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The Woodlands, Klein lead boys lacrosse in resurgent Houston

After over a decade, Houston is back on the lacrosse state map. Via Vype

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TOP BOYS PROGRAMS

DI

  1. The Woodlands Highlanders
  2. St. John's Mavs
  3. Kingwood Mustangs
  4. Kinkaid Falcons
  5. Memorial Mustangs

DII

  1. Klein Bearkats
  2. Langham Creek Lobos
  3. The Woodlands DII
  4. Atascocita Eagles
  5. Stratford Spartans

After over a decade, Houston is back on the lacrosse state map.

The Woodlands carried the torch for Houston-area lacrosse and finally took down Dallas to win the 2018 state title.

"I think I received over 250 text messages from people I've never met before congratulating us for representing Houston," The Woodlands coach Keith Tindle said. "We battle each other during the regular season, but we felt like everyone was on our side going into the state tournament.

"The support was tremendous."

The Highlanders graduated 16 seniors and several went on to play in the college ranks. The team left a huge legacy but also a giant target on the program's back.

"We aren't creeping up on anybody this year," Tindle said. "There are pros and cons to being the hunted versus the hunter. The break- through took a lot of time and we went through so much adversity, but it was worth it. Now, we go back to work."

The storybook ending for the Highlanders went like this ... The Class of 2018 lost in the state finals as freshmen on the same field in Austin.

"It was surreal that we won it on the same field that eight of those guys lost on four years earlier," Tindle said. "Then we went through the toughest draw, having to beat three Dallas-area teams. We were also coming off Hurricane Harvey that set everyone back. It couldn't have been a better time for us to win it."

Coaches would say that winning a state title validates their program like nothing else.

It makes going to practice and workouts easier, and the coach's voice can be heard louder and clearer.


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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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