Dawson Story Archive

Dawson falls to Clear Springs in first round of playoffs  

In the final analysis, balks, wild pitches, and errors were the things that led to Dawson's demise.

Atascocita sweeps Lady Eagles out of the playoffs  Photos Included

The Lady Eagles finished with a 16-12 season while defeating No. 7 state-ranked Alvin in the first round of the playoffs.

Dawson upsets Alvin in first round of playoffs  Photos Included

Dawson and Alvin agreed to a best of three series with the winner needing to win at least two games to advance.

Lady Eagles nip Lady Oilers 2-1  Photos Included

"The rivalry is strong, and both teams come to play."

Dawson falls to Episcopal 3-2  

Dawson played Bellaire Episcopal in a non-district contest and came up a run short in a 3-2 loss.

Dawson falls to George Ranch and Brazoswood  Photos Included

Despite the two losses, Dawson has still clinched fourth place in the district standings which will send them to the post-season.

Dawson sweeps Elsik and Taylor  Photos Included

Sophomore pitcher Courtney Day tossed a no-hit shutout at the Alief Taylor Lady Lions . . .

Dawson diamondmen blank Pearland 6-0  Photos Included

Dawson got a sterling pitching performance from lefthander Adam Houghtaling and the Eagles offense pounded out nine hit and six runs to beat their cross-town cousins . . .

HOLE-IN-ONE  Photos Included

Kevin Charrin of Dawson High School aced the par-three No. 13 hole at Moody Gardens Golf Course Monday in Galveston.

No. 1 George Ranch tosses no-hitter at Dawson diamondmen  

The Longhorns (17-1) are the clear favorite to capture the District 23-6A title this year and Pearland and Dawson will have their work cut out if they are going to challenge for the crown.

Lady Eagles drop Lady Oilers 7-1  Photos Included

Sophomore pitcher Courtney Day took the pitching circle against the Lady Oilers and allowed only three hits, one run, three strikeouts, and no walks as the Lady Eagles took the first round contest 7-1 in dominating fashion.

Dawson seeking to stay on recent winning path  Photos Included

A future look at the season has Dawson in a good position to be one of the four playoff teams.

Dawson comes up short at regional tournament  Photos Included

Dawson finished 26-8 for the season and 11-1 in district to finish as Co-Champs of District 23-6A with Pearland.

Dawson runs past North Shore 65-46  Photos Included

"North Shore is athletic as heck," (Dawson head coach Mark) Barre said. "You have to come after those guys. I felt really good about how we played."

Dawson falls to George Ranch 65-51  Photos Included

Dawson is in fourth place at 5-4 in the District 23-6A standings behind Pearland, Alief Hastings, and George Ranch.

Dawson remains atop 23-6A leaderboard  Photos Included

It wasn't pretty, but head coach Mark Barre saw his hard-court warriors change a lackluster first half into a district win over the Alief Taylor Lions 49-37 to stay atop the 23-6A leaderboard at 4-0.

Dawson continues to dominate Pearland in boys hoops  Photos Included

For the past five years, the Dawson roundballers have either won or shared the district championship.

Late game shot gives Dawson win over Brazoswood  Photos Included

(Dawson junior guard Teshuna) Lockhart finished the game with seven points, but none as important as the trey that she hit in the clutch.

Dawson girls get district started with win over Alief Taylor  Photos Included

Leading the team this season will be the only seniors, Liz Davis, Jada Rogers, and Taylor Morris.

Dawson ready to continue reign as district champion  Photos Included

For the past five years, the Dawson roundballers have either won or shared the district championship.

Clear Brook upsets Dawson in opening round  Photos Included

The game was filled full of big plays and each time one team would score, the other would answer for most of the game.

Dawson outlasts tough Hastings effort  Photos Included

Facing a team that has no chance to make the playoffs and playing their final game of the season makes for a dangerous combination.

Second half dooms Dawson 47-28  Photos Included

The Eagles will try to regroup for the season finale when the Hastings Bears (2-7, 2-3) come to The Rig on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Third time is a charm for Dawson in 34-32 win over Pearland  Photos Included

Dawson runs over Alief Elsik 57-14  Photos Included

Dawson rolled up 587 total yards while holding to Elsik to only 171 total yards.

8, 2016

In its first possession of the fourth quarter, Dawson put together its eventual game-winning drive with 11:11 showing.

Big plays lead Dawson to win over Brazoswood 35-19  Photos Included

Dawson senior quarterback Zach Smith played a huge role in Dawson's first half fortunes as he threw three scoring strikes as the Eagles took a 28-9 lead into the dressing room at intermission.

Dawson upends defending 5A state champion George Ranch  Photos Included

It appeared that George Ranch might knock off the Eagles for a third straight time, but Dawson head coach Eric Wells and his staff had this year's team primed and ready to meet the challenge . . .

Head Coach Eric Wells...Teaching more than just winning football games  Photos Included

“We’re going to approach each district game like it’s a playoff game,” (Dawson head coach Eric) Wells said. “It should be a fun year."

Dawson coasts past Pasadena Dobie 35-20  Photos Included

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dawson falls to Clear Creek in baseball playoffs  

The Eagles conclude their season with a 20-13 mark. Clear Creek will face the Pearland Oilers in the next round.

Dawson diamondmen eliminate Baytown Sterling  Photos Included

Dawson scored four runs in the top of the second, one in the third, and added three runs in the fifth and seventh frames to get the 11-0 victory in convincing fashion.

Dawson’s Hypolite rises to the occasion in track  Photos Included

“My coaches always tell me to keep my head up, remain competitive and never stop fighting until the end because you never know what’s going to happen,” (Kameron) Hypolite said.

Lady Eagles pull out 4-3 win over La Porte  Photos Included

The win in the one-game playoff sends the Lady Eagles into the area round of the playoffs against Brazoswood.

Dawson boys finish third at 6A Region III track meet  Photos Included

The Dawson Eagles placed third with 64 points at the Class 6A Region III track meet . . .

Dawson water polo teams advance to state  Photos Included

The State Water Polo Tournament will be held at the Texas A&M Natatorium on April 29-30.

Dawson stays in hunt with wins over Dobie and Pasadena  Photos Included

Chris Jefferson recorded the win for the Eagles as he allowed one run over two innings.

Dawson girls win District 22-6A track crown; boys finish second

The Dawson girls continued their district domination by winning the 22-6A crown with 162 points . . .

Lady Eagles punch ticket to the playoffs  Photos Included

Under new coach Katelyn Griffin and only four seniors, Dawson is in second-place in the District 22-6A standings and has secured their place in the post-season.

Day leads Dawson past Lady Oilers 3-1  Photos Included

The Lady Eagles have struggled in past years in the pitching circle, but Dawson's new head coach Katelyn Griffin has found her a real gem that will carry Dawson for several years to come.

Dawson crushes Sam Rayburn; nips Memorial

Dawson took a dramatic 9-8 win over Pasadena Memorial when Chris Jefferson’s walk-off double brought home Drake Rainer with the winning run in the eighth inning in a District 22-6A baseball game.

Dawson beats Episcopal; falls to Alvin

The Dawson Eagles pulled out a 7-6 non-district win against Bellaire Episcopal. . . Dawson came out on the short end of a 6-5 score with Alvin in a District 22-6A contest.  Photos Included

Lady Eagles get two big district wins

The Dawson Lady Eagles made giant strides in staying in the playoff hunt as they defeated Alvin 2-1 and Sam Rayburn 7-0.  Photos Included

Dawson gets wins over Pasadena and South Houston

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Dawson scored four runs in the first inning and then had to hold on for a 6-5 district win over South Houston.

Powers, Lane, Darden snag top district honors

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Dawson head coach Isabel Gomez saw her girls near or at the top of the district standing for most of the year . . .

Dawson falls to Manvel; rallies past Dobie

The victory improved Dawson to 3-3 in league games.

Lady Eagles split district softball games

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Senior pitcher Hope Schoeneman didn't allow a hit in her four-innings in the pitching circle to get the District 22-6A win and to improve Dawson's league record to 4-3.

Barré, Nicholas receive top district honors

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For the past five years, the Dawson roundballers have either won or shared the district championship. They have won three outright while sharing two titles.

Dawson splits district action with Alvin and Sam Rayburn

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The Eagles will host Pearland on Friday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. and then they will travel to face Manvel on Tuesday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Dawson beats Channelview, falls to Hightower

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The Eagles finished 25-9 on the season including a 15-1 district mark.

Lady Eagles fall to Hightower 52-43

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"We had way too many turnovers," (head coach Isabel) Gomez said. "But I'm really proud of the effort and the way the girls responded all season."

Dawson captures District 22-6A basketball crown

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Dawson has been the top team in the district over the past five years after posting a 68-6 record including two consecutive league crowns.

Area student-athletes make college commitments

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It is a time of relief for student-athletes who have gone through the rigorous recruiting process and hearing the pitch of various recruiters regarding their particular educational and athletic programs.

Dawson rallies to edge Dobie 59-47

It took a 13-2 run in the final three minutes for the Eagles to pull out the win against a very good Dobie team that is fighting to stay in the playoff hunt.

Dawson moves past Pearland 55-46

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“It doesn’t matter what the records are, it’s Pearland and they’re always going to be tough," said Dawson head coach Mark Barré.

Dawson moves past Alvin 52-33

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The Eagles improve to 8-1 on the season in district play to remain a game back of South Houston.

Dawson falls to South Houston 52-47

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The Eagles haven't played well the last couple of games, slipping past Dobie 38-28 before succumbing to South Houston.

Dawson slips past Dobie 38-28

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Dobie led at the end of the first quarter 9-6 before Dawson showed some evidence of life to take the second period 9-4 for a 15-13 halftime lead.

Dawson edges Manvel in OT 74-71

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Dawson and Manvel entered their first-round District 22-6A showdown tied atop the league leaderboard and the game was the anticipated slugfest.

Dawson uses second half surge to beat La Porte 37-10

The Eagles were able to escape Bulldog Stadium with the hard-earned win after both teams battled to a 10-10 tie in the first half.

Dawson rolls over South Houston 56-7

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Dawson methodically took control of the game against South Houston taking a 21-0 lead into the dressing room at the half and they blowing out the Trojans 35-7 in the second half for the 56-7 win.

Dawson rolls over Pasadena 70-14

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The win assured Dawson of advancing to the Class 6A Region III Div. II playoffs. It will be Dawson's seventh straight time to make the post-season in their young history.

Dawson flies past Dobie 55-35

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. . . the Longhorns are still in playoff contention and should advance with a win over Alvin this week.

Pearland survives Dawson in OT 28-27

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The 2nd Annual Strickland Chevrolet Dawson-Pearland Bowl was expected to be a dog fight and no one was disappointed in the battle.

Dawson flies past Pasadena Memorial 63-7

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Dawson took care of business against Pasadena Memorial as the offense and defense are competing at a high performance level.

Dawson rolls over Sam Rayburn 63-14

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“Coach Wells and his guys get on you in a hurry, and we couldn’t stop the steamroll. . ."

Dawson rips Alvin 45-13

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Dawson (2-1) will host the Sam Rayburn Texans on Friday, September 18 at 7:00 p.m. for Homecoming at The Rig.

Dawson gets back on the winning track 47-23

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"It was good to see us rebound from a poor outing," Wells said.

Dawson stumbles to George Ranch 42-25

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Mistakes caught up with the Eagles as they suffered two lost fumbles and four pass interceptions with one of those picks going for a 64-yard touchdown by Adam Beck of George Ranch after after being tipped by Dawson's wide receiver.

Dawson seeks to avenge loss to George Ranch

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The Longhorns beat the Eagles last year 35-17 and it appears that it will be another challenging game for Dawson.

Dawson set to challenge for 22-6A volleyball crown

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. . . Dawson will take the court unafraid of their competition while being well-prepared to compete against the best that the Houston area has to offer.

Dawson picked third in District 22-6A race

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The football program is considered one of the elite teams in the state.

State Track Meet

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Dawson junior Taylar Prier placed third . . .

Dawson loses series to La Porte

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The Eagles end their season at 17-12 and a third place finish in the District 22-6A race.

Winnegan advances to state track meet

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Winnegan recently won the 6A Region III boys’ long jump at 23 feet, nine inches and is considered one of the top long jumpers in the state.

Dawson takes out South Houston in extra innings

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Dawson (16-10, 11-5) will finish third in the league race behind Alvin and Pearland while Pasadena Dobie has locked up the fourth spot.

Dawson's Prier qualifies for 6A state track meet

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Taylar Prier won the triple jump with a career best jump of 39 feet-0.5 inches to claim the regional championship.

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.

Dawson girls capture District 22-6A track title

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The Lady Eagles won the District 22-6A crown and then won the area championship. They are now preparing for the Class 6A Region III track meet.

Lady Eagles close out with district wins

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The Dawson Lady Eagles didn't advance to the post-season this year, but they did close out the regular schedule with two district wins.

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.

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.

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 Eagles capture Clear Creek Relays title

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

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 . . .


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.


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.


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.


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.

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.

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 . . .

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.

Dawson slips past South Houston 46-42

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

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.

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.

Katy rushes past Dawson 63-20

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

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.

Dawson survives La Porte's late comeback

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Ever since Dawson began playing in the playoffs, the Eagles have never lost a first or second round contest.

Galloway leads Dawson past South Houston

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Galloway got the Eagles on the board early hitting Brandon Mouton on a 46-yard scoring pass with 9:48 in the first quarter.

Dawson sweeps North Shore in first round

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The Lady Eagles improve to 26-14 on the season and will face the No. 3 state-ranked Clear Creek Lady Wildcats in the area round. Clear Creek won the District 24-6A volleyball crown.

Dawson thumps Pasadena 67-7

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The game against Pasadena got out of control very quickly as Dawson jumped out to a 33-0 lead in the opening period.

Harrelson leads Dawson girls to district title

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Leading the way was sophomore Abbie Harrelson who captured first place with a time of 18:18.23.

Murray leads Dawson to cross country title

Junior Matthew Murray led the Dawson Eagles to the 2014 District 22-6A cross country championship . . .

Dawson shocked by Dobie 36-29

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The Longhorns made a big statement on behalf of the Pasadena schools by knocking off the Dawson Eagles 36-29 giving Dobie (3-4, 3-2) third place in the district standings.

Dawson flies past Sam Rayburn 70-0

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Dawson finished with 25 first downs and 583 total yards while Sam Rayburn had only seven first downs and 98 total yards.

Dawson runs over Alvin 45-7

It was all Dawson in the second half as the Eagles defense didn't give in to allow the Jackets an opportunity to get back in the game.

Dawson wins shootout with Magnolia West 61-50

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If you wanted to see a real offensive show, then this game produced all the fireworks that an offensive fan could have dreamed of and more.

Lady Eagles blast Stratford 14-3

Dawson will face the Ridge Point Lady Panthers on Friday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Manvel High School in a one-game showdown.

Dawson baseball

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Dawson beat Galena Park . . .

Winnegan advances to state track meet with regional victory

Winnegan has the top jump headed into the state meet and he is looking to bring home the gold medal in his event.

Lady Eagles rally to advance in playoffs

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The win sent both teams to a third and deciding game for the series.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

Harrelson leads Lady Eagles to second place finish

Harrelson won the 1600 meters (5:17) and the 3200 meters (11:33) to score 20 points.

Lady Eagles place second at Dawson Lawnchair Invitational

The event is called the Dawson Lawnchair Invitational because there isn't enough seating so spectators are encouraged to bring their lawnchairs to watch the track meet.

Dawson blasts Texas City to stay perfect

Dawson (2-0) pounded out 10 hits and scored seven two-out runs during the game which put the Stings in a hole they never could get out of.

Lady Eagles continue winning ways

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The Lady Eagles have beaten Galena Park (10-0), Texas City (10-5), and most recently Goose Creek Memorial (9-5). Dawson is 14-6 overall.

Lady Eagles capture Angleton Invitational track meet

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The Lady Eagles won five events and had strong support showing in multiple events.

Lady O's get big win over Alvin to remain unbeaten in district

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The District 22-5A competition has just gotten started and Pearland has already gotten a big win over arch rival Alvin to remain undefeated in league action with a 3-0 mark.

Dawson's Wu brings home two silver medals

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Wu broke her own regional record in the 100-yard backstroke (56.37) and set a new regional record in the 100-yard butterfly (57.07).

Lady Eagles place second at Marshal track meet

As a team, Dawson scored 99 points for second place while Hightower won the event with 198 points.

Lady Eagles finish second at Cy-Ridge

The Dawson Lady Eagles opened up the 2014 track season with a strong showing by scoring 115 points to finish second behind Clear Brook who won the meet with 123 points.

Lady Oilers take out Lady Broncos

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"I was really proud of the all the girls as this game was of great concern to me," (Pearland head coach Donna) Vacek said.

Lady Eagles move into first-place tie in district

(Dawson head coach Isabel) Gomez had her defense put a little more pressure on the Lady Patriots in the second half and it paid off as GC Memorial managed only four points while the Lady Eagles tossed in 11.