Texas Parks and Wildlife Department fisheries biologists and the local Friends of Reservoir group will be planting native vegetation at John Paul’s Landing Monday morning to enhance fishing opportunities at the new lake. The cool thing about this Friends of Reservoir group is that it’s not your traditional bass club adopting a big reservoir; it’s the Magnolia West high school fishing team. This is their first big project since the kids adopted the lake, and […]
By Tom Berhens Let me tickle your tonsils… Mason Munoz caught a 55.5-pound blue catfish on June 8 at Lake Palestine. He did it by noodling, using only his bare hands and feet. Noodling is done by sticking your hand under water, probing deep pockets such as under docks, overhanging lake banks, or anything else that might hold a fish. The noodler, after feeling a fish (he or she hopes-yes there are women who do […]
By Tom Berhens It took three hours and multiple people to reel in a shark caught during a Texas City fishing tournament. When tournament officials weighed the shark, it weighed a whopping 964 pounds. The tournament director said Roque’s catch is the only shark caught in the tournament so far and one of the heaviest catches in recent years.
By Tom Berhens TCGA Academic All State Team… Several elite scholar-athletes made the TGCA Academic All State team. Cinco Ranch players of distinction include Isabelle McKiernan, Sydney Stone and Elyana Vostikova. Katy area players picked in MLB draft Lamar Sparks, Seven Lakes outfielder, was selected in the fifth round with the 158th overall pick by the Baltimore Orioles. He extended Seven Lakes’ streak of MLB draftees to five years. Jon Duplantier(Rice) and Conner Capel were […]
by Tom Berhens Texas Magazine predicts Cinco Ranch and Katy will be playing into December. The Cougars and Tigers are predicted to win their Regional divisions. Last year Cinco Ranch almost won a State Championship, making it all the way to the Class 6A, Division II state semifinals, and Katy had no problems knocking off district rivals for another District 19 6A crown. Katy is favored to make it number 10 in District 19 6A […]
WEST HOUSTON RUGBY CLUB TO SET THE STANDARD FOR YOUTH AND SENIOR RUGBY Katy Lions Rugby Football Club are pleased to announce the expansion of their programs from senior-only level, to include competitive sides at the Mini, Youth, and High School levels. Beginning in the autumn of 2017, a new club – West Houston Rugby Club – will represent the West side of Houston in rugby competitions, from Minis through High School. The unified West […]
Houston, June 20, 2017 ― Dr. F. Alex Schroeder, orthopedic surgeon at Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at West, threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Father’s Day Astros baseball game on Sunday, June 18. Schroeder’s wife and two children cheered him on as he threw a strike with ease. Schroeder and his family have been fans of the Astros for as long as he can remember, so not only was he excited by […]
by Tom Behrens Region and State … Tompkins and Cinco Ranch girls produced seven of the honorees. The Cougars had three First-Team players in senior defender Lilly Bravenec, senior mid-fielder Shaylee Anaya and sophomore forward Ali Russell. Senior midfielder Mary Brodeur took all Region III-6A first team honors for the Cougars. Tompkins was led by First Team selection Cailey Croson. Senior midfielder, JoAnnie Ramos amassed 14 goals and seven assists. Barbara Olivieri made the All-State […]
Max Wright, Taylor High School, has been nominated to play in 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl presented by American Family Insurance. Four hundred players are in the running to be among the 100 selected to participate in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl…East vs. West match-up held every January and televised live on NBC to more than five million television viewers. Wright was nominated by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee, which consists of All […]
The Northwest Cycling Club invites cyclists to participate in 32, 42, 55, 62, and 100-mile routes on Sunday, July 16 beginning at 6:45 a.m. at Tompkins High School located at 4400 Falcon Landing Blvd. Lunch will be provided in the OTHS cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Radios and headphones prohibited. Register at kfc.bike.