May 1 Signing Day at FHS

Allie Hansen, Friendswood High School senior, signed a letter of intent to play water polo for Villanova University. She was named captain of both the swimming and water polo teams during both junior and senior years, led swim team to a 3rd place finish at the 5A state meet as a 1st-team all-state swimmer (2019), school record holder in the … Read More

Tony Laurito – Student Spotlight

When trying something new, most people ease into it by getting their toes wet and testing the waters; however, Friendswood Junior High seventh-grader Tony Laurito dives in head first to the things he loves. At just five years old, Laurito began swimming competitively. It was obvious from early on that he had a natural talent for the sport, but as … Read More

Student Spotlight – James and Nathan Pine

It doesn’t take a gathering of angels appearing above their heads to get James and Nathan Pine to “come sail away.” The Windsong fifth-graders make the 1977 Styx song background noise as they compete in regattas, both nationally and internationally. The Pines’ interest in the sport came after spending time sailing with their grandpa during the summer when they were … Read More

Jacob Sansom – Student Spotlight

Of Vince Lombardi’s many great quotes, perhaps one of his most well-known sayings is, “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” The quote leads to another universally-known quote: “Easier said than done.” It’s one thing to say you’re going to get up when you fall; it’s another thing to actually get up. Though Friendswood High … Read More

Friendswood Mustangs Swim/ Dive Regional Results and State Qualifiers

The Mustang swim/dive team traveled to Magnolia High School this past Friday and Saturday to compete in the Region 6-5A regional championship meet.  Each of the 8 Texas regions automatically sends the top two finishers in the championship race to the State meet. There are 8 additional “call ups” in each event for a total of 24 swimmers swimming each … Read More

Student Spotlight – Baileigh Burtis

In sports, there is a saying that goes, “there is no ‘I’ in ‘team,’ which is used to symbolize putting the needs of the whole group before the needs of oneself. Friendswood Junior High seventh grader, Baileigh Burtis, takes being a selfless player to a whole new level. Burtis is on the FJH 7A girls basketball team and though her … Read More

FJH 8A football team joins together after a teammate’s injury

When asking a group of people to define the word “brotherhood,” there could be several different responses. Some might answer for there to be a brotherhood, there has to be a blood relation. For some, brotherhood is a religious practice. For others, brotherhood is an unbreakable bond between people who were once strangers, but have shared experiences that connect them. … Read More

Student Spotlight – Hunter Smyrl

Vince Lombardi once said, “Football is a great deal like life in that it teaches that work, sacrifice, perseverance, competitive drive, selflessness and respect for authority is the price that each and every one of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.” Coach Lombardi believed football was one of the sweetest parts of life, and Friendswood Junior … Read More

Student spotlight – Quinn Radtke

Not everyone expresses themselves through words; some express themselves through art or dance or music, but Friendswood High School sophomore Quinn Radtke expresses herself through tennis. “Tennis is a great way for me to express myself since I’m very shy,” Radtke said. “It allows me to be active and show my work ethic.” It is her quiet ways and inspiring … Read More

48 Hour Tennis Marathon

FLYER Prepare your greatest swings and grunts because the 48-hour Friendswood High School Tennis Tournament is approaching. There will be no fault in participating in this great fundraiser as the Friendswood High School tennis team invites the community to come out and challenge its players to a game, asking only for donations in return. The marathon of non-stop tennis play … Read More