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Tough Days

Someone once said, "Cheer up! Things could be worse." So I cheered up -- and sure enough things got worse!

Adams tosses no-hitter at Alief Taylor in 10-0 win  Photos Included

Pearland's Matt Adams stuck out 12 Alief Taylor hitters and didn't allow a hit as the Oilers blanked the Lions 10-0 in a District 23-6A contest.

No. 1 George Ranch tosses no-hitter at Dawson diamondmen  

The Longhorns (17-1) are the clear favorite to capture the District 23-6A title this year and Pearland and Dawson will have their work cut out if they are going to challenge for the crown.

Lady Eagles drop Lady Oilers 7-1  Photos Included

Sophomore pitcher Courtney Day took the pitching circle against the Lady Oilers and allowed only three hits, one run, three strikeouts, and no walks as the Lady Eagles took the first round contest 7-1 in dominating fashion.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Happy Birthday Mom!

As the years pass, may we never take our parents for granted.

Soccer Roundup  

Friendswood Girls and Boys.

Lady Mustangs throttle Clear Brook 14-1  

Friendswood exploded for 14 runs as 11 different Lady Mustangs collected at least one hit.

No panic for slow start by Lady Oilers  Photos Included

Pearland is 3-0 in the District 23-6A standings and is considered one of the favorites to capture the league title this year.

Dawson seeking to stay on recent winning path  Photos Included

A future look at the season has Dawson in a good position to be one of the four playoff teams.

Tradition and youth will characterize Pearland baseball  Photos Included

One of the key ingredients for the Pearland baseball program is their winning tradition.

Buckelew, Hedgeman, Lowery, Nicholas, Braxton take top district honors  Photos Included

It shouldn't be a surprise that the Pearland Oilers and the Dawson Eagles took all the top district honors this season . . .


From the Cluttered Desk . . .


Taking the time to remember is healthy and allows us to recall those special moments in life . . .

Soccer Roundup  

Friendswood Girls and Boys.

Pearland comes up short against Atascocita 48-46  Photos Included

The Oilers called time out to set up a last-second shot to either tie or win the game. Instead, the inbound pass went astray erasing any chance Pearland had in winning the game.

Dawson comes up short at regional tournament  Photos Included

Dawson finished 26-8 for the season and 11-1 in district to finish as Co-Champs of District 23-6A with Pearland.

Second-half rally dashes hopes for Manvel advancing to state  

Marshall scored 58 second-half points while holding Manvel to 32 points with 34 points coming in the final frame for the Buffaloes.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The worth of a name

It is a shame that the millions and millions of dollars that he has and is making isn't enough to secure his future . . .

Pearland escapes with a close 62-61 win over Channelview  Photos Included

It was obvious from the beginning that the Falcons weren't going to compete inside with the taller Oilers so they committed early to heave the long-bombs and let the game take its course.

Dawson runs past North Shore 65-46  Photos Included

"North Shore is athletic as heck," (Dawson head coach Mark) Barre said. "You have to come after those guys. I felt really good about how we played."

Martens, Braswell, Rodgers headline All-District picks  Photos Included

It came as no surprise that Pearland head coach Lauren Martens would be named District 23-6A "Coach of the Year" after the second-year coach led the Lady Oilers to the district championship with the last title for Pearland coming 26 years ago.

Manvel gets past Beaumont Ozen 77-60  

Despite the inconvenience of having to get ready a day later, the Manvel Mavericks still prevailed with a 77-60 victory that sends them to the Region III Quarterfinals against district foe Fort Bend Elkins on Tuesday (late).


Basketball Playoff Scores

Clear Springs Lady Chargers 59 - Pearland Lady Oilers 45
Beaumont Central Lady Jaguars 24 - Manvel Lady Mavericks 21

Pearland Oilers 66 - Clear Brook Wolverines 49
Dawson Eagles 49 - Friendswood Mustangs 35
Manvel Mavericks 64 - Madison Marlins 49


Friendswood Girls Golf Team  Photos Included

The Friendswood girls golf team won their fifth golf tournament of the year at Golf Crest Country Club in Pearland.

Never say die Mustangs pull out win over Clear Springs  

. . . Friendswood basketball team has had a season-long motto "1extra" as the Mustangs found themselves in needing "1extra" game to keep their season alive as the No. 4 seed from District 24-6A.

Lady O's advance to 6A Region III quarterfinals  Photos Included

The Lady O's are a young team and will need their best game of the season if they are to advance to the next round.

Friendswood competes at state swim meet  Photos Included

The Friendswood Mustangs had to compete against a fast field at the UIL state swim meet that was held at the Lee and Joe Jamail Swim Center on the University of Texas campus.

Bellina grabs third gold medal at state; girls place 13th  Photos Included

"When it comes to having an athlete like Jaden Bellina, the thought is that she is one of a kind," said Pearland head coach Chris Roberts.


Lady O's cruise past George Ranch for league title  Photos Included

George Ranch took the fourth quarter 10-9, but Pearland took the game 64-38.

Buckelew notches 700th win; Oilers clinch tie for district title  Photos Included

Pearland head coach Steve Buckelew has been at the helm of the Oilers basketball program for 21 years. . .


Lady Oilers capture first district title in 26 years  

She has only been at the helm of the Pearland Lady Oilers basketball program for two years, but head coach Lauren Martens has seen her girls do something this season that no other team has done in 26 year.


Pearland breaks drought against Dawson  Photos Included

“Our kids were determined tonight and they did a great job,” said Pearland head coach Steve Buckelew.

Jaden Bellina leads Lady Oilers to second place at regionals  

The two-time defending state champion Bellina will be going for her third straight state title in the 200 IM.

Friendswood swim teams finish third at regionals  Photos Included

The Mustangs are going to be well represented at the state meet that will be held at the Lee and Joe Jamail Swim Center on the University of Texas in Austin campus on February 17-18.

Friendswood stays alive in playoff race  

As the regular basketball season comes to a close, the Friendswood Mustangs hang by a hair to keep their playoff hopes alive.


Lady Mavericks crowned District 23-5A champions  

The Manvel Lady Mavericks clinched the District 23-5A championship with a hard-fought 48-38 win over the Ball High Lady Tors.

Manvel drops two straight league games  Photos Included

The Mavs can't afford to loose too many more games if they want to extend their basketball season.


Pearland hangs on for 52-50 win over Alief Taylor  Photos Included

Sometimes a game can come down to whichever team can win the free throw contest throughout the game.

Dawson falls to George Ranch 65-51  Photos Included

Dawson is in fourth place at 5-4 in the District 23-6A standings behind Pearland, Alief Hastings, and George Ranch.

Friendswood's upset bid comes up short against Dickinson  Photos Included

For the first three quarters, it appeared that the Mustangs were going to pull off the biggest upset of 24-6A, but a 19-4 fourth quarter run spelled doom for Friendswood as they fell 73-70.

Friendswood boys and girls capture 24-6A district swim titles  Photos Included

It comes as no surprise that the Friendswood boys and girls captured the 2016-2017 District 24-6A swim championships.

Area student-athletes make college commitments  Photos Included

The first Wednesday of February is the magic signing day for football standouts all across America.

National signing day celebrated by Manvel student-athletes  

(Manvel football head coach Kirk) Martin has had over five dozen players sign college football scholarships since the school opened (in 2007).


Lady Oilers take out Brazoswood 61-40  Photos Included

The Pearland Lady Oilers hosted the Brazoswood Lady Bucs and came away with a solid 61-40 district win to improve their overall record to 20-8 and 6-1 in league action.

Dawson remains atop 23-6A leaderboard  Photos Included

It wasn't pretty, but head coach Mark Barre saw his hard-court warriors change a lackluster first half into a district win over the Alief Taylor Lions 49-37 to stay atop the 23-6A leaderboard at 4-0.

Friendswood gets back in playoff contention  Photos Included

Friendswood got an enormous victory on the road against the Clear Springs Knights to move into a tie for fourth place in the league standings.

Botkin named 6A Player of the Year by Texas Sports Writers  Photos Included

"She is the best six-rotation player we've had in the history of the school," head coach John Turner said.


Friendswood comes up short against Clear Lake  Photos Included

Unfortunately, the Mustangs weren't able to pull out a much needed district win against the Clear Lake Falcons (3-2).

Lady Oilers edge Lady Eagles 45-34  Photos Included

. . . the fourth quarter belonged to (Pearland's Macey) Braswell as she hit a trey, three baskets, and 2-for-2 at the line for 11 points and a game-high 23 points in leading Pearland to the 45-34 district win.

Dawson continues to dominate Pearland in boys hoops  Photos Included

For the past five years, the Dawson roundballers have either won or shared the district championship.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Court shows have taken over afternoon programming

Sparked by Judge Joseph Wapner, who is now 97 years old and the People's Court, we have every kind of personality sitting on the bench . . .

Late game shot gives Dawson win over Brazoswood  Photos Included

(Dawson junior guard Teshuna) Lockhart finished the game with seven points, but none as important as the trey that she hit in the clutch.

Friendswood splits district games against Clear Brook, Clear Falls  

Clear Falls jumped out to an early 12-6 lead after the first quarter, but the Mustangs came roaring back . . .

Pearland remains perfect in district with wins over Taylor and Hastings  Photos Included

The Pearland Oilers have the best early season record in recent memory at 20-4 overall and 3-0 in district.


Manvel beats Texas City for a four-way tie atop district standings  

Manvel pulled out a hard-fought 52-49 win over Texas City in a 23-5A district showdown leaving four teams tied at the top of the league standings.

Lady Mavericks edge Ball High 35-32  

The Manvel Lady Mavericks improved to 8-0 in district play when they defeated Texas City 47-35.


Area teams look to continue success in 2017  

Dawson, Friendswood, and Pearland all had much success athletically in the first half of the 2016-2017 school year. All three schools look to carry over that success from 2016 to 2017.


Manvel on the right path in sports for the school year  Photos Included

The Manvel Mavericks saw great success for half of the 2016-2017 school year and hopefully 2017 will yield the same results.


Botkin, Murphy, Sinnette named to All-Greater Houston volleyball teams  Photos Included

(Brooke) Botkin is a three-time MVP for the district and was recently named the 2016 Player of the Year by the Texas Association of Volleyball Coaches.

Page, Friendswood players receive 24-6A All-District honors  Photos Included

One of Friendswood's most exciting football players in recent years was honored as the District 24-6A Most Valuable Player . . .

Area gridiron standouts named to All-Greater Houston teams  Photos Included

It came as no surprise that Friendswood quarterback Tyler Page and players from Manvel would be honored . . .

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Four reasons our resolutions don't work

It's not that we aren't sincere . . .


Dawson girls get district started with win over Alief Taylor  Photos Included

Leading the team this season will be the only seniors, Liz Davis, Jada Rogers, and Taylor Morris.

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