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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Enjoy the coming year of sports

Old friend Robert said, "When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less. Never let a win get to your head, or a loss to your heart."


SCRIMMAGE SCHEDULE

Friendswood Mustangs vs Ball High Tornadoes
Friday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Henry Winston Stadium

Pearland Oilers vs Clear Creek Wildcats
Friday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m.
The Rig in Pearland

Dawson Eagles vs La Porte Bulldogs
Friday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Bulldog Stadium at La Porte HS

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.

Dawson prepares for non-district foes  Photos Included

Defensively, the Eagles showed a lot off aggression and speed and should be able to hold their own against any opponent this year.

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Dr. David Davis honored  Photos Included

Dr. David Davis, Sports Editor of the Pearland Reporter News, long-time supporter of Pearland school athletics and creator of this website, is presented with a 2017 Texas Association of School Boards Media Honor Roll award.

New Head Coach  Photos Included

(James) Farmer, who begins his 14th year with the Oilers, will move to the top coaching position after serving as Defensive Coordinator.

Special Olympics: Pearland team headed to tournament  Photos Included

The Pearland Saints, coached by Raymond Rocha, will make a third straight trip to the SONA Softball Championship.

Friendswood set to face non-district schedule  

The Mustangs will be on the road the first two games against Texas City (9/1) and Summer Creek (9/8) before hosting Kingwood (9/15) in the home opener.

Dawson turns in strong performance at Turner Classic  Photos Included

"It's such a great tournament – you get tested right away from the opening pool," (Dawson head volleyball coach Jason) Karim said of his team's weekend performance.

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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

What is true friendship?

"A real friend is someone who walks into your life when the rest of the world has walked out."

New leadership, same goals for Lady Oilers  Photos Included

Many questions have been directed at Pearland's new volleyball coach Christian Dunn, but the new leader is confident in his ability to assume command of one of the most respected volleyball programs in the Houston area.

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Meet the 2017 Friendswood Mustangs  

Fans will have the opportunity to meet the varsity football team, coaches and cheerleaders. Mustang spirit gear will be available for purchase along with food, drinks, games and souvenirs.

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.

Dawson looking to repeat as 23-6A volleyball champs  Photos Included

(Dawson head volleyball coach Jason) Karim is looking past another district title and visualizing his girls acquiring a region championship that would send his team to a first-ever state volleyball tournament.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Little known facts about Texas

I'm not sure that you can ever really take out the OKIE from someone born north of the Red River -- but I must admit that I'm right proud to live in Texas...and particularly in Pearland.

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Pearland's Buck named to TSWA All-State team  Photos Included

Buck was also recently selected to the National Fast Pitch Coaches Association All-Region team. She was joined by teammate Ashlynn Walls who also received the same honor after she hit .492 with 23 runs scored, 23 RBIs, six doubles, two triples, and two home runs.

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.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

I'll do whatever it takes...

"When I was 14 years old, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years."


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Oilers, Eagles picked as playoff teams  Photos Included

Despite the recent retirement of Pearland head coach Tony Heath, the Oilers are the early pick to capture the District 23-6A title. But anyone who follows high school football knows that the games are won on the field and not by predictions.

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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Patience sometimes pays off...

But, I will tell you there are times when we are tested in life.


Pearland Hoop Camp

The Pearland Hoop Camp 2017 will be held at the Searcy Ninth Grade Center, in the gymnasium.  The gyms are air-conditioned and spacious to accommodate all camper's needs.  The Searcy Ninth Grade Center is located on Hwy. 35 South traveling towards Alvin. 

Camp Date:
July 17-20, 2017
Camp Times:
Division I—8:00 am thru 11:00 am
Division II—1:00 pm thru 5:00 pm
Camp Registration by mail to address below:
Steve Buckelew
3913 Austin Lake Ct.
Pearland, Texas 77581
Camp Registration by walk-in:
July 17 
Division I  (7:30 am-8:00 am)
Division II (12:30 pm-1:00 pm)
Camp Cost:      
$95.00 per camper
$160.00 for two campers
$210.00 for three campers
Make all checks payable to:
Pearland Hoop Camp

Friendswood set to compete in District 24-6A  Photos Included

Koopmann will rely upon a coaching staff that is experienced and knowledgeable while possessing the chemistry that enables youngsters to be successful both on and off the field.

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Camps and Commits  Photos Included

Fozzy Whittaker Elite Camp & Showcase; Ben Redding, Friendswood, commits to Texas State; Darius Smith, Dawson, commits to Arizona.

Area teams compete at State 7-on-7 Tournament  

The Manvel Mavericks and Pearland Oilers all qualified and participated at the 2017 state 7-on-7 tournament in College Station.

Teaching more than just winning football games  Photos Included

by Darrell K. Ardison

No mater what the prognosticators forecast -- coach Wells knows that the outcome of each game is decided on the field and the Eagles will be a team that will demand that each opponent bring their A game if they are going to compete with Dawson


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Health Warnings all around us

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

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Tony Heath era sadly over at Pearland  Photos Included

Heath is easily the winningest coach in Pearland history and his influence, integrity, and love for Pearland will continue as he supports the team and school he loves.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Dear Coach Heath

It seems strange that this will be my final Dear Coach Heath column after 20 years.

30th annual JP Griffon fishing tournament honors 2017 graduates  Photos Included

The purpose of the tournament was to help raise scholarship money for 2017 graduates.

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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The teenage virus

I find it interesting that the evil is usually hidden in a love note.

Friendswood's Koopmann living a dream  Photos Included

by Darrell K. Ardison

The Mustangs' winning ways have continued under Koopmann's leadership with no less than eight victories and a postseason appearance in all five seasons since his promotion.

Purdom ties for second place in 108th Texas Amateur golf tourney  Photos Included

Purdom led the tournament after his seven-under-par first-day total and still held the lead after the second round with a 135 total.

Pearland's Heath loves a good challenge  Photos Included

by Darrell K. Ardison

"Our goal was to get the kids working with enthusiasm while the coaches were coaching on the run," Heath said. "By the time spring ball had finished, I believe we re-established that."

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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

2017 Football media guide ads now being accepted

"There're two times of the year for me: Football season and waiting for football season."

Friendswood Tournament Winners  Photos Included

The Friendswood 15U basketball team took first place in the RAP/Houston tournament.

Former Pearland softball players receive top honors at the collegiate level  Photos Included

Six players receive honors.





Older Stories

Pearland      Dawson     

Firendswood      Manvel

From the Cluttered Desk . . .