21 Sep, 2021
Photo by Bradley Collier
While small in stature, Willis High School's Luna Cortez gets a ton of respect, especially in band hall.
As the drum major for one of the best bands in the State of Texas, Cortez doesn't let her prestigious position get to her head. She's a quiet leader, who wields a big baton.
"When I was in elementary school, the band directors came over to talk about being in the band," she said. "I really remember that so well. They showed off all the instruments and I just loved how pretty the flute sounded. I enjoyed watching them play that day and I knew I wanted to join."
Sure enough, Cortez made her way through the ranks in middle school and high school, landing her in the lead role."
Once I really got into it in junior high, I fell in love," she said. "The students, the teachers, everything. It became my passion and it still is."
So, what does it take to lead the band?
Time, discipline, dedication and talent of course, but what else?
"It's all about leadership," she said. "I've learned from those who came before me and I've learned so much from making mistakes and learning from them," she said. "I've taken all of these leadership qualities I've learned inside of school and apply them to my everyday life."
She has aspirations of attending Texas A&M or Sam Houston with a career path of being a physician's assistant. She will play the flute as a hobby along with her other passion.
"I really love to bake," she laughed. "My specialties are cookies and brownies."
Read More... Read Less
20 Sep, 2021
by Justin Hartojo
The Tigers did it with a big dose of RB Seth Davis, who had over 200 yards rushing on the night.
Atascocita went back up to Dallas, falling to Denton Guyer 46-35 dropping them slightly in the polls. Dickinson trounced Dobie in a Top 20 matchup as did Clear Falls over Cinco Ranch.
Who moves into the Top 20? How about the Klein Forest Golden Eagles, who are 4-0 on the season under coach Jonathan Wilson.
KATY Beats The Woodlands by Justin Hartojo
CLEAR SPRING BEATS CINCO RANCH by Andy Tolbert
VYPE's Class 6A
No. 1 Katy Tigers
No. 2 Spring Lions
No. 3 Westfield Mustangs
No. 4 Bridgeland Bears
No. 5 Atascocita Eagles
No. 6 North Shore Mustangs
No. 7 CE King Panthers
No. 8 Tompkins Falcons
No. 9 Cypress Park Tigers
No. 10 Ridge Point Panthers
No. 11 Tomball Cougars
No. 12 Clear Falls Knights
No. 13 Jersey Village Falcons
No. 14 Klein Cain Hurricanes
No. 15 Dickinson Gators
No. 16 Dawson Eagles
No. 17 Cypress Ranch Mustangs
No. 18 Dobie Longhorns
No. 19 The Woodlands Highlanders
No. 20 Klein Forest Eagles
The process of buying a home can be stressful! The process of building or renovating a home can be terrifying. Kelly Malatesta is the best in the business as one of the Top 20 Overall mortgage brokers in the COUNTRY as ranked by Scotsman's Guide. She and her team can make the construction process go smoothly with their unmatched products and customer service. Go to kellytx.com to run your construction or renovations scenarios.
Read More... Read Less
houston high school football vype class 6a top 20 kelly malatesta first united mortgage katy football spring lions westfield bridgeland football atascocita football north shore mustangs ce king football tompkins falcons cypress park ridge point football tomball cougars clear falls knights klein forest football the woodlands football dobie football cypress ranch mustangs houston high school sports
20 Sep, 2021
It was another busy week of Texas high school football here in Houston.
As we get ready to head into Week 5, it is clear that Fort Bend Marshall and Paetow are the top two teams in Class 5A in Houston with Magnolia West making its case. New Caney has a chance this week to register a statement win over College Station on Friday, which could propel them up. No. 4 Manvel faces No. 10 Hightower this week with a chance to move to 4-1 on the year.
Some movement but four of the Top 10 teams were off last week, so that affects any major shift in the Top 10.
VYPE Class 5A Top 10 (Week 5 – 9.20.2021)
- Fort Bend Marshall Buffs (4-0) – Defeated Northside 72-0
- Paetow Panthers (4-0) – Defeated FB Kempner 65-0
- Magnolia West (4-0) – Defeated Cleveland 41-14
- Manvel Mavericks (3-1) – Defeated BF Terry 41-6
- New Caney (3-0) – DNP
- Montgomery (3-0) - DNP
- Lake Creek (4-0) – Defeated Morton Ranch 41-40
- Baytown Lee (3-0) – DNP
- Angleton (4-0) – Defeated Wisdom (Forfeit)
- Fort Bend Hightower (2-1) – DNP
Join the #VYPETEAM
Get up to date news from all over the country!
FROM THE WEB
CONNECT WITH US