Manvel Story Archive

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.

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 . . .

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).

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 . . .

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 . . .

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.

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.

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.

Manvel players named to Class 5A TSWA All-State teams  Photos Included

It came as no surprise that the Manvel Mavericks would be well represented after winning the District 23-5A championship, Region III Division I crown while advancing to the 5A Division I state finals . . .

National signing day celebrated by Manvel student-athletes  Photos Included

Manvel head coach Kirk Martin saw 11 of his football players sign national letters-of-intent to continue their education and football careers on, Wednesday, Feb. 7 on National Signing Day.

Manvel survives late Ball High rally 46-44  

It looked like Manvel would run away with the game after jumping out to a 14-2 first quarter lead, but the Ball High Tors were not going to go down that easy as a fourth quarter rally gave Ball High a chance to pull out a last second win.

Lady Tors edge Lady Mavericks 47-38  Photos Included

Ball High edged Manvel 47-38 and all but clinched the District 23-5A which will be the first-ever outright district championship for the Lady Tors in the history of the school.

Martin leaving Manvel for position with Syracuse  Photos Included

Syracuse football officially hired Kirk Martin to coach quarterbacks. Martin, a longtime Texas high school coach, is in-laws with Syracuse University head coach Dino Babers as Babers' daughter, Jazzmin, married Martin's son, Koda, in July.

Shadow Creek slips past Manvel 71-65  Photos Included

The game between Shadow Creek and Manvel almost became a free throw shooting contest as there were a total of 69 free throws attempted between both teams which is way more than the average high school game.

Lady Mavericks run past Lady Sharks 65-48  Photos Included

Manvel has clinched their place in the post-season with the Lady Sharks still in contention to continue their season in the playoffs.

Manvel dominates All-District selections  Photos Included

It came as no surprise that the Manvel Mavericks would dominate the 2017 All-District 23-5A picks after winning the district championship, the Class 5A Region III Div. I crown, and advancing to the 5A Div. I finals.

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."

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Former Manvel quarterback saves UH game  Photos Included

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Manvel boys capture 5A state track championship  Photos Included

"This one's special," Manvel head coach Kendrick Crumedy said.

Second-half rally dashes hopes for Manvel advancing to state  

Marshall scored 58 second-half points while holding Manvel to 32 points with 34 points coming in the final frame for the Buffaloes.

Manvel gets past Beaumont Ozen 77-60  

Despite the inconvenience of having to get ready a day later, the Manvel Mavericks still prevailed with a 77-60 victory that sends them to the Region III Quarterfinals against district foe Fort Bend Elkins on Tuesday (late).

Lady Mavericks crowned District 23-5A champions  

The Manvel Lady Mavericks clinched the District 23-5A championship with a hard-fought 48-38 win over the Ball High Lady Tors.

Manvel drops two straight league games  Photos Included

The Mavs can't afford to loose too many more games if they want to extend their basketball season.

National signing day celebrated by Manvel student-athletes  

(Manvel football head coach Kirk) Martin has had over five dozen players sign college football scholarships since the school opened (in 2007).

Manvel beats Texas City for a four-way tie atop district standings  

Manvel pulled out a hard-fought 52-49 win over Texas City in a 23-5A district showdown leaving four teams tied at the top of the league standings.

Lady Mavericks edge Ball High 35-32  

The Manvel Lady Mavericks improved to 8-0 in district play when they defeated Texas City 47-35.

Manvel on the right path in sports for the school year  Photos Included

The Manvel Mavericks saw great success for half of the 2016-2017 school year and hopefully 2017 will yield the same results.

Manvel suffers another heartbreaking loss 24-23  Photos Included

This was supposed to be the year that the Manvel Mavericks would finally see that the stars are lined up in their favor . . .

Manvel drops defending state champion Cedar Park  Photos Included

"There were highlight-reel plays out there in this game," Manvel head coach Kirk Martin said.

Manvel advances to region semifinals with win over New Caney  

So far in the playoffs, the Mavericks haven't received any resistance as they have rolled over Houston Austin 78-6 and now New Caney 69-21 . . .

Manvel routs Austin 78-6 in opening round  Photos Included

Manvel finished with 469 total yards while Austin managed only 24 total yards.

Manvel completes perfect regular season; playoff time  Photos Included

The Mavericks outscored their district rivals by an average of 51 to 9.

Manvel whollops Santa Fe 54-21  Photos Included

The Mavs should have no problem in completing the 2016 football campaign at 10-0 before entering the post-season with the goal of a state championship.

No. 1 area-ranked Manvel crushes Elkins 50-14  Photos Included

No. 1 area-ranked Manvel captures district title  Photos Included

Manvel blew out Texas City 51-10 at Alvin Memorial Stadium to keep a perfect 8-0 mark overall and 5-0 in district.

Manvel had 557 total yards of offense while the defense held the Knights to 193 total yards including only 20 yards rushing.

Mavs run roughshod over Marshall 63-6  Photos Included

The game was never close as the Mavericks scored early and often to take a 49-6 lead at halftime.

Manvel blows past Ball High 48-10  Photos Included

The Mavericks set the tone from the get-go, when junior Kam Scott returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a 7-0 lead, six seconds into the game.

Great Scott! Manvel rallies to defeat North Shore  

With Manvel dropping down to Class 5A in 2016 as a result of losing students to the new Shadow Creek High School, head coach Kirk Martin still stayed with playing some of the top teams in the area with a very challenging non-district schedule.

Manvel knocks off Crosby 35-21  

The game against Crosby was supposed to be much closer than it turned out to be . . .

Manvel's repeat bid for state track title comes up short  Photos Included

(Track head coach Kendrick) Crumedy has a lot of talent returning for the 2017 track season. For now, this team will be remembered for setting the bar.

Manvel boys eliminated from the playoffs

Manvel tried to comeback taking the final period 20-16, but it was too little, too late . . .

Manvel ends playoff hopes for Pearland 53-49

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The game between Pearland and Manvel had the entire season in the balance.

National signing day celebrated by Manvel student-athletes

National Signing Day featured 15 student-athletes inking their collegiate letters-of-intent.

Katy upends Manvel 35-17 for third straight time

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Manvel did give Katy a battle, but eventually the Tigers were able to pull away for the win to send them to the state semifinals . . .

Manvel runs roughshod over Strake Jesuit 75-14

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It was the third straight playoff game that Manvel has scored at least 70 points, but they will probably need every point they can get when they face Katy who has allowed only 38 total points in 13 games while blanking nine opponents.

Manvel vs Katy: Is third time a charm?

For the third straight year, the two teams will face one another with the winner advancing to the 6A Div. II state semifinals.

Manvel wins shoot-out over Clear Creek 70-56

Two of the most high-powered offenses butted heads in the Class 6A Region III Div. II area round and the game certainly proved to be entertaining until the very end.

Manvel blows out Channelview 71-21

It was clear that the Mavs (9-2) were focused on Channelview (7-4) as they blew out the Falcons 71-21 to move on to the area round . . .

Manvel romps past Pasadena Memorial 65-10

It was business as usual as the Mavericks totally dominated Memorial and head coach Kirk Martin saw all of his troops get in on the action.

Manvel shuts out Sam Rayburn 62-0

Head coach Kirk Martin played his regulars and then substituted liberally to beat the Texans 62-0 and improve to 7-1 overall and 6-0 in district.

Manvel routs Alvin 73-7

The Mavs (6-1, 5-0) have dominated the Jackets since they were placed in the same district and it was no different this year.

Manvel moves past Dawson 49-31

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While the Eagles played with passion and energy, they weren't able to overcome the talented Mavericks who have 11 Division I commits.

Manvel routs South Houston 75-14

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The Mavericks will host the Dawson Eagles (4-2, 3-1) on Friday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Alvin Memorial Stadium.

Manvel smashes Pasadena 56-0

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Pasadena hasn't scored a touchdown against a league opponent so far this season losing to Pasadena Memorial (62-0), Pearland (64-0), and Manvel 56-0.

Manvel thrashes Pasadena Dobie 75-7

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It wasn't pretty for the Pasadena Dobie Longhorns after facing the Manvel Mavericks.

Manvel falls to Westfield in season opener

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Things don't get any easier for the Mavs as they will face another state-ranked team in the No. 22 North Shore Mustangs on Friday, September 4 at Galena Park ISD Stadium at 7:00 p.m.

Mavericks open with Spring Westfield to begin 2015 season

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Manvel head coach Kirk Martin has another talent-loaded team with at least 11 Division I players on the roster.

Manvel picked to repeat as 22-6A champions

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The Mavs are expected to advance to the post-season for the sixth straight year and have a 62-9 record during their previous five playoff runs.

Manvel comes up short in 7-on-7 state title bid

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Manvel won seven straight games to make the finals, but just came up a little short for the state crown.

Manvel boys capture Class 6A Region III track championship

Manvel certainly proved they have a talented team as they scored 72 points to capture the Class 6A Region III crown and they are talented enough to make a serious run at the Class 6A state championship.

Manvel falls to North Shore

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Every team that wins a state championship has aspirations of defending their title and the Manvel Lady Mavericks certainly had that goal entering the 2014-2015 basketball season.


National signing day celebrated by Manvel student-athletes

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Manvel head coach Kirk Martin saw 10 of his football players sign national letters-of-intent to continue their education and football careers on, Wednesday, Feb. 4 on National Signing Day.

Manvel falls to South Houston 56-41

Right now, Manvel head coach Greg Devers must find a solution to the present slide downward.

Manvel upends Dawson 50-38

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. . . Dawson head coach Mark Barre wasn't expecting his roundballers to go on a scoring drought that would leave them with their first district loss of the season.

Manvel places third at Alvin Tournament

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The Mavs are a very good team now, but will no doubt get even stronger as the season moves forward.

Katy hammers Manvel 45-17

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The Mavs stayed in the game longer than they did last year, but they still came up short.

Manvel vs Katy

The Manvel defense will be challenged by the potent ground-game of the Tigers who prefer to steamroll their opponents using the massive size and speed.

Manvel wins shootout over Cy-Woods 63-47

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The Manvel Mavericks didn't have time to look ahead to the Katy Tigers as the Cy-Woods Wildcats gave them all they wanted in the Class 6A Region III Div. II semifinals.

Manvel blasts FB Travis 76-23

. . . the Mavericks will need to stayed focused as they will face Cypress Woods who beat the Katy Taylor Mustangs 63-17.

Manvel escapes with a win over Pearland

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Both teams will now enter the post-season as the No. 1 seed in their respective divisions and will not face one another again.

Mavericks thump Pasadena Memorial 70-0

Manvel had 608 total yards while Memorial could manage only seven first downs and 139 total yards.

Manvel flies past Sam Rayburn 61-7

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Manvel scored 28 points in the first quarter, added 30 more in the second period and coasted in the second half.

Manvel wins shootout with Dawson

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The much-talented Mavericks just had too many offensive weapons that the Eagles couldn't contain.

Manvel glides past South Houston 52-7

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The Mavs have coasted past Pasadena Dobie (35-17), Pasadena (63-7), and South Houston (52-7) for a 5-0 overall mark and 3-0 in league play.

Manvel cruises past Dobie 34-17

Manvel will travel to Pasadena Veterans Stadium on Friday, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. to face the Pasadena Eagles.

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.