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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The second mile in life

We’ve lost our minds. Everything is coming apart at the seams . . .

Last Week's Baseball Scores

Alvin 2 - Pearland 1

Pearland 15 - Alief Elsik 0

Friendswood 4 - La Porte 2

Dawson 3 - Shadow Creek 2

Shadow Creek 5 - Strake Jesuit 0

Dawson 20 - Alief Taylor 0

Manvel 6 - Ball High 1

Manvel 8 - GC Memorial 0

Last Week's Softball Scores

Pearland 7 - Alvin 6

Pearland 16 - Alief Elsik 0

Dawson 10 - Shadow Creek 0

Dawson 17 - Alief Taylor 1

Friendswood 11 - GC Memorial 1

La Porte 4 - Friendswood 0

Shadow Creek 17 - Alief Hastings 0

Shadow Creek 17 - Alief Taylor 1

Manvel 13 - Ball High 0

Manvel 14 - GC Memorial 0

Clark, Mendez, Slider selected to Bayou Bowl West Team  Photos Included

The Bayou Bowl, with a successful 16-year history, is an All-Star Football Game featuring 36 of the best from the Greater Houston Area against 36 of the best from the State of Louisiana.

Pearland baseball  Photos Included

The Oilers are in third place in district play with a 7-3 record.

Dawson girls capture District 23-6A track crown  Photos Included

The Dawson Lady Eagles scored 175 points to win the 2021 District 23-6A track crown.

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Lady Mustangs advance to state soccer tournament  Photos Included

No. 3 state-ranked Friendswood Lady Mustangs won the Class 5A Region III title with their 1-0 victory over No. 4 Magnolia.

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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Interesting Stuff

Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?

Pearland closes out first round of district with a 5-2 mark  Photos Included

The Pearland Oilers fell to Alvin 4-3 to open up district and then finished the opening round of league play with a 5-2 mark.

No. 3 Friendswood continues unbeaten season  

Friendswood improved to 18-0 last week and picked up two more district wins to sit atop the District 24-5A leaderboard at 10-0.

No. 4 Lady Mustangs win in a penalty-kick shootout with PN-G  Photos Included

"I'm really proud of the fight that they showed," Friendswood head girls soccer coach Laura Peter said.

Friendswood boys soccer shuts out Galena Park 2-0  Photos Included

The Mustangs improve to 22-3-2 and advance to the region semifinals.

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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

"Anybody can answer that!"

Sometimes there are questions that come at us in life that no one else can answer except us. As someone once said, "Life is hard by the yard -- but a cinch by the inch."

Friendswood girls water polo  Photos Included

Friendswood defeated Clear Falls 11-4.

Lady Oilers soccer  Photos Included

The Lady O's will advance to the area round.

Clear Springs nips Pearland 1-0 in OT  Photos Included

It is always difficult for a team to beat another team twice in the same year.

Lady Wildcats shutout Lady Eagles soccer 2-0  Photos Included

Clear Creek scored a goal in each half to pick up the win and end the season for Dawson.

Lady Mustangs get critical win over Santa Fe 5-2  

Santa Fe managed two runs in the top of the seventh but Friendswood's Chloe Riassetto (seven innings, 10 hits, two earned runs, one walk, four strikeouts) put out the fire to get the complete game win.

Lady Oilers remain one of the top teams in district  

Last week the Pearland Lady Oilers improve their season record to 15-5-1 while winning two more district games with wins over Alief Hastings (15-0) and Shadow Creek (8-3).

No. 3 state-ranked Friendswood diamondmen remain unbeaten  

The Friendswood baseball team picked up three District 24-5A wins last week to push their overall season record to 16-0 and 8-0 in league action.

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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

When our brain goes into neutral

I think we all have had those times where we scratch our heads and say to ourselves, "What was I thinking?"

Friendswood girls soccer  Photos Included

The Friendswood Lady Mustangs are 2021 District 22-5A soccer champions after posting a perfect 16-0 record.

Pearland allows no hits to Alief Elsik and Alief Taylor  

The Oilers improve to 14-3-1 overall and 2-1 in district.

Dawson thrashes Alief Taylor and Strake Jesuit  

The game against Taylor ended almost after it started as the Eagles score 10 runs in the first frame.

Lady Mustangs shut out Manvel 7-0  Photos Included

“I’m starting to see my hitters put some better at-bats together, and I feel like my pitching staff is really coming together,” Friendswood head coach Christa Williams-Yates said.

Friendswood diamondmen get wins over Baytown Lee and Manvel  

The Mustangs scored in each frame for their 10 runs while holding the Ganders to a single hit and no runs.

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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Pet Peeves come to light again

As I was doing some shopping at Wal-Mart last week -- I was reminded once again of some of the things that cause me to really scratch my head and wonder, "What are they thinking?"

Pearland soccer  Photos Included

Pearland boys and girls teams both beat Dawson's teams.

Lady Mustangs improve to 4-1 in district action  

The Lady Mustangs crossed the plate in every inning except the fourth against GC Memorial before the game came to an end due to the 10-run mercy rule in the sixth frame.

Clark gets win No. 700; Lady Oilers begin district action  Photos Included

Clark began this year with a 697-438-7 career record while chalking up a 590-202-2 mark at Pearland High School.

Lady Oilers celebrate state titles  Photos Included

There will be a Crawfish Boil, Easter Egg Hunt and poster signing after the varsity game.

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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Pet Peeves

Have you ever wondered if God has any pet peeves? . . .

Pearland girls soccer  Photos Included

The win sets up a first-ever district championship game between Pearland and Dawson.

Pearland boys soccer  Photos Included

The Oilers would come away with a 1-1 draw that keeps them in the hunt for a playoff spot.

Area gridiron standouts honored by Texas Sports Writers  Photos Included

Pearland senior defensive back Kele Linton was named to the Class 6A All-State first-team.

Lady Sharks come up short against Cypress Creek  Photos Included

Top ranked Cy-Creek kept their composure and closed out the third with an 18-6 run and a 43-30 advantage entering the final frame.

Walker, Richard, Barre, President garner top district honors  

The District 23-6A boys basketball coaches recently released their All-District selections for the 2020-2021 season.

Friendswood girls place fourth at state; Sisung medals  Photos Included

There were over 60 schools who competed at the swim meet.

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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

"None of the Above"

Old friend Robert said, "A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit."

Pearland girls soccer  Photos Included

The win keeps the Lady Oilers at the top of the District 23-6A standings with just a few games remaining before the playoffs.

Pearland boys soccer  Photos Included

The Oiler defense held strong against the unbeaten district leading Rams on the way to a 1-1 draw.

Jennifer Haynie Softball Tournament provides financial support  Photos Included

This year, Ms. Mirna Figueroa, Assistant Operations Supervisor for the Pearland ISD Operations Department received the special $2,000 check from the tournament.

Lady Sharks use second half to beat Katy Tompkins 66-47  Photos Included

The Shadow Creek Lady roundballers turned a close game in the first half to a convincing 66-47 win over Katy Tompkins to advance to the Class 6A Region III finals to face top-ranked Cypress Creek.

No. 14 Summer Creek upsets No. 6 Shadow Creek 68-59  Photos Included

The Sharks finish the season with a 22-3 mark.

Dawson loses heartbreaker to Atascocita 55-54  Photos Included

Dawson fought hard in the final eight minutes to outscore Atascocita 16-9, but missed free throws and an end of game turn over caused the Eagles to come up short 55-54.

Friendswood boys compete at state swim meet  Photos Included

They were small in number but they gave it their all.

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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Does this really matter?

Almost every day, I play a game with myself that I call "time warp" . . .

Pearland falls to Clear Brook in bi-district playoff round  Photos Included

Pearland closes out the season with a 18-8 overall mark.

Goal!  Photos Included

The Oilers will host powerhouse Elsik at The Rig on Friday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m

Friendswood escapes with playoff win over Angleton 47-43  Photos Included

“I told the girls that there are teams that come along and shock the world, and we want to be that team,” head girls basketball coach Daron Scott said.

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Dawson Eagles tie with Shadow Creek as district co-champs  Photos Included

Dawson beat Pearland 45-32 to secure a share of the district crown.

Dawson's Kolakowski named as TD Club of Houston Scholar-Athlete finalist  Photos Included

Among his honors and achievements, Kolakowski lists as a member of the Leadership Council, Academic All-District, Bayway Chevrolet Player of the Week, Varsity Track, Powerlifting, . . .

Lady Eagles lose heartbreaker to Dickinson in playoffs  

Despite Dawson's effort to rally and take the lead, the Lady Gators were able to close out the game 11-7 to post the 47-44 final score.

Lady Oilers fall to Clear Creek in first round  Photos Included

It was a battle between Pearland and Clear Creek in the Class 6A Region III bi-district round of the post-season.

Lady Mustangs run past Crosby 71-50  Photos Included

Friendswood used an aggressive offense and a stingy defense to post a 71-50 Class 5A Region III first-round playoff win.

Area swimmers qualify for state meet  Photos Included

Here are the state qualifiers for Friendswood, Dawson, and Shadow Creek . . .

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