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Katy-Area Week 7 Football Roundup: Tompkins Resumes Winning Ways

Taylor wideout Michael Whitaker III struggles for yardage and possession of the football as Falcon defender Eduwa Okundaye (20) tries to make the stop. (Terry Carter/UD Photos.com photo)

By George Slaughter After suffering a tough loss last week to Katy, Tompkins rebounded with a strong 52-7 win over Taylor Thursday at Legacy Stadium. The win improves the Falcons to 6-1 overall, 2-1 in District 19-6A. The Mustangs fall to 1-6 overall, 0-3 in district. Tompkins wasted no time getting started Thursday, scoring on its first three drives of the game. On the first drive, Falcons senior quarterback Cole Francis connected on a 51-yard […]

Katy-Area Week 6 Football Roundup: Katy Defeats Tompkins, 56-21

Katy senior receiver Nic Anderson (4) hauls in a touchdown pass against Tompkins (photo by Terry Carter/UDPhotos.com)

By George Slaughter Katy celebrated its homecoming with a 56-21 win over Tompkins Friday at Legacy Stadium. Unlike last year’s 24-19 Tompkins win, this one wasn’t close. Katy junior quarterback Caleb Koger completed 14-of-17 passes for 331 yards and five touchdowns. His favorite targets were seniors Nic Anderson and Antonio Silva. Anderson had six catches for 128 yards and two touchdowns. Sliva finished with five catches for 143 yards and a touchdown. The Tigers ran […]

Katy-Area Week 5 Football Roundup: Tompkins Defeats Cinco Ranch

Tompkins senior quarterback Cole Francis (9) pushes the football upfield with Cinco Ranch's Brayan Perez Gilbes (37) closing in for an open-field stop on Thursday in district play. (Photo by Terry Carter/UD Photos)

By George Slaughter Tompkins showed its mettle in a tough district opener against Cinco Ranch, pulling out a 32-28 win Thursday at Rhodes Stadium. The Falcons, defending District 19-6A champions, improved to 5-0 overall, 1-0 in district. The Cougars fall to 3-2 overall, 0-1 in district. Cinco Ranch drew the first score with 5:36 in the first quarter, when junior quarterback Gavin Rutherford completed an 11-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Seth Salverino. The […]

Katy-Area Week 4 Football Roundup: Katy Defeats The Woodlands

Katy senior receiver Antonio Silva (9) battles for yard after a catch against two Highlander defenders. (Photo by Terry Carter/UDPhotos.com)

By George Slaughter Junior running back Seth Davis rushed for two touchdowns to help lead the Katy Tigers to a 21-14 win over The Woodlands Thursday night at Rhodes Stadium. Davis finished the game with 21 carries for 223 yards. After the Highlanders took an early 7-0 lead, Davis scored the first of his touchdowns on a six-yard run with 6:07 remaining in the first quarter. His second touchdown came on a 49-yard run late […]

Three Seven Lakes Coaches Named Coaches of the Year

Seven lakes sub-varsity cheerleading coach Hailey Hann, cheerleading coach Amy Weaston and volleyball coach Amy Cataline (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter Three Seven Lakes High School coaches received coach of the year recognition last week at the Texas Girls Coaches Association annual banquet in Arlington. Amy Cataline is the volleyball coach. Hailey Hann is the sub-varsity cheerleading coach. Amy Weaston is the cheerleading coach. “To receive this recognition, especially during a school year that included many challenges for our student-athletes demonstrates our coaches’ resilience to finish whatever the team set their minds to,” […]

Katy ISD Announces its 2020-21 Student-Athletes of the Year

Bryce Foster (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter Bryce Foster, of Taylor High School, and Ally Batenhorst, of Seven Lakes High School, have been named 2020-21 Student-Athletes of the Year by the Katy Independent School District’s athletics department. Foster and Batenhorst receive a $2,500 scholarship, donated to the district by BSN Sports, to the university or college of their choice. “We have many outstanding athletes in Katy ISD, making this a very difficult process to narrow down to just one […]

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 […]