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  • By MICHAEL BAUER The Daily News
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Entering his final season with the Ball High Tors, running back Nick Moore has taken on more of a leadership role in the 2017 season.

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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We marvel at the athletic abilities of today’s youth and rightfully so. How can one not be impressed with the overall performance of Texans QB Deshaun Watson on Sunday — or for that matter of the overall work product of a team that was a “bigly” underdog. OK, so they lost.

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Before Sunday, every single time the Houston Texans took the field against the New England Patriots, as a fan and proud Houstonian, I was fully resigned to watching an embarrassment.

  • By MANUEL MORENO JR.
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Unless someone else in District 24-6A pulls off a major upset or two, it looks like Clear Lake will reign as team tennis league champion this fall.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Saturday, the weather felt like it was the middle of August and hot summertime conditions continued to prevail. Several areas produced some nice catches while others offered slim pickings.

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A clash between two Houston-area powers lived up to its billing, as the Dickinson Gators came through with a 41-34 double-overtime victory over the Ridge Point Panthers on Friday at Sam Vitanza Stadium.

  • By BRIAN MOUSER Correspondent
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The Clear Falls Knights had chances to stay in the game against the Spring Lions, who routed them a year earlier, but the Knights could not execute in the end zone as they fell, 27-7, Friday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

  • By BRANDON C. WILLIAMS Correspondent
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Unable to take advantage of four Columbia turnovers and hampered by 11 penalties, La Marque fell to 0-3 after a 29-15 defeat to the Roughnecks on Friday night, marking the first time since 2008 that the program came out of the gate with a similar record.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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As daily activities in the county return to normal, the running calendar is beginning to look more typical, as well. While some local runs have been canceled, including next week’s Miles for the Mainland in Texas City, other September events will continue, with some of them moved back a bit.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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The first official weekend in autumn looks promising for fishing; however, do not expect fall-like weather, as our summertime weather is forecast to continue for a while.

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Just a day removed from Clear Creek’s 44-match district winning streak being snapped, the perennially contending Clear Falls Knights continued to assert themselves as possibly the team to beat in District 24-6A this season, sweeping the Clear Brook Wolverines on the road Wednesday by the scores of 25-15, 25-21 and 25-22.

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On Sunday, the Houston Astros were dousing each other (and the unfortunate field reporter Julia Morales, who got repeated drenchings) in sparkling white wine and beer to celebrate their first division title since 2001. And unlike a similar celebration for clinching a wild card spot in 2015, …

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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A pattern of warm stable weather is prevailing around the Galveston area and, along with it, some excellent fishing is taking place. Tuesday, a south wind was taking over; however, most areas remained in fairly good shape.

  • By ALEXIA DEL FIERRO Correspondent
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The Dickinson Lady Gators bounced back in their second district game against the Alvin Lady Jackets in four sets, winning three with the identical scores of 25-21, 25-21 and 25-21 on Tuesday night.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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When we compete in any sporting event, our goal is to win first place. We’ve all experienced it on some level and taking first place is the ultimate feeling. It doesn’t matter if it’s a team or individual sport.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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This week has started slowly on the fishing scene. Light southeast winds have helped to create some excellent conditions for fishing, in spite of the continued effects from Hurricane Harvey.

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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Your Houston Astros are division champs and your Houston Texans are 1-1, which is not bad, all things considered. Most importantly, your Houston Rockets are now owned by your hometown guy Tilman Fertitta, who will settle for nothing less than offering the best product on the NBA market. But …

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  • By KRISTIE RIEKEN Associated Press
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Justin Verlander struck out 10 over seven innings in his first home start for Houston, Derek Fisher and Marwin Gonzalez homered in a big fifth inning and the Astros clinched the American League West with a 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

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The Houston Astros clinched the American League West, guaranteeing a playoff berth, on Sunday with a 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners. The division championship is the team's first since 2001 when they won the National League Central.

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With Houston stitched to both the front and back of their jerseys in tribute to those affected by Hurricane Harvey, the Cougars put on quite a showing for the storm-weary city in their home opener Saturday against crosstown rival Rice, routing the Owls, 38-3.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Near ideal conditions for fishing prevailed around the Galveston area Saturday morning and, while the only hiccup was the off color water in most spots, the fish were biting.