Category Archives: Sports & Outdoors

Live bait choices make fishing interesting

No matter how hard lure manufacturers try they will never be able to create a lure that works better than real thing, period. The typical profile of the weekend angler is not that of the high end trophy trout hunter

KAZ’S KORNER:All 32 NFL Teams open training camps this week

By the time this weekend gets here, all 32 National Football League teams will be at their respective training sites getting ready for the rapidly-approaching 2014 season. The Dallas Cowboys will be at their training facility at the City of

Rain hasn’t slowed bass action on local scene

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We got more than the shark did for a change! RECORD PHOTO: Dickie Colburn You will just have to excuse local bass fishermen for hoping for yet another down pour not unlike the system that parked on top of us

BASS tournament a repeat in Orange

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The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce together with the Stark Cultural Venues are proud to announced the return of Bassmaster Elite Series Tournament at a press conference on July 17 at the chamber’s office. The first tournament was held

Customize your favorite topwater and catch more fish

   More than once it has happened, you and your best fishing buddy are standing side by side using the same lure but only one of you is really catching fish. The next time this happens you need to examine

Colburn – Cops helping kids tourney up next

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Even thinking about fishing has been very difficult for me this week following the tragic Borel boating accident on the river last weekend. I know very few individuals that have any greater love for fishing and the outdoors and sharing

KAZ’S KORNER – NFL Teams scrambling to emulate Seahawks defense

If there’s one thing a lop-sided upset in a Super Bowl does, it’s getting the attention of the other 28 National Football League teams. That’s exactly what has been happening ever since the underdog Seattle Seahawks strapped a gigantic 43-8

Customize your favorite topwater and catch more fish

More than once it has happened, you and your best fishing buddy are standing side by side using the same lure but only one of you is really catching fish. The next time this happens you need to examine you

Steelers determined to end playoff drought in 2014

If there’s one thing that really irritates Pittsburgh Steelers fans, it’s having their football season ending after Game 16, due to the fact the team missed landing a National Football League playoff berth. And that’s exactly what has happened the

Big bucks on the line for big fish

While the fishing on Toledo Bend continues to be well worth the drive, the catching part of fishing has been tough here on Sabine Lake. Fishing the deep brush piles for crappie has been exceptionally good up on the Bend

BC Little League triumphs in District 32 Championship

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Team as pictured (standing): Cade Brown, Jordan Alexander, Kent Michael, Logan Hamm, Kadeon Evans, Blade Perkins, Slade Foreman, & Rylan Ply. (Kneeling) Ryan Ellis, Colby Collins, Jackson Tims, Tanner Wilson, & Cameron Yadon. Bridge City Little League 12 year old

BC names new head soccer coaches

Bridge City ISD Athletic program is pleased to introduce Cassie Calliouet Bearden and Jimmy Hallman as its new head soccer coaches. Bearden, a 2007 BCHS graduate, and Hallman, who most recently coached at Orangefield, both bring playing experience as they

Lure size is key during the heat of summer

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 Smaller plugs will often increase your opportunities during the summer months. We have all had the perfect conditions not pay dividends, everything seems to be right but the results just don’t show anything for the effort. This scenario plays itself

Excessive runoff will slow down local bite

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 One more red before the next thunder shower! “I had a plan in mind when I asked my boys if they would like to bring a couple of their friends up to the camp last week,” said Harlan Leger with

Tailchaser Club posts good numbers

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Hannah Roberson with a solid trout on another very windy day!  Much of Sabine Lake is still a little more off-colored than normal for this time of the year, but the wind gave local anglers a break across the weekend

Super Bowl Champion Earl Thomas III free football skills camp

Earl Thomas III, Super Bowl champion, continues to give back all he can to the community he loves and grew up in. A free football skills camp for ages 8  – 18, will be held Friday and Saturday, June 27

Uzzle -Dog days of summer mean more options on the water

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After weeks of constantly changing winds that have driven anglers crazy it seems that better days are officially here. The traditional summer programs are now actually fishable and anglers have more options than just hiding from the howling winds. Sabine

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Cowboys 2014 success depends on a completely healthy Romo While most of the 30 National Football League franchises were focused on last week’s Organized Team Activities, acquainting their newly-drafted rookies and players obtained via trades and free agency to their

A SURPRISE AT “DO IT IN ORANGE” TOURNAMENT

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“A handful of the teams are posting some very solid weights,” stated Ryan Warhola, “but it was a grind all day for us.” Warhola had just finished weighing in his Day One catch at last weekend’s “Do It In Orange”

KAZ’S KORNER-Muhammad Ali still “The Greatest” in many eyes

When I was a youngster growing up, I always enjoyed watching the Gillette Cavalcade of Sports with my father on our small black-and-white television set on Friday nights. My dad liked to watch these weekly boxing matches shown nationally at

Uzzle Outdoors: Summer fishing in full swing

Summer fishing in full swing I have come to the realization that there is no cool or “Gucci” way to throw a Carolina rigged live bait so a standard “grip and rip it” approach usually does the job. The unceremonious