The Wildcats will have plenty of experience as they head into the 2019 season.
Now that a week has passed in the girls athlete of the year voting, it’s time for Daily News readers to decide which of the four finalists for the 2018-19 Galveston County boys athlete of the year should be awarded that honor.
It’s once again time for Daily News readers to decide which athlete was the best of the best in both boys and girls high school sports in the 2018-19 school year. We start with the four finalists on the girls’ side.
The University Interscholastic League on Monday posted the final standings for its annual Lone Star Cup, and among the state’s top high schools were Friendswood and Clear Springs.
Following one of the most frightening experiences imaginable, Santa Fe’s Rome Shubert just wanted to put it behind him, and that he did, as the Indians ace pitcher and 2019 Galveston County baseball player of the year had an outstanding junior season.
Both Clear Springs and Dickinson bowed out in the early stages of the Division I consolation bracket Saturday morning to end their respective stints at the Texas 7on7 Championships at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station.
Things didn’t quite go the way of the Galveston County teams competing Friday in Day 2 of the Texas 7on7 Championships held at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station.
While Bay Area Christian School may not be the biggest school around, numbers have recently seen an upward trend, and athletics, in particular, has shown impressive growth and participation rates.
The Hitchcock Bulldogs dropped a nail-biter to open Division II pool play Thursday and couldn’t quite recover after that at Day 1 of the Texas 7on7 Championships at Veterans Park and Athletic Complex in College Station.
Maybe more than any school district in Galveston County, Hitchcock ISD embraces its small-town backdrop when it comes to sports.
Overseeing the athletics programs of the five high schools and 10 intermediate schools in the district, Clear Creek ISD athletic director Debbie Fuchs probably more than any other AD in Galveston County must put together a strong team of coaches in order to maintain a strong program.
After four years competing at the state’s largest classification, a drop down to its long-time home in Class 5A resulted in immediately improved levels of success for Friendswood ISD athletics this past school year.
When Derek Martin headed into the 2017-18 school year as the new athletic director of O’Connell College Preparatory School, he said he had a three-year plan for getting Buccaneers sports moving in a positive direction. By the end of year two this year, O’Connell has reached many of those three-year plan goals.
The man hired in April to turn the fortunes of Galveston ISD athletics says things are already off to a promising start with a welcoming community and solid numbers in summer activities.
For newly hired Santa Fe ISD athletic director Matthew Bentley, a top priority to continue the district’s recent upward trend in sports is to keep the number of participants on the rise, both during the school year and in offseason summer camps.
It was a bit of an up-and-down 2018-19 school year for Texas City ISD athletics, but the future looks bright, athletic director Leland Surovik said.
Seven years ago, Dickinson ISD’s then-new athletic director John Snelson was tasked with overseeing a department that was changing more than its leadership.
How does a softball player compile a ridiculous .582 batting average and .636 on-base percentage? One successful at-bat at a time, when it comes to Friendswood’s sophomore shortstop Tricia Yarotsky — the 2019 Galveston County softball player of the year.