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By the time the COVID-19 pandemic has become a memory and life gets back to normal, Clayton Hall may have had enough time to put Forrest Gump to shame.

Sterling High School senior Jacob Landry knows what it feels like to lose a year of athletics.

TOKYO  — The Olympic flame is set to arrive in Japan from Greece even as the opening of the Tokyo Games in four months is in doubt with more voices calling for the event to be postponed or canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Tonight was meant to be the one where a number of Baytown-area kids went to bed and dreamt about waking up the next morning to embark on a new season of little league baseball and softball.

It all became real when the long-awaited new version of the Gary Herrington baseball tournament, the inaugural Battle of the Bay was shuttered after Thursday’s action. 

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball pushed back opening day until mid-May at the earliest on Monday because of the new coronavirus after the federal government recommended restricting events of more than 50 people for the next eight weeks.

The title has a double meaning. For one, it’s the Morse code call for emergency assistance. The other might have kept you from reading this. But I’m glad you’re still here. 

For now, high school sports in the state of Texas are suspended through March 29 after the UIL announced its response to the coronavirus that has led to professional and collegiate sports to do the same at various lengths of time.

A 17-15 record on paper meant statistical improvement for the Lee College Rebels basketball team, but for head coach Roy Champagne, it still left a lot to be desired.

It may not be an ideal way to open a season, but the Goose Creek Memorial baseball team can take a bit of solace after a 3-9 start three weeks into their campaign.

One team is on the verge of a playoff spot while the other is enjoying a season of improvement as both Sterling soccer teams see their campaigns wind down.

Sean Haggerty came to the Crosby High School basketball program, saw all those hoops and conquered filling it with many of his shots.

It’s time to congratulate the run of the Crosby boys basketball team that ended its run to the top spot of the Power Five at No. 3 following its Region 3 quarterfinal defeat last week against Fort Bend Hightower.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Houston ace Justin Verlander has a mild strain of a back muscle and said it would “probably take a miracle” for him to pitch in the Astros’ opener at Oakland on March 26.

MONT BELVIEU – Bonnie Landry wanted her Barbers Hill Lady Eagles to get to work the minute she took over as the girls soccer head coach last spring.

MONT BELVIEU – Things are going just fine for the Barbers Hill baseball team even if it isn’t undefeated.

MONT BELVIEU – The Barbers Hill boys and girls track teams played hospitable hosts, but refused to be to gracious Thursday at their own Barbers Hill Relays.

A year removed from the fires that plagued Southeast Texas, its refineries and air quality, the 70th annual Baytown Invitational tennis tournament is ready to get back in action.

The Barbers Hill Relays are back and ready to hit the track at 3:30 p.m. today with the relay finals set to begin at 6.

A couple of key errors on defense came up huge against a short-handed Sterling boys soccer team in a 2-0 home loss to North Shore Tuesday night.

The Robert E. Lee Ganders baseball team has already had a positive start to the campaign and hoped to add to it Tuesday against a solid Aldine Davis squad.

The Robert E. Lee softball team got cranking early and that was all it needed to start District 22-5A play on a high note.

HOUSTON – The Crosby Cougars dreams of advancing further in the playoffs ended Tuesday night at Delmar Field house as they ran into Fort Bend Hightower team and could not recover from an early deficit in a 86-71 loss in a Class 5A Region 3 quarterfinal. 

The Power 5 rankings have gotten real with the recent rise of softball and baseball teams that have gotten into the swing of things.