Winning isn’t everything, especially in high school athletics, but judging by the reactions of the Ball High players, coaches, fans and even the stadium maintenance worker, it was obvious that Friday night’s win meant a lot.
We are in that transition period when more frequent cold fronts start appearing. The current frontal system likely will have some effect on the movement of fish; however, it should be short-lived.
Despite what you hear during tonight's presidential debate, no one man or woman is going to make America great again.
The schooner America, a replica of the fabled racing yacht that coined the phrase America's Cup, will visit Galveston late next month.
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.
Long snapper Nolan Frese has made the Seattle Seahawks 53-man roster after the team made its final round of cuts before 3 p.m. deadline Saturday.
“Mean” Gene Hill said he was looking for an early knockout in his first title defense, and the NABA-US Heavyweight champion got his wish Saturday night when he shut down challenger Nick Guivas with a second-round TKO.
The Texas state champion League City Post 554 team fell short of a trip to the American Legion’s Baseball World Series, making a deep run in the Mid-South Regional Tournament before eventually bowing out.
League City Post 554 was all over West Texas Pecos Post 460 from the get-go, cranking out four home runs in an 18-0 run-ruled win in the American Legion baseball state tournament championship Friday at Lutheran South Academy.
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.
Players on the League City Post 554 team found their hitting stroke in the second half of the game to open the American Legion State Tournament with a 14-2 run-rule shortened win against Edinburgh Post 101 on Wednesday.
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.
The storied Clear Creek basketball program lost a giant figure Saturday when legendary Wildcats player Bennie Lenox died from various ailments at his home in Bertram, Texas. He was 74.
Daily News sports editor James LaCombe is 2016's sportswriter of the year, as awarded by the Texas Girls Coaches Association.
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.
Lakewood Yacht Club youth celebrated a first-time victory for the United States at the Optimist Team Racing World Championship in Vilamoura, Portugal.
Even with capacity extended beyond original plans, NFL star and island native Mike Evans’ football camp in Galveston is full and the celebration of the inaugural event is ready to go.
The city of Friendswood is having a “School’s Out” punch card sale. Punch Cards for 16 classes for the city of Friendswood adult fitness program are on sale now.
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.
Lakewood Yacht Club is prepared to welcome more than 160 crews of sailors from around the world for the 2016 edition of the J/70 North American Championship.
Sam Vitanza Stadium will be the site of the Gulf Coast region's Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) track and field championships Saturday.
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.
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.
LEAGUE CITY - It was a Saturday shootout as the Friendswood Mustangs held on to edge the Clear Springs Chargers, 42-35, in a key District 24-6A contest.
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.
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.
TEXAS CITY — For Texas City head coach Leland Surovik, the formula for success sometimes boils down to simply letting his great athletes make great plays.
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.
SANTA FE — The Santa Fe Indians were outgained 442-191 total yards on offense as they fell to the Ridge Point Panthers 49-7 at Joe Raitano Field on Friday.
FREEPORT - In terms of yardage, the Brazoswood Buccaneers played right with district-leading Clear Creek on Friday night. The difference, however, was the Wildcats’ ability to get the ball into the end zone.
High school football action for Oct. 9 featuring Hitchcock, High Island and Bay Area Christian.
High school volleyball action featuring Clear Creek, Clear Falls, Clear Springs, Clear Lake, Friendswood, Santa Fe and Texas City.
LEAGUE CITY — The Dickinson Gators scored twice in the second quarter and piled it on in the second half Thursday night to run away with a 42-0 win in a District 24-6A contest at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
HOUSTON — Houston Worthing came out swinging, but the La Marque Cougars took the Colts’ best punches and rode hard-running senior running back Daequan Jones, who rushed for a whopping 274 yards and three touchdowns on 34 carries, to a 62-20 win on Thursday.
TEXAS CITY – Texas City tennis coach Boyd “Buz” Sawyer was hoping his Stings could make a valiant comeback Thursday afternoon.
HOUSTON - The Houston Cougars had their work cut out for them both on and off the field Thursday night.
The Clear Falls Knights took on the Dickinson Gators at Veterans Memorial Stadium in League City Thursday, October 8, 2015.
HOUSTON - When asked what stood out about the SMU Mustangs’ offense, Houston Cougars head coach Tom Herman answered without hesitation.
TEXAS CITY - Texas City took a 1-0 lead to start the match, but that was as good as it got for the Lady Stings as the Santa Fe Lady Indians continued to steamroll their way through District 23-5A with a 25-12, 25-17, 25-14 win Tuesday.
Recap of Tuesday night's high school volleyball action including matches from around District 24-6A as well as Ball High's victory in its matchup with Fort Bend Marshall in District 23-5A.
HOUSTON - Houston Cougars head coach Tom Herman has a simple description of linebacker Steven Taylor.
MISSOURI CITY - Darkness and a stubborn Fort Bend Ridge Point tennis team are making the Texas City Stings wait two more days to repeat as District 23-5A team tennis champions.
HOUSTON - With a short week of preparation for Thursday night’s intrastate conference matchup with the SMU Mustangs, the Houston Cougars were back to work Sunday just over 24 hours after a 38-24 win at Tulsa.
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.
LEAGUE CITY - The Clear Springs Chargers scored five touchdowns in the first quarter of their game against the Clear Lake Falcons that ended in a 51-7 homecoming win for the Chargers on Saturday at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
MISSOURI CITY — The Santa Fe Indians stayed within striking range of the Willowridge Eagles for most of the game but were hindered by six turnovers — including four on four straight possessions in the fourth quarter — in a 25-7 defeat on the road Saturday.
Houston Cougars head coach Tom Herman challenges his players.
SUGAR LAND — In offseason baseball action, the Santa Fe Indians were among Cypress Ranch, Spring Westfield and Kingwood as the final four in the TASO Houston Umpires Scholarship Tournament.
Recap of Saturday's high school volleyball action including matches between Clear Creek and Clear Lakes as well as Clear Springs and Dickinson.
TEXAS CITY - Texas City senior running back Exavier Simpson saved his best run for last — and for the most crucial time for the Stings.
GALVESTON - With seven minutes left in the game, the Ball High Tors were within striking distance, down only a point to the Elkins Knights. But in the end, the Skinner brothers were too much to overcome.
LA MARQUE — With about 3 minutes to go in Friday’s game, La Marque running back Daequan Jones got the ball for the 30th and final time of the night and scampered 59 yards to the end zone sealing a 32-20 Cougars victory over the Sweeny Bulldogs at Etherege Stadium.
LEAGUE CITY — The Clear Creek Wildcats sent the homecoming crowd home happy on Friday night after a 56-14 win over the Clear Falls Knights at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
DICKINSON — Clear Brook looked for their “Rocky” moment at Sam Vitanza Stadium on Friday night, and for a time, the upstart Wolverines appeared to have the defending District 24-6A champs on the ropes.
FRIENDSWOOD — After a slow first half offensively for both teams, the Friendswood Mustangs — led by quarterback Tyler Page with 299 total yards of offense — came alive in the second half and held off a late charge by the Brazoswood Bucs to win, 34-20, Friday at Henry Winston Stadium.
HOUSTON — Bay Area Christian lost a close match against Lutheran North, 30-24, on the road on Friday.
Recap of Friday night's high school volleyball action including a win for Clear Falls in District 24-6A and countywide sweep in District 23-5A.
The Texas City Stingarees defeated the Marshall Buffalos 28-21 in Texas City Friday, Oct. 2, 2015.
Saturday the University of Houston defense, and especially the secondary, will be put to the test against a Tulsa offense that ranks second in the American Athletic Conference in both average passing yards (390.7) and total offense (607).
HOUSTON - Through the Houston Cougars’ first three games, junior wide receiver Demarcus Ayers has been a focal point in both the passing and running games.
LEAGUE CITY - After coming up just short in a five-game battle with Clear Creek on Friday, the Clear Springs Chargers were taken to the brink against 2014 state finalists Clear Falls, but rallied to top the Knights by the scores of 20-25, 25-20, 20-25, 25-19, 15-13 on Tuesday.
Recap of Tuesday's high school volleyball action including key matches from District 24-6A and District 23-5A.
HOUSTON - Steven Dunbar made one of the biggest plays in the Houston Cougars’ win over Texas State on Saturday. The 6-foot-2 sophomore wide receiver found himself wide open near the 50-yard line and then used his legs to turn a 15-yard pass completion into a 65-yard touchdown.