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Four Cardinals, including 16th rounder Carson Lance, were picked to continue their baseball careers, hearing their respective names called by Major League clubs as they were selected in the MLB Amateur Draft on June 14.

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For the first time in school history, the PN-G Indians won the UIL Class 5A state baseball championship by defeating last year’s 5A champion, Grapevine, by the score of 4-2 on June 10 at Dell Diamond in Round Rock.

Senior pitcher Brandon Morse was named the 5A state tournament MVP after throwing a complete 7-inning game for the victory.

Senior Nathan Vidrine, who was the winning pitcher in the 5A state semifinals over Frisco Wakeland, had two RBI, as did junior Austin Bost.

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Samoa Joe

Samoa Joe is a mere month away before facing the biggest test of his storied career plus he get’s his first chance at WWE gold as the No. 1 contender collides with Universal Champion Brock Lesnar on July 9 at “Great Balls of Fire” pay-per-view, which can be seen on the WWE Network.

But before that can happen, Samoa Joe and many Raw superstars will be in Beaumont at Ford Arena this Sunday, June 11 for WWE SummerSlam Heatwave Tour at 5 p.m.

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The biggest superstars of pro wrestling will be in Beaumont on Sunday, June 11.

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The biggest superstars of pro wrestling will be in Beaumont on Sunday, June 11, when the WWE Live Summerslam Heatwave Tour slams into Ford Arena at 5 p.m.

They’re subject to change, but scheduled matches include “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns challenging Bray Wyatt, plus Seth Rollins doing battle with the No. 1 contender for the Universal Championship, Samoa Joe.

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The biggest superstars of pro wrestling will be in Beaumont on Sunday, June 11.

WWE

The biggest superstars of pro wrestling will be in Beaumont on Sunday, June 11, when the WWE Live Summerslam Heatwave Tour slams into Ford Arena at 5 p.m.

They’re subject to change, but scheduled matches include “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns challenging Bray Wyatt, plus Seth Rollins doing battle with the No. 1 contender for the Universal Championship, Samoa Joe.

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The short-lived recreational red snapper season has come and gone, but the boats that managed to get out and fish in federal waters, out past 9 nautical miles, didn’t seem to have any problem finding and catching the prized and tasty snapper.

Dan Gamble and some friends made the run out of Galveston on the second day of the season and found plenty of snapper, along with a few king mackerel and one ling.

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For the third consecutive season, Lamar University senior Michael Feucht has been named the Southland Conference Tennis Male Student-Athlete of the Year, while senior Katya Lapayeva earned the Southland Conference Female Student-Athlete of the Year.

Feucht highlights a 2017 Academic All-Southland Conference team that features four Cardinals, including three first-team selections.

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Fishing along the coast is rapidly improving as water temperatures warm.

We are finally settling into a summer fishing pattern on the lakes and along the coast. Water temperatures are in the lower 70s on the lakes, and along the coast from the Sabine jetties to Galveston, water temperatures are in the upper 70s.

Fishing along the coast is good and getting better. Good catches of trout, reds and even Spanish mackerel are coming from the Sabine jetties. Offshore reports are excellent with big kings, ling and dorado being caught along weed lines and around the rigs.

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Silsbee senior Kalon Barnes has been declared the fastest athlete this season by the University of Interscholastic League as he won three medals (two gold) while setting a new Class 4A in the 100-meters May 13 at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin.

His winning time of 10.22 eclipsed the old 4A record of 10.26 set in 2002 by DaBryan Blanton of Forney High School.

Later that day, Barnes earned his second gold medal by winning the 200-meters in 21.48.

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First year head coach Will Davis and his baseball Cardinals are winners of six straight, which included an all-important home sweep last weekend against Stephen F. Austin to jump right back into the mix for a postseason bid to the Southland Conference Tournament with one series remaining.

LU downed SFA by the scores of 10-5, 14-8 and 9-4, and sophomore Robin Adames had a monster game last Saturday, going 3-6 at the plate with 6 RBIs.

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