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Lady Chargers notch 41-35 win over Lady Oilers  Photos Included

Pearland head coach Lauren Martens was visibly frustrated as her team was either having trouble getting the ball across midcourt, throwing bad passes, missing shots, or turning over the ball to the Lady Chargers.


Lady Mavericks eliminate Lady Mustangs from playoffs  

Friendswood attempted a comeback with 12 points in the final eight minutes, but Manvel was able to stay with the Lady Mustangs with 11 points to get the 62-44 playoff win.

No. 3 Shadow Creek romps past Ball High 70-41  

Shadow Creek won the 24-5A district title with a 16-0 mark and are now 31-4 overall and are the No. 3 ranked Class 5A team in the state.

Haynie Strike Out Cancer Tournament  Photos Included

The Pearland Lady Oilers will host the annual "Jennifer Haynie Strike Out Cancer" Softball Tournament in honor of former Lady Oiler Jennifer Haynie and others who are presently fighting cancer or those who are cancer survivors.

Brown named to TSWA All-State first-team  Photos Included

Brown was also named as a placekicker to the first-team Associated Press All-State team and he was also honored by MaxPreps as a first-team selection.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Lessons to learn from the pearl

"No wonder those who have referred to a heavenly home has as its entrance pearly gates!"


Pearland moves past Atascocita 45-31  Photos Included

When teams face one another in the post-season, there are always those who predict the team who is favored to win. In the case of Pearland versus Atascocita, some thought the No. 14 ranked Lady Eagles would defeat the Lady Oilers.


Pearland slips past Dickinson 37-28  Photos Included

“In the fourth quarter, we put our best defenders as close as we could on them and tried to limit their looks at the basket," said Pearland head coach Lauren Martens


Lady Oilers soccer  Photos Included

The Lady Oilers took a 3-0 win over the Lady Bears.

Pearland baseball presentation  Photos Included

New Pearland Oilers baseball head coach David Rogers addressed the crowd on Saturday to introduce the 2020 team.

Butler, Sharks honored by Texas Sports Writers  Photos Included

Shadow Creek head coach Brad Butler was selected as the Class 5A "Coach of the Year" by the Texas Sports Writers Association. Shadow Creek also had multiple players honored by the TSWA.

Friendswood girls place fourth at state swim meet  Photos Included

This was the second best finish in the history of the Friendswood girls swim team.


Pearland soccer; Dawson basketball  Photos Included

Pearland falls 0-1 to Strake Jesuit; Dawson loses a tough 51-42 decision to George Ranch.

Area Girls Basketball Report  Photos Included

“I knew back in the spring that this was a really talented group,” Friendswood head coach Daron Scott said.

Friendswood ready for state swim meet  Photos Included

The Lady Mustangs finished second with 380 team points at the 5A regional meet. The Friendswood boys finished third at 5A regionals with 213 points


National Signing Day  

Now that the papers have been signed and delivered, student-athletes can focus on the rest of their senior year - to concentrate on their studies and spring sports before it will be time to head to their respective schools . . .

Realignment by UIL announced for area high schools  

Every two years, schools report how many students are enrolled at their school. The University Interscholastic League then takes those numbers and determines which district each team will play in.


Lady Oilers edge Lady Eagles 52-40  Photos Included

The Lady Eagles are currently in third place in the district standings and are in a strong position to advance to the post-season with the Lady Oilers.

Oilers stay undefeated in league play with win over Dawson  Photos Included

The visiting Oilers owned the game from the very beginning even though the Eagles cut the lead to four points in the second half . . .

Pearland boys and girls soccer  Photos Included

Pearland 3-0 vs Dawson, girls over Alief Taylor 1-0.


No. 5 area-ranked Pearland continues winning ways  

The Pearland Oilers are having their best season ever under the leadership of head coach Steve Buckelew as they picked up two more wins last week against Brazoswood (61-44) and George Ranch (49-46).

Lady Oilers avenge earlier loss to George Ranch  Photos Included

When the dust had settled at the PHS Pressure Pit, the Lady Oilers had made a statement to George Ranch and to the rest of their league foes that you need to bring your A Game in the second round . . .

Mustangs get last second win over GC Memorial 48-47  

Friendswood proved the late Yogi Berra was right again, "It ain't over till it's over!"

Friendswood boys and girls capture 24-5A district swim titles  Photos Included

The Friendswood girls captured the district title with a score of 262 points with Katy Paetow placing second with 102.5 points. The Friendswood boys also won the district championship with a score of 207 points while Katy Paetow placed second with 135 points.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Pet Peeves come to light

One of these days - the cashier will actually direct these "can't count the items in my grocery basket" to the right check out lane.


Pearland takes out Strake Jesuit 57-31  Photos Included

With the reserve players getting playing time in the final quarter, the Crusaders took the final frame 13-8 leaving the Oilers with a dominating 57-31 district win.

Area Basketball Report  Photos Included

Pearland, Dawson, Friendswood.

Butler, Brown, Drones headline All-District 10-5A-I teams  Photos Included

Shadow Creek junior quarterback Kyron Drones, who led his team to the 2019 Class 5A Division I state championship, has been selected as the Most Valuable Player on the All-District 10-5A-I football team by the league's coaches.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Phrases that are still spoken today

Perhaps you have seen the following: *$ = Starbucks, 121 = One to One . . .

Lady Oilers get past Lady Eagles 51-36  Photos Included

Pearland improved to 15-10 overall and 4-1 in district while Dawson drops to 16-11 and 3-1 in league action.

Pearland boys soccer wins CCISD tournament  Photos Included

It is the first soccer trophy the boys have won since 2013.

Pearland edges Dawson in district showdown 54-47  Photos Included

The Oilers are experiencing their best start in school history beginning with a 18-0 start in 2019 and now, with their recent win over Dawson, have improved to 22-1 with a 3-0 district record to begin the 2020 new year.


300 wins for Dawson head coach Mark Barre  Photos Included

Barre has been the head coach at Dawson since it opened in 2007.

Lady O's win Barbers Hill tournament, Martens collects career win No. 100  Photos Included

Pearland head coach Lauren Martens was presented with career win No. 100 when the Lady Oilers thrashed Beaumont West Brook 69-29 to send Pearland to the championship game against tournament host Barbers Hill.

TSWA selects area standouts to All-State teams  Photos Included

Friendswood, who won the Class 5A Region III crown and advanced to the 5A state volleyball tournament, had three players on the teams.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

I shouldn't be alive!

"Know that you are the perfect age. . ."

Former Players Coming Together  Photos Included

Three former Pearland players and one former Manvel player are now at Texas A&M.


Butler named MaxPreps "Coach of the Year"  Photos Included

Shadow Creek head coach Brad Butler has not only seen his teams win on the field, but he is a staunch believer in developing character, integrity, honesty, hard work, commitment, and dedication in the life of each player.

Dawson's Carter Brown named to AP & MaxPreps All-State team  Photos Included

Dawson sophomore placekicker Carter Brown had a phenomenal season and he will only get better over the next two years of his high school career.


Shadow Creek crowned 2019 5A Div. I state champions  Photos Included

While the offense knew they would score, it turned out to be the Sharks' defense that decided the outcome of this year's state championship.


Louisiana Tech Commit  Photos Included

J. D. Head came to Pearland last year from Oklahoma and immediately made an impact for the Oilers by leading them to a 10-1 record while setting three team records.

North Texas Signee  Photos Included

Christian Lee had a standout season this year as the Mustangs advanced to the playoffs and finished 9-3 overall.

Lady Oilers rout Brazoswood 79-29 in district opener  Photos Included

Pearland is 8-9 overall and 1-0 in district. The Lady Oilers will host Alief Taylor on Friday, January 3 at 1:00 p.m.

Shadow Creek's Bryant signs with Virginia Tech  Photos Included

"I saw myself playing there and fitting in when I met them," Bryant said of his experience visiting Virginia Tech.


Pearland rallies to get past Clear Springs 52-45  Photos Included

The Pearland Oilers and head coach Steve Buckelew are experiencing the greatest start in school history.


Butler named "Coach of the Year" by TD Club of Houston  Photos Included

When a coach is nominated for "Coach of the Year" honors for the Touchdown Club of Houston, it means you are one of the elite coaches in the Houston area.

Shadow Creek returns to 5A Div. I state championship game  Photos Included

Until the final moments of the second quarter, both teams’ defenses had flexed their muscles. Wagner had forced Shadow Creek to punt on three straight possessions, while the Sharks twice stopped Wagner on downs and twice forced punts.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Angels are around -- especially this time of the year

"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."


Kitt-Denton, Whitfield, Wooden, Allison top All-District 23-6A picks  Photos Included

Selected as the league's "Most Valuable Player" was Dawson senior quarterback Myles Kitt-Denton who gave the Eagles a duel-threat weapon on offense.

Marshall beats Manvel 40-10 for region title  Photos Included

Manvel finishes the 2019 football season at 13-1. Manvel has had nine double-digit win seasons in 10 years and they will move up to Class 5A Division I in 2020.

Shadow Creek pops Manor 59-14 to claim region crown  Photos Included

Shadow Creek head coach Brad Butler is keeping his team focused on one game at a time and the Sharks are getting close to their ultimate goal of winning a state title.


Friendswood's Stephen Peter named to TASCO Hall of Honor   Photos Included

Coach Peter's achievements are legendary and this is a well-deserved honor.

Shadow Creek rallies to pull out win over Foster  Photos Included

“We knew it would be a battle,” Shadow Creek coach Brad Butler said. “It’s been a battle all four times."

Manvel, Eaglin roll past Barbers Hill 55-35  Photos Included

The Mavericks were always in control as they took the 55-35 win to advance to the 5A Region III Div. II championship game to face district rival Fort Bend Marshall on Saturday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m. at Freedom Field.