Sports

Despite opening the Southland Conference 0-2, the Lamar Cardinals look to get back on track when they host McMurry University for Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. at Provost Umphrey Stadium in non-conference action.

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More than 50 players competed in the annual two-day City Championship Golf Tournament at Henry Homberg Golf Club at Tyrrell Park, but it was Darrell Landry who outlasted the field to take home the prize in the 75th edition with scores of 75, 70 for a 36-hole total of 145.

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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.

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Professional bass angler Bryan Thrift celebrates after winning the Toyota Texas

The weather was horrible with a combination of a cold front, high winds and rain. Those are three things that will give bass anglers nightmares. Even with the wacky weather, North Carolina angler Bryan Thrift managed a final catch of five bass weighing 25 pounds during last weekend’s Toyota Texas Bass Classic held on Lake Conroe, and reeled in a whopping first-place prize of $150,000. Thrift finished with a three-day total of 15 bass weighing 53 pounds, 4 ounces.

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Lamar football looks for its third consecutive win over Southeastern Louisiana as they host the Lions on Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. to open the Southland Conference portion of their schedule. The athletic department is offering a family package for this afternoon game with four tickets, four hot dogs, four drinks and four candies for $70. Call (409) 880-1715.

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Locals prep for big MMA card at Beaumont Civic Center

 

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Unless you were a coach on the Lamar staff or one of the players, you probably thought the Cardinals had a small chance of beating Louisiana-Lafayette last Saturday in the college football season opener. I mean, UL plays in the bigger Football Bowl Subdivision won a bowl game last season. No way, right?What we didn’t expect to see were a plethora of mistakes which led to many easy points and short drives for UL. The 13 points yielded by Lamar in the first quarter came on drives no longer than six plays each.

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Week 0 Schedule

Thursday, Aug. 30

Cleveland 20, Kirbyville 20

GC Memorial 20, Lumberton 0

 

Friday, Aug. 31

Ozen @ West Brook (7p)

Central @ PA Memorial (7p)

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The Houston Cougars nearly had an undefeated season, but 13-1 and beating Penn State 30-14 in the TicketCity Bowl was a great way to finish last year. Days after Houston’s only loss, coach Kevin Sumlin departed for College Station and Tony Levine was promoted to interim coach, then led the Coogs to their bowl win. The school took the interim tag off and named Levine the new head coach.

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It seems odd that just four seasons ago, the Rice Owls finished the season 10-3 and defeated Western Michigan 38-14 in the Texas Bowl in 2008. It was one of their best seasons to date and only their fifth bowl win in school history. But now with head coach David Bailiff entering his sixth season at Rice, he has just one winning season while there. Most don’t expect the Owls to win seven or eight games each year, but Rice fans expect more than what has been taking place down on Main Street.

Offense (6 starters return)

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