Cy-Fair Roundup: Woods proud of second straight trip to quarters
Along with advancing to the state quarterfinals for the second consecutive year after rebounding from a 1-3 start, Cy Woods coach David Jones has some other fond memories from this season.
"It was a lot more than the wins and losses," Jones said, "and I'm just so proud of our kids, school and community.
"It was disappointing to be knocked out because we thought we had a good chance to move on, but sometimes in life, that's the way things work out."
Cy Woods was eliminated from the Class 5A Division II playoffs in a 48-45 loss to Memorial in the Region III finals last week at Tully Stadium to close with a 10-4 overall mark.
"There are several things that will stick out, and one is the resiliency of this team to bounce back from starting 1-3," Jones said, "and another was the continuing belief that we would win.
"I'll also remember how one week our band was away at contest, and our drill team had music piped in so we wouldn't miss a thing, and how the drill team filled in for the cheerleaders when they had to be out of town, things like that.
"I'm blessed to have great people to work with, and also to live in such a great community. My wife and I were out eating recently, and family after family came up and thanked us, and it was really a great feeling and much appreciated."
After losing to A&M Consolidated, Cy Falls and Cy Ranch while dropping three of its first four, Cy Woods won nine straight before being edged by Memorial last week.
The Wildcats beat Eisenhower, Katy Taylor and Clear Creek in the playoffs to advance to the final eight for the second time in three varsity seasons.
Cy Woods is 29-10 overall including an 8-3 mark in the playoffs.
Cy Woods sophomore setter Chloe Collins and Cy-Fair senior libero Krissy Ordemann have been named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association 2010 Class 5A All-State volleyball team.
Collins helped lead Cy Woods to the Region III championship and berth in the University Interscholastic League State Tournament in San Marcos.
Odemann played a key role in Cy-Fair reaching the Region III semifinals.
Cy Woods fell to eventual state champion Lewisville Hebron in the state semifinals, and Cy-Fair was knocked out of the postseason by Clear Lake, which lost to Cy Woods in the region finals.
Cy Springs 5-11 junior guard Richard Benedyth rang up 43 points in a 73-71 win against Alief Taylor last week at the Merrell Center during the Katy ISD Classic.
Benedyth canned 13 field goals, including three three-pointers, and made 14-of-19 from the line.
Cy Springs meets Wheatley in a Cy-Fair ISD Tournament opener at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at the Berry Center.
Langham Creek boys basketball suffered back-to-back overtime losses by a combined total of three points last week during the Katy ISD Classic.
After beating Klein Oak 63-51 in the tourney opener, the state-ranked Lobos (Class 5A No. 20) were edged by Mayde Creek 76-74 in pool play and Waltrip 58-57 in bracket play.
Langham Creek bounced back in a hurry with a 76-55 win over C.E. King.
Locals named All-State in TAPPS volleyball
Houston was well-represented on the TAPPS Class 4A All-State Volleyball Team.
State champion Tomball Concordia Lutheran had a pair of first-team selections, junior middle blocker Katie Reilly and sophomore setter Rachel Gooch. Also named was junior outside hitter Caitlin Diaz of Westbury Christian.
Freshman outside hitter/setter Jolie Starr, who led Emery/Weiner to the first playoff appearance in the program's history, made the second team. Joining Starr was sophomore outside hitter Autumn Arnold of Westbury Christian.
Earning honorable mention accolades were junior middle blocker Kolby Sharp of Lutheran South, sophomore middle blocker Emily Walker of Second Baptist, senior middle blocker Shelby Dremely of Fort Bend Baptist and freshman outside hitter Stacey Reilly and senior outside hitter Kaitlin Duffy, both of Concordia Lutheran.
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