Dickinson swarmed Friendswood with a late first-half scoring spree, and managed to hold off the never-say-die Mustangs squad for a 21-16 win that came down to the final minute in Friday’s District 24-6A showdown at Sam Vitanza Stadium.
Anthony Smecca drilled a 20-yard field goal in overtime and sent the Ball High sideline and home crowd into a frenzy at Kermit Courville Stadium as the Tors defeated the Stings, 10-7.
The Man Cave Cigar Lounge in League City made national headlines when its anti-Colin Kaepernick protest went viral on social media. Outside the shop on Marina Bay Drive, a red T-shirt with Kaepernick’s name and No. 7 is duct-taped to the sidewalk as a doormat.
The two officials weren’t the only ones in the Big 12 Conference to have a rough weekend. Several of the league's teams also had rough days Saturday, as the Big 12 limped to a 4-5 mark despite being favored in seven of nine games.
When Nolan Frese first arrived at the Seattle Seahawks training facility in Renton, Wash., he caught himself staring one day as All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman challenged a teammate to a game of ping pong.
Kenith Pope has had a hand in numerous victories for the Oklahoma Sooners.
Since turning pro last summer, Terran Petteway has become well-traveled.
Tom Herman hasn’t shied away from speaking up on matters that affect the football program at the University of Houston.
For all of the returning talent from last season’s Peach Bowl-winning squad coupled with the incoming players from the highest-rated signing class in program history, a major on-field question beyond the X’s and O’s remains for UH.
Those fans who followed this year’s College World Series likely became familiar with the story of Micah Ahern. The 7-year-old boy from Arlington was not only the TCU Horned Frogs biggest supporter, but he also was an adopted member of the team.
Nick Williams entered his first season at Triple-A this year expecting he’d have to make some adjustments — especially to the opposing pitchers.
With the Astros surging up the standings, Jose Altuve deserves to be tabbed as the front-runner for the American League MVP award.
Thursday’s attack in Dallas, in which five police officers were killed and seven others injured, hit too close to home for many residents across the state of Texas. For Texas Rangers prospect Joey Gallo, the news from Dallas was especially harrowing.
When Nolan Frese received a phone call two weeks ago about a potential job opportunity, it didn’t come as a surprise to him.
Last season, the Houston Astros rode their pitching staff to their first playoff appearance since 2005, but if the Astros are going to make a return trip to the postseason this year, the offense will likely need to carry the load for the long-haul.
No matter how hard they tried, the production crew on Sunday’s ROOT Sports telecast could not get play-by-play announcer Bill Brown to spend an extended amount of time talking about himself.
Texas Rangers reliever Jake Diekman tweeted a message to those players hoping to be selected Saturday during Day 3 of Major League Baseball’s annual First-Year Player Draft.
Winning is awfully therapeutic. A year after diagnosing the Big 12 Conference as “psychologically disadvantaged,” University of Oklahoma President David Boren proclaimed at last week’s conference meetings the Big 12 has “never been stronger.”
Wins against opposing Big 12 schools didn’t always come as regularly for TCU. While the Horned Frogs made nine straight postseason appearances to start the Jim Schlossnagle era, the first five ended in the regionals.
Like a carton of milk gone sour, the Texas Rangers are prepared to trash their home ballpark, Globe Life Park. On Friday, the Rangers and city of Arlington announced plans for a new $1 billion, retractable-roof stadium, expected to be completed by 2021.
Adjustments on the mound and in the batter’s box weren’t the only ones being made by local teams during the area round of the state high school baseball playoffs this weekend.
Like other rookies in NFL minicamps, Trevon Stewart is ready to hit the practice field.
Galveston College head softball coach Ken Delcambre knows the breaks aren’t always going to go his team’s way. This year’s National Junior College Athletic Association Region 14 tournament was a perfect example.
There will be 253 players selected during this week’s NFL draft in Chicago, and Nolan Frese isn’t expecting to be one of them primarily because of the position he plays.
Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch told reporters Thursday that he still intended to use Ken Giles in a late-inning role despite the reliever’s early season struggles.
It’s easy to be optimistic on opening day.
With scouts and team representatives from 31 organizations present at the Cougars’ NFL Pro Day, Thursday’s event was Trevon Stewart’s opportunity to impress potential suitors and convince one to select him in next month’s draft.
Is it midnight already?
Even though it had been four months since he was last on the mound, Aaron Garza’s instincts were still the same: strike the batter out.
La Marque’s school district was broken in a number of ways. Many of those were made public as the state mulled the school district’s accreditation status before ultimately deciding to have it shut down and absorbed by Texas City.
The University of Houston head baseball coach has been in the process of meeting with architects to finalize plans for the program’s new 20,000-plus square-foot development facility and clubhouse.
Optimism is universal in Major League Baseball this time of year as teams officially begin full-squad workouts in spring training camps across Florida and Arizona.
The NBA returns to action Thursday following its weeklong All-Star break, but as the league enters its stretch run, it’s the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs and everyone else.
If you have ever been to Denver, or Colorado in general, you understand the meaning of the phrase “United in Orange,” as well as all of the Denver Broncos references in “South Park.”
Wednesday is college football’s National Signing Day which means all eyes will be on the state of Texas, and not just for its prep football prospects.
For many, the most noteworthy decision made by representatives from the Power Five conferences at the NCAA convention held earlier this month in San Antonio was approving a rule change that would allow the 10-member Big 12 Conference the opportunity to hold a conference championship game.
When it comes to sports, people can make irrational and sometimes irresponsible decisions spending their discretionary income.
Tom Herman enjoyed unprecedented success in his first season as the Houston Cougars head coach. As much praise as Herman has received for returning the Coogs to national prominence, he should also be lauded for the coaching staff he assembled.
Bram Kohlhausen and his TCU teammates gave the 64,000-plus in attendance and a national TV audience a lesson in competitive focus.
Several days before kickoff of Thursday’s Peach Bowl in Atlanta, and the Houston Cougars already have an edge over the Florida State Seminoles.
Houston’s success has been especially meaningful to the family of Charles Wright, the 90-year-old World War II veteran who has been a University of Houston season ticket holder since 1958.
Trades and free agent signings typically steal the headlines at baseball’s annual Winter Meetings, but those aren’t the only acquisitions taking place that shape rosters and careers.
After entering Saturday’s American Athletic Conference championship ranked as the highest Group of Five team, the Cougars knew all they needed to do was beat Temple, and they would be playing in one of the coveted, high-profile New Year’s Six bowl games.
Collectively, the Houston Cougars had plenty to play for this past Saturday in their matchup with Navy.
Dallas Keuchel has quickly put himself in a category with two pitchers who authored a pair of the best all-around seasons on the mound in Astros franchise history.
As Memphis’ Tevin Jones dashed 25 yards into the end zone and the Tigers went up by 20 points 9 seconds into the fourth quarter Saturday, it felt like another one of those nights in Houston.
Hopefully the College Football Playoff committee didn’t spend too much time deliberating its first top 25 rankings of the season.
If you’ve been listening, seriously paying close attention to what Tom Herman has been saying for the past several days, weeks and even months, you know why the University of Houston’s football team is 8-0 and ranked No. 18 in the country.
Last school year was a banner one for high school sports teams throughout Galveston County with prolonged playoff runs by Dickinson football, La Marque boys basketball, Clear Creek baseball and Santa Fe softball.
While it would be hard to picture Houston Cougars mild-mannered, soft-spoken quarterback Greg Ward Jr. making a public declaration of his Heisman candidacy, it’s not difficult to imagine him being recognized as one of the best players in the nation.
Not only did the Astros compile 86 wins, but in the process, they also ended their decade-long playoff drought, clinching a berth in the American League Wild Card game with the Texas Rangers’ 9-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on the season’s final day.
When John Jenkins took the reins as head coach of the Houston Cougars in 1990, he inherited Jack Pardee’s prolific run-and-shoot offense that averaged more than 50 points per game the previous season.
In a span of less than two weeks, the city of Houston and the baseball community said goodbye to two of its most iconic voices: Gene Elston and Milo Hamilton.
In order to have a true rivalry in sports, there has to be something a stake.
Those facing a fight against cancer can’t do it alone. They need the support of their loved-ones and community. That’s where Jim Abney comes in. What started off as casual participation in fun runs and walks has turned into Abney pushing himself physically and mentally in long distance runs for a cause.
The college football season is set to kick off this week, and for Art Briles and the Baylor Bears, the games cannot get here soon enough.
Members of the University of Houston football team officially start classes today, but many might argue that school has been in session for over two weeks now.
A collection of the stars from the 2005 Houston Astros gathered for an event honoring the club including Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt and of course Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell, but it was some of the other former players who took part in the ceremony that reminded the fans in attendance what made that season truly special.
There’s a moment during that feeling of physical fatigue where we can make the mental choice to test our limits and go for it or to concede defeat today in hopes of experiencing success tomorrow. Every day Josh Butler is faced with that decision. And like Gibson, Jordan and Smith, he decides to go for it.
Change for players at this juncture in the baseball season most often leads to opportunity. Still, whether competing for a playoff spot or a spot on a major league roster, change on a personal level can be daunting, even if accompanied by great opportunity.
There was a visible swath of orange, navy and brick red shirts in the crowd Sunday in Cooperstown, N.Y. From rainbow jerseys to those with black pinstripes, there was a common thread representing two decades of Houston Astros baseball: the No. 7 and the name “Biggio.”
As well as the Astros played on the field Sunday, it was an equally successful weekend off the field for the club.