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Two private high schools in the area enjoyed strong baseball and softball seasons this spring, and several of their key players were recently recognized for their contributions with selections to their respective TAPPS all-state teams.

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In what has been a strong farewell tour during his senior high school season, St. Thomas starting pitcher Will Rizzo put up another ace performance earlier this week to help the Eagles advance in the TAPPS 6A Division I playoffs.

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The St. Thomas High School boys track and field team once again soared above the rest of TAPPS 6A, while the Lutheran High North boys fended off the TAPPS 3A competition during the private-school state meet last weekend at Midway ISD's Panther Stadium in Hewitt.

The Lutheran High North boys track and field team took home the TAPPS District 5-3A team championship Monday with a series of strong individual performances, continuing what has been a fruitful school year for the Lions' athletic programs.

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Heights High School head coach Kerrick Arrington said he hasn’t taught Gracelynn Alvarez much of what has made her one of the Houston region’s top girls basketball players over the last few seasons.

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One of the keys to the Heights Lady Bulldogs’ hot start on the softball diamond this season has been their offensive firepower, with their lineup averaging eight runs per game through the season’s first six weeks.

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As the game clock counted down last Saturday afternoon, Lutheran High North senior guard Kinsie Kim couldn’t celebrate with her teammates fast enough as a roller coaster basketball season ended in triumph.

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For the second time in recent history, a TAPPS state title is coming back home to the local neighborhood, courtesy of a traditional power.

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Private-school girls basketball fans in Texas might be tiring of seeing Lutheran High North at the state championship game – but the Lady Lions likely aren’t tiring of making the almost annual trip.

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Not many high school basketball teams have been able to keep pace with the Heights Lady Bulldogs this season, with many of their 23 victories coming by double digits.

The next generation of Houston golfers got free hands-on instruction during a youth clinic hosted last Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Chevron Center for Education and Golf at Memorial Park Golf Course.

Despite playing in the same district as a traditional state power, the Booker T. Washington High School boys basketball team has refused to bow out of the District 23-4A district race. The Eagles have managed to keep their district-title hopes alive heading into the regular season’s final month.

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Dozens of basketball players tried out with the hope of continuing – or even starting – their professional careers last Saturday inside a local high school gym.

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Many of the area’s high school basketball teams that were in action last week came out with comfortable wins, although some were looking to rebound this week.

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It is often said that no distance is too great when it’s for something or someone you love. The sentiment applies to the supporters of Lutheran High North girls basketball player Dalanna Carter, who said her family has driven several hours at times to watch her play. Carter and her family make daily and weekly […]

In a week that saw lots of action for the area’s high school basketball teams, many of them emerged victorious. Among the most notable movers last week were the St. Pius X Lady Panthers, who went 2-0 with wins over O’Connell Preparatory and Salt and Light Homeschool. Freshman Zachara Perkins scored 22 points and grabbed […]

It was a banner 2020 season for the Heights High School football team, which won its first district title and first playoff game since 2013. As a result, more than a dozen Bulldogs were recognized for their contributions with selections to the All-District 18-6A team. Headlined by quarterback Jalen Morrison, running back Kendric Rhymes and […]

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The increase in COVID-19 cases in the region has prompted Houston ISD to suspend middle school athletics, along with non-district and sub-varsity competition at the high school level, according to a Monday memo sent by athletics director Andre Walker to campus athletic coordinators. Walker did not immediately respond to a voicemail left at his office […]

On the heels of strong starts to their 2020-21 seasons, two of the area’s high school girls basketball teams have started the New Year off on the right foot. The Heights Lady Bulldogs bounced back from a Dec. 29 loss to Cypress Creek, the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches’ top-ranked team in Class 6A, with […]

It’s been a tumultuous 2020 off the court, but several local high school basketball teams have made this portion of their on-court work look easy as they head into the new year with state rankings. On the heels of their first regional quarterfinals appearance last season, the Heights Lady Bulldogs are off to a roaring […]

The Heights’ Bulldogs had a football season like no other in 2020, but it will not end with them hoisting a state championship trophy. Heights hung with the Katy Taylor Mustangs but lost 28-13 last Friday, Dec. 18 in a Class 6A Division II area-round playoff at Delmar Stadium. The Bulldogs finished the season with […]

Five high school athletes from local private schools participated in national signing day last week to celebrate the continuation of their athletic careers. Fresh off a season that ended in the TAPPS 6A state quarterfinals, St. Thomas had three football players sign letters of intent Dec. 16, the start of the NCAA’s national signing period. […]

Even when the Heights Bulldogs suffered their lone loss of the 2020 football season to Fort Bend Travis on Oct. 16, head coach Stephen Dixon had a sense about the team’s direction. “We were right there at the end – the kids didn’t point fingers or place blame, they just fought back,” Dixon said. “At […]

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When the Heights Bulldogs pulled on the pads for their season opener against Westbury on Oct. 10, head coach Stephen Dixon knew on one hand that some order had been restored. “When UIL decided they were going to have a football season, I pretty much turned a backflip,” he said. “Football is something that a […]

Only one football team in each classification can hoist a state championship trophy at the end of each season. Unfortunately for all of the area’s private school squads, that was not to be their destiny this year. The Lutheran High North Lions and St. Thomas Eagles both saw their seasons come to an end last […]