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Total is exploring the possibility of adding a longtime strategic partner for its Port Arthur platform, a company representative confirmed Wednesday, July 29.

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Quick Dagger

Multiple stakes winning sprinter Heitai was upset July 25 at Evangeline Downs by Quick Dagger in the $75,000 Turf Express.

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Lamar Loop, dance team, cheer squad, Jessie Mudd and Will Hibbs

Lamar spirit teams

The Lamar University Spirit Team, consisting of the LU Cheer Squad and the LU Dance Team, brought home several awards after attending the Universal Cheerleaders Association and Universal Dance Association Collegiate Camp held July 10-13 at Texas State University in San Marcos.

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The dove season opener is Sept. 1, 2015.

The dove season opener in the Central Zone is set for Sept. 1, and in case you haven’t looked at the calendar, that’s a Tuesday. That’s a little bit odd, but the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has opted to keep the opener on the traditional day of Sept. 1.

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Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 212-594, .356
Best Bets: 14-24, .583
Longshots (hitting the board): 25-43, .581
Top 3 picks in the $: .552

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 196-594, .329
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 26-47, .553
Top 3 picks in the $: .540

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Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 205-566, .362
Best Bets: 14-24, .583
Longshots (hitting the board): 23-40, .575
Top 3 picks in the $: .549

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 191-566, .337
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 25-41, .609
Top 3 picks in the $: .538

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Deweyville High School junior Kennidee Willis recently competed with 200 girls from across the state for one of 12 spots on the Lone Star Volleyball team. After the the smoke cleared, Willis secured a spot with the team and they are currently playing in the Team USA High Performance International Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa through July 25.

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Director of Racing Chris Warren with leading owner Joan Rood and her trainer

The 46-day quarter horse season ended July 11 at Delta Downs in nearby Vinton, Louisiana, and the leading jockey, trainer and owner were honored.

With his fourth consecutive riding title in hand weeks ago, 51-year-old jockey John “Hambone” Hamilton won 69 races in 328 mounts for earnings of $1,206,044.

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Verity Ockenden, Ciara Luna and Katya Lapayeva.

Five Lady Cardinals from the Lamar University tennis team were named as Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athletes, which led the team to claim the Scholar Team distinction.

The team notched a 3.42 grade point average for the season, and was one of 117 Division I programs and three Southland Conference teams to grab the honor. To make the list, a team must have at least a 3.2 GPA. Northwestern State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi were the other SLC programs on the list.

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