Deweyville standout Jacob Howell was selected by the Washington Nationals in the 21st round (634th pick) of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft. Howell just finished his junior season at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi.

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Samurai Showdown

It was an overwhelming success in every capacity as Texas Karate Academy (TKA) held its first Samurai Showdown June 11 as more than 200 competitors from Austin to Baton Rouge filled Wesley Methodist Church in Beaumont.

TKA had 36 students compete, which resulted in 29 first-place awards, nine second-place awards and 15 third-place finishes.

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It was an overwhelming success in every capacity as Texas Karate Academy (TKA) held their first Samurai Showdown June 11 as more than 200 competitors from Austin to Baton Rouge filled Wesley Methodist Church.

TKA had 36 students compete, which resulted in 29 first-place awards, nine second-place awards, and 15 third-place finishes.

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