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TASO baseball umpires Terry Falgout and Tim Summers

TASO baseball umpires Terry Falgout and Tim Summers recently worked the Houston Astros front office company softball game at Minute Maid Park. While there, they took a photo with the 2017 World Series trophy.

TASO Beaumont Officials chapter is now recruiting new umpires for the upcoming 2018 season. The group will next meet on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. in Beaumont at the IBEW Hall located at 1430 Spindletop Road. For more information, view tasobeaumont.org.

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Andrew Allen totaled 282 yards and two scores against Sam Houston State

It’s been nearly a month since Lamar football has played a home game at Provost Umphrey Stadium, but that changes this week as the Cardinals look to get their first Southland Conference win of the season on Saturday, Oct. 28, when they host Stephen F. Austin (3-5, 3-3) at 6 p.m.

The Cards (1-6, 0-5) went toe-to-toe with No. 6 ranked Sam Houston State last weekend and found themselves down 33-20 late in the second quarter, but a few miscues quickly turned into a 63-27 loss.

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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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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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LU will honor its four seniors – Michael Feucht, Jeandre Hoogenboezem, Juuso Lai

The Lamar Cardinals softball team (22-21) will host nationally ranked Baylor on Tuesday, April 25, for one non-conference game beginning at 4 p.m.

The Bears (35-7), ranked No. 13, defeated the Cardinals 5-3 back on Feb. 18 during their tournament in Waco. To purchase tickets, view lamarcardinals.com or call (409) 880-1715.

Before the Cards square off with the Bears, they have a date with Southland Conference first-place McNeese (30-14, 16-2) in Lake Charles for three games beginning Friday, April 21, at 6 p.m. followed by a double-header Saturday at 4 p.m.

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For the first time in her career, senior pitcher Ciara Luna was named the Southl

Fans of Lamar University athletics not only have several opportunities to cheer on their favorite teams on Saturday, April 15, but also have the chance save lives by helping to delete blood cancer.

As part of the Students vs. Blood Cancer national campaign, stations will be set up at Provost Umphrey Stadium, Vincent-Beck Stadium and the LU Softball Complex to allow Lamar fans to register to be a life-saving match to a blood cancer patient in need. The process takes just a few minutes, as fans would have their cheek swabbed to determine if they are a potential match.

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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.

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Thai Williams and Chanissey Fowler finished 1-2 in the 60-meter dash.
Thai Williams

While the Lamar Lady Cardinals are sitting pretty with a 20-6 overall record and 13-3 in league play, having guaranteed spot in the Southland Conference Tournament, their counterparts on the men’s side still need to win to get in.

By losing a 75-68 home game Feb. 25 to Houston Baptist, the Cards fell to 16-13 overall and 8-8 in conference.

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The 2017 baseball season begins Friday, Feb. 17, when the Lamar Cardinals host the Cardinal Classic tournament at Vincent-Beck Stadium. LU will open with University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin on Friday at 6 p.m. They will play Illinois on Saturday at 4 p.m. then return Sunday to host the Illini at 10 a.m.

Reigning Hitter of the Year Reid Russell paved the way with five Cardinals voted to the Preseason All-Southland Conference teams.

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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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