It appears that we are in the middle of a more typical croaker run, as anglers are reporting large catches of huge golden croaker, with one report of a 4-pounder being taken.
It hasn’t quite sunk in yet for the players, but the 2016 Lady Tors volleyball squad are now and forever a part of school history — the first team to reach the playoffs in a program more than 40 years old.
Members of the La Marque Cougars 1986 Class 5A finalists, the 1996 Class 4A state champions and the 2006 Class 4A, Division II state champs were honored on Friday at Etheredge Stadium.
The Friendswood boys and girls teams each qualified for regional competition, and other locals shined, as well, at Thursday's District 24-6A cross country championship meet held at League City's Chester L. Davis Sportsplex.
Clear Springs quarterback Will McBride threw for 248 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Chargers to their seventh consecutive win in a 44-28 triumph over the Clear Brook Wolverines.
On a night where past champions were honored, the current version of the Cougars had to overcome another shaky performance in order to keep their 23-game win streak in district play alive.
The Willowridge Eagles took advantage of several Santa Fe miscues, including a blocked extra-point kick in the fourth quarter, to take a 28-27 victory at Kenneth Hall Stadium on Friday night.
The Dickinson Gators got even for their only loss of the 2015 season, defeating the Clear Creek Wildcats 21-3 to cap off homecoming night at Sam Vitanza Stadium on Friday.
Clear Creek 3, Clear Lake 0
With both programs taking major steps forward this season, the Clear Springs Chargers (6-1, 4-0 in district) and Clear Brook Wolverines (5-2, 3-1) square off tonight at Veterans Memorial Stadium in a game that will make a major impact on the 24-6A landscape.
Before Anna Marie Milligan possibly hangs up her coaching gear for good on Tuesday, she has plans to go out big — like in six digits big.
Ball High’s cross country teams put on a strong performance in the District 23-5A championships, which were held Tuesday at Kitty Hollow Park.
Preview of Friday night's high school football including both Hitchcock and La Marque attempting to remain undefeated in District 12-3A-I play.
A ceremony at halftime of Friday's La Marque-East Chambers football game will honor the 1986, 1996 and 2006 state finalist teams.
Knowing a loss would end their postseason chances, the Clear Springs Chargers refused to crumble under the pressure, willing their way to a 25-23, 24-26, 25-17, 24-26, 15-10 win Tuesday against fellow playoff contender Clear Brook.
Clear Creek 3, Dickinson 0
Galveston County football Week 8 top performances
Coach David Cook’s Friendswood Mustangs are seeking redemption when they open the Class 6A team tennis area tournament today at George Ranch in Richmond.
After becoming Friendswood’s all-time leader in career rushing yards two weeks ago, quarterback Tyler Page nearly set another school record as the Mustangs swarmed the Clear Creek Wildcats early en route to a 52-34 win Saturday.
The larger, more physical Gilmer Union Hill Bulldogs overpowered the High Island Cardinals early, showing why they were the preseason District 16-1A-I favorites in a 56-6 win Friday night at Cardinals Nest Stadium.
The Texas City Stings and Fort Bend Willowridge Eagles got off to a slow start on Friday night with no scores in the first quarter. But the Stings came out of the locker room after halftime and didn't waste any time running away with the game for a 41-23 victory.
Texas City overcame a 16-7 halftime deficit and, behind a stout defense and a sneaky misdirection running game, powered to a 41-23 homecoming win over Fort Bend Willowridge on Friday at Stingaree Stadium.
In a game of inches, Friday’s Ball High-Fort Bend Marshall District 23-5A football matchup proved to be just that.
Lethargic at times and plain sloppy in others, La Marque nearly fell into a trap laid by a determined Anahuac Panthers team on Friday night, but were able to regain its bearings behind a powerful effort from the offensive line, which paved the way to a 43-23 win that was closer than the final appeared.
Hitchcock High School had a lot to celebrate on Friday as the Hitchcock Bulldogs defeated the Hempstead Bobcats, 44-12, in front of a boisterous crowd at Bulldog Stadium on homecoming night.
Following their loss to the Clear Springs Chargers last week, the Dickinson Gators took out all of their frustrations against the hapless Alvin Yellowjackets Friday at Alvin Memorial Stadium.
Clear Springs gave Clear Falls a quick glimmer of hope, then just as quickly took it away in a 52-21 win on Friday at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Recap of Friday night's high school football action including Santa Fe's win over Galena Park.
Clear Creek 3, Friendswood 2
Preview of Saturday's high school football matchup between Friendswood and Clear Creek.
Outside observers might see tonight’s High Island (6-1, 1-0 in District 16-1A-I) versus Gilmer Union Hill (6-1, 1-0) contest as a de facto district championship, but the Cardinals are looking at it as simply their next game.
Preview of Friday's countywide high school football games including Clear Springs looking to maintain its perfect district record and Dickinson attempting to bounce back from its first loss.
The Friendswood Lady Mustangs willed their way to gutsy rallies in the fourth and fifth sets to come away with a 20-25, 25-21, 13-25, 27-25, 17-15 win in a key District 24-6A match against crosstown rival Clear Brook on Tuesday.
Clear Creek 3, Alvin 0
Galveston County football Week 7 top performances
Thanks to a 10-9 upset of two-time defending champion Clear Creek last week, a bunch of ifs will come into play today when locals complete their District 24-6A team tennis schedule.
For observers wondering when Clear Springs would get a signature win under their new head coach, the Chargers answered that question Friday.
Ball High finally found its offensive spark. Quarterback Alonte Hatter, making his first appearance of the season for the Tors, accounted for a pair of touchdowns in a 28-20 win over Santa Fe on Friday night at Joe Raitano Field.
After carrying just a six-point lead into halftime, the Friendswood Mustangs exploded for 28 points in the second half on their way to a 41-7 win over the Clear Brook Wolverines at CCISD Veteran’s Memorial Stadium on Friday night.
With about a minute left in the third quarter, the Galena Park marching band struck a peppy rendition of “Everything is Awesome,” the theme from 2014’s “The Lego Movie.” It was an apropos choice.
Emphatically and swiftly, the Cougars delivered a happy Homecoming at Ethredge Stadium on Friday night dismantling the Hardin Hornets in a 56-0 rout to open the District 12-3A, Division I portion of their schedule.
After an 84-8 drubbing at the hands of the Friendswood Mustangs last week, the Clear Falls Knights lost a heartbreaker in overtime to the Clear Lake Falcons, 29-22, to drop to 0-3 in District 24-6A play Friday at Challenger-Columbia Stadium.
Recap of Friday night's games featuring Hitchcock, High Island, Bay Area Christian and O'Connell.
Clear Creek 3, Clear Brook 2
The Clear Springs Chargers travelled to Dickinson to take on the Gators Friday night. The Chargers took an early lead and never looked back, defeating the Gators 23-7 to remain undefeated in District 24-6A and move ahead of Dickinson in the standings.
With points hard to come by for both teams Thursday night, the Clear Creek Wildcats couldn’t hang on to a slim second-half lead in a 14-10 loss to the Alvin Yellowjackets.
Preview of Friday night's high school football matchups including a key District 24-6A contest between Friendswood and Clear Brook as well as a county rivalry game between Ball High and Santa Fe.
Clear Creek at Alvin
Clear Falls’ Dig Pink match — an annual event that raises breast cancer awareness — held a special significance for Knights players and especially their head coach, and that added motivation definitely showed.
Clear Creek 3, Clear Springs 0
Galveston County football Week 6 top performances
After an emotional win last week against Friendswood, the Dickinson Gators took care of business against an improved Clear Lake Falcons squad with a 47-6 win Saturday at Challenger Columbia Stadium.
The High Island six-man football squad set a team record Saturday, putting triple digits on the scoreboard in a 123-76 non-district win over Barksdale Nueces Canyon (2-4).
The Dickinson Gators took on the Clear Lake Falcons at Challenger Columbia Stadium Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016.
The Clear Brook Wolverines picked up an impressive 25-17, 25-16, 25-17 win against Dickinson on Saturday, closing out the first half of league play in a District 24-6A shaping up to have a very different playoff scenario this season.
The Friendswood Mustangs defeated the Clear Falls Knights 84-8 at Henry Winston Stadium in Friendswood Friday, Sept. 30, 2016.
In a game filled with big plays, it was Texas City that came up with the biggest ones on Friday night at Stingaree Stadium. The Stings had four scoring plays of 20 yards or more to hold off the Santa Fe Indians, 38-21, in a clash of District 23-5A and county rivals.