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Cinco Ranch Football Coach Don Clayton to Retire

Cinco Ranch coach Don Clayton in a 2016 photo - John Glaser photo

By George Slaughter Cinco Ranch High School football coach Don Clayton Monday announced his intention to retire this spring following 20 years at the school. Clayton started the program when the school opened in 1999. He’s enjoyed success there, leading the Cougars to a 141-78 record. He also served as head coach at Livingston High School, in East Texas, between stints on the Katy High School coaching staff of Mike Johnston, who preceded current coach Gary […]

Abilene Christian Wins Men’s, Women Basketball Titles in Katy

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By George Slaughter There’s a first time for everything, and for the Abilene Christian Wildcats, Saturday night’s 77-60 win over the New Orleans Privateers was twice as nice. The win clinched their first-ever Southland Conference men’s basketball title, and it clinched their first-ever NCAA tournament berth. The women’s team also won its tournament, defeating Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Sunday afternoon. The ACU men’s team will play Kentucky on Thursday. The women’s team will learn its matchup […]

 UIL District 9-6A Wrestling

All-Academic Team Boys 1st Team All-Academic Name Grade School Grant Bordelon 12 Strake Jesuit Esai Deras 10 Cinco Ranch Gustov Ebbesen 11 Cinco Ranch Matthew Kyle Johnston 12 Mayde Creek Ryan Kenneally 12 Strake Jesuit John Lloyd 12 Seven Lakes Daniel Manibog 12 Katy Ethan Reyes 12 Cinco Ranch Kenn Santiago 11 Cinco Ranch Sharaf Suroor 12 Seven Lakes Garrett Taylor Wing 12 Mayde Creek Boys 2nd Team All-Academic Name Grade School Pierce Ashby 10 […]

Katy ISD Coach Joseph Receives Distinguished Honor  

Attribution for left to right: Lance Hindt, Superintendent of Katy ISD Dr. Rick Hull, Principal of Katy High School Coach Gary Joseph, Head Football Coach/Campus Athletic Coordinator of Katy High School Ken Gregorski, Acting Superintendent of Katy ISD Debbie Decker, Executive Director of Athletics Kyle Green, Assistant Athletic Director Pat Dowling, Assistant Athletic Director Charlie Stevens, Assistant Athletic Director

KATY [December 10, 2018] –  He’s been with Katy Independent School District for the past 36 years and is best known for his passion and dedication to the Katy High School Tigers Football team.  However, Coach Gary Joseph’s influence and devotion is not limited to athletes only.  His guidance has been embraced by thousands of students who attend Katy High School.  For this reason, it was no surprise when he was awarded the 2018 University Interscholastic […]

Tompkins Falls to Beaumont West Brook in Playoffs

By George Slaughter Beaumont West Brook rallied from a 21-point deficit and withstood a late Tompkins rally to claim a 49-45 Class 6A Division II regional playoff win Saturday at NRG Stadium. West Brook improves improve to 11-2 and will play Cypress Creek, which defeated Summer Creek Saturday night at Rice Stadium. Tompkins ends its season at 10-3. Tompkins coach Todd McVey said that his team wasn’t nervous or intimidated by its first appearance at […]

Tigers Fall to North Shore, 49-38

By George Slaughter North Shore sophomore quarterback Dematrius Davis threw five touchdown passes to lead the Mustangs past Katy, 49-38, Friday night at NRG Stadium in the regional round of the Class 6A Division I playoffs. North Shore improves its record to 13-0. The Mustangs will play the winner of the Cy-Fair-Atascocita game, which is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at NRG Stadium. The Tigers end their season at 11-2, with both losses coming against […]

Katy, Tompkins Prepare for Football Regional Playoffs

NRG Stadium - John Glaser/The Katy News

By George Slaughter The regional round of the Texas high football playoffs is this weekend, and two Katy Independent School District teams remain in the thick of things. North Shore (12-0) vs. Katy (11-1) The Mustangs face the Tigers at 7 p.m. Friday at NRG Stadium. This rematch has become a rivalry between the schools. The teams met in the playoffs last season, which Katy won, 31-3, in the quarterfinal round. In 2016, North Shore […]

Football Playoff Roundup: Tompkins and Katy Advance

Katy News photo

Story updated to reflect coverage of the Tompkins-Cy Falls game. By George Slaughter Tompkins and Katy will advance to the regional round of the high school football playoffs after posting wins on Saturday and Friday, respectively. Meanwhile, Taylor, the Katy Independent School District’s other team in the playoffs, lost a tough game against Cypress Creek Friday. Tompkins 31, Cy Falls 21 Tompkins scored 14 unanswered points in the second half to win its 31-21 area […]

Katy, Taylor, and Tompkins Prepare for Area Playoffs

Facing north from the Legacy Stadium press box (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter Katy, Taylor, and Tompkins continue their seasons in the area round of the Class 6A football playoffs this weekend. Jersey Village (10-1) vs. Katy (10-1) The Falcons face the Tigers at 1 p.m. Friday at Legacy Stadium. The Falcons defeated Chavez, 56-12, in the bi-district round. The Tigers defeated Fort Bend Travis, 52-7, in coach Gary Joseph’s 200th victory as Katy head coach. Both teams have won 10 consecutive games after dropping […]

Joseph, Katy Tigers Reach Milestone Win

By George Slaughter Katy fans are celebrating Friday’s 52-7 victory over Fort Bend Travis for several reasons. The first is that the win gets Katy off to a good start in the playoffs. The Tigers have now won 10 straight after losing their season opener. A second reason is more sentimental, in that the win marks coach Gary Joseph’s 200th head coaching victory. Following the game, Joseph was cited for the record and saluted by […]