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Strike Out Cancer Tournament successful

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS The Pearland Lady Oilers recently hosted the annual “Jennifer Haynie Strike Out Cancer” Softball Tournament in honor of former Lady Oiler Jennifer Haynie and others who were presently fighting cancer or those who were cancer survivors. Haynie graduated from PHS in 2007 and was accepted and …

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SOTX Basketball Competition

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More than 400 Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) athletes participated in individual skills and team competitions on March 3 in Alvin. The individual skills competition had athletes show their proficiency in dribbling and shooting. Basketball teams that competed in the Gulf Coast Area tournament are eligible to participate in the state …

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FHS Cheer wins Silver at State UIL, named Fight Song Champ

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Three is a charm for the Friendswood High School Cheerleaders who competed at the UIL Spirit State Championships in Fort Worth Jan. 11-13. Their goal was to make the Top Five. They did, coming in second place and winning a 2018 6A Division 2 State Silver Medal. …

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Astros trophy arrives in Alvin for photo ops

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Works of art often travel to allow audiences a chance to take in the beauty of the work. For Astros fans in Alvin and throughout Texas, art is the Commissioners Trophy won by the Astros in their first World Series championship beating the Dodgers. Son of Hall …

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Koopman named Galveston County Coach of the Year

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Robert Koopmann has learned two valuable lessons over the course of a 33-year coaching career. Patience is a virtue and life is good in Friendswood. Patience became a reality when Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area in late August/early September. Friendswood was one of the hardest areas hit by Harvey …

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So close, yet so far away as Manvel falls in state finals

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS How close was it? Some said two yards, others said a yard. A mere 12 inches from getting the first football state title in Manvel’s young history. The Mavs have had close opportunities in the past, but none that would come within a foot of becoming …

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Manvel settles Brazoria County dispute; advances to state title game

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS Two undefeated Brazoria County teams squared off at NRG Stadium — both 13-0 on the season — with the winner advancing to the Class 5A Division I state championship game to face defending 5A state champion Highland Park who beat Denton Ryan 35-25 for the right …

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Manvel advances with win over Temple 49-34

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS Last year, Manvel’s season came to a screeching halt as they fell to the Temple Wildcats 24-23 in the 5A Region III Div. I finals ending their quest to win a first-ever state title. It is now 2017 and the Mavs found themselves in a re-match …

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Manvel rushes past Cedar Park 56-17 to advance to region finals

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS Manvel finds themselves in familiar territory as they will be in the Class 5A Region III Div. I finals after beating the Cedar Park Timberwolves 56-17. This is the second time the Mavs have beaten Cedar Park to send them to the 5A region finals to …