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Two Manvel teammates commit to Texas A&M

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Texas A&M Aggies have landed two 2018 commitments from the Manvel Mavericks. Brian Johnson, an outside linebacker/safety hybrid, committed to Coach Kevin Sumlin and the Aggies recently. The 6-foot-1.5, 185-pound Johnson made the announcement of his commitment on his personal Twitter account. Johnson has been called …

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Walls name to TGCA All-Star team

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS The Texas Girls Coaching Association selects a maximum of 20 All-Stars, from conferences 1-4A and 5-6A in softball each year. These student-athletes are selected by the TGCA Softball Committee, which is composed of softball member coaches of the association, at their annual meeting. Selections are made …

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Williams-Yates named top coach in county

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS Christa Williams-Yates is a softball legend at the University of Texas. When one walks into the UT Red and Charline McCombs Field, there is a full-size picture of the two-time Olympic Gold Medalist who, not only made a name in the college softball ranks, but also …

Scalise, Oilers, Eagles honored on All-District baseball team

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS Pearland shared the 2017 District 23-6A baseball title and the Oilers had six players named to the All-District 23-6A first-team while head coach Anthony Scalise was named 23-6A “Co-Coach of the Year.” Named to the first-team for the Oilers included catcher Jacob Whitehead, shortstop Parker DeLeon, …

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School’s First Medal

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Alvin Shadow Creek junior Hailey Pollard shows off her gold medal after winning the Class 5A Girls Discus event at the UIL Track & Field State Championships at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Pollard won the discus with a distance of …

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Lady Mavs blanked by Dayton 12-0

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS The Dayton Lady Broncos came to Manvel focused on winning the Class 5A Region III area contest and they did it with focus and power 12-0 to eliminate the Lady Mavericks from the softball playoffs. Dayton scored in each of the five innings before the 10-run …

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District 23-6A Co-Champions

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The Pearland Oilers (18-11) diamondmen closed out the regular season with impressive wins over Brazoswood and then No. 1 state-ranked George Ranch to share the 23-6A title. Pearland will face Clear Falls in the opening round of the playoffs in a best-of-three series. The Oilers and Knights will meet at …