Sports

Verity Ockenden, Ciara Luna and Katya Lapayeva.

Five Lady Cardinals from the Lamar University tennis team were named as Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athletes, which led the team to claim the Scholar Team distinction.

The team notched a 3.42 grade point average for the season, and was one of 117 Division I programs and three Southland Conference teams to grab the honor. To make the list, a team must have at least a 3.2 GPA. Northwestern State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi were the other SLC programs on the list.

shadow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 200-557, .359
Best Bets: 13-23, .565
Longshots (hitting the board): 23-39, .589
Top 3 picks in the $: .549

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 187-557, .335
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 24-40, .600
Top 3 picks in the $: .537

shadow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 193-539, .358
Best Bets: 11-21, .523
Longshots (hitting the board): 23-39, .589
Top 3 picks in the $: .549

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 182-539, .337
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 24-47, .510
Top 3 picks in the $: .536

shadow
Mike James (right) played professional basketball overseas.

After providing Lamar basketball fans with tons of memorable highlights during his two seasons in Beaumont, former standout Mike James is just a step away from achieving the pinnacle of athletics success in his respective sport after signing with the summer league roster of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns.

shadow
The B.T. Striders Youth Track Club

The B.T. Striders Youth Track Club will represent Southeast Texas on a national level at the 2015 AAU National Junior Olympics in Norfolk, Virginia. Seventeen athletes from this local team have qualified to compete in this year’s event, which will take place on the Norfolk State University campus from Aug. 1-8.

shadow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 189-530, .356
Best Bets: 11-21, .523
Longshots (hitting the board): 22-38, .578
Top 3 picks in the $: .548

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 177-530, .333
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 23-46, .500
Top 3 picks in the $: .534

shadow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 184-521, .353
Best Bets: 10-20, .500
Longshots (hitting the board): 21-35, .600
Top 3 picks in the $: .549

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 172-521, .330
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 22-44, .500
Top 3 picks in the $: .534

shadow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 180-502, .358
Best Bets: 10-20, .500
Longshots (hitting the board): 18-32, .562
Top 3 picks in the $: .546

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 163-502, .324
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 21-42, .500
Top 3 picks in the $: .535

shadow
If we have a September teal season, there will be plenty of birds.

It might seem a little bit odd to talk duck hunting in July, but a recent report from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service indicates that we’re heading into November’s season opener with high expectations.

shadow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 175-484, .359
Best Bets: 9-19, .473
Longshots (hitting the board): 18-31, .580
Top 3 picks in the $: .545

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 155-484, .320
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 20-41, .487
Top 3 picks in the $: .537

shadow