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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Graduation is just around the corner

No matter the distance, hold tight to your parents, sisters and brothers, and all of your family.

Spring football game  Photos Included

The Oilers got a jumpstart on the 2021 season with several weeks of full-pad practice culminating in a complete game simulation.

Lacrosse state champions  Photos Included

Pearland varsity Lacrosse team had a perfect 19-0 record as they brought home Pearland's first-ever state championship.

State tennis tournament  Photos Included

Friendswood bronze medalists.

34th Annual JP Griffon Fishing Tournament honors 2021 graduates  Photos Included

There were 230 anglers who attended one of the largest in-shore tournaments in the state.

Maxcey, Pacheco lead No. 1 Friendswood past PN-G  Photos Included

The No. 1 state-ranked Mustangs improved their 2021 season record to 29-0 and advance to the 5A Region III semifinals where they will meet College Station.

Pearland edges North Shore in best-of-three series  Photos Included

The win sends the Oilers to the Class 6A Region III semifinals to face Jersey Village who swept Katy in their best-of-three series.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .


Your kids may not remember what you teach them or show them today, but they will later on.

Barbers Hill shuts out Friendswood in one-game playoff  

Friendswood closes out the season with a 19-7-2 record.

Friendswood student-athletes sign letters-of-intent  Photos Included

Nine Friendswood High School athletes signed national letters of intents Wednesday with colleges and universities around the country.

Pearland sweeps Kingwood to advance to quarterfinals  Photos Included

The Oilers will face the North Shore Mustangs in the region quarterfinals in a best-of-three series beginning on Thursday, May 20 at the University of Houston at 7:00 p.m. for Game One.

Rogers pitches one-hitter for 7-0 win over Fulshear  Photos Included

Friendswood advances to the region quarterfinals to face the Port Neches-Groves Indians.


Jackson places eighth at state golf tournament  Photos Included

The highlight for Jackson came on the final hole of the tournament as she eagled the hole.


Lady Deer sweep Lady Oilers in area round  Photos Included

Pearland has always struggled when they face Deer Park in the post-season and they continued that struggle this season.

Dawson's Chrystal Herpin captures silver at state track meet  Photos Included

Dawson senior Chrystal Herpin made her final throw in the discus for 166 feet, 11 inches to earn a silver medal at the UIL state track and field meet.

Lady Mustangs oust Lamar Consolidated 10-0  

If there was any apprehension coming into the game, it was quickly forgotten as the Lady Mustangs grabbed control of the game early.

Pearland diamondmen sweep Clear Brook in best-of-three series  Photos Included

Pearland will next take on Humble Kingwood in the area round of the playoffs.

Elizondo, Orta claim silver medals at UIL state track meet  Photos Included

Friendswood took advantage of their two male athletes who qualified for the UIL State Track and Field meet.

No. 1 Friendswood disposes of Nederland 5-0 and 10-0  

The Friendswood Mustangs improve to 26-0 on the season and solidify their No. 1 Class 5A state-ranking.

State golf tournament  Photos Included

Pearland senior golfer Kendall Jackson is on her way to Georgetown for the Texas High School 6A State Golf Championship Tournament.

Manvel finishes second at UIL 5A state track meet  

Manvel scored 45.5 team points at the 2021 UIL state track meet.


Friendswood, Dawson tennis players advance to state tourney  Photos Included

The UIL Class 5A state tennis tournament will be May 20 and May 21 at San Antonio's Northside Tennis Center.

Spring football  Photos Included

The Oilers are running spring football to get a jumpstart on the 2021 season.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Mother's Day Thoughts

I still get amused when you ask children about their family.

Clear Springs sweeps Dawson out of the playoffs  Photos Included

Clear Springs showed why they are undefeated this season as they blanked the Lady Eagles 9-0.

Lady Mustangs sweep PN-G out of the playoffs  

Friendswood closed out both games with the 10-run mercy rule to move on the area round of the post-season.

No. 1 Friendswood closes out regular season unbeaten  Photos Included

The Mustangs will face the Nederland Bulldogs in a best-of-three series in the 5A Region III bi-district playoffs.

Gutierrez tosses no-hitter; Pearland sweeps Dickinson  Photos Included

Every Pearland batter had at least one hit in the game, with five recording multi-hit outings.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The longer I live...the sweeter life grows

Oh, we've all seen it - the older person who is often complaining, self-pitying, demanding.

Pearland golf  Photos Included

Pearland High School's Kendall Jackson qualified for the 6A state golf tournament.

Lady Oilers blank Lady Eagles 5-0; playoffs next  

Pearland will face Dickinson in a best-of-three series beginning on Thursday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m.

Pearland takes out Dawson 9-2; falls to Shadow Creek  Photos Included

Pearland would score seven runs in the final four frames to post the 9-2 league win.

Friendswood's Avery Beckman captures state wrestling title  Photos Included

She is only a freshman, but Avery Beckman was the first girl is FHS school history to win a gold medal at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) state wrestling tournament.

No. 1 state-ranked Friendswood slips past Santa Fe 3-2  Photos Included

Thanks to relief pitcher Griffin Kasemeyer, the Mustangs were able to hold on to the 3-2 victory over the Indians.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Undercover Boss

Even those who live in high society, run multi-billion dollar corporations, and don't associate with the common laborer get a reality check regarding those who make this world go around.

Shadow Creek boys finish second at area track meet  Photos Included

The Shadow Creek boys finished second with 85 points while Strake Jesuit won the Class 6A Region III Area track meet with 99 points.

Dawson, Shadow Creek girls finish second, third at area meet  

The Dawson girls score 111 points and Shadow Creek scored 86 to finish in second and third place at the Class 6A Region III Area track meet.

Pearland JV 2 softball  Photos Included

The Pearland HS JV 2 team won their League Tournament defeating Brazoswood 4-0 and Deer Park 8-5.

No. 1 state-ranked Friendswood diamondmen remain unbeaten at 20-0  

Jaxson Burch toed the rubber for Friendswood as he went three innings, allowing no runs, three walks on one hit and striking out four.

Friendswood claims District 22-5A tennis title; advances to regionals  Photos Included

Qualifying for the regional tournament are two girls doubles teams, two mixed doubles teams, and one boys doubles teams.

Friendswood loses heartbreaker to Dripping Springs 1-0  Photos Included

With less than two minutes remaining in regulation, the Lady Tigers finally scored a goal allowing Dripping Springs to sneak away with a 1-0 decision.

Lady Oilers spank Alief Taylor 15-0  Photos Included

The game lasted only three innings as Pearland scored 15 runs in the first and second frames against the Alief Taylor Lady Lions.

Pearland thrashes two district opponents  Photos Included

A number of pitchers entered the game as relief, with Rhett Bynum, Daniel Ontiveres, Jake Mader-Cooper, and Hunter Cook all securing outs and ultimately the victory.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The second mile in life

We’ve lost our minds. Everything is coming apart at the seams . . .

Clark, Mendez, Slider selected to Bayou Bowl West Team  Photos Included

The Bayou Bowl, with a successful 16-year history, is an All-Star Football Game featuring 36 of the best from the Greater Houston Area against 36 of the best from the State of Louisiana.

Pearland baseball  Photos Included

The Oilers are in third place in district play with a 7-3 record.

Dawson girls capture District 23-6A track crown  Photos Included

The Dawson Lady Eagles scored 175 points to win the 2021 District 23-6A track crown.


Lady Mustangs advance to state soccer tournament  Photos Included

No. 3 state-ranked Friendswood Lady Mustangs won the Class 5A Region III title with their 1-0 victory over No. 4 Magnolia.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Interesting Stuff

Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?

Pearland closes out first round of district with a 5-2 mark  Photos Included

The Pearland Oilers fell to Alvin 4-3 to open up district and then finished the opening round of league play with a 5-2 mark.

No. 3 Friendswood continues unbeaten season  

Friendswood improved to 18-0 last week and picked up two more district wins to sit atop the District 24-5A leaderboard at 10-0.

No. 4 Lady Mustangs win in a penalty-kick shootout with PN-G  Photos Included

"I'm really proud of the fight that they showed," Friendswood head girls soccer coach Laura Peter said.

Friendswood boys soccer shuts out Galena Park 2-0  Photos Included

The Mustangs improve to 22-3-2 and advance to the region semifinals.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

"Anybody can answer that!"

Sometimes there are questions that come at us in life that no one else can answer except us. As someone once said, "Life is hard by the yard -- but a cinch by the inch."

Friendswood girls water polo  Photos Included

Friendswood defeated Clear Falls 11-4.

Lady Oilers soccer  Photos Included

The Lady O's will advance to the area round.

Clear Springs nips Pearland 1-0 in OT  Photos Included

It is always difficult for a team to beat another team twice in the same year.

Lady Wildcats shutout Lady Eagles soccer 2-0  Photos Included

Clear Creek scored a goal in each half to pick up the win and end the season for Dawson.

Lady Mustangs get critical win over Santa Fe 5-2  

Santa Fe managed two runs in the top of the seventh but Friendswood's Chloe Riassetto (seven innings, 10 hits, two earned runs, one walk, four strikeouts) put out the fire to get the complete game win.

Lady Oilers remain one of the top teams in district  

Last week the Pearland Lady Oilers improve their season record to 15-5-1 while winning two more district games with wins over Alief Hastings (15-0) and Shadow Creek (8-3).

No. 3 state-ranked Friendswood diamondmen remain unbeaten  

The Friendswood baseball team picked up three District 24-5A wins last week to push their overall season record to 16-0 and 8-0 in league action.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

When our brain goes into neutral

I think we all have had those times where we scratch our heads and say to ourselves, "What was I thinking?"

Friendswood girls soccer  Photos Included

The Friendswood Lady Mustangs are 2021 District 22-5A soccer champions after posting a perfect 16-0 record.

Pearland allows no hits to Alief Elsik and Alief Taylor  

The Oilers improve to 14-3-1 overall and 2-1 in district.

Dawson thrashes Alief Taylor and Strake Jesuit  

The game against Taylor ended almost after it started as the Eagles score 10 runs in the first frame.

Lady Mustangs shut out Manvel 7-0  Photos Included

“I’m starting to see my hitters put some better at-bats together, and I feel like my pitching staff is really coming together,” Friendswood head coach Christa Williams-Yates said.

Friendswood diamondmen get wins over Baytown Lee and Manvel  

The Mustangs scored in each frame for their 10 runs while holding the Ganders to a single hit and no runs.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Pet Peeves come to light again

As I was doing some shopping at Wal-Mart last week -- I was reminded once again of some of the things that cause me to really scratch my head and wonder, "What are they thinking?"

Pearland soccer  Photos Included

Pearland boys and girls teams both beat Dawson's teams.

Lady Mustangs improve to 4-1 in district action  

The Lady Mustangs crossed the plate in every inning except the fourth against GC Memorial before the game came to an end due to the 10-run mercy rule in the sixth frame.

Clark gets win No. 700; Lady Oilers begin district action  Photos Included

Clark began this year with a 697-438-7 career record while chalking up a 590-202-2 mark at Pearland High School.

Lady Oilers celebrate state titles  Photos Included

There will be a Crawfish Boil, Easter Egg Hunt and poster signing after the varsity game.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Pet Peeves

Have you ever wondered if God has any pet peeves? . . .

Pearland girls soccer  Photos Included

The win sets up a first-ever district championship game between Pearland and Dawson.

Pearland boys soccer  Photos Included

The Oilers would come away with a 1-1 draw that keeps them in the hunt for a playoff spot.

Area gridiron standouts honored by Texas Sports Writers  Photos Included

Pearland senior defensive back Kele Linton was named to the Class 6A All-State first-team.

Lady Sharks come up short against Cypress Creek  Photos Included

Top ranked Cy-Creek kept their composure and closed out the third with an 18-6 run and a 43-30 advantage entering the final frame.

Walker, Richard, Barre, President garner top district honors  

The District 23-6A boys basketball coaches recently released their All-District selections for the 2020-2021 season.

Friendswood girls place fourth at state; Sisung medals  Photos Included

There were over 60 schools who competed at the swim meet.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

"None of the Above"

Old friend Robert said, "A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit."

Pearland girls soccer  Photos Included

The win keeps the Lady Oilers at the top of the District 23-6A standings with just a few games remaining before the playoffs.

Pearland boys soccer  Photos Included

The Oiler defense held strong against the unbeaten district leading Rams on the way to a 1-1 draw.

Jennifer Haynie Softball Tournament provides financial support  Photos Included

This year, Ms. Mirna Figueroa, Assistant Operations Supervisor for the Pearland ISD Operations Department received the special $2,000 check from the tournament.

Lady Sharks use second half to beat Katy Tompkins 66-47  Photos Included

The Shadow Creek Lady roundballers turned a close game in the first half to a convincing 66-47 win over Katy Tompkins to advance to the Class 6A Region III finals to face top-ranked Cypress Creek.

No. 14 Summer Creek upsets No. 6 Shadow Creek 68-59  Photos Included

The Sharks finish the season with a 22-3 mark.

Dawson loses heartbreaker to Atascocita 55-54  Photos Included

Dawson fought hard in the final eight minutes to outscore Atascocita 16-9, but missed free throws and an end of game turn over caused the Eagles to come up short 55-54.

Friendswood boys compete at state swim meet  Photos Included

They were small in number but they gave it their all.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Does this really matter?

Almost every day, I play a game with myself that I call "time warp" . . .

Pearland falls to Clear Brook in bi-district playoff round  Photos Included

Pearland closes out the season with a 18-8 overall mark.

Goal!  Photos Included

The Oilers will host powerhouse Elsik at The Rig on Friday, February 26 at 7:00 p.m

Friendswood escapes with playoff win over Angleton 47-43  Photos Included

“I told the girls that there are teams that come along and shock the world, and we want to be that team,” head girls basketball coach Daron Scott said.


Dawson Eagles tie with Shadow Creek as district co-champs  Photos Included

Dawson beat Pearland 45-32 to secure a share of the district crown.

Dawson's Kolakowski named as TD Club of Houston Scholar-Athlete finalist  Photos Included

Among his honors and achievements, Kolakowski lists as a member of the Leadership Council, Academic All-District, Bayway Chevrolet Player of the Week, Varsity Track, Powerlifting, . . .

Lady Eagles lose heartbreaker to Dickinson in playoffs  

Despite Dawson's effort to rally and take the lead, the Lady Gators were able to close out the game 11-7 to post the 47-44 final score.

Lady Oilers fall to Clear Creek in first round  Photos Included

It was a battle between Pearland and Clear Creek in the Class 6A Region III bi-district round of the post-season.

Lady Mustangs run past Crosby 71-50  Photos Included

Friendswood used an aggressive offense and a stingy defense to post a 71-50 Class 5A Region III first-round playoff win.

Area swimmers qualify for state meet  Photos Included

Here are the state qualifiers for Friendswood, Dawson, and Shadow Creek . . .


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The inner groans of life

Old friend Robert said, "The tongue has no bones, but it is strong enough to break a heart. So be careful with your words!"

Cooks, Linton, Whitfield, Walthall named All-Greater Houston picks  Photos Included

It is quite an honor to be selected as a member of the offensive and defensive All-Greater Houston football teams -- especially from the hundreds of athletes that Houston produces each year that advance to play at the collegiate level and beyond.

Pearland edges Alief Hastings 32-26  Photos Included

In a low scoring district contest, Pearland (17-5, 8-3) held Hastings (6-18, 3-9) to zero points in the final frame.

Friendswood boys and girls capture District 20-5A Crown  Photos Included

Head coach Craig Sikkema also won the girl’s team "Coach of the Year" award.

Area swimmers qualify for state meet  Photos Included

Meets will now be held at the Walker Pool and Josh Davis Natatorium (North East ISD) in San Antonio instead of the Lee and Joe Jamail Swim Center in Austin on the UT campus.

Lady Mustangs take out Lady Mavs 7-1 in soccer showdown  Photos Included

Friendswood improves to 5-0 in district.

Pearland boys soccer  Photos Included

Pearland will travel to face Shadow Creek on Friday, February 12.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Beginning another year

Great truths that little children have learned . . .

Lady O's beat Elsik 43-30  Photos Included

The Lady Oilers outscored Elsik 23-15 in the first half behind the scoring of Aryelle Stevens (8 points) and Cam Cook (8 points).

National Signing Day  Photos Included

It is a time of relief for student-athletes who have gone through the rigorous recruiting process and heard the pitch of various recruiters regarding their particular educational and athletic programs.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Instant Replay in 2020...

If you had a chance to change (replay) some things that you did in 2020 -- what would you change?

Dawson's Haileab named to All-Greater Houston cross country team  Photos Included

Haileab, a junior, finished just 6.5 seconds out of third place behind another junior in the state. The runners who finished first and second in the state were seniors.

Allison, Cook, Drones, Hall, Linton honored by Touchdown Club of Houston  Photos Included

Two area coaches and three players were honored as finalists by the Touchdown Club of Houston's annual gridiron awards.

Friendswood swim, dive team get victory against Clear Lake  Photos Included

The Friendswood team combined for a score of 333 points compared to 226 points for Lake.

Lady Oilers defeat Lady Eagles in district contest  Photos Included

Pearland is now 8-2 in league action while Dawson falls to 4-4.

Dawson roundballers edge Pearland in district showdown  Photos Included

In another battle between cross-town cousins -- Dawson and Pearland entered the first round district contest with both teams undefeated in league play.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Making a difference

A young person’s texted “LOL” means “Laughing Out Loud.” But for a senior adult, the same letters mean . . .

Friendswood Lady Mustangs  Photos Included

The Friendswood Lady Mustangs have gotten off to a strong start for the 2020-2021 basketball season.

Friendswood Mustangs  Photos Included

The 2020-2021 Friendswood boys basketball season has gotten off to a rough start.


Dawson Eagles, Pearland Oilers.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The value of another

Old friend Robert said, "I believe in one thing -- that only a life lived for others is a life worth living."

Pearland Girls Soccer  Photos Included

Pre-district action continues next week with a matchup against Deer Park.

Dawson Eagles  Photos Included

The 2019-20 basketball season for Dawson did not meet the expectations of head coach Mark Barre and he looks for things to be different for 2020-2021.

Dawson Lady Eagles  

This season, the Lady Eagles are 9-8 overall and 3-2 in league play.

Pearland Lady Oilers  

The Lady Oilers are 9-4 overall and 3-1 in district.

Pearland Oilers  

The Oilers will travel to face the Alief Hastings Bears on Wednesday, January 13 at 7:00 p.m.


Stewart, Drones, Linton, Burgess, Johnson, Jones, Dawson coaches receive top honors  Photos Included

Top district awards.

Cedar Park overcomes late rally by Manvel 52-42  Photos Included

The Mavs couldn't stop the potent passing attack of the Timberwolves quarterback Ryder Hernandez who was 29-of-55 passing for 381 yards and four touchdowns.


Katy ends season for Shadow Creek 49-24  Photos Included

Competing in Class 6A has been an eye opening experience for the Shadow Creek Sharks in their third year of varsity competition.

Manvel advances to region final with 31-7 win over Hightower  Photos Included

Beating a team during the regular season in a close contest is hard enough, but having to do it twice is that more challenging.


Atascocita ends season for Pearland 21-6  Photos Included

Pearland closed out the 2020 football season with an 8-3 mark with a third-place finish in District 23-6A behind Dawson and Shadow Creek.

North Shore runs past Dawson 38-7  Photos Included

Dawson had 15 first downs, 157 yards rushing and 82 yards passing and finished the 2020 season with a 10-1 overall record.

Manvel outlasts Dripping Springs 38-21  

Manvel had 565 total yards while the Mavs defense held Dripping Springs to 359 total yards.

Shadow Creek survives C.E. King 42-28, Katy next  Photos Included

Shadow Creek has done a good job of adapting to playing Class 6A as opposed to playing two years in Class 5A.


Manvel thrashes Beaumont United 63-0 to advance  Photos Included

The game was basically over in the first half as the Mavs jumped out to a 35-0 lead at halftime and never looked back.

Shadow Creek pounds Clear Creek 55-6 to advance  Photos Included

Shadow Creek will face C.E. King on Friday, December 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Challenger-Columbia Stadium in League City.

Dawson uses strong second half to defeat Dickinson 35-19  Photos Included

Dawson came out in the second half using their one-two running combination of senior running backs Ja'Den Stewart and Torrence Burgess, Jr.

Oilers claim first playoff win under Tullos  Photos Included

Pearland snapped their three-game losing streak in the playoffs to hang on to a 44-37 win over a talented Clear Springs (District 24-6A champions) squad.



Pearland 44 - Clear Springs 37

Dawson 35 - Dickinson 19

Shadow Creek 55 - Clear Creek 6

Manvel 63 - Beaumont United 0


Manvel rushes past Terry 38-20  Photos Included

Manvel will open up the Class 5A Region III Div. I playoffs on Friday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m. at Freedom Field against Beaumont United Timberwolves.

PA Memorial ends season for Friendswood 46-28  Photos Included

The Mustangs traveled to Memorial Stadium in Port Arthur to face the Titans knowing they were facing a team that hadn't dropped a game this season.


Basketball schedules  

Dawson Lady Eagles and Pearland Lady Oilers.

Dawson's Haileab places sixth at state cross country meet  Photos Included

Haileab, a junior, finished just 6.5 seconds out of third place.


It was No. 4 against No. 8 state-ranked teams, Katy Seven Lakes vs Dawson in a Class 6A Region III semifinal matchup.


Bayway Chevrolet Sr. Players of the Week  Photos Included

Dawson vs Shadow Creek; Pearland vs Alvin.

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Sr. Players of the Week  Photos Included

Friendswood vs Ball High.

Friendswood tops Ball High in OT thriller 63-60  Photos Included

“We’re going to be talking about this one for a long time,” Mustangs head football coach Robert Koopmann said.

Pearland romps past Alvin 48-9  Photos Included

Pearland had already clinched a spot in the playoffs and will face the Clear Springs Chargers in the first round.

Dawson edges Shadow Creek in OT to win district crown  Photos Included

“It was a huge win,” head coach Mike Allison said. “(Shadow Creek) is a very talented team and it was tough.


Bayway Chevrolet Sr. Players of the Week  Photos Included

Dawson vs Alief Elsik; Pearland vs Shadow Creek.

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Sr. Players of the Week  Photos Included

Friendswood vs GC Memorial.

No. 3 Manvel runs past No. 1 Foster 66-28  Photos Included

“Against Foster, we came out and played our best ballgame of the year,” declared head coach Kevin Hall.

Dawson cross country runners qualify for state meet  Photos Included

The UIL state meet will be on November 24 in Round Rock at Old Settler's Park.

GC Memorial rallies for a 30-27 win over Friendswood  

Two turnovers by the Mustangs proved to be costly as the Goose Creek Memorial Patriots rallied for a 30-27 win that all but ends the playoff hopes for Friendswood.

Shadow Creek moves past Pearland 20-6  Photos Included

All the points were scored in the first half for both teams with the Oilers getting a touchdown following a Shadow Creek turnover that was set up by a fumble on a punt return.

Dawson thrashes Alief Elsik 65-7  Photos Included

After the Eagles flew past the Rams, their immediate attention began to focus on their upcoming showdown with the Shadow Creek Sharks that will determine the 2020 District 23-6A champion.


Friendswood upsets No. 10 area-ranked La Porte 19-7  

Friendswood is now 2-2 in the district standings and in the middle of contention.

Bayway Chevrolet Sr. Players of the Week  Photos Included

Pearland vs Alief Hastings; Dawson vs Alvin.

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Sr. Players of the Week  Photos Included

Friendswood vs La Porte.

Dawson tramples Alvin 42-7  Photos Included

The Eagles are looking to defend their league title and so far they are on schedule to do so this season.

Pearland moves past Alief Hastings 37-16  Photos Included

The win improves Pearland to 6-1 overall and 4-1 in the league standings.

Shadow Creek throttles Alief Elsik 59-0  Photos Included

The Sharks will host the Pearland Oilers (6-1) in a District 23-6A showdown at Freedom Field on Friday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m.

Manvel edges Hightower in district showdown 49-38  Photos Included

Manvel had 488 total yards while Hightower had 409 total yards.


Bayway Chevrolet Sr. Players of the Week  Photos Included

Dawson vs Strake Jesuit; Pearland vs Alief Taylor.

Dawson flies past Strake Jesuit 50-7  Photos Included

The game between Dawson and Strake Jesuit was expected to be a close one, but the Eagles took control early and never looked back.

Pearland gets past Alief Taylor 26-7  Photos Included

The Oilers improve to 5-1 for the season and 3-1 in district.

Shadow Creek routs Alvin 51-0  Photos Included

The Sharks finished with 392 total yards with 278 yards rushing and 114. yard through the air.


Bayway Chevrolet Sr. Players of the Week  Photos Included

Pearland vs Alief Elsik; Dawson vs Alief Taylor.

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Sr. Players of the Week  Photos Included

Friendswood vs Beaumont United.

Shadow Creek gets first win of the season  Photos Included

“It was good to get back out here,” Sharks coach Brad Butler said.

Beaumont United hands Friendswood another loss  

The Mustangs were a pre-season pick to capture the District 5A-9-I title. However, an injury to star quarterback Luke Grden put the Friendswood season in reverse.

Dawson pounds Alief Taylor 39-0 to remain unbeaten  Photos Included

The Lions had no roar as they presented no threat to the well-coached Eagles.

Pearland gets back on track with win over Alief Elsik  Photos Included

The Oilers set the pace early by scoring 20 first quarter points while shutting out Elsik.


Bayway Chevrolet Sr. Players of the Week  Photos Included

Dawson vs Pearland; Pearland vs Dawson.

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Sr. Players of the Week  Photos Included

Friendswood vs Baytown Sterling.

Area volleyball report  Photos Included

Dawson, Friendswood.

Scholarship checks  Photos Included

Bayway Chevrolet is the proud sponsor of the annual PearBowl and will give a total of $20,000 this year.

North Shore rushes past Manvel 49-14  Photos Included

Manvel was plagued with four fumbles, losing one and also tossing an interception. The Mavs also had nine penalties.

Friendswood edges Baytown Sterling 14-7 for first win  Photos Included

Friendswood's defense held Sterling to just 80 total yards of offense and five first downs in the game.

Dawson win Bayway PearBowl Trophy again over Pearland 17-6  Photos Included

The Eagles have now won four of the last five meetings against Pearland with the Oilers last win coming in 2018


Dawson vs Pearland

Dawson 17 - Pearland 6
(Story courtesy of the Houston Chronicle.)


Bayway Chevrolet Sr. Players of the Week  Photos Included

Dawson vs Alief Hastings; Pearland vs Strake Jesuit.

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Sr. Players of the Week  Photos Included

Friendswood vs Baytown Lee.


Friendswood defeats Manvel, Pearland defeats Alief Hastings, Pearland defeats Shadow Creek.

Baytown Lee pulls out 30-23 win over Friendswood  

Friendswood (0-3) will face the Baytown Sterling Rangers (1-2) on Saturday, October 17 at 2:00 p.m. at Stallworth Stadium in Baytown.

Bayway Chevrolet PearBowl scheduled for Friday, October 16  

The Bayway Chevrolet Pearland-Dawson football game, originally scheduled for Friday, November 20, has been moved to Friday, October 16.

Dawson thrashes Alief Hastings 52-0  Photos Included

It became apparent when Alief Hastings punted against a strong wind for only two yards on their opening possession that things weren't going to go well for the Bears against Dawson.

Pearland edges Strake Jesuit 17-7  Photos Included

So far this season, the Pearland defense has kept the Oilers undefeated with a 3-0 mark thanks to an aggressive defense while standing tough against the passing game.


This Week's Football Schedule  

Pearland-Strake Jesuit, Hastings-Dawson, Baytown Lee-Friendswood, Shadow Creek-Alief Taylor (postponed).

Shadow Creek falls to Bridgeland  Photos Included

Shadow Creek travels to Alief Taylor on Friday, October 9 to face the Lions in the first district game of the season for both teams.

Clear Brook dominates Friendswood 31-7  

Friendswood finished with 10 first downs, 3-for-12 on third down conversions, 1-for-4 on fourth down conversions, 119 total rushing yards and 30 total passing yards.

Pearland rolls past SB Memorial 28-7  Photos Included

The Oilers (2-0) will open up District 23-6A action on Friday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m. when they face the Strake Jesuit Crusaders (0-1) at the Crusader Stadium.

Dawson takes out Cy-Falls 34-10  Photos Included

Dawson will host the Alief Hastings Bears on Friday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Pearland ISD Stadium in the District 23-6A opener for both teams.

First place finishers  Photos Included

The Dawson cross country team competed at the Cy-Woods Invitational.

Bayway Chevrolet Sr. Players of the Week  Photos Included

Dawson vs Cy-Falls; Pearland vs SB Memorial.

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Sr. Players of the Week  Photos Included

Friendswood vs Clear Brook.


Bayway Chevrolet Sr. Players of the Week  Photos Included

Dawson vs Clear Falls; Pearland vs The Woodlands

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Sr. Players of the Week  Photos Included

Friendswood vs Summer Creek.

Pearland opens season with 21-3 win over The Woodlands  Photos Included

The Oilers (1-0) will host Spring Branch Memorial (1-0) on Friday, October 2 at 7:00 p.m. at The Rig.

Dawson clobbers Clear Falls 47-7 in season opener  Photos Included

Dawson finished the game by outgaining the visitors 366 yards to 244 yards.

Late injury to QB leads to Friendswood loss to Summer Creek  Photos Included

The Mustangs will host cross-town rival Clear Brook on Friday, October 2 at Henry Winston Stadium at 7:00 p.m.



Pearland 21 — The Woodlands 3
North Shore 38 — Shadow Creek 21
Dickinson 28 — Manvel 27
Dawson 47 — Clear Falls 7
Summer Creek 49 — Friendswood 21


This Week's Football Schedule  Photos Included

Pearland, Dawson, Friendswood, Manvel.


Pearland looks to have a better season in 2020  Photos Included

The Oilers are a pre-season pick to finish second in the District 23-6A race behind favorite Shadow Creek.


Cooks II, Drones, Grden named to Pre-Season TD Club of Houston team  Photos Included

The Touchdown Club of Houston has released their pre-season All-Greater Houston team and it comes as no surprise that some of our area athletes would be honored.

Manvel favored to capture District 10-5A-I crown  Photos Included

The Mavs will depend on their defense to be the early strength, but the offense isn't without talent and speed.


Dawson ready to defend 23-6A crown  Photos Included

Dawson head football coach Mike Allison will have his players ready to compete no matter which division the team finds themselves in come playoff time.


Friendswood selected as pre-season favorite to win district  Photos Included

Friendswood is the only school in their new league that had a winning record in 2019.

Shadow Creek picked to capture 23-6A crown  Photos Included

The biggest question for the Sharks is how they will adjust to playing in 6A.


Working out  Photos Included

The Mustangs will open up the 2020 season by traveling to Turner Stadium in Humble.

Getting in shape  Photos Included

Players are attending camp to get ready for the upcoming 2020 season that will begin on Friday, September 25.


STRANGE TIME  Photos Included

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected everything we do . . .


VYPE Magazine honors Shadow Creek and coach Butler  Photos Included

The first two years of varsity competition for the Shadow Creek Sharks has been a storybook journey.


Heath, Garrison inducted into VYPE Magazine Hall of Fame  Photos Included

The accolades for Heath are too numerous to include in this story, but the impact he made in the lives of thousands of athletes over his coaching career are legendary.


Calib Perez receives Glenda Dawson Legacy Award  Photos Included

A Dawson All-District football standout, who stands at 6-foot-6 and 285 lbs., has committed to play football and continue his education at the collegiate level for the Duke Blue Devils.


Dawson Football Booster Club announces scholarship winners  Photos Included

Each school year, the Dawson Football Booster Club gives $10,000 in scholarship money to deserving senior players.


Van Meter returns to gridiron sideline  

"I just couldn't get it out of my blood," former Friendswood head football coach Steve Van Meter recently said.


Coronavirus suspends all high school sports  

While the Coronavirus pandemic's effect is unprecedented, the local schools have experience in dealing with extended postponements during hurricane season.

Lady Oilers thrash Alief Elsik 15-0  Photos Included

It looks like another season where Pearland will totally dominate the teams from Alief ISD which is nothing new.

Lady Mustangs rip GC Memorial 15-0  

The Lady Mustangs are 3-0 in District 22-5A and are tied with Santa Fe (3-0). The two teams were set to face one another just prior to the suspension.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

There is nothing to fear

I would suggest that we need to make a friend of our fear . . .


Gaston, Ingram headline All-District 23-6A picks  Photos Included

Joining Gaston on the All-District first-team from Pearland was senior guard Kyah Barlow and sophomore forward Aryelle Stevens.

Lady Oilers romp past Lady Eagles in district contest  

The Lady O's wasted little time staking their claim to the lead as they scored six runs in the bottom of the first inning for a 6-0 advantage.


Oilers win playoff opener; fall to Beaumont United  Photos Included

The 2019-20 basketball season for the Pearland Oilers was a mixture of high's and low's.

Pearland Lady Oilers softball schedule  Photos Included

The 2020 softball schedule for the Pearland Lady Oilers.

Pearland boys soccer  Photos Included

The Oilers are now 10-5-2 overall and looking to make a push for the playoffs.

Pearland girls soccer  Photos Included

Pearland is now 5-3-1 in district play and has a firm grip on the third playoff spot.


Lady Chargers notch 41-35 win over Lady Oilers  Photos Included

Pearland head coach Lauren Martens was visibly frustrated as her team was either having trouble getting the ball across midcourt, throwing bad passes, missing shots, or turning over the ball to the Lady Chargers.


Lady Mavericks eliminate Lady Mustangs from playoffs  

Friendswood attempted a comeback with 12 points in the final eight minutes, but Manvel was able to stay with the Lady Mustangs with 11 points to get the 62-44 playoff win.

No. 3 Shadow Creek romps past Ball High 70-41  

Shadow Creek won the 24-5A district title with a 16-0 mark and are now 31-4 overall and are the No. 3 ranked Class 5A team in the state.

Haynie Strike Out Cancer Tournament  Photos Included

The Pearland Lady Oilers will host the annual "Jennifer Haynie Strike Out Cancer" Softball Tournament in honor of former Lady Oiler Jennifer Haynie and others who are presently fighting cancer or those who are cancer survivors.

Brown named to TSWA All-State first-team  Photos Included

Brown was also named as a placekicker to the first-team Associated Press All-State team and he was also honored by MaxPreps as a first-team selection.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Lessons to learn from the pearl

"No wonder those who have referred to a heavenly home has as its entrance pearly gates!"


Pearland moves past Atascocita 45-31  Photos Included

When teams face one another in the post-season, there are always those who predict the team who is favored to win. In the case of Pearland versus Atascocita, some thought the No. 14 ranked Lady Eagles would defeat the Lady Oilers.


Pearland slips past Dickinson 37-28  Photos Included

“In the fourth quarter, we put our best defenders as close as we could on them and tried to limit their looks at the basket," said Pearland head coach Lauren Martens


Lady Oilers soccer  Photos Included

The Lady Oilers took a 3-0 win over the Lady Bears.

Pearland baseball presentation  Photos Included

New Pearland Oilers baseball head coach David Rogers addressed the crowd on Saturday to introduce the 2020 team.

Butler, Sharks honored by Texas Sports Writers  Photos Included

Shadow Creek head coach Brad Butler was selected as the Class 5A "Coach of the Year" by the Texas Sports Writers Association. Shadow Creek also had multiple players honored by the TSWA.

Friendswood girls place fourth at state swim meet  Photos Included

This was the second best finish in the history of the Friendswood girls swim team.


Pearland soccer; Dawson basketball  Photos Included

Pearland falls 0-1 to Strake Jesuit; Dawson loses a tough 51-42 decision to George Ranch.

Area Girls Basketball Report  Photos Included

“I knew back in the spring that this was a really talented group,” Friendswood head coach Daron Scott said.

Friendswood ready for state swim meet  Photos Included

The Lady Mustangs finished second with 380 team points at the 5A regional meet. The Friendswood boys finished third at 5A regionals with 213 points


National Signing Day  

Now that the papers have been signed and delivered, student-athletes can focus on the rest of their senior year - to concentrate on their studies and spring sports before it will be time to head to their respective schools . . .

Realignment by UIL announced for area high schools  

Every two years, schools report how many students are enrolled at their school. The University Interscholastic League then takes those numbers and determines which district each team will play in.


Lady Oilers edge Lady Eagles 52-40  Photos Included

The Lady Eagles are currently in third place in the district standings and are in a strong position to advance to the post-season with the Lady Oilers.

Oilers stay undefeated in league play with win over Dawson  Photos Included

The visiting Oilers owned the game from the very beginning even though the Eagles cut the lead to four points in the second half . . .

Pearland boys and girls soccer  Photos Included

Pearland 3-0 vs Dawson, girls over Alief Taylor 1-0.


No. 5 area-ranked Pearland continues winning ways  

The Pearland Oilers are having their best season ever under the leadership of head coach Steve Buckelew as they picked up two more wins last week against Brazoswood (61-44) and George Ranch (49-46).

Lady Oilers avenge earlier loss to George Ranch  Photos Included

When the dust had settled at the PHS Pressure Pit, the Lady Oilers had made a statement to George Ranch and to the rest of their league foes that you need to bring your A Game in the second round . . .

Mustangs get last second win over GC Memorial 48-47  

Friendswood proved the late Yogi Berra was right again, "It ain't over till it's over!"

Friendswood boys and girls capture 24-5A district swim titles  Photos Included

The Friendswood girls captured the district title with a score of 262 points with Katy Paetow placing second with 102.5 points. The Friendswood boys also won the district championship with a score of 207 points while Katy Paetow placed second with 135 points.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Pet Peeves come to light

One of these days - the cashier will actually direct these "can't count the items in my grocery basket" to the right check out lane.


Pearland takes out Strake Jesuit 57-31  Photos Included

With the reserve players getting playing time in the final quarter, the Crusaders took the final frame 13-8 leaving the Oilers with a dominating 57-31 district win.

Area Basketball Report  Photos Included

Pearland, Dawson, Friendswood.

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

Shadow Creek junior quarterback Kyron Drones, who led his team to the 2019 Class 5A Division I state championship, has been selected as the Most Valuable Player on the All-District 10-5A-I football team by the league's coaches.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Phrases that are still spoken today

Perhaps you have seen the following: *$ = Starbucks, 121 = One to One . . .

Lady Oilers get past Lady Eagles 51-36  Photos Included

Pearland improved to 15-10 overall and 4-1 in district while Dawson drops to 16-11 and 3-1 in league action.

Pearland boys soccer wins CCISD tournament  Photos Included

It is the first soccer trophy the boys have won since 2013.

Pearland edges Dawson in district showdown 54-47  Photos Included

The Oilers are experiencing their best start in school history beginning with a 18-0 start in 2019 and now, with their recent win over Dawson, have improved to 22-1 with a 3-0 district record to begin the 2020 new year.


300 wins for Dawson head coach Mark Barre  Photos Included

Barre has been the head coach at Dawson since it opened in 2007.

Lady O's win Barbers Hill tournament, Martens collects career win No. 100  Photos Included

Pearland head coach Lauren Martens was presented with career win No. 100 when the Lady Oilers thrashed Beaumont West Brook 69-29 to send Pearland to the championship game against tournament host Barbers Hill.

TSWA selects area standouts to All-State teams  Photos Included

Friendswood, who won the Class 5A Region III crown and advanced to the 5A state volleyball tournament, had three players on the teams.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

I shouldn't be alive!

"Know that you are the perfect age. . ."

Former Players Coming Together  Photos Included

Three former Pearland players and one former Manvel player are now at Texas A&M.


Butler named MaxPreps "Coach of the Year"  Photos Included

Shadow Creek head coach Brad Butler has not only seen his teams win on the field, but he is a staunch believer in developing character, integrity, honesty, hard work, commitment, and dedication in the life of each player.

Dawson's Carter Brown named to AP & MaxPreps All-State team  Photos Included

Dawson sophomore placekicker Carter Brown had a phenomenal season and he will only get better over the next two years of his high school career.


Shadow Creek crowned 2019 5A Div. I state champions  Photos Included

While the offense knew they would score, it turned out to be the Sharks' defense that decided the outcome of this year's state championship.


Louisiana Tech Commit  Photos Included

J. D. Head came to Pearland last year from Oklahoma and immediately made an impact for the Oilers by leading them to a 10-1 record while setting three team records.

North Texas Signee  Photos Included

Christian Lee had a standout season this year as the Mustangs advanced to the playoffs and finished 9-3 overall.

Lady Oilers rout Brazoswood 79-29 in district opener  Photos Included

Pearland is 8-9 overall and 1-0 in district. The Lady Oilers will host Alief Taylor on Friday, January 3 at 1:00 p.m.

Shadow Creek's Bryant signs with Virginia Tech  Photos Included

"I saw myself playing there and fitting in when I met them," Bryant said of his experience visiting Virginia Tech.


Pearland rallies to get past Clear Springs 52-45  Photos Included

The Pearland Oilers and head coach Steve Buckelew are experiencing the greatest start in school history.


Butler named "Coach of the Year" by TD Club of Houston  Photos Included

When a coach is nominated for "Coach of the Year" honors for the Touchdown Club of Houston, it means you are one of the elite coaches in the Houston area.

Shadow Creek returns to 5A Div. I state championship game  Photos Included

Until the final moments of the second quarter, both teams’ defenses had flexed their muscles. Wagner had forced Shadow Creek to punt on three straight possessions, while the Sharks twice stopped Wagner on downs and twice forced punts.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Angels are around -- especially this time of the year

"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."


Kitt-Denton, Whitfield, Wooden, Allison top All-District 23-6A picks  Photos Included

Selected as the league's "Most Valuable Player" was Dawson senior quarterback Myles Kitt-Denton who gave the Eagles a duel-threat weapon on offense.

Marshall beats Manvel 40-10 for region title  Photos Included

Manvel finishes the 2019 football season at 13-1. Manvel has had nine double-digit win seasons in 10 years and they will move up to Class 5A Division I in 2020.

Shadow Creek pops Manor 59-14 to claim region crown  Photos Included

Shadow Creek head coach Brad Butler is keeping his team focused on one game at a time and the Sharks are getting close to their ultimate goal of winning a state title.


Friendswood's Stephen Peter named to TASCO Hall of Honor   Photos Included

Coach Peter's achievements are legendary and this is a well-deserved honor.

Shadow Creek rallies to pull out win over Foster  Photos Included

“We knew it would be a battle,” Shadow Creek coach Brad Butler said. “It’s been a battle all four times."

Manvel, Eaglin roll past Barbers Hill 55-35  Photos Included

The Mavericks were always in control as they took the 55-35 win to advance to the 5A Region III Div. II championship game to face district rival Fort Bend Marshall on Saturday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m. at Freedom Field.


North Shore moves past Dawson 58-35  Photos Included

“... I wouldn’t want to go to battle with any other kids than this family we have right here. The things they have done this year have just amazed me,” said head coach Mike Allison.

Cedar Park ends season for Friendswood 31-14  Photos Included

“I’m super proud of the effort of our kids. We wanted to run the ball because you can’t just throw it every doggone play, but that’s who we were this year," said head coach Robert Koopmann.

Shadow Creek continues unbeaten season against Hutto  Photos Included

The Sharks will advance tot the region semifinals against district rival Foster on Friday, November 29 at 2:00 p.m. at Challenger Stadium in League City.

Manvel runs past Lamar Consolidated 62-34  Photos Included

The Mavs (12-0) now advance to the 5A regional semifinals to face Barbers Hill (11-1) on Friday, November 29 at 12:00 noon at NRG Stadium.

Friendswood comes up short at state volleyball tournament  Photos Included

“We got Friendswood volleyball back on the map, back where it belongs,” Friendswood head coach Sarah Paulk said.


STATE BOUND! Lady Mustangs capture 5A Region III Crown  

“This group of seniors is my first class when I came here, and ... to get Friendswood back with that group is pretty special,” Friendswood head coach Sarah Paulk said.


Dickinson edges Pearland 28-23  Photos Included

Mistakes haunted both teams, but one of the main differences was that the Oilers lost two fumbles while Dickinson didn't lose any.

Grden passes Friendswood to first round playoff win  Photos Included

The Mustangs (9-2) will now advance to the area round to face perennial power Cedar Park on Saturday, November 23 at NRG Stadium at 6:00 p.m.

No. 1 Shadow Creek disposes of Port Arthur Memorial 49-7  Photos Included

"We have to stay focused," Shadow Creek head coach Brad Butler said. "No one is going to lay down for us."

Manvel runs past Nederland 49-14  Photos Included

The Manvel Mavericks faced the Nederland Bulldogs in the opening round of the Class 5A Region III Div. II playoffs and easily took care of business 49-14 to advance to the area round.

Late rally gives Dawson a 38-32 win over Clear Springs  Photos Included

One thing that has characterized the Dawson Eagles this season is that they play together as a team and they don't give up.


Manvel routs Waltrip to finish 10-0 on the season  

In the win against Waltrip, QB Tucker Yarbrough was the leading offensive threat as he was 13-of-18 passing for 314 yards and three TDs.

Shadow Creek records second straight season with 10-0 record  Photos Included

The Sharks will host Port Arthur Memorial (5-5) on Friday, November 15 at Freedom Field at 7:00 p.m.

Friendswood drops final game of season to Angleton  Photos Included

The real season begins on Friday when the Mustangs will host Kingwood Park at Henry Winston Stadium at 7:00 p.m. in the Class 5A Region III Div. I bi-district contest.

Dawson closes out district with perfect record  Photos Included

Dawson took care of business against Alief Elsik by beating the Rams 37-14 to claim sole possession of the league championship.

Pearland runs over George Ranch 49-7  Photos Included

“The last three weeks we’ve really started to jell,” (head coach Rick) Tullos said. “You want to peak at the right time going into the playoffs.

Dawson advances to 6A Region III volleyball semifinals  Photos Included

The No. 6 state-ranked Dawson Lady Eagles faced a good Clear Brook squad, but in the end, the Lady Eagles proved they were ready for the competition.

Bayway Chevrolet Players of the Week  Photos Included

Michael Boudreaux, Quentin Sykes, J. D. Head, Zachary Salinas.

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Players of the Week  Photos Included

Reed Cooksey, Ryan Helton.


Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Players of the Week  Photos Included

Travis Mueller, Payton Lunsford.

Bayway Chevrolet Players of the Week  Photos Included

John Elizarraras, Bryce Parks, Gianni Taisague, Haedon Culbreth.

No. 1 Shadow Creek captures 10-5A-I crown  Photos Included

The Sharks took care of business against Fort Bend Hightower in a game that some thought might challenge Shadow Creek.

Friendswood secures playoff spot with win over Terry  Photos Included

Despite getting the win over Terry, who is out of the playoff picture, the Rangers still gave Friendswood a run for their money -- especially in the first half.

Pearland moves past Brazoswood 45-0  Photos Included

The Oilers returned home with a solid 45-0 win to secure their place in the playoffs for the 20th consecutive year.

Dawson trounces Hastings for district title  Photos Included

What difference a year makes! That could be said regarding the game between Dawson and Hastings.

No. 2 area-ranked Manvel survives Willowridge 49-41  Photos Included

Manvel may be playing in one of the weakest 5A districts, but their win against Willowridge didn't come easy.


Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Players of the Week  Photos Included

Michael Riggs, Braeden King.

Bayway Chevrolet Players of the Week  Photos Included

Desmond Prevost, Bryce Gilbert, Layne Roblyer, Anton Simieou.

Team of the Week  Photos Included

The Dawson Eagles were named "Team of the Week" by Inside High School Sports and Geico Insurance.

No. 1 Shadow Creek remains unbeaten with win over Foster  Photos Included

Shadow Creek will travel to face Hightower at Hall Stadium on Thursday, October 31 at 7:00 p.m.

Pearland pounces on Alief Hastings 55-14  Photos Included

With only two games remaining in the 2019 regular season, Pearland will face winless Brazoswood and playoff hopeful George Ranch. A win over Brazoswood would secure their spot to extend their season.

Dawson shuts out Alief Taylor 26-0  Photos Included

Dawson will host their final home game of the regular season on Friday, November 1 at The Rig at 7:00 p.m. against Alief Hastings.

Defense leads Friendswood to 21-2 win over Hightower  Photos Included

“Our defense just played awesome, and I’m going to tell you, our offense really grinded it out against a good defensive team,” (Friendswood head coach Robert) Koopmann said.


Dawson's Carter Brown proving to be a lethal weapon  Photos Included

"Carter has become a weapon for the FAMILY," (Dawson head coach Mike) Allison said. "When you are talking about offensive help, his field goal range has allowed us to keep our playbook open once we get to the 35.

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Players of the Week  Photos Included

Garrett Massey, Christian Sandolva.

Bayway Chevrolet Players of the Week  Photos Included

Bobby Wooden, Nodirbek Miminov, Gannon McKinney, Griffin Sosola.

Strake Jesuit rallies past Pearland 21-14  Photos Included

Pearland drops to 5-2 on the season and 2-2 in district while Strake improves to 5-2 overall and 3-1 in league play. The Oilers are now fourth in the district standings at 2-2.

Shadow Creek runs past Friendswood 51-6  Photos Included

“We had some really good preparation days, some good practices, and they were able to come out and get off to a good start,” (Shadow Creek head coach Brad) Butler said.

Dawson takes care of George Ranch 33-14  Photos Included

The Eagles offense had 213 yards rushing and 94 yards passing for 307 total yards while the Dawson defense held the Longhorns to only 10 yards rushing and 88 yards passing for 98 total yards.


Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Players of the Week  Photos Included

John McCabe, Jonathan Farrell.

Bayway Chevrolet Players of the Week  Photos Included

Sam Anderson, Isaias Garza, Seth King, Corbin Martinez.

Area Volleyball Roundup  

Friendswood, Pearland, Dawson.

Dawson topples Brazoswood 41-6  Photos Included

Dawson (5-1, 3-0) will travel to Traylor Stadium on Friday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. to face the George Ranch Longhorns (3-3, 3-0). Both teams are undefeated in league play and this game could determine who wins the district title.

No. 1 Shadow Creek dominates Ball High 49-6  

While a cold front moved into the area to make it a chilly night, the Sharks kept things heated up in dominating fashion to improve to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in District 10-5A-I action.

Pearland routs Alief Elsik 61-0  Photos Included

The Oilers scored 21 points in the opening period as Burgess scored on an 8-yard run with 6:15 left for a 7-0 lead following the PAT by Caleb Mendez.

Grden passes Mustangs to 34-32 win over Foster  Photos Included

The prognosticators said that Friendswood didn't have a chance against state-ranked Foster who was also picked to win the District 10-5A-I this season.

Manvel throttles Milby 58-0  Photos Included

It didn't take long for Manvel to set the tone for this game as Malachi McLean returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a quick 7-0 lead with 11:45 left in the opening period.


Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Players of the Week  Photos Included

Dawson Johnson, Grayson Merritt.

Bayway Chevrolet Players of the Week  Photos Included

Jake Brinkman, Chandler Henry, Jeremiah Aaron, Rashaad Hammond.

Area Volleyball Roundup  

Friendswood, Pearland, Dawson.

Dawson knocks off Pearland 40-29 for PearBowl Trophy  Photos Included

"I'm proud of the kids and the coaching staff," (head coach Mike) Allison said. "We've got some special kids at Dawson and it showed in this game."

Friendswood defense sparks Mustangs to a win over Ball High  Photos Included

The Mustangs will need to continue their outstanding play as they begin their toughest schedule in district when they travel to face the Richmond Foster Falcons on Friday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m.

Shadow Creek blanks Texas City 34-0  Photos Included

The second half was all Shadow Creek as they scored 27 unanswered points to get the 34-0 win.


Area Volleyball Report  

Friendswood and Pearland.

Manvel thrashes Northside 71-20  Photos Included

The talented Mavs flexed their muscles over Northside 71-20 and the game was almost over before it ever started.

No. 1 area-ranked Shadow Creek downs Angleton 42-14  Photos Included

The game wasn't even close as the Sharks exploded for 21 first quarter points while the defense shut out the 'Cats in the first half.

Friendswood rolls past Texas City 31-7  Photos Included

The Mustangs are now 4-0 on the season and 1-0 in league play.

Pearland escapes Alief Taylor with district win  Photos Included

There is an old saying, "It may not have been pretty, but a win is a win."

Dawson wins thriller over Strake Jesuit  Photos Included

It was a hard-nosed, smash-mouth football game with limited frills and fancy play calling . . .


Dawson head football coach Mike Allison (center) was selected as the Texans "Coach of the Week."

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Players of the Week  Photos Included

Ryan Mitchell and Seth Downs.

Bayway Chevrolet Players of the Week  Photos Included

Lawson Godinez, Devin Benson, Jaden Piece and Bradon Niaves.


Area Volleyball Report  Photos Included

Dawson sweeps Pearland in critical volleyball match.

District begins for area teams this week  Photos Included

A team must finish as one of the top four teams in their district to qualify for the post-season and this is the time it is make or break it time for each team.

Manvel survives late comeback effort by Marshall  Photos Included

Manvel should have no problem sweeping through the rest of their regular season schedule to finish 10-0 before the start of the post-season.

UH's D'Eriq King breaks Tim Tebow's TD streak record  Photos Included

King had two touchdown passes during the first half against Tulane. He set the record on a 35-yard run with 13:16 left in the second quarter.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The spoiled over 30 crowd

When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes . . .


Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Players of the Week  Photos Included

Connor Haines and Sean McEnery.

Bayway Chevrolet Players of the Week  Photos Included

Brenden Stokes, Tanner Tullos, Calib Perez and Erik Morua.

Defense sparks Friendswood to win over La Porte  Photos Included

It has been said that sometimes a good offense is a great defense which is how Friendswood pulled out a non-district win over the La Porte Bulldogs 29-17.

Dawson falls short to Dickinson 42-24  Photos Included

The final score may look a little lopsided, but the game was much closer until the end of the game as Dickinson survived a strong come back effort by the Dawson Eagles.

Shadow Creek rolls past Alief Elsik 63-7  Photos Included

The Sharks defense held Elsik to a minus-32 yards rushing and only 17 passing yards (8-of-16, 2 INTs) to totally dominate the non-district contest to improve their season record to 3-0.

Manvel thrashes Sharpstown 76-0  Photos Included

When the Mavs faced the Sharpstown Apollos, it was apparent from the start of the game that Manvel would rout their district foe who only had 23 players in uniform and less than 20 fans on the visitor's side at Freedom Field.

Pearland routs Cinco Ranch 45-0 to remain undefeated  Photos Included

The Oilers have an open date this week and will open up District 23-6A action on Friday, September 27 at Crump Stadium when they face Alief Taylor at 7:00 p.m.


Manvel takes out Crosby 39-27  Photos Included

What a difference a year makes especially when you consider that Manvel lost to Crosby last year 49-47. It was only one of two losses during the regular season./p>

Shadow Creek blanks Magnolia 49-0  Photos Included

The Sharks continued where they left off before the state title contest by winning their first two games for 2019 and it looks like they are a stronger team this year than they were last year -- which is a scary thought for the schools in their path.

Dawson jumps on Summer Creek 44-20  Photos Included

So far, the Eagles are proving (head coach Mike) Allison's faith in his team as they are maturing and excelling early and that is something that brings a smile to him and his coaching staff.

Tullos notches career win No. 100 in Oilers' 49-23 win  Photos Included

Tullos, who served as the head coach of Cleveland and George Ranch High Schools before arriving in Pearland, has found success wherever he has coached including a 2015 Class 5A Div. I state title with George Ranch.

Friendswood edges Clear Book 19-7  Photos Included

“It looked like two neighborhood kids getting after it, didn’t it? Friendswood head coach Robert Koopmann said.

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Players of the Week  Photos Included

Jared Veatch and Dane Roenne, Friendswood vs Clear Brook.

Bayway Chevrolet Players of the Week  Photos Included

Alex Boudreaux and Justin Ray from Dawson vs Summer Creek and Jeremiah Aaron and Reid Palmer from Pearland vs SB Memorial.


Dawson soars past Oak Ridge 42-7  Photos Included

Dawson will host the Summer Creek Bulldogs at The Rig on Friday, September 6 at 7:00 p.m. in another non-district contest.

Pearland runs past Cy-Springs 52-3  Photos Included

The game between Pearland and Cy-Springs was almost over before it ever began as the Oilers scored 14 points before the first three minutes were gone in the opening quarter.

Friendswood stampedes past Dayton 42-0  Photos Included

The Mustangs used a well-balanced offensive attack to get their first win of the 2019 season as six different players got in the scoring column.

Manvel cruises past Clear Lake 34-6  Photos Included

Manvel's defense kept the game under control until the offense could gain some momentum and take over the game.

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Players of the Week  Photos Included

Joey Tomko, Kaden Wilburn.

Bayway Chevrolet Players of the Week  Photos Included

Myles Kitt-Denton, Jay Ron Tanner, Robert (Trey) Wilson, Anton Simieou.


Dawson ready to set pace for winning season  Photos Included

The real key to Dawson's season will be how the defense handles some talented opposing quarterbacks -- especially against Summer Creek and Dickinson prior to the start of district play.

Pearland locked and loaded for season opener  Photos Included

Pearland will put an explosive offense on the field this season and the defense is ready to shut down the opposition.

Friendswood ready for home opener against Dayton  Photos Included

Friendswood will look to their defense, led by LB Dane Roenne and seven additional returning starters, to set the tone early this season.

No. 3 state-ranked Dawson advances to tournament finals  Photos Included

"I am extremely proud of these girls and the way they rise to challenges and fight," said head coach Lauren Leth.


Area Volleyball Report  Photos Included

Friendswood, Dawson and Pearland.

Alford, Bryant honored by TD Club of Houston  Photos Included

Each year, the Touchdown Club of Houston selects their annual UIL High School Preseason Team that recognizes some of the top football talent in the Houston area.

First Day in Action  Photos Included

First official day of Pearland and Dawson football season.

Head named to Houston Touchdown Club pre-season team  Photos Included

Head guided Pearland to a 10-0 regular season mark and the District 23-6A championship in 2018.


Mavericks non-district schedule to prepare them for season  Photos Included

The Mavs will be tested more in non-district than in the league games except when they face the Fort Bend Marshall Buffaloes which should decide the district champion like it did last year.

Non-district schedule to set tone for Sharks  Photos Included

Even though the Sharks are playing in perhaps the toughest 5A district in the state, Shadow Creek has begun a winning tradition with the goal of advancing to the state title game.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Statistics influence our lives

Old friend Robert said, "By the way - 50 percent of you will go checkout the bathroom sink for the glob of toothpaste."

Non-district schedule to set tone for Dawson's season  Photos Included

The Eagles began the 2018 season 2-1 as they got wins over Oak Ridge (34-21) and Summer Creek (34-14), but came up short against Dickinson (34-6). They will face the same teams to begin the 2019 football campaign.

Dawson volleyball ready to challenge for district crown  Photos Included

The Lady Eagles are considered the favorite to win the league title this year as Leth will welcome six returning starters who will provide a wealth of experience and leadership.

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 5A state champion Kingwood Park. Go to: for tournament information.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

2019 Football media guide ads now being accepted

It's time for businesses and parents to place your ads in the Pearland or Dawson High School football media guides!

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 . . .

Calling for tech support

Tech Support Guy: David, wokm tolied stsport, David. Mgiym nabith semime?


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.