by Tom Berhens

Whoppers that didn’t get away!

Mason Munoz with his 55.5lb catfish caught at Lake Palestine.

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 […]

Baseball and Softball Updates

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 […]

Pre-season football predictions; Cinco Ranch nudged out of 7on7 championship, and Go Rodney!

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 […]

Scrimmage Game Decides Positions

Cinco Ranch head football coach Don Clayton. Photo by Diana L. Porter,

By Tom Behrens Coach Don Clayton of the Cinco Ranch Cougar football team said sometimes you really don’t know who has what position nailed down for the coming season until the scrimmage game before the season opens. And, then that can change in the first two weeks of the regular season. This year’s scrimmage is at the Cinco Ranch field against Stratford High School. “Like last year we thought we had a starting center, and […]

State Golf Championships Totals

Girls Team Championship Play Seven Lakes team: Ashni Dhruva, Isha Dhruva, Erico O’Brien, Grace Park and Lillian Tia Day 1 Score 326 Day 2 Score 335 Total Score 661 State Champion Austin Lake Travis 287 – 293 – Total 580 Seven Lakes Individuals Isha Dhruva 77, 76, total 153 Ashni Dhruva 75, 81, total 156 Lillian Tia 85, 86, total 171 Grace Park 89, 92, total 181 Erika O’Brien 91, 95, total 186 State Champion […]

Boys Basketball: Cinco Ranch Has The Title Sowed Up; Second, Third, Fourth Seeds Up For Grabs

By Tom Berhens At press deadline, only one more game is left in the boys District 19-6A regular season. The Cinco Ranch Cougars holds a healthy lead in the District at 11-2, and 25-5 overall. However, the games to determine the second, third, and fourth seeds is going to turn into some very interesting contests. Tompkins, Seven Lakes and Strake Jesuit all hold District records of 9-4. The Cougars began the season with impressive wins, […]

Katy Boys, Morton Ranch Girls Advance to Region III-6A Tourney

Girls And Boys Wrestling By Tom Berhens The Katy boys and Morton Ranch girls wresting teams took District II-6A championships to the Region III-6A Tournament, that took place Feb. 12-13 at the Merrell Center. Seven Lakes was a close second in both divisions at the district tournament, Feb. 4 at Cinco Ranch High School. Katy won the boys crown with 199 points, holding off Seven Lakes at 190 ½. Mayde Creek, Tompkins, Cinco Ranch, Morton […]