Seven Lakes Spartans

Seven Lakes Golf Coach Receives HAGCA Coach of the Year Honors

Sean Ewing (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter Seven Lakes golf coach Sean Ewing has been named 2021 Girls Coach of the Year by the Houston Area Golf Coaches Association. The award is new, as is the association, which Ewing said started about a year ago. The association accepts nominations for coaches, and names getting the most nominations are put on a ballot for members to choose. “It’s still in its infancy,” Ewing said. “We wanted to start recognizing coaches throughout […]

Seven Lakes’s Ally Batenhorst Named Gatorade Texas Volleyball Player of the Year

Ally Batenhorst (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter Gatorade has named Seven Lakes senior Alley Batenhorst its 2020-21 Gatorade Texas Volleyball Player of the Year. The award recognizes athletic excellence, academic achievement, and exemplary character both on and off the court, Gatorade said in a news release. Batenhorst is eligible for the Gatorade National Volleyball Player of the Year award to be announced later this month. This is the 36th year that Gatorade has honored the nation’s best high school […]

Joseph Receives Tom Landry Award from Texas High School Football Hall of Fame

Katy football coach Gary Joseph (Texas Sports Hall of Fame photo)

By George Slaughter Katy Tigers football coach Gary Joseph has received the Tom Landry Award from the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame. The award, according to the hall, “acknowledges outstanding contributions to the game by a Texas high school coach. Award winners, through their life and actions, serve as positive role models for athletes and are a credit to the coaching profession.” Debbie Decker, Katy Independent School District athletic director, said Joseph was […]

Seven Lakes Cheer Team Wins State Title

The Seven Lakes cheer team (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter The Seven Lakes High School community has much to cheer about. Now it has a state championship cheering team to cheer about, as well. The Spartans place first of 43 schools in Class 6A, Division 1, to win their title Thursday at the UIL State Spirit Championship in Fort Worth. Amy Weaston, Seven Lakes cheer coach, said this is the second time the cheer team has medaled at the state championship. In […]

Tompkins Defeats Fort Bend Travis to Advance in Playoffs

By George Slaughter Tompkins started fast and cruised to a 42-10 victory over Fort Bend Travis in a Class 6A, Division I bi-district playoff game Friday night at Legacy Stadium. The Falcons, now 9-0, advance to the area round of the playoffs. The Tigers finish their season at 4-5. Tompkins scored on the opening possession of the game and never looked back. The first touchdown came on a 28-yard pass from senior quarterback Jalen Milroe […]

Pandemic Forces Cancellation of Two Playoff Games Involving Katy ISD Teams

Updated to reflect cancellation of the Fort Bend-Elkins and Taylor-George Ranch bi-district games. By George Slaughter Three of five Katy-area teams begin their football playoff quests this weekend. The coronavirus pandemic will keep the other two teams from playing until next week. Officials have cancelled the Taylor-George Ranch and the Fort Bend Elkins-Katy games, both set for Friday, due to coronavirus cases on the George Ranch and Elkins football teams. Both games will be counted […]

Seven Lakes Claims Final Playoff Spot with Win over Cinco Ranch

By George Slaughter Seven Lakes claimed the final playoff spot from District 19-6A Friday, hanging on for a 30-22 win over Cinco Ranch at Legacy Stadium. The Spartans improve to 3-5 overall and 3-3 in District 19-6A. They join Tompkins, Katy, and Taylor as playoff teams from the district. Tompkins and Seven Lakes will compete in the Division I playoffs because they have the larger student populations of the four playoff teams. Katy and Taylor […]

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 Wins Its First District Title in Football

By George Slaughter Tompkins won its first-ever football district title with a 52-0 win over Seven Lakes Friday night at Legacy Stadium. The Falcons’ title is another milestone in the program’s improvement under Coach Todd McVey. Tompkins suffered through an 0-9 record in 2017, his first season at the school. In 2018, the team improved to its first-ever winning season and playoff berth, finishing with a 10-3 record. Last season, the Falcons improved to 11-2, […]

Cinco Ranch-Seven Lakes Football Game Postponed to December 4

By George Slaughter The coronavirus pandemic has compelled the postponement of the Cinco Ranch-Seven Lakes football game. The game is now scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Friday, December 4, at Legacy Stadium. As of Thursday, Cinco Ranch had 12 active student cases, and one active staff case, according to the Katy Independent School District. Seven Lakes has 15 active student cases, and three active staff cases. Cinco Ranch has an enrollment of 3,439 students. Seven Lakes […]