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Music is the same - just different title

"Do you think that 35 years from now -- they will have a golden oldie rap station?"

Sharks must stop the Wagner ground attack  

If the Sharks can build a defensive wall against the run and also put pressure on the quarterback when a pass play is called, the Shadow Creek Sharks should have a strong chance of winning the game and a shot at a state title.

Shadow Creek overcomes slow start to oust Foster 25-21  Photos Included

Shadow Creek looks to continue their Cinderella season when they host San Antonio Wagner Thunderbirds on Saturday, December 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the Class 5A Div. I state semifinals.


Benefield, Head, Pierce, Linton Tullos headline All-District picks  Photos Included

For the eighth time in Pearland football history, the Oilers finished the regular season with a perfect 10-0 mark while advancing to the playoffs for the 19th consecutive season.

Shadow Creek dismantles Georgetown 36-7  Photos Included

Shadow Creek began to blow the game open as they scored twice in the third quarter. Both scores came on touchdown passes from George to Jared Jackson . . .

King named finalist for the Manning Award  Photos Included

The award is presented annually to the nation's best quarterback and is the only quarterback award that includes the candidates' bowl performances in its balloting.

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"Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice."

Manvel track coach steps down  Photos Included

(Manvel track coach Kendrick) Crumedy saw his hard work pay off when the Mavericks captured the Class 6A UIL state championship in 2015 and again in 2017 after Manvel dropped down to Class 5A.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The world of useless information

Never in our world's history are we as connected by technology as we are today.

Former Oiler selected to USA basketball qualifying team  Photos Included

At Pearland High School, Reynolds earned three letters under head coach Steve Buckelew and helped guide the Oilers to a District 22-5A championship as a senior . . .

Svoboda, Manbeck, Weatherley, Paulk take top District 22-5A volleyball honors  Photos Included

Ashlyn Svoboda of Friendswood has been named Most Valuable Player in voting on the All-District 22-5A girls' volleyball team by the league's coaches

Johnson, Whitehead, Scroggins headline All-District selections  Photos Included

Dawson's Kynnedi Johnson was named Most Valuable Player on the All-District 23-6A volleyball team as selected by the league's coaches.

Huntsville stings Manvel 34-10 to end season  Photos Included

Unfortunately, Manvel self-imploded against the Hornets to end their season at 9-3.

Dream season continues for Shadow Creek  Photos Included

"When we've got our back against the wall we've been able to respond," (Shadow Creek head coach Brad) Butler said.


Clear Lake gets past Dawson 28-14  Photos Included

With both teams showing the same 5-5 season mark, the outcome of this game was going to be who made the least mistakes and could come up with a strong offense to pull out the win.

Dickinson cruises past Pearland 49-21  Photos Included

The Gators came out firing on all cylinders while the Oilers seemed to struggle on both sides of the ball . . .

Manvel pounces on Barbers Hill 62-42 to advance  Photos Included

The final score between Manvel and Barbers Hill was not a true indication of the game that was played.

Shadow Creek continues unbeaten season with win over Porter  Photos Included

It was evident that the nerves played a factor in their game with Porter as they found themselves trailing early in the game . . .

Friendswood National Letters-of-Intent  Photos Included

Three college athletic scholarship recipients celebrated signing their national letters-of-intent.

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Thanksgiving is a blessed time of the year

" . . . The one who kneels to the Lord can stand up to anything."


Basketball Schedules for Pearland & Dawson  

Dawson Eagles, Lady Eagles and Pearland Lady Oilers baketball schedules.

Lady Mustangs come up short of state tournament  Photos Included

Friendswood finishes the season at 33-16 and were crowned district champions with a perfect 14-0 mark.

Oilers post Pear-fect 10-0 mark with win over George Ranch  Photos Included

The Oilers will host the Dickinson Gators (8-2) on Friday, November 16 at The Rig at 7:00 p.m. in the Class 6A Div. I Region III bi-district contest.

Dawson overcomes slow start to take out Alief Elsik  Photos Included

. . . Dawson head coach Mike Allison must have had some influence on his team to begin the second half as the Eagles realized it was all or nothing in the final 24 minutes.

Friendswood season comes to an end at Angleton  Photos Included

"This game has kind of been the story of what we've done all year - hit-and-miss on offense and going through droughts," (head coach Robert) Koopmann said.

Shadow Creek captures District 10-5A-I title  

A pre-season sixth place pick in the district before the season started has proven that people don't always know the heart of a football team.

Manvel romps past Waltrip 52-0  Photos Included

Now, the real season begins as Manvel will open up the bi-district playoffs on Thursday, November 15 at Freedom Field at 7:00 p.m. against Barbers Hill (7-3).

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Senior Players of the Week  Photos Included

Friendswood Mustangs.

Bayway Chevrolet Senior Players of the Week  Photos Included

The Dawson Eagles and Pearland Oilers.


Cook, Hermes named scholar-athlete finalists  Photos Included

This award began back in 1999 and has featured some outstanding Houston area athletes including Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck who won the award in 2007 . . .

Shadow Creek slips past Hightower 28-12  Photos Included

Shadow Creek will travel to Traylor Stadium on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. to face Rosenberg Terry in the final game of the regular season.

Dawson implodes against Hastings 55-7  Photos Included

Anything that could have gone wrong in Dawson's game against Hastings did so on a consistent basis resulting in a 55-7 loss in a critical District 23-6A contest for both teams.

Mustangs stampede past Terry to keep playoff hopes alive  Photos Included

The Mavs (7-2, 6-1) close out the regular season at Freedom Field on Friday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. against the Waltrip Rams (3-6, 3-4).

Manvel thumps Willowridge 51-7  Photos Included

The Mavs (7-2, 6-1) close out the regular season at Freedom Field on Friday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. against the Waltrip Rams (3-6, 3-4).

No. 4 area-ranked Pearland throttles Brazoswood 55-7  Photos Included

The Oilers can claim sole possession of the title with a win over the George Ranch Longhorns on Friday, November 9 at Traylor Stadium.

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Senior Players of the Week  Photos Included

Friendswood Mustangs.

Bayway Chevrolet Senior Players of the Week  Photos Included

The Dawson Eagles and Pearland Oilers.


Friendswood falls to Hightower 14-9  Photos Included

Friendswood is in a must-win situation as they only have two league games remaining and they are facing two playoff contenders in Terry and Angleton.

Shadow Creek gets amazing come back win over Foster  Photos Included

No one expected the Sharks to score 28 unanswered points in the final 15 minutes of the game, but that is exactly what happened . . .

Dawson stays in playoff hunt with win over Alief Taylor  Photos Included

There are only two games remaining in the regular season for the Dawson Eagles and they need to sweep the other two Alief schools to reserve their spot in the post-season.

Manvel routs Houston Sterling 62-26  

The Mavs will travel to Hall Stadium on Saturday, November 3 at 1:00 p.m. to face the Willowridge Eagles.

No. 4 Pearland punches ticket to the playoffs with win over Hastings  Photos Included

For the 19th straight year, the Pearland Oilers will advance to the post-season with aspirations of making a deep run in the playoffs for a second state championship.

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Senior Players of the Week  Photos Included

Friendswood Mustangs vs Hightower.

Bayway Chevrolet Senior Players of the Week  Photos Included

Offensive and Defensive Players from the Dawson Eagles and Pearland Oilers.


D'Eriq King named Maxwell Award semifinalist  Photos Included

The game against USF was the eighth straight of 40+ points this season for the Houston offense which leads the nation in total offense with 571.1 yards per game while trailing only Alabama in scoring offense at 49.8 points per game.


Shadow Creek slips past Friendswood 27-19  Photos Included

Shadow Creek may be in their first year of varsity competition, but so far no one has been able to stop them as they corralled Friendswood 27-19 in a District 10-5A-I showdown to improve to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in league action.

Dawson moves past George Ranch 33-14  Photos Included

Head coach Mike Allison and his coaching staff had their players charged up and ready to go as they got a solid 33-14 win over the Longhorns to improve to 4-3 on the season and 2-2 in district.

D'Eriq King Named Manning Award Star of the Week  Photos Included

King threw for 413 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for a team-best 56 yards and one score as Houston handed Navy its worst regular-season home loss since 2011.

Oilers rally for a 57-42 win over Strake Jesuit  Photos Included

It was a battle between two undefeated teams playing for the top spot in the District 23-6A standings and avoiding their first loss of the season.

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Senior Players of the Week  Photos Included

Offensive and Defensive Players from the Friendswood Mustangs.

Bayway Chevrolet Senior Players of the Week  Photos Included

Offensive and Defensive Players from the Dawson Eagles and Pearland Oilers.


Bayway Chevrolet Senior Players of the Week  Photos Included

Offensive and Defensive Players from the Dawson Eagles and Pearland Oilers.

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Senior Players of the Week  Photos Included

Offensive and Defensive Players from the Friendswood Mustangs.

Shadow Creek storms through Galveston Ball 59-16  Photos Included

The Sharks were swimming in infested water with the Tors and Ball High was never a threat in this district contest . . .

Dawson pounces on Brazoswood 50-14  Photos Included

Dawson will host George Ranch on Friday, October 19 at The Rig at 7:00 p.m.

Foster hands Friendswood first loss of season 28-20  Photos Included

"We beat ourselves," said (Friendswood head coach Robert) Koopmann. "It was our mistakes that cause that to happen . . ."

Manvel blows out Milby 77-0  Photos Included

The Mavs scored early and often as they posted 35 points in the opening 12 minutes of the game.

Pearland rolls over Alief Elsik 52-0  Photos Included

The momentum of this big win against Elsik should go well for their upcoming district showdown with undefeated Strake Jesuit (6-0, 3-0) who took out Alief Hastings.



Friendswood, Dawson and Pearland.

Shadow Creek storms past Texas City 59-0  

Shadow Creek will host Ball High on Friday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Freedom Field.

Oilers capture PearBowl Trophy with 56-27 win over Dawson  Photos Included

"Anytime you play a great ballclub like Dawson and a great rival, it's important to establish momentum early," Pearland head coach Ricky Tullos said.

Manvel throttles Houston Madison 63-6  Photos Included

Manvel will travel to Barnett Stadium on Friday, Oct. 12 to face Milby at 7:00 p.m.

Friendswood takes out Ball High 35-7  Photos Included

The last time Friendswood face Galveston on the Island was in 2013 when the Mustangs blew them away 51-6.

Bayway Chevrolet Senior Players of the Week  Photos Included

Offensive and Defensive Players from the Pearland Oilers and Dawson Eagles.

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Senior Players of the Week  Photos Included

Offensive and Defensive Players from the Friendswood Mustangs.


Friendswood moves past Texas City 34-14  Photos Included

Friendswood and Texas City have had a long-standing rivalry and the two teams entered into their District 10-5A I opener with a 10-9 overall record after 19 previous confrontations.

Pearland shuts out Alief Taylor 28-0  Photos Included

Pearland's defense took up the slack in the game to keep Taylor off-balance and off the scoreboard.

Sharks take a bite out of the Wildcats  

"We knew our district was going to be tough, but we also knew we were going to get one of the more talented ones first," (Angleton coach Jason) Brittain said of Shadow Creek.

Manvel routs Northside 69-0  Photos Included

Manvel is now 3-2 on the season and will host Houston Madison on Friday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. at Freedom Field.

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Senior Players of the Week  Photos Included

Offensive and Defensive Players from the Friendswood Mustangs.

Bayway Chevrolet Senior Players of the Week  Photos Included

Offensive and Defensive Players from the Dawson Eagles and Pearland Oilers.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

You're not a failure until you quit

Patience is the child of tribulation. There is no maturity without patience and no patience without tribulation.

District season begins for area teams  Photos Included

District 23-6A: Pearland, Dawson; District 10-5A: Friendswood.



Pearland, Friendswood.

Marshall wins shootout over Manvel 52-51 in OT  Photos Included

Manvel will regroup to travel to Cowart Stadium to face Houston Northside at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 28.



Pearland, Dawson, Friendswood.

Dawson comes up short against Dickinson 34-6  Photos Included

"We played a very good football team," said Dawson head coach Mike Allison. "I was proud that our kids didn't give up and they kept working to get better . . ."

Friendswood drops La Porte 43-7  Photos Included

There was little doubt as to the outcome of this non-district contest as Friendswood jumped out to a comfortable 31-0 halftime lead.

Head passes Pearland past Cinco Ranch 56-28  Photos Included

Pearland head coach Ricky Tullos rallied his coaching staff and players to get on the same page against the Cougars and it certainly proved to be the difference.

Shadow Creek stays perfect on the season  

If anyone questions whether Shadow Creek is the real deal in their first varsity season, all someone has to do is ask 6A Alief Elsik.

Manvel routs Sharpstown 68-0 in district opener  Photos Included

The Mavs put the game out of reach in the opening 12 minutes when they scored 42 points.


D'Eriq King Named The American Player of the Week  Photos Included

With 10 touchdowns and a successful two-point conversion through two weeks, King leads the nation in average points responsible for with 31.0 points per game.


Dawson dominates Summer Creek 34-14  Photos Included

Dawson outgained Summer Creek 495 total yards to 275.

Friendswood edges Clear Brook 17-6 with second-half rally  Photos Included

The Friendswood offense struggled in the first half against an aggressive Clear Brook defense, but it would be the Mustangs defense that would help Friendswood to a 17-6 non-district win.

Pearland rallies to move past Memorial 21-17  Photos Included

Despite the slow start, the Oilers were still able to hand new Pearland head coach Rick Tullos his overall 90th career win.

Manvel loses a heartbreaker to Crosby 49-47  Photos Included

It appeared that Manvel was going to run away with this non-district game after jumping out to a 21-7 first quarter lead.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Enjoy the coming year of sports

I think I can hear the band playing now! Won't you join me?

2018 area football teams ready to kick off the season  Photos Included

The area football teams will kickoff the 2018 football season this coming Thursday and Friday. The teams have wrapped up their scrimmage schedules and now they are ready to get the real season underway.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Pearland ISD awarded an A

When I was growing up, my most unfavorite time was when Report Cards were given to us to take home.


Thursday, August 23 at Spring Westfield at 7:00 p.m.

Pearland Oilers vs Westfield Mustangs Photos Included


Friday, August 24 at The Rig at 7:00 p.m.

Dawson Eagles vs Clear Brook Wolverines


Friday, August 24 at Dickinson at 7:00 p.m.

Friendswood Mustangs vs Dickinson Gators

Friendswood facing stiff challenge in District 10-5A Div. I  Photos Included

Their new District 10-5A Div. I is considered one of the toughest in the state, but there is no doubt that (head coach Robert) Koopmann and his outstanding coaching staff will see the players step up to meet the challenge.

Operation Backback  Photos Included

These student-athletes are setting the right example in serving others.

King named to Earl Campbell Award watch list  Photos Included

King, who took over as Houston's starting quarterback in the final four games of 2017, will look to become the second Houston quarterback to win the award after Greg Ward Jr., now a member of the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, won the award in 2015.


Area volleyball teams shine in John Turner Classic  Photos Included

If the way the area volleyball teams played at the John Turner Classic is any indication as to the direction of the way of their season is going, then all of the teams should compete well in district and in the post-season.

Pearland, Dawson to face touch challenge in District 23-6A  Photos Included

While Pearland is a pre-season pick to win District 23-6A and Dawson is selected to finish third, Pearland head coach Ricky Tullos and Dawson head coach Mike Allison would be the first to tell you that the games are won on the field and not in some pre-season poll.

Operation Back Pack  Photos Included

Pearland football players volunteered their time to help stuff back packs for the YMCA Operation Back Pack to give to children for school.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

I'll do whatever it takes...

While it is easier to criticize and find fault when observing the mistakes of others -- the better way is to cheer these young people for their efforts - win or lose.

Texas Tech Commit  Photos Included

Pearland defensive end Gilbert Ibeneme (91) recently committed to continue his education and playing career for the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Houghtaling, Lytle honored by Texas Sports Writers  Photos Included

Dawson senior first baseman Adam Houghtaling and Pearland senior-to-be outfielder Mason Lytle were both honored by the Texas Sports Writers Association as the pair were named to the Class 6A All-State team as honorable mention.

Heath, Wells honored at PISD coaches meeting  Photos Included

. . . a special presentation was made by the PISD athletic department to former Pearland head coach Tony Heath and former Dawson head coach Eric Wells.

John Turner Classic Volleyball Tournament begins this week  Photos Included

This is the largest volleyball tournament in the nation and will feature some of the top teams all across Texas including defending state champion 6A Lewisville Hebron.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

2018 Football media guide ads now being accepted

. . . there is still space available in these full-color publications for the 2018 football season. But the deadlines are soon approaching.

Friendswood F.A.S.T. swim teams enjoying summer success  Photos Included

The Friendswood F.A.S.T. swim teams continue to work with swimmers of all ages with many of them experiencing great success at the high school level and beyond.

Oklahoma junior quarterback transfers to join Oilers  Photos Included

While seeing limited action his freshman year, Jones went undefeated at 15-0 to capture the 3A State Championship in 2016.

Pearland set to face non-district schedule  Photos Included

. . . past tradition should help the Oilers in their quest to capture the District 23-6A crown under new head coach Ricky Tullos and then make a deep run in the post-season . . .


Non-district schedule to challenge Mustangs  

Friendswood will compete in a tough new district this season and a tough non-district schedule should prepare them when they face their district opponents.

Dawson set for non-district foes  

Dawson and Pearland both have new head coaches and they also have new non-district teams they will face following the realignment by the University Interscholastic League (UIL).

Manvel to be challenged by non-district foes  

With a much weaker district after the University Interscholastic League (UIL) realignment, the Mavs, under the guidance new head coach Kevin Hall, will look to their non-district schedule to provide them with some early competition to get them ready for league action.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Things I've learned

Old friend Robert said, "When people stab you in the back -- remember -- there is a reason why they are in back and not in front of you."

Texas Sports Writers honor area softball players  

The Texas Sports Writers Association released their annual All-State selections and three area players were honored.

Friendswood set to compete in new district  

Friendswood will now be in District 10-5A Division I with Alvin Shadow Creek, Angleton, Fort Bend Hightower, Galveston Ball, Richmond Foster, Rosenberg Terry, and Texas City.

Manvel picked to win District 11-5A Div. II  

Most would agree that the Mavs won't really be tested until it is time to enter the post-season especially after their heart-breaking loss for the 5A Division I state title last year.

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Pearland      Dawson     

Firendswood      Manvel

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