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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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Tigers pound Odorizzi, Astros with homers as Houston drops fourth in a row

The Astros have not looked great in their last four games. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

After watching their hot start of 6-1 cool down to a 6-4 record with three straight losses, the Astros returned to Minute Maid Park on Tuesday night, looking to do a better job at home against a beatable Tigers team.

Recent games' woes would continue, though, with Houston's pitching getting blasted by the opposing offense and their own bats primarily quiet.

Final Score: Tigers 8, Astros 2

Astros' Record: 6-5, tied for second in AL West

Winning Pitcher: Matthew Boyd (2-1)

Losing Pitcher: Jake Odorizzi (0-1)

Astros score first, then Tigers unload on Odorizzi

Houston looked to have something brewing in the bottom of the second, with three singles in the first four batters of the inning, the third an RBI-single by Myles Straw to put the Astros in front 1-0. However, Matthew Boyd would limit the damage, getting back-to-back strikeouts to end the threat.

After two easy innings for Jake Odorizzi in his regular-season debut for his new team, he would allow a game-tying solo homer to Akil Baddoo, his fourth of the year, in the top of the third. Detroit struck again in the top of the fourth, getting a leadoff double to set up a two-run go-ahead home run to jump ahead 3-1.

They didn't stop there, getting another two-run bomb later in the same inning; a frame that would take Odorizzi 31 pitches to get only one out before Houston would bring in Bryan Abreu to get the last two outs. Odorizzi's final line in his debut: 3.1 IP, 7 H, 5 ER, 3 HR, 0 BB, 4 K, 80 P.


Detroit continues home run parade, Houston loses fourth in a row

Abreu would hope to do what Luis Garcia did the night before, eat up as many innings as possible after a poor outing from Houston's starter. The Tigers would get yet another two-run homer, though, in the top of the fifth, extending their lead to 7-1, with all seven runs coming over a three-inning span. For good measure, they'd knock one more out with two outs in the top of the ninth, making it 8-1.

As far as Houston at the plate, other than their string of hits to bring in a run earlier in the second, they were getting nothing done against Boyd, who would go six and two-thirds innings. Detroit's bullpen would finish things off, despite an all-too-late sac fly by the Astros in the bottom of the ninth, with Houston dropping their fourth-straight game and continuing to lose ground in the division.

Up Next: The finale of this three-game set with Detroit will be an hour earlier on Wednesday, getting underway at 6:10 PM Central. Lance McCullers Jr. (1-0, 1.80 ERA) will try to maintain his perfect record and improve upon his two five-inning one-run starts for the Astros, going opposite of Michael Fulmer (0-0, 2.57 ERA) for the Tigers.

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