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.


Lamar University invites students of all ages to a variety of summer camps to be held on campus this summer. Camps are offered for a variety of ages and interests with both daily and residential opportunities.

Lamar University Soccer Camp– There will be one session May 11, for girls, grades 8 -12. There will be two sessions, July 8-12 & July 22-26, for boys and girls ages 4-16.

Contact (409) 880-7595 or visit


The Lady Bulldogs Soccer Team of Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School swept through the  Indian Kickoff Tournament hosted by Port Neches-Groves


After losing 13-1 on Nov. 17 in their debut in the Professional Indoor Soccer League (PASL) at Rio Grande Valley, the Texas Strikes will play their first home game on Saturday, Dec. 1 when the team hosts the Dallas Sidekicks (2-0) at 7 p.m.

This is the inaugural season of the Strikers of Beaumont, who will play eight home games in the 16-game PASL schedule. Ticket prices are $25 (field side), $18, $15 or $9.


Kevin Milliken, commissioner of the Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL), and Striker Coach Topper Cogan have announced the 2012-13 Striker season schedule for home games, which will be played inside Ford Arena.