The winner of the popular vote will be the 2020-21 Galveston County boys athlete of the year. Voting closes July 20, and the winner will be featured in the July 27 sports section.
Now that sports on all levels are returning to some normality, it is my great pleasure to announce the preview magazine will be returning in the Aug. 21-22 weekend edition of The Daily News. And, I thought, we should let the readers and fans decide what team appears on the cover of the football preview magazine.
This year's nominees feature athletes who excelled in multiple sports. The winner of the popular vote will be the 2020-21 county girls athlete of the year. Voting closes July 13, and the winner will be featured in the July 20 sports section.
Kirby Killingsworth, who has spent the past decade as the head girls basketball coach and campus coordinator for girls athletics at Clear Lake High School, takes over the district’s athletic director position from Debbie Fuchs, who announced her retirement in May.
With both teams at this point pretty much annual qualifiers, the Dickinson Gators and Hitchcock Bulldogs each had up-and-down performances at this week’s State 7on7 football tournament held at Veterans Park and Sports complex in College Station.
In the annual affair pitting some of the best high school football players from the east and west side of the Houston area against each other, the East team took a gritty 13-11 win over the West at Stallworth Stadium on Saturday night.
In an outing featuring a weather delay of more than two hours, the Barbers Hills Eagles scored an impressive 8-2 win over the Friendswood Mustangs in Game 1 of the Region III-5A baseball best-of-three playoff series at Schroeder Park on Wednesday night.
Friendswood's new graduates were the deciding factor as the Mustangs crushed College Station 10-2 in the deciding third game of their Region III-5A semifinal series at Cypress Falls.
Following a rough 9-1 loss in Game 1 on Friday, Clear Springs bounced back with a 4-2 win Saturday in Game 2 to force the deciding doubleheader Game 3, which Deer Park won 3-1 to advance to the state tournament in Austin next week.
Barbers Hill broke out the big bats to the tune of four home runs as the Eagles soared to a 12-3 win over the Santa Fe Indians in Game 3 of their best-of-three Region III-5A quarterfinal baseball playoff series Saturday afternoon at R.S. Sterling High School.
A complete-game pitching gem and a clutch two-out hit by Jake Martinez helped the Bay Area Christian Broncos defeat Lubbock Trinity Christian 3-1 Friday in the TAPPS Division III State Baseball Championship at Waco ISD Stadium.
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.
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.