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Attention sports fans!

Spring is the busiest time for high school athletics. Over the past few weeks, we, at The Reporter News, have received phone calls and/or E-mails from readers concerned regarding the lack of coverage related to certain area teams. We have also received contact from those who didn't read the paper when the teams were covered still questioning our coverage.

There is only one sports writer to cover four different high schools and multiple teams. We have requested information to be sent to us from area coaches and/or parents from teams that feel they are being neglected. So far -- there haven't been many who have been willing to help.

If you haven't seen coverage for your team/players -- the place to start would be to ask the coaches if they are submitting information. We can only be at one game at a time. If you have a genuine interest in seeing your team receiving coverage -- call sports editor Dr. David Davis and see what can be worked out. His E-mail is: drdaviddavis@yahoo.com

From the Cluttered Desk...
by Dr. David Davis

Great eating opportunities around Pearland - Part II

I do want to share with you a few more favorite spots for you to try.

Friendswood tennis - Karam, Vu crowned Region III champions

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Both players are ranked as 18-year-old "Super Champs".

Lady Mustangs drop season finale to Baytown Lee

The Friendswood Lady Mustangs may have learned an early lesson entering the 4A Region III softball playoffs and that is on any given night, a team with lesser talent can still beat you.

Pearland stays on the winning path

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The district title will be decided against Dobie on Friday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. at Dobie HS provided that both teams can win their last league games before the showdown.

Lady Eagles split final two league games

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The Lady Eagles will enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed from District 24-4A. Dawson will face the Foster Lady Falcons in a best-of-three series.

Lady O's close regular season with win over Dobie

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Pearland pounded out 12 hits for the 10 runs while sophomore pitcher Alyssa Denham re-grouped from her loss to Manvel to allow Dobie only four hits and one run while her teammates gave her all the support she needed to get the victory.

Friendswood golfers headed to state

The University of Texas Golf Club will be the site for the Class 4A state golf tournament on April 28-29 in Austin.

Lady Mustangs fall in state semifinals

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On a positive wrap for the season, Friendswood finished the season winning 16 of its 18 matches and totaled 17 shutouts on the season.


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From the Cluttered Desk...
by Dr. David Davis

Great eating opportunities around Pearland

At least once or twice a week I venture out to eat to support our local eateries.

Friendswood dominates 24-4A golf tourney

The Region III-4A golf tournament will take place on Tuesday/Wednesday at River Ridge Golf Club in Sealy.

Lady Mustangs beat Texas City 10-2

They are 9-3 after their wins over the Lady Stingarees and Goose Creek Memorial.

Friendswood falls to Texas City 9-4

Texas City trailed 4-3 entering the bottom of the sixth but a six-run explosion for the Stingarees allowed the 9-4 victory.

GC Memorial upsets No. 22 Dawson 12-10

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The Lady Eagles tried to mount a rally with three runs in the top of the seventh, but came up short 12-10.

Pearland stays in hunt for district title

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Pearland is now 25-2 overall and 9-1 in district.

Dawson girls capture district track crown

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Dawson had eight events while getting strong performances from all of the girls to rack up team points for the district championship trophy.

Dawson boys capture 24-4A track title

The Eagles captured first place in six events to propel them to a strong showing.

Friendswood girls win Region III soccer crown to advance to state

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Friendswood has been flying under the radar among the teams in the Houston area until the playoffs and now the Lady Mustangs have risen to the top with a 2-0 win over College Station in the region finals sending them to the state soccer tournament for the eighth time in school history.


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From the Cluttered Desk...
by Dr. David Davis

I HATE SWEET POTATOES

Old friend Robert says, "Next time you see a sweet potato on the menu . . .

Dobie upsets Oilers in district showdown

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The loss snaps a 12-game winning streak for the Oilers.

Dawson diamondmen begin second round of league action

Head coach Kerry Cox is pleased with the strong season the Eagles have produced thus far, but injuries have recently hit his team.

Friendswood water polo teams headed to regionals

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“It has been an honor working with the kids," said new water polo coach Jeff Otten. "They constantly worked hard no matter the situation.”

Lady Eagles move atop district standings

Dawson needed a big win over Texas City to maintain their first-place position in front of second-place Santa Fe.

Lady Indians trounce Lady Mustangs

The Lady Indians pounded out 13 hits and 13 runs in a game that ended in the fifth inning due to the 10-run mercy rule.

Alvin's late game surge edges Lady O's

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Pearland entered the contest with a nine-game district win streak, but the Lady O's weren't able to take advantage of some early scoring opportunities.


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Lady Mustangs sweep district foes last week

The Friendswood Lady Mustangs had a lot of fun last week picking up a 21-0 thrashing over Baytown Lee and a 12-7 win over Ball High.

Pearland golf team

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Both teams qualify for the 5A regional tournament which will be held at Eagle Pointe Golf Club on April 16-17 in Mont Belvieu.

Lady O's edge Dobie 5-3 to remain in first place

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Dobie's head coach formerly played for Clark in college made the head-to-head battle that much more interesting and intense.

Lady Mustangs advance to soccer playoffs

Friendswood will face district rival Texas City at Henry Winston Stadium in the region quarterfinals on Thursday, April 3 at 7:00 p.m.

Lady Eagles place sixth at Rice Invitational

Jemira Thomlinson placed second in the discus (123'1") while Paige Kimble also finished second in the 400 meters (57.22) for the top two places for Dawson.

Lady Oilers fall to La Porte 1-0

Both teams were scoreless in the first half, but La Porte finally found the net in the second half for the 1-0 lead.

Kanipes accepts new position with Santa Fe

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The veteran coach saw his Pearland defense set a new PHS record with 34 pass interceptions during the 2013 season which also led the state in any class in that category.

Crain tosses no-hitter for No. 1 state-ranked Pearland

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While Crain silenced the Memorial bats, the Oilers gave Crain all the support he needed with eight runs on nine hits.

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From the Cluttered Desk...
by Dr. David Davis

Pet Peeves come to light again

When you get in line at Wal-Mart or your local grocery store -- do you see the sign that says 20 items or less? . . .

Oilers remain undefeated in league action

Facing an always tough Alvin squad, the Oilers and Yellowjackets were in a pitcher's dual until Pearland broke open the game in the top of the seventh with five runs.

Lady Oilers get past Pasadena Memorial, Manvel

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Last week was a crucial week in district action for the Pearland Lady Oilers, but they passed with flying colors with wins over Pasadena Memorial and Manvel.

Lady Eagles remain in second place in district

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After dropping their District 24-4A opener to Santa Fe, the Dawson Lady Eagles have gone on a five-game district winning streak after getting wins over Baytown Lee and Friendswood last week.

Botkin, Nussman make college commitments

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Botkin is, according to Pearland head coach John Turner, "the first 2017 freshman to commit in the state of Texas." Nussman was named as an All-District first-team pick and became one of the most dynamic players on the team for 2013.