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St. John XXIII will compete in 5A in cross volleyball, country, track and field, golf and tennis. They will compete in Division II in football, soccer, baseball, softball and swimming. more
The Rockets had the presumed No. 1 pick fall in their laps and took no time pouncing, as Houston took Jamari Smith with the No. 3 pick in the draft, adding to an already exciting young team brewing in Houston. more
“This was just the best choice for me to come back,” Sasser said. It won’t do anything but help me even more. It’s going to help me become a better player all-around and just be even more prepared for the draft process next year.” more
“We have to keep doing what we have been doing and forget about the wins and the losses in the past,” Climie said. “The most important thing is to go out there and play and have fun. We have nothing to lose.” more
Seven Lakes Justice Carlton and Paetow’s Trevor Frank were named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-State team. more
“It comes down to our heart,” Shead said . “It’s our heart, we don’t want to lose. We want to win for each other. These guys love each other so much and they’re really my brothers, it goes way beyond basketball." more
“This team really had to come together,” Sampson said. “Probably more than any other team we’ve had here. We had to be a team, we couldn’t be a team of stars, it had to be teammates. That’s what we teach and emphasize." more
“Before we went on the floor, we talked about how everyone here would remember this day for the rest of their lives,” said UIW head coach Jeff Doe. “Having this experience, you’re never going to forget this, and obviously, what a memorable game it was.” more
“We tried to buy into everything Coach told us all season,” said Terrion Murdix, who was named the tournament’s MVP. “As you can see, it worked. We’re going to the Tournament and we’re about to be dancing.” more
The Panthers received a number of superlatives for the team, as Trevor Frank was named MVP of the district after helping lead the Panthers to a  regional tournament appearance for the second straight season. more
The Merrell Center will play host to the tournament, which starts Wednesday and will go through Saturday, with the champion taking an automatic bye into the NCAA Tournament. more
AJ Bates made a leap in his sophomore campaign. The Seven Lakes guard took his game to a different gear in his second year on varsity, helping the Spartans to a District 19-6A title and a 33-5 … more
“I came in three years ago and those guys who are seniors now embraced me and embraced what I was trying to do,” Niemi said. “They embraced everything about what we are and the identity that we have." more
“Words can’t explain how proud I am of these guys,” Fobb said. “They did everything we asked them to do as a coaching staff. From the hard grind, to practicing six days a week, lifting three or four days a week. They did everything we asked them to do all season.” more
“We work on defense every day, and Coach Niemi preaches defense every single day,” Ingram said. “He says all the time, if we’re not playing defense then we can’t be in the game. It’s something in our program and so we go 100% all the time.” more
“It means everything to get this win,” said junior guard Angel Sonnier. “The whole team has come together from day one and put everything we got into it. It shows on the floor when we play like we did today.” more
“We did everything we could today, and it meant a lot to even be here,” said senior Summer Halphen. “I’ve been dreaming of this my whole life. I’m sad we didn’t get further, but it just means to much to me to be able to experience this.” more
“It’s one game at a time,” Fobb said. “We’re 0-0 now. We’re going to celebrate this one because these are hard to come by, tomorrow we go to work.” more
“When we tipped off in November, I had no idea what this team would become,” Ray said. “We had four back, one starter and eight new ones. You couldn’t have told me, couldn’t have predicted it, I would have never believed it. I’m just so proud of them.” more
"It means everything," Spurlock said. When kids set goals, it’s our job as coaches to make sure they reach their goals. It’s for the representation of every player who has put on the uniform here at Seven Lakes. I’m excited to get back to the regional tournament, and if not us, who?” more
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