Arely Mendoza had given up hope. Her beloved Houston Astros were on the verge of going down 3-1 in the best-of-seven American League Championship Series to the Boston Red Sox.

Needing just one win to clinch fourth place in the District 24-6A volleyball standings, the Brazoswood Lady Bucs came through in shining colors on Tuesday with a three set sweep of Clear Falls 25-18, 25-22, 25-21.

Playing quarterback for the Columbia Roughnecks from 1963-65, Lawrence Malcolm West earned varsity letters in high school and honors at McMurray State University and Texas Lutheran University.