The Kentucky Derby is a little different this year. No, it’s still the same distance (1 1/4 miles) at Churchill Downs. It’s still held on the first Saturday in May (May 4 this year) and it’s still called the “greatest two minutes in sports.”
On April 26, the Community Christian School’s High School doubles tennis team, comprised of seniors Matthew McAfee and Brett Foster, won the TAPPS State Championship for the fourth year in a row, ending the boys’ senior year with a bang! The State Championship was held at the Waco Tennis Center in Waco, Texas. The boys beat Southcrest from Lubbock with scores of 6-2, 6-1 and Lifestyle Christian from Conroe with a scores of 6-4, 6-2.
Lamar University began the final round of the Southland Conference Tournament four strokes behind leader Central Arkansas, but the Lady Cardinals roared back April 17 in blustery conditions to earn their first league title in women’s golf since 2006 at Frisco Lakes Golf Club with a 54-hole score of 27-over 891, which was seven strokes better than Oral Roberts and Sam Houston State, who both tied for second.
Texas Rage in the Cage Amateur Association has held many mixed martial arts bouts in Beaumont, but for the first time ever, they will hold a MMA show in the Montagne Center on the campus of Lamar University in Beaumont on Saturday, April 13, at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event are $40 or $25 and can be purchased at the Montagne Center box office or online at montagnecenter.com.
After becoming the winningest women’s basketball coach at Lamar University earlier this season and guiding the Lady Cardinals to postseason play for the third time in the last four years, head basketball coach Larry Tidwell resigned Thursday to accept the same position at Texas-Pan American.
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