Sports

Several students from Mike Berryhill’s Texas Karate Academy competed in the TKO Kick-Off Tournament in Sugar Land on Jan. 30.

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Addesha Collins

The Lamar University men’s golf team couldn’t have asked for a better start to the spring season, as the Cardinals claimed the team title and individual medalist honors at the James S. Litz Memorial on Feb. 9.

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Four Kelly soccer standouts — Jacob Bennett, Cal Bryan, Alec Trahan and Tristan Westbrook — each signed a National Letter of Intent to play collegiate soccer.

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Kane Harris

Kane Harris was hired four years ago to take over the Hamshire-Fannett football program. Now after one of the best seasons in recent memory, Harris has quit.

Feb. 8, in a short letter of resignation, Harris stated, “We made great strides in the athletic program” and that he wishes nothing but the best for the school district.

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Alex Dunbar

The league’s coaches and sports information directors have predicted the Lamar University softball team will finish in the upper echelon of the Southland Conference this season.

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Every two years, the University of Interscholastic League (UIL) realigns and redistricts every public school in the state of Texas for athletic and academic contests. Along with realignment comes plenty of changes, and that’s what happened Feb. 1.

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photo by Kevin King

Surrounded by his parents, Dede and Grayland Sr., and family, friends and teammates, Kountze all-state multi-sport athlete Grayland Arnold, who was on the cover of The Examiner’s Southeast Texas High School Football Guide in 2015, will continue his education and play football for the Baylor Bears of the Big 12 Conference.

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Despite the struggle, Lamar has had some young players step up including true fr

For the second time this season in Southland Conference play, the Lamar men’s basketball team is enduring a three-game losing streak.

After getting blown out on the road 98-70 by Southeastern Louisiana on Jan. 18, LU gave up 92 points at home last Saturday in a 92-79 loss against Houston Baptist.

The Cards, who are 10-10 overall, then met up with Stephen F. Austin on Jan. 25 and were routed 86-52 to fall to 2-6 in conference play.

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The Little Cypress-Mauriceville varsity cheerleaders participated in the UIL’s first-ever State Spirit Competition on Jan.

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Will Davis (right), who for eight seasons has served on staff at one of the nati

Will Davis, who for eight seasons has served on staff at one of the nation’s most prestigious baseball programs, LSU, will take over the reins of the Lamar University program following the conclusion of the 2016 season, announced Director of Athletics Jason Henderson.

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