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Believe it or not, sometimes sports writers mess up. I know, I know, it’s a crazy thought, but this past weekend I got called out. Not literally, but figuratively. And it only took five minutes into the Bayou Bowl to realize it.

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Time is running out to submit your ideas for the inaugural ‘Baytown Cup,’ a traveling trophy that will be handed out to the football team that wins the battle of Baytown between Ross S. Sterling, Robert E. Lee and Goose Creek Memorial.

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Baytown Christian Academy catcher Cade Welch earned a TAPPS All-State Honorable Mention after leading the Bulldogs in hitting during his junior campaign.

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CHICAGO – In its 29th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, today announced Randi Rupp of Barbers Hill High School as its 2013-14 Gatorade Texas Softball Player of the Year.

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Erin Houthoofd never imagined that it would end like this.

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While sitting in the office of water polo coach Allie Hill at Sterling S. Ross High School with a young woman by the name of Callie Woodruff sitting across from me, I notice a timid and soft-spoken individual; traits that are far from her demeanor whenever she gets in the pool.  

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The top-ranked Barbers Hill Lady Eagle softball team fell short of its season-long goal in Austin last Friday with an 8-7 loss to the Ennis Lady Lions.

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8:19 a.m. Lady Eagles fans are stretching around the block outside of Red and Charline McCombs Field on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin. The entire Third-base line is blue today for the opening game of the state tournament between No. 1 Barbers Hill and Ennis. First pitch is …

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Goose Creek Memorial sophomore pitcher Mario Moralez was named the District 24-4A MVP last week after leading the Patriots to the third round of the playoffs.

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Sara and Randi Rupp aren’t always on the same page. Although they are identical twins and staggering softball statistics say otherwise, they don’t always see eye to eye – especially when it comes to pitch selection.

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In light of the rainfall that has hit Texas this week, precautions are in place for the University Interscholastic League playoffs Friday May 30 at Red and Charline McCombs Field at the University of Texas in Austin.  

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FOX Sports Southwest will provide live webcasts of all UIL softball state tournament semifinal and championship games from the University of Texas’ McCombs Field this week.

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The top-ranked Barbers Hill Lady Eagles will open the 2014 UIL 4A state softball tournament against Ennis at 9 a.m. Friday morning at Red & Charline McCombs Field on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin.

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In a season where the Goose Creek Memorial boys basketball team recorded its first ever playoff win, could it be that it may go hand-in-hand with its inaugural postseason run?

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In a matchup between the two top teams in District 22-5A boys soccer, the host Goose Creek Memorial Patriots fell behind early and couldn’t recover in a 4-1 loss to first-place Friendswood.

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The baseball season is upon Goose Creek CISD high school fans as it saw its first pitch Monday as Robert E. Lee played host to Dayton.

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Lady Eagles bounced in area

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The first live ocelot I ever saw was in a cage outside a furniture store in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico in the ‘60s. It was the most beautiful cat I had ever seen.

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Barbers Hill graduate and University of Texas women’s basketball standout Charli Collier teamed up with Roppolo’s Pizzeria owner Marc Roppolo to give back to the Austin community in the wake of the winter storm. 

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As anticipated, the boys and girls basketball playoff schedule was sent scurrying following the winter storm and its aftermath this week.

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The Baytown high school softball programs were all hoping to make notable progress last spring and it appeared that objective could be met.

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The Barbers Hill Lady Eagles basketball team will face No. 1 Richmond Foster 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Shadow Creek High School in a Class 5A area round playoff.

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Maybe l should stick my hat around the door on a stick to see if anybody is going to take a shot at it since I’ve been saying Texas has the best winters in America. The forecast is now calling for a low temp of one degree above zero, Fahrenheit! Broken limbs and sometime entire trees litter …

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Three area girls basketball teams will begin their playoff journey this week and it starts tonight in Port Arthur when the Sterling Lady Rangers – making their first playoff appearance in six years – tip off against undefeated Beaumont United.

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The Manvel Mavericks scored in the first minute of the match, added some insurance before halftime and used that start to gain pole position in a 3-0 victory against Robert E. Lee in Baytown Tuesday night.

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With a chance to potentially improve its District 22-5A standing, the Sterling Lady Rangers basketball team dropped a 55-45 home decision against La Porte Saturday.

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The Friendswood Mustangs used a 13-3 run to end the first quarter and  used that momentum to hold on for a 55-42 victory Saturday in Baytown.

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Every year about this time, some men and women go into something akin to mild depression. And please don’t think I’m belittling the post combat malady known as PTSD when I call it “After Hunting Season Downer”, or “AHSD”.

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The Goose Creek Memorial girls basketball team battled district heavyweights Manvel to a tight ballgame through the first half to see the Lady Mavericks pull away for a 54-40 win Thursday night.

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The Goose Creek Memorial boys basketball team inched into a playoff spot and wrapped up the season sweep of district and city rivals Sterling with an 82-48 home win Saturday.

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The Goose Creek Memorial Patriots used goals by Darwin Velasquez and Carlos Gonzalez to pull of the important, 2-1 road win against one of the challengers for the District 22-5A title.

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In a match Goose Creek Memorial girls soccer coach Roman Huizar called a “good game,” the Lady Patriots still fell short in a 2-0 home defeat Friday against the Manvel Lady Mavericks.

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The Sterling Rangers tennis team is off to a blazing start to the spring campaign after placing in nine of the 10 divisions at the Kim Enocksen Varsity Invitational in Humble on Friday.

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I’ve never met Brandon Butler – at least, not that I recall.  But we’ve travelled some of the same trails, including Missouri’s Current River. We’re brothers in a bond that comes from treasuring the outdoors and the precious memories of time spent there with family and friends. Or alone.

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It appears the Goose Creek Memorial boys basketball team is embracing the concept of becoming a playoff team.

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