Friendswood Story Archive

Friendswood Girls Golf Team  Photos Included

The Friendswood girls golf team won their fifth golf tournament of the year at Golf Crest Country Club in Pearland.

Never say die Mustangs pull out win over Clear Springs  

. . . Friendswood basketball team has had a season-long motto "1extra" as the Mustangs found themselves in needing "1extra" game to keep their season alive as the No. 4 seed from District 24-6A.

Friendswood competes at state swim meet  Photos Included

The Friendswood Mustangs had to compete against a fast field at the UIL state swim meet that was held at the Lee and Joe Jamail Swim Center on the University of Texas campus.

Friendswood swim teams finish third at regionals  Photos Included

The Mustangs are going to be well represented at the state meet that will be held at the Lee and Joe Jamail Swim Center on the University of Texas in Austin campus on February 17-18.

Friendswood stays alive in playoff race  

As the regular basketball season comes to a close, the Friendswood Mustangs hang by a hair to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Friendswood's upset bid comes up short against Dickinson  Photos Included

For the first three quarters, it appeared that the Mustangs were going to pull off the biggest upset of 24-6A, but a 19-4 fourth quarter run spelled doom for Friendswood as they fell 73-70.

Friendswood boys and girls capture 24-6A district swim titles  Photos Included

It comes as no surprise that the Friendswood boys and girls captured the 2016-2017 District 24-6A swim championships.

Friendswood gets back in playoff contention  Photos Included

Friendswood got an enormous victory on the road against the Clear Springs Knights to move into a tie for fourth place in the league standings.

Friendswood comes up short against Clear Lake  Photos Included

Unfortunately, the Mustangs weren't able to pull out a much needed district win against the Clear Lake Falcons (3-2).

Friendswood splits district games against Clear Brook, Clear Falls  

Clear Falls jumped out to an early 12-6 lead after the first quarter, but the Mustangs came roaring back . . .

Page, Friendswood players receive 24-6A All-District honors  Photos Included

One of Friendswood's most exciting football players in recent years was honored as the District 24-6A Most Valuable Player . . .

Friendswood falls to Cinco Ranch 34-7  Photos Included

"We played hard . . . That's what Friendswood kids do," said Friendswood head coach Robert Koopman.

Mustangs stampede past La Porte 56-35  Photos Included

While (QB Tyler) Page was clearly the star of the show, he certainly had some sidekicks who dazzled the crowd as well with outstanding plays.

Former Friendswood standout honored by UT-Dallas  Photos Included

"Chelsea was a true all-around player for us when we needed her to be," said head women's basketball coach Polly Thomason.

Friendswood, Page knock out defending state champions  Photos Included

George Ranch moved up to Class 6A when the University Interscholastic League realigned them for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Welcome to playing with the big boys!

Friendswood moves past Alvin to the playoffs  Photos Included

The Mustangs were once again led by senior QB Tyler Page to completely dominate the Alvin Yellowjackets.

Clear Springs survives Friendswood rally  Photos Included

The game was for at least a share of the District 24-6A title between Friendswood, Clear Springs, and Dickinson.

Friendswood boys capture district cross county title; girls place second  

The Friendswood boys and girls teams each qualified for regional competition at the District 24-6A cross country championship meet held at League City’s Chester L. Davis Sportsplex.

Friendswood runs over Clear Creek 52-34  Photos Included

Mustangs roll past Clear Lake 41-21  Photos Included

The Mustangs are on course to a showdown with the Clear Springs Chargers who are the only undefeated team in the district.

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To say that the Friendswood Mustangs ran over the Clear Creek Wildcats is an understatement.

Friendswood uses second half to beat Clear Brook 41-7  Photos Included

The Mustangs came out a different team in the second half and Clear Brook had no answers for (QB Tyler) Page and the Friendswood defense.

Records fall as Friendswood routs Clear Falls 84-8  Photos Included

The first obvious record was the 84 points that the Mustangs put on the scoreboard.

Friendswood comes up short against Dickinson 21-16  Photos Included

Dickinson head coach John Snelson told his players, "You have to play a complete game against Friendswood because they never give up."

Friendswood flies past Kingwood 58-20  

It took only 19 seconds for the Friendswood Mustangs to set the tone for their game against the Kingwood Mustangs . . .

Weather cancels Friendswood game  

Had Friendswood been playing a team closer in proximity to its stadium, then the game would likely have been played the following day.

Friendswood stampedes past Texas City 54-20  Photos Included

Friendswood will host Humble Summer Creek on Friday, September 2 at 7:00 p.m. at Henry Winston Stadium.

Friendswood gets ready for non-district foes  

Throughout the decades, Friendswood has proven that they have the grit and courage to play on the field with anyone.

Friendswood pre-season pick to win 24-6A title  Photos Included

One of the premier players to watch for Friendswood is senior quarterback Tyler Page who already has numerous college offers to play at the next level.


29th ANNUAL JP GRIFFON FISHING TOURNAMENT HONORS 2016 GRADUATES  Photos Included

This tournament helps raise scholarship money for 2016 high school graduates.

Friendswood falls to Fort Bend Clements to end season  

Friendswood finishes 17-12 on the season.

Friendswood win over Dickinson a positive move to playoffs

“We’ve still got a long way to go, but it’s good that we’re able to continue the season and see how we can do in the playoffs,” Friendswood head coach Steve Hecker said.

Clear Creek rallies for 10-5 win over Friendswood

The Clear Creek Wildcats have a two-game lead in the District 24-6A standings after getting a 10-5 win over the Friendswood Mustangs.

Friendswood routs Brazoswood 12-1

Friendswood is now 7-2 in District 24-6A action.

Lady 'Stangs fall to Clements in OT

"When you play a team like Clements, one mistake might be all it takes," said Friendswood head coach Laura Peter.

Channelview eliminates Friendswood from soccer playoffs

“Our guys played hard, and it was a good season,” (head coach Stephen) Peter said.

Lady Mustangs blank Lady Oilers 3-0 to advance

"It feels good because we are two steps past where we finished last year," (Friendswood head coach Laura) Peter said. "Everything is a new step in 6A."

Friendswood beats Clear Brook and Clear Lake

Friendswood wraps up the first half of District 24-6A play with a solid 5-2 record in a district where the race for first place is still wide open.

Mustangs win district and soccer playoff opener

The Mustang boys joined the Friendswood girls in sweeping the District 24-6A crown this year to return to one of the area soccer powers.

Friendswood girls win soccer playoff opener 6-0

Obviously, the next achievement by head coach Laura Peter is to see her girls win the region and advance back to the state tournament where they were no strangers in 4A.

Friendswood splits district baseball games

Friendswood came up short one game and blew out another last week in District 24-6A action.

Lockhart leads Friendswood past Brazoswood and Clear Springs

Lael Lockhart pitched a one-hitter in a 2-1 victory over Brazoswood . . .

Lady Mustangs fall to Clear Springs 7-2

Clear Springs pitcher Kelly Maxwell racked up eight strikeouts and allowed just four hits in a complete-game win for the Lady Chargers, who improved to 2-1 on the young District 24-6A season.

Lockhart, Friendswood shutouts Huntsville 15-0

Lockhart's 13 strikeouts were enough to push the Mustangs as the pitcher past Huntsville gave up just one hit over five shutout innings.

Friendswood diamondmen trying to get untracked

So far, the Mustangs are 4-6 on the season before District 24-6A action begins.


Area swimmers compete at state swim meet

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Pearland's Jaden Bellina was the only area swimmer who metaled.

Friendswood splits district basketball games

District 24-6A’s four playoff representatives are champion Dickinson along with Clear Creek, Clear Brook and Clear Springs.

Friendswood captures Region 6-6A swim championships

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The Friendswood Mustangs swim team captured the boys and girls Region 6-6A titles and are headed to the Class 6A state swim meet that will be held in Austin on January 19-20 at the UT Lee and Joe Jamail Swim Center.

Friendswood Mustangs sign letters-of-intent

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There were eight different sports represented . . .

Friendswood splits district games Clear Springs and Clear Creek

The Clear Springs Chargers (6-4) saw a 29-26 halftime lead eclipsed in the second half, as the Friendswood Mustangs (4-6) scored an upset in the District 24-6A contest.

Friendswood ends losing streak with win over Brazoswood

Fiendswood is now 3-6 in District 24-6A and will need to win out if they have any hopes of making the playoffs.

Friendswood boys and girls capture District 24-6A swim titles

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The Friendswood Mustangs dominated the district and region when they were in Class 4A and now they are doing it in Class 6A.

Friendswood falls to Clear Brook 47-41

. . . even though they made a late run in the game, the Wolverines were able to hang on for a 47-41.

Friendswood falls to Dickinson 58-47

Friendswood is now 2-4 in district and they will need to re-group if they hope to make the playoffs this season.

Friendswood swims past Clear Lake

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The total team score was 391 to 213 in favor of the Mustangs.

Friendswood swimmers win tri-meet

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The Friendswood boys and girls won the swim meet between Fort Bend Kempner and Fort Bend Travis.

Friendswood drops heartbreaker to Clear Springs in OT

Friendswood falls to 2-1 in district while Clear Springs improves to 2-1.

Friendswood escapes with a win over Clear Falls

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“In the end, our kids battled, and the effort was there . . ."

Page headlines Friendswood All-District 24-6A picks

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The Mustangs finished third in the District 24-6A standings (5-2) and ended the season with an 8-5 mark.

Friendswood swimmers shine at swim meet

The Friendswood High School Swimming and Diving Team set five pool records and three team records in hosting the Mustang Holiday Splash Invitational Dec. 11-12.

Katy stampedes past Mustangs 66-0

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Friendswood has battled all season and always plays with heart, but sometimes a team faces another team that just has too much talent to overcome.

Friendswood edges Dawson 49-42 in OT

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The two teams are no strangers to one another as they competed in District 24-4A for four years prior to the re-alignment in 2012.

Friendswood upsets Hightower 27-24

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There has always been an ingredient for a Friendswood team that doesn't appear on the charts and that is heart.

Friendswood moves past Clear Brook 53-30

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Friendswood needed to beat the Clear Brook Wolverines to get in the Class 6A Region III Div. II playoffs and they did just that with a convincing 53-30 win over their cross-town and district rival.

Friendswood rushes past Clear Lake 47-6

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The Mustangs are now 5-4 on the season and 4-2 in district and need to beat cross-town rival Clear Brook (3-6, 3-3) on Friday, November 6 at Henry Winston Stadium to advance to the playoffs this season.

Dickinson uses big plays to get past Friendswood

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“Two red zone turnovers and a special teams play against a top 10 team will get you beat, but I’m so proud of our kids in the effort we gave,” Friendswood head coach Robert Koopmann said.

Friendswood drops heartbreaker to Clear Creek on final play

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There is one message that every coach preaches and that is to make sure you play all 48 minutes.

Friendswood survives Clear Springs 42-35

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The Mustangs rode the athleticism of junior QB Tyler Page as he rushed for a game-high 220 yards on 30 carries and four touchdowns.

Friendswood gets past Brazoswood 34-20

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Once a threat to beat teams through the air, the Mustangs are now a force to be reckoned with on the ground led by junior QB Tyler Page.

Friendswood gets back on the winning track

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It may have been Homecoming for Clear Falls, but Friendswood returned home wearing the crown.

Friendswood comes up short against Kingwood 35-34

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"Our goal is to worry about Clear Falls now and go 1-0 in our district," (head coach Robert) Koopmann said.

Mustangs come up short against George Ranch

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Friendswood was their own worst enemy as the offense was ineffective for most of the game.

Friendswood pulls out a 21-20 win over Texas City

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The Friendswood Mustangs know that history has taught them that it is going to be a thriller when facing former district foe Texas City.

Mustangs to face former district foe in opener

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Friendswood knocked off Texas City last year 24-0 in dominating fashion.

Friendswood looking to rebound from last season

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Friendswood has four outstanding starters returning for this season and they should provide strong leadership for a stronger showing in returning to the playoffs after a year's absence.

Fundraiser set for Friendswood football coach Nathan Roher

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Friendswood offensive coordinator Nathan Roher begins his 20th year with the Mustangs when the 2015 football season kicks off in just a few weeks.

Mustangs picked third in District 24-6A football race

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The Dave Campbell Texas Football Magazine has picked the Mustangs to finish third in their district, but the forecasters may not know the real heart and soul of a Friendswood football team.

GHFCA Staff of the Year

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Selection made by the Greater Houston Football Coaches Association.

Hardt ranked No. 1 in USA for swimming age group

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Hardt has been competitively swimming with Aquastar Swimming since 2007 and is coached by Harold Johnston.

Friendswood swept out of the playoffs by Deer Park

This was the first year for Friendswood competing in Class 6A and they had an outstanding season finishing second in the tough District 24-6A.

Friendswood sweeps Travis in playoff series

The Friendswood Mustangs are competing in the Class 6A playoffs for the first time and they have proven they can take on just about any team.

Lockhart leads Friendswood past Dickinson 5-0

Lael Lockhart was at the top of his game as he fanned 10 Dickinson Gator batters, allowed only one hit and walked four as the Mustangs used a nine-hit attack for a 5-0 shutout win.

Clear Creek blanks Friendswood 10-0

Creek has a two-game district lead at 10-1 while Friendswood falls to 8-3 and a strong grip on second place.

Friendswood diamondmen stay on winning track

Friendswood has proven they belong in Class 6A as they continue to enjoy the top spot with Clear Creek in the tough District 24-6A.

Lady Mustangs pick up two league wins

Friendswood (2-5 in 24-6A) got their second district win with a 9-4 decision over cross-town rival Clear Brook.

Friendswood locks down Clear Lake 3-1

Friendswood is now 5-1 in district and tied with Clear Creek for the league lead.

Friendswood Football Signing

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Three Friendswood football standouts signed a letter-of-intent with Mary Hardin-Baylor . . .

Lady Mustangs looking to get first district win

The Lady Mustang softball team, under first-year head coach Christa Yates, is now 6-6 overall and 0-1 in District 24-6A.

Friendswood drops three straight after solid start

The Mustangs look to get back on the winning track when they faced Clear Falls on Tuesday (late).

Friendswood roundballers clinch playoff berth

"I knew Dickinson would be ready for us and they would put up a fight," said Friendswood head coach Daron Scott.

Lady Mustangs lock up No. 2 seed for the playoffs

"I knew Dickinson would be ready for us and they would put up a fight," said Friendswood head coach Daron Scott.

Friendswood signees

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This year, the Mustangs had several seniors to sign on the dotted line to continue their education and athletic careers at the collegiate level.

Lady Mustangs capture Region 6 swim title

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Next stop will be at the UIL state swim meet at the Lee and Joe Jamail Swim Center on the University of Texas campus in Austin.

Lady Mustangs snap 67-game winning streak

The Lady Mustangs are now 10-3 in district and have clinched a place in the post-season.

Friendswood boys place third at Region 6

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The Friendswood Mustangs scored 253.5 points to finish third at the 6A Region 6 swim meet behind Clear Falls (319.5) and FB Clements (297).

Friendswood girls capture district title; boys second

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The Mustangs will now prepare for the regional swim meet and then the state swim meet at the University of Texas in Austin on February 20-21, 2015.

Friendswood splits district games

Friendswood got a much needed win over cross-town rival Clear Brook 52-44.

Lady Mustangs searching for first district win

Friendswood errors in the seventh lead to 3-2 loss to the Clear Springs Lady Chargers in District 24-6A action.

Friendswood opens with 2-1 win over Clear Falls

Friendswood is now 10-7 overall and 1-0 in league play.

Friendswood boys fall in first round

"I knew it was going to be tough," (head coach Stephen) Peter said.

Friendswood girls soccer shut out FB Travis 6-0

It was a solid showing by the Lady Mustangs in the opening round and the Lady Mustangs will face Deer Park in the next contest.

Lady Mustangs pick up first district win

It has been a struggle for Friendswood to finally get that first league win after starting 0-4.

Mustangs get pair of district wins

Tied at the top of the league leaderboard with Clear Creek and a 4-1 mark, the Mustangs knocked off two district teams last week.

Friendswood splits district games

Friendswood played the Dickinson Gators and Clear Creek Wildcats.

Friendswood boys capture soccer tournament with 400th win

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Friendswood began their soccer program in the 1990-1991 school year. They have 16 district championships, 22 playoff appearances, six regional tournament appearances, three regional final appearances and one regional championship (2012).

Friendswood beats Brazoswood, Clear Springs

Friendswood rebounded from their district opening loss to Clear Falls by knocking off Brazoswood 57-54 and Clear Springs 59-50 to improve to 2-1 in league play and are proving they can make the adjustment in competing for the first time in Class 6A.

Friendswood boys drop district opener

Clear Falls (14-5, 1-0) led for most of the game, but in true character fashion, Friendswood wasn't going to go down without a fight.

Mustangs receive All-District honors

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Friendswood had six players make the All-District 24-6A first-teams. Two on offense and four on defense.

Miracles still on the side of the Mustangs

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One of the main characteristics of Friendswood is that there is no quit in the players.

Friendswood dominates Clear Brook 38-22

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Friendswood will face Hightower (7-3) in the bi-district round of the playoffs on Friday, Nov. 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Alvin Memorial Stadium, which will be a real test for the Mustangs.

Playoff bound Friendswood takes out Clear Lake

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" . . .The kids came out focused and ready to play."

Dickinson stays perfect with win over Friendswood

Two big plays proved to be the difference in the game.

Clear Creek moves past Friendswood 48-21

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The Wildcats took advantage of several turnovers and great field position to pull off a solid 48-21 victory.

Friendswood shutouts Clear Springs 17-0

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Clear Springs had their opportunities, but the Friendswood defense forced seven fumbles, recovering four of them while getting one interception.

Page closes the book on Brazoswood 35-20

Friendswood will host Clear Springs (3-2, 2-0) on Friday, October 10 at Henry Winston Stadium at 7:00 p.m.

Friendswood opens up 6A with a win

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Friendswood's defense held the Knights to 309 total yards (118 rushing, 191 passing).

Friendswood falls to Kingwood

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"I never doubted that our kids would battle, and they did," said Friendswood head coach Robert Koopmann.

Friendswood captures UIL Lone Star Cup

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The Lone Star Cup is given each year honoring the school from five different classifications that excels educationally and athletically.

Friendswood rallies over No. 1 George Ranch 38-35

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Friendswood will travel to face the Kingwood Mustangs on Friday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Friendswood takes out Angleton to advance

Top hitter was Bertlsman who went 2-for-4 with one run scored. Lockhart was 1-for-3 with a run scored. Barba was 1-for-4 with a run scored.

TOP STORY - Kirkland slams game-winning homer

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Kirkland took the 1-2 pitch over the left field wall for a walk-off two-run homer to end the game while securing second-place for the Mustangs entering the playoffs.

Cragin advances to state track meet

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This past weekend, Cragin won the 4A Region III high jump at 7'0" which is No. 1 in the state of any class.

Lady Mustangs fall to George Ranch

Friendswood was unable to score in the top of the eighth which set up George Ranch to score the winning run in their half of the eighth.

Friendswood tennis - Karam, Vu crowned Region III champions

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Both players are ranked as 18-year-old "Super Champs".

Lady Mustangs drop season finale to Baytown Lee

The Friendswood Lady Mustangs may have learned an early lesson entering the 4A Region III softball playoffs and that is on any given night, a team with lesser talent can still beat you.

Friendswood golfers headed to state

The University of Texas Golf Club will be the site for the Class 4A state golf tournament on April 28-29 in Austin.

Lady Mustangs fall in state semifinals

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On a positive wrap for the season, Friendswood finished the season winning 16 of its 18 matches and totaled 17 shutouts on the season.

Friendswood dominates 24-4A golf tourney

The Region III-4A golf tournament will take place on Tuesday/Wednesday at River Ridge Golf Club in Sealy.

Lady Mustangs beat Texas City 10-2

They are 9-3 after their wins over the Lady Stingarees and Goose Creek Memorial.

Friendswood falls to Texas City 9-4

Texas City trailed 4-3 entering the bottom of the sixth but a six-run explosion for the Stingarees allowed the 9-4 victory.

Friendswood girls win Region III soccer crown to advance to state

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Friendswood has been flying under the radar among the teams in the Houston area until the playoffs and now the Lady Mustangs have risen to the top with a 2-0 win over College Station in the region finals sending them to the state soccer tournament for the eighth time in school history.

Friendswood water polo teams headed to regionals

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“It has been an honor working with the kids," said new water polo coach Jeff Otten. "They constantly worked hard no matter the situation.”

Lady Indians trounce Lady Mustangs

The Lady Indians pounded out 13 hits and 13 runs in a game that ended in the fifth inning due to the 10-run mercy rule.

Lady Mustangs sweep district foes last week

The Friendswood Lady Mustangs had a lot of fun last week picking up a 21-0 thrashing over Baytown Lee and a 12-7 win over Ball High.

Lady Mustangs advance to soccer playoffs

Friendswood will face district rival Texas City at Henry Winston Stadium in the region quarterfinals on Thursday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m.

Harrelson leads Lady Eagles to second place finish

Harrelson won the 1600 meters (5:17) and the 3200 meters (11:33) to score 20 points.

Lady Eagles place second at Dawson Lawnchair Invitational

The event is called the Dawson Lawnchair Invitational because there isn't enough seating so spectators are encouraged to bring their lawnchairs to watch the track meet.

Dawson blasts Texas City to stay perfect

Dawson (2-0) pounded out 10 hits and scored seven two-out runs during the game which put the Stings in a hole they never could get out of.

Lady Eagles continue winning ways

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The Lady Eagles have beaten Galena Park (10-0), Texas City (10-5), and most recently Goose Creek Memorial (9-5). Dawson is 14-6 overall.

Lady Eagles capture Angleton Invitational track meet

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The Lady Eagles won five events and had strong support showing in multiple events.

Lady O's get big win over Alvin to remain unbeaten in district

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The District 22-5A competition has just gotten started and Pearland has already gotten a big win over arch rival Alvin to remain undefeated in league action with a 3-0 mark.

Dawson's Wu brings home two silver medals

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Wu broke her own regional record in the 100-yard backstroke (56.37) and set a new regional record in the 100-yard butterfly (57.07).

Lady Eagles place second at Marshal track meet

As a team, Dawson scored 99 points for second place while Hightower won the event with 198 points.

Lady Eagles finish second at Cy-Ridge

The Dawson Lady Eagles opened up the 2014 track season with a strong showing by scoring 115 points to finish second behind Clear Brook who won the meet with 123 points.

Lady Oilers take out Lady Broncos

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"I was really proud of the all the girls as this game was of great concern to me," (Pearland head coach Donna) Vacek said.

Lady Eagles move into first-place tie in district

(Dawson head coach Isabel) Gomez had her defense put a little more pressure on the Lady Patriots in the second half and it paid off as GC Memorial managed only four points while the Lady Eagles tossed in 11.