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Head football coach Ray Woodard and Charline Dauphin at the dedication of the Da

The Lamar University athletic family lost a dear friend Friday with the passing of Charline Dauphin at the age of 86.

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New rodeo stars will be born during the wild and crazy “Dairyland Donkey Basketball Show” at Vidor High School on Monday, April 18, starting at 7 p.m. It’s basketball played on real, live donkeys, and it’s wilder than a rodeo and funnier than a circus! All local players will be riding, so come out and see someone you know try to ride a donkey and play basketball at the same time. It’s a thrill a minute, a spill a minute.

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It was a state basketball tournament filled with plenty of emotion — some good, some not so good. Two teams, Silsbee and East Chambers, eased past their respective UIL state tournament semifinal games, but neither was able to win a title.

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Guard Chastadie Barrs was named the Defensive Player of the Year

Lamar University women’s basketball coach Robin Harmony knew that this year’s freshman class was something special. The rest of the Southland Conference knows it, as well, as evidenced by the hardware collected by a pair of LU’s fantastic frosh.

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Port Arthur native Dorian Chatman scored a career-high 23 points

Port Arthur native Dorian Chatman scored a career-high 23 points to lead the Lamar University men’s basketball team to a 97-74 victory over Howard Payne on Dec.

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Kevin Booze and Kiara Desamours (inset)

It will be a weekend full of Lamar basketball beginning Thursday, Dec. 17, with the Lady Cards (2-6) hosting Texas A&M-Kingsville at 7 p.m. The men (5-4) will host Jarvis Christian on Friday, Dec. 18, at noon then Texas Lutheran on Monday, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m.

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Verity Ockenden and Iliass Aouani closed out the season for LU cross country.

Lamar University runners Verity Ockenden and Iliass Aouani closed out the season for the cross country team Nov. 21 when both competed at the NCAA Cross Country National Championships hosted at Tom Sawyer State Park by Louisville.

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Mike James (right) played professional basketball overseas.

After providing Lamar basketball fans with tons of memorable highlights during his two seasons in Beaumont, former standout Mike James is just a step away from achieving the pinnacle of athletics success in his respective sport after signing with the summer league roster of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns.

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Holly Bruder

There is no doubt that there are still countless users of the obsolescent Windows XP, which is no longer supported by Microsoft. The successor to windows XP was Windows Vista, which was enormously unpopular with its users. Windows 7, with its several iterations, had some successes in the market place, effectively displacing Vista, but not winning over many of the huge base of XP users, except when the users purchased newer computers.

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BAC Tournament

(press release)

More than 300 area youth from Texas and Louisiana recently gathered in Beaumont to compete at the Inaugural “Texas Super Showcase” Basketball Tournament, benefitting IEA – Inspire, Encourage, Achieve/Ben’s Kids.

Hosted by the Beaumont Athletics Club, the three-day tournament featured 30 skilled teams, composed of players ranging in age from nine to sixteen.

The winners from the tournament were as follows:

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