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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Need your support

One of the things that faces the booster clubs at Pearland High School and Dawson High School is getting the financial support for our student-athletes.

Pearland falls to Manvel in league play

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"We've got to win six of eight," Pearland head coach Steve Buckelew said in reference to facing the second round. "No, ifs, ands, or buts . . ."

Former Pearland Oiler to play in College Gridiron Showcase

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After splitting time at guard and tackle and making three spot starts in his first three seasons, the 6-8, 345 pound Gray stepped in for three-year starter Jon Hodde at left tackle from the first snap of the 2014 campaign and provided solid play throughout the year.

Area Girls Basketball Report

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Friendswood, Dawson.

Friendswood splits district games

Friendswood played the Dickinson Gators and Clear Creek Wildcats.

Dawson slips past South Houston 46-42

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The Dawson boys took a critical 46-42 victory at South Houston.

Friendswood boys capture soccer tournament with 400th win

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Friendswood began their soccer program in the 1990-1991 school year. They have 16 district championships, 22 playoff appearances, six regional tournament appearances, three regional final appearances and one regional championship (2012).

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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

"None of the Above"

. . . if there was a "none of the above" choice on the ballot . . .

Area Girls Basketball Report

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Friendswood, Dawson and Pearland.

Friendswood beats Brazoswood, Clear Springs

Friendswood rebounded from their district opening loss to Clear Falls by knocking off Brazoswood 57-54 and Clear Springs 59-50 to improve to 2-1 in league play and are proving they can make the adjustment in competing for the first time in Class 6A.

Dawson gets back on winning track

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Dawson improved to 6-1 in league games and 19-5 overall as Jordan Lewis scored 23 points and Paul Taulton finished with 14.

Pearland picks up a pair of district wins

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Pearland began district action with a 1-3 record, but have picked up two important wins to pull even at 3-3 to remain in the playoff hunt.

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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The value of another

Every once in a while, I watch a program on our local Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) called "Antiques Roadshow."

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Area Girls Basketball Report

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Manvel, Dawson and Pearland.

Pearland captures M.T. Rice tournament title

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Pearland outscored Midway 13-8 in the extra frame to pick up the 70-65 tournament championship trophy.

Manvel upends Dawson 50-38

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. . . Dawson head coach Mark Barre wasn't expecting his roundballers to go on a scoring drought that would leave them with their first district loss of the season.

Friendswood boys drop district opener

Clear Falls (14-5, 1-0) led for most of the game, but in true character fashion, Friendswood wasn't going to go down without a fight.

Manvel places third at Alvin Tournament

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The Mavs are a very good team now, but will no doubt get even stronger as the season moves forward.

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.

Mustangs receive All-District honors

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Friendswood had six players make the All-District 24-6A first-teams. Two on offense and four on defense.

Lady Oilers honored by Texas Sports Writers

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The Texas Sports Writers Association released their All-State selections for the 2014 volleyball season and three Pearland Lady Oilers were honored for their outstanding season.

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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The Joy of Giving

Christmas Day is upon us - it is a time of sharing and caring.

Area Girls Basketball Report

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Friendswood, Pearland and Dawson.

Giving to Others a Blessing

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Donations to the Adult Reading Center of Pearland.

Dawson slips past Pearland in cross-town battle

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The win kept Dawson (14-3) undefeated in the district standings at 4-0 while Pearland falls to 1-3.

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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

I HATE BROCCOLI

You leave the walls of your home each day to enter, if you please, the menu of life to face people who remind you of a broccoli.

Botkin, Nussman named to TGCA All-State team

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The Pearland Lady Oilers volleyball program continues to see players honored for this past season.

Katy hammers Manvel 45-17

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The Mavs stayed in the game longer than they did last year, but they still came up short.

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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Making a difference

In our childhood days, we thought Friday would never get here. Now -- every time we turn around -- it is Friday.

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Black Friday is here again

Get up crazy early. Stand in a long line. Spend hours if it is cold . . .

All-District 22-6A team

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The Pearland Lady Oilers captured the District 22-6A crown this season with a perfect 16-0 mark and head coach John Turner was rewarded by being named "Coach of the Year" by his coaching peers.

Manvel vs Katy

The Manvel defense will be challenged by the potent ground-game of the Tigers who prefer to steamroll their opponents using the massive size and speed.

Manvel wins shootout over Cy-Woods 63-47

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The Manvel Mavericks didn't have time to look ahead to the Katy Tigers as the Cy-Woods Wildcats gave them all they wanted in the Class 6A Region III Div. II semifinals.

Katy rushes past Dawson 63-20

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Despite the lopsided score, it should be noted that Dawson never quit competing.

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Nussman earns national honor

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Pearland High School’s Cassidy Nussman has been chosen as an honorable mention selection on the American Volleyball Coaches Association Under Armour Girls High School All-America Team.

Dawson upends Friendswood 28-26

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The game between Dawson and Friendswood met everyone's expectations as it was going to be a battle.

Dickinson slips past Pearland 35-21

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One team that has been under the football radar this season is the 12-0 Dickinson Gators.

Manvel blasts FB Travis 76-23

. . . the Mavericks will need to stayed focused as they will face Cypress Woods who beat the Katy Taylor Mustangs 63-17.