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Clear Brook slips past Friendswood 55-43  

With 46-41 with 3:35 left, Clear Brook put together a 9-2 run down the stretch to earn the District 24-6A win on the Mustangs' hardwood court.

Lady Eagles continue to be a work in progress  Photos Included

No one can accuse the Dawson Lady Eagles of not giving their best effort for each game. Inexperience and being young makes them a work in progress.

Pearland girls win tourney; remain undefeated in district  Photos Included

The Lady Oilers reeled off five straight wins to bring home the championship trophy.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

When our brains go into neutral

Ever have those moments when you wonder if you have the IQ of a chimpanzee???


Top 10 sports stories in 2017  Photos Included

From Pearland, Friendswood, Manvel.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Joy and happiness -- It's your choice

" . . . A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour."


So close, yet so far away as Manvel falls in state finals  Photos Included

"That's a tough way to lose," Manvel head coach Kirk Martin said. "I thought our kids played their guts out, but it just wasn't meant to be, I guess."

Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Volleyball Teams for the 2017 season announced  


Gridiron standouts take advantage of early signing date  Photos Included

The majority of the area's other players will make their commitments in February.


Friendswood drops district opener to Dickinson 62-47  

The speed and athleticism of Dickinson ... proved to be a big difference in the game as the Gators were able to initiate several fast breaks that resulted in easy baskets.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Angels are around -- especially this time of the year

If you have a special experience this Christmas season - drop me a line and let me know.

Lady Oilers open up district with win over Brazoswood  Photos Included

Updated 12/21/17

"We are definitely missing some kids, but the kids I have work their tails off," (head coach Lauren) Martens said.

Friendswood roundballers ready to compete in district action  Photos Included

The Friendswood boys and girls basketball teams are already ahead of where they were a year ago at this time of the season . . .

Manvel settles Brazoria County dispute; advances to state title game  Photos Included

In a game that most thought was going to be whoever had the ball last to determine the winner never materialized as the Mavericks routed the Wildcats 35-10 and Manvel didn't even score in the second half.


Dawson Eagles  Photos Included

"I think that one of our strengths so far this season is the ability to shoot the ball," (head coach Mark) Barre said. "But we need to develop some mental defensive toughness as the season progress before we get into district action."

Dawson Lady Eagles  Photos Included

(Dawson head coach Isabel) Gomez is very optimistic as the non-district season is underway with the Lady Eagles presently looking to stay at the .500 mark as the 23-6A season begins this week.

Pearland Oilers  Photos Included

(Head coach Steve) Buckelew, who was named District 23-6A "Coach of the Year" last year, looks at this season with optimism, but also with stark reality as he sees Dawson as the team to win the district . . .

Pearland Lady Oilers  Photos Included

For the first time in 26 years, the Pearland Lady Oilers basketball team captured the District 23-6A championship under second-year coach Lauren Martens. The last time a Pearland girls team won a league title was in 1991.

Manvel advances with win over Temple 49-34  Photos Included

A win over Angleton would put them in the championship game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Friday, December 22 to face the winner of the Highland Park vs Denton Ryan semifinal match.


Dawson, Pearland gridiron players selected All-District  Photos Included

Dawson's Mason Pierce received one of the top All-District awards as he was named "All-Purpose Player of the Year."

Cy-Fair rolls past Friendswood 45-14  Photos Included

The effort was certainly there, as it is with every Friendswood team, but the size and speed of the Cy-Fair Bobcats was just too much to overcome as the Mustangs fell 45-14 in the Class 6A Region III Div. II semifinals.

Manvel rushes past Cedar Park 56-17 to advance to region finals  Photos Included

Manvel finds themselves in familiar territory as they will be in the Class 5A Region III Div. I finals after beating the Cedar Park Timberwolves 56-17.


Manvel tames the Nederland Bulldogs 51-26  Photos Included

The No. 2 Class 5A state-ranked Manvel Mavericks (11-0) continued their undefeated season with a 51-26 win over the Nederland Bulldogs

Friendswood escapes with win over Summer Creek 27-26  Photos Included

For the second time this season, the Friendswood Mustangs defeated the Summer Creek Bulldogs, but this time there was a lot more drama than the 26-19 Friendswood win in September.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The value of another

It is funny how age changes our perspective on life . . .


Proud to serve our country  Photos Included

Former Friendswood Mustang football standout graduated from the United States Coast Guard in order to serve our country.

Scholar-Athlete Finalist  Photos Included

Friendswood's Reid Nickerson was recently honored at the 19th annual Touchdown Club of Houston Scholar-Athlete Award Dinner

Clear Springs ends season for Pearland 54-29  Photos Included

The Chargers took care of both sides of the ball and that was the difference in the game.

Friendswood rolls past Dawson 35-14  Photos Included

. . . a young freshman signal-caller by the name of Luke Grden emerge(d) out of the pack to lead the 'Stangs to two consecutive victories with the last coming against a highly talented Dawson Eagles team . . .

No. 1 Manvel scorches Madison 49-6 in playoffs  Photos Included

Manvel's defense was as vital as the offense as they held the Marlins to only 93 total yards with including 6-of-15 passing for 43 yards with one interception.


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.


Older Stories

Pearland      Dawson     

Firendswood      Manvel

From the Cluttered Desk . . .