Category Archives: Athletics

Furr HS Head Coach wins 100th football game in HISD

Furr High School Head Football Coach Cornell Gray celebrated his 100th victory after the Brahmans defeated Kashmere High School 52-10 on Nov. 4, 2022, making him the first coach in school history to achieve this great milestone.

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HISD to host Coaches Vs. Racism HBCU Roundball Classic

Houston Independent School District is set to host this year’s Coaches Vs. Racism HBCU Roundball Classic, and HISD families are encouraged to attend.

Coaches Vs. Racism (CVR) is a national nonprofit that aims to end systemic racism through sports. Now in its second year, the event features a series of college basketball matchups between HBCUs and Division I schools.

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HISD sports icons to be commemorated at Athletic Hall of Honor induction ceremony

The HISD Class of 2022 Athletic Hall of Honor includes NFL legends, Olympic medalists, renowned coaches, high school record holders, collegiate standouts, and those who have given back as mentors to student-athletes.

The induction ceremony is Saturday, August 13, at 4 p.m. at Delmar Fieldhouse, 2020 Mangum Road, 77092.

Tickets are available now.

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HISD Athletics Director Andre’ Walker receives award for Sports Safety

HISD Athletics Director Andre’ Walker has been named a 2022 Professional of the Year by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security.

The award recognizes members of management who demonstrate outstanding leadership in addressing safety and security issues.

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Sports legends inducted into HISD Hall of Honor

Walk into the entrance of Delmar-Tusa Athletic Complex, and you might notice a new addition: a wall emblazoned with a list of former HISD athletes, legends in their sports.

The list—populated by greats such as Vince Young, Nancy Richey, Monica Lamb, and Greg Swindell—is the inaugural class of the HISD Athletic Hall of Honor. A project spearheaded by Athletic Director Andre Walker and the Hall of Honor Executive Committee, the Class of 2021 consists of 16 individuals and one team.

The inductees were honored at an event on Saturday, attended by all but one of the living honorees, as well as Superintendent Millard House II and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.

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Former HISD athlete takes bronze in Tokyo

Rounding the corner of the first lap of her race at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on Tuesday evening, Raevyn Rogers was in last place. But back in Houston, her mother knew the first-time Olympian just hadn’t made her big move yet.

“She went through the first lap, and I was still sitting down,” Rhonda Rogers said. “When she started making a move, I stood up. I was talking to the TV like she was right there with me.”

That mother’s intuition proved to be spot on—just a few moments later, the 24-year-old Houstonian pulled ahead and finished third, bringing home the bronze medal at the 2020 Olympics in the Women’s 800-meter race.

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