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Behind catcher Sam Martinez’s monster game (4-for-4, grand slam home run, two triples, eight runs batted in, three runs scored), the Lady Stings mashed out 15 hits and jumped all over the Lady Tors to punch their ticket to the postseason with a 15-2 win in five innings in Game 1 of a tiebreaker doubleheader Monday at Alvin High School.

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Offshore fishing is turning on a little early this year, and likely it is due to a warmer than normal winter and the encouraging presence of Sargasso in the Gulf.

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Tennis enthusiasts have until Monday to sign up for the second annual Clear Creek Education Foundation Tennis Tournament, which begins Friday and lasts through Sunday at The Fitness Center at South Shore Harbour in League City.

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Saturday, good conditions continued for fishermen although there was a shift to a southwest wind early. The not so popular wind did not last, as a shift to the south and southeast followed by late morning.

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The Chargers’ No. 2-seeded girls’ doubles team fell one win short of making it back to the University Interscholastic League Class 6A state tournament, losing a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 heartbreaker to Fort Bend Clements’ Krisia Flores and Chloe Ku in the winner-take-second playback match.

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Although it’s possible to become a runner at any age, starting at an early age may be the best. Would-be athletes can get a fun introduction to running and being active Saturday at College of the Mainland hosts a free Family Fitness Day starting at noon.

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Thursday continued where Wednesday left off as it was a great day to be on the water. A southeast breeze of light to moderate levels had the water clear and fishing was only fair due to the effects of the first quarter stage of the moon. The first and last quarters are when the tides are the…

  • By BRIAN MOUSER Correspondent
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With both teams facing a terrible umpire crew, the Clear Springs Chargers scored one run in each of the final three frames to dig themselves out of a 2-0 hole, for a come-from-behind 3-2 over the Friendswood Mustangs, Wednesday night at Clear Springs High School.

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Unlike last year, Clear Springs High School’s Aava Azad and Melody Duong are supposed to be where they are now, one win away from the University Interscholastic League Class 6A state tennis tournament.

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It is such a wonderful feeling to cross the Causeway after being away from Galveston and to realize that you are back in paradise. 

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Galveston County was well-represented in the postseason all-district awards for boys and girls soccer with several superlatives and top-notch selections. The following is a rundown of the all-district honors.

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We all face stress and difficulties in life. You usually hear determined people state, “I’m going to win.”

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Wesley Bryan won the Heritage tournament on Sunday, putting lots of greenbacks ($1.17 million) into his bank account and qualifying him for an attempt to put a green jacket onto his shoulders at the 2018 Masters.

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Another great day of fishing around the Galveston area and everyone is asking how long this will last. My guess is that until we have a change in conditions, such as a wind change to an adverse direction, weak tidal movement or unsettled weather returning.

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At last week’s District 24-6A championships, Galveston County track and field athletes racked up plenty of gold medals and many more advanced to area competition along with those district champs.

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Friendswood’s Richard Griffin advanced to today’s final in the men’s 65-and-over singles at the RBC Wealth Management Houston Open Adult Major Zone tennis tournament.

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What a difference a change of wind direction makes for fishing. Almost all areas around the Galveston Bay Complex were producing fish for Saturday’s big crowd of anglers.

  • By BRIAN MOUSER Correspondent
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Riding excellent relief pitching by junior Jonathon Pascale, the Clear Falls Knights sprayed 12 hits, scored early and drove in clutch runs in the middle innings to take down the Alvin Yellowjackets by the final score of 7-4, Saturday at Manvel High School.

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A wind shift to the southeast should do wonders for fishing this holiday weekend. The warmer temperatures, along with the warmer waters, should add to the positives for fishermen and it is possible we could see a run of speckled trout along the jetties.