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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Sharing pain helpful to others

In the wake of the tragedy at Santa Fe High School -- we may not know "why" -- but we can pray and offer our love should we know anyone who suffered the tragic loss of a loved one.

Welch, Lady Eagles, Lady O's headline All-District softball picks  Photos Included

It came as no surprise that the Dawson Lady Eagles would dominate the 2018 All-District 23-6A selections -- especially after claiming the league crown with a 12-1 record.

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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The teenage virus

Teenage virus can be just as dangerous as the computer kind.

Deontay Anderson ruled eligible for 2018 football season at UH  Photos Included

Rated the No. 1 safety in the nation in 2016 by ESPN, Anderson is one of four members from the 2016 ESPN 300 list on the Houston roster . . .

Kingwood routs Pearland in game three showdown  Photos Included

Unfortunately, the Mustangs showed why they are so highly ranked as the wheels fell off for the Oilers in a 15-0 loss . . .

Shelton brings home silver from state track meet  

Shelton placed second in the state with a time of 10.38 . . .

Friendswood signings  Photos Included

Friendswood student-athletes sign letters of intent.

Manvel, Shadow Creek compete at state track meet  

The state track meet was a little different as compared to the past three years when the Manvel boys won the state championship in 2015 (6A) and 2017 (5A) and were state runner-ups in 2016 (5A).

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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The attitude of gratitude

. . . for those of you who are going through those hiccups of life, perhaps one or two of my short sayings will be encouraging to you. . .

Pearland moves past Friendswood in baseball playoffs  Photos Included

The playoffs continue and there is only one area team left as the Pearland Oilers swept the Friendswood Mustangs in the 6A Region III baseball bi-district best-of-three series.

Lady Oilers eliminated by Atascocita in softball playoffs  Photos Included

The Lady Oilers close out the 2018 season with a 22-16 mark.

Dickinson sweeps Dawson out of the playoffs  Photos Included

Dickinson came into the series as the underdogs, but were peaking at the right time as they totally dominated the Eagles in a two-game sweep.

Area volleyball standouts selected to GHVCA All-Star teams  Photos Included

The Greater Houston Volleyball Coaches Association hosted their annual All-Star games featuring some of the Houston area's volleyball stars.

Friendswood boys compete at state water polo tournament  

"It has been the most exciting season of water polo I have ever been a part of," said Friendswood head swim coach John Little who will retire after this season.

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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Strange things on E-bay

To qualify for this list, the item or items must have received at least one bid, proving the point that no matter what you have to sell, somewhere there is a buyer for it.

Lady Knights upset Lady Eagles in playoffs  Photos Included

. . . Clear Falls took advantage of multiple errors by Dawson in the next two games to pull out the upset and end the season prematurely for Dawson.

Dawson, Pearland tracksters qualify for state track meet  Photos Included

Pearland senior Cole Burgess will also be going to state after he finished second in the pole vault with a height of 15 feet, 6 inches.

Dawson diamondmen capture District 23-6A title  Photos Included

The senior laden Eagles will now prepare for the Class 6A Region III playoffs when they will face the District 24-6A Dickinson Gators in the bi-district round.

Pearland's Kendall Jackson qualifies for state golf tournament  Photos Included

She may only be a freshman, but Pearland High School's Kendall Jackson has done something no other Lady Oiler has ever done and that is qualify for the 6A state golf tournament.

Lady Oilers sweep Lady Chargers to advance in playoffs  Photos Included

The Lady Oilers were the No. 3 seed from District 23-6A while Clear Springs entered the playoffs as the No. 2 seed from District 24-6A.

Manvel girls place fourth at regionals; boys place 12th  

The Manvel girls made their presence felt at the Class 5A Region III track meet in their quest to send athletes to the 5A state track meet . . .

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Pearland outlasts George Ranch in 12 inning marathon  Photos Included

Pearland got a sterling pitching performance from three hurlers that allowed only two hits and no runs.

Friendswood splits with Clear Springs  

Leading hitters for the Mustangs were Johnnie Nemecek who was 2-for-4 with one run scored. Izaac Pacheco was 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored. Calvin Whitaker contributed a double.

Manvel boys second; Lady Mavs third at area track meet  

The Manvel boys scored 96 points to finish second behind the Fort Bend Marshall Buffaloes who scored 126 . . .

Dawson, Pearland, Friendswood girls compete in 6A area track meet  Photos Included

The girls who finish in the top four at the area meet advance to regionals.

Lady Eagles beat Brazoswood for No. 1 seed  Photos Included

Dawson set the tone for the outcome of the game with a three-run first inning.

Dawson boys win area track meet; Pearland second  Photos Included

Those qualifying for the regional meet included several outstanding tracksters hoping to advance to the state track meet.

Dawson diamondmen remain atop District 23-6A leaderboard  Photos Included

With only two district games remaining in the regular season, it appears that the Dawson Eagles will capture the 23-6A title.

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Pearland thrashes Alief Taylor 21-0; shuts out Hastings 7-0  Photos Included

The Alief teams were no match for Pearland last week as the Oilers pounded Taylor 21-0 and shut out Hastings 7-0.

Dawson diamondmen stay atop District 23-6A leaderboard  Photos Included

So far, no one has been able to knock off the Eagles as they are currently undefeated at 8-0 with only four games to go in district.

Lady Eagles edge Lady Oilers 7-6  Photos Included

For the second straight season, the Dawson Lady Eagles have swept their cross-town cousins in softball. This time it appeared that Pearland might break the string, but a late-inning rally gave the Lady Eagles a crucial district win.

Dawson places third and Pearland finished fourth at district meet  Photos Included

Richmond George Ranch scored 157 points to win the District 23-6A track meet followed by Alief Elsik (131), Pearland Dawson (119), Pearland (89), Alief Hastings (77), Alief Taylor (32), and Brazoswood (10).

Dawson boys capture 23-6A track crown; Pearland third  Photos Included

Dawson was led by speedster Jacolby Shelton who was a triple-gold medal winner as he won the 100 meters (10.73) and the 200 meters (21.27) while also running a leg on the winning 4x100 meter relay team.

Manvel teams place second at District 23-5A meet  

The Mavs have their work cut out for them if they are going to defend their state title in 2018.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

An assignment that lasted a lifetime

"I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life."

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Friendswood tracksters compete at District 24-6A meet  

Leading the way for the Friendswood was distance runner Garrett McGregor who was a double-gold winner as he won the 1600 meters (4:32.04) and the 3200 meters (10:17.95) giving the Mustangs 20 team points.

Friendswood falls to Dobie in soccer playoffs  Photos Included

Friendswood (11-10-5) battled with the Longhorns for more than 50 minutes before giving up two goals in a 2-0 loss.

Lady Eagles move into a tie atop district standings  

Dawson led 2-0 after one inning and 3-0 after the third. The Lady Eagles also scored runs in the sixth and seventh innings in tying Brazoswood for the district lead.

Dawson boys win district golf tournament; Pearland second  Photos Included

As a team, Dawson shot a two round total 626 to beat the Oilers who shot 643.

Lady Deer nips Lady Oilers in soccer playoffs 1-0  Photos Included

Pearland and Deer Park battled for the first half without either team able to get a score . . .

Lady Oilers back on winning path with district wins  Photos Included

Pearland will host George Ranch on Friday, April 13 at 6:45 p.m. and will be looking to avenge a first-round loss to the Lady Longhorns.

Pearland girls win 23-6A golf title; Dawson places third  Photos Included

Pearland's No. 1 team shot a two-round total of 661 while Dawson shot 741.

Pearland diamondmen beat Alief Elsik 6-1  Photos Included

Pearland will host Alief Hastings on Friday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m.

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Friendswood diamondmen sweep Clear Brook 5-4, 5-0  

Clear Brook entered the game searching for their first district win while Friendswood was trying to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot.

Friendswood pulls out upset win over Brazoswood in 2OT  Photos Included

Friendswood has established the reputation that no matter what sport, the Mustangs will take you down to the very last second and make you earn the win or beat you.

Lady Oilers fall to Episcopal 5-4 in non-district contest  Photos Included

Pearland attempted a comeback scoring three runs in the bottom of the fifth to cut the margin to 5-4, but the Lady O's couldn't muster any more offense to come up short in the non-district loss.

Lady Oilers eliminate Friendswood 1-0 in soccer playoffs  Photos Included

The No. 13 state-ranked Lady O's turned to their defense to thwart any offense by the Lady Mustangs to hold on for the win and advance to the second round.

Manvel's Fernandez no-hits Ball High for 23-5A lead  

Fernandez allowed no hits and two runs with seven strikeouts and seven walks in 6 1/3 innings.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

A trip to Wal-Mart

Depending on your age you might do the following: . . .

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Lady Oilers soccer  Photos Included

The Lady Oilers face the Friendswood Lady Mustangs on Thursday, March 29 . . .

Lady Oilers drop two league games  Photos Included

"We're having a tough year so far," (Pearland head coach Laneigh) Clark said.

Local gridiron standouts named to Bayou Bowl rosters  Photos Included

Senior football standouts from more than 50 public high schools in the Houston area were selected to play in the 16th Bayou Bowl . . .

Friendswood splits with Clear Falls in district double-header  

The Friendswood Mustangs blew out the Clear Falls Knights 15-3 and then lost the second-game of the double-header 2-0 in a pitcher's duel.

Lady Eagles stay on winning path in district  Photos Included

It came as no surprise that the Dawson Lady Eagles would pound the two Alief schools they faced last week.

Dawson edges Pearland 4-2 in district contest  Photos Included

The Eagles have stood the test in district so far this season beating George Ranch, Brazoswood, and Pearland.

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Freedom Field making progress  Photos Included

Located at Iowa Colony Boulevard and County Road 65 in the Meridiana development, the $41.4 million structure is slated to open in the summer of 2018.

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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Be on the watch!

The one who anticipates the action wins.

Friendswood splits with Dickinson in 24-6A double-header  Photos Included

"Regardless of the scoreboard, if we're fighting, we're doing something right," said Friendswood head coach Steve Hecker.

Oilers open up district with two wins  Photos Included

The Pearland Oilers have opened District 23-6A action with two consecutive wins to sit atop the league leaderboard at 2-0.

Former Oiler Andy Soule wins gold at Paralympics  Photos Included

Soule continued his education at Texas A&M University and was a member of the Corps of Cadets.

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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The 'Pause Button' of Life

. . . I think of the song by Simon and Garfunkel when they sang, "Slow down, you move too fast. You gotta make the morning last."





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