• By CAPT. JOE KENT
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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…

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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.

  • By MANUEL MORENO JR.
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League City’s Griffin Baillargeon won the boys 16-and-under singles red division at the Racquet Pro Deer Park Championship Major Zone tennis tournament.

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The Texas City Lady Stings overcame an early Ball High goal, and then held off a Lady Tors team known for late comebacks for a District 23-5A win Saturday.

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  • By CHRISTOPHER WALTER Correspondent
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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.

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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.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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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.

  • By CHRISTOPHER WALTER Correspondent
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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.

  • By BRIAN MOUSER Correspondent
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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.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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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.

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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.

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The Clear Creek Wildcats broke a 13-year drought for the girls basketball program by notching their first playoff win since 2004 on Monday in what is shaping up to be a year of milestones across the county in the 2016-17 seasons.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Same song, second verse as we have heard all year long. Another cold front crossed the upper Texas Coast on Tuesday afternoon, and small craft advisories were in effect for coastal waters on Wednesday.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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Sometimes in life, there are unexpected situations that occur where we need to be ready. There are many examples of this, so I’ll name a few.

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  • By CHRISTOPHER WALTER Correspondent
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A balanced scoring attack that saw six players score five or more points and a 9-0 run in the first 1:56 of the game set the tone for the Clear Falls girls basketball team to defeat the George Ranch Lady Longhorns, 55-38, in the Region III-6A bi-district playoffs at Manvel High School.

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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While the Patriots of New England were celebrating in snowy Boston last Monday, Galveston’s Ball High Tornados were hosting their Beginners Spring Classic in summerlike weather.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Each Valentine’s Day I suggest giving your sweetheart a romantic trip fishing Galveston Bay. Unfortunately today does not appear to be a suitable day to be on the water or to fish.

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Eight Galveston County girls basketball teams will enter the opening round of the state playoffs, which begin today and continue Tuesday. One local team ending a five-year playoff drought and another with an intriguing rematch highlight the slate of first-round postseason games.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Warm, spring-like weather Sunday allowed Galveston’s weekend guests to enjoy outdoor activities, and fishing was among the popular choices. Among the fun things being enjoyed was crabbing.

  • By BRIAN MOUSER Correspondent
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With wind playing a major factor in the game, the Friendswood Mustangs and Clear Lake Falcons had plenty of chances to pull out a win, but tough defense won out in the end as the two teams battled to a 1-1 draw, Saturday afternoon at Henry Winston Stadium.

  • By MANUEL MORENO JR.
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League City’s Brissa Mendoza advanced to today’s 10:15 semifinals of the girls 16-and-under singles white division at the Racquet Pro Deer Park Championship Major Zone tennis tournament.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Saturday, I took time to visit with anglers fishing from shore. Among the stops was the new Jamail Bay Park on 61st Street. While going around and talking to the mix of anglers fishing from both sides of the cut into English Bayou, it brought back pleasant memories of my childhood when I fis…

  • By Capt. Joe Kent
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Not much was taking place on the fishing scene Friday; however, I expect some good reports from this weekend, as we should have some favorable conditions for fishing.