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.
Across Galveston County, high school Junior Reserve Officer Training programs compete in a wide array of physical and mental challenges. And maybe more importantly, JROTC — like team sports — can change young lives.
With continued dominant pitching combined with a power surge at the plate this season, Santa Fe senior Shelbi Sunseri is the 2017 Galveston County softball player of the year.
Pretty much all local observers had written off the Friendswood Lady Mustangs after the first four games of District 24-6A play — that is everyone but 2017 county softball coach of the year Christa Williams, her staff and players.
The top 24-6A postseason baseball awards went to district champion Dickinson, and several other Galveston County players were honored in the recently released all-district selections.
Multiple superlatives were earned by Galveston County players and, in general, locals were well represented in the recently released 23-5A all-district postseason awards.
Breaking several seasons of struggling in district play by earning their first playoff berth in about a decade, the Hitchcock Bulldogs were well represented in the recently released 24-3A all-district baseball postseason awards.
Galveston County communities got a little taste of Friday night lights in the spring this past week as local football programs put on their annual spring games.
The Clear Springs Chargers golf team dug deep and improved on their opening round total score by three shots in the final round, but had to settle for a disappointing ninth-place finish in the 2017 Class 6A state golf tournament at Legacy Hills in Georgetown.
Austin Westlake came off the first tee hot and did not cool off, scorching the Legacy Hills Golf Course with a first day team total of 288 — an average of 72 strokes per golfer on the par 72 Georgetown, Texas layout. The team of Reid Davenport, Mathew Denton, Michael Rome, Reese Ramsey and T…
For the second time in the last three seasons, the Chargers were eliminated at the hands of the Deer, this time dropping Game 3 to the Deer by the final score of 3-2 Saturday at Crosby High School.
The Ball High Tors’ playoff run came to an end Saturday, as the Crosby Cougars won Game 3 of the best-of-three Class 5A regional quarterfinal series, 4-1.
The Galveston Ball Tors and Crosby Cougars faced off in a deciding Game 3 of the UIL 5A Region III Baseball Quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon in Deer Park.
Deer Park matched Clear Springs' opening-game pitching masterpiece with one of its own to take a 6-1 win in Friday's second contest at Crosby.
An excellent pitcher’s duel was book-ended by a wild start and an even wilder finish, as the Crosby Cougars took Game 1 of the best-of-three Class 5A regional quarterfinal series, 3-2, Thursday night over the Ball High Tors.
The Clear Springs Chargers opened their three game regional quarterfinal playoff series with a 1-0 win over Deer Park on Thursday night at Reckling Park.
Clear Lake's Megan Flores and fellow Clear Creek Independent School District rivals, Clear Brook’s Maria Herrera and Andres Padilla, are each three wins away from claiming University Interscholastic League Class 6A state tennis titles.
Santa Fe star pitcher Shelbi Sunseri earned another district most valuable player award to highlight the county athletes honored in the 23-5A all-district softball picks.
The cruel, unforgiving postseason has whittled Galveston County’s active high school baseball teams down to only two — Ball High and Clear Springs — still in the chase for a state crown.
Dickinson teammates Essence Thomas and Koi Johnson were second and third place, respectfully, in the University Interscholastic League state girls Class 6A triple jump competition to headline the Galveston County contingent Saturday.
Backed by phenomenal defense, Clear Springs starting pitcher Riley Schulz had a beauty of an outing with a complete-game three-hit shutout and the Chargers took advantage of scoring opportunities in a 6-0 win over Kingwood on Saturday.
The Dickinson Gators, making their first second-round playoff appearance since 1996, will have to wait at least one more season to reach the third round, as they were shut out in a winner-take-all Game 3 on Saturday.
After falling behind 1-0 in the top of the first, the Tors countered with a three-run bottom half of the frame, and with a strong pitching performance from Dylan Whitehurst and constant pressure on offense, came through with a 6-2 win Friday over Kingwood Park to sweep their Region III-5A best-of-three area round series.
The Dickinson Gators came up big in the bottom of the fifth inning, sending a total of 11 batters to the plate and scoring seven runs on four hits, en route to an 8-2 victory to tie the Region III-6A area round series 1-1 with the North Shore Mustangs.
The Kingwood Mustangs knotted up the best-of-three Region III-6A area round playoff series with the Clear Springs Chargers after a 4-0 win Friday at Crosby.
The Hitchcock Bulldogs came into Friday's opening game of their Region III-3A area round best-of-three playoff series against the state's top-ranked Class 3A team, the Nacogdoches Central Heights Blue Devils, as big underdogs and were unable to pull off a massive upset, falling 10-0 in five innings.
Friday's schedule of events saw Ball High's Leyha Williams and the High Island boys 4x100-meter relay team fall short of their state title dreams at the UIL state track and field championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin.
Clear Springs’ Peyton Sawyer and Naomi Taylor will both be looking for successful swan songs to their high school track and field careers, as both take on the hurdles in this weekend’s UIL state meet in Austin.
Ball High's Austin Lawrence hammered a curveball to the left-center field wall, driving home Noah Trevino with the winning run to lead the visiting Tors to a thrilling 1-0 10-inning victory over the Kingwood Park Panthers in Game 1 of the best-of-three Class 5A area round playoffs.
Santa Fe senior Tucker Mica came into the game with a 0.60 ERA, but got touched up by the Barbers Hill Eagles, allowing seven runs on 13 hits, with costly errors included, as the Indians were shut out, 8-0, dropping Game 1 of their Class 5A, Region III area round playoff series Thursday night at Santa Fe High School.
An all-in mind set and an unquenchable thirst to improve herself that has seen Ball High's Leyha Williams go from unlikely district champion all the way to a qualifier in the Class 5A girls 100-meter race at this weekend’s UIL state track and field meet in Austin.