Organized practices for sports returned to the campus of La Marque High School, with coaches and players looking to be as cautious as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The UIL on Tuesday announced a return to play schedule that will allow fall sports for high schools classified in conferences 4A and below the option to start practices Aug. 3, while larger schools will have to wait until Sept. 7 to begin organized practices.
Dickinson's student-athletes are back at summer camp brimming with positivity and optimism, but they are also aware that the future of their season and the beginning of their school year is far from certain.
Last week was an already scheduled week off following the July 4 holiday, and Friendswood, like the county’s other high schools, shut down its Mustangs Athletic Camp — which participants refer to as MAC for short — the week prior out of caution because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Among the most significant changes is an allowance for drills involving one or more student-athletes on offense going up against one or more on defense.
A four-year varsity starter for the Lady Tors, 2019-20 Galveston County girls basketball player of the year Bebe Galloway diversified her skill set for the team this season, improving her ball-handling to log significant minutes as a guard, in addition to continuing to be an imposing force in the post.
Before actual physical exercises, Santa Fe student-athletes spent a week being educated on the daily process for checking into the summer workout sessions, the process for entering and exiting the school’s facilities, social distancing, the symptoms of COVID-19 and preventative measures.
Last week, the Cougars and Lady Cougars learned how to jump-start a dead car battery. This Wednesday, it was a lesson on how to change a flat tire. Eventually, they’ll learn how to budget their personal expenses.
Last week, the hustle and bustle of sports returned with summer workouts beginning, and student-athletes didn’t mind one bit that the exercises were being conducted under strict social distancing measures
Challenges posed by the coronavirus-related restrictions have certainly been noticed, but Texas City was happy to see its student-athletes in person once again after being apart for more than three months.
Effective immediately, a mandated 20-to-1 student-to-staff ratio will be lifted. Beginning June 22, capacity for indoor workouts will be increased from 25 percent to 50 percent, and maximum allowable group sizes will increase from 15 to 25 for outdoor sport-specific skills training and from 10 to 15 for indoor sport-specific skill training.
New Ball High head football coach Sheldon Bennight waited 25 years for his first head football coaching opportunity, and while this may not be how he envisioned it would start, he said he’s embracing the challenge.
Local high school coaches have spent nearly two weeks developing a game plan of a different kind — how to safely run voluntary summer workout programs during a pandemic.
While schools wait for further guidance from the UIL, local athletic departments will be preparing to enact COVID-19 safety measures.
Named the Houston Area Basketball Coaches Association’s player of the year and coach of the year, respectively, Tramon Mark and Jason Wilson were surprised with an impromptu awards presentation Thursday afternoon at Dickinson High School.
Among the numerous Galveston County high school athletes who saw their seasons cut short because of the coronavirus pandemic were two Santa Fe powerlifters who were looking forward to competing for a state championship.
The O'Connell Buccaneers and Lady Buccaneers were well represented in postseason basketball award listings, including a pair of all-state honorees.
As the Galveston County sports hiatus continues, here's a look at a “final four” of top local sports moments.