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LEAGUE CITY — Ever since opening the school in 2010, Clear Falls aquatics has been one of the school’s most consistently successful athletic programs.

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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.

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  • By JAMES LACOMBE
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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.

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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. 

  • By BRANDON C. WILLIAMS
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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.

  • By BERNICE TORREGROSSA
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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.

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Let’s start with a review of some basic science from high school. We learned about Charles and Boyles ideal gas law.

  • By JAMES LACOMBE
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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.

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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.” 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

  • By JAMES LACOMBE
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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.