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The Sabine River in Orange has been a very busy body of water, from recent Bassmaster fishing tournaments to thundering tunnel boat racing. Now for the first time, the waterway will see a “Rumble on the River” as TxH20 Racing presents jet ski racing Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, at the Orange Boat Ramp (408 Pier Road).

“This is something new that everyone will enjoy,” said Brandy Judice, Orange CVB coordinator. “There will be no charge to attend this family-friendly event. Concessions and kids activities onsite will also be available.”

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Frank Messina, a member of the 1968 Lamar Cardinals football team, proudly displays Lamar University athletic memorabilia throughout his store Debb’s Liquor at 2525 College St. in Beaumont. One particular item that still excites him to this day is the “Catch Cardinal Craze” bumper sticker above the main entrance of his business.

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WWE announced that the Mae Young Classic 2018 will take place Wednesday, Aug. 8 and Thursday, Aug. 9 from Full Sail Live in Orlando with tickets available online at nxttickets.com.

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AXS TV continues to make strides as the next big player in the pro wrestling world. Already home to New Japan Pro Wrestling and many MMA events, an announcement was made June 18 that “WOW-Women Of Wrestling” is coming soon to its lineup.

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, Mark Burnett, President of MGM Television and Digital Group and David McLane, the impresario behind the ’80s hit TV series GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling) have chosen AXS TV.

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Offshore fishing has been great lately.

It’s hard to believe, but it’s a fact: The red snapper season is now open and it’s supposedly going to run for 82 days. But since we are dealing with the National Marine Fisheries Service, anything is possible.

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The WWE announced Monday night during its nationally televised flagship show “RAW” held at the Toyota Center in Houston that it would once again support the athletes of the Special Olympics.

WWE Superstar Big Show along with Beth Knox, the CEO of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, introduced many of the athletes from Team Texas who will be competing with more than 3,500 athletes from 50 states in the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Special Olympics Games, which takes place July 1-6 in Seattle, Washington.

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With a vote of 6-3 in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association on May 14, the United States Supreme Court determined that the federal ban on sports betting as established by the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA) is unconstitutional, paving the way for the legalization of sports betting in all 50 states.

The American Gaming Association estimates that Americans illegally wager about $150 billion on sports each year, but don’t expect Texas to “say yes” anytime soon.

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Hurricane Pro Wrestling is going all out to crown their first ever women’s champion at their next show at the Beaumont Civic Center on Saturday, June 16. A star-studded lineup already invited to compete for the coveted new title in a Gauntlet match just got bigger as former Impact Wrestling women’s champion Chelsea Green intends to add the HPW Women’s Championship belt to her already impressive trophy case.

Also scheduled for the show are The Pump Patrol, HPW heavyweight champion Terrell Tempo, Jordan Jensen, Ashton Jacobs, Estrella Galactica and many more.

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Topgolf has taken over the game of golf and has been the premier entertainment and event venue throughout North America and Europe. And now thanks to Beaumont native Austin Williams, Southeast Texas residents and visitors seeking entertainment will soon be able to access two new interactive golf experiences at 5 Under Golf Center, formerly Games People Play Golf Center.

Coming soon to 5945 College St. in Beaumont will be the Toptracer Range by Topgolf and Topgolf Swing Suite.

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Lamar Universty golfer Sam Dumez lines up a shot.

Season tickets for the upcoming 2018 season are on sale through the LU Ticket Office. Renewals have been sent out, and previous year season-ticket holders have until Friday, May 4, to renew their seats.

Ticket prices are $45, $68, $90, $212, $335 and can be purchased online at lamarcardinals.com or by calling (409) 880-1715.

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