A 1-year-old child is recovering after a near drowning incident that happened in Port Neches on Sunday. Port Neches Fire Department responded a home in the 1800 block of Llano at about 5:22 p.m. Oct. 2. The child was found in a pool and not breathing and the parents of the child worked to resuscitate the child, Port Neches Fire Chief Stephen Curran said.When first responders arrived, the child was conscious and breathing on his own.The child was brought by Acadian Ambulance to the Medical Center of Southeast Texas.
STATEMcNEESE STATE GETSWIN OVER SFANACOGDOCHES (AP) — Daniel Sams rushed for 164 yards and one touchdown and threw for 134 yards and another score as McNeese State defeated Stephen F. Austin 28-14 in Southland Conference play on Saturday night.Sams broke for a 76-yard touchdown run with 6:05 left in the fourth quarter to give McNeese State (2-0, 2-0 Southland Conference) a 28-14 advantage and seal the win.Kent Shelby had seven catches for 81 yards and one touchdown for the Cowboys.Trailing 7-0, Stephen F. Austin (0-3, 0-1) scored twice to lead 14-7 in the first quarter. The Cowboys took over in the second quarter, scoring 14 points for a 21-14 halftime advantage, and shut out the Lumberjacks for the rest of the game.Stephen F. Austin’s Hunter Taylor threw for 187 yards and two touchdowns.TEXAS SOUTH. RUNS PAST ARK. PINE-BLUFFPINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Darrell Robinson scored from 2-yards out midway through the third quarter and Eric Medina tacked on an insurance field goal with 1:34 left and Texas Southern topped Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 24-20 in a Southwestern Conference game Saturday nightArkansas-Pine Bluff (1-2, 0-1 SWAC) took a 10-0 lead and held a 13-7 advantage at intermission, but Robinson scored his first touchdown early in the second half to give Texas State a 14-13 lead.Nicholas Woodfork scored less than a minute later to put the Golden Lions back on top, 20-14, but the Tigers (2-1, 1-1 SWAC) scored the final 10 points to secure the win.Robinson finished with 16 carries for 57 yards and two touchdowns for Texas Southern while Johnathan Bowen was 12 of 24 for 178 yards and a touchdown. LOCALLAMAR WINS SECONDSTRAIGHT TOURNEYBEAUMONT – The perfect record remained intact at McDonald Gym after the Lamar University volleyball team swept the day with a 3-0 win (25-10, 25-19, 25-16) over Jackson State Saturday morning and a 3-1 win (25-22, 25-23, 14-25, 26-24) over Tulane in the nightcap, which gave the Cardinals the championship from the Cardinal Classic, second tournament win this season.Lamar (10-4) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the match against Tulane (5-6), but the Green Wave mounted a comeback in the third set and made forced the Cardinals to make plays in the fourth set. Neither team ever took a lead bigger that three in the fourth set (10-7, TU), but once it was tied at 13-13, it was boxing match and both teams continued to force sideouts and never allowed a run of more than two.After a service error that gave the Green Wave a 21-20 lead, the Cardinals called a timeout. Out of the break, Autumn Taylor and Cortney Moore stuffed Tea Juric to tie it up at 21-21. Moore’s tough play down the stretch turned her already fabulous weekend into a tournament most valuable player nod, and she was joined by all-tournament teammates Chelsea Grant and Lauren Stahlman.For the tournament, Grant and Moore led all players with .448 and .407 hitting percentages, respectively. Moore averaged 2.56 kills a set and both Taylor and Grant averaged 3.09 a set. Lauren Stahlman was dominant at the libero position with a 5.18 digs per set mark, the next closest player to her was Tulane’s Lisa Mordell (3.09). She only accounted for one reception error through all 11 sets played.
By Daucy CrizerThe News CorrespondentBAYTOWN – This wasn’t the offensive shootout like last year’s game.However, the end result was the same as Goose Creek Memorial pulled off the upset for the second straight season, knocking off Nederland 18-14 Friday night at Stallworth Stadium.“First of all, my hats off to coach (Bret) Boyd and the Goose Creek Memorial Patriots. They played a great ballgame tonight and give them all the credit for what happened tonight,” said Nederland coach Larry Neumann. “Looking at us, you’re always going to be critical of your performance whether you win or lose. We’ll look at some things tonight that we didn’t do real well and try to improve on them this week.“I don’t think we came out flat or anything like that. I think we came ready to play. I think Goose Creek got after us pretty good and there were some things we did to ourselves that hurt us. We’ve won enough to deal with a setback.“Basically, that’s what I told our team after the game that we still have a chance to put a title by our name next week in our final home game against Lumberton. District championships are hard to come by. They’re not given to you; you have to go earn them. Tonight, we didn’t do enough to earn that title.”Nederland (6-3, 5-1 in District 22-5A) has lost only two district games since 2010, and both have come at the hands of the Patriots. Both teams had to deal with less than ideal playing conditions as the wind was blowing from the south at a steady 25 miles per hour with frequent gusts even stronger. That was reflected in the Bulldogs only gaining 281 yards of total offense, which was slightly better than the Patriots’ 250 yards.“I think it was absolutely a factor, but both teams played in it,” said Neumann on the windy conditions. “I won’t say it hurt us any more than possibly it hurt them. It was a little unique in that it was a constant wind. I don’t think either team can say that it had a great affect in the outcome of the game. I think it was more about what both teams did on the field than the wind.”GC Memorial (4-5, 2-4) received the second half kickoff, but was going into the wind in the third quarter. The Patriots mounted the only scoring drive of the second half on their second possession. It was a good mixture of passing and running the ball. Hunter Hamm connected with DeAndre Herman for 21 yards on third-and-11 to keep the drive going.Chris Freeman converted a key fourth-and-3 with a 33 yard run to give the Patriots first-and-goal at the Nederland 9. Freeman carried again for four yards and two rushes by Herman netted two more yards to the 3. Freeman capped the 13-play drive with a 3-yard TD run on fourth down to give the Patriots a 18-14 lead after they failed to convert the two-point conversion.The Bulldogs had only one drive with the wind at their backs in the third quarter, and that drive stalled after one first down on a Mitchell LeBaron 23-yard run.Nederland was forced to punt on its first possession of the fourth quarter. After forcing a quick three-and-out by GC Memorial, the Bulldogs went back on the offensive attack. LeBaron connected with Ryan LeLeux on a 19-yard completion and consecutive runs put the ball at the 50. LeBaron hit Dean Fisher for 19 yards to convert on third-and-8 to put the ball at the Patriots 29. However, LeBaron was intercepted in the end zone by Tristan Lavan to end the threat.The Bulldog defense again forced a three-and-out by GC Memorial to give the ball back to the offense at their own 40 with 4:40 remaining in the game. A Krautz 6-yard run and a 6-yard completion from LeBaron to Fisher gave Nederland a first down at the Patriot 48.LeBaron connected with Tavian Mayfield for a 9-yard gain and Krautz followed with a 6-yard run to give the Bulldogs a first down at the 33. However, following a 2-yard run by LeLeux, LeBaron misfired on his next three passes to turn the ball over on downs with just 2:15 remaining.The Patriots still needed to gain at least one first down to run out the clock and Herman’s 22-yard run on third-and-five sealed the win for GC Memorial.“We’ll be critical about our performance, but like I said, we’ve won enough to deal with this setback the right way,” said Neumann. “This won’t break us. If anything, this may get us a little more focused for the last game and into the playoffs. Sometimes these things have a silver lining. You don’t want to lose ever, but sometimes it increases your focus and gets you a little more aware of what you need to do to get better.”Krautz led all rushers with 121 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns. He also caught three passes for 22 yards. LeBaron completed 10 of 22 passes for 99 yards, but threw two interceptions. He rushed for 44 yards on 10 carries.Nederland received the opening kickoff and scored on the game’s first possession. On the fourth play from scrimmage, Krautz scored on a 63-yard touchdown run to give the Bulldogs a quick 7-0 lead.The Patriots got on the board late in the first quarter, taking advantage of just a 23-yard punt into the wind that gave GC Memorial good field position at Nederland 35. Hunter Hamm wasted little time as he scrambled in the pocket long enough to find Andrew Joseph alone for a 35-yard scoring strike. The extra point was blocked to make the score 7-6.GC Memorial took its first lead of the game on a Stephen Adams 1-yard TD run. That capped an 8-play, 80-yard scoring drive to give the Patriots a 12-7 lead. The Patriots 2-point conversion was stopped just short of the goal line.The Bulldogs responded with a scoring drive of their own in the closing minute of the first half. Krautz kept the drive going with a 9-yard run on fourth-and-1 to put the ball at the Patriot 27. LeBaron hit Mayfield for 11 yards to the 16. A LeBaron keeper for nine yards put the ball at the 7. Krautz scored three plays later on a 3-yard run to regain the lead at 14-12 with 35 seconds left in the first half.Herman carried the ball 18 times for 79 yards to lead the Patriots. He also caught four passes for 53 yards. Adams added 49 yards on 11 carries and Freeman chipped in 40 yards on just three totes. Hamm was 7 of 12 for 99 yards and one touchdown.
Lamar sports informationBEAUMONT – Lamar sophomore right-hander Amie Cisneros was named the Southland Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.Cisneros received the honor after a stellar week for the Cardinals. Cisneros was 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two appearances as she extended her personal scoreless streak to a career-best 14 1/3 innings. The Cardinals (27-15 overall, 14-4 Southland) enter the week in second place in the conference, one game behind league-leading McNeese State with nine conference games remaining.The Cardinals are at Central Arkansas (31-15, 12-6) for a three-game conference series this weekend. The teams will play a single game at 6 p.m. Friday and a doubleheader at 2 p.m. Saturday. All three games will be broadcast live at www.LamarCardinals.com. LU’s next home is a non-conference contest at 2 p.m. April 27 vs. UT-Arlington before McNeese State comes in for a crucial series on April 29-30. Cisneros started the week with 4 2/3 innings of scoreless relief in a 4-0 loss to Texas State on April 13. Her performance earned her a start in LU’s conference series against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Cisneros made the most of her opportunity, allowing four hits and no runs over six innings as she improved to 3-1 on the season in LU’s 5-0 victory.“I am so thrilled for Amie, she really deserved the honor,” LU coach Holly Bruder said. “She is pitching with so much confidence right now.”Cisneros is the second LU pitcher to be honored this season, joining Laura Napoli, who received the award on March 28.
Funeral service will be Saturday, 10 a.m. Hannah Funeral Home, Chapel. Viewing will begin at 8 a.m. Services entrusted to Hannah Funeral Home, Inc. Camitria Thomas, 38, was called to eternal rest November 16, 2016 at Baytown, TX. Next Up
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Gabriel Funeral Home Chapel with visitation from 12 noon until service time. Burial will be Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Houston National Cemetery under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home. Robert Charles McCarver, Jr., 75, of Port Arthur passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016. A native of Elizabeth, LA he was a longtime resident of Port Arthur and retired from Bethlehem Steel. Robert was a United States Marine Corps veteran.
LAMAR 2, UCA 0Luna (9-12) had a no-hitter for the first four innings of the opener before Central Arkansas’ Kate Myers led off the fifth inning with a sharp single up the middle. That was about all the offense Central Arkansas could muster up against the senior right-hander, who walked one and struck out three.The Cardinals had just one hit of their own against Central Arkansas’ Kayla Gomness, but took advantage of three UCA errors to score two unearned runs. LU took advantage of an error in the first inning as Sable Hankins reached on an infield error that moved Brittany Rodriguez to third with two outs. Hankins and Rodriguez then pulled off a double steal to give the Cards a 1-0 lead. Central Arkansas (16-29 overall, 6-11 Southland) scored twice in the first off LU starter Laura Napoli thanks to a two-run double by Cylla Hill, but the Cardinals (22-20, 12-5 Southland) once again took advantage of UCA errors, as a pair of miscues led to two unearned runs.The Cardinals took a 3-2 lead in the third when Hankins doubled home Brynn Baca, but the Bears took a 4-3 lead in the top of the fifth as Ryan Holdiness ripped an RBI triple before scoring on a sacrifice fly.The Cardinals got the run back in the bottom of the inning as McDowell scored on a dropped infield pop.That set the stage for the seventh inning. McDowell was hit by a pitch before Rodriguez put down an infield single to put runners on first and second with no outs. Baca advanced the runners to second and third before Hankins ripped one to the gap in left center to easily score McDowell. It was the 24th walk-off win for the Cardinals since reviving the program in 2013, and the third walk-off RBI for Hankins.“We made some mistakes, but we got the timely hit when we needed it,” Bruder said. “It always feels good to sweep.”Napoli allowed five hits and four runs, three earned in four-plus innings. Anissa Rodriguez pitched one hitless inning of relief before Luna came on for the final two innings, getting out of a jam in the top of the seventh after UCA put two runners on base with two outs thanks to a pair of LU errors.“We made some mistakes, that might have cost us. The kids know that,” Bruder said. “Fortunately, it didn’t cost us today.”UP NEXTThe Cardinals and Bears wrap up their series at 2 p.m. Saturday at the LU Softball Complex. There will be a postgame Easter Egg hunt for youth in attendance. Those who wish to participate in the hunt should bring their own basket. The Cardinals took advantage of another Central Arkansas error in the third as Ashley McDowell doubled to right-center and raced home on a throwing error.“Both pitchers did a great job in the first game,” Bruder said. “We got a big hit and that made the difference.”LAMAR 5, UCA 4Sable Hankins’ walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh scored McDowell with the winning run as the Cardinals bounced back from deficits of 2-0 and 4-3 to complete the sweep. Lamar sports informationBEAUMONT – Ciara Luna pitched a one-hitter in the opening game and pitched two innings of hitless relief to get the win in the nightcap as the Lamar Cardinals swept a Southland Conference softball doubleheader from the visiting Central Arkansas Bears by scores of 2-0 and 5-4 on Friday.“Ciara was fantastic,” LU coach Holly Bruder said. “That’s what you expect from the conference pitcher of the week.”
With two outs and a runner on first, a wild pitch was followed by an RBI single that advanced to second on the throw home. Another two-out single scored the runner on second, giving Northwestern State a 6-0 lead.The Cardinal comeback effort began in the bottom of the third. Rhett McCall singled to right field to lead off the inning and a one-out single by Philip Ingram through the middle of the infield put McCall on second. With two outs Coker hit into a fielder’s choice that looked like it would end the inning, but the third baseman made an error on his throw to second base. That allowed McCall to score and put runners on the corners with two outs. The final Northwestern State run came in the ninth. A leadoff single advanced to second on a 4-3 grounder, then reached third on a passed ball. A single to left field with two outs scored the runner on third, giving NSU the final margin of victory, 7-2. An RBI single from Robin Adames scored Ingram, pulling Lamar back within four runs, 6-2, through three innings.Neither team would score again until the ninth inning thanks to stellar efforts from Jack Dallas, AbeRee Hiebert, Kristjan Storrie, Chet Jones, and Ryan Erickson. The Demons came close to scoring again in the eighth, loading up the bases with two outs, but Jones forced the final batter he faced to hit into a fielder’s choice to end the threat. Lamar sports informationBEAUMONT – Lamar did its best overcome a four-run first inning on a drizzly Tuesday night against Northwestern State, but the comeback ultimately fell short despite six scoreless innings thrown up by the Cardinal pitching. Big Red (5-20, 1-8 Southland) fell to the Demons (13-11, 3-3 SLC) by a score of 7-2 in non-conference action.The Demons opened the game with a four-pitch walk, and two pitches later a home run to left field gave Northwestern State a 2-0 lead. Another walk, two hits, an error, and a sac bunt allowed two more NSU runs across, giving the Demons a 4-0 lead through the top of the first. Cole Coker collected the first Cardinal triple of the year in the bottom of the inning with two outs, but he was stranded on a pop fly.
CHEEK — Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help in identifying three suspects in an aggravated robbery in Cheek. The robbery happened around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 at the Kidd Grocery Store located at 3618 Kidd Road, Cheek, which is southwest of Beaumont city limits.Surveillance photo of suspects in the armed robbery of a Cheek area store.Surveillance video shows that three black males approached the store with shirts covering their faces, according to a press release from the JSCO. Two males went into the store and robbed it at gunpoint while the third male stayed at the door. One of the suspects pointed a silver semi-automatic handgun at the clerk and demanded money. Both of the inside suspects stole cash from the register. There are several photo’s that show partial faces.A suspect in the armed robbery of a Cheek area store.If you have information about this crime or think that you may recognize any of the suspects, call Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS (8477). You can also make an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers by downloading the P3 Tips app on your smartphone.
Staff reportsFirst place for Bridge City now belongs to Hardin-Jefferson.Bridge City has fallen from the top of District 22-4A baseball standings to third place after the district executive committee ruled Wednesday the Cardinals must forfeit three varsity games and two junior varsity games. The committee determined a BC student-athlete who shared time between varsity and junior varsity competed in more than three invitational tournaments plus 17 baseball games in a season, including all games prior to the first playoff game, therefore violating UIL policy. Next UpThe policy and penalty were posted on the Orange Leader’s website.“In accordance with Section 29:b3 of the UIL Constitution and Contest Rules, the DEC (District 22-4A executive committee) administered the minimum penalty for an ineligible player,” a statement from the executive committee read. “A DEC shall forfeit the contest won by the individual or school, as a minimum penalty, if it finds that an individual contestant was not eligible to participate in the contest.”With the loss, Bridge City’s records fall to 16-9-2 overall and 7-4 in 22-4A. Hardin-Jefferson is now 16-7 and 11-1, with Little Cypress-Mauriceville at 22-7 and 9-2. SOFTBALLSabine Pass 9, Somerville 3 BC has a home game against West Orange-Stark on Friday to close 22-4A play and will close the regular season against Big Sandy on Saturday. Jaizee Landry tossed 13 strikeouts and batted 3 for 4 in leading Sabine Pass to a 9-3 win over Somerville on Wednesday in a 2A bi-district game in New Caney.Gracie Hensley went 3 for 4 as well for the Sharks (13-8), while Kayleigh Kingston was 2 for 4 and Jamesia Jones 1 for 3.Sabine Pass will take on Shiner or Milano in the area round. Shiner shut out Sabine Pass 10-0 in last year’s area round contest.