The year 2020 was like none other across the world, including Galveston County’s local sports scene. Here are the top local sports stories in what was certainly a trying year.
The Hitchcock Red Raiders continued their run of youth football dominance this season, finishing 2020 last Saturday with a 35-0 league championship victory over the Magnolia Sharks at Rice Stadium.
Galveston Island native Melvin Bouldin was inducted into the Prairie View Interscholastic League Coaches Association’s Hall of Honor during a virtual ceremony in early December.
During her weight loss and bodybuilding journey, Dickinson High School athletic trainer Jenna Tubbs had no idea how many people were paying close attention to and were inspired by her transformation.
Galveston resident Camiron Deville is the captain of the seven-member esports team WildSide Gamers, and Deville and his team will be entering their first professional competition next month.
The Hitchcock Bulldogs squared off against the Van Vleck Leopards at Bulldog Stadium on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. The Bulldogs came away with a 28-18 win in the season-opening game.
While the popularity of bodybuilding as a sport is rising in some areas, that has not yet been the case in Galveston. However, Galveston's Team Trendsetter is hoping to change that.
Austin Middle School in Galveston ISD and Santa Fe ISD's schools have for decades had Native American themed mascots. With professional sports teams moving toward mascot changes, what is the local response?
A large part of Perry Preston’s life was dedicated to athletics. Pretty much as soon as he could pick up a ball and slip on a pair of cleats, Preston was involved in organized sports.
"Who Got Game? Baseball: Amazing But True Stories!" by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by John John Bajet, 2020, Workman, 172 pages, $12.95
11-year-old Elle Buergler won a local hoop shoot competition, which was resurrected in Galveston. Buergler got to travel to different cities while advancing in the free throw competition.
Former Dickinson Gator and Texas Southern Tiger running back Brad Woodard signed with a German professional football team to be a player and an assistant coach.