2012-2013 Thespian Officers Congratulations to the following Thespian Officers for 2012-2013: Trevier Gonzalez-President, Kristin Yokum-Vice President, Kelsey Strother-Secretary, Kaitlyn Stewart-Historian, and Courtney Atherton and Triston Stringer-Member Representatives.
2012-2013 Student Council Officers Congratulations to the following Student Council Officers for 2012-2013: Lacy Woodard-President, Caleb Bickham-Vice President, Bailey Newton-Secretary, McKenzie DiLeo-Treasurer, Sophie Braud-Historian, and Savanna Smith-Webmaster.
2012-2013 HOSA Officers Congratulations to the new HOSA officers for the 2012-2013 school year: Branecia Kelly-President, Harman Kaur-Vice President, Synclair Hawkins-Secretary, Symone Hawkins-Treasurer/Reporter, and Brandon Wesolowski-Historian.
Baseball Team Wins First Playoff Game On Thursday, May 3, the baseball team defeated Crosby 12-8 in Game 1 of the playoffs. Ryan Carline picked up the win on the mound, while Dylon Young, Reid Fults, and Brandon Humphrey chipped in for a 10 strike out game. The offense had a never-say-die attitude all night. The Bears trailed 3 times in the game but wouldn’t quit fighting. Casey Burleigh got the Bears going early with a 2 out 2 RBI double in the second inning. Burleigh finished the game with 3 hits, 2RBIs and 2 Runs scored. Then in the fifth James Swan knocked a 2 RBI double to tie the game. Swan then scored on Jake Garza’s RBI ground out to give the Bears their first lead of the night. Reid Fults then drove in Zach Droulliard to give the Bears a two run lead. Fults finished the night with 2 hits and 2 runs scored. Then in the bottom of the seventh the Bears found themselves trailing once again. Down one with the bases loaded, Coach Griff and Reid Fults pulled off a fake steal of home that forced the Crosby pitcher to balk in the tying run, which set the stage for James Swan to hit a Monster grand slam over the centerfield wall to send the Bears to victory 12-8. Swan finished the game 4 for 4 with 6 RBI, 2 runs scored, and he reached base 5 times. Kevin Adams also chipped in by reaching base 3 times and scoring 2 runs. The baseball team will travel Friday to Barbers Hill for Game 2 of their series. Go, Bears!
LCM Hunger Games Tributes Congratulations to the following students and teachers who will represent their Districts in the "Games": 1-Jordan Doyle, Johannes Dundon, Kevin Adams; 2-Taryn LaCour, Elliot Attkinson, Lucy Dai; 3-Arish Bheraiya, Jeremy Thiel, Carter Beck; 4-Brandon Morgan, Dalton McClelland, Josh Meyers; 5-Clint Jordan, Lupe Cisneros, Jodan Dobranski; 6-Savannah Sheppard, Jared Wilson, Blake Eatman, 7-Bryce LeMoine, Janna West, Simone Mullins; 8-Colby Quebodeaux, Madison Leonard, Ashley Granger; 9-Ashley Benson, Jessica Workman, Austin Lopez; 10-Cullen Davis, Hayden Reed, Mallarie Hearne; 11-Hannah Smith, Quentin Johnson, Moriah Ibarra; 12-Chelsea Rash, Nautica Peeples, Caleb Bickham; and 13-Woody Cox, Valrie Gilbeaux, Caroline Hennigan.
Girls Regional Track Results Congratulations to the LCM girls track regional qualifiers--Blythe Ferguson, Zoe Casteel, and Payton Burns! At the Regional meet, Payton Burns advanced to Saturday's 800 final where she came in 4th. Zoe Casteel came in 2nd in the pole vault and qualifies for state--she is the first girl state qualifier from LCM in 13 years!!! Good luck to Zoe at State!
Boys Regional Track Results Congratulations to the LCM boys track team members who competed at the Regional track meet--Casey Viator (800); Aaron Lilly (1600); Kyle Herfurth, Jonathan Schilz, Patrick Herfurth, and Casey Viator (1600 relay); Hayden Reed (shot and discus); and Alex Sezer (100 and 200). Hayden won the shot (62-6) and the discus while Alex won the 200 and placed second in the 100. Good luck to both Hayden and Alex at State!
Chess Team Success The LCM Chess Club hosted players from area schools on Saturday, April 28. As a team, LCM collected over 30 individual wins. Aaron McCoy took Silver with 8 wins and Angel Cross took bronze with 7 wins. Congratulations!
Baseball Team Wins 2-0 On Friday, April 27, the Varsity Baseball team defeated Nederland 2-0. Alex Blem and Dyllon Young combined to no hit Nederland. Alex pitched 4 innings allowing 0 hits and striking out 6. Dyllon pitched 3 innings, struck out 4 and didn't even allow a base runner. The offense was lead by Jacob Garza, who had 2 hits, an RBI and scored a run. James Swan had a hit and scored a run, and Shea Richards had the other RBI for the Bears. The win makes the Baseball team finish the regular season with a 22-8 record and sole possession of second place in district. The bi-district round of the playoffs begin this week, and the baseball team will be playing the Crosby Cougars on Thursday at LCM, Friday at Barbers Hill, and Saturday, if needed, at Barbers Hill. Go, Bears!
2012-2013 Honey Bears Named Congratulations to the members of the 2012-2013 Honey Bear Drill Team: Taylor Bloodworth, Lizzie Boehme, Taylor Boutte, Rebecca Brown, Callie Choate, Emily Corley, Brianna Davis, McKenzie DiLeo, Lillie East, Ashton Eatman, Janesis Fabian, Hannah Foreman, Gabrielle Gonzales, Raven Guillory, Carli Henning, Alyssa Humphrey, Emily Jackson, Taryn LaCour, Morgan LaMoine, Megan Lisle, Anika Marshall, Madison Miller, Tricia Newman, Abigail Noah, Kaitlyn Norman, Carley Norris, Brianne Peveto, Lauren Purgahn, Kristin Ray, Rebecca Sanford, Hannah Saperstein, Victoria Sawyers, Brooke Tant, Shelby Taylor, Molly Winfrey, and Kristin Yokum. The 2012-2013 officers (pictured from left to right) are Lieutenant Gabrielle Gonzales, Lieutenant Tricia Newman, Captain Kristen Yokum, Co-Captain Megan Lisle, Lieutenant Rebecca Sanford, and Lieutenant McKenzie DiLeo.
2012-2013 National Honor Society Officers Congratulations to the following students who will serve as officers for 2012-2013: President-Alex Sezer; Vice President-Brandon Perry; Student Council Representative-Caleb Bickham; Secretary-Demi Sheppard; Treasurer-Trevier Gonzalez; Project Chair-Jessica Hanson; Historian-Sarah St. John; Service Chair-Harman Kaur.
2012-2013 Key Club Officers Congratulations to the 2012-2013 Key Club officers: President-Katherine Burns; Vice President of Membership-Jacob Richard; Vice President of Service-Hannah Smith; Treasurer-Trey Mathis; and Secretary-Chelsea McLain.
All-District Boys Soccer Team Named Congratulations to the following students for being named to the 2012 38-4A All-District Boys Soccer Team: New Comer of the Year (unanimous coaches' vote)-Josh Brown (So.); First Team-Yohannes Dundon (Sr.) and Tyler Dunmire (Jr.); Second Team-Daniel De La Fuenta (So.). The Bears had a great season this year and tied for a playoff spot. They were the youngest team in the district and finished the season with a district record of 8 wins and 6 losses. Way to go, Bears!
Bear Stage Players Present Dinner Theater The LCM Bear Stage Players completed their UIL One-Act Play Season with success. The group, under the direction of Cory Broom and Caroline Hennigan, tackled a very difficult competition show this year, William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” The team first embarked on Zone Contest, Tuesday April 3, at Lamar–Port Arthur. Individuals receiving awards were as follows: Honorable Mention All-Star Cast-Andrew Borel and Emily Dodd; All-Star Cast-Paul Daleo, Bailey Gilbeaux, and Triston Stringer; Best Actor for the contest-Aaron Alford; and the Technical Award-Kelsey Strother. The play, with a strong showing, advanced to District Contest on Thursday, April 5, again at Lamar–Port Arthur. Individuals receiving awards at that contest were as follows: Honorable Mention All-Star Cast-Bailey Gilbeaux and Triston Stringer; All-Star Cast-Aaron Alford and Kristin Yokum; and Technical Award-Drew Frederick. The group was named as the UIL District 20-4A Alternate Play to Area for 2012. On Friday, April 27, they will present the award-winning One-Act Play as a dinner theater. Dinner, prepared by LCM Culinary Arts Class, will consist of salad, chicken spaghetti, garlic bread, dessert, will be served at 6 p.m. with the play following at 7 p.m. On Saturday, April 28, they will present the play for the final time at 7 p.m.
Prose and Poetry at Regionals On Saturday, April 21, seniors Emily Dodd and Aaron Alford competed at the 4A Region III Academic Meet at Sam Houston State University. Alford and Dodd reached this level of competition by placing 1st in Poetry and 2nd in Prose, respectively, at the District 20-4A Meet last month. At Regionals Emily placed 3rd in her Prose Prelim Room and was short of Finals by 1 cumulative point. Aaron ranked 1-1-1 from all 3 judges in Prelims and moved on to Regional Finals. In Finals he placed 4th and was named Regional Alternate to the 4A State Contest. Congratulations to both of these seniors for their hard work and dedication all year long! Job well done!
Brasseaux Advances to State in Golf Congratulations to Brooke Brasseaux, who shot 76-74 to finish in a tie for second at the 4A Regional Golf Tournament at Raven Nest GC and advance to the State Tournament! She was only one under the First Place winner, whose two-day total was 149. She won the District Championship, and her trip to State makes her only the third individual LCM girl to qualify to state. The last student to achieve this was Allison Outlaw in 1998. Good luck at State, Brooke!
Key Club Members Attend Convention Nineteen LCM Key Clubbers attended the Texas-Oklahoma District Convention in Dallas. LCM's Key Club won the Video Contest for the second time in three years. Great job, senior Kevin McGee! Payton Burns won a $1,500 scholarship.
All-District Girls Soccer Team Named Congratulations to the following Lady Bear Soccer Players for making the All-district team: Mallarie Hearn--Utility player of the district; Kourtney Derouen and Haylea Hearn-first team all district; Harlie Sorge and Demi Sheppard-second team all-district; Alicia Jones, Lemlem Faske, Kyana Petersen, andSimone Mullins-all-district honorable mention. The Lady Bears ended their season fourth in district with a 1-0 playoff loss to Lumberton. Great season, ladies!
Baseball Team Defeats Vidor On Saturday, April 14, the Varsity Baseball Team remained in second place after run ruling the Vidor Pirates 10-0. Reid Fults dominated on the mound for the Bears tossing a complete game, allowing just 1 hit and striking out 11. Kevin Adams had the big hit of the game with a 2 out bases loaded triple to break the game open in the fifth inning. Alex Blem had two hits including a double and 2 RBIs. James Swan had 2 hits. Zach Droulliard had a double. Jake Garza reached base 3 times. The Baseball Team travels to PNG next.
Quiz Bowl Team Wins LSC-O Cypress Challenge Congratulations to the Quiz Bowl/Academic Challenge team, who won the LSC-O Cypress Challenge on Saturday, April 14. To win, they defeated Kelly 210-95, East Chambers 135-80, and Sulphur 130-105. The team members included Kent Morris, Josh Green, Trey Mathis, Eric Rushing, with Hannah Smith as alternate. Each team player received a $750 scholarship. Coaches are Charlette Roddy and Marcia Brown. Pictured from left to right are Mathis, Morris, Green, and Rushing. Congratulations!
Team Force Special Olympic Tract Meet Results Team Force competed at the Special Olympic Track meet held at Orangefield High School and won 13 medals and 5 ribbons at the competition. Results were as follows:
Ruiz Artwork Recognized The Protégé Senior Art Competition Exhibit, sponsored by the Art Museum of Southeast Texas and Market Basket, included work by LCM senior Jasmine Ruiz that made it into the final round. Over 150 entries were submitted and only 25 were chosen with the first place receiving a four-year Art Scholarship to Lamar University in Beaumont. Congratulations to Jasmine for being a finalist! The artwork traveled throughout the Golden Triangle and was displayed in the high school library for a week.
Bear Broadcasting's Video Now National PSA LCM's Bear Broadcasting Class participated in a countywide video project for the American Red Cross. The video topics included Fire Safety, Evacuation Plan, Evacuation Kit, and Ladder Safety. Students from three area schools presented their videos to Red Cross board members and personnel on Wednesday, April 11. Presenting the videos for LCM were Kaitlyn Elliott, Shelby Alford, Aaron Cordeau, and Kevin McGee. LCM's videos were selected to be used on regional, state and national levels for Red Cross public service announcements. Congratulations to all the Bear Broadcasting students for their hard work and participation in this project.
District Track Meet Results The LCM Boys varsity track team finished 3rd in the 20-4A District track meet scoring over 100 points! (This is the highest the boys track team has finished in over 10 years!). Congratulations to the following runners who qualified for regionals: Alex Sezer (who dusted the competition, winning first in both the 100m dash in 10.87 and the 200m dash in 21.61); Casey Viator (who finished 3rd in the 800, running a personal best of 2:05); the mile relay team of Kyle Herfurth, Casey Viator, Jonathen Schilz, and Alex Sezer (who ran a season best 3.33 and finished 3rd); and Aaron Lilly (who had to fight off a pack of Nederland Bulldogs to finish 2nd in the mile with a time of 4.40). Other runners earning points for the Boys Bear track team included James Armstrong (who finished 5th in the mile and 6th in the 800); Dylan Gruber (who finished 6th in the 110 h); Quinton Johnson (who finished 4th in the 100m dash); the 4x1 team of Quinton Johnson, Trent Manuel, Patrick Herfurth, and Mark Sanders (who finished 5th); the 4x2 team of Quinton Johnson, Patrick Herfurth, Leonard Curtis, and R.T. Arnaud (who finished 4th); and Kyle Herfurth (who finished 5th in the 400). In field events, Hayden Reed won the shot with a toss of 62-8, and he won the discus with a throw of an even 184 feet. Congratulations to the Bear Track team and good luck to all of the Regional Qualifiers!
Brasseaux wins District Golf Title Congratulations to senior Brooke Brasseaux for capturing the district title in golf. She won the tournament with a 78 and an 80 and will advance to regionals. Junior James Walker will also advance to regionals as the district 20-4A medalist and the top Bear golfer with a two-day total of 160.
Doubles Tennis Wins District Championship Casey Myers and Hannah McLendon claimed the District 20-4A Doubles Tennis Championship on Tuesday, April 3. Erin Tutt earned 2nd Place in singles play. Taylor Barnwell is the LCM HS tennis coach. They'll advance to Regionals! Go, Lady Bears!
Boys JV Track Team Wins District! The LCM boys JV track team won the 20-4A District track meet Monday, April 2, edging out 2nd place Central by 12 points.
Texas Relays Results Congratulations to 4A defending State Champ Hayden Reed for winning the discus at the Texas Relays on Friday, March 31, with a toss of 186'2". Reed also won 3rd in the shot put at 62'. Congratulations, Hayden!
Tennis Results Congratulations to seniors Jordan Dobranski and Kenneth Smith for placing 2nd in the boys' doubles division of the MidCounty Varsity Invitational. Sophomore Navjot Singh won the Boys C singles division of the Mid County varsity invitational defeating Nederland in the finals.
Smith Named Advisor of the Year Stacey Smith, LCMHS Student Council Advisor, was named “State Student Council Advisor of the Year,” during the Opening General Session at the 2012 Texas Association of Student Councils conference on Sunday, April 2, in Arlington, Texas. The TASC is the largest such organization in the country. Congratulations, Ms. Smith!!
Baseball vs PNG On Wednesday, March 28, Alex Blem hit a 2-run homer in the second inning against PNG. After four innings the Bears led 3-0, with Reid Fults throwing a no-hitter. However, in the fifth inning, the Indians took a 5-3 lead. In the seventh inning, Casey Burleigh led off with a solo home run to make it 5-4. Ryan Carline reached on an error and advanced to second before but was unable to score. LCM is now 4-1.
2012-2013 Cheerleaders Congratulations to the following students who are the cheerleaders and mascots for 2012-2013:
Silsbee Relay Results
Boudreaux at State Powerlifting Meet On Saturday, March 24, at the State Powerlfiting Meet in Abilene, Coleton Boudreaux placed 12th in the 198 class with a total of 1385. Congratulations, Coleton.
Freese Wins 1st at State for Fantasy Hair Design Congratulations to senior Whitney Freese, who placed first in the recent Skills USA State Cosmetology Fantasy Hair Design. Kim Levens is LCM High School’s cosmetology teacher.
Softball vs. Nederland On Friday, March 23, Cassie James hit a homerun as they defeated Nederland 4-3. The Lady Bears and Vidor Pirates are tied for 1st place in district at 6-1 eacb.
Baseball vs. Vidor On Friday, March 23, in the second inning, Shea Richards hit a 2-run homer, his first of the season, to help the Bears 8-1 win. Richards also hit a double and had three outstanding plays at short. James Swan and Casey Burleigh had two hits each, and Ryan Carline added a two run single. Reid Fults got the win. LCM is now 4-0 in district.
Lady Bear Varsity Soccer Team in the Playoffs Regardless of the outcome of their next game against PNG, the Lady Bear Soccer team will be advancing to the playoffs. Congratulations, Lady Bears!
Lady Bear Soccer Team Beats Ozen On Thursday, March 22, the Lady Bears soccer team beat Ozen. Mallarie Hearn, Makenzi Hammer, Kourtney Derouen, Ally Wray, Lemlem Faske and Kyndal Jones each scored goals. Ally Wray, Mallarie Hearn, Josie West and Harllie Sorge assisted. Other key defensive players in the game were Kyana Petersen, Haylea Hearn, Bryanna McFarland, Harlie Hughes, and Alex Saucier while the key offensive players included Katherine Burns, Demi Sheppard, Savanna Smith, Madison Kay, Alicia Jones, Chelsea Richard, Madison Leonard and Simone Mullins. Simone Mullins and Ally Wray were goalies. Lady Bears play their last district game against PNG Friday, March 23, at Bear Stadium. Way to go, Lady Bears!
Softball Team Wins Again On Thursday, March 22, down 2-1 going into the 7th, the LCM softball team scored 6 runs and won 7-3 against the Livingston Lions. In the seventh, Taylor Fraccastoro led off by driving a 2-1 pitch to right center for a double and advanced to third on another sacrifice bunt by Kaleigh Roy. Kelsey Fults hit a slow grounder toward a drawn in short stop scoring Fraccastoro ahead of the throw. Fults advanced to second due to an error on the throw. Fults moved to 3rd on a ground out by Chelsea McLain. Senior centerfielder Ashleigh Jones ripped a line drive double past a drawn in outfield to score Fults and give the Bears their first lead of the night. Comeaux reached on an error following a slowly hit ball up the firstbase line moving Jones to 3rd. Kassie James provided a much needed insurance run with a hard hit grounder up the middle scoring Jones. Raven Cole was hit by a pitch. Loni Prouse reached on an error when a short pop up was dropped in the infield scoring Comeaux. Fraccastoro followed with an infield single to deep short scoring James and Cole came home when the throw went off the glove of the first baseman. Congratulations, Lady Bears!
All-KOGT Basketball Teams Named Congratulations to the following players for being named to the All-KOGT Basketball Teams: Boys Team – Preston Armstrong and Jordan Wells; Girls Team – Kelsey Fults and Kayleigh Roy.
Prose and Poetry Team Advances to Finals On Friday, March 23, the Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School UIL Prose and Poetry team competed at the District 20-4A Academic Meet at Lumberton High School. Every member of both teams advanced to Finals Competition. In Prose, Haley Wright placed 5th, Kristin Yokum placed 6th, and Emily Dodd won 2nd. In Poetry, Aaron Alford placed 1st, Courtney Atherton placed 5th, and Breanne Willey placed 6th. LCM was the only school to bring their entire teams to Finals. Additionally, Alford and Dodd will represent District 20-4A at the 4A Regional Contest next month. Congratulations!
Boys Soccer Team Fights to Advance On Wednesday, March 21, the LCM boys soccer team beat Ozen 4-1. With the win, LCM is in 4th place. Depending on the results of Friday’s games, LCM will either be the fourth playoff team in 20-4A or will be tied with Nederland and would play a plus one game against Nederland on Tuesday. Good luck, Bears!
Brasseaux Wins 2nd Place Congratulations to senior Brooke Brasseaux for winning second place in the LCM Golf tournament on Monday, March 19. Brooke shot a score of 81.
Lady Bears Place at State Powerlifting Championship Congratulations to Maygan Crosslyn, Blythe Ferguson, and Kallye Harris, who competed at the Texas High School Powerlifting Association’s State Championships on March 16 in Corpus Christi. Both Maygan and Blythe placed in the top four of their weight class. Maygan finished second in the 165 class with a total of 910 pounds. Blythe claimed fourth in the 220 class with a total lift of 845 pounds. Congratulations, Lady Bears!
Lady Bear Softball Team Defeats Vidor The Lady Bear softball team defeated #2 Vidor 6-1 on Thursday, March 15. Raven Cole got the start in the circle and the win while Hope Russell pitched 3 solid innings in relief. Taylor Fraccastoro and Kelsey Fults (3 RBI's) had two hits each while Cole, Baylie Comeaux, Ashleigh Jones, and Loni Prouse all recorded hits. Great job, Lady Bears!
Lady Bear Softball Team Defeats Central On Wednesday, March 14, the Lady Bear softball team defeated Central 16-0 in 4 innings with a perfect game from pitcher Camrie Helm, who struck out 10 in the victory. Way to go, Lady Bears!
Lady Bear Soccer Team Continues to Win Over Spring Break Congratulations to the Lady Bear soccer team for winning three games over the spring break!
Boudreaux Advances to State Powerlifting Junior Coleton Boudreaux placed 4th at the Powerlifting Regionals in the 198 class with a total weight of 1400. He will travel to Abilene on March 24 to compete at the Texas High School Powerlifting Association’s State Championships. Good luck at State!
LCM Battlin’ Bear Relays Results Congratulations to the LCM Track and Field Team Members for placing at the LCM Battlin’ Bear Relays on Thursday, March 8.
Lady Bear Powerlifters Advance to State Congratulations to Maygan Crosslin, Blythe Ferguson, and Kallye Harris, who competed at the Girls Regional Powerlifting Meet held at Beaumont West Brook and each will advance to the State Powerlifting Meet in Corpus Christi on March 17. Maygan and Blythe are Region 4 champions while Kallye earned 2nd place! Pictured from left to right are Blythe Ferguson (220 Wt Class) 1st Place=Total 860 lbs, Maygan Crosslin (165 Wt Class) 1st Place=Total 930 lbs, and Kallye Harris (132 Wt Class) 2nd Place=Total 670 lbs, Congratulations, and Good Luck at State!
All-District Boys Basketball Team Named Congratulations to the following players for being named to the 2012 20-4A All-District Basketball Team: Preston Armstrong–1st team, Christian Wendt–2nd team, and Kenneth Smith–Honorable Mention. Congratulations!
Track Teams Dominate Vidor Pirate Relays Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Track Teams for winning 1st and 2nd place at the Vidor Pirate Relays on March 2.
Jones Named Athlete of the Week Congratulations to the Lady Bear Softball Player Ashleigh Jones for being KBMT Channel 12's Student Athlete of the Week! Ashleigh is a senior and a 3 year letterman. Next year she will play softball at Lamar University. Way to go, Ashleigh!
Lady Bear Softball Team Wins 16-0 Congratulations to the Lady Bear Softball Team for their victory over the Lumberton Raiders. Camrie Helm pitched a one-hitter striking out 12 in 6 innings for the 16 to 0 win. The bats continued to stay hot as Raven Cole and Taylor Fraccastoro both hit 3 run homers. Raven also went 5 for 5 at the plate with three singles and one double to add to her homerun. Loni Prouse went 3 for 3, and Kassie James, 3 for 5. The team will travel to College Station next for some tough competition before heading into the rest of district play. The JV Lady Bears also won 17-0! Good luck, Lady Bears.
Varsity Baseball Team Wins The Varsity Baseball Team ran their season record to a perfect 7 and 0 by defeating the Beaumont Kelly Bulldogs 7-3. James Swan led the offense by blasting 2 homeruns and driving in 6 runs. Alex Blem had 2 hits including a double, and Jacob Garza added a double. Pitching was done by Reid Fults, Ryan Carline, Brandon Humphrey, James Swan, and Dillon Young. Landon Procella did a great job behind the plate. The Bears play next in the Brenham Tournament. Way to go, Bears!
Casteel Sisters Win Stark Reading Contest Congratulations to Ivy Casteel (interpretive reading) and Zoe Casteel (declamation), who won the LCM Stark Reading Contest finals on Tuesday, February 28. Zaina O’Neal (interpretive reading) and Jessi Hyder (declamation) placed second in each category. Other finalists in interpretive reading included Casey Myers, Ashlee Meadows, and Peyton Taylor and in declamation included Katherine Burns, Jace Robertson, and Jordan Parker. Congratulations to Ivy and Zoe, who will represent LCM in the county finals at the Lutcher Theatre.
Lady Bear Soccer Wins Congratulations to Girls' Soccer for defeating Hamshire Fannett on Tuesday, February 28. Mallarie Hearn had a hat trick with three goals. Assists were made by Lemlem Faske, Chelsea Richard, and Alicia Jones. The entire team contributed for the win, with Simone Mullins defending the goal.
Band Competes at Solo and Ensemble Contest On Saturday, February 18, LCM High School Band members competed at Lumberton in the Region 10 Solo and Ensemble Competition. Forty-four students earned Superior ratings on their performances. They are Aimee Lege, Andrew Usie, Angel Cross, Ashton Brock, Briana Wiggins, Bridgett Bonneaux, Callie Choate, Chris Garber, Elijah Henning, Hannah Slaten, Jalen Griffin, Jonah Boaz, Josh Adair, Lena Perry, Luke Mayeux, Mallory Gautreaux, Maya Smith, Sarah Michaelis, Sarah Thomas, Sierra Thiery, and Victoria Elliot. The following students not only made Superiors but also earned the right to compete in the State Solo and Ensemble in Austin later this year: Aaron McCoy, Alex Borel, Andrew Borel, Andrew King, Austin Slagle, Blaire Adams, Dakota Crespo, Gabriel Ruppert, Ian Patsfield, Jaren Braud, Jesse Chwaliszewski, Lawson Cox, Logan Burns, Mason Davis, Morgan Fairchild, Paul Daleo, Peyton Taylor, Ryan Adams, Ryan Casey, Ryan Shehane, TJ Greenwell, Tony Theal, and Zoe Casteel. Congratulations!
LCM Softball Wins LCM softball won all six games they played in the Jasper Tournament, beating Hemphill 14-0 and Jasper 6-1 on Saturday, February 25. In the Hemphill win, Raven Cole hit a grand slam, Kassie James added a HR, and Hope Russell got the win. Cole would also pitch a no-hitter against the host Bulldogs. In the 6 wins, the Lady Bears outscored their opponents 66-10. Way to go, Lady Bears!
Lady Bear Golf Wins 3rd The LCM Lady Bear Golf Team captured third place at the Westbrook Golf Tournament Thursday, February 23. Senior Brooke Brasseaux was the fourth place medalist with a score of 89. Other team members wee senior Hayley Robinson, junior Kailey Roundtree, and freshmen Ashley Young, and Savanna Rothenberger. Congratulations.
Baseball Team Continues Winning The Varsity Baseball team competed in the LCM Tournament where they went a perfect 5-0 by outscoring their opponents by a combined 56-17, running their season record to 6-0. The offense was led by Shea Richards, Reid Fults, Zach Droulliard, Kevin Adams, Jacob Garza, and Ryan Carline, who all had outstanding weekends at the plate. Brandon Hymphrey, James Swann, Dyllon Young, Alex Blem and Coby Roddy provided some outstanding pitching for the Bears. The Bears will host Orangefield next and then travel to the Brenham tournament.
LCM Chess Team Holds Tournament On Saturday, February 25, the LCM Chess Club hosted students from schools across the area in its "I Heart Chess Tournament." High school students from West Orange-Stark, Nederland and LCM in addition to students from Lamar University and Texas A & M participated. LCM's Aaron McCoy took the Gold medal while Nederland took Silver and Texas A & M took Bronze.
All-Star Classic Football Team Members Named The rosters have been announced for the Southeast Texas Ford Dealers All-Star Classic football game, scheduled for June 9 at Lamar University's Provost Umphrey Stadium. Congratulations to Jordan Harmon and Preston Armstrong, who were named to the East Team.
Lady Bear Soccer vs. Ozen Congratulations to the Varsity Lady Bears for defeating Ozen on Tuesday, February 21. Mallarie Hearn scored 2 goals, and Lemlem Faske and Kourtney DeRouen each scored 1. Assists were made by Kendall Calhoun and Kourtney DeRouen. Alicia Jones, Josie West, and Ally Wray helped in the forward position. Harlie Sorge, Kyndal Jones, Demi Sheppard, Chelsea Richard, and Kourtney DeRouen controlled the middle. Haylea Hearn, Kyana Petersen, Alex Saucier and Bryanna McFarland led and maintained the defense. Katherine Burns, Savanna Smith, Madison Leonard, and Makenzi Hammer played the wings. Simone Mullins protected the goal. Great team effort!
Lady Bear Soccer vs. Vidor and PNG Congratulations to the Lady Bear Soccer team for defeating Vidor on Friday, February 17. Monica Bingham had a hat trick with three goals. Her team gave great support and played well on the field together.
Myers/McLendon Win 1st Place Casey Myers and Hannah McLendon won 1st place at the Vidor Invitational tournament on Friday, February 17. They defeated PNG in straight sets 6-2, 6-2. Way to go, Lady Bears!
UIL Debate Teams Advance to State Three LCM teams competed at the District Team Debate UIL Competition on Saturday, February 11. The team of Kara Stanford and Ethan Parsons and the team of Alicia Hubbard and Aaron McCoy tied for first place. Because UIL requires a first and second, Alicia Hubbard and Aaron McCoy were designated as first, and Kara Stanford and Ethan Parsons as second, even though they both tied for first and had the same record. LCM High School also earned the District Sweepstakes for the 4A District Team Debate competition. For the last 4 years, LCM has qualified for the UIL State Policy (team) Debate tournament, and for the last 3 years LCM has earned the district sweepstakes trophy for team debate and both teams from the 20-4A District progressing to the state tournament came from LCM. According to Don Vercher, UIL Debate Coach, “I am very proud of these students. Ethan is a novice this year and has worked hard for this accomplishment. Kara has now qualified for State 3 years in a row, and is set to be the first debater I am aware of to be able to qualify for state all 4 of her high school years, if she qualifies next year. They have all worked hard to make this happen.” Good luck at State!
Brasseaux Wins 2nd in Tournament Congratulations to senior Brooke Brasseaux, for capturing second place at the Hardin-Jefferson Golf Tournament on Monday, Feburary 13, in the freezing cold rain. She won second with a 3 over par. Congratulations, Brooke!
LCMHS Voted Best High School in Orange County LCM High School was named “ Best High School” in Orange County by the Orange Leader as part of their “Readers Choice” Awards.
Stark Reading - Interpretive Reading Results Congratulations to the following students who competed on Thursday, February 2, and will advance to the next round of the Stark reading Contest in Interpretive Reading: Ivy Casteel, Emalee Carlton, Mallory Gautreaux, Jessica Hanson, Ashlee Meadows, Casey Myers, Zaina O'Neal, and Peyton Taylor. The semi-finals will be held Wednesday, February 15.
Lady Bears Defeat Nederland 52-50 The Battlin' Lady Bears defeated Nederland on Friday, January 20, in dramatic fashion. After coming back from 8 down in the 4th quarter, the Lady Bears found themselves with all three post players fouled out in the final two minutes of the game. With 24 seconds to go, Carley Williams knocked down a hook shot to tie the game at 50. After a defensive stop, the Lady Bears pushed the ball up the court with ten seconds to go, where Kassie James found a wide open Mae Mae Golden under the bucket. As time expired, Mae Mae put up a left-handed layup to put the Lady Bears up 52-50. Kelsey Fults led the Lady Bears in scoring, knocking down 13 and going 7 of 9 from the free throw line. Kassie James added 10 points and three steals. Kayleigh Roy contributed 9 points, and Tara Thompson finished with 8. The Lady Bears will next travel to Lumberton to take care of those Lady Raiders. Way to go, Lady Bears!
Schulte Places 3rd Congratulations to Dara Schulte, who placed 3rd at the Mid County JV/9th invitational. After losing her first round to Lumberton, she defeated Ozen and West Brooke to earn 3rd place. Congratulations, Dara!
TJ Reed Named 2011 Girls Powerlifting Coach of the Year Congratulations to T.J. Reed, who has been named the 2011 Girls Powerlifting Coach of the Year by the Southeast Texas Coaches Association. As Powerlifting coach, his team has produced 16 regional qualifiers, 9 regional medalists, 1 regional runner-up, 5 regional champs, 7 state qualifiers, state medalists, 3 state runner-ups, 1 state champion, 12 national participants, 7 national medalists, 2 national runner-ups, and 3 national champions. Congratulations, Coach Reed!
Bear Basketball Over Livingston On Tuesday, January 17, the LCM boys varsity basketball team beat Livingston 54-50. Preston Armstrong made 22 points, Jordan Wells pumped in 14, and Leonard Curtis added 7. Congratuations, Bears!
Bear Basketball Sweeps PNG Congratulations to the boys basketball teams for sweeping PNG at home on Friday, January 13. The varsity dominated PNG by a score of 60-36. The Battlin’ Bears were led by Preston Armstrong with 16 points and 13 rebounds, Zach Barnwell with 10 points, and Jordan Wells with 8. The Bear Cave Crazies proved they are the best student section in Southeast Texas.
Bear Sightings, 2009-2010