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800 Wins and counting  Photos Included

Pearland head basketball coach Steve Buckelew has been at the helm of the Oilers since 1995.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

There's a wrong way and a right way to leave

"A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are."

Leth, Scroggins, Nance, Torres, Stevens, Grey top All-District 23-6A selections  Photos Included

Dawson was 12-0 in district and finished 41-5 overall while advancing to the Class 6A Region III semifinals.

Football Hall of Famer Curley Culp passes away  Photos Included

Enshrined into the Hall of Fame in 2013, Culp played 14 seasons of professional football with the Kansas City Chiefs (1968-1974), the Houston Oilers (1974-1980) and the Detroit Lions (1980-81).

Former Oiler shines for UH  Photos Included

Parish finished the game with 1.5 sacks and leads the Cougars with five on the season.

Hightower runs past Manvel 31-21 to advance to region finals  Photos Included

Manvel closes out the 2021 season with a 10-3 record.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Thanksgiving is a blessed time of the year

"I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. . ."

C.E. King rushes past Shadow Creek in 52-34 win  Photos Included

Shadow Creek had no defense for the ground attack of C.E. King as the Panthers rushed for 485 yards.

Summer Creek ends season for Dawson 35-7  Photos Included

Summer Creek used a suffocating defense that limited the Eagles to nine first downs, 59 yards rushing, and 126 yards passing for a total of 185 yards of total offense.

Manvel, Seymore runs past Weiss 41-31 to advance  Photos Included

Manvel will seek to avenge an earlier 16-12 loss to Hightower in the regular season on Friday, November 26 at Hall Stadium at 7:00 p.m.


Shadow Creek survives Clear Creek to advance  Photos Included

The District 23-6A champion Sharks may have taken the Wildcats for granted thinking the first round was going to be a cakewalk.

Angleton's early lead spells doom for Friendswood 34-18  

Friendswood will no doubt build off this year for the next football season in 2022.

Clear Springs edges Pearland 42-35  Photos Included

For the past four years, the Oilers are now 1-4 in the post-season while Pearland has lost the opening round of the playoffs for the past three out of four years.

Dawson takes out Clear Falls 35-31 to advance in playoffs  Photos Included

"This was a great example of how hard work, throughout the season, pays off," said Dawson head coach Mike Allison.


No. 2 state-ranked Dawson advances to volleyball regionals  Photos Included

Dawson advances to the Class 6A Region III semifinals where they will face the Ridge Point Lady Panthers (36-10) at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville on Friday, November 12 at 5:00 p.m.

Week 10 Bayway Lincoln/Volvo & Bayway Chevrolet Players of the Week  Photos Included

Pearland, Dawson, Shadow Creek and Friendswood.

Haileab places 9th at UIL 6A state cross country meet  Photos Included

Haileab's time of 15:18 was his fastest time ever at state and the second fastest he has ever recorded in his illustrious high school career at Dawson.

Shadow Creek closes out regular season with win over Hastings  Photos Included

The Sharks shut out Alief Hastings 37-0 and now will prepare for the Class 6A Region III Div. II playoffs.

Pearland survives Dawson 25-23 for Bayway PearBowl title  Photos Included

Dawson entered the 8th Annual Bayway Chevrolet PearBowl with a 4-3 edge in the series, but Pearland evened the series 4-4 with their win over the Eagles.

Friendswood shares district title with win over PA Memorial 28-27  Photos Included

Friendswood (6-4, 6-1) will host the Angleton Wildcats (7-3, 5-3) in the Region III-5A-I bi-district playoffs.


Week 9 Bayway Lincoln/Volvo & Bayway Chevrolet Players of the Week  Photos Included

Pearland, Dawson, Shadow Creek and Friendswood.

Dawson, Burgess dismantles Alief Elsik 34-6  Photos Included

The only negative for the Eagles was losing four fumbles that could have cost them points on the scoreboard.

Friendswood beats Ball High to advance to district title game  Photos Included

“We just had to keep our kids positive, keep our kids moving forward,” Friendswood head coach Robert Koopmann said.

Shadow Creek edges Pearland 34-27 for district crown  Photos Included

As predicted, this game wasn't decided until late in the final quarter.


Week 8 Bayway Lincoln/Volvo & Bayway Chevrolet Players of the Week  Photos Included

Pearland, Dawson, Shadow Creek and Friendswood.

Pearland and Manvel football  Photos Included

Both teams posted a win.

Class 6A Region III cross country meet  Photos Included

Dawson senior Noah Haileab finished second.

Shadow Creek blitzes Alief Elsik 49-0  Photos Included

Shadow Creek will travel to Pearland to face the Oilers at The Rig on Friday, October 29 in a game for the district title.

Friendswood thrashes GC Memorial 62-0  Photos Included

“This football team has come a long way in five or six weeks,” Friendswood head football coach Robert Koopmann said.

Dawson rolls past Alvin 35-21  Photos Included

Dawson will travel to Crump Stadium to play Alief Elsik on Thursday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m.


Friendswood gets third straight district win  

Friendswood is now 3-1 in district and tied for second place with Baytown Lee in the league standings.

Shadow Creek stings Alvin 49-13  Photos Included

The Sharks have reserved their place in the post-season with the win over Alvin.

Dawson hangs on for 24-21 win over Strake Jesuit  Photos Included

Dawson will host the Alvin Yellowjackets on Friday, October 22 at Pearland ISD Stadium at 7:00 p.m. The Eagles can secure their place in the post-season with a win over the Jackets.

Pearland's late-game heroics beat Taylor 36-30  Photos Included

"Our kids were staring adversity in the face down 16 points and responded with our backs against the wall," Pearland head coach Ricky Tullos said.

Week 7 Bayway Lincoln/Volvo & Bayway Chevrolet Players of the Week  Photos Included

Pearland, Dawson, Shadow Creek and Friendswood.

Haileab, Peters, Pearland girls capture cross country district titles  Photos Included

Two of the best boy and girl cross country runners in the state may be from Dawson and Pearland High Schools.


Week 6 Bayway Lincoln/Volvo & Bayway Chevrolet Players of the Week  Photos Included

Pearland, Dawson, Shadow Creek and Friendswood.

Friendswood rushes past Beaumont United 21-7  

The Mustangs traveled to Beaumont ISD Stadium to face Beaumont United in a District 9-5A Div. I contest and returned home with a 21-7 win to put them back in the post-season picture.

Shadow Creek holds off Strake Jesuit 35-20  Photos Included

Shadow Creek jumped out to a 28-6 lead before Strake Jesuit cut the lead to 28-20 late in the fourth quarter setting up the Sharks final touchdown.

Dawson gets untracked for 40-23 win over Taylor  Photos Included

Dawson will travel to Crusader Stadium to face Strake Jesuit on Friday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m. in a crucial district game that has playoff implications.

Pearland takes out Elsik 42-6  Photos Included

The Oilers are now 4-2 on the season and 3-0 in district.


Week 5 Bayway Lincoln/Volvo & Bayway Chevrolet Players of the Week  Photos Included

Pearland, Dawson, Shadow Creek and Friendswood.

Shadow Creek outlasts Dawson 45-31  Photos Included

Shadow Creek finished with 503 yards of total offense compared to 384 yards for Dawson.

Friendswood gets first win of the season 24-7  

It sure felt good when we got in that victory formation,” said Friendswood head coach Robert Koopmann.

Pearland rips Alvin 56-14 in district contest  Photos Included

Pearland will host Alief Elsik (1-4, 0-2) on Friday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m. at The Rig.


Week 4 Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Players of the Week  Photos Included

Pearland, Dawson, Shadow Creek and Friendswood.

Friendswood comes up short against Baytown Lee 19-14  

The Mustangs will host the Baytown Sterling Rangers on Friday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Henry Winston Stadium.

Shadow Creek wins district opener 35-21  Photos Included

Shadow Creek will travel to Pearland ISD Stadium on Friday, October 1 at 7:00 to face the defending district champion Dawson Eagles. The outcome of this game will have district title implications.

Dawson dominates Alief Hastings 40-0  Photos Included

The win at Crump Stadium gives the Eagles a 3-1 season record and 1-0 in league play while Hastings drops to 0-4 this season.

Pearland takes out Strake Jesuit 41-20  Photos Included

The offense produced big, game-changing plays in a display of a much more attacking game plan while the defense came up with outstanding plays that kept the Oilers in command of the game.

Hightower rallies for a 16-12 win over Manvel  Photos Included

Manvel has an open date this week.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Masking Up...

Space doesn't allow me to describe all the specialty masks now available, but . . .

Manvel pounces on Rosenberg Terry 41-6  

Manvel will host Fort Bend Hightower on Thursday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Freedom Field.

Area Volleyball Report  Photos Included

Manvel, Friendswood, Pearland and Dawson.

Week 3 Players of the Week  Photos Included

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo week 3 offensive and defensive players of the week.


Pasadena Dobie rolls past Friendswood 63-6  

Friendswood will try to regroup on Friday, September 24 when they travel to face Baytown Lee at Stallworth Stadium at 7:00 p.m. The Mustangs are idle on Friday, September 17.

Shadow Creek gets past Cy-Woods 28-11  Photos Included

The Shadow Creek Sharks probably had the toughest non-district schedule in the state after facing state-powers North Shore and Bridgeland.

Dawson moves past George Ranch 26-13  Photos Included

The Eagles are idle this week, but will travel to Crump Stadium on Thursday, September 23 to play Alief Hastings at 7:00 p.m. in the District 23-6A opener for both teams.

Pearland pulls out win over Oak Ridge 36-33  Photos Included

Facing an 0-3 start against the Oak Ridge War Eagles, the Oilers needed to have some players make some key plays that would put them on the winning path.


Week 2 — Players of the Week  Photos Included

Pearland, Dawson, Shadow Creek, Friendswood.

No. 3 Manvel takes out No. 4 Crosby 35-21  

The Mavs took control of the game in the third quarter with three scores to build a 35-14 lead.

Clear Brook gets past Friendswood 25-14  

When the dust had settled, Clear Brook emerged with a 25-14 win to even their season record to 1-1 while Friendswood is 0-2.

No. 6 area-ranked Bridgeland edges Shadow Creek 24-14  Photos Included

The Sharks will travel to face Cypress Woods on Friday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. at FCU Stadium.

Pearland falls to Memorial 17-14 in OT  Photos Included

Pearland will host the Oak Ridge War Eagles on Friday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. at The Rig.

Dawson throttles Houston Heights 58-19  Photos Included

Dawson had 336 total yards and 17 first downs.


Manvel loses heartbreaker to Dickinson 45-42  Photos Included

After Dickinson head coach John Snelson called a timeout to ice the kicker, the attempt hooked wide right to allow the Gators to get the hard-fought win.

North Shore slips past Shadow Creek 33-10  

“Their defense had a whole lot to do with (our issues),” Shadow Creek head coach Brad Butler said.

Clear Falls rushes past Dawson 31-7  

Dawson will host Houston Heights on Friday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m. at Pearland ISD Stadium.

Summer Creek pounds Friendswood 48-0 in season opener  

The Bulldogs had 15 returning starters off last year's team while Friendswood had only seven returning starters and it showed.

Ridge Point thumps Pearland 41-13 in season opener  Photos Included

The Oilers faced a very talented and experienced team who took advantage of several Pearland miscues.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Enjoy the coming year of sports

Don't forget about those who participate in the band, cheerleaders, drill team, cross country, volleyball, tennis, and other organizations.

No. 2 Manvel faces challenging non-district schedule  Photos Included

The non-district schedule should prepare them for district competition when the real season begins.


Pearland senior running back  Photos Included

Pearland RB Dominic Serna runs through drills at practice.


Local teams perform well at John Turner Volleyball Tournament  

Last week, 58 teams invaded Pearland as the Adidas John Turner Classic Volleyball Tournament began.

Football Schedules for Pearland, Dawson, Friendswood  

Shadow Creek has challenging start to 2021 season  Photos Included

The Sharks open the season against the North Shore Mustangs who have won the Class 6A Div. I state title the last two out of three years.

Brown, Dixson honored at Houston TD Club  Photos Included

The TD Club of Houston's pre-season team is selected based on input received from the Greater Houston Football Coaches Association, media members and college recruiting experts.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Growing up in a “cappuccino mocha espresso latté” world

My daughter, Lexis, loves Christmas because she knows I will get her a gift card from Starbuck's.


Positive start for Friendswood crucial for 2021 season  Photos Included

The Mustangs will face a tough non-district schedule that will set the tone for the 2021 football season.