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It is that time of the year and all of our local teams are in the post-season once again. The teams have worked hard this season, overcome the challenges of Hurricane Harvey, and now they are looking to challenge for that elusive state championship.

For each team -- there is no tomorrow with a loss -- so each team is beginning this time of the year at 0-0.

They need and deserve your support. Show your school pride by being present at the game. Wear your gear and cheer loud! Pray for their safety!



Class 6A Region III Division I bi-district

Pearland Oilers (5-3) vs Clear Springs Chargers (7-2)

Friday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Challenger Stadium

Class 6A Region III Division II bi-district

Friendswood Mustangs (7-3) vs Dawson Eagles (6-3)

Friday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m. at The Rig

Class 5A Region III Division I bi-district

Manvel Mavericks (9-0) vs Houston Madison Marlins (6-3)

Thursday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Alvin Memorial Stadium

Hastings dominates Dawson for 23-6A title 55-35  Photos Included

Hastings showed they were hungry and totally committed to winning the district title as they jumped on the Eagles in the first half to build a 31-0 lead.

Friendswood stings Alvin 40-16  Photos Included

The Mustangs close out the regular season at 7-3 overall and will advance to the Class 6A Region III Div. II bi-district round to face the Dawson Eagles (6-3) at The Rig on Friday, Nov. 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Friendswood HS signees  Photos Included

Friendswood student-athletes sign letters-of-intent.

Pearland HS signees  Photos Included

Pearland student-athletes sign athletic scholarships.

Manvel thrashes Galena Park to stay perfect on season  

The game was decided after the opening 12 minutes as the Mavs built a 35-0 lead.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Coach Mac will be missed

In the swim world, he was known as Coach George McMillion and he coached some of the best swimmers in the world.


Dawson falls to Alief Taylor 34-21  Photos Included

The loss was the first for Dawson in 23-6A action and the Eagles will now play for the district title on Friday, Nov. 10 at 7:00 p.m. against Alief Hastings at Crump Stadium.

Clear Springs shuts out Friendswood 24-0  Photos Included

"Our defense played awesome, but they were just on the field so much, they ran out of gas," Friendswood head coach Robert Koopmann said.


Former Manvel quarterback saves UH game  Photos Included

D'Eriq King touchdown gives UH Cougars a come-from-behind victory over South Florida.

Clear Lake surprises Friendswood 14-10  Photos Included

. . . Clear Lake handed Friendswood their first district loss of the season. Now there is a three-way tie atop the 24-6A leaderboard with Friendswood, Clear Lake, and Clear Springs at 4-1.


Mistakes and turnovers lead to Pearland loss  Photos Included

It is reasonable to assume that five turnovers against a good team will not turn out with a good result and that could be said about Pearland's 28-21 loss to George Ranch . . .

Dawson rolls past Alief Elsik 28-0  Photos Included

If the Dawson Eagles can sweep the Alief schools, they will capture the District 23-6A title this season. But they still have to get past Taylor and Hastings.

Manvel slips past Texas City 21-0  Photos Included

While Manvel didn't put up video game-like numbers on offense, they did just enough to get the important 23-5A win to secure their second consecutive league title.


Friendswood cross country teams win District 24-6A titles  Photos Included

Behind winner Brandon Lantau in the boys' division and a 2-3 finish from Faith Brothers and Catherine Sims in the girls' division, Friendswood captured the team titles in the District 24-6A cross country meet at Miramar Park in Seabrook.

Dawson head volleyball coach Jason Karim won his 300th career game  Photos Included

Dawson has secured their second straight District 23-6A championship and are preparing to making a deep run in the 6A playoffs . . .

Manvel's Kirk Martin notches win No. 100  Photos Included

The Mavs (6-0, 4-0) are currently ranked as the No. 2 Class 5A state-ranked team and is considered one of the leading contenders to bring home their first state title this season.

Friendswood runs past Clear Creek 52-14  Photos Included

The Mustangs are operating on all cylinders on offense, defense, and special teams and they are on a path to capture their first district title at the 6A level.

Queen Jeffress boots game-winning field goal for Dawson  Photos Included

As expected, the game between the Dawson Eagles and the Pearland Oilers in the annual PearBowl came down to the final minute as it has done the previous three meetings.


Jalen Preston selected to Under Armour All-American game  Photos Included

Manvel's Jalen Preston is one of more than 100 players selected to compete in the 10-year anniversary game of the annual Under Armour All-America Game presented by American Family Insurance . . .

Manvel gives Martin 100th win in 62-7 rout over Elkins  Photos Included

Manvel will travel to Texas City to face the Stingarees on Friday, Oct. 27 at 7:00 p.m.


This Week's Football Schedule

Pearland Oilers vs Dawson Eagles

Friday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. at The Rig

Friendswood Mustangs vs Clear Creek Wildcats

Friday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. at Henry Winston Stadium

Manvel Mavericks vs FB Elkins Knights

Friday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. at Alvin Memorial Stadium

Manvel runs past FB Marshall 56-27  

"They're a really good football team, very well-coached, with a lot of speed, and we needed a fight like that," Manvel coach Kirk Martin said.

Area Volleyball Report  Photos Included

Dawson sweeps Pearland.

Mustangs stampede past Clear Brook 35-7  Photos Included

The Mustangs used an aggressive defense and a consistent offense to take a 35-7 District 24-6A win to remain undefeated in league action at 3-0.

Second half surge gives Pearland 21-14 win  Photos Included

The Oilers (4-1, 3-0) will face cross-town cousin Dawson (4-1, 2-0) on Friday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. at The Rig in the annual PearBowl which is sponsored by Bayway Chevrolet. There will be fireworks by Skywonder Pyrotechnics and the Bayway Chevrolet Parachute Team will bring in the American Flag, Texas Flag, and the Game Ball before kickoff.

Smith leads Dawson past Brazoswood 51-16  Photos Included

The second half belonged to the Eagles as they outscored their Homecoming opponents 30-0 to stay undefeated in league play.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Paying respect to our flag and national anthem

According to some research, here is the proper etiquette regarding our flag and national anthem . . .


Dawson, Pearland and Friendswood.

Pearland holds on for win over Alief Taylor 35-28  Photos Included

Pearland will travel to Crump Stadium on Thursday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. to face the Hastings Bears in another 23-6A match-up.

Friendswood shuts out Clear Falls 38-0  Photos Included

Friendswood's defense held Clear Falls' offense to just 234 yards in the shutout, much of which came late in the game.

Dawson nips George Ranch 14-13  Photos Included

Dawson will celebrate Homecoming on Friday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m. at The Rig when they host the Brazoswood Buccaneers.


Friendswood pulls out 2OT win over Dickinson  Photos Included

The game between Friendswood and Dickinson came down to two field goal kickers. One would make their attempt and the other would miss leaving one team jumping and leaping with joy while the other would return home with a loss.

Pearland thumps Alief Elsik 39-14  Photos Included

The final points came for the Oilers with 3:31 left to go in the game as Keller nailed a 22-yard field goal making the final score 39-14.

Manvel gets Homecoming win in 70-14 rout  Photos Included

Manvel will travel to face the Ball High Tors on Friday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. at Courville Stadium.



Friendswood, Dawson, Pearland.

Friendswood Swim Team  Photos Included

The Friendswood High School swim team donates their time and encouragement.

Dawson blanks Dobie 38-0  Photos Included

"We played well in all three phases," (head coach Eric) Wells said. "It was nice to see, especially with the short week and a pretty simple game plan.

Friendswood holds off Summer Creek 27-19  Photos Included

Despite some self-inflicted mistakes, the Mustangs still escaped Turner Stadium with a 27-19 non-district win.

Last second field goal wins it for Manvel  Photos Included

"I am just proud of our kids who just kept fighting, kept scratching and kept clawing," Manvel coach Kirk Martin said.



Friendswood, Pearland, Dawson.

Summer Creek powers past Dawson 33-14  Photos Included

The Bulldogs have a strong weapon in 6-4, 245-pound quarterback John Holcombe who dominated the Eagles on offense.

Manvel runs past Pearland 45-7 in season opener  Photos Included

Having the first two games cancelled because of Hurricane Harvey didn't make it any easier on the Pearland Oilers having to face No. 1 state-ranked Class 5A Manvel Mavericks in the season opener for both teams.

Friendswood tops Kingwood 31-16  Photos Included

"Hats off to those guys," Friendswood head coach Robert Koopmann said of Kingwood after the game. "They're dealing with stuff. They're not in their school, and not in field houses . . .


Dawson sneaks past Deer Park 17-14  Photos Included

There was a lot of excitement at The Rig when both teams took the field as it was confirmation that the football season was finally getting underway.

Friendswood turnovers costly against Barbers Hill  Photos Included

Friendswood will now get ready to host the Kingwood Mustangs on Friday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. at Henry Winston Stadium.

Team Mom Appreciation Award  Photos Included

To Shannon Largent and Laurie Webb for the "the tremendous work that parents do to support the coaches and players of their respective schools."

This Week's Football Schedule

Manvel Mavericks vs Pearland Oilers
Friday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. at Alvin Memorial Stadium
Friendswood Mustangs vs Kingwood Mustangs
Friday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. at Henry Winston Stadium
Dawson Eagles vs Summer Creek Bulldogs
Friday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. at The Rig

Pearland ISD hosting gift card drive for families  

Pearland Independent School District is having a gift card drive for students and families, as well as employees, who have been affected by Harvey.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Are you losing your mind?

I think I saw where you can buy some little gizzmo that will fit on the handle of your coffee mug in case you misplace it . . .


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Teenagers get a bum rap!

. . . by and large, the teens of today are full of talent, have unbelievable possibilities, and whenever they get their rear in gear, can accomplish phenomenal feats.


Area teams ready to kickoff 2017 football season  Photos Included

While the teams were unable to play their first game of the year last week -- the players and coaches used that time to show their resilience in helping families who suffered extensive damage to their homes.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Enjoy the coming year of sports

Old friend Robert said, "When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less. Never let a win get to your head, or a loss to your heart."

No. 1 state-ranked Manvel faces tough non-district schedule  

Manvel is no stranger to accepting a tough challenge and they will have three formable opponents to kickoff the 2017 football campaign.

Dawson prepares for non-district foes  Photos Included

Defensively, the Eagles showed a lot off aggression and speed and should be able to hold their own against any opponent this year.


Dr. David Davis honored  Photos Included

Dr. David Davis, Sports Editor of the Pearland Reporter News, long-time supporter of Pearland school athletics and creator of this website, is presented with a 2017 Texas Association of School Boards Media Honor Roll award.

New Head Coach  Photos Included

(James) Farmer, who begins his 14th year with the Oilers, will move to the top coaching position after serving as Defensive Coordinator.

Special Olympics: Pearland team headed to tournament  Photos Included

The Pearland Saints, coached by Raymond Rocha, will make a third straight trip to the SONA Softball Championship.

Friendswood set to face non-district schedule  

The Mustangs will be on the road the first two games against Texas City (9/1) and Summer Creek (9/8) before hosting Kingwood (9/15) in the home opener.

Dawson turns in strong performance at Turner Classic  Photos Included

"It's such a great tournament – you get tested right away from the opening pool," (Dawson head volleyball coach Jason) Karim said of his team's weekend performance.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

What is true friendship?

"A real friend is someone who walks into your life when the rest of the world has walked out."

New leadership, same goals for Lady Oilers  Photos Included

Many questions have been directed at Pearland's new volleyball coach Christian Dunn, but the new leader is confident in his ability to assume command of one of the most respected volleyball programs in the Houston area.


Meet the 2017 Friendswood Mustangs  

Fans will have the opportunity to meet the varsity football team, coaches and cheerleaders. Mustang spirit gear will be available for purchase along with food, drinks, games and souvenirs.

Jalen Preston commits to Texas A&M  Photos Included

Preston is ranked as the nation's No. 65 player, No. 11 wide receiver and the No. 6 player in Texas, per 247Sports Composite.

Dawson looking to repeat as 23-6A volleyball champs  Photos Included

(Dawson head volleyball coach Jason) Karim is looking past another district title and visualizing his girls acquiring a region championship that would send his team to a first-ever state volleyball tournament.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Little known facts about Texas

I'm not sure that you can ever really take out the OKIE from someone born north of the Red River -- but I must admit that I'm right proud to live in Texas...and particularly in Pearland.


Pearland's Buck named to TSWA All-State team  Photos Included

Buck was also recently selected to the National Fast Pitch Coaches Association All-Region team. She was joined by teammate Ashlynn Walls who also received the same honor after she hit .492 with 23 runs scored, 23 RBIs, six doubles, two triples, and two home runs.

Manvel set to grab 23-5A crown again  Photos Included

The success that Manvel has experienced under (head coach Kirk) Martin has attracted major colleges from all across the country to consider his players at the next level.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

I'll do whatever it takes...

"When I was 14 years old, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years."


Oilers, Eagles picked as playoff teams  Photos Included

Despite the recent retirement of Pearland head coach Tony Heath, the Oilers are the early pick to capture the District 23-6A title. But anyone who follows high school football knows that the games are won on the field and not by predictions.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Patience sometimes pays off...

But, I will tell you there are times when we are tested in life.

Pearland Hoop Camp

The Pearland Hoop Camp 2017 will be held at the Searcy Ninth Grade Center, in the gymnasium.  The gyms are air-conditioned and spacious to accommodate all camper's needs.  The Searcy Ninth Grade Center is located on Hwy. 35 South traveling towards Alvin. 

Camp Date:
July 17-20, 2017
Camp Times:
Division I—8:00 am thru 11:00 am
Division II—1:00 pm thru 5:00 pm
Camp Registration by mail to address below:
Steve Buckelew
3913 Austin Lake Ct.
Pearland, Texas 77581
Camp Registration by walk-in:
July 17 
Division I  (7:30 am-8:00 am)
Division II (12:30 pm-1:00 pm)
Camp Cost:      
$95.00 per camper
$160.00 for two campers
$210.00 for three campers
Make all checks payable to:
Pearland Hoop Camp

Friendswood set to compete in District 24-6A  Photos Included

Koopmann will rely upon a coaching staff that is experienced and knowledgeable while possessing the chemistry that enables youngsters to be successful both on and off the field.


Camps and Commits  Photos Included

Fozzy Whittaker Elite Camp & Showcase; Ben Redding, Friendswood, commits to Texas State; Darius Smith, Dawson, commits to Arizona.

Area teams compete at State 7-on-7 Tournament  

The Manvel Mavericks and Pearland Oilers all qualified and participated at the 2017 state 7-on-7 tournament in College Station.

Teaching more than just winning football games  Photos Included

by Darrell K. Ardison

No mater what the prognosticators forecast -- coach Wells knows that the outcome of each game is decided on the field and the Eagles will be a team that will demand that each opponent bring their A game if they are going to compete with Dawson

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Health Warnings all around us

What is a July 4th picnic without a hot dog, or two, or maybe three?


Tony Heath era sadly over at Pearland  Photos Included

Heath is easily the winningest coach in Pearland history and his influence, integrity, and love for Pearland will continue as he supports the team and school he loves.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Dear Coach Heath

It seems strange that this will be my final Dear Coach Heath column after 20 years.

30th annual JP Griffon fishing tournament honors 2017 graduates  Photos Included

The purpose of the tournament was to help raise scholarship money for 2017 graduates.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The teenage virus

I find it interesting that the evil is usually hidden in a love note.

Friendswood's Koopmann living a dream  Photos Included

by Darrell K. Ardison

The Mustangs' winning ways have continued under Koopmann's leadership with no less than eight victories and a postseason appearance in all five seasons since his promotion.

Purdom ties for second place in 108th Texas Amateur golf tourney  Photos Included

Purdom led the tournament after his seven-under-par first-day total and still held the lead after the second round with a 135 total.

Pearland's Heath loves a good challenge  Photos Included

by Darrell K. Ardison

"Our goal was to get the kids working with enthusiasm while the coaches were coaching on the run," Heath said. "By the time spring ball had finished, I believe we re-established that."


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

2017 Football media guide ads now being accepted

"There're two times of the year for me: Football season and waiting for football season."

Friendswood Tournament Winners  Photos Included

The Friendswood 15U basketball team took first place in the RAP/Houston tournament.

Former Pearland softball players receive top honors at the collegiate level  Photos Included

Six players receive honors.

Older Stories

Pearland      Dawson     

Firendswood      Manvel

From the Cluttered Desk . . .