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It is looking more and more like a collision course between Friendswood and Ball High for the District 22-5A team tennis bragging rights.

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Brian Nygaard Oswald is a golf rules expert who conducts seminars all over the country. As he succinctly explains, a mulligan is the one “rule” that every golfer knows — but is not actually written into the official rulebook.

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For Galveston County’s Class 6A and 5A football teams, now the real games begin as they begin quests for a district title. In District 10-5A-I, a long-time rivalry is renewed, while in 24-6A two League City teams look to see if their non-district schedule adequately prepped them for district play.

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While the Texans' head coach will most likely continue to do boneheaded things during games to hold this team back, a Texans team with great players who, most importantly, have great character are a reason to believe this team certainly won’t go 0-16. Heck, maybe they’ll even have a winning season.

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The Houston Cougars shook off the rain on their way to a dominating 70-14 over the Texas Southern Tigers on Saturday night.

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In a turf war between two schools separated by just one city block, the Houston Cougars, led by a solid all around performance, mauled the Texas Southern Tigers by the final score of 70-14 Saturday night at TDECU Stadium.

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The Katy Tigers brought their trademark smash-mouth offense and smothering defense to Challenger Columbia Stadium on Saturday and left town with a 59-7 win over the Clear Springs Chargers.

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The Clear Falls Knights ability to score at will guided them to a 69-46 win over the Bellaire Cardinals at Butler Stadium on Friday night in their final tune-up before district play begins. It was the first time in school history that the Knights had won three games in a row.

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Columbia’s defense made two huge stops in the fourth quarter that allowed the Roughnecks to escape with a 10-7 win on Friday night that improved their record to 3-1 on the season while leaving the Cougars at 0-4 and still in search of their first win under new coach Shone Evans.

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With only 13 men suited up, the O’Connell Buccaneers were grounded and pounded into submission by the Bay Area Christian Broncos, who won the game by the final score of 33-0 after the referees called the game shortly after halftime when injuries forced the Buccaneers to just 11 men and were forced to quit the game early, last night at Bay Area Christian School.

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The Dickinson Gators’ quick-strike offense overwhelmed Katy Taylor early, while a bend-but-don’t-break defense stymied the Mustangs en route to a 35-7 win Friday at Sam Vitanza Stadium.

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Friday, there was not much going on in the way of fishing. A moderate south to southeast wind prevailed, and while that was not much of a factor, anglers apparently were looking ahead to the weekend forecast and planning other activities.

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While they’re located in Galveston County’s two largest cities, the low population numbers at O’Connell in Galveston and Bay Area Christian School in League City give each school’s sports programs a bit of a small-town vibe.

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One of the area’s favorite events returns to Galveston on Sept. 30, when the Island Girl Triathlon brings its unique blend of bling, sweat and girl power to Moody Gardens. The all-women triathlon begins with a short swim in the Lazy River at Moody Gardens’ Palm Beach.

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This year’s group of Bay Area Christian Broncos seniors started their careers when the program was in complete rebuild mode with a rock bottom 2015 season, but they have since been part of a return to relevance and have developed a strong bond among themselves along the way.

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The weather around Galveston on Wednesday reminded me of an August day, when the beachfront and bays were calm and the Gulf had hardly a ripple on it. The only noticeable difference was that the sun rose later and set earlier.

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Two weeks ago, the first football games of the season brought out old rivalries and excited Galveston County for the fall ahead. Texas and high school football have been synonymous for decades. Although the sport itself creates excitement and fosters competition in the county, football would…

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There’s no secret, this world has many challenges we face daily. Depending on your current status, these challenges could be quite difficult to manage.

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The Houston Astros dropped the opener of a three game series against the Seattle Mariners 4-1 on Monday night.

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If you do not already have a FedEx delivery manager profile, consider getting one before your next vacation — especially if you have a wine delivery already in transit and just discovered you won’t be home to sign for the package.

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Hot weather is now replacing the stormy conditions we experienced recently. With all of the heavy rain and full ponds, creeks and puddles, the humidity is high which is causing the heat indexes to be high.

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Multiple teams got on the right track, and others continued to impress in Week 3 of the Galveston County high school football season. This week, four teams will have bye weeks, while the rest get final tuneups before starting district play.

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Every fan base gets excited for their team’s prospects before each season, but there was good cause to be especially excited for the Houston Texans in 2018. Now, they’re 0-2, and it’s time to be a little more realistic about what this team is.

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When 16-year-old Clear Creek High School junior Sophia Sereni takes the field to sing the National Anthem before the Houston Astros’ game against the Seattle Mariners at about 7 p.m. Monday at Minute Maid Park, it will be a shining moment that is the result of perseverance through difficult times and dedication to her craft.

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League City’s Reagan Canales and Grayson Van Pelt both grabbed runner-up singles honors at the Houston Tennis Association National Junior Tennis & Learning September Challenger 2-Day tournament.

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Mauro Manotas had two goals and an assist, Alberth Elis had a goal and created two scoring opportunities, and the Houston Dynamo overcame an early own goal to romp the Portland Timbers, 4-1, on Saturday night at BBVA Compass Stadium.

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For the first time in many days, the weather is looking good. This week we should see continuous improvement in conditions; however, it likely will take a while before all of the fresh water moves out of the bays and a more balanced salinity returns.

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After a wet and sloppy morning gave way to blue skies and sunshine, it was the Texas City Stingarees who stormed in to spoil homecoming for the Clear Lake Falcons with a 24-9 win at Challenger Columbia Stadium on Friday night.