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Pearland roundballers advance to playoffs with win over Alief Hastings  Photos Included

The Oilers will open the 6A Region III bi-district playoffs against the Dickinson Gators on Tuesday, February 20 at Manvel HS at 7:00 p.m.


Lady Oilers open playoffs with 69-37 win over Clear Creek  Photos Included

Pearland displayed a suffocating defense and an aggressive offense that left no doubt as to the outcome of this contest.

National Signing Day  Photos Included

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.


Lady Oilers close out district with perfect record  

The Lady Oilers will face the Clear Creek Lady Wildcats on Monday, February 12 at Clear Springs HS at 6:30 p.m.


Lady Oilers secure district title with win over Lady Eagles  Photos Included

Pearland will enter the post-season as the defending 6A Region III champions and Pearland head coach Jere Adams is anticipating another deep run this year.


Lady Oilers dispose of the Lady Sharks 54-44; Lady Rams 66-33  Photos Included

The reigning Class 6A Region III champions are showing a dominating defense, ball control, and an aggression on offense as displayed against Shadow Creek.


Shadow Creek survives late rally from Pearland 62-51  Photos Included

The Oilers are clinging to fourth place with a 4-3 record behind Shadow Creek (7-0), Dawson (7-1), and Alief Taylor (6-2) and just ahead of Strake Jesuit (3-5).

Dawson thrashes Alvin 74-38  

The Dawson Eagles improved to 21-7 overall and 7-1 in district.


Lady Oilers close out first round of district with perfect mark  

The reigning 6A Region III title holders are gathering momentum to make another deep playoff run in 2024.


Texans demolish Browns in wild card round  

by Lloyd Hendricks

The Texans will next travel to face the AFC North Division champion and overall playoff first-seed Baltimore Ravens in the divisional round on Saturday January 20th at 3:30pm. The Ravens defeated the Texans in week one 25-9 in the first regular season game for Houston quarterback CJ Stroud and new head coach DeMeco Ryans, who will no doubt be looking to improve on that early season performance

Friendswood rallies past Texas City 43-30  

Friendswood will travel to Manvel on Tuesday, January 16 to face the Mavericks at 7:00 p.m. at Manvel HS.


A look at the top sports stories in 2023  Photos Included

A look back to celebrate the accomplishments of local sports moments by each team and also individual feats.

From worst to first  Photos Included

Houston Texans fans have had three years of disappointing seasons on the field and unwelcome distractions off the field, but good things have finally come to those who have been waiting.

Lady Oilers trounce Lady Yellowjackets 87-21  

Pearland is now 23-4 on the season and 4-0 in district action.


Clear Creek edges Friendswood 59-56 in non-district contest  Photos Included

The Mustangs were not going to give in as they got buckets from Baker, Noah Abebe and three free throws from Baker, but in the end the Wildcats were able to prevail 59-56.

Lady Oilers open up district action with OT win over Lady Bears  

Pearland outscored Hastings 7-6 in the four-minute extra period to post the 57-56 district win.


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.


Basketball Schedules 2023-2024

Pearland Boys

Tue        12/19        Shadow Creek            Away    1:00 p.m.

Tue          1/2          Alief Elsik                    Home    7:00 p.m.

Fri            1/5          Alvin                            Away     7:00 p.m.

Wed         1/9          Dawson                      Home     7:00 p.m.

Fri            1/12        Alief Taylor                  Away      7:00 p.m.

Tue          1/16        Strake Jesuit               Home     7:00 p.m.

Fri            1/19        Alief Hastings              Away      7:00 p.m.

Wed         1/24       Shadow Creek            Home      7:00 p.m.

Sat           1/27       Alief Elsik                     Away      7:00 p.m.

Wed         1/31       Alvin                            Home      7:00 p.m.

Sat           2/3         Dawson                       Away       1:00 p.m.

Wed         2/7         Alief Taylor                   Home      7:00 p.m.

Sat           2/10       Strake Jesuit                Away       1:00 p.m.

Wed         2/14       Alief Hastings               Home      7:00 p.m.


Head Coach: Delrick Brown

Varsity Assistant: Tate Riley

Junior Varsity: Brent Derrick

Sophomore: Marwan Singleton

Freshman: Matthew Alvarez

Pearland Girls

Fri        12/15        Alief Hastings        Away    7:00 p.m.

Tue       12/19       Shadow Creek      Home   7:00 p.m.

Tue       1/2           Alief Elsik              Away     1:00 p.m.

Fri         1/5           Alvin                      Home    7:00 p.m.

Tue       1/9           Dawson                Home     5:30 p.m.

Fri         1/12        Alief Taylor             Home    7:00 p.m.

Fri         1/19        Alief Hastings        Home     7:00 p.m.

Wed      1/24        Shadow Creek       Away     7:00 p.m.

Sat        1/27        Alief Elsi                Home     1:00 p.m.

Wed      1/31        Alvin                       Away      7:00 p.m.

Sat         2/3         Dawson                  Away     11:30 a.m.

Wed       2/7         Alief Taylor              Away      7:00 p.m.  


Head Coach: Jere' Adams

Varsity Assistant: Andre Stokes

JV Coach: Corey Grays

Freshman Coach: Damita Hampton


Dawson Boys

Tue        12/19        Alief Hastings        Home    7:00 p.m.

Tue          1/2          Alief Taylor            Away      1:00 p.m.

Fri            1/5         Strake Jesuit         Home      7:00 p.m.

Tue          1/9          Pearland               Away      7:00 p.m.

Fri            1/12       Shadow Creek      Home      7:00 p.m.

Tue          1/16        Alief Elsik              Away       7:00 p.m.

Fri            1/19        Alvin                      Home      7:00 p.m.

Wed         1/24       Alief Hastings        Away        7:00 p.m.

Sat           1/27       Alief Taylor            Home        1:00 p.m.

Wed         1/31       Strake Jesuit         Away         7:00 p.m.

Sat            2/3        Pearland               Home        1:00 p.m.

Wed          2/7        Shadow Creek      Away         7:00 p.m.

Sat           2/10        Alief Elsik             Home        1:00 p.m.

Wed         2/14        Alvin                     Away          7:00 p.m.


Head Coach: Mark Barre

Assistant Coaches: Jordan Rose, James Black, Connor Cox

Dawson Girls

Tue        12/12        Alief Elsik                Away    7:00 p.m.

Fri          12/15        Alvin                        Home   7:00 p.m.

Tue        12/19        Alief Hastings          Away    7:00 p.m.

Tue          1/2          Alief Taylor              Home    7:00 p.m.

Mon         1/9          Pearland                 Away     5:30 p.m.

Fri           1/12        Shadow Creek        Away      7:00 p.m.

Tue         1/16        Alief Elsik                Home     7:00 p.m.

Fri           1/19        Alvin                        Away      7:00 p.m.

Wed        1/24        Alief Hastings         Home      7:00 p.m.

Sat          1/27       Alief Taylor               Away       7:00 p.m.

Sat           2/3        Pearland                  Home      7:00 p.m.

Wed         2/7        Shadow Creek         Home      7:00 p.m.


Head Coach: Sharee Griffin

Assistant Coaches: Gary Douglas, Kasi Matthews, and Ryan Woods


Friendswood Boys

Fri        12/15        Ball High        Away    7:00 p.m.

Tue      12/19        Angleton        Home    7:00 p.m.

Tue        1/9          Santa Fe        Away    7:00 p.m.

Fri          1/12        Texas City     Home    7:00 p.m.

Tue        1/16        Manvel           Away    7:00 p.m.

Fri          1/19        La Porte         Home    7:00 p.m.

Tue        1/23        Ball High        Home    7:00 p.m.

Fri          1/26        Angleton        Away      7:00 p.m.

Fri           2/2         Santa Fe        Home    7:00 p.m.

Tue         2/6         Texas City      Away     7:00 p.m.

Fri           2/9         Manvel           Home    7:00 p.m.

Tue         2/13        La Porte        Away     7:00 p.m.

Friendswood Girls

Fri        12/15        Ball High        Away    7:00 p.m.

Tue      12/19        Angleton        Home    7:00 p.m.

Tue        1/9          Santa Fe        Away    7:00 p.m.

Fri          1/12        Texas City     Home    7:00 p.m.

Tue        1/16        Manvel           Away    7:00 p.m.

Fri          1/19        La Porte         Home    7:00 p.m.

Tue        1/23        Ball High        Home    7:00 p.m.

Fri          1/26        Angleton        Away      7:00 p.m.

Fri           2/2         Santa Fe        Home    7:00 p.m.

Tue         2/6         Texas City      Away     7:00 p.m.

Fri           2/9         Manvel           Home    7:00 p.m.

Tue         2/13        La Porte        Away     7:00 p.m.

Friendswood Boys & Girls Basketball  

Schedules for boys and girls teams.

Pearland Boys & Girls Basketball  Photos Included

Team photos and schedules.

Dawson Boys & Girls Basketball  Photos Included

Team photos and schedules.


Barre gets monumental 400th win at Dawson  Photos Included

Dawson head basketball coach Mark Barre begins his 17th year at the helm of the boys basketball program and has established himself as one of the state's outstanding coaches.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Thanksgiving is a blessed time of the year

I still am amazed at the wisdom of some of our young future leaders. Consider this: . . .

Dawson, Pearland, Shadow Creek headline All-District gridiron picks  Photos Included

The 2023 football season proved to be a very competitive season as three teams were crowned District 23-6A Co-Champions: Dawson, Pearland and Shadow Creek.

Dawson Lady Eagles capture McDonald's Division II Tournament  Photos Included

Head coach Sharee Griffin is beginning her second year of the Lady Eagles basketball program and has already seen giant improvement from last season when Dawson finished 16-18. The Lady Eagles basketball team is currently 10-0.

Atascocita gets playoff win over Pearland  Photos Included

The Oilers aren't there yet, but fans can see they are on their way as they improved from 6-5 to 9-3 while advancing to the second round this year to extend their playoff run to 24 years.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The Art of Graciousness

Teach your children the two cousins of graciousness: respect and manners. Practice these alongside your children and watch them grow.

Friendswood signing day  Photos Included

Nine student-athletes are honored.

Clear Springs stuns Shadow Creek in playoff opener 36-7  Photos Included

This is the first time that the Sharks have been eliminated in the first round.

Strong defense by Clear Creek holds off Dawson 27-14  Photos Included

The key to the win by Clear Creek was their defense as the Eagles only garnered 223 total yards while Bryce Burgess had 181 total yards with 175 coming on the ground with one TD.

Pearland escapes with 16-14 win in 5 OTs over Dickinson  Photos Included

The defenses were the stars of this game as both teams struggled on the offensive side of the ball.


McDowell, Morkovsky lead Pearland past Alief Hastings 44-27  Photos Included

All total, the Oilers had 524 total yards while limiting the Bears to 283 total yards (234 rushing, 49 passing) and four TDs.

Burgess, Dawson run past Alvin 61-10  Photos Included

The Eagles led 33-7 at halftime and could have gone above the 61 points as (head coach Mike) Allison cleared the bench for all to play in the game.

Friendswood ends season on winning note over Magnolia West in shootout  Photos Included

Friendswood fans who made the long trip to Magnolia West's Mustang Stadium returned home with happy hearts to end the 2023 football season. The Mustangs closed out the season with a 5-5 mark in one of the toughest 5A districts in the state.

Shadow Creek moves past Strake Jesuit 38-7  Photos Included

Now, Shadow Creek will prepare to meet the Clear Springs Chargers in the first round of the Class 6A Region III Div I playoffs on Friday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m. at Freedom Field.

Pearland's Maddie Peters wins bronze at state cross country meet  Photos Included

Considered to be one of the most decorated runners in Pearland High School history with over 40 medals, Peters added to her collection at the state meet with a third place finish with a time of 17:03.3.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Time and Treasures

Time is a beast that will either chase you toward or away from the better things in life.

Pearland routs Strake Jesuit 56-7 in district contest  Photos Included

The Oilers will come into their final game of the regular season against Alief Hastings with a 7-2 mark and the odds are in their favor they will finish with an 8-2 record entering the playoffs for the 24th consecutive year.

Shadow Creek gets past Alief Taylor 34-7  Photos Included

The Sharks have never missed the post-season in their young history.

Dawson shuts out Alief Elsik 28-0 to punch ticket to the playoffs  Photos Included

With one game remaining in the regular season, Dawson is now 5-4 overall and 4-1 in district and in a three-way tie for first place with Pearland and Shadow Creek.


Angleton takes advantage of Friendswood turnovers for 49-14 win  Photos Included

Friendswood suffered from self-inflicted damage with three lost fumbles and 12 penalties worth 96 yards.

Dawson boys advance to state water polo tournament  Photos Included

Dawson (23-10) advanced to the state water polo tournament with an 18-11 victory over the Strake Jesuit Crusaders in the boys Region II final.


Pearland topples Alief Taylor 34-0 to secure playoff spot  Photos Included

Head coach B.J. Gotte said, "It will take us two years to gain the strength and size that we need to compete with the upper echelon 6A teams in the state. So far, we are on schedule to accomplish what we need to do."

Shadow Creek pulls out miracle win over Dawson in double OT  Photos Included

When you think you've seen it all in the sports world -- it seems like the most unlikely scenario shows up that becomes the most breathtaking play ever seen.

Shadow Creek clobbers Alvin 53-0 in district clash  Photos Included

The Sharks (6-1, 3-1) will face the Dawson Eagles (4-3, 4-0) in their next district conflict with the league championship on the line.


Dawson repeats with win over Pearland 21-7 in the PearBowl  Photos Included

The Eagles entered the game with a 5-4 edge in the series but the favorite coming into the game was Pearland who was supporting a 5-1 season record compared to Dawson's 3-3 mark.

Friendswood crushes Rosenberg Terry 59-14  Photos Included

Friendswood will host their final home game on Friday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. at Henry Winston Stadium in a critical district game against the Angleton Wildcats.


Shadow Creek blanks Alief Elsik 24-0  Photos Included

Shadow Creek faced a much-improved Alief Elsik team, but the results were still the same as the Sharks shutout the Rams 24-0 to improve to 5-1 on the season and 2-1 in district while Elsik dropped to 3-3 overall and 1-2 in league action.

Fulshear spoils Homecoming for Friendswood 61-29  

the state-ranked Fulshear Chargers amassed 746 total yards of offense while posting 61 points against the Friendswood defense.

Dawson streaks past Strake Jesuit 45-17  Photos Included

Dawson is now 3-0 in district action and have a date with cross-town cousin Pearland, who is also 3-0 in league play for a district showdown in the 10th Annual PearBowl on Friday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Pearland ISD Stadium.

10th ANNUAL PEARBOWL  Photos Included

Both teams enter the district showdown at 3-0 this year in league action with the winner moving atop the district standings.

Pearland sets new scoring mark with a 73-0 win over Alvin  Photos Included

Pearland (5-1, 3-0) and Dawson (3-3, 3-0) will face one another on Friday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the 10th Annual PearBowl at Pearland ISD Stadium.


Magnolia escapes with a 33-22 win over Friendswood  

Friendswood will face powerhouse Fulshear on Friday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m. at Henry Winston Stadium.

Shadow Creek crushes Alief Hastings 63-0  Photos Included

Shadow Creek is now 4-1 on the season and 1-1 in district. The Sharks will travel to Crump Stadium to face the Alief Elsik Rams on Thursday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m.

Dawson holds on for 28-24 win over Alief Taylor  Photos Included

"I am very proud of the kids and coaches for the win," said Dawson head coach Mike Allison. "Taylor is a very talented team and their coaches did a good job preparing them for the game."

Pearland thrashes Alief Elsik 65-12 for Homecoming win  Photos Included

Pearland dominated in all three phases of the game on offense, defense, and special teams.


Friendswood rolls past Richmond Foster 42-21  

The Friendswood Mustang traveled to Traylor Stadium and returned home with a district win over Richmond Foster 42-21 to improve to 3-2 overall and 2-1 in league action. Foster falls to 0-5 on the season and 0-3 in district.

Dawson opens district with 45-7 pounding over Alief Hastings  Photos Included

Dawson will travel to Crump Stadium to face the Alief Taylor Lions (2-2, 1-0) at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 28.

Pearland gets win over Shadow Creek 20-13  Photos Included

The win puts the Oilers in a great position to win the league crown this year.


Games this week - Dawson vs Alief Hastings  

Who to watch for Dawson and Hastings.

Games this week - Pearland Oilers vs Shadow Creek Sharks  

Who to watch for Pearland and Shadow Creek.

Friendswood edged by Manvel in district opener for both teams  

In the opening District 10-5A Div I game between Friendswood and Manvel, fans were treated to a number of big scoring plays but overall, both teams were inconsistent on offense and had to depend on their defenses for most of the contest.


Shadow Creek stages impressive comeback to defeat Bridgeland  Photos Included

Bridgeland came into the game with impressive wins over Cy-Fair (31-30) and Katy Tompkins (41-35) so it came as no surprise that Shadow Creek found themselves in a real non-district battle.

Dawson drops another heartbreaker to Tomball 17-16  Photos Included

The Eagles have an open date this week.

Pearland drops first game of the 2023 season to C.E. King 40-29  Photos Included

Last year coach Gotte said, "It takes time for a team to get stronger especially on the offensive and defensive line. You don't get strong overnight."

Friendswood stampedes past FB Kempner 59-12  Photos Included

Friendswood has outscored their last two opponents 108-18 which they will need to continue to do that as they prepare to face their most formidable teams.


Former Pearland QB Jake Sock  Photos Included

Former Pearland Oiler quarterback Jake Sock shows off the Houston Oilers inspired uniforms the University of Houston Cougars donned for the season opener vs UTSA.

Dawson falls short to No. 4 Klein Collins 30-17  

Dawson is now 0-2 on the season.

Shadow Creek shuts down Clear Springs 20-7  Photos Included

In a battle of two teams who both advanced to the Class 6A Div I area rounds last season -- it was no surprise that this game would be close.

Pearland crushes Memorial 55-21 to remain unbeaten  Photos Included

Pearland and Memorial have been long-time opponents with Pearland owning the rivalry with a 14-3 edge.

Mustangs present Johnson with first win in dominating fashion  Photos Included

Friendswood begins district action on Friday, September 8 when they host FB Kempner at 7:00 p.m. at Henry Winston Stadium.


Dawson drops heartbreaker to Hightower 20-19  Photos Included

Dawson faced the No. 11 area-ranked Hightower Hurricanes and held the lead until 1:15 left in the game when Hightower scored on a 1-yard run.

Shadow Creek moves past Manvel in Battle of 288  Photos Included

It was the Shark defense that made the greatest impact as four second-half turnovers with relentless defensive pressure shut down the usually potent Mavs offense.

Pearland wins season opener 45-41 in a nail-biter  Photos Included

Pearland will travel to Tully Stadium to face Spring Branch Memorial on Saturday, September 2 at 6:00 p.m.

Friendswood volleyball head coach Sarah Paulk  Photos Included

Volleyball coach Sarah Paulk picked up her 300th career win after the Lady Mustangs beat Clear Falls.

Texas City escapes with 23-20 overtime win over Friendswood  Photos Included

"There were flashes of great execution where we moved the ball quickly down the field and other times where we were in unfavorable down and distances because of mistakes," said head coach Jordan Johnson.


Pearland, Friendswood football  Photos Included

Key players and season openers.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Enjoy the coming year of sports

Also - don't forget about those who participate in the band, cheerleaders, drill team, cross country, volleyball, and tennis.

Working together  Photos Included

The Dawson Eagles and the Pearland Oilers came together for one cause to help pack backpacks for the children in the Pearland community.

Friendswood prepares for non-district schedule to start season  Photos Included

New Friendswood head coach Jordan Johnson is getting his chargers ready to face old nemesis Texas City in this year's season opener.

Laneigh Clark honored  Photos Included

Clark is the winningest Class 6A coach in Texas softball history.


Volleyball Pre-Season Preview  Photos Included

By Steven Thomson

An experienced and hungry Pearland squad will begin the 2023 season striving to achieve higher goals. Dawson volleyball coach Lauren Leth is tasked with solving a problem that many programs would love to have. Friendswood's pre-district schedule is stacked with high quality competition.

Friendswood facing real challenge in district this season  Photos Included

The pre-season prediction has Fulshear winning the league title followed by Manvel, Angleton, Magnolia West, Richmond Foster, Magnolia, Friendswood, Rosenberg Terry, and FB Kempner.


Pearland diamondmen receive All-State honors from Texas Sports Writers  Photos Included

The Oilers captured the 23-6A crown and the 6A Region III title while advancing to the 6A state finals.

Positive start with non-district schedule important for Eagles  Photos Included

The real strength of the team at the beginning of the season will be the Eagle defense.


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