Second Baptist School Magazine: From Injury to Prevention
SPORTS HAVE ALWAYS BEENA PART OF SECOND BAPTIST SCHOOL'S STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH NICK MASCIOLI'S LIFE. Along the way, Mascioli experienced a few injuries, which ended up spurring his interest in strength and conditioning and injury prevention. Over the years, Mascioli's perspective of what it means to be a "strength coach" has changed. "That's where my job at Second Baptist School truly fulfills my passion asa strength and conditioning coach. Although I have had opportunities to train in previous settings, Second Baptist has created this platform better than any other place I have been, and that is what drew me to this school.
Second Baptist School Magazine Feature: Let's Have Some Fun
JENNY MURDOCK LOOKS BACK ON HER LIFE SPENT ON THE GOLF COURSE AS SHE EMBARKS ON HER COACHING CAREER AT SECOND BAPTIST SCHOOL WITH AN INTERESTING PERSPECTIVE. She led her team to a state title as a senior and won every tournament she played that year. "He'd work hard all day, while I was going to Hawaii to play a golf tournament. Mark and Drew played multiple sports at Stratford High School and Turner will be a freshman at Second Baptist School. Some don't love tournament golf and posting a score at the end of their round.
Second Baptist School Magazine Feature: Staying Connected
AS MIKE WALKER STOOD ON THE SIDE OF THE FIELD WATCHING THE SECOND BAPTIST SCHOOL JUNIOR VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM FACE OFF AGAINST KINKAID, A THOUGHT CROSSED HIS MIND. As the Director of Athletics for Second Baptist School, Walker, like many, had to quickly pivot his athletic department from in-person, on-campus teaching to being fully online. "I evaluated where we are, mapped out where we need to be and talked through these strategies with coaches," Walker said. "I am really excited about the future of SBS Athletics. The SBS athletics department worked hard to stay connected with each other and their student athletes during the worldwide pandemic, and it looks like their efforts paid off.
Second Baptist School Magazine FEATURE: Winning the Fight
IT IS A MOMENT THAT SECOND BAPTIST SCHOOL MENS BASKETBALL COACH KEVIN MOUTON COULDN' T COMPARE TO ANYTHING HE'S ACCOMPLISHED IN HIS MORE THAN 30 YEARS OF COACHING. I had [SecondBaptist AD Mike Walker] there, teachers from Second Baptist, friends. Mouton is in the midst of his ninth season coaching basketball at Second Baptist School. Throughout the process, Mouton had his family supporting him, and his Second Baptist School family stepped up big by giving him rides to chemo and radiation treatments and even cooking meals. On this Monday afternoon, Kevin walked into the secondary gym at Second Baptist School.
Second Baptist School Magazine Feature: Iron Sharpens Iron
The recent University of Northwestern at St. Paul graduate who was engaged when arriving was named the head baseball coach at Second Baptist School and on the staff for the first football season. He was a former professional baseball player reaching Triple-A within the Houston Astros organization and a former college baseball coach. He was then hired by Wayne Graham at Rice University for three years before going back to UH in 1994 as the head baseball coach until 2010. Being able to come to this environment, being able to teach little kids and coaching high school baseball, it's outstanding." "He came here as an assistant coach and served in that role before being a head coach for SBS.
Freddy's Poll: VYPE Houston 2020 Preseason Offensive Lineman of the Year Fan Poll
It's time to start our weekly polls to let the fans decide their preseason players of the year. The Freddy's Poll of the Week – VYPE Houston 2020 Preseason Offensive Lineman of the Year Fan Poll is now live! All athlete polls and their content are only associated and created by VYPE Media and its staff. Please contact VYPE Media directly if you have any questions, comments, or concerns around our Fan Polls. VYPE Houston 2020 Preseason Offensive Lineman of the Year Fan Poll (Poll Closes Sun 8/16 at 7pm)
FBCA Magazine Feature: He's Got the Juice
Whether pumping himself up on the golf course or as a Student Section Leader at a Fort Bend Christian Academy football game, Campbell has some juice. My parents sat me down and just explained they weren't going to shell out money if I didn't see a future in golf." "It's golf, school and family-time. When he gets some time to chill, he's with friends or with his dad hunting or fishing. "My dad taught me the game of golf and my mom gave me the mental side of athletics," he said.
Second Baptist School Magazine Feature: Win Today
Emily Blackmon Photo by Bradley Collier of VYPE MediaThe run to a second straight TAPPS Final Four has put Second Baptist School on the map when it comes to women's basketball. During Herndon's emotional post-game speech, he and other coaches touched on the fact of the young girls at Second Baptist School looking up to them. As the seniors walk away, their goal is that what they have done and the example they have been to every young girl at Second Baptist School pays off years down the road for the program. "We want Second Baptist School to be a girls' basketball powerhouse," Ryan said. I hope they keep sticking with basketball because Second Baptist is about to be a girls' basketball powerhouse for good."
Running is Family Tradition for Shearer
FOR BEN SHEARER, RUNNING IS A FAMILY TRADITION. He won the Class 4A TAPPS individual title in October by over a minute to lead his team to its third- straight state title. His sister Hannah won two state titles for the Warriors back in 2014 and 2016. While Shearer is uber-talented, he knows what is the cornerstone of being a cross- country star. Shearer finished fifth at the Nike Cross-National South Regional Meet, before winning the 2020 Carl Lewis High School Indoor Invitational in the one-mile race.
TWCA Magazine: Iron Sharpens Iron
With me being here, it allows for his coaches to solely develop their athletes on the field. Walker played soccer at Bay Area Christian and in community college before finishing his exercise science degree at Baylor. Good teams have a plan and great teams have systems of development'," Walker said. "The things in life that are most impactful and enjoyable are the things you work hardest for," he said. Without the kids, it's just a field and rubber and iron.
FBCA Magazine Feature: A life in the Arts
THERE IS A RUNNING JOKE IN THE HALLS OF FORT BEND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, AND IT IS BETWEEN KELLY CARROLL'S SOFTBALL PROGRAM AND ROBERT SANDERS' FINE ARTS PROGRAM. I think the same kind of passion that Kelly Carroll brings to sports is what I bring to fine arts." But Sanders will quickly tell you it's not all about the eight TAPPS Arts State Titles (2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011). In fact, this past spring Sanders graduated with his Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Ceramics. Some FBCA fine arts students have gone on to do amazing things in college including Marisa Torres, who works for Nickelodeon Animation as an Artist Program-Design Track.
Second Baptist School Magazine Feature: What a Winter
The 2019-2020 version of the Second Baptist School women's basketball team won't soon be forgotten. Leyla Ertan '21, Kaitlyn Kollmorgen '20 and Victoria Ryan '20 were first-team picks, while Emily Blackmon '20 was named second team. Alyssa Elias '20 and Caroline Torn '20 earned honorable mention nods. "The men's basketball program at Second Baptist School was young and hungry. Cameron Kelley '22 and Helena Platis '22 earned second-team honors and Julia Sauvageau got an honorable mention nod.
VYPE 411: AJ Harrell of The John Cooper School
AJ Harrell of The John Cooper School is ready for a breakout season and looks to lead the Dragons to a deep playoff run. VYPE caught up with Harrell for the 411 on the star from The John Cooper School. VYPE: How long have you been playing Volleyball and how did you get your start? Harrell: This will be my 5th year playing volleyball, and I started playing on a whim in 7th grade. VYPE: Favorite subject in school?
Second Baptist Magazine Feature: Pom-Pom Power
THE SECOND BAPTIST SCHOOL CHEER TEAM HAS A LONG TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE. The varsity team finished eighth overall in the traditional large squad category at the TAPPS State Cheer competition. Lindsay Bell Photo by Bradley Collier of VYPE Media"I am beyond proud of these ladies," Spence said. For the Division I Traditional Large Squads, Lindsay Bell ('20) made the first team; Kendall Pennington ('20), McKenna Rodriguez ('20) made second team and Emma Gunn ('21) and MayaLee Dobson ('21) were honorable mentions. Pennington, Bell, Rodriguez, Avery Harder ('21), Emma Bingaman ('20) and Maia Bradford ('20) were named Academic All-State as well.
Second Baptist Magazine Feature: Fall Wrap 2019
SBS FOOTBALL SOARS TO STATE SEMIS - Second Baptist School's amazing 2019 football season did not go unnoticed. The Second Baptist School, which went 12-1 this season, reached the state semifinals, making it back to-back appearances. His bodyguard Dylan Cordell was a first-team, all-state selection and was named the TD Club of Houston's Private School Lineman of the Year. "Josh Johnson lit it up this year," Second Baptist School coach Terry Pirtle said. Second Baptist School football wrapped up the program's seventh-straight district championship and the first undefeated regular season since 1999.
Second Baptist Magazine Feature: Feeling Golden
The Second Baptist School dance team took second overall at the TAPPS Division I 5A Varsity Small Squad State Championships this year. The Golden Girls officers scored Superior in their Small Ensemble performance as well. Kate Binau Photo by Bradley Collier of VYPE MediaLeading this remarkable dance team at Second Baptist School is Coach Madelyn Whitehead. Director of Athletics Mike Walker says this of Coach Whitehead, "She does a fabulous job as coach of the Golden Girls. After every single football game, the Golden Girls can be seen walking the bleachers picking up trash and throwing it away.
VYPE Video: St. Pius X Carson Rodgers talks offseason, baseball
HOUSTON - It is not out of the ordinary for Carson Rodgers to be busy during the summer. The dual-sport athlete - who quarterbacks the St. Pius X offense on the gridiron and takes the bump for the baseball team during the spring - has always played multiple sports. "I've been playing baseball and football since I was a little kid," Rodgers said. Recently, Rodgers attended the UT-Permian Basin football camp and then the following weekend was back pitching. Check out our full interview with Rodgers, including him talking about new St. Pius X football coach Greg Cranfill.
FBCA Magazine Feature: The Cap
KADEN KRAM IS THE CAPKram is a Fort Bend Christian Academy lifer, who has starred on the diamond since his freshman season. Kram was also an academic all-state selection, which makes sense because he is headed to Princeton to play college ball. "I was in eighth grade when I really got motivated to play baseball in college," he said. "I'm really interested in AI (Artificial Intelligence). While Kram will continue to call pitches from behind the plate in college, he's still disappointed how this season ended.
Through The Lens: The John Cooper School Fall 2020 Media Day
The VYPE Media team traveled out to The John Cooper School earlier this summer for The John Cooper School 2020 Fall Media Day. The athletes were socially-distanced and masked-up as VYPE captured images of the top football and volleyball players, cross country runners and cheerleaders. Check out some of our favorite pictures below!
What's Inside: Second Baptist School Year In Review Magazine 2019-2020
It was quite a year at the Second Baptist School! The football team made the state semifinals, the women's basketball team reached the state championship game, the swim teams showed out at state and the list goes on and on. This 40-page magazine fully encapsulates the 2019-2020 athletic seasons, including honoring the spring sports athletes, who couldn't finish their campaigns. There are amazing features inside this magazine, including one about men's basketball coach Kevin Mouton who opened up about his battle against cancer and the rise of the baseball program. There are tons of amazing photos that were taken at the three Second Baptist School Media Days throughout the 2019-2020 seasons.
Behind the Scenes: The John Cooper School Media Day
The stars of The John Cooper School were socially-distanced and masked-up as VYPE took over the campus of The John Cooper School this summer for the John Cooper Fall 2020 Media DayFootball, volleyball cross country and cheer were represented during the media day featuring photoshoots, interviews, and more! Watch as VYPE Media goes Behind the Scenes at the John Cooper Fall 2020 Media Day.
FBCA Magazine Feature: It's About the Connections
Nyah White had a breakout junior season earning first-team, all-district and all-state, honorable mention honors. Next year is going to be special if we continue to build on our connections." Father Larry White signed up Nyah for a rec league in the sixth grade and the dye was cast for the future forward. I trained and trained to make varsity as a freshman. White has learned so many life lessons through sports and sees her future always inter-twined with athletics.
FBCA Magazine Feature: Gimme the Rock
Josh LaRocca shocked the college football landscape when he quarterbacked the Rice Owls to a win over the mighty Texas Longhorns in 1994. When I think I've had a pretty good day working out, he reminds me that I didn't do enough." He entered FBCA and played on a dominant junior varsity team as a freshman. They are pretty fun and I'm good with them. They have great skill sets, which is key for me when I play against more athletic players with size.
FBCA Magazine Feature: Making it Rain
Not to mention, FBCA plays in the District of Doom with the likes of Westbury Christian, Lutheran South and Frassati Catholic. Senior Jared Bohny also earned first-team, all-district honors, while junior Zion Granville earned a second-team nod. With LaRocca, Cole and Granville back in the huddle in 2020-21, Lewis has some pieces to get back in the TAPPS state conversation. Second Baptist reached the state finals, while FBCA fell in the Area Round. Same goes for the FBCA Eagles under the direction of coach Trey Phillips.
FBCA Magazine Feature: The Champs are Here
THE HARRIERS OF FORT BEND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY HAD SOME DEFINING HIGHS AND LOWS TO THE 2019 CROSS COUNTRY SEASON. "What our team really took away from the season was that cross country is a team sport. The boys team was led by senior Paul Sanchez and sophomore Dylan Weaver, while the girls were paced by Taylor Dailey and Madeline Font. "Weaver will lead our boys team and we have an incoming freshman girl who can contend for the state title next year. "We will try and get more kids to come out for cross country by recruiting inside our own school.
FBCA Magazine Feature: Mr. FBCA
Cole played both ways as a receiver and defensive back, earning first-team honors and was named the District Newcomer of the Year. The fall football season transitioned into basketball season, where Cole excelled as a guard. Playing football made me even stronger and more athletic on the basketball court." Athletically, FBCA opened up so many opportunities that I never would have gotten at the public school level. FBCA is playing a huge role in making Cole's dreams a reality.
FBCA Magazine Feature: A Path to Ministry
"I feel like sports relate so much to life," Jessup said. Another area that can be tough for a teenager especially a girl is social media. Jessup admitted there have been times that she has gotten off social media to give herself a break because about "70 percent" of it can be negative. But there is a positive side of social media, which she wants to harness the power of in the future of her ministry to others. "I think there's a lot of good things with social media," Jessup said.
FBCA Magazine Feature: It's Hanner Time
After her season wrapped up for her Skyline club team, Hanner got the call-up to the first team that had earned a trip to Nationals. "It was after our warm-ups when I saw a college coach hand my coach his card," she said. Upon entering high school at FBCA, Hanner was moved up to varsity immediately. For now, Hanner hangs out with her best friends from volleyball, watches Netflix, works on her game and dives into her other hobbies. Who knows where that may take her, but Hanner knows how to make the most of an opportunity.
FBCA Magazine Feature: Brought Back to Life
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR CAN MAKEIn 2018, Fort Bend Christian Academy only played eight football games. The Eagles had to forfeit the final two games because they did not have enough players to field a football team. A year later, a new head coach and a new energy around the program - which went from 15 to 40-plus players on the roster - Fort Bend Christian Academy played its full 10-game regular season schedule. Last year was the death penalty for us," Fort Bend Christian Academy coach Jordan Black said. Heading into this season, Fort Bend Christian Academy was coming off a 1-7 year.
FBCA Magazine Feature: The Architect, Alex Edwards takes over FBCA Volleyball
AFTER A FEW YEARS OF TURNOVER INSIDE THE VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM, FORT BEND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY HAS FOUND THEIR PROGRAM BUILDER. We want to be the powerhouse in this area because there are so many great players to draw from in the Fort Bend, Sugar Land, Katy and Fulshear area. While an assistant at Episcopal, Edwards played a large role in developing elite talent while learning from one of the best in the business coach Amanda Watts. Yes, we had great players but you have to get them to buy in, keep them motivated and keep their eye on the prize. Coaching girls, Edwards is a big believer in communication.
FBCA Magazine Feature: Photo Feature
In an effort to highlight the growing prestige of the athletic program at Fort Bend Christian Academy, Kelly Carroll, Athletic Director, partnered with VYPE Houston to photograph and promote the teams of FBCA. Through the year, VYPE held three media days on the campus of Fort Bend Christian Academy! Check out some of the best pics from the fall and winter of 2019!
FBCA Magazine Feature: Eagles on the Air
BEFORE SCOTT VAN PELT OR STUART SCOTT EVER GRACED THE AIRWAVES OF ESPN, THEY HAD TO GET THEIR START. The first time you could hear them speak into a microphone during a game broadcast would be for Eagles on the Air. "In 2015, [Will Scott] was coming into high school and he was interested in broadcasting," Eagles on the Air leader John Williams said. Scott, a 2017 FBCA graduate who was the founder of the Eagles on the Air club, is now at Syracuse University and was recently ranked the No. "Being a part of EOTA was the highlight of my high school experience," Scott said in an article on FBCA's website.
FBCA Magazine Feature: Coaches Corner
Winning wasn't something the players were used to, and Black reflected on the year that was with VYPE. 1 when you took over was just to play the full 10- game regular season schedule? VYPE: What was the locker room like after you all won the final regular season game and you all were in the playoffs? To see the emotion those kids had, the excitement they had, they had gone so long without winning a game. I think we are going to hit the ground running and we're going to be a really good football team."
FBCA Magazine Feature: Blueprint for Safety
Carroll has spear-headed a capital project that includes replacing the turf at their multi-purpose stadium. FBCA is installing Brock's PowerBase Pro the original shock pad system that set all industry standards for artificial turf fields. "This is an engineered shock pad under the field turf. FBCA is also replacing the surface with RootZone 3D3 by Astroturf the company's most popular system. There's a new sheriff in town and she is bringing some new safety protocols as well as aesthetics to the Eagles' Nest.
Magazine Feature: TWCA's Jasek goes all in; signs with Southwestern
"I never really thought about playing basketball in college," she said. A college coach approached me after losing in the postseason and asked if I was playing in college? Jasek signed with Southwestern University in November and the rest is history. At TWCA, Jasek led her squad to the postseason and earned first-team, all- state honors in her senior campaign. While basketball will come to end at some point, Jasek is taking an interesting career path.
TWCA Magazine Feature: Girls Soccer Building for the Future
Despite the fact that the Warriors had no seniors, The Woodlands Christian Academy women's soccer team earned a playoff berth. "We capitalized on chemistry, on trust, on teamwork and that played big for us in our first season," Peterson said. The first-team, all-district selection scored 20 of TWCA's eventual 43 goals scored for the year. Right behind Worthington in the goals category was Emma Shepperd, who also earned first-team honors. As TWCA shifts to a higher classification for the 2020-2021 season, Peterson said they will be young but they "have nothing to lose" against the traditional power programs they will face.
More opportunity at TWCA pays off for Queck
TRANSFERRING FROM MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL AFTER HIS FRESHMAN SEASON, CADEN QUECK FLOURISHED AT THE WOODLANDS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY. "It was all about opportunity," Queck said. "There was just so much opportunity to showcase what I could do here at The Woodlands Christian Academy. Queck was looking forward to playing with his younger brother Carson, but the season was cut short. "I love being outside playing basketball or on the beach.
Ellie Catron: Rewriting the record books
ELLIE CATRON IS JUST WIRED A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT. That was the first glimpse that Catron would become one of the most decorated private school runners in the state of Texas. Catron would go on to win the Class 4A state title in back-to-back-to-back seasons as an individual and four times as a team. On the oval, she won the State "triple" the 800, 1600 and 3200-meter races and set the state record for the 3200-meter run. I was on a team called Team World Vision a Christian organization raising money for the South Sudan (Africa).
The Warrior Way: Chappelle Transformed Into "that guy"
Chappelle starred on TWCA's football and baseball teams, earning first-team, all-state selections in both sports. "When I was a freshman, I wasn't 'the guy'," he said. Chappelle was a part of one of the best classes in TWCA history on and off the fields of play. "I feel like we had a really special class this year and we helped build the football program up over the past few years," he said. "To go 12-1 as seniors was really special.