• By CAPT. JOE KENT
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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.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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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.

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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.

  • By BRIAN MOUSER Correspondent
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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.

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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.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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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.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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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.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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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.

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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…

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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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 …

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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If you’re like me and grew up on the gulf coast of Texas, then you’re not too familiar with the game of ice hockey.

  • By Capt. Joe Kent
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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.

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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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.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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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.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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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.

  • By MANNY MORENO
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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.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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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

  • By JON COFFEY Correspondent
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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.

  • By MALCOLM D. GIBSON
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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.

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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.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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Everyone can be a hero, or at least dress like one, at next week’s Junior League of Galveston County Community Heroes 5K/10K Run.