Behind a one-hitter hurled by ace Jacob Rogers and plenty of timely hitting, the Friendswood Mustangs shrugged off the pressure of being the favored team in a one-game playoff series and recorded a 7-0 area-round win over Fulshear on Thursday night at Ridge Point High School.
Locked in a tense battle of wills with an evenly matched opponent, Clear Springs used a two-out hit by Emma Strood in the bottom of the eighth to defeat Dobie 1-0 in the opening game of their best-of-three region quarterfinal series at La Porte High School.
After Thursday night’s gut-punch 3-1 loss to Crosby in the Region III-5A quarterfinal round, the Lady Indians have no choice but to stand firm.
Bay Area Christian will face Lubbock Trinity Christian, which defeated Colleyville Covenant Christian in the other semifinal game, for the state championship 10 a.m. Friday back at Waco ISD Stadium.
Texas City's sharp-shooting senior guard Caden McKenzie averaged 26.5 points per game on the season, which included a rock-solid 85 percent free throw shooting rate. To put that in perspective, the entire Texas City team averaged 54.2 points per game in the 2020-21 campaign.
Clear Falls senior Kennedy Wade closed out her high school track career in grand fashion with a gold medal in the 400-meter run and a silver medal in the 800-meter run — headlining the Galveston County contingent of athletes competing Saturday at the UIL State Track and Field Championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium.
The Clear Springs Chargers showed the resiliency built throughout a season filled with challenges, but couldn’t overcome the Alvin Shadow Creek Sharks, who swept a doubleheader Saturday at Baytown Lee High School to win the teams’ Region III-6A bi-district series.
Santa Fe finished off a two-game bi-district sweep of Crosby in a resounding fashion, scoring three runs in the bottom of the fifth to run rule Crosby 10-0 on Saturday at Santa Fe.
The state-ranked Mustangs casually punched in, saw the ball, hit the ball, and quietly punched out. And in a tidy 1 hour and 18 minutes, coach Cory Benavides’ club improved to 26-0 with a Region III-5A bi-district title in hand after a 10-0, five-inning win over Nederland at Bobby Black Field on Saturday.
Pitcher Emma Strood tossed a complete-game one-hit shutout, and the bats pounced early as the Clear Springs Chargers won their one-game Region III-6A area round playoff series 5-0 over Kingwood on Friday night at La Porte High School.
Santa Fe's talented softball squad clubbed Fulshear 15-2 in the first game of a Region III-5A area round best-of-three series at Goose Creek Memorial on Friday night.
Friendswood used a 14-hit attack to defeat Lamar Consolidated 10-0 in Friday's one-game Region III-5A area round series at Mustang Field.
Friendswood also had an athlete take sixth place, and Texas City had an athlete finish in sixth place as well.
The Clear Creek Wildcats had plenty of firepower against state-ranked Alvin on Friday night, but they let the Yellowjackets off the hook stranding runners on the bases on two big double plays, falling 5-4 in Game 1 of the best-of-three Region III-6A bi-district playoff series on a late solo home run at Clear Creek High School.
The Clear Creek Wildcats finished state in a four-way tie for fifth place along with Foster, Brazoswood and Cedar Ridge.
All three Friendswood athletes will compete in the field portion of the state meet — with Patrick Elizondo taking on the boys high jump, Brynna Halata looking to raise the bar in the girls pole vault and Albert Orta letting it fly in the discus throw.
Behind a complete-game one-hit shutout from ace Garrett Stratton, the Strake Jesuit Crusaders claimed a 3-0 win over the Dickinson Gators in Game 1 of the teams’ best-of-three Region III-6A bi-district playoff series Thursday night at Strake Jesuit’s Markle Steel Field.