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Past articles by Kendrick:

Shareef O’Neal: I’m glad this part is over

Shareef O’Neal thought he was heading to Arizona until a chain of events gave him the option to stay closer to home. → Read More

5 stories to watch during the 2015 high school football season

5 stories to watch during the 2015 high school football season After making their first appearance in the state championship game since 2001, the West Orange–Stark Mustangs face a lot of uncertainty amidst high expectations. Despite returning only one offensive starter, the Mustangs are picked by many to advance to at least the regional semifinal round for the fourth consecutive year and even… → Read More

Southeast Texas football teams experience "Midnight Madness"

Duane Joubert had a surprise in store for his players Thursday afternoon. Joubert instructed his Kountze team around noon that for the first time in program history, his team would officially start padded practice at 12:01 that night. "I'm a player's coach and I wanted to surprise our team since our seniors have been wanting to do this since last fall," Joubert said. "Once we got everything… → Read More

WO-S Mustangs look to rebuild this season

Since walking off the field at AT&T stadium last December after losing the Class 4A Division II title game, West Orange-Stark head coach Cornell Thompson has had Aug. 3 circled on his calendar. Heading into two-a-days Monday, Thompson faced possibly the toughest coaching task of his long career, with just one starter returning from last year's almost-title team. "I'm ready to get after it so… → Read More

H-F's Kendrick King looking to impress scouts

A number of Southeast Texas athletes have received scholarship offers over the summer, but with a wealth of talent in the area, there's bound to be a few quality players who get overlooked. Hamshire-Fannett's Kendrick King is in this category. "I went to a lot of individual camps this year to get my name out there and get in front of scouts this summer," said King, who has set several H-F… → Read More

Consistency key to Lady Bruins' volleyball playoff hopes

When the West Brook Lady Bruins volleyball team begins training camp next week, head coach Alicia Aaron will be looking for one thing: Consistency. Aaron's main goal this season is to turn around a team that lost four or more games in a row three times last season, finishing fifth in District 21-6A and missing the playoffs by one game. "When we lose a game, we can't lose our momentum and let… → Read More

Beaumont, PN-G recruits make football commitments

Prior to strapping on pads his freshman season, West Brook wide receiver Keith Corbin had never played organized football. Now a senior, Corbin is being pursued by top universities. He verbally committed to the University of Houston on Friday, choosing the Cougars over Ole Miss, Nebraska, TCU, Wisconsin, Texas Tech and Louisiana-Lafayette. "It feels good to have the decision off my shoulders,"… → Read More

13 Beaumont track athletes to compete in national tournament

Thirteen Beaumont runners will fight for national track supremacy next week in Norfolk, Virginia, during the AAU Junior Olympic Games. More than 25,000 athletes are expected to compete. Seven of the local runners are from Central High School, including Shania Ford, who is ranked No. 1 in the nation in the 800-meter-dash. After coming up short in her bid to get to the state meet during high… → Read More

Lapoint-Teate head to San Jacinto

Lapoint-Teate, who suffered two serious leg injuries in high school, will get the opportunity to play collegiate baseball as a preferred walk-on at San Jacinto Junior College. Lapoint-Teate's resolve and determination to continue his athletic career is among the reason's he became one of Mustangs head coach Shea Landry's favorite players. Lapoint-Teate, who suffered a broken fibula in the… → Read More

Suggs hired to fix Ozen's defense

Among the changes, Suggs hired defensive coordinator James Harper, who served as Ozen's linebackers coach from 2002 to 2007, to aid in the Panthers' transition from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3. For the past four seasons, Harper served as the defensive coordinator at Kountze, where his scheme played an integral role in the Lions earning playoff berths in each of the past two seasons. Senior cornerback… → Read More

Arnold: I'm still a hard commit to Baylor

Arnold, a three-star recruit who is ranked the 30th best cornerback in the nation by 247Sports, received a scholarship offer from the University of Texas, which has many believing he could change his decision. [...] Arnold, who has offers from Baylor, TCU, Oklahoma State, SMU, Louisiana-Lafayette, Texas Tech and Houston, was happy to receive an offer from the Longhorns, a team he has pulled for… → Read More

Area teams set to compete in 7-on-7 state tourney

Three Southeast Texas schools - Port Neches-Groves, Hamshire-Fannett, and Kountze - will try to bring home a state title from the state 7-on-7 football tournament this weekend in College Station. While Kountze and PN-G are looking to improve upon their performances from last year's state tournament, Hamshire-Fannett's will be making their state tournament debut. Behind the talented Kendrick… → Read More

Reaching the L.L. World Series no easy task

"A lot of Little League teams are taking a lot of hits these days, because people are putting their kids in select ball over allowing them to take the traditional route of playing little league," Beaumont West End Little League representative Gates Gardner said. [...] it's easier to go to the MLB World Series then it is to get to the Little League World Series. Because in Little League, you have… → Read More

Whaley narrows school choices to five

On Monday, Whaley removed 80 percent of those schools from consideration, narrowing his college choices to five – Texas A&M, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Georgia – programs he's interested in attending school and playing football for. "The most important things for me when picking a school is how good are their academics, (will I have) an opportunity to play early and make an impact as a true… → Read More

Thompson hopes to impact Crimson Tide in fall

[...] Thompson, a freshman at Alabama, still finds it difficult to believe that he didn't let his school and community down in the game. "A lot of people have told me I didn't let the community down even though deep down that's how I have felt since," said Thompson, who caught a touchdown and recorded nine tackles in the state finals. [...] after only a few practices, the coaching staff decided… → Read More

Weisbrod to attend LSC-PA

[...] instead of sitting out one year which is mandatory per NCAA rules, Weisbrod decided it was best to play at LSCPA opposed to sitting out a year. After improving as a defender in his freshman season, the 6-foot-5 swing man must work on getting a more consistent jumper and 3-point shot if he wants to make a big impact on the collegiate level. After I'm cleared to start working out from… → Read More

Peltier focused on season, not past two months

Debbie Peltier has enjoyed many victories in her coaching career, but none is likely to have felt better than the one she scored Tuesday when she was reinstated as head coach of Hamshire-Fannett's volleyball program by Hamshire-Fannett Independent School District Superintendent Pamela Lechler. With the difficulties of the past two months behind them, players such as seniors Randi Meguess and… → Read More

Thomas gives back in big way to West Orange-Stark

With the Mustangs finishing their most successful athletic year in school history that saw the football and baseball programs finish state runner-up, Thomas provided an unexpected donation of $10,000 to the administration that will be used to help both athletics and the band departments at West Orange-Stark. According to Mustangs head coach Cornell Thompson, Thomas' support is another example… → Read More

LU's Begelton grateful for recognition

Four years later, Begelton not only is on scholarship, but he enters his red-shirt senior season at Lamar as the school's all-time leader in receptions in a season (82), career (170) and holds the Cardinals' single-game receptions record with 18. The individual accolades are nice, but this season my ultimate goal is to help our team get a conference championship ring. In his career, Begelton is… → Read More

Woodville breaks ground on new turf field

Conner and Woodville head football coach Mike Waldie expect their new field to be completely installed in time for their home opener against Joaquin in September. According to Waldie, unlike most turf fields, the Eagles' new field will be 35 to 40 degrees cooler due to the fresh organic mulch matter Geotec fields are made of. "With a lot of schools not wanting to flip for home and home come… → Read More