The Dickinson Gators were rested and chomping at the bit to play football, as they blew by the Brazoswood Buccaneers 59-0 in their District 24-6A opener Saturday afternoon at Sam Vitanza Stadium.
The Texas City Stings football team used a rare two-week break in the season to reboot and get healthy, and that quality time off showed in a 31-6 victory Friday night at Stingaree Stadium against the Santa Fe Indians in both teams’ District 12-5A-II opener.
Heavily favored Port Arthur Memorial was put on the ropes by a young Ball High squad on Friday night before the Titans' experience gave them the push they needed to avoid an upset.
The Hitchcock Bulldogs lost much of its steam when the Boling Bulldogs scored on the final play of the first half. Coach Craig Smith’s squad never recovered and absorbed a 34-14 District 12-3A-I high school football loss at Bulldog Stadium in Hitchcock on Friday night.
The big news on the fishing front is that a genuine golden croaker run took place Friday, and that otherwise saved the day for fishing.
The Clear Springs Chargers emerged victorious in a gritty, hard-fought high school football game Thursday night at Challenger Columbia Stadium with a 27-14 win over their crosstown rival Clear Falls Knights.
A pair of forced turnovers in the last 3:15 allowed the Cougars to escape Thursday's Homecoming with a 17-14 win over a winless Wharton team that didn't play like an 0-8 squad for much of the night. The win improved La Marque to 3-4 overall and 3-0 in District 12-4A-II.
Several readers have asked why we are having unusually high tide levels lately. The answer lies in the wind direction and velocity.
Highlighted by a team picked as the best in the state in its division, four Galveston County high school basketball teams were recognized in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches’ preseason poll released Thursday.
Moderate to strong easterly winds kept water levels up Wednesday and continued to bring Gulf waters into the bays. On the fishing scene, the east wind did not help, especially at the velocities reported Wednesday.
The Clear Springs Chargers battled back from behind late in the fifth set and eventually finished off the Clear Falls Knights at home Tuesday night for a 25-22, 23-25, 26-24, 13-25, 21-19 victory in a top quality District 24-6A showdown.
Summer weather continues. However, the long-range forecasts are calling for cooler weather to set in. At least through the end of this week, warm conditions are expected to continue.
This week’s column takes a look at distances the ball goes whether launched by a low or high handicapper, by a youngster, or a golfer just young at heart.
There were some nice flounder caught along the Galveston Ship Channel on Monday and the junk yard at the tip of Bolivar on Monday. Night fishing is picking up for anglers willing to deal with swarms of mosquitoes, and San Luis Pass offered some good red fish action on bull reds late Sunday.