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Anyone who thinks the Clear Creek Wildcats volleyball program will be resting on its laurels this season following a record-breaking 2016 campaign in which the team had a run to the Class 6A state championship match, they’d be sorely mistaken.

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Have you seen the signs or felt that feeling yet? It’s not even August yet, but the little indicators that it is once again time for the high school sports season have started to pop up.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Wednesday, Rick Markette and Dr. Bob Rose joined me for a morning of fishing, and we quickly found out what a difference tidal flow makes.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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Reasons why people become leaders is a debatable topic. Some think people are born leaders and others believe they are taught. My thoughts are the combination of both.

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Former Central High School athlete, Gerald “Vic” Pope, was inducted into the Prairie View Interscholastic League Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Saturday for his time playing high school basketball and football.

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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The 146th Open Championship is in the books, and Jordan Spieth is bringing the claret jug to his home state, Texas. Spieth is not the first Texan to win the Open, but he is quickly gaining on the “Wee Ice Mon” Ben Hogan as the most popular.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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The southwest wind continued to blow Monday, and, with the hot conditions associated with wind from that direction, fishing was limited to the early part of the day.

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This time around, the hare finally beat the tortoise. Jordan Spieth did not actually rewrite the well known fable and bedtime story; he did however rewrite a portion of golf history.

  • By MANUEL MORENO JR.
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League City’s Christopher and Mathew Crookston teamed up to win the father-son doubles event at the Missouri City Community Tennis Association July Open tennis tournament.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Saturday, early morning thunderstorms kept many anglers off of the water; however, later in the day conditions started settling and the fishing resumed. By press time Saturday no reports were in; however, Friday was a different story with good action taking place early.

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Only 21 of the previous 145 Open Championships have ended with a playoff. At the halfway point of the 146th competition, Jordan Spieth seems determined to see to that 22nd playoff does not take place tomorrow.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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As a decades-long sun lover, it pains me to say this, but running and summer sun aren’t a healthy combination. Several medical studies have found that distance runners have an increased risk of skin cancer, largely because of their exposure to the sun.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Thursday was another great day for fishing around Galveston. That is unless the midday heat bothers you and if it does, you are not alone. The fish do not like it either and tend to run to deeper holes and wait it out.

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Despite their impressive record, the Houston Astros have two positions where they should upgrade at before the trade deadline hits: starting pitching and relief pitching. Now, this isn’t a new topic of conversation in this column, but it’s one that this week became much more relevant than before.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Wednesday showers were scattered around the Galveston Bay Complex; however, they were not nearly as widespread as earlier this week. They did not seem to adversely affect fishing as anglers out on the water early scored well with catches.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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There’s much in your lives that seems ordinary because it’s what keeps our stress levels low. For some of you, your ordinary life doesn’t feel like it’s going anywhere. Just the typical daily grind and routine day after day.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Rain kept anglers off of the water most of the day Tuesday except for those hitting the water at the first light of day and for a few boaters who endured the rain to fish West Bay.

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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If you like good music, then the place to be this Friday is the Moody Gardens Golf Course. If you like freshly prepared and delicious seafood, then go out to Moody Gardens Golf Course this Friday. If you’d like to turn a $20 investment into $250, $500 or even $1,000 — Moody Gardens Golf Cour…

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Monday, the beachfront was calm with clear-green water all the way to the beach. Such conditions almost always signal excellent fishing, and it was close to that Sunday and Monday.

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This is not my first time covering a live tournament or sporting event. I have covered many sporting events. However, I have never covered a virtual reality event, and Sunday’s event was the second tournament in a series for the world’s first active Virtual Reality eSports tournament.

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Anglers fishing the surf near San Luis Pass found some excellent action on a variety of fish early Sunday. Trout, reds, black drum, jack crevalle, sharks, lady fish and blue fish were reported by waders in the water at daybreak.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Saturday could be one of those windows of outstanding action in the surf and offshore. Light northerly winds are in the forecast and that usually signals hot action along the beachfront.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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July 15 is the unofficial midpoint of summer, and it’s also an even bigger milestone: On Saturday morning, it will be exactly eight weeks until we toe the line at the fifth annual Daily News Press Run.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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I can’t tell you how many times people have told me, “I don’t have time to exercise.” I try not to roll my eyes because we all know it’s an excuse. I’d rather someone tell me they don’t want to exercise, then I will be more agreeable.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Reports of nice catches continue to come in from last weekend’s fishing. Although the crowds were on the water both days, fishing was good.