Sports

Lady Cards volleyball team

Junior Chelsea Grant of Killeen was named the Southland Conference’s Player of the Week on Aug. 31. Grant helped the Lady Cards win the Lamar Invitational volleyball tournament last weekend, defeating Texas Southern (3-1), UAB (3-0) and Marist (3-0).

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Lots of trout are being caught on the lower end of Sabine Lake.

There is no way you can complain about the weather here in Southeast Texas over the past week or so. The last weekend in August, a north wind set the stage for some excellent fishing in the surf from the Sabine jetties to the Galveston jetties.

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 LU goalkeeper Lauren Lovejoy

Soccer

The Lady Cards opened up the season last weekend with two shutout losses to San Jose State and Louisiana Tech. It’s the first time since 2008 that the Cards have opened the season with two shutout losses.

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Doves, ducks, deer and gators are on the hunting menu here in Southeast Texas.

We are just about there. Dove season starts Sept. 1, teal season is Sept. 12, bow season on deer opens Oct. 3, alligator season is Sept 10, and Oct. 1 is the East Texas squirrel season opener. It’s definitely prep time for hunting in Southeast Texas.

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Scott Feldman of the Houston Astros

Houston Astros pitcher Scott Feldman hosted a group of injured veterans and their families for a Thursday night baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The game Aug. 20 provided the wounded service members a chance to engage with other veterans in a social atmosphere. It also let them watch the American League West Division leading Astros in action.

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Layla Nejad

After 70 days and more than 4,600 miles traveled on the open road, Kelly High School grad and University of Texas senior Layla Nejad and her Texas 4000 cycling team have finally reached their goal in their fight against cancer. 

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Deweyville wins tournament

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B.T. Striders Youth Track Club at the 2015 AAU National Junior Olympics

The B.T. Striders Youth Track Club represented Southeast Texas on a national level at the recent 2015 AAU National Junior Olympics in Norfolk, Virginia. Fifteen athletes from this local team competed in this year’s event, which took place on the Norfolk State University campus from Aug 1-8. The event hosted 11,865 athletes representing 43 States, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.

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Hunters and National Park Service arrowhead logo

Big Thicket National Preserve Superintendent Wayne Prokopetz announced Aug. 20 that the preserve will issue free hunting permits beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Available 2015/2016 permits will be issued until Feb. 29, 2016.

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Chad Cooper (The Examiner sports editor)
Winners: 246-694, .354
Best Bets: 16-27, .592
Longshots (hitting the board): 25-47, .531
Top 3 picks in the $: .561

Morning Line (opening odds)
Winners: 230-694, .331
Best Bets (9/5 or lower): 31-57, .543
Top 3 picks in the $: .537

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