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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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The Baytown Christian Academy baseball team captured a Division V TAPPS area round title with an 8-7 win over Marble Falls Christian. The Bulldogs secured the win at Sterling High School and advance to the regionals against a still-to-be-determined opponent on Saturday. In back rom left are …

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A year removed from having the entire second half of their season wiped out, prep baseball teams have gotten back to normal as best as possible with the playoffs set to begin this weekend.

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The Ross S. Sterling High School Rangers baseball team announced the college destinations of five players from this year’s squad. From left are Dalton Mullins (Angelina Junior College), Ryan Flores (San Jacinto North Junior College), Jayden Wright (Frontier Community College), Logan Tadlock …

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The Goose Creek CISD athletic department has been busy of late having recently announced the official hiring of three coaches, one at each high school.

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The Sterling Rangers tennis team wrapped up its season Thursday, but not before finishing with one of the better postseason results in program history.

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Strong Barbers Hill, Crosby teams begin playoff journeys

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Even almost two months after the basketball season ended, Goose Creek Memorial boys basketball coach Jamaal Haymon continues to score big.

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Despite breaking out to a three-run lead after their third at bat, the Sterling Rangers fell in the season finale, 10-4 to visiting Manvel Tuesday night.

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The Barbers Hill girls track team did what he expected to do and that was to send multiple athletes to the Class 5A state meet.

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Blake Bezdek is the first Anahuac Panther to qualify for the state track meet since 2010. Bezdek, a senior, threw the shot put 48-11.75 at the 3A Region 3 meet in Waco to finish second and advance to the state meet on May 6 at the University of Texas.

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Sterling head football coach Robert Toomer, right, and the Rangers kicked off the first day of 18 spring football days Wednesday. The Rangers and most of the area programs will be full on into their spring programs by next week as they all have 30 days to get the allowed 18 sessions in befor…

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Lee College men’s basketball coach Roy Champagne has officially ended his over-quarter century of involvement with the Rebels program.

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The Sterling Rangers baseball hopes are now on a thin thread after dropping a 5-1 decision against unbeaten Friendswood Tuesday.

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A return normal is something everyone has been seeking for the past year-and-change and just maybe the one thing that could really mark that possibility is in on the doorstep:

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The Sterling Rangers playoff hopes took a hit Saturday with a 3-2 defeat at La Porte.

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A lot is written about bass fishing. You’ve even seen some here. If you turn on a “fishing” show on TV, that’s what you usually get.

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The Sterling Rangers tennis team finished second in both the boys and girls District 22-5A meet in Galveston Thursday and four players are on to the Region 3 meet in Willis April 28-29.

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The Anahuac Panthers boys track team has made it two-for-two in postseason competition and is now heading to the Class 3A Region 3 meet with a full head of steam.

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Most state, Class 5A softball teams are heading into the final three to four games of the current campaign with many holding hope of a postseason run.

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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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