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Pearland diamondmen back on the winning track

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Pearland will close out district action on Friday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Manvel High School. Then the real season will begin when they find out who they will be facing in the playoffs.

Lady Oilers capture 22-6A crown; playoffs next

Pearland will host the Channelview Lady Falcons on Thursday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m. in a one-game playoff showdown. The winner will move on to the area round of the post-season.

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Pearland diamondmen drop two straight

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Pearland outhit Dawson 10-4, but couldn't put together anything offensively.

Clear Creek blanks Friendswood 10-0

Creek has a two-game district lead at 10-1 while Friendswood falls to 8-3 and a strong grip on second place.


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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Partners for Pearland still touching lives

For the past 17 years, Partners for Pearland as been making a difference in the lives of others.

Lady Eagles fall to Dobie 8-6

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The sixth inning proved to be the difference in the game between the Dawson Lady Eagles and the Dobie Lady Longhorns.

Donna Vacek to retire as Lady Oilers roundball coach

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Vacek has been coaching for 28 years . . . She has an overall coaching mark of 449-219.


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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Pet Peeves

. . . Grocery shopping carts with a bad wheel . . . People who are late . . .

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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

A Proud parent

It seems like only yesterday that my first son, Lincoln, was born. It was on March 24, 1979 when he arrived in this world in Baytown, Texas.

Dawson falls to Manvel 8-3

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The Lady Eagles moved up to Class 6A after the UIL realignment and they have struggled this season with playing teams like Pearland, Alvin, and Pasadena Dobie.

Lady Oilers climb atop 22-6A leaderboard

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The Lady O's solidified their first-place last week with a 9-1 win over Dawson and 6-0 victory over Alvin.

$1,000 Check Presentation

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Each year, the Dawson and Pearland Softball teams host the Jennifer Haynie Free Cancer Softball Tournament.

Friendswood diamondmen stay on winning track

Friendswood has proven they belong in Class 6A as they continue to enjoy the top spot with Clear Creek in the tough District 24-6A.

No. 1 Oilers continue to dominate district foes

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The No. 1 state-ranked Pearland Oilers haven't lost since Thursday, February 26 in an early tournament to begin the baseball season.

Pearland golfers capture District 22-6A title

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The Pearland Oilers A team captured the District 22-6A crown with a winning team score of 599 (299-300).

Pearland's Jasmine Butler signs with Tulsa

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“Jasmine has been a varsity member for four years and has developed into an outstanding basketball player and overall athlete," said Pearland head coach Donna Vacek.


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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

What I have learned about food

As I was reading through a copy of The Mammoth Book of Useless Information, there is a section on food that I found interesting. Here are a few tidbits . . .

Lady Mustangs pick up two league wins

Friendswood (2-5 in 24-6A) got their second district win with a 9-4 decision over cross-town rival Clear Brook.

Friendswood locks down Clear Lake 3-1

Friendswood is now 5-1 in district and tied with Clear Creek for the league lead.

Anderson to transfer to Florida International

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Considered one of the top quarterbacks to ever put on an Oiler uniform, Anderson still holds several records at PHS.


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Dawson gets pair of district wins

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Head coach David McCorkle knows they Lady Eagles can't afford any losses the rest of the way in district play if they hope to extend their season.

Lady Oilers continue to power past district opponents

The Pearland Lady Oilers outscored their league opponents 26-0 last week as the Lady O's beat Pasadena (16-0) and South Houston (11-0).

Oilers continue to be No. 1 in the state

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Pearland head coach Anthony Scalise doesn't worry about his baseball team having the talent to compete.


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Friendswood boys fall in first round

"I knew it was going to be tough," (head coach Stephen) Peter said.

Friendswood girls soccer shut out FB Travis 6-0

It was a solid showing by the Lady Mustangs in the opening round and the Lady Mustangs will face Deer Park in the next contest.

Lady Mustangs pick up first district win

It has been a struggle for Friendswood to finally get that first league win after starting 0-4.

Mustangs get pair of district wins

Tied at the top of the league leaderboard with Clear Creek and a 4-1 mark, the Mustangs knocked off two district teams last week.

No. 1 Pearland gets two big wins

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Pearland faced The Woodlands who had upset on the minds, but that never materialized as their Oilers stepped up their game against one of the strongest teams in the area in a non-district contest.

Alvin pounds Dawson 8-1

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The Lady Eagles (10-10) need to pick up some crucial district wins or a playoff spot will slip out of their grasp.

Denham tosses no hitter against Dobie

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Denham struck out nine batters and walked only one while recording her momentous feat.

Lady Oilers edge La Porte in opening round

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"In playoff soccer, you have to find a way to score goals," said Pearland head coach Erik Forrest. "And we found a way . . ."


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Lady Mustangs searching for first district win

Friendswood errors in the seventh lead to 3-2 loss to the Clear Springs Lady Chargers in District 24-6A action.

Friendswood opens with 2-1 win over Clear Falls

Friendswood is now 10-7 overall and 1-0 in league play.

Lady Eagles trying to stay in the playoff hunt

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The Dawson Lady Eagles (10-9, 4-4) continue their effort to advance to the post-season . . .

Lady Oilers tied atop district leaderboard

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The Pearland Lady Oilers knocked off Alvin 2-1 to move into a three-way tie for first place with the Dobie Lady Longhorns and the Alvin Lady Yellowjackets.

Local basketball standouts to play in All-Star game

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Three area roundballers will play in the 12th annual Greater Houston Area Basketball Coaches Association All-Star game . . .

Lady Eagles capture Dawson Relays

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For the fourth time in five meets, the Dawson Lady Eagles returned home with the team title.

Friendswood Football Signing

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Three Friendswood football standouts signed a letter-of-intent with Mary Hardin-Baylor . . .

Pearland remains ranked No. 1 in the state

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Last week, the Oilers continued the unbeaten streak in district with three important victories to improve to 15-1 on the season.


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Lady Mustangs looking to get first district win

The Lady Mustang softball team, under first-year head coach Christa Yates, is now 6-6 overall and 0-1 in District 24-6A.

Friendswood drops three straight after solid start

The Mustangs look to get back on the winning track when they faced Clear Falls on Tuesday (late).

No. 1 Pearland shuts out South Houston 10-0

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Pearland is now 12-1 overall and 3-0 in district.

Lady Eagles capture Clear Creek Relays title

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As she has done all season, Abbie Harrelson continues to dominate the distance races . . .

Lady Oilers blanks Lady Eagles 10-0

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"The girls came out focused and knew what they wanted to do," Pearland head coach Laneigh Clark said.


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Area Baseball Report

Pearland, Dawson, Friendswood.

Area Girls Softball Report

Friendswood, Pearland, Dawson.

Dawson falls to Clear Creek in quarterfinals

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While Dawson (30-6) came up short in the end, Clear Creek (32-3) knew they had been in a fight.

Lady Eagles capture the Purnell Relays

The Dawson Lady Eagles scored 141 points to capture the team trophy at the Purnell Relays which was hosted by Angleton High School.

Barre, Lewis, Sanni headline All-District selections

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The All-District 22-6A basketball teams were selected and Dawson head coach Mark Barre and three of his players set the pace for those honored.

Dawson, Manvel, Pearland girls named to All-District teams

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Pearland had two girls receive top honors as senior Jasmine Butler was named District Offensive Player of the Year and sophomore Emer Nichols was named District Newcomer of the Year . . .


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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Paying respect to our flag and national anthem

Recently, one of our Pearland elder statesman, who graduated from Pearland High School, approached me following the national anthem at a sporting event . . .

Manvel falls to North Shore

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Every team that wins a state championship has aspirations of defending their title and the Manvel Lady Mavericks certainly had that goal entering the 2014-2015 basketball season.


Dawson roundballers advance to region quarterfinals

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The Eagles got their biggest test on Tuesday (late) against the No. 5 state-ranked Clear Creek Wildcats in the Class 6A Region III quarterfinals.


Dawson girls place fifth at Alief Relays

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The Dawson Lady Eagles scored 71 points for fifth place at the Alief Relays.


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Monument unveiled at PHS baseball field

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It may be 35 years late, but the Class 4A 1980 Pearland High School baseball state champions finally have a beautiful monument commemorating the first state championship in any sport in PHS history.


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Pearland's Bellina captures gold at state swim meet

"Jaden is such a team player. She enjoys her sport," said Pearland head coach Chris Roberts.


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From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Does this really matter?

. . . what might get me all worked up over something that was really important wasn't really important at all.

Pearland golf team

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. . . the Pearland I team won first place with a team score of 311.

Friendswood roundballers clinch playoff berth

"I knew Dickinson would be ready for us and they would put up a fight," said Friendswood head coach Daron Scott.

Lady Mustangs lock up No. 2 seed for the playoffs

"I knew Dickinson would be ready for us and they would put up a fight," said Friendswood head coach Daron Scott.

Lady Oilers win the battle for seeding

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The closest that Dawson was able to get down the stretch was 10 points before Pearland posted the 52-37 final score to grab the No. 2 seed.

Pearland takes out Pasadena Memorial 45-33

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Keeping their playoff hopes alive, Pearland beat Pasadena Memorial 45-33 setting up the final game of the regular season.

Dawson wins District 22-6A championship

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Dawson is now 28-5 overall on the season and have a lot of momentum going into the post-season.


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Friendswood signees

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This year, the Mustangs had several seniors to sign on the dotted line to continue their education and athletic careers at the collegiate level.

National signing day celebrated by Manvel student-athletes

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Manvel head coach Kirk Martin saw 10 of his football players sign national letters-of-intent to continue their education and football careers on, Wednesday, Feb. 4 on National Signing Day.

Lady Mustangs capture Region 6 swim title

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Next stop will be at the UIL state swim meet at the Lee and Joe Jamail Swim Center on the University of Texas campus in Austin.

Lady Mustangs snap 67-game winning streak

The Lady Mustangs are now 10-3 in district and have clinched a place in the post-season.

Dawson tops Manvel and Dobie for district title

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"I was really proud of the way our guys took care of business," (head coach Mark) Barre said.


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Friendswood boys place third at Region 6

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The Friendswood Mustangs scored 253.5 points to finish third at the 6A Region 6 swim meet behind Clear Falls (319.5) and FB Clements (297).

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Pearland - South Houston

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The Oilers fell to the Trojans 43-40.

Friendswood girls capture district title; boys second

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The Mustangs will now prepare for the regional swim meet and then the state swim meet at the University of Texas in Austin on February 20-21, 2015.

Manvel falls to South Houston 56-41

Right now, Manvel head coach Greg Devers must find a solution to the present slide downward.

National Signing Day

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The first Wednesday of February is the magic signing day for football standouts all across America.

Dawson slips past Pearland in double OT

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Dawson entered the contest tied for the district lead with Manvel while Pearland was trying to stay in the playoff hunt.

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Friendswood splits district games

Friendswood got a much needed win over cross-town rival Clear Brook 52-44.