2018 High School football season kicks off this week

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BY DR. DAVID DAVIS The area football teams will kickoff the 2018 football season this coming Thursday and Friday. The teams have wrapped up their scrimmage schedules and now they are ready to get the real season underway. Here are the teams and how they match up to their opponents: …

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First Day of Practice

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS Photo by Lloyd Hendricks Houston’s KPRC Channel 2 television station arrived on Monday for the first day of practice for the Pearland Oilers. New head coach Ricky Tullos is ready to get things going before the season opener when the Oilers will face Cy-Springs at Cy-Fair …

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Manvel to be challenged by non-district foes

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS Manvel was 14-1 last season and lost a heartbreaker to defending 5A Division I state champion Highland Park 53-49 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. It appeared that the Mavs would return home with their first-ever state championship until a late touchdown gave the Scots the improbable …

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Manvel picked to win District 11-5A Div. II

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS Photo by Casey Chancellor Manvel has a new head football coach and a new district, but there is nothing new about the Mavericks being favored to win the league title. Most would agree that the Mavs won’t really be tested until it is time to enter …

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Pearland archers win big at state championship

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On July 7-8 archers from the Pearland Archery Club competed in the Texas State Archery Association’s State Championship in Conroe, Texas. The event was hosted by the Woodlands JOAD Club and sanctioned by USA Archery. Archers from Pearland participate in the Pearland Archery Club’s JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) program …

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Friendswood U6 Advancing to World Series

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Friendswood U6 takes 2nd place in the district and is moving on to the World Series in Youngsville, Louisiana July 11-14. This is the first U6 team for Friendswood all stars and the first team for Friendswood to make it to the World Series! Team members are: Jackson Becker, Tyson …

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Cory Benavidas named new Friendswood head baseball coach

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS Former Friendswood athletic standout Cory Benavidas was named as the new Friendswood head baseball coach after former coach Steve Hecker resigned earlier last month. Benavidas is a 2006 FHS graduate where he was an exciting football and baseball player in his own right. And now he …

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Friendswood boys compete at state water polo tournament

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS Photo by Cassie Nagle The Friendswood Mustangs boys water polo team made history this season as they qualified for the state water polo tournament. No Friendswood team had ever advanced to state, but this year’s squad set a new standard for others to achieve. The Mustangs …

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FHS Wranglerettes named National Champions

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The Friendswood High School Wranglerettes attended the MA National Dance Competition in Fort Worth on the weekend of March 23 and came home with the title of National Champions Best in Class as well as many other top awards. The team was awarded 1st place in the Extra-Large team division …

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Freedom Field making progress

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS Photos by Lloyd Hendricks The Alvin ISD Board of Trustees voted to name the new football stadium “Freedom Field.” Located at Iowa Colony Boulevard and County Road 65 in the Meridiana development, the $41.4 million structure is slated to open in the summer of 2018. The …