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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Drafting guys over 60

The last thing a terrorist would want to see is a couple million old guys with attitudes and automatic weapons who know their best years are already behind them.

Youth Basketball Tournament Champions  Photos Included

The Friendswood Mustangs recently claimed the championship of a youth basketball tournament in Richmond.

Pearland's Buck named to All-Greater Houston squad  Photos Included

Buck will continue her education and playing career at Texas Tech University.

Jackson finishes second at Panther Trails Summer Bash  Photos Included

Pearland freshman golfer Kendall Jackson, who was the first Lady Oiler to ever qualify for the girl's state golf tournament, continues her outstanding play as she finished second at the Texas Junior Golf Tournament -- Panther Trails Summer Bash.

Pearland a pre-season favorite to capture 23-6A football title  Photos Included

Pearland and Dawson have new head coaches and both are looking to establish their own legacies at each respective school.

Friendswood shines at state 7-on-7 tournament  Photos Included

Friendswood beat Coronado 34-28 in the first game; Nolan Catholic 28-25 in the second game, and then edged Hutto 26-24 in the third game to advance to the championship bracket . . .

Manvel advances to 7-on-7 state semifinals  

Manvel has always been one of the strongest teams at the state 7-on-7 tournament and this year was no different.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Health Warnings all around us

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

Friendswood at state 7-on-7 tournament  Photos Included

They played in a four-team pool with Hutto, Nolan Catholic, and Coronado.

Young placekicker ready to compete for Pearland at the varsity level  Photos Included

Mendez started his athletic career as most placekickers and that is on the soccer field where he was discovered in the seventh grade by the junior high football coach who asked him if he had ever played football which he hadn't.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

A true golf nut

"Golf is good for the soul. You get so mad at yourself you forget to hate your enemies."

Friendswood qualifies for state 7-on-7 tournament  Photos Included

The Friendswood Mustangs qualified for the 2018 State 7-on-7 Tournament and will compete for the state championship with 64 other teams . . .

New volleyball coach at Dawson ready to roll  Photos Included

"My primary goal is to continue the successful winning tradition of Dawson volleyball," (new Dawson volleyball coach Lauren) Leth said.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

And the award goes to???

When I was a young person -- I did watch a few of the award shows and the recipients were people whom I admired . . .


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

"If the creek don't rise!"

You can't buy integrity, character, and honesty. Those three words can be greatly tested when we are facing a rising creek.

Buck, Roberts honored by Texas Girls Coaches Association  Photos Included

Pearland seniors Kaylee Buck and Janna Roberts were recently named as 2018 softball All-Stars by the Texas Girls Coaches Association.

Area gridiron standouts shine in 2018 Bayou Bowl  Photos Included

Clear Creek quarterback Sam Mathews led the East All-Stars with four touchdowns to snap the four-game losing streak by the East squad. He was also named the MVP of the game.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

2018 Football media guide ads now being accepted

For the fourth consecutive year -- all three media guides finished in the top three in the nation at the National High School Sports Media Publications Contest with Pearland finishing No. 1, Dawson placing No. 2, and Friendswood being selected No. 3.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The challenge of parenting

Parents have a better chance of losing their children between the ages of nine and nineteen to drugs, alcohol, immorality, and suicide than at any other time of their lives.

Former Lady Oiler Kristen Cuyos at Texas A&M Senior Day  Photos Included

See the photo of Kristen with her parents in College Station on Senior Day.

Jackson competes at 6A state golf tournament  Photos Included

Pearland freshman golfer Kendall Jackson did something that no other Lady Oiler had done and that was to recently qualify and compete in the 6A state golf tournament.

Cox, Houghtaling headline All-District 23-6A picks  Photos Included

The Dawson Eagles won their first district title this season in school history as head coach Kerry Cox saw his diamondmen go 12-0 in District 23-6A for the crown.

Friendswood baseball and softball players named All-District  

The Friendswood diamondmen finished second in the District 24-6A title race and advanced to the playoffs as the No. 2 seed to face the No. 3 seed Pearland Oilers from District 23-6A.

J.P. Griffon fishing tournament another success  Photos Included

More than 300 anglers participated in the 31st annual J.P. Griffon fishing tournament in Port Mansfield to help raise scholarship money for 2018 graduates.

Benavidas named new Friendswood head baseball coach  Photos Included

Benavidas is a 2006 FHS graduate where he was an exciting football and baseball player in his own right. And now he is investing his life in the lives of the Friendswood student-athletes.


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.


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).


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.


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 . . .


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.


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."


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.


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: . . .


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.


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.


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.


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."

Older Stories

Pearland      Dawson     

Firendswood      Manvel

From the Cluttered Desk . . .