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Baytown Parks and Recreation will send 36 young track and field athletes to the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation’s Summer Games of Texas this week in College Station.

A member of the Baytown community was a big winner at the fourth annual Houston Astros George Springer All-Star Bowling Benefit, held Sunday, July 8 at Bowlmor on Bunker Hill in Houston.

Possibly due to better press coverage, a lot of fishermen seem to think there are only three fish in our bays to catch and eat: redfish (red drum), speckled trout (spotted sea trout) and flounder. Offshore fishermen in the Gulf also target red snapper, and several others. 

Keep Baytown Beautiful President Scott Sheley directs the second annual trash off hot dog-eating contest Saturday at the Baytown Optimist Club. From left are Robert E. Lee High School sophomore Alfredo Nieto, Goose Creek Memorial High School senior Taylor Cane and Ross S. Sterling High Schoo…

Four years of sweat, hopes and dreams will all come down to one soccer match Sunday as France and Croatia take the pitch in Russia in the final game of the World Cup. The French will have their first opportunity since 1812 to finish what they started in Moscow and walk away a winner. The iro…

Goose Creek CISD athletic director Dr. Bernie Mulvaney has been named the winner of the Joe Bill Fox Distinguished Service Award, one of several honors awarded annually by the Texas High School Athletic Directors Association.

There will be a familiar face in the visitors’ bench area when the Angelina Roadrunners men’s basketball team visits Lee College this season. The only difference will be that he’s patrolling the sidelines rather than sitting on the bench.

Recreation does not come in a one-size-fits-all category. But if you look around, odds are, the Baytown Parks and Recreation Department has something that you will find both interesting and challenging. 

Baytown was well represented in the winner’s circle in the second stop of Rudy’s Pro Redfish Series in Hopedale, Louisiana in June. Baytown’s Austin Angel teamed up with Lance Reynolds of Louisiana to take first. Baytown’s Brent Juarez and Cole Starr took second. From left are Reynolds, Juar…

Editor’s note — This is the first of two stories highlighting area softball players competing at the next level. 

Storms could do little to deter the Texas Bud Heat Wave 5 Mile & 5K Run. Located in Mont Belvieu for the first time, the Heat Wave drew over 900 participants despite Tuesday night and Wednesday morning downpours. 

Former Lee College and LSU basketball player Duop Reath has been named to the Dallas Maverick Summer League team. The Mavericks will begin play in the Las Vegas Summer League starting today. Reath averaged 12.5 points a game and 5.3 rebounds for the Tigers this past season. He helped lead LS…

The Barbers Hill athletic program continued to shine as a whole this past season. Highlighted by strong runs in softball, baseball and girls basketball, Eagle athletics placed in a tie for 20th with Kerrville Tivy in the Lone Star Cup this past school year. 

Hello Alex Trebek, I will take NBA Free Agency of $1,000. How do you make signing LeBron James seem totally irrelevant? What is Golden State has stolen our soul by signing Boogie Cousins.

Nature is magnificent. Poets have extolled its virtues and idyllic refuge for centuries. But it’s akin to solitude. That has been said to sometimes be a disease and sometimes a cure, depending upon the dosage.

Lee Martinez has traded in his ball cap and whistle for khakis and collared shirts. The former North Shore baseball coach has officially stepped into his new role as the Goose Creek CISD Assistant Athletic Director and is in the process of blending in. It is a learning experience and by all …

Editor’s note — This is the last of two stories on the new coaching staff for the Sterling Ranger football program.

The Goose Creek Memorial football team wrapped up its 7-on-7 season Tuesday with a 7-0 win over Anahuac and a 0-0 tie against Robert E. Lee at Stallworth Stadium. Now, it is time for the program to turn its attention to real football in August.

Barbers Hill student Brookelyn Livanec has been selected to play in the USSSA All American Games. It is the second year in a row she has been selected to play in event, which takes place at the Space Coast Stadium in Viera, Florida. 

Assistant coaches are important in baseball. There are countless scenarios to go over and decisions to be made by a head coach. It is always important to have a great assistant coach that can help with a different perspective. The next assistant baseball coach at Ross S. Sterling will have b…

Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros have been through a lot together. You have to wonder how much longer the relationship will last as the organization attempts to sustain its success.

The Sterling boys basketball team entered last team with an inexperienced roster. Ranger fans can expect another inexperienced roster for the upcoming season.

After a yearlong hiatus, the Robert E. Lee football booster club is back in business. The board is calling all Ganders to join for free in their first season back supporting the REL football team. All you have to do to be a part of the club, says president Sadie Martinez, is show up to the m…

Anahuac ISD Education Foundation is selling pavers for the entrance to the new Kyle White Field/Gid Campbell Track at Anahuac High School.  

You’ve probably heard of the “Seven Wonders of the World.” What I’m gonna tell you about ranks on my list of the “Seven Wonders of the WILDLIFE World” -- right alongside hunting in Africa, fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and its bays, stalking bighorn rams in the Rockies, quail hunting in the …

The Lee College Athletic Department celebrated its boosters and athletes during the 2018 Rebel Golf Tournament at Eagle Pointe Golf Club Friday afternoon.

The Lee College Athletic Department will have its third volleyball coach in as many years when it opens the 2018 season this fall. 

Those camping out by their mailboxes have been rewarded as Dave Campbell’s Football magazine has released its highly anticipated summer edition. 

After a week of practice, all-star games and countless hours of work by members of the Southeast Texas Coaches Association, the association’s president Bobby Locke, who is also the offensive coordinator at Goose Creek Memorial, can look back at the festivities as a success.

The Robert E. Lee football booster club will hold a car wash fundraiser Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of Dreams Event Hall, located at 110 South Alexander Drive in Baytown (on the corner of Texas Avenue and Alexander Drive.) Football players will be there to wash the cars and any d…