Two area players involved in the activities around in the Greater Houston Area Girl’s Basketball Association All-Star Game on Saturday at Goose Creek Memorial High School.

Travis senior forward Deliliah Van Campen played for the Blue team at the event. She has verbally committed to play at McNeese State next season.

George Ranch senior guard Lauren Krouch didn’t play in the game, but was honored at the game with the Roger Glossen Scholarship.

Area players named Academic All-State

A handful of area basketball players were named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches’ Academic All-State teams.

George Ranch senior forward Evan Ameen, senior forward Ezekiel Wande and senior guard Josiah Kaboga were named to the boy’s 6A team, while Needville senior guard Kenny Hrncir, senior forward Tim Garza and Aidan Rangel were named to the 4A team.

On the girl’s side, Needville senior guard Camianne Buell, senior guard Desteny Guillen, senior manager Larissa Knox, senior forward Bella Ruggeroli and senior Baley Stavinoha were named to the 4A team.

Players, coaches selected to HABCA All-Star Game

George Ranch guard Noah Thomasson, guard Dalon Dean and Terry forward Ashton Anderson will be on a team coached by George Ranch head coach Charlie Jones in the Houston Area Basketball Coaches Association’s All-Star Game.

Travis guard Javontae Hopkins and Needville guard Chris Grace were also named to another team, led by Humble head coach Lair Crawford.

The game will take place on Thursday, May 2 at Pearland Dawson High School.

Thomasson and Jones will also participate in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches’ All-Star Games on Friday, May 17 in San Antonio.

Fulshear ranked in baseball polls, Travis getting votes

Fulshear is ranked in 4A in the latest Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association polls.

The Chargers have a record of 14-3 and are No. 10. Argyle is the top-ranked team in 4A, followed by Canton and Iowa Park.

Travis is receiving votes in the 6A poll, just outside the top 10. Cypress Ranch is the No. 1 team, followed by the Tigers’ rival in District 20-6A, Ridge Point.

Needville softball ranked 11th in state

The Needville softball team is ranked No. 11 in the latest Texas Girls Coaches Association’s poll for Class 4A.

The Lady Jays (15-4-1) are behind No. 10 Paris North Lamar and ahead of Crandall.

Little Cypress-Mauriceville is No. 1, followed by Aubrey and Brownwood.

Travis’ Washington takes trip to Happy Valley

It was a long visit for Travis junior wide receiver Parker Washington, but the speedy Tiger receiver seemed to enjoy his visit to Penn State this weekend.

Washington posted pictures with Nittany Lion head coach James Franklin and receivers coach Gerad Parker. He already has an offer from Penn State, and did not make a verbal commitment after the trip.

Longhorn setter Rathmell verbals to Aurora

George Ranch senior setter Mady Rathmell tweeted last week that she will play at Aurora University, a Division III program in Illinois.

Last season, Rathmell was second on the Longhorns in assists with 569 (4.4 per set) and in hitting percentage (.284). She also had 50 aces and 212 digs (4.5 per set).

More offers

George Ranch junior defensive back Faybian Marks received an offer from Louisiana-Lafayette… Fulshear sophomore guard Jackson Edge visited Texas A&M on an unofficial visit last weekend…

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