District coaches released the names of the 2022 All-District 19-4A girls’ volleyball team, featuring four Bridge City players who received outstanding honors.
Bridge City’s Demi Carter was named Most Valuable Player, while teammates Lexi Nugier were named Defensive Player of the Year (POY) and Taryn Doiron were named Setter of the Year. Newcomer of the Year was BC’s Anna Kelly.
Coach of the Year was BC’s Savanah DeLuna.
Little Cypress-Mauriceville’s Chrissy Joseph was Offensive POY and teammate Linda Perry was Middle Blocker of the Year. Utility POY was Rylee Sherman from Vidor.
The first team selections were LC-M’s Hallie Maddox and Mariah Ammons, Bridge City’s Makenna Knight and Cambree LaComb, Vidor’s Carlie Abbott and Brilie Cornelison, and Silsbee’s Ca’driane Martin.
The second team selected were Lumberton’s Emilie Taylor and Haley Humble, Vidor’s Jana Lee, Silsbee’s Jena Warden, LC-M’s Savannah Crabtree and Ava White, and West Orange-Stark’s T’era Garrett.
Several players from the region were named to the 2022 Academic All-State Cross Country and Volleyball teams recently announced by the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA).
Academic All-State in Cross Country were named Luke Waters, Clayton Eyre, Jenny Tu, Claire Uribe, Sarah Hoke, Wellborn Fuller, Robert Barton, Eli Cravy, Marc Gutierrez, Erica Williamson and Octavius Tyler von Silsbee; Beaumont United’s Wesley Yates III and Sarah Alvarez; Leyton Loft and Timothy Trammel of Orangefield.
Academic All-State players in volleyball were Orangefield’s Kylie Mouton, Mackenzie Haley and Libby Thurman; West Hardin’s Kenize Nicole Schroeder; and Kylie Neubauer from Silsbee.
The men’s basketball team improved its young season to 2-1 after a 98-69 home win against the small school Huston-Tilloston on November 14. LU finished in double figures with six players, led by Jakevion Buckley (16 points), Chris Pryor (16), Nate Calmese (16), Terry Anderson (12), Cody Pennebaker (11) and Yuto Tamanouchi (11).
They return this weekend at the MTE tournament in Lake Charles, Louisiana, playing Lindenwood on November 18th, Western Carolina on November 19th and McNeese on November 20th.
The Football Cards were once again dominated by New Mexico State with a score of 51-14 on November 12th. The loss lowers LU to 1-9 on the season.
Lamar will end the season against McNeese on Saturday, November 17 at 7 p.m. in Lake Charles
In their third participation in an NCAA tournament, the LU football team attempted a third attempt to fulfill the bid in hopes of advancing. Instead, their season came to an end on November 11 after a 3-1 loss to LSU in the first round. The cards were beaten 22-6 but their only goal came from Christine Kitaur. LU’s season ends with a standings of 15-2-2.
The volleyball season ended on November 12 when the Cardinals lost 3-2 to McNeese. Senior Amber Johnson led the team with 17 kills. Junior Tytiana Johnson (14 kills), senior Kaitlyn Gil (13), and coed Paige Dugan (12) each finished the match on good numbers.
LU finished the season 9-20 overall and 3-15 in the Southland Conference.
Lamar’s cross-country teams competed in the South Central Region NCAA Championships on November 11 each year. While both teams put on solid performances, one member of the men’s team placed high enough to qualify for the NCAA championship on November 19 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
George Wheeler, who was the men’s team’s top runner all season, finished in eighth place with a time of 30:40.8. He became the second Southland Conference runner to finish after Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Dennis Kipgeno finished a spot ahead of him. Wheeler is the first cardinal to achieve the NCAA championship since Jordan Rowe in 2019.