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  • Coach Thompson has book on Mustang football published

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Jul 13, 2024

    The winningest high school football program in all of Texas is West Orange-Stark. The history of the Mustangs' success is now available in a book "WOS FOOTBALL, A WAY OF LIFE" written by their long-time coach. Cornel Thompson had a up close sideline view of the West Orange-Stark Mustangs during most their first 45 years of winning football as first an assistant coach and then as their head coach before he retired in 2021. Thompson has completed a 424-page compilation...

  • 12 Bobcats Named All District in Baseball

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Jun 4, 2024

    The Orangefield Bobcats were the baseball champions of District 22-3A in 2024. Twelve of the Bobcats were selected as all district in baseball. Topping the list of Orangefield players being honored is senior shortstop Caleb Fregia who was chosen the District MVP. Senior outfielder and leadoff hitter Kane Smith of the Bobcats was named the Offensive MVP. Also receiving special recognition were sophomores Kaleb Menard as the Pitcher of the Year and catcher Carson Worthy as the...

  • Orangefield bows out in baseball

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Jun 4, 2024

    A marvelous season for Orangefield baseball concluded on June 1 in Lufkin. The Bobcats were eliminated from the UIL state playoffs in the Region III Finals. Orangefield advanced to the fifth round in the baseball post season for the first time since 1990. The Bobcats won seventy-five percent of their games finishing with a 30-10 record for the season. The regional final pitted the Orangefield Bobcats the champions of District 22-3A against the Franklin Lions the winners in...

  • Bobcats Tame Tigers, advance to Regional Finals

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated May 28, 2024

    Orangefield is boldly going where the Bobcats have not gone in baseball for more than three decades. The Orangefield Bobcats tamed the Rockdale Tigers last week to advance to the fifth round of the UIL state baseball playoffs for the first time since 1990. The best of three games Regional Semifinal series was played on Wednesday and Thursday, May 22-23, at Cypress Woods High School northwest of Houston. Orangefield advanced to the Regional Finals by sweeping two games from...

  • Nine Lady Bobcats Make All District in Softball

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated May 21, 2024

    The Orangefield softball team finished second this year in the District 22-3A standings and advanced to the third round of the state playoffs. Nine of the Lady Bobcats were named All-District by the coaches in the district. Special recognition went to sophomore Aubree Beck as the Defensive MVP. Beck was the shortstop for the Lady Bobcats and a leader in the infield. Senior Abigail Curphey got voted the Co-Pitcher of the Year. Curphey has been the ace in the circle for...

  • Orangefield beats Diboll to move to fourth round

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated May 21, 2024

    For the second time in three years Orangefield has advanced to the fourth round of the state baseball post season. The Bobcats swept the Diboll Lumberjacks in two games on May 17-18 to advance in the playoffs. Friday's first game at Lamar University's Vincent-Beck Stadium in Beaumont took over four hours to complete as a result of three weather delays because of lightning in the vicinity. When the game was finally over and the time was approaching midnight Orangefield had a...

  • District 19-4A All District for Baseball

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated May 14, 2024

    With the elimination of the Bridge City Cardinals and the Silsbee Tigers from the UIL state baseball playoffs the all district selections were released by the coaches from District 19-4A. Bridge City and Little Cypress Mauriceville had players receiving special recognition and being named to the First Team All-District. LCM junior Marco Bandiero was named the Offensive MVP and freshman Jacob Scheiderer was selected the Newcomer of the Year. Senior John Van Huis of Bridge City...

  • District 19-4A All District Softball Team

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated May 14, 2024

    The all district selections for District 19-4A in softball were released following the elimination of the district's final teams in the UIL playoffs. The Bridge City Cardinals and the Little Cypress Mauriceville Lady Bears were well represented on the list of honorees. No surprise Bridge City senior pitcher Carson Fall was selected the MVP of the district. Fall won every game she started during the twelve game district schedule throwing six no hitters. First year head...

  • Orangefield advances and Bridge City falls in baseball playoffs

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated May 14, 2024

    One team from Orange County remains alive in the post season. Last weekend the Orangefield Bobcats won and are moving to the third round of the UIL state baseball playoffs while the Bridge City Cardinals lost to bring their season to a close. Orangefield played the Tarkington Longhorns in a best of three series at Vincent Beck Stadium on the Lamar University campus in Beaumont. The Bobcats swept the Longhorns in two straight games. The first game was won by Orangefield 5-0 on...

  • Softball season comes to an end in Orange County

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated May 14, 2024

    The softball post season concluded for three local teams from Orange County on Thursday and Friday, May 9-10. Bridge City, Little Cypress Mauriceville, and Orangefield were all eliminated in the third round of the state UIL playoffs. A magical season came to an end for the Bridge City Cardinals softball team on Thursday, May 9. The Cardinals lost 2-0 in a one game playoff with the Liberty Lady Panthers at Baytown. Bridge City went undefeated winning twelve games without a loss...

  • Three sign scholarships at Orangefield

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated May 14, 2024

    Orangefield High School had three of its student athletes sign scholarships on Wednesday, May 8, to play their sports at the college level. Abigail Curphey, Brycen Tait, and Colton Myers signed at the Orangefield Gymnasium. Tait and Myers are both pitchers on the Orangefield Bobcat baseball team. Curphey is a softball pitcher for the Lady Bobcats. Baseball coach Tim Erickson pointed out Brycen and Colton are hard workers. "One thing I will say about these two guys is they know...

  • Local high school golfers conclude season and receive honors

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated May 14, 2024

    The state golf tournaments held the last two days of April for the boys and the first week of May for the girls concluded this year's UIL high school golf competition. It was a successful season for several local high school golfers in Orange County. Two weeks ago Lincoln Parks of Orangefield took first runner up in the Class 3A boys competition. Parks, a junior, shot a 72 on both days of the tournament to finish at 144 just one stroke out first place. The Orangefield Lady Bob...

  • Cardinals and Bobcats still rolling in baseball playoffs

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated May 6, 2024

    Four Orange County high school baseball teams entered the post season. A week into the playoffs only two remain and both were first place finishers in their respective districts. The Bridge City Cardinals the champions of District 19-4A swept their bi-district series with the Liberty Panthers. Despite rain showers Thursday and Friday the Cardinals got both of their games completed resulting in victories. Bridge City took the first game 7-2 against Liberty on Thursday, May 2, a...

  • Softball girls keep going in post season

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated May 6, 2024

    This week marks the start of Round 3 of the state UIL softball playoffs. Three teams from Orange County remain in contention. Bridge City and Little Cypress Mauriceville in Class 4A have won their first two series during the post season. Orangefield in the Class 3A bracket has captured a pair of wins. The Bridge City Cardinals the champions of District 19-4A played a one game playoff with the Lufkin Hudson Lady Hornets last week. The prediction of inclement weather for later...

  • Parks takes second in state golf

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated May 2, 2024

    Orangefield High School had another member of the golf team excel at the UIL state golf tournament this year. Lincoln Parks finished as first runner in up the Class 3A competition during the two day event held in Austin. Parks played eighteen holes on both Monday and Tuesday, April 29-30, at the Grey Rock Golf Club in Austin. Parks finished his thirty-six holes at 144 just one stroke behind the winner Reed Blacklock of Lubbock Liberty. Monday's round found Lincoln in second...

  • Cardinals and Bobcats are district baseball champs

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Apr 30, 2024

    The post season begins this week for three local baseball teams. Two of the three were district champions one in Class 4A and the other in Class 3A. The Bridge City Cardinals won their twenty-seventh district baseball title in school history with an 11-0 victory in five innings over the West Orange-Stark Mustangs on Tuesday, April 23. Afterwards the Cardinals attached the number "27" to the left field fence at Chuck Young Field symbolic of the championships. "It's been a long...

  • Bridge City, LCM, and Orangefield all advance in softball playoffs

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Apr 29, 2024

    The post season for softball has begun for three local teams. The situation now is win or go home. That said the Bridge City Cardinals were at home for their first two playoff games with the Huffman Lady Falcons. The series was a best of three starting with a pair of games on Thursday, April 25, at the Bridge City softball field. It was a matchup of the first place Cardinals from District 19-4A against the fourth place team in District 20-4A the Lady Falcons. The difference...

  • Softball teams heading to post season

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Apr 23, 2024

    The regular season concluded after the third week of April for the local high school softball teams. Bridge City, Little Cypress Mauriceville, and Orangefield will be participating in the post season. The Bridge City Cardinals completed the District 19-4A schedule undefeated to claim the district championship. In twelve district games the Cardinals outscored their opponents 104-2 with pitcher Carson Fall throwing six no hitters. Bridge City shutout Jasper 10-0 on Tuesday, Apri...

  • District baseball race concludes this week

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Apr 23, 2024

    The final games of the district schedules will be played this week by local high school baseball teams. Though the Class 3A district champion has been decided, the Class 4A race for playoff seeding should go down to the final games on Friday, April 26. Bridge City and Little Cypress Mauriceville have both clinched a berth in the post season. Seeding positions could change with two games remaining for each of the top four teams all separated by two or fewer games in the...

  • Orangefield golfers advance to state

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Apr 19, 2024

    The Orangefield girls golf team is headed to state. One Bobcat boy golfer will also be going to state again. The Lady Bobcats captured third place at the regional tournament in Brenham completed on Thursday, April 18, to earn their invitation to the state finals. Lincoln Parks was the runner up in the boys 3A Region III golf tournament held in Brenham on Monday and Tuesday. Leading the Lady Bobcat golfers was Rylie Kethan who shot a 92 on day two of the tournament followed by...

  • LCM and Bridge City capture important softball wins

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Apr 16, 2024

    As the regular season for softball approaches its conclusion three local teams are in strong positions to make the post season. Final district games will be played the week of April 16-19 for Bridge City, Little Cypress Mauriceville, Orangefield, and West Orange-Stark. The Little Cypress Mauriceville Lady Bears won two key games last week. LCM has moved into a tie for second place in District 19-4A with the pair of victories. The Lady Bears played a game on Tuesday, April 9,...

  • Baseball races remain tight for local teams

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Apr 14, 2024

    The high school baseball teams are entering the final stretch of the district schedule. Four games over the next two weeks will determine if the teams will be eligible for the post season. Little Cypress Mauriceville is riding a four game winning streak which has put the Bears in great shape to make the playoffs, and they still have a good shot at the district championship. Last week LCM shutout the Jasper Bulldogs in both games the two teams played. Rain postponed Tuesday's...

  • Six student athletes sign scholarships

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Apr 9, 2024

    Six student athletes signed scholarships on Wednesday, April 3, to play their sports at the college level. Five of the seniors are graduating from Little Cypress Mauriceville High School and one will graduate from Orangefield High School. The five students signing at Little Cypress Mauriceville participant in four different extracurricular activities including softball, basketball, football, and fishing. The student from Orangefield has been in the school's softball program...

  • Cardinal softball nesting in first place

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Apr 6, 2024

    Just two weeks remain in the regular season for local high school softball teams. The Bridge City Cardinals are undefeated in District 19-4A and in sole possession of first place. Bridge City took a big step towards claiming the district championship on Tuesday, April 2, with a 2-0 win over the third place Little Cypress Mauriceville Lady Bears at The Pete. The win stretched the Cardinals' lead over LCM to three games with four games remaining and maintained a one game...

  • Orangefield golfers win district in girls and boys

    Dan Perrine, For The Record|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    The Orangefield girls and boys golf teams both captured district championships the first week of April at the Chambers County Golf Course. It was the second year in a row for the Orangefield girls to be champs and was a three peat for the boys of Orangefield in District 21-3A. The Lady Bobcats turned in a two day score of 864 to claim the district title. Rylie Kethan finished third overall in the girls individual competition. The team of Kethan, Jordyn Rucker, Abby Slaughter,...

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