Pearland Story Archive

Former area baseball standouts star for UH  Photos Included

It is always good to watch former high school players who do well at the next level.

Scalise, Oilers, Eagles honored on All-District baseball teams  Photos Included

Pearland shared the 2017 District 23-6A baseball title and the Oilers had six players named to the All-District 23-6A first-team . . .

Deer Park sweeps Pearland out of the playoffs  Photos Included

As they have done all season, the young Pearland Oilers didn't go down without a battle . . .

Stunning rallies eliminate Clear Falls as Oilers move on  Photos Included

The Oilers will now face the Deer Park Deer in a best-of-three series beginning on Thursday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Lady Oilers eliminated by Clear Creek in upset  Photos Included

For the first time in 15 years, Pearland (22-13) failed to advance to the area round of the post-season.

Enriquez blast gives Pearland 3-2 win over Dawson  Photos Included

Aeneas Enriquez was the man of the hour against the Dawson Eagles as the senior was 2-for-3 at the plate and was responsible for all three Pearland runs in the 3-2 district win.

Lady Oilers sweep Brazoswood for No. 1 playoff seed  Photos Included

Lady Oilers are now District 23-6A Co-Champions and headed into a playoff matchup with Clear Creek.

Pearland throttles Taylor and Hastings in district clash  

The Pearland softball and baseball teams haven't received much resistance from any of the Alief schools this season and such was the case when the Oilers faced Taylor and Hastings.

Lady Oilers edge George Ranch in extra innings  Photos Included

The victory assured Pearland of finishing no worse than second place, and the Lady Oilers will have a chance to tie Brazoswood for the league title in the final regular season game with the Lady Bucs.

Pearland gets wins over Episcopal and Elsik  

Getting back on the winning track was important to the Pearland diamondmen and they did so in an 8-3 non-district win over Bellaire Episcopal and a 19-1 win over District 23-6A foe Alief Elsik.

Lady Oilers remain tied for league lead  Photos Included

Pearland has been playing more consistently in recent weeks thanks to the players doing some self-evaluations especially after the win over Brazoswood.

Lady Oilers rout Alief Elsik 16-0  Photos Included

The Lady Oilers have won by a combined score of 62-0 with two more games left on the district schedule while not allowing a run from any of the three schools.

Pearland splits with George Ranch and Brazoswood  Photos Included

The Pearland Oilers bounced back from their loss to George Ranch to pull out a 1-0 win over the Brazoswood Buccaneers in a crucial District 23-6A contest.

Lady O's get big district wins over George Ranch and Brazoswood  Photos Included

Pearland head coach Laneigh Clark has seen her girls throttle the three Alief softball teams by a total of 45-0, but fell victim to cross-town cousin Dawson 7-1 . . .

Freshman keeper shines in first-round upset of Pearland  

By STEVEN THOMSON

. . . freshman goalkeeper Madison Anderson did everything but sell popcorn in guiding Clear Falls to a shootout win over Pearland . . .

Adams tosses no-hitter at Alief Taylor in 10-0 win  Photos Included

Pearland's Matt Adams stuck out 12 Alief Taylor hitters and didn't allow a hit as the Oilers blanked the Lions 10-0 in a District 23-6A contest.

No panic for slow start by Lady Oilers  Photos Included

Pearland is 3-0 in the District 23-6A standings and is considered one of the favorites to capture the league title this year.

Tradition and youth will characterize Pearland baseball  Photos Included

One of the key ingredients for the Pearland baseball program is their winning tradition.

Buckelew, Hedgeman, Lowery, Nicholas, Braxton take top district honors  Photos Included

It shouldn't be a surprise that the Pearland Oilers and the Dawson Eagles took all the top district honors this season . . .

Pearland comes up short against Atascocita 48-46  Photos Included

The Oilers called time out to set up a last-second shot to either tie or win the game. Instead, the inbound pass went astray erasing any chance Pearland had in winning the game.

Pearland escapes with a close 62-61 win over Channelview  Photos Included

It was obvious from the beginning that the Falcons weren't going to compete inside with the taller Oilers so they committed early to heave the long-bombs and let the game take its course.

Martens, Braswell, Rodgers headline All-District picks  Photos Included

It came as no surprise that Pearland head coach Lauren Martens would be named District 23-6A "Coach of the Year" after the second-year coach led the Lady Oilers to the district championship with the last title for Pearland coming 26 years ago.

Basketball Playoff Scores

GIRLS
Clear Springs Lady Chargers 59 - Pearland Lady Oilers 45
Beaumont Central Lady Jaguars 24 - Manvel Lady Mavericks 21

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Pearland Oilers 66 - Clear Brook Wolverines 49
Dawson Eagles 49 - Friendswood Mustangs 35
Manvel Mavericks 64 - Madison Marlins 49

Lady O's advance to 6A Region III quarterfinals  Photos Included

The Lady O's are a young team and will need their best game of the season if they are to advance to the next round.

Bellina grabs third gold medal at state; girls place 13th  Photos Included

"When it comes to having an athlete like Jaden Bellina, the thought is that she is one of a kind," said Pearland head coach Chris Roberts.

Lady O's cruise past George Ranch for league title  Photos Included

George Ranch took the fourth quarter 10-9, but Pearland took the game 64-38.

Buckelew notches 700th win; Oilers clinch tie for district title  Photos Included

Pearland head coach Steve Buckelew has been at the helm of the Oilers basketball program for 21 years. . .

Lady Oilers capture first district title in 26 years  

She has only been at the helm of the Pearland Lady Oilers basketball program for two years, but head coach Lauren Martens has seen her girls do something this season that no other team has done in 26 year.

Pearland breaks drought against Dawson  Photos Included

“Our kids were determined tonight and they did a great job,” said Pearland head coach Steve Buckelew.

Jaden Bellina leads Lady Oilers to second place at regionals  

The two-time defending state champion Bellina will be going for her third straight state title in the 200 IM.

Pearland hangs on for 52-50 win over Alief Taylor  Photos Included

Sometimes a game can come down to whichever team can win the free throw contest throughout the game.

Area student-athletes make college commitments  Photos Included

The first Wednesday of February is the magic signing day for football standouts all across America.

Lady Oilers take out Brazoswood 61-40  Photos Included

The Pearland Lady Oilers hosted the Brazoswood Lady Bucs and came away with a solid 61-40 district win to improve their overall record to 20-8 and 6-1 in league action.

Botkin named 6A Player of the Year by Texas Sports Writers  Photos Included

"She is the best six-rotation player we've had in the history of the school," head coach John Turner said.

Lady Oilers edge Lady Eagles 45-34  Photos Included

. . . the fourth quarter belonged to (Pearland's Macey) Braswell as she hit a trey, three baskets, and 2-for-2 at the line for 11 points and a game-high 23 points in leading Pearland to the 45-34 district win.

Pearland remains perfect in district with wins over Taylor and Hastings  Photos Included

The Pearland Oilers have the best early season record in recent memory at 20-4 overall and 3-0 in district.

Area teams look to continue success in 2017  

Dawson, Friendswood, and Pearland all had much success athletically in the first half of the 2016-2017 school year. All three schools look to carry over that success from 2016 to 2017.

Botkin, Murphy, Sinnette named to All-Greater Houston volleyball teams  Photos Included

(Brooke) Botkin is a three-time MVP for the district and was recently named the 2016 Player of the Year by the Texas Association of Volleyball Coaches.

Area gridiron standouts named to All-Greater Houston teams  Photos Included

It came as no surprise that Friendswood quarterback Tyler Page and players from Manvel would be honored . . .

Lady Oilers open district with win over Brazoswood  Photos Included

To say the Pearland Lady Oilers are a wounded team is an understatement. . .

Oilers starting out on winning track  Photos Included

The Oilers used a strong fourth quarter to beat the Wildcats 59-50 in a non-district contest.

AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL REPORT  Photos Included

Friendswood, Dawson, Pearland.

Dawson, Pearland players receive All-District honors  Photos Included

It was another good year for the Dawson Eagles and Pearland Oilers gridiron warriors as both teams made the playoffs again.

Dawson, Pearland volleyball players named to All-District teams  Photos Included

It came as no surprise that the Dawson Lady Eagles and the Pearland Lady Oilers would have several players named to the All-District 23-6A teams.

Local athletes sign letters-of-intent  Photos Included

Several area athletes celebrated the beginning of the early signing period.

Pearland falls to Atascocita to end season  

This was Pearland's 17th straight playoff appearance since Heath's arrival in 1997.

AREA VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFFS  Photos Included

Pearland Lady Oilers and Dawson Lady Eagles.

Pearland proves lightning does strike twice  Photos Included

With the game tied 17-17 with just over five minutes left in the game after Clear Springs tied up the game on a 29-yard field goal, the Oilers did what the local experts said couldn't be done.

Area Volleyball Playoffs  Photos Included

Pearland, Dawson.

Late rally gives Pearland win over Brazoswood 28-17  Photos Included

The Oilers were facing a team that was looking at this game as their playoff game while hoping to knock off a team predicted to win by a comfortable margin.

Area Volleyball Report  Photos Included

Friendswood, Dawson, Pearland.

Area Volleyball Report  

Oilers get clutch win over George Ranch 13-7  Photos Included

Pearland has had an up and down season having to battle injuries especially at quarterback. But the team has rallied together each week and come up with some clutch wins along the way.

Dawson, Friendswood.

Pearland gets back on the winning track  Photos Included

The second half belonged to the Oilers as they scored on their first four possessions to build a 35-3 lead which would end up being the final score.

Area Volleyball Report  

Dawson, Pearland, Friendswood.

Pearland upset by Alief Taylor 19-14  Photos Included

Pearland (4-2, 1-1) will look to rebound for Homecoming this Friday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m. against the Alief Hastings Bears (1-5, 1-1) at The Rig.

Pearland overcomes slow start in district opener  Photos Included

Pearland improved to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in district. The Oilers will travel to Crump Stadium on Friday, Sept. 30 to face Alief Taylor at 7:00 p.m.

Area Volleyball Report  

Pearland, Friendswood, Dawson.

Pearland blows past Pasadena Memorial 37-20  Photos Included

The Oilers needed this win to improve to 3-1 on the season and to get some positive momentum . . .

Pearland Lady Oilers receive two national honors  Photos Included

The Lady Oilers were part of a nationwide group of National Fastpitch Coaches Association softball teams which raised $342,000 this year in support of the Association and the American Cancer Society’s StrikeOut Cancer initiative.

Turner notches 800th victory, Lady Oilers roll  Photos Included

Pearland head coach John Turner celebrated his 800th victory and his No. 10 state-ranked Lady Oilers swept the Alief Hastings Lady Bears giving Pearland a 3-0 district mark.

Area Volleyball Report  

Friendswood, Pearland.

Manvel blanks Pearland 36-0  

“The bottom line is that they just dominated us, defensively,” Pearland head coach Tony Heath said.

Pearland runs past Memorial 36-0  

The No. 3 area-ranked 6A Oilers (2-0) will host the No. 1 area-ranked 5A Manvel Mavericks (2-0) on Friday, Sept. 9 at 7:00 p.m. at The Rig.

Area Powerhouses Meet in Volleyball  

When the smoke cleared, one team snatched a victory from the jaws of defeat.

Pearland outlasts Clear Springs 28-24  Photos Included

“We were just blessed to get out of here with a victory . . ."

Blumrick, Renfro, Page named to pre-season All-Greater Houston team  

Pearland senior QB Connor Blumrick and Friendswood senior QB Tyler Page were both honored by the Touchdown Club of Houston as pre-season All-Greater Houston team selections.

Local volleyball teams compete at the 2016 Adidas Texas Invitational  

Dawson finished the highest out of the area teams including Pearland, Friendswood, and Manvel.

District 23-6A non-district opponents to challenge Dawson and Pearland  

In past years, the Eagles and Oilers only got to play two non-district games before league play began, but now, they will play four non-district games prior to District 23-6A competition.

Pearland East eliminated from Southwest Regionals  

The dream of the Pearland East 12-year-old baseball team making a return trip to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA., came to a shocking halt . . .

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Pearland East eliminated by Louisiana  

Pearland's only run of the game came in the final at bats in the sixth.

Pearland grad Jarrod Cooper's post-NFL days filled with pain  Photos Included

". . . If I was 7 now and my mom was watching this, I would not have played football."

A look at District 24-6A for upcoming football season  

Take a look at the teams that Friendswood will battle this season.

Maly, Lockhart named All-State by Texas Sports Writers  Photos Included

This is a tremendous honor for both players.

Pearland East LL captures 2016 state championship  Photos Included

For the fourth consecutive year, a Pearland Little League 12-year-old team has won the state title.

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A look at District 23-6A for the 2016 football season  

Let's get a look at the District 23-6A teams that Dawson and Pearland will face for the next two years.

Pearland East advances to Texas East state finals  Photos Included

The Pearland East All-Stars 12-year-olds won the Section 3 championship with a sensational come-from-behind 14-10 victory over a shocked Bellaire team.

Area teams compete at State 7-on-7 Tournament  

The Dawson Eagles, Manvel Mavericks, and Pearland Oilers all qualified and participated at the 2016 state 7-on-7 tournament in College Station.

Texas Sports Writers All-State teams honor Lady Oilers  Photos Included

Pearland won the District 22-6A and 6A Region III championships to advance to the 2016 state softball tournament in Austin.

Dawson, Pearland picked to challenge for District 23-6A crown  Photos Included

One thing for sure -- the league will be much tougher and prepare the district teams to make a deep run in the playoffs.

Baseball, softball standouts honored as Houston's best  Photos Included

The area baseball and softball players continue to receive post-season honors for their outstanding 2016 seasons.


Basso named District 22-6A Most Valuable Player  Photos Included

Basso was Pearland's ace on the mound this season posting an 8-1 pitching record that included one no-hitter, two shut-outs, and two saves.

Clark named TGCA 5A-6A Coach of the Year  Photos Included

Clark now has a 508-157 mark as the all-time winningest Pearland coach and a 615-393-5 overall coaching record.

Clark, Denham, Rodriguez, Day receive top district awards  Photos Included

When the District 22-6A coaches met to distribute the top honors for the 2016 softball season, it came as no surprise that those recipients would either be from the Pearland Lady Oilers or the Dawson Lady Eagles as compared to the other teams in the league.

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Four Lady Oilers named to UIL state all-tournament team  Photos Included

Madison Clements, Lindsey Stewart, Natilie Romeo, Alyssa Denham.

Lady Oilers fall to Keller in state title game  Photos Included

“I didn’t think we stuck to our game plan right at the beginning,” (Pearland head coach Laneigh) Clark said.

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VOLLEYBALL SIGNING  Photos Included

“I think Kylie and Amanda Chapa were one of the best passing tandems in the state last year in high school volleyball," said Pearland head coach John Turner.

Pearland drops series to Langham Creek  Photos Included

It was either feast or famine in the best-of-three baseball series between Pearland and Langham Creek in the Class 6A Region III semifinals.

Lady Oilers sweep Katy to advance to state softball tournament  Photos Included

Pearland (31-6-1) will face the Weslaco Lady Panthers (33-7) on Friday, June 3 at 6:00 p.m. at the Red and Charline McCombs Field on the University of Texas at Austin campus.

Pearland sweeps Clear Creek to advance  Photos Included

The Pearland Oilers advance to the Class 6 Region III semifinals after sweep the three-time District 24-6A champs Clear Creek 12-5 and 6-5.

Lady Oilers slip past Seven Lakes to advance to finals  Photos Included

Pearland will play Katy in a best-of-three series beginning on Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m. at Katy Tompkins High School. Game 2 will be on Friday, May 27 at 6:00 p.m. at Manvel High School. Game 3 (if needed) will be at 8:30 p.m.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Graduation is quickly approaching

If you have a dream -- go for it! You will be glad you did.

Pearland diamondmen sweep FB Travis  Photos Included

Pearland will next take on Clear Creek with all games at Sweeny High School.

Lady Oilers sweep No. 1 Deer Park from playoffs  Photos Included

"It's a great feeling," Pearland coach Laneigh Clark said. “I’m just really proud of the girls . . ."

Pearland sweeps North Shore to advance  Photos Included

Pearland will advance to play Fort Bend Travis. All games will be played at Sweeny High School.

Lady Oilers sweep Clear Springs; Deer Park next  Photos Included

There wasn't any question as to which team was going to win the best-of-three series.

Pearland pounds Manvel 12-3; playoffs next  Photos Included

The Oilers had already punched their ticket to the playoffs prior to the game so it was just a matter of closing out the regular season with a win and positive momentum.

Clark wins No. 500, Lady Oilers rout North Shore 11-0  Photos Included

(Pearland head softball coach Laneigh) Clark has taken the Lady Oilers to the Class 5A state softball tournament three times (2009, 2010, 2011) and Pearland brought home the state title in 2010.

Pearland shuts out Rayburn; slips past Memorial  Photos Included

Pearland is now 22-5 overall and 13-2 in district. Alvin leads the district with a 13-1 record.

Pearland shuts out Manvel 10-0 to end regular season  Photos Included

The game was never in doubt as Pearland opened up the top of the first with four runs.

Pearland diamondmen take out Dawson; fall to Alvin  Photos Included

“All we had to do there is put the ball in play, and we probably score. We didn’t do it.”

Lady Oilers clinch district softball title  Photos Included

The win improved the Lady Oilers to 20-5-1 overall and 13-1 in district and assured the Lady O's at least a share of the district championship.

Pearland gets wins over Pasadena and South Houston

The Pearland Oilers got back on the winning track after dropping a 5-4 decision to Pasadena Dobie by blanking Pasadena 5-0 and South Houston 5-2 to stay atop the district standings.

Pearland pounds Manvel; falls to Dobie

Pearland banged out 14 hits to score 13 runs in a District 22-6A rout against the Manvel Mavericks.

Lady Oilers run past Dobie and Pasadena

The Pearland Lady Oilers continued their undefeated record through District 22-6A competition as they blew out Pasadena Dobie 11-2 and Pasadena 15-0.  Photos Included

Oilers nip Pasadena Memorial; fall to Westside

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Pearland will travel to face Dobie on Friday, April 1 at 4:00 p.m. The Oilers will host Pasadena on Tuesday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m.

Lady Oilers rout Manvel 14-0 to remain undefeated

Because of the 10-run mercy rule in place, the game ended after five innings to keep the Lady Oilers undefeated in District 22-6A action with a spotless 8-0 record to end the first round of league play.

Oilers remain undefeated in league play

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The Pearland Oilers improved their district record to 6-0 before spring break with victories over neighboring Alvin 5-3 and Sam Rayburn 4-1.

Lady Oilers continue unbeaten mark in 22-6A action

The Pearland Lady Oilers continued to stay at the top of the District 22-6A leaderboard with three strong outings to improve to 7-0 in league play.

Pearland tosses blanks against South Houston and Dawson

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Pearland got strong pitching and hitting last week to shut out two district opponents.

Lady O's edge Lady Eagles 4-1 in district showdown

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Pearland improves to 11-4-1 overall and 4-0 in District 22-6A. Dawson falls to 8-7 overall and 2-2 in 22-6A.

Oilers have strong showing in Clear Creek baseball tourney

The Oilers will travel to face Dawson on Friday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. and then will host Alvin on Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Haynie Strike Out Cancer Softball Tournament great success

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Pearland HS led the nation among other high schools across the country in the amount of financial support for this worthy and needed cause.

Pearland HS is nation’s top cancer fundraiser

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The National Fastpitch Coaches Association is pleased to announce that Pearland High School is the top high school fundraiser in the nation . . .

Oilers get key win over Sam Rayburn

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The Pearland Oilers entered their game against Sam Rayburn needing a win and some help if they were going to stay in the hunt to make the playoffs this season.

Pearland Softball Signees

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Pearland Lady Oilers softball signees are Mariah Gaitan, Makalah Norman, and Victoria Stoddard.

Realignment by UIL brings a few surprises for area schools

Pearland and Dawson were taken out of District 22-6A and placed into District 23-6A with Alief Elsik, Alief Hastings, Alief Taylor, Brazoswood, and Richmond George Ranch, who moved up from 5A to 6A.

Whittaker headed to Super Bowl 50 with Carolina

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Pearland has much to be grateful for to have these two men (Pearland head coach Tony Heath and Dawson head coach Eric Wells) and their coaching staffs guiding the lives of our gridiron players.

AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL REPORT

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Dawson, Friendswood and Pearland.

Pearland gets past Pasadena 65-55

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Pearland needs to win out to have a comfortable chance of extending their season since they are now 6-4 in district.

AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL REPORT

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Pearland and Friendswood.

Pearland romps past Manvel 74-46

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Now Pearland will look to keep the momentum going to the next round to secure their place in the post-season.

AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL REPORT

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Dawson, Pearland and Friendswood.

Pearland routs Pasadena Memorial 82-45

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The Oilers will travel to face the Dobie Longhorns on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Pearland lacrosse players sign letters-of-intent

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“I see this as the beginning of what will eventually propel Pearland lacrosse to the top of their division in the years to come.”

Area volleyball standouts receive more post-season honors

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In addition to these honors, the Texas Sports Writers Association just released their All-State teams.

AREA GIRLS BASKETBALL REPORT

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Friendswood, Dawson, Pearland.

Eagles roll past Pasadena Rayburn; Pearland upset

Dawson is the defending District 22-6A champion.

Heath, Pearland, Dawson head up All-District picks

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For the sixth time in his coaching career at Pearland, head coach Tony Heath was selected by his District 22-6A coaching peers as the 2015 "Coach of the Year" . . .

Volleyball standouts named to All-District 22-6A teams

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The Pearland Lady Oilers won the District 22-6A crown for a second consecutive year while the Dawson Lady Eagles also made the playoffs.

Pearland falls to Dickinson in four overtimes

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“You had two great defenses playing today,” (Pearland head coach Tony) Heath said. “It came down to a third-down play, and they made one more play than we did.

Pearland dominates West Brook 32-0

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There is an old adage that says, "Offense wins games, defense wins championships."

Pearland turns out the lights on Manvel

Oilers capture 22-6A title

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Pearland finishes 10-0 and wins the District 22-6A title while Manvel falls to 8-2 overall. The two teams will not see each other again this season as they are in two different playoff divisions.

Area Volleyball Report

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Pearland, Dawson.

Area Volleyball Report

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Pearland, Friendswood.

Pearland bombs Pasadena Memorial 59-8

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Pearland has an open date this Friday and will have time to set a game plan for the regular season finale against the Manvel Mavericks.

Area Volleyball Report

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Pearland, Friendswood.

Pearland rolls past Sam Rayburn 72-0

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The Pearland Oilers secured their place in the 2015 post-season for the 16th straight year after thrashing the Sam Rayburn Texans 72-0.

Area Volleyball Report

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Pearland, Friendswood.

Slow starting Oilers beat Alvin 34-10

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After playing such an emotional game the previous week with Dawson, it was obvious that the Oilers were suffering from a hangover of the 28-27 overtime victory.

Area Volleyball Report

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Pearland, Friendswood and Dawson.

Pearland thrashes South Houston 56-0

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From start to finish, the Oilers dominated on both sides of the ball limiting the Trojans only one first down and 29 total yards of offense.

Area Volleyball Report

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Pearland, Friendswood and Dawson.

Area Volleyball Report

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Friendswood, Pearland.

Pearland routs Pasadena 64-0

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“It was a big win, but for us to hit the goals we want to hit and strive for, we’ve got to become a more mature team,” (head coach Tony) Heath said.

Area Volleyball Report

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Friendswood, Pearland.

Pearland blanks Pasadena Dobie 35-0

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Both teams ran 56 plays, but Pearland outgained the Longhorns 404 yards to 170 yards.

Pearland takes care of business against SB Memorial

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It was business a usual as the Pearland Oilers traveled to Tully Stadium and handed the Spring Branch Memorial Mustangs (0-2) a 29-7 loss to improve their season record to 2-0.

Area Volleyball Report

Friendswood, Dawson and Pearland.

Pearland takes out College Park 41-20

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The second half belonged to the Oilers as they outscored the visitors 29-7 to pick up their first win of the 2015 football season.

Area Volleyball Report

The Pearland Lady Oilers and the Friendswood Lady Mustangs.

Pearland advances to the LLWS semifinals.

Pearland West, the Southwest Regional Champion, took their first step toward a Little League World Series title when they defeated Wilshire Riverside Little League of Oregon, the Northwest Champion, in the opening round of the LLWS at Lamade Stadium in Williamsport, Penn.

Pearland set to host College Park

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The Oilers had a sluggish opening game last year but still prevailed 25-14. Head coach Tony Heath is hoping to see his squad come out much stronger in the season opener to kickoff the 2015 campaign.

2015 Adidas Texas Volleyball Invitational crowns Coppell

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The 2015 Adidas Texas Volleyball Invitational left no question that its reputation as the best high school volleyball tournament in the nation holds true after three days of fierce competition.

Pearland Lacrosse League awards first-ever scholarship

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“Pearland Lacrosse is thrilled to be able to award the first ever Tim O’Brien Lacrosse Scholarship. We plan to make this a standing tradition for years to come” PYLAX Board President Ron Dunklee said.

Pearland West Little Leaguers head back to Williamsport, PA

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This will be the third time that a Pearland team has made the journey to Williamsport in recent years.

2015 Texas East State Champions, 12 year olds

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2015 Texas East State Champions, 12 year olds.

Big expectations for Lady Oilers volleyball this season

The Lady Oilers will enter the 2015 season as the defending District 22-6A champions after posting a sparkling 16-0 mark in 2014.

Pearland Little League teams capture district and sectional titles

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The Pearland Little League baseball teams are having success again this year and the 12-year-olds hope to make another possible run to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA.

Texas Sports Writers honor area softball players

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Pearland had four players honored and Dawson had three players.

Dawson, Pearland make championship bracket at state 7-on-7 tournament

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The Dawson Eagles and the Pearland Oilers both finished second in pool play to advance to the 7-on-7 state championship bracket, but neither made a serious threat to the finals.

Pearland Lady Oiler Pride Basketball Camp

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Two sessions: the first for entering 1st to 5th graders and the second for entering 6th to 9th graders

Dawson, Pearland softball standouts honored

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The post-season honors continue for area softball players for their outstanding play during the 2015 softball season.

Pearland selected second in pre-season District 22-6A race

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Once a perennial loser, the Oilers now find themselves as one of the winningest teams in the state of Texas of any classification.

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Martens takes over Pearland girls basketball program

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Martens comes to Pearland after helping Clear Falls make the playoffs for the last four out of five years in Clear Fall's young history.

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Denham, Gutierrez, Rodriguez named to TGCA All-State team

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The Pearland Lady Oilers had two players and the Dawson Lady Eagles had one player named to the 2015 Texas Girls Coaches Association All-State team.

2015 Pearland HS Volleyball Camp

The Pearland High School Volleyball Camp is coming next month.

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Norman takes helm of Dobie football program

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Norman was the quarterbacks coach on Pearland’s 2010 state championship team and served as the Oilers’ OC two years ago when the Oilers advanced to the Class 6A Division I state title game against national champion Allen.

McKay named to TGCA All-Star team

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She is committed to continue her education and playing career at the University of Lousiana-Monroe.

Area volleyball standouts named to FAB 50

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Brooke Botkin, Amanda Chapa, Hannah Ofczarzak.

Pearland, Dawson diamondmen named to All-District 22-6A teams

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1st and 2nd team selections.

All-District 24-6A softball honorees named

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Co-MVP, 1st Team, 2nd Team, Honorable Mention, Coaching Staff.

Pearland's Andrew Soule becomes skiing medalist

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On home snow in Cable, USA, Soule made history by winning the most ever medals by a US athlete at a Nordic Skiing World Championships, claiming three silver and two bronze medals.

Clark, Denham headline All-District 22-6A softball honors

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Junior pitcher Alyssa Denham was named the District 22-6A Most Valuable Player after posting a 21-2 mark in the pitching circle.

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Heather Shake named NAIA All-American

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It was the second straight year for the sophomore from Pearland Dawson to earn All-America recognition from the NAIA.

JP Griffon Fishing Tournament

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. . . the purpose is to raise scholarship money for the 2015 high school graduates.

Clear Creek eliminates Pearland from the post-season

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The quest of the Pearland Oilers to defend their Region III baseball championship and make a return to the 2015 state baseball tournament came to halt by the Clear Creek Wildcats . . .

David Scott "Mr. Pearland" has passed away

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While Pearland is one of the fastest growing cities in the Houston area -- a community should never forget their early roots and the people who helped establish those early days.

Lady Oilers come up short against Brazoswood

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Brazoswood had a lot of positive momentum coming into the game after knocking off the 2014 Class 5A state champion Deer Park Lady Deer.

Pearland diamondmen slip past Kempner in sweep

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. . . Pearland sent nine players to the plate in the final frame and scored five runs to pull out the improbable 5-4 win to give them the first game in the series.

Pearland's Brooke Botkin named to National Volleyball Training Team

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The 6-4 Botkin has been one of the nation's top players ever since she began her freshman year at Pearland High School.

Lady Oilers sweep FB Clements out of playoffs

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The Lady Oilers are still a young team, but they are gaining more and more confidence and should continue to gain momentum with a win over the Lady Bucs.

Lady Oilers roll past Channelview 12-0

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“It’s nice to play a lot of people, especially when everyone we brought up to hit got a base hit when we needed it,” Pearland head coach Laneigh Clark said.

Pearland drops final game of regular season

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The Pearland Oilers finished the District 22-6A race in second place behind league champion Alvin.

Pearland diamondmen back on the winning track

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Pearland will close out district action on Friday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Manvel High School. Then the real season will begin when they find out who they will be facing in the playoffs.

Pearland diamondmen back on the winning track

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Pearland will close out district action on Friday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Manvel High School. Then the real season will begin when they find out who they will be facing in the playoffs.

Lady Oilers capture 22-6A crown; playoffs next

Pearland will host the Channelview Lady Falcons on Thursday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m. in a one-game playoff showdown. The winner will move on to the area round of the post-season.

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Pearland diamondmen drop two straight

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Pearland outhit Dawson 10-4, but couldn't put together anything offensively.

Donna Vacek to retire as Lady Oilers roundball coach

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Vacek has been coaching for 28 years . . . She has an overall coaching mark of 449-219.


No. 1 Oilers continue to dominate district foes

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The No. 1 state-ranked Pearland Oilers haven't lost since Thursday, February 26 in an early tournament to begin the baseball season.

Lady Oilers climb atop 22-6A leaderboard

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The Lady O's solidified their first-place last week with a 9-1 win over Dawson and 6-0 victory over Alvin.

$1,000 Check Presentation

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Each year, the Dawson and Pearland Softball teams host the Jennifer Haynie Free Cancer Softball Tournament.

Pearland golfers capture District 22-6A title

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The Pearland Oilers A team captured the District 22-6A crown with a winning team score of 599 (299-300).

Pearland's Jasmine Butler signs with Tulsa

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“Jasmine has been a varsity member for four years and has developed into an outstanding basketball player and overall athlete," said Pearland head coach Donna Vacek.


Anderson to transfer to Florida International

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Considered one of the top quarterbacks to ever put on an Oiler uniform, Anderson still holds several records at PHS.


Lady Oilers continue to power past district opponents

The Pearland Lady Oilers outscored their league opponents 26-0 last week as the Lady O's beat Pasadena (16-0) and South Houston (11-0).

Oilers continue to be No. 1 in the state

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Pearland head coach Anthony Scalise doesn't worry about his baseball team having the talent to compete.


Pearland remains ranked No. 1 in the state

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Last week, the Oilers continued the unbeaten streak in district with three important victories to improve to 15-1 on the season.


No. 1 Pearland shuts out South Houston 10-0

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Pearland is now 12-1 overall and 3-0 in district.

Monument unveiled at PHS baseball field

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It may be 35 years late, but the Class 4A 1980 Pearland High School baseball state champions finally have a beautiful monument commemorating the first state championship in any sport in PHS history.


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Lady Oilers blanks Lady Eagles 10-0

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"The girls came out focused and knew what they wanted to do," Pearland head coach Laneigh Clark said.


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Area Baseball Report

Pearland, Dawson, Friendswood.

Area Girls Softball Report

Friendswood, Pearland, Dawson.

Pearland's Bellina captures gold at state swim meet

"Jaden is such a team player. She enjoys her sport," said Pearland head coach Chris Roberts.


Pearland golf team

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. . . the Pearland I team won first place with a team score of 311.

Lady Oilers win the battle for seeding

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The closest that Dawson was able to get down the stretch was 10 points before Pearland posted the 52-37 final score to grab the No. 2 seed.

Pearland takes out Pasadena Memorial 45-33

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Keeping their playoff hopes alive, Pearland beat Pasadena Memorial 45-33 setting up the final game of the regular season.

Pearland - South Houston

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The Oilers fell to the Trojans 43-40.

National Signing Day

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The first Wednesday of February is the magic signing day for football standouts all across America.

Lady Oilers tied atop district leaderboard

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The Pearland Lady Oilers knocked off Alvin 2-1 to move into a three-way tie for first place with the Dobie Lady Longhorns and the Alvin Lady Yellowjackets.

Local basketball standouts to play in All-Star game

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Three area roundballers will play in the 12th annual Greater Houston Area Basketball Coaches Association All-Star game . . .

Denham tosses no hitter against Dobie

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Denham struck out nine batters and walked only one while recording her momentous feat.

Lady Oilers edge La Porte in opening round

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"In playoff soccer, you have to find a way to score goals," said Pearland head coach Erik Forrest. "And we found a way . . ."


No. 1 Pearland gets two big wins

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Pearland faced The Woodlands who had upset on the minds, but that never materialized as their Oilers stepped up their game against one of the strongest teams in the area in a non-district contest.

Pearland falls to Manvel in league play

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"We've got to win six of eight," Pearland head coach Steve Buckelew said in reference to facing the second round. "No, ifs, ands, or buts . . ."

Former Pearland Oiler to play in College Gridiron Showcase

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After splitting time at guard and tackle and making three spot starts in his first three seasons, the 6-8, 345 pound Gray stepped in for three-year starter Jon Hodde at left tackle from the first snap of the 2014 campaign and provided solid play throughout the year.

Area Girls Basketball Report

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Friendswood, Dawson.

Area Girls Basketball Report

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Friendswood, Dawson and Pearland.

Pearland picks up a pair of district wins

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Pearland began district action with a 1-3 record, but have picked up two important wins to pull even at 3-3 to remain in the playoff hunt.

Area Girls Basketball Report

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Manvel, Dawson and Pearland.

Pearland captures M.T. Rice tournament title

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Pearland outscored Midway 13-8 in the extra frame to pick up the 70-65 tournament championship trophy.

Lady Oilers honored by Texas Sports Writers

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The Texas Sports Writers Association released their All-State selections for the 2014 volleyball season and three Pearland Lady Oilers were honored for their outstanding season.

Area Girls Basketball Report

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Friendswood, Pearland and Dawson.

Giving to Others a Blessing

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Donations to the Adult Reading Center of Pearland.

Botkin, Nussman named to TGCA All-State team

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The Pearland Lady Oilers volleyball program continues to see players honored for this past season.

All-District 22-6A team

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The Pearland Lady Oilers captured the District 22-6A crown this season with a perfect 16-0 mark and head coach John Turner was rewarded by being named "Coach of the Year" by his coaching peers.

Nussman earns national honor

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Pearland High School’s Cassidy Nussman has been chosen as an honorable mention selection on the American Volleyball Coaches Association Under Armour Girls High School All-America Team.

Dickinson slips past Pearland 35-21

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One team that has been under the football radar this season is the 12-0 Dickinson Gators.

National Signing Day

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We are fortunate to have some outstanding student-athletes in the Friendswood, Pearland, and Manvel schools.

Pinkston, Whitehead lead Oilers past Deer Park

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"Pearland has a reputation of having some good running backs coming through town. . ."


Area Volleyball Report

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The Dawson Lady Eagles and the Pearland Lady Oilers.

Pearland takes out Pasadena Memorial 30-3

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The No. 5 state-ranked Oilers improve to 9-0 on the season and will now face the No. 4 state-ranked Manvel Mavericks (8-0, 6-0) on Friday, November 7 at The Rig at 7:00 p.m.

Chapa commits to Abilene Christian

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Chapa was named to the All-District first-team last year after she had 403 digs and 63 aces.

Pearland drills Sam Rayburn 52-7

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Pearland will travel to face the Pasadena Memorial Mavericks on Saturday, October 25 at Pasadena Veterans Stadium before their showdown with the Manvel Mavericks on Friday, November 7 at The Rig.

Area Volleyball Roundup

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Oilers sting Yellowjackets 65-20

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With three district games remaining, Pearland is headed for a showdown with undefeated Manvel (6-0, 4-0) that will probably determine the league champion.

Pearland sneaks past Dawson 15-6

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As one fan said, "It is a shame that someone had to lose this game. Both teams certainly played their hearts out."

Chelsey Watts makes verbal volleyball commitment

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The 5'-8" setter made a verbal commitment to continue her education and volleyball career at the University of South Carolina at Aiken.

Dawson-Pearland Bowl

The stage is set as both teams enter the contest with 3-0 marks in District 22-6A.

Pearland thumps Pasadena Dobie 49-9

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Pearland finished with 357 total yards while Dobie had 291 yards.

Pearland rolls past Memorial 34-3

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For the second straight week, senior running back JaColbie Butler scored four touchdowns and rushed for over 100 yards. Butler scored on runs of 45, 29, 6, and 14-yards.

Pearland basketball signings

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Strong senior leadership was one of the reasons the Lady O's were so successful.

Lady Oilers sweep Clements out of playoffs

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Neither game presented a real threat to Pearland who outscored Clements 22-4 and produced 24 hits while Clements was limited to only eight total hits.

Oilers fall to Longhorns in district showdown

. . . the game came to an end when Carter grounded out to second giving the Longhorns their first district championship since 1997.

Lady Oilers sweep Sterling to move on in playoffs

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Pearland will face Fort Bend Clements in the area round in a best-of-three series.

Pearland stays on the winning path

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The district title will be decided against Dobie on Friday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. at Dobie HS provided that both teams can win their last league games before the showdown.

Lady O's close regular season with win over Dobie

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Pearland pounded out 12 hits for the 10 runs while sophomore pitcher Alyssa Denham re-grouped from her loss to Manvel to allow Dobie only four hits and one run while her teammates gave her all the support she needed to get the victory.

Pearland stays in hunt for district title

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Pearland is now 25-2 overall and 9-1 in district.

Dobie upsets Oilers in district showdown

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The loss snaps a 12-game winning streak for the Oilers.

Alvin's late game surge edges Lady O's

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Pearland entered the contest with a nine-game district win streak, but the Lady O's weren't able to take advantage of some early scoring opportunities.

Pearland golf team

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Both teams qualify for the 5A regional tournament which will be held at Eagle Pointe Golf Club on April 16-17 in Mont Belvieu.

Lady O's edge Dobie 5-3 to remain in first place

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Dobie's head coach formerly played for Clark in college made the head-to-head battle that much more interesting and intense.

Lady Oilers fall to La Porte 1-0

Both teams were scoreless in the first half, but La Porte finally found the net in the second half for the 1-0 lead.

Kanipes accepts new position with Santa Fe

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The veteran coach saw his Pearland defense set a new PHS record with 34 pass interceptions during the 2013 season which also led the state in any class in that category.

Crain tosses no-hitter for No. 1 state-ranked Pearland

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While Crain silenced the Memorial bats, the Oilers gave Crain all the support he needed with eight runs on nine hits.

Oilers remain undefeated in league action

Facing an always tough Alvin squad, the Oilers and Yellowjackets were in a pitcher's dual until Pearland broke open the game in the top of the seventh with five runs.

Lady Oilers get past Pasadena Memorial, Manvel

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Last week was a crucial week in district action for the Pearland Lady Oilers, but they passed with flying colors with wins over Pasadena Memorial and Manvel.

Botkin, Nussman make college commitments

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Botkin is, according to Pearland head coach John Turner, "the first 2017 freshman to commit in the state of Texas." Nussman was named as an All-District first-team pick and became one of the most dynamic players on the team for 2013.