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Cougars advance to Round 3 of playoffs

Cougars advance to Round 3 of playoffs

Roba Abousaway and Meherina Khan, Co-Editors-in-Chief
February 25
Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

The boys varsity basketball team clinched a victory in the area playoffs after beating Bellaire 66-63 in an overtime thriller last night, Feb. 24. The Cougars’ current standing is 28-5, and they are the first boys basketball team in Cinco’s history to make it to the quarterfinals. “We’re back...

Cougars set to face 4th ranked Bellaire

Cougars set to face 4th ranked Bellaire

County Line staff
February 24
Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports

Cinco Ranch faces Bellaire in the UIL Region 3 Area Round playoffs Friday, Feb. 24 at Butler Field House. The Cougars bring a 27-5 mark to the floor against the 4th ranked Cardinals. Tip is set for 7 pm.  Samantha Adams

Challenging the odds

Challenging the odds

Sofia Guevara, Co-Editor-in-Chief
March 23
Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

“Find a way.” It’s not just what varsity basketball coach Neil King says before each game. It is how the team makes each play. It is how they claimed the district championship with a record breaking winning streak. Together, they found a way. “It’s hard work; It’s dedication; It’s...

Varsity basketball season comes to end

Varsity basketball season comes to end

Sara Saavedra, Staff Writer
February 18
Filed under Boys Basketball, Girls Baskeball, Sports

The varsity basketball regular season ended in February with both boys and girls varsity teams advancing to the playoffs. Both teams defeated state-ranked teams and local rivals. “We’ve had some big wins this year,” Coach Frank Fogg said, “including Cy-Woods and Pearland Dawson.” The...

Behind Chris Saiz’s Smile

Behind Chris Saiz’s Smile

Ana Gutierrez, Entertainment Editor
June 16
Filed under Blogs, Boys Basketball

On Saturday, June 8, joyous eyes watched 713 caps fly into the air as the hands from which they came waved farewell to high school years. When the time, graduation, finally came, I delighted in the fact that most of the faces I saw, I recognized. Every name rang a bell. But, there was one face missing:...

Boys basketball looks to rebound from difficult year

Boys basketball looks to rebound from difficult year

Joe Goodwin, Staff Writer
November 5
Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports

The sound of whistles, sneakers squeaking, and players sprinting back on defense echo throughout the gym during the boys varsity basketball practice. With a month until tryouts, the team is preparing for the upcoming season. Last year’s team not only had to deal with a difficult schedule, but also...

9 boys, girls basketball players selected for all-district

Shaun Lal, Sports Editor
March 8
Filed under Boys Basketball, Girls Baskeball, Sports

The 2011-2012 all-district selections for 19-5A boys’ basketball were announced on Wednesday, Mar. 7, and three Cinco Ranch players were awarded with the honor. Senior forwards Garrett Wilson and Kyle Douglas were selected for the all-district first and second team, respectively. With both playing...

Playing in memory of Christopher Rey Saiz

Playing in memory of Christopher Rey Saiz

Shaun Lal, Sports Editor
February 9
Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports

As his parents unleashed three white doves, and his friends freed personal messages expressed on balloons, the memory of Chris Saiz radiated through the gathering at his funeral. And as the balloons soared, Saiz’s soul ascended to meet what those three doves represent: the Father, the Son, and th...

Basketball team retires Chris Saiz’ jersey

Basketball team retires Chris Saiz’ jersey

Shaun Lal, Sports Editor
February 8
Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports

At halftime of their home game against Katy on Tuesday, Feb. 7, the varsity basketball team retired late junior point guard Chris Saiz' #23 jersey. Saiz died in a car accident on Tuesday, Dec. 20, six days before his 17th birthday. The guard earned a starting role during his freshman year, and...

Boys basketball defeated by buzzer-beater, playoff hopes look slim

Shaun Lal, Sports Editor
February 1
Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports

With the most thrilling fourth quarter of the season so far, Cinco Ranch lost to Taylor 46-45 Tuesday night on a buzzer-beating jumper, putting their playoff chances on a thread. The Cougars led early 11-3 with offensive bursts from senior guards Derrick Jones and Garrett Wilson. Taylor gained...

Varsity drops season-opener in OT

November 16
Filed under Boys Basketball

Garrett Wilson dribbles past a Cy-Ranch defender in the home opener Tuesday night, Nov. 15. The Cougars lost in overtime 62-52.

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