Hard Work Paying Off

Katy's Daniel Manibog seeking a 3-peat

Daniel Monibog of Katy via Vype.com

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Shortly after wrapping up his portraits at last month's VYPE photo shoot at the Paradigm Wrestling Club, Katy senior Daniel Manibog walked over to a group of kids.

Manibog knew the club program's coach from training during the summer. Unsolicited, Manibog, a two-time Class 6A state wrestling champion and Oklahoma State signee, chatted with the kids, took pictures and offered advice on how one day they could get where he is.

"There's this saying that goes, 'Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard,'" Manibog said.

"That's what I live by. I was never the most talented, so I had to work hard for everything. I tell them to keep on working and you can get anywhere."

Manibog is being humble. He is a strong talent. He is quick. He has nimble footwork. His "single-leg" takedown move is devastating and once a foe succumbs to it, they're done.


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The state volleyball playoffs start tonight as area powers prepare for bracket play with hopes of reaching the finals in Garland, Texas.

So, as we are known to do, VYPE is going to boil it down for the fans.

Let's start in Class 6A Region II.

The Woodlands, Klein, Bridgeland and College Park are the Houston headliners coming out of this bracket, however, the 'Kats, Bears and Cavs will have to battle it out in the bottom half of the bracket.

Klein will likely play Bridgeland in Round 2, which could be an epic match-up.

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In Class 6A Region III, it's all about Ridge Point and Pearland Dawson, but they would face each other in the Regional Semis. Cinco Ranch could be a spoiler on the top part of the bracket.

The bottom half of the bracket is wide open. Seven Lakes? Cy-Fair? Or Deer Park, maybe?

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