Raymond A. Partsch III, Beaumont Enterprise

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Past articles by Raymond:

Lamar football signs 26 new Cardinals

The energetic youngster also rolled around on the floor inside the media room at the Dauphine Athletic Complex, took off his shoes, emptied his backpack and played with pom-poms. The Lamar football coach might not have displayed his excitement the same way that his grandson did, but Woodard was still thrilled with the 26 new Cardinals who signed letters of intent on Wednesday. The 6-foot-4-inch… → Read More

WO-S's Thompson, Newton's Elam earn more honors

Both players, who helped guide their respective teams to state runner-up finishes in 2014, were named to first-team defense as defensive backs. Elam and Thompson were both named to the Beaumont Enterprise's Super Gold First-Team Defense, with Thompson also being named Defensive MVP. → Read More

SE Texans representing at historically black colleges

Cantue started at defensive back for the football team that defeated Southern University in the Southwestern Athletic Conference Championship game in Houston. Jeffrey Reno Jr., from Port Arthur Memorial High School, is a starting offensive lineman at Alcorn State, and Landen Malbrough (Central), Ricky Fisk (Port Arthur Memorial) and Ladarious Spearman (West Brook High School) are starting wide… → Read More

Boxing card at Montagne Center postponed

Fight fans will have to wait to see live boxing in Beaumont. Promoter Allen Jaco explained why the card had been postponed, Unfortunately due to a last minute injury and a few fighters pulling out and few things with the state commission, I have to make a postponement of this show. The nine-bout card was to feature several area fighters including Orange native Cody Richard, who was to fight in… → Read More

7 Questions with LU's Tic Price

After taking over as interim coach late last season, Price has led the men's basketball team to a 7-10 overall record, including a 6-6 mark this season heading into Saturday's Southland Conference opener against Nicholls. Price has more than three decades of experience, including head coaching stints at the University of New Orleans, University of Memphis and McNeese State before serving as an… → Read More

Lamar men pick up fourth-straight victory

Lamar University discarded visiting Huston-Tillotson 85-59 in the Cardinals final non-conference game of the season. The 26-point victory gives Lamar its first four-game winning streak since the 2011-12 season, in which the Cards won the Southland Conference basketball tournament. Lamar (6-6) started off the contest a little sluggish as the Cardinals were not able to score their first field goal… → Read More

Deionte Thompson named 2014 Super Gold Defensive MVP

In December 2013, Thompson watched as former Nederland and current Texas A&M defensive lineman DeShawn Washington was honored as the 2013 Super Gold Defensive Most Valuable Player. In the 15 games leading up to the state championship, Thompson had intercepted six passes and returned one for a touchdown. In 15 games, he leads WO-S in receiving with 52 receptions for 869 yards and 15 receiving… → Read More

Orangefield's Josh Smalley named 2014 Super Gold Football Coach of the Year

The Orangefield third-year football coach will spend time praising his players, assistant coaches, school administration, community and his wife before accepting his role in the Bobcats success in 2014. Despite replacing seven starters on offense, including Southeast Texas' leading rusher Carl Wiley, Orangefield managed to go 7-5 overall, defeat perennial state power Newton and won a playoff… → Read More

Chris Stroud named a Gulf Coast legend

The former Port Neches-Groves and Lamar star golfer toured the facility on a school field trip when he was 10 or 11. The PGA Tour pro becomes only the fourth golfer from Southeast Texas inducted into the hall of fame. Stroud joins Port Arthur natives Babe Didrikson Zaharias and Marty Fleckman and Beaumont's Bruce Lietzke as golf inductees. → Read More

Ravens place former PA Memorial star on injured reserve

Gorrer will require surgery to repair his posterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament. In four games as a starter with the Ravens this season, he had 17 tackles and one interception. → Read More

SETX duo help Alcorn State to SWAC title

Alcorn State starting left cornerback Cantue, a former star at Central High, recorded 6 solo tackles in the game. Alcorn State's starting right tackle kept quarterback John Gibbs Jr. on his feet as the offensive line gave up zero sacks. → Read More

Lamar gives Woodard new three-year contract

Ray Woodard is returning as the head football coach at Lamar University. The university agreed to a new three-year contract with Woodard, Director of Athletics Jason Henderson announced Thursday afternoon. → Read More

SETX trio has helped Morgan State to FCS playoffs

Two years after their decorated high school careers came to an end, the trio has become close friends while playing football more than 1,400 miles away at Morgan State University in Baltimore. After seeing limited action as freshmen, all three have had breakout seasons at wide receiver. The Bears won a share of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championship after being predicted to finish… → Read More

SLC earns three spots in FCS playoffs

For the second straight season, the Southland Conference had three teams earn berths in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. Stephen F. Austin (8-4) earned an at-large bid and will play at Northern Iowa (8-4) at 7 p.m. on Saturday. SFA ended the season tied with Lamar for third place in the SLC with matching overall records of 8-4 and 5-3 in conference play. The Lumberjacks received… → Read More

Will Woodard be back at LU next year?

Lamar University football coach Ray Woodard, who made the most of a one-year contract extension by leading the Cardinals to their best record in five seasons, said Monday he wants a new multi-year deal. Athletic director Jason Henderson could not be reached for comment Monday regarding Woodard's contract. In 2011, Woodard signed a three-year deal that guaranteed him a $150,000 annual salary and… → Read More

Lamar overcomes sluggish play to pick up seventh win

In front of a sparse Senior Night crowd, Lamar's high-powered offense sputtered while the defense gave up a few big-play touchdowns. Whether the Cardinals had a hangover from last week's overtime loss to Central Arkansas or were looking ahead to next week's game at McNeese State, Lamar played down to its competition. → Read More

Kevin Johnson dismissed from Lamar football team

The immensely talented senior kick returner-safety was dismissed from the football team Thursday morning for violation of team rules. During the team's off-season strength and conditioning program, Johnson had an argument with an assistant coach. The Cardinals star would miss the spring game and start fall camp at the bottom of the depth chart. → Read More

Lamar football rolls past Nicholls for 5th win

With four Southland Conference games remaining, the Cardinals can still capture their first winning season since football returned, and reach the team's pre-season goal of winning nine games. Lamar's second drive ended with Berry throwing an interception in the corner of the end zone but it didn't take long for the Cardinals to recover. After another Nicholls punt, Lamar found the end zone for… → Read More

Kicking runs in the blood of Lamar's Carranco

The Lamar sophomore is a right-footed kicker/punter who sports a pair of neon green Nike Mercurial soccer cleats. The footwear is distinctive and helps Cardinal spectators pick out Carranco in a crowd of standard black or white cleats. "Going into my freshman year everybody knew that I was going to be the kicker and punter because it was my family's tradition," Carranco said. [...] when I came… → Read More

Lamar's second half defense let game get out of hand

For one half, Lamar's defense contained Southeastern Louisiana's high-powered offense. In the first two quarters of Saturday's game at Provost Umphrey Stadium, Lamar held SELA to 17 points and 253 total yards and bottled up reigning Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Year Bryan Bennett. SELA rolled up 225 yards of offense in the third quarter alone, with 139 yards of that coming on two… → Read More