Clear Springs seniors Sierra Cheatham and Tasharian Robinson recently received the type of recognition that head girls basketball coach Pam Crawford saw the potential for each player when she first met them years ago.
It took seven tries, but Houston Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell is now in his rightful place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
At some point in time, we’ve all watched a track and field competition. One of my favorite events is the 100-meter hurdles. Actually, for men it’s 110 meters and women hurdle 100 meters.
The basketball banners commemorating the state games of Central High School will be raised and dedicated on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the Central School gymnasium on 32nd and Sealy.
Readers of a certain vintage might recall (Stuart) King Hill, who was born in Hamilton, Texas, played high school football at Brazosport High and was an All-American quarterback who led the Rice Owls to a Southwest Conference title in 1957.
There were no moral victories. The New England Patriots embarrassed the Houston Texans every bit as much as oddsmakers prognosticated in Saturday night’s 34-16 AFC divisional round playoff loss.
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones has had a memorable year indeed.
League City’s Brice Farine and Friendswood’s Matthew Fuhr both grabbed runner-up honors at the Katy January Challenger 2-Day tennis tournament.
We are in prime time for waterfowl hunting in the coastal counties of Texas. The excellent hunting should last through the remainder of duck season, which ends Jan. 29.
Forget the Super Bowl — the area’s largest single-day sporting event takes place this Sunday, when the Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon get underway in downtown Houston.
After the Houston Texans secured a spot in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs with a wild-card win Saturday over the Oakland Raiders, there was a trend among many Texans fans on social media that I found peculiar — their rooting interest in Sunday’s Miami Dolphins at Pittsburgh Steelers wild-card game.
If you’re not familiar with the term “fast break” in basketball, it’s when the offense moves the ball up the court as quick as possible to score before the other team’s defense can set up. This is usually done with one or two passes.
As the Pittsburgh Steelers’ PAT (aka extra point) moved sharply left to right and the Miami Dolphins watched their last possible hope for a miracle comeback sink like a deflated Tom Brady football last Sunday, I thought of two things. I would have thought of three things, but feared I might forget the third one and end up being appointed to a Cabinet post.
Conventional wisdom laid out two clear steps to a Houston Texans victory ahead of their AFC Wild Card playoff matchup against the Oakland Raiders on Saturday, and they checked each box on that list to nab a 27-14 win.
Dickinson’s Eric Storey won the men’s 3.5 singles title at the Bay Area Racquet Club Adult & Junior Open tennis tournament in Clear Lake City on Saturday.
The regular deer season ended last Sunday in the North Zone and is followed by a weeklong antler-less season. In the South Zone, deer hunters have another week to take that big South Texas buck, as the season in that area goes until Jan. 15.
Running is a great way to see the world. Whether it’s picking a destination marathon in a faraway country or sticking to a training plan despite being in a strange city, running brings the new environment up close.
We all learn and improve in different ways. To learn the complexities of the Texans’ offense, maybe (fans must hope) Brock Osweiler just needed to step back and study without the pressure of being out there on every offensive snap.
As we reflect over this past year, can you count the number of times you’ve failed? Of course not, because you should be failing at something every day.
About a week ago, right after a Randy Bullock field goal attempt sailed wide right to gift the Houston Texans a division championship and a guaranteed trip to the postseason, head coach Bill O’Brien sauntered into the postgame press conference dripping with swag and confidence.
Clear Springs High School’s Aava Azad and Melody Duong worked their way to the University Interscholastic League Class 6A state tennis tournament in May. The Chargers, then juniors, eventually lost in the girls’ doubles quarterfinals to Dallas Highland Park. A few weeks later, Clear Creek High School’s longtime tennis coach, Patrick Marrie, called it quits after 22 years as the Wildcats’ head boss. Clear Springs’ dream team, along with Marrie’s departure, were The Daily News’ top two county tennis stories for 2016.
The general hunting season for whitetail deer is winding down, with the north zone closing Sunday and the south zone closing two weeks later on Jan. 15. Both zone closures are followed by a special two-week antler-less deer season.
Whether your New Year’s resolution was to be outside more, to get more exercise, or just to do more good, the New Year’s 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk sponsored by the Friends of Galveston Island State Park can be part of it. The walker-friendly event is extending its appeal to competitive runners as well with a smoother course and electronic timing. The fun run is scheduled for 9 a.m. Jan. 7.
Alabama head coach Nick Saban made some headlines and became a topic for some of the sports debate shows last week when he blamed the recent advent of the college football playoff for players like LSU running back Leonard Fournette and Stanford running back Christian McCaffery choosing to sit out their respective bowl games and instead prepare for the NFL Draft.
One of the first self-learned behaviors as an infant is walking. Of course, none of us can remember, but if you’re a parent, you’ve witnessed your own child experiencing the struggles.
Seems like only yesterday it was Christmas; or maybe it was a couple of days ago.
League City’s Crookston brothers made themselves right at home at the Bay Area Racquet Club December Junior Open tennis tournament in Clear Lake City.
Not even on the night before Christmas could the Houston Texans deliver a victory to feel all that excited about.
There’s no shortage of great gifts to buy for runners. We can all use a pair of comfy post-run shoes to slip into, like Oofos (which now come in a winter-friendly clog as well as a sandal), or a foam roller for getting more flexible.
Real winter weather set in this week with cold temperatures and winds up to gale force strength pounding the upper Texas Coast beginning late Saturday.
When’s the last time you heard a Dallas Cowboys fan yell, “Go Eagles!”? Actually you’ll hear plenty of that today because a Philadelphia upset win over the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football would automatically give Dallas the NFC East and homefield advantage throughout the playoffs.
The postgame brawl that created an ugly, violent scene following a boys basketball game between Hitchcock and Stafford last week was something that should never be repeated and has no place in sports.
Have you ever noticed that when a sports team is having consecutive losses people want key players fired? I hear people saying, “that lousy bum isn’t worth all that money.”
Each year as the magic of the season takes over my brain, I am overcome with an urge to offer up poetry; this year is no different, so here I go!
So, it looks like the Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys now might have something in common: the NFL’s highest-paid backup quarterbacks.
Trying to find that great Christmas gift and wanting to save money at the same time?
Deer season is in full swing, with the 2016 season turning out to be one of the best in years.
If you look around the gym or the running trail this week, you might think that the zombie apocalypse had inexplicably managed to pick off a big segment of the population.
Tuesday’s Daily News sports section featured a story detailing a reunion between two former Clear Creek teammates who found themselves on opposite sides — one a cadet and the other a midshipman — in the 117th Army-Navy football game, arguably the greatest rivalry game in all of sports.
Most sports that use a ball for play will have an out-of-bounds line. Typically, within these sports, the ball is turned over to the opponent for going out-of-bounds.
In this season of buying and giving and getting and returning, let us pause to appreciate contributions loyal readers make to this weekly endeavor.
Texas City’s Bill Koster won his first two matches at the Missouri City Community Tennis Association tournament on Saturday.
Saturday is the opening of the second part of the divided season on ducks in the South Zone, which includes all of the coastal and adjoining counties. It could not come at a better time as conditions have changed dramatically from two weeks ago when the first part of the season closed.
It looks like Santa will be taking a different route this year. The Santa Hustle race series, known for dressing its participants in Santa hats and fluffy white beards, has developed a new course for its Galveston race, scheduled for Dec. 18.
While I thoroughly enjoyed covering Clear Creek ISD’s basketball tournaments last week, not having any football games to cover still stung a little bit.
When my son Dylan was playing basketball, I would gauge his performance on two statistical factors. The first factor: how many fouls did he commit?
John Kusnerik fired a career best 76 to lead teammates Aiden Knupple, Ian Carroll, Drew Mefferd and Nick Zompa to a 10th place finish in the Clear Lake Boys JV Winter Classic last week.
Friendswood’s Ethan Bui and League City’s Clark Crookston both won boys singles titles at the Bay Area Racquet November Junior Open tennis tournament in Clear Lake City.
The first part of the divided season for duck hunting ended last Sunday and will reopen in the north zone this Saturday, while the south zone, which includes all of the coastal counties, reopens a week later on Dec. 10.
’Tis the season for holiday-themed runs, and the Galveston County Fair and Rodeo is hosting a trio of them on Dec. 3. The runs are part of WinterFest, a celebration that takes over the fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday.
The announcement Wednesday afternoon that D'Onta Foreman would forego his senior year at Texas to pursue professional football surely came to the dismay of many Longhorns football fans, but he can hardly be blamed for taking hold of his lifelong dream now that it was finally in grasp.
Manuel Moreno Jr. is a sports correspondent and tennis columnist for The Daily News. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Not only in sports, if I wanted to dictate my life, then I needed to get off the sidelines and pursue happiness and success to live the life I wanted.
I’m sitting on a barstool; to my back about 100 yards away — not counting the 50-foot drop off the bluff — is the Pacific Ocean.
The announcement Tom Herman was headed to Texas mere hours after the Longhorns officially dismissed Charlie Strong from the same position was crushing for University of Houston fans.
At this point, it’s fair to say that there is a large enough sample of Brock Osweiler’s body of work to have a general idea about what type of quarterback he is. And the type of quarterback he is right now is not a good one.
League City’s Carter Crookston and Lucas Tronchin took top honors in recent separate tennis tournaments.
The recent cold front helped hunting considerably, especially waterfowl hunters.
A few dedicated runners get to experience the sweet taste of victory, but at least at next week's Flapjack Fun Run, the rest of us get the sweet taste of pancake syrup.
On their 289-mile charter bus ride from Clear Creek High School to the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland last Thursday, Wildcats head volleyball coach Scott Simonds had his team watch the movie “Hoosiers” for some inspiration.
If you’re not familiar with the red zone in football, it’s an opportunity to score from the opponent’s 20-yard line into the end zone. All football teams have a strategy within the red zone because the playing field becomes much smaller.