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Compiled and edited by J.P. Greeson, Bink Grimes, Kendal Hemphill and Mark Perry for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department under a federal grant provided by the Sport Fish Restoration Program.

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Several Southern Brazoria County anglers are on the State of Texas Anglers Rodeo Tournament leaderboard with the annual competition past the midway point.

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As the graduates and the audience stood for the invocation during the Alvin Community College spring commencement exercises, there was one deserving grad missing.

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The Lake Jackson Swim Team qualified 56 swimmers for the Amateur Athletic Federation state meet after an impressive collection of performances at the Region I Swim Meet that included 27 first-place finishes.

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Several West of the Brazos Swim Team members qualified for the state meet by finishing in the top three at the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Region I Swim Meet.

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Offers from programs in the Big 12 and Big 10 couldn’t compete with the big influences in Kimber Cortemelia’s life.

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Southern Brazoria County baseball players showed they put in just as much work off the field as on it by earning spots on the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association’s Academic All State team.

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Frances Arechiga found herself grief-stricken and lacking confidence when she went to the 2018 BCA Pool League World Championships in Las Vegas. She expects a much different experience when she returns to the competition this weekend.

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Lake Jackson Swim Team members competing in the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Region I Swim Meet today expect it won’t be the final step in their season.

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Swimmers from the West of the Brazos and Freeport teams will be taking their shot at state berths today at the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Region I meet in Shenandoah.

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Longtime local tennis coach Lynette Turek is conducting weekly camps again this summer at the Lake Jackson Intermediate School courts. For information, contact Turek at lynette tennis@att.net.

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The annual Who’s Who Golf Classic at The Wilderness Golf Course scored big for Junior Achievement of Brazoria County, raising more than $90,000 for the nonprofit’s financial literacy programs.

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On a mission to solidify their standing in the world of billiards, Ricky and Karol Hughes will head to Las Vegas this month to compete in the BCA Pool League World Championships.

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Participants will be able to take part in the Multi-sport Fun Run this weekend to provide funds for the West of the Brazos Swim Team.

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Larry Luna and Johnny Monzon won the annual Fishin’ Fiesta Washer Tournament on Saturday at RiverPlace in Freeport Municipal Park. A photo in Sunday’s edition of The Facts contained incorrect information.

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The fish pulled out of the Old Brazos River early Saturday weren’t destined to break any records or find a spot on the Fishin’ Fiesta leaderboard, but the 31 Kid Fish competitors could be on their way to having their names on the big board in the years ahead.

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FREEPORT — Them Texas Boyz and the On A Mission teams hoped they had the right recipe to take home big prize money and a championship chair Saturday in the barbecue cook-off at the 72nd annual Fishin’ Fiesta.

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SWEENY — After a couple years away, former Columbia boys head basketball coach Robert Cash is back in southern Brazoria County — at rival Sweeny.

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FREEPORT — As the second day of the 72nd annual Fishin’ Fiesta rolled around, the leaderboard spots on the inshore and offshore adult and juvenile categories, and even the early mini tournaments, already had several names on the board.

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LAKE JACKSON — In its 45th year, a different course awaits runners of the Dow Firecracker 4.

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FREEPORT — For the next five days, Southern Brazoria County will have an influx of anglers on the water and entertainment in Freeport Municipal Park as the 72nd annual Fishin’ Fiesta gets rolling today through Sunday.

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In the first of three major swim meets for the summer, the Lake Jackson Swim Team scored a combined 907 points at the Coastal Cities Aquatic Association Meet to take both the girls and boys team titles.

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The Angleton Little League Seniors and 10- to 12-year-olds hadn’t planned to already call it quits, but both teams’ tournament dreams were cut short after being eliminated over the weekend.

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The West of The Brazos Swim Team headed to Rosenberg to compete Saturday in the Coastal Cities Aquatic Association Meet at the Lamar ISD Natatorium.

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Brazosport High School senior-to-be Tanner Quick has an opportunity later this month to try out for a chance to play for his country in South Korea at the end of the year.

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Joel Perkins has been working on cars since he was in high school, and Saturday he was at the Nfinite Racing Autofest at Brazos Mall showing off his 2017 Subaru WRX SCI.

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Always a good read, the 60th edition of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Magazine again brings to light what might happen in 2019 as the Texas high school football season, along with college football and the NFL get closer.

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Unable to keep a two-touchdown halftime lead, the Sweeny Bulldogs were held scoreless in the second half as they fell to Pleasant Grove, 41-28, in the second round of the Division II 7-on-7 Championship Bracket on Friday.

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When Michael Hurd decided to write his book “Thursday Night Lights,” chronicling black high school football in Texas, he had a lifetime of contacts and memories to work with.