Sports shorts for the week of November 10, 2022
The 10 Under Piranhas won the 11U SETBA Fall Invitational on November 5th and 6th at Ford Fields. The Piranhas went 5-0 and defeated Champion Baseball 11-0 in the championship thanks to an outstanding pitching performance by Christopher Anderson, who threw a complete game shutout.
The piranhas trained by Mack McPhatter, Austin Collins and Dusty Evans are DJ Walker, Camden Goode, Greyson Spencer, Boone Collins, Wyatt Hill, Madden McPhatter, Parker Evans, Christopher Anderson, Korbin Dugas, Hudson Weinacker and Owen Weber.
LC-M Senior Annabelle Fisher competed in her third UIL 4A State Cross Country Championship on Nov. 4 and finished 77th out of 152 runners with a time of 13:05. Canyon High School sophomore Avery Brown won gold in 11:36.
West Orange-Stark senior T’Era Garrett signed November 7 to play collegiate softball at Blinn College in Brenham.
Seven Hardin County student-athletes signed national letters of intent to pursue their athletic careers at the collegiate level on November 9th.
Six seniors from Lumberton High School signed, including four girls, to play soccer.
Mandi Boudreaux and Anna Mae Holeman signed for women’s soccer at Texas State University, Meris Cody at St. Edward’s University, and Averie McFarland at McNeese State University.
LHS’ Tine Hampshire signed to play baseball at the University of Houston and Carson Rea will play baseball at Panola Junior College.
Silsbee senior Logan Simmons signed to play baseball at the University of Houston.
Just a day after winning the Southland Conference Championship tournament that received the league’s automatic bid, the football team plays No. 8 LSU on Friday, November 11 at 5:30 p.m. in Baton Rouge.
“This is just a fantastic opportunity,” said head coach Nathan Kogut. “I can’t say enough how excited we are to be a part of the NCAA tournament, to win the double and have the chance to be one of 64 teams that remain. It is great. The girls are thrilled to be able to play at a Power 5 school nearby so people can watch. It’s a great opportunity and one of the things we’re looking forward to. Any time you get to play in November, that’s a big deal.”
This will be the third meeting between the Cardinals and the Tigers. LSU is 3-0 against Lamar and has surpassed LU 9-0 in those three games.
Should the Cardinals win, they would face Florida State or No. 1 Florida Gulf Coast.
The men’s basketball team got a scare from Division III St. Thomas on November 7, but the Cards walked away with an exciting 63-61 win to open the season 1-0.
Junior Chris Pryor led the team with 23 points, joined by double digits from classmate Jakevion Buckley (17).
LU will next play at No. 14 TCU on Friday 11 November at 19:00