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DP to see familiar foes in new UIL alignment

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Sports

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 Eagles
Pasadena Memorial Mavericks
Pasadena Rayburn Texans
Pasadena South Houston Trojans
Deer Park football coach Chris Massey, who also serves as assistant athletic director, said he was surprised with the results of the realignment.
"I thought we were going to be sent out east with La Porte, to be honest," he said. "I really didn't think they would split Deer Park and La Porte because we are so close together."
Massey thought there was a good possibility Deer Park and La Porte would be put with Baytown Sterling and the Beaumont-area schools in the new district alignment released Monday morning. Deer Park will remain in Region III, which encompasses almost every Houston-area school district.

DP stops 4Q barrage in victory at SoHo

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Sports

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.

“We can’t keep letting teams get back in like that and we sure can’t do it Tuesday when we play La Porte,” Means said. “I’m still proud of the guys. They hung in there and are winning on the road and this is a tough district to win away from home.”

7 players suit in DP win over Lady Trojans

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Sports

And then there were seven.

That’s how many players suited up for the Lady Deer in Friday’s 48-40 win against South Houston at home. Despite the lack of healthy bodies, Deer Park is not making any excuses as it continues marching toward the postseason.
Junior guard Kirbie Ferrell led Deer Park with 21 points, four steals and four assists. She said the Lady Deer came out a little tentative in the first half before the team turned on its trademark aggressiveness.
“The first half, we came out scared and we let them attack us. Coach told us we were letting them be the aggressor. We finally came out and went after them,” she said.

DP weathers 4Q storm, beat Mavs on the road

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Sports

Blaine Burke passes the ball for what would be one of his six assists in Tuesdays win at Memorial. Deer Park head coach Louie Means said Burke's contributions without the ball make him one of the team's best assets. Photo provided by Deer Park Photos.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.

"It's time to make adjustments," he said. "Up next, we have a tough South Houston squad with [Anthony Davis] who put 21 on us the first time we played them. Overall, we have to get better on the offensive rebounds. We haven't done that great in the first go through district."
Tip off is at South Houston at 7:30 p.m on Friday.
It's hard to be disappointed with a 7-0 district start, and while Means said just because the team is happy doesn't mean it's satisfied.
On the road against Memorial, Deer Park led 34-28 going into the fourth period, Deer Park extended the lead to 18 before Memorial pulled to within six points.

Deer Park trumps Lady Mavericks at home, 53-33

Written by Bobby Vasquez. Posted in Sports

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.

A combination of great Deer defense and tough luck for the Lady Mavericks allowed Deer Park to take a 10-0 lead after the first period. Deer Park jumped out to a 22-0 lead when Memorial scored their first points with 1:30 in the half. The Lady Deer went into halftime with a commanding 23-4 lead.

DPHS Sports Briefs

Written by staff. Posted in Sports

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.