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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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Lamar coach Jim Gilligan

The Lamar baseball Cardinals had all the momentum in the world heading into the Southland Conference Tournament last week in Sugar Land with a 33-19 record, yet the Cards faltered and were eliminated in two games, losing to Central Arkansas 3-0 and Stephen F. Austin 5-2. 

Lamar had swept SFA in a three-game series the week before the tournament, outscoring the Lumberjacks 35-15.

The tournament elimination marked the end of a historic career for Lamar coach Jim Gilligan.

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It was a state basketball tournament filled with plenty of emotion — some good, some not so good. Two teams, Silsbee and East Chambers, eased past their respective UIL state tournament semifinal games, but neither was able to win a title.

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Guard Chastadie Barrs was named the Defensive Player of the Year

Lamar University women’s basketball coach Robin Harmony knew that this year’s freshman class was something special. The rest of the Southland Conference knows it, as well, as evidenced by the hardware collected by a pair of LU’s fantastic frosh.

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CCA Texas STAR officials will release 60 tagged redfish.

Saturday, May 23, is the big event for thousands of fishermen along the Texas Gulf Coast. It’s the first day of the very popular CCA STAR tournament. What makes this tourney so popular? Well, to begin with, 60 tagged reds will be released from Sabine Lake to South Padre Island. The first five of those tagged reds caught is worth a truck, boat, motor and trailer.

This is a tourney that is cheap to enter and is big time fun for kids and adults.

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UPDATED: 8:35 PM

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.

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