football

Kevin Flanigan

As the Beaumont Independent School District West Brook High School  Bruins prepped to take the football field against a third-round playoff opponent Thanksgiving weekend, the head coach who brought them that far was not on the sidelines.

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Kiandra Bowers

Lamar University senior post player Kiandra Bowers was chosen by College Sports Madness as the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Nov. 28.

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Up 2-0 at the break, all Lamar University volleyball needed was one more set win to lock a spot in the Southland Conference Tournament, but Incarnate Word flipped the script at the intermission to down the hometown Cardinals 3-2 (25-21, 37-35, 20-25, 23-25, 11-15) at McDonald Gym on Nov. 19.

The loss and Southeastern Louisiana’s win over New Orleans eliminated the Cardinals from tournament contention.

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The Lamar University football team made it consecutive wins on the season by knocking off Abilene Christian, 38-10, on Oct. 8 at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene. The Cardinals (2-3, 2-1 Southland Conference) continue their dominance over ACU in Abilene improving, to 7-2 all-time on the road in the series.

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Senior defensive back Brendan Langley

Senior defensive back Brendan Langley has been named Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Week. It is the first time this season that Langley has received a conference weekly honor.

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At the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate, Lamar senior Zander Gous claimed his second c
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Lamar University senior Zander Gous led wire-to-wire as he cruised to a four-stroke victory at the Jim Rivers Intercollegiate on Sept. 20 in Choudrant, Louisiana.

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Houston backup quarterback Kyle Postma threw for 125 yards and rushed for 109.

When the Lamar Cardinals traveled an hour west on Interstate 10 on Sept. 10 to face FBS nationally ranked No. 6 Houston, they left their offense at home as the Cards lost for the second straight week, this time in a 42-0 shutout.

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Kade Harrington

Squandering a 14-3 halftime lead in the season opener at home Sept. 3 against FCS No. 16 Coastal Carolina, the Lamar Cardinals were outscored 35-0 in the second half to lose 38-14.

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The Lamar Cardinals opened football camp Aug. 4 and saw 44 lettermen return from last season including preseason senior All-Americans Kade Harrington (running back) and Bret Treadway (offensive lineman), to go along with a signing class that ranked fourth nationally at the FCS level this past February.

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Four members of the Lamar University football team, including three first-team selections, have been named 2016 Preseason All-Southland Conference. Seniors Kade Harrington (running back) and Bret Treadway (offensive line), and sophomore Rodney Randle (return specialist) garnered first-team recognition, while senior Brendan Langley (defensive back) was named to the second team.

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