BOYS & GIRLS GOLF BOTH PLACE IN HUNTSVILLE
February 21-22 (Huntsville) – The LC-M Boys and Girls Golf teams traveled to Huntsville over the weekend and had a great showing in the Regional Preview Tournament at Raven Nest Golf Club. The boys took 2nd place in the team division behind the solid play of Jack Burke and Wyatt Wozniak. Burke was the Individual Champion as he fired a 73-76/149 while Wozniak followed up a 91 on day one with a solid 77 on day two. Mason Sterling shot a 96-94/190 and Travis Love finished with a 108-103/211. Montana Dileo led the Lady Bears with an 87-81/168 to take second place individually and help the sophomore foursome take third in the team division. Neely Wozniak fired a 101-96/197, Jaycie Benton finished with a 138-111/249, and Trinity Williams shot a 132-147/279.
SOFTBALL SWEEPS OWN TOURNEY
February 22 (LC-M) – The Lady Bears (3-1) won all three of their games Saturday as they hosted the Southeast Texas Kickoff Classic at LC-M. The Varsity downed Deweyville in game one 12-0 behind a shutout by Junior pitcher Karson Friar. Bailey Frenzel made it another shutout in game two as the girls defeated WO-S 10-0. In game three it was the Varsity taking down the Lady Bears JV 8-3 behind a solid game from sophomore Cami Shugart.
MCKAY SHINES AT WO-S MEET
February 19 (Orange) – LC-M took part in the WO-S Mustang Powerlifting Meet Wednesday afternoon. Orangefield won the boys team title with 63 points, WO-S finished with 38, LC-M – 29, and Silsbee with 19. Silsbee won the girls team title with 45 points, WO-S with 43, Orangefield had 39, and LC-M finished with 12. Ethan McKay (pictured above) was the Outstanding Lifter in the 181-SHW group.
BASKETBALL SEASON ENDS FOR BEARS
February 18 (Winnie) – The Bears travelled to Winnie Tuesday to take on the Hamshire-Fannett Longhorns with a spot in the 4A playoffs on the line. The Longhorns came away with a 61-39 win and claimed final playoff spot in District 22-4A . Jesse Doucette led the Bears (15-16, 5-7) with 17 points while senior Jackson Smith finished with thirteen.
SOFTBALL DROPS OPENER TO LIBERTY
February 17 (LC-M) – The Lady Bears (0-1) opened the 2020 season Monday afternoon with a 7-0 loss to the Liberty Lady Panthers.
LADY BEARS SOCCER DOWNS LADY HORNS
February 14 (Winnie) – It was another shutout (4th in a row) for the Lady Bears as the downed Hamshire-Fannett 1-0. Annabelle Fisher scored the game winner as LC-M improves to 11-3-0 overall and 4-1-0 in district play.
BOYS HOOPS FALLS AT SILSBEE
February 14 (Silsbee) – The Bears fell 75-60 to the Silsbee Tigers at Tiger Gym Friday night. Jesse Doucette led the Bears (15-15, 5-6) with 23 points while Da’Marion Morris had 12 points and Jackson Smith added 11.
TRACK SEASON OFF AND RUNNING
February 14 (Nederland) – The Bears kicked off the 2020 track season at the Nederland Bulldog Relays. In the Field Events Kollyn Brown placed 2nd in the Shot Put with a best of 50-00.00 and also took 2nd in the Discus with a throw of 144-03. In the Running Events Brendon Pollock placed 4th in the 110 hurdles with a time of 16.80.
TENNIS BRINGS HOME “TRIPLE” GOLD
February 14 (Vidor) – The Bear Tennis team brought home three gold medals from the Vidor Pirate Invitational. Colton Smith won the Boys Singles, Gavin Fountain and Dakota Posey won the Boys Doubles, and Dax Rodgers and Jenna McCorvy won the Mixed Doubles.
BEAR IRON HOSTS POWERLIFTING MEET
February 13 (LC-M) – LC-M hosted the Bear Iron Invitational Powerlifting meet and finished with multiple lifters placing. For the girls; Samantha Pevey placed 2nd, Abbigail Hudnall placed 3rd, and Jairyn Leger placed 1st with a 3-lift total of 510 lbs in her weight class. For the Boys; Airik Cast placed 4th place, Hayden Milam placed 4th place, Jan Nazario 4th place, Eric Garcia 4th place, Jacob Burman 3rd place, and Ethan Duhon 2nd place. Dustin Bland took 1st place with a 3-lift total of 660 lbs in his weight class as did Ethan McKay (1st place) in his weight class with a 3-lift total of 1,520 lbs.
LADY BEARS GOLF 3RD AT VIDOR INVITATIONAL
(L-R) Jaycie Benton, Trinity Williams, Neely Wozniak, and Montana Dileo
February 13 (Beaumont) – The Lady Bears golf team fired a 402 and placed 3rd in the Vidor Pirate Girls Varsity Invitational. Hardin-Jefferson took 1st with a 354 and Barbers Hill finished 2nd with 361. Montana Dileo took 3rd place medalist with a round of 82, Neely Wozniak shot 87, Jaycie Benton finished with a 111, and Trinity Williams wrapped up her day with a 122.
MCCOLLUM SIGNS WITH HBU
February 12 (LC-M) – It was a great day for one of our very own Bears. Surrounded by his parents, family members, teammates from various sports, classmates, and church friends, senior Ethan McCollum signed to play football with Houston Baptist University. Ethan is pictured above with his parents, Aileen and Nathan McCollum, and below left with his parents and coaches (L-R) Brad Jeffcoat, Zach Dumas, Hunter Gonzales, Dwight Bickham, Randy Crouch, and Corey Parsons.
BEARS SWEEP THE HOME SCOREBOARDS
February 11 (LC-M) – It was a clean sweep across the LC-M scoreboards on the field and in the Grove. Battlin’ Bear Stadium was host to a pair of district soccer match-ups between LC-M and Hardin-Jefferson. In the afternoon game the Lady Bears (10-3-0, 3-1-0) downed the Lady Hawks 1-0. Senior Avery Holland (pictured below) scored the Lady Bears goal with an assist by Belle Fisher while goalie Matalyn Hill and the defense kept H-J off the scorboard. In the night game Coach Wedel and the Bears (5-8-2, 2-2-0) came away with a big 6-0 win over the Hawks. Alejandro Sanchez led the Bears with 2 goals while Keiffer Reed, Juan Escallera, Oscar Dorantes, and James Bukowsky each finished with 1 goal. Bukowsky and Mickey Carrigan split time at goalie and shared the shut-out. Across the lot in the Grove it was Senior Night for the Bears in a critical 22-4A district hoops match-up with the West Orange-Stark Mustangs. The Bears (15-14, 5-5) came away with a huge 63-41 win over the Mustangs and are right in the mix in the 22-4A playoff race with two games to go. Jesse Doucette led the Bears with 22 points, Ben Elliott dropped in 13, and Jackson Smith finished with 12. The Senior Bears for 2019-20 are Slade Hargraves, Ethan McCollum, Scout Denman, and Jackson Smith.
LADY BEARS BASKETBALL SEASON COME TO AN END
February 11 (West Orange) – Coach Michalko and the Lady Bears basketball team ended their 2019-20 season with a cross town trip to face the West Orange-Stark Lady Mustangs Tuesday night. LC-M (14-15, 3-9) fell 50-42 to the Lady Stangs. Chelsea Perry led the Lady Bears with 15 points, Zaria Johnson finished with 7 points, and Britney Wyatt added six.
JV GOLFERS FINISH FOURTH IN VIDOR TOURNAMENT
(L-R – Gavin Cooper, Austin Bradley, Gavin Lafitte, and Lance Hodgkinson)
February 11 (Beaumont) – The Bears JV golf team took part in the Vidor Pirate JV Golf Tournament at Brentwood Country Club Tuesday morning. The boys finished 4th overall in the team division. Gavin Cooper and Gavin Lafitte both finished with rounds of 106 while Austin Bradley and Lance Hodgkinson both fired a 115.
YOUNGSTERS ENJOY LADY BEARS SOFTBALL CAMP
February 8 (LC-M) – Coach Adkins and the Lady Bears hosted the 2020 LC-M Softball Kids Camp on Saturday afternoon. The girls had a great time working with a fantastic group of future Lady Bears. Coach Adkins said she was proud of her girls and the camp and that great things are happening for her Lady Bears this year.
LADY BEARS & BEARS SOCCER BOTH SHUT OUT BRIDGE CITY
January 7 (Bridge City) – The Lady Bears travelled to Bridge City for a district match-up with the Bridge City Lady Cardinals at Larrry Ward Stadium Friday afternoon. LC-M (9-3-0, 2-1-0) got the 1-0 win on a McKenzie Freeman goal and a shut out from goalie Matalyn Hill.
January 7 (Bridge City) – The Bears followed the Lady Bears game with a 6-0 shut-out of their own over the Cardinals. Senior Kyle Roe led the Bears (4-8-2, 1-2-0) with 2 goals while Brady Babcock, Ruben Dorantes, Alejandro Sanchez, and Caleb Perkins each finished with 1 goal. Chris Rainey and James Bukowsky led the defense to the shut-out.
BASKETBALL FALLS TO CARDINALS
February 7 (Bridge City) – The Bears fell to the Cardinals 55-42 in District 22-4A play at Bridge City Friday night. The Cardinals (12-19, 2-8) led the Bears (14-14, 4-5) at the end of every quarter, building up several double-digit leads and then holding off a few LC-M rallies to snag the win. Jackson Smith had 11 points for the Bears, eight of them coming in the first half. Ben Elliott finished with 10 points while Jesse Doucette had eleven, nine of them coming in the second half. Smith and Ethan McCollum led the Bears with four rebounds each. The Bears return home to face West Orange-Stark for Senior Night on Tuesday.
LADY BEARS ROLL PAST CARDINALS ON SENIOR NIGHT
February 7 (The Grove) – It was Senior Night for Coach Michalko and the Lady Bears as they played their last home game of the season Friday night in the Grove. LC-M jumped out early and rolled past the Bridge City Lady Cardinals 50-38. Britney Wyatt led the Lady Bears (14-14, 3-8) with 12 points, Zaria Johnson with 10 points, Chelsea Perry and Christina Joseph - 7 points each, and Zoe Levens ended the night with six. Coach Michalko and the Lady Bears will wrap up the 2019-20 season Tuesday night on the road against WO-S.
BARBOREK & LONGLOIS BRING HOME GOLD
January 7 (Kountze) – It was another solid showing for the Battlin’ Bear tennis team at the Kountze Varsity Invitational Friday afternoon. Evan Barborek and Chrislieigh Longlois (pictured above) won Gold in the Mixed B Doubles. The Bears will be at the Vidor Varsity Invitational next week.
BEAR IRON HAS SEVERAL PLACE AT ORANGEFIELD MEET
January 6 (Orangefield) – The Bear Powerlifting team took part in the Orangefield Powerlifting Meet Thursday afternoon and had several lifters place. In the Boys Division Dustin Bland finished 1st in the 114 lbs weight class, Airik Cast placed 3rd in the 132 lbs weight class, Ethan Duhon placed 3rd in the 165 lbs weight class, Ethan McKay (pictured above) took 1st in the 198 lbs weight class, Eric Garcia placed 3rd in the 242 lbs weight class, and Dario Garcia placed 3rd in the 275 lbs weight class. In the Girls Division Jairyn Leger took first place in her weight class.
JV GOLF TAKES SECOND AT CHAMBERS COUNTY
January 5 (Anahuac) – The Bear JV golf team took 2nd place at the Anahuac JV Tournament at Chambers County Golf Course with a team score of 457. Austin Bradley led the Bears with a round of 105. Gavin Lafitte and Lance Hodgkinson both shot 115, Jacob Johnson fired a 122, and Ian Broussard finished with a 129.
BEARS & LADY BEARS HOOPS FALL TO LUMBERTON
January 4 (The Grove) – The Bears battled back from an 11-point deficit but just came up a little short at The Grove Tuesday night as the Lumberton Raiders escaped with a 51-50 District 22-4A victory. Jackson Smith powered the Bears (14-13, 4-4) against the Raiders (21-10, 4-5) with 16 points while Jesse Doucette finished with twelve.
January 4 (Lumberton) – The Lady Bears fell to the Lumberton Lady Raiders 81-51 in District 22-4A play at Raiders Gym Tuesday night. Zaria Johnson led the Lady Bears (13-14, 2-8) against the Lady Raiders (22-11, 8-3) as she finished the game with 19 points and 4 assists. Chelsea Perry had 10 points to go along with 6 rebounds and 3 steals. Britney Wyatt had 8 points and 6 boards while Zoe Levens added 7 points.
LADY BEAR SOCCER SHUTS OUT EAST CHAMBERS – BOYS FALL
February 4 (Winnie) – The Lady Bears came away with a big shut-out win over the East Chambers Lady Bucs 4-0 in the afternoon match-up. Scoring for the Lady Bears (8-3-0, 1-1-0) were Avery Holland (2 goals and 1 assist), Claudia Perez (1 goal) and McKenzie Freeman (1 goal) with the assist from Holland. Goal keeper Kierra Figgins kept the Lady Bucs of the scoreboard.
February 4 (Winnie) – The Bears faced off with the Buccaneers Tuesday hoping to follow the Lady Bears win with one of their own. The Bucs would spoil those plans as the came away with a 2-0 win over LC-M (3-8-2, 0-2-0).
BOYS GOLF PLACES IN THIRD STRAIGHT TOURNEY
February 4 (Beaumont) – The Bears varsity golf team took part in the Vidor Pirate Invitational at Brentwood Tuesday morning. LC-M fired a solid 332 to take 2nd in the team division behind PN-G (315). Junior Wyatt Wozniak continues to play great golf as he shot 77 for the second straight tourney and won a playoff to take 2nd place medalist for the second straight week. Travis Love had a nice round of 84, Mason Sterling finished with an 85, Tim Weaver shot 86, and Gavin Cooper carded a round of 106. Junior Jack Burke was off this week because of the seven-tournament UIL rule but will be back next week as the Bears will tee it up Wednesday (2/12) in the Anahuac Panther Invitational.
LADY BEAR GOLFERS TEE IT UP AT IDYLWILD
February 3 (Sour Lake) – The trio of Trinity Williams, Montana Dileo, and Jaycie Benton (pictured above L-R) played in the Hardin-Jefferson Lady Hawk Invitational at Idylwild Golf Club. Dileo fired a 93, Benton shot 122, and Williams finished with a 135. The Lady Bears will take part in the Vidor Invitational next Thursday (2/13) at Brentwood in Beaumont.
SOFTBALL 2-0 IN TRI-SCRIMMAGE OPENER
February 1 (Anahuac) – Coach Adkins and her defending 22-4A District Champion Lady Bears opened the 2020 season with a tri-scrimmage in Anahuac. In game on LC-M cruised to an 11-0 win over the Westbrook Lady Bruins. Bailey Frenzel had a 3-run home run and a grand slam in the win. In game two the ladies downed Liberty 3-2. Karson Friar and Cami Shugart had solid pitching outings in the win over the Lady Panthers.
VARSITY TENNIS BRINGS HOME MORE MEDALS
(L-R) Dakota Posey, Colton Smith, and Gavin Fountain
January 31 (Beaumont) – The Bears Varsity Tennis team had another great showing at the Ron Westbrooks Invitational. Colton Smith won the boys single bracket while Gavin Fountain and Dakota Posey won 2nd place in the boys doubles bracket. Evan Baborek and Chrisleigh Longlois also played well falling just short of reaching the mixed doubles finals.
GIRLS SOCCER OPENS 2020 DISTRICT PLAY
January 31 (Lumberton) – The Lady Bears began 2020 district play with a 3-0 loss to the Lumberton Lady Raiders. LC-M (7-3-0, 0-1-0) is off to a great start this season and will look to bounce back quick with district games at East Chambers (2/4) and Bridge City (2/7) next week.
POWERLIFTERS PLACE AT FIRST MEET OF SEASON
(L-R) Dustin Bland, Peyton Welch, Airik Cast, and Ethan McKay
January 30 (Silsbee) – Coach Snoddy and his Bear Iron crew had their first meet of the season at Silsbee on Thursday afternoon. The team had a solid meet with the following athletes placing: Dustin Bland – 1st place in the 114 lbs class, Airik Cast – 3rd place in the 132 lbs class, Peyton Welch – 3rd place in the 165 lbs class, Ethan McKay – 1st place in the 181 lbs class, and Abbigail Hudnall (not pictured) – 4th place. The Bears next meet will be the Orangefield Meet on Thursday, February 6.
ATHLETES NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-STATE
(Photo courtesy of KOGT)
(L-R) Ethan McCollum, Matthew Lopez, Athletic Director Randy Crouch, Max Greer, Landon Bearden, Tyler Rhodes, Principal Ryan DuBose and Kyle White
January 30 (LC-M) – The Battlin’ Bears had six athletes named as Texas Army National Guard and the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) 2019-2020 Academic All-State Recipients. Max Greer and Matthew Lopez were named Second Team while Ethan McCollum, Landon Bearden, Tyler Rhodes and Kyle White all received Honorable Mention.
DILEO WINS TOURNEY – LADY BEARS GOLF TAKES SECOND
January 29 (Anahuac) – The Lady Bears kicked off their 2020 season at the Anahuac Panther Invitational at Chambers County Golf Course. LC-M shot 420 as a team to finish second behind Hardin-Jefferson (357). Sophomore Montana Dileo shot a round of 78 to take first place overall and fellow sophomore Neely Wozniak finished 5th with a 91. Jaycie Benton shot 115 and Trinity Williams finished with a 136.
BASKETBALL FALLS TO H-J – LADY BEARS EDGE HUFFMAN
(Image courtesy of KOGT)
January 28 (Sour Lake) – The Bears had their second 22-4A district match-up of the season with the Hardin-Jefferson Hawks. LC-M (14-12, 4-3) battled hard but the Hawks (21-9, 6-1) pulled away with a 15-3 final period to get a 67-50 win. Jesse Doucette led the Bears with 23 points while Ben Elliott finished the night with thirteen. The boys will have a bye Friday and then hit the floor again next Tuesday for a key district game against Lumberton in the Grove.
January 28 (The Grove) – The Lady Bears fell to 22-4A district front runner Hardin-Jefferson (21-8, 8-0) 62-48 Tuesday night at The Grove. Chelsea Perry led LC-M (13-13, 2-7) with 14 points/7 rebounds, Zaria Johnson had 5 points, while Christina Joseph and Britney Wyatt each finished with 6 rebounds. The Lady Bears will have a bye on Friday and will travel to Lumberton next Tuesday.
January 28 (Battlin’ Bear Stadium) – The Lady Bears soccer team defeated the Huffman-Hargrave Lady Falcons 1-0. Belle Fisher had the loan goal for the LC-M. The Lady Bears played excellent defense and goal keeper Kiera Figgins kept the Lady Falcons off the scoreboard for the shut-out. Next up is the district opener Friday night at Lumberton.
VARSITY GOLF DOMINATES JASPER INVITATIONAL
January 27 (Jasper) - The LC-M Boys Varsity golf team took part in the 12-team Jasper Bulldog Invitational at Rayburn Country Golf Club Monday morning and completely dominated the tournament. The Bears, despite the wet and sloppy conditions on the course, ran away with the tournament shooting a team total of 321 and winning by 39 strokes over second place PN-G. Junior Jack Burke is off to another solid start this year. Burke won the H-J Invitational to open the season and won today's tourney with a very impressive one under 70 - his third consecutive Bulldog Invitational title. Fellow junior Wyatt Wozniak posted a solid round of 77 to take second place overall. Mason Sterling finished with an 85, Travis Love shot 89, and sophomore Tim Weaver posted a round of 90.
COACHES HONORED BY SETCA
January 25 (Beaumont) – The Southeast Texas Coaches Association held its Annual Banquet Saturday, recognizing coaches in individual sports and inducting two coaches with LC-M ties into the Hall of Honor. Former LC-M baseball coach Steve Griffith and former PN-G football coach, and current Mauriceville assistant coach, Matt Burnett were two of four coaches inducted. Coach Griff (above left) had a record of 609-256 in 26 seasons with the Bears, making the playoffs 20 seasons with a playoff record of 68-40. In 18 of those 20 playoff trips the Bears advanced to the second round. In 1996 he reached the 4A State Championship, losing to FW Arlington Heights. Matt Burnett coached PN-G for 15 seasons sporting a record of 96-65 with six playoff appearances, including a 4A State Championship appearance in 1999. Burnett was also a football star himself, starring at Lamar University from 1975-79. He was a four year starter, freshman of the year, All-Conference, and in 1999 was elected to the Cardinal hall of Honor. Bart Williams (above right) was named the 2019 Boys Golf Coach of the Year. The boys golf team qualified for the 2019 State Tournament and Junior Jack Burke won the 4A State Championship.
BASS TEAM ANGLERS QUALIFY FOR NATIONALS
January 25 (Toledo Bend) – For the last two years the LC-M Bass Team has had a team qualify to compete in the Bass Master High School National Championship. Normally it isn’t known until the end of the school year what teams qualify for the tournament. This year board Brendon Brones and Dakota Posey (pictured above) qualified with a 4th place finish in the very first tournament of the year.
TENNIS OFF TO GREAT START IN FIRST TOURNEY
(L-R) Colton Smith, Dax Rodgers, Jenna McCorvy, and Gavin Fountain
January 24 (Beaumont) – Coach Nicholson and The Bear Varsity Tennis team came home from the South Park Invitational with not one but two medals. Jenna McCorvy and Dax Rodgers won the first gold of the season taking first in mixed-doubles while Gavin Fountain and Colton Smith won the boys doubles consolation bracket.
BEARS & LADY BEARS SWEEP HAMSHIRE-FANNETT
January 24 (The Grove) – LC-M opened the second half of district play with a crucial 38-34 win over the Hamshire-Fannett Longhorns (18-10, 1-5). Jesse Doucette led the Battlin’ Bears (14-11, 4-2) with 16 points and Jackson Smith had the play of the game as he took a charge to help seal the win. The Bears, who are alone in third-place in the 22-4A standings, two games ahead of WO-S (13-15, 2-4) and Lumberton (19-9, 2-4), will visit second-place Hardin-Jefferson (20-9, 5-1) Tuesday. Not only was it “Support the Troops” night but the LC-M Youth Basketball team (pictured below) hit the floor during halftime for some hoop action.
(Hamshire-Fannett) – The Lady Bears (13-12, 2-6) got back in the district win column with a big 49-33 win over the Lady Longhorns (1-16, 0-8). Double-doubles by Britney Wyatt (13 points/12 rebounds) and Chelsea Perry (12 points/11 rebounds) helped LC-M cruise to the 16 point victory. Zaria Johnson had 11 points and Brielle Butler finished with eight. LC-M will host Hardin-Jefferson Tuesday night in the Grove.
TIGERS END BEARS DISTRICT WIN STREAK
January 21 (The Grove) – It was the 2nd annual “Coaches vs Cancer” benefit and the Bears welcomed the 22-4A front running Silsbee Tigers (14-11, 5-0) to the Grove. The Tigers ended LC-M’s three game district win streak with a 90-60 win. The Bears (13-11, 3-2) fell behind early but clawed their way back behind Jesse Doucette’s 17 points and went into the half only down 46-39. The Tigers would use a strong second half by to pull away, outscoring Kaine Humberon (pictured above) and the Bears 44-21. Jesse Doucette led the Bears with 21 points, freshman Ben Elliott had 16 points, and Junius Stevens finished with 8 points and 10 rebounds. Coach Jeffcoat and crew will look to get back in the win column as they close out the first half of 22-4A play at home Friday night against Hamshire-Fannett.
SILSBEE USES LATE RUN TO DOWN LADY BEARS
January 21 (Silsbee) – It was a closely contested game for much of the night as the Bears trailed by only four at the half and cut it to 36-34 at the end of the third. SIlsbee (15-9, 4-3) would pull away with a 19-12 fourth period run and secure a 55-46 district win. The Lady Bears (12-12, 1-6) had a huge game from Chelsea Perry. Perry had 17 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals, and 4 blocks. Britney Wyatt finished with 15 points, 6 boards, 3 steals, and 2 blocks on the night. LC-M will be back on the road Friday night at Hamshire-Fannett.
BOYS SOCCER GOES 2-1 IN HUDSON TOURNEY
January 16-18 (Hudson) – The Battlin’ Bears travelled to Hudson for the three day Hudson soccer tournament. The Bears (3-5-2) went 2-1 in competition notching an 8-1 win over Waskom Thursday night and then a 1-0 win over Crockett on Friday. LC-M fell to Hudson 2-1 in a thriller on Saturday in the finale.
BEARS WIN THIRD DISTRICT MATCH-UP IN A ROW
(Photo courtesy of Van Wade/Orange Leader)
January 17 (West Orange) – The Battlin’ Bears (13-10, 3-1) won their third straight 22-4A district game with a one-point 45-44 victory over the West Orange-Stark Mustangs (12-15, 1-3). LC-M never trailed in the game and had built an eleven point lead early in the second half before the Mustangs battled back and tied the game 41-41 late in the fourth. The Bears grabbed the lead with seconds left and survived two WO-S shot attempts as time expired to get the big district win. Jesse Doucette led the Bears with 19 points and Ben Elliott (pictured above) finished with thirteen. LC-M will host Silsbee (13-11, 4-0) in another key district game Tuesday night in the Grove.
LADY BEARS BASKETBALL EDGED IN FINAL SECONDS BY WO-S
January 17 (The Grove) – The Lady Bears (12-11, 1-5) lost a heartbreaker to the Lady Mustangs 41-40. WO-S (15-9, 4-1) hit a basket with three-seconds left to get the win. Zaria Johnson paced the Lady Bears with 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals. Chelsea Perry had 11 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 steals while Britney Wyatt finished with 7 points and 11 boards. LC-M will travel to Silsbee to take on the Lady Tigers Tuesday night.
BEARS WIN THRILLER OVER CARDINALS
(Photos courtesy of KOGT)
January 14 (The Grove) – It was a packed house for “Hawaiian Shirt Night” in the Grove as the Bears faced off against Bridge City in a 22-4A district match-up. The Bears jumped out to a solid lead by the half only to have the Cardinals battle back and cut the lead to three entering the final period. Senior Scout Denman caught fire with 9 points in the 4th period to help the Bears (12-10, 2-1) hang on for a 52-46 win ove the Cardinals (10-15, 0-4). Jackson Smith (pictured above) had a huge game leading the Bears with 18 points and 10 boards much to the delight of Principal Ryan Dubose and the student section (pictured above). Jesse Doucette finished with 8 points and freshman Ben Elliott added six. Next up for the Bears will a cross town trip to face the Mustangs Friday night at WO-S.
LADY BEARS FALL TO LADY CARDS
(Photo courtesy of Van Wade/Orange Leader)
January 14 (Bridge City) – The Lady Bears travelled to Bridge City for a 22-4A district match-up with the Lady Cardinals. LC-M (12-10, 1-4) fell 32-29 in a close game with the Lady Cards (16-9, 2-3). Zoe Levens had a big 4th period scoring all 8 of her points in the period. Chelsea Perry finished the game with 7 points/6 rebounds, Britney Wyatt had 6 points/6 rebounds, and Amber Lester pulled down 5 boards. Senior Brielle Butler (pictured above) and the Lady Bears will play again Friday as they host WO-S in the Grove.
LADY BEAR SOCCER IN ACTION
January 14 (Port Neches-Groves) – The Lady Bears (6-2-0) fell 4-0 to the PN-G Lady Indians (4-4-1) in pre-district action Friday night at the Reservation.
VOLLEYBALL HONORED BY SCHOOL BOARD
(L-R: Brianna Humble, Ariah Washington, Caitlin Woods, Alyssa Ammons, Olivia Hogan, Kodee Ferguson, Payten Smith, Brielle Butler, Chelsea Perry, Trinity Williams, Zoe Levens, Kylie Ford, Shannel Anderson, and Coach Rhonda Williams
January 13 (LC-M Administration Building) – Coach Rhonda Williams and the Lady Bears were recognized by the LCMCISD school board during the recognition part of the board Monday evening. The team made school history by earning a spot in Regional Competition this past season, the highest level any previous LC-M volleyball teams have reached.
GOLF OPENS WITH STRONG FINISH – BURKE CAPTURES WIN
January 13 (Beaumont) - The Battlin' Bear golf team played their first tournament of the year and finished 3rd in the Hardin-Jefferson Invitational at Beaumont Country Club. Weather delayed the start and the tournament was played in a steady rain for much of the day. Junior, and defending 4A State Champion, Jack Burke won the tournament for the second straight year with a round of 73. Mason Sterling and Wyatt Wozniak both fired an 89, Timothy Weaver shot 90, and Travis Love finished with a 95. Burke will play in the Aggie Classic in College Station next week and the Bears will be back in team competition on January 27 in the Jasper Bulldog Invitational at Rayburn Country.
BEAR SOCCER EDGED IN A PAIR OF CLOSE GAMES
January 10-11 (Bossier City, LA & Tatum) – Coach Wedel and the Bears travelled to Louisiana to take on the Bossier Bearcats (8-1) Friday night and fell in a close game 1-0. On Saturday the boys were back in Texas and took on the Tatum Eagles (4-3-1). It was another close game with the Bears falling to the Eagles 3-2. LC-M now stands at 1-4-2 on the year.
BOYS HOOPS GET BIG DISTRICT ROAD WIN
January 10 (Lumberton) – The Bears (11-10, 1-1) picked up a big 22-4A district win by downing the Lumberton Raiders (10-6, 1-2) 50-45. Jesse Doucette led the Bears with 22 points (11 of 15 free throws) and 7 rebounds. Jackson Smith finished with 9 points but none bigger than the shot that secured LC-M the win with 0:27 left in the game. The Bears will be back at home Tuesday night (1/14) when they host the Bridge City Cardinals for Hawaiian Shirt Night.
GIRLS HOOPS EDGED AT HOME
January 10 (The Grove) – The Lady Bears came up short at home to the Lumberton Lady Raiders (17-9, 4-1) 55-48. Chelsea Perry paced LC-M (12-9, 1-3) with 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals. Zaria Johnson had 11 points, Christina Joseph added 7 points and 16 rebounds, and Amber Lester finished with 6 points.
LADY BEARS SOCCER SWEEPS PN-G SHOWCASE
January 9-11 (Port Neches) – The Lady Bears took care of business again as the went 3-0 in the Port Neches-Groves Showcase. LC-M took game one with a 3-1 over Pasadena Dobie. Game two saw the first of two straight shut-outs with a 2-0 win over Dayton and a then 3-0 win over Crosby in game three. The Lady Bears now stand at 6-1 for the season.
POWERLIFTING RELEASES 2020 SCHEDULE
LADY BEARS GET THE DUB OVER KELLY
January 7 (Beaumont) – The Lady Bears (12-8, 1-2) travelled to Beaumont for a non-district match-up with the Kelly Lady Bulldogs. LC-M came away with a 60-54 win behind a great second half by Chelsea Perry who scored all 14 of her points in the half. Zaria Johnson led the Lady Bears overall with 15 points, 5 assists, and 3 steals. Perry finished with 14 points, 13 rebounds, and 6 assists while Britney Wyatt added 13 points and 7 rebounds.
BOYS SOCCER BEGINS LONG ROAD SCHEDULE AT LIBERTY
January 7 (Liberty) – The Battlin’ Bear Soccer team travelled to Liberty Tuesday afternoon looking for redemption against the Liberty Panthers. Liberty edged LC-M in their last meeting at the PN-G tournament. The Bears (1-2-2) battled hard but fell to the Panthers 3-0. Next up for Coach Wedel and the boys will be two more road games – Bossier City on Friday (1/10) and Tatum on Saturday (1/11).
BEARS OPEN DISTRICT WITH HAWKS
January 3 (The Grove) – The Grove was packed as the Bears opened the District 22-4A play with the Hardin-Jefferson Hawks. H-J pulled away in the second half for a 79-50 win. Jessie Doucette led LC-M (10-10, 0-1) with 24 points while freshman Ben Elliott (pictured above) finished with 11.
LADY HAWKS DOWN LADY BEARS
January 3 (Sour Lake) – The Lady Bears fell to the Lady Hawks 74-44 and now stand at 11-8, 1-2 in District 22-4A. Zaria Johnson led the Lady Bears with 15 points, Chelsea Perry had 10 points/2 steals, and Amber Lester finished with 6 points/4 rebounds.
BEAR SOCCER IN ACTION AT PN-G TOURNEY
January 2-4 (Port Neches) – The Bears (0-1-2) kicked off the new year with a trip to the Reservation and the PN-G Indian Tournament. The boys faced off against the host Indians in game one and battled to a 0-0 tie. In game two the Bears edged Legacy 1-0 behind a Chris Rainey goal and then fell to Liberty 2-0 in the finale of the tourney.
LADY BEARS SOCCER TAKES SECOND IN BRENHAM TOURNAMENT
January 2-4 (Brenham) – The Lady Bear Soccer team hit the road for the Brenham tournament and came home with 2nd place overall in the gold bracket play. LC-M took down Navasota 6-1 in game one, game two ended 1-1 with Brenham but the Lady Bears got the win 4-1 in the penalty kick shoot-out. Game three saw the girls fall to Cy Fair 5-0 and then a rebound 1-0 win over Saginaw to secure their second place finish.
BEAR BASKETBALL INTERNATIONAL PAPER CLASSIC AN INSTANT “CLASSIC”
December 30-31 (LC-M) – Coach Jeffcoat and the Bears first annual International Paper Classic was an action packed two days of great basketball. The Bears went 4-0 to improve to 10-9 on the season with wins over Cleveland, Vidor, Palestine Westwood, and Legacy. Teams from as far as Lufkin, Houston, and Lousiana comprised the 15-team field. Both the Grove and Cave Gyms were packed both days as teams battled it out in some thrilling hoop action.
PERRY NAMED TO TSWA ALL-STATE VOLLEYBALL TEAM
December 30 – Senior middle blocker Chelsea Perry (pictured above) was recently named Honorable Mention Class 4A All-State on the Texas Sportswriters Association All-State Volleyball Team. LC-M finished the season 29-11 for first-year head coach Rhonda Williams as the Lady Bears advanced to Class 4A Region III quarterfinals in the postseason. Perry, who was also the Most Valuable Player on the 2019 All-Orange Leader Volleyball Team, wrapped up the season with a whopping 358 kills to go along with 209 digs and 47 aces.
LADY BEARS PLAY FOR CHAMPIONSHIP IN EC CHRISTMAS CLASSIC
December 26-28 (Winnie) – LC-M (11-7, 1-1) finished 2nd in the East Chambers Christmas Classic basketball tournament. The Lady Bears opened play by downing Tomball 36-26 on Thursday. In Friday’s action the girls defeated Hitchcock 60-32 and fell in the afternoon game 45-43 to Tarkington. On Saturday the Lady Bears won 52-29 over Bridge City to set up a re-match with Tarkington in the championship game. The game was a “classic” that saw the Lady Bears fall 39-38 in overtime.
LADY BEARS EVEN DISTRICT RECORD – BOYS FALL TO TARKINGTON
(Photo Courtesy of Jarrod Brown/KOGT)
December 20 (The Gove) – The Lady Bears (8-5, 1-1) evened their district record with a 56-28 victory over the Hamshire-Fannett Lady Horns. Chelsea Perry (pictured above) led LC-M with 20 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 steals. Britney Wyatt added 15 points and 11 rebounds while Brielle Butler finished with 11 points and 4 steals.
December 20 (Tarkington) – The Battlin’ Bears (6-9) fell to Tarkington 47-38. Da’Marion Morris and Jessie Doucette led the Bears with 11 points each.
ORANGE LEADER ANNOUNCES ALL-LEADER FOOTBALL TEAM
2019 All – LEADER FOOTBALL TEAM (LC-M)
|1st TEAM OFFENSE||
(WR) Brendon Pollock
|1st TEAM DEFENSE||
(DL) Eric Garcia, (LB) Matthew Lopez, (LB) Brandyn Lebouef, (DB) Carson Peet, and (DB) Ken’teon Champine
|2nd TEAM OFFENSE||
(RB) Andy McDow, (OL) Gunner Johnson, (OL) Chris Greer, and (KR) DJ Spears
|2nd TEAM DEFENSE||
(DL) Anthony Bandiero
BOYS SOCCER OPENS SEASON WITH VIDOR
December 17 (Battlin’ Bear Stadium) – Coach Wedel and the Battlin’ Bears Soccer team (0-0-1) began the 2019-20 campain with a 1-1 tie against the Vidor Pirates. Sophomore Robby Wedel scored the Bears goal. Game standouts were JB Bukowsky and Chris Rainey. The JV came away with a 9-0 shutout win over the Pirates. Goal scorers were: Allen Romero – 4 goals, Charlie Davis, Chase Fisher, Jonathan Butler, Noah Ridgaway, and Ethan Martin – all with 1 goal each.
DISTRICT BEGINS FOR LADY BEARS
(Photo Courtesy of KOGT Sports)
December 17 (The Grove) – The Lady Bears (7-5, 0-1) fell in in the final seconds of their district opener 37-36 to the visiting Silsbee Lady Tigers. Chelsea Perry led the Lady Bears with 10 points, Britney Wyatt (pictured above) finished with 9 points and 9 rebounds, Christina Joseph had 7 points, Zoe Levens chipped in 7 points, and Zaria Johnson pulled down 5 rebounds. LC-M will host Hamshire-Fannett in another district match-up Friday night in the Grove. The Lady Bears JV (1-0) downed Silsbee 34-18 in their district opener. Grace Huckaby led the scoring with 12 points and Annabelle Fisher added 10.
BEAR HOOPS GET BIG WIN OVER EAGLES
December 17 (Woodville) – The Bears (6-8) travelled to Woodville to take on the Eagles on non-district play and came away with a 79-69 win. Jesse Doucette had a big night with 29 points and Scout Denman finished with 12. Freshman Da’Marion Morris also had a big game with 10 points, 9 assists, and 8 rebounds. The Bears will be back on the road again Friday at Tarkington.
LADY BEARS HEAD TO LOUISIANA FOR BARBE TOURNEY
December 12-13 (Lake Charles, LA) – The Lady Bears (7-4) travelled to Lake Charles and played in the Barbe High School Invitational. Game 1 saw the Lady Bears fall to host Barbe 53-51. In Game 2 LC-M fell 29-28 to Carencro. District 22-4A play will kick-off for the Lady Bears on Tuesday, December 17 with a home game against Silsbee.
SEVERAL BEARS EARN HONORS
2019 Academic All-State – FOOTBALL
2nd TEAM – Matthew Lopez (Sr) and Max Greer (Sr), Honorable Mention – Ethan McCollum (Sr)
2019 ALL-DISTRICT – FOOTBALL
CO-MVP – Ethan McCollum (Sr)
Defensive Newcomer of the Year – Carson Peet (So)
Outstanding Special Teams Player – D.J. Spears (Sr)
1st TEAM – WR-Brendon Pollock (Jr), OLB-Brandyn Lebouef (Jr), ILB-Matthew Lopez (Sr), and DB-Ken’teon Champine (Jr)
2nd TEAM – OL-Gunner Johnson (So), DL-Eric Garcia (Sr), DL-Diamante Kiel (Sr), and DE-Anthony Bandiero (Jr)
Honorable Mention – RB-Andy McDow (So), OL-Chris Greer (Sr), OL-Kollyn Brown (Jr), K-Robby Wedel (So), DL-Brandarius Robinson (Jr), ILB-Carter Cates (Sr), OLB-Nicholas Granger (So), and DB-Da’Marion Morris (Fr)
2019 ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT – FOOTBALL
Timothy Bahl (Sr), Max Greer (Sr), Tyler Rhodes (Sr), Ethan McCollum (Sr), Kyle White (Sr), Matthew Lopez (Sr), Kyle Roe (Sr), Robby Wedel (So), and Chris Cast (Sr)
LADY BEARS ROLL TO EVADALE TOURNEY TITLE
December 5-7 (Evadale) – The Lady Bears (7-2) easily rolled through the tournament field to claim the Evadale Varsity Tournament Championship. The road to the Championship saw LC-M down PN-G 43-30, Liberty 56-12, and Liberty JV 67-3. In the title game the Lady Bears downed Kirbyville 37-9. Britney Wyatt and Brielle Butler led the scoring with 9 points each and Chelsea Perry added 4 points along with 7 rebounds and 6 steals. Wyatt and Perry were named to the All-Tournament Team.
December 6-7 (Beaumont) – Congratulations to Coach Cammie Palmer and the LCJH 7th Grade Lady Cubs for going undefeated in the St. Anthony Tournament and claiming the Championship. The Lady Cubs also went undefeated and won the C.O. Wilson Tournament Championship in November.
BATTLIN’ BEARS FINISH 4TH IN BEST OF THE BAY TOURNAMENT
December 7 (Aransas Pass – Day 3) – In the final game LaVernia pulled out a 64-50 victory over the Bears. Jackson Smith led LC-M (4-6) with 18 points while Jesse Doucette finished with 13. The Bears went 2-3 overall and finished 4th in the tourney. Jackson Smith was named to the All-Tournament Team.
December 6 (Aransas Pass – Day 2) – The Bears (3-5) took down Corpus Christi Calallen 52-45 behind Brendon Brones 15 points and Jesse Doucette’s 11. Game four was a close 53-49 win for LC-M (4-5) over Roma (Jackson Smith – 17, Jesse Doucet – 13).
December 5 (Aransas Pass – Day 1) – The Bears (2-4) nipped Rockport Fulton 49-48 in the opening round of the Best of the Bay Tournament hosted by Aransas Pass. Jesse Doucette dropped in 18 points while Jackson Smith finished with 12. Game 2 saw LC-M (2-5) fall to Aransas Pass 67-49. Smith led the scoring with 14 points and Doucet added 12. Friday’s round will have the Bears in action against Calallen and Roma.
BASKETBALL IN ACTION BEFORE BUSY TOURNAMENT SEASON BEGINS
December 3 (Liberty) – The Bears (1-4) came away with a 72-60 road loss against the Liberty Panthers. Cole Freeman led the scoring with 15 points and Ethan McCollum finished with 10 points. The Varsity will be in the Aransas Pass Tournament Thursday through Saturday (12/5-7) and then the Hardin-Jefferson Marathon next Thursday though Saturday (12/12-14). The 9th and JV will play in the Huffman Tournament on December 19-20. The Varsity will host the LC-M IP Classic December 30-31 before kicking of District play on Friday, January 3 at home against Hardin-Jefferson.
December 3 (Vidor) – The Lady Bears (3-2) got a big 37-15 win over the Vidor Lady Pirates. Coach Michalko and the Varsity will in the Evadale Tournament Thursday through Saturday (12/5-7). The 9th and JV will be in the PN-G Tournament December 12-14 and the Varsity will play in the Barbe Tournament on December 12-13 and then the East Chambers Christmas Classic on December 26-28. District kicks off for the Lady Bears Tuesday, December 17 at home against Silsbee.
BEAR HOOPS BUSY OVER THANKSGIVING BREAK
(Photo Courtesy of Jerrod Brown/KOGT)
November 26 (Huffman) – The Bears (1-3) fell to the Huffman Falcons 62-51. Jesse Doucette led the Bears with 25 points while Jackson Smith and Brendan Brones each finished with 10 points.
November 25 (The Grove) – LC-M (1-2) picked up win #1 on the season with a 61-54 victory over the visiting Buna Cougars. Jesse Doucette (pictured above) led the Bears with 16 points, Jackson Smith – 15 points, Cole Freeman – 13 points, and Brendan Brones finished with 12 points.
November 22 (Beaumont) – The Bears (0-2) lost to the Kelly Bulldogs 74-62. Cole Freeman and Jackson Smith led LC-M with 11 points each.
LADY BEARS TAKE CARE OF LADY BULLDOGS
(Photo Courtesy of Jerrod Brown/KOGT)
November 25 (The Grove) – Zaria Johnson (pictured above) and The Lady Bears (2-2) got a big 45-35 pre-Thanksgiving win over the visiting Nederland Lady Bulldogs.
CRANDALL ENDS BATTLIN’ BEARS SEASON IN AREA ROUND
(Photo Courtesy of Ronnie Hughes/Orange Leader)
November 22 (Nacogdoches) - The Battlin’ Bears season came to an end in the Area Round with a 24-7 loss to the Crandall Pirates. Crandall (10-2) grabbed a 21-0 haltime lead and despite a solid defensive second half by the Bears (6-5), the Pirates capitalized on four LC-M turnovers to secure the win. The Bears will look to build on this years tremendous season and have high expectations for 2020.
BEAR HOOPS FALL IN “WHITE OUT” GAMES
(Photos Courtesy of the Orange Leader)
November 19 (The Grove) – The Lady Bears and Bears both played their “White Out” games Tuesday night at home in the Grove. The Lady Bears (1-2) jumped out to a 22-14 haltime lead but fell to the Legacy Lady Warriors 36-31. Chelsea Perry led LC-M with 12 points/5 rebounds, Britney Wyatt finished with 9 points/5 rebounds, and Zaria Johnson (pictured above) added 4 points. In the boys game, the Bears (0-1) lost a tight game 55-50 to the PN-G Indians. Junior Jesse Doucette led the Bears with 15 points. Jackson Smith had 13 points/4 rebounds, Cole Freeman (pictured above) had 8 points, and Junius Stevens finished with 5 points and a team high 7 rebounds.
2019 ALL – LEADER VOLLEYBALL TEAM ANNOUNCED – PERRY MVP
(Chelsea Perry and Trinity Wiiliams – Photo Courtesy of Van Wade/Orange Leader)
November 19 – The Lady Bears capped of a tremendous 2019 Season with several players being named to the 2019 All-Orange Leader Volleyball Team. Below are the Lady Bears that were recognized by Van Wade and the Orange Leader.
2019 All – LEADER VOLLEYBALL TEAM (LC-M)
|COACH of the YEAR||
LADY BEARS BASKETBALL OFF TO SOLID START
(Coach Jason Haile and the Freshman Lady Bears)
November 16 – Basketball season has tipped off and the Lady Bears have jumped out to a great start. The Freshman won the Bridge City Tourney on Saturday while the Varsity (1-1) downed Kountze 57-44 on Friday night. Chelsea Perry and Britney Wyatt led the Lady Bears with 17 points each. The Varsity will be in action again Tuesday (11/19) at home (6PM) against Legacy. Also in the news – the LCJH 7th grade Lady Cubs (4-0) won the C.O. Wilson Tournament . The girls (pictured below) defeated Buna, Groves, and C.O. Wilson in route to the tourney title.
BEARS DOWN STAFFORD – BI-DISTRICT CHAMPS
(Photo Courtesy Ronnie Hughes/Orange Leader)
Sophomore Andy McDow got touchdown #1 and #2 as a Varsity Bear
November 15 (Channelview) – For the first time since 1997 the Battlin’ Bears have a playoff win. The Bears (6-4) dominated the Stafford Spartans (5-6) in route to the Bi-District title and also gave Coach Randy Crouch his first playoff victory as Head Coach. LC-M rumbled for 350 yards on the ground behind Senior Ethan McCollum (pictured below – 21 carries for 201 yards and 4 TD’s), Sophomore Andy McDow (pictured above – 15 carries for 85 yards and 2 TD’s) and Freshman Da’Marion Morris (4 carries for 57 yards and a TD). McCollum added 158 yards passing. On the defensive side, the Bears held Stafford to 227 yards (89 rushing – 138 passing) and had two takeaways. Senior Mathew Lopez (11 tackle assists, Sack) and Sophomore Carson Peet (5 tackle assists, 2 solo tackles, a fumble recovery, and an INT) anchored the stingy Bear defense. Next up for LC-M is a trip to Nacogdoches next Friday to face the Crandall Pirates (9-2) in the Area Round. More info on the game will be posted soon.
(Photo Courtesy of Allen Nation/KOGT)
Ethan McCollum went over 1,000 yards rushing (1,090) and 20 touchdowns (21) on the year with his 201 yards and 4 TD’s against Stafford
2020 GOLF SCHEDULES RELEASED
LADY BEARS BASKETBALL OPEN 2019-20 SEASON
November 12 (Winnie) – The Lady Bears (0-1) opened the 2019-20 season with a tough 44-41 road loss to the East Chambers Lady Buccs. The girls battled hard in their first game of the season despite missing key players still playing in the volleyball playoffs. LC-M will host Kountze on Friday (11/15).
2020 TENNIS SCHEDULE RELEASED
LADY BEARS AMAZING SEASON ENDS
(Trinity Williams and Brielle Butler – Photo Courtesy of Van Wade/Orange Leader)
November 11 (Mont Belvieu) – A tremendous 2019 season came to an end for the Lady Bears (29-11) as they fell in the 4A Region III Quarterfinal Round to Splendora. The Lady Wildcats (31-14) won in three sets 26-24, 25-12, 25-22. The season saw first-year Head Coach Rhonda Williams and the Lady Bears go 10-2 in District 22-4A to finish 2nd behind Lumberton. LC-M then defeated a powerful Tarkington team in the Bi-District Round and then downed Bay City in the Area Round.
2019 22-4A ALL-DISTRICT VOLLEYBALL SELECTIONS
Setter of the Year: Caitlyn Woods
Specialty Player of the Year: Trinity Williams
1st Team: Chelsea Perry
2nd Team: Brielle Butler
Honorable Mention: Zoe Levens, Alyssa Ammons, Olivia Hogan, and Payten Smith
RAIDERS EDGE BEARS IN OVERTIME
(Senior WR Tyler Rhodes hauls in a reception – Photo Courtesy KOGT Sports)
November 8 (Lumberton) – The Bears (5-4, 3-2) jumped out early 14-0 over the Raiders (5-4, 3-2) and held that lead until the fouth quarter when Lumberton cut it to 14-7 and then tied the game with :50 seconds left in regulation. The Raiders would grab the win in OT and take sole possession of 2nd in the 11-4A District race while the Bears finish the season 3rd. LC-M will now focus on the playoffs and a showdown with Houston-Stafford Friday night in Channelview. Kickoff is set for 7pm.
LADY BEARS ARE 4A REGION III AREA CHAMPS
(Photo Courtesy of Orange Leader)
November 8 (Pasadena) - The Lady Bears continued their amazing season by defeating the Bay City Ladycats 25-5, 25-15, 24-26, 25-20 in the 4A Region III Area Round. LC-M (29-10) claimed the Area Championship and will now take on Splendora in the 4A Region III Quarterfinals on Monday night (11/11) at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu at 6PM. STATS – Caitlyn Woods: 33 assists and 8 aces – Trinity Williams: 20 digs and 7 kills – Brielle Butler: 16 digs – Chelsea Perry: 3 blocks
LADY BEARS BASKETBALL RELEASES 2019-20 SCHEDULE
LADY BEARS BI-DISTRICT CHAMPIONS
(Photo Courtesy of Van Wade/Orange Leader)
November 5 (Kountze HS) – The Lady Bears (28-10) won their Bi-District playoff game with a hard fought five set win over the Tarkington Lady Longhorns (25-14). LC-M dropped the first set 16-25 and came back to win the final four sets 25-19, 25-20, 23-15, 15-7 to advance to the Area round where they will face Bay City (Site/Time – TBD). Coach Rhonda Williams provided the following stats … Ace Leader: Trinity Williams (5) and Brielle Butler (4) – Kill Leader: Alyssa Ammons (14) and Chelsea Perry (13) – Dig Leader: Brielle Butler (22), Zoe Levens (16), Trinity Williams (16), Payten Smith (15), and Caitlin Woods (15) – Block Leader: Chelsea Perry (3) – Assist Leader: Caitlin Woods (37)
BOYS SOCCER RELEASES 2019-20 SCHEDULE
BEARS BATTLE HARD – FALL TO FALCONS
November 1 (Battlin’ Bear Stadium) – The Bears (5-3, 3-1) fought back from a quick start by the visiting Huffman Falcons (9-0, 4-0) but fell 34-14 in a battle for the top spot in District 11-4A. The Falcons jumped out to a 28-0 lead midway through the second quarter before the Bears clawed back on a Nicholas Granger 23 yard interception return/touchdown and a D.J. Williams 34 yard TD reception that cut the lead to 28-14 at the half. Huffman would get the lone score in the second half as both defenses dominated with plays like the pass break-up by Ken’teon Champine (picture below). The Bears still have sole possession of 2nd place in District 11-4A and will travel to Lumberton (5-3, 2-2) next Friday night and look to keep that second place spot heading into the playoffs.
(Photo Courtesy of Mark Pachuca/Orange Leader)
CROSS COUNTRY RUNS WELL AT REGIONAL MEET
October 28 (Huntsville) – Cross Country wrapped up the 2019 season with a trip to the Regional Meet in Huntsville. Robyn Courmier and Annabelle Fisher (pictured above with Coach Dena Adkins) both ran great times. Annabelle missed heading to the State Meet by just two places.
BEARS GET CROUCH WIN #50 WITH WIN OVER LIVINGSTON
(Photo Courtesy of Jarrod Brown/KOGT Sports)
October 25 (Battlin’ Bear Stadium) – The Bears (5-2, 3-0) rumbled to a 27-6 district win over the visiting Livingston Lions (2-5, 0-3) behind a solid Ethan McCollums 4-TD’s and five defensive takeaways. The 2019 Homecoming and Pink Out game was the The 500th game in LC-M football history and also a milestone game for Head Coach Randy Crouch. The wet, muddy, cold, and rainy conditions didnt stop the Battlin’ Bears from getting Coach Crouch his 50th win as LC-M’s Head Coach. Ethan McCollum (pictured above) ran for 208 yards and 4 TD’s and added another 140 through the air. DJ Williams hauled in two INT’s and Carter Cates also picked off Livingston QB Christian Washington. Junior Eric Garcia had a huge game with two fumble recoveries helping the Bear defense collect five total turnovers in the game. The win sets up a huge district showdown next Friday night as the Bears welcome the Huffman Falcons (8-0, 3-0) in a battle for first place in District 11-4A. McCollum (pictured below with Senior and Homecoming Queen Avery Holland) was crowned as the 2019 LC-M Homecoming King.
(Photo Courtesy of Sherry Combs/LC-M)
LC-M HONORS ‘69 LC BEARS FOOTBALL
October 25 (LC-M HS) – The LC-M Athletic Department honored and celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the 1969 Little Cypress Bears 10-0 season. There was a reception in the LC-M HS library with the team members, coaches, family members, and friends. The team was also honored at halftime of the football game.
VOLLEYBALL WRAPS UP REGULAR SEASON WITH SENIOR NIGHT
October 25 (The Grove) – The Lady Bears (27-10, 10-2) swept the Silsbee Lady Tigers in straight sets to wrap up the 2019 regular season. It was “Senior Night” for the Senior Lady Bears (pictured above). LC-M finished second in District 22-4A and will now prepare for a playoff run.
LADY BEARS SOCCER RELEASES 2019-20 VARSITY & JV SCHEDULE
LADY BEARS SECURE SECOND PLACE DISTRICT FINISH
(Photo Courtesy of Jarrod Brown & KOGT Sports)
October 22 (Hamshire-Fannett) – LC-M nailed down second place in District 22-4A with a big road win over the Hamshire-Fannett Lady Horns. The Lady Bears (26-10, 9-2) won in four sets 17-25, 25-17, 25-17, 25-13.
LJCH LADY CUBS CLAIM DISTRICT TITLE
(Photo Courtesy of KOGT Sports)
October 21 (Hamshire-Fannett) – A special shout-out to the LCJH Lady Cub seventh grade volleyball team as they won the 7th Grade District Championship with a 3-set win over Hamshire-Fannett. The Lady Cubs (9-1, 6-0) are coached by Mary White and Cammie Palmer. Congrats Lady Cubs on a great season!
BEAR HOOPS RELEASES 2019-20 SCHEDULE
LADY BEARS KEEP ROLLING WITH WIN OVER WO-S
October 18 (The Grove) – Picking right up where they left off Tuesday night (a straight set win over Bridge City) the Lady Bears (25-10, 8-2) took down the WO-S Lady Mustangs in straight sets 25-13, 25-14, 25-14.
BEARS GET BIG DISTRICT WIN OVER SPLENDORA
(Photo courtesy of KOGT Sports)
October 18 (Splendora) – The Battlin’ Bears hit the road and handed the Splendora Wildcats their first district loss in two seasons. The Bears (4-2, 2-0) jumped out to a 27 point lead late in the 3rd quarter behind 4 total touchdowns (3 rushing – 1 passing) from Ethan McCollum and three defensive interceptions (Carson Peet, DJ Spears, & DJ WIlliams). DJ Williams (pictured above) took one of the INT’s back 78 yards for touchdown and also hauled in 9 receptions for 97 yards to lead the Bears in receiving. The Wildcats (4-2, 1-1) cut into the lead late but couldn’t catch up with the Bears on the scoreboard. The win puts LC-M in a tie for first in the District 11-4A race with the Huffman Falcons.
CROSS COUNTRY HEADING TO REGIONAL MEET
October 17 (Claibourne Park) – Robyn Courmier and Annabelle Fisher (pictured above) finished strong at the 22-4A District Meet and both qualified for the 4A Regional Meet in Huntsville on October 28.
LADY BEARS NET BIG WIN OVER BRIDGE CITY
October 15 (The Grove) – LC-M (24-10, 7-2) came away with a tightly contested 3-set win over the Lady Cardinals of Bridge City. The Lady Bears won 25-22, 25-21, 25-21 and are still in 2nd place behind the Lumberton Lady Raiders in the District 22-4A standings.
BEARS DOWN BRIDGE CITY IN DISTRICT OPENER
(Photo Courtesy of the Orange Leader)
Ethan McCollum – KOGT/Granger Cheverolet Player of the Game
October 11 (Battlin’ Bear Stadium) – The Bears (3-2, 1-0) used a big second half to open up district play with a 26-14 victory over the visiting Bridge City Cardinals (1-4, 0-1). Ethan McCollum (pictured above) finished with 142 yards and all four of LC-M’s touchdowns on the ground and was named the KOGT Granger Cheverolet Player of the Game. On Thursday night the LC-M Freshman (3-2-1) fell 28-7 and the JV (1-3-1) tied 14-14 with Bridge City.
BUSY STRETCH OF MATCHES FOR THE LADY BEARS
October 11 (The Grove) – The Lady Bears (23-10, 6-2) were looking for redemption against the Lady Raiders who gave LC-M their only district loss on the season. The girls battled hard but fell to Lumberton in straight sets.
(Photo Courtesy of KOGT Sports/BC Game)
October 5 (Hardin-Jefferson) – LC-M (23-9, 6-1) won their fifth straight district game with a straight set win over the H-J Lady Hawks. Both the Freshman and JV teams fell to H-J in tough matches.
October 2 (Silsbee) – The #23 ranked Lady Bears took down the Silsbee Lady Tigers in four sets (25-19, 25-17, 11-25, and 25-14) to improve to 22-9 overall and 5-1 in district play. The JV won 2-0 and the Freshman won 3-1.
BEARS GROUND THE HAWKS
(Photo Courtesy of the Orange Leader)
September 27 (Battlin’ Bear Stadium) – Ethan McCollum (pictured above) and the Bears (2-2) took care of business in the final pre-district game with a 29-14 win over the visiting Hardin-Jefferson Hawks. McCollum rushed for 89 yards, 3 touchdowns, and passed for 144 yards. The Defense kept the Hawks (0-4) in check and forced two fumbles in route to the win. Next week is the bye week and then the Bears will welcome the Bridge City Cardinals on October 11 to kick off District play.
LADY BEARS HOST LADY HORNS IN DISTRICT PLAY
September 27 (The Grove) – After District wins on Monday and Tuesday night the Bears welcomed the Hamshire-Fannett Lady Longhorns for another District match-up. The Lady Bears extended a warm welcome to the Lady Longhorns who’s school was flooded during Tropical Storm Imelda. Once the action started on the court LC-M was all business as they swept the Horns in 3-sets to improve to 21-9 overall and 4-1 in District. LC-M is ranked #23 in the latest Class 4A state volleyball poll put out by the Texas High School Girls Coaches Association.
TWO DISTRICT ROAD WINS IN TWO NIGHTS
(Photo Courtesy of Van Wade/Orange Leader)
September 23 (WO-S) – Caitlyn Woods (pictured above) and the Lady Bears took down Bridge City last night in straight sets and hit the road again tonight sweeping the Lady Mustangs 25-16, 25-14, 25-18 to improve to 3-1 in District 22-4A. The JV also picked up the win in their game against the Lady Mustangs.
(Photo Courtesy of KOGT Sports)
September 22 (BCHS) – The Lady Bears picked up a big district road win over the Bridge City Lady Cardinals. The game was scheduled for Friday night but was postponed due to Tropical Storm Imelda. LC-M won in straight sets 25-20, 25-21, and 25-20. The Lady Bears will be back in action Tuesday night at WO-S.
TROPICAL STORM IMELDA FORCES CANCELLATIONS
LC-M Cheer Clinic – Saturday, September 21 – CANCELLED
FOOTBALL AT VIDOR – Friday, September 20 – GAMES CANCELLED
VOLLEYBALL AT BC – Friday, September 20 – GAMES CANCELLED
SUB VARSITY FOOTBALL AT VIDOR – Thursday, September 19 – GAMES CANCELLED
LADY BEAR VOLLEYBALL ACTION
September 17 (Lumberton) – The Lady Bears took on Lumberton in 22-4A District play and lost 3 -1. LC-M is now 1-1 in district play. On September 13 (The Grove) the Lady Bears hosted the Liberty Lady Panthers in non-district action and won 3 sets to 1. The JV won in two sets and the Freshman fell in three sets.
BEARS TANGLE WITH BULLDOGS
(Photo Courtesy of the Orange Leader)
September 13 (Battlin’ Bear Stadium) – Junior Brendon Pollock (pictured above) hauled in 5 catches for 66 yards in the Bears 42-14 loss Friday night to the 4A – #2 ranked Jasper Bulldogs (2-0).
LADY BEARS OPEN DISTRICT WITH 5-SET WIN OVER H-J
(Photo Courtesy of Van Wade/Orange Leader)
September 11 (The Grove) – The Lady Bears opened District 22-4A play at home Tuseday night with a thrilling 5-set victory (25-23, 25-19, 20-25, 21-25, 15-13) over the Lady Hawks of Hardin-Jefferson.
BOARD RECOGNIZES GOLF TEAMS
(L-R) Coach Williams, Travis Love, Mason Sterling, Jack Burke, Neely Wozniak, Montana DiLeo, Jaycie Benton, Wyatt Wozniak, and Coach Harrell (2019 graduates and team members Jack Tindel III and Bethany Martinez were unable to attend)
September 9 (Administration Office) – The LC-MCISD School Board recognized both the Boys and Girls Golf Team at their monthly Board Meeting. The Boys finished 12th at the 4A State Golf Tournament last May and Junior Jack Burke was the Individual 4A State Champion. The Girls made it to the 4A Region III Tournament and Sophomore Montana DiLeo qualified for the State Tournament where she finished 7th. The 2020 season begins in January for both teams.
CROSS COUNTRY SHINES AT BULLDOG INVITATIONAL
September 7 (Doornbos Park) – The Boys Varsity Cross Country team finished 4th in the 4A and Under 5K Meter Run at the Nederand Bulldog Invitational. In the Girls Varsity 4A and Under 5K Meter Run Fisher took 1st with a time of 14:31.92 and Courmier took 2nd with a 15:02.67. Keltz finished 11th with a time of 18:09.70 and Martin 13th with an 18:30.61.
BEARS FALL TO WO-S IN HARD FOUGHT ORANGE BOWL
(Photo Courtesy of the Orange Leader)
September 6 (Dan R. Hooks Stadium – WO-S) – Landon Bearden (pictured above) and the Bears travelled across town to face rival West Orange-Stark in the 2019 Orange Bowl. LC-M (1-1) fell to the 4A – #3 Mustangs 36-14 (2-0) in a hard fought battle.
BEARS TAKE SEASON OPENER OVER WOODVILLE
(Photo courtesy of KOGT Sports)
August 30 (Battlin’ Bear Stadium) – “Friday Night Lights” returned as Senior Quarterback Ethan McCollum (pictured above) and the Bears downed Woodville 21-7 in the 2019 season opener. The Bears clicked on offense and had two big interceptions by Carson Peet (pictured below) and DJ Spears.
JV VOLLEYBALL CONTINUES STRONG PLAY
August 30 (The Grove) – The JV placed 2 in the LC-M tournament
JV VOLLEYBALL WINS H-F TOURNEY
August 24 (Hamshire-Fannett) – Coach Savarino and the JV Lady Bears took 1st place in the Hamshire-Fannet tournament and the Freshman had a solid tourney finishing 3rd.
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