Nederland shuts out Lumberton 28-0

first_img  A    fter taking a 14-0 lead into the locker room at halftime, Nederland received the ball to start the second half. However, Raines was intercepted on the first play from scrimmage by Garrett Bourque to turn the ball over to the Raiders at their own 30.     The Bulldogs defense bailed out Raines, forcing the Raiders to punt after five plays. On the ensuing drive, Nederland ran the ball eight straight plays. Michael Shaw had the biggest run, 24 yards on a reverse.Brown had back-to-back runs of seven yards and a pair of 5-yard runs by Edwin Nelson set up the Bulldogs at the Lumberton 15. That’s when Raines hit Barrow in the end zone to extend the lead to 21-0.     Nederland closed out the scoring with another methodical drive in the fourth quarter. Benjamin’s 10-yard TD run capped off a 12-play, 66-yard drive to provide the final margin of 28-0. Benjamin carried the ball six times for 33 yards on the drive.      “There’s good and bad in this thing. Not even LSU hits on all cylinders all the time. As long as the end result is what it is then you can build on that. Sometimes you have to sustain yourself when you are not playing perfectly or as good as it has been. You just have to build on it and keep improving.”     Nederland (7-1, 5-0) rushed for 212 yards and had 354 yards of total offense. The Bulldogs defense completely dominated Lumberton, limiting the Raiders to just 73 yards of total offense and five first downs. Lumberton rushed for 54 yards on 31 carries, good for just 1.7 yards per carry.     “It’s been a long time,” said Neumann on the Bulldogs second straight shutout. “Two shutouts in a row and the way we are playing is astounding. I’m starting to feel pretty comfortable about keeping people out of the end zone. If you feel that way, it helps you offensively and every other way. You get momentum for keeping the other guys out of the end zone. I’m real proud of our defense.” Troy Benjamin ran for two touchdowns and Carson Raines passed for a pair of scores, and the Bulldogs defense pitched another shutout as Nederland blanked Lumberton 28-0 Friday night at Raider Stadium.     Benjamin led all rushers with 101 yards on 18 carries and scored touchdowns on runs of 7 and 10 yards. Raines was 11-of-17 for 142 yards, completing passes to six different receivers. He had touchdown strikes of 17 yards to Brett Brown and 15 yards to Seth Barrow.     “We’re getting better up front and Benjamin is a good runner, and we have some other good runners,” said Nederland coach Larry Neumann. “Our offensive line is maturing and has been for the last couple of weeks. I know that we can move the ball on the ground a lot more efficiently than we could a month ago. I didn’t know if we would ever get to this point a month ago. The fact that we are able to move the ball on the ground really sets up our play action pass.center_img      “I don’t know what anybody expected coming over here and I wish it would have been easier than it was, but it wasn’t easy,” commented Neumann. “I told the kids after the game that I was really proud of them at halftime. I didn’t see panic in anybody’s eyes.    “I didn’t see anything like ‘what’s going on’ because things have been going our way the last couple of weeks. It just looked like we were going back to work in the second half. It wasn’t a perfect game, but we stayed calm and kept playing offense and kept playing defense.”     After squandering a pair of promising drives in the first quarter, the Bulldogs broke through with a scoring drive in the second quarter. Aided by good field position at the Lumberton 33, it took Nederland only four plays to punch in the game’s first score. Benjamin carried on three of the four plays, scoring on a 7-yard touchdown run to put the Bulldogs up 7-0.     After forcing Lumberton (0-8, 0-5) into a three-and-out, Nederland put together a long scoring drive before halftime. Benjamin had consecutive runs of 10 and six yards to get out to the Raider 17 and a Lumberton pass interference penalty put the ball at the Bulldog 46.     Raines connected with Justin Ridgaway for 13 yards and Barrow for 24 yards to the Lumberton 13 on a third-and-10 play. Raines hit fullback Brown on a 17-yard pass to cap the 11-play, 95-yard scoring drive and push the lead to 14-0.     “Lumberton’s kids played hard tonight under the circumstances they’re experiencing right now and that goes a lot to coach (Alvin) Credeur’s leadership and the kind of players they have,” said Neumann. “I don’t mean that patronizingly. They played hard the whole game, whether people expected it or not, and that’s to their credit.”     Nederland closes out its home schedule by hosting Beaumont Ozen next Friday at Bulldog Stadium.last_img read more

Shelly Joseph Crout

first_img Shelly was a native of Port Arthur, and was a graduate of Lincoln High School C/O 1962. He was baptized at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church at an early age.Funeral Services will be Monday, at 11:00 a.m. at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Donald Frank officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. under the care of Hannah Funeral Home, Inc.Shelly is survived by his siblings Carolyn (David) Brown, Cecilia Jones, Jimmie (Joyce) Crout, Dannie Crout, all of Port Arthur, TX. Rose M. (John) Francis of Fort Worth, TX. Gloria J. (Frank) of New Orleans, LA, one daughter Ericka Crout of Beaumont, TX and a host of relative and friends. Shelly Joseph Crout, 71 year of age, passed away on , September 27, 2016.last_img read more

2 suspects sought in connection with store robbery

first_img The second male was also black, about 5-foot-10 and stocky. He had hazel eyes and was wearing a gray hoodie, black basketball shorts and black flip flops. Police said the suspects, one armed with a rifle, entered the Express Mart, 1755 E. Cardinal, and demanded money. The suspects then fled; no one was injured.One suspect was described as a black male, about 6 feet tall, wearing a camo hoodie and a black bandana. He carried the rifle. Staff reportBeaumont police were seeking two suspects Thursday afternoon in connection with an early morning robbery of a convenience store.center_img The investigation was continuing Thursday afternoon.Anyone with information should call Beaumont Police at 409-832-1234 or Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers at 409-833-TIPS (8477).last_img read more

BASEBALL: Four early runs set tone in Lions’ rout of Cards

first_img Dallas relieved Sills at the start of the fifth inning and threw three scoreless, allowing just one hit and no walks or hit-by-pitch while striking out two. He was relieved by Marcus Olivarez, who sat down the Lion batters in order in the eighth but surrendered two earned runs on three hits in the ninth. The final from Beaumont: Southeastern Louisiana 8, Lamar 1Today’s series finale is scheduled for a 1 p.m. first pitch with Jason Blanchard (0-2, 1.86 ERA) facing Kade Granier (1-2, 4.63 ERA). The Cards will then hit the road for a Tuesday game at Houston before returning to Southland Conference play at Incarnate Word. Next UpThose four runs allowed in the first inning came off five hits, a walk, and a double steal. Lamar fought back early, with Philip Ingram drawing a lead-off walk. He advanced to second on a sac bunt from Chase Whetsel, and Coker’s first hit of the day placed him on third. A sac fly from Robin Adames scored Ingram, pulling Big Red back within three, 4-1, after the first inning.Southeastern scored two more in the fourth inning. After drawing a lead-off hit-by-pitch, it appeared as if the Cards would strand the runner on second after a steal. But a well-placed bunt turned into a single, and both runners advanced on a throwing error, scoring the first run. A single through the left side scored the second run before a strikeout ended the inning. Coker collected his second hit of the day in the bottom of the fourth, but he was struck down on the first of two fielder’s choice plays, ending the Cardinal threat. After four innings SLU led 6-1 over Lamar.Lamar’s best scoring opportunity came in the bottom of the sixth inning. Whetsel smoked a double to left center on a 2-2 count, and advanced to third when Coker singled to right field, his third hit of the day. A strikeout and a flyout ended the inning, stranding both. Lamar sports informationBEAUMONT – Four runs allowed in the first inning proved too much for Lamar (4-15, 0-5 Southland) to overcome Saturday against Southeastern Louisiana (15-6, 4-1 SLC). The Cards fell to the Lions 8-1. Jack Dallas threw three scoreless innings in relief, and Cole Coker had three hits on the day.last_img read more

Early morning wreck injures Silsbee man

first_img The driver of the Chevrolet, Justin Dwayne Smith, 25, was transported to St. Elizabeth hospital with serious injuries. Staff reportAn early-morning wreck Thursday in Hardin County sent a Silsbee man to the hospital with serious injuries. The Texas Department of Public Safety said Troopers responded to a multiple-vehicle crash on U.S. 96, about five miles north of Silsbee, at 4:15 a.m.Initial reports indicate that a Mack garbage truck was traveling northbound on U.S. 96 when it was rear-ended by a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro.center_img The driver of the Mack garbage truck was not injured.last_img read more

Jefferson County indictments for July 31

first_imgThe following indictment were returned by a Jefferson County grand jury Wednesday:Lee Jared Bossette, 36, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Jadon Thad Castille, 19, possession of controlled substance in drug-free zoneCindy Lynn Griffin, 51, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Cindy Lynn Griffin, 51, tampering with physical evidenceRaquan Lee Mickens, 21, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Tammy Michelle Pratt, 51, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Ryan Clay McCall, 38, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Marquise Edward McGhee, 24, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Marquise Edward McGhee, 24, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Ashlei McGown, 26, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1John Nguyen, 37, possession of controlled substance penalty group 2Matthew Jerome Parker, 25, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Jessica Lynn Peterson, 18, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Quintel Craig, 25, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Ismael Ramirez, 25, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Ismael Ramirez, 25, possession of marijuanaDeandre James Ballou, 24, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Kendrick Jarae Renfro, 32, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Russell Sampson, 56, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Glen William Simpson Jr., 29, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Kristain Lee Smith, 25, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Maurice S. Smith, 36, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Maurice S. Smith, 36, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Trevan Michael Smith, 27, possession of marijuanaCody James Sonnier, 35, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1David Tezeno, 42, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1David Lee Thomas, 61, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Lawrence William Thomas, 67, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Mark A. Truax, 41, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Gilbert Wayne Valdez, 35, evading detention with a motor vehicleRonnie Jermain-Jacob Walker, 29, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Dionandre Marquez Walton, 31, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Dalveus Williams, 25, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Tramon James Williams, 25, possession of controlled substance penalty group 2Jayla Dania Armstrong, 25, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Brian Alexander Daubenheyer, 18, possession of controlled substance penalty group 2Chase Morgan Kimball, 34, possession of controlled substance penalty group 2Zemyra Travell Lee, 22, possession of controlled substance penalty group 2Alex Kiwan Narcisse, 22, tampering with physical evidenceAlex Kiwan Narcisse, 22, possession of controlled substance penalty group 3John Christopher Sastre, 36, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Dan Shelton Jr., 56, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Andrew Alan Sherman, 39, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Brandi Irene Sherman, 39, possession of controlled substance penalty group 2Chance Shofner, 44, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Nicholas Ray Smith, 31, possession of controlled substance penalty group 2Cody Lee Williamson, 31, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Paula Michelle Daigle, 39, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Alexander Ira Griffin, 32, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Tracy Lavon Carry, 28, possession of controlled substance penalty group 1Miles Cody Fulbright, 32, injure childMiles Cody Fulbright, 32, injure childMiles Cody Fulbright, 32, injure childAngel Galvez-Cardenas, 20, aggravated sexual assault on a childChristopher Lynn Robinson, 43, abandon/endanger a childChristopher Lynn Robinson, 43, abandon/endanger a childChristopher Lynn Robinson, 43, abandon/endanger a childChristopher Lynn Robinson, 43, abandon/endanger a childDalveus Williams, 25, injure childlast_img read more

PNG grad Matt Geisel makes Distinguished Scholar-Athlete team

first_imgPort Neches-Groves graduate Matt Geisel recently earned a spot on the American Southwest Conference Distinguished Scholar Athlete Team for tennis for 2020. Geisel is a junior at Louisiana College and took part in nine matches during the spring season before it was shut down by the COVID-19 outbreak. He maintained a 3.22 grade point average in missions and ministry. To be eligible to be named Distinguished Scholar-Athlete, a player must meet the above criteria, but must maintain a 3.2 GPA or greater while appearing in at least 50% of the team’s games. Geisel was joined as an Academic All-Conference member by Britton Patton, a junior from Pineville, La.center_img One player from each team is chosen to represent LC on the Distinguished Scholar-Athlete team. To be named Academic All-Conference, a student-athlete must have been enrolled at LC for a full academic year, be at least a sophomore in academic standing during his or her competitive semester, and have at least a 3.0 GPA at the end of the semester upon which their sport championship is held. Seven other Wildcats from Louisiana College were also named to the ASC’s Distinguished Scholar-Athlete teams, along with 48 Wildcats honored on Academic-All Conference teams.last_img read more

BBB Serving Southeast Texas Announces 2020 Torch Award Winners

first_imgThe Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Texas recently announced the honorees of their 2020 Torch Awards.BBB is celebrating honorees throughout the month of August with a series of recognitions, presentations and an online auction. Stay up to date on BBB.org and on Facebook @BBBSoutheastTexas.The Torch 2020 Winners:Medium Business (11-50 employees): G&G EnterprisesSmall Business (1-10 employees): A-1 Peterson PlumbingNonprofit: Crime Stoppers of Southeast TexasSpark: Rebekah Maxwell, ReStep Marketing This is the first year that BBB Serving Southeast Texas included a medium-sized business category.“We hope to inspire other local business owners to strive to set high standards for their business.  We are blessed to have such great local support from this community,” stated Natasha Garrett, CEO of G & G Enterprises.BBB Serving Southeast Texas initiated the Nonprofit category of Torch in 2016.Crime Stoppers of Southeast Texas is only the third organization to win in this category. Honorable Mention:Medium Business (11-50 employees): American Air SystemsNonprofit: Greater Beaumont Chamber of CommerceSpark: Brooke Bellanger, Spruce BarbershopFor over 20 years, the BBB Torch Awards for Ethics have recognized businesses and organizations that intentionally pursue the six TRUST! Principles — Leadership, Communications, Unity, Performance, HR Practices and Commitment to the Community.“It is an honor to our family and to the legacy of our founders to be recognized for ethics in business by the BBB,” said Donna Peterson, owner of A-1 Peterson and Plumbing. “For 52 years, our goal has been to treat our employees like family and our customers like friends. In that way, quality of service and success in business are linked so that everyone wins!”center_img “For over 38 years Crime Stoppers of SETX has been priding itself in offering our community a non-profit organization that values the highest standards of ethics most of which is trust,” Crime Stoppers Executive Director Stephanie Vanskike said.“The trust that has been built with our Law Enforcement, media, and our citizens throughout Southeast Texas is what drives our organization to continually grow in a manner that works efficiently and effectively in an ethical manner.”This is the second year that BBB Serving Southeast Texas has awarded the Spark Award, a Torch Award for Millennial Entrepreneurship.The award recognizes business leaders, 35 years and younger, that demonstrate a higher level of character, create a culture authentic to its mission and connect with their community.Rebekah Maxwell, owner of ReStep Marketing said, “So many friends and mentors were willing to help with the application process, their faith in me is truly inspiring. I am so thankful for the opportunities I have been given by the Southeast Texas community, and I look forward to growing and serving throughout my career.”Proceeds from sponsors and the online auction contribute to the BBB Education Foundation to fund the Student of Integrity Scholarships and expanding Foundation programming.BBB Serving Southeast Texas previously announced the recipients of 2020’s Student of Integrity Scholarships: Elizabeth Johns of Orange and Whitney Gipson of Newton.Torch 2020: Big & Bright is brought in part by Howell Furniture, Newtron, Best Hospice Care of Texas and KFDM Fox4.last_img read more

Triple the Fun! Watch Samantha Barks Nail Three Musical Numbers in Chicago at the Hollywood Bowl

first_imgSamantha Barks’ impressive performance as Eponine in the musical adaptation of Les Miserables was no fluke: The British-born actress thrilled Hollywood Bowl audiences over the weekend with her sassy star turn as Velma Kelly in Chicago. Click below to watch Barks in action leading the company in “All That Jazz” and “Cell Block Tango” and sharing a hilarious duet of “Class” with an unrecognizable Lucy Lawless as Matron “Mama” Morton. Wish we’d been there to see Brooke Shields’ production in person! View Commentslast_img read more

Broadway’s Macbeth, Starring Ethan Hawke, Delays First Preview

first_img View Comments In addition to Hawke and Duff, the cast features Bianca Amato as Lady Macduff, Richard Easton as Duncan, Brian d’Arcy James as Banquo, Jonny Orsini as Malcolm, Daniel Sunjata as Macduff, with Malcolm Gets, John Glover and Byron Jennings as the Three Witches. The ensemble includes Shirine Babb, John Patrick Doherty, Austin Durant, Francesca Faridany, Stephanie Fieger,  Ben Horner, Ruy Iskandar,  Paul Kite, Aaron Krohn, Jeremiah Maestas, Christopher McHale, Sam Poon, Triney Sandoval, Nathan Stark, Patrick Vaill, Tyler Lansing Weaks and Derek Wilson. Lincoln Center Theater’s production of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth has delayed its first preview by a day to give the show more onstage rehearsal time.  The Jack O’Brien-helmed play will now begin performances on October 25, with opening night set for November 21 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Ethan Hawke Macbeth stars Ethan Hawke and Anne-Marie Duff as the central power-hungry couple. The tragedy follows the title Scottish general (Hawke), who receives a prophecy from three witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the throne. He soon becomes a tyrannical ruler and commits several murders to protect himself. The bloodbath takes Macbeth and Lady Macbeth (Duff) into realms of arrogance, madness and death. Star Files Macbeth features sets by Scott Pask, costumes by Catherine Zuber, lighting by Japhy Weideman and original music and sound design by Mark Bennett.last_img read more