THE SOUND OF BASKETBALLS dribbling has arrived in the form of practices (boys’) and scrimmages (girls’), but there’s still plenty of high school football and volleyball to be played. The weekend will also be highlighted by cross-country and tennis each making their roads toward the state finals.
Wednesday: The date marks the first official day of boys’ high school basketball practice.
Thursday: The road to next month’s cross-country state title meet begins with district events. District 24-6A runners will meet at League City’s Hometown Heroes Park at 7:30am while the runners of District 22-5A convene at Northwest Park in La Porte at 8:00am.
A pair of high school football games are on the schedule as Clear Creek at Clear Springs (Challenger/Columbia Stadium) kicks off at 6:00pm, with Clear Brook at Brazoswood getting underway at 7:00pm.
Friday: In high school football, Clear Falls at Clear Lake (Challenger/Columbia) and La Marque at Bellville starts at 7:00pm. Galveston Ball at Friendswood, Hitchcock at Yoakum, Nederland at Santa Fe and Kingwood Park at Texas City (game can be heard on Victory Sports Network) are each 7:30pm starts.
The high school volleyball schedule will have Clear Creek at Clear Creek, Brazoswood at Clear Falls and Dickinson at Clear Lake beginning at 6:00pm. Angleton at state-ranked Friendswood, Baytown Sterling at Galveston Ball and Santa Fe at Texas City begin their matches at 6:30pm.
Area round high school tennis playoffs will commence with sites and dates to be determined based on Tuesday’s bi-district matchups.
The schedule has room for swimming as Clear Falls travels to Deer Park for a meet that begins at 6:00pm.
Saturday: Dickinson puts its undefeated record on the line when the Gators visit state and nationally-ranked Katy beginning at 1:00pm.
The lone area volleyball match will have Galveston Ball at Dobie starting at 1:00pm.
The first high school girls basketball scrimmages will see Danbury at Santa Fe and Texas City and Clear Brook travelling to Nederland for a tri-scrimmage. Both begin at 10:00am.
The college football slate begins at 1:00pm with Central Florida at Houston (ESPN+), followed by Rice at Southern Mississippi (ESPN3) and Western Colorado at Stephen F. Austin (ESPN3) at 2:00pm. Texas at #6 Oklahoma State (Fox) kicks off at 3:00pm, while Arkansas at #8 Texas A&M gets underway at 6:30pm on SEC Network.