Friendswood senior Weston Owens and junior Reid Nickerson each crack a smile when they admit that they’re not the fastest safety duo in District 24-6A.
If there’s one thing that unites Texas City linebacker D’Vonta Hinton with two of the greatest football players to emerge from his future football program Texas Tech, it’s the notion that size doesn’t matter.
Some of Galveston County’s own received recognition from the Texas Sports Writers Association with the release of the TSWA’s Class 6A and 5A all-state teams on Friday.
DALLAS — Eighteen premier lacrosse teams, including Friendswood High School’s D1 varsity lacrosse, participated this past weekend for the annual Jesuit Dallas Round Robin Invitational, held Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at Postell Stadium.
The football program that defined a city while becoming one of the state’s flagship teams may have played its last down.
With the news of the Texas Education Agency revoking La Marque ISD’s accreditation, the future of the school’s wealth of talented athletes currently hangs in limbo.
DICKINSON — With one of their high school’s best seasons behind them and their college football futures ahead of them, Wednesday’s National Signing Day ceremony was both jovial and heart-felt for five of the Dickinson Gators’ senior leaders.
LEAGUE CITY — Clear Springs was busy on National Signing Day, as seven student athletes were able to begin the morning by signing letters of intent.
LA MARQUE — For many top college football prospects, National Signing Day is a zenith of a high school career before playing ball in college.
When my son Dylan was 11 years old, I coached his youth basketball team. We had a successful season, all the players improved, had lots of fun, except for one situation. We were down to our last game and one of the players, whom I will call John, hadn’t scored a goal all season, even though he had equal playing time as his teammates.
The Harlem Ambassadors show basketball team brought their brand of on-court comedy to Texas City on Monday in a fundraising exhibition game against the Sting Shooters, an all-star team of Texas City ISD teachers, coaches and staff members.
As the regular season winds down in local girls basketball, teams in more comfortable positions saw teams fighting for a playoff spots come at them with gusto. Included are some notable notes from the past week.
When watching Super Bowl XLIX this evening, keep in mind that Galveston County’s contribution to the first 48 Super Bowls is one rich with success, as a total of 11 local players have reached professional football’s pinnacle, with four being able to share in the moment of a combined six championships over that span.
Now in the deep waters of district play, the playoff picture is beginning to take shape for Galveston County schools’ boys and girls basketball teams.
The Galveston Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K aren’t just for islanders. The races now attract an international field, and when the runners toe the starting line Sunday morning, most of the U.S. will be represented as well.
Let’s start with a review of some basic science from high school. We learned about Charles and Boyles ideal gas law.
LA MARQUE — For the Premier Learning Academy Knights, the size of their school belies the depth of talent they put forth on the basketball court.
AUSTIN — The Santa Fe Lady Indians received a spot in the top 10 in the Class 5A state rankings, as the Texas Girls Coaches Association released its preseason softball rankings Wednesday.
I want to share a story that happened years ago. While attending college, I was a martial arts competitor and worked at Grand Master Al Garza’s Karate School. When teaching classes, I constantly reminded students to address me with “yes sir” and no sir.”
Ball High girls basketball coach Sonny Benefield likens his three starting seniors — Sheridan Hopkins, Martina Rawls and Olivia Sjostrom — to a colorful jigsaw puzzle.
Clear Creek boys basketball took another step toward the top of Class 6A, while the Clear Springs girls made their way into the Top 25 in the most recent Texas Association of Basketball Coaches poll, which was released Monday.
An exciting district showdown highlighted another interesting week in Galveston County basketball. Included are some notable notes from last week’s games.
A quick glance at the Clear Creek Natatorium’s school record board shows the girls half peppered with the name Roemer.
Imagine pulling up to the drive-through window at a local fast food joint only to find your meal being handed to you by a professional baseball player.
Chicago Cubs minor league pitcher Tanner Griggs can throw a 93 mph fastball, send frustrated hitters back to the bench and stare down a power hitter. Add saving lives to his repertoire.
Young runners will be the special guests at two upcoming county races. Kids who have been participating in the Run Across America program will have a chance to add another mile at the Kids’ Mile accompanying the Galveston Marathon, Half Marathon and 5k on Feb. 1.
It’s hard to believe, but there was a time when the No. 1-seeded 100-meter breaststroke and 100-meter freestyle swimmer in District 26-5A was not a natural in the pool.
Three Friendswood juniors won singles titles at the Papa Carlos Tennis Academy Championship tournament in Pearland.
We are approaching the final weekend of the 2014-2015 duck season, and as usual, some of the best hunting of the season is upon us.
In my past articles, I’ve mentioned how relationships between companions will grow through fitness.
The Astros had to give up a solid, top-of-the-lineup player in outfielder Dexter Fowler, but they received players in return that, again, address team needs.
LEAGUE CITY — Galveston County football teams in District 24-6A now have a new head man leading one of their conference foes.
SUGAR LAND — There was little movement for county teams in the latest Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, and, barring any upsets, there will be a huge Class 6A top 10 showdown this Friday.
Slow starts and strong finishes seemed to be the theme of last week’s slate of high school hoops contests. Some notable notes from last week included:
GALVESTON — For more than three and one-half quarters, Seattle Seahawks fan Katie Ager didn’t have much to cheer about on Sunday.
With a late push in fan voting, Clear Creek outfielder Satchel McElroy finished atop Vype Magazine’s Houston-area preseason player of the year poll, earning him the magazine’s award.
SANTA FE — In his fourth season coaching the Santa Fe Lady Indians soccer program, head coach Ryan Cox has a team that seemingly could not be more connected.
Lifelong Dallas Cowboys fans like me are waking up with an oh-so-familiar nauseating feeling inside.
Area soccer and basketball action for Jan. 18, 2015
Clear Creek outfielder Satchel McElroy is one of 19 finalists — and the only one from Galveston County — for Vype Magazine’s baseball preseason player of the year award.
There’s a lot more to it than just keeping the players hydrated. Student athletic trainers are proficient in first aid, CPR, wound care, taping up injuries, physical therapy for athletes rehabilitating from injuries and universal precautions for blood-borne pathogens.
With a perfect weekend, Friendswood not only claimed the Pasadena-Pearland-Friendswood Tournament championship, but also got the 25-year old program its 400th UIL victory.
Kim LeGate is the new head tennis coach at Ball High. The 2002 Tor alum says she is excited to be back on the courts where she played her high school tennis for four years, now as Ball’s mentor.
OK, it’s January 2015, and you’re ready to start exercising. You might be confused on how and what to start with. There are so many choices of exercises, fads, diets and gym memberships.
The only team to make a move in the latest Texas Association of Basketball Coaches’ state poll, released Monday, was the boys basketball team at La Marque’s Premier Learning Academy, which jumped nine spots after two ridiculous blowouts last week.
The past week of local basketball saw the district hierarchy get a little clearly for those teams already in district play. Included are some notable notes from the past week.
Ask anyone associated with the Hitchcock Bulldogs football team, and they’ll likely tell you that their biggest victory in an impressive turnaround season didn’t come on the football field.
FRIENDSWOOD — The regular season for most county soccer teams kicks off today, and, as has been the case in other sports already, something to keep an eye on will be the adjustment made by perennial power Friendswood as the Mustangs and Lady Mustangs make the move from Class 4A to 6A.
Both fishermen and waterfowl hunters have been hoping for more rain this season, as much of the Texas Gulf Coast was in dry shape late summer. Well, our wishes were fulfilled with good amounts of rain recently; however, the results were not what we wanted for hunting.
League City’s Kai Borgstrom and Santa Fe’s Chester Scruggs teamed up to win the men’s 4.0 doubles title at the Bay Area Racquet Adult and Junior Open tennis tournament in Clear Lake City.
One local team vaulted nine spots into Class 6A’s top five in the latest Texas Association of Basketball Coaches’ state poll, which was released Monday.
For Class 6A and 5A boys teams, Friday marked the beginning of the real regular season – district play. Included are some notable notes from the district openers.
Logan Hutton’s Minnesota Golden Gophers didn’t leave the Citrus Bowl with a win, yet the La Marque native had every reason to feel like a champion despite a 33-17 New Year’s Day setback to Missouri.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Only weeks after receiving a prestigious national award from the United States Tennis Association, Galveston County Daily News tennis columnist Manuel Moreno Jr. has been called on again by the USTA.
LEAGUE CITY — Both Clear Springs’ Chris Hairfield and Texas City’s Chris Mason have endured challenging nondistrict schedules, learning lessons about their respective teams as boys basketball play in both District 24-6A and 23-5A tips off tonight.
It’s a new year, which means it’s time for the long-time tradition of setting new year’s resolutions.
League City’s Tyler Norman grabbed runner-up honors at the Bay Area Racquet Club/Racquet Pro Holiday Junior Open tennis tournament in Clear Lake City.
The latest series of cold fronts drove a large number of pintails and green wing teal to coastal prairies and marshes. Back bays along the upper Texas Coast are holding lots of ducks.
With just a couple days remaining in 2014, the first half of the high school sports season has already produced its fair share of interesting storylines. Included are the five most intriguing stories of the fall season.
Clear Falls senior outside hitter Alyssa Enneking highlighted an impressive contingent of Galveston County players on the Texas Sports Writers Association’s All-State volleyball team, which was released Wednesday.