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Deer wrap regular season with win, 16-3

Written by staff. Posted in Sports

With 333 total yards, the Deer Park football team stunned the Pasadena Memorial Mavericks 16-3 in the regular season finale. The Deer finish the regular season 7-3, 5-2 in District 22-5A.

Austin Rainer threw for 102 yards on six-of-10 passing attempts and one interception. The Deer gained 231 rushing yards, led by Jarrod Blocker's 109 yards and one touchdown. Shawn Oneychi and Josh Burnett added 75 and 26 yards respectively.

Deer Park's Pettitte, Yankees clinch world title

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Sports

PETTITTEOn the strength of Deer Park's Andy Pettitte's left arm and Hideki Matsui's six RBIs, the New York Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 to win the 2009 World Series in six games

Pettitte, a graduate of Deer Park High School, pitched five and two-thirds innings got the win in the championship-clinching game. He won two games in the 2009 series.

"This is what I came back I came back for," said Pettitte as a raucous Yankee Stadium crowd chanted his name. "I thank God for the opportunity. I'm blessed to be here. "

Deer sweep Channelview, ready for Clear Lake

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Sports

The Deer Park volleyball team opened the playoffs with a sweep over visiting Channelview in the bi-district round. They will face Clear Lake Friday night at Pasadena Memorial High School at 7 p.m.

The Deer won by the scores of 25-16, 28-26 and 25-17 to eliminate the Falcons. Tyler Jenkins and Haley Mueller each had 11 kills on the night. Deer Park's overall record is now 34-7.
Clear Lake defeated Fort Bend Elkins in three games to advance to the second round.

Deer drop home finale to Pearland, 27-7

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Sports

Chandler Meyers' spectacular 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown was the only score Deer Park could muster as they fell at home 27-7 to Pearland Friday night.

Meyers broke three tackles, including one as he crossed into the endzone to put an electric charge into Clyde Abshier Stadium. Unfortunately for the Deer, it was their only major highlight.

The Oilers (7-2, 5-1) got on the board first, with Miles Kanipes returning an errant Austin Rainer pass for a touchdown. The following PAT made the score 7-0.

On the ensuing kickoff, Meyers fielded the ball at his own two yard line before bolting down the far sideline and turning toward the middle of the field. With the help of a few key blocks, he avoided two tackles and broke free down the middle. He broke a final tackle just as he finished the run. Jacob O'Neill's extra point tied the game at seven with 39 seconds in the first.

After that, the Oilers went into full throttle. They led 20-7 at halftime and tallied a final touchdown with 1:34 in the game.

Rainer finished the game with 61 yards on five-of-13 passing and two interceptions. Shawn Oneychi had 20 carries good for 113 yards.

Deer Park (6-3, 4-2) plays their regular season finale on the road against Pasadena Memorial Thursday night at 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

With one game remaining, Deer Park has clinched a spot in the Texas High School Football playoffs. They will play either North Shore or Beaumont Westbrook in the opening round, according to Deer Park ISD Athletic Director Jerry Creel. If the Deer draw North Shore, the game will be played at Abshier Stadium. If they draw Westbrook, there is the possibility the game could be played at Stallworth Stadium, in Baytown.

Deer head into state volleyball playoffs

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Sports

With a playoff spot secured, the Deer Park volleyball team wrapped their regular season in its usual fashion – a sweep – with a home victory over Pasadena Memorial.
The Deer defeated the Mavericks 25-20, 25-8 and 25-16. The win raised Deer Park's record to 11-3 in District 22-5A and 33-7 overall. The Deer finished the regular season tied with Dobie for second place. However, the Longhorns won a coin toss against the Deer, so Deer Park finishes officially in third place in district.

Deer Park's opponent for the opening round of the 5A State Volleyball Playoffs is Channelview Monday night at 6:30 p.m. at the North Campus. The Falcons finished in third place in District 21-5A with a 6-3 record and 13-19 mark overall. Away from home, they were 5-6 in the 2009 campaign. The Deer finished their regular season winning 10 out of their final 11 matches after starting district play 1-2.