After a pair of sizable wins to start the playoffs, the La Marque Cougars may finally have a postseason challenge on their hands in the Region III-3A quarterfinals as they face the Buna Cougars tonight in a bout between two state-ranked district champions.
The district champion Clear Springs Chargers nearly swept the superlatives, and several other Galveston County players were honored in this season’s 24-6A all-district picks in girls basketball.
The District 24-6A champion Dickinson Gators led the way for Galveston County teams in the 24-6A boys basketball all-district awards.
Players from Hitchcock and La Marque each earned a superlative, and both teams were well represented throughout the 24-3A girls basketball all-district picks.
Clear Falls High School’s Reed Collier continued his winning ways with another singles championship, this time at the Foster-Holtman Clear Brook Varsity Tennis Tournament.
Ball High senior Zyon McCollum scored a boys long jump first-place finish, and Santa Fe freshman Alexys Greenlaw claimed a gold medal in the girls pole vault in recent track and field competition for Galveston County athletes.
An exciting Region III-6A girls basketball championship game was marred by the Dallas chapter officials making the game about themselves rather than the star players on the court, as the Cypress Ranch Lady Mustangs edged out the Clear Springs Chargers, 59-56, on Saturday at the Merrell Center.
The Clear Springs Chargers returned to the Merrell Center in Katy on Saturday afternoon to battle the Cypress Ranch Mustangs for the UIL 6A Region III title.
Clear Springs’ regional tournament experience showed through, as the Chargers led wire-to-wire in Friday’s 71-57 win over the Langham Creek Lady Lobos in the Region III-6A semifinals at the Merrell Center.
Buffalo forward Mollie Dittmar made a pair of free throws with 4 seconds left in the fourth quarter and the Lady Bison dealt a heartbreaking defeat to Hitchcock.
For the first time in their unlikely playoff run, Clear Creek got off to a sizzling start, but the No. 4 state-ranked Cypress Ranch Lady Mustangs eventually took over the game with an effective half-court trap defense and a monster showing from their All-American, as the Wildcats fell, 79-50, in Friday’s Region III-6A semifinal game at the Merrell Center.
Port Arthur Memorial Darion Chatman scored all 18 of his points after intermission, including a 3-pointer to force a second overtime while adding a decisive free throw in the closing seconds of the extra session to give the Titans a 68-64 win over the Texas City Stingarees in a Class 5A, Region III area round game.
A perfectly-executed plan is what it took to defeat the Dickinson Gators, who never led at any point of Friday's Region III-6A area round playoff game at Phillips Field House.
Early foul trouble forced multiple La Marque starters to miss the majority of the first half, but the bench held their own to help the Cougars to a 72-50 win over the Crockett Bulldogs in an area round playoff game held at The Woodlands High School.
Galveston County has been represented well in this year’s girls basketball playoffs, as three local teams have reached the regional tournament stage of the postseason. The following is a look ahead at Friday night’s regional semifinal matchups for each team.
The Ball High Lady Tors could not find a spark, and the power hitting of the Fort Bend Elkins Lady Knights proved to be too much in a 13-5 home loss in Wednesday’s District 23-5A opener for both teams.
In one of the top area-round playoff matchups (and not just for county teams), a pair of state-ranked squads square off on Friday in the boys basketball playoff game to watch.
Reigning District 24-6A champion Dickinson found the bi-district competition tougher than expected, initially. But a strong second half, powered by a stringent defense and a balanced offense, was enough to carry the Gators to a 71-52 win over Alief Elsik Tuesday in the bi-district round of the playoffs.
The Hitchcock Lady Bulldogs struggled early, but their relentless up-tempo play eventually wore down the Buna Lady Cougars for a 56-47 win in Tuesday’s Region III-3A quarterfinal playoff game at R.S. Sterling High School.
Sparked by a 19-5 run at the start of the fourth quarter, Texas City subdued Houston Furr, 64-44, and advanced to the area round where the Stingarees (24-8) will face Port Arthur Memorial at a time and place to be determined.
Poise under pressure guided Clear Springs to a 59-45 win over Pearland in Tuesday's Class 6A, Region III quarterfinal playoff contest at Dawson High School.
The Friendswood Mustangs gave it all they had against the talented, long and athletic Pearland Dawson Eagles, but fell in the bi-District round of the Region III-6A playoffs by the final score of 49-35 Tuesday at Manvel High School.
The Hitchcock boys basketball teams started their Class 3A playoff opener strong Tuesday night but a string of technical fouls and a second-half run did the Dawgs in during a 79-70 loss to the Kountze Lions.
Two rivals squaring off added to the already big-time playoff intensity, as the Clear Creek Wildcats rallied late for a 45-41 win over the Clear Falls Knights in a Region III-6A quarterfinal thriller Monday at Clear Springs High School that lived up to all the pre-game hype generated within the Clear Creek ISD community.
While boys basketball playoffs get started this week and multiple county girls teams remain alive in the postseason, the marquee matchup on the schedule will no doubt be the Clear Creek and Clear Falls girls facing each other for the chance to advance to the Class 6A regional tournament.
The Dickinson track team made clear they would be a force to be reckoned with this season, as the girls were the top finishing overall team and the boys were third overall at the Brown Relays held Saturday at Pasadena ISD’s Auxiliary Stadium.
The Texas City Lady Stings soccer squad is having one of its most successful starts to a season in recent memory, and the secret weapon might just be the team’s unique advantage of having opponents seeing double.
The Bay Area Christian Broncos’ unexpectedly successful basketball season came to a close in the regional round of the TAPPS Class 4A playoffs, as they were topped, 67-53, by district foe The Woodlands Christian Warriors on Saturday at St. Thomas University.
At last week’s round of outdoor track meets, a third-place finish by the Clear Creek girls and a fourth-place finish by the Texas City boys were among the top Galveston County team finishes.
Clear Springs forced 33 turnovers, and Tasharian Robinson and Dymond Gladney each contributed with 18 points apiece as the Chargers cruised passed the Humble Summer Creek Lady Bulldogs, 53-29, in the Region III-6A area round at Phillips Field House.
Facing one of the state’s best teams, the Ball High Lady Tors fell into a huge early hole and could not climb out, as they were topped by the Beaumont Ozen Lady Panthers, 66-32, in Friday’s Region III-5A area-round playoff game at East Chambers High School.
Junior shooting guard Tanner Bandini took over the game in the fourth quarter, bombarding the Clear Springs Chargers with clutch shooting from downtown, to send the Mustangs into the Region III-6A playoffs with a come-from-behind victory, 63-60, Friday at Dickinson High School.
In a battle of Lady Bulldogs teams, Hitchcock had the most bark with its raucous fans and the most bite with a high-pressure defense that forced a plethora of New Waverly turnovers in a 66-57 Region III-3A area-round playoff win Friday at Aldine Davis High School.
For the third time in six years, Clear Falls clashed with the North Shore in the Region III-6A area playoffs, but unlike the previous two, Clear Falls and their fans had the opportunity to celebrate after Hannah Falls' game-winner that lifted the Knights to a 52-51 win over the No. 11 state-ranked Lady Mustangs on Thursday night at Deer Park High School.
Clear Creek senior Catilyn Burroway punished Pasadena Dobie inside, scoring a game-high 21 points, as a sometimes sloppy Wildcats side buckled down late to hold off the Lady Longhorns by the final score of 53-40 Thursday, advancing to the Region III-6A quarter finals to be played against school district rival Clear Falls.
Five Galveston County girls basketball teams remain alive in the playoff race after the first round of postseason play, and the next slate of games in the area round Thursday and Friday are highlighted by a pair of games between some of the state’s top teams in their respective classifications.
In a marquee District 24-6A matchup in girls soccer, the third-place Friendswood Lady Mustangs and the second-place Clear Springs Lady Chargers dueled to a 0-0 draw Wednesday night at Henry Winston Stadium.
While the Clear Springs Chargers controlled the ball for the majority of the match, the Friendswood Mustangs came through with big plays to post a 3-0 win Wednesday in District 24-6A action.
The Clear Springs Chargers wasted little time in showing why they are a favorite to claim the Region III-6A title, diving into their playoff journey with a 78-46 win against the Pearland Dawson Lady Eagles in their bi-district matchup Tuesday at Deer Park High School.
With a chance to seal up the fourth playoff spot in District 24-6A, the Clear Springs Chargers let the game get away from them as they fell to the Clear Lake Falcons by the final score of 77-70, Tuesday at Clear Springs High School.