(Orange, Texas)

Sports Headlines

June 28, 2013

Thomas Camp welcomes tons of happy faces


There were some busy campers, big and small at the Earl Thomas Football Camp at West Orange-Stark High School Friday.

A slew of kids had the time of their lives as close to 500 attended the camp, which is nearly 200 more than attended last year’s first camp.

Thomas, the All-Pro Seattle Seahawks safety and University of Texas All-American was just one of several National Football League athletes directing the camp, which is a total success as kids from all across the Southeast Texas region are attending.

The kids were soaking up knowledge from NFL players along with a bunch of former West Orange-Stark High School standouts.

Thomas, who was a All-State player at WO-S, is now a two-time Pro Bowl safety for the Seahawks after he also received All-American honors at the University of Texas.

“It’s such a great chance to give back to the community that I love so much,” said Thomas. “I would’ve loved to have had something like this to attend while I was growing up. The turnout was great last year but this year, it’s phenomenal.”

Several NFL players are in town for the event including several Seahawks teammates including Richard Sherman, Brandon Browner and Cam Chancellor.

“I like to bring those guys down here and get them used to this good old Southeast Texas heat,” said Thomas. “I’m really grateful to these guys for coming. A lot of them are big-city folks from cities like Los Angeles, Miami and such. They need a little old-fashioned small-town atmosphere for a change.”

Thomas was thrilled to see a lot of new, young shiny faces and also all of the old high school buddies that were their to help the camp go smoothly.

Text Only
Sports Headlines
  • 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

  • Mustangs clinch playoffs with win over Cats

    The West Orange-Stark Mustangs moved into a second-place tie and clinched a playoff spot with a 6-2 District 21-3A victory over the Orangefield Bobcats at Orangefield High School Tuesday night.

    April 15, 2014

  • Lady Cats blank WO-S, 10-0

    The District 21-3A champion Orangefield Lady Bobcats wrapped up the regular season with a 10-0 victory over the West Orange-Stark Lady Mustangs at Lady Bobcat Field Tuesday night.

    April 15, 2014

  • Cardinals fend off Longhorns, 4-2

    The second-ranked Bridge City Cardinals kept their perfect District 21-3A mark intact Tuesday night by nipping the Hamshire-Fannett Longhorns 4-2 in District 21-3A play at Cardinal Field.

    April 15, 2014

Leader Sports
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide