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  • By BRANDON C. WILLIAMS Correspondent
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The dream that Texas City’s D’Onta Foreman and La Marque’s Brian Allen realized in April’s NFL Draft became reality for Galveston’s Nick Williams on Friday, albeit on a different type of field.

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The 2017 Plankowners’ Sailabration gets underway at Galveston Historical Foundation’s Texas Seaport Museum, Pier 22, on Saturday, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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Brian Allen always envisioned himself playing wide receiver in the NFL, yet that dream will instead have the La Marque native covering wideouts on Sundays.

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Eighty-eight picks came and went in the 2017 NFL Draft before D’Onta Foreman's dream became more true than he could ever imagine. Foreman, the Texas City native and University of Texas All-America running back, was selected by the Houston Texans in the third round (89th overall) on Friday night, assuring that his family and friends won't have to go far to see him begin his professional career.

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For 32-plus years, Christina Sullivan brought joy and love to so many. On Saturday, Sullivan will be honored by her family with the first-ever The Christina Grillo Sullivan Foundation Tennis Tournament at Menard Park’s Scoggins-Stiglich Courts.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver and Ball High alum Mike Evans joined the NFL Experience — a sort of theme park for football fans housed in the George R. Brown Convention Center as a part of Super Bowl LI week festivities — on Friday to sign autographs on various memorabilia for a throng of fans.

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Brock Osweiler was supposed to be the man to end Houston’s years of quarterback woes. Instead, he’s thrown more interceptions (13) than touchdowns (12) and has often failed to move the offense.

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With the help of all 25 players on the roster, the League City Panthers defeated the Texas City Bengals, 14-7, in triple overtime in the 2016 Gulf Coast Premier Football League freshman Super Bowl on Nov. 12 at Rice Stadium.

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The Houston Texans overcame a 23-9 deficit with seven minutes remaining the in the game to defeat the Indianapolis Colts 26-23 in overtime on Sunday Night Football.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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Everything’s coming together for Saturday’s Galveston County Daily New Press Run, even some spectacular weather. All that’s left is to get a good night’s rest and hop on the shuttle bus in the morning.

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One of the team’s youngest members got League City Post 554’s runs parade started with a bang, and West Texas Pecos Post 460 came unraveled late as League City picked up a 14-2 win Friday in the American Legion state baseball tournament.

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Former Clear Brook track star Brandon Taylor can add the title of world champion to his list of accomplishments as he was a part of the U.S. 4x100-meter relay team that won gold Saturday at the International Association of Athletics Federations World U20 Championships in Poland.

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Good news: It's only nine weeks until The Daily News Press Run gets underway. Even better news: Nine weeks is exactly how long the Couch to 5K training program takes to turn sofa straddlers into striders.

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With its expansive shoreline, Galveston will be the location of one of an increasing number of beach soccer tournaments that are popping up across the U.S. from Santa Monica to Miami Beach.

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Houston Astros third baseman Luis Valbuena and pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. visited children at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston on Thursday. The players posed for photos, signed autographs and helped children color pictures of Astros mascot Orbit.

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HOUSTON - Last week when talking about the differences between the two football programs, Houston Cougars junior wide receiver Chance Allen, who transferred from Oregon, said he felt like UH had something to prove.

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BOERNE - A long road trip for the O’Connell Buccaneers was made that much longer as they suffered a shutout in the Hill Country against Boerne Geneva.

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GALVESTON - The Ball High Lady Tors hosted the fourth annual volleyball tournament for the Galveston ISD middle schools on Saturday, with all the proceeds from the tournament going to the Galveston-based D’Feet Breast Cancer, Inc. charity.

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TEXAS CITY — Trailing Ball High 19-7 at halftime, Texas City coach Leland Surovik refused to give up on the Stingarees’ running game, which struggled to find consistency. Instead, he went all-in, putting the bulk of his faith in senior running backs Jarvis Ford and Exavier Simpson.