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Update on Taylor HS Defensive End and TAMU Commit Max Wright

Katy Texas News
Posted September 26th 2017

KATY MAGAZINE NEWS – Katy, TX 

September 26, 2017 

Ashley Lancaster 

The family of Taylor High School’s injured star defensive end and Texas A&M commit, Max Wright, opens up about surgery, recovery, and plans for college.

An injury late in the third

During last week’s match up against Fort Bend Austin, Mustang defensive end and A&M commit Max Wright left the game late in the third quarter complaining of a “muscle cramp” and did not make a reappearance. 

Late Saturday, an MRI confirmed that Wright had suffered a torn ACL in his left knee, an injury that will keep him on the sidelines for the remainder of the season. 

True to form, the faithful football player encouraged his friends, teammates, and followers on Twitter with inspirational bible verses. And faith will play a huge role in the months to come while Max prepares for his big comeback with the Texas A&M Aggies. 

Surgery on the books

“Honestly, we are heartbroken that he will miss his senior year but are seeking to believe and trust that God has bigger and better things in store for Max down the road,” says his mother, Cydney Wright. 

According to Cydney, Max’s surgery is scheduled for October 5 by Dr. Walter Lowe, and he is already working out and attending physical therapy at Memorial Hermann Ironman. “He is ready to tackle this head on and feels incredibly strong!” says Wright.

Continuing to lead 

As a team captain, the 6’4″, 270 lb. athlete will continue to lead his team from the sidelines while continuing to focus on rehab and recovery and preparing to play college football for the Aggies. 

The Wright family would like to thank the Katy ISD community for their outpouring of love, support, and prayers.

 

(Photo by Sara Isola) 

We are truly grateful for all the love , prayers and support from the Texas A&M coaches and families as well as all our family and friends! Max is amazingly strong and his determination has proven that he can handle adversity and with God’s help he will be back stronger than ever and ready to hit Kyle Field when he reports to College Station after graduation. Setbacks bring amazing comebacks! Thank you for your continued prayers! Gig’em and Go Mustangs!” 

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Taylor High School Head Coach Trey Herrmann Placed On Administrative Leave Until Further Notice

Katy Texas News
Posted September 20th 2017

KATY MAGAZINE NEWS – Katy, TX 

September 20, 2017

From Katy ISD Communications: 

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017 parents and guardians of the Taylor High School Football Team were notified that their head coach was placed on administrative leave till further notice. The leave is unrelated to his role with students.

In his absence, Katy ISD Assistant Coach Joe Sheffy will be taking his place in leading the Taylor High School football team this season.  Sheffy is a certified, highly experienced individual who is well versed on the needs of the team.

 

Katy ISD is committed to its students and will do everything necessary to ensure their continued success during this period. Because this is a personnel matter the District is unable to provide additional information.

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Cane Island Opens as a Temporary Dorm for First Responders in Katy, Texas

Katy Texas News
Posted September 01st 2017

Katy, TX News (September 1, 2017) – The Katy community of Cane Island has opened its Amenity Village event center, converting it into a temporary dorm for Katy first responders, some of whom had been sleeping in a nearby parking lot.

Beds have been set up and showers in the community’s fitness center are available.  Meals also are being served.  The Cane Island Amenity Village is located at 2100 Cane Island Parkway, just north of Interstate 10.   On Site Contact: Dan Naef, 702-581-1956.

 

 

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Peli Peli Feeding First Responders in Katy, Texas

Katy Texas News
Posted August 29th 2017

Katy, Texas News (August 29, 2017) – Peli Peli Restaurant is stepping up in the chaos created by hurricane Harvey to fuel first responders as they attempt to save families affected by the devastation of the flood. 

Their Cinco Ranch restaurant, located at 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. in LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch and directly across from Torchy’s Tacos, is currently open and working to prepare hot meals for rescuers. 

“Basically, we’re going to cook every bit of food on our shelves to feed Katy’s finest,” says Thomas Nguyen, co-founder and partner. If they run low, Nguyen says that they are asking Katy families who want to help to swing by with food for them to cook and prepare for Coast Guard, National Guard, FEMA, firefighters, volunteers, police, EMT, and others. “If we run out, we invite residents to donate food for us to prepare – our kitchen is ready and our doors are open. We’ll even make sandwiches.” 

For first responders in a hurry, Nguyen says not to worry about coming inside. Just call 281-257- 9500 or 832-259-2448 and someone will run a hot meal out to the curb. 

Today only, they will also be offering hot meals to first responders at their I-10 and Campbell location. 

If you know of a Katy business offering assistance, supplies, or services to those in need, email us!

 

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Katy Emergency Advisories – Harris County

Katy Texas News
Posted August 27th 2017

Katy, TX News (August 27, 2017) – Here are a few important advisories, alerts and notes from Harris County.

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HURRICANE HARVEY UPDATE: 5 Important Links Katyites Need to Be Checking  

Katy Texas News
Posted August 26th 2017
 Katy, TX News (August 26, 2017) – Sites you should be checking while hunkering down in Katy

1. Road Closures
2. River/Creek Flood Gages
3. Electricity Outage Tracker
4. Harris County Rainfall Map

5. Houston Traffic Map


Here’s the latest on the hurricane as it pertains to Katy 

Although it’s been downgraded to a CAT 1 Hurricane, we are definitely not out of the woods. Street and flash flooding expected for the next few days. 

Meteorologists are expecting 12″ inches of rain today with a total of 30″ over the next few days.

Harvey is expected to stay on Hurricane status through Saturday night and high winds may happen through Sunday. 

Flooding expected around bayous and river basins Brazos, Colorado,etc. 

Harvey is a tornado-happy Hurricane and we may have on/off tornado watches until 1 PM today or later.  TORNADO PREPARATION LINK


WHAT TO DO NOW

  • Stay put. Don’t be on the roads. 

  • If you must be on the roads, don’t drive in water. Cars have been carried away in just six inches of water. 

  • Use 911 only for emergencies. 

Katy Kindness Tip: It’s a great idea to check on your neighbors and friends who may be shut-ins, single moms, or senior citizens. 

Thank you to David Thelan for sending us these important links

 

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Hurricane Harvey Updates – Katy, Texas – Saturday 7 AM

Katy Texas News
Posted August 25th 2017

Katy, Texas News (August 25, 2017) Overnight, Harvey slammed ashore and has downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane. But that doesn’t mean Katy is out of the woods. Reduced wind speeds and persistent rain mean that we are still in for potentially disastrous flooding and possibly fast moving tornadoes.


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Katy ISD Varsity Football Scrimmages Rescheduled Due to Weather Concerns

Katy Texas News
Posted August 24th 2017

Katy, TX News (August 24, 2017) – Several Katy ISD Varsity football scrimmages have been rescheduled due to tropical storm Harvey’s anticipated landfall on Friday afternoon.

Current Katy ISD Varsity Football Scrimmage Schedule:

  • Katy High School 
    8/25 @ 7:30 a.m.
    vs. Clear Springs/Paetow HS
    Legacy Stadium
  • Cinco Ranch High School
    8/25 @ 1:00 p.m.
    vs. Stratford
    Cinco Ranch High School
  • Mayde Creek High School
    8/25 @ 9:00 a.m.
    vs. Aldine Davis
    Rhodes Stadium
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Dedication of Mike Johnston Field and Legacy Stadium on August 17

Katy Texas News
Posted August 02nd 2017

Katy, TX News (August 2, 2017) – Parents, students, staff, and other community members, as well as media outlets, are invited to join Katy ISD Superintendent Lance Hindt and the Board of Trustees for the official dedication of Mike Johnston Field and Legacy Stadium.  Katy ISD namesakes and local officials will also participate in the celebration.   

Photo by Bob McSpadden

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Debbie Decker Named 2017 – 2018 President of Texas High School Athletic Directors Association

Katy Texas News
Posted July 25th 2017

Katy, TX News (July 25, 2017) – Katy ISD’s head athletic director, Debbie Decker, was recently appointed president of the Texas High School Athletic Directors Association (THSADA). Decker is the first person from Katy ISD to serve in this capacity.

In addition to overseeing the day-to-day business of the Texas High School Athletic Directors Association, Decker will also be responsible for writing columns for quarterly newsletters, appointing committees and committee members, and serving on the special events committee, among other tasks.

 

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Making Katy PONY History: Six-Year-Old All-Star Team to Compete in World Series

Katy Texas News
Posted July 12th 2017

Katy, TX (July 13, 2017) – The Katy Disciples 6U All-Stars team is going to the PONY World Series in Youngsville, Louisiana on July 13-15.  “What makes this so special is that it is the first six–year-old team to make it from the Houston area,” says Shaye Mathew, one of the team parents.

Submitted by Neil & Shaye Mathew | Edited by Katy Magazine

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Katy ISD Student Qualifies for U.S. Olympic National Championship

Katy Texas News
Posted July 11th 2017

Katy, TX News (July 11, 2017) – Katy ISD Seven Lakes Junior High sixth grader Rowan Dumond, recently competed at the 2017 U.S. Men’s Junior Olympic National Championships in Kissimmee, FL.  Over 800 of the country’s top male gymnasts competed in the regional team, all-around and individual apparatus events.

After two days of competition, Rowan tied for first place earning the title of National Champion for Floor in his division.  He had a career high score of 13.45 on Floor during the preliminary competition.  Rowan is an honors student at Seven Lakes Junior High, and when he’s not training at the gym, he enjoys playing percussion with the SLJH Honors Band, designing with Legos and solving Rubix cube puzzles.

Courtesy of Katy ISD
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Construction Underway for Katy Boardwalk District

Katy Texas News
Posted June 14th 2017

Katy, TX News (June 14, 2017) – “Located off of Kingsland Blvd, just south of I-10 in Katy Texas, The Katy Boardwalk District is an approximately forty acre development conceptualized by the City of Katy and the Katy Development Authority to transform the underutilized property and existing detention lake into an exciting retail, residential and recreational destination.

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Katy ISD Student Nominated for 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl

Katy Texas News
Posted June 07th 2017

Katy, TX (June 7, 2017) Taylor High School student Max Wright has been nominated to play in the 2018 U.S. Army All-American Bowl presented by American Family Insurance. In total, 400 football players are nominated, but only 100 are selected to participate in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the nation’s premier high school sporting event, held every January.


Wright was nominated by the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee, which consists of All American Games, its national network of coaches and scouts, as well as 247Sports. This nomination recognizes the versatility and adaptability Wright possesses both on and off the field.

The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is a unique event designed to showcase and recognize the talents of America’s youth while celebrating the team that makes a difference every day for the nation – the U.S. Army.

 

 

Courtesy of Katy ISD
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YMCA to Host Free Activities Day at Camp Cullen

Katy Texas News
Posted May 11th 2017

Katy, TX News (May 11, 2017) – On the banks of scenic Lake Livingston mounted to the tall pines is one of the longest dual zip lines in Texas. All summer long, children – secured in their harnesses – race each other down the cabled lines in what many have described as an “experience of a lifetime” on the 530 acres of YMCA’s Camp Cullen.

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NFL Sportscaster Spencer Tillman to Headline Katy ISD VIPS Celebration

Katy Texas News
Posted April 20th 2017

Katy, TX News (April 20, 2017) – The Katy ISD Volunteer Celebration will be held in the Merrell Center on Friday, May 12th from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Hosted by Partners in Education and the Volunteers in Public Schools Executive Board, this annual event honors the thousands of school district volunteers who donate their time and talents to our students and teachers.


This year’s guest speaker is former NFL player and sportscaster Spencer Tillman. A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Tillman was part of the 1985 National Championship team and won MVP of the Orange Bowl that year. He went on to have a successful career in the NFL, playing for the Houston Oilers and the Super Bowl Champion San Francisco 49ers. Tillman is now the Color Analyst for Fox Sports 1 alongside Tim Brando. He can be seen just about every College Football Saturday on FS1 and every NFL Sunday on KTRK, giving expert analysis on our Houston Texans. Off-camera, Spencer Tillman has been the featured keynote speaker at some of the country’s most notable companies.

The VIPS Celebration entertainment will include students from every high school, the West Memorial Junior High Theater Troupe and a surprise performance from one of the district’s principals. The morning will also honor the 2016-2017 Campus Volunteers of the Year and debut this year’s principal video homage to volunteers.
All Katy ISD volunteers are invited to attend and should RSVP no later than May 9th by visiting the “Community” page at www.katyisd.org and clicking “Partners in Education.” Doors will open at 8:15 a.m. and the program will begin at 9:00. For more information about the event, volunteers should contact their campus VIPS Liaison or marthabrown@katyisd.org.
Volunteers in Public Schools, a Katy ISD Partners in Education program, offers moms, dads, family and community members a wide variety of volunteer opportunities at their chosen campus. To learn more, visit Partners in Education under the “Community” tab at www.katyisd.org or contact your campus Volunteer Coordinator.

SurveyMonkey Link to RSVP to the VIPS Celebration

Courtesy of Katy ISD
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YMCA Spring Golf Classic Raises Funds for Scholarships, Subsidized Programs

Katy Texas News
Posted April 03rd 2017

Katy, Texas News (April 3, 2017) – The Fort Bend Family YMCA, T.W. Davis Family YMCA, Monty Ballard YMCA at Cinco Ranch, and the YMCA at Katy Main Street – all four located in Fort Bend County – raised more than $64,000 in the 11th Annual YMCA Spring Golf Classic.

YMCA Spring Golf Classic

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Katy’s First-Annual Color Run Attracts More Than 700 Runners

Katy Texas News
Posted March 28th 2017

Katy, Texas News (March 29, 2017) – Over 700 local residents attended the first annual Katy Color Run. The event benefited three local organizations: Christ Clinic, Clothed by Faith and Hope Impacts. The event got off to a colorful start with a 1K Kids’ Dash and was followed by a chalk filled 5k. The run was held at the APEX medical building at 25277 Kingsland Boulevard in Katy, and sponsored by Kingsland Baptist Church along with the City of Katy and Healthy Gourmet.

Jackson Potter, 12 and Alexia Diermeier, 15 were the top male and female finishers in the 5K. Potter finished with a time of 19:47 and Diermeier clocked in at 21:58. Paloma Medrano, 8 and Kian Ghilzadeh, 11 were the winners of the Kids’ Dash 1K.

Color Run 2

Photo by Tiffany Lanza

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Senate Education Committee Passes School Choice Bill

Katy Texas News
Posted March 23rd 2017

Katy, Texas News (March 23, 2017) –  After little debate Thursday, the Senate Education Committee voted 7-3 to pass legislation that would create two public programs subsidizing private school tuition and homeschooling expenses.

Senate Bill 3, a priority for Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, now heads to the full Senate, where it’s also expected to pass. Corresponding bills have not been taken up by the House Public Education Committee.

Thursday’s vote came two days after a committee hearing that lasted more than eight hours, with more than 150 people filling the room to testify in support and opposition. The bill’s author, Senate Education Chairman Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, submitted a new version of the bill that he said would decrease the cost of the programs.

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British International School Boys Varsity Soccer Team Wins State Championship

Katy Texas News
Posted March 10th 2017

Katy, TX News (March 10, 2017) – The British International School of Houston (BISH) varsity boys’ soccer team played an impressive game  and won the 2017 TAPPS Texas Division III State Soccer Championship title against Dallas Covenant with a final score of 5-2. The team notably played 21 matches over four months before winning this coveted title. Over the last six years they have been district champions four times and state champions twice.

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Todd McVey Named New Head Athletic Coordinator/Head Football Coach at Tompkins High School

Katy Texas News
Posted February 28th 2017

Katy, TX News (February 28, 2017) – Katy ISD welcomes Todd McVey as the new Head Football Coach/Campus Athletic Coordinator at Obra D. Tompkins High School. Coach McVey is currently serving as an Assistant Athletic Director for Katy ISD, and the Interim Head Coach at Tompkins. He has been the Head Coach and Athletic Coordinator at McKinney HS and Killeen Harker Heights.  He was also a member of the staff at Texas City High school when they won the 4A state championship in 1997. The Falcons will introduce Mr. McVey to the Tompkins community at 7 p.m. in the Main Commons on Thursday, March 2.

Mcvey

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Legacy Stadium Approved as New Name for Katy ISD Second Stadium

Katy Texas News
Posted February 28th 2017

Katy, TX News (February 27, 2017) – With a unanimous vote of 7-0, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved tonight “Legacy Stadium” as the new name for the Student Activity Facility:  Second Stadium.  Additionally and as part of public recommendation, the field will be named after former coach Mike Johnston.  This state of the art, cost efficient, multipurpose school facility will open up Fall of 2017, thanks to the 2014 voter-approved bond program and it will be part of the Academy Sports + Outdoors Complex.

Legacy Stadium

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YMCA at Katy Main Street to Host Grand Opening Weekend

Katy Texas News
Posted February 27th 2017

Katy, TX News (February 27, 2017)  – Its doors are open, and YMCA officials are ready to make their newest and state-of-the-art center, the YMCA at Katy Main Street, 1350 Main St., official. On March 3, the YMCA of Greater Houston will host a grand-opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the second YMCA in Katy and one of the most unique centers in the Greater Houston area.

KMS Body Pump, courtesy of the YMCA of Greater Houston

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YMCA Now Recruiting Teams for Spring Classic Golf Tournament

Katy Texas News
Posted February 27th 2017

Katy, TX News (February 27, 2017) – On March 27, the Fort Bend Family YMCA, T.W. Davis Family YMCA, Monty Ballard YMCA at Cinco Ranch, and the YMCA at Katy Main Street – all four located in Fort Bend County – will be hosting the 11th Annual YMCA Golf Classic, sponsored by Fort Bend Toyota and Sterling McCall Lexus. The event will serve as a fundraiser for the YMCA’s Annual Campaign and ultimately provide support for scholarships and subsidized programming.

Spring Golf Classic Tournament, courtesy of YMCA of Greater Houston

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Katy ISD Accepting Nominations for Naming of Second Stadium

Katy Texas News
Posted February 09th 2017

Katy, TX News (February 9, 2017) – Katy ISD is now accepting nominations for the naming of the Student Activity Facility: Second Stadium, set to open Fall 2017.  Katy ISD will be providing its community with a state of the art, cost efficient, multipurpose second stadium as part of its 2014 Bond.

Individuals interested in submitting a name are asked to review the Katy ISD Board Policy CW (Local) for specific facility naming guidelines, and submit a completed Nomination for Naming a New School or Facility Form.  Click here for guidelines and form.
Katy ISD Stadium

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YMCA Katy Main Street Grand Opens on February 4

Katy Texas News
Posted February 03rd 2017

Katy, TX News (February 3, 2017) – By taking the best designs from YMCA centers around the nation and incorporating them into one 41,000 square-foot facility, the YMCA of Greater Houston has responded to Katy’s burgeoning population with extra modern amenities and a sleek, airy design.

After nine months of construction, the YMCA at Katy Main Street, 1350 Main St., will open its doors on Saturday and offer the latest exercise crazes including TRX and aerial yoga. Its outdoor pool is heated and connected to private changing rooms.

Katy Main Street cycle, courtesy of YMCA

Those are just some of the special features at the $12 million center. The center is expected to be a hub for Katy’s growing needs for child care, health and fitness, and educational programs.

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Harris County Hosts Super Bowl 51 Safety Briefing for Elected Officials

Katy Texas News
Posted February 02nd 2017

Katy, TX News (February 2, 2017) –  Yesterday Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management hosted dozens of elected officials from across the area for a briefing about Super Bowl 51 and its week-long activation leading up to game day.

“Special events like the Super Bowl attract massive crowds that create many safety and traffic challenges,” said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. “We are doing all we can to help support the region and all the entities involved with this major task.”

Electeds Briefing SBLI 2

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Katy ISD National Letter of Intent Signing Day

Katy Texas News
Posted January 31st 2017

Katy, TX News (January 31, 2017) – National Letter of Intent Signing Day is February 1, 2017. Several Katy ISD high school athletes, accompanied by their family, friends and Katy ISD staff, will be signing a binding letter of intent offered by distinct college teams from across the United States.  Below are the times for signing day at each school:

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Katy Tiger Aquatic Team Has Record-Breaking Weekend at District Meet

Katy Texas News
Posted January 30th 2017

Katy, TX News (January 30, 2017) – The Katy High School varsity swimming and diving team had a record-breaking weekend at the district meet located at Tompkins High School last weekend.

The team took third place over all in what was one of the fastest district meets Katy ISD has seen in a long time. Diver Chloe Ceyanes was crowned the district champion while fellow diver Hollie Schaper took fourth. In boys diving, Jacob Adkisson was fifth and John Salder placed sixth.

In swimming, their team broke two school records and received numerous medals. All six relay teams advanced to regionals, along with numerous individual swimmers. Massimo Gasponi broke the Boys 100 Fly record previously set in 2004 and Kaloyan Bratanov broke the Boys 100 Free record previously set in 2003.

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Celebrity Chili Bowl and Football Game Brings Big Names to Katy, TX

Katy Texas News
Posted January 26th 2017

Katy, TX News (January 26, 2017) –  The City of Katy will host this once-in-a-decade event happening at Rhodes Stadium on the Saturday before the Super Bowl, on February 4. The day will start with the Taste of Katy Chili Bowl, followed by a celebrity flag football game and an after party. On the celebrity roster are former Katy Tiger and Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton, Cowboys legend Michael Irvin, Doug Flutie, Seven Lakes High School alum and UFC fighter Sage Northcutt, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, and more.

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Katy ISD Announces New Athletic Directors for Morton Ranch and Paetow High Schools

Katy Texas News
Posted January 18th 2017

Katy, TX News (January 18, 2017) – Katy ISD is pleased to announce the addition of Ron Counter and B.J. William Gotte as our new Campus Athletic Coordinator/Head Football Coach’s for Morton Ranch High School and Paetow High School.  Both positions were approved unanimously during the Katy ISD Board of Trustees Work Study meeting tonight.

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Mayde Creek Soccer Team Shows Exemplary Character at Tournament

Katy Texas News
Posted January 13th 2017

Katy, TX News (January 13, 2017) During a tournament in College Station this week, the Mayde Creek High School men’s JV soccer team showed that there is more to competition than points on a scoreboard. When the players learned from their coach that one of the opposing team members had down syndrome, they banded together to show a level of sportsmanship that is seldom seen in competitive tournaments. Read the story below:

Boys soccer 2017 at College Station

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Katy ISD Selects Academy Sports + Outdoors for Exclusive Naming Rights of Student Activities Complex

Katy Texas News
Posted December 13th 2016

Katy, TX (December 13, 2016) Katy Independent School District (ISD) announced that Academy, Ltd. (d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, will receive exclusive naming rights to the school district’s Student Activities Complex, as part of a new ten-year deal. The complex is home to Jack Rhodes Memorial Stadium and a second football stadium to be completed in summer 2017.

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Mini Cheer Camp Hosted by the Texans Cheerleaders

Katy Texas News
Posted August 17th 2016

Katy, TX (August 17, 2016) On Tuesday, Aug. 16, patients at Texas Children’s Hospital were treated to a Mini Jr. Cheer Camp hosted by the Houston Texans Cheerleaders.

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Join Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician M. Nameer Sidiquee for Sports Physicals

Katy Texas News
Posted August 12th 2016

Katy, TX (August 12, 2016) Playing school sports is a great way for students to get physically active and build life skills such as teamwork and communication. Each year, numerous students participate in school sports and one way to ensure students are performing at their best is through a sports physical, also called a preparticipation physical examination, which provides a detailed look at a student athlete’s health and fitness.

“With any sport there is risk for injury. Sports physicals are highly recommended because the exam provides insight into a student’s past injuries, personal and family medical history,” said M. Nameer Sidiquee, MD, CAQSM, MD, primary care sports medicine at Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. “The information gathered during the physical gives a better understanding of the risk of potential conditions that can prevent a student from reaching optimal performance,” said Sidiquee.

M. Nameer Sidiquee, MD, primary care sports medicine, Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

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TIRR Memorial Hermann Hotwheels On The Road To A Championship

Katy Texas News
Posted April 06th 2016

Katy, TX (April 6, 2016) The TIRR Memorial Hermann junior Hotwheels team – the defending champion of last year’s National Wheelchair Basketball Association national tournament – along with the adult Hotwheels team, are heading to Louisville, Ky., hoping to bring back national titles to Houston.

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Falcon Wrestlers Take First Place

Katy Texas News
Posted January 18th 2016

Katy, TX (January 18, 2016) After 3 years of opening the doors at Tompkins High School, the Falcon wrestlers took first place at the 2016 Seven Lakes Hall Of Fame Invitational. This is their first year with seniors, and was a huge moment for the team.

THS Wrestlers

 

Content courtesy of Sonia Cerza

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Tompkins High School First Signing Day

Katy Texas News
Posted November 20th 2015

Katy, TX News (November 20, 2015) – Katy ISD’s newest high school campus, Tompkins High School, recently held their first-ever signing day for student athletes.
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Momentum Indoor Climbing Coming Soon, Katy

Katy Texas News
Posted September 29th 2015

Katy, TX News (September 29, 2015) – Utah-based Momentum Indoor Climbing has purchased land at the intersection of Kingsland Blvd. and Katy Mills Pkwy. and is slated to open in the summer of 2016.

Momentum

Not only will this be Momentum Indoor Climbing’s first Houston location, it will also be the one of the largest facilities of its kind in the world. There will be 36,000 square feet dedicated to providing a mountain climber’s paradise, with 50 feet of climbing, yoga classes, and a fitness area.

For more information about what’s coming soon or just opening in Katy, read the New to Katy section in every issue of Katy Magazine!

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Katy Taylor HS Goes Gold for Childhood Cancer

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Posted September 24th 2015

Katy, TX News (September 24, 2015) – In recognition of September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, various Taylor High School football, band, Pacesetters, cheer squad and flagmen will wear the color gold to help raise awareness.

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Katy, TX News – Katy Students Perform in London

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Posted January 26th 2015

Katy, TX News (January 26, 2015) – Brittany Bowles, Elena Irvine, and Amanda Stoner from St John XXIII College Preparatory in Katy, Texas are three of more than 500 high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the U.S. who performed in the world famous London New Year’s Day Parade, now in its 26th year.

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Katy, TX News – Sun Devils Football Program Excels at National Level

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Posted December 29th 2014

Katy, TX News (December 29, 2014) – A few members of the Katy Sun Devils sixth-grade football team were recently won the Houston Football University national championship in Naples, Florida. The Katy Sun Devils are ranked #1 in the nation for sixth-grade by National Sports Report (NSR) and they will be competing in the NSR National Tournament to defend their ranking.

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Lacrosse Club Gains Popularity in Katy

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Posted September 04th 2014

Katy, TX News (September 4, 2014) – The Taylor Lacrosse Club, established in 2003, is the oldest high school lacrosse club in the Katy, Texas area. A number of players have gone on to play lacrosse at the college level at schools such as Marymount, Oklahoma, UT Austin, Texas State, Texas A&M, North Texas, Shenandoah College, Rollins and Sam Houston State.

Since lacrosse is not a UIL sport in Texas, it is considered a club in Katy ISD. Taylor club is looking to change its name to the Katy Kings for the 2016 season due to the wide range of players that come from schools all over the district, and many consider lacrosse to be the perfect off season sport for football players. Practice starts in September and the season runs from late January to late April.

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Katy, TX News – Emily Couch Joins Professional Golfers in the Shell Houston Open Pro-Junior Event

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Posted June 04th 2014

Katy, TX News (June 4, 2014) – Emily Couch, a sophomore at Katy High School, is a member of the varsity golf team. During the 2014 school year, Couch was selected to play in the Shell Houston Open Pro-Junior Event, which is organized through the Houston Golf Association. She was paired with professional golfer Brandon Grace of South Africa and two male golfers Case Garrison and Sean Cleland. The foursome shot a score of 31, taking first place in the event.

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Premier Baseball Sophomore Championship Includes Three Katy Area Athletes

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Posted July 30th 2013

Fifty teams from across the nation traveled to Lubbock this past week in the battle for Premier Baseball’s National Sophomore Championship Title. Three of the four teams in the semifinals were from Texas. Three of the athletes photographed from Katy are: Taylor Jiral – Cinco Ranch High School sophomore; Hunter Wells – Cinco Ranch High School sophomore; and Ryan Hill– Taylor High School sophomore.

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Katy Area Youth Selected to Participate in National All-Star Bowl in Orlando

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Posted July 29th 2013

Katy, TX (July 29, 2013) – While attending an Offense-Defense Football Camp this summer, Katy area youth Channing P. Dumas, JR., age 9 years old, of Katy, TX, was named an Offense-Defense All-American and invited to participate in the 8th-annual Offense-Defense Bowl Week festivities taking place at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, FL.

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Katy Resident and Transplant Patient Sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital to Compete at World Transplant Games

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Posted July 25th 2013

 KATY, TX – (July 25, 2013)  – Eighteen-year-old Jasmine Williams, a Katy, TX resident, is a liver and kidney transplant recipient who, at age 7, was diagnosed with hyperoxaluria with oxalosis type 1, a rare genetic disorder in which a liver enzyme is defective which impacts the function of a person’s kidney. Originally from Louisiana, Jasmine and her family would drive to and from Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston for appointments and treatment. At age 8, Jasmine received her much needed donor liver and kidney and was given a second chance at life.

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Katy Spartans Bring Home Championship Title

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Posted July 23rd 2013

Katy, TX (July 23, 2013) – The Katy Spartans 9u AAA team, comprised of players from Cinco Ranch, Grand Lakes, and Weston Lakes areas, recently competed in the USSSA Global World Series in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

Katy Spartans 9u AAA Team

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Katy ISD Board Approves Design Services for New Proposed Stadium

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Posted July 19th 2013

Katy, TX (June 18, 2013) – During the June Work Study meeting, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees approved a recommendation by Superintendent Alton Frailey to retain the services of PBK Architects for the design services associated with the proposed construction of a new second stadium. Available 2010 Bond funds are proposed to fund the initial design work.

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Nottingham Country Swim Team in Katy Honors the Roberson Family

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Posted July 03rd 2013

 Katy, Texas – July 3, 2013 – The Nottingham Country Swim Team recently honored Les and Pam Roberson for their 23-year involvement with Nottingham Country Swim Team (NCST). 

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Memorial Hermann Launches Sports Medicine Mobile App

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Posted June 26th 2013

Katy, TX – Memorial Herman is the first health system in Houston to launch a sports medicine mobile application (app) targeted at coaches, trainers, athletes and parents. Available to download for free on any iPhone, the new app is a guide to the most common sports-related injuries and treatments, as well as related tips and information from Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute experts.

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Students Receive Sports Medicine Scholarships

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Posted June 12th 2013

Five local athletic trainers were recently awarded Sports Medicine scholarships from Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.  Katy High School recipients Danielle Carlin and Alyssa Carlin, Cinco Ranch High School’s Dakota Brower, Taylor High School recipient Juliana Jimenez and Seven Lakes High School’s Whitney White each received $600 in recognition of the distinguished service they provided to Katy ISD athletic programs during their high school careers. 

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Morton Ranch Student to Compete in Adidas Dream 100

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Posted May 15th 2013

Morton Ranch High School senior Elijah Hall-Thompson competed in the UIL Track and Field State Meet in Austin. With this time, he became number one among high school athletes in the nation in the 200 meters. He has been invited to compete in the Adidas Dream 100 in New York in two weeks. Only the top athletes get an invite. He ran his personal best in both events. 

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Katy Fifth Grader Places First in Kansas Wrestling Tournament

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Posted February 27th 2013

Mary-Kate Cooper, a fifth grader at Memorial Parkway Elementary School, recently competed in the Kansas Girls Wrestling State Championships.  The tournament, which is open to girls K-12 from any state, is held every year in McPherson, KS.

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Seven Lakes Offensive Guard Caleb Benenoch Commits to UCLA

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Posted December 11th 2012

Seven Lakes offensive guard Caleb Benenoch has seen progressively more interest in him as a player over the past year. Originally a Michigan State commit, the high three-star prospect received new offers from Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, and UCLA.

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KATY Aquatics Swimmer Signs Letter of Intent with The University of Texas

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Posted November 19th 2012

Austin Vacek currently 18 years old, started swimming part time just 5 years ago and moved to year-round swimming with KATY Aquatics in 2009.  He has made rapid improvement over the past three years, including advancing to the Junior National Championships that were held in August at Indianapolis, IN and the Minneapolis Grand Prix that was held earlier this month in Minnesota.

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Roger Clemens Visits Taylor High School

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Posted October 29th 2012

This October, Roger Clemens, former Houston Astro,  spoke to Mrs. Poss’ Communication Applications classes at Taylor High School.

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Katy Fencers to Compete in Tournament

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Posted August 15th 2012

Rosanne Legon and Randy and Maria Semroska will compete at the 14th annual Fete de Lune veterans' fencing tournament on Aug. 18 in the Gilruth Center at the Johnson Space Center. Veterans' tournaments are for competitive fencers age 40 and over. Legon and the Semroskas have been long-time members of the Katy Blades Fencing Academy, competing in tournaments throughout Texas.

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Katy Student-Athlete Medals at Junior Olympics Championships

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Posted August 07th 2012

Seven-year-old Grace Howard of Katy recently competed in the 46th USATF Junior Olympics Track and Field Championships in Baltimore, MD along with 8,000 other youth at WAC Hughes Stadium on the campus of Morgan State.

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Katy Student-Athlete Wins Three World Taekwondo Titles

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Posted July 27th 2012

Katy has a new three-time world champion. Mikayla Francisco, age 8, recently took home three gold world champion titles in traditional form, sparring, and creative form at the American Taekwondo Association’s World Championships in Little Rock, AR. She competed in a total of seven top 10 divisions, placing in each event with three silver medals in traditional weapon, extreme form, and extreme weapon, and a bronze medal in creative weapon.

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Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital Returns as Katy ISD’s Official Healthcare Provider

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Posted July 27th 2012

Katy ISD and Katy Athletics are proud to announce the return of Memorial Hermann Katy as the official healthcare provider for the district’s athletic program. Memorial Hermann and Katy ISD originally entered into this agreement back in 2008. The agreement started out as a partnership with Memorial Hermann physicians and the district’s trainers to provide timely and cardiovascular screenings, nutrition letters, and Saturday morning athletic clinics. Katy ISD’s trainers work in tandem with Memorial Hermann’s team to constantly educate student-athletes, ensuring long-term wellness and short-term success in their athletic outings.

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Gators Team up with Katy Wolf Pack for Swim-a-Thon

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Posted July 16th 2012

The Grand Lakes Gators Swim Team, West Houston Aquatic League’s Division I champions, recently hosted a Swim-a-Thon with proceeds benefiting the Katy Wolf Pack. The Katy Wolf Pack is a Special Olympics Texas team, which offers softball, basketball, track and field, bocce ball, golf, bowling, and aquatics for individuals with intellectual disabilities who live in Katy and surrounding areas. Grand Lakes Gators swimmers collected pledges and swam up to 100 laps each, raising $1,500 to donate to their fellow Katy athletes to assist with the purchase of equipment and operating expenses. Wolf Pack athletes came to cheer on their Gator friends at the event. The Gators’ top fundraisers and coaches presented the Wolf Pack with a large check at the team’s end-of-the-year party.

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Katy Honor Baseball Team Wins Second in Tournament

Katy Texas News
Posted July 10th 2012

Katy Honor, an 8U coach pitch baseball team, recently won second place in the Nations Baseball State Tournament. The select team finished its second season with a record of 47-16. The Katy Honor organization focuses on building character via baseball. Coaches and players, along with their families, made the season successful by demonstrating outstanding character.

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Katy Rebels-D’Addieco Basketball Team Wins Tournament

Katy Texas News
Posted July 09th 2012

The eighth-grade Katy Rebels-D’Addieco basketball team recently won first place in the Primetime tournament in Humble, with a record of 4-0. Team members put in extra effort to complete every play, which made all the difference in the games. Their strong defense allowed them to control the pace of the games and overcome opponents early, resulting in large margins of victory against quality teams. Team members include Allison, LaShanda, Kim, Sydney, Natalia, Alyssa, Emily, Delaney, Tianna, and Anna.

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CRJH Volleyball Team Wins Summer Championship

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Posted July 03rd 2012

The Cinco Ranch Junior High girls’ volleyball team recently competed against several other schools in the Katy south region for the Katy ISD Summer Volleyball League championship. The team advanced to the final bracket against McMeans Junior High School and won first place in the league.

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Titans Baseball

Katy Texas News
Posted June 19th 2012

The Katy Turn 2 Titans, a local 10U Katy baseball team, recently won the USSSA Baseball State Championship on June 17. The Titans will be representing Katy in the USSSA Global World Series in Orange Beach, AL from July 18 to 22. Team members include front row, from left Antonio Araya, Carter Calland, Kyle Wong, Mitchell Bowman, middle row Clayton Wendel, Hunter Hillegeist, Tyroun Murray, Christian Garcia, Christian Limón, Gunner Thompson, back row Paul Wong, Erik Murray, Edward Limón, assistant coach Mario Garcia, and head coach Curtis Thompson. (more…)

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Katy Highflyers to Compete at National Jump Rope Competitions

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Posted June 13th 2012

The Katy Highflyers jump rope team will take center stage, when 20 team members travel to Long Beach, CA to compete at the U.S. National Jump Rope Championship from June 21 to 24. An additional five team members have also qualified for the U.S. National Team and are heading to the FISAC Rope Skipping Championship in Tampa, FL from July 30 to Aug. 9.
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Seven Lakes Tennis Player Signs with University of Louisiana

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Posted May 16th 2012

Seven Lakes High School senior Nicole Breaux recently signed with the University of Louisiana to play tennis. She was joined at the signing ceremony by (front row) her mom Tricia Breaux, Lanie Breaux, (back row) SLHS Principal Ted Vierling, Head Tennis Coach Kevin Mcilvain, her dad Barry Breaux, and Assistant Tennis Coach Joshua Martinez. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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SLHS Football Player Signs with University of Mary

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Posted May 16th 2012

Seven Lakes High School senior Kyle Fitch recently signed with the University of Mary to play football. He was joined at the signing ceremony by (front row) his mom Tina Fitch, brother Luke Fitch, (back row) SLHS Athletic Coordinator Lydell Wilson, Assistant Football Coach Scott Joseph, dad Lingard Fitch, sister Lauren Fitch, and Assistant Football Coach David Pollack. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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MRHS Baseball Players Sign with University of Houston Victoria

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Posted May 15th 2012

Morton Ranch High School seniors Jose Muniz and Matt Herrera recently signed letters of intent to play baseball at the University of Houston Victoria for the upcoming school year. They were joined at the signing ceremony by their parents, MRHS Athletic Coordinator Dave Meadows, Senior Class Assistant Principal Rom Crespo, Head Baseball Coach Jim Janczak, and Principal Mark Grisdale. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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CRJH Girls Basketball Team Celebrates District Championship

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Posted March 27th 2012

The seventh-grade girls’ C basketball team at Cinco Ranch Junior High recently celebrated winning the district championship for the current season. The team was coached by JJ Haynie, and the girls finished the season with a record of 8-1. All of the team members were newbies to the sport this year, making their achievement that much greater. Team members include (back row, from left) Mackenzie Beard, Dana Pollack, Erin Spicer, Coach Haynie, Jasmine Rivera, Karla de la Luz, Jamie Shuerg, (front row, from left) Natalie Hagan, Megan Esch, Terra Kubala, Jean Blackwell, Paola Alcantara, and (not pictured) Sarah Foreman. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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Katy Student Robert McArthur Signs with MAC College Cardinals

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Posted January 19th 2012

Katyite Robert McArthur signed his letter of intent with MAC College Cardinals on Sunday, Jan. 15. McArthur currently plays select ball for the Texas Twins, a team based out of Katy High School and Foster High School in Richmond.  (more…)

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Taylor High School Swim Team Completes in Championship

Katy Texas News
Posted December 14th 2011

The James E. Taylor swimming and diving team recently participated in the Texas Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association Gulf Zone Championships at the Conroe ISD Natatorium. The men’s team took fifth place and the women’s team took ninth place out of 37 teams. (more…)

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Taylor High School Golf Team Places Second at Tournament

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Posted December 09th 2011

The Taylor High School varsity boys golf team recently won second place in Division II at the Dick Harmon Memorial Golf Tournament held at Redstone. Team members are: Taylor MacKay, Thomas Reilly, Ben Stephens, Ryan Miller, and Austin Partin. (more…)

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Pope John XXIII Students Win Big at TAPPS State Cross Country Championship

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Posted October 26th 2011

Senior Aaron Murray and Junior Maria Gonzales won medals at the TAPPS State Championship Cross Country Meet in Waco, Texas this past weekend. Murray, who joined the Pope John cross country team just last year, took home the first place medal for the second time. His 4800-meter course time of 15:30.6 minutes was the fastest time across all divisions. This first place win earned him the title of Boys 4A State Champion for the second year in a row. (more…)

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Katy Youth Football Holds Annual Pink Sock Day for Breast Cancer Awareness

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Posted October 17th 2011

This past Saturday, Katy Youth Football (KYF) players and cheerleaders showed their support for Breast Cancer Awareness by wearing pick socks, mouthpieces, hair bows and other accessories during all KYF football games to help raise awareness of breast cancer and raise funds for the American Cancer Society to help support increased cancer research. There are close to 2,000 football players and cheerleaders in KYF, and the disease has personally affected many of the players and their families. (more…)

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Katy Baseball Team Goes Undefeated in Tournament

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Posted October 05th 2011

The 13U Katy Wildcats have reason to celebrate. The baseball team was named champions of the recent Best of the Best Tournament held at Bear Creek Park. The Wildcats scored a total of 65 runs and only allowed 18 runs against them throughout the whole tournament. (more…)

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Katy Teen Named to National All-Star Bowl

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Posted September 15th 2011

Adam Rojas, 13, of Katy has been named to the 3rd Annual Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl. Rojas, a tail back for Woodcreek Junior High will join dozens of peers in his age group nationwide in an East meets West clash that is part of a week-long series of events leading up to the nationally televised, 6th Annual Offense-Defense All-American Bowl. The event is an all-star football game of similar format showcasing 80 of the top high school seniors in the country.  (more…)

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Katy TaeKwonDo Announces New Black Belts, Tiger Cubs, Instructors

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Posted September 14th 2011

The Katy TaeKwonDo Academy is pleased to announce its newest class of Tiger Cub graduates, black belt students reaching new milestones and instructors who each passed testing requirements for their next rank level during the August rank exam.  (more…)

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Firethorne to Host Two Triathlons in One Weekend: Kiwanis Kids Triathlon Announced for Sat., Oct. 29

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Posted September 14th 2011

Firethorne will host two triathlons in one weekend this October with its first-ever Kiwanis Kids Triathlon Series Race No. 9 for children on Saturday, October 29 at 8 a.m., followed by the 19th Annual Katy Triathlon at Firethorne Sunday, October 30 from 7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.  (more…)

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Seven Lakes Volleyball Places Second in Katy ISD Tournament

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Posted August 15th 2011

Seven Lakes High School’s varsity volleyball team recently placed second at the Remedy Roofing Volleyball Classic. Teams played over two days at Katy ISD high schools. Seven Lakes won their final game against Tomball High School. (more…)

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Katy ISD Football Games to Air on KUBE

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Posted August 10th 2011

Beginning this fall, KUBE-TV Channel 57 will offer Katy ISD high school football fans the chance to watch the game in the comfort of their own home. Seven Lakes, Cinco Ranch, Morton Ranch and Katy high school games will all air on the Houston broadcast channel. (more…)

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Taylor Swimmer Commits to Texas A&M

Katy Texas News
Posted July 28th 2011

James E. Taylor High School’s Albert Riley has committed to swim for Texas A&M University. Riley graduated from Taylor High School in May. He was coached by Rick Barker at Taylor and Clayton Cagle at Cypress-Fairbanks Swim Team in Cypress. (more…)

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Katy Cheer Hosts Annual Game, Wins at Cheer Camp

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Posted July 27th 2011

Katy High School’s junior varsity and varsity cheerleading squads have had a busy and productive summer as they gear up for the 2011-2012 school year. The junior varsity squad recently held their annual Red & White game and the varsity squad won three trophies at the Woodland’s Elite Cheer Camp. (more…)

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Katy Student Selected to Compete in the National Football Academy’s Quarterback Competition

Katy Texas News
Posted July 21st 2011

Russell Morrison, an incoming eighth grade student at Beck Junior High, was selected to compete with 28 other eighth graders from around the county in the National Football Academy’s Quarterback Competition at the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, OH. (more…)

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Katy ISD Athletic Trainers Receive Scholarships

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Posted July 21st 2011

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital recently awarded $750 scholarships to athletic trainers from several local high schools. (more…)

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Katy TaeKwonDo Academy Announces Student Milestones

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Posted July 15th 2011

The Katy TaeKwonDo Academy announced its newest class of Tiger Cub graduates, black belt students reaching new milestones and instructors who each passed testing requirements for their next rank level during the June rank exam. (more…)

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Kilpatrick Elementary Celebrates Junior Olympic Champions

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Posted July 15th 2011

Kilpatrick Elementary recently celebrated its own 2011 USATF Region 12 Junior Olympic Champions who are headed to the Junior Olympics in Wichita, KS. (more…)

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Taylor High School Coach Named Most Inspiring Coach for 2011

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Posted July 11th 2011

Brooks Sports, Inc. recently named Taylor High School Cross Country Coach Amy Pitzel as the nation’s most inspiring coach for 2011. Pitzel was chosen from a nationwide pool of entries representing 46 states. As part of winning the award, Pitzel will receive $5,000 in Brooks gear for the Taylor High School program, $500 in cash for team expenses and a trip for two to the Brooks PR Invitational in 2012. (more…)

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Local Volleyball Team to Compete for National Championship

Katy Texas News
Posted June 20th 2011

Members of the Southwest Juniors 14U Asics volleyball team, comprised of girls from Katy, Richmond, Rosenberg and Sugar Land, will be heading to Atlanta, Ga. to compete in the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships June 25-28. They are the only team from the Houston area who qualified to play in the 14U Open Division. The girls will stack up against the best 31 other teams from across our country. (more…)

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Houston Texans Quarterback Matt Schaub Presents $100,000+ Gift for Child Life Playroom at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus

Katy Texas News
Posted June 14th 2011

Schaub’s GR8 Hope Foundation donates funds raised from a golf tournament and gala to equip a second playroom at new pediatric hospital

Matt Schaub and his wife, Laurie, visited Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus today and presented the new community hospital with a $108,000 donation on behalf of the couple’s GR8 Hope Foundation. The donation will be used to equip and furnish a Child Life playroom on the third floor of West Campus, Houston’s first community hospital designed, built and equipped exclusively for children. The hospital currently has a completed Child Life playroom on its second floor. (more…)

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CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital, Houston Stallions “Sport the Pink”

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Posted June 06th 2011

CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital in Katy and the Southern Indoor Football League, Houston Stallions teamed together on Sunday, May 8 at the Merrell Center to support breast cancer awareness. (more…)

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Katy High School Recognizes Coaches of the Year

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Posted May 26th 2011

Katy High School recently recognized those who received Coach of the Year awards. Honorees included Gary Joseph, Shanna Marhofer, Karen Paxton and Justic “Doc” Landers. (more…)

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Katy High School Recognizes All-State Seniors

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Posted May 23rd 2011

Katy High School recently recognized the seniors who earned the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) Academic All-State Team selection.  (more…)

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Taylor Lacrosse Club Wins District Championship, Co-captain Named All-American

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Posted May 23rd 2011

The Taylor Lacrosse Club beat Klein 10-8 in the final game of the season to wrap up the Texas High School Lacrosse Clubs’ district championship. It is the first title for Taylor in its nine year history. Taylor finished the regular season with a 9-3 record. (more…)

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National Fusion Soccer Club Forming Katy Teams for Fall

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Posted May 03rd 2011

National Fusion Soccer Club is forming teams now for the Fall 2011 competitive soccer program. NFSC offers Division I, Super II and Division II soccer from U-11 and U-18 as well as a U8/U9/U10 Academy Program and Recreational Program. NFSC is one of the most competitive clubs in the Houston area for both boys and girls, and a proud partner with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, who provides expertise in sports medical treatment, performance training and education for NFSC players and their families. (more…)

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Seven Lakes Welcomes New JV Cheerleaders

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Posted April 21st 2011

Seven Lakes High School announced their 2011-2012 Junior Varsity cheerleading squad. (more…)

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Houston Stallions Indoor Football to Host First Home Game at Merrell Center

Katy Texas News
Posted April 18th 2011

The Houston Stallions will finally have their home debut Saturday night at the Merrell Center against division rival Corpus Christi.  Despite the challenge of playing their first five games on the road to begin the 2011 campaign, the Stallions have trampled the competition in route to a 5-0 start and a 2.5 game lead in the Southwest Division of the SIFL. (more…)

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Straw Poll for Texas Coaches Association Ranks Seven Lakes No. 17

Katy Texas News
Posted April 11th 2011

Katy Texas News
Posted April 11, 2011

The Seven Lakes girls softball team was recently ranked no. 17 in a new straw poll by the Texas Coaches Association. This is a huge accomplishment for the Seven Lakes softball program, as this is the first time in the program’s history to receive this recognition. With a current district record of 5-2 and wins over Katy Taylor and Cinco Ranch, Seven Lakes is making their mark in what is considered an extremely competitive district full of talented teams and players.

“It is good to see the recognition for our program,” says Terry Kangas, head coach. “We have accomplished a lot this year, and that is good for the girls and their hard work that they are putting in.”

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The Seven Lakes girls softball team has a current district record of 5-2 with wins over Katy Taylor and Cinco Ranch.

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Katy High School Winter Guard Brings Home State Championship

Katy Texas News
Posted April 06th 2011

Katy Texas News
Posted April 6, 2011

The ladies of the Katy High School Winter Guard went to Pearland Friday night with one goal: bring back a state title, which they did. Their last state championship was more than 10 years ago.

Andrew Lee, band director in charge of Guard and Drumline, was visibly moved by his team’s success. “The girls worked hard for this,” he says. “They earned it.”

“I love these girls, and I prayed they do their best and congratulate themselves on an amazing season,” adds guard director Michelle Jordan. The team has been practicing afterschool since marching season ended in December. They competed in three shows prior to finals with two first place and one second place finish.

Most people are familiar with Color Guard work in the marching band with flags, rifles and sabers. Winter Guard competitions are held in gymnasiums with only guard members performing on a painted floor to taped music. While the Novice division is one of the lower levels of competition with teams using body work and flags with some rifle work, Katy went above and beyond and competed with saber work as well.

Greg Horne, father of former guard director Meghan Horne, wrote the show. He picked the music, “The Ascent” by Yanni. Greg and Meghan both flew back from Boston to work with the girls during weekend rehearsals.

Since this is a Texas Color Guard Circuit event and not UIL sanctioned, Katy had members from freshmen thorough senior classes and an eighth grade member from West Memorial Junior High. All of the members had to maintain academic eligibility to participate. As Winter Guard started after football season was over, two marching band members participated as well.

All six Katy ISD schools had teams competing this year with Taylor’s JV squad taking a second place trophy in the Novice Division with Katy. Taylor’s Varsity took second in Scholastic A which competes at a higher level and has different judging criteria than Novice. They will be competing in Dayton, Ohio for a chance at a Winter Guard International title April 7-9.

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Cheer for Charity Showcase Raises $3,000 for Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus

Katy Texas News
Posted April 06th 2011

Katy Texas News
Posted April 6, 2011

High school cheerleaders, coaches and mascots joined forces for the first ever Katy ISD Cheer for Charity Showcase that raised just over $3,000 for playrooms at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus.

“It was good to see the cheerleaders and mascots from all schools congratulating each other on their performances at the end of the evening,” says Bob Bryant, Katy ISD Director of Fine Arts.  “This is another example that shows that, though we have many schools here, Katy ISD is one community working together.”

Approximately 650 patrons attended the event that featured varsity and junior varsity cheerleading squads representing each Katy ISD high school.  High school mascots also joined forces with a combined performance.

“Pushing the students to stay positive and committed to their teams to see the project through was very rewarding,” says Amy McConnell, psychology teacher and cheerleading coach at Taylor High School.  “We tend to be very competitive with one another but, on this night, we were cheering and celebrating together. It was very powerful.”

During the planning phase of the event, cheerleading coaches from all campuses compiled a list of popular charity choices submitted by their squads and voted on who would be the final recipient. This resulted in Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus being the charity of choice for the event.

“I think it was perfect timing with the opening of the west campus,” adds McConnell. “Plus, it’s great to see students doing something for the youth in this community.”

A check presentation to Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus is scheduled for Monday, April 11.

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The first-ever Katy ISD Cheer for Charity Showcase that raised just over $3,000 for playrooms at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus.

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Pattison Elementary Student Wins Southwest Regional Elks Free Throw Contest

Katy Texas News
Posted March 28th 2011

Katy Texas News
Posted March 28, 2011

Local student and state champion Macy Ray of Pattison Elementary School won the 2011 Southwest Regional Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest held in Dallas this past Saturday, March 26.

Ray won the 10-11-year-old girls division by sinking 23 free throws out of 25 attempts. She also won a later contest for top score at the tournament, sinking five of five baskets in a shoot off with the 12-13-year-old boys division winner.

Ray advances to the national finals in Springfield, Mass. On April 29-30. She will compete against 11 other regional champions for the national title and to have her name engraved on the Elks trophy in the Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Macy Ray

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Taylor Swim Team Finishes Season Strong

Katy Texas News
Posted March 25th 2011

Katy Texas News
Posted March 25, 2011

Five members of the Taylor High School boys swim team competed at the Texas State UIL swimming championships the weekend of February 18-19. The team broke four school records during the State meet. Senior Captains Cooper Robinson and Albert Riley along with juniors David Harlan, Anurag Gupta, and James Taylor represented Taylor at the state meet.  The team finished eighth in State.

In individual events, Albert Riley took third place in the 50-yard Freestyle and fourth place in the 100-yard freestyle earning All American Automatic and breaking a school record.  Cooper Robinson took third in the 100-yard backstroke earning American Automatic where he already has the school record and earned 17th place All-state in the 200 freestyle based on his region results. James Taylor took fifth in the 100-yard breaststroke and received All American consideration.   David Harlan took 12th in the 200-yard freestyle.

The 400-yard Free Relay team took fourth place, breaking a school record and making All American Automatic. The 200-yard medley relay team won fifth place all state ranking and All American Automatic qualification based on their region 5 5A school record results.

The team also competed in the 2011 UIL Region 5 5A championships at the University of Houston. The team had outstanding results with all swimmers achieving personal bests, five swimmers making All-American, and two school records broken. The boys finished second as a team and the girls 11th.  Five team members qualified for the State Meet for All-American recognition including Albert Riley, Cooper Robinson, David Harlan, James Taylor, and Anurag Gupta.

Other regional finalists included Kasey Palfreyman, Simone Romero, Carmina Alvarez, Marie Saunders, Lauren Woltemate, Jordan Rodriguez, Megan Skinner, Grant Bolding, Stuart Mossop, Alan Tankovic, Patrick Rozum, Christian Martin (diving), and Kayvon Flynn (diving).

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66th Annual Pin Oak Charity Horse Show to Feature Field of 1,200

Katy Texas News
Posted March 23rd 2011

Katy Texas News
Posted March 23, 2011

Houston’s hometown annual horse show, the 66th Annual Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, kicks off this week, attracting horse enthusiasts from around the world. The Pin Oak Charity Horse show is one of the longest-running and most prominent equestrian events in the country.

This year’s event, titled “Step Up & Step Out for Children,” is presented by BBVA Compass and will benefit Texas Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House of Houston. The show will span two weeks, March 23 through April 3, at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas.

This year Pin Oak will fulfill its recent pledge to donate $300,000 over five years for the construction of Texas Children’s West Campus. Part of this year’s contributions will fund the oncology and hematology treatments in the new hospital. The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show has called Houston home for 66 years since it first debuted at the Pin Oak Stables in 1945. Since then, it has gained the reputation of being one of the premier horse shows in the country, attracting crowds by the tens of thousands, and providing millions in donations to fulfill its mission of helping children.

Pin Oak is one of few shows in existence that features both hunters and jumpers. Other breeds that compete include American Saddlebred, Welsh Ponies, Andalusian and Lusitanos, United Mountain, and for the first time in 2011, Irish Draught horses.

This year’s show is expected to draw approximately 1,200 competitors and over 1,500 horses to showcase some of the best international talent. Hunter and jumper events will take place during both weeks of the show’s two-week run with two Grand Prix events presented on each Saturday. Aside from a stunning lineup of events, show attendees will also enjoy an assortment of classes and exhibitions for a variety of different breeds during the first week of the show.

New to the show this year is Pin Oak’s first-ever International Hospitality Sponsor, Haras Dos Cavaleiros. An experienced breeder of the beautiful and legendary Portuguese Lusitano horses, Haras Dos Cavaleiros also specializes in dressage and training in Mexico and Texas. Referred to as the “Sons of the Wind,” Lusitanos are kin to the Spanish Andalusian breed. This ancient warhorse was once worshiped by the Greeks and Romans, and has been ridden for over 5,000 years, making it the oldest saddle horse.

Present-day Lusitanos are now revered for their championship talent in working equitation competitions. These competitions were developed to display the different equitation practices used on farms. Working equitation competitions are comprised of three tests, dressage, ease of handling, and speed obstacles. The first test requires competitors to perform certain movements, much like a traditional dressage competition. The next test is designed to simulate the country terrain. Riders must maneuver around a series of obstacles displaying confidence and ease. The last test measures the amount of time to complete an obstacle course. Haras Dos Cavaleiros has excelled in training and exhibiting World Champion Lusitanos within this new discipline, sparking much nationwide interest. Haras Dos Cavaleiros will host the Lusitano Lounge at Pin Oak to promote purebred Lusitanos.

The Lusitano Lounge will feature videos, presentations, and live demonstrations with a World Champion Lusitano, highlighting the physical characteristics, form, and functionality of the this exotic breed. Show-goers will also receive information about riding, equitation, and dressage. In addition to exhibiting, Haras Dos Cavaleiros will also be competing in events throughout the show.

Owners, Rafael Chavez and Carmina Zamorano have been preparing for this event. “As the International Hospitality Sponsor we have the unique honor to represent three countries. We are representing the Portuguese culture, with a Mexican tradition, in the United States. To be able to fuse these multiple cultures allows us to promote this magnificent breed worldwide. We look forward to meeting with show attendees to exhibit the Lusitano breed and we are elated to be partnered with Pin Oak and such a remarkable cause. As a local breeder, we take great pride in giving back to our community.”

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Katy ISD Cheerleaders to Host Charity Showcase

Katy Texas News
Posted March 03rd 2011

Katy Texas News
Posted March 3, 2011

Cheerleading squads from all Katy ISD high schools will host the district’s first ever Cheer for Charity Showcase, benefiting children’s playrooms at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus.  The event will showcase the skills and talents of JV and Varsity squads, as well as mixed squad cheer routines – all taking place on Tuesday, March 22, 6:30 p.m. at the Leonard E. Merrell Center.   Tickets are $2 and can be purchase from members of any Katy ISD high school cheerleading squad.

“This event will showcase these students’ talents, in an event that is not focused on competition,” says Amy McConnell, Cinco Ranch High School teacher and Varsity Cheerleader Sponsor.  “The evidence of school spirit from our cheerleaders is contagious you walk the halls of any of the six high schools in Katy ISD.”

This event is a collaborative effort of all squads and cheer coaches.  Coaches and cheerleaders both assisted in selecting the charity for this year, and all team routines have been developed by cheerleaders and their coaches.

“We hope everyone who attends this event is inspired by the athletes who spend most of their time on the sidelines impacting the events on the field, the court and the campus,” says McConnell

For more information contact Amy McConnell at amyMmcconnell@katyisd.org. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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Seven Lakes wins Spring Branch ISD Tournament

Katy Texas News
Posted March 01st 2011

Katy Texas News
March 1, 2011

Seven Lakes High School’s softball team won the Spring Branch ISD tournament with an undefeated record. With first round wins on Thursday, February 24, against Langham Creek (11-4) and Stratford (6-1), the Lady Spartans began Saturday, February 26 with wins over Foster (1-0) and Dulles (9-5). Seven Lakes begins district play against Katy tonight.

In addition, Paige Ortiz received the tournament MVP. Those selected to the all-tournament team Paige Ortiz, Sloan Jenkins, Callie Abney, Jennifer Hudler and Maddie Stulce. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

The Lady Spartans won the Spring Branch ISD Softball Tournament.

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Taylor Golf Team Continues Successful Season

Katy Texas News
Posted February 28th 2011

Katy Texas News
Posted February 28, 2011

Taylor High School Varsity Men’s Golf Team recently captured second place in the Corser/Kobza Memorial Golf Tournament held at River Ridge Golf Club in Sealy. In addition, senior Eric Redeker received the 2010-2011 Sportsmanship Award from the Texas Junior Golf Tour (TJGT). The team continues a successful season that has seen several tournament wins, as well as individual awards. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

From left, Taylor High School Golf Team members: Thomas Reilly, Ryan Bingham, Eric Redeker, Mikie Veillette, and Taylor Mackay.

Eric Redeker is presented his award by Dave Jones, president of the TJGT.

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WoodCreek Lady Timberwolf Teams Named District Champs

Katy Texas News
Posted February 25th 2011

Katy Texas News
Posted February 25, 2011

The WoodCreek Lady Timberwolves recently clinched the 8B Basketball District Championship. The girls come off an undefeated season. They are coached by Lindsay Burnell. Team members include: Maddie Williams, Micah Johnson, Skylar Dabney, Neha Bhat, Courtney Williams, Kaitlyn Matthey, Brooke Griffin, Abby Gentry, Carla Fischer, Samantha Dorisca, Kylie Liddell. and Kaija Blake.

In addition, the WoodCreek Lady Timberwolves 8C Basketball team also won their district championship. They are coached by Madison Wilson. Team members include: Savannah Stylianou, Laura Cusguen, Caitlyn Causey, Niana Pallat, Cierra Enabnit, Rebecca Serna, Laura Bohorquez, Megan Mendiola, Kaitlin Miller, Rachel Cecil, Lynette Botes, Courtney Burson, and Miranda Serna.

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Lady Timberwolves 8B District Champs Team

Lady Timberwolves 8C District Champs

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Katy TKD Academy Announces New Black Belts, Instructors, Tiger Cub Grads

Katy Texas News
Posted February 21st 2011

Katy Texas News
Posted February 21, 2011

The Katy TaeKwonDo Academy announced its newest class of Tiger Cub graduates, new first degree black belt students and instructors who each passed testing requirements for their next rank level during the February rank exam.

Students who earned their First Degree Level 1 “Probationary” Black Belt are: Brandon Baker, Jake Brown, Kishore Mugundhan, and Luke Parmenter.

Students who earned their First Degree Level 2 “Decided” Black Belt are: Christopher Duan, Adolfo Alzate, Emma Duncan, Kent Gonzales, John Jones, Ishaan Lahoti, Joshua Lopez, Luke Schaefer, and Michael Schaefer.

Students who earned their Second Degree Black Belts are: Amanda Barnett-Saez, Mira Bhat, Neha Bhat, Jacob Cummins, and Skylar Galicia.

Students who graduated from the Tiger Cubs program into the Junior program are: Aura Maria Mosquera, Adam Mitchell, Kayla Mitchell, Isabel Salazar, Luke Stoddard, and Megan Stubbs.

In addition, student Carlos E. Trujillo earned his Third Degree Black Belt and River Silversmith passed testing requirements to become a Level 1 Instructor.

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Katy High School Seniors Participate in National Signing Day

Katy Texas News
Posted February 07th 2011

Katy Texas News
Posted February 7, 2011

Four Katy seniors participated in National Signing Day, Wednesday, Feb. 2. On this day, high school seniors offered sporting scholarships officially sign their letter to play their sport with a particular college or university.

Erin Bailey signed a letter of intent to attend Lubbock Christian University on a cross country, track and field scholarship.  Michael Grant Clifton signed a letter of intent to play football and attend the United States Naval Academy.  Teresa Tauriello signed a letter of intent to attend Texas A & M University at Corpus Christi on a cross country, track and field scholarship. Donovonn Young signed a letter of intent to play football at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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Donovonn Young

Erin Bailey

Michael Clifton

Teresa Tauriello

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HCHS Sponsors 17th Annual Sunday Bowl Fun Run

Katy Texas News
Posted February 01st 2011

Katy Texas News
Posted February 1, 2011

The 17th annual Sunday Bowl Fun Run will be held on Sunday, February 6, 2011, at 2 p.m. on the campus of Houston Christian High School located at 2700 W. Sam Houston Parkway North and Kempwood Drive. This year marks the eighth consecutive year for the event to be held at HCHS. The first nine races were held at Stratford High School in the Spring Branch school district and were initially open to runners 14 years and younger. The event is open to the public, and runners of all ages are encouraged to participate in the one-mile run. Many runners from area schools and running clubs participate in the annual fun run as a means to increase their competitive advantage and better their times.

The primary purpose of the run is to get kids and adults out doing something on a day when many would just spend the entire time sitting in front of a television set. “I recently read in Newsweek Magazine that exercise is one of the best ways to maintain and improve brain function,” says HCHS cross country and track and field coach Dave Jantzen. “I can attest to this fact as a high percentage of our students on the cross country team make the Honor Roll.”

Another tradition of the run is everyone who finishes the race receives a gold medal, emphasizing the point that there are many more benefits to running than just winning.

Be sure to stay around after the race as there will be drawings for prizes, mostly donated by Houston Christian High School, Spring Branch/Memorial Track Club, and by Finish Strong, a local running store. The early registration fee is $4 per runner; late registration fee is $5 per runner (day of race). For more information and to access an entry form, go to houstonchristianhs.org, click on “Athletics Home,” then click on “HCHS Sunday Bowl Run.” Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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Football Great Tom Bettis’ Super Bowl Ring on Display at The Solana in Cinco Ranch

Katy Texas News
Posted January 31st 2011

Katy Texas News
Posted January 31, 2011

If you want a first-hand look at what the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers will be playing for this Sunday, visit The Solana, a senior living community in Cinco Ranch.

Football great and Solana resident Tom Bettis is displaying his Super Bowl IV ring this week for residents to enjoy. Bettis earned the ring and an AFL Championship ring when he coached the Kansas City Chiefs. Prior to his coaching career, Bettis also played as a linebacker for the Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears. Following his time in the league as a player, Bettis spent 30 years as a coach, working for the Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Cardinals and even the Houston Oilers.

When asked how he thinks his teammates, coaches and team owners would remember him, Bettis says, “I hope they would all say about the same thing: He played all-out every play, was solid and dependable.”

For more information on The Solana, visit thesolana.com. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

Tom Bettis in his Green Bay Packers uniform. He played for the team from 1955-1961 and now resides in Katy, Texas.

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Seven Lakes’ Wrestling Season Off to Great Start

Katy Texas News
Posted January 28th 2011

Katy Texas News
Posted January 28, 2011

Congratulations to the Seven Lakes Spartan wrestlers, who are off to a fantastic start this season. Their 2011 accolades include:

A record of 25-1
Cy Ridge Classic – Team Runner Up
The Woodlands Invitational – Team Runner Up
Frisco Centennial Titan Games – Team Champions
Bryan’s Doc Hess Invitational – Team Champions
Cy-Fair ISD Invitational – Team Runner Up
Seven Lakes Spartan Duals – Team Champions
Morton Ranch Maverick Stampede – Team Champions

They hope to keep up the great work and move on to district competition. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

Seven Lakes Wrestling team.

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Morton Ranch Junior Received 300 Ring for Bowling

Katy Texas News
Posted January 27th 2011

Katy Texas News
Posted January 27, 2011

Morton Ranch High School junior Roger Hebert recently achieved a perfect 300 game at the age of 16. His “300 Ring” was presented to him in January by the United States Bowling Congress’ youth league. In addition, Hebert is the captain of the Morton Ranch varsity bowling team and currently holds the position for highest average in Katy ISD. Congrats Roger! Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

Roger Hebert received his 300 Ring for bowling a perfect game.

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Cinco Ranch Cheerleaders Participate in the Susan G. Komen

Katy Texas News
Posted January 27th 2011

Katy Texas News
Posted January 27, 2011

The Cinco Ranch High School Varsity and Junior Varsity Cheer Squads participated for the second year in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. “Team Cinco” is made up of cheerleaders, sponsors, and family members. All donations that were collected go directly to the Susan G. Komen fund. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

Cinco Ranch Cheerleaders

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Taylor Girls Golf Places Second in Tournament

Katy Texas News
Posted January 26th 2011

Katy Texas News
Posted January 26, 2011

The Taylor High School varsity girls’ golf team won second place at Greatwood Golf Course on January 17-18. Courtney Moro won second place in individual play. Team members include Courtney Moro, Kristen Purser, Remi Fruge, Maya Gruebler and Erin Hagemeier.  The Taylor golf team is coached by Joe Gibbons and Cindy Lloyd. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

Coach Gibbons, Maya Gruebler, Remi Fruge, Kristen Purser and Erin Hagemeier.

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Cinco Ranch High School Cheerleaders Attend UCA Camp at Texas A&M

Katy Texas News
Posted January 26th 2011

Katy Texas News
Posted January 26, 2011

The Cinco Ranch High School cheerleaders, mascots and sponsors recently attended the UCA Cheer Camp at Texas A&M.  The Varsity Cheer Squad won the top honor of Camp Champion for their team cheer, and a Superior Recognition for their extreme routine, which includes dance.  The Varsity Cheer Squad also received a Leadership Award which was voted on by the other squads attending the camp.  Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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Fifth Annual Heart of Katy Fun Run/Walk Puts a Beat in Katy’s Steps

Katy Texas News
Posted January 21st 2011

Katy Texas News
Posted January 21, 2011

CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital in Katy invites the surrounding communities to participate in the fifth annual Heart of Katy Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Feb. 12, where every dollar raised will support Katy’s only comprehensive heart program at CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital.

The sanctioned, certified, chip-timed 5K Fun Run and Walk event will include a 5K Run, 1 Mile Kids Run, a 1 Mile Family Walk/Run, race awards and an after party with food, music and athletic massages. Awards will be given to the top three male and female participants in each category, to every 1Mile Kids Run participant and to the overall Fun Run/Walk event winner.

“With heart disease on the rise and Katy and the Greater Houston area recently being dubbed the third most stressed out city in America, CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital is more and more aware of – and more and more committed to – encouraging healthy living,” says Dana Mersiovsky, chief development officer at CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital. “We’re proud to be Katy’s only comprehensive heart program, and the Heart of Katy Fun Run/Walk is a great way to share our successes with our community and ‘walk’ together into a more heart-healthy future.”

The fun-filled, family-friendly day will begin at 7 a.m. at CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital, 701 S. Fry Road in Katy, with late registration and packet pick-up. Event announcements and race line-up starts at 8 a.m., and the 1 Mile Kids Run for ages 12 and under begins at 8:15 a.m., followed by the 5K Run at 8:30 a.m. and Family Walk/Run at 9:15 a.m.

Kids Zone sponsor Chick-Fil-A will provide food during the after party, and KILT-FM 100.3 and MIX 96.5 will provide commentary, music and entertainment. Event participants will enjoy post-race leg stretches and calf massages provided by CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital Sports Medicine, and a 10:30 a.m. performance by the Morton Ranch High School Maverick Belles dance team.

Early registration ends on Friday, Jan. 21, as does the reduced price of participation in the Heart of Katy Fun Run/Walk ($25 per 5K participant, $15 per 1 Mile Kids Race participant and $10 1 Mile Family Walk participant). For more information on registration, sponsorship opportunities, packet pick-up or CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital’s cardiac program, visit CHRISTUSStCatherine.org or contact Dana Mersiovsky at 281-599-6696 or email dana.mersiovsky@christushealth.org. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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Taylor Senior Places First in Golf Tournament

Katy Texas News
Posted January 17th 2011

Katy Texas News
Posted January 17, 2011

Congratulations to Taylor High School senior Eric Redeker, who took first place in the River Ridge I-10 Junior Championship golf tournament. His score of 148 (72-76) earned him the top spot in this competition. He is pictured below with Coach Nordstrom of the Texas Junior Golf Tour. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

Eric Redeker with Coach Nordstrom of the Texas Junior Golf Tour.

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Katy Junior High Enjoys Take a Texan to School Day

Katy Texas News
Posted January 12th 2011

Katy Texas News
Posted January 12, 2011

Two Katy Junior High School students, Riley Garrett and Sierra Schriefer, were winners of the “Take a Texan to School” art contest, winning a special campus visit from Houston Texan players Shelley Smith and Cole Pemberton. The two players visited the student’s art class to conduct the NFL’s “Fuel up to 60” program about nutrition, health and physical fitness.  Afterward, the players conducted athletic drills with the students in the school’s cafeteria.  Students enjoyed getting autographs and interacting with the players. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

From left, Houston Texan Shelley Smith, Katy Junior High students Sierra Schriefer and Riley Garrett, and Houston Texan Cole Pemberton.


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Katy TaeKwonDo Academy’s C3 Booster Club Donates Toys for Tots

Katy Texas News
Posted January 04th 2011

Katy Texas News
Posted January 4, 2011

The Katy TaeKwonDo Academy’s C3 Booster Club worked with the U.S. Marine Corps. to collect toys for the annual Toys For Tots toy drive.  Martial arts students brought new toys to the academy in December and then helped load them all up with Marines on December 11.

Leading the toy drive for the Katy TaeKwonDo Academy were Farrell Hochmuth and Nilesh Popat, both board members of the academy’s C3 Booster Club. The booster club helps the Katy community throughout the year by way of its programs that demonstrate three of the TaeKwonDo tenets: “Community,” “Courage” and “Courtesy.”

The C3 Booster Club operates with financial support of memberships, sponsorships and the dedicated volunteer board of members who make its philanthropic programs possible. Primary fund raisers throughout the year are corporate and private sponsorships, Parents Night Out and membership dues. This philanthropic organization strives to make a difference in Katy by giving back to its students and the community. For more information about the Katy TaeKwonDo Academy or the C3 Booster Club, visit katytkd.com. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

Katy TaeKwonDo Academy collected Toys for Tots during the month of December.

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Katy-area Football Players Selected for 8th Grade Bowl Game

Katy Texas News
Posted December 28th 2010

Katy Texas News
Posted December 28, 2010

Three Katy-area football players were selected from more than 2,500 nominees to participate in the Eastbay Youth 8th Grade All American Bowl. These players will receive advance recognition from college scouts and personnel all before making their way to Katy High School. They will also get a chance to spend time with the U.S. Army All American High School Players and will be VIP attendees at the U.S. Army All American Bowl live on NBC Saturday Jan. 8, 2011.

The selected players are: Rodney Anderson, tailback at Katy Junior High; Broderick “BJ” Brooks Jr., middle linebacker at Katy Junior High; and Derrick Brown, defensive tackle at West Memorial Junior High. All three will play in the 8th Grade All American Bowl Sunday, Jan. 9 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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Taylor High School golf team celebrates fall achievements

Katy Texas News
Posted December 10th 2010

Katy Texas News
Posted December 10, 2010

Taylor High School’s golf team has had a very successful fall semester, consistently winning awards and placing in tournaments.

Hunter Clemenceau placed second in a tournament sponsored by Bryan High School held at Legendary Oaks Golf Course in September. In mid-November the junior varsity boys team, consisting of Hunter Clemenceau, Jordy Kanisius, Kevin Cho, Austin Partin and Sam Detke, won first place at the Memorial High School Tournament held at Eagle Point Golf Course. In individual play at the same tournament, Cho won first place and Partin won fourth place.

Also in mid-November, the junior varsity girls team, consisting of Kendall Bosse, Courtney Hernandez, Caitlin Beer, and Hannah Grimsley, won third place at the at the Galveston Ball High School tournament held at Moody Gardens Golf Course. Beer placed second in individual play and Hernandez placed third.

In late November, the junior varsity boys team, consisting of Ryan Miller, Austin Zen, Sean Ali-Samboul, Jacob Cahilll and Clark Corser, won third place at the Fort Bend Austin tournament held at Pecan Grove Golf Course. Miller placed second in individual play and Cahill placed third. The junior varsity girls team, consisting of Hannah Grimsley, Kirby Clifford, Maya Gruebler, Remy Fruge, Caitlin Beer and Courtney Hernandez, won first place at the Fort Bend Austin High School tournament held at Pecan Grove Golf Course. In individual play, Caitlin Beer placed second and Courtney Hernandez placed third.

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Taylor High School junior varsity boys golf team.

Taylor High School junior varisty girls golf team.

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Albion Hurricanes Football Club makes donation to Katy Youth Soccer Club

Katy Texas News
Posted November 29th 2010

As part of their continued involvement with recreational soccer, Albion Hurricanes Football Club (AHFC) is pleased to announce the donation of $10,000 to Katy Youth Soccer Club (KYSC) for field improvements and park infrastructure. AHFC is the competitive branch of KYSC and they lease fields at Katy Park.

In addition to this financial contribution, AHFC offers skills training to KYSC players throughout the year on Friday nights. AHFC Boys and Girls directors Brian Haynes and Ivan Ruddle also offer coaching sessions for U8 during the week as part of our community outreach program.

“Our relationship with KYSC is one of the major cornerstones of AHFC’s success. Anytime we can give back to the recreational program and help promote the game of soccer we are thrilled to help,” says Player Development Director Dylan Glad.

AHFC is holding open tryouts to the public the week of December 6-9, and details can be found at albionhurricanes.org. All youth soccer players are encouraged to attend. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

Albion Hurricanes Football Club recently made a $10,000 donation to Katy Youth Soccer Club.

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Cinco Ranch Varsity Gold Wins Fall Tournament

Katy Texas News
Posted November 29th 2010

The Cinco Ranch boys varsity golf team won first place recently at the Taylor High School Fall Classic. The golf tournament took place at River Ridge Gold Club in Sealy. Eleven boys teams, seven girls teams and 10 individual players competed in the tournament. In addition, team member Scott Newell took home the first place individual medal for his 74-75, 149 total. Mayde Creek’s Nick Pierce took second place with a 151 and Ben Steinle of Fort Bend Travis took third with a 152. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

Cinco Ranch boys varsity golf team took first place at the Taylor High School Fall Classic.

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Katy Force Takes 2nd Place in Softball Tournament

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Posted November 23rd 2010

Katy Texas News
Posted November 23, 2010

Congratulations to the 10U Katy Force, who took second place in a one-day tournament in Sugar Land this past weekend. The team was undefeated in five straight games, beating out SK Impact to make it to championship game against Gulf Coast Explosion. The girls battled against Gulf Coast Explosion, went into two ITB (overtime) innings, and lost 7-6, but they still earned second place rankings. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

Katy Force placed second in a softball tournament over the weekend.

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Cinco Ranch JH Volleyball named district champs

Katy Texas News
Posted November 09th 2010

Congratulations to the Cinco Ranch Junior High 8A volleyball team, who was named district champions!

Front: Coach Anabell Pinedo, Karli Hamilton, Hannah Guthrie, Emma Taylor
Middle: Emilie Floyed, Laura Walling, Brittany Nollkamper,  Miranda Maldanado
Back: Jessica Dorey,  Alix Hubley, Makayla Randle

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James E. Taylor HS girls golf wins tournament

Katy Texas News
Posted November 02nd 2010

Congratulations to the James E. Taylor High School varsity girls golf team, who placed first at the Fall Golf Classic held this past weekend at River Ridge Golf Course. Pictured from left are: Coach Joe Gibbons, Amy Hoffmaster, Danielle Poe, Kristen Purser, Erin Hagemeier, Courtney Moro and Coach Cindy Lloyd.

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Brookshire Royal High School Selected Army Strong Team of the Week by Dave Campbell’s

Katy Texas News
Posted September 08th 2010

September 7, 2010 – Brookshire, Texas – Dave Campbell’s Texas Football is proud to announce that the Brookshire Royal High School Falcons football team has been named the Army Strong Team of the Week for Division 3A.

The Falcons were chosen for this honor because of their teamwork, dedication, discipline, personal courage and integrity, values shared by U.S. Army Soldiers.   (more…)

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Katy TKD Academy Congratulates Newest Class of Black Belts, Instructors & Cubs

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Posted September 07th 2010

September 7, 2010 – Katy, TX – The Katy TaeKwonDo Academy is pleased to announce its most recent class of Tiger Cub graduates, new first degree black belt students and instructors who each passed testing requirements for their next level during the August rank exam.

Congratulations to these students who have earned their First Degree Level 1 “Probationary” Black Belt: Maberly Acevedo, Jay Furman, Georgia Neal, Jack O’Neill, Luke Schaefer, Michael Schaefer. Congratulations to these students who have earned their First Degree Level 2 “Decided” Black Belt: Tyler Harrington, Will Martin, Brennon McLeod.  (more…)

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Houston Texan Goes the Extra Mile!

Katy Texas News
Posted September 01st 2010

September 1, 2010 – Katy, Texas – Yesterday, August 31, 2010, Amobi Okoye sent the Administrator of his foundation to surprise Katy High Senior, Nick Narcisse with tickets to the Texans game being played this Thursday September 2.  Okoye is hoping to encourage Narcisse through his recovery, future success and getting back on the field. Narcisse who was a Defensive End and starter for KHS last year exhibited outstanding talent and skills only to be slowed down by a battle with a rare strain of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Narcisse is in recovery and hoping to be playing with the KHS Tigers this football season. Along with watching the game; Okoye will visit with Narcisse and his father after the game.  (more…)

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Katy Tigers Named Army Strong Team of the Week by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football

Katy Texas News
Posted August 31st 2010

August, 30 2010 – Katy, Texas –  Dave Campbell’s Texas Football is proud to announce that the Katy Tigers football team has been named the Army Strong Team of the Week for Division 5A.

The Katy Tigers were chosen for this honor because of their teamwork, dedication, discipline, personal courage and integrity, values shared by U.S. Army Soldiers.   (more…)

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Katy Sting 2010 Champions

Katy Texas News
Posted August 20th 2010

August 20, 2010 – Katy, Texas – The Katy Sting is the 2010 South Zone, Mustang 9, Regional Champions. They clinched Regional Championship, July 13, 2010 with a 23:9 win over Conroe. The team was awarded medals, championship shirts and a banner which will hang in the Katy Pony Baseball Concession Stand.

The represented the Coast Region in the State Tournament held in North Richland Hills, Texas July 23 – July 26, 2010., Katy Sting came in 4th place in their bracket.  Town and Country from Tampa, Florida (East Region) won the Championship. They were awarded medals and a second banner which is hanging at El Jarrito Mexican Restaurant, on Highland Knolls.  El Jarrito has been a generous sponsor of the team.  The team party was held there where all of the kids signed and presented the banner to the owner Gil Leon. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

Katy Sting Manager: MacGregor Main
Assistant Coaches:  Rick Ruff, Kenneth Guidry, Rick Aventurado and David Zarco

Katy Sting Players:Gregory Main, Harry Main, Isaac Ruff, Kyle Guidry, Joseph Aventurado, Gabe Zarco, Caleb Robinson, Alejandro Alvarez, Evan Orosco, Landen “Goose” Baird, Jordan Clark, and Hayden Meredith.

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The Longhorns Win the Houston 5A Baseball Championship

Katy Texas News
Posted August 12th 2010

August 12, 2010 – Katy, Texas – The Longhorns, from Katy, Texas, won the 2010 Houston 5A Baseball Champion of Champions Tournament which included teams from all the Houston and surrounding areas. The Longhorns is a 16 U Select Team made up of players from the Katy and Houston area. Way to guys on a great season! Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

Pictured are:(kneeling) Colton Asheim, Ryne Birk, Spencer Evans, Beau Graeter, Garrett  Robert (standing) Brayson Longman, Kacy Clemens, Miles Wright, Jon Duplantier, Cole Angelle, Ryan Capel, Quinn Atwood. (not pictured) Joey Waid (back row)Coaches: Jon-Al Duplantier, Roger Clemens, Trent Angelle, Mike Capel, Brent Graeter

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Local Baseball Team Goes to Nationals

Katy Texas News
Posted July 28th 2010

July 26, 2010 – Katy, Texas – The Katy Thunder, a 9U select baseball team, came in 2nd place in the Mid-South Select Nations National Championship in Spring, TX.  During the week of July 11th, the Thunder went 11-3, winning 8 games in a row to make it to the championship game!  To begin the championship week, the Thunder took home 1st place in the “Around the Horn” competition.  The Thunder have only been together since January 2010, and look forward to many more successful tournaments.  www.katythunder.com.  Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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Baseball Players and KISD Grads Make Katy Proud

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Posted July 01st 2010

July 1, 2010- Katy, Texas

A 2008 graduate of Taylor High School, Taylor Featherston made Katy proud with his performance in the College World Series. Featherston, an infielder for TCU, helped lead TCU to victory in its first CWS, making history for the Horned Frogs. Also on TCU’s outstanding team is a 2009 Katy High School graduate, Jarred Fancher. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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Congratulations to New Black Belts & Instructors at Katy TaeKwonDo

Katy Texas News
Posted June 23rd 2010
June 23, 2010 – Katy, Texas – The Katy TaeKwonDo Academy is pleased to announce its newest class of Tiger Cub graduates, new first degree black belt students and instructors who each passed testing requirements for their next level during the June rank exam.
Congratulations to these students who have earned their First Degree Level 1 “Probationary” Black Belt: Emma Duncan, Tyler Harrington, Joshua Lopez, Alex Maldonado, Garret Morris, Gianina Torres-Soto. Congratulations to these students who have earned their First Degree Level 2 “Decided” Black Belt: Mira Bhat, Neha Bhat, Joshua Boyce, Demetrius Brooks, Brenden Hutton, William Longridge, Kirsten Madina, Celine Maranon, Illiana Torres-Soto, Ryan Tough, Maggie Weeks, Michael Weeks, Patrick Whitehead. 
Congratulations to the following students for earning their Second Degree Black Belts: Travis Atchley, Emma Estephan, Robin Goswami, Alexander Hartono, Brandon Komplin, Jai Manning-Shaw, Sarah Munoz, Nicholas Saenz,Christine Thomas.  The following students have earned their Third Degree Black Belts: Dylan Jones, Trinidad Rubio. 
The Katy TaeKwonDo Academy also welcomes these dedicated students who passed instructor testing requirements during their exam to become Instructors: Level 2 Instructors Tyler Blonder, Madison Brost, Ryan Brost, Nicholas Saenz, Demetrius Brooks, Kevin Quentin; and Level 1 Instructors Christina Jones, Catherine Weldon, Patrick Whitehead and Diego Zamora.  Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.
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Congratulations to Spring Class of Tiger Cub Grads, New Black Belts & Instructors

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Posted May 11th 2010
May 11, 2010 – Katy, Texas – The Katy TaeKwonDo Academy is pleased to announce its newest class of Tiger Cub graduates, new first degree black belt students and instructors who each passed testing requirements for their next level during the spring rank exam.

First Degree Level 1 “Probationary” Black Belts

Congratulations to these students who have earned their First Degree Level 1 “Probationary” Black Belt: Joshua Boyce, Demetrius Brooks, Joey Fullinwider, William Longridge, Kirsten Madina, Celine Maranon, Will Martin, Natasha Tamula, Illiana Torres-Soto, Ryan Tough, Maggie Weeks, Michael Weeks, Patrick Whitehead. Congratulations to these students who have earned their First Degree Level 2 “Decided” Black Belt: Tyler Blonder, Kavya Chandran, Thomas DeOcampo, Magnus Dhelie, Anna Beth Duncan, Matthew Duzant, Brooke Finkelstein, Melissa Furman, Skylar Galicia, Christina Jones, Brian Madina, Efren Munoz, Nicholas Munoz, James Nicholson, Sohum Purao, Alberto Rios, Madison Schenk, Collin Taylor, Katie Walz, Catherine Weldon. 

Second Degree Black Belts

Congratulations to the following students for earning their Second Degree Black Belts: Osama Ehimwenma, Jacob Gries, Meshach Jassal, Norma Komplin, Arnav Mohanty, Adam Mojtahed, Reese Needham, Jacob Roopchand, Natalie Russo, Wyatt Taylor, Victoria Vargas.  The following students have earned their Third Degree Black Belts: Nicholas Bean, Alex Harris, Gabriella Mills, Roberta Mills. 

Level 2 Instructor and Level 1 Instructors

The Katy TaeKwonDo Academy also welcomes these dedicated students who passed instructor testing requirements during the spring exam to become Instructors: Level 2 Instructor Arya Muralidharan and Level 1 Instructors Tyler Blonder, Nicholas Saenz, Demetrius Brooks, Kevin Quentin. 

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Katy Jump Rope Team Members Qualify for Nationals

Katy Texas News
Posted May 03rd 2010

Katy YMCA’s Highflyers Team sweeps competition

May, 3, 2010 – Katy, Texas – The Katy Family YMCA’s Highflyers Jump Rope team, led by coaches Dave Cazares and Tammy Aleman, competed in the Jump Rope Regional competition on April 23. Out of the 26 members competing, 25 qualified for the National Competition in various events. The team swept nearly every category capturing first, second and third place. The Highflyers youngest Double Dutch team received the highest score overall out of all the teams participating. 

In June, the Highflyers will compete at the Jump Rope Nationals to be held in Galveston, Texas and expect to take home several National Titles. The Katy Family YMCA will host a Jump Rope summer specialty camp August 9th-12th from 9am-11am for ages 6-17.  Learn single rope freestyle and speed, Chinese Wheel, Double Dutch, Group Routines and Long Rope skills. Interested in learning more?  Please view the team’s website at www.highflyersjumpropeteam.com or www.ymcahouston.org/katy or contact the coach at 281-599-9654.  Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

Katy YMCA Highflyers

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The Cinco Ranch High School Boys Golf Team Win Big

Katy Texas News
Posted April 13th 2010

Head Coach Rick Nordstrom, Sr. Micah Hill, Soph. Dylan Reynolds, Jr. Jake Leatherwood, Jr. Scott Newell, Sr. Kyle Westmoreland and Asst. Coach John Stone

April 13, 2010 – Katy, Texas – Cinco Ranch boys varsity took the District 17-5A Championship shooting rounds of 315-296 for a 28 stroke victory and total score of 611.  Cinco shot an impressive 71, 75, 75, 75 & 76 on the final day distancing itself from second place Katy and Katy Taylor.  Katy and Katy Taylor both shot a 639 to tie for second.  Katy won second place in an exciting 10 man playoff.  Mayde Creek shot 647, Seven Lakes shot 651, and the Cinco Ranch B-Team shot 659 to stay in the mix.  Cinco Ranch was led by Junior Jake Leatherwood who won the individual first place medal with a 73-76.  Senior Kyle Westmoreland shot the low round of the tournament with a 71 to finish in 4th place.  Senior Micah Hill shot 79-75 for 6th place, Sophomore Dylan Reynolds shot 81-75 for 8th place, and Junior Scott Newell shot 83-75 to tie Senior Jake Hartill 78-80 for 11th place.  The Cougar Boys advance now to the Regional Tournament at Eagle Point GC on April 21-22.  The Cougars are coming off of their big win at the Region Preview there on March 26-27 and will try to duplicate that victory when it counts towards the State Championship in Austin on May 13-14th.  Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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Cougar Stars Summer Dance Clinic is Around the Corner

Katy Texas News
Posted April 13th 2010

April 8, 2010 – Katy, Texas – This clinic is to help students who are interested in dance and dance team, gain confidence and provide them the opportunity and enjoyment of working with the Stars.  This clinic is sure to be the highlight of their summer. It is open to any girl or boy interested in dance or dance team between the ages of 4-18. 

The clinic will take place Monday June 21st- Friday 25th, 2010 from 8:00 am- 12:00 pm daily at the Cinco Ranch Cougar Stars Dance Gym.  Tuition: $125 for clinic and t-shirt. A light snack will be provided. 

Students will be divided by school grade and will learn age appropriate routines from the 2010-2011 Cougar Stars.  All participants should come in shorts, shirts, leotard, and tights, or anything comfortable to move in.  Please wear tennis shoes or jazz shoes. Clinic participants will perform routines in a special showing for the parents 11:15 am on Friday, June 25th.

Registration: 7:00 am-12:00 pm or pre-registration through the mail.  Check must accompany registration form and should be made payable to CRHS DTBC.  Mail registration forms to: Cougar Stars Dance Clinic Attn: Lindsey Dresner, 23440 Cinco Ranch Blvd. Katy, TX 77494.  Registration forms can be found at www.crhscougarstars.com.  If you have any questions, contact Lindsey Dresner at LindseyMDresner@katyisd.org.  Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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