Sports

Williams, Brandon C

Girls’ soccer
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.

Softball
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.

This week’s diary
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.

Chance Harmanson WEBREADY

By Brandon
C. Williams

DICKINSON High School’s powerlifiting team captured the school’s first state title in the sport last Saturday, as six of coach Earl Ricicar’s nine Gators earned medals for their performances in Abilene.
Kaylond North won the gold medal in the 242-pound division, as he topped the field with a total of 1,800 pounds, while Cornelious Vaughans finished second in the 165-pound field with a total of 1,345 pounds. Aniete Etuk also brought home a second place finish in the 242-pound division with a total of 1,650 pounds.
Chance Harmanson, above right, finished third in the superheavyweight division with a total of 1,790 pounds, as he beat out fellow Gator Alonzo Crittendon,  above left, who finished fourth with 1,755 pounds. Alec DeLeon finished fourth among the the 148-pound field with a total of 1,320 pounds.
The Gators, who also won the Region IV, Division I championship earlier this month, beat out Everman for the team title, as Dickinson finished with 22 points, just ahead of Everman’s 20 points.
Texas City’s Lorenzo Baeza was not able to complete his rotation in the 242-pound field.
La Marque’s William Tinner finished with a total of 1,290 pounds in the Division II superheavyweight field, while Hitchcock’s Carlos Alvarez placed tenth in the 275-pound field in the Division III meet.

DONAL E. Clark coached the Texas City Stings baseball team from 1954 until 1972 and he will be remembered on Thursday at Robinson Stadium, above.
The Donal E. Clark Memorial Wall will be dedicated to the former coach during a ceremony at the 2700 13th Avenue ballpark featuring Stings baseball players from past and present.
The dedication will begin at 6:30pm and the public is invited to attend. All former players are high encouraged to attend the ceremony, particularly those players who had the pleasure of playing for Coach Clark.
Following the dedication of the wall, the Stings will take on the Santa Fe Indians at 7:00pm in a district 23-5A showdown.

Local teens recognized for fundraising efforts

 

RECENTLY the Friendswood High School cheerleaders and their coach, Kerrie Yee, were presented with awards from the Susan G. Komen breast cancer organization.
Annie Stafford from the Komen Race For The Cure presented the team with an award for being the largest high school fundraising team and the largest participating high school walking team.
Tania Cruz from Susan G. Komen was also on hand to present them with an award as one of the largest overall fundraising teams for 2015.
As a result of their efforts, FHS Cheer has been asked to attend one of the Susan G. Komen workshops to present their fundraising format for potential use as a blueprint for other high schools to promote cancer awareness and increase participation in The Race For The Cure.
The fundraising format, created by senior cheerleaders and their parents, is called FHS Cheer 4 Change and is a philanthropy program within cheer that promotes community leadership, service and fundraising among youth.

By Brandon
C. Williams

TWELVE AREA powerlifters headed to Abilene on Friday to compete in the state finals, which were held on Saturday.
Dickinson had nine members of its back-to-back Region IV championship team make the trip, with Kaylond North leading the way after he set two records at the regional meet. North, who established new marks in both the squat and total lift, entered as a heavy favorite in the 242-pound class. Alec DeLeon, who also set a regional record in his class, also went into the meet as a strong contender in the 148-pound field. Alonzo Crittendon, who set a regional record in the deadlift, gave Dickinson a solid shot to claim the superheavyweight field.
Also representing coach Earl Ricicar’s squad will be Dominic Monsivaiz (123-pound class), Chen Phan (132-pound class), Cournelious Vaughans (165-pound class), Anietie Etuk (242-pound class), Jared Ready (242-pound class) and Chance Harmanson (superheavyweight class).
Texas City’s Lorenzo Baeza made his second straight trip to the state finals in the 242-pound class, while La Marque’s William Tinner will compete in the superheavyweight class in the Division II field. Hitchcock’s Carlos Alvarez will represent the Bulldogs in the Division III, 275-pound field.