Sports

Kiandra Bowers

Lamar University senior post player Kiandra Bowers was chosen by College Sports Madness as the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Nov. 28.

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The Ray Woodard era is officially over so it’s time to move forward for Lamar University football. Ideally, Athletic Director Jason Henderson would like to hire a new football coach within the next few weeks. No, it’s not going to be Les Miles or Charlie Strong.

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Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School senior Josh Lamb signed his national letter

Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School senior Josh Lamb signed his national letter of intent to play baseball at the University of Texas-San Antonio. With his team, coaches, fellow classmates, family and friends in attendance, Lamb thanked all who had helped him reach this goal before signing.

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Coach Ray Woodard

Lamar University head football coach Ray Woodard will not return for the 2017 season, Director of Athletics Jason Henderson announced Nov. 21.

“We would like to thank Coach Woodard for all that he has done for the Lamar University football program,” said Henderson. “It still remains our goal to compete for championships and to put our student-athletes in a position to be successful on the field and in the classroom.”

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Some really good stuff is in store for both hunters and fishermen this week in East and Southeast Texas. 

First of all, we’ve got a Canadian front moving through this weekend with some pretty cold temperatures. That front will be moving plenty of ducks and geese into Southeast Texas. It’ll also jumpstart the rut in the Pineywoods. 

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Up 2-0 at the break, all Lamar University volleyball needed was one more set win to lock a spot in the Southland Conference Tournament, but Incarnate Word flipped the script at the intermission to down the hometown Cardinals 3-2 (25-21, 37-35, 20-25, 23-25, 11-15) at McDonald Gym on Nov. 19.

The loss and Southeastern Louisiana’s win over New Orleans eliminated the Cardinals from tournament contention.

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Jeffery Hulon (center) with his mom, Patricia Hulon, and his dad, Jeff Hulon.

Jeffery Hulon, Beaumont West Brook High School senior, has made his decision to continue his education and run track as a student-athlete at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. 

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After a beautiful closeout that won her the league championship, Lamar University cross country’s Evelyn Chavez was voted the Southland Conference Women’s Athlete of the Year.

Along with Chavez’s award, Keith Fallon took the Male Newcomer of the Year honor, and cross country coach Tony Houchin won the Men’s Coach of the Year award.

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Texas has a whitetail deer population in excess of 4 million.

The Saturday, Nov. 5, deer season opener across Texas will be hot to go, as in sweating hot, thanks to unseasonably mild weather. However, bucks in East and Central Texas are in the rut, and it’s a sure thing that this is the time to be in a stand and on point for a shot at what might be the buck of a lifetime.

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Lamar University cross country continued its unprecedented run at the Southland Conference Championships. The men scored 43 points to claim their fourth-straight title and 10th in 11 seasons Oct. 28 at the Pecan Acres Park near the campus of Stephen F. Austin.

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