Volleyball’s unbeaten run leads fall sports successes


Rane Paulson

Volleyball Cheering

Owen Wright, Sports Writer

Tomball varsity volleyball is really making a name for itself, being first with a dominating run through the first half of district play.
The first round of district ended on Sept. 30 against Klein Cain. Since then they have won three more in a row putting them at 10-0 in district play.
A couple of notable players to keep an eye on at the games are senior libero and Alabama commit Lily Hopkins and junior Kaitlyn Davis who recently committed to Texas State.
The Lady Coogs hope to run the tables in the last four games of district play and hope to keep their win streak alive. A district title would be a great way to open the playoffs.
If the team needs any reinforcements, the pipeline is well-stocked. The JV and freshman A teams both went undefeated throughout the first round of district as well.

The varsity tennis team finished third in district and won the first round of playoffs (bi-district) earlier this week. The team was back in action Thursday in the area round, but results were not available at press time.
Stand-outs this year are Raul Hinojosa and Kimberly Ibarra, who had the best winning averages throughout the season.

Cross Country
Cross Country has been doing well all season at the varsity level, putting themselves in some big meets here at the end of the season.
When competing against 50-60 schools in a race, and 400-plus athletes in those races, the Cougars have been in the top 10 in schools and Riley Trent and Laney Nash have been in top 10 individually for those races.
Compared to last year’s Senior heavy teams that were very good, the team is younger this year. Both the varsity girls and boys teams only have one senior.
“The talent is present, so building that talent up is what the process is all about,” coach Austin McQuary said.
The JV girls have the largest team right now and have seen a lot of improvement. They won the Brenham Hillacious Meet in September, and have been in the top 4 teams in all other races.
The District Meet is set for Oct. 13.

Water Polo
In its first season as an official UIL sport, the varsity team was playing Thursday after school in the playoffs. For complete results, check out today’s episode of the school’s video news program, KTHS-TV.