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DICKINSON

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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As daily activities in the county return to normal, the running calendar is beginning to look more typical, as well. While some local runs have been canceled, including next week’s Miles for the Mainland in Texas City, other September events will continue, with some of them moved back a bit.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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The first official weekend in autumn looks promising for fishing; however, do not expect fall-like weather, as our summertime weather is forecast to continue for a while.

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Just a day removed from Clear Creek’s 44-match district winning streak being snapped, the perennially contending Clear Falls Knights continued to assert themselves as possibly the team to beat in District 24-6A this season, sweeping the Clear Brook Wolverines on the road Wednesday by the scores of 25-15, 25-21 and 25-22.

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On Sunday, the Houston Astros were dousing each other (and the unfortunate field reporter Julia Morales, who got repeated drenchings) in sparkling white wine and beer to celebrate their first division title since 2001. And unlike a similar celebration for clinching a wild card spot in 2015, …

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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A pattern of warm stable weather is prevailing around the Galveston area and, along with it, some excellent fishing is taking place. Tuesday, a south wind was taking over; however, most areas remained in fairly good shape.

  • By ALEXIA DEL FIERRO Correspondent
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The Dickinson Lady Gators bounced back in their second district game against the Alvin Lady Jackets in four sets, winning three with the identical scores of 25-21, 25-21 and 25-21 on Tuesday night.

  • By DAVID TEPERA
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When we compete in any sporting event, our goal is to win first place. We’ve all experienced it on some level and taking first place is the ultimate feeling. It doesn’t matter if it’s a team or individual sport.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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This week has started slowly on the fishing scene. Light southeast winds have helped to create some excellent conditions for fishing, in spite of the continued effects from Hurricane Harvey.

  • By GEAN LEONARD
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Your Houston Astros are division champs and your Houston Texans are 1-1, which is not bad, all things considered. Most importantly, your Houston Rockets are now owned by your hometown guy Tilman Fertitta, who will settle for nothing less than offering the best product on the NBA market. But …

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Justin Verlander struck out 10 over seven innings in his first home start for Houston, Derek Fisher and Marwin Gonzalez homered in a big fifth inning and the Astros clinched the American League West with a 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday.

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The Houston Astros clinched the American League West, guaranteeing a playoff berth, on Sunday with a 7-1 win over the Seattle Mariners. The division championship is the team's first since 2001 when they won the National League Central.

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With Houston stitched to both the front and back of their jerseys in tribute to those affected by Hurricane Harvey, the Cougars put on quite a showing for the storm-weary city in their home opener Saturday against crosstown rival Rice, routing the Owls, 38-3.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Near ideal conditions for fishing prevailed around the Galveston area Saturday morning and, while the only hiccup was the off color water in most spots, the fish were biting.

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After a hard-fought five-set road win over District 23-5A title contender Alvin Shadow Creek the evening before, the Santa Fe Lady Indians kept the proverbial pedal on the metal early Saturday afternoon with a 25-14, 25-17, 25-12 win at home over the Texas City Lady Stings.

  • By JON COFFEY Correspondent
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After jumping out to a quick 17-0 lead in the first quarter, the Friendswood Mustangs went on to defeat the Humble Kingwood Mustangs 31-16 at Henry Winston Stadium on Friday.

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The Dickinson Gators finally saw their first game action of the year on Friday night after Hurricane Harvey delayed the season by several weeks. The Gators dominated the Texas City Stings on their way to a 47-7 victory.

  • By BRIAN MOUSER Correspondent
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After Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath delayed the first two weeks of its season, the Santa Fe Indians mauled the Goose Creek Memorial Patriots, walloping them for the second time in two seasons with a balanced offensive attack, 39-13, Friday night at Joe Raitano Field.

  • By BRANDON C. WILLIAMS Correspondent
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A late rally fell short as La Marque lost to the Class 4A, Division I powerhouse in a 36-31 defeat on Friday night, dropping the Cougars to 0-2 for the second time in the last three seasons.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Galveston area fishing is picking up. The warm, dry weather lately is helping improve salinity levels in certain areas and some nice catches are taking place as a result. Still not a lot of action being reported on speckled trout; however, once clearer water begins to set in, look for specks…

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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Competing in a triathlon is child’s play this weekend, when the Captain Kid’s Triathlon returns to Moody Gardens on Sept. 17. The race gives boys and girls ages 6-14 a taste of the sport in a safe, fun environment.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Wednesday’s column mentioned optimism about the annual croaker run showing signs of getting underway and several readers responded with questions.

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The skill position players may get all the glory, stats and touchdowns, but everything on offense starts in the trenches, and leading the Dickinson Gators’ front five this season is center Kiko Nunez.