By Dennis Silva II, Sports Editor

Former Morton Ranch standout wrestler Tamyra Mensah Stock received the Olympic Trials for the second time on Saturday, April 3, qualifying for the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer time. Mensah Stock first received the Olympic Trials 4 years in the past however nonetheless wanted to complete within the high two of a remaining qualifying match to earn a bid to Rio. She completed third. Because of her world championship win within the 68 kg in 2019, a win final Saturday robotically certified Mensah Stock, who holds a Team USA rating of No. 1 within the 68 kg/149.5-pound class. She swept 17-year-old Kennedy Blades, a highschool junior from Wyoming. “I’m feeling excitement. I’m feeling overwhelmed. I feel I could’ve worked harder,” Mensah Stock, 28, emotionally instructed NBC after her win. “It’s a lot, a lot of hard work. No matter how naturally talented you are, there is so much work, sacrifice and dedication in this. But I have such an amazing support system that it almost was natural.” Because the Trials had been in Fort Worth, Mensah Stock had household, mates, school coaches and Morton Ranch coach Mark Balser within the stands watching her. Mensah Stock was a 2010 and 2011 state champion at Morton Ranch underneath Balser. …

Another former Morton Ranch star, LJ Cryer, is a nationwide champion. The Mavs’ all-time main scorer was a real freshman on No. 2 Baylor this season. The Bears beat No. 1 and beforehand undefeated Gonzaga, 86-70, to win the NCAA males’s basketball championship in Indianapolis on Monday to complete 28-2 this season. Cryer performed the final minute of the sport and missed his solely shot, a protracted 3-pointer. The Bears are simply the second staff from Texas to win the boys’s basketball nationwide title, becoming a member of 1966 University of Texas-El Paso. This season, Cryer—who scored 3,488 factors as a Mav, the fifth-most all-time in Texas highschool basketball historical past and essentially the most by a participant from the Greater Houston space—performed in 20 video games, averaging 3.4 factors in 10 minutes per recreation. Cryer made 16 of 44 3-pointers for a 36.4 p.c clip. …

The UIL decided final week that its state observe and subject meets will stay at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the University of Texas campus this season. The state meet is scheduled for May 6-8. …

Former Seven Lakes assistant coach Kris O’Neal was employed April 1 as the pinnacle soccer coach at Tuloso-Midway High School in Corpus Christi. O’Neal had been at Seven Lakes because the mid-2000s and coached varsity operating backs. O’Neal succeeds Wade Miller, who resigned in February to turn into the pinnacle soccer coach at Uvalde. …

In this week’s Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association state rankings, Katy is ranked No. 5 in Class 6A. Tompkins is ranked No. 10.

 (The weekly sports activities pocket book highlights notes and information that occurred within the Katy space throughout the final week. To submit a information merchandise, e mail [email protected] or message on Twitter @densilva02).

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