Game No. 7 proved to be both exciting and disappointing for the Houston Texans, as their season record dropped to 3-4; Houston sports fanatics can only hope that a World Series Game 7 — should it be necessary — serves up a more positive result for the Astros.

One reader likened the Texans’ secondary to the Astros’ bullpen, which made me wince, even if empirical evidence clearly supports or at least justifies said comparison. We need a championship, sooner than later — as in not later than the close of the World Series. Only then can our attention and imaginings move to NFL and NBA titles and a Triple Crown if not a Grand Slam that includes MLS.

Do it in six, Astros … and in nine innings. The late nights are killing me!


Congratulations are in order for long time Magnolia Creek employee Bobby Lord. Bobby, an already decorated Special Olympics athlete, recently traveled to College Station and shot 86-80 to win the Special Olympics Golf Tournament.

The tournament was part of the statewide Special Olympics program that also includes softball, aquatics and bocce. On any given day you might see Bobby handling carts or alone out on the practice tee or the Mag Creek course working on his game. Be sure to congratulate him.

The 2017 South Shore Harbour LGA Championship was contested Oct. 20-22. Joan Del Papa won the overall title with Delene Sedillo in the runner-up position.

The Senior LGA Champion is Brenda Nichols. Additionally, flight winners included Karen Waltzer and Chaille Manis. Reportedly, all the golfers were treated like champions by Annie Blanchard, who hosted an “after golf luncheon” after the Saturday round.

Last weekend was club championship time for the men of Magnolia Creek and South Shore Harbour, with round one played at the former and the final round at the latter. Niko Nebout, a standout high school golfer, earned Club Champion honors over second place finishers Blanton Hansen and Sean Sciba.

The 2017 Senior Club Champion is Harry Boback; Mark Balderas and Tom Chandler were second and third, respectively.


Clear Creek golfers Peyton Galyean, Raelee Wilkins, Aubrey Smith and Emma Forbes won first place medals as a team in JV and second varsity competition at Country Place Golf Course, with Lady Wildcats Galyean and Forbes earning a second and fourth place individually.

The Knights of Clear Falls are off to a promising start with coach Dave Ward anticipating another outstanding season. The Knights recently earned third place out of 25 teams at the Deer Park Varsity Tournament at Battleground Golf Course, led by Christian Hernandez (72) and Preston Holmes (75).

Hernandez and Holmes, both juniors are among top returning players also including senior Christian Polk, junior Mick Foley, sophomore Cameron Curtis and junior Austin Williams. Last year the Knights finished second in District 24-6A.

Clear Springs golfers Ticer Thompson and Neale Garner were low scorers at the Galveston Ball Boys JV Classic on Oct. 24, but the Mustangs of Friendswood took home the team title with a one-shot victory (377-378) over Clear Brook. Zach Brown was low scorer for the Mustangs, and teammates Spence Wignall, Lukus Hartman and Vincent Leggio all contributed to the win.


All tied up at the end of last Wednesday’s senior scramble at Bayou Golf Club with matching 60s, the team of Ronnie Oliver, Mike Reinschmidt, Loren Lance and Bill Marshall won a score card playoff over Mike Patterson, Terry Earl, David Alexander and Steve Vieges.

Oh, and thanks to Jay in the pro shop for quickly recovering the sunglasses case I left in cart No. 72 last Thursday while in a hurry to enjoy a great cheeseburger in the Bayou snack bar!

Be safe, on and off the course.

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