Sports

On the women’s side, senior Katya Lapayeva was named SLC Player of the Year.

For the second consecutive season, the Lamar men’s tennis team is heading to the first round of the NCAA Championship after winning the Southland Conference Tournament.

Lamar (17-7) will travel to Waco on Friday, May 12, to play No. 7 seed Baylor (21-7) in the opening round at 1 p.m. at Hurd Tennis Center.

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Believe it or not, NOAA Fisheries is giving recreational fishermen three whole days to go after red snapper in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico. It is the shortest snapper season in history and is a direct slap in the face to all salty recreational anglers, and a huge favor for commercial fishing. How could a federal agency be so out of touch with the taxpaying citizens that keep them in business? One of our Texas politicians said last week, “Red snapper is a manmade fishery management disaster.”

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Christus All-Star Classic

The high school sports season is not over yet. The Southeast Texas Coaches Association (SETCA) has continued its partnership with Christus to give outgoing seniors one last chance to perform.

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The Museum of the Gulf Coast invites you to join Coach Wade Phillips at his book signing from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 5, directorTom Neal said in a release.

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Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School’s JV Lady Bears softball team finished their season as district champs for the second consecutive year, LCM CISD spokesperson Sherry Combs said in a release.

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Legendary football coach and current defensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams Wade Phillips will sign copies of his newly released book titled “Son of Bum: Lessons My Dad Taught Me About Football and Life” on Friday, May 5.

His first stop will be at 2 p.m. at the Museum of the Gulf Coast (700 Procter St.) in Port Arthur, and Phillips will sign copies in Beaumont at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble (4155 Dowlen Road).

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There’s been a whirlwind of changes since Mike Schultz arrived as the new head football coach earlier this year and a major point of emphasis under Schultz is that players get stronger by spending more time in the weight room. 

With that said, Schultz and the coaching staff hosted a first for the Lamar football team — Night of Champions — on April 25, which is a strength and conditioning showcase that saw several members of the team square off in bench press, squats and deadlift at Provost Umphrey Stadium in front of fans. 

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LU will honor its four seniors – Michael Feucht, Jeandre Hoogenboezem, Juuso Lai

The Lamar Cardinals softball team (22-21) will host nationally ranked Baylor on Tuesday, April 25, for one non-conference game beginning at 4 p.m.

The Bears (35-7), ranked No. 13, defeated the Cardinals 5-3 back on Feb. 18 during their tournament in Waco. To purchase tickets, view lamarcardinals.com or call (409) 880-1715.

Before the Cards square off with the Bears, they have a date with Southland Conference first-place McNeese (30-14, 16-2) in Lake Charles for three games beginning Friday, April 21, at 6 p.m. followed by a double-header Saturday at 4 p.m.

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There are many ways to tweak lures so they will catch more bass. On topwater plu

Tweaking bass fishing lures is nothing new. It’s a tactic that’s been done for years. And whether modifying a lure actually makes it catch more bass is anybody’s guess. But it’ll sure up your confidence.

Lonnie Stanley is a bass fishing pro that I’ve spent a good deal of time with on the water. One day we were fishing on a big Texas lake. We were working a stump flat in about 4 to 5 feet of water. I looked up on the front deck and Stanley was trimming the skirt of a jig.

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The LCM Bear Varsity Tennis team competed at the Ms. Sheila Invitational Tournament held at Lamar University on Friday, March 31, LCM CISD Community Relations Specialist Sherry Combs said in a release. Coach Cory Parsons announced the tennis results.

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