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Area Volleyball Report  Photos Included

The Pearland Lady Oilers did something they haven't done since September 11, 2018, and that's beat the Dawson Lady Eagles in volleyball.

Former Pearland Oiler  Photos Included

Houston Cougar defensive end Derek Parish was named AAC defensive Player of the Week.

Dawson thumps Alief Hastings 64-0  Photos Included

The real season began last week for the Eagles and they started it off with a 64-0 thrashing of the Alief Hastings Bears for a 1-0 league mark.

Shadow Creek edges Pearland 24-20 with late rally  Photos Included

Shadow Creek trailed for most of the game until sophomore quarterback Jacorey Watson got loose on a sensational 59-yard scoring run.

Foster rushes past Friendswood 41-0  Photos Included

There probably isn't a tougher district in the state than the one Friendswood is in this year.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Made it another year

Here are some old and new ways that you know when you are getting older . . .

Peters wins Texas A&M Invitational Cross-Country Meet  Photos Included

Peters set a new course record in 17:52.3 to break the previous mark by 30 seconds.

Area Volleyball Report  Photos Included

Friendswood, Dawson and Pearland.

Former Friendswood head coach Van Meter reaches milestone  Photos Included

Former Friendswood head coach Steve Van Meter roamed the sidelines for almost 30 years as an assistant and head coach for the Mustangs.

Friendswood mistakes prove costly in loss to Manvel 24-14  Photos Included

Friendswood had 270 yards and 14 first downs but committed three turnovers and had eight penalties for 75 yards.

C.E. King stops Pearland 45-7 in non-district contest  Photos Included

"I was proud of the effort the kids played with over all four quarters," head coach B. J. Gotte said.

Late game field goal spells doom for Manvel  Photos Included

Manvel was a pre-season pick to win the tough District 10-5A Div I crown, but Angleton put a dent in that crown.

Dawson comes up short against Tomball 34-21  

The Eagles should be a heavy favorite to win their first district game of the season against the 0-3 Alief Hastings Bears this week at Crump Stadium.

Area Volleyball Report  Photos Included

Friendswood, Pearland and Dawson.

Shadow Creek rolls past Bridgeland 38-6  Photos Included

In 2020 and 2021 and Bridgeland prevailed 27-21 and 24-21, but this year was different as Shadow Creek rolled past the Bears 38-6.

Friendswood wins district opener over Kempner 27-7  

The strength of Friendswood stepped up in a big way as the defense held the Cougars to only 130 total yards.

Houston Texans  Photos Included

Next week the Texans will travel to face the Denver Broncos and their new quarterback Russell Wilson.


Area Volleyball Report  Photos Included

Friendswood, Pearland.

Former Dawson kicker makes immediate impact at Arizona State  Photos Included

Carter Brown, who was an All-State kicker for Dawson last season, calmly stepped up to boot 4-of-4 field goals covering 27, 36, 44, and 44-yards while hitting 4-of-4 PATs for a total of 16 points.

Klein Collins powers past Dawson 38-14  Photos Included

When the Tigers weren't rushing past the Dawson defense, they were finding holes in the Eagles defense through the air.

Shadow Creek holds off Clear Springs 37-26  Photos Included

Shadow Creek built a 30-14 lead in the third quarter and then held off a Clear Springs team in the fourth quarter to get a 37-26 non-district win.

Friendswood blanks Willowridge 34-0  Photos Included

Friendswood will face Fort Bend Kempner on Saturday, September 10 at Mercer Stadium at 7:00 p.m. in the District 10-5A Div I opener for both teams.

Pearland notches first win for Gotte era 40-14  Photos Included

"I was pleased to see us make the necessary improvements from week 1 to week 2," coach B. J. Gotte said.


Bayway Chevrolet Players of the Week  Photos Included

Pearland and Dawson, week 1.

Shadow Creek runs past Manvel 32-13  Photos Included

Not only did the Sharks win the battle on the scoreboard, but they had 430 total yards while holding the Mavs to 262 total yards.

Hightower uses second half to edge Dawson 29-17  

The Hurricane sealed the win in the fourth quarter when Austin Bowen scored on a 2-yard touchdown to make the final score 29-17.

Texas City takes out Friendswood 27-13 to begin season  Photos Included

"I loved the effort, and I saw flashes of potential," Friendswood head coach Robert Koopmann said of his team

Clear Falls edges Pearland 20-17 in season opener  Photos Included

It was evident that the Pearland players showed a lot more discipline, team unity, and effort under new head coach B.J. Gotte against the Clear Falls Knights.


2022 Area Volleyball Teams  Photos Included

Dawson, Friendswood, Pearland.


Analysis, predictions, times, dates, places.


2022 Football season begins this week  Photos Included

The Oilers will travel to CCISD's Veterans Memorial Stadium in League City for the season opener.


Pearland and Friendswood football  Photos Included

Pearland's new head coach BJ Gotte, quarterback Jackson Hamilton, kicker Carter Brown and Friendswood's quarterback Brock Foster.

Generous donations  Photos Included

The Pearland Little League team was presented checks from Mattress Mac, HEB and the Houston Astros.


Pearland Little League in command of Southwest Region Tournament  Photos Included

The Pearland Little League team is on a quest to advance to the Little League World Series.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

2022 Football media guide ads now being accepted

If you are interested in placing an ad in these media guides, please give me a call or Email me . . .

Local baseball standouts named to TSWA All-State teams  Photos Included

The Texas Sports Writers Association released the players named to the 2022 TSWA All-State teams and Friendswood and Pearland were represented on the teams.

Pearland to challenge for 23-6A volleyball title  Photos Included

The team was quick to adapt to new head coach Jamie Gill last season as they fashioned an impressive 34-13 season record while finishing with a 10-2 district record.

Dawson ready to defend 23-6A volleyball crown  Photos Included

Dawson and Pearland should battle for the district championship while Alvin and Shadow Creek will be the other favorites to advance to the post-season.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Parents make mistakes too!

Young people do not want perfect parents - just honest parents.

Pearland's Kendall Jackson plays memorable round of golf  Photos Included

Former standout Pearland golfer Kendall Jackson got the rare opportunity to play at Pebble Beach with NFL legend wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald.

Manvel is pre-season favorite to capture District 10-5A Div I title  Photos Included

There are nine teams in Manvel's district so the Mavs will have only two non-district games before league action begins.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Lighthouse provides focus

A child says, "Why?" - it should be an opportunity for a parent to open the lines of communication with more than - "Because I said so."

New coach, vision, excitement characterizes Pearland football  Photos Included

New head coach B.J. Gotte has already orchestrated new life in the Pearland football program that is being felt by the entire Pearland team and student body.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The Theory of 21

For every person who will say YES, there are twenty who will say NO . . .

Rogers, Maxcey named All-Greater Houston "Players of the Year"  Photos Included

The Friendswood diamondmen completed their most successful season in school history when they advanced to the Class 5A state title game while posting a 30-8-1 overall record.

Golden, Drafton named to TSWA All-State teams  Photos Included

Hailey Golden hit .636 BA with 7 doubles, 2 triples, one HR, 24 RBIs, 38 stolen bases, 60 runs. Kennedy Drafton hit .548 BA with 5 doubles, 2 triples, 3 HRs, 37 RBIs, 15 stolen bases, 31 runs.

Dawson's gridiron warriors to challenge for district title  Photos Included

The Eagles will have a strong non-district schedule as the Eagles will play the Hightower Hurricanes (11-3), the Klein Collins Tigers (6-5), and the Tomball Cougars (11-4).


Fall Football Schedules  Photos Included

Dawson, Pearland, Friendswood, Shadow Creek.

Football camps  Photos Included

Pearland, Shadow Creek

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

A few helpful tips

Did you know . . . ?

Friendswood faces big challenge for the 2022 football season  Photos Included

The UIL realignment dealt the Mustangs to a very tough district that also will require the team to travel a much greater distance than in the past.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Down to the last string

Attitude is that "single string" that keeps me going or cripples my progress.

Shadow Creek has good showing at 7-on-7 state tournament  

The Sharks opened up Pool Play against Byron Nelson, PSJA North, and Round Rock Westwood.

Shadow Creek a pre-season favorite to win 23-6A title  Photos Included

While Shadow Creek is a pre-season favorite to win the league title, there will be several other teams in the district that will put them to the test including Dawson and Pearland.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Standing at the elevator of life

"Going up, anyone?"

Friendswood finishes fourth in the UIL Lone Star Cup  Photos Included

The UIL Lone Star Cup is awarded annually to six high schools, one in each of the six UIL classifications.

Ferraro, Rogers headline All-District 23-6A baseball selections  Photos Included

The Lady Oilers won the District 23-6A crown and the Oilers followed their path to success by winning the baseball 23-6A championship.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Motivation is the key

When I think of motivation - I think of an incident that took place out in west Texas . . .

Yates, Friendswood softball players receive All-District honors  Photos Included

Friendswood ace pitcher Chloe Riassetto was chosen as the District "Most Valuable Player" after a wonderful career in the circle for the Lady Mustangs.

Dawson's Courtney Day stands out for Texas at WCWS  Photos Included

University of Texas sophomore and former Dawson All-Stater Courtney Day helped lead the Lady Longhorns to the Women's College World Series championship.

Friendswood comes up just short of state title  Photos Included

This is the first time Friendswood has ever been in the baseball state finals in program history.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Watch your words!

"I have often regretted my speech, but never my silence!"

Clark, Pearland, Dawson softball players receive All-District honors  Photos Included

The district coaches selected Pearland head coach Laneigh Clark as the District 23-6A "Coach of the Year."

Friendswood diamondmen advance to 5A state tournament  Photos Included

"We've had a target on our backs since last year, and I'm so proud of these guys," Friendswood head baseball coach Cory Benavides said.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The word is Loneliness

"I will listen to you talk for 30 minutes without a comment for $5.00" . . .

Deer Park sweeps Pearland out of softball playoffs  Photos Included

It doesn't happen very often that a team sweeps a Pearland squad during the playoffs, but a Lady Oiler team isn't usually facing the defending 6A state champions.

Ridge Point edges Pearland in 6A Region III semifinals  Photos Included

Pearland was attempting to reach the regional finals for the first time since 2014.

Friendswood sweeps Brenham to advance to regional finals  Photos Included

The Mustangs are now No. 6 in the state.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Facing life's problems

Old friend Robert said, "Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give."

Shadow Creek football  Photos Included

Final spring practice game.

JP Griffon Fishing Tournament honors local graduates  Photos Included

The in-shore tournament, one of the largest in the state, raises scholarship money for high school graduates.

Lady Mustangs fall to No. 1 Lake Creek in softball playoffs  Photos Included

“This series is tough, but you learn from it,” said Christa Williams-Yates, the Lady Mustangs’ head coach.

Friendswood wins best-of-three series over Crosby 12-0, 4-1  

The No., 8 state-ranked Friendswood Mustangs easily took care of business.

Pearland diamondmen sweep Clear Creek 3-2, 6-2  Photos Included

This was the Oilers 16th and 17th straight win this season and sends them to the 6A Region III semifinals.

Lady Oilers shock Katy with miracle comeback  Photos Included

The late, great baseball Hall of Famer Yogi Berra was noted for saying, "It ain't over till it's over."

Pearland concludes spring football with a lot of positives  Photos Included

While there is a new energy and discipline that is easily seen there is still a lot of work to be done.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

A prairie chicken or an eagle

A native brave came upon an eagle’s egg . . .

Dawson, Pearland at state track and field meet  Photos Included

Discus and 3,200 meter standouts.

Shadow Creek boys place fourth at state track meet  Photos Included

Humble Summer Creek repeated as the 6A state champions with 70 points followed by Duncanville (60), Klein Forest (46), and Shadow Creek (28).

Dawson concludes spring football practice  Photos Included

"We have a good number of lettermen coming back, and I was glad to see that the hard work they have put in throughout the off-season has helped them improve," said head coach Mike Allison.

Pearland wins best-of-three series over Beaumont West Brook  

The Oilers advance to face the Clear Creek Wildcats in Class 6A Region III quarterfinals in a best-of-three series.

Lady Mustangs win series over Crosby  Photos Included

The opening frame set the tone for the third game as Friendswood sent an early message that they weren't ready to quit playing this year.

Shadow Creek girls place second at state track meet  Photos Included

The Lady Sharks scored 40 points for their second-place finish behind state champion Lewis Flower Mound who scored 68 points while Plano East finished in third place with 36 points.

Friendswood sweeps Waltrip in baseball playoffs  Photos Included

It took a few innings to get rolling, but when the Friendswood Mustangs did, they rolled to an 8-0 shutout over the Waltrip Rams.

Lady Oilers sweep No. 4 state-ranked Lady Chargers 3-2, 4-0  Photos Included

It appears that the Pearland Lady Oilers are peaking at just the right time in the Class 6A Region III playoffs.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Those "dumb" moments of life

Old friend Robert said, "I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid."

Dawson, Pearland football media guides receive top awards  Photos Included

For the eighth straight year, Pearland Reporter News Sports Editor and Pearland ISD Sports Media Consultant Dr. David Davis has produced the top football media guides in the nation.

Pearland spring football  Photos Included

The Oilers are having an open scrimmage every Saturday morning of spring practice.

Dawson water polo  Photos Included

Dawson head coach Daniel Cox was named "Coach of the Year" at the state tournament.

Lady Mustangs edge Lamar Consolidated 2-1 to advance  

As they have done all year, Friendswood took care of business.

Pearland pounds Clear Brook 9-0, 11-1 from playoffs  Photos Included

The Clear Brook Wolverines were the No. 4 seed from District 24-6A.

Lady Oilers sweep Summer Creek in area round  Photos Included

Pearland advances to face the No. 4 state-ranked Clear Springs Lady Chargers (28-4).


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Mother's Day Thoughts

What kids tell us about moms.

Pearland spring football  Photos Included

The Oiler Spring Game is set for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17 at The Rig.

Dawson water polo champions  Photos Included

The Eagles will advance to state as the No. 1 seed from the south with a 25-game win streak.

Pearland sophomore Madison Peters wins gold  Photos Included

Peters also placed second in the 1600 meters to qualify for state in that event.

Dawson gold at regional track meet  Photos Included

Senior Noah Haileab won the gold medal at the Class 6A Region III track meet.

Pearland diamondmen capture district title with Dawson sweep  Photos Included

The Oilers will be the No. 1 seed when they begin the 6A Region III playoffs.

Friendswood sweeps Port Neches-Groves in bi-district round  

Friendswood is now 26-6 on the season.

Lady Oilers sweep Lady Falcons in opening round  Photos Included

The Lady Oilers advance to the area round where they will face the Summer Creek Lady Bulldogs in a best-of-three series.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

It is that time again

Nothing makes you feel younger than being with those who knew you when you were actually younger.

Dawson field general  Photos Included

Colin Johnson prepares for his final high school year in the fall and does so with sparkling credentials.

Jackson earns All-Tournament Recognition  Photos Included

Freshman standout Kendall Jackson (Pearland, Texas) led the Howard University women's golf team with an All-Tournament team performance.

Lady Oilers capture District 23-6A softball crown  

Pearland now will prepare for the post-season where they have been a regular for almost 20 years.

Lady Eagles pull out win over Lady Oilers; fall to Alvin  

The playoffs are set to begin with Pearland as the No. 1 seed followed by Alvin, Dawson, and Shadow Creek.

Pearland diamondmen clinch share of District 23-6A crown  Photos Included

Pearland will close out the regular season against cross-town cousin Dawson with two games. If the Oilers win one of the two games, they will win the district title outright.

Peter, Schmidt garner top honors for girls All-District soccer  Photos Included

Friendswood registered 25 shutouts while only three teams were able to score on a 26-2 team that was ranked No. 4 in the state among 5A schools.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

There is nothing to fear

Our real problem is not how to get rid of it, but how to use it to our advantage.

Dawson boys basketball camp  Photos Included

June 13 through June 16 (Mon-Thur) at Dawson HS gym.

Lady Oilers stay atop District 23-6A leaderboard  Photos Included

The Lady Oilers are now 23-6 overall and 9-1 in the district standings for first place.

Pearland sweeps Alief Hastings 18-0, 10-0  Photos Included

The Pearland Oilers are currently in first place in the District 23-6A baseball race.

Pearland track  Photos Included

State-ranked Madison Peters now moves on to the area track meet with a goal of reaching the state track meet.


Friendswood tennis players compete at regional tournament  Photos Included

The tournament was highly competitive with teams from as far away as Austin and College Station.

Lady Eagles punch ticket to the playoffs  Photos Included

Dawson is currently 14-6 overall on the season.


Pearland track  Photos Included

Patrick Bridges set a new personal record of 6'2" in the high jump at the district meet.

Pearland baseball  Photos Included

The wins keep the Oilers in sole possession of first place in district.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Them bones, them bones

The late Duffy Daugherty, old and colorful Michigan State football coach, used to say that you needed only three bones to make a successful journey through life.

Grand slam by Riassetto gives Lady Mustangs 5-3 win  

“She tattooed it. It’s the hardest ball I’ve seen hit here ever,” said Friendswood head coach Christina Williams-Yates.

Friendswood falls to Magnolia 1-0 in region final  Photos Included

“I don’t think we played our best first half; I think we were very nervous, and it showed,” Friendswood head girls soccer coach Laura Peter said.

First pitch  Photos Included

The Oiler diamondmen beat Alief Taylor 22-1 to remain in first place in district.

Lady Oilers clip Alvin 3-2; blast Alief Elsik 16-0  Photos Included

The two teams faced each other in the district opener and the Lady Yellowjackets beat the Lady O's 11-1. But Pearland was a different team the second time around.

Friendswood boys capture District 22-5A track title; girls third  Photos Included

The Friendswood boys were crowned the District 22-5A track champions with 145.5 points to edge Manvel who posted 133 points for second place.

Pearland Softball Family Night  

April 14, crawfish boil, easter egg hunt and softball games.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

A gift to be shared all year round

One of the "Happy Days" episodes that I will always remember was when the Fonz made a mistake and was faced with having to say he was sorry to Richie.

Friendswood boys and girls capture district tennis titles  Photos Included

The Mustangs played tough to win against opponents: Galveston Ball, La Porte, Lee, Manvel, Memorial, Santa Fe, Sterling and Texas City.

Pearland baseball  Photos Included

The series sweep over Elsik keeps the Oilers tied with Alvin for first place.

Pearland falls to Strake Jesuit 3-0 in region quarterfinals  Photos Included

The Oilers boys soccer program is on the rise and, despite the loss, made historic strides for this season.

Pearland girls capture District 23-6A golf crown  Photos Included

As a team, the Pearland A team shot 342-166 for a first-place total of 508 while the Pearland B team shot 397-193 for a 590 score and second place.

All-Greater Houston standouts honored  Photos Included

Local standouts in various sports have recently been recognized as All-Greater Houston athletes.

Friendswood girls shut out Manvel 4-0 to advance  Photos Included

Friendswood head coach Laura Peter laid out the game plan for the Lady 'Stangs to score early and get the momentum of the match.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

"If the creek don't rise!"

One of the great historic shrines in our country is the Alamo. But you don't have to be a Texan to be proud of what happened there.

Dawson boys Water Polo team  Photos Included

The Dawson boys Water Polo team finished their DFW trip at the Marcus Invitational with a 4-0 mark.

Pearland girls advance  Photos Included

The regulation time ended 0-0 and with no score after overtime a penalty kick shootout would decide the hard-fought contest.

Former Pearland HS golfer Kendall Jackson wins Cardinal Classic  Photos Included

Howard University student, Kendall Jackson, shot a 70 (-2) to finish ahead of 56 other golfers.

Lady Mustangs shutout Nederland 6-0 in first round  

No. 5 Class 5A state-ranked Friendswood is now 23-1 for the season and they have not allowed a goal in those 23 wins.

Pearland splits district games with Alvin  Photos Included

The Yellowjackets won the first game 8-7 and the Oilers claimed the second game 3-2.

Pearland boys soccer takes out Clear Falls 3-1 in first round  Photos Included

Both teams played hard in the second half, but only Pearland was able to find the net on offense.

Lady Oilers showing strong play in district  Photos Included

The Lady O's picked up their most recent win with a 9-2 victory over Shadow Creek.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

All them new things

"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."

Pearland sweeps Strake Jesuit 13-8, 4-3 in district opener  Photos Included

The win improves the Oilers season record to 14-6-1 overall and 2-0 in league play.

Riassetto, Lady Mustangs blank Manvel 10-0  Photos Included

The southpaw limited the Lady Mavs to only five singles, no walks with five strikeouts.

No. 5 state-ranked Lady Mustangs capture District 22-5A crown  Photos Included

The Friendswood Lady Mustangs soccer team have put one of their best teams on the field as they are now 22-1 overall and 16-0 in district as the No. 5 state-ranked 5A team.

Legacy of Neal McClaugherty continues to be remembered  Photos Included

Neal’s memory lives on in many ways and in the many lives he touched.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Undercover Boss

"True friends are those we can count on that will help us make it through life."

Pearland girls soccer  Photos Included

Pearland's defense has been stout all season, giving up only four goals in district.

Pearland boys soccer  Photos Included

The Oilers took the game 4-2 and secured a playoff spot.

23-6A District Soccer Champs  Photos Included

The Pearland Lady Oilers have taken the title for the second year in a row.

Amboree, Davis, Windsor, President headline All-District picks  Photos Included

The Dawson Eagles and the Shadow Creek Sharks led the way for the top All-District selections for the 2021-2022 boys basketball season.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Sharing pain helpful to others

When we come to that place in life that we really care -- we won't be afraid to ask how someone is doing.

Grays, Taylor, Micheaux-Giles headline All-District picks  Photos Included

The Pearland Lady Oilers and the Shadow Creek Lady Sharks battled to 11-1 district marks to share the District 23-6A title.

Pearland girls soccer  Photos Included

The Lady Oilers got a big 8-0 win over the Taylor Lady Lions.

Pearland boys soccer  Photos Included

The Oilers got the 2-1 win over the Alief Hastings Bears.

Friendswood named finalist for Sportsmanship Award  Photos Included

Schools that have been selected for the Sportsmanship Award Luncheon are based upon voting by the Texas Association of Sports Officials (TASO), Houston Football Officials chapter.

Shadow Creek falls in region final to Atascocita  Photos Included

Shadow Creek finished with 20-plus wins for the fifth straight season.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Killed by Friendly Fire

"If you live long enough, chances are you'll be hurt by someone you counted on to be your friend..."

Pearland boys soccer  Photos Included

The Oilers took the game 5-0 over Alvin.

Shadow Creek boys eliminate Summer Creek from playoffs 61-47  Photos Included

The Shadow Creek Sharks took charge early and put Summer Creek out of the post-season.

Guillo, Merritt, Sock honored at Touchdown Club of Houston  Photos Included

This award began back in 1999 and has featured some outstanding Houston area athletes including retired Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.

Pearland falls in 6A Region III basketball finals  Photos Included

The Summer Creek Lady Bulldogs went ahead by double digits with just under six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.

Pearland names B.J. Gotte as new football coach  Photos Included

Gotte comes to Pearland a proven winner with a championship pedigree at Katy High School.

Lady Sharks advance in the playoffs with win over Dobie  Photos Included

The Lady Sharks offense exploded for 20 points thanks to a pair of 3-pointers.

Shadow Creek eliminates Clear Springs 64-55 in opening round  Photos Included

Shadow Creek's physicality inside and tenacious defense was the key for the Sharks.

Pearland vs Dawson soccer  Photos Included

A 2-2 final score keeps both teams tied for first place in district.

Lady Oilers beat Clear Springs and Beaumont West Brook in basketball playoffs  

Pearland’s combination of size and defensive discipline was too much to overcome in a 53-29 Lady Oilers first-round playoff victory.

Friendswood girls place third at state swim meet  Photos Included

"The effort our girls gave to compete at a high level at the state meet shows you their tenacity and work ethic," said Friendswood head coach Craig Sikkema.


Hayden Windsor passes 1000 points  Photos Included

Dawson's Hayden Windsor has scored 1,000+ points while playing for the Eagles.

Pearland girls & boys soccer vs. Alief Hastings and Shadow Creek  Photos Included

The Pearland soccer girls team took Alief Hasings, the boys took Shadow Creek.

Lady Oilers claim No 1 seed in District 23-6A basketball playoffs  Photos Included

The Pearland Lady Oilers and the Shadow Creek Lady Sharks squared off in a head-to-head battle for the top seed and Pearland came away with a hard-fought 37-34 win.

Friendswood girls crowned Region 20-5A swim champions  Photos Included

Friendswood has a total of 11 swimmers heading to state.


Shadow Creek girls soccer  Photos Included

The Shadow Creek girls tied Alvin 3-3 in a District 23-6A soccer match.

Pearland soccer  Photos Included

The win gives Pearland a 2-1-1 district record and keeps them on track to secure a playoff spot for the second year in a row.

Shadow Creek survives comeback by Strake Jesuit  Photos Included

The Sharks improved to 10-1 in league play to remain in a tie with Dawson.

National Signing Day  Photos Included

Now that the papers have been signed and delivered, student-athletes can focus on the rest of their senior year.

Realignment by UIL announced for area high schools  

Friendswood moves into a new district that was a huge surprise.


Friendswood boys and girls dominate District 20-5A swim title  Photos Included

The Friendswood boys and girls flexed their muscles to sweep the District 20-5A title.

Pearland girls soccer  Photos Included

The Lady Oilers return to The Rig to face Alief Hastings on Tuesday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Pearland boys soccer  Photos Included

Pearland will face Alief Elsik on Wednesday, February 2 at 7:30 p.m. at The Rig.

Dawson girls soccer dominates Shadow Creek 5-1  Photos Included

The No. 11 state-ranked Dawson Lady Eagles soccer team defeated Shadow Creek 5-1 to improve to 10-0-2 overall and 2-0 in district.

Pearland falls to Strake Jesuit 77-72 in 4 OTs  Photos Included

Pearland is now 20-9 overall and 6-3 in the District 23-6 standings.

Shadow Creek disposes Alief Taylor 69-39  Photos Included

The tone was set early by Shadow Creek against Alief Taylor as the Sharks took control of the District 23-6A contest in the first half 36-19.

Dawson takes out Shadow Creek in OT  Photos Included

Shadow Creek had an opportunity to put the game out of reach at the free throw line but they were 0-5 at the charity stripe.


Dawson edges Pearland in OT 63-58  Photos Included

The free throw line became Dawson's friend as they hit 14-of-16 from the charity stripe while Pearland struggled to hit their outside shots.

Lady Oilers upset No. 9 state-ranked Shadow Creek 56-51  Photos Included

The Lady Oilers were ready for the challenge and sent the Lady Sharks home with a loss leaving both teams with 6-1 district records.

Dawson boys and girls capture District 23-6A swim titles  Photos Included

The swimmers will now prepare for regionals that will be hosted by Dawson at the Pearland Recreational Center on Thursday-Saturday, February 3-5.

Spotlight trophy for Buckelew and team  Photos Included

GM Monte Clair of Bayway presented the trophy on behalf of Chevrolet.

Pearland's Ricky Tullos hired as new football coach at Bryan  Photos Included

Tullos spent the last four seasons at Pearland, going 33-11 and making the playoffs every season.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The remote control society

Persistence is the key to everything we do in life.

Pearland boys soccer  Photos Included

District play starts at The Rig on Tuesday, January 25, at 7:30 p.m. against Strake Jesuit.

Oilers remain undefeated in basketball district race  Photos Included

The Pearland Oilers improved their season to 19-6 overall and 5-0 in the District 23-6A race.

Dawson girls win I-10 shootout  Photos Included

The Dawson girls soccer team beat Katy Taylor 3-1.

Friendswood swimmers defeat Clear Lake in dual meet  Photos Included

The Friendswood High Mustang girls and boys honored its graduating seniors while defeating the Clear Lake Falcons swim team.

No. 10 state-ranked Shadow Creek remains perfect in district  Photos Included

The Lady Sharks beat Alvin 71-42 and thrashed Alief Elsik 77-14.

Miller's buzzer beater lifts Dawson over Strake 62-59  Photos Included

Dawson had to rally in the final minute of the game to pull out a 62-59 win.

Buckelew honored  Photos Included

The veteran coach recently picked up his 800th career win.


Friendswood boys and girls win dual swim meet  

The girls outscored Katy 177 to 115 and the boys outscored Katy 152 to 108.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

When you drop the ball

The truth is -- all of us will blow it in 2022.

Pearland girls soccer  Photos Included

The Lady Oilers took the win 4-2 over the Lady Mavericks.

Manvel sweeps Friendswood boys and girls teams  

The win by the Mavericks improves their season mark to 13-11 and 6-1 in district while the Mustangs fall to 8-11 overall and 1-4 in league play.

No. 11 state-ranked Lady Sharks take out Lady Eagles 56-28  

The No. 11 state-ranked Shadow Creek Lady Sharks improved their overall season record to 18-2 when they beat the Dawson Lady Eagles 56-28.

Shadow Creek dominates Dawson 60-42 in district contest  Photos Included

Shadow Creek improved to 3-0 in league play while Dawson dropped their district opener and are now 2-1.

Brown selected to the MaxPreps All-American team  Photos Included

The Arizona State commit was one of the few Texas players to be named to the elite teams.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Life is measured by what you have learned

"If you say you are happy -- then make sure you tell your face so others will know it."


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

An Instant Replay in 2021...

If you had a chance to change (replay) some things that you did in 2021 -- what would you change?

Pearland & Dawson girls basketball  Photos Included

Schedules and team photos.

Pre-district schedule prepares Dawson for district title run  Photos Included

This year's squad is gifted with a great deal of height and dependable shooters which will allow the Eagles to score high and play an upbeat tempo game.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Angels are around -- especially this time of the year

“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.”

Letters of of intent signed  Photos Included

Signees for playing football at college.

Friendswood girls first, boys third at Holiday Splash swim meet  Photos Included

The meet featured a mixture of 5A and 6A schools.

Lady Oilers seeing early success under new leadership  Photos Included

Currently, Pearland is 11-7 overall and 1-1 in District 23-6A action


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

The pebble in your shoes

"There is someone who cares for your little pebbles and big boulders in life. Don't forget that!"

Lady Eagles begin season under new coaching leader  Photos Included

"I’ve had the pleasure in the last 10 years to serve under some phenomenal leadership in Mark Barre (basketball), Jason Karim (volleyball), and Lauren Leth (volleyball)," Dawson's new girls basketball head coach Sharee Griffin said.

Friendswood boys basketball looks to make playoffs  Photos Included

Friendswood head coach Caleb Marburger is drawing a positive spin from last season and has already seen his team improving for the season with a current 8-8 mark and 1-1 in district.

Lady Mustangs using district to get on winning track  Photos Included

The year is beginning to look more favorable as Friendswood is now 10-8 after going on a 5-1 winning streak including being 4-0 in District 22-5A.

Friendswood coaches, Reyes head All-District 9-5A Div. I picks  Photos Included

Koopmann and Co. allowed their quiet confidence to prevail as the team shut out the noise and negativity to go on a 6-0 run through district to finish as District 9-5A Div. I co-champions -- something they hadn't done since 2010.


Lewis, Potts named as finalists for TD Club of Houston  Photos Included

The annual UIL High School Awards Dinner will be held on Wednesday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bayou City Event Center.

Friendswood girls receive All-District volleyball honors  

The Lady Mustangs finished the 2021 season with a 36-10 overall record and 13-3 district mark.

Friendswood swimmers finish third overall at Hornet TISCA meet  Photos Included

The Mustang Swim and Dive Team is coached by Head Coach Craig Sikkema and Varsity Assistant Monica Whitsett.

Dawson roundballers finish third at Mansfield ISD Tournament  

Dawson caught fire on offense with 23 points while using a suffocating defense that limited Amarillo to only six points in the final quarter.

Jones, Butler, Burgess, Stroman, Lewis headline All-District 23-6A gridiron picks  Photos Included

The players selected by the district coaches honored the outstanding accomplishments on the field for the 2021 football season.


800 Wins and counting  Photos Included

Pearland head basketball coach Steve Buckelew has been at the helm of the Oilers since 1995.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

There's a wrong way and a right way to leave

"A good coach will make his players see what they can be rather than what they are."

Leth, Scroggins, Nance, Torres, Stevens, Grey top All-District 23-6A selections  Photos Included

Dawson was 12-0 in district and finished 41-5 overall while advancing to the Class 6A Region III semifinals.

Football Hall of Famer Curley Culp passes away  Photos Included

Enshrined into the Hall of Fame in 2013, Culp played 14 seasons of professional football with the Kansas City Chiefs (1968-1974), the Houston Oilers (1974-1980) and the Detroit Lions (1980-81).

Former Oiler shines for UH  Photos Included

Parish finished the game with 1.5 sacks and leads the Cougars with five on the season.

Hightower runs past Manvel 31-21 to advance to region finals  Photos Included

Manvel closes out the 2021 season with a 10-3 record.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Thanksgiving is a blessed time of the year

"I've learned that I still have a lot to learn. . ."

C.E. King rushes past Shadow Creek in 52-34 win  Photos Included

Shadow Creek had no defense for the ground attack of C.E. King as the Panthers rushed for 485 yards.

Summer Creek ends season for Dawson 35-7  Photos Included

Summer Creek used a suffocating defense that limited the Eagles to nine first downs, 59 yards rushing, and 126 yards passing for a total of 185 yards of total offense.

Manvel, Seymore runs past Weiss 41-31 to advance  Photos Included

Manvel will seek to avenge an earlier 16-12 loss to Hightower in the regular season on Friday, November 26 at Hall Stadium at 7:00 p.m.


Shadow Creek survives Clear Creek to advance  Photos Included

The District 23-6A champion Sharks may have taken the Wildcats for granted thinking the first round was going to be a cakewalk.

Angleton's early lead spells doom for Friendswood 34-18  

Friendswood will no doubt build off this year for the next football season in 2022.

Clear Springs edges Pearland 42-35  Photos Included

For the past four years, the Oilers are now 1-4 in the post-season while Pearland has lost the opening round of the playoffs for the past three out of four years.

Dawson takes out Clear Falls 35-31 to advance in playoffs  Photos Included

"This was a great example of how hard work, throughout the season, pays off," said Dawson head coach Mike Allison.


No. 2 state-ranked Dawson advances to volleyball regionals  Photos Included

Dawson advances to the Class 6A Region III semifinals where they will face the Ridge Point Lady Panthers (36-10) at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville on Friday, November 12 at 5:00 p.m.

Week 10 Bayway Lincoln/Volvo & Bayway Chevrolet Players of the Week  Photos Included

Pearland, Dawson, Shadow Creek and Friendswood.

Haileab places 9th at UIL 6A state cross country meet  Photos Included

Haileab's time of 15:18 was his fastest time ever at state and the second fastest he has ever recorded in his illustrious high school career at Dawson.

Shadow Creek closes out regular season with win over Hastings  Photos Included

The Sharks shut out Alief Hastings 37-0 and now will prepare for the Class 6A Region III Div. II playoffs.

Pearland survives Dawson 25-23 for Bayway PearBowl title  Photos Included

Dawson entered the 8th Annual Bayway Chevrolet PearBowl with a 4-3 edge in the series, but Pearland evened the series 4-4 with their win over the Eagles.

Friendswood shares district title with win over PA Memorial 28-27  Photos Included

Friendswood (6-4, 6-1) will host the Angleton Wildcats (7-3, 5-3) in the Region III-5A-I bi-district playoffs.


Week 9 Bayway Lincoln/Volvo & Bayway Chevrolet Players of the Week  Photos Included

Pearland, Dawson, Shadow Creek and Friendswood.

Dawson, Burgess dismantles Alief Elsik 34-6  Photos Included

The only negative for the Eagles was losing four fumbles that could have cost them points on the scoreboard.

Friendswood beats Ball High to advance to district title game  Photos Included

“We just had to keep our kids positive, keep our kids moving forward,” Friendswood head coach Robert Koopmann said.

Shadow Creek edges Pearland 34-27 for district crown  Photos Included

As predicted, this game wasn't decided until late in the final quarter.


Week 8 Bayway Lincoln/Volvo & Bayway Chevrolet Players of the Week  Photos Included

Pearland, Dawson, Shadow Creek and Friendswood.

Pearland and Manvel football  Photos Included

Both teams posted a win.

Class 6A Region III cross country meet  Photos Included

Dawson senior Noah Haileab finished second.

Shadow Creek blitzes Alief Elsik 49-0  Photos Included

Shadow Creek will travel to Pearland to face the Oilers at The Rig on Friday, October 29 in a game for the district title.

Friendswood thrashes GC Memorial 62-0  Photos Included

“This football team has come a long way in five or six weeks,” Friendswood head football coach Robert Koopmann said.

Dawson rolls past Alvin 35-21  Photos Included

Dawson will travel to Crump Stadium to play Alief Elsik on Thursday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m.


Friendswood gets third straight district win  

Friendswood is now 3-1 in district and tied for second place with Baytown Lee in the league standings.

Shadow Creek stings Alvin 49-13  Photos Included

The Sharks have reserved their place in the post-season with the win over Alvin.

Dawson hangs on for 24-21 win over Strake Jesuit  Photos Included

Dawson will host the Alvin Yellowjackets on Friday, October 22 at Pearland ISD Stadium at 7:00 p.m. The Eagles can secure their place in the post-season with a win over the Jackets.

Pearland's late-game heroics beat Taylor 36-30  Photos Included

"Our kids were staring adversity in the face down 16 points and responded with our backs against the wall," Pearland head coach Ricky Tullos said.

Week 7 Bayway Lincoln/Volvo & Bayway Chevrolet Players of the Week  Photos Included

Pearland, Dawson, Shadow Creek and Friendswood.

Haileab, Peters, Pearland girls capture cross country district titles  Photos Included

Two of the best boy and girl cross country runners in the state may be from Dawson and Pearland High Schools.


Week 6 Bayway Lincoln/Volvo & Bayway Chevrolet Players of the Week  Photos Included

Pearland, Dawson, Shadow Creek and Friendswood.

Friendswood rushes past Beaumont United 21-7  

The Mustangs traveled to Beaumont ISD Stadium to face Beaumont United in a District 9-5A Div. I contest and returned home with a 21-7 win to put them back in the post-season picture.

Shadow Creek holds off Strake Jesuit 35-20  Photos Included

Shadow Creek jumped out to a 28-6 lead before Strake Jesuit cut the lead to 28-20 late in the fourth quarter setting up the Sharks final touchdown.

Dawson gets untracked for 40-23 win over Taylor  Photos Included

Dawson will travel to Crusader Stadium to face Strake Jesuit on Friday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m. in a crucial district game that has playoff implications.

Pearland takes out Elsik 42-6  Photos Included

The Oilers are now 4-2 on the season and 3-0 in district.


Week 5 Bayway Lincoln/Volvo & Bayway Chevrolet Players of the Week  Photos Included

Pearland, Dawson, Shadow Creek and Friendswood.

Shadow Creek outlasts Dawson 45-31  Photos Included

Shadow Creek finished with 503 yards of total offense compared to 384 yards for Dawson.

Friendswood gets first win of the season 24-7  

It sure felt good when we got in that victory formation,” said Friendswood head coach Robert Koopmann.

Pearland rips Alvin 56-14 in district contest  Photos Included

Pearland will host Alief Elsik (1-4, 0-2) on Friday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m. at The Rig.


Week 4 Bayway Lincoln/Volvo Players of the Week  Photos Included

Pearland, Dawson, Shadow Creek and Friendswood.

Friendswood comes up short against Baytown Lee 19-14  

The Mustangs will host the Baytown Sterling Rangers on Friday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Henry Winston Stadium.

Shadow Creek wins district opener 35-21  Photos Included

Shadow Creek will travel to Pearland ISD Stadium on Friday, October 1 at 7:00 to face the defending district champion Dawson Eagles. The outcome of this game will have district title implications.

Dawson dominates Alief Hastings 40-0  Photos Included

The win at Crump Stadium gives the Eagles a 3-1 season record and 1-0 in league play while Hastings drops to 0-4 this season.

Pearland takes out Strake Jesuit 41-20  Photos Included

The offense produced big, game-changing plays in a display of a much more attacking game plan while the defense came up with outstanding plays that kept the Oilers in command of the game.

Hightower rallies for a 16-12 win over Manvel  Photos Included

Manvel has an open date this week.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Masking Up...

Space doesn't allow me to describe all the specialty masks now available, but . . .

Manvel pounces on Rosenberg Terry 41-6  

Manvel will host Fort Bend Hightower on Thursday, September 23 at 7:00 p.m. at Freedom Field.

Area Volleyball Report  Photos Included

Manvel, Friendswood, Pearland and Dawson.

Week 3 Players of the Week  Photos Included

Bayway Lincoln/Volvo week 3 offensive and defensive players of the week.


Pasadena Dobie rolls past Friendswood 63-6  

Friendswood will try to regroup on Friday, September 24 when they travel to face Baytown Lee at Stallworth Stadium at 7:00 p.m. The Mustangs are idle on Friday, September 17.

Shadow Creek gets past Cy-Woods 28-11  Photos Included

The Shadow Creek Sharks probably had the toughest non-district schedule in the state after facing state-powers North Shore and Bridgeland.

Dawson moves past George Ranch 26-13  Photos Included

The Eagles are idle this week, but will travel to Crump Stadium on Thursday, September 23 to play Alief Hastings at 7:00 p.m. in the District 23-6A opener for both teams.

Pearland pulls out win over Oak Ridge 36-33  Photos Included

Facing an 0-3 start against the Oak Ridge War Eagles, the Oilers needed to have some players make some key plays that would put them on the winning path.


Week 2 — Players of the Week  Photos Included

Pearland, Dawson, Shadow Creek, Friendswood.

No. 3 Manvel takes out No. 4 Crosby 35-21  

The Mavs took control of the game in the third quarter with three scores to build a 35-14 lead.

Clear Brook gets past Friendswood 25-14  

When the dust had settled, Clear Brook emerged with a 25-14 win to even their season record to 1-1 while Friendswood is 0-2.

No. 6 area-ranked Bridgeland edges Shadow Creek 24-14  Photos Included

The Sharks will travel to face Cypress Woods on Friday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. at FCU Stadium.

Pearland falls to Memorial 17-14 in OT  Photos Included

Pearland will host the Oak Ridge War Eagles on Friday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. at The Rig.

Dawson throttles Houston Heights 58-19  Photos Included

Dawson had 336 total yards and 17 first downs.


Manvel loses heartbreaker to Dickinson 45-42  Photos Included

After Dickinson head coach John Snelson called a timeout to ice the kicker, the attempt hooked wide right to allow the Gators to get the hard-fought win.

North Shore slips past Shadow Creek 33-10  

“Their defense had a whole lot to do with (our issues),” Shadow Creek head coach Brad Butler said.

Clear Falls rushes past Dawson 31-7  

Dawson will host Houston Heights on Friday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m. at Pearland ISD Stadium.

Summer Creek pounds Friendswood 48-0 in season opener  

The Bulldogs had 15 returning starters off last year's team while Friendswood had only seven returning starters and it showed.

Ridge Point thumps Pearland 41-13 in season opener  Photos Included

The Oilers faced a very talented and experienced team who took advantage of several Pearland miscues.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Enjoy the coming year of sports

Don't forget about those who participate in the band, cheerleaders, drill team, cross country, volleyball, tennis, and other organizations.

No. 2 Manvel faces challenging non-district schedule  Photos Included

The non-district schedule should prepare them for district competition when the real season begins.


Pearland senior running back  Photos Included

Pearland RB Dominic Serna runs through drills at practice.


Local teams perform well at John Turner Volleyball Tournament  

Last week, 58 teams invaded Pearland as the Adidas John Turner Classic Volleyball Tournament began.

Football Schedules for Pearland, Dawson, Friendswood  

Shadow Creek has challenging start to 2021 season  Photos Included

The Sharks open the season against the North Shore Mustangs who have won the Class 6A Div. I state title the last two out of three years.

Brown, Dixson honored at Houston TD Club  Photos Included

The TD Club of Houston's pre-season team is selected based on input received from the Greater Houston Football Coaches Association, media members and college recruiting experts.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Growing up in a “cappuccino mocha espresso latté” world

My daughter, Lexis, loves Christmas because she knows I will get her a gift card from Starbuck's.


Positive start for Friendswood crucial for 2021 season  Photos Included

The Mustangs will face a tough non-district schedule that will set the tone for the 2021 football season.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Texas has it all

Every thought about all the different towns in Texas?

Non-district schedule to challenge Dawson to begin season  Photos Included

Some coaches will schedule some easy teams as their non-district opponents to begin the season, but that is not the case with Dawson head coach Mike Allison.

Area diamondmen named to TSWA All-State baseball teams  Photos Included

Two Friendswood players, three Manvel players and four Shadow Creek players were named.

Dawson's Brown named to MaxPreps pre-season All-American second-team  Photos Included

Brown hit 48-of-51 extra points while nailing 14-of-15 field goals including six field goals that traveled over 40 yards during his sophomore year.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

How do you respond to the storm?

It is very interesting to see how people handle the various storms or situations in life.

Friendswood looks to get back into the playoffs  Photos Included

Friendswood head coach Robert Koopmann will welcome three offensive and six defensive starters to go with 26 returning lettermen.

No. 2 state-ranked Manvel to be a force this season  Photos Included

The Mavericks return five starters on offense and seven starters on defense plus 23 returning lettermen to give them an experienced squad on both sides of the ball.


Laneigh Clark inducted into the TGCA Hall of Fame  Photos Included

Coach Clark is the winningest 6A coach in Texas high school softball history and the second winningest Texas high school softball coach of any class.

Pearland has the talent to compete for district title  Photos Included

Pearland is expected to advance to the post-season for the 22nd straight year.

From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Is it hot or what?

"I hope you find a shady spot and enjoy a cool breeze here in Pearland."


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Little known facts about Texas

I'm not sure that you can ever really take out the OKIE from someone born north of the Red River -- but I must admit that I'm right proud to live in Texas.

Dawson ready to defend their District 23-6A crown  Photos Included

"Our young guys are talented and we are confident they'll step up to the challenge," said head football coach Mike Allison.


2nd - 9th Grade Football Camp 2021.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Shadows we run from

While there are many that I could mention -- one comes to the forefront and that is the "Shadow of Unhappiness."

Jere Adams named Pearland's new girls basketball coach  Photos Included

In a recent interview, Adams said, "Pearland has had some solid runs in the playoffs, and I want to build upon that.

Shadow Creek picked to win District 23-6A title  Photos Included

Head coach Brad Butler doesn't have to look any further that his own son, Duke (6-1, 170, 4.6), to lead the offense.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Let Freedom Ring

As the 245th birthday of America approaches ... I want to show you that there is hope for America!

Pearland's Connor Wong makes MLB debut with Boston  Photos Included

Wong got his first look as a starting catcher against the New York Yankees with the starting pitcher being Nathan Eovaldi who played at Alvin High School.

Shadow Creek competes at 7-on-7 state tournament  Photos Included

Shadow Creek advanced to the Championship Bracket after emerging from Pool Play the first day.

Pearland's Laneigh Clark to be inducted in Hall of Fame  Photos Included

The ceremony will be in the Ballroom of the Hilton Arlington Hotel on July 12 at 7:00 p.m.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

2021 Football media guide ads now being accepted

If you are interested in placing an ad in these media guides, please give me a call or Email me and I will send you the details of what you need to do.

Jamie Gill set to guide Pearland volleyball fortunes  Photos Included

There is no question Gill brings the pedigree and experience to make Pearland a force in volleyball.

Dawson, Pearland diamondmen honored on All-District team  Photos Included

Pearland and Dawson players were named to the first and second teams.

Coach Isabel Gomez takes on new role at Dawson  Photos Included

While in the Pearland ISD, Gomez has coached basketball, softball, cross country and now golf.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .


Next time you see broccoli on the and say, "I'll have the steak and baked potato, thank you!"

Rogers, Pacheco named THSBCA first-team All-State  Photos Included

Friendswood advanced to the 5A Region III finals and finished with a 31-3 overall season mark.

Pacheco, Maxcey headline All-District 24-5A baseball picks  Photos Included

Selected unanimously by the league coach for Most Valuable Player honors was senior shortstop Izaac Pacheco.

East slips past West 13-11 in 2021 Bayou Bowl  Photos Included

Selected on the West team for Pearland was Lawrence Clark and Caleb Mendez.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

Reflections on social media

"When I want to talk to someone, I prefer to pick up the phone and talk directly to them," Alabama head coach Nick Saban said.

Dawson Boys Basketball Camp  Photos Included

June 14-17, 5th-9th grade.

Friendswood diamondmen fall to Barbers Hill in region final  Photos Included

With a record-setting 30-0 start and a No. 1 national ranking, the Mustangs dropped two straight in a best-of-three series to the Eagles to end their season with a 31-3 recorded.


From the Cluttered Desk . . .

And you thought you heard it all

Here are genuine answers to a GED exam from 16 year old's . . .

Sharee Griffin named girls' head basketball coach at Dawson  Photos Included

"I’ve had the pleasure in the last 10 years to serve under some phenomenal leadership" Griffin said. "They have taught me so much and all have been instrumental in preparing me for this position.

No. 1 Friendswood advances after beating College Station  Photos Included

The Mustangs defeated College Station 4-1 in game one, but lost game two 10-6 to send the series to a game three with the winner advancing to the Class 5A Region III finals.

Jersey Village knocks Pearland out of the playoffs  Photos Included

The Oilers claimed the first game 11-2, but the Falcons took the second game 3-2 forcing a deciding third game.