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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

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Non-district opponents to challenge Mustangs  Photos Included

With four offensive and eight defensive starters returning for the Mustangs, the defense will be called on this season to lead the team to the post-season.


Pearland prepares for non-district football schedule  Photos Included

If Pearland wins their season opener against Cy-Springs on Thursday, August 29 at The Rig, a win on the road over SB Memorial will give coach Tullos his 100th career win.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The 'Pause Button' of Life

My mother, who turned 92 back in March, used to make a statement that I didn't understand until the last several years.


Manvel and Shadow Creek Football schedules  

Manvel, Shadow Creek picked to finish second in district  Photos Included

Manvel finished second behind the Fort Bend Marshall Buffaloes last season. Shadow Creek (15-1) went on to win their district with a 7-0 mark and then ran the table all the way to the Class 5A Div. I state championship.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

If Only

There are times that certain moments happen in life that will never come your way again . . . do what you know you should do and never look back.


Friendswood, Dawson, and Pearland Football schedules  

Oilers a pre-season pick to defend 23-6A crown  Photos Included

As the Oilers prepare for the 2019 season, (head coach Ricky) Tullos has some exceptional returning weapons, plus some new moveins that should make Pearland a dangerous threat to capture the league title for the second straight year while making a deeper playoff run.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Paying respect to our flag and national anthem

When I began first grade, we were taught to recite the Pledge of Allegiance while putting our right hand over our heart.


Area softball standouts named honorable mention All-State  Photos Included

The Texas Sports Writers Association select All-State softball teams each year and they feature the top players from across the state in each class.

Dawson a pre-season pick to finish fourth in 23-6A race  Photos Included

The Eagles finished fourth last year with a 4-3 district mark and closed with a 6-5 record in 2018.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Undercover Boss

I'm afraid that in our society, we have gotten so caught up in our positions, our notoriety, our image...that we have forgotten how to deal with those that honestly seek our help.

Friendswood's Christian Lee commits to North Texas  Photos Included

Last season as a junior, Lee was named as an All-District second-team tight end after he caught 37 passes for 569 yards and five touchdowns.

Dawson's Calib Perez commits to Duke  Photos Included

Perez, who stands at 6-foot-6 and 285 lbs., should be a great asset on the offensive line for the Blue Devils once he finishes his high school career.

Mustangs picked fourth in district pre-season race  Photos Included

As the 2019 high school football season approaches, the Friendswood Mustangs find themselves in one of the toughest Class 5A districts in the state.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Difference between athletic and personal trainers

The National Athletic Trainers Association defines both positions.

Yarotsky named Galveston County Player of the Year  

She may have been only a sophomore, but Friendswood's Patricia Yarotsky played like a veteran this past 2019 softball season for the Lady Mustangs.

Friendswood's Pacheco, Sweeny headline All-District 23-5A selections  Photos Included

The league coaches announced their All-District selections and two Mustangs were honored with two of the top awards.

Pearland QB JD Head selects Louisiana Tech  Photos Included

Head, who transferred to Pearland from Oklahoma during the summer of 2018, was immediately accepted by the coaches and his teammates and the signal-caller proved to be everything and more as expected in helping the Oilers achieve success.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Dad's Rules

We always hear "the rules" from the mother's side. Now here are the rules from dad's side.

West slips past East 31-21 in 2019 Bayou Bowl  Photos Included

Shadow Creek quarterback Ja'Marian George led the West to the 31-21 win and was named the game's Offensive MVP.


NFL star returns home to guide young kicker  Photos Included

Former Pearland Oiler Thomas Morstead was drafted in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft with the 164th overall selection by the New Orleans Saints.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

It's that time of the year again

When I was younger, my two oldest children, Lincoln and LeJoy would always notice men who wore bermuda shorts with black socks up to their knees . . .

Former Pearland roundballer gets a taste of NBA  Photos Included

Former Pearland basketball standout Cameron "Cam" Reynolds earned three letters under head coach Steve Buckelew and helped guide the Oilers to a District 22-5A championship as a senior.

Former Pearland softball standout plays at WCWS  Photos Included

Former Pearland All-State pitcher Alyssa Denham was seen on national television when her Arizona Lady Wildcats softball team advanced to the Women's College World Series played at the USA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City last week.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

An assignment that lasted a lifetime

One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each name . . .

Area gridiron standouts selected for 2019 Bayou Bowl  Photos Included

The 17th annual Bayou Bowl will be played on June 8 at 7:00 p.m at Challenger-Columbia Stadium in League City.

Adams, Lee, Wheaton take top 23-6A baseball honors  Photos Included

Pearland senior Matt Adams received the top honor for the district players after he was named the league's "Most Valuable Player.

Higgins, Riassetto, Yarotsky headline All-District 22-5A picks  Photos Included

"What I love about her is she's just a competitor," said Friendswood head coach Christa Williams-Yates.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

She fought till the very end

She freely shared her love and affection to her teammates and coaches -- even a few days before she left this earth. She did the same with her family.

Dawson Blue team wins Spring Game  Photos Included

"There were a lot of positive things we were able to get from spring ball this year," Dawson head coach Mike Allison said.

Oilers complete Spring Game with thrilling end  Photos Included

All-in-all, the Spring Game was a very spirited contest as both teams saw players who will lead the Oilers into the 2019 football campaign.

J.P. Griffon fishing tournament another success  Photos Included

More than 320 anglers participated in the 32nd annual J.P. Griffon fishing tournament in Port Mansfield to help raise scholarship money for 2019 graduates.

Clark, Day, Martin headline 23-6A All-District picks  Photos Included

Pearland head softball coach Laneigh Clark was honored by her 23-6A coaching peers as the district "Coach of the Year" after leading a very young and inexperienced softball team to a district co-championship.


Dawson Football is Coming!  Photos Included

Join us Saturday, May 18th, for family, football and fun!


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The remote control society

We love to be in control, to push all the buttons, to mute others when needed, to turn others up or down.

Deer Park shocks Lady Eagles 8-7 to sweep series  

No. 5 state-ranked Deer Park has proven they are one of the premier softball programs in the state. But they did something that even took them by surprise . . .

Lady Mustangs drop heartbreaker to Barbers Hill  

When a team is facing a one and done series with another state-ranked team, the ideal situation is to have everything going smooth for a positive outcome.

Area tracksters shine at UIL state track meet  Photos Included

Manvel, Shadow Creek, and Friendswood all had boys and girls compete at the 5A level while Pearland Dawson had qualifiers at the 6A level.


Casey Russell headed to play at the PGA in Bethpage, NY  Photos Included

Pearland golf pro Casey Russell and his wife, Ashley, are in Farmingdale, NY as he competes in one of golf's major tournaments, the PGA Championship.


Dawson diamondmen swept by Dickinson  

The Dawson Eagles faced the Dickinson Gators in the opening round of the 6A Region III playoffs and were swept in a best-of-three series to end their 2019 baseball season.

Pearland sweeps Clear Lake to move on to face Atascocita  Photos Included

"Anybody can beat anybody at this point," the first-year Oilers head coach (Chase Wheaton) said.

Friendswood advances with win over Manvel  Photos Included

The fifth frame turned out to be the magic inning for Friendswood as they sent across four runs to re-take the lead 7-6 which stood till the very end.

Dawson rallies to take series over Summer Creek  Photos Included

Dawson will now face Deer Park in the 6A Region III Quarterfinals in a best-of-three game series.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

A few helpful tips

"If you win - say little; If you lose - say less."

Pearland's Phillips inks deal with Dallas Cowboys  Photos Included

Phillips, who was a standout at Pearland High School, had his biggest season leading the Cowboys in tackles with 98 and he was voted a team captain.

Shadow Creek girls place fourth; Manvel girls sixth at regionals  

Qualifying for state for Shadow Creek is Morgan Shelton who won the discus with a throw of 124-08.

Dawson’s Herpin, Pearland’s Kubicek qualify for state track meet  Photos Included

While Herpin and Kubicek will be representing two different Pearland high schools, they will be pulling for one another as they compete in different events with the goal of returning home with a state gold medal.

No. 7 Friendswood avoids upset bid by Dayton  

“Seeds don’t matter. That’s what you try to tell your kids all the time. You still have to play the game.”

Manvel finishes second, Shadow Creek third at 5A Region III track meet  Photos Included

Manvel has the makings of a team that can challenge for the state title this year.

Lady Eagles use long ball for 4-3 win over Clear Falls  Photos Included

The Lady Eagles will advance to the area round and face Summer Creek beginning on Thursday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m. at home.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

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Box, Murphy, Mustangs receive top district soccer honors  

The Friendswood Mustangs captured the 2019 District 22-5A league soccer championship.

Rhodes, Bouslog, Saldana, Peter garner top 22-5A soccer honors  

The Friendswood Lady Mustangs captured the 2019 District 22-5A crown this season with a perfect 14-0 mark.

New Oiler  Photos Included

Pearland welcomes a new face in junior-to-be RB Brandon Campbell for the 2019 football season.

Grand slam homer  Photos Included

The Oilers have punched their ticket to the playoffs and have secured the District 23-6A crown with a week still left before the post-season.

Friendswood rallies for 10-7 win over Crosby  

The Friendswood Mustangs picked up too crucial wins last week to place them in a strong position to advance to the post-season.

Lady Mustangs crowned area track champions; boys finish third  Photos Included

The qualifiers at this meet will advance to the 5A state track meet in Austin.

Lady Oilers edge George Ranch 5-4 in 10 innings  Photos Included

The win enabled the Lady O's to grab a share of the 23-6A title with Dawson as both finished 12-2 in league play.

Spring football drills  Photos Included

The Pearland Oilers began their spring football drills this week and are working toward the Oiler Spring Football Game on Thursday, May 16 at The Rig at 6:00 p.m.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Lessons we must learn in life

One day, a teacher gave her class a test. She listed the first part of some famous sayings, asking the students to fill in the rest.


Friendswood gets past Galena Park 7-4  

Friendswood continues to keep themselves in a spot for the playoffs as they edged Galena Park 7-4 to improve their district record to 6-4.

Friendswood places second at 22-5A track meet  

The Galveston Ball Tornadoes captured the District 22-5A title with 162 points while the Friendswood Mustangs came in second-place with 125 points.

Lady Eagles capture 23-6A track title  Photos Included

Dawson had several winners at the district meet that allowed the Lady Eagles to capture the league crown.

Pearland maintains top spot in district with win over Dawson  Photos Included

The Oilers improved their league record to 9-0 which gives them a two-game lead over Strake Jesuit (7-2) and George Ranch (7-2) . . .

Lady Mustangs clinch 22-5A softball title  Photos Included

The No. 8 state-ranked Lady 'Stangs improved their district mark to 11-0 with a 13-0 pounding over Galena Park in six innings.

Lady Mustangs capture District 22-5A track crown  Photos Included

The Friendswood Lady Mustangs ran away with the 22-5A track championship with 191 points.


Manvel District 24-5A Track Champions  Photos Included

The Manvel boys and girls captured the 24-5A track titles and will compete at the 5A regional track meet . . .

No. 12 Lady Mustangs beat Santa Fe 11-4  

The No. 12 state-ranked Friendswood Lady Mustangs continued their unbeaten journey through District 22-5A with a convincing win over Santa Fe 11-4.

Nederland ends Friendswood's playoff run  Photos Included

“We’ve had such an amazing season, it was going to be hard no matter when it ended, and it’s really hard that we didn’t go as far as wanted to,” Friendswood head coach Laura Peter said.

Dawson splits district games with Pearland, Brazoswood  Photos Included

Dawson senior pitcher Courtney Day in the pitching circle allowed only one run on three hits while fanning 10 Pearland batters.

Pearland soccer  Photos Included

The Oilers fought hard but fell 2-1 in the area round of the 6A playoffs . . .

Pearland finishes second at District 23-6A golf tournament  Photos Included

. . . Pearland shot a two-day team total 636 (316-320) while Strake Jesuit shot a two-day team total 635 (314-321) which gave the Crusaders the 23-6A crown.

Jackson, Vela lead Lady Oilers to 23-6A golf title  Photos Included

"The Lady Oilers “A” team came out sharp shattering one and two day team total records, as well as individual scoring records," said PHS golf coach Robert Stiles.


Friendswood thrashes Baytown Lee 17-0  

It only took five innings for the Friendswood Mustangs to dispose of the Baytown Lee Ganders 17-0 as the 10-run rule ignited the mercy rule to end the lopsided district contest.

Friendswood blasts Goose Creek Memorial 12-0  

The win gives Friendswood a 9-0 league mark while they have already punched their ticket to the post-season.

Dawson blasts Taylor, Hastings diamondmen  

In an eight team district, all Dawson has to do is to defeat the Alief schools for a guaranteed fourth place in district and a playoff spot.

Pearland girls soccer upset win  Photos Included

The Lady O's advance to the area round of the Class 6A Region III playoffs.

Pearland routs Hastings, Brazoswood to remain undefeated in district  Photos Included

The Oilers look to get past George Ranch and then begin the second half of district action on Friday, April 5 when they travel to face Alief Taylor at 7:00 p.m.

Friendswood girls capture District 22-5A golf title  Photos Included

“Our team score of 336 the second day was 25 strokes better than we’ve played all year,” (head coach Scott) Smith said.

Lady Oiler's shot hits the mark  Photos Included

The Lady Oilers advance to the area round of the playoffs in a rematch against Deer Park.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Down to one string

Attitude is that "single string" that keeps me going or cripples my progress.

Dawson drops 3-2 decision to George Ranch  Photos Included

The Eagles drop to 1-3 in district while George Ranch improves to 4-0.

Pearland Boys Soccer  Photos Included

Jalen Green scored the final soccer goal of the 2019 soccer season.

Lady Oilers move past Brazoswood 9-2  Photos Included

Pearland scored nine runs on eight hits for the win.

Pearland run rules Strake Jesuit 15-5  

The win improved Pearland (11-7-1) to 4-0 in District 23-6A.

PHS Girls Soccer  Photos Included

Pearland looks to bounce back in the first round of the Class 6A Region III playoffs when they face Clear Falls at Manvel High School on Friday March 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Mavericks drop heartbreaker to Angleton 8-7"  

Neither team scored in the sixth and Manvel was unable to push across a run in the top of the seventh setting up the game-winning triple by Angleton for the 8-7 district win.

Manvel's Jack Armstrong named Male "Swimmer of the Year"  Photos Included

" . . . Jack’s most important contribution to our program is that he displays his work ethic, dedication and character daily," said Manvel coach Rick Veal.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Simple logic from a simple man

. . . I thought you might enjoy the wit of Will Rogers

Santa Fe edges Friendswood 5-3  

Santa Fe pitcher Dalton Stevens limited the Friendswood hitters to only three hits while the Indians provided just enough offense to slip past the Mustangs 5-3 in a district contest.

Gaston, White receive top district honors  Photos Included

Pearland junior post DeYona Gaston was named District 23-6A "Most Valuable Player" while Dawson senior Angelica White was selected as 23-6A "Defensive Player of the Year" in voting on the All-District 23-6A girls’ basketball team.

Pearland rallies for win over Dawson diamondmen 12-7  Photos Included

It looked like it was going to be a lopsided win for Pearland and then the Oilers had to rally after falling behind to pull out a 12-7 district win over cross-town cousin Dawson.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

My mom just turned 92

I have some tidbits regarding getting older that you might find amusing.

Pearland tracksters compete at Bridgeland Relays  

The Pearland boys and girls competed at the Bridgeland Relays and returned home with strong performances.

Lady Oilers thrash Alief Elsik 15-0  Photos Included

The three Alief schools (Elsik, Hastings, Taylor) present no challenge whatsoever as they get run-ruled almost every district game.

Lady Eagles win two straight district games  Photos Included

Dawson is now 2-1 in the league standings. The Lady Eagles should sweep the Alief schools who offer little resistance.

Lady Mustangs capture 22-5A soccer crown  

Friendswood will host Baytown Lee on Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Henry Winston Stadium.

Lady Mustangs get key win over Santa Fe 8-3  Photos Included

“I felt like we came ready to play from the get-go, and we never let up. That is what I was most proud of from them,” said Friendswood head coach Christa Williams.

GOAL!  Photos Included

Lady Oiler senior defender Haleigh Gangloff scores a long goal . . .


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

A gift to be shared all year round

The fact is - we all make mistakes and to those we have offended -- we need to seek their forgiveness.

Dawson comes up short against North Shore  Photos Included

“I knew it would be a brawl kind of a game,” said (Dawson head coach Mark) Barre. “We had 11 points and 12 turnovers by halftime. . ."

Experience should be the strength for the Lady Eagles in 2019  Photos Included

Dawson head coach Katelyn Welch was selected as the District 23-6A "Coach of the Year" after leading her team to the league title last year. Welch has an experienced group of seniors who will be looking to repeat as district champions.

Clark begins 21st season guiding Lady Oilers softball  Photos Included

“I feel like we have some quality players, and I’m looking forward to seeing what they can do,” (head softball coach Laneigh) Clark said.


Lady Oiler soccer  Photos Included

McKenzie Rizqi (2) evades an Alief Taylor defender

Friendswood rally comes up short against Madison  

“We got ourselves back in the game, but we just couldn’t get enough shots to fall down the stretch,” said Friendswood coach Caleb Marburger.

Atascocita runs past Lady Oilers in region quarterfinals  Photos Included

"All season has been a roller coaster ride for us," said Pearland head coach Lauren Martens.

Dawson rallies past Humble 64-53  Photos Included

The Eagles used the free throw line to their advantage hitting 23-of-34 free throws as the difference maker in the game.


Dawson Football Signees  Photos Included

Eight Dawson football players signed national letters of intent; one Eagle baseball player signed.

Dawson captures ninth straight district title  Photos Included

The fourth quarter blew the game open as the Eagles outscored the Rams 14-6 to post the 56-38 final score.

Pearland slips past George Ranch to advance to the playoffs  Photos Included

George Ranch proved the old adage that offense wins games and free throws win championships.

Lady Oilers knock off Beaumont United 40-39 in OT  Photos Included

To the surprise of the Beaumont crowd, the Lady Oilers were not intimidated by the bigger United team.

Butler, Sharks honored by Texas Sports Writers  Photos Included

Shadow Creek head football coach Brad Butler was selected as the Texas Sports Writers Association "Co-Coach of the Year" . . .



Friendswood holds on for win over Baytown Lee  

. . . Friendswood would outscore the Ganders 20-18 in the final six minutes to get the win and eliminate Lee (5-8) from any hopes of extending their season.

Dawson remains tied for league lead with win over Hastings  Photos Included

The Eagles have already punched their ticket to the post-season. Now the question remains who will win the league crown as the Eagles are tied with George Ranch.

George Ranch eliminates Dawson for playoff spot  Photos Included

It was the second half that turned out to be the difference in the game . . .

Lady O's move past Lady Falcons 49-43  Photos Included

“Before the game, we talked about our effort being contagious,” (head coach Lauren) Martens said. “If one person gets us started, then everybody else can feed off of that.


Pearland High School had a good day on National Signing Day for several sports.

Pearland boys soccer  Photos Included

Pearland Oiler senior forward Colonel Davis (13) heads the ball towards the goal against the Alief Elsik Rams.


Lady Eagles edge George Ranch 66-63  

Dawson head coach Isabelle Gomez has seen a great turnaround by her girls in the second round of district action.

Pearland girls soccer  Photos Included

The Lady Oilers currently sit in a three-way tie for first place in District 23-6A.

Pearland loses on last second shot in OT  Photos Included

Lightening struck twice at the Pressure Pit as the Pearland Oilers fell to the Strake Jesuit Crusaders 47-46 on a last second shot in regulation and overtime.


Several players in the area made commitments and are excited about their future. Here are the players and the schools they will attend.

Friendswood swimmers advance to state  Photos Included

Friendswood won the District 24-5A title and they had a great showing at the Region 6-5A swim meet as the boys finished second and the girls finished third against some of the best teams in the region.

Friendswood named finalist for the Sportsmanship Award  Photos Included

"We are honored to be a finalist for the Houston Touchdown Club Sportsmanship Award," said Friendswood head coach Robert Koopmann.


National Signing Day for Shadow Creek  Photos Included

It comes as no surprise that Shadow Creek would have several players coveted by college football teams from around the nation.


Lady Eagles soar past Lady Oilers 61-35  Photos Included

In the past, Dawson has struggled in their games against Pearland, but the Lady Eagles spread their wings and flew past the Lady O's in one of the most lopsided wins in their short history.

Dawson slips past Pearland 41-39  Photos Included

Dawson is looking to win their ninth straight district title this year, but they have dropped two district games.



Texas City runs past Friendswood 71-58  Photos Included

Texas City used offensive firepower and turnover to get past Friendswood 71-58 in a District 24-5A clash.

Friendswood boys and girls capture District 24-5A swim crown  Photos Included

. . . a new legacy begins with new swim coach Craig Sikkema and diving coach Monica Whitsett.


Bayway Chevrolet invests in Pearland's student-athletes  Photos Included

Bayway Chevrolet is a vital part of the Pearland community and their generosity is to be commended and supported by the people of Pearland.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The second mile in life

" . . . The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does."

Lady Mustangs drop first district game to GC Memorial  

The Friendswood Lady Mustangs (8-1) went through the first round of District 22-5A action with a perfect 7-0 mark, but they weren't able to turn away Goose Creek Memorial to begin the second round of league play.

Alief Elsik nips Dawson 38-36 in district clash  Photos Included

The way Dawson started the game against district rival Alief Elsik was not what head coach Mark Barre had in mind.

George Ranch edges Pearland 45-34  

The Pearland Oilers closed out the first round of District 23-6A action with a 45-34 loss to the George Ranch Longhorns to finish with a 4-3 mark to move into the second round.

Lady Oilers move past George Ranch 55-44  Photos Included

The Lady Oilers will travel to face cross-town cousin Dawson on Friday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m. in a district clash.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Life is measured by what you have learned

"If you say you are happy -- then make sure you tell your face so others will know it."

Lady Eagles slip past Alief Taylor 59-50  Photos Included

Dawson will travel to Alief Elsik on Friday, January 18 at 7:00 p.m. and then host Pearland on Friday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Oilers survive rally by Alief Hastings for a 51-48 win  Photos Included

Pearland will travel to George Ranch to face the Longhorns on Friday, January 18 at 7:00 p.m. to close out the first round of 23-6A action.

Area gridiron standouts named All-Greater Houston  Photos Included

There has been a history of athletes from Friendswood/Dawson/Manvel/Pearland/ and now Shadow Creek High Schools that have become elite gridiron standouts and this year is no different.

Lady Mustangs stay perfect in district  

"I think these girls are learning what it takes to win, and they did some good things to make that happen," said Friendswood head coach Daron Scott.

Mustangs get past Crosby 48-36  

Friendswood improved to 3-2 in District 22-5A action with a big win over the Crosby Cougars.

Friendswood named finalist for Sportsmanship Award  Photos Included

The finalists for the award are chosen on five criteria: 1) Actions of the team, 2) Action of the coaches and support groups, 3) Respect for the American flag, . . .


Gridiron Great All-American Bowl  Photos Included

The Dawson Eagles were represented at the Gridiron Great All-American Bowl that was played this past weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Elsik nips Pearland 52-51 in district contest  Photos Included

Pearland is now 14-8 overall and 1-2 in district while the Rams improved to 6-12 on the season and 2-1 in league play.

Mendez making a difference in the lives of others  Photos Included

The hard-working Mendez will no doubt become one of the best placekickers that has ever worn a Pearland uniform . . .

Friendswood slips past Galena Park 47-42  

With less than four minutes to go in the game, Friendswood trailed 41-38 before the Mustangs went on a 5-0 run to take a 43-41 lead at the 3:41 mark of the final frame.

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo supports Friendswood gridiron players  Photos Included

"This was very helpful to us to serve as a motivation for our seniors to be awarded whether they were a star player or not," Friendswood head coach Robert Koopmann said.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Four reasons our resolutions don't work

The health clubs and the spas, do they love January!


George, Butler headline All-District 10-5A-I teams  Photos Included

Shadow Creek quarterback Jamarian George, who led his team to the Class 5A Division I state title game, has been selected as the Most Valuable Player on the All-District 10-5A-I football team by the league's coaches.


Late rally comes up short for Sharks quest for state title  Photos Included

Shadow Creek still was in the game in the final frame when (Shadow Creek quarterback Jamarian) George made his record-setting score 27-17, but a late game turnover by the Sharks shut down their comeback effort.



Shadow Creek Sharks vs Highland Park HS Scots


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Christmas 365 days a year

Some presents don't cost money, but they are perhaps more valuable than any gift that money can buy. One such gift is forgiveness.

Texas City gets past Friendswood 62-52  

While Texas City is not a very big team, they use their quickness and speed to their advantage which is what they did against Friendswood.


Friendswood, Pearland.

Oilers win district opener over Alief Taylor  Photos Included

Head coach Steve Buckelew wanted to see his hard-court warriors get started on the right path in league action and he got what he wanted as the Oilers edged the Lions 40-38.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Death: Friend or Foe?

"You are not ready to live until you no longer are afraid to die."

Pearland girls soccer team  Photos Included

Lady Oilers soccer team photo.

Cardiac kids advance to state 5A championship game  Photos Included

"The perseverance of our team is a direct result of the attitude our coaching staff has worked to instill and the guidance of our players' families," said Shadow Creek head coach Brad Butler.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Music is the same - just different title

"Do you think that 35 years from now -- they will have a golden oldie rap station?"

Sharks must stop the Wagner ground attack  

If the Sharks can build a defensive wall against the run and also put pressure on the quarterback when a pass play is called, the Shadow Creek Sharks should have a strong chance of winning the game and a shot at a state title.

Shadow Creek overcomes slow start to oust Foster 25-21  Photos Included

Shadow Creek looks to continue their Cinderella season when they host San Antonio Wagner Thunderbirds on Saturday, December 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the Class 5A Div. I state semifinals.


Benefield, Head, Pierce, Linton Tullos headline All-District picks  Photos Included

For the eighth time in Pearland football history, the Oilers finished the regular season with a perfect 10-0 mark while advancing to the playoffs for the 19th consecutive season.

Shadow Creek dismantles Georgetown 36-7  Photos Included

Shadow Creek began to blow the game open as they scored twice in the third quarter. Both scores came on touchdown passes from George to Jared Jackson . . .

King named finalist for the Manning Award  Photos Included

The award is presented annually to the nation's best quarterback and is the only quarterback award that includes the candidates' bowl performances in its balloting.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .


"Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice."

Manvel track coach steps down  Photos Included

(Manvel track coach Kendrick) Crumedy saw his hard work pay off when the Mavericks captured the Class 6A UIL state championship in 2015 and again in 2017 after Manvel dropped down to Class 5A.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The world of useless information

Never in our world's history are we as connected by technology as we are today.

Former Oiler selected to USA basketball qualifying team  Photos Included

At Pearland High School, Reynolds earned three letters under head coach Steve Buckelew and helped guide the Oilers to a District 22-5A championship as a senior . . .

Svoboda, Manbeck, Weatherley, Paulk take top District 22-5A volleyball honors  Photos Included

Ashlyn Svoboda of Friendswood has been named Most Valuable Player in voting on the All-District 22-5A girls' volleyball team by the league's coaches

Johnson, Whitehead, Scroggins headline All-District selections  Photos Included

Dawson's Kynnedi Johnson was named Most Valuable Player on the All-District 23-6A volleyball team as selected by the league's coaches.

Huntsville stings Manvel 34-10 to end season  Photos Included

Unfortunately, Manvel self-imploded against the Hornets to end their season at 9-3.

Dream season continues for Shadow Creek  Photos Included

"When we've got our back against the wall we've been able to respond," (Shadow Creek head coach Brad) Butler said.


Clear Lake gets past Dawson 28-14  Photos Included

With both teams showing the same 5-5 season mark, the outcome of this game was going to be who made the least mistakes and could come up with a strong offense to pull out the win.

Dickinson cruises past Pearland 49-21  Photos Included

The Gators came out firing on all cylinders while the Oilers seemed to struggle on both sides of the ball . . .

Manvel pounces on Barbers Hill 62-42 to advance  Photos Included

The final score between Manvel and Barbers Hill was not a true indication of the game that was played.

Shadow Creek continues unbeaten season with win over Porter  Photos Included

It was evident that the nerves played a factor in their game with Porter as they found themselves trailing early in the game . . .

Friendswood National Letters-of-Intent  Photos Included

Three college athletic scholarship recipients celebrated signing their national letters-of-intent.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Thanksgiving is a blessed time of the year

" . . . The one who kneels to the Lord can stand up to anything."


Basketball Schedules for Pearland & Dawson  

Dawson Eagles, Lady Eagles and Pearland Lady Oilers baketball schedules.

Lady Mustangs come up short of state tournament  Photos Included

Friendswood finishes the season at 33-16 and were crowned district champions with a perfect 14-0 mark.

Oilers post Pear-fect 10-0 mark with win over George Ranch  Photos Included

The Oilers will host the Dickinson Gators (8-2) on Friday, November 16 at The Rig at 7:00 p.m. in the Class 6A Div. I Region III bi-district contest.

Dawson overcomes slow start to take out Alief Elsik  Photos Included

. . . Dawson head coach Mike Allison must have had some influence on his team to begin the second half as the Eagles realized it was all or nothing in the final 24 minutes.

Friendswood season comes to an end at Angleton  Photos Included

"This game has kind of been the story of what we've done all year - hit-and-miss on offense and going through droughts," (head coach Robert) Koopmann said.

Shadow Creek captures District 10-5A-I title  

A pre-season sixth place pick in the district before the season started has proven that people don't always know the heart of a football team.

Manvel romps past Waltrip 52-0  Photos Included

Now, the real season begins as Manvel will open up the bi-district playoffs on Thursday, November 15 at Freedom Field at 7:00 p.m. against Barbers Hill (7-3).

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Senior Players of the Week  Photos Included

Friendswood Mustangs.

Bayway Chevrolet Senior Players of the Week  Photos Included

The Dawson Eagles and Pearland Oilers.


Cook, Hermes named scholar-athlete finalists  Photos Included

This award began back in 1999 and has featured some outstanding Houston area athletes including Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck who won the award in 2007 . . .

Shadow Creek slips past Hightower 28-12  Photos Included

Shadow Creek will travel to Traylor Stadium on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. to face Rosenberg Terry in the final game of the regular season.

Dawson implodes against Hastings 55-7  Photos Included

Anything that could have gone wrong in Dawson's game against Hastings did so on a consistent basis resulting in a 55-7 loss in a critical District 23-6A contest for both teams.

Mustangs stampede past Terry to keep playoff hopes alive  Photos Included

The Mavs (7-2, 6-1) close out the regular season at Freedom Field on Friday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. against the Waltrip Rams (3-6, 3-4).

Manvel thumps Willowridge 51-7  Photos Included

The Mavs (7-2, 6-1) close out the regular season at Freedom Field on Friday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. against the Waltrip Rams (3-6, 3-4).

No. 4 area-ranked Pearland throttles Brazoswood 55-7  Photos Included

The Oilers can claim sole possession of the title with a win over the George Ranch Longhorns on Friday, November 9 at Traylor Stadium.

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Senior Players of the Week  Photos Included

Friendswood Mustangs.

Bayway Chevrolet Senior Players of the Week  Photos Included

The Dawson Eagles and Pearland Oilers.


Friendswood falls to Hightower 14-9  Photos Included

Friendswood is in a must-win situation as they only have two league games remaining and they are facing two playoff contenders in Terry and Angleton.

Shadow Creek gets amazing come back win over Foster  Photos Included

No one expected the Sharks to score 28 unanswered points in the final 15 minutes of the game, but that is exactly what happened . . .

Dawson stays in playoff hunt with win over Alief Taylor  Photos Included

There are only two games remaining in the regular season for the Dawson Eagles and they need to sweep the other two Alief schools to reserve their spot in the post-season.

Manvel routs Houston Sterling 62-26  

The Mavs will travel to Hall Stadium on Saturday, November 3 at 1:00 p.m. to face the Willowridge Eagles.

No. 4 Pearland punches ticket to the playoffs with win over Hastings  Photos Included

For the 19th straight year, the Pearland Oilers will advance to the post-season with aspirations of making a deep run in the playoffs for a second state championship.

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Senior Players of the Week  Photos Included

Friendswood Mustangs vs Hightower.

Bayway Chevrolet Senior Players of the Week  Photos Included

Offensive and Defensive Players from the Dawson Eagles and Pearland Oilers.


D'Eriq King named Maxwell Award semifinalist  Photos Included

The game against USF was the eighth straight of 40+ points this season for the Houston offense which leads the nation in total offense with 571.1 yards per game while trailing only Alabama in scoring offense at 49.8 points per game.


Shadow Creek slips past Friendswood 27-19  Photos Included

Shadow Creek may be in their first year of varsity competition, but so far no one has been able to stop them as they corralled Friendswood 27-19 in a District 10-5A-I showdown to improve to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in league action.

Dawson moves past George Ranch 33-14  Photos Included

Head coach Mike Allison and his coaching staff had their players charged up and ready to go as they got a solid 33-14 win over the Longhorns to improve to 4-3 on the season and 2-2 in district.

D'Eriq King Named Manning Award Star of the Week  Photos Included

King threw for 413 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for a team-best 56 yards and one score as Houston handed Navy its worst regular-season home loss since 2011.

Oilers rally for a 57-42 win over Strake Jesuit  Photos Included

It was a battle between two undefeated teams playing for the top spot in the District 23-6A standings and avoiding their first loss of the season.

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Senior Players of the Week  Photos Included

Offensive and Defensive Players from the Friendswood Mustangs.

Bayway Chevrolet Senior Players of the Week  Photos Included

Offensive and Defensive Players from the Dawson Eagles and Pearland Oilers.


Bayway Chevrolet Senior Players of the Week  Photos Included

Offensive and Defensive Players from the Dawson Eagles and Pearland Oilers.

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Senior Players of the Week  Photos Included

Offensive and Defensive Players from the Friendswood Mustangs.

Shadow Creek storms through Galveston Ball 59-16  Photos Included

The Sharks were swimming in infested water with the Tors and Ball High was never a threat in this district contest . . .

Dawson pounces on Brazoswood 50-14  Photos Included

Dawson will host George Ranch on Friday, October 19 at The Rig at 7:00 p.m.

Foster hands Friendswood first loss of season 28-20  Photos Included

"We beat ourselves," said (Friendswood head coach Robert) Koopmann. "It was our mistakes that cause that to happen . . ."

Manvel blows out Milby 77-0  Photos Included

The Mavs scored early and often as they posted 35 points in the opening 12 minutes of the game.

Pearland rolls over Alief Elsik 52-0  Photos Included

The momentum of this big win against Elsik should go well for their upcoming district showdown with undefeated Strake Jesuit (6-0, 3-0) who took out Alief Hastings.



Friendswood, Dawson and Pearland.

Shadow Creek storms past Texas City 59-0  

Shadow Creek will host Ball High on Friday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. at Freedom Field.

Oilers capture PearBowl Trophy with 56-27 win over Dawson  Photos Included

"Anytime you play a great ballclub like Dawson and a great rival, it's important to establish momentum early," Pearland head coach Ricky Tullos said.

Manvel throttles Houston Madison 63-6  Photos Included

Manvel will travel to Barnett Stadium on Friday, Oct. 12 to face Milby at 7:00 p.m.

Friendswood takes out Ball High 35-7  Photos Included

The last time Friendswood face Galveston on the Island was in 2013 when the Mustangs blew them away 51-6.

Bayway Chevrolet Senior Players of the Week  Photos Included

Offensive and Defensive Players from the Pearland Oilers and Dawson Eagles.

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Senior Players of the Week  Photos Included

Offensive and Defensive Players from the Friendswood Mustangs.


Friendswood moves past Texas City 34-14  Photos Included

Friendswood and Texas City have had a long-standing rivalry and the two teams entered into their District 10-5A I opener with a 10-9 overall record after 19 previous confrontations.

Pearland shuts out Alief Taylor 28-0  Photos Included

Pearland's defense took up the slack in the game to keep Taylor off-balance and off the scoreboard.

Sharks take a bite out of the Wildcats  

"We knew our district was going to be tough, but we also knew we were going to get one of the more talented ones first," (Angleton coach Jason) Brittain said of Shadow Creek.

Manvel routs Northside 69-0  Photos Included

Manvel is now 3-2 on the season and will host Houston Madison on Friday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. at Freedom Field.

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Senior Players of the Week  Photos Included

Offensive and Defensive Players from the Friendswood Mustangs.

Bayway Chevrolet Senior Players of the Week  Photos Included

Offensive and Defensive Players from the Dawson Eagles and Pearland Oilers.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

You're not a failure until you quit

Patience is the child of tribulation. There is no maturity without patience and no patience without tribulation.

District season begins for area teams  Photos Included

District 23-6A: Pearland, Dawson; District 10-5A: Friendswood.



Pearland, Friendswood.

Marshall wins shootout over Manvel 52-51 in OT  Photos Included

Manvel will regroup to travel to Cowart Stadium to face Houston Northside at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 28.



Pearland, Dawson, Friendswood.

Dawson comes up short against Dickinson 34-6  Photos Included

"We played a very good football team," said Dawson head coach Mike Allison. "I was proud that our kids didn't give up and they kept working to get better . . ."

Friendswood drops La Porte 43-7  Photos Included

There was little doubt as to the outcome of this non-district contest as Friendswood jumped out to a comfortable 31-0 halftime lead.

Head passes Pearland past Cinco Ranch 56-28  Photos Included

Pearland head coach Ricky Tullos rallied his coaching staff and players to get on the same page against the Cougars and it certainly proved to be the difference.

Shadow Creek stays perfect on the season  

If anyone questions whether Shadow Creek is the real deal in their first varsity season, all someone has to do is ask 6A Alief Elsik.

Manvel routs Sharpstown 68-0 in district opener  Photos Included

The Mavs put the game out of reach in the opening 12 minutes when they scored 42 points.


D'Eriq King Named The American Player of the Week  Photos Included

With 10 touchdowns and a successful two-point conversion through two weeks, King leads the nation in average points responsible for with 31.0 points per game.


Dawson dominates Summer Creek 34-14  Photos Included

Dawson outgained Summer Creek 495 total yards to 275.

Friendswood edges Clear Brook 17-6 with second-half rally  Photos Included

The Friendswood offense struggled in the first half against an aggressive Clear Brook defense, but it would be the Mustangs defense that would help Friendswood to a 17-6 non-district win.

Pearland rallies to move past Memorial 21-17  Photos Included

Despite the slow start, the Oilers were still able to hand new Pearland head coach Rick Tullos his overall 90th career win.

Manvel loses a heartbreaker to Crosby 49-47  Photos Included

It appeared that Manvel was going to run away with this non-district game after jumping out to a 21-7 first quarter lead.


Dawson wins 34-21 to begin new coaching era  

Even though Dawson head coach Mike Allison is coming back home, he still wanted to get off on the right foot in making his head coaching debut with his former team.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Enjoy the coming year of sports

I think I can hear the band playing now! Won't you join me?

2018 area football teams ready to kick off the season  Photos Included

The area football teams will kickoff the 2018 football season this coming Thursday and Friday. The teams have wrapped up their scrimmage schedules and now they are ready to get the real season underway.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Pearland ISD awarded an A

When I was growing up, my most unfavorite time was when Report Cards were given to us to take home.


Thursday, August 23 at Spring Westfield at 7:00 p.m.

Pearland Oilers vs Westfield Mustangs Photos Included


Friday, August 24 at The Rig at 7:00 p.m.

Dawson Eagles vs Clear Brook Wolverines


Friday, August 24 at Dickinson at 7:00 p.m.

Friendswood Mustangs vs Dickinson Gators

Friendswood facing stiff challenge in District 10-5A Div. I  Photos Included

Their new District 10-5A Div. I is considered one of the toughest in the state, but there is no doubt that (head coach Robert) Koopmann and his outstanding coaching staff will see the players step up to meet the challenge.

Operation Backback  Photos Included

These student-athletes are setting the right example in serving others.

King named to Earl Campbell Award watch list  Photos Included

King, who took over as Houston's starting quarterback in the final four games of 2017, will look to become the second Houston quarterback to win the award after Greg Ward Jr., now a member of the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, won the award in 2015.


Area volleyball teams shine in John Turner Classic  Photos Included

If the way the area volleyball teams played at the John Turner Classic is any indication as to the direction of the way of their season is going, then all of the teams should compete well in district and in the post-season.

Pearland, Dawson to face touch challenge in District 23-6A  Photos Included

While Pearland is a pre-season pick to win District 23-6A and Dawson is selected to finish third, Pearland head coach Ricky Tullos and Dawson head coach Mike Allison would be the first to tell you that the games are won on the field and not in some pre-season poll.

Operation Back Pack  Photos Included

Pearland football players volunteered their time to help stuff back packs for the YMCA Operation Back Pack to give to children for school.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

I'll do whatever it takes...

While it is easier to criticize and find fault when observing the mistakes of others -- the better way is to cheer these young people for their efforts - win or lose.

Texas Tech Commit  Photos Included

Pearland defensive end Gilbert Ibeneme (91) recently committed to continue his education and playing career for the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Houghtaling, Lytle honored by Texas Sports Writers  Photos Included

Dawson senior first baseman Adam Houghtaling and Pearland senior-to-be outfielder Mason Lytle were both honored by the Texas Sports Writers Association as the pair were named to the Class 6A All-State team as honorable mention.

Heath, Wells honored at PISD coaches meeting  Photos Included

. . . a special presentation was made by the PISD athletic department to former Pearland head coach Tony Heath and former Dawson head coach Eric Wells.

John Turner Classic Volleyball Tournament begins this week  Photos Included

This is the largest volleyball tournament in the nation and will feature some of the top teams all across Texas including defending state champion 6A Lewisville Hebron.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

2018 Football media guide ads now being accepted

. . . there is still space available in these full-color publications for the 2018 football season. But the deadlines are soon approaching.

Friendswood F.A.S.T. swim teams enjoying summer success  Photos Included

The Friendswood F.A.S.T. swim teams continue to work with swimmers of all ages with many of them experiencing great success at the high school level and beyond.

Oklahoma junior quarterback transfers to join Oilers  Photos Included

While seeing limited action his freshman year, Jones went undefeated at 15-0 to capture the 3A State Championship in 2016.

Pearland set to face non-district schedule  Photos Included

. . . past tradition should help the Oilers in their quest to capture the District 23-6A crown under new head coach Ricky Tullos and then make a deep run in the post-season . . .


Non-district schedule to challenge Mustangs  

Friendswood will compete in a tough new district this season and a tough non-district schedule should prepare them when they face their district opponents.

Dawson set for non-district foes  

Dawson and Pearland both have new head coaches and they also have new non-district teams they will face following the realignment by the University Interscholastic League (UIL).

Manvel to be challenged by non-district foes  

With a much weaker district after the University Interscholastic League (UIL) realignment, the Mavs, under the guidance new head coach Kevin Hall, will look to their non-district schedule to provide them with some early competition to get them ready for league action.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Things I've learned

Old friend Robert said, "When people stab you in the back -- remember -- there is a reason why they are in back and not in front of you."

Texas Sports Writers honor area softball players  

The Texas Sports Writers Association released their annual All-State selections and three area players were honored.

Friendswood set to compete in new district  

Friendswood will now be in District 10-5A Division I with Alvin Shadow Creek, Angleton, Fort Bend Hightower, Galveston Ball, Richmond Foster, Rosenberg Terry, and Texas City.

Manvel picked to win District 11-5A Div. II  

Most would agree that the Mavs won't really be tested until it is time to enter the post-season especially after their heart-breaking loss for the 5A Division I state title last year.