The Kid

Faltine has Swag to match game

The Texas Longhorn–signee has played with USA Baseball multiple times. Via VYPE

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It's a cool, breezy day in Houston and Sanson Faltine III (better known as Trey) leans back, stretches his arms out on the metal bench and smiles from ear to ear.

With his Team USA jersey on, a red Fort Bend Travis hat propped up and slightly tilted on the top of his black curly hair, the kid is having fun.

Faltine is always having fun. It's baseball, why not?

"A lot of times kids in high school worry so much about getting recruited and being the best player that they forget about having fun," Faltine said. "I had friends growing up who were way better athletes than I was. They threw farther, hit farther but the process wasn't fun for them. I think that's what a lot of kids lose when they grow up."

With the fun he's had during his time at Fort Bend Travis has come a lot of success on the diamond. Faltine, who is considered by Texas baseball coach David Pierce as one of the "best two-way players in the country," hasn't gone unnoticed.

The Texas Longhorn–signee has played with USA Baseball multiple times, including going to Panama this past fall, where he helped USA win gold on the field and his teammates off of it.

"We would go to the hotel and the maids would come in asking if we needed anything. No one understood, so I had to go to everyone's room asking what they needed," said Faltine, who speaks Spanish. "Towels, shampoo, stuff like that. I got to work on my Spanish a little bit. Meet new people."

Following that experience, Faltine fulfilled a lifelong dream of signing with the Texas Longhorns in December.


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Kingwood girls soccer is heading to the Regional Semifinals. Via Vype

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HOUSTON – It was another banner night for Humble ISD on the pitch.

For the third-straight season Kingwood girls soccer is heading to the Regional Semifinals with a 3-1 victory against Deer Park on Friday. Kingwood hasn't reached the Regional Finals since the 2010 season.

District-mate Atascocita moved on to the Regional Semifinals with a penalty kicks victory over Clear Springs. After full time and overtime, the Lady Eagles won the match 4-3 in penalty kicks. This is only the second time in program history Atascocita has reached the Regional Semifinals. The last trip to the fourth round came in the 2017 season.

Atascocita will face Tompkins at 12:30 p.m. and Cinco Ranch will play Kingwood at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12, at Deer Park's Abshier Stadium. The Regional Final between the winners will take place Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

Kingwood Park had the best night of all, sending not just its state semifinalist girls soccer team back to the Regional Tournament but also its boys team.


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