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.
HISD’s own Sam Houston Running Tigers got a raucous send-off Thursday before they head to the state boys’ basketball semi-finals this weekend for the first time since 1988, and fans are being encouraged to show their support by attending Friday’s game or cheering the team on through social media.
Students and staff – along with members of the school’s 1988 state basketball championship team – gathered at Sam Houston Math, Science & Technology Center for the morning rally before the Tigers’ trip to San Antonio, where they will take on the Atascocita HS Eagles (Humble ISD) in the initial 6A division match-up at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Alamodome. The winner of that game will play against either the DeSoto Eagles (DeSoto ISD) or the Steele HS Knights (Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD) the following night at 8:30 p.m. for the state championship.
Five HISD boys’ basketball teams will play Monday and Tuesday in the University Interscholastic League regional quarterfinals.
Defending state champions Yates will see the tipoff for their games against Pflugerville at 6 p.m. Monday at Rudder High School in Bryan. The game was postponed from the weekend because of weather that made driving hazardous.
The Westside High School girls’ basketball team racked up multiple victories to finish as the overall champion of the HISD girls’ varsity basketball tournament. Fans were treated to three days of exciting and competitive basketball at the 31st annual tournament, which included 39 games held Dec. 4-6.
Spectators can catch the hoops action from Thursday, Dec. 4, through Saturday
If you’re in the mood for some exciting full-court action this weekend, check out one (or more!) of the games in HISD’s 31st annual girls’ basketball tournament.
The match-ups will take place at Chávez, North Forest, Reagan, and Westside high schools, as well as the Wilkins Pavilion located on the Forest Brook Middle School campus. Individual game tickets cost $4 each, but a $10 tournament pass will grant admission to all of them. Continue reading →
A Waltrip High School senior basketball player has received a big honor – he’s been selected to play in the Houston Area Basketball Coaches Association All-Star game.
Nathan Washington has been a varsity starter for three years and will continue his basketball career at Grandview College in Des Moines, Iowa. In an interview with The Leader News earlier this year, he said he plans to study criminal justice or kinesiology.
Waltrip has been previously been represented in the all-star game three times, including by Washington’s older brother, Milton. Milton Washington now plays basketball at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
The game will be held at Phillips Field House, 2902 Dabney Dr. in Pasadena, on May 8. The time has not been set yet.
Sendoff pep rally today, watch party planned for weekend
In honor of Jack Yates High School boys’ basketball team’s return trip to compete for another state title, the Yates band and cheerleading team will host a pep rally at 2:30 p.m.Wednesday, March 5 in the school’s auditorium (3703 Sampson St, Houston, TX 77004). The event will highlight student-athletes’ achievements and serve as the final spirit-fest for a 23-9 team that is hoping to win it all in Austin. The team will load buses immediately following the event.
Seven-venue event combines hoops with holiday giving
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The Houston area’s best girls basketball players will face off at seven HISD venues December 5-7 in the 30th annual Houston ISD Basketball Tournament – combining action on the courts with a giant food and toy drive, in the spirit of the holiday season.