JV GOLFERS TEE IT UP IN H-J TOURNEY
February 24 – Hardin-Jefferson JV Tournament at Idylwild GC
Gavin Cooper – 102, Gavin Lafitte – 103, Jacob Johnson – 125, and Ian Broussard – 129
SOFTBALL FALLS AT KIRBYVILLE
February 23 (Kirbyville) – The Lady Bears lost their first game of the season, losing to Kirbyville 6-2. Bailey Frenzel and Ava Wright had two hits each as the Bears finished with 7 hits for the game. Senior Karson Friar pitched five innings and Frenzel pitched the final inning. LC-M stands at 5-1 on the young season and will travel to Sweeny later this week to take part in the Sweeny Varsity tournament to be held Friday through Saturday.
LADY BEARS SOCCER CRUISES PAST SILSBEE
February 23 (Silsbee) – The Lady Bears traveled to Silsbee for their match against the Lady Tigers on Tuesday night, and brought home their third win in five days. The score remained 0-0 for the majority of the first half even though the Bears maintained great field position on the Tiger’s half of the pitch. Annabelle Fisher scored on a penalty kick late in the first to bring the score to 1-0 going into half. The Lady Bears buckled down and went to work in the second half by putting four goals on the board. Semma’ Alhatri started the second half by finding the back of the net from behind the 18 off of an assist from Lili Moullec. Moullec then decided that she wanted a goal of her own, and brought the ball up the right side to put another in the goal for the Lady Bears bringing the score to 3-0. The Lady Tigers retaliated by sneaking a goal of their own in, putting the score at 3-1. McKenzie Freeman saw an opportunity and took it by sending a beautiful cross to the left side of the field where Presley Rives was waiting to put it in the goal for the Bears. The Lady Bears saw the chance to make a goalie change, and Kaylee Potter took over for the last fifteen minutes of the second half. Goalie Matalyn Hill used her time on the field wisely and made a goal of her own off of a nice send up from defender Lauren Tinsley to make it a 5-1 final. Combined goalie effort by Matalyn Hill and Kaylee Potter helped seal the win for the Lady Bears. Defensive standouts were Loren and Amanda Rodriguez, Kaylee Potter, MaKenzie Holland, and Semma’ Alhatri. Overall this was a solid team effort and win by the Lady Bears as five different players scored, two athletes played in the goal, and the defense held down the backfield. The Lady Bears are now 6-2 in district (10-5-1 overall) and will face the Lady Pirates in Vidor on Friday. JV will begin at 5PM with Varsity following at 7PM.
TIGERS EDGE BEARS SOCCER IN OT
February 23 (Silsbee)
LC-M Bears – 3, Silsbee Tigers – 4 (OT)
LC-M stands at 2-5-1 in district play and 6-8-1 overall
BEAR BASEBALL OPENS SEASON WITH HARD FOUGHT WIN
February 22 (LC-M) – The Bears snagged a 5-4 season-opening victory over the Hardin-Jefferson Hawks Monday at Gibbens Field. Anthony Bandiero, who was 1-for-3, had a walkoff double to lift the Bears to the win. The Bears will compete at the Whitehouse Classic Thursday through Saturday. Ashton Landry was 1-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored. Gage Griffith was 1-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored. Dean Reynolds was 1-for-2 with a run scored. Austin Smith went 1-for-3 with a run scored and Zack Krummel was 1-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored. Zachary McNeil worked the first five innings for the Bears, allowing one hit while Jody Ray tossed one inning and allowed no hits. The Bears will travel to Whitehouse this weekend to take part in the Whitehouse Classic baseball tournament.
SOCCER HOSTS HAWKS IN DISTRICT ACTION
February 20 (LC-M) – Second game in two days? That seemed to be no problem for the Lady Bears as they took on the Hardin Jefferson Lady Hawks in Battlin’ Bear Stadium Saturday afternoon. After a lot of back and forth, with the Lady Bears maintaining possession the majority of the half, both teams remained scoreless going into halftime. Matalyn Hill and the rest of her defense led by the Rodriguez sisters, Amanda and Loren, and Kaylee Potter put constant pressure on the Lady Hawks. The Lady Bears were ready to put away the game though, and after several solid drives to the goal, sophomore Annabelle Fisher was able to draw a foul and put away a penalty kick for the Battlin’ Bears. This set the tone for the rest of the second half as the energy level was boosted, and Brooklyn Leonard saw her chance to make a break toward the goal. Leonard was able to take the ball through the defense and put another in the goal for the Lady Bears. The Lady Hawks answered back with a goal of their own late in the second half despite the solid defense the Lady Bears had maintained throughout the game. Annabelle Fisher wasn’t finished on the day though and snuck past the Lady Hawks defense to find the back of the net again, bringing the final score to 3-1. The Lady Bears ((9-5-1, 5-2) will travel to Silsbee Tuesday night.
The boy’s bounced back from Friday’s loss to Jasper to shutout the Hawks 3-0. Justin Rainey had two goals and Robby Wedel finished with one goal. The Bears improve to 2-4-1 in district play and 6-7-1 overall. LC-M will travel to Silbee Tuesday to face the Tigers.
LC-M LADY BEAR SOFTBALL OPENS SEASON WITH FIVE BIG WINS
(photo courtesy of the Orange Leader)
February 19-20 (LC-M) – With the weather forcing the cancellation of the Southeast Texas Classic softball tournament Coach Dena Adkins put together a two-day schedule of games Friday and Saturday held at Lady Bear Field. On Friday the Lady Bears took down Nederland 5-4 behind a nice outing on the mound by senior Karson Friar (pictured above) and then downed 6A West Brook 5-4 in game two. Saturday Lady Bears took down Jasper 5-1 behind a big Madeline Stephenson homerun (pictured below) in game three. Game 4 was a 7-5 win over Lumberton and Game 5 an 11-1 win over Kountze. Senior Bailey Frenzell led LC-M with four huge homeruns in the five wins. The Lady Bears (5-0) will play at Kirbyville on Tuesday afternoon – JV at 5pm followed by the varsity at 6:30pm.
LADY BEARS SOCCER DOWNS JASPER – BOYS FALL
February 19 (LC-M) – After a week off due to the winter storm that blew through Southeast Texas the LCM Lady Bears were itching to get back on the pitch. The Jasper Lady Bulldogs made the trip to Bear Stadium Friday afternoon for the match. The Lady Bears maintained great field position the entire match and took a lot of great shots on goal. Even though there were several close calls, none of the balls found the back of the net until Annabelle Fisher sent one to the right corner on a penalty kick. At the half the Lady Bears were up 1-0.
The second half was much of the same and the Lady Bears played tough and dominated offensively. The defense for the Bears, made up of Amanda Rodriguez, Loren Rodriguez, and Kaylee Potter, patrolled the defensive side of the field and kept the ball out of reach from the Lady Bulldogs. Annabelle Fisher was able to find McKenzie Freeman and put away the second goal of the night and a 2-0 victory. Matalyn Hill claimed another perfect night in the goal. The Lady Bears (8-5-1, 4-2) will be at home against the Hardin Jefferson Lady Hawks tomorrow at 1pm.
The boys lost to Jasper Friday night by a score of 2-0. The Bears (5-7-1, 1-4-1) will play again tomorrow at home against Hardin-Jefferson at 3pm.
WINTER WEATHER FORCES SEVERAL SCHEDULE CHANGES
LC-M Battlin’ Bear Stadium – February 18, 2021 (photo courtesy of Jose ochoa)
February 18 (LC-M) – All LC-M CISD Campuses are CLOSED through Friday, February 19 due to the effects of this weeks winter weather. All scheduled LC-M athletic events are pending. Below are tentative schedules that have been turned in for the remainer of the week:
BASEBALL – The Saturday (2/20) scrimmage @ Jasper has been cancelled. In place of the Jasper game the Bears Varsity/JV will scrimmage Kirbyville on Saturday (2/20) at LC-M 1pm prior to the Vince Buffamonte Alumni game. The JV/Sophomore team will travel to Kirbyville and play at 1pm on Saturday (2/20). The JV team will split with some playing at home against Kirbyville and some playing at Kirbyville.
POWERLIFTING – The WO-S Mustang Powerlifting Meet on Thursday (2/18) has been cancelled.
SOCCER (Boy’s and Girl’s) – Friday (2/19) at home vs Jasper. Girl’s play at 5pm followed by the boy’s at 7pm. Saturday (2/20) at home vs Hardin-Jefferson (re-scheduled from 2/16). Girl’s play at 1pm followed by the boy’s at 3pm.
SOFTBALL – The Southeast Texas Kickoff Softball Classic hosted by LC-M and Orangefield was cancelled this week due to the inclement weather. Coach Adkins put together a new schedule with games being played Friday and Saturday. Here are the games scheduled for LC-M: Friday (2 games) at LC-M Lady Bear Field – Nederland vs LC-M (2pm) and West Brook vs LC-M (4pm). Saturday (3 games) at LC-M Lady Bear Field – Jasper vs LC-M (10:30am), Lumberton vs LC-M (3pm), and Kountze vs LC-M (6pm). Concession stand will be open.
TENNIS – The Nederland 9th/JV tourney on Thursday (2/18) and the LC-M Varsity Invitational on Friday (2/19) has been cancelled. The LC-M Varsity Initational has been re-scheduled for March 5.
TRACK (Boy’s and Girl’s) – The Joe Williamson Relays scheduled for Thursday, February 18 has been cancelled.
BEARS WIN ON SENIOR NIGHT – JV CLAIMS DISTRICT TITLE
February 12 (LC-M) – Coach Jeffcoat and the Bears closed out the 2020-21 basketball season with a 66-58 win on “Senior Night” over the visiting Bridge City Cardinals. Ben Elliot led the Bears with 23 points and 12 rebounds. Senior Jesse Doucette finished with 20 points, Kaine Humberson with 9 points. Sophomore Da’Marion Morris had a solid game with 8 points, 8 rebounds, 7 steals, and 6 assists. LC-M finished the season 11-16 overall and 3-9 in district play. Seniors this year were Jesse Doucette, Cole Freeman (pictured above), and Cameron Smith (manager). Doucette also received a “1000 Points” ball. Earlier action saw the JV Bears (pictured below) claim the 22-4A District Championship.
2020-21 JV DISTRICT CHAMPIONS
LADY BEARS SOCCER SHUTS OUT LADY CARDS
February 12 (Bridge City)
LC-M Lady Bears – 2, Bridge City Lady Cardinals – 0
LC-M stands at 3-2 in district play and 7-5-1 overall
BEARS SOCCER FALLS ON THE ROAD TO CARDS
February 12 (Bridge City)
LC-M Bears – 1, Bridge City Cardinals – 4
Bears stand at 1-3-1 in district play and 5-6-1 overall
DILEO AND WOZNIAK PLACE AT PIRATE INVITATIONAL
(L-R) Montana Dileo and Neely Wozniak
February 11 (Beaumont) – Montana Dileo and Neely Wozniak played as medalist in the Vidor Pirate Varsity Girl’s Invitational at Brentwood Country Club. The rain and cold limited the tournament to nine holes as conditions worsened throughout the morning. Dileo fired a 32 to take 1st while Wozniak finished with a solid 36 to take 3rd place. The Lady Bears will be back in team play next Friday and Saturday at the Regional Preview in Huntsville.
BEAR IRON LIFTS AT ORANGEFIELD MEET
February 10 (Orangefield) – The Bear Iron powerlifting team took part in the Orangefield Bobcat Powerlifting Meet on Wednesday afternoon. The following Bears placed in their respective divisions: BOYS – Dustin Bland - 1st, Kaden Baugh - 2nd, Airik Cast - 4th, and Peyton Welch - 4th. GIRLS – Chloe Jacob - 1st, Jaden Brown - 4th, Abbigail Hudnall - 3rd, Cassie Gordon - 2nd, Evelyn Aldaco - 1st, and Haylee Leboeuf - 3rd.
BURKE CONTINUES DOMINANT PLAY
February 10 (Anahuac) – For the third tourney in a row Bear golfer Jack Burke (pictured above) went under par and brought home the win as he fired a 2-under/70 to take first in the Anahuac Invitational held at Chambers County Golf Course. Next up for Burke and the Bears will be the Regional Preview at Raven Nest in Huntsville next Friday and Saturday.
TIGERS HAND BEARS LOSS ON THE ROAD
February 9 (Silsbee) – The Bears hit the road for the final time this season to take on the Silsbee Tigers in 22-4A action. Despite a huge game by Ben Elliott (36 points) the Tigers would pull out an 88-64 win. Coach Jeffcoat and the Bears (10-16, 2-9) will wrap up the season Friday night at home against the Bridge City Cardinals for LC-M’s Senior Night.
BEARS FALL AT HOME TO BOBCATS
February 5 (LC-M) – The Bears fell to the Orangefield Bobcats 74-68 to fall to 2-8 in district 22-4A and 10-15 overall. Jesse Doucette led the Bears with 25 points while Ben Elliott finished with 20. The boy’s will look to get back in the win column when they take on Silsbee Tuesday night in Silsbee.
February 5 (Orangefield) – The Lady Bears travelled to Orangefield to take on the Lady Bobcats in the final game of the girl’s regular season. Orangefield took the win by a score of 58-41 to end LC-M’s season. Coach Michalko and the Lady Bears finished the 2020-21 season with a record of 4-8 in district and 8-14 overall.
LUMBERTON SWEEPS LC-M IN SOCCER ACTION
February 5 (Lumberton)
LC-M Lady Bears – 0, Lumberton Lady Raiders – 3
LC-M Bears – 1, Lumberton Raiders – 2
PEEVEY RETURNS TO BEAR FAMILY
February 4 (LC-M) – A familiar face to take over as Athletic Director at LCMCISD.… During a press conference this afternoon, Superintendent Stacey Brister introduced Eric Peevey as the new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach for LC-M and the Battlin’ Bears. Peevey is no stranger to the LC-M organization or Orange County. He started his career in 2003 with the Orangefield ISD, with short stints at Crosby High School and another year at OFISD before coming to LC-M, where he served as Offensive Pass Game Coordinator, Wide Receiver and Tight End Coach and Assistant Track Coach from 2009-2012. According to LCMCISD Superintendent Stacey Brister, “I am excited Coach Eric Peevey will be returning to the LC-M Bear Family!” We believe we have found a proven leader with a vision for preparing our students for success on and off the field. I look forward to working with Coach Peevey and the LCM coaching staff as we prepare for district, regional, and state-level competition.” Eric and wife Amy have two sons, Will (8) and Greyson (6). Coach Peevey will begin at LC-M on February 15.
BEAR IRON HOSTS POWERLIFTING MEET
February 4 (LC-M) – LC-M was host to the LC-M Bear Iron powerlifting meet and had multiple lifters place and earn points for the team. Results for the girls in their respective weight classes are: Chloe Jacob - 1st, Evelyn Aldaco - 1st, Trinity Williams - 3rd, Abbigail Hudnall - 3rd, Cassie Gordon - 3rd, Haylee Lebouef - 3rd, and Jaden Brown - 4th. Results for the boys in their respective weight classes are: Dustin Bland - 1st, Peyton Welch - 1st, José Molina - 2nd, Kaden Baugh - 3rd, Jan Nazario - 3rd, Amier Washington - 4th, and Nathan Rabago - 4th.
POLLOCK INKS WITH CRUSADERS
February 3 (LC-M) – Battlin’ Bear standout receiver Brendon Pollock (pictured above with his family) made it known on National Signing Day that he plans to extend his football career at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. Pollock finished his senior season with 51 catches for 590 yards and three touchdowns. He was an All-District selection and a member of the All-KOGT Team. (Courtesy of KOGT)
BASKETBALL IN DISTRICT ACTION
LC-M BEARS (10-14, 2-7) – 52, @ Vidor Pirates (3-15, 2-8) – 59
LC-M Lady Bears (8-13, 4-7) – 38, vs Vidor Lady Pirates (1-15, 0-12) – 29
LADY BEARS SOCCER TAKES ON LADY PIRATES
February 2 (LC-M) – The Lady Bears JV played Vidor last night in Bear Stadium. The girls played a fantastic match from start to finish and have shown great improvement over the course of the season. Brooklyn Cooper recorded a clean sheet in the goal. The lone goal was made by Chloe Jacob on a breakaway to seal the victory 1-0. The Lady Bears JV will travel to Lumberton on Friday to face the Lady Raiders of Lumberton. JV will begin at 5PM with Varsity to follow at 7PM.
The Lady Bears Varsity came up short last night against Vidor in Bear Stadium. Despite the combined efforts from several players on the offensive side of the field, none of the Lady Bear's shots found the back of the net. The defense played an aggressive game from the first minute of play to the last, but the Lady Pirates persistence paid off in the end. The final score was 2-0 Lady Pirates. The Lady Bears are now 2-1 in district and 6-4-4 overall. They will travel to Lumberton to play the Lady Raiders on Friday following the JV at 7PM.
BEARS SOCCER GETS DISTRICT WIN #1 OVER PIRATES
February 2 (Vidor)
LC-M Bears – 1, Vidor Pirates – 0
Bears stand at 1-1-1 in district play and 5-4-1 overall
BEARS GOLF TAKES 1ST – BURKE CRUISES TO WIN #20
February 2 (Beaumont) – The Bears Varsity golf team took part in the Vidor Pirate Invitational held at Brentwood Country Club. The boy’s shot a team score of 318 to win the tournament by 12-strokes in the sixteen team/94 player field. 4A defending State Champ Jack Burke (pictured below) went under par again shooting a -2/70 to win his 2nd tournament of the year and his 20th varsity tournament win overall. Individual scores for the Bears were as follows: Burke (70), Will Van Pelt (80), Wyatt Wozniak (84), Timothy Weaver (84), and Travis Love (85). PNG’s Dalton Shields took 2nd with a 77 and Orangefield standout Xander Parks finished 3rd with a 79. Team results were as follows: LC-M (1st – 318), PN-G “A” (2nd – 330), PN-G “B” (3rd – 334), H-J (354), West Brook (357), Hamshire-Fannett (358), Vidor (361), Kelly (379), Orangefield (394), Lumberton (396), Jasper (402), Silsbee (403), H-F “B” (417), Anahuac (512), Warren (n/a), and Bridge city (n/a).
LADY BEARS GOLF FINISHES 2ND AT IDYLWILD
February 1 (Sour Lake) – The Lady Bears golf team took 2nd place in the Hardin-Jefferson Varsity Girls Invitational held at Idylwild Golf Club. The H-J Lady Hawks won the tournament with a team score of 380 while the Lady Bears took 2nd with a 409. Montana Dileo finished 2nd overall with an 81 behind H-J’s Makenna Henry (74). Scores for the Lady Bears were as follows: Dileo (81), Neely Wozniak (94), Jaycie Benton (108), Trinity Williams (126), and Alysa Weizenegger (143).
LADY BEARS SOCCER SHUTS OUT SILSBEE
January 29 (LC-M) – The Lady Bears started the night off celebrating their seniors and ended the night celebrating a victory over the Silsbee Lady Tigers Friday at Bear Stadium. Senior Alyssa Ammons started the night off strong with a goal in the first forty-five seconds of the match from a cross by Annabelle Fisher (pictured above). Great ball movement from the defense to the offense allowed for another point to be added to the board by Ammons later in the first half from a blocked shot sent to the goal by Fisher. Going into halftime the Lady Bears were up 2-0 and they weren’t finished yet. Sophomore Annabelle Fisher saw her chance and brought the ball up the middle of the Lady Tigers defense to score two goals in the second half. Senior Amanda Rodriguez and her defense made up of Anayeli Hernandez, Semma’ Alhatri, Kaylee Potter, Loren Rodriguez, and Lili Moullec played an aggressive game and made sure that the Lady Bear offense had plenty of opportunities for shots on goal by keeping the ball on the Lady Tiger’s half of the field. Goalie Matalyn Hill was able to record another clean sheet in the goal after making several great stops on the night. Offensive efforts by MaKenzie Holland, Alex Orosco, Brooklyn Leonard, and McKenzie Freeman allowed for field position to be optimal for the Lady Bears. The final score was 4-0 Lady Bears. The girls are now 2-0 in district and 6-3-4 overall. The Lady Bears will be back on the pitch Tuesday night, following the boys 5PM game, starting at 7PM in Bear Stadium.
BEARS SOCCER BATTLES TO TIE WITH TIGERS
January 29 (LC-M)
LC-M Bears – 3, Silsbee Tigers – 3
Bears stand at 0-1-1 in district play and 4-4-1 overall
DELFUENTE & BARBOREK WIN DOUBLES BRACKET
January 29 (Beaumont) – Bear Tennis standouts Lizzy DeLaFuente and Evan Barborek (pictured above) won the Mixed A Doubles bracket at the Lamar University Varsity Invitational.
LADY BEARS GOLF WINS OPENER – DILEO PLACES 1ST
(L-R) Williams, Weizenegger, Wozniak, Dileo, and Benton
January 27 (Anahuac) – The Lady Bears Golf team teed it up in their first tournament of the year at the Anahuac Athletics Booster Club Tournament. Montana Dileo tore up the Chambers County golf course with a one under par 72 to win the tournament by ten shots over Bridge City’s Cadence Underwood. Neely Wozniak also had a solid round as she fired an 89 to finish 4th overall. The team finished with a total score of 393 to win the tournament. Scores were as follows: Dileo – 72, Wozniak – 89, Jaycie Benton – 107, Alysa Weizenegger – 125, and Trinity Williams – 126.
TUESDAY NIGHT HOOP ACTION
January 26 (LC-M) – The Bears took on the West Orange-Stark Mustangs in 22-4A action Tuesday night. The Mustangs would get the win by a score of 69-58 improving to 3-4 in the district standings while the Bears drop to 2-6. Ben Elliott led the Bears (10-13, 2-6) with 17 points, the returning Jesse Doucette had 16, and Da’Marion Morris finished with fifteen. The boy’s will have off Friday night and then travel to Vidor to take on the Pirates next Tuesday night.
January 26 (West Orange) – The Lady Bears lost in a close game 48-46 to the WO-S Lady Mustangs. Crissy Joseph led the Lady Bears with 17 points while Annabelle Fisher added thirteen. The loss drops LC-M to 3-7 in the district standings and 7-13 overall. The girl’s will have off Friday and then host the Vidor Lady Pirates next Tuesday night (Senior Night) in the Grove.
JV GOLF TAKES SECOND AT PN-G TOURNEY
January 26 (Port Arthur) – The JV Bear Golf team took part in the PN-G JV Tournament held at Babe Zaharias Golf Course Tuesday morning. The team of (L-R above) Knox DeBlanc, Lance Hodgkinson, and Gavin Cooper tied for 1st with a team score of 66 in the scramble format tournament with West Brook. The Bears took 2nd overall in the 13-team field after a scorecard playoff was used to break the tie with the Bruins.
BEARS SOCCER FALLS AT JASPER
January 26 (Jasper) – The Bears were also in Jasper for their district opener against the Bulldogs. Jasper would get the win by a final score of 7-2. Justin Rainey had both goals for the Bears who fall to 0-1 in the district standings and 4-4-0 overall.
LADY BEARS SOCCER TAKES DISTRICT OPENER
January 26 (Jasper) – The Lady Bears varsity traveled to Jasper Tuesday night to take on their first district opponent, the Lady Bulldogs. As per usual, District 21-4A is proving to be tough from the start. The Lady Bears remained scoreless despite several trips down the field and multiple attempts at shots on the goal. The Lady Bears went into overtime with the Lady Bulldogs and were able to score late in the second half of the extra minutes to win 1-0. Forward McKenzie Freeman connected with Alyssa Ammons for the deciding game point. Goalie Matalyn Hill and the defense for the Lady Bears were able to remain perfect on the night. District play continues on Friday night at Bear Stadium against the Silsbee Lady Tigers. The girls (5-3-4, 1-0) will have their senior night festivities followed by their game starting at 5PM and boys playing at 7PM.
BEAR GOLF TAKES 2ND – BURKE WINS 4TH STRAIGHT BULLDOG INVITATIONAL
(L-R) Timothy Weaver, Jack Burke, Wyatt Wozniak, Will Van Pelt, and Travis Love
January 25 (Jasper) – The Bear golf team opened the season at the Jasper Bulldog Invitational held at Rayburn Country in Jasper. Led by a sizzling -2/70 by Senior Jack Burke, the Bears took 2nd place with a 329 in the team division behind the Kelly Bulldogs (315). Burke’s under par round landed him 1st place overall in the tourney followed by Patrick Miller (74) of Kelly. It was the fourth straight year Burke claimed the individual title in the tournament. Scores for the Bears: Burke – 70, Wyatt Wozniak – 86. Timothy Weaver – 86, Will Van Pelt – 87, and Travis Love – 88. Team Scores: Kelly (A) – 315, LC-M – 329, Kelly (B) – 333, PN-G (A) – 346, PN-G (B) – 350, H-J – 371, Vidor – 372, Diboll – 388, Jasper – 398, Orangefield – 399, Silsbee – 401, Kelly (C) – 402, Bridge City – 409. The boy’s will play in the Vidor Invitational next Tuesday and Brentwood CC in Beaumont.
FORMER BEAR PEVETO WINS MEET
January 23 (Houston) – Led by former LC-M Bear Eli Peveto (pictured above) the Lamar University cross country team got off to a hot start as they captured the team title at the Houston Baptist University/University of Houston/Lamar University Tri-Meet, scoring a low of 28 points with Houston finishing in second with 41 points. Peveto won the meet with a time of 15.49.1.
VARSITY BEARS SOCCER IN HUDSON TOURNEY
January 21-23 (Hudson)
Game: LC-M – 1, Liberty – 4
Game 2: LC-M 0, Sabine – 4
DISTRICT LEADING RAIDERS DOWN BEARS
January 22 (Lumberton) – The Bears hit the road to take on the district leading Lumberton Raiders. The Raiders (14-6, 6-1), led by Lamar University commit Brock McLure, came away with a 75-41 win. Ben Elliott had 19 points and Kaine Humberson finished with ten. The Bears (10-12, 2-5) will host West Orange-Stark on Tuesday.
LADY BEARS FACE DISTRICT FRONT-RUNNER
January 22 (LC-M) – The Lady Bears took on the Lumberton Lady Raiders Friday night in the Grove. The Lady Raiders came in undefeated in district 22-4A play and would come away with a 67-44 win. The loss drops LC-M to 3-6 in district and 7-12 overall. The girl’s will travel to West Orange-Stark Tuesday to take on the Lady Mustangs.
POWERLIFTING OPENS SEASON AT SILSBEE
January 21 (Silsbee) – LC-M Bear Iron traveled to Silsbee High School for the Tiger Powerlifting Meet. The girls division saw every Lady Bear score points with Chloe Jacob placing 3rd, Evelyn Aldaco placing 3rd, Abbigail Hudnall placing 4th, and Haylee Lebouef placing 4th in their respective weight classes. The boys side also had a strong showing with following results – Dustin Bland won the 114 Lbs. class, Kaden Baugh placed 2nd in the 165 pound class, William Rodgers placed 5th in the 165 pound class, Jan Nazario placed 4th in the 220 pound class, Amier Washington placed 3rd in the 242 pound class, and Nathan Rabago placed 4th in the 275 pound lass.
AMMEAN TAKES JV SPRING TENNIS OPENER
January 21 (Beaumont) – Richard Ammean got his 2021 spring season off to a great start winning the JV Singles bracket at the South Park JV Tournament Thursday afternoon. The South Park Varsity tournament on Friday was cancelled due to weather. Coach Nicholson and her crew will be back on the courts Thursday at the Lamar 9th/JV Tournament and Friday at the Lamar Varsity Invitational. Both tournaments will be held at the Beaumont Tennis Complex.
GIRLS SOCCER WRAPS UP PRE-DISTRICT SCHEDULE
January 19 (LC-M) – The Lady Battlin’ Bears took on the Barbers Hill Lady Eagles in their last non-district game of the season, and left everything on the field tonight at Bear Stadium. After a long and tough preseason schedule, the girls once again battled every minute of the match. The defense led by Loren Rodriguez helped Matalyn Hill maintain a strong backfield which consisted of Kaylee Potter and Semma’ Alhatri. Lili Moullec, Anayeli Hernandez, and Sarah Hormell were able to pull double duty and hold up the first line of defense all while pushing the ball up the field. The Lady Eagles were only able to score once late in the first after reaching on a Lady Bear defensive error, but that didn’t become a hindrance. The Lady Bears buckled up and went to work! Wingers Brooklyn Leonard and Presley Rives held down the far sides of the field and maintained great field position. Alyssa Ammons and McKenzie Freeman took advantage of the wingers’ crosses and put pressure on the Lady Eagle defense. During the last ten minutes late in the second half, midfielder Annabelle Fisher connected an exchange with Alex Orosco for a goal to tie up the game. At the end of regulation, the score was 1-1. The Lady Bears end preseason with a record of 4-3-4 against stout competition. The girls begin district play on Tuesday 1/26 in Jasper against the Lady Bulldogs with Varsity at 5PM.
TUESDAY NIGHT BASKETBALL
January 19 (Bridge City) – The Bears travelled to Bridge City Tuesday to take on the Cardinals in 22-4A district action. LC-M grabbed a 12-10 first period behind a fast start by Ben Elliott (10 points in the period). Bridge City would take control in the 2nd and 3rd and go on to a 63-45 win. Elliot finished with 20 points and 9 rebounds while Da’Marion Morris (pictured above) finished with 15 points, 11 coming in the final period. The loss drops the Bears to 2-4 in district play and 10-11 overall. The boy’s will host Lumberton Friday night.
January 19 (LC-M) – The Lady Bears came through with a big 39-31 district win over the Lady Cardinals. Chrissy Joseph led the way with 22 points while Annabelle Fisher finished the night with ten. The Lady Bears keep their playoff hopes alive improving to 3-5 in district and 7-11 overall. The girl’s will travel to Lumberton Friday night to take on the Lady Raiders.
BURKE HAS STRONG FINISH IN AGGIE CUP INVITATIONAL
January 18-19 (College Station) – Senior Jack Burke was honored for the third year in a row with an invitation to play in the Aggie Cup Invitational hosted by A&M Consolidated in College Station. The two-day event hosts some of the best high school teams and individuals in the state. Austin-Westlake, Austin-Lake Travis, Dallas-Highland Park, Georgetown, Vandagrift, and Houston Memorial where part of the tourney again this year. The field included nearly twenty D-1 college commits. Burke (above on #9 green in front on Miramont’s majestic club house) battled 20-25 mile winds to fire a 79 on day one at Traditions Club and followed that up with an even par/72 at Miramont on day two to finish 14th in the 72 player field. Burke and the Bears will play their first team event of the season next Monday at Rayburn Country in Jasper.
INDIANS SHUT-OUT BEARS SOCCER
January 18 (PN-G)
LC-M Bears Varsity– 0, PN-G Indians Varsity– 5
LC-M Bears JV – 0, PN-G Indians JV – 1
LADY BEARS SOCCER IN PN-G CAJUN CLASSIC
January 16 (PN-G/Game 4) – To wrap up the Cajun Classic the Lady Bears played the well-rounded PNG Lady Indians. Despite advancing on offense the Lady Bears were unable to connect and score. The girls played a close game in the first half, but ultimately came up short and lost 4-0. They ended the tournament 2-1-1. The Lady Bears (4-3-3, 0-0) will play their last non-conference game on Tuesday night in Bear Stadium with the JV playing at 5PM and Varsity following at 7PM against the Barbers Hill Lady Eagles. District will kick off the following week.
January 16 (PN-G/Game 3) – Game three was a successful one for the Lady Bears this morning at Indian Stadium against the PA Memorial Lady Titans. The girls brought home the win 3-0 to improve to 4-2-3. After a scoreless first half the girls turned it on the second and began finding the back of the net. It was a combined effort for a perfect game from Matalyn Hill and Kaylee Potter in the goal before Hill made her appearance on the field for the first time this season to contribute to the offensive effort. Annabelle Fisher had a beautiful exchange with both McKenzie Freeman and Alyssa Ammons for goals. Fisher was also able to score on a penalty kick after being fouled in the box.
January15 (PN-G/Game 2) – The Lady Bears battled the Waller Lady Bulldogs to a 1-1 tie Friday afternoon at Indian Stadium in the Cajun Classic. After a slow start and a goal against the Lady Bears, the girls began to battle back and muscle their way through the Lady Bulldog’s back line. Alyssa Ammons sent a beautiful cross to Alexandra Orosco for a goal that put the Lady Bears back neck and neck with the Lady Bulldogs. Despite making several advances on the goal, the Lady Bears (3-2-3, 0-0) were held scoreless the second half. Matalyn Hill, with the help of her defensive line, were able to keep a perfect second half with no goals against the Lady Bears.
January 15 (PN-G/Game 1) – The Lady Bears traveled to PNG for the annual Cajun Classic on Friday. To start the day, the Lady Bears took on the Kelly Lady Bulldogs. The defensive front maintained their strong position in the field the entire game. Goalie Matalyn Hill remained perfect for the game and Amanda Rodriguez, Loren Rodriguez, and Kaylee Potter helped patrol the back field. The offense put in great work and effort during both halves. MaKenzie Holland connected with Annabelle Fisher for a shot up the middle to score during the first. Going into halftime the Lady Bears maintained a 1-0 lead. The girls weren’t finished yet though and came out in the second half ready to keep scoring. Annabelle Fisher remained consistent and put another point on the board and managed to assist both Anayeli Hernandez and Semma’ Alhatri. At the end of regulation the score was 4-0 Lady Bears (3-2-2, 0-0).
CHEER FINISHES 8TH AT STATE SPIRIT COMPETITION
January 15 (Fort Worth) – The LCM cheerleaders competed at the UIL State Spirit Competition in Fort Worth on Friday, January 15th. The squad competed in the preliminary round and advanced to the top 20 state finalist and competed in the final round Friday afternoon. The LCM cheerleaders placed 8th in the state in the 4-A Division out of 61 4-A teams from across Texas. They placed 4th in the final round in the Crowd Leading Cheer Division. Squad members are, bottom row from left, senior Head Cheerleader Reese Cricchio, senior Crystal Malone, senior Head Cheerleader Allyson Campbell and senior Saylor Dronett. The middle row includes sophomore Kimberly Goddard, freshman Abby Beatty, freshman Sophia Harrison, junior Alyssa Herndon, junior Rylea Tipton, junior Kaleigh Belden, junior Ashlynn Wilson and sophomore Paige Brown. On the top row are freshman Autumn Newcomb, freshman Keely Parsons, freshman Chloe Wells, freshman Brooklyn Elliott, sophomore Hannah Lemons, junior Conner Trawhon, freshman Marissa Vaught and sophomore Bailee Rogers. Cheer coaches are Brandy Cricchio and Carlie Fults.
BEARS GET WIN OVER TIGERS
January 15 (LC-M) – The Bears took on the Silsbee Tigers Friday night in the Grove. With the Tiger varsity unable to play and several other players out the Bears easily picked up a 68-37 win. Ben Elliott had a big game with 33 points while Da’Marion Morris finished with fifteen. The win improved the Bears district record to 2-3 and 10-10 overall. LC-M will travel to Bridge City Tuesday to take on the Cardinals.
LADY BEARS FALL IN HIGH SCORING BATTLE
January 15 (Silsbee) – The Lady Bears fell in a high scoring game to the Silsbee Lady Tigers 65-59. The loss puts LC-M at 2-5 in district play and 6-11 overall. The girl’s will host the Bridge City Lady Cardinals on Tuesday night.
LADY BEARS SOCCER WINS ON THE ROAD
January 12 (Nederland) – The Lady Bears traveled to Nederland on Tuesday night to play the Lady Bulldogs. Right out of the gate it was a constant battle for control of the field and Lady Bears fought for every goal they shot. The defense remained top-notch despite the Lady Bulldogs advancements. “Ultimately, the Lady Bear defense led by Matalyn Hill and Amanda Rodriguez, ended perfect on the night,” said Head Coach Lauren Martin. “Fantastic effort by Kaylee Potter, Loren Rodriguez, Lili Moullec, MaKenzie Holland, and Semma’ Alhatri helped maintain the strong defensive front.” Alyssa Ammons, Mariah Ammons, Brooklyn Leonard, and Anayeli Hernandez kept constant pressure on the Lady Bulldog defense and made several attempts at shots on goal, but came up short. After the end of the regulation time the score was tied 0-0. During the first half of overtime the Lady Bears came out ready to finish the match, and a pass up from Loren Rodriguez connected with McKenzie Freeman for a goal. The Lady Bears (2-2-2, 0-0) maintained the lead and took home the win 1-0 after the overtime minutes ticked down. The girls will travel to PNG Friday and Saturday for the annual Cajun Classic.
BEARS FALL AT ORANGEFIELD
January 12 (LC-M) – The Bears took on the Orangefield Bobcats in 22-4A District play Tuesday night. The Bobcats (13-6, 2-3) built an early lead and held off the Bears (9-10, 1-3) for a 63-50 win. Ben Elliott led the Bears with 24 points (15 in the fourth period) and 5 rebounds. Brendon Brones finished with 13 points and a team-high eight rebounds while Kaine Humberson had 9 points. LC-M will host Silsbee Friday night in the Grove.
ORANGEFIELD EDGES LADY BEARS
January 14 (LC-M) – The Lady Bears fell to the visiting Orangefield Lady Bobcats in a close game 43-40. The loss drops LC-M to 2-4 in district play and 6-10 overall. The girl’s will look to get back in the win column when they travel to Silsbee to take on the Lady Tigers.
BEARS SOCCER SWEEPS THROUGH PN-G TOURNEY
January 7-9 (Port Neches) – The Bears went 3-0 with three shut-outs in the Port Neches-Groves tournament this past weekend. In game 1 the Bears downed Hudson 6-0. Game 2 saw the Bears get a 1-0 win over Hamshire-Fannett and then a 4-0 win over Veritas Academy in game 3. The Bears now stand at 4-0-0 on the season.
LADY BEARS SOCCER IN TOURNEY ACTION
January 9 (Brenham/Game 4) – To wrap up the Blue Bell Invitational in Brenham, the Lady Bears took on the 6A Langham Creek Lady Lobos Saturday morning. Right out of the gate both teams hit the ground running and were back and forth the first several minutes. Going into half the Lady Bears were down 2-0, but were determined to get on the board. Despite a valiant effort by forwards Alyssa Ammons, Alexandra Orosco, McKenzie Freeman, Anayeli Hernandez, and MaKenzie Holland, none were successful in finding the back of the net. Before regulation time ran out, Annabelle Fisher took the ball up the middle past the defense and scored to make the final score 5-1. The Lady Bears (1-2-2, 0-0) are resting up this weekend, and will travel to Nederland on Tuesday night with JV beginning at 5PM and Varsity following at 7PM.
January 8 (Brenham/Game 3) – The Lady Bears played La Grange Lady Leopards on Friday afternoon. The ladies played an aggressive game from start to finish and maintained great offensive position on the field, but could not connect with the back of the net. Matalyn Hill and Amanda Rodriguez once again held down the back field and kept their opponent scoreless. Helping out on the defensive side of the field were Kaylee Potter, Loren Rodriguez, Lauren Tinsley, Lili Moullec, and MaKenzie Holland. The final score at the end of regulation was 0-0. The Lady Bears (1-1-2, 0-0) will finish up the Blue Bell Invitational by playing Langham Creek tomorrow morning.
January 8 (Brenham/Game 2) – The Lady Bears played the forceful Magnolia West Lady Mustangs on Friday morning. Despite maintaining offensive position on the field the majority of the match, the Lady Bears came up short. The Lady Mustangs capitalized on several Lady Bear defensive errors midway through the first half to put the score 2-0 going into halftime. The second half was much of the same with the Lady Bears maintaining offensive field position, but none of the shots saw the back of the net. The Lady Mustangs again saw a chance and reached on an error to make the score 3-0 at the end of regulation. The Lady Bears (1-1-1, 0-0) play La Grange this afternoon.
January 7 (Brenham/Game 1) – The LCM Lady Bears traveled to Brenham for the annual Blue Bell Invitational that began Thursday and will continue through Saturday. The first opponent on the list of competitors for the Lady Bears were the Navasota Lady Rattlers. After a few minutes of back and forth on the pitch, Annabelle Fisher saw her chance after a Lady Rattler error, and took the ball up the middle for her first goal of the night. The Lady Bears did not let up and continued to push the pace of the game. Kaylee Potter crossed the ball to open space to teammate Semma’ Alhatri. Alhatri then successfully connected with Annabelle Fisher on a long pass, who once again saw a hole in the Navasota defense and took the ball around the goalie for her second goal of the day. The defense, led by Amanda Rodriguez and Matalyn Hill, shut down the Lady Rattler offense. The final score for the match was 2-0, and the Lady Bears (1-0-1, 0-0) take on Magnolia West and La Grange Friday.
MORRIS LEADS BEARS TO DISTRICT WIN
January 8 (LCM) – The Bears picked up their first district win of the season with a 55-50 win over the visiting Vidor Pirates (1-11, 0-4). Sophomore Da’Marion Morris had a big night with 20 points (10 pts in the final period), 7 rebounds, 7 steals, and 6 assists. Ben Elliott had 14 points and Brendon Brones finished with twelve. The Bears (9-9, 1-2) will head to Orangefield Tuesday night to take on the Bobcats (12-6, 1-3) in district play.
LADY BEARS SINK LADY PIRATES
January 8 (Vidor) – The Lady Bears hit the road for a district match-up with the Vidor Lady Pirates and came away with a 38-26 win. LC-M (6-9, 2-3) will look to make it three wins in a row when they host the Orangefield Lady Bobcats (11-5, 3-2) on Tuesday.
LADY BEARS SOCCER TIES HUFFMAN
January 5 (LC-M) – The Lady Bears soccer team battled the Huffman Lady Falcons to a 2-2 tie Tuesday night at Battlin’ Bear Stadium. Brooklyn Leonard scored a goal with an assist by Anayeli Hernandez in the first half and McKenzie Freeman scored the second goal with an assist from Annabelle Fisher to tie the game late in the second half. The Lady Bears (0-0-1, 0-0) travel to Brenham this weekend before taking on the Nederland Lady Bulldogs Tuesday in Nederland.
LADY BEARS NET NON-DISTRICT WIN
January 5 (LC-M) – The Lady Bears picked up a 44-31 win over the Hull-Daisetta Lady Bobcatd. LC-M improves to 5-9 overall and 1-3 in district play. The girl’s will be back in district play when they travel to Vidor to take on the Lady Pirates Friday night. The 22-4A standing are as follows: Lumberton (3-0), Silsbee (3-0), Bridge City (3-1), Orangefield (2-1), LC-M (1-3), WO-S (0-3), and Vidor (0-4).
CROUCH ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT
January 4 (LC-M) – Little Cypress-Mauriceville Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Randy Crouch has announced his intentions to retire at the end of the 2020-2021 school year. According to Crouch, “After playing or coaching for 55 years, it’s time. I want to thank Little Cypress-Mauriceville for the opportunity to be the AD and Head Coach for the past twelve years and for the four years I spent as an Assistant Coach. The support here is wonderful.” He also thanked LCM Superintendent Stacey Brister for the leadership that she has provided and is also appreciative of Dr. Pauline Hargrove, who is the retired Superintendent who hired him. Crouch also wants to recognize his wife, Dewanna, who has been so supportive through the years. Coach Crouch was an Assistant Coach with LCM from 1994-1998, prior to going to WOS as Offensive Line Coach with the Mustangs. He returned to LCM in 2008 as Athletic Director and Head Football Coach for the Battlin’ Bears. “The older you get, you realize how important it is to impact students in the right way, and LCM is great at that,” he said. “I do hope that I am leaving the program better than it was when I got here.” The Bears have made the playoffs six of those twelve years under the leadership of Coach Crouch. Randy Crouch has had numerous awards and recognitions through the years, including being named Coach of the Year by the Southeast Texas Coaches Association. He was also named to the Bulldog Football All-Century Team in August of 2001, honoring the 50 greatest players from the first 100 years of Louisiana Tech football and the 50th Anniversary team along with Terry Bradshaw, Roger Carr, John Causey and other notable standouts. Superintendent Stacey Brister had this to say about him. “Coach Crouch has made a tremendous impact on our students, staff, and the community throughout the years. I appreciate all that he has given to our District to better our athletic programs. He has been an outstanding role model for our students and coaching staff. We will miss him and wish him the very best in his retirement.“
BEARS FALL AT HOME TO WHEATLEY
January 2 (LC-M) – The Bears opened the new year with a home game against Houston Wheatley. The Wildcats would come away with a 61-58 win to drop the Bears to 8-9 overall. Ben Elliott led the way with 24 points, Da’Marion Morris had 20 points, and Brendon Brones finished with 12 points. The Bears will be back in district action next Friday (2/8) when they host Vidor. The 22-4A District standings are as follows: Bridge City (11-4, 2-0), Lumberton (10-5, 2-0), Silsbee (4-8, 1-0), WO-S (6-8, 1-0), Orangefield (11-5, 0-2), LC-M (8-9, 0-2), and Vidor (1-9, 0-2).
GOOSE CREEK SOCCER CANCELS GAME
January 1 (Baytown) – GC Memorial girl’s soccer notified LC-M that their game with the Lady Bears on Saturday (1/2) has been cancelled. The Lady Bears will host the Huffman Falcons Tuesday (1/5).
BEAR HOOPS BACK IN THE WIN COLUMN
December 30 (LC-M) – The Bears wrapped up the 2020 part of their season welcoming the Splendora Wildcats to the Grove. Ben Elliot was once again the leading scorer for the Bears with 21 points as they ended their 5-game skid with a 54-50 win over the Wildcats. DaMarion Morris had 13 points and Brendon Brones finished with 9 points an 10 rebounds. The Bears (8-8, 0-2) will be at home again Saturday when they host Houston Wheatley in a non-district match-up at 1pm.
WILLIAMS RECOGNIZED BY SETCA
December 29 (Beaumont) – The South East Texas Coaches Association (SETCA) named the annual “Coaches of the Year” recipients for 2020. LC-M’s Bart Williams (picted above) was named the Girl’s Golf – Coach of the Year. Coach Williams was the 2109 SETCA Boy’s Golf – Coach of the Year in 2019 when the boy’s golf team reached the state tournament and Jack Burke won the 4A State Championship.
BEAR FOOTBALL LANDS SIX ON ELITE TEAM
Posted by KOGT Sports on December 29
OFFENSE: Brendon Pollock (WR) & Brandarius Robinson (OL)
DEFENSE: Amier Washington (DL), Nicholas Granger (LB), Carson Peet (DB), Da’Marion Morris (DB)
SPECIAL TEAMS: Da’Marion Morris (KR/PR)
BEARS FACE STATE RANKED BUCCS
December 28 (Winnie) – LC-M played a state ranked team for the third game in a row as they took on 3A powerhouse East Chambers. Ben Elliott led the Bears (7-8, 0-2) with 27 points in a 65-49 loss to the Buccs. Next up for the Bears is a home game against the Splendora Wildcats on Wednesday.
EVADALE GETS WIN OVER LADY BEARS
December 28 (Evadale) – The Lady Bears fell on the road to the Lady Rebels 30-22. LC-M now stands at 4-9 overall and 1-3 in district play. The girl’s will be back on the court on Tuesday (1/5) when they host Hull-Daisetta.
BEAR FOOTBALL HAS SEVERAL RECOGNIZED
Posted by the Orange Leader on December23
1st Team Offense: Brendon Pollock (WR) & Brandarius Robinson (OL)
1st Team Defense: Amier Washington (DL), Nicholas Granger (LB), & Da’Marion Morris (DB)
2nd Team Offense: Ashton Landry (QB) & Kollyn Brown (OL)
2nd Team Defense: Brandyn Lebouef (DL), Andy McDow (LB), Carson Peet (DB), & Dean Reynolds (Punter)
BEARS PLAY TWO POWERHOUSES IN TWO DAYS
December 22 (Houston) – The Bears travelled to Houston to take on the 4-time State Champion and #2 ranked Jack Yates Lions. LC-M showed no fear as they put up a good fight against the Lions but fell 111-78. Ben Elliott and Jesse Doucette led the Bears (7-7, 0-2) with 24 points each. Carson Peet had 13 points and Miguel Molina finished with ten. The Bears will play another state-ranked team as they take on East Chambers on 12/28 and then Splendora and Houston Wheatley before district play resumes on January 8 against Vidor.
(Photo courtesy of KOGT Sports)
December 21 (LC-M) – Coach Brad Jeffcoat (pictured above) and his Bears took on the undefeated and state ranked Huffman Falcons in the first of two tough non-district match-ups in two days. The Falcons moved their win streak to thirteen in a row as they came away with a 70-55 win. Jesse Doucette led the Bears with 20 points, Ben Elliott finished with 15 points (11 in the 2nd period), and Brendon Brones had eleven. The Bears (7-6, 0-2) will have head to Houston tomorrow to take on the Jack Yates Lions at 1:30.
LADY BEARS PICK UP DISTRICT WIN
December 18 (LC-M) – The Lady Bears picked up their first district win of the season by downing the WO-S Lady Mustangs 44-33. LC-M now stands at 1-3 in district play and 4-8 overall. Next up will be a trip to Evadale on the 28th as the game scheduled with Hamshire-Fannett on Monday (12/21) has been cancelled.
MUSTANGS NIP BEARS IN DISTRICT BATTLE
(Photo courtesy of Van Wade/Orange Leader Sports)
December 18 (WO-S) – West Orange-Stark Mustangs won a thriller over the Bears 64-63 at Mustang Gym Friday night. Jesse Doucette (pictured above) had a huge night with 35 points, Ben Elliott added 10 points, and Da’Marion Morris finished with eight. LC-M falls to 0-2 in district play and 7-5 overall. They will have a shot to stop their two-game skid when they host the Huffman Falcons on Monday at 1pm in the Grove.
LADY BEARS PLAY WELL IN ROUND ROBIN
December 17 (Battlin’ Bear Stadium) – The Lady Bears soccer team started their Christmas break by hosting their annual tri-match with Bridge City and Port Arthur Memorial on Friday night. Christmas came early for the Bears as they finished the night 2-0 defeating Memorial 2-0 and Bridge City 1-0. Alex Orosco led the Lady Bears offensively with two goals and MaKenzie Holland added one. Despite a couple of close calls, the defense led by Matalyn Hill and Kaylee Potter was able to shut down both the Cardinal and Titan offense. The Lady Bears will play the Alumni game on December 29th at 6PM at Bear Stadium. (Article/Photo courtesy of KOGT Sports)
BEARS FALL IN DISTRICT OPENER
Sophomore Da’Marion Morris with the defensive pressure (photo courtesy of Van Wade/Orange Leader)
December 15 (LC-M) – After a long road schedule the Bears were back home and opened district play against the Lumberton Raiders. The Raiders (7-4, 1-0) jumped to an early lead and then took control of periods two and three behing 35 points from Lamar University commit Brock McClure in route to a 62-46 win. Jesse Doucette and Ben Elliott led the Bears with 14 points each. LC-M (7-4, 0-1) will look to rebound Friday night when they travel across town to take on West Orange-Stark.
LADY BEARS IN ACTION AT LUMBERTON
December 15 (Lumberton) – The Lady Bears hit the road for a district match-up with the Lumberton Lady Raiders. LC-M came in looking for their first district win of the season but fell 75-23 to the Lady Raiders. The Lady Bears (3-8, 0-3) will hit the court again Friday night when they host the West Orange-Stark Lady Mustangs.
FRIAR TO PLAY AT ETBU
December 15 (LC-M) – On Tuesday afternoon Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School senior Karson Friar signed to play softball for East Texas Baptist University. The Lady Bear’s standout left-handed pitcher had a great start to her 2020 season last spring before it was cut short by the Coronavirus Pandemic. Karson and the Lady Bears are looking forward to being able to play the entire season in 2021. Karson is is pictured above with her parents are Matthew and Amanda Friar and Coach Dena Adkins. (Courtesy of KOGT)
MORRIS HITS WINNER IN OT THRILLER
December 12 (Nacogdoches) – In a thriller, sophomore Da’Marion Morris hit a three pointer at the buzzer to give the Bears a 66-63 over Nacogdoches Central Heights. The Bears were lead by Ben Elliott with 15 points, Jesse Doucette with 13 points, and Morris (pictured above after his game winning shot) finished with 11 points. The Bears (7-3, 0-0) will finally be back at home as they will host the Lumberton Raiders on Tuesday to start district play.
FRIDAY NIGHT BASKETBALL
December 11 (Tatum) – The Bears fell on the road to the Tatum Eagles 65-53. Ben Elliott led the scoring for LC-M with 23 points while Jesse Doucette finished with 20. The Bears (6-3, 0-0) will stay on the road as the face-off against Nacogdoches Central Heights on Saturday.
December 11 (Bridge City) – The Lady Bears travelled to Bridge City for their second district match-up of the season. The Lady Cards came away with a 48-37 win as the Lady Bears fall to 3-7 overall and 0-2 in district play. The girl’s will be at Lumberton Tueday.
10-4A ALL-DISTRICT FOOTBALL SELECTIONS
Defensive Newcomer of the Year: Amier Washington
1st Team Offense: WR-Brendon Pollock, OL-Brandarius Robinson
1st Team Defense: End-Brandyn Lebouef, OLB-Nicholas Granger, DB-Carson Peet, and Punter-Dean Reynolds
2nd Team Offense: QB-Ashton Landry, WR-Nicholas Granger, OL-Kollyn Brown
2nd Team Defense: DT-Brandarius Robinson, DB-Da’Marion Morris
BEARS TAKE DOWN JASPER
December 8 (Jasper) – The Bears continued their long road schedule as they travelled to Jasper for a match-up with the Bulldogs. Ben Elliott (20 pts) and Jesse Doucette (19 pts) helped lead the Battlin’ Bears (6-2, 0-0) to a big 75-63 win. Miguel Molina had a great game with 11 points and Brendon Brones (pictured above) finished with 10 points. The boy’s will be on the road again as they take on Tatum Friday night.
LADY BEARS BEGIN DISTRICT PLAY
Tuesday, December 8
LC-M Lady Bears (3-6, 0-1) – 33 vs Silsbee Lady Tigers (4-2, 1-0) – 72
BEARS BATTLE LIONS AND HAWKS
December 5 (Sour Lake) – The Bears were back in action after downing Kountze on Friday night as they travelled to Sour Lake to take on the Hardin-Jefferson Hawks. The Hawks would come out on top 84-63. Ben Elliott had another huge game with 30 points while Jesse Doucette finished with 18 points. The Bears (5-2, 0-0) will stay on the road as they head to Jasper Tuesday night.
December 4 (Kountze) – The boy’s hit the road for a match-up with the Kountze Lions in the first of back-to-back games in two nights. The Bears (5-1, 0-0) made quick work of the Lions as they came away with a 94-39 win. Ben Elliott led the Bears with 26 points. Other standouts were Brendon Brones (20 pts/14 reb), Jesse Doucette (11 pts/8 reb), Alantheon Winn (11 pts), Cole Freeman (10 pts), and Da’Marion Morris (10 pts/ 12 assist/7 reb).
LADY BEARS ROLL PAST LADY BULLDOGS
December 5 (Beaumont) – The Lady Bears got back in the win column with a big 65-26 win over the Kelly Lady Bulldogs. Annabelle Fisher continued her strong play as she once again led LC-M in scoring with 17 points. MacKenzie Clark and Trinity West both had a great night. Clark had 12 points and 13 rebounds while West finished with 11 points and 10 boards. The Lady Bears (3-5, 0-0) will begin district play on Tuesday when they host the Silsbee Lady Tigers.
BUNA DOWNS LADY BEARS
December 4 (LC-M) – The Lady Bears took on the Lady Cougars in the Grove Friday night in one of their last pre-district match-ups of the season. LC-M fought hard but Buna would come away with a 55-24 win. Annaebelle Fisher led the scoring with 7 points, Trinity West had 6 points and 6 rebounds, and Grace Huckaby finished with 5 points and 9 rebounds. The Lady Bears (2-5, 0-0) will head to Beaumont tomorrow to take on the Kelly Lady Bulldogs.
THREE MAKE ALL KOGT VOLLEYBALL TEAM
1st Team: Trinity Williams
2nd Team: Alyssa Ammons & Chrissy Joseph
BEARS NIPPED IN TIGHT GAME WITH BULLDOGS
December 1 (Nederland) – It was a battle of the unbeatens as the Battlin’ Bears squared off against the 5A #23 ranked Nederland Bulldogs. The Bulldogs would take the win 46-42 in a tremendous game by both teams. Jesse Doucette had another strong game for the Bears with 22 points. Ben Elliott put up 9 points while Bendon Brones and Da’Marion Morris had a big night defensively. The Bears (4-1, 0-0) will be back in action Friday night at Kountze.
GIRL’S BASKETBALL FALLS AT WOODVILLE
December 1 (Woodville) – The Lady Bears headed to the Piney Woods for a match-up with the Woodville Lady Eagles. Woodville came out hot as they controlled the first three periods on their way to a 59-37 win. The Lady Bears (2-4, 0-0) were led by sophomore Annabelle Fisher with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Trinity West, Grace Huckaby, and MacKenzie Clark each finished with 7 points. The girl’s will be back on the court when they host Buna on Friday.
FISHER HAS SOLID FINISH AT STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
November 24 (Round Rock) – Sophomore Annabelle Fisher (pictured above) wrapped up a tremendous season by finishing 24th in the 122 girl field at the 2020 4A State Cross Country Championship. Fisher, this years 22-4A Girl’s District Champion, finished the 3200 meter course with a time of 12:40.73. Adele Clark of Celina won the championship with a time of 11:31.04. This years meet was held at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock.
BEAR HOOPS EXTENDS STREAK – PICK UP WINS #3 & #4
November 23 (Buna) – Win #4 was a hard fought win as the Bears nipped the Buna Cougars on the road 63-62. Jesse Doucette and Brendon Brones each had 18 points while Cole Freeman added 12 pts and Ben Elliott finished with 10 pts. The Bears (4-0) will be back in action following Thanksgiving as they travel to Nederland on Tuesday, December 1.
November 20 (LC-M) – The Bears (3-0) cruised to an 81-52 win over the Kelly Bulldogs. Jesse Doucette again hit the 20-point mark for the third game in a row as he finished with 21 for the game. Ben Elliott put up 20 pts, Cole Freeman finished with 11 pts, and Da’Marion Morris had a solid game with 6 pts, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, and 5 steals.
LADY BEARS BUSY BEFORE THANKSGIVING BREAK
Kaitlyn Ewing and Annabelle Fisher move the ball up the court
November 24 (PN-G) – LC-M hit the road for the second day in a row as they travelled to the Reservation to take on PN-G for the second time in five days. After falling on Friday to PN-G the Lady Bears were looking to take down the Lady Indians on their home court. PN-G controlled much of the game and came away with a 50-29 win. LC-M (2-3, 0-0) will be back in action on December 1 at Woodville.
November 23 (Hull-Daisetta) – The Lady Bears (2-2, 0-0) took on Hull-Daisetta and clawed their way to a 49-47 win over the Lady Bobcats. Kaitlyn Ewing and MacKenzie Clark each had 12 points and Trinity West finished with 11 points. Ewing had 11 rebounds while Clark grabbed 7 boards.
November 20 (LC-M) – The Lady Bears welcomed the PN-G Lady Indians to the Grove Friday night. The girl’s fought hard but fell to the Lady Indians 56-33. Kaitlyn Ewing led the Lady Bears (1-2, 0-0) with 8 points and 11 rebounds. Alayna Booker and Annabelle Fisher each finished with 7 points on the night.
BEARS MOVE TO 2-0 WITH WIN AT PN-G
November 17 (PN-G) – LC-M Basketball is off to a 2-0 start as they took down the Port Neches-Groves Indians Tuesday night. Jesse Doucette led the Bears with 26 points while Cole Freeman, Brendon Brones, and Ben Elliott each finished with 10 points in the 68-60 win. The Bears will host the Kelly Bulldogs on Friday night looking to make it three in a row.
BURKE INKS WITH TEXAS STATE
November 17 (LC-M) – The Texas State Golf Team is going to get one of the best golfers to come through Southeast Texas. On Wednesday LCM’s Jack Burke (pictured above with golf coaches Bart Williams, Johnnie Kay Harrell, and his dad Aaron) signed to play for the Bobcats in San Marcos. Burke’s school career includes many individual distinctions including the 4A State Championship in 2019 and the Babe Didrickson Zaharias Golfer of the Year Award in 2019 & 2020. Jack’s play outside his school play is where he gained the most notoriety and the attention of college coaches. “You have to get outside the Golden Triangle and not only play, but play well in the big AJGA, LJT, and TJGT tourneys. That gets you into the big invitational only tourneys and playing in front of college coaches” Jack’s dad said. “Jack’s goal since middle school was to play Division 1 golf and he has sacrificed and worked so hard for it. Now that work has paid off big for him – I couldn’t be prouder and happier for him.” Next up for Burke, COVID permitting, is his third and final All-State Sugar Bowl Invitational in New Orleans just after Christmas. The high school season starts up in January and hopefully ends with another State title in May. (Courtesy of KOGT)
STEPHENSON SIGNS WITH BLINN
November 17 (LC-M) – Madeline Stephenson (pictured above with Coach Dena Adkins, her parents Wayne and Lisa Stephenson, and sister Ella) was all smiles Wednesday at LCM High School and rightfully so as she signed to play softball with Blinn JC in Brenham. Longtime Blinn Softball Coach Rick Church is looking forward to having Stephenson join his team next fall. “We’ve had the GT Shockers team (Stephenson’s select team) on our radar for years and have signed some good players from that area, and we look forward to Madeline contributing to our team. She’s a hard worker and a great student so we have no doubt that she’ll make a name for herself here.” Stephenson is a four-year Varsity Letterman named as 2019 District 22-4A First Team Infielder, 2019 KOGT Newcomer of the Year and 2019 Orange Leader Second Team Infielder. Covid took away the many awards Stephenson would have probably been up for in 2020 if not for Covid-19. (Courtesy of KOGT)
FRENZEL SIGNS WITH ANGELINA
November 17 (LC-M) – Bailey Frenzel (pictured above with Coach Dena Adkins, her parents Eddie and Kimberly Frenze) is one of those players that people stop what they’re doing to watch her hit, whether they’re the opponent or a fan of the Lady Bears. And on Wednesday Frenzel announced she’s taking her talents to Angelina JC. “Angelina is getting a great addition to their team,” said LCM Softball Coach Dena Adkins. “You want every player to have what Bailey has and that’s a great work ethic and someone who wants to keep playing and never leave the field.” “Her bat is so good that people forget she’s a great infielder as well. First or third she has great range,” she said. Frenzel was on the All-KOGT Team and All-District team in 2018 and 2019. The 2020 season was stopped because of Covid-19. (Courtesy of KOGT)
TARKINGTON CANCELS GAME WITH LADY BEARS
November 17 (LC-M) – Tarkington basketball has notified Coach Michalko that they are cancelling tonight’s game due to COVID. The Lady Bears will be back in action Friday night (11/20) at Port Neches-Groves.
DOUCETTE AND BEARS DOWN LIBERTY IN OPENER
November 14 (LC-M) – The Bears took down the Liberty Panthers in their regular season opener 80-57. Jesse Doucette (pictured above from last season) led the Bears with 25 points. Ben Elliot finished with 16 , Cole Freeman added 10, and Miguel Molina finished with 9 points and 8 rebounds. LC-M (1-0, 0-0) will head to PN-G to take on the Indians Tuesday night.
LC-M BASKETBALL 2020-21 COVID-19 TICKET ADMITTANCE POLICY
1st Team – Trinity Willams, Alyssa Ammons, and Chrissy Joseph
2nd Team – Hallie Maddox
LADY BEARS TAKE DOWN EAST CHAMBERS
November 10 (The Grove) – The Lady Bears took on East Chambers again and came away with a 36-34 win. Chrissy Joseph led LC-M (1-1, 0-0) with 10 points and 15 rebounds while Annabelle Fisher finished with 8 points and 5 rebounds. LC-M fell to Liberty on Saturday (11/7).
GIRLS RUN AT REGIONALS – FISHER ADVANCES TO STATE
November 10 (Huntsville) – The Lady Bears Cross Country Team took part in the 4A Region III Meet in Huntsville on Tuesday Morning. 22-4A District Champion Annabelle Fisher (pictured above) finished 7th overall in the 129 girls field with a time of 12:50. Fisher’s top ten finish qualified her for the State Meet on November 24 at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock. The team (pictured above) finished outside the qualifying time so there great season comes to an end.
VOLLEYBALL HAS FIVE EARN ALL-DISTRICT
November 7 – Coach Rhonda Williams had five of her Lady Bears named to the 2020 22-4A All-District team. Trinity Williams was named 1st Team. Alyssa Ammons and Chrissy Joseph were named 2nd team. Hallie Maddox and Olivia Hogan earned Honorable Mention.
BEARS FALL TO SPLENDORA – MISS PLAYOFFS
November 6 (Battlin’ Bear Stadium) – With a trip to the playoffs on the line the Bears hosted the Splendora Wildcats Friday night in the final game of the 2020 regular season. Splendora (2-3, 4-6) used a heavy run attack to take a 14-0 halftime lead and then pulled away in the 4th quarter to win the game 30-0. Junior Andy McDow had a big night rushing fas he had his best game of the season with 14 carries for 110 yards while senior Brendon Pollock (pictured above in what might be the catch of the year) had another solid night with 10 catches for 61 yards and was named the Granger Cheverolet/KOGT Player of the Game for this week. Sophomore Amier Washington had a great game defensively with 8 tackles including five tackles for a loss. Brandyn Lebouef led the Bears with 12 tackles, Nicholas Granger had 11 tackles and a sack, and Carson Peet finished with 11 tackles and an INT (his team leading 3rd of the year). The Bears finish the season at 1-7 overall and 1-4 in 10-4A play. In district news Livingston defeated Huffman 21-20 to win the district championship. The final 10-4A District Standing are as follows: 1st – Livingston (5-0, 8-2), 2nd – Huffman (4-1, 8-1), 3rd – Vidor (2-3, 4-4), 4th – Splendora (2-3, 4-6), 5th – LC-M (1-4, 1-7), and 6th – Lumberton (1-4, 2-7). Below are 10 of the 11 seniors from this years team. Seniors are Jermaine Woodson, Ethan Tant, Brandyn Lebouef, Brendon Pollock, Ken’teon Champine, Mickey Carrigan, Ryan Wesolowski, Logan Gaddis, Kollyn Brown, and Brandarius Robinson.
TENNIS HAS TREMENDOUS FALL SEASON
Coach Brett Nicholson and her Bear Tennis team had a great run this fall. The Bears catured the 22-4A District Championship, the Bi-District Championship, and the Area Championship before ending the season in the Regional Quarterfinals round.
BATTLIN’ BEARS FALL AT LIVINGSTON
October 30 (Livingston) – The Battlin’ Bears were looking to pick up their second win of the season as they took on the Livingston Lions at Lions Stadium. The Lions took a 12-0 lead in the first half. Ashton Landry (11-27, 149 yds, TD, INT) would cut that lead in half early in the 3rd quarter when he connected with Brendon Pollock (7 receptions for 122 yards, TD) for a 77 yard score that cut the Lion lead to six. Livingston (4-0, 7-2) would add another touchdown and pull out an 18-6 win. The loss doesn’t eliminate the Bears (1-3, 1-6) from the playoffs as they still have a shot with a win next Friday against Splendora (1-3, 3-6). The 10-4A District Standing are as follows: Huffman (4-0, 8-0), Livingston (4-0, 7-2), Vidor (1-3, 3-4), Splendora (1-3, 3-6), LC-M (1-3, 1-6), and Lumberton (1-3, 2-6).
VOLLEYBALL SEASON ENDS IN BI-DISTRICT ROUND
October 29 (Kountze) – The Lady Bears season came to an end with a 4-set loss to the Splendora Lady Wildcats Thursday night in the Bi-District round. LC-M fell 25-27, 17-25, 29-27, 24-26 and finished the 2020 season with an overall record of 11-8.
FISHER WINS XC DISTRICT TITLE – GIRLS HEADED TO REGIONALS
October 29 (Vidor) – Annabelle Fisher (pictured above) captured the girls District 22-4A Cross Country District title at the district meet held at Claiborne Park. Fisher finished the two-mile run with a time of 12:47.10 and almost a full minute ahead of Lumberton’s Kenaday Davis (13:38.10). The girls team qualified for the Regional meet as they finished second over behind Lumberton. Fisher’s 1st place finish was followed by Robyn Courmier (6th, 14:24.00), Jenna Hallman (12th, 15:16.30), DeAsia Tippins (21st, 16:03.60), Danika Williamson (22nd, 16:09.60), and Miranda Keltz (27th, 16:59.30). The boys team finished 7th with the following times: Keiffer Reed (12th, 19:00.20), Chase Fisher (19th, 19:55.60), Jacob Longlois (31st, 20:39.40), Ryan Foreman (36th, 21:34.80), Marshall Braus (37th, 21:40.90), Austin Robinson 39th, 22:20.00), and Jonathan Butler (41st, 22:34.30)
BEAR TENNIS TAKES BI-DISTRICT TITLE
October 28 (Mont Belvieu) – The Bear Tennis team took down Splendora 10-2 to win the 4A Region III Bi-District round. The Bears will now face Houston Harmony School of Discovery in the Area round either Friday or Saturday.
LADY BEARS DOWN VIDOR – GET SPLENDORA IN ROUND 1
October 27 (Vidor) – The Lady Bears took on the Vidor Lady Pirates Tuesday night to decide playoff seeding with the winner earning the third seed and the loser taking the fourth seed. LC-M (11-7, 7-5) came away with the win in straight sets and now will take on the Splendora Lady Wildcats in round 1 of the playoffs Thursday night in Kountze at 8pm.
BEARS XC TEAMS READY FOR DISTRICT MEET
The Bears Cross Country teams are ready for the 2020 22-4A District Cross Country Championships. The district meet will be held Thursday, October 29 at Claiborne West Park. The 22-4A Varsity girls 3200m run will start at 8:30am and the 22-4A varsity boys 5000m run will start at 9am. The JV District Championship will be held Friday, October 30 at Claiborne Park.
BATTLIN’ BEARS GET BIG WIN
October 23 (Battlin’ Bear Stadium) – The Bears clawed their way to a big district win over the visiting Lumberton Raiders. It was a defensive battle for the first three quarters that saw the game go into the fourth with neither team on the scoreboard yet. The 4th quarter was a different story as it would be a 27 point quarter. Lumberton went up 7-0 but the Bears answered back quickly as Ashton Landry (pictured above) found Brendon Pollock (8 catches for 108 yards, TD) for an 8 yard touchdown and then Landry scored again on a 1-yard run to put the Bears up 14-7. Lumberton (1-6, 0-3) would score in the final minute but the Bears defense came through with a huge 2 point conversion stop to come away with a 14-13 win. Ken’teon Champine and Jermaine Woodson each had an interception and the Bear defense gave up just 206 yards on the night. The win keeps the Bears (1-5, 1-2) in the playoff picture and they will look to stay in the hunt as they travel to Livingston (6-2, 3-0) next Friday night. The 10-4A District Standing are as follows: Huffman (3-0, 7-0), Livingston (3-0, 6-2), Vidor (1-2, 3-3), Splendora (1-2, 3-5), LC-M (1-2, 1-5), and Lumberton (0-3, 1-6).
BRIDGE CITY DOWNS LADY BEARS
October 23 (LC-M) – The Lady Bears fell to the Bridge City Lady Cardinals in 4-sets 15-25, 25-20, 16-25, 21-25. The win gave BC (11-1 in district) the District 22-4A Championship. Coach Rhonda Williams and her Lady Bears finish the season 10-7, 7-5 and will play the Vidor Lady Pirates next Tuesday to decide who takes 3rd or 4th in the districts playoff seedings.
FISHER WINS AGAIN – GIRLS XC TAKES 2ND
October 22 (Orange) – The Bears XC teams took part in the 32nd Annual Cardinal Cross Country Classic at Claiborne Park. For the second meet in a row Belle Fisher took 1st in the Varsity girls 3200m run. The girls team had a great meet and took 2nd place overall in the 3200m run with the following finishes/times: Fisher (1st, 12:26.27), Robyn Courmier (11th, 15:10.64), Jena Hallman (18th, 15:28.34), DeAsia Tippins (23rd, 16:23.50), Miranda Keltz (33rd, 17:22.37), and Danika Williamson (34th, 17:38.15). The boys team placed 5th overall in the 5000m run with the following finishes/times: Kieffer Reed (16th, 20:17.23), Jacob Longlois (25th, 21:25.57), Ryan Foreman (27th, 21:26.43), Marshall Braus (32nd, 21:54.50), Austin Robinson (41st, 23:18.75), Jonathan Butler (42nd, 23:24.01), Jason Perez (52nd, 25:51.85), and Jeremiah Alvarez (61st, 32:02.61). Next up for the Bears will be the 22-4A District Championships on October 29-30 back at Claiborne Park.
LADY BEARS SECURE PLAYOFF SPOT
October 20 (LC-M) – Coach Rhonda Williams and her Lady Bears are headed to the playoffs. LC-M took care of business as they downed the Silsbee Lady Tigers in straight sets 25-10, 25-19, 25-19 to secure a spot in post season play. Trinity Williams led the Lady Bears with 11 kills, 10 points, and an ace. Alyssa Ammons added 6 kills, 13 service points, and 3 aces. Other standouts were Ariah Washington (6 kills/3 points/3aces), Chrissy Joseph (3 kills), Olivia Hogan (2 kills), Hallie Maddox (2 kills/10 points/4 aces), Shannel Anderson (6 points/4 aces), and Halle Lewis (3 points/1 ace). The Lady Bears (10-6, 7-4) will wrap up regular season play on Friday night against the district leading Bridge City Lady Cardinals.
FISHER CAPTURES 1ST AT MILLER INVITATIONAL
October 17 (Orange) – The Bears Cross Country team took part in the Rick Miller Invitational at Claiborne Park on Saturday morning. Belle Fisher (pictured above) captured 1st place in the girls 4A and Under 2-Mile with a time of 12:37.62. The girls team captured 3rd overall. Girls results are as follows: Robyn Courmier (21st – 15:45.59), Jenna Hallman (24th – 15:56.78), DeAsia Tippins (32nd – 16:22.51), Miranda Keitz (36th – 16:56.82), and Danika Williamson (37th – 16:59.42). The boys team placed 5 overall with the following times in the 5000m Run: Kieffer Reed (8th – 19:39.56), Jacob Langlois (22nd – 21:13.62), Ryan Foreman (26th – 21:43.33), Chase Fisher (31st – 22:40.65), Jason Perez (40th – 24:22.67), Jonathan Butler (41st – 24:33.51), Jeremiah Alvarez (47th – 27:33.27), and Robert McBride (49th – 28:25.23).
VOLLEYBALL STAYS IN PLAYOFF HUNT
October 16 (LC-M) – The Lady Bears kept their playoff hopes alive with a big 5-set win over the visiting Orangefield Lady Bobcats. LC-M improved to 6-4 in district play and 9-6 overall with the 16-25, 25-12, 25-14, 24-26, 15-7 victory. Next up will be another key district match-up with Silsbee on Tuesday night at home in the Grove.
BATTLIN’ BEARS FALL AT VIDOR
October 16 (Vidor) – LC-M came in looking to pick up win #1 on the season and fought hard all four quarters. The Bears fell behind 14-0 in the 1st quarter but gained the momentum heading into the half as the defense forced a turnover of downs and then the offense put together a long 20-play drive that resulted in a 1 yard touchdown by junior quarterback Ashton Landry (pictured above) cutting the lead to 14-7 at the half. The Pirates (3-2, 1-1) scored three touchdowns in the second half as they would pull away for a 32-7 win. The Bears (0-5, 0-2) will be back home next Friday as they host Lumberton in another big district match-up.
LADY BEARS SPLIT WITH VIDOR
October 13 (Vidor) – The Lady Bears played a pair of games with the Vidor Lady Pirates with playoff implications weighing heavy on the outcome of both. On Saturday afternoon the Lady Pirates came away with a 5-set win. Alyssa Ammons (pictured above) and the Lady Bears came back in Tuesday’s game and picked up the win in 4-sets 28-26, 21-25, 25-16, 26-24. LC-M now sits at 5-4 in district play and 8-6 overall with three big district games left on the schedule. All three games remaining are home games beginning with the Orangefield Lady Bobcats on Friday.
BEARS NIPPED BY HUFFMAN IN FINAL MINUTE
October 8 (Battlin’ Bear Stadium) – With the threat of Hurricane Delta looming the Battlin’ Bears Homecoming game and district opener with the Huffman Falcons was moved to Thursday night. The Bears fought hard and with just under two minutes left in game took a 10-7 lead on a 24 yard field goal by kicker Justin Rainey. The Falcons found a way to spoil the night though as they took advantage of a 58 yard kickoff return and a 5 yard penalty that gave them the ball on their own 27 yard line. With :57 seconds left Huffman quarterback Luke Thomas found the endzone and gave the Falcons (5-0, 1-0) a 14-10 lead that they would hold on to for the win. Sophomore Da’Marion Morris (pictured above from the Jasper game) led the Bears defense with 13 tackles and 2 huge interceptions earning him the Granger Cheverolet/KOGT Player of the Game for this week while Carson Peet finished with 11 tackles and also had 14 carries for 52 yards. Ashton Landry became the first Bear this season to rush for 100 yards in a game as he totaled 100 yards on on 20 carries. Landry (8-18, 87yds, TD, 2 INT) also found Keaton Rives on a 23 yard pass for the lone LC-M touchdown late in the 3rd quarter. The Bears (0-4, 0-1) will look to get in the win column next Friday as the travel to Vidor to take on the Pirates (2-2, 0-1) in another 22-4A district match-up.
LADY BEARS GET BIG DISTRICT WIN
(Photo Courtesy of Jarrod Brown/KOGT)
October 6 (LC-M) – The Lady Bears ended a two game skid with a big district win over West Orange-Stark on Pink Out Night. LC-M and Shannell Anderson (pictured above) downed the Lady Mustangs in straight sets 25-17, 25-10, 25-17. The win gets the Lady Bears back to 4-3 in the District 22-4A standings and 7-5 overall. The girls have a bye this Friday but will be back on the court when they host the Vidor Lady Pirates on Saturday afternoon.
TENNIS CAPTURES DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP
October 6 (Vidor) – The Bears are the Team Tennis 22-4A District Champions. The team cruised to another win over Vidor 16-3 and will now get ready for the playoffs set to begin in two weeks.
BULLDOGS SPOIL BEARS HOME OPENER
(Photo Courtesy of Jarrod Brown/KOGT)
October 2 (Battlin’ Bear Stadium) – In their first home game of the season the Bears faced off against the #4 ranked Jasper Bulldogs. The game was still in reach at halftime as Jasper (4-0) held a 14-0 lead but the Bulldogs pulled away in the third quarter and came away with a 35-0 win over the Bears. Brendon Pollock (pictured above) continued to put up solid number as he hauled in 8 catches for 74 yards. Coach Crouch and the Bears (0-3) will begin district play next Friday night as they host the Huffman Falcons for Homecoming at Battlin’ Bear Stadium.
LUMBERTON GETS WIN OVER LADY BEARS
October 2 (LC-M) – The Lady Bears fought hard in their second meeting of the season against the Lady Raiders. Lumberton squeaked out the win in straight sets by a combined 6 points 25-23, 27-25, 25-23. Trinity Williams had 9 kills, 17 assists, and 18 digs while Kylie Ford finished with 8 kills and 6 aces. Alyssa Ammons had 8 kills and Hallie Maddox racked up 17 assists. LC-M (6-5, 3-3) will look to get back in the win column when they host WO-S on Tuesday.
TENNIS CRUISES AT VIDOR MEET
September 29 (Vidor) – The LC-M Tennis team dominated the courts at the Vidor meet cruising to a 17-2 win in district competition. Pictured above are: Front L-R: McKenzie Freeman and Lizzy De La Fuentes – Back L-R: Kaitlyn Ewing, Ella Roy, Dax Rodgers, Dakota Posey, Luke Spell, Mason Grizzaffi, & Tex Collier – Not pictured: Colton Smith, Elaina Forester, Peyton Johnson, & Richard Ammean.
LADY BEARS FALL IN FOUR SETS AT BRIDGE CITY
September 29 (Bridge City) – The Lady Bears travelled to Bridge City Tuesday for a district match-up against the Lady Cardinals. LC-M fell in four sets (26-24, 17-25, 19-25, 17-25) to fall to 3-2 in district play and 6-4 overall. Christina Joseph had 7 kills and 8 service points. Trinity Williams had 6 kills and 7 service points. Alyssa Ammons finished with 6 kills while Hallie Maddox had 5 kills. Shannel Anderson had 6 points and two aces and Halle Lewis had 5 points and an ace. The Lady Bears have seven district games left and will be on the road at Lumberton on Friday.
CROSS COUNTRY AT TONY MUNSON INVITATIONAL
September 29 (Liberty) – The Bear XC Team took part in the Tony Munson Invitational in Liberty on Saturday. Annabelle Fisher (above left) had a great day finishing 2nd overall in the Girls 4A 3200m run with a time of 13:08.9. Robyn Cormier (above right) grabbed 14th place with a time of 14:03.8. The top 15 runners recieved medals. Deasia Tippins finished 30th with a time of 15:54.6. In the Boys 4A 5000m run Kieffer Reed finished 24th (20:49.2), Chase Fisher 25th (20:51.9), and Jacob Longlois 36th (21:36.2).
LADY BEARS SWEEP TWO GAMES OVER WEEKEND
September 25 (Silsbee) & September 26 (WO-S) – The Lady Bears had two big district wins as the took down Silsbee in three sets on Friday night and then cruised in a three set win at West Orange-Stark on Saturday afternoon. In the Silsbee game LC-M (6-3, 3-1) won 25-22, 25-18, and 25-18. Alyssa Ammons had 11 kills and 4 aces while Christina Joseph finished with 10 kills and 12 digs. Shannel Anderson had a solid night as she had 29 assists and 11 digs. In the Saturday match-up the Lady Bears make quick work of the Lady Mustangs as they won 25-1, 25-10, and 25-14. Anderson picked up where she left off Friday night with 22 assists and Junior Kylie Ford finished with 8 kills and 5 aces. The ladies will stay on the road this week as the travel to Bridge City Tuesday and to Lumberton on Friday for two more big district games.
BEARS FALL TO KINCAID ON THE ROAD
September 25 (Houston) – The Battlin’ Bears made the trip to Houston to take on the Kincaid Falcons in there second non-district match-up of the season. The Bears (0-2, 0-0) opened up a quick 20 point lead in the first before the Falcons (1-0, 0-0) reeled off the next 42 points to come away with a 42-26 victory. Nicholas Granger had a big night as he picked off Kincaid quarterback Louis Gustafson and returned the interception 64 yards for a touchdown and then in the fourth quarter Granger found the endzone again on a 10 yard pass from Ashton Landry. The Bears will host the Jasper Bulldogs next Friday night at Battlin’ Bear Stadium .
LADY BEARS WIN THRILLER AT ORANGEFIELD
(Photo courtesy of Van Wade/Orange Leader)
September 22 (Orangefield) – The Lady Bears had another 5-set thriller Tuesday night. LC-M (4-3, 1-1) faced off against the Orangefield Lady Bobcats (1-1) in district play and came away with a 25-18, 9-25, 28-26, 20-25, 15-5 victory. Christina Joseph paced the Lady Bear attack with 15 kills, 11 points, and an ace. Trinity Williams had a huge game as she racked up an amazing 42 digs to go along with 8 kills, 5 points, and an ace. Alyssa Ammons had 12 kills while Olivia Hogan added five. Shannell Anderson finished with 12 service points and 2 aces. Sophomore Hallie Maddox (pictured above) and Halle Lewis each had 6 points and an ace. The JV fell in 3 sets 23-25, 25-22, 17-25 while the Freshman won in two sets 25-15, 25-19. The Lady Bears will stay on the road as they travel to Silsbee Friday and will visit WO-S on Saturday. Both games are big early season 22-4A district match-ups.
LADY BEARS OPEN DISTRICT VOLLEYBALL PLAY
September 19 (LC-M) – The Lady Bears (3-3, 0-1) returned to the floor for the first time since August 24 and opened up District 22-4A play with a big match-up against the Lumberton Lady Raiders. It was a tremendous match that saw Lumberton escape with a 25-13, 16-25, 25-17, 22-25, 15-13 victory. Trinity Williams (pictured above) picked up where she left off leading the Lady Bears with 12 kills, 29 assists, and 28 digs. Christina Joseph had 10 kills and Alyssa Ammons finished the day with nine. Next up for the Lady Bears is a district match-up with the Lady Bobcats Tuesday (9/22) at Orangefield.
BEARS BATTLE HARD IN SEASON OPENER
September 18 (Woodville) – The long awaited return of Friday night football finally came for Coach Crouch and the Battlin’ Bears. The Bears (0-1, 0-0) hit the road for a match-up with the Woodville Eagles (3-0, 0-0) and came up short 14-6. It was a defensive battle all four quarters as the Bears played solid against an Eagle team that had already played two games and were averaging 52 points a game. Carson Peet (pictured above from last seasons game against Woodville) had LC-M’s lone touchdown with a 51 yard pick-six that cut the Eagles lead to 7-6 in the 2nd quarter. Senior Brendon Pollock had a big night hauling in six Ashton Landry passes for 116 yards, including a spectacular one-handed grab. Amier Washington also had a big night as he sacked Woodville quarterback Darius Bean 3 times (Mickey Carrigan also had 1.5 sacks). The Battlin’ Bears will be back on the road next week as they travel to Houston to face the Kincaid Falcons.
September 17 – In Sub-Varsity action the 9th grade Bears (0-1, 0-0) opened with a 38-7 loss at the Vidor Pirates while the JV Bears (1-0, 0-0) opened with a 21-14 win at home against the Woodville Eagles.
BEAR FOOTBALL ADDS JASPER GAME TO SCHEDULE
September 8 (LC-M) – The Bears will kick off the “delayed” 2020 season next Friday night (September 18) at Woodville. With the cancellation of three games due to Hurricane Laura, Coach Randy Crouch has now added a game against the Jasper to the schedule. The game against the Bulldogs will be on October 2 at Battlin’ Bear Stadium.
IMPACT OF HURRICANE LAURA FORCES FURTHER CANCELLATIONS
September 4 (LC-M) – The return date for student is now Monday, September 14. All classes and athletic events are cancelled for the week.
August 26 (LC-M) – With the impact of Hurricane Laura all LC-M campuses will now remain closed and all athletic events are cancelled through Friday, September 4. Again, updates and information will be posted as they become available.
STORMS MARCO AND LAURA PUT BEARS ON HOLD
August 24 (LC-M) – After meeting with Orange County Emergency Management, Orange County Superintendents, The LC-M Admin Team announced (in an abundance of caution), along with all Orange County schools to close Monday, August 24 through Friday, August 28. All LC-M athletic events are cancelled during this time. Plans are to return on Monday, August 31. Updates and information will be posted as they become available.
TICKET PLAN FOR HOME FOOTBALL GAMES ANNOUNCED
as of August 19, 2020
LC-M VOLLEYBALL TICKET ADMITTANCE POLICY RELEASED
as of August 19, 2020
LADY BEARS VOLLEYBALL BUSY SCHEDULE CONTINUES
August 21 (LC-M) – The visiting Tarkington Lady Horns took down the Lady Bears (3-2, 0-0) Friday night.
August 18 (LC-M) - The Lady Bears (3-1, 0-0) pulled out a thrilling 5-set victory over the Hamshire-Fannett Lady Longhorns Tuesday night, winning 20-25, 25-6, 15-25, 25-20, 15-13. Trinity Williams had another big game as she led LC-M with 11 kills, 23 assists, and 15 digs. Alyssa Ammons had 8 kills, Hallie Maddox finished with 16 assists, Alyssa Weizenegger had a team-high 22 digs. Shannel Anderson had 7 aces while Kylie Ford had five of her own. Christina Joseph had two blocks on the night.
BATTLIN’ BEARS SEE FIRST ACTION OF 2020
(Photo and article courtesy of Van Wade/Orange Leader Sports)
August 20 (Bridge City) – The Battlin’ Bears saw their first action of the new season Thursday night at Larry Ward Stadium as they scrimmaged long-time rival Bridge City. Both teams battled hard in the controlled portion of the scrimmage and then in the game-time situation. LC-M and Bridge City will be competing in different districts this year as the Bears remain in 4A Division 1 and the Cardinals move down to 4A Division II.
LADY BEARS OPEN SEASON WITH BUSY WEEK
August 14 (LC-M) – The Lady Bears won in straight sets over Diboll, 25-10, 27-25, 25-14 Friday night. Trinity Williams led the Lady Bears (2-1, 0-0) with 6 kills, 13 assists, and 8 digs. Olivia Hogan added 8 kills, Hallie Maddox finished with 9 assists, Alyssa Ammons had 9 digs, Alysa Weizenegger crushed 5 aces, and Christina Joseph posted 2 blocks.
August 11, 2020 (Huffman) – The Lady Bears (1-1, 0-0) where on the road the again as they travelled to Huffman Tuesday night. LC-M fell 3-0 to the Lady Falcons. Trinity Williams led the Lady Bears with seven kills and 12 digs. Alysa Weizenegger had 10 digs, Christina Joseph had three blocks, and Shannel Anderson had three assists.
August 10, 2020 (Liberty) – The Lady Bears opened the 2020 season on the road with a 3-1 (31-29, 26-28, 25-16, 25-18) victory over the Liberty Lady Panthers. Trinity Williams led the Lady Bears with 7 kills, 16 digs, 11 assists, and 5 aces. Christina Joseph had 6 kills and 2 blocks. Alysa Ammons and Alysa Weizenegger each had 10 digs, Hallie Maddox had a big game with 11 assists, and Shannel Anderson served up 4 aces. The JV and Freshman teams both came away with 2-0 victories over the Lady Panthers.
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