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Pearland Dawson pitcher Courtney Day threw a complete-game shutout and clocked an early three-run home run to lead the Lady Eagles over the Clear Falls Knights, 8-0, in a run-rule shortened Game 1 of their best-of-three Region III-6A bi-district playoff series Wednesday at Clear Falls High School.

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The beach water temperature is hovering in the low 70s now, and it is past that magical mark for attracting fish. With the low tide levels in the bays, especially during the morning, the surf has been one of the better choices for action.

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Recently, I’ve taken up playing golf more consistently. In my youth, I was too hyper for the slow pace of the game. But, now that I’m older and with more patience, I’m actually enjoying golf, while constantly working to improve my strokes.

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Light winds are helping to get water clarity back in shape, which should give a big boost to fishing. Reports from the beachfront indicate good numbers of gafftop running in the surf.

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A visit to The Grand 1894 Opera House, much like a visit to a golf course, is an opportunity to say hello to “old” acquaintances or perhaps make new ones. Other than that, the two activities have little else in common, except to gain an appreciation for talent — stage left, right and center …

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If the forecasts hold, this could be the best week so far this year for fishing. The water is warming and a light wind is supposed to prevail most of the week, with very small chances of thunderstorms.

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Last week’s slate of games marked the end of high school softball season, and for most of the Galveston County teams that achieved a postseason berth, they’ll have to wait just a little longer to find out who their first-round opponents will be.

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Brittany Force came to Baytown with a new car and left with some new hardware, capturing her first win this season in the SpringNationals. Force beat Terry McMillen, crossing the line in 3.76 seconds to win for her first career win at Royal Purple Raceway.

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Houston Dash forward Kealia Ohai returned to competitive action for the first time since suffering a torn ACL last June, but the Dash fell 1-0 to the Orlando Pride on Sunday afternoon in their first meeting of the regular season at Orlando City Stadium.

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Sunday afternoon, conditions began improving with clear skies and plenty of sunshine. A brisk north wind held anglers back; however, by Monday, everything should be in order for some nice times on the water.

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Friday night before Ball High’s 8-5 home win over Alvin Shadow Creek, it was long time Galveston baseball coach Gary Key’s day as the coach known for his energy, humor and outgoing, boisterous nature had his No. 44 retired at Tor Field.

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Giving back to a community that is still trying to recover from the destructive flooding of Hurricane Harvey, the Dickinson Gators hosted a 7on7 football tournament to help raise funds Saturday at Sam Vitanza Stadium and its surrounding practice fields.

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Race fans witnessed some history for the National Hot Rod Association and the Royal Purple Raceway during the second day of the SpringNationals on Saturday.

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Today is the last day to sign up for the third annual Clear Creek Education Foundation Tennis Tournament being held Friday through Sunday at The Fitness Center at South Shore Harbour in League City.

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Early goals in each half helped the Houston Dynamo snap a four-match winless streak, as they topped Toronto FC, 5-1, at BBVA Compass Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

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The Santa Fe Indians scored one run in the first inning Friday and that was enough for them to stay in first place of District 23-5A as they defeated the Galena Park Yellow Jackets, 1-0.

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It was the first boys' doubles regional title for Clear Creek since former Wildcats head coach Patrick Marrie paired up with David Gabel for back-to-back gold in 1987-88.

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Some spring time 7on7 football will be the catalyst to help a needed institution for the Dickinson community that was destroyed in the devastating floods of Hurricane Harvey.

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Clear Creek’s Alejandra Lopez and Clear Falls’ Reed Collier kept their singles hopes alive with clutch quarterfinal wins Thursday at the Region III-6A Tennis Championships at Deer Park High School’s south campus.

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If Galveston seems a little pinker and more sparkly this weekend, there’s a reason. The Divas Half Marathon and 5K, the pinkest, sparkliest race series in the country, returns to the island with an updated course and plenty of bling.

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Another typical April day was upon us on Thursday, as strong winds held things back on the fishing scene. The weekend forecasts do not lend much optimism with the continuation of such conditions, with thunderstorms thrown in on Saturday.

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It has dawned on me that something in the sports world just seems meant to be right now — an NBA Finals series between the Houston Rockets and Philadelphia 76ers.

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Offshore recreational anglers received some good news Tuesday, as the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will be taking over the management of red snapper stocks in Federal Waters outside of Texas.

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There are many well-known athletes who’ve come back from what most would think were career-ending injuries. One of the most popular names is Peyton Manning who played in four Super Bowls — winning two of them in 2007 and 2015 seasons.

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We have been hearing from a number of readers who are finding windows of fair to good fishing during conditions that otherwise do not favor wetting a line. Several of the reports have come from anglers fishing around islands created by the spoils from dredging channels and the Intracoastal W…