NO DAYS OFF: Jeffries dedicates himself to the Game
WHAT AN ADDITION JACE JEFFRIES WAS THIS SEASON TO THE CONCORDIA LUTHERAN HOOP TROUPE, ON AND OFF THE COURT. The St. Thomas-transfer fit right in with teammates Jesse Fuller and Howie Keene to lead to an undefeated district season and an Area Round appearance.
FAMILY LEGACY: Duel-Sport Neuhaus entering final year as a Crusader
Neuhaus led the Crusaders on the hardwood earning a first-team, all-district nod as a junior. She is following in the footsteps of her older sister Jane Neuhaus, who was a star for the Crusaders and now plays at Concordia University-Nebraska.
The Golden Eagle: Ryan’s historic career wraps up with prestigious award
Ella Ryan received the prestigious Golden Eagle Award this Spring. "It really means a lot,” she said. “It’s a leadership award that represents what it means to be a Second Baptist School Eagle. I really put my all into everything I do and try, and be an example not through words, but my actions.”
THE WRAP: Concordia Lutheran’s best of the Winter
Concordia Lutheran was a determined group, this Winter, on both the pitch and the hardwood. With the season finally wrapped up, it was time for TAPPS to dole out the private school props throughout the state of Texas, and as expected, several key figures of ‘Sader Nation Winter Athletics were credited with the season recognition they deserve.
Booker T. Washington HS shines bright on the basketball court
“It’s nothing we aren’t used to,” HISD athletic director Andre Walker said. “We have done this many times before in HISD, but it’s just been different teams. Now it’s Booker T. Washington’s turn. The district really feeds off what basketball is doing right now, and I hope to be making this drive to State in a few months with soccer.”
Klein Athletes of the Month: White made history, Nissen a star on the pitch
Welcome to our feature - the Klein ISD Athletes of the Month - highlighting some of the best student-athletes in one of the proudest districts in the state of Texas. One girl and one boy will be selected each month representing the independent school district.
DUAL-SPORT ROYALTY; Klein Collins’ Wyatt A Star in Football, Basketball
In an era of sports specialization at the high school ranks, Klein Collins senior, Ethan Wyatt, isn’t just a standout contributor for the Tigers’ Varsity Football and Basketball teams. He’s a star playmaker whether in sneakers or cleats.
Klein ISD Athletes of the Month: Perez, Simien flexing on the hardwood
Welcome to our feature - the Klein ISD Athletes of the Month - highlighting some of the best student-athletes in one of the most proud districts in the state of Texas. One girl and one boy will be selected each month representing the independent school district.
The Bounce: H-Town’s Top 10 Boys Private School Rankings
THE PRIVATE SCHOOL BASKETBALL LANDSCAPE IS VIBRANT IN THE GREATER HOUSTON AREA. THE EPISCOPAL KNIGHTS WON THE SPC CHAMPIONSHIP, WHILE CONCORDIA LUTHERAN REACHED THE TAPPS STATE FINAL AND THE WOODLANDS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY AND WESTBURY CHRISTIAN ADVANCED TO THE SEMIS. HERE ARE THE TEAMS WHO WILL CHALLENGE FOR THE GOLD BALL.
THE LIST: Houston Christian; Second Baptist headline VYPE Top 5 private schools
HOUSTON HAS SOME OF THE BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL IN THE STATE OF TEXAS, MAYBE THE COUNTRY. HOUSTON CHRISTIAN WON THE SPC TITLE IN 2022 IN DOMINATING FASHION, GOING UNDEFEATED ON THE SEASON LED BY TWO OF THE TOP PROSPECTS IN THE LONE STAR STATE.
BRIGHT FUTURE: Meet LSA star Kirra Musgrove
Despite falling to Fort Bend Christian Academy in the TAPPS State Semifinals, this young LSA volleyball team has plenty to look forward to next season. With talent all across the board, especially that of sophomore setter Kirra Musgrove, the future is bright for the Pioneers.
RECRUITING: Houston Christian's D'Asia Thomas picks up Oklahoma State offer, recruiting speeding up
HOUSTON - If you would have told D'Asia Thomas four years ago that in a single week she would receive offers to play college basketball at SMU, North Texas, Wichita State and Oklahoma State University - she wouldn't have believed you.
Harmon, Hunter lead 2021 All-VYPE Girls Public School Basketball Team
HOUSTON - What a season it was for women's basketball in Houston. The city had Cypress Creek reach the Class 6A State Championship game for a second-straight year and reached the state tournament for the third time in four seasons. Cy Creek fell short of DeSoto but the numbers for the group are phenomenal. There was so much great talent in the city, so it's time to name the Public School All-VYPE teams. PLAYER OF THE YEAR: To be announced at 2021 VYPE AwardsCOACH OF THE YEAR: To be announced at 2021 VYPE AwardsTEAM OF THE YEAR: To be announced at 2021 VYPE AwardsAdFIRST TEAMRori Harmon, Cypress Creek (Texas)Kyndall Hunter, Cypress Creek (Texas)Kaley Perkins, Langham Creek (Oklahoma)Nya Threatt, Fort Bend DullesBre'Yon White, Shadow Creek (Oklahoma)Kaiya Wynn, Foster (Tennessee)SECOND TEAMAlicia Blanton, FosterTaylor Jackson, Cypress CreekBlake Matthews, AtascocitaKierra Merchant, SpringTierra Simon, Heights (Prairie View A&M)Crystal Smith, Tompkins (Tarleton State)THIRD TEAMGia Adams, Jersey Village (Tennessee State)Gracelynn Alvarez, Heights (UTEP)Saija Cleveland, Langham CreekHannah Humphrey, Lamar ConsolidatedAshlyn Jones, Klein OakJessica Lynn, BridgelandHONORABLE MENTIONAdNgozi Agoh, Grand OaksJasmin Allen, PearlandImani Avery, FosterAlexis Babineaux, WestfieldAbby Bala, Cinco RanchHeather Baymon, Langham CreekEnriqua Bellow, Deer ParkJustice Carlton, Seven LakesAli Diop, College ParkKaitlyn Duhon, Summer CreekEliya Ellis, Clear CreekRavyn Ellis, BellaireAleighyah Fontenot, Ridge PointTori Garza, New Caney(Oklahoma State)Kaidance Glenn, Klein OakGabrielle Hueter, MagnoliaLoghan Johnson, TompkinsNiyah Johnson, Clear SpringsTreanna Johnson, BrazosportKatelyn Kabrich, Tomball MemorialMicKayla Leftridge, New CaneyRaniyah Lewis, Oak RidgeAlazea Maldonado-Jackson, Houston SterlingJordyn Marshall, ManvelKylie Minter, Clear SpringsTia Mitchell, Cy LakesVictoria Moore, Fort Bend DullesTu'Myra Morant, La PorteRachel Okoye, George RanchBriana Perguero, Jersey VillageNicole Petrakovitz, Oak Ridge(Tarleton State)AdShanna Petty, WestsideKamari Portalis, Magnolia West(Houston)Takeiyah Price, Brookshire RoyalDai Dai Powell, Fort Bend DullesVictoria Rivera, DobieAshlynn Ryall, FriendswoodC'Andrea Scott-Garrett, KashmereR'Mani Taylor, Shadow CreekAbigail Tomaski, MemorialSamora Watson, Clear FallsRobin Whitehead, AtascocitaAmber Williams, Cypress SpringsDaNae Williams, Shadow CreekSavannah Wilson, Kingwood Park
Warriors win 7th TAPPS State Championship in program history
The Woodlands Christian Academy successfully completed its jump up to TAPPS 5A by knocking off Fort Worth Christian 60-47 on Friday night at College Station High School for the program's seventh overall state championship. This marks the second-straight TAPPS State Championship for The Woodlands Christian Academy. "I think it's just our will to win," Benigni said. Ad"I think we knew that was going to be the 5A expectation, every playoff game is earned in 5A," Field said. After pulling off a 64-52 victory over TMI-Episcopal, the Warriors rolled past St. Mary's Hall High School, 72-57, and then defeated St. Michael's, 44-31, to reach the TAPPS 5A State Championship game for the first time.
Second Baptist School falls short in TAPPS 5A State Title game
After making it to the TAPPS 5A State Championship game and losing the starting five to graduation, heading into the 2020-2021 season, the outside expectations of Second Baptist School women's basketball may not have been high. Second Baptist School with just one senior gracing the roster, rumbled its way through the district slate and then the playoffs to play Southwest Christian School for the TAPPS 5A State Championship on Friday night at College Station High School. Despite a third-quarter rally fueled by Kate Marshall and company, Second Baptist School fell short, 54-40, ending its season as the TAPPS 5A State Runner-Up for a second-straight season. Just to make it to the state championship game, I'm so proud of my girls." AdThis trip to the TAPPS Final Four marked the fourth-straight trip for Second Baptist School and a second-straight run to the TAPPS State Championship game.
The Recap powered by Academy Sports + Outdoors: No. 2 Beaumont United continues perfect season with State Semifinal Win
HOUSTON – When the charter bus pulls out of Beaumont United High School's parking lot later this week to head down I-10, David Green Jr. knows there will be a sea of gold and maroon. "I know it's going to be big, I don't know how big," Green said with a smile when asked about the sendoff. "[We've been talking about it] since the summer," United sophomore Wesley Yates said about going perfect. Beaumont United has been only playing sports for three seasons since it opened for the 2018-2019 season after Beaumont ISD combined Beaumont Central and Beaumont Ozen. To get to state, I told those kids I'm so proud of them because it is not easy getting to state.
TAPPS Final Four Preview powered by Academy Sports + Outdoors: Area teams vying for spots in TAPPS State Title Games
For area TAPPS teams they are now just two wins away from hoisting that coveted wooden TAPPS State Championship trophy and claiming the spot as the best in Texas. The Woodlands Christian Academy vs St. Michael's Catholic Academy (BB)- Tuesday, March 9, at 6 p.m. at Bryan High SchoolWATCH LIVE: https://www.vype.com/vype-live-tapps-state-semifinal-boys-basketball-woodland-christian-vs-st-michaelsAdThe Woodlands Christian Academy is back in the TAPPS Final Four. The Warriors are seeking their 7th TAPPS State Championship (2020, 2018, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008) and are the defending state champions. TAPPS 1ACovenant Academy vs Heritage School-FredericksburgIn TAPPS 1A, Convenant Academy out of Cypress will take on Heritage School out of Fredericksburg. It has taken three wins for each of these teams to get to the TAPPS Final Four.
No. 11 Huffman continues historic season reaching UIL State Tournament for the first time
HOUSTON - Huffman is heading to the UIL State Tournament. This marks the first trip to the UIL State Tournament for the Falcons in program history. "Our first game against Grand Oaks really set the tone for this season," Harvey said. From that game, Huffman rattled off 17-straight wins, not losing in November or December, and then suffered its lone loss of the season in district play to Hardin-Jefferson in January. Next up for Huffman is Boerne in the UIL Class 4A State Semifinals on Monday.
No. 12 Atascocita downs No. 14 Summer Creek 52-51 to punch ticket to State Tournament in Instant Thriller
14 Summer Creek 52-51 to punch ticket to State Tournament in Instant ThrillerHOUSTON - All David Martinez knew is that his team needed to get a stop. Ad"My hat goes off to Summer Creek and Kenneth Coleman and his group. Summer Creek finishes the season with their best finish in school history by reaching the Regional Finals. It feels good, I have some super kids but my goal is to be a state champion. "I feel like this team is good enough to be a state champion."
Rolling Again: Second Baptist Women's Basketball Making Another Playoff Run
From the little second and third graders running frivolously across the gym floor to the high schoolers who pull on the Second Baptist School jersey. An undefeated record in district play brought another district crown to Second Baptist School and a first-round bye in the 2021 TAPPS 5A Playoffs. "They have grown a lot," Herndon said. Ertan played a key role on the team in 2020 that made the run all the way to Waco. Second Baptist School faces Incarnate Word-Corpus Christi on Saturday in Victoria, Texas.
GIRLS HOOPS: Atascocita's Matthews named District MVP, 21-6A All-District accolades released
It is awards season! As area districts see their last playoff teams eliminated, it is then time to release the all-district accolades. District 21-6A released their teams for their girls' squads. Summer Creek made the deepest run of the four playoff teams reaching the Regional Semifinals. Check out below who took home the top awards for the 2020-2021 season.
Refusing to Lose: Paetow continues historic run into Regional Championship
It was the season-opener for Katy Paetow back on December 1 against Cypress Lakes and in the end, a 61-52 loss is what the Panthers would walk into the locker room with. "It lit a fire under us," Katy Paetow senior Everett Marlatt said. Ad"We have a state opportunity with this group." Even though Katy Paetow has been open for just a couple of years, the Panthers are senior-laden with six on the roster. Led by the likes of Everett Marlatt, Jayden McCullough, Khi Watkins, Greg Dunham, Kameron Spanburg and Brian McKnight, this senior group is leaving a legacy at Katy Paetow that will set the bar high for classes to come.
VYPE Highlights: SBS Girls Basketball Advances to Regional Round
The Second Baptist women's basketball team is rolling. The Lady Eagles opened their pursuit of a return trip to the TAPPS 5A State Championship game on Tuesday in the Area Round against Providence Catholic. Second Baptist School was able to pull off a 65-47 victory to punch their ticket to the Regional Round. On Saturday, Second Baptist School is set to face Incarnate Word-Corpus Christi and with a win will return to the TAPPS Final Four. VYPE was on hand for the Lady Eagles' playoff opener, check out some of the highlights from the big win!
FEATURE: Meet Corey "CJ" Hadnot ... the ice-in-the-veins, humble, hard-working Cy Creek sophomore
But for Daniel Trocquet and staff, they knew Hadnot was special from the first time he stepped on the court in Cypress Creek High School. "He really caught our attention not from what he said but what he does," Trocquet said. But just like Richards said and Trocquet confirmed, all of these numbers and big moments will not give Hadnot a big head. "He's a high-character kid, he's a workhorse but at the same time, he's very humble," Trocquet said. "He's a committed student, he's driven and he's told me many times he wants to play high-level basketball."
VYPE Houston-area boys basketball playoff scoreboard (Area Round)
One of the bigger early games was Cypress Creek facing Fort Bend Travis at the Merrell Center. The Cougars haven't been to the Regional Quarters since 2003, while FB Travis has made deep playoff runs recently. The combination of DJ Richards and sophomore CJ Hadnot was just too much for FB Travis to overcome. Cypress Creek moves on to face Ridge Point, which defeated Bellaire 71-42 on Wednesday night. Full Area Round ScoreboardClass 6A Region IIIElkins 54, Memorial 40Heights 57, FB Bush 52Regional Quarterfinals: FB Elkins vs Heights (Sat.
Houston-area girls basketball scoreboard (Regional Quarterfinals)
On Wednesday night, the majority of Regional Quarterfinal showdowns took place across the city, eventually setting up the Regional Semifinal matchups. Click through the Photo Gallery Below to See More Regional Quarterfinal ScoresCypress Creek 59, Heights 31Cypress Creek advances to its fourth-straight Regional Semifinal. Regional Semifinal: Summer Creek vs Cypress CreekShadow Creek 59, Atascocita 51Heading into the season we knew Shadow Creek would be good. AdRegional Semifinal: Shadow Creek vs Katy TompkinsLangham Creek 76, Tomball Memorial 38Here come the Lobos! AdFoster will take on College Station on Friday at Katy ISD's Merrell Center in the Regional Semifinal with a time to be decided.