Friendswood set to face non-district schedule

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS Friendswood has three non-district games to begin the 2017 football campaign and they easily disposed of two of them last season getting lopsided wins over the Texas City Stingarees 54-20, and the Kingwood Mustangs 58-20, but the weather ended up canceling the game against the Summer …

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Dawson turns in strong performance at Turner Classic

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS Dawson head volleyball coach Jason Karim was confident entering the 2017 season, but that confidence grew after his girls proved they are going to be a strong favorite to defend their District 23-6A title and be a favorite to capture the Class 6A Region III crown …

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FHS mascots, cheerleaders named All American

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Both the Friendswood High School mascots and 21 cheerleaders competed and were named All American by the National Cheerleading Association (NCA) this summer. The four students who serve as Mighty, the FHS mascot competed at the NCA Mascot Camp at Moody Gardens in Galveston recently. All four …

Adidas John Turner Volleyball Classic to be held Aug. 10-12

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The 20th anniversary of the Adidas-John Turner Volleyball Classic will be August 10-12, 2017. The tournament has had several names and sponsors over 20 years, but was recently named, and rightly so, after former Pearland head volleyball coach John Turner, who had a vision for such a great event and …

Friendswood athletes qualified for Jr. Olympics

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Friendswood athletes qualified for either the AAU Jr. Olympics and/or USATF Jr. Olympics recently. The athletes were all members of the All American Throwers of Friendswood with Coach Nick Capuano. The young athletes qualified at the AAU Region 17 National Qualifier competition July 5-8 at Hightower High …

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Lacrosse team offers area kids a unique sports opportunity

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By LYNN SHIGEKAWA The finest aspects of youth sports are modelled by this exciting young lacrosse team that recently won the Texas Two Step tournament in Dallas. The Hounds’ philosophy is “no tryouts” and “no cuts” and they take kids from several different areas including Manvel, Alvin, Pearland and Friendswood. …

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Kason Martin commits to North Texas

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS Manvel senior quarterback Kason Martin is the field-general for one of the top Class 5A teams in the state. As his final season in high school approaches, Martin made the decision that will influence his educational and athletic future when he selected North Texas in Denton, …

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Tony Heath era sadly over at Pearland

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS When it comes to putting in perspective what Tony Heath has meant to the Pearland Oilers football program and the overall impact he has had at Pearland High School and the Pearland community, the adjectives and emotions are difficult to put into words. It is hard …

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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 …