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PASADENA, Texas — The San Jacinto College baseball team ended the 2021 season finishing third at the Alpine Bank Junior College (JUCO) World Series last month in Junction, Colorado.

San Jac finished the season 51-15 overall after winning the Region XIV Tournament. The team’s JUCO world series appearance is the 27th in program history.

“I am extremely proud of what this team has accomplished,” said Head Coach Tom Arrington. “They were a team that faced many adversities, but remained diligent in the work ethic and support of one another. Win or lose, they will always be a championship team.”

San Jac Softball finishes #3 in national tourney

PASADENA, Texas — The San Jacinto College softball team finished the 2021 season with a third place finish at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national tournament last month in Yuma, Arizona.

San Jac finished the season 43-10 overall after winning the Region XIV Tournament. The third place national finish is the highest ever in school history (five appearances).

“I am extremely proud of our entire team,” said Head Coach Kelly Saenz. “These girls put everything they had into this season, facing some talented teams, to finish as one of the top three at the national tournament. I appreciate their dedication and work ethic throughout the entire season, and applaud them on a job well done.”

GP Yellowjackets Soccer Team wins Bi-District State Championship contest 2 – 1 over Lamar Mustangs

#1. Front row L-R: Ernesto Villareal, Devin Stockton, Luis Guerrero, Alex Grimaldo.
#2. Middle row L-R: Ricardo Hernandez, Leo Flores, Ricardo Ferral, Martin Lopez, Tony Zamora, Nathan Vasquez, Orlando Flores, Nathan Macias, Jesus Valdez, Fernando Mendoza, Leo Castro, Esteban Gomora, Jorge Cortez, Deziree Propes.
#3. Back row L-R: Anthony Mata, Mikayla Sanchez, Galilea Flores, Head Coach Shannon W. Summers, Aidan Garcia, Bernardo Vazquez, Damian Rodriguez, Steven Botello, Paul Stockton, Isaias Quiroz, Juan Flores, Abdiel Lopez, Dalton Strouse.
(Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Pearland, TX – On Tuesday, March 30th, 2021, at Pearland Stadium, the Galena Park Varsity Soccer Yellowjackets won the 2021 Boys Soccer 5A Regions 3 & 4 Bi-District State Championship, 2-1 over Fort Bend Lamar Consolidated Mustangs.

The Jackets bowed out of the playoffs against the Friendswood Mustangs 2 – 0 on Thursday, April 1st at the neutral site LaPorte, Tx. stadium. Friendswood scored 2 points in the 1st half, and the Jackets were shut out by the awesome Mustangs defense.

NS Mustangs Soccer Team wins Bi-District 6 – 4 over Deer Park

Back Row; L – R: Principal Dr. Joe Coleman, Head Coach Richard Hurtado, AT Tim Chavanne, AT Mariana Guillen, #14 Emiliano Lopez, #4 Julian Roque, #0 Carlos Dominguez, #9 Gerardo Roma, #2 Leonardo Lopez, #23 Alejandro Huerta, # 99 Andres Montes, #21 Oscar Rodriguez, #3 Christopher Jaimes, AT Martha Perez, Asst. Coach Marlon Trent & JV Coach Ezequiel Calleros.
Middle Row; L – R: #11 Sandro Valdez, #16 Jose Soto, #7 Ronaldo Rubio, #17 Gilberto Reyna, #8 Hamilton Estrada, #10 Ivan Sanchez, #1 Erick Rubio, #13 Andrew Magaña, #19 David Figueroa Herrera, #24 Edson Martinez, #6 Angel Yañez, *BB German Lopez.
Front Row; L – R: *BB Jose Basave, *BB Fredy Chavez, #18 Diego Loya, #15 Carlos Castillo, #5 Allan Chavez, #20 Hector Contreras, #12 Miguel Becerra, #22 Alan Huerta, *BB Carlos Delgadillo, *BB Alexander Martinez. Not present Video Antonio Ortiz ( * BB = Ball Boy ) (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Houston, TX – Friday, March 26, 2021 at the GPISD stadium, the North Shore Mustangs Varsity Soccer team advanced in the Boys Soccer 6A Regions 3 & 4 playoffs by defeating the Deer Park Deer 6 – 4 in overtime in the Bi-District round.

The Mustangs, under head coach Richard Hurtado, with Assistant Coaches Marlon Trent and Ezequiel Calleros, leads the district with an impressive record of 10 wins, 2 loses and 2 ties.

Westlake Chaparrals end Mustangs playoff run 24-21

By Allan Jamail

Katy, TX. – Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Katy’s Legacy Stadium, the North Shore Mustangs (Eastside Boys) were eliminated in the Class 6A Division l State Semifinal football game by Austin Westlake Chaparrals, 24-21.

The Chaparrals took the game’s opening kickoff, and after getting stopped on the 41 yard line, they kicked a 41 yard field goal for the game’s first score, to take the lead 3 – 0.

The Mustangs took the ensuing kickoff, and in their opening drive, Mustangs junior running back Xavier Owens fumbled the ball, giving it back to Westlake on the Mustangs 14 yard line. With only 5 minutes into the game, Chaparrals quarterback Cade Klubnik threw a touchdown (TD) pass, giving them a 10 – 0 lead.

Mustangs win back-to-back Playoff Games

Team wins Regional & Quarterfinal Titles, advance to Semi-Final

By Allan Jamail

Katy, TX. – Houston, TX – Thursday, December 24, 2020, at Katy’s Legacy Stadium, and January 1, 2021, at the GPISD stadium, the North Shore Mustangs (Eastside Boys) gave their fans two holiday gifts. They eliminated two playoff challengers, defeating the Katy Tompkins Falcons 47 – 22 and the Fort Bend Ridge Point Panthers 56 – 14.

In the Regional Final game with Katy the Mustang offense made 7 touchdowns (TD’s) rushing for 301 yards and passing for 302 yards. Touchdowns were made by: Quarterback Dematrius Davis (4), Shadrach Banks (2) and Charles King (1). Davis passed for 302 yards and 3 TD’s, completing 78 percent of his passes. Extra point kicks were made by Carlos Dominguez and Stephen Guzman.

Mustangs cruise past Eagles 38-7, advance to regional Play-offs

#97 Kris Ross Mustang junior defensive tackle sacks the Dawson quarterback for a loss of yards. (Allan Jamail photo)


By Allan Jamail

Webster, TX – Thursday, December 17, 2020, at the Clear Creek ISD Challenger Columbia Stadium, the North Shore Mustangs and the Pearland Dawson Eagles, both undefeated this season, went head to head in their second playoff game. Coach Jon Kay’s Mustangs made it look easy as they cruised to win their 26th consecutive game, 38 – 7.

The Mustang offense racked up 417 yards under quarterback Dematrius Davis. Davis ran for 67 yards and 2 touchdowns (TD’s) and passed for 236 yards and another TD.

QB Jalen Hurts gets first NFL start

Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts

Channelview star sees First Start, First Win

CHANNELVIEW – Fans and family of star QB Jalen Hurts were thrilled when the local Channelview high school football star replaced the regular Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz in last week’s game against the Green Bay Packers. They were even more excited to learn that Jalen would start the game last weekend against the New Orleans Saints. Jalen went on to lead the Eagles to an upset win over the Saints, 24-21.

Jalen Hurts was a stand-out quarterback who played for the Channelview Falcons under the direction of the head coach, Averion Hurts, his father. In his senior year, he passed for 2,384 yards with 26 touchdown passes, and rushed for 1,391 yards and 25 touchdowns. He was named District 21-6A MVP in his junior year.

These multiple skills, passing and rushing, were evident in the game he played against the Saints, where he completed 17 of 30 passes for 167 yards, and rushed 18 times for 106 yards. In the previous game against the Packers, he replaced Wentz who was benched early, and went on to pass for 109 yards and one TD, thus earning his chance to start in the Saints game. Eagle’s coach Doug Pederson said after the game “Jalen… gave us a spark as a team…”

NS Mustangs enter Playoffs, crushing Deer Park 59-7

Mustang sophomore #27 Rashaad Johnson burst through defender for a TD, teammate #68 Daylon Manuel delivered key block.(Jamail photo)

By Allan Jamail

Houston, TX – Thursday, December 10, 2020 at the GPISD stadium, the North Shore Mustangs under head coach Jon Kay began their playoffs with a crushing defeat, 59 to 7, over the Deer Park Deer. The game had been billed as the North Channel Eastside Boys over the South Channel Deer Park Deer.

The Mustangs dominated both on offense and defense. The offense attack was led by Dematrius Davis, the state’s number 1 ranked quarterback, with 4 touchdown (TD) passes and a rushing TD. Their offense made 294 passing yards and 274 rushing yards, with the game total of 567 yards.

High School Football PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

North Shore Mustangs vs Deer Park Deers – Thurs, Dec. 10th @ 7:00 PM @ GPISD Stadium.
This is 1st round of the 6A Div. 1 Region 3 Bi-district play.

Galena Park Yellowjackets vs Barber Hills Eagles – Fri, Dec. 11th @ 7:00 PM @ GPISD Stadium.
This is 1st round of the 5A Div. 2 Region 3 Bi-district play.

Channelview Falcons vs CE King Panthers Fri. Dec.11th @ 7:00 PM @ Panther Stadium. This is 1st round of the 6A Div. 2 Region 3 Bi-district play

Mustangs pluck Eagles 63 – 14 to capture 21-6A District Championship Crown

Texas state ranked #1 quarterback #4 Dematrius Davis runs 19 yards for the games 1st touchdown. Davis ran for 3 touchdowns in the game (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Humble, TX. – Friday, November 27th at Turner Stadium, after an hour plus delay because of a lightning storm, the North Shore Mustangs galloped away with the 21-6A district championship crown.

The Eastside Boys (Mustangs) and the Atascocita Eagles weathered the storm and went onto the field to play, but then the Eagles got caught in another storm, or more like a tornado. They became the victim of Coach Jon Kay’s whirlwind team that swirled all over the field on offense and defense, winning 63 – 14.

The Eagles made only 9 first downs, while the Mustangs made 27; they made only 174 total offense yards to the Mustangs 718 yards. After making 9 touchdowns (TD’s) in three quarters, Coach Kay rested his starters. The only negative stat for the Eastside Boys was they gave up over 80 yards with 8 penalties.

This game closed out the Mustangs regular season; they’ve remained undefeated in their last 24 games. They don’t have a game this week but will be headed to the playoffs the following week.