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  • By GEAN LEONARD Correspondent
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The Clear Springs Chargers golf team dug deep and improved on their opening round total score by three shots in the final round, but had to settle for a disappointing ninth-place finish in the 2017 Class 6A state golf tournament at Legacy Hills in Georgetown.

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For a lot of people, life is smoothly moving along with small worries. You and your spouse have a steady job, decent income, kid activities and school, along with weekend festivities and relaxation.

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While thunderstorms appear to be out of the picture for the next several days, unsettled conditions will continue through the early part of the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, according to the forecasts.

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Phabulous Phil Mickelson’s latest philm undertaking shows him hawking West Virginia’s Greenbrier Resort and its surrounding environs. The Greenbrier offers golf, first and foremost — along with many other relaxing pursuits and even a course in falconry.

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We finally got some rain and it was a nice quantity that should help fishing. For the next couple of days, conditions should be good for hitting the water; however, it looks as if the wind could come back later in the week.

  • By MANUEL MORENO JR.
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There must be something in the water that District 21-5A drinks. First it was the Humble Kingwood Park softball team being unsportsmanlike in its playoff series with Santa Fe. Then on Saturday, Crosby’s baseball team unfortunately added its name to the classless list.

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Thunderstorms, rather than wind, were the culprit in keeping anglers off the water Sunday. Badly needed rain started early and sent most anglers and beachgoers home for the day. It looks as if the rain will be with us for a few days; however, by midweek, conditions should start shaping up fo…

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The absence of fishing pictures today pretty well tells what fishing was like last week. The whole week was a blowout, as strong winds at times approaching gale force strength kept anglers off the water.

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This weekend should see a decline in wind velocities; however, there is a trade off. Increasing chances of badly needed rain could interfere with plans to hit the water.

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An excellent pitcher’s duel was book-ended by a wild start and an even wilder finish, as the Crosby Cougars took Game 1 of the best-of-three Class 5A regional quarterfinal series, 3-2, Thursday night over the Ball High Tors.

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Firefighting involves a lot more than running, but a 5K fun run is one of the events on tap at this weekend’s Firefighter Games in Texas City. The May 20 run is open to the public and gets underway at 7 a.m. in Rainbow Park near the foot of the Texas City Dike.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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While the wind has us sitting on the sidelines waiting for that opportunity to hit the water again, let’s take a look at what lies ahead.

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  • By MANUEL MORENO JR. Correspondent
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Clear Lake's Megan Flores and fellow Clear Creek Independent School District rivals, Clear Brook’s Maria Herrera and Andres Padilla, are each three wins away from claiming University Interscholastic League Class 6A state tennis titles.

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There were no reports on the fishing scene Wednesday as the wind continued to knock out fishing activity. Crabbing also was affected as choppy conditions held things down on that score.

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As most of you know, I have helped countless people with diets, fitness and weight training. A very common mistake I hear from most people is the desire to compare their bodies with other fit people.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Great weather on Tuesday, but not for fishing! Needless to say the wind was the culprit. When will this spell of strong wind end? The answer, according to the weather forecasts, is sometime over the weekend.

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As surely as J.J. Watt won his own home run derby event at Minute Maid Park the other day, I shall in a few months renew my faith in his ability to inspire and lead the Houston Texans to the 2018 Super Bowl. Meanwhile, I will not expend a lot of energy in an attempt to understand how a softb…

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Monday saw some fair catches of trout, reds and other fish by anglers who were on the water early. Par for the course recently, the wind increased later in the morning slowing things down on the fishing scene.

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Sunday was my first offshore trip of the season and, while the seas were ideal heading out, an east wind, albeit moderate, changed things around. About 18 miles out large weed patches were numerous and my plan was to fish the seaweed on the way back.

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Former O’Connell High School four-time state doubles champion and Buccaneer Hall of Fame charter member Bobby Kleinecke has been named the new executive director of the Texas Tennis Coaches Association.

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Anglers on the water early were greeted by a north wind that was supposed to drop in velocity by Saturday morning. The slow down did not occur until late morning when conditions became inviting for fishing.

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After falling behind 1-0 in the top of the first, the Tors countered with a three-run bottom half of the frame, and with a strong pitching performance from Dylan Whitehurst and constant pressure on offense, came through with a 6-2 win Friday over Kingwood Park to sweep their Region III-5A best-of-three area round series.

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Friday's schedule of events saw Ball High's Leyha Williams and the High Island boys 4x100-meter relay team fall short of their state title dreams at the UIL state track and field championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Friday turned out to be a windy day following the passage of the cold front. Prior to its arrival, conditions were tolerable, like the calm before the storm.