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Former WOS Baseball Player, Grant Anderson, Called to Play for Texas Rangers

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The City of Orange congratulates former West Orange-Stark baseball sensation Grant Anderson after getting called up to the major leagues with the Texas Rangers!

In his debut game on Tuesday, May 31, 2023, Anderson stepped on the mound in the 5th inning and struck out the first four consecutive batters he faced, making him only the 6th pitcher in MLB history to accomplish such a feat.  He went on to strike out three more, leading the Rangers to a 10-6 victory over Detroit. With such an impressive first appearance, Anderson was named Player of the Game.

Congratulations to Grant Anderson for getting called up to the Big Leagues and answering the call in a big way.

VISD Hires New Athletic Director/Football Coach

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From Left to right: Milton Dubois and Superintendent Jay Killgo.

On Monday, March 6, 2023,  at the Vidor ISD School Board Meeting, the board of trustees approved the hiring of a new athletic director/head football coach, Coach Milton Dubois.

Dubois was a former coordinator at Vidor before becoming a head coach at H-J and BC. He’s been out of coaching and in sales the last couple of years.

Coach Dubois’s contract will begin in July.



WOCCISD Names Baseball Field After Andre Robertson

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West Orange – Cove Consolidated Independent School District is proud to announce that during the March 28, 2022, board meeting, the WOCCISD Board of Trustees approved the naming of the baseball field, Andre Robertson Field.

The park will remain Ronnie Anderson Park, and the playing field will be named Andre Robertson Field.

Andre Robertson’s list of accomplishments is extremely impressive; here are a few highlights:

Mr. Robertson was the first African American to play little league baseball at “Memorial Field” in Orange, TX. He was a multi-sport star and played varsity baseball for West Orange High School, where he led the team to the state final for the first time in school history.

Andre was also a 3-time All-State player. In addition, he was the first African American to earn a FULL baseball scholarship to the University of Texas in Austin. He went on to play with the Toronto Blue Jays and for the New York Yankees in the 1981 World Series

Congratulations Mr. Andre Robertson!

West Orange-Cove CISD Approves Hickman as New AD/Football Coach

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West Orange-Cove CISD is excited to announce that the board of trustees approved Hiawatha Hickman as the Mustang’s next Athletic Director/Head Football Coach during the Monday night meeting.

Hickman began working for the district in 2016 and has taught and coached for WOS for over six years; he collectively brings 22 years of teaching and coaching experience to the position. He is enthusiastic about the opportunity to impact students and the community on a larger scale as he takes on his new role. Hickman says, ” I am honored to be offered this special opportunity to lead the Mustangs’ athletic program.”

The district shares Hickman’s enthusiasm. Superintendent Dr. Rickie Harris stated, “The district is focused on putting the right people in the right places to best serve our students. Hiawatha Hickman will be an outstanding leader for our Athletic Department. Our goal is to replace a legend (Coach Thompson) with someone who has high character, respectful, and can serve as an excellent role model for all students; Hickman checks all those boxes.”

The timeline to take on the role full-time will go as follows:

February 7- June 30, 2022, Hickman will transition from Assistant Principal to active AD in the absence of Coach Cornel Thompson.

Then, beginning July 1, 2022, he will take on the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach position full-time for the Mighty Mustangs. Hickman will become the fourth AD/Head Football Coach in West Orange-Stark history.

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