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It is a quick journey to the good old days. Not exactly a revelation for many but a sobering thought personally based on the realization it has been 30 years since Comanche High School kicked a group of us troublemakers out the door.

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Every Thursday, loyal food fans are treated to food recommendations in the print copy of The Baytown Sun. Known as Hot Spots, venues that advertise on the page are those most typically visited. We go sample the goods and describe it in what is hopefully an interesting and entertaining manner.

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Tim Tebow is not the first professional athlete to switch gears and try another sport. In fact, it happens all the time. There are a number of baseball players that washed out and reappeared as quarterbacks at the college level. Michael Jordan stepped away from basketball in his prime to pla…

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It was about midway through the baseball season that I looked up Barbers Hill head coach David Denny’s baseball career at the University of Texas. And it was quite an impressive list of accomplishments.

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Like many Oklahomans, I will remember where I was the day I learned Bob Stoops was going to resign as the head coach of the University of Oklahoma.

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For all its perceived problems, the Big 12 has been doing it right when it comes to the most important argument of all.

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It happened earlier than expected, but there was a passing of the torch last Friday night. And all evidence indicates the future of Barbers Hill softball is secure.

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With just a shade under three weeks left to go, baseball and softball teams are hoping to either make the expected playoff pushes or try to continue to learn in the name of program progress.

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I have been pretty up front for my disappointment in most modern American sports – especially failing basketball – and to some degree football.

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MONT BELVIEU – The Barbers Hill track teams made the District 21-5A meet into their own playground over the last two days in route to two championships.

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The Goose Creek Memorial Lady Patriots dropped a 12-1 decision at Friendswood Tuesday. Morgan Faubian had both hits for the Lady Patriots (3-15).

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It has been a minute since my last column and with so many things winding down and starting up, I found it applicable to do what I like to call a ‘popcorn column.’

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If the title arouses expectations of a SPICY column, this might be a little disappointing. It’s about fishing. The first title was too long; it had to be shortened. I hope you’ll continue reading, regardless.

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Girls golf wins district, boys 2nd, both on to Region

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The Barbers Hill softball team continued its dominant ways as it moved to 26-2 overall and remained undefeated in District 21-5A play with a 17-0 win at Galena Park Thursday.

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The La Porte Bulldogs exploded for six runs in their first at-bats and used that momentum to roll to a 12-0 win over visiting Goose Creek Memorial Tuesday. GCM (7-14) managed only four hits and committed four errors in the five-inning contest.

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After a season spent playing in empty stadiums, the Houston Astros know the return of fans this year could mean a hostile reception on the road from people still angry about their sign-stealing scam. 

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It certainly was a welcome return to the track for the Baytown high schools Friday as once again the Rockhold Relays finally got back into the spotlight after a year missed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Sterling Rangers baseball team used a four-run fourth inning to break open a tight contest with rivals Robert E. Lee in a 6-2 win Friday in District 22-5A action.

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HOUSTON – Two teams hoping to renew their fortunes in the playoffs met in the first opportunity to prove a postseason point in two seasons.

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A three-run first inning set the tone and allowed the visiting Manvel Mavericks pull away for a 13-2 win over the Robert E. Lee Ganders in Baytown Tuesday. REL (7-9) was hurt by four errors.

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The Goose Creek Memorial softball team dropped a 17-1 home decision Friday against Santa Fe to move to 3-7 this season.

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Everyone knows about the Big Chill that beset Texas in mid- February. But not everybody understands the severity of fish loss on the coast. Most bay fish cannot survive the frigid temperatures Texas endured. And dead fish can’t talk.  

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There is plenty of time left in the individual tennis season this spring, but some paths are being shaped as the area programs continue to battle the opposition, inclement weather and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cory Roper will make his third NASCAR Camping World Truck Series start at Atlanta Motor Speedway at the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500.

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The track and field season has gotten off to a strong start for many local athletes as the sport navigates through the pandemic and threatening weather.

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It’s regulations time. TPWD annually reviews regulations and considers biological situations, law enforcement issues, and public opinion. If deemed necessary, new regulations are created. Proposals for new regulations or changes in existing ones are usually brought before the TPW Commission …