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Friendswood matched up again at Brenham in the Regional semi-finals and in the end the Mustangs won the series 2-0.
The Mustangs will face either Lake Creek or Milby next week in the Region 3-5A Championship next week.
VYPE was on hand to catch the action. The the highlights below!
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WHEN IT CAME TO THE POOL, SECOND BAPTIST SCHOOL JUNIOR LEIGHTON CHAPMAN TURNED IN AN IMPRESSIVE SEASON FOR THE EAGLES.
Chapman was a key piece to Second Baptist School men bringing home a fifth-place finish at the 2022 TAPPS Division II State Championships. The Eagles finished with 163 total points.
In the 200-yard freestyle, Chapman brought home the silver medal with a time of 1:44.93. In the 500-yard freestyle, it was another silver for Chapman with a time of 4:49.62. Other top finishers for the boys included Sam Milinski ‘25 taking fifth in the 500-yard freestyle (5:29.63), Brandon Young ‘22 taking 12th in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle races and Jackson Tidmore ‘23 placed eighth in the 100- yard breaststroke (1:10.70).
On the women’s side, Second Baptist School came in 14th overall with a score of 69 points. Luella BakkerBarrink took 13th in the 100- yard backstroke (1:11.61).
WHEN IT COMES TO WOMEN’S BASKETBALL POWERHOUSES IN THE CIT Y OF HOUSTON – FACTOR SECOND BAPTIST SCHOOL INTO THAT GROUP.
For a fourth-straight year, the Eagles advanced to the TAPPS Final Four and for a third-straight season reached the TAPPS Division II Championship game.
In February, Second Baptist School, which finished 27-9 overall and 12-0 in district play, rolled through John Paul II (78-38), St. Michael’s (66-44) and Geneva (43-38) to advance to the title game. In the championship, the Eagles fell short to Dallas Christian (47-41) to finish as State Runner-Ups.
With another remarkable season under their belts, the awards flowed in. Olivia Sauvageau ‘24 earned a spot on the TAPPS first-team, all-state team as well as the All-VYPE first team. Olivia Walker ‘23 and Ella Ryan ‘23 both earned TAPPS secondteam, all-state nods as well. Kate Marshall ‘23 was an all-state honorable mention selection.
Sauvageau led the crew averaging 14.1 points per game, while Ryan racked up 10.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 4 steals per game. Walker netted 12.4 points and 3.7 rebounds per night, while Marshall averaged 12.7 points and seven rebounds per game.
Sauvageau, Walker, Ryan and Marshall were all named first-team, all-district as well. Jazlynn Williams ‘24 earned a second-team, all-district nod, while Chloe Burton ‘22, Emma Wehring ‘24 and Riley Tackett ‘24 all were honorable mention selections.
This Second Baptist School squad is once again very young … meaning we should be writing about yet another trip to the TAPPS Final Four and title game in 2023 again.
SECOND BAPTIST SCHOOL TOOK CARE OF BUSINESS IN DISTRICT PLAY. THE EAGLES WENT ON TO WIN THE DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2022.
In the playoffs, Second Baptist School advanced to the Regional Round after defeating Hyde Park 6-1 in the Area Round.
Mary Torn ‘24 was named to the TAPPS Division II second-team, all-state squad for offense. Honorable mention, allstate picks included Naomi Konuma ‘22 and Ryan Brooks ‘23.
On the all-district squad, Torn, Konuma and Brooks all earned first-team honors. Amy Menendez ‘25, Rylee Brooks ‘22 and Alexis Gill ‘22 were named second-team, all-district. Chloe McFarland ‘23 and Luella Bakker-Barrink ‘22 were honorable mention picks.
DESPITE AN 0-8 START TO THE YEAR, WITH FIVE OF THE EIGHT GAMES BEING DECIDED BY JUST ONE GOAL, THE SECOND BAPTIST SCHOOL MEN FINISHED THE YEAR 6-3-1 TO GO 6-11-1 OVERALL.
With their success came postseason awards. Seniors Riley Good and Schuyler Clark earned first-team, all-district honors, while Stanford Tarkington ‘22 earned a second-team honor. Junior Nathaniel Flato also earned a second-team, alldistrict nod as well.
Good netted 11 goals but then created eight more goal opportunities. Clark is a “solid, consistent leader” and Tarkington is the “most fearless, resilient and passionate guy I’ve ever seen,” described Walker.
“We preach in Second Baptist School soccer that we want everyone to be faithful to the commitment they’ve made, adaptable to playing different roles and teachable,” Walker said. “Those are the three qualities we really look for in players and the seniors took that seriously.”
KEVIN MOUTON WAS ABLE TO ONCE AGAIN PUT TOGETHER AN IMPRESSIVE HOOPS SQUAD FOR SECOND BAPTIST SCHOOL IN 2022.
The veteran head coach led the Eagles to a secondplace finish in district play and then helped orchestrate an impressive playoff run. Second Baptist School defeated Regents School of Austin (66-49) and St. Augustine (66-54) to advance to the Regional Round.
On the TAPPS 5A All-State squad, Second Baptist School earned a pair of slots. Ralph Manginello ‘23 was named to the second team, while Cole Satterwhite ‘22 was an honorable mention pick.
Manginello and Satterwhite earned firstteam, all-district nods along with sophomore Michael Olaly. Second-team, alldistrict picks included Alec Scarborough ‘24, Cole Claypool ‘23 and Jackson Krueger ‘23. Senior Elijah Mouton and junior Zeke Bullington were named to the honorable mention squad.
As Kevin Mouton looks towards the 2022-23 season, the optimism around the Eagles’ gym should be high with one all-state and six all-district picks set to return next year.
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27 May, 2022
Team of the Week: Lake Creek Softball presented by Allegiance Bank
HOUSTON – In 2021, Lake Creek suffered just two losses in a 38-2 campaign.
They came against Barbers Hill on May 26 and 27. It was the Region III-5A Championship series. One step from advancing to the UIL State Softball Tournament.
The pair of losses – 3-0 in Game 1 and 6-5 in eight innings in Game 2 – stuck with Lake Creek through the entirety of the offseason.
“They’ve had those two games in the back of their head all year long,” Lake Creek coach Michelle Rochinski said. “They knew they could do it.”
It fueled the team motto for the 2022 season of #UnfinishedBusiness.
As Maddie McKee slapped down the tag to complete a game-ending double play to secure a 7-2 Game 2 victory over Santa Fe on Thursday night it moved Lake Creek to 39-0 overall and punched their ticket to the UIL State Tournament.
“It was very motivational to lose last year and come into this round better than we came in last year into Round 5,” McKee said.
Coming into the 2022 season, Lake Creek was the heavy favorite in the City of Houston to make a run like this.
The Lions have collegiate talent up and down the roster led by Florida-commit Ava Brown, LSU-commit McKee, UTSA-commit Kalee Rochinski, Syracuse-commit Madelyn Lopez and Texas Lutheran-signee Caelee Clark.
Sometimes a lot of the attention will shine on Brown, who is now 28-0 in the circle with more than 312 strikeouts on the year. Or on McKee, who leads the team with 47 RBIs followed by Lopez’s 45 and Brown’s 40.
But being 39-0 entering the UIL State Tournament next week comes down to a lot more.
On Thursday, it included a diving catch in left field by Piper White, who then got up and threw it to Lopez at third for an inning-ending double play in the fifth, ending a Santa Fe threat and preserving a 5-2 lead. It was the courtesy runners who come in and make heads up decisions on the basepaths. Finally, it was a perfectly executed back and forth run down to close out the game in the seventh.
This was a team effort.
“This team they play for each other,” Rochinski said. “We’re not a one or two-man show. It’s a full team and it took every single one of us. From everybody on the bench, to the starters to the pinch runners. It took them all.”
Region III-5A Championship - Game 2 (Lake Creek leads series 1-0) @LakeCreek_SB - 5
Santa Fe - 2
Wow!! A huge play by Piper White in LF! Diving catch and throw to third for inning ending DP!! @avajbrownn @kalee_rochinski @LopezMadelynn @KPRC2RandyMc @TXPrepSoftball pic.twitter.com/BrBhT6b8Pv
— VYPE Houston (@vypehouston) May 27, 2022
Lake Creek junior Ava Brown added: “Every win we’ve had has been a team win. We’ve all worked so well together. I think just being able to know that we’re playing for each other and moving on with each other feels so much better.”
Despite all the hype around Lake Creek – being No. 2 in the country by MaxPreps and No. 1 in Texas, being the USA TODAY Sports/NFCA High School Super 25 No. 1 team in the country for a ninth-straight week – the Lions have just been playing this one game at a time.
“We try to block it out,” McKee said with a smile. “But it comes at us sometimes. You just have to stop looking at it and keep your head down and just keep winning.”
Rochinski added: “We’ve tried to not pay too much attention to it. They know they’ve had a target on their back all year long. I would say they’ve done a pretty good job of keeping it together.”
“We’re going to the Ship”: @LakeCreek_SB Junior @avajbrownn breaking out the celebratory dance moves as Lake Creek is Austin bound!! @KPRC2RandyMc @mmaddiemmckee @kalee_rochinski @coachrochinski @ClarkCaelee @KPRC2 @LakeCreekHS @TXPrepSoftball @UIL_AD @LopezMadelynn pic.twitter.com/qNYBdohUWa
— VYPE Houston (@vypehouston) May 27, 2022
Throughout the playoffs, Rochinski and staff have talked with their team about winning “two games a week”.
Lake Creek did that against Magnolia (11-0, 8-5), Waller (5-3, 7-3), Friendswood (8-0, 10-0) and now Santa Fe (5-0, 7-2) to advance to the UIL State Softball Tournament.
Now, it is two more games – the Class 5A State Semifinal and State Championship – they will need to win next week to complete the perfect season at 41-0 and bring home the program’s first-ever State Championship.
“It’s very exciting, I’m very excited to go there,” McKee said. “I know we’ve got it in us. We’ve been waiting for this for three years.”
Rochinski added: “Our motto all season has been unfinished business and they’ve done it. We’re not done yet.”
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