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Lamar University graduate and former Port Neches-Groves High School standout Chris Stroud earned his first career victory on the PGA Tour over the weekend as he captured the Barracuda Championship.

Stroud, a two-time All-American and four-time Southland Conference champion during his time at Lamar, won a three-way playoff with Greg Owen and Richy Werenski to claim the title.

“Eleven years I’ve waited for that,” Stroud said when he was introduced as the champion. “It’s a dream come true.”

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Silsbee senior Kalon Barnes has been declared the fastest athlete this season by the University of Interscholastic League as he won three medals (two gold) while setting a new Class 4A in the 100-meters May 13 at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin.

His winning time of 10.22 eclipsed the old 4A record of 10.26 set in 2002 by DaBryan Blanton of Forney High School.

Later that day, Barnes earned his second gold medal by winning the 200-meters in 21.48.

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Legendary football coach and current defensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams Wade Phillips will sign copies of his newly released book titled “Son of Bum: Lessons My Dad Taught Me About Football and Life” on Friday, May 5.

His first stop will be at 2 p.m. at the Museum of the Gulf Coast (700 Procter St.) in Port Arthur, and Phillips will sign copies in Beaumont at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble (4155 Dowlen Road).

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LU will honor its four seniors – Michael Feucht, Jeandre Hoogenboezem, Juuso Lai

The Lamar Cardinals softball team (22-21) will host nationally ranked Baylor on Tuesday, April 25, for one non-conference game beginning at 4 p.m.

The Bears (35-7), ranked No. 13, defeated the Cardinals 5-3 back on Feb. 18 during their tournament in Waco. To purchase tickets, view lamarcardinals.com or call (409) 880-1715.

Before the Cards square off with the Bears, they have a date with Southland Conference first-place McNeese (30-14, 16-2) in Lake Charles for three games beginning Friday, April 21, at 6 p.m. followed by a double-header Saturday at 4 p.m.

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For the first time in her career, senior pitcher Ciara Luna was named the Southl

Fans of Lamar University athletics not only have several opportunities to cheer on their favorite teams on Saturday, April 15, but also have the chance save lives by helping to delete blood cancer.

As part of the Students vs. Blood Cancer national campaign, stations will be set up at Provost Umphrey Stadium, Vincent-Beck Stadium and the LU Softball Complex to allow Lamar fans to register to be a life-saving match to a blood cancer patient in need. The process takes just a few minutes, as fans would have their cheek swabbed to determine if they are a potential match.

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Junior Torey Noel had 9 points on 4-of-7 shooting.

Prior to opening its 2017 season, Lamar University baseball will hold three free youth clinics hosted by first year head coach Will Davis, his staff and select players.

Each clinic will start at 10 a.m., last approximately two hours and will be for eighth graders and younger. Cardinal baseball players and coaches will be on hand following the camp for pictures and autographs.

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Junior Colton Weisbrod netted a career-high 34 points to lead Lamar to a 74-54 victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Jan. 7 at the Montagne Center. The Cardinals (10-6/2-1 Southland) trailed for a grand total of 13 seconds on their way to a rout of the Lions.

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Lane Stuart, Tommy Butler, T.C. Welch, Marc Ochoa and Tim Summers

Longtime HS football referee retiring

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Lamar University’s Brynn Baca, a first-team selection on the All-Southland Conference Softball team, was named to the 2016 USA Baseball Women’s National Team Trials roster, following the second annual Women’s National Open held at the USA Baseball National Training Complex from June 10-12 in Cary, North Carolina.

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 The CJC (Chambers-Jefferson County) 8U (8 and under) All Star Team Texas Heat won the District 39 Championship on May 15 in Vidor.  CJC Softball is an ASA League and is made up of girls age 4 to 16 years of age who are residents of Winnie, Stowell,

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