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The 50 Best Girls Athletes in Houston

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As part of our yearly wrap up, VYPE decided to break down who amongst the city of Houston are the best high school athletes. We chose 50 boys and 50 girls, each of whom have excelled on and off their fields of play this season.

Let's get to it.

First up, the 50 Best Girls Athletes

THE LIST

1) Kaitlyn Banas, Cypress Ranch, Volleyball, Wrestling, Pole Vault (Arkansas)

2) Charli Collier, Barbers Hill, Basketball (Texas)

3) Makinzy Herzog, Ridge Point, Softball (Florida State)

4) Lucie Nordmann, The Woodlands, Swimming (Stanford)

5) Grace Yochum, Memorial, Soccer (Oklahoma State)

6) Kynnedy Flannel, Alvin, Track (Texas)

7) Ally Batenhorst, Seven Lakes, Volleyball

8) Hailee Cooper, Montgomery, Golf (Texas)

9) Allie Byrd, Kingwood Park, Basketball, Soccer

10) Briana Garcia, Clear Falls, Volleyball, Track (University of Central Florida)

11) Cate Reese, Cy Woods, Volleyball, Basketball (Arizona)

12) Sophie Walls, The Woodlands, Volleyball (Miami)

13) Kayla De Leon, Cinco Ranch, Wrestling

14) Halle Whitney, Magnolia, Golf

15) Jasmine Smith, Kinkaid, Basketball (Rice)

16) Ally Henson, Yates, Track

17) Carly Graham, Oak Ridge, Volleyball

18) Isa Zelaya, Concordia Lutheran, Volleyball

19) Nastassja Campbell, New Caney, Pole Vault (Stephen F. Austin)

20) Jenika Lombrana, Atascocita, Softball (Texas A&M International University)

21) Claire Bryant, Memorial, Track

22) Kynnedi Johnson, Pearland Dawson, Volleyball

23) Halena Rahmaan, Montgomery, Cross Country, Track

24) Ali Russell, Cinco Ranch, Soccer (Texas A&M)

25) Queen Egbo, Fort Bend Travis, Basketball (Baylor)

26) Christine Wang, St. John’s, Golf

27) Melissa LaMette, Cy Ranch, Tennis

28) Madison Lindsey, Kingwood, Softball (Baylor)

29) Jazzy Richards, The Woodlands, Soccer

30) Kelly Rodriguez, Porter, Soccer

31) Kyndall Hunter, Cy Creek, Basketball

32) Kayla Garcia, Katy, Softball (Texas A&M)

33) Colleen Feagins, Kingwood, Soccer

34) Augustina Ijoma, Cypress Falls, Wrestling

35) Riley Cargile, Fort Bend Christian Softball

36) Catherine Krieger, Foster, Volleyball

37) Peyton Cutshall, Atascocita, Soccer (Vanderbilt)

38) Izzy Nelson, Kinkaid, Soccer

39) Kacie Pryor, Foster, Softball

40) Wonder Oguejiofor, Cypress Springs, Track

41) Kattiana Ealy-Pulido, Klein Collins, Track

42) Koi Johnson, Dickinson, Track

43) Gabi Holloway, Seven Lakes, Wrestling

44) Sarah Venker, Episcopal, Softball

45) Anne Chen, Clements, Golf

46) Mia Wehby, Kingwood Park, Soccer

47) Nya Harmon, The Woodlands, Discus

48) Courtney Heckt, Tomball, Soccer

49) Kennedy Prince, George Ranch, Volleyball

50) Skylar Parker, Tompkins, Soccer

This article appears in the June Issue of VYPE Magazine. Pick up your copy at any one of our locations starting next week!

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Houston now focused on postseason

Altuve and Correa homer, Astros drop final regular-season game

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With no playoff impact at stake if the Astros won or lost the game, Houston took Sunday's final regular-season game as a chance to get their lineup a few more at-bats before shifting focus to Tuesday's first game of the post-season. Here is a quick recap of the game against the Rangers:

Final Score: Rangers 8, Astros 4.

Record: 29-31, second in the AL West.

Winning pitcher: Wes Benjamin (2-1, 4.84 ERA).

Losing pitcher: Chase De Jong (0-1, 14.73 ERA).

Houston's main bats get a final tune-up

Knowing they'd only have a couple of at-bats to work with, some of Houston's big bats took advantage, starting with Jose Altuve. He crushed a pitch in the top of the first, a solo homer to put the Astros in front 1-0. After the Rangers tied the game 1-1 in the bottom of the second, Altuve started the third with a walk before moving to third base on a Michael Brantley single, which improved Brantley's season average to .300.

Aledmys Diaz would pick up the RBI on a groundout to score Altuve, putting Houston back in front 2-1. In Correa's last at-bat in the top of the fourth, he extended the lead to 3-1 with a solo home run of his own.

Rangers hand Astros a loss to end the regular season

After getting the early run against Chase De Jong, the Rangers would put together a big inning against him in the fourth. After two one-out singles, Rougned Odor would give Texas their first lead of the day on a three-run homer to make it 4-3.

De Jong would continue to struggle in the inning, getting just one more out while loading the bases, prompting a move to the bullpen to bring in Nivaldo Rodriguez to try and eat up more innings. The Rangers greeted him with a two-RBI single to extend their lead to 6-3 before ending the fourth. Odor would hit his second home run of the game in the bottom of the fifth, a solo shot to make it a four-run lead at 7-3.

Rodriguez allowed another run in the bottom of the seventh, making it 8-3. Diaz, who drove in a run earlier, would account for another RBI in the top of the eighth, getting Houston's third solo homer of the day. That would make it an 8-4 game, which would go final as the Rangers would win the regular season's last game.

Up Next: Houston's first game of the playoffs will be on Tuesday, with the start time and opponent TBD while the rest of today's games wrap up, and the schedule is announced. Regardless, the Astros are expected to begin that best-of-three series with Zack Greinke (3-3, 4.03 ERA).

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