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April 27, 2021—Using a 2020 state semifinal loss as motivation, Cypress Ranch High School junior Jayden Bazemore completed her quest for atonement on Saturday by winning the Class 6A 128-pound wrestling state championship. Bazemore was CFISD's lone champion and among 10 participants to earn top-six medals at the UIL Wrestling State Tournament, held April 23-24 at the Berry Center.
Bazemore completed an undefeated season by beating Plano West's Devin Paton in an 8-3 decision. That pushed her record to 19-0 for the season. She added the 128-pound title to last year's fourth-place finish at 119 pounds while attending The Woodlands College Park High School.
"This is all I thought about for weeks on end (and) every night before I went to sleep," Bazemore said. "I wanted it so bad. All those months of training have finally paid off."
Two CFISD standouts earned runner-up finishes.
Langham Creek High School senior Temitayo Sanusi reached the 148-pound final before eventually falling to Allen High School's Jasmine Robinson. Sanusi finished the year with a 25-2 record.
Cypress Ridge High School senior Melanie Oyerides placed second in the 215-pound division, finishing her season with an 18-2 record.
Cypress Ridge was the highest-finishing CFISD team, scoring 33 points to place eighth overall. Langham Creek finished 11th with 29 points while Cypress Ranch tied for 15th (25).
The following girls' wrestlers placed among the top six in the state:
Jayden Bazemore, Cypress Ranch – first place, 128 pounds;
Temitayo Sanusi, Langham Creek – second place, 148 pounds;
Melanie Oyervides, Cypress Ridge – second place, 215 pounds;
Fahydat Bello, Cypress Park – third place, 165 pounds;
Diriann Porras, Langham Creek – fifth place, 138 pounds; and
Kailee McCarty, Cypress Ridge – sixth place, 148 pounds.
In the boys' tournament, Cypress Ranch was the highest-placing team, tying 13th overall with 28 points. Cypress Woods High School (15) also placed among the top 30 teams.
The following boys' wrestlers finished among the top six in the state:
Marvin Brewster, Cypress Woods – third place, 170 pounds;
Ruben Calderon, Cypress Falls – fourth place, 132 pounds;
Xavior Harrell, Cypress Ranch – fifth place, 120 pounds; and
Benjamin Vogt, Cypress Ranch – fifth place, 195 pounds.
View the complete state tournament results on the UIL website.
Feb. 9, 2021—More than 65 CFISD athletes signed letters of intent to play collegiate athletics for colleges and universities on National Signing Day, Feb. 3.
"National Signing Day is always a great day for our school district," said Ray Zepeda, CFISD director of athletics. "It is always great to see student-athletes fulfill a lifelong goal and sign with a college or university to continue playing the sports that they love. We celebrate with our athletes, their families, and our coaches and recognize all of the hard work that it took to get to this day."
The following CFISD athletes signed or plan to sign letters of intent:
Bridgeland High School
Liam Koleci, Blinn College; and
Kyle Dickey, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
Jessica Lynn, Harding University.
Boys' Cross Country
Jacob Grosch, New Mexico State University; and
Thomas Hughes, Concordia University.
Brayden Amacker, Colorado School of Mines;
Kamren Amao, University of Texas-Permian Basin;
Chase Cable, Northwestern Oklahoma State University;
Roderick Gray, Southern Nazarene University;
Garrett Hurley, Benedictine College;
Oghenemine Imarah, University of Texas-Permian Basin;
Hunter Wallis, Angelo State University; and
Zachary Wilkinson, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Eliana Lake, University of the Incarnate Word.
Cy-Fair High School
Jaxson Chrest, Sam Houston State University;
Nick Chrest, Sam Houston State University;
Carter Cravens, Morehead State University;
Keith Ford, RPA College Prep;
Demitri Harris, Howard Payne University; and
LJ Johnson, Texas A&M University.
Cypress Creek High School
Katherine Betancourt, Texas Southern University; and
Payton Harris, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Cypress Falls High School
Jaylan Walker, Blinn College.
Cypress Park High School
Isaiah Robert Jackson, Cornell College.
Cypress Ranch High School
Blane Channel, Trinity University;
David Ciers, Bethel College;
Rodrick Edwards, Bethel College;
Kashius McCray, Bethel College;
Robin Neely, Bethel College;
Jakobie Seabourn, Santa Barbara City College;
Edwin Smith, Kilgore College; and
Orlando Thibodeaux, Southwest Oklahoma State University.
Cypress Ridge High School
Justin Austin Jr., Trinity Valley Community College;
Mark Benjamin, Kansas Wesleyan University;
Cole Burns, Kansas Wesleyan University;
Tristian Fletcher, Trinity Valley Community College;
Jaelon Maddon, Texas Wesleyan University; and
Will Walker III, Southern Arkansas University.
Robert Griffin, University of Texas at Arlington.
Cypress Springs High School
Bryce Crosby, Oklahoma Wesleyan University; and
Brandon Salazar, Texas A&M International University;
Emari Sidney, University of the Southwest.
Jonathan Galleno, McPherson College;
Joshua Hunter, Santa Barbara City College; and
Caleb Vergin, McPherson College.
Maya Barnes, Prairie View A&M University.
Syriah Burks, Quincy University; and
Adajilsa Matos, Quincy University.
Cypress Woods High School
Jackson Corrigan, Hendrix College; and
Austin Ford, McLennan Community College.
Chris Agnew, University of Texas-Permian Basin.
Tyler Dahl, University of Alabama at Birmingham; and
Korbin Purvis, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Reagan Bourgeois, University of Nebraska-Omaha; and
Claire Martinez, LeTourneau University.
Bryce Borak, McMurry State University; and
Munzer Kabbara, Texas A&M University.
Jersey Village High School
Dionel Burrell, Hardin-Simmons University;
Alec Dalencour, Blinn College;
Mike Evans, University of Texas-Permian Basin; and
Andre Fields, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Nitish Mohan, Texas A&M University-Texarkana.
Langham Creek High School
Nicholas Garcia, Texas Lutheran University.
AJ Owens, Lamar University.
Anthony Caudillo, Southwestern University.
Adrien Muhabuki, Hesston College; and
Julia Murray, Southwestern University.