Galveston County track and field athletes were well represented at Friday’s Charger Relays, hosted by Clear Springs, with nine local county teams among the 19-team field.
The water is warming and fishing continues to improve. Sunday, good conditions prevailed all morning and it wasn’t until the afternoon that the wind started picking up.
It takes a special kind of student-athlete to earn the distinction of all-state both in their sport of choice and in academics, let alone doing so after a devastating injury.
Saturday was one of those unusual days, as far as wind is concerned. Before noon a strong southwest wind gusting to over 30 knots kept anglers from heading out. As the day progressed, the wind switched to the north with moderate to strong velocities and by afternoon a light southeast wind set in.
With strong gusts affecting both teams’ attacks, Brazoswood’s deft play on set pieces proved to be the difference as the Buccaneers edged the Clear Creek Wildcats, 2-1, in Friday’s Region III-6A bi-district playoff match.
For nearly 80 minutes, the Clear Springs Chargers had Alief Elsik — the region’s top-ranked team in the preseason with only one loss on their record — frustrated in a defensive struggle, but two dazzling late goals on free kicks helped the Rams log a solid 3-0 win in Friday’s Region III-6A bi-district match.
Friday's Region III-6A boys soccer bidistrict playoff came down to taking advantage of opportunities, as Alief Hastings converted on scoring chances that host Dickinson could not and walked away with a 3-0 decision.
Senior midfielder Madi Bilbrey netted two goals and had one assist, as the Santa Fe Lady Indians made easy work of an outmatched, but hard-fighting Sharpstown Apollos side by the final score of, 5-1, battling windy conditions Friday night at Joe Raitano Field.
With every player on the pitch for Texas City seeing their first-ever playoff action, the Lady Stings shook off early nerves and rolled by Houston Waltrip, 6-1, in their Region III-5A bi-district match Friday at Butler Stadium.
Today in Abilene, three Dickinson boys lifters — junior Pablo Cavazos, junior Daniel Parr and sophomore Jose Rodriguez — will be looking to bring home medals at the state powerlifting meet. On the girls' side, that accomplishment was achieved last week by senior Venu Phan.
The windy conditions set in on Friday as was expected and kept fishing to a bare minimum. Wind velocities to well over 20 knots kept boaters away from the open waters and the jetties. The surf was not fishable on Friday and this scenario likely will last through Saturday.
The Friendswood Lady Mustangs put in a dominant effort against the Richmond George Ranch Longhorns to win, 2-0, and advance to the area round of the Region III-6A state playoffs, Thursday night at The Rig in Pearland.
Sophomore Alyssa Mencacci’s goal in the eighth minute of the first overtime period and stellar defense sent the Clear Springs Chargers past the Pearland Dawson Lady Eagles, 1-0, in the bi-district round of the Region III-6A soccer playoffs Thursday at The Rig.
With last-minute new opponent Houston Austin playing a completely different system, playing four defenders on the back line rather than the three-man back line original opponent Houston Furr utilizes, Texas City adjusted on the fly to come away with a 4-2 win and advance to the area round of the playoffs.
As the old cliche goes, freshman goalkeeper Madison Anderson did everything but sell popcorn in guiding Clear Falls to a shootout win over Pearland in Thursday's Region III-6A girls soccer playoff contest at Winston Stadium.
The Friendswood Mustangs were behind the 8-ball before they knew it and could not overcome an early deficit in a 3-1 loss against the Alief Taylor Lions in their Region III-6A playoff match Thursday at Crump Stadium.
Some of the state’s best high school tennis players will be in the Bay Area today and Saturday for the ninth annual Kemah Boardwalk Invitational tournament.
Specialty gyms aren’t anything new. There are specialized places for yoga, Pilates, Cross-Fit and boxing, and the newest tightly-focused gym is all about stretching. The Stretch Zone, a national chain of stretching gyms, has opened its first Texas facility in Houston.
Both offshore and inshore fishing has turned on, with the warm weather and light to moderate south to southeast winds. This pattern likely will be interrupted as strong winds are in the forecast from several days ahead.
Soccer may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s a sport I truly enjoy covering. Unfortunately, much of the high school soccer season overlaps with crunch time games at the end of the basketball regular season and the basketball playoffs. In 2014 and 2015, we had basketball teams make it al…
If the unusually low water levels in the Galveston Bay Complex are puzzling you, many others are amazed as well and asking what is causing it. The quick answer is the moon’s position combined with the spring equinox that occurred last Monday. Those factors are distorting the forecasted tide …
The Clear Springs Chargers and the Alvin Yellowjackets baseball teams battled in a scoreless pitchers' duel late into the night Tuesday, which reached the 12th inning before a two-run walk-off double by Dalin Stanton gave Clear Springs a 2-1 win.
The Clear Falls Knights bounced back from a tough loss to district leader Alvin to out-duel what many consider to be the best offense in District 24-6A in the Dickinson Lady Gators for an 8-6 win Tuesday.
Another “Chamber of Commerce Day” prevailed around Galveston on Tuesday. Lots of the second wave of spring breakers were out enjoying the beautiful weather and those that chose to go fishing caught some nice fish.
With an outright district championship on the line, the Dickinson Gators were determined to make the final push needed to seal up the 24-6A crown, scoring early and often in a 7-0 rout of Clear Brook on Monday.
In a matchup that had trap game written all over it, the Clear Springs Chargers finished strong, despite having been off for 10 days and already clinching the District 24-6A title, to shut out the Clear Lake Falcons, 2-0, on Monday at Challenger Columbia Memorial Stadium.
My brother-in-law Mark does not play golf. His older brother used to and for a short while dated a lovely young woman whose family actually owned their own nine-hole layout a couple of hours away. I really hoped they would marry and live happily ever after, but they did neither.
What a difference a week makes! You may recall that the first week of spring break started off with cool, windy and damp weather resulting in conditions that were not good for fishing. Unfortunately for our visitors, those conditions prevailed until almost the end of the week.
At a loaded field of track and field athletes from across the state, multiple Galveston County athletes shined brightly at the TSU Relays, hosted by Texas Southern University on Saturday.
The Texas Association of Basketball Coaches released its all-region teams over the weekend, with nine Galveston County players earning the prestigious all-region honor.
Three of Galveston County’s top football players from the past season were further honored by scout.com with recent selections to their all-state team.
Spring finally has arrived and not too soon for most anglers. The weekend weather helped get everyone prepared for its arrival, and, with it, speckled trout began to come alive.
League City’s Kelly Ward advanced to today’s men’s 50-and-over singles championship match at the Mabry Adult Open and Senior & Super Senior Major Zone tennis tournament in San Antonio.
This week’s group of spring break visitors should enjoy considerably better conditions for fishing than last week’s vacationers. Sunny weather with light to moderate winds should prevail for at least the early part of the week
In a major leap forward for the Dickinson baseball program, the Gators swept their District 24-6A season series against perennial contender Friendswood with an 11-2 win Friday.
The Clear Falls Knights’ baseball team was sporting green on its uniforms, but it was the Clear Brook Wolverines who appeared to have all the luck as pinch-hitter Preston Tee hit a walk off RBI-single in the bottom of the 8th inning to hand the Knights a 5-4 St. Patrick’s Day loss.
In the world of big-time college football, true student-athletes are an endangered species. Pressure to win at any cost has put coaches and administrators under the gun. At some schools, curriculums and admission standards have been compromised. Athletic prowess has trumped intellect.
The Santa Fe Indians broke out of a bit of a hitting slump in a big way, recording 13 base hits and crossing home plate 10 times in a 10-2 win over the Galena Park Yellowjackets on Friday afternoon.