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UIL Realignment: Houston area schools tossed into different districts

Cy-Fair ISD will look a little different. Vype

Originally appeared on Vype.com

HOUSTON – The UIL released its new-look districts for the 2018-2020 seasons on Thursday morning.

Coaches from across the state waited in high anticipation to see where their programs would be placed and who could be the newest foes in district play come next fall.

CY-FAIR ISD HAS NEW LOOK

The biggest question going into the day for Houston-area schools was how would Cypress-Fairbanks ISD be broken up after opening its 11th and 12th high school recently.

The UIL decided to split the schools into two districts and into two different regions.

District 14-6A in Region II will comprise of Bridgeland, Bryan, Cypress Lakes, Cypress Park, Cypress Ranch, Cypress Springs, Cypress Woods, Langham Creek and Tomball Memorial.

District 17-6A in Region III will have defending state champion Cy-Fair, Cypress Creek, Cypress Ridge, Cypress Falls, Houston Memorial, Houston Northbrook, Houston Spring Woods, Houston Stratford and Jersey Village.

DISTRICT 21-6A PULLS IN BEAUMONT PROGRAMS

District 21-6A will have a completely new look in 2018.

Baytown Sterling, Beaumont West Brook, Channelview, Deer Park, North Shore, La Porte and C.E. King will make up this district. Also in this district will be the newly combined high school in Beaumont ISD, which will have students from Beaumont Central and Beaumont Ozen.

HUMBLE ISD GETS FOUR PROGRAMS TOGETHER

When Humble High School was going to Class 6A for the first time in program history, the feeling was it would be placed with fellow Humble ISD schools.

Humble was placed in District 22-6A with Atascocita, Summer Creek and Kingwood. Also in that district will be the Pasadena schools – Pasadena, Dobie, Memorial, Rayburn and South Houston.

CLASS 5A SPLITS FOR THE FIRST TIME

When the UIL split Class 5A into divisions for the first time in history, there was a feeling it would really shakeup some traditional districts.

It did.

In Class 5A Division I, three districts will feature Houston-area teams.

– District 8-5A-DI will have College Station, Caney Creek, Lufkin, Magnolia, Magnolia West, Tomball, Waller and Willis.

– District 9-5A-DI will have Goose Creek Memorial, Galena Park, Houston Austin, Houston Wisdom, Kingwood Park, New Caney, Porter and Port Arthur Memorial.

– District 10-5A-D1 will have Shadow Creek, Angleton, FB Hightower, Friendswood, Galveston Ball, Foster, Terry and Texas City.

In Class 5A Division II, three districts will also feature Houston-area teams.

– District 10-5A-DII  will have Bryan Rudder, Cleveland, A&M Consolidated, Huntsville, Katy Paetow, Montgomery, Lake Creek, Rosenberg Lamar Consolidated.

– Distict 11-5A-DII will feature Fort Bend Marshall, Fort Bend Willowridge, Madison, Milby, Northshide, Shartpstown, Sterling, Waltrip and Manvel.

– District 12-5A-DII will have Baytown Lee, Crosby, Dayton, Barbers Hill, Nederland, Port Neches-Groves, Santa Fe and Vidor.

 

For more coverage of UIL Realignment 2018 be sure to follow @VYPEHouston on Twitter. 

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Astros behind McCullers Jr. get shutout win in hostile Dodger Stadium

Yordan Alvarez added some big insurance runs against the Dodgers on Tuesday night. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

Having dropped two of three in San Francisco against the league record-leading Giants over the weekend, the Astros exited an off day on Monday and entered a hostile environment at Dodger Stadium in the first of a two-game series on Tuesday night. With some timely hits and an excellent start from their starter, Houston would grab the win.

Final Score: Astros 3, Dodgers 0

Astros' Record: 65-42, first in the AL West

Winning Pitcher: Lance McCullers Jr. (9-2)

Losing Pitcher: Walker Buehler (11-2)

Houston scores first as McCullers Jr. out-duels Buehler

After nearly turning the game's very first pitch around for a home run but instead going foul, Jose Altuve still started the game with a single in the top of the first. A double play would erase him, though, as the game remained scoreless into the top of the third. Martin Maldonado led that inning off with a double, moved to third on a wild pitch by Walker Buehler, then scored on an RBI double by Michael Brantley, putting Houston ahead 1-0.

Houston threatened again in the top of the fourth, getting two on with two outs, bringing up Martin Maldonado with an empty base, which the Dodgers would use by intentionally walking him to get to Lance McCullers Jr., who grounded out to strand all three runners. He made up for it on the mound, though, out-dueling Buehler, who finished six innings while allowing a run by getting into the seventh scoreless. He would get two outs into that frame while giving up a single and a walk, leaving two on base for Blake Taylor, who came in to get the third out. McCullers Jr.'s final line: 6.2 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 9 K, 110 P.

Alvarez adds insurance as Astros take the opener in LA

Clinging to the one-run lead in the top of the eighth, Carlos Correa worked a one-out walk to bring Yordan Alvarez to the plate, who demolished a 415-foot two-run homer to add two big insurance runs, extending the lead to 3-0. Kendall Graveman took over out of the bullpen in the bottom of the eighth and, despite allowing a leadoff single and hitting a batter, was able to finish a scoreless inning.

With Ryan Pressly on the paternity list, Houston handed the ball to Ryne Stanek to close things out in the bottom of the ninth. He would get the job done, earning the save by retiring the Dodgers in order, giving the Astros the win at the dismay of the fans in Los Angeles.

Up Next: This short series's second and final game will begin thirty minutes earlier on Wednesday at 8:40 PM Central. For the Dodgers, they will get the debut of Max Scherzer (8-4, 2.76 ERA), while Jake Odorizzi (4-5, 4.30 ERA) will take the mound for the Astros.

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