Sports

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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Tic Price and Chelsea Grant

The Lamar University men’s basketball team released its 2016-17 schedule, announced head coach Tic Price, and the slate is highlighted by 15 home dates, including nine Southland Conference games in Beaumont.

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At the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate, Lamar senior Zander Gous claimed his second c
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Lamar University senior Zander Gous led wire-to-wire as he cruised to a four-stroke victory at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate on Sept. 20 in Choudrant, Louisiana.

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The NCAA Committee on Infractions released its statement on the Lamar University men’s golf program Thursday morning regarding violations prior to the conclusion of the 2014-15 season. The violations are related to improper benefits and financial aid provided to student-athletes.

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Houston backup quarterback Kyle Postma threw for 125 yards and rushed for 109.

When the Lamar Cardinals traveled an hour west on Interstate 10 on Sept. 10 to face FBS nationally ranked No. 6 Houston, they left their offense at home as the Cards lost for the second straight week, this time in a 42-0 shutout.

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The Central Zone dove opener was excellent.

The Sept. 1 Central Zone dove season opener was about as good as it gets on fields west of Beaumont, according to guide Jim West.

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Kade Harrington

Squandering a 14-3 halftime lead in the season opener at home Sept. 3 against FCS No. 16 Coastal Carolina, the Lamar Cardinals were outscored 35-0 in the second half to lose 38-14.

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