Sports

March Brings Another Run of ShareLunkers, Including a Triple Crown from O.H. Ivie and Milestone ShareLunker 600

The Legacy Lunkers continue to roll in with a run of five over last weekend, including three from O.H. Ivie, giving the lake nine during the 2021 Toyota ShareLunker season. The program had a run of eight in just over a week’s time to close out February, with six being landed at O.H. Ivie. Additionally, Lake Fork got on the board for the first time this year, Coleman City Lake produced its first ever Legacy […]

SFA, Abilene Christian Win Southland Conference Basketball Titles at Merrill Center

Courtesy Stephen F. Austin State University

By George Slaughter The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks and Abilene Christian Wildcats won their respective Southland conference basketball titles this weekend at the Merrill Center. The titles qualify them for the NCAA women’s and men’s basketball tournaments, respectively, which begin later this week. SFA, 24-2, will face Georgia Tech, 15-8, in the first round of the HemisFair Regional, which is being played in San Antonio. All the women’s tournament games are being played this year […]

J Jensen Named Mayde Creek Rams Coach and Athletic Director

Coach J Jensen (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter J Jensen, defensive coordinator at Taylor High School, has been named head coach and athletic director at Mayde Creek High School. Jensen begins his duties this month. Jensen knows about the school, as he’s a 1998 graduate and was a captain on a regional semi-finalist team there. He began his coaching career in 2003 at Morton Ranch Junior High School. He rejoined Mayde Creek as an offensive line coach in 2005, according […]

Shoot Like A Girl® 2021 Home of the Brave Tour Continues with Next Stop in Pearland, Texas

Shoot Like A Girl will continue on the 2021 Home of the Brave Tour with a stop at Bass Pro Shops in Pearland, Texas the weekend on March 6 and 7 as part of Bass Pro Shops conservation exhibit. Both new and seasoned shooters are invited to join Shoot Like A Girl at the state-of-the-art mobile shooting range for this free, interactive event. Certified female instructors will be on-site to share their extensive knowledge of firearms, shooting sports and safety […]

Katy Area All-District Boys Basketball Players Honored

By George Slaughter The Taylor Mustangs, who won the District 19-6A boys basketball championship this season, placed six of their players on the all-district team. Mustangs coach Matthew Brayton was named coach of the year. Senior Luke St. Julien was named defensive player of the year. Seven Lakes, which finished second, had the newcomer of the year in freshman A.J. Bates. Players are selected by a vote of the district coaches. Coach of the Year […]

2 Houston Players Named To Final Roster For 2021 Mcdonald’s All American Games Teams

The Final 48 Cement Legacy Among Basketball Greats, as Games Go Virtual HOUSTON, TX (Feb. 18, 2021) – The McDonald’s All American Games is the pinnacle of high school basketball. Each year ushers a new group of young players into a club of legendary athletes, many of whom are known by a single name: Shaq, Lebron, Candace, A’ja. Continuing a decades-long tradition of celebrating the next generation of basketball greats, McDonald’s announced that Rori Harmon […]

2 Houston Players Named To Final Roster For 2021 Mcdonald’s All American Games Teams

The Final 48 Cement Legacy Among Basketball Greats, as Games Go Virtual HOUSTON, TX (Feb. 18, 2021) – The McDonald’s All American Games is the pinnacle of high school basketball. Each year ushers a new group of young players into a club of legendary athletes, many of whom are known by a single name: Shaq, Lebron, Candace, A’ja. Continuing a decades-long tradition of celebrating the next generation of basketball greats, McDonald’s announced that Rori Harmon […]

Randle Leaving Mayde Creek High School; Katy ISD Looking for Athletic Hall of Honor Nominations

By George Slaughter Brian Randle is stepping down as Mayde Creek High School athletics director and football coach to take a similar job at a new school named after his father. According to reports, Randle is joining Dr. Thomas E. Randle High School in the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District. Dr. Randle became superintendent of that district in 2001 and is retiring this year. The school is set to open this fall. Brian Randle is […]

Katy ISD Student-Athletes Sign Letters of Intent with Colleges

By George Slaughter Sixty-eight Katy ISD student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to play their selected sports at various colleges across Texas and the United States. Here’s a list of the signees. Cinco Ranch High School 2021 Signees Eva Fitzgerald – Volleyball – St. Thomas University in Minnesota James Geyser – Football – Blinn Junior College Kayla Griebl – Volleyball – Brown University Isabella Walsh – Wrestling – Lindenwood University Katy High School 2021 […]

Katy Youth Find Team Spirit in Grueling Obstacle Course

The past year hasn’t offered many opportunities for teenagers to get together and work as teams, but this weekend that changed for 130 young men from Katy, who participated in a grueling, muddy obstacle course in George Bush Park. Similar to a Spartan or Tough Mudder race, the Stripling Warrior Race entailed physical obstacles including a wall climb, spear throw, tire flip and mud crawl. But it also had an added twist. The boys who […]