High-school girls’ soccer
Clear Springs’ run at the state Final Four came to an end on Tuesday when the Chargers fell 1-0 to Fort Bend Clements in a University Interscholastic League class 6A, region III quarterfinal in Pearland.
The game’s lone goal came early in the second half when the Rangers’ Shelby Clingman found the net, ending the Chargers’ season at 17-4-3. Coach Craig Foster’s team, which won district 24-6A, is expected to be regional contenders next season as the bulk of the roster will be back.
Texas City won both the boys’ and girls’ titles during Thursday’s UIL district 23-5A meet at Fort Bend Elkins.
Stingaree Greg Goetschius won his second straight district title en route to advancing to the regional meet, while De Marco Battles and Riley Finn won the district’s boys’ doubles title. Sarah Mejia and Cheryl Provost captured the girls’ doubles crown for Texas City, with Ana Ramirez and Quentin Chavis Jr claiming the mixed doubles title.
Santa Fe remained undefeated in UIL district 23-5A after pasting Fort Bend Elkins 18-1 on Tuesday. The win improved the Indians to 17-5 overall and 9-0 in 23-5A entering their Friday game against third-place Galveston Ball.
Texas City’s victory over Fort Bend Ridge Point on Tuesday improved the Stingarees to 5-5 in 23-5A and owners of fourth place. The Stings were due to face Elkins on Friday with a chance to put some distance between themselves, Elkins and Fort Bend Bush.
Clear Creek remains in first place in district 24-6A after outlasting Clear Falls in an 11-8 shootout on Tuesday. The Wildcats were due to play Brazoswood on Friday.
Clear Springs is in second place with a 7-2 record, having won three straight games with its 6-3 defeat of Clear Lake on Tuesday. The Chargers were taking on Friendswood on Friday.
This week’s sports diary
Santa Fe high school will honor its 1980-89 baseball players during its 7:00pm game on Friday. For information, contact Santa Fe ISD at 409-925-3526.
Registration for the La Marque Cougars youth football and drill team’s 2015 season begins at Texas Pit Stop BBQ, 2216 Gulf Freeway, on Wednesday, April 15.
Registration sessions will also be held at the same venue on April 25 and May 13 and 23. Wednesday hours will be from 5:30-8 pm, while Saturday hours will be 11 am-3 pm.
Registration costs $250, with a $125 deposit for players (ages 5-12), while drill program members (ages 8-13), mascots (ages 4-7) and cheerleaders (ages 8-13) will require a $50 deposit.
For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call football athletic director Patrick Williams at 409-739-9095 or drill team director Charlotte Hardy at 409-599-8826.
The Cougars will also hold a BBQ fundraiser on Saturday, April 18. The event runs from 10:00am to 3:00pm at Snow King, 1310 Cedar Drive. For information, contact Joi Cole at 409-443-6792 or Trina Williams at 409-739-9098.