Staff Report

In a romance that began in 2006, high school sweethearts, former Bridge City Cardinal Johnny Dishon and Orangefield Lady Bobcat Kristy Sanders were married Saturday at Saint Anne Catholic Church in Beaumont. Dishon was a star Bridge City athlete and Sanders was queen of the basketball court in Orangefield. Both were popular among their classmates and teammates, and also in their communities.

They worked hard and achieved academically. After graduation, however, Dishon went on to play baseball at Louisiana State University and Kristy played basketball for Sam Houston State University.

Their paths came full circle on Saturday as Monsignor William Manger pronounced them “Man and Wife” in a ceremony that followed the scripture, “I have found the one whom my soul loves,” from a Song of Solomon 3:4.

Sports will still be a big part of Mr. and Mrs. Dishon’s lives. Johnny recently signed to play baseball for the Milwaukee Brewers and they have a daughter, one year old Parker- who is sure to be a future basketball and softball star. Or, like her parents, anything she believes she can be.

Matron of Honor was Jessica Mansfield. Maid of Honor was Katie Sanders. Bridesmaids were Shelby Dishon, Meaghan Granger, Kari Hillin, Lauren Sanders, Kayla Stone, Bria Thibodeaux and Julia Tran. Flower girl was Ally Thompson.

Parents of the Bride are Keith and Rebecca Sanders.

Best man was Chase Warner and the Groomsmen were Cameron Dishon, Cody Dishon, Musie Haile, Brandon Hillin, Cliff Mansfield, Kirk Moerbe, Jordan Nicholson and Stevan Ridley. Ring Bearer was Hunter Bardin.

Parents of the Groom are John and Natalie Dishon and Chip and Michelle Ferguson.

The Record wishes the couple a lifetime of love and happiness.