Katy, Cinco Ranch March Into Area Playoffs

Cougar top WR Seth Salverino (3) has scored 12 TDs as a receiver and pulled down 1,045 receiving yards this fall. He will be one of many targets for the Cinco Ranch QB Gavin Rutherford. (Photo by Terry Carter/UDPhotos)

By Terry Carter Offensive powerhouse Cinco Ranch will play Friday night in the 6A Area football playoffs against a perennial playoff contender. Cinco Ranch (8-3) will face Cy-Fair (10-1) on Friday at 7 p.m. at Pridgeon Stadium. Both teams are capable of scoring 40+ points, so some would consider this postseason match to be a battle of the strongest. However, after destroying George Ranch 49-14 in bi-district action, this game will be determined by defense. The […]

Katy, Jordan Collide For 19-6A Lead

By Terry Carter Unbeaten Katy and Jordan will meet tonight at Rhodes Stadium as the District 19-6A co-leaders collide to provide some clarity in an otherwise messy football league race. The Katy Tigers (5-0, 3-0) have shown depth, resolve and a solid rushing attack in posting a traditional Tiger Triumph each week in the 2022 season. But competitive games with Atascocita, 35-28 and Morton Ranch, 41-20, and a nail-biting battle with District 19-6A rival Tompkins, […]

Local Teens Launch the 12K Project to Support Food Banks

  By Emily Saxton Founded by Tompkins High School students Neha Gadde and Hridha Mathuria, the 12k Project is a community service initiative making a difference in the greater Houston area. Backed by Future Business Leaders of America, the project aims to collect canned goods for reliable food banks with a focus on 1,000 cans collected per month. This monthly total adds to 12,000 cans annually, donated by members and businesses of the community such […]

Katy, Cinco Ranch Turn Up Heat In Regional Rematch

Cinco Ranch players celebrate the 2-run home run by Lady Cougar pitcher Chela Kovar. (Photo by Terry Carter/UDPhotos)

By Terry Carter Katy and Cinco Ranch engaged in a battle of softball willpower on Thursday in their Region III-6A quarterfinal showdown. Other than one sloppy play, the District 19-6A rivals played the first four innings even. Katy posted two runs early on a Cinco Ranch miscue, but the Lady Cougars did not blink. They backed up junior pitcher Chela Kovar and trailed only 2-0 after four frames. Then the real game began. The Katy […]

Tompkins, Katy, Taylor Riding Playoff Wave

Tompkins needed a solid defensive effort to defeat a talented, well-coached Elkins team last week. The Falcons proved they are rock solid and well coached in sweeping the Knights. (Photo by Terry Carter/UDphotos)

By Terry Carter Highly-ranked Tompkins faced down Elkins, a traditional baseball team with pedigree, last week in bi-district playoff action. The 2-game sweep by the Falcons, 12-0 and 5-2, spoke volumes about the quality Tompkins (27-1) carries on its roster. Down 1-0 early  in game two and struggling to decipher the Knights’ starting pitcher, Tompkins batters struggled until the fifth inning to string together a series of hits and runs. Elkins led 1-0 for four innings […]

Can You Help Find David Atkinson?

Editor’s Note: The following story is a community awareness article for an active missing person case in the Katy area. Your help is needed to locate this man in a timely manner.  By Terry Carter One year ago, David Atkinson worked at the Dollar Tree store on Barker Cypress Road where he was a trusted employee. One year ago, David was rebuilding his world diligently after a loss, which is so common in life. Despite […]

I-10  Shootout Action Diverse, Dynamic Paetow, Seven Lakes, Katy, Taylor Reach Finals

Seven Lakes goalkeeper Maddie Rich helped the Lady Spartans reach the Spartan Bracket championship game against Lake Travis on Saturday. During the showdown, the Lady Spartans held Lake Travis scoreless, but the Lady Cavaliers won on penalty kicks in high-wind conditions. Photo by UDPhotos

By Terry Carter With 64 varsity teams competing this weekend, the talent covered the Lone Star state as eight bracket champions were crowned on Saturday as the 16th annual I-10 Shootout concluded with Katy ISD hosting the second largest, girls’ high school soccer tournament in the nation. Playing at Rhodes and Legacy Stadiums on the final day, Katy ISD teams reached four championship finals with Paetow claiming the Panther Bracket, 2-0, over Barber Hill at […]

Seven Lakes Unleashes Lady Spartan ‘Dominant’ Spear for 40 Points In Win

Seven Lakes guard KK Tucker (12) set the pace for the offense. Crisp, accurate passing opened the scoring barrage set by Justice Carlton on Friday. She connected for 40 points in the win over Tompkins. Photo by UDPhotos

By Terry Carter Only a sophomore, 6-2 Justice Carlton flexed her developing skills on Friday in District 19-6A play against ranked Tompkins in a basketball showdown among ranked frontrunners. Seven Lakes built a large first-half lead and stretched it to 72-52 at the conclusion of this battle of ranked opponents. Carlton poured in 19 of the Lady Spartans’ 22 first-quarter points. She reached intermission with 27 points as Seven Lakes built a commanding 41-24 halftime […]

Holiday Cheer in Katy ISD Athletics

Paetow senior running back Jacob Brown (25) scored the game-winning touchdown against College Station, but all of his 112 yards against the Cougars were hard earned. Still Brown bulled his way into the end zone in overtime to hand the Panthers a 27-24 state championship victory.

By Terry Carter It’s been an extraordinary year in Katy, despite the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic — and the unpredictability of life. In fact, Katy is blessed with good fortune and excellence in the classroom and more than we realize. I want to congratulate everyone, every athlete and every team, for giving 100 percent and doing their best. Many see a season-ending defeat as agony, sadness and humiliation, but it is not. It is […]

The Bible Seminary of Katy Celebrates 2020 Graduates

The Bible Seminary of Katy, Texas celebrated its fifth class of graduates on August 16, 2020 at Family Life Church in Sugar Land, Texas.  Two Master’s degree graduates and eight Bible Certificate graduates crossed the stage in a joy-filled, God-honoring ceremony. TBS also posthumously awarded a Master of Arts in Biblical History and Archaeology degree to the family of Durwin Kicker, and a Bible Certificate to the family of Rosemary Mata.   Since beginning the […]