Clear Springs kept its bid for the class 6A final four alive with a 2-0 extra-time win over Pearland Dawson in Deer Park on Thursday, moving the Chargers into the UIL region III quarterfinals against Fort Bend Clements this week.
Junior Christina Hildalgo opened the scoring late in extra time at the end of the first half, while fellow junior Lauryn Rutherford clinched the contest with a goal in the closing moments of the second extra session.
As of press time, a date, time and site had yet to be determined for the Chargers’ match against the Rangers.
Santa Fe’s season came to an end with a penalty-shootout loss to Port Neches-Groves in Baytown on Thursday despite a fight-back hat trick by Angel Cohen.
Thanks to the junior’s net-finding ability, the Indians rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to force extra time and end the match at 3-3, but PN-G won the penalty-kick session by a 5-3 margin.
Cohen scored Santa Fe’s first penalty kick but only senior Kindra Shaver and junior Caitlyn Bilbrey could add to the tally as the Indians finished their campaign at 19-3-2 overall.
Clear Creek remains in first place in UIL district 24-6A with a 7-1 mark, leaving the Wildcats a game ahead of Clear Springs, while Clear Falls is encamped in third place.
The Wildcats are 11-9-1 following a 10-4 win over Clear Brook on Tuesday and will resume action against Clear Falls when the two teams meet this Tuesday.
Meanwhile, a 3-1 victory over Brazoswood allowed Clear Springs to improve their record to 6-2 in 24-6A and 16-6 overall. The Chargers will meet Clear Lake this Tuesday.
Clear Falls is 5-3 after dropping a 9-4 decision to Friendswood, while Dickinson is 1-7 after losing in extra innings to Clear Lake on Thursday. The Gators will play Clear Brook this Tuesday.
Santa Fe has a firm grip on the 23-5A lead, as the Indians ran their district record to 8-0 after escaping Texas City with a 7-5 win in 10 innings on Thursday. At 13-3 overall, Santa Fe entered the holiday weekend having won 10 straight games, a streak they will look to continue when they welcome Fort Bend Elkins this Tuesday evening.
Galveston Ball is in second place and will look to stay within reach of Santa Fe when they host Fort Bend Bush this Tuesday.
Texas City is now 4-4 and remains in the hunt to claim one of the final two playoff spots. The Stings will face third-place Fort Bend Ridge Point on Tuesday evening.
Prime Time Softball will host both a camp and a series of games for uncommitted high-school players on June 25 from noon to 5:00pm. Pre-registration for the camp is required as space is limited. Registration began on Monday and will continue until all spots are filled. Cost is $150 per player and players can register at primetimesoftball.com.
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As previously recorded in Sports Notes, Dickinson independent school district will hold its annual physicals from 2:00-6:00pm on Wednesday, April 8, at Dickinson high school’s field house.
Cost will be $25 and participants must be dressed in shorts and T-shirt. The school will also begin accepting physicals for the 2015-16 school year that are dated after April 1.
All returning athletes must have a new physical for the upcoming school year.
For more information, call 281-229-6000.
Also as previously recorded in Sports Notes, Santa Fe high school, which is honoring its baseball players of the past throughout the district 23-5A season will be recognizing its players from 1960-69 on Friday, April 10, and from 1970-79 on Saturday, April 11.
Indians fans will also be honoring their past heroes on April 17 (1980-89 players), April 24 (1990-97 team members) and April 28 (former coaches).
All games will begin at 7:00pm, except the April 11 game, which begins at 1:00pm.
For more information, contact Santa Fe ISD at 409-925-3526.
Again as previously recorded in Sports Notes, the La Marque Tigers football team will hold registration for the 2015 season on Saturday, April 11, from 9:00-11:00am for players and drill-team members. For more information, call Tigers president Kirk Ford at 409-939-8720, Chris Lane at 409-392-6167 or drill director Rosa Ford at 409-750-1450.