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 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.
Led by big shots in the second half by senior forwards Hannah Zajac and Caitlyn Burroway, the Clear Creek Wildcats overcame a cold-shooting start and a sizable early deficit for an impressive, 45-36, comeback victory over the Alief Hastings Lady Bears in their Region III-6A bi-district playoff game Monday at Stafford High School.
A balanced scoring attack that saw six players score five or more points and a 9-0 run in the first 1:56 of the game set the tone for the Clear Falls girls basketball team to defeat the George Ranch Lady Longhorns, 55-38, in the Region III-6A bi-district playoffs at Manvel High School.
Avoiding the emotions of Valentine’s Day, but breaking their comfort zone by playing on a Monday, the Ball High Lady Tors pushed distractions aside, downing the Houston Northside Lady Panthers by the final score of 52-31, Monday night at Alvin High School to advance to the Class 5A, Region III area round of the playoffs.
One Galveston County team remained alive, while another saw its season ended in Monday’s Class 3A, Region III bi-district playoff action.
Eight Galveston County girls basketball teams will enter the opening round of the state playoffs, which begin today and continue Tuesday. One local team ending a five-year playoff drought and another with an intriguing rematch highlight the slate of first-round postseason games.
A costly mistake and a couple missed chances saw Friendswood come up short against District 24-6A leader Clear Lake in a 2-1 loss Saturday afternoon.
With wind playing a major factor in the game, the Friendswood Mustangs and Clear Lake Falcons had plenty of chances to pull out a win, but tough defense won out in the end as the two teams battled to a 1-1 draw, Saturday afternoon at Henry Winston Stadium.
A white-hot Fort Bend Marshall team was too much, as the Buffaloes handed Texas City an 83-60 loss Friday to avenge a loss to the Stings in the first round of district play.
The Clear Springs Chargers kept their 24-6A district playoff hopes alive on Friday night as they defeated the Friendswood Mustangs, 67-64, in front of a roaring crowd at Friendswood High School.
With the boys basketball regular season nearing its end, the stakes are about as high as can be in Friday’s two marquee games on the Galveston County schedule.
The Clear Brook Wolverines had a strong second half to turn a close game against the Clear Springs Chargers into a comfortable 67-48 win Tuesday night.
The Friendswood Mustangs could not find their shot from long range and could not contain Clear Lake’s junior Ajare Sanni as they went on to lose, 63-41, Tuesday at Kruger Field House.
The La Marque Cougars rode a high-flying Jauron Freeman and scored 26 points in the second quarter to rout their neighboring rivals, the Hitchcock Bulldogs, by the final score of 66-51, Monday at Hitchcock High School to remain undefeated in District 24-3A.
The Ball High Lady Tors showed tons of hustle and heart and got a valiant effort from junior forward Nina Kovach, but it wasn’t enough for the shorthanded squad to overcome the Manvel Lady Mavericks, who clinched the District 23-5A championship in Friday’s 48-38 win.
In a three-way tie for the fourth place playoff spot in District 24-6A entering Friday's game, the Friendswood Mustangs grinded out a hard-fought victory, getting clutch baskets late to defeat the Clear Creek Wildcats, 51-48.
There were plenty of smiles and tears of joy from football players and their families, friends and coaches at each school’s National Signing Day festivities.
It wasn’t pretty, but the Clear Falls Knights grinded out a close, low-scoring game, overcoming a stout Clear Lake Falcon 2-3 zone, to win, 26-19, Tuesday at Clear Falls high school.