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Crosby Cougars vs Longview in Round 1 Playoffs Friday

CROSBY – Cougar fans and the whole community are excited about the football team reaching the playoffs, with their first game this Friday evening at 7pm against the Longview Lobos at Lobo stadium, 3012 Airline Road, Longview, Texas.

Longview’s record is 10- 0, and they are ranked #1 in 5A-1. Crosby is ranked #40 and will be the underdog in this game, but if they win they have a chance to go far in the standings.

Crosby is coming off a win over Goose Creek Memorial, 59-13 last week. Their overall record is 6-4. Coach Jerry Prieto says he will have his team ready for a real scrap, and high hopes to win.

Schools will have early dismissal Friday at 11:25am to allow time for the 3-1/2 hour trip to Longview.

Fans celebrate World Series win!

HOUSTON – It was a great night for baseball last Saturday evening, as the Houston Astros defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 to win the World Series.

Many fans from this area, from Mattress Mack to David and Deonicia Mendez to scores of others watched with excitement as Yordan Alvarez in the sixth inning, with two men on base, homered to the farthest point in center field, and the Astros went ahead 3-1 and led the rest of the way to win the game. Alvarez’s home run went at least 450 feet, and experts say he hit a 98mph fastball sinker. The MVP trophy went to Jeremy Pena, who continued his amazing hitting with a .400 batting average for the series. Fans also saw some amazing pitching throughout the series, with Valdez, Verlander, and Pressley. And who can forget that impossible catch by Chas McCormick against the centerfield wall in Phily?

CHANNELVIEW TO HONOR QB HURTS AT CELEBRATION

Eagles QB plays in Houston Thursday night

CHANNELVIEW – The community and the School District want to honor the accomplishments of their favorite son, Quarterback Jalen Hurts, with a huge public celebration this Thursday night, November 3rd at Ray Maddry Memorial Stadium.

The public is invited to the party, even though Hurts will be playing that evening in NRG Stadium and is not expected to attend the CVISD celebration. A video message from Jalen Hurts will take place on the big scoreboard screen at the Channelview ISD stadium.

The Event is in honor of Jalen Hurts and his return to the greater Houston area since graduating from Channelview High School in 2016, Channelview ISD will host a mass community celebration. Hurts’ team, the Philadelphia Eagles, will be playing the Houston Texans that evening.

Greens Bayou Regatta: Back to the Bayou

HOUSTON – The Greens Bayou Coalition hosted it first post-pandemic Greens Bayou Regatta on Saturday, October 8th, with dozens of canoes and kayaks participating.

Seventy-two paddlers departed from Brock Park Golf Course for the 2022 Regatta at 9:00 a.m., finishing 7.7 miles down the bayou at Thomas Bell Foster Park. The Regatta, which raises funds to support the mission of the Greens Bayou Coalition, combines recreation, stewardship and education on one of Houston’s most beautiful and secluded waterways. Along with awards for speed, the Styrofoam Cup award is given for most trash collected. TEXAR was on the banks and on the bayou to keep the fleet safe.

Council Member Robert Gallegos was on hand for the regatta send-off, and Paul Young, representing Council Member Ed Pollard, and Beth White of the Houston Parks Board encouraged people to get out and enjoy the bayou.

#1 Crosby falls to Barbers Hill 28-27 in OT

BARBERS HILL – Two rivals met Friday night in a thrilling football game, which ended in a victory for Barbers Hill. Coaching decisions and strong offensive play on both sides kept the fans on the edge of their seats.

Outstanding play by Crosby QB Cyrin Miles accounted for 293 yards (192 passing, 101 rushing) and RB Levi Fontenot carried for 76 yards. BH QB Kody Fuentes was 22 for 29 in passing with 388 yards. But the clincher was in OT, tied 21-21 he passed on the first play to bring the score to 28-21. Crosby scored shortly thereafter on a Myles run, and with the score 28-27 attempted a 2- point conversion, which failed when the Eagles defense held and stopped the run.

Crosby Cougars win OT thriller 27-21

Cougar running back #14 Levi Fontenot carries the winning TD in overtime.

CROSBY – In their second game of the season, the Crosby Cougars delivered an exciting game for their fans, with an OT win of 27-21 against the Fort Bend Marshall Buffaloes from Missouri City.

The Cougars were determined to win after a demoralizing loss last week to CE King of 63-7.

The win was even more remarkable since the Cougars were playing with eight of their varsity team members not participating, according to head coach Jerry Prieto.

The game was tied at the end with a score of 21-21 after Crosby scored on a touchdown pass from QB #10 Cyrin Myles to #13 Kade Eudy.

HS FOOTBALL SEASON OPENER: GP Yellowjackets defeat GCM Patriots in OT 37-36

LEFT: #24 Jonathan Gutierrez, Jacket’s senior running back scoring 1 of his 4 touchdowns accounting for 24 points. // RIGHT: #12 Daniel Gomez, Jacket’s sophomore quarterback drives over three Patriot defenders for the overtime winning score. (Photos by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

GPISD Stadium – Houston, TX. ~ In their first game of the season, the home team Galena Park Yellowjackets (GP) (5AD2) and Goose Creek Memorial Patriots (GCMP) (5A-D1) battled back and forth with lead changes. Both teams are in 5A. The 4th quarter ended in a 29- 29 tie, putting the non-district contest into overtime.

Head Coach Spiro Amarantos’ Yellowjackets got the opening kickoff and scored early on their first drive. GCM followed with a TD, ending the 1st quarter tied, 7 – 7.

In the 2nd quarter the Jackets senior running back Jonathan Gutierrez scored again for his 2nd touchdown (TD). GP’s kicker Oswaldo Flores had his extra point kick blocked. Before the 1st half ended with 5 seconds on the clock, Flores kicked a 20-plus yard 3-point field goal, ending the 1st half with a 16 – 7 Jackets lead.

Russia sentences Griner to 9 years

During her trial, Brittney Griner was kept in a metal cage in the courtroom. Here she displays a photo of her teammates supporting her.

Swap or Appeal is possible

RUSSIA – Houston Native and Aldine Nimitz graduate Brittney Griner, was found guilty of drug possession and sentenced to 9 years in prison last week, as her trial ended. Although her attorneys had sought a minimum sentence, under Russian law this was one year short of the maximum 10 years possible.

However, Russia subsequently indicated by comments from Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov that a prisoner swap that involved several other American and Russian prisoners might be possible. He warned the United States government that any discussions of this matter must remain private, as they develop.

The Kremlin said Friday that it’s open to talking about a possible prisoner exchange involving American basketball star Brittney Griner but strongly warned Washington against publicizing the issue.

Highlands Water Tower gets a fresh new look

The Highlands water district has just completed a renovation and repainting of their water tank on Julie Lane, and added a sign for the Highlands Jr. School teams.

Water Company director Mark Taylor said the repairs took six months, and cost about $800,000 but will last at least 20 years due to new types of paint. Goose Creek CISD donated the signage to complete the new look, and raise the pride of the community. The 750,000 gallon tank was built in 1983, and repainted several times since.

Houston offers $50 to $1000 incentives to get vaccinated

HOUSTON – The Houston Health Department is launching a new program to encourage more Houstonians to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The 6- week initiative will award 12 people $1,000 gift cards and provide $50 gift cards to hundreds of additional people.

People who get their first dose or booster shot at eligible health department vaccination sites between January 29 and March 10, 2022, will be entered into drawings for $1,000 gift cards. Two $1,000 winners will be selected on Fridays starting February 4 for a total of 12 winners over six weeks.

Fixed vaccination sites eligible for the $1,000 incentive program are: