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.
The latest version of “if it’s too good to be true, it probably is,” comes to us from Look Cycle. Stating that the sale of counterfeit 695 and 695 Lite frames recently came to their attention, Look is warning against purchase of Chinese copies. Closely resembling the Look 695, the bikes are not actually made by Look and will not be covered for defects, quality issues, or frame failures. Look stresses that since there is no control over the quality of the frames, the counterfeits post a safety threat to the rider.After a quick search online, the frames in question are fairly easy to find and include a large amount of information copied directly from the Look catalog. Look recommends purchasing their bikes only through authorized dealers and distributors and asks for anyone with uncertainty towards the validity of a frame to email Look at [email protected]
BILL NEAL• Ok, ok, so you’ve been waiting for your Pittsburgh Penguins hockey report and update . . . well here ya go. The Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team is playing hockey. They’re 10-5-0! That’s all I got. And for most of you, that’s more than you knew 60 seconds ago so shut up about it.• If you want to have the time of your life, get “Out of the Rain” and get on board with “The King of Old School Swing” . . . Don Patterson. He’s bringing in the legendary Dramatics for a dinner concert at the Westin Hotel next Saturday, November 21st and as you know, “What You See is What You Get!” 412-377-4681 for more information.• Hoo-rah for the Missouri football team and most especially the coach for taking a stand at the University of Missouri!• The Bills beat the Jets 22-17 . . . as if we care! Let’s get ready . . . go ahead, let the damn dogs out. Dog Pound that is. It’s time to put the Cleveland Browns back in the dog house. Steelers 34-10. Take it to the bank! (Need more confirmation? Just ask “Braddock Roy.” He know all!)• Andrew McCutchen wins the 2015 Roberto Clemente Award and claims his 4th consecutive Silver Slugger Award.• Of course you don’t play Ben. You dress him. You don’t play him. For that matter, you dress Vick as well. You don’t need Ben to beat the Browns. Then you take advantage of the bi-week.• Lock these dates in right now because you know how you are about doing something different. You act like someone is going to take your kidney! Saturday, December 26th, the Old School Holiday Par-Tay of the year at “The Spot” . . . xmas is over, let’s Par-Tay! Saturday, January 2nd bring in the New Year black tie style and dance all-night-long at the fabulous Pittsburgh Athletic Club . . . this is a special party for special people . . . including you!!!< You Have Just Crossed the Finish Line >