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.
With schools closed until at least May 4 because of coronavirus concerns, Galveston County coaches are turning to teleconferencing apps to continue coaching their student-athletes.
Until normality returns, the stadium lights at Galveston ISD’s various athletics facilities will be turned on every weekday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in a symbolic gesture of hope and solidarity.
Teammates from the state semifinalist Dickinson Gators earning co-most valuable player honors highlighted the District 24-6A boys basketball postseason awards.
Two Friendswood players earned superlatives, and a Texas City player earned another to headline the Galveston County contingent in the 22-5A all-district boys basketball awards.
The Lady Bulldogs powerlifters finished atop all their other competitors at the Region IV-3A meet to become to first girls team in Hitchcock High School history to win a regional championship.
With officials stressing the importance of social distancing, athletic programs getting messages out to student-athletes is requiring some creativity. That’s where social media has been utilized.
With the UIL on Thursday announcing games for high school sports would not resume until May 4, Galveston County athletic directors and coaches were left with some hope of finishing their seasons while being pushed to the brink of outright cancellations.
Nineteen of their first 20 opponents on the field couldn’t stop them. Then, an invisible enemy slammed the brakes on the the No. 1 state-ranked Santa Fe Lady Indians’ standout softball season.
As the UIL on Monday extended its suspension of all sanctioned contests to practices and workouts, Galveston County high school coaches and athletic trainers maintained a positive outlook while encouraging their student-athletes to work on their own to stay in shape during the ongoing break in activities.
Galveston County high school sports teams are going to have to figure out a way to make up for at least two missed weeks of scheduled district games.
On Friday, the UIL extended a suspension on competition to March 29 for high school sports teams that were originally scheduled to return from spring break and resume play next week.
Amid growing public fear of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, the University Interscholastic League announced Thursday afternoon its boys state basketball tournament will be suspended until further notice.
As the Dickinson Gators boys basketball team’s historic playoff run went on and on, one truth became clearer and clearer — the Dickinson community thrives on winning.