Sports

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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burglary suspects

“A person’s home is their sanctuary,” Jefferson County District Attorney Bob Wortham said to an assembled group of media representatives gathered at the courthouse’s grand jury impaneling room Wednesday, May 25, underscoring his position that the burglary of someone’s home is a serious – and appalling – crime.

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 The CJC (Chambers-Jefferson County) 8U (8 and under) All Star Team Texas Heat won the District 39 Championship on May 15 in Vidor.  CJC Softball is an ASA League and is made up of girls age 4 to 16 years of age who are residents of Winnie, Stowell,

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Andre Boutte

In 21 seasons as a head boys basketball coach, Andre Boutte won three state titles at two different schools, dozens of district championships and 562 games while losing just 118 at Kountze, Port Arthur Lincoln and Beaumont Ozen.

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Reid Russell

Newly crowned Southland Conference Hitter of the Year Reid Russell joined six other Cardinals from the Lamar University baseball team who were voted onto all-league teams by head coaches and sports information directors.

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Senior Taylor Stockton was named SLC Student-Athlete of the Year.

Senior Taylor Stockton was named the Southland Conference’s Student-Athlete of the Year for women’s golf. Stockton, a Clear Lake native, becomes the fifth LU women’s golfer to be named student-athlete of the year, joining Casey Cain (2004, 2005), Therese Nilsson (2009), Stine Pederson (2011) and Kelly Erasmus (2015).

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Ozen football coach resigns after 2 years

The Ozen Panther football program will look for a fourth new head coach in five seasons as David Suggs announced his resignation May 10 after two seasons. Suggs and the Panthers were 9-12 in two seasons with one playoff appearance, finishing the 2015 slate with a 5-5 record.

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