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.

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.

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.

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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PORT ARTHUR – After a heartbreaking loss to Navarro College, the Lamar State College-Port Arthur Seahawks return home Wednesday, Jan. 9, to try to break a two-game losing skid as they take on Kilgore College in Region XIV action.

Tipoff for tonight’s game is 7 p.m. at the Carl Parker Center on the campus of Lamar State.


At the onset of the 2012-13 season, no one knew anything about the Lamar State College – Port Arthur Seahawks.

Now, the word is getting out.

The Seahawks, at 9-0 overall and 3-0 in Region XIV play, have moved into the Division I national poll, landing at 19th after this past week’s wins over Trinity Valley Community College and Panola College.


Oh, what a season it was.

The Lamar State Seahawks completed one of the most magical and improbable runs in JUCO history this season after a 1-2 finish in the JUCO National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas last week. The Seahawks lost their first game to Monroe College out of the Bronx, 70-52, wound up beating then-#1 ranked Missouri State 69-62 in the next game before narrow 66-63 loss to Cape Fear Community College out of North Carolina. 



The Lamar State dream season was bounced back into reality Tuesday evening and its championship aspirations were dashed after the Seahawks offense was held in check virtually all night in a 70-52 loss to the Monroe Mustangs.