Sports

There is some very good news coming from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and it centers on the fact that white-tailed deer are in good condition, with above-average numbers of mature bucks in the herd. That translates into better trophy potential than last season, and more venison for the freezer.

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For the third consecutive year, nominations to the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot have reached an all-time high. A total of 301 possible candidates have been nominated to the race, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary Saturday, Nov. 17. That number represents a 19.4 percent increase over last year’s total of 252 nominations.

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It’s been another tough season for the Lamar Cardinal football program. After a 56-7 home loss to Sam Houston State last weekend, leading rusher Herschel Sims told head coach Ray Woodard he was leaving the team and would transfer at the end of the semester.

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Don Stevens (Delta track announcer)
Winners: 20-66, .303
Best Bets: 3-6, .500
Longshots: 0-6, .000
Top 3 picks in the $: .474

Chad Cooper (Sports Editor)
Winners: 20-66, .303
Best Bets: 3-6, .500
Longshots: 3-5, .600
Top 3 picks in the $: .504

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Don Stevens (Delta track announcer)
Winners: 17-55, .309
Best Bets: 3-5, .600
Longshots: 0-5, .000
Top 3 picks in the $: .435

Chad Cooper (Sports Editor)
Winners: 16-55, .290
Best Bets: 3-5, .600
Longshots: 3-4, .750
Top 3 picks in the $: .393

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With each cool front come the north winds and the lower tides. In fact, many times when these fronts come through, the tidal marshes are nearly drained of most of their water. Whenever the water leaves, so does the baitfish and shrimp that inhabit those areas. With this situation comes the fall turn-on for fish catching. This is the case not only on the areas near the marsh drains, but this bait will also move out into the inland saltwater lakes and bays. And it will make the predator fish more vulnerable to the anglers.

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Saturday, Nov. 3, is one of the most anticipated days of the entire year. On that morning at first light, Texas deer and waterfowl seasons open. It’s a day when many of the estimated 500,000 deer hunters head out with rifles in hand looking to tag a big buck. It’s also the morning when thousands of waterfowl hunters will lock and load to begin what could be one of the best seasons we’ve had in many years. But the big question is this – just how good will our deer and duck hunts be?

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Trainer Kelly Breen won his second consecutive Jean Lafitte Stakes at Delta Downs when Kentucky bred Bern Identity won the $200,000 race for open bred 2-year-olds going 1 mile on Oct. 20.

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Chad Cooper (Sports editor)
Winners: 9-33, .272
Best Bets: 1-3, .333
Longshots: 2-3, .600
Top 3 picks in the $: .484

Don Stevens (Delta track announcer)
Winners: 9-33, .272
Best Bets: 2-3, .667
Longshots: 0-3, .000
Top 3 picks in the $: .393

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Chad Cooper (Sports editor)
Winners: 6-22, .272
Best Bets: 1-2, .500
Longshots: 1-2, .500
Top 3 picks in the $: .454

Don Stevens (Delta track announcer)
Winners: 6-22, .272
Best Bets: 2-2, 1.000
Longshots: 0-2, .000
Top 3 picks in the $: .512

Morning Line Odds
Winners: 7-22, .318
Best Bets: 4-10, .400
Longshots: 0-0, .000
Top 3 picks in the $: .499

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