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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Facing life's problems

Old friend Robert said, "Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give."

Shadow Creek football  Photos Included

Final spring practice game.

JP Griffon Fishing Tournament honors local graduates  Photos Included

The in-shore tournament, one of the largest in the state, raises scholarship money for high school graduates.

Lady Mustangs fall to No. 1 Lake Creek in softball playoffs  Photos Included

“This series is tough, but you learn from it,” said Christa Williams-Yates, the Lady Mustangs’ head coach.

Friendswood wins best-of-three series over Crosby 12-0, 4-1  

The No., 8 state-ranked Friendswood Mustangs easily took care of business.

Pearland diamondmen sweep Clear Creek 3-2, 6-2  Photos Included

This was the Oilers 16th and 17th straight win this season and sends them to the 6A Region III semifinals.

Lady Oilers shock Katy with miracle comeback  Photos Included

The late, great baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra was noted for saying, "It ain't over till it's over."

Pearland concludes spring football with a lot of positives  Photos Included

While there is a new energy and discipline that is easily seen there is still a lot of work to be done.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

A prairie chicken or an eagle

A native brave came upon an eagle’s egg . . .

Dawson, Pearland at state track and field meet  Photos Included

Discus and 3,200 meter standouts.

Shadow Creek boys place fourth at state track meet  Photos Included

Humble Summer Creek repeated as the 6A state champions with 70 points followed by Duncanville (60), Klein Forest (46), and Shadow Creek (28).

Dawson concludes spring football practice  Photos Included

"We have a good number of lettermen coming back, and I was glad to see that the hard work they have put in throughout the off-season has helped them improve," said head coach Mike Allison.

Pearland wins best-of-three series over Beaumont West Brook  

The Oilers advance to face the Clear Creek Wildcats in Class 6A Region III quarterfinals in a best-of-three series.

Lady Mustangs win series over Crosby  Photos Included

The opening frame set the tone for the third game as Friendswood sent an early message that they weren't ready to quit playing this year.

Shadow Creek girls place second at state track meet  Photos Included

The Lady Sharks scored 40 points for their second-place finish behind state champion Lewis Flower Mound who scored 68 points while Plano East finished in third place with 36 points.

Friendswood sweeps Waltrip in baseball playoffs  Photos Included

It took a few innings to get rolling, but when the Friendswood Mustangs did, they rolled to an 8-0 shutout over the Waltrip Rams.

Lady Oilers sweep No. 4 state-ranked Lady Chargers 3-2, 4-0  Photos Included

It appears that the Pearland Lady Oilers are peaking at just the right time in the Class 6A Region III playoffs.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Those "dumb" moments of life

Old friend Robert said, "I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid."

Dawson, Pearland football media guides receive top awards  Photos Included

For the eighth straight year, Pearland Reporter News Sports Editor and Pearland ISD Sports Media Consultant Dr. David Davis has produced the top football media guides in the nation.

Pearland spring football  Photos Included

The Oilers are having an open scrimmage every Saturday morning of spring practice.

Dawson water polo  Photos Included

Dawson head coach Daniel Cox was named "Coach of the Year" at the state tournament.

Lady Mustangs edge Lamar Consolidated 2-1 to advance  

As they have done all year, Friendswood took care of business.

Pearland pounds Clear Brook 9-0, 11-1 from playoffs  Photos Included

The Clear Brook Wolverines were the No. 4 seed from District 24-6A.

Lady Oilers sweep Summer Creek in area round  Photos Included

Pearland advances to face the No. 4 state-ranked Clear Springs Lady Chargers (28-4).


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Mother's Day Thoughts

What kids tell us about moms.

Pearland spring football  Photos Included

The Oiler Spring Game is set for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17 at The Rig.

Dawson water polo champions  Photos Included

The Eagles will advance to state as the No. 1 seed from the south with a 25-game win streak.

Pearland sophomore Madison Peters wins gold  Photos Included

Peters also placed second in the 1600 meters to qualify for state in that event.

Dawson gold at regional track meet  Photos Included

Senior Noah Haileab won the gold medal at the Class 6A Region III track meet.

Pearland diamondmen capture district title with Dawson sweep  Photos Included

The Oilers will be the No. 1 seed when they begin the 6A Region III playoffs.

Friendswood sweeps Port Neches-Groves in bi-district round  

Friendswood is now 26-6 on the season.

Lady Oilers sweep Lady Falcons in opening round  Photos Included

The Lady Oilers advance to the area round where they will face the Summer Creek Lady Bulldogs in a best-of-three series.


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It is that time again

Nothing makes you feel younger than being with those who knew you when you were actually younger.

Dawson field general  Photos Included

Colin Johnson prepares for his final high school year in the fall and does so with sparkling credentials.

Jackson earns All-Tournament Recognition  Photos Included

Freshman standout Kendall Jackson (Pearland, Texas) led the Howard University women's golf team with an All-Tournament team performance.

Lady Oilers capture District 23-6A softball crown  

Pearland now will prepare for the post-season where they have been a regular for almost 20 years.

Lady Eagles pull out win over Lady Oilers; fall to Alvin  

The playoffs are set to begin with Pearland as the No. 1 seed followed by Alvin, Dawson, and Shadow Creek.

Pearland diamondmen clinch share of District 23-6A crown  Photos Included

Pearland will close out the regular season against cross-town cousin Dawson with two games. If the Oilers win one of the two games, they will win the district title outright.

Peter, Schmidt garner top honors for girls All-District soccer  Photos Included

Friendswood registered 25 shutouts while only three teams were able to score on a 26-2 team that was ranked No. 4 in the state among 5A schools.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

There is nothing to fear

Our real problem is not how to get rid of it, but how to use it to our advantage.

Dawson boys basketball camp  Photos Included

June 13 through June 16 (Mon-Thur) at Dawson HS gym.

Lady Oilers stay atop District 23-6A leaderboard  Photos Included

The Lady Oilers are now 23-6 overall and 9-1 in the district standings for first place.

Pearland sweeps Alief Hastings 18-0, 10-0  Photos Included

The Pearland Oilers are currently in first place in the District 23-6A baseball race.

Pearland track  Photos Included

State-ranked Madison Peters now moves on to the area track meet with a goal of reaching the state track meet.


Friendswood tennis players compete at regional tournament  Photos Included

The tournament was highly competitive with teams from as far away as Austin and College Station.

Lady Eagles punch ticket to the playoffs  Photos Included

Dawson is currently 14-6 overall on the season.


Pearland track  Photos Included

Patrick Bridges set a new personal record of 6'2" in the high jump at the district meet.

Pearland baseball  Photos Included

The wins keep the Oilers in sole possession of first place in district.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Them bones, them bones

The late Duffy Daugherty, old and colorful Michigan State football coach, used to say that you needed only three bones to make a successful journey through life.

Grand slam by Riassetto gives Lady Mustangs 5-3 win  

“She tattooed it. It’s the hardest ball I’ve seen hit here ever,” said Friendswood head coach Christina Williams-Yates.

Friendswood falls to Magnolia 1-0 in region final  Photos Included

“I don’t think we played our best first half; I think we were very nervous, and it showed,” Friendswood head girls soccer coach Laura Peter said.

First pitch  Photos Included

The Oiler diamondmen beat Alief Taylor 22-1 to remain in first place in district.

Lady Oilers clip Alvin 3-2; blast Alief Elsik 16-0  Photos Included

The two teams faced each other in the district opener and the Lady Yellowjackets beat the Lady O's 11-1. But Pearland was a different team the second time around.

Friendswood boys capture District 22-5A track title; girls third  Photos Included

The Friendswood boys were crowned the District 22-5A track champions with 145.5 points to edge Manvel who posted 133 points for second place.

Pearland Softball Family Night  

April 14, crawfish boil, easter egg hunt and softball games.


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A gift to be shared all year round

One of the "Happy Days" episodes that I will always remember was when the Fonz made a mistake and was faced with having to say he was sorry to Richie.

Friendswood boys and girls capture district tennis titles  Photos Included

The Mustangs played tough to win against opponents: Galveston Ball, La Porte, Lee, Manvel, Memorial, Santa Fe, Sterling and Texas City.

Pearland baseball  Photos Included

The series sweep over Elsik keeps the Oilers tied with Alvin for first place.

Pearland falls to Strake Jesuit 3-0 in region quarterfinals  Photos Included

The Oilers boys soccer program is on the rise and, despite the loss, made historic strides for this season.

Pearland girls capture District 23-6A golf crown  Photos Included

As a team, the Pearland A team shot 342-166 for a first-place total of 508 while the Pearland B team shot 397-193 for a 590 score and second place.

All-Greater Houston standouts honored  Photos Included

Local standouts in various sports have recently been recognized as All-Greater Houston athletes.

Friendswood girls shut out Manvel 4-0 to advance  Photos Included

Friendswood head coach Laura Peter laid out the game plan for the Lady 'Stangs to score early and get the momentum of the match.