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Volleyball: Fort Bend Austin’s tourney win moves Bulldogs up in Chronicle/VYPE Magazine area rankings

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Clear Creek has had Fort Bend Austin's number here in recent years, but the Bulldogs got a little revenge over the weekend. They won the CCISD BSN/Under Armour Tournament, beating Clear Creek in the finals on the Wildcats' home floor.

The result was a shakeup at the top of the Chronicle/VYPE Magazine area rankings.

DQ Big Game of the Week includes 24-6A tilt between Dickinson and Clear Creek

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Dickinson and Clear Creek were the top two teams in District 24-6A a year ago, with the Gators beating the Wildcats 42-20 to win the league championship.

Many early projections have the two in the same place, meaning their district game Oct. 30 should be one for first place. One of the most recognizable segments for Texas high school thinks so Clear Creek at Dickinson was announced Monday as part of the DQ Big Game of the Week.

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State AP Poll: Crosby, George Ranch jump to second, third in Class 5A

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Here is The Associated Press high school poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, points based on 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, and the team's ranking in last week's poll:

Class 6A
School Total Points Prv
1. Allen (20) (2-0) 236 1
2. Katy (2) (2-0) 207 2
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State AP Poll: Westfield, Stratford jump into 6A, 5A top 10s

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Here is The Associated Press high school poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, points based on 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, and the team's ranking in last week's poll:

Class 6A
School Record Total Points Prv
1. Allen (21) (1-0) 246 1
2. Katy (2) (1-0) 209 3
3.

All-Greater Houston

Gameday Central: High school football, Week 2

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Scores and stats from Thursday's area games

Scores and stats from Friday's area games

Scores and stats from Saturday's area games

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In the Huddle: Previewing Week 2's best games

5 things to watch for in Week 2 of the high school football season

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Photos: 2015 All Greater Houston first and second football team selections

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Check out the top players on offense and defense in the gallery above.

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Area football rankings: Katy takes over top spot in 6A, Episcopal makes move in 4A/others

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Katy's impressive start has the Tigers sitting atop the Chronicle's area football rankings after Week 1, though expect more shakeup in the top 10 as Manvel faces North Shore this week and the Mustangs then turn around and play Westfield. And don't forget about The Woodlands going to Rhodes to face Katy on Sept.

State AP poll: Katy, Manvel in top five in 6A; Navasota starts season atop 3A

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AGH Football first and second teams

With the football season less than two weeks away, fans across the state had another opportunity to break down or argue which teams will be good and which ones will be better. The preseason Associated Press polls were released Wednesday morning, with five defending state champions sitting atop each classification.

Football: Westfield, Katy, Navasota, East Bernard start 2015 atop respective THSCA preseason regional coaches polls

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For the second season the Texas High School Coaches Association will partner with TheAthleticsDepartment.com in putting together football rankings for the UIL's top five classes (6A-2A).

But unlike many that simply go by classification, the THSCA polls are by region. The logic is simple coaches, like fans and media members, are more familiar with teams in their regions instead of teams from every level across the state.

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Eight players from the region named High School All-Americans

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Five boys and three girls from area high schools made the United Soccer Coaches list

Five boys and three girls from the region were among the 126 soccer players from across the nation named fall High School All-Americans by the United Soccer Coaches.

The boys on the list include Central Bucks West midfielder Tarin Morris, Lower Dauphin forward Jackson Becher, Conestoga forward Chris Donovan, Salesianum forward Bryce Wallace and Delran forward John Strohlein.

Set-Piece Pioneers: Japanese High School Team Successfully Deploy Ingenious ‘Walking Wall’ Freekick Ruse, 2016 (Video)

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These days it's positively ubiquitous, but as strange as it is to think, the world had never seen the now-humdrum "walking wall" set-piece routine before January of last year.

Largely uncredited as they may be for innovating and subsequently adding such an instant staple to the football repertoire, 'twas the football team from East Fukuoka High School who first demonstrated the Monkees-style routine.

YSC Academy graduates its largest class yet

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19 young men marked the end of their high school journey on Friday

YSC Academy held its third graduation ceremony on Friday, celebrating its largest graduating class since opening in 2013.

"When I hear about their experiences, what resonates to me is the most important thing are the coaches, the teachers, or the other students," Head of Students Nooah Ahmed-Lee was quoted saying in a news release.

The Ball’s Gotta Move: Chapter Three

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Josh Trott's fictional Philadelphia soccer story continues.

Gameday Central: High school football, Week 3

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Thursday's scores and stats

Friday's games

Saturday's games

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In the Huddle: Setting up the Week 3 action

5 things to watch for in Week 3

Which are Houston's toughest football districts?

Elkins, Fort Bend Marshall make big moves in weekly rankings

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UIL release: Northside ISD to treat incident of 2 football players targeting a referee as ‘assault’

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High school football 2015: Week 2

In the latest events surrounding the two San Antonio Jay football players who targeted an official during a game Friday, a Jay assistant has been placed on administrative leave.

According to the San Antonio Express-News, Jay assistant Mack Breed was put on administrative leave.

Topgolf now free for high school teams Monday-Thursday

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Topgolf, which combines a golf driving range with restaurant elements, will now become the home to high school golfers during the week.

The company announced Monday it will allow high school golf teams to practice at any Topgolf venue for free from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

"Like the saying goes, 'Practice makes perfect,'" said Dennis Harrington, Topgolf's national director of golf services.

Manvel’s white-on-white football uniforms – a scorekeeper’s nightmare?

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Manvel's football team has received plenty of attention over the last few years, lighting up scoreboards and sending waves of talented players on to the next level.

On Friday, the Mavs did it again without scoring a point or signing a letter of intent. On picture day, Manvel debuted new white uniforms for the 2015 season.

Area Code Games begin Tuesday with Houston quartet on Texas team

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Starting pitcher Devin Fontenot of The Woodlands High School is one of several local players participating in this year's Area Code Games. (Jerry Baker / Houston Chronicle)

The Area Code Games started in 1986 as a small showcase in California, putting top baseball players together on teams based on their telephone area codes.

Fort Bend Marshall’s Banks named state’s top coach by U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association

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His boys track team dominated its competition in 2015, ending its season not only as Class 5A state champions but doing so in record fashion.

Fort Bend Marshall tallied 90 points in capturing the state title in May, the most scored in UIL state meet history. The Buffs, who finished second the previous two state meets, scored36 more than runner-up Lancaster.

Houston has long heritage of memorable high school football title games

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High school football championship games will return in December, when NRG Stadium will host for the first time the University Interscholastic League's three-day distribution of 10 11-man championships.

It will be the first time the UIL has staged a title game in Houston since 2008, but the city has a 62-year-old heritage of hosting such games.

UH loses a verbal commitment, picks up its first from class of 2017 on same day

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Thursday brought good news and bad news for UH football and it's new coaching staff.

On the negative side, Hightower offensive lineman Darta Lee announced his decommitment from the Cougars.

The 6-foot-3, 294-pound local standout chose UH in May over other offers from the likes of Illinois, SMU, Southern Miss and Texas Tech.

El Campo trio named to Texas Sports Writers Association All-State Class 4A baseball first team

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Iowa Park's Westyn Swenson was named the Collin Street Bakery/Texas Sports Writers Association Class 4A Player of the Year.

The senior outfielder batted .552, scoring 32 runs and knocking in 41. He had 19 doubles, six triples and stole 11 bases for 23-2-2 Iowa Park. He also was 6-0 pitching with a 1.