Behind The Lens: Morton Ranch stays undefeated in headed battle with Tompkins
By VYPE Photographer Justin Hartojo
Fort Bend Christian Academy sent shockwaves through the TAPPS baseball and softball world Friday when the Eagles beat defending state champ Second Baptist, 11-7, at The Woodlands.
Fort Bend Christian Academy moves on to next week's TAPPS Final Four in Arlington.
The following is a total regional playoff roundup for TAPPS baseball and softball schools.
>> Northland Christian 7, First Baptist Christian 0
>> Bay Area Christian School vs. Cypress Christian School
>> Lutheran South Academy 17, Brentwood Christian School 1
>> Second Baptist School 10, St. Michael’s Catholic Academy 0
>> Concordia Lutheran 5, San Antonio Christian 1
>> Game 1: Central Catholic 17, St. Pius 2 (5)
>> Bay Area Christian vs. Cypress Christian
>> Fort Bend Christian Academy 11, Second Baptist School 7
>> Lutheran South Academy 9, Hyde Park High School 1
>> Incarnate Word High School 8, St. Pius X 2
>> St. Agnes Academy vs. Antonian College Prep
Four Houston-area Class 6A and Class 5A softball regional quarterfinals matchups and 11 6A/5A baseball area playoff matchups are in the books.
The softball and baseball teams at Pearland, Katy and Lake Creek have already punched their tickets to continue their respective seasons next week.
Here’s a look at scores through Friday’s action, with a lot of series to be decided on Saturday and potentially Monday.
Cypress Ranch 2, Bridgeland 1
Game 1: Cypress Ranch 5, Bridgeland 1
Game 2: Bridgeland 11, Cypress Ranch 2
Game 3: Cypress Ranch 5, Bridgeland 2
The Woodlands vs. Grand Oaks
Game 1: The Woodlands 5, Grand Oaks 2
Game 2: Grand Oaks 17, The Woodlands 13
Game 3: Noon, Saturday, at Magnolia High
Katy 2, Cinco Ranch 0
Game 1: Katy 7, Cinco Ranch 2
Game 2: Katy 10, Cinco Ranch 0 (6)
Pearland 2, Clear Springs 0
Game 1: Pearland 3, Clear Springs 2 (8)
Game 2: Pearland 4, Clear Springs 0
George Ranch vs. Seven Lakes
Game 1: Seven Lakes 2, George Ranch 1
Game 2: George Ranch 3, Seven Lakes 2
Game 3: 10 a.m. Saturday, at George Ranch High
Deer Park vs. Brazoswood
Game 1: Brazoswood 8, Deer Park 0
Game 2: Deer Park 9, Brazoswood 4
Game 3: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, at Alvin High
Lake Creek 2, Waller 0
Game 1: Lake Creek 5, Waller 3
Game 2: Lake Creek 7, Waller 3 (9)
Friendswood vs. Crosby
Game 1: Friendswood 7, Crosby 3
Game 2: Crosby 6, Friendswood 1
Game 3: 6:30 p.m., Saturday, at Clear Lake High
Kingwood Park vs. Brenham
Game 1: Kingwood Park 4, Brenham 3
Game 2: 4 p.m. Saturday, Jordan HS
Game 3 (if needed): After Game 2
Santa Fe vs. Foster
Game 1: Santa Fe 1, Foster 0
Game 2: 11 a.m., Saturday, at Shadow Creek High
Game 3 (if needed): 7 p.m., Monday, at Shadow Creek High
Oak Ridge 2, Klein Oak 0
Game 1: Oak Ridge 11, Klein Oak 8
Game 2: Oak Ridge 6, Klein Oak 5
Tomball 2, Willis 0
Game 1: Tomball 8, Willis 6
Game 2: Tomball 7, Willis 1
Cypress Ranch vs. The Woodlands
Game 1: The Woodlands 8, Cy Ranch 3
Game 2: Cy Ranch 3, The Woodlands 0
Game 3: 2 p.m. Saturday, at Cypress Falls High
Tomball Memorial vs. Grand Oaks
Game 1: Grand Oaks 4, Tomball Memorial 3
Game 2: Tomball Memorial 3, Grand Oaks 2
Game 3: 1 p.m., Saturday, at Tomball Memorial High
Ridge Point 2, Westside 0
Game 1: Ridge Point 2, Westside 1 (8)
Game 2: Ridge Point 5, Westside 1
Clear Creek 2, North Shore 0
Game 1: Clear Creek 7, North Shore 4
Game 2: Clear Creek 3, North Shore 1
Pearland 2, West Brook 0
Game 1: Pearland 5, West Brook 2
Game 2: Pearland 2, West Brook 0
Katy 2, Jersey Village 1
Game 1: Katy 7, Jersey Village 0
Game 2: Katy 7, Jersey Village 4
Katy Taylor 2, Cy-Fair 1
Game 1: Katy Taylor 4, Cy-Fair 3 (8)
Game 2: Cy-Fair 3, Katy Taylor 2
Game 3: Katy Taylor 1, Cy-Fair 0
Tompkins vs. Lamar
Game 1: Tompkins 3, Lamar 0
Game 2: Lamar 5, Tompkins 4
Game 3: 7 p.m., Saturday, at Stratford High
Strake Jesuit vs. Deer Park
Game 1: Strake Jesuit 3, Deer Park 1 (8)
Game 2: Deer Park 5, Strake Jesuit 2
Game 3: 7 p.m. Saturday, at Strake Jesuit High
Clear Falls vs. Summer Creek
Game 1: Summer Creek 7, Clear Falls 2
Game 2: Clear Falls 10, Summer Creek 0 (6)
Game 3: Noon, Saturday, at Baytown Lee High
Lake Creek def. Austin McCallum
Lake Creek 6, McCallum 1
Magnolia def. Pflugerville Weiss
Magnolia 10, Pflugerville Weiss 0 (5)
Friendswood 2, Waltrip 0
Game 1: Friendswood 8, Waltrip 0
Game 2: Friendswood 12, Waltrip 0 (5)
Crosby 2, Fulshear 1
Game 1: Crosby 11, Fulshear 2
Game 2: Fulshear 8, Crosby 0
Game 3: Crosby 1, Fulshear 0
Foster vs. La Porte
Game 1: Foster 8, La Porte 6
Game 2: La Porte 10, Foster 2
Game 3: 8 p.m. Saturday, at Manvel High
Milby vs. Santa Fe
Game 1: Milby 2, Santa Fe 1
Game 2: 4 p.m., Saturday, at Santa Fe High
Game 3 (if needed): After Game 2
AUSTIN - When Lloyd Banks took over as the Director of Track & Field a couple of years ago at Fort Bend Marshall, this was the day that he dreamed of.
The day where he could see both the boys and girls track & field teams filing into the stands inside Michael A. Meyers with each team holding a State Championship trophy on the same night.
Saturday was that night.
Fort Bend Marshall girls captured their second-straight State Championship with 75 points, while the boys claimed the program's fifth in seven seasons with 64 points. It is the first time since 2018 a program in the UIL has won boys and girls track and field team State Championships.
"Everybody in the program has the same mindset," Banks said. "They move the same as a coaching staff. A lot of sacrifices were made, resiliency of the kids working their tails off. I love them to death. Proud of them. Proud of what we're doing. I'm just a happy coach right now."
The girls team led by FB Marshall alum Shahira Ehiemua was new to a season where they were the defending State Champions, and everyone was hunting for them.
From the go, the Lady Buffs were the favorites all season long to do what they did on Saturday night. Winning back-to-back team state crowns put them in a new class.
"We wanted to make some noise," Ehiemua said. "Marshall has always been a program that has been on top. The boys have continuously won championships in the past. For the girls to just come do it means a lot for everybody. We're one big family out here."
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For the seniors the night was full of tears of joy, hugs and pure celebration.
Senior Tairah Johnson won back-to-back 100-meter hurdles State Championships with her performance on Saturday. Johnson was also a part of the 4x100 and 4x200-meter relay teams that finished second overall.
Johnson, who is signed to North Carolina A&T, feels like she and her teammates have left their mark on the Lady Buffs program forever.
"It feels great, it makes me feel like I'm a part of a legacy," Johnson said. "[My teammates] mean a lot to me. It's a sister bond."
Christopher Brinkley, who anchored the State Championship winning Buffs 4x400-meter relay team also wanted to go out with a bang on the track he will call home next fall.
Brinkley, who was donning a black cowboy hat after the victory inspired by Tyra Davis, was glad to take care of some unfinished business in 2022.
"Last year was a major upset," Brinkley said referring to 2021 where they finished third as a team behind champion Frisco Liberty and Manvel. "We didn't do what we had to do. To come out and do it on my home track come Fall 2022 feels great."
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Friday's Top Houston Performers
5A Girls High Jump – Kaci Andrus (Barbers Hill) – 3rd place (5-feet-6-inches)
5A Boys High Jump – Keandre Jones (Port Arthur Memorial) – State Champion (6-feet-8-inches)
5A Boys Shot Put – Alex Williams (Manvel) – State Champion (56-feet-3.50-inches)
5A Girls Long Jump – Sanaria Butler (Port Neches-Groves) – State Champion (19-feet-7.75-inches), Genesis Griffin (Fort Bend Marshall) – 3rd place (19-feet-4.75-inches)
5A Boys Shot Put Wheelchair – Ke’Sean Paire (Woodville) – State Champion (28-feet-2-inches)
5A Girls Triple Jump – Sanaria Butler (Port Neches-Groves) – 3rd place (41-feet-1-inch)
5A Boys Triple Jump – Kedrick Reescano (New Caney) – 2nd place (48-feet-1.50-inches); Jayden Thrower (Barbers Hill) – 3rd place (47-feet-3.25-inches)
5A Girls 4x100 – Fort Bend Marshall – 2nd place (46.26)
5A Girls 800-meter – Tiyan Ogbeide (Katy Jordan) – 3rd place (2:11.87)
5A Boys 800-meter – Trenton Burningham (Kingwood Park) – 3rd place (1:55.10)
5A Girls 100-meter Hurdles – Tairah Johnson (FB Marshall) – State Champion (13.62)
5A Boys 110-meter Hurdles – Arveyon Davis (FB Marshall) – 3rd place (13.78)
5A Girls 4x200 - Fort Bend Marshall - 2nd place (1:38.05)
5A Boys 4x200 - Fort Bend Marshall - State Champion (1:23.60)
5A Girls 400 meter - Sanaria Butler (Port Neches-Groves) - 2nd place (54.73)
5A Boys 400 meter - Cameron Chin (Baytown Sterling) - State Champion (47.05)
5A Girls 300 Meter Hurdles - Desirae Roberts (FB Marshall) - 2nd (42.73)
5A Boys 300 Meter Hurdles - Chris Brinkley (FB Marshall) - 3rd place (36.74)
5A Girls 4x400 - Fort Bend Marshall - 3rd place (3:48.23)
5A Boys 4x400 - Fort Bend Marshall - State Champion (3:14.60)
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