The Ball High Tors rallied with a three-run bottom of the sixth inning en route to a 3-1 come-from-behind victory Tuesday over the Fort Bend Elkins Knights to clinch the district crown.
Behind catcher Sam Martinez’s monster game (4-for-4, grand slam home run, two triples, eight runs batted in, three runs scored), the Lady Stings mashed out 15 hits and jumped all over the Lady Tors to punch their ticket to the postseason with a 15-2 win in five innings in Game 1 of a tiebreaker doubleheader Monday at Alvin High School.
Ball High’s Cinderella story continued and multiple other county athletes qualified for regionals at last week’s District 23/24-5A area meet held at Hall Stadium.
The Dickinson Lady Gators notched an impressive 9-1, six-inning run-rule win over the Clear Falls Knights in a make-up game Saturday that served as both teams’ regular season finales.
The Hitchcock Bulldogs fell short, 4-2, in a battle Friday with East Bernard for the top spot in District 24-3A, but are still about to close out a remarkable turnaround season for the baseball program.
The Lady Stings, aided by junior Jade Arroyo and senior Mariah Ruiz, fought back after a nightmare inning, driving in two runs in the top of seventh, but it was not enough to retake the lead as they fell, 10-7, Friday night at Manvel High School.
The Clear Falls Knights refused to be rattled by their mistakes against a resilient Dickinson Gators squad Thursday at Clear Creek’s Mallory Field, and managed to hang on for an exciting 6-5 win.
The Friendswood Lady Mustangs picked up their seventh win in a row, outlasting the Clear Springs Chargers by the final score of 3-2, Thursday at Friendswood High School.
The Chargers’ No. 2-seeded girls’ doubles team fell one win short of making it back to the University Interscholastic League Class 6A state tournament, losing a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 heartbreaker to Fort Bend Clements’ Krisia Flores and Chloe Ku in the winner-take-second playback match.
The Ball High Tors prevailed in a battle Wednesday with Manvel for the top spot in the District 23-5A standings, walking off with a 4-3 win in the eighth inning.
The Ball High Lady Tors held a six-run lead through five innings, but saw the Manvel Lady Mavs score a whopping 17 runs in the final three innings to come away with an 18-12 extra-innings win.
With both teams facing a terrible umpire crew, the Clear Springs Chargers scored one run in each of the final three frames to dig themselves out of a 2-0 hole, for a come-from-behind 3-2 over the Friendswood Mustangs, Wednesday night at Clear Springs High School.
Unlike last year, Clear Springs High School’s Aava Azad and Melody Duong are supposed to be where they are now, one win away from the University Interscholastic League Class 6A state tennis tournament.
The Clear Creek Wildcats used solid production from the bottom of their lineup to take down the Clear Lake Falcons 10-3 on Wednesday night.
Galveston County was well-represented in the postseason all-district awards for boys and girls soccer with several superlatives and top-notch selections. The following is a rundown of the all-district honors.
Both the Region III Class 5A and 6A tennis championships take to the courts Tuesday and Wednesday, with the top two finishers in each of the five events up for grabs advancing to their respective state meets on May 18-19.
At last week’s District 24-6A championships, Galveston County track and field athletes racked up plenty of gold medals and many more advanced to area competition along with those district champs.
Galveston County schools combined to bring home eight district championships at the 23-5A track and field meet held throughout last week at Hall Stadium, and several more will also be headed to the area meet coming up this week.
After scoring 15 runs just the night before, Dickinson's bats were quieted by Alvin pitcher Rachel Hertenberger, who threw a one-hit shutout in the Lady Jackets’ 6-0 win over the Lady Gators on Friday afternoon.
Riding excellent relief pitching by junior Jonathon Pascale, the Clear Falls Knights sprayed 12 hits, scored early and drove in clutch runs in the middle innings to take down the Alvin Yellowjackets by the final score of 7-4, Saturday at Manvel High School.
Behind solid relief pitching and a big fifth inning, the Clear Creek Wildcats were able to split the season district series with the Dickinson Gators with an 8-4 win Saturday.
Clear Springs used the combination of a big first inning and strong relief pitching to sweep Clear Brook on Saturday afternoon with a 7-2 win.
A tight contest came unraveled in the sixth inning with the Dickinson Gators taking advantage of the Clear Creek Wildcats’ miscues en route to a 7-2 win Thursday in District 24-6A baseball action.
The Clear Falls Knights began a crucial stretch run in their race for a playoff spot in District 24-6A by being shut out, 3-0, by Rachel Hertenberger and the Alvin Lady Jackets on Thursday night at Alvin High School, losing for the third time in their last four games.
Once 2-4 in District 24-6A, the Friendswood Lady Mustangs have come roaring back, winning their fifth game in a row with a clutch seventh-inning rally to knock off the Clear Creek Wildcats, 4-3, to improve to 7-4 on the season, Wednesday night at neutral Manvel High School.
With every win crucial down the stretch, the Clear Springs Chargers jumped out to a big lead, saw it completely evaporate and then salvaged the win with a late push in a 13-10 win over the Clear Falls Knights on Wednesday.
Both the Region III Class 5A and 6A meets get under way on Tuesday, but the big-school coaches are the first to put together their respective five state-qualifying draws.
After their impressive win at the region preview tournament at Eagle Pointe last week, and ranked No. 1 in the region, coach Troy Frederick had good reason to believe his Clear Springs Chargers were the team to beat heading into the District 24-6A tournament held at Moody Gardens Golf Course on Monday and Tuesday.
The Santa Fe Indians fired a plethora of straight arrows at the fairways and greens of Battleground Golf Course in Deer Park during the past two days.
Winners of seven straight heading into Monday’s game, the Bay Area Christian Lady Broncos were in need of stern test ahead of a district showdown, and they got it with visiting Brazosport Christian, as the Lady Eagles came away with a 12-6 victory.
The Santa Fe Indians continued their recent spate of hot hitting Saturday afternoon, mashing out 12 base knocks in a 8-3 win over the Texas City Stingarees.
Alvin pounced on an early Clear Creek error, poured on more runs late and got a standout performance from ace pitcher Rachel Hertenberger in an 8-0 victory Friday over the Wildcats that further cemented the Lady Jackets’ place as the top dogs of District 24-6A.
Clear Creek got a stalwart effort from winning pitcher Garrett Poston and a big home run from right fielder Jason Jaekel in a 4-1 win over Friendswood on Friday.