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Katy ISD Updates Ticketing Policy for Basketball Games

By George Slaughter The Katy Independent School District Athletics Department Thursday updated its ticketing policy for basketball games in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, the district said parents of basketball players will be provided parent cards, and when they present those cards at games, they will be permitted to purchase up to four tickets. Tickets are $2 for students and $5 for adults. Students will be admitted only if accompanied by […]

Tompkins Defeats Morton Ranch; Faces Katy Thursday

By George Slaughter Tompkins exploded for 27 second quarter points to cruise to a 48-0 victory over Morton Ranch Friday night at Legacy Stadium. Tompkins improves to 5-0 overall, 3-0 in District 19-6A. Morton Ranch falls to 1-4 and 0-3, respectively. The Falcons are playing with confidence, and it showed against the Mavericks. Tompkins coach Todd McVey said the team had a good week of practice, adding that he tells the players they win games […]

Seven Lakes Earns First Win of Season

By George Slaughter Seven Lakes earned its first victory of the 2020 season with a 14-13 overtime win over Morton Ranch Friday night at Legacy Stadium. The Spartans are 1-4 overall and 1-2 in District 19-6A. Morton Ranch falls to 1-3 and 0-2, respectively. The game was a defensive struggle for most of the night, with both teams scoreless through the first three quarters. Seven Lakes got its first touchdown on a 13-yard run by […]

Last-Second Field Goal Propels Paetow Victory

By George Slaughter The Paetow Panthers reached a milestone Friday night at Legacy Stadium by playing their first-ever varsity football game against a fellow Katy Independent School District program. A last-second, 23-yard field goal by junior kicker Anthony Fuentes made the 38-35 win over Morton Ranch all the sweeter. Paetow is 2-0. Morton Ranch is 1-1. The Panthers, a Class 5A program, fielded their first varsity football team in 2018. The other Katy ISD programs […]

Katy ISD Announces Ticketing, Attendance Plans for Sports Events

The west (home team) side of Legacy Stadium. (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter Legacy and Rhodes stadiums will be filled only to 50% capacity for sporting events this fall, under ticketing and attendance plans announced by the district in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The district said it will sell tickets to 40% of stadium capacity, with the remaining 10% to account for late-arriving passholders and parents of athletes. Ticket pre-sales will be online only at two websites: http://www.katvisd.org/deDt/athletics/Pages/default.aspx https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/11016/academvsports-outdoors-student-activities-complex Purchasing Varsity Football Tickets On […]

Mayde Creek Beats Morton Ranch, 47-27

By George Slaughter The best thing about Mayde Creek’s 2019 football season is that it will continue in the playoffs. The Rams finished their regular season with a hard-fought 47-27 win over Morton Ranch Friday night at Legacy Stadium. This has been a historic season for the Rams, who with the win improved to 8-2 overall and 4-2 in District 19-6A. This season, Mayde Creek: Enjoyed its first winning season since the 2007 season, when […]

Mayde Creek, Taylor Compete for Final Playoff Spot

The west (home team) side of Legacy Stadium. (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter Call it a case of musical chairs, District 19-6A style, with two teams—Morton Ranch and Taylor—competing for the final playoff spot this weekend, the last of the regular season. Katy, at 9-0 overall and 5-0 in district, has clinched the top spot. Tompkins, at 9-1 overall and 5-1 in district, has clinched the second spot. Tompkins has a bye this week. Mayde Creek, at 7-2 overall and 3-2 in district, has the […]

Morton Ranch Beats Seven Lakes, Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive

By George Slaughter Morton Ranch’s 10-7 victory over Seven Lakes Saturday at Legacy Stadium wasn’t pretty, but it was important to the Mavericks’ playoff hopes this season. Four teams from District 19-6A will make the playoffs. Katy and Tompkins have earned the top two spots, and things get interesting after that. Three teams—Mayde Creek, Morton Ranch, and Taylor—are competing for the last two spots. For Morton Ranch to make the playoffs, Katy must defeat Taylor […]

Mayde Creek-Katy Matchup Leads This Week’s Football Action

Mayde Creek coach Mike Rabe.

By George Slaughter Mayde Creek continues its impressive season Friday when it faces Katy. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Rhodes Stadium. Coach Mike Rabe’s Rams are 7-1 overall and 3-1 in District 19-6A after defeating Seven Lakes, 41-31, last week. The seven wins are the most by a Rams team since 1997, when it finished with a 10-2 record. Katy, meanwhile, remains the district juggernaut. The Tigers are 8-0 overall and 4-0 in […]

Seven Lakes-Katy Leads This Weekend’s Football Action

The west (home team) side of Legacy Stadium. (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter The Seven Lakes Spartans had a bye week last week, which is a good thing as it seeks to refocus from an 0-2 start in District 19-6A play. The Spartans, 3-3 overall, play Katy at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Legacy Stadium. The Spartans’ two losses came in rough fashion. They lost to Tompkins, 63-27, in their September 27 district opener. They lost to Taylor, 45-10, on October 4. Katy, meanwhile, comes in […]