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Megan Schwartz, senior defensive specialist for Lamar volleyball

Megan Schwartz, senior defensive specialist for Lamar volleyball, was one of three Southland Conference student-athletes to be selected to receive the league’s prestigious 2015 F.L. McDonald Postgraduate Scholarship.

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Jason Richards was a standout baseball player in the 90s at Bridge City High School. So good, in fact, he went on to play on the collegiate level at Rice University. Richards, who now lives in Tyler with his wife and three children, also has a good eye for quarter horses. 

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Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 83-233, .356
Best Bets: 5-9, .555
Longshots (hitting the board): 10-19, .526
Top 3 picks in the $: .536

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 79-233, .339
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 9-15, .600
Top 3 picks in the $: .536

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American Pharoah

From the “Run for the Roses,” we move on to the “Run for the Black-Eyed Susan,” the Preakness Stakes (1 3/16 miles) held at Pimlico Race Course near Baltimore, Md., the second leg of the coveted Triple Crown in the great sport of horse racing.

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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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