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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

  • By MANUEL MORENO JR. Correspondent
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It's beginning to look more and more like team tennis season now that several more local high schools are taking to the courts for keeps.

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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.

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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

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While many local high school tennis teams are still in their planning stages, the Friendswood Mustangs once again are already in playing mode.

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  • By BRANDON C. WILLIAMS Correspondent
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A listing of the 2017 Galveston County Daily News' all-county baseball teams