football

KISD Appoints New Seven Lakes High School Football Coach

Jimmy Hamon, head football coach and campus athletic coordinator at Seven Lakes High School (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter Jimmy Hamon, football defensive coordinator and junior varsity baseball coach at Ridge Point High School, has been appointed head football coach and campus athletic coordinator at Seven Lakes High School. The district made the appointment Monday night at its Board of Trustees meeting. Hamon has coached at Ridge Point High School, which is the Fort Bend Independent School District, since 2012.Ridge Point football coach Brett Sniffin praised Hamon and his hire at […]

Chad Simmons Named Taylor Head Football Coach

Taylor High School coach Chad Simmons (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District Board of Trustees Monday night appointed Chad Simmons as the new head football coach at Taylor High School. Simmons had served on the Cinco Ranch coaching staff since 2000, and as defensive coordinator since 2004. Simmons comes into a good situation at Taylor. Last year’s squad made it to the area round of the playoffs before losing to Langham Creek and finishing with a 6-5 record. The […]

Katy-Area Student Athletes Receive Honors

By Tom Behrens Katy Independent School District student-athletes have worked hard to master their sports, and various media organizations and associations have recently honored several of them. Cross-Country Cinco Ranch High School freshman Heidi Nelson and Tompkins High School senior Daniel Figueroa received Houston Chronicle All Greater Houston honors. Football Katy High School senior offensive lineman Connor Galvin, senior kicker Seth Small, and senior defensive lineman Moro Ojomo, along with Taylor High School junior offensive […]

SPORTS NOTEBOOK 11-29-17

FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Semifinals Class 6A Division I Region III Atascocita (10-1) vs. Katy (10-0) – 7 p.m. Friday, NRG Stadium  BASKETBALL Basketball Top 10 in Texas High school basketball rankings as compiled by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches for the week of Nov. 27: BOYS PUBLIC SCHOOL – Class 6A Top Ten Cypress Falls, 4-0 Denton Guyer, 5-0 Austin Westlake, 5-1 Katy Tompkins, 7-2 DeSoto, 7-0 South Garland, 8-2 Spring Dekaney, 5-0 Aldine Eisenhower, […]

SPORTS NOTEBOOK 11-20-17

FOOTBALL Football Playoff Results – Bi-District Division One – Large School Katy 45, Travis 14 Ridge Point 40, Cinco Ranch 23 Division Two – Small School Strake Jesuit 28, Hightower 10 Taylor 14, Bush 0 Playoff Schedule for this coming week: Division One – Large School Katy vs. Cypress Ranch Noon, Saturday, NRG Stadium Division Two – Small School Cy-Fair vs. Strake Jesuit 6 p.m., Friday, Legacy Stadium Langham Creek vs. Taylor 7 p.m., Friday, […]

Seven Lakes Wins Finale, 42-34, over Morton Ranch

By George Slaughter To hear Seven Lakes coach Lydell Wilson describe it, the Spartans this season have had to keep fighting adversity to make things come out all right in the end. Friday’s game against Morton Ranch was a case in point. In it, Seven Lakes began strong and rolled up a 32-point halftime lead, only to see the Mavericks come back with a strong second half. But the Spartans kept fighting the adversity, and […]

Sports Notebook

               SPORTS NOTEBOOK It’s that time of the year again when it’s playoff mania in all of the fall sports. The following are the results for volleyball, cross country, and tennis. Football playoffs begins Nov. 16. VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFFS BI-DISTRICT Ridge Point            3 Katy                         0  Eliminated   Seven Lakes           3 […]

Seven Lakes Defeats Mayde Creek, 42-35

By George Slaughter Seven Lakes celebrated its Senior Night with a hard-fought 42-35 victory over Mayde Creek Friday night at Legacy Stadium. But in describing the game as “hard-fought,” two connotations come to mind. One connotation was the competitiveness of the game. The Spartans never trailed, but Mayde Creek kept fighting back with big plays to stay in the contest. The Rams, in fact, were threatening to tie the game with less than a minute […]

Katy Tigers Crush Tompkins Falcons, 62-0

By George Slaughter The Katy Tigers needed a quarter to wake up before getting on track against the Tompkins Falcons. In the end, it didn’t matter, as Tigers cruised to a 62-0 victory Friday night at Legacy Stadium. Katy improves to 6-0 overall, and 5-0 in District 19-6A play with the victory. Tompkins falls to 0-7, and 0-5 in district play, with the loss. After a scoreless first quarter, the Tigers began their onslaught with […]

SPORTS NOTEBOOK 10-27-17

By Tom Behrens FOOTBALL Houston Strake Jesuit 35, Tompkins 10 “In the first half we kind of let it get away from us,” said Tompkins Head Coach, Todd McVey. “In the second half we basically played to a 7-7 tie,” but the Falcons lost to Strake Jesuit 35-10 at Clay Stadium. “We were working on keeping Nathaniel Beal, Strake Jesuit wide receiver, from making a bunch of plays. He had a few catches. We were […]