When Deer Park athletic teams prepare for its collective 2010-11 campaigns, the district schedule will look a lot leaner. Both Pearland and La Porte were removed from District 22-5A, putting Deer athletics into a six-team district with the five Pasadena ISD high schools.
|New District 22-5A|
|Deer Park Deer|
|Pasadena Dobie Longhorns|
|Pasadena Memorial Mavericks|
|Pasadena Rayburn Texans|
|Pasadena South Houston Trojans|
Just because the Deer men’s basketball team is undefeated in district play doesn’t mean it’s entire satisfied with its play. Among the things head coach Louie Means wants to fix is his team’s play in the fourth quarter. For the second consecutive game, the Deer surrendered 20 or more points in the fourth period en route to a 64-55 win at South Houston.
And then there were seven.
Half way through the grueling District 22-5A basketball schedule, the Deer basketball team finds itself in familiar territory – in the thick of a playoff race. Sporting a perfect 7-0 record following Tuesday's 59-52 victory at Pasadena Memorial, head coach Louie Means said there is till much work to be done.
Lady Deer basketball head coach Teresa White has praised her team all year for its versatility. Yet, it’s hard to imagine she thought that versatility would be tested this harshly 21 games into the season. Already missing Hayle Lovell, Kaylon Lawson and Tabitha Hawthorne to injuries, Deer Park used defense and a poor-shooting night from Pasadena Memorial to win 53-33 at home Tuesday night.
The Lady Deer soccer team scored a 4-1 victory over Jersey Village this weekend while the Men's Golf team fared well too. The team of Louis Martinez, Joel Martinez, Taylor Hunter, Justin Glatthaar, and Cody Buffalo won the Crosby Invitational over the weekend. Taylor Hunter finished in second place with rounds of 75-78.
The Lady Deer Softball Booster Club will host a Meet the Team Dinner/Auction, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in the South Campus Café. Tickets can be purchased from any softball player or at the door for $10.