Ball High alum Terran Petteway was back in town days after completing a successful rookie basketball season in Italy's Serie A professional basketball league.
Across Galveston County, high school Junior Reserve Officer Training programs compete in a wide array of physical and mental challenges. And maybe more importantly, JROTC — like team sports — can change young lives.
Sunday, there were lots of boats on the water all around the Galveston Bay Complex. This likely contributed to the lack of fishing reports along with the moderate wind that prevailed most of the day.
With continued dominant pitching combined with a power surge at the plate this season, Santa Fe senior Shelbi Sunseri is the 2017 Galveston County softball player of the year.
Pretty much all local observers had written off the Friendswood Lady Mustangs after the first four games of District 24-6A play — that is everyone but 2017 county softball coach of the year Christa Williams, her staff and players.
The Memorial Day Weekend started off poorly as gusting winds early Saturday made for uncomfortable travel on the waterways. Choppy bays and a rough surf kept catches to a minimum.
When an opportunity arose for Galveston native pro athletes Mike Evans and Terran Petteway to return to the island and give back to the community, each showed little hesitation to help out.
The top 24-6A postseason baseball awards went to district champion Dickinson, and several other Galveston County players were honored in the recently released all-district selections.
Multiple superlatives were earned by Galveston County players and, in general, locals were well represented in the recently released 23-5A all-district postseason awards.
Breaking several seasons of struggling in district play by earning their first playoff berth in about a decade, the Hitchcock Bulldogs were well represented in the recently released 24-3A all-district baseball postseason awards.
Galveston County communities got a little taste of Friday night lights in the spring this past week as local football programs put on their annual spring games.
Got plans for January 14, 2018? If those plans include running the Chevron Houston Marathon or the Aramco Houston Half Marathon, it’s time to set the wheels in motion.
The Memorial Day weekend is upon us and, while it traditionally is my favorite of the summer holiday weekends, it is one of the most dangerous on the waterways.
After starting competing in his sport on a whim, Santa Fe’s Keith Armbrester is now within arm’s reach of being a world champion.
After last week’s column on the Houston Rockets’ Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals and its place in the long, storied history of Space City sports meltdowns, a reader brought up another black eye that did not get mentioned in the write-up.
Wednesday, a moderate north wind followed the early morning thunderstorms, and clear, cool weather set in. While the conditions were very comfortable for fishing, the wind continued to hamper the bite.
The Clear Springs Chargers golf team dug deep and improved on their opening round total score by three shots in the final round, but had to settle for a disappointing ninth-place finish in the 2017 Class 6A state golf tournament at Legacy Hills in Georgetown.
For a lot of people, life is smoothly moving along with small worries. You and your spouse have a steady job, decent income, kid activities and school, along with weekend festivities and relaxation.
While thunderstorms appear to be out of the picture for the next several days, unsettled conditions will continue through the early part of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, according to the forecasts.
Austin Westlake came off the first tee hot and did not cool off, scorching the Legacy Hills Golf Course with a first day team total of 288 — an average of 72 strokes per golfer on the par 72 Georgetown, Texas layout. The team of Reid Davenport, Mathew Denton, Michael Rome, Reese Ramsey and T…
Phabulous Phil Mickelson’s latest philm undertaking shows him hawking West Virginia’s Greenbrier Resort and its surrounding environs. The Greenbrier offers golf, first and foremost — along with many other relaxing pursuits and even a course in falconry.
We finally got some rain and it was a nice quantity that should help fishing. For the next couple of days, conditions should be good for hitting the water; however, it looks as if the wind could come back later in the week.
Friday night was a trip down memory lane for eight former Ball High School boys basketball players and their beloved coaches, T. Berry and Jerry Williams.
There must be something in the water that District 21-5A drinks. First it was the Humble Kingwood Park softball team being unsportsmanlike in its playoff series with Santa Fe. Then on Saturday, Crosby’s baseball team unfortunately added its name to the classless list.
Thunderstorms, rather than wind, were the culprit in keeping anglers off the water Sunday. Badly needed rain started early and sent most anglers and beachgoers home for the day. It looks as if the rain will be with us for a few days; however, by midweek, conditions should start shaping up fo…
For the second time in the last three seasons, the Chargers were eliminated at the hands of the Deer, this time dropping Game 3 to the Deer by the final score of 3-2 Saturday at Crosby High School.
The City of Galveston Parks & Recreation Department again is offering its free summer tennis programs for boys and girls, ages 5-18, starting June 5 and lasting through July 14.
The absence of fishing pictures today pretty well tells what fishing was like last week. The whole week was a blowout, as strong winds at times approaching gale force strength kept anglers off the water.
The Ball High Tors’ playoff run came to an end Saturday, as the Crosby Cougars won Game 3 of the best-of-three Class 5A regional quarterfinal series, 4-1.
The Galveston Ball Tors and Crosby Cougars faced off in a deciding Game 3 of the UIL 5A Region III Baseball Quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon in Deer Park.
Deer Park matched Clear Springs' opening-game pitching masterpiece with one of its own to take a 6-1 win in Friday's second contest at Crosby.
This weekend should see a decline in wind velocities; however, there is a trade off. Increasing chances of badly needed rain could interfere with plans to hit the water.
An excellent pitcher’s duel was book-ended by a wild start and an even wilder finish, as the Crosby Cougars took Game 1 of the best-of-three Class 5A regional quarterfinal series, 3-2, Thursday night over the Ball High Tors.
Firefighting involves a lot more than running, but a 5K fun run is one of the events on tap at this weekend’s Firefighter Games in Texas City. The May 20 run is open to the public and gets underway at 7 a.m. in Rainbow Park near the foot of the Texas City Dike.
The Clear Springs Chargers opened their three game regional quarterfinal playoff series with a 1-0 win over Deer Park on Thursday night at Reckling Park.
Clear Lake's Megan Flores and fellow Clear Creek Independent School District rivals, Clear Brook’s Maria Herrera and Andres Padilla, are each three wins away from claiming University Interscholastic League Class 6A state tennis titles.
Last week’s abomination that was Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals was yet another reminder that to be a Houston sports fan, having the hide of a rhinoceros is required.
There were no reports on the fishing scene Wednesday as the wind continued to knock out fishing activity. Crabbing also was affected as choppy conditions held things down on that score.