Golf

Samurai Showdown

It was an overwhelming success in every capacity as Texas Karate Academy (TKA) held its first Samurai Showdown June 11 as more than 200 competitors from Austin to Baton Rouge filled Wesley Methodist Church in Beaumont.

TKA had 36 students compete, which resulted in 29 first-place awards, nine second-place awards and 15 third-place finishes.

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AT&T-Stadium (top) and Jermaine Jones and Clint Dempsey

Football championships head back to Arlington

All University Interscholastic League (UIL) football state championship games will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington for the next two years, including the 11-man and six-man football championship games. 

The new schedule places all 12 games in a four-day span, from Dec. 14-17.

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Senior Taylor Stockton was named SLC Student-Athlete of the Year.

Senior Taylor Stockton was named the Southland Conference’s Student-Athlete of the Year for women’s golf. Stockton, a Clear Lake native, becomes the fifth LU women’s golfer to be named student-athlete of the year, joining Casey Cain (2004, 2005), Therese Nilsson (2009), Stine Pederson (2011) and Kelly Erasmus (2015).

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West Beaumont Bulldogs

Fishing tourney benefits firefighters

Professional Fire Fighters Local No. 399 will host their first Hooks & Ladder Fishing Tournament on Saturday, June 4, beginning at sunrise with a launch at Pine Tree Lodge at 3296 Pinetree Road in Beaumont (Labelle area).

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Will Hibbs was selected as its UniversalCoin.com Pitcher of the Week.

April 11 was a big day for the Lamar University baseball team. First, Collegiate Baseball announced that for the first time since 2009, the Cardinals were nationally ranked. And then, the Southland Conference publicized that Will Hibbs was selected as its UniversalCoin.com Pitcher of the Week.

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Logan Hillin
Will Gavrelos (University of Houston)

Kelly athletics

Senior Logan Hillin received a scholarship to play football at Southwestern University in Georgetown, near Austin. The receiver/defensive back totaled 1,011 all-purpose yards last season including 11 touchdowns. He was TAPPS DI-3 Athlete of the Year and a two-time National Honor Society student.

 

West Brook athletics

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Robert Sloan photos

Last weekend Rayburn Country, just north of Jasper, was at its very finest with plenty of sunshine, morning temperatures in the upper 40s and afternoon highs in the 70s. For many folks, it was a prime opportunity for a round of golf. For others it was a perfect day for bass and crappie fishing on big Sam Rayburn Lake.

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Sports Shorts photos

The 22nd annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America, is one of the most successful and popular charity rides in the country, will once again visit Beaumont on Thursday, May 5.

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Lady Cardinals golf team

The Lady Cardinal golf team posted a wire-to-wire victory, leading all three rounds to capture the UTRG Invitational on March 9, then followed that up with a dominating 19-stroke win in the Bulldog Invitational hosted by The Citadel on March 15.

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Professional MMA fighter Ryan “Superman” Spann

Beaumont MMA fighter to compete for world title

Professional MMA fighter Ryan “Superman” Spann of Beaumont will fight for the Legacy middleweight title on Friday, Nov. 13, at the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

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