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Area Volleyball Report  Photos Included

Friendswood, Dawson and Pearland.

Alford, Bryant honored by TD Club of Houston  Photos Included

Each year, the Touchdown Club of Houston selects their annual UIL High School Preseason Team that recognizes some of the top football talent in the Houston area.

First Day in Action  Photos Included

First official day of Pearland and Dawson football season.

Head named to Houston Touchdown Club pre-season team  Photos Included

Head guided Pearland to a 10-0 regular season mark and the District 23-6A championship in 2018.


Mavericks non-district schedule to prepare them for season  Photos Included

The Mavs will be tested more in non-district than in the league games except when they face the Fort Bend Marshall Buffaloes which should decide the district champion like it did last year.

Non-district schedule to set tone for Sharks  Photos Included

Even though the Sharks are playing in perhaps the toughest 5A district in the state, Shadow Creek has begun a winning tradition with the goal of advancing to the state title game.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Statistics influence our lives

Old friend Robert said, "By the way - 50 percent of you will go checkout the bathroom sink for the glob of toothpaste."

Non-district schedule to set tone for Dawson's season  Photos Included

The Eagles began the 2018 season 2-1 as they got wins over Oak Ridge (34-21) and Summer Creek (34-14), but came up short against Dickinson (34-6). They will face the same teams to begin the 2019 football campaign.

Dawson volleyball ready to challenge for district crown  Photos Included

The Lady Eagles are considered the favorite to win the league title this year as Leth will welcome six returning starters who will provide a wealth of experience and leadership.

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 5A state champion Kingwood Park. Go to: for tournament information.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

2019 Football media guide ads now being accepted

It's time for businesses and parents to place your ads in the Pearland or Dawson High School football media guides!

Non-district opponents to challenge Mustangs  Photos Included

With four offensive and eight defensive starters returning for the Mustangs, the defense will be called on this season to lead the team to the post-season.


Pearland prepares for non-district football schedule  Photos Included

If Pearland wins their season opener against Cy-Springs on Thursday, August 29 at The Rig, a win on the road over SB Memorial will give coach Tullos his 100th career win.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The 'Pause Button' of Life

My mother, who turned 92 back in March, used to make a statement that I didn't understand until the last several years.


Manvel and Shadow Creek Football schedules  

Manvel, Shadow Creek picked to finish second in district  Photos Included

Manvel finished second behind the Fort Bend Marshall Buffaloes last season. Shadow Creek (15-1) went on to win their district with a 7-0 mark and then ran the table all the way to the Class 5A Div. I state championship.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

If Only

There are times that certain moments happen in life that will never come your way again . . . do what you know you should do and never look back.


Friendswood, Dawson, and Pearland Football schedules  

Oilers a pre-season pick to defend 23-6A crown  Photos Included

As the Oilers prepare for the 2019 season, (head coach Ricky) Tullos has some exceptional returning weapons, plus some new moveins that should make Pearland a dangerous threat to capture the league title for the second straight year while making a deeper playoff run.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Paying respect to our flag and national anthem

When I began first grade, we were taught to recite the Pledge of Allegiance while putting our right hand over our heart.


Area softball standouts named honorable mention All-State  Photos Included

The Texas Sports Writers Association select All-State softball teams each year and they feature the top players from across the state in each class.

Dawson a pre-season pick to finish fourth in 23-6A race  Photos Included

The Eagles finished fourth last year with a 4-3 district mark and closed with a 6-5 record in 2018.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Undercover Boss

I'm afraid that in our society, we have gotten so caught up in our positions, our notoriety, our image...that we have forgotten how to deal with those that honestly seek our help.

Friendswood's Christian Lee commits to North Texas  Photos Included

Last season as a junior, Lee was named as an All-District second-team tight end after he caught 37 passes for 569 yards and five touchdowns.

Dawson's Calib Perez commits to Duke  Photos Included

Perez, who stands at 6-foot-6 and 285 lbs., should be a great asset on the offensive line for the Blue Devils once he finishes his high school career.

Mustangs picked fourth in district pre-season race  Photos Included

As the 2019 high school football season approaches, the Friendswood Mustangs find themselves in one of the toughest Class 5A districts in the state.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Difference between athletic and personal trainers

The National Athletic Trainers Association defines both positions.

Yarotsky named Galveston County Player of the Year  

She may have been only a sophomore, but Friendswood's Patricia Yarotsky played like a veteran this past 2019 softball season for the Lady Mustangs.

Friendswood's Pacheco, Sweeny headline All-District 23-5A selections  Photos Included

The league coaches announced their All-District selections and two Mustangs were honored with two of the top awards.

Pearland QB JD Head selects Louisiana Tech  Photos Included

Head, who transferred to Pearland from Oklahoma during the summer of 2018, was immediately accepted by the coaches and his teammates and the signal-caller proved to be everything and more as expected in helping the Oilers achieve success.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Dad's Rules

We always hear "the rules" from the mother's side. Now here are the rules from dad's side.

West slips past East 31-21 in 2019 Bayou Bowl  Photos Included

Shadow Creek quarterback Ja'Marian George led the West to the 31-21 win and was named the game's Offensive MVP.


NFL star returns home to guide young kicker  Photos Included

Former Pearland Oiler Thomas Morstead was drafted in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft with the 164th overall selection by the New Orleans Saints.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

It's that time of the year again

When I was younger, my two oldest children, Lincoln and LeJoy would always notice men who wore bermuda shorts with black socks up to their knees . . .

Former Pearland roundballer gets a taste of NBA  Photos Included

Former Pearland basketball standout Cameron "Cam" Reynolds earned three letters under head coach Steve Buckelew and helped guide the Oilers to a District 22-5A championship as a senior.

Former Pearland softball standout plays at WCWS  Photos Included

Former Pearland All-State pitcher Alyssa Denham was seen on national television when her Arizona Lady Wildcats softball team advanced to the Women's College World Series played at the USA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City last week.