With eight boys basketball teams entering the UIL playoffs and one girls team among those competing in the regional quarterfinals, there will be plenty of interesting games to take in. Here’s a look at what’s happening.
The rain began to fall just as we started the Sunday round on an already soggy course. (Aren’t they all right now, excepting the Galveston Country Club and Moody Gardens?)
While anglers are getting more and more frustrated with the poor conditions for fishing, this is nothing new for this time of year.
Not even the cold can stop what Sarah Luther of the Galveston Rugby Club calls one of the “fastest growing sports in America.”
Fog was a big hindrance Saturday, with a few windows of fair visibility popping up during the day. Anglers were fishing closer to shore than usual, with most not wanting to venture too far and get trapped in blinding fog.
Clear Springs used an outstanding second half from senior McKenna Worrell and some clutch plays down the stretch to hold off the resilient Pasadena Dobie Longhorns.
The Knights picked the wrong time to experience perhaps their worst back-to-back quarters of the season, compounding their struggles with a rugged performance at the free throw line. Those factors led Clear Falls to a 45-42 Region III-6A area-round girls basketball tournament loss to No. 18 Atascocita on Friday night.
Junior post Willie Johns scored eight of his 18 points in the fourth quarter, including a huge basket that finally gave the Cougars the breathing space it needed to hold off Brazosport 64-52 to win the District 24-4A championship.
The Hitchcock Lady Bulldogs gave a just once-beaten Woodville team all the heart, hustle and defensive pressure they could handle, but the Lady Eagles manufactured a key run to end the third quarter that made the difference in a 56-43 win Friday at Grand Oaks High School.
Another holiday weekend is upon us and, while it is nice to have the time off, fishing might not be the best activity if catching is more your pleasure than just fishing.
The Ball High Lady Tors fell behind early and their comeback efforts were hindered by turnovers and missed layups and free throws in Thursday’s 59-47 loss against Alvin Shadow Creek in their Region III-5A area round playoff game at Santa Fe High School.