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In their District 23-5A opener against arch-rival Ball High, the Texas City Lady Stings rallied to win a thriller by the scores of 28-30, 26-24, 25-18 and 30-28 at home Tuesday.

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In the game of baseball, one of the most nail-biting moments for a batter is a full count. It’s when the batter has three balls and two strikes, which means the very next pitch determines the batter’s fate.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Tuesday, we mentioned that eyes would shift from the solar eclipse to the Bay of Campeche, and now it appears that there will be even more focus on that area as early forecasts are calling for the tropical system to enter the Gulf of Mexico.

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The long, hot summer continues to burn. If you and your group feel like a change of scenery for no other reason than to temporarily convince yourself that this is not the hottest summer ever, load up the clubs and head to The Wilderness.

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Eyes will shift from focusing on the eclipse to the tropical event that is forecast to cross the Yucatán and enter the Bay of Campeche later this week. Hopefully it will do as the earlier system, Tropical Storm Franklin, and have little effect on our weather.

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Beginning Saturday afternoon, conditions starting improving under light winds. Sunday, the conditions continued and catches began improving along the beachfront and in the bays.

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The former Texas City Stingaree and Texas Longhorn running back D’Onta Foreman continued to impress in his young rookie campaign for the Houston Texans with 83 total yards and a touchdown in Saturday’s 27-23 preseason win against the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium.

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La Marque head coach Mike Jackson was among the Greater Houston Football Coaches Association’s class of 2017 hall of honor inductees who received recognition in between the third and fourth quarters at Saturday’s Houston Texans preseason game against the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium.

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In her first season at the helm of the Stafford Lady Spartans volleyball program, head coach Ivana Ellas has the varsity team off to its best start in more than a decade — all the while still sporting her B.O.I. wristband, proudly displaying her Galveston roots.

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Better conditions began Saturday and it looks like they will be around for a few days. Anglers fishing the bays, jetties and offshore fared well Saturday and this trend should continue.

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With a win in a tense, five-set match within grasp, junior defensive specialist Hannah Crawford sealed a victory for her Clear Springs Chargers in style with back-to-back service aces to close out a 21-25, 25-16, 25-14, 21-25, 15-11 win over the Manvel Lady Mavericks in non-district action Tuesday.

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Wind velocities began dropping Friday and should continue throughout this weekend. This is good news for weekend anglers and as a result, there likely will be a large number of boats on the water.

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While each local team had a bump or two in the road, Galveston County volleyball squads looking to solidify as units got some valuable court time at the Gator Classic tournament, hosted by Dickinson on Thursday.

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Prospective triathletes can take the plunge Saturday at the last of three Swim and Sprint races on the Texas A&M-Galveston campus.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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The weekend outlook appears promising, as the moderate to strong wind velocities plaguing anglers this week appear to be diminishing. Unfortunately the heat will continue to be with us.

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A few weeks back, this column covered some important upgrades that the Houston Astros should make at the trade deadline to boost their status this season from very good to potentially all-time great.

  • By MANUEL MORENO JR. Correspondent
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It's beginning to look more and more like team tennis season now that several more local high schools are taking to the courts for keeps.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Be patient anglers, as better fishing days are ahead. The long siege of southwest wind should start diminishing this weekend. Next week, southeast winds are in the forecast and that, along with the good tidal movement associated with Monday’s new moon phase, should generate some excellent fi…

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Nutrition supplements and exercise equipment is a multibillion-dollar industry. People are always looking for the next popular diet to lose weight, and the next gimmick for ripped abs and more muscle.

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Tuesday was a continuation of poor fishing caused by the extreme heat and moderate-to-strong southwest wind. With no reports to present, let’s take a look at what is on some of our readers’ minds.

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Faster than both a speeding bullet and former “fastest man on earth” Usain Bolt, the results of the PGA Championship popped into my gmail box. By now, almost everything that can be said of what late last Sunday became a very interesting final major of 2017 has been said. But not quite; so read on.

  • By CAPT. JOE KENT
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Anglers keep asking when will this weather pattern change and return to more August-like conditions? The only thing I can say is that the forecasts call for a continuation of this pattern for several days.

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Heading into Day 2 of the John Turner Classic on Friday, four Galveston County teams still had a shot at winning the largest high school volleyball tournament in the state of Texas, but, one by one, each were kicked to consolation brackets as the competition got tougher and tougher.

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The heat is rising and the fishing is beginning to pick up. Offshore conditions remain marginal as the after effects of Tropical Storm Franklin continue to push higher wave heights along the upper Texas coast.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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Even casual readers of this newspaper have by now probably have seen the ads for the Daily News Press Run. The 5K and 10K run/walk and Kids’ 1K are scheduled for Sept. 9, and benefit Newspapers in Education, a program that provides newspapers and teaching guides to classrooms throughout Galv…

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Now that Tropical Storm Franklin itself is no longer an issue, the offshore wave heights generated by the storm warranted Small Craft Advisories on Thursday.

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There’s an old saying in pro football that when the offense is struggling, the most popular man in town is the backup quarterback.

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The Texas City Lady Stings began new head coach Mel Salazar’s tenure with the team with a tough loss at home against the Alvin Lady Jackets in Tuesday’s season opener. But, in a young season with an even younger team, Salazar saw some flashes of brilliance in the defeat

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In the game of football, the quarterback’s decision-making and execution are the most crucial factors. Remember, quarterbacks are the first to have the ball in their hands once it’s snapped.

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There was not a lot of activity on the water Tuesday. Besides being one of the slowest days of the week for marinas and bait camps, early morning rain put a damper on fishing. While there were no reports to pass on, a question was received from a reader, the answer to which might be of interest.

  • By MANUEL MORENO JR. Correspondent
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While many local high school tennis teams are still in their planning stages, the Friendswood Mustangs once again are already in playing mode.