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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.

Fire Breaks Out in Press Box at West Orange-Stark Construction Site

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On Thursday afternoon, June 29, 2023, a fire broke out outside the press box of the West Orange-Stark construction site.  WOCCISD is currently in the process of investigating the cause of the incident, and until the investigation is concluded, the exact origin of the fire remains unknown. They would like to express our gratitude to the first responders who promptly arrived at the scene and successfully contained the fire, minimizing potential damage.No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

The construction of the West Orange-Stark press box will continue as planned. WOCCISD remains committed to completing this project, which will enhance the overall experience for athletes, coaches, and spectators alike. The incident has not deterred them from their objective, and they are determined to move forward with the construction process.

The track will be closed until further notice due to the damages.

For more updates as they become available, visit their Facebook page.

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.



Southeast Texas Coaches Association Names Coaches of the Year

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

The 2022 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 28, 2023,at noon in the Grand Ballroom of the MCM Elegante in Beaumont.  Tickets can be purchased at the door for $20.


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