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The Brazoswood Lady Buccaneers led all local schools in best players at their respective positions in The Facts’ All-Southern Brazoria County selections.

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Seniors led the way on The Facts All-Southern Brazoria County first-team soccer selections with five picks. Brazoswood, Angleton, Brazosport and Columbia were all represented with the honors and it shows the talent spread out within the county programs.

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Three seasons into his head coaching career with the Brazosport Lady Ships, Robert Nicoll claimed his second District 24-4A title in the past three years, earning him the honor of The Facts’ All-Southern Brazoria County Coach of the Year for the 2020 season.

Second Team: Ansley Blake (Sweeny), Kendall McNutt (Columbia), Jaleigh McCarey (Sweeny), Fernanda Orozco (Brazoswood), Marissa Funk (Brazoswood), Abby Cruz (Angleton), Haley Nanez (Brazosport), Makenna Rubio (Angleton), Kirsten Bragg (Columbia), Marci Rodriguez (Sweeny) and Maddie Lofland (A…

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FREEPORT — In the lastest USA Boxing amateur rankings in early January, Freeport’s Fabian Arredondo was seeded No. 2 overall in the 108-pound division in the United States.

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On Monday, the National Junior College Athletic Association decided to move its close-contact fall sports to the spring.

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WEST COLUMBIA — Off to a pretty good start to the 2020 softball season the Columbia Lady Neck seniors were looking to make it a special one in their final role with the team.

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Local athletic programs are getting ready to resume summer strength and conditioning and sports-specific workouts Monday and the top priority for each is the same: safety.

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On May 28, the Southeastern Conference announced its 2020 SEC Softball Community Service Team and one of the 12 players representing the SEC included Brazoswood graduate Ana Vest.

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It’s hot. With “feel-like” temperatures in the upper 100s, it has been an early to fish, early to the dock pattern to beat the heat.

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FREEPORT — Changing basketball programs at the next level helped Chris Rossow grow not only on the court but off it, and his play ignited a Biola University squad all the way to the Pac West Conference championships.

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CLUTE — Off to a 3-0 start to the 2020 District 23-6A softball season, the Brazoswood Lady Bucs were firing from all positions. Then COVID-19 took over.

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An assistant basketball coach for the past five seasons at Brazosport High School, Calvin Phillips will once again into the leadership role, this time at Livingston High School to take over the Lion program.

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SWEENY — After six seasons of hitting the links, Sweeny Bulldogs’ James Howell will head to the dugout after taking over the head baseball coach position for the Bulldogs.

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ANGLETON — Taking over the volleyball program at Angleton High School in the middle of September last season was quite a shock to Cheyenne Lansford.

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Protecting themselves from the COVID-19 pandemic these Brazoswood Lady Buc softball seniors gathered on Wednesday for a last time as teammates. From left Kayla Gilbert, Juli Martinez, Ali Celedon, Amberly Phillips and Brooke Tanner. Not pictured is Emma Byrd.

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Gathering at Lady Buc Field on Wednesday these five Brazoswood seniors wrapped up their 2020 season in an unconventional way with the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the let down all are ready to move forward to their next chapter. From left Juli Martinez, Kayla Gilbert, Amberly Phillips, Ali Cel…

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Brazoswood Lady Buc seniors got together at Lady Buc Field on Wednesday for one last photograph together. Their softball careers were cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. From left Juli Martinez, Kayla Gilbert, Amberly Phillips, Ali Celedon and Brooke Tanner. Not pictured is Emma Byrd.

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The Texas High School Coaches Association has canceled its in-person convention and coaching school because of the increased uncertainty of the COVID-19 climate, the association’s board announced.

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WEST COLUMBIA — Earnest Pena, a multisport athlete while at Columbia High School, will take over the Roughneck baseball program after the resignation of Jeff Shank.

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WEST COLUMBIA — In his first head baseball coaching position, Jeff Shank won more than 300 games while leading the Columbia Roughnecks.

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FREEPORT — A hot, steamy day did not prevent 62 teams from hunching over hot pits for the barbecue cookoff at the 73rd Fishin' Fiesta at Freeport Municipal Park.

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While July normally affords some of the lowest tides of the year, a switch to southeast winds late last week has kept tides at about normal levels. That's good news — the more water in our bays the more real estate we have to fish.

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Brazoswood Buccaneer alumnus Jacob Borow hasn’t qualified for the Texas Amateur Championships since he was a freshman in high school, but he changed that right before he leaves for college.

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In a year that so far has been quite different the coronavirus has had many adjust lives and schedules. Just like the 73rd Fishin Fiesta which will proceed starting today.

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Brazosport High School hired Richard Sincere to take over the Exporters track and field team. Sincere is here with his daughter, Kylie Sincere.

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As the rise of the COVID-19 cases have increased over the past couple of weeks in the area, several local high school summer strength and conditioning programs have had to make alterations to stay on the safe side.

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West Brazos Golf Center in Brazoria has had a youth camp for over a decade and this year’s camp with former PGA professional and director of instruction Joshua Moore at Greatwood Golf Club in Sugar Land showed how crucial golf can be when so much else is shut down.

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LAKE JACKSON — Growing up an avid fan of martial arts, Jeremiah Soileau realized his dream of obtaining a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu through a 15-year journey.

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FREEPORT — Brazosport’s CJ Calhoun has reeled in numerous scholarship offers since the pandemic started, and the Louisiana Tech commit recently earned in-state accolades as well.

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BAY CITY — Former Brazosport and Angleton assistant football coach Robert Jones always wanted to be a head coach, but in one place only.

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It has been a grind to say the least during the last half of June and soon July, but there is always hope — hope that July will usher in light winds and the occasional northerly flow that flattens the Gulf and greens of every inch of water in our bays.

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Wharton resident Rylee Reina has been on the rodeo scene her whole life and broke through to nationals this year.

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CLUTE — After serving under several head coaches in different sports at Brazoswood High School, Jim Nimtz finally got his shot at being the head man.