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.


LSCPA Seahawks suspend 11 players

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is enforcing a two-game suspension of 11 of its softball players after an incident that involved members of the LSU-Eunice softball program.

LSCPA Director of Athletics Scott Street handed down the disciplinary action March 27 after an investigation into an incident that took place early Wednesday morning, March 22.

Redshirt senior Kiandra Bowers will return for a fifth season with LU.

Junior forward Colton Weisbrod was chosen as a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ (NABC) All-District team. The Nederland native is the first Cardinal chosen for the group since Kenny Dawkins and Jay Brown were picked nine years ago.

The second-team honor comes following a season where Weisbrod helped the Lamar to 19 wins in the regular season and a postseason berth, both for the first time since 2012.


The Little Cypress-Mauriceville Bear 9th/JV Tennis Team competed at the District Tournament hosted by Orangefield on March 22, and three members brought home medals from the competition, LCM CISD Community Relations Coordinator Sherry Combs said in a release.


Mike Schultz has already put together an impressive staff of assistant coaches during the short offseason after being hired as the new head football coach at Lamar Univeristy on Dec. 22, 2016. As spring camp started March 21, Schultz had to replace offensive line coach Brad Bedell, who left for the same position at Boise State late last week.

Schultz wasted no time and hit another big-time hire replacing Bedell with Jamal Powell, who comes over from James Madison University last season after going 14-1 and win the FCS National Championship.

Lucy Dennis

Beginning Saturday, April 1, the Elmo Willard Branch Library will be hosting a bi-monthly discussion group focusing on black history, City of Beaumont spokesperson Rosanna Mojica announced.

The discussion leader, author Lucy Dennis, believes that black history should be celebrated more than one month a year and is enthusiastic about talking to participants about Black History throughout the year. All are welcome. The topic has not been decided yet, but it should be a lively discussion, the release said.

Staying comfortable and dry is the key to successful wading during late winter.

One of the very best ways to catch more and bigger trout on most days is to wade. But on many bays, more and more folks are reluctant to get out of the boat.

Lamar University junior forward Colton Weisbrod

Lamar University junior forward Colton Weisbrod has been named first-team All-Southland Conference. Weisbrod becomes LU’s first first-team selection since Mike James in 2012.

“I’m so happy for Colton,” said LU head coach Tic Price. “This is a tremendous honor for him. He took a circuitous route to Lamar and has had an excellent first year for us. Colton has been one of the best big men in the Southland, despite the fact that people game plan to stop him every night.”

 Calvin Tyler Jr.
Kary Vincent Jr.
Jamaal Charles

Tyler and Vincent win Willie Ray Smith Awards

Record-setting running back Calvin Tyler Jr. and defensive back Kary Vincent Jr. were named winners of the 25th annual Willie Ray Smith Awards held Feb. 22 at the MCM Eleganté.

Tyler, who is signed to play college football at Oregon State in the fall, ran for a Silsbee school record of 2,827 yards and 29 touchdowns and became the third Silsbee player to win the Offensive Award.

The other three finalists were last year’s winner Jack Dallas (WO-S), Joel Denley (West Brook) and Roschon Johnson (PN-G).

Ryder Wicker caught this lake record 13.07-pound bass

Bass fishing on Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend continues to be good, with some pretty solid fish being caught on a variety of lures, from jigs to deep diving cranks. This past weekend, the Texas Team Trail held a tourney on Toledo Bend, and the first-place team weighed in five bass at 30.09 pounds. During the tourney, five bass weighing over 9 pounds were caught, with the heaviest going 10.58.