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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 […]

Aristoi Repeats as State Football Champions

For the second year in a row, Aristoi Classical Academy celebrated its triumph as Varsity Flag Football State Champions on December 12, 2020. Saturday’s championship game was played against Uplift Peak Preparatory, Dallas.  The Griffins (10-0) finalized their season with a solid 46-21 victory, completing their last two consecutive seasons with an undefeated 22-0 record. Aristoi varsity football coach, BJ Sarver said, “This team wanted to make their own legacy.  They wanted their names on […]

Seven Lakes Wins State Title in Volleyball

The Seven Lakes Spartans celebrate their 2020 volleyball state title in Garland. Senior Ally Batenhorst, right, holds the MVP plaque (Katy ISD photo)

By George Slaughter GARLAND—The Seven Lakes Spartans won the Class 6A state title in volleyball, defeating Klein in four sets Saturday at the Curtis Culwell Center. Seven Lakes finishes with a 25-1 record. The Spartans’ only loss this season came against Tompkins, in November. “Not even the coronavirus could stop this resilient team,” Kerri Finnesand, Seven Lakes High School principal, said. “After our school had to temporarily close to COVID-19 cases, which affected the volleyball […]