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When it counted the most, Klein Forest's Calvin Solomon came up huge. Via VYPE

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When it counted the most, Klein Forest's Calvin Solomon came up huge.

The 6-foot-7 guard, forward, post helped lead the Eagles to the state title game before falling to Duncanville in the finals.

"He's basically a big point guard, who can guard anyone on the court on defense," coach Cary Black said. "He can take a post to the hole off the dribble or post up a smaller guard. He just makes great decisions."

Solomon faced a pair of McDonald's All-Americans in Rockwall's Samuell Williamson (Louisville) and South Garland's Tyrese Maxey (Kentucky) in the regional tourney. He was a huge part of the Eagles' win over Cibolo Steele in the semis.

"I've felt way more confident in my game this year after coming off of an injury last year," he said. "Playing in the summer against so many top-ranked players and in front of high-major colleges prepared me for the big moments this season."

His teammate KJ McDaniel made the first-team along with Morton Ranch guard LJ Cryer, Antwon Norman of Yates, Noah Thomasson (HBU) of George Ranch and Donovan Williams of Elkins (Texas).

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Julia Faseler has seen it all on the volleyball court.

The Second Baptist School senior has been digging volleyballs at an elite level since middle school. She has seen the speed and power of the Class 6A game when she played varsity at state-ranked Pearland Dawson.

The libero moved to Second Baptist School entering her junior season and hit the ground running.

"I really wanted to get to a Christian-based school where the bible is implemented in what we do on and off the court," she said. "It's been a great experience for me personally. I wouldn't change a thing.

"Coach (Sue) Berg has been amazing," she said. "She's one-of-a-kind and is a tremendous motivator. I love playing for her."

Now a senior, Faseler has taken the baton as a team leader for a young team.

"It's been so fun this season," she said. "I've made so many friends here and have grown really close on the court. I've also learned so much on how to effectively lead, which is a great life skill.

"I've played defense my entire career and I love libero so I can control what we are doing on the back row."


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