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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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Stijn van der Meer

Senior right-hander Will Hibbs continued a six-year tradition for the Lamar University baseball team when his name was announced as a 19th-round selection of the Philadelphia Phillies, and shortstop Stijn van der Meer joined him in the 34th round as a selection of the Hou

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AT&T-Stadium (top) and Jermaine Jones and Clint Dempsey

Football championships head back to Arlington

All University Interscholastic League (UIL) football state championship games will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington for the next two years, including the 11-man and six-man football championship games. 

The new schedule places all 12 games in a four-day span, from Dec. 14-17.

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Head football coach Ray Woodard and Charline Dauphin at the dedication of the Da

The Lamar University athletic family lost a dear friend Friday with the passing of Charline Dauphin at the age of 86.

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The nine-day recreational red snapper season is open through June 10.

The water temperature on Sabine Lake is in the lower 80s, and as of last week catches of trout, reds and flounder were stupid good, according to guide Colby Denbow with Sabine Lake Lodge.

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Lamar coach Jim Gilligan

The Lamar baseball Cardinals had all the momentum in the world heading into the Southland Conference Tournament last week in Sugar Land with a 33-19 record, yet the Cards faltered and were eliminated in two games, losing to Central Arkansas 3-0 and Stephen F. Austin 5-2. 

Lamar had swept SFA in a three-game series the week before the tournament, outscoring the Lumberjacks 35-15.

The tournament elimination marked the end of a historic career for Lamar coach Jim Gilligan.

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Kermit Washington

A federal grand jury sitting in Kansas City, Missouri, returned an indictment against a former professional basketball player in the NBA charging him with corruptly interfering with the internal revenue laws, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, obstruction of justice and aggravated identity theft, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson of the Western District of Missouri.

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Former Bridge City Cardinal and current UT-Arlington freshman Alexus Henry

West Orange-Stark football

West Orange-Stark senior football player Steven Tims will continue his education and play football for Blinn College in Brenham. Tims was named the Class 4A state championship game defensive MVP.

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