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Orange Rec Center Hosting 2nd Annual Co-Ed Alumni Basketball Tourney

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Lace up your sneakers, relive the glory days, and showcase your skills on the court at the Orange Recreation Center 2nd Annual Co-Ed Alumni Basketball Tournament.

The tournament will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024, starting at 9:00 am at the Orange Recreation Center at 1405 Orange Ave. in Orange.

Up to 10 players per team, ages 18+,  are permitted to allow substitutions. The fee is $20 per player.

Sign up as an individual or bring your A-Team for some friendly competition! Swing by the Rec to register or call 409-883-1072 for more information.

Southeast Texas Coaches Association Names 2023 Coaches of the Year

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The Southeast Texas Coaches Association has named its 2023 coaches of the year.  The list is noted below.

Featured Orange County coaches include:

  • Baseball: Tim Erickson from Orangefield
  • Softball: Rebekah Ragsdale from Orangefield
  • Boys’ Gold: Todd Trawhon from Orangefield
  • Girls’ Tennis: Rebekah Newell from Orangefield
  • Assistant Coach of the Year: Sarah Nash from Orangefield
  • Girls’ Track and Field: Becca Peveto from LCM

The 2023 Coach of the Year awards will be presented during the CHRISTUS and Beaumont Bone and Joint Hall of Honor Banquet that will be held on January 27, 2024, at noon in the Grand Ballroom of the MCM Elegante in Beaumont.  Tickets can be purchased at the door for $25.

 

 

Orange Rec Center Announces Co-ed 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament

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The City of Orange Recreation Center, located at 1405 W. Orange Ave. in Orange is excited to announce the Co-Ed Youth 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.

On Saturday, September 30, 2023, at 10 AM, the Rec Center will host a 3-on-3 basketball tournament for all 5th – 8th graders in the City of Orange! Winners of the tournament will be recognized at the Orangetober Festival, where each member of the winning team will be presented with the Grand Prize of a laptop. There is no entry fee for this tournament.

Tournament rules include:

  • Age group: 5th – 8th graders
  • 3 players per team; no substitutes
  • Co-Ed; no regulation on gender
  • Must be an Orange resident
  • Register by 9/22/23 at the Orange Recreation Center with a team name; full team must be present when registering

For more information, call the Orange Recreation Center at 409-883-1072.

GT Shockers 16U Softball Team Wins FASA World Series Championship

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The City of Orange is excited to celebrate the GT Shockers 16U softball team for winning the FASA World Series Championship.

The GT Shockers are a select team with players from Southeast Texas that competed against teams from all over the Southern United States in the Fastpitch American Softball Association (FASA) World Series. After battling back from behind through five straight bracket games, they went 8-2 on the week, beating the undefeated team twice in the final series to bring home the Championship title.

Mayor Larry Spears Jr. proclaimed July 25, 2023, as “GT Shockers 16U Softball Team 2023 FASA World Series Champs Day” in a special tribute to this exceptional team.

Team members include MaKenna Knight, Jensyn Yeaman, Keylie Washburn, Ella Stephenson, Eden Frenzel, Jillian Brown, Charlee Sanches, Asia Woodson, Kendall Jones, Tessa Erickson, Ava White, Hallee Becker, Brooke Mayer, and Calli Wiggins with Coaches Wayne Stephenson, Bill Stephenson, Madeline Stephenson, Jamey Knight, and Honorary Coach Aiden Brown (aka Coach Mike).

June 27 Proclaimed at OYBS 8U All Stars 2023 USA Softball of Texas State Champs Day

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The City of Orange is celebrating the OYBS 8U All-Stars softball team for winning the State Championship.

The Orange All Stars completed the season with an overall record of 21-1, outscored opponents 376 – 138, won 1st Place in three separate tournaments, became District 39 Champs, and went on to defeat Pearland Power 15 – 7 to win the State Championship title. Mayor Larry Spears Jr. proclaimed June 27, 2023,” OYBS 8U All Stars 2023 USA Softball of Texas State Champs Day” in a special tribute to this outstanding team.

Team members include Caydence Caples, Shyleigh Charlot, Harper Crowell, Aubree Edwards, Navariah Garrett, Arlee Reeves, Kylee Roy, Karson Stanley, Anslee Strandberg, Aspen Torbert, and Fynnlee Trahan.

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