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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Choosing the important things in life

Many people spend much of their time concentrating on the small things in life instead of paying attention to the important things.

Area Volleyball Report  

Pearland, Friendswood, Dawson.

Dawson coasts past Pasadena Dobie 35-20  

Dawson rolled up 559 total yards and 24 first downs on the Dobie defense to totally dominate the game to get the non-district win and improve to 3-1 on the season.

Pearland blows past Pasadena Memorial 37-20  

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

Pearland Lady Oilers receive two national honors  

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

Turner notches 800th victory, Lady Oilers roll  

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


Area Volleyball Report  

Friendswood, Pearland.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Another birthday is approaching

Just casual observations for those who hate getting old . . .

Dawson falls to Summer Creek 47-34  

“We gave them big plays, and we knew we couldn’t do that," said head coach Eric Wells.

Manvel blanks Pearland 36-0  

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

Friendswood flies past Kingwood 58-20  

It took only 19 seconds for the Friendswood Mustangs to set the tone for their game against the Kingwood Mustangs . . .


Pearland runs past Memorial 36-0  

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

Dawson rallies to beat Deer Park 41-17  

Deer Park scored early and then watched the Eagles take control of the rest of the game to pull out the non-district contest and improve to 2-0 on the season.

Area Powerhouses Meet in Volleyball  

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

Weather cancels Friendswood game  

Had Friendswood been playing a team closer in proximity to its stadium, then the game would likely have been played the following day.

Great Scott! Manvel rallies to defeat North Shore  

With Manvel dropping down to Class 5A in 2016 as a result of losing students to the new Shadow Creek High School, head coach Kirk Martin still stayed with playing some of the top teams in the area with a very challenging non-district schedule.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Joy and happiness — It's your choice

". . . as long as my eyes open, I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I've stored away . . ."

Dawson opens season with win over Oak Ridge  Photos Included

Dawson got some great performances out of two of their running backs who sparked the Eagles to a 31-21 victory over the Conroe Oak Ridge War Eagles.

Friendswood stampedes past Texas City 54-20  Photos Included

Friendswood will host Humble Summer Creek on Friday, September 2 at 7:00 p.m. at Henry Winston Stadium.

Pearland outlasts Clear Springs 28-24  Photos Included

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

Manvel knocks off Crosby 35-21  

The game against Crosby was supposed to be much closer than it turned out to be . . .


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

What to say to a telemarketer

Not too long ago, I registered with the Do Not Call list for the umpteenth time . . .


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

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


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Some things I just don't understand

If Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest in the world . . .

Local volleyball teams compete at the 2016 Adidas Texas Invitational  

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

Friendswood gets ready for non-district foes  

Throughout the decades, Friendswood has proven that they have the grit and courage to play on the field with anyone.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The pebble in your shoes

. . . when I think of that little stone that gets in my shoe -- I think about the little things that affect our lives.


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

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

Pearland East eliminated from Southwest Regionals  

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


Pearland East eliminated by Louisiana  

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


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

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

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

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

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

How about 99.9%

". . . Build your own dreams or someone else will hire you to build theirs."


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Calling for tech support

There is good news and bad news. The good news is: The foreign tech support people are smart, educated and eager to help . . .

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

This is a tremendous honor for both players.

Pearland East LL captures 2016 state championship  Photos Included

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


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

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

Pearland East advances to Texas East state finals  Photos Included

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

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Simple logic from a simple man

I thought you might enjoy the wit of Will Rogers.


2016 Pearland Volleyball Camp  

Contact John Turner:
or call for more details: 281-216-5839
Dates: Monday, July 25 thru Thursday, July 28
Incoming 3rd thru 8th Graders – 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Incoming Ninth Graders – 12:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Cost is $95.00

Area teams compete at State 7-on-7 Tournament  

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

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

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

Friendswood pre-season pick to win 24-6A title  Photos Included

One of the premier players to watch for Friendswood is senior quarterback Tyler Page who already has numerous college offers to play at the next level.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Life is a series of lessons

I've learned not to sweat the small stuff. (Actually, I'm still working on this one.) . . .


2016 Varsity Schedules  

Game schedules for the Pearland Oilers, Dawson Eagles and Friendswood Mustangs.


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

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


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

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

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Health Warnings all around us

I recently saw where we should avoid eating hot dogs. Are you kidding me? That is almost un-American!


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The remote control society

There is something about this modern television device that says a lot about us.

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

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

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

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


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

2016 Football media guide ads now being accepted

Old friend Robert said, "There's two times of the year for me: Football season and waiting for football season."

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

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


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

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

Lady Oilers fall to Keller in state title game  Photos Included

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



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

Pearland drops series to Langham Creek  Photos Included

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

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

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

Older Stories

Pearland      Dawson     

Firendswood      Manvel

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