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January 15, 2013

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Memorial moves into 21-5A second-place tie

BEAUMONT — The Port Arthur Memorial boys basketball team used strong first and fourth quarters to shoot into second place with a 59-50 victory over Beaumont West Brook Tuesday in District 21-5A play.

Memorial (13-10, 3-2) is now tied with West Brook and Channelview for second place behind undefeated district leader North Shore.

The Titans were led by sophomore post Dorian Chatman, who had 24. Teammates Torian Lott and Joseph Williams each had 10.

Memorial will host La Porte at 7 p.m. Friday while West Brook travels to Baytwon Sterling.

Port Arthur Memorial 59, Beaumont West Brook 50

PAM    21    6    14    18    —    59

WB    13    17    12    8    —    50

Leading scorers: PAM — Dorian Chatman 24, Torian Lott 10, Joseph Williams 10. WB — Bryce Coleman 13, Juwan Hadnot 17.

Records: Memorial (13-10, 3-2); West Brook (14-10, 3-2).

Next: Memorial hosts La Porte, 7 p.m. Friday

PN-G boys lose on buzzer beater

PORT NECHES — Demasters Sam hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to send Beaumont Ozen past Port Neches-Groves 47-44 Tuesday in District 20-4A play.

PN-G (8-14, 3-3 District 20-4A) went 12 for 13 from the free-throw line, but was outscored 33-22 in the second half by the Panthers. Brandon Pham led the Indians with 15 points while Jordan Hunter had 17 for Ozen.

The Indians will travel to Livingston at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Beaumont Ozen 47, Port Neches-Groves 44

Ozen    3    11    16    17    —    47

PN-G    4    18    7    15    —    44

Leading scorers: PN-G — Brandon Pham 15. OZEN — Jordan Hunter 17.

Records: PN-G (8-14, 3-3); Ozen (13-9, 5-1).

Next: PN-G at Livingston, 7:30 p.m Friday; Lumberton at Ozen, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Nederland boys glide by Lumberton

LUMBERTON — The Nederland boys basketball team routed Lumberton 64-31 on Tuesday in District 20-4A play.

Nederland (19-7, 5-1 District 20-4A) was led in scoring by Zach English and Colton Weisbrod, who each had 12 points. Teammates Jared Lorimier and Alex Taylor each had 10.

The Bulldogs will host Beaumont Central at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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  • Bassmaster Elites are coming back

    The Bassmaster Elite Series returns to Southeast Texas in March 2015 to fish out of Orange.
    The announcement was made last week, ahead of Bassmaster’s official tournament schedule announcement and the buzz is already strong in Southeast Texas and beyond.
    I was in Orlando, Fla. attending the ICAST (fishing trade) show and talked with a number of top anglers including Kevin VanDam, Mike Iaconelli and Shaw Grigsby who said it was no surprise they would return considering the massive turnout for the weigh-ins and that the area welcomed them in a very special way.
    It’s far too early to speculate anything like who the top contenders will be or how the fishing will be but there are some things to keep in mind and to look for over the next few months and into the event itself.
    • Prefishing-There is a pre-fishing cutoff that usually extends to right before the Bassmaster Classic and I fully expect most of the anglers in the Elites to come back and prefish.
    Last go-round probably 2/3 of the field fished the area but this time I expect that to be just about everyone. Many of the anglers that did not pre-fish told me they expected to have a lot of water to fish but the sheer volume and diversity was almost overwhelming.
    Beginning probably in the early fall we will see many anglers fishing local waters to get a better idea on how to approach the area.
    • East to West Runs-The Elite anglers fished far and wide but I expect even more running next go-round. After launching from the Simmons Drive Boat Ramp in Orange angler Bill Lowen ran down the Intracoastal, across Galveston Bay and fished in the Clear Lake area and placed in the top 12. The more adventurous anglers will try super long runs, in my opinion, even longer than last time to try and score on big fish. The Intracoastal Canal system makes that possible.
    • Sabine River -Very few of the anglers actually fished in the Sabine River despite the event being called the “Sabine River Challenge”. I think that will change with more anglers running as far north as they can to find pockets of fish that receive little pressure and perhaps a four or five-pounder to push them over the top.
    • Bigger Turnout-Last year some 34,000 people attended the event which set a Bassmaster record for an Elite event.
     It was broken a couple of weeks later in New York but I fully expect the 2015 tournament to draw 40,000 plus. The reason they are coming back is not for the stellar fishing because while we have lots of bass, everyone knows our fishery cannot compare to Toledo Bend for example.
    The support from the public however was amazing and that is what is bringing the top anglers on the planet to fish our area.
    We will have the very best coverage of the event beginning now and leading up to it with exclusive interviews with all of the top pros with not only their thoughts on the big event but with unique tips on how you can catch more fish.
    It’s an exciting time and I look forward to bringing you special coverage on a special event.
    (To contact Chester Moore, e-mail him at cmooreoutdoors@gmail.com. You can hear him on “Moore Outdoors” Fridays from 6-7 p.m. on Newstalk AM 560 KLVI or online at www.klvi.com or watch him on “God’ Outdoors with Chester Moore” Saturdays at 10 a.m. on GETV.org)

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    The Southwest Regional Babe Ruth championship series is set and yes the hometown Mid County squad will be there to play.

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    First things first, give Clint Landry and the rest of the officials credit for making the Southwest Regional Babe Ruth tournament possible this weekend at Nederland High School.

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    Thursday nights Summer Money League produced some very impressive scores.

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  • Babe Ruth.jpg Mid County Babe Ruth set to host Southwest Regional

    The Mid County Babe Ruth 18U team is once again knocking on the World Series door. Mid County will host the Southwest Regional at Nederland High School starting today. Mid County’s first game of the tournament is slated for 7 p.m. Friday against Pine Bluff, Ark. Thursday was a special day for Mid County Babe Ruth as two locals, Jimmy Collins (shown speaking) and Skip Hopkins (back left) were inducated intot he Southwest Regional Babe Ruth Hall of Fame. Both Hopkins and Collins have been involved in Babe Ruth for over 40 consecutive years either as player, coach or board member. There are nine teams in the tournament with the winner headed to Washington state for the World Series.

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