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.
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.
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.
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.
Following a 19-25, 20-25, 16-25 loss at home against Pearland Dawson in non-district play Tuesday, the Clear Creek Wildcats are already finding themselves at a crossroads in just the second week of the regular season.
Galveston County’s six representatives at the John Turner Classic hosted by Pearland ISD mostly ended their runs in the tournament with up-and-down showings Saturday.
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.
Galveston County teams Clear Creek, Clear Falls, Clear Springs, Dickinson, Friendswood and Santa Fe took part in the massive John Turner Classic high school volleyball tournament in Pearland.
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
New Santa Fe Lady Indians volleyball head coach Jennifer Webb will find herself in a unique position this season; after all, not every new head coach finds themselves taking over for a predecessor that the community literally nicknamed, “The Legend.”
While the Ball High Lady Tors of 2016 were able to reach the playoffs for the first time in the history of the volleyball program, going back to the postseason this year won’t be an easy task.
While the annual Kick Off By The Creek luncheon is typically a light-hearted affair, Clear Creek’s head football coach Darrell Warden made a surprising retirement announcement.
After a drop-off in wins last season, the Clear Springs Chargers volleyball program will be looking to bounce back and return to its playoff-contender status this year.
While Ball High will maintain much of the physically-imposing style of play, the addition of new offensive coordinator Jimmy Klingler gives the unit a level of optimism about hitting the field when Angleton visits Courville Stadium in the Sept. 1 season opener.
For 12 years Derek Martin called O'Connell his home-away-from-home, first as a student-athlete and 1991 graduate and later as an assistant and head coach. Now Martin is his high school alma mater's athletic director.
Anyone who thinks the Clear Creek Wildcats volleyball program will be resting on its laurels this season following a record-breaking 2016 campaign in which the team had a run to the Class 6A state championship match, they’d be sorely mistaken.
Amanda King went in for an interview Wednesday hoping to be the next Ball High head girls basketball coach. Just a few hours later that evening, King was being introduced to the school board as the Lady Tors' newest hire.
Of the five finalists in the voting, only one attended a school smaller than Santa Fe, but, nevertheless, the small town rallied to overwhelmingly anoint Indians’ two-sport standout Josh Blankenship as the 2016-17 Galveston County boys athlete of the year.
Several factors combined gave Clear Springs' Christian Waller a slight edge for the sports editor’s vote for the 2016-17 Galveston County boys athlete of the year among a field of five highly distinguished finalists.
Under the guidance of a new, but familiar, head coach, the Dickinson Lady Gators volleyball program this season will look to become the latest team at the school in recent years to snap a long postseason drought.
With a solid core returning, the Friendswood Lady Mustangs will be looking to build on their success from last season.
With nine returning varsity players from last year’s playoff team, the Clear Falls Knights will boast an experience advantage over just about every team in 24-6A.
Head coach Mark Kanipes feels his team can compete in District 23-5A, and with the wealth of talent the Santa Fe Indians return on offense, there’s optimism that the program can make its first visit to the postseason since 2009.
Everyone loves an underdog tale; look no further than the fan voting for the 2016-17 Galveston County girls athlete of the year for evidence of that.
When it comes to being a key component to an athletic program’s success, Caitlyn Burroway’s impact on Clear Creek in her senior season was not only unmatched this past year in the county, but will not likely be matched for years to come.
Friendswood doesn’t see the upcoming season as a rebuilding year. Instead, coach Robert Koopmann feels his squad can exceed expectations.
The Daily News’ Galveston County athlete of the year coverage continues as we reveal the five finalists for the boys’ side.
Denied a fifth straight playoff berth by less than two minutes last season, coach Leland Surovik’s Stingarees feel confident they can begin a new string of mid-November adventures once the regular season starts.
Clear Brook coach Mike Allison knows his team won’t surprise the pundits as they did last season when the Wolverines finished 8-5 and advanced to the Class 6A, Region III, Division II quarterfinals. In order to at least duplicate the feat, it begins with having a family atmosphere.
The Daily News’ Galveston County athlete of the year coverage returns and, as has become tradition, we begin with the finalists for girls athlete of the year.
The Clear Brook Wolverines had a strong showing as the Texas 7on7 Championships ended Saturday at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station, staying alive all the way to the Division I championship bracket’s semifinals.
Dropped into one of Division II’s best pools Thursday, the Hitchcock Bulldogs went 0-for-3 on the opening day of the Texas 7on7 Championships.
"Winning the moment" is Clear Falls’ motto this year, and after a 2-8 campaign in 2016, the program is focused on whatever the immediate task provides.
With a full season of coach Craig Dailey’s system under their collective belts, Clear Springs is in good position to defend their District 24-6A title. Simply winning a district crown, however, isn’t what the Chargers are focused on leading into fall practice in August.
With the best graduating senior baseball players in the Houston area gathering Tuesday at Schroeder Park, there was a distinct Galveston presence on the field.
While coach Hitchcock Craig Smith had to say goodbye to his 17 seniors, it’s not as if the outlook is gloomy leading into the first fall practice on Aug. 7.
Kevin Wilcox's hard work and patience paid off on Monday afternoon when he was named the new boy’s basketball head coach at La Marque, where he graduated from in 1995.
Participating in the tournament for the first time, the Dickinson Gators dominated the USA Football 7on7 Houston Regional Championships on Saturday, going 8-0 en route to taking home the trophy.
With 17 returning starters on a team that finished 8-3 and made the postseason for the 24th time in the last 26 years, La Marque coach Mike Jackson feels his Cougars will have an advantage when they come into fall practice on Aug. 7.
There was simply no substitute for submarine pitcher Brian Dawson, the 2017 Galveston County baseball player of the year.
When first-year head coach Cody Kemmerling, the 2017 Galveston County baseball coach of the year, took the reins of the Hitchcock Bulldogs baseball program, he knew it was going to be a fixer-upper.
When the Ball High Tors football team takes the field in their Friday, Sept. 1 season and home opener against Angleton, they’ll be joined by a new and improved Tuffy Tornado statue.