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May 24, 2013

All-Leader Softball Team:Cole leads the way - again

ORANGE —

Another banner softball season for Orange County wrapped up last week in a year that saw two district championships and four teams advancing to the playoffs.

Once again, the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears put together another splendid season under the guidance of Dena Adkins.

The Lady Bears (32-7) cruised to the District 20-4A title with a near flawless 13-1 mark and advanced four rounds deep into the playoffs, sweeping Dayton, Huntsville, and Nederland before falling to a hard-nosed Ridge Point squad in the 4A Region III semifinals last weekend.

The Miami Heat have their “Big Three” in LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh and so did the Lady Bears, especially the last three years, in the forms of Raven Cole, Kassie James and Kayleigh Roy. Those three seniors played in 11 playoff series the last three years and will certainly be missed.

The Bridge City Lady Cardinals have to realize that their future is bright as they twirped their way to an 11-1 record to capture the District 21-3A crown and advanced to the 3A area round, led by the likes of senior Annie Borg, who will definitely be missed.

Sparked by players like pitcher Kellyn Cormier, along with Kaleigh Carter and Kelsey Fults, the Lady Cardinals could make a deeper run next season.

The Vidor Lady Pirates, perhaps the team that gave the Lady Bears “fits” more than any other, played strong late, storming two a second-place three-way tie with Nederland and Port Neches-Groves to advance to the playoffs, led by the tough pitching of Gia Johns and hard-nosed play by Shanice Hagler and Keeli Milligan.

The Orangefield Lady Bobcats had a strong campaign as well, led by plenty of youngsters like pitcher Khandi Breaux along with the heavy bats of Haleigh Turley, Kaylie Evans and Kylie Bradley as they earned the third-place playoff berth out of 21-3A.

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  • Big 1st frame propels Mustangs past Cardinals

    Using a monstrous six-run first inning, the West Orange-Stark Mustangs handed District 21-3A champion Bridge City their first loss in 21-3A play with a 6-3 victory at Anderson Field Tuesday night.

    April 22, 2014

  • Softball playoffs crank up Friday

    Softball playoff teams will be busy at the end of the week including the Orangefield Lady Bobcats, the Bridge City Lady Cardinals and the Little Cypress-Mauriceville Lady Bears.

    April 22, 2014

  • Ragsdale to take softball talents to LU

    Lamar University softball coach Holly Bruder announced that three student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent this week to play for Lamar starting in the 2014-15 season.

    April 22, 2014

  • Cardinals roll past Hawks for 20th victory

    The district champion Bridge City Cardinals pelted the Hardin-Jefferson Hawks 9-3 to continue their dominance of District 21-3A Friday night at Cardinal Field.

    April 18, 2014

  • Mustangs nip Cougars 2-0 to net 20th win

    West Orange-Stark’s magical 2014 campaign continues to reach nice milestones as Coach Shea Landry’s “crew” picked up win No. 20 by downing the Buna Cougars 2-0 Friday night.

    April 18, 2014

  • Lady Cards take second by downing H-J

    Getting a definite different kind of “grand slam” home run from senior Kelsey Fults, the Bridge City Lady Cardinals sealed the second-place playoff spot out of District 21-3A by toppling the Hardin-Jefferson Lady Hawks 6-1 at Lady Cardinal Field Friday evening.

    April 18, 2014

  • Bears blank Raiders to give Griff his 500th win

    A young Little CYpress-Mauriceville team gave long-time head coach Steve Griffith his 500th career coaching victory Thursday night as the Bears defeated the Lumberton Raiders 4-0 in District 20-4A action at Don Gibbens Field.

    April 18, 2014

  • Several Bear tracksters punch regional tickets

    Several Little Cypress-Mauriceville tracksters will move on to the Class 4A Region III Track & Field Championships after having success at the Area Meet featuring District 20-4A and District 19-4A Teams.

    April 17, 2014

  • Cox golfer LC-M golfer Cox heading to state

    Little Cypress-Mauriceville’s Lauren Cox will take her golf talents to the Class 4A State Golf Tournament by placing fourth overall at the Class 4A Region III Golf Championships that were held at River Ridge Golf Club Wednesday.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Locals rack up at 3A Area Meet

    Orange County 3A schools shined Wednesday and punched their tickets to the Class 3A Region III Track & Field Championships by placing well at the Area Meet in Splendora.

    April 17, 2014

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