Clear Springs’ regional tournament experience showed through, as the Chargers led wire-to-wire in Friday’s 71-57 win over the Langham Creek Lady Lobos in the Region III-6A semifinals at the Merrell Center.
Buffalo forward Mollie Dittmar made a pair of free throws with 4 seconds left in the fourth quarter and the Lady Bison dealt a heartbreaking defeat to Hitchcock.
For the first time in their unlikely playoff run, Clear Creek got off to a sizzling start, but the No. 4 state-ranked Cypress Ranch Lady Mustangs eventually took over the game with an effective half-court trap defense and a monster showing from their All-American, as the Wildcats fell, 79-50, in Friday’s Region III-6A semifinal game at the Merrell Center.
Port Arthur Memorial Darion Chatman scored all 18 of his points after intermission, including a 3-pointer to force a second overtime while adding a decisive free throw in the closing seconds of the extra session to give the Titans a 68-64 win over the Texas City Stingarees in a Class 5A, Region III area round game.
A perfectly-executed plan is what it took to defeat the Dickinson Gators, who never led at any point of Friday's Region III-6A area round playoff game at Phillips Field House.
Early foul trouble forced multiple La Marque starters to miss the majority of the first half, but the bench held their own to help the Cougars to a 72-50 win over the Crockett Bulldogs in an area round playoff game held at The Woodlands High School.
Galveston County has been represented well in this year’s girls basketball playoffs, as three local teams have reached the regional tournament stage of the postseason. The following is a look ahead at Friday night’s regional semifinal matchups for each team.
Runners looking for a way to avoid or recover from overuse injuries now have a new tool at their disposal. The University of Texas Medical Branch has widened the use of its antigravity treadmill from strictly physical therapy patients to the general population of runners.
Wow! How about this great weather we have been having lately. One reader summed it up by saying that it warmed his blood up for fishing. Not sure what that means; however, I assume it to be that it ignited an interest in wetting a line.
The Ball High Lady Tors could not find a spark, and the power hitting of the Fort Bend Elkins Lady Knights proved to be too much in a 13-5 home loss in Wednesday’s District 23-5A opener for both teams.
In one of the top area-round playoff matchups (and not just for county teams), a pair of state-ranked squads square off on Friday in the boys basketball playoff game to watch.
As far as being a sports editor at a community newspaper goes, I’m fairly ridiculously fortunate to have so many top-notch high school teams when I take the time to reflect on it.
Reigning District 24-6A champion Dickinson found the bi-district competition tougher than expected, initially. But a strong second half, powered by a stringent defense and a balanced offense, was enough to carry the Gators to a 71-52 win over Alief Elsik Tuesday in the bi-district round of the playoffs.
The Hitchcock Lady Bulldogs struggled early, but their relentless up-tempo play eventually wore down the Buna Lady Cougars for a 56-47 win in Tuesday’s Region III-3A quarterfinal playoff game at R.S. Sterling High School.
Sparked by a 19-5 run at the start of the fourth quarter, Texas City subdued Houston Furr, 64-44, and advanced to the area round where the Stingarees (24-8) will face Port Arthur Memorial at a time and place to be determined.
Poise under pressure guided Clear Springs to a 59-45 win over Pearland in Tuesday's Class 6A, Region III quarterfinal playoff contest at Dawson High School.
The Friendswood Mustangs gave it all they had against the talented, long and athletic Pearland Dawson Eagles, but fell in the bi-District round of the Region III-6A playoffs by the final score of 49-35 Tuesday at Manvel High School.
The Hitchcock boys basketball teams started their Class 3A playoff opener strong Tuesday night but a string of technical fouls and a second-half run did the Dawgs in during a 79-70 loss to the Kountze Lions.
We all know sports teams or heard stories about teams who never had a winning season until a new coach was hired. Then, for some reason, they make a playoff run from a consistent stream of wins. Now, everyone is taking notice and wondering what changed.
One of Galveston’s most popular offshore party boats, the New Buccaneer, owned and operated by Galveston Party Boats Inc., has recently undergone some major renovations to allow the boat to travel farther into the Gulf of Mexico.
Two rivals squaring off added to the already big-time playoff intensity, as the Clear Creek Wildcats rallied late for a 45-41 win over the Clear Falls Knights in a Region III-6A quarterfinal thriller Monday at Clear Springs High School that lived up to all the pre-game hype generated within the Clear Creek ISD community.
While fishing is certainly not in one of its better stages lately, there are some fair-to-good catches to report. One of the surprising things is that the two most dependable fish to be caught this time of year have not been listed in many of the reports lately.
While boys basketball playoffs get started this week and multiple county girls teams remain alive in the postseason, the marquee matchup on the schedule will no doubt be the Clear Creek and Clear Falls girls facing each other for the chance to advance to the Class 6A regional tournament.
The Dickinson track team made clear they would be a force to be reckoned with this season, as the girls were the top finishing overall team and the boys were third overall at the Brown Relays held Saturday at Pasadena ISD’s Auxiliary Stadium.
Throughout the years, I have had the unfortunate experience to read and hear of a number of tragic offshore events involving boats and the loss of lives. While investigations usually pinpointed the cause of the event, in many of those cases, poor judgment by the captain was cited in the conc…
The Texas City Lady Stings soccer squad is having one of its most successful starts to a season in recent memory, and the secret weapon might just be the team’s unique advantage of having opponents seeing double.
The Bay Area Christian Broncos’ unexpectedly successful basketball season came to a close in the regional round of the TAPPS Class 4A playoffs, as they were topped, 67-53, by district foe The Woodlands Christian Warriors on Saturday at St. Thomas University.
At last week’s round of outdoor track meets, a third-place finish by the Clear Creek girls and a fourth-place finish by the Texas City boys were among the top Galveston County team finishes.
Clear Springs forced 33 turnovers, and Tasharian Robinson and Dymond Gladney each contributed with 18 points apiece as the Chargers cruised passed the Humble Summer Creek Lady Bulldogs, 53-29, in the Region III-6A area round at Phillips Field House.
Facing one of the state’s best teams, the Ball High Lady Tors fell into a huge early hole and could not climb out, as they were topped by the Beaumont Ozen Lady Panthers, 66-32, in Friday’s Region III-5A area-round playoff game at East Chambers High School.
Junior shooting guard Tanner Bandini took over the game in the fourth quarter, bombarding the Clear Springs Chargers with clutch shooting from downtown, to send the Mustangs into the Region III-6A playoffs with a come-from-behind victory, 63-60, Friday at Dickinson High School.
Saturday appears to offer the best conditions for fishing for several days. Mild-to-warm weather with light south winds are in the forecast. That is not a bad combination for fishing anytime of the year.
In a battle of Lady Bulldogs teams, Hitchcock had the most bark with its raucous fans and the most bite with a high-pressure defense that forced a plethora of New Waverly turnovers in a 66-57 Region III-3A area-round playoff win Friday at Aldine Davis High School.
For the third time in six years, Clear Falls clashed with the North Shore in the Region III-6A area playoffs, but unlike the previous two, Clear Falls and their fans had the opportunity to celebrate after Hannah Falls' game-winner that lifted the Knights to a 52-51 win over the No. 11 state-ranked Lady Mustangs on Thursday night at Deer Park High School.
Clear Creek senior Catilyn Burroway punished Pasadena Dobie inside, scoring a game-high 21 points, as a sometimes sloppy Wildcats side buckled down late to hold off the Lady Longhorns by the final score of 53-40 Thursday, advancing to the Region III-6A quarter finals to be played against school district rival Clear Falls.
Galveston’s Mardi Gras celebration hits its stride, so to speak, with Saturday’s Jolly Jester Jaunt. The annual 5K has been so popular that this year, there is a 10K as well.
Today and Saturday appear to be a couple of windows of nice weather to hit the water. Hopefully tide levels will begin returning to normal, as that would be a key factor in enhancing the prospects of a productive fishing trip.
Five Galveston County girls basketball teams remain alive in the playoff race after the first round of postseason play, and the next slate of games in the area round Thursday and Friday are highlighted by a pair of games between some of the state’s top teams in their respective classifications.
In a marquee District 24-6A matchup in girls soccer, the third-place Friendswood Lady Mustangs and the second-place Clear Springs Lady Chargers dueled to a 0-0 draw Wednesday night at Henry Winston Stadium.