George Ranch H.S.

GRHS Sunday Longhorn News 12-12-2021

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It's the LAST FULL day before finals start....and every day we strive to BE KIND and find a reason to laugh! So on Monday let's have a little fun by "GETTING OUR UGLY ON". If you have a ugly sweater (that is school appropriate, of course) then wear it tomorrow! If you wear one....see me at my "mobile office" table in the hallway during lunches tomorrow to get a ticket to be entered into a end of day gift card drawing! Who will be the winner? Staff and students can both enter!

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A Message From Heather Patterson, GRHS Principal

Happy Sunday GRHS Longhorns,


Only one more regular school day before the final exam schedule kicks off on Tuesday. (See the schedule below) Don't forget that even though you exempted classes, if you get in trouble, they will be removed and you are responsible for taking the finals. Make good choices and finish strong Longhorns!


Seniors...you are about to close out your LAST first semester, which means in one short semester you will be walking across tht stage as a high school graduate! Make sure you are soaking up every minute of making memories, because it will be gone in the blink of an eye as you all spread your wings and head off in different directions. Let your parents spend time with you, (and don't roll your eyes), as they are wanting to soak up every minute of their time with you, as well! They have earned it!


Longhorn families, I wish you lots of peace and joy this holiday season, and I hope you are able the enjoy the "REAL" present ...which is "PRESENCE"...the TIME spent with those you love. This has not been easy, through the hustle and bustle we call life and COVID that has sadly robbed us of family, friends, and most importantly the TIME we would normally be spending with each other over the past year and a half. I urge you to take advange of "BEING PRESENT" and celebrating this TIME to reconnect with each other and hopefully stepping away from technology a bit too.


Our office/building will be closed from December 17th at 4:00PM until January 3rd at 8:00AM. If you are needing something over the break it MUST be taken care of before the 17th at 4:00pm, as we will be taking this time ot reconnect with our own family and will not be checking email until we get back. Thank you for understanding and we will be happy to asssit you when we come back on January 3rd. See the December deadlines below that have been in the LAST 2 weekly news and gone over on daily announcements by me personally, as well as in advisory classes on Mondays. There is no wiggle room on these.


This will be my last GRHS Longhorn News until January 2nd, as I too will be stepping away to spend time with my own family. We love you, stay safe, and we will see you NEXT year Longhorns!


ONE MORE TIME...DECEMBER HARD DEADLINES!

  • FINAL EXEMPTION WINDOW CLOSED! (Behavior still matters, even after you submit.)
  • COUNSELOR RECOMMENDATION LETTERS, TRANSCRIPT REQUEST, and SERVICE HOUR INPUT HARD DEADLINES - DECEMBER 12TH-15TH! (See more info below)


*Please Note- final exams WILL NOT be given early. If you are absent during your exam, you must get with your teacher on the make-up date (which will be after school ONLY) during the week of the 4th-7th. If you fail to do this, it will be recorded as a zero in the gradebook.


DON'T FORGET YOUR ID's!

NO ID ON = No Phone/Airpods/Headphones! ID's are mandatory! No more temporaries will be issued. If you need a NEW ID/Lanyard- you can purchase them for $5 in the library from 8:00-8:15 daily! Lanyards/ID's should be on the second you step through the doors each day. Please make sure you are following this rule as well as being in dress code and to ensure that you are not written up for non compliance. This will affect your exemptions.


The front office is open daily Monday- Friday 8:00-4:00pm to assist you. You can also directly email us or call 832-223-4200 during the same hours. We are happy to help!


Admin contact info (by last name alpha split):

Chris Cuellar - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split A-Dan) ccuellar@lcisd.org

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Dao-Hou) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Hov-Mom) jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org

Judy Momanyi - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Mon-Sac) judith.momanyi@lcisd.org

Marqueshah Coy - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z) mcoy@lcisd.org


Nicholas Cavallo - Campus Athletic Coordinator (athletic questions/concerns) ncavallo@lcisd.org


Vivian Patton - GRHS Nurse (Medical/COVID questions) vpatton@lcisd.org


GRHS Counselors: (by last name alpha split)

Jamie Rufo (alpha split A-Dan) jrufo@lcisd.org

Stacey Richards (alpha split Dao-Hou)stacey.richards@lcisd.org

Abraham Vil (alpha split Hov-Mom) abraham.vil@lcisd.org

Alicia Henley-Stegent Dual Credit & (alpha split Mon-Sac) alicia.stegent@lcisd.org

Ashley Hunt (alpha split Sad-Z) ashley.hunt@lcisd.org

Carin Reeves 504/AP creeves@lcisd.org


Included in this edition of our GRHS Longhorn News:


  • Student and Staff Ugly Sweater Contest Tomorrow (gift card for ticket winner that is drawn)
  • Student Council and DECA are teaming up for Caroline’s Book Drive. We had a successful book drive last year and are excited to continue the efforts. The book drive will go thru December 17th. We will be collecting NEW books to donate to Texas Children's Hospital in Katy, Texas.

  • FFA Gringos Spirit Night - Monday

  • Choir Concert Tuesday Night at 6:30PM. (It will also be live streamed)

  • Football Banquet this week (see flyer)

  • GREAT job to our GRHS NHS, STUCO, and PTO on the Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday!
  • FINAL EXEMPTION WINDOW CLOSED! Behavior still matters, even after you submit!
  • COUNSELOR RECOMMENDATION LETTERS, TRANSCRIPT REQUEST, and SERVICE HOUR INPUT HARD DEADLINES - BEFORE DECEMBER 15TH! (that's WEDNESDAY)
  • ID's are mandatory EVERY DAY! No more temporaries will be issued. If you need a NEW ID/Lanyard- you can purchase them for $5 in the library from 8:00-8:15 daily. Must be visibly worn on the TOP half of your body. NO ID-NO PHONE!
  • COVID Temporary Protocols-How to report and stay connected-Campus notifications
  • Transcript and VOE Requests Procedures
GRHS (LCISD) Holiday Video Card

Support FFA by NOT Cooking on Monday! :)

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Concert is Free and Begins at 6:30PM! Doors Open to Audience at 6:00PM. Join Us on Tuesday to Hear the Beautiful Music of our GRHS Chorale Longhorns! Below is the Live Link if you Cannot Attend In Person!

Football Banquet Time!

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Need a great holiday gift idea for that GR Longhorn on your shopping list? Use this link!

Need a great holiday gift idea for that GR Longhorn on your shopping list? Look no further than purchasing a 2022 Legacy Yearbook from The Ranch. Our 224-page book, themed “Time Flies at the Ranch” will chronicle Longhorn Life at GRHS for the ’21-’22 school year and will be a valued keepsake for years to come. Remember: the sooner you order, the better the price!


Use this link to go directly to the Balfour.com website and start shopping! https://www.balfour.com/yearbooks


Once there, order the book, any accessories you’d like, and even a SENIOR Tribute Ad for that special C/O 2022 grad!


Get yours TODAY!

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PROM - Saturday - May 14th @ Safari Texas

GRADUATION - Sunday, May 22, 2022 @ 8:00pm. Rain make up day (if needed) – Monday, May 23, 2022 @ 9:30am (Traylor Stadium)

ATTENTION CLASS OF 2022!

Tuesday, December 7th be on the lookout for a Skyward email from the 2022 Legacy Yearbook staff!


We’re seeking Senior Quotes and Senior Superlatives for our yearbook pages. A Senior Quote is simply that: A short, memorable quote that you like or use. A Senior Superlative is naming a fellow senior as best dressed, nicest smile, most likely to be late for graduation, etc. We’ll tally up the results and print what we can in the 2022 yearbook.


You may respond anytime via email between Tuesday, December 7th and Friday, January 7th, 2022! Good luck, we can’t wait to see what you have to say!

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COUNSELOR RECOMMENDATION LETTERS, TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS, and SERVICE HOUR INPUT HARD DEADLINES - DECEMBER 12TH-15TH!

Transcript Request

If you are needing your official high school transcript sent to a college or university before we leave for the holiday break, then you will need to request your transcript in SchooLinks by December 15th.


The registrar will NOT send any transcripts to colleges over the holiday break. Transcript request submitted after December 15th will be fulfilled by Friday, January 7th.

If in SchooLinks your transcript has been sent, please note that it takes two weeks or more for colleges to process your transcript, due to peak time processing for colleges.


Counselor Recommendations

If the college you are applying to REQUIRES a counselor recommendation, please make sure that you have contacted your counselor to request a counselor recommendation by December 12th.


Counselors will NOT be sending recommendation letters during the holiday break.

Please make sure that you email your counselor for a recommendation letter and include your student brag sheet for the counselor to reference.


You can locate your student brag sheet in the Counselor Corner Canvas page under the Module Section.


SERVICE HOUR INPUT DEADLINE - BEFORE DECEMBER 15th!

This is a friendly reminder that fall service hours must be input and verified by supervisor in SchooLinks before December 15. All hours that aren’t verified by the supervisor in SchooLinks will be denied in SchooLinks after December 15.


Please make sure that you have checked in SchooLinks to make sure that your hours were input and verified by the supervisor in SchooLinks BEFORE December 15th. If you are experiencing any issues, please contact Mrs. Ford NOW!


Please note that you will NOT be able to input past years’ service hours or hours from Summer 2021. THESE HOURS WILL BE DENIED.


Questions? Please contact Mrs. Ford, GRHS CCF, at lauren.ford@lcisd.org

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CLOSED! ONLINE EXEMPTION WINDOW ONLY OPEN DECEMBER 3RD-7TH (No Extentions) Make sure you read the criteria carefully!

LCISD Guidelines for Fall 2021 Semester Exam Exemptions

Maximum semester exam exemptions allowed:


  • Grade 9: Two classes per semester
  • Grade 10: Three classes per semester
  • Grade 11: Four classes per semester
  • Grade 12: All classes per semester


District Exemption Policy

  • A semester grade average of 80 or above in class to be exempted

  • No more than THREE absences in a class. Days missed because of approved school-related or school-sanctioned activities and pre-approved college days shall not count against a student. Compulsory attendance still applies for students. Any student placed in quarantine by an outside entity (physician, County, parent, etc.) will need to provide documentation to the campus for the absences to be excused [including virtual conferencing attendance].

  • No more than 3 office referrals, with no more than 1 assignment to ISS not to exceed 3 days. No assignments to ALC or suspensions.

  • No outstanding fees/fines

  • Concurrent or dual credit course exemptions are not governed by LCISD exemption policy.


*A reduction in grade below 80, fine, or discipline referral after the exemption declaration may cause the student to be ineligible for the exemption.


College Board Advanced Placement Final Exam Options

· An 80% semester average, or above, in the AP course

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COURSE SELECTION BEGINS IN JANUARY FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR! PLEASE SEE THE INFO BELOW FROM OUR GRHS COUNSELORS FOR IMPORTANT DATES AND PARENT NIGHTS!

GRHS Timeline for Course Selection for the 2022-23 School Year


  • January 11th: 6:00 PM Parent Information Night at GRHS! This night will have LOTS of information! We will discuss graduation requirements, classes, endorsements, dual credit, AP, etc. We will also have lots of information about our CTE (Career Technology Education) classes and teachers present to answer questions. You will not want to miss this event!


  • January 18-February 1st: Students will be going to the computer labs in their English classes to meet with counselors to input classes for next year. Counselors will be in the computer lab with students walking them through the process and answering any questions students have.


  • February 3rd: Counselors will be available right outside the cafeteria during all lunches to answer any questions from students about courses.


  • February 4th: The LAST day for students to enter and/or make changes to classes in Skyward for next school year. After this date, any changes will be made through their counselor.


  • Starting February 7th-March 11th: Counselors will begin meeting one on one with every student about their classes for next year. This is a several week process. We start with juniors, then sophomores, and finally freshman. During this one on one meeting, counselors verify with the student the classes they chose and answer any questions they have.

Please join Student Council as we team up with DECA for Caroline’s Book Drive. We had a successful book drive last year and are excited to continue the efforts. The book drive will go thru December 17th. We will be collecting NEW books to donate to Texas Children's Hospital in Katy, Texas for families who are spending their holidays in the hospital. Please check out the flyer for the amazon wishlist QR code or purchase some of your favorite children’s book and place them in any of the donation boxes located in Ms. Torres’ room (1326), Mrs. Wleczyk’s room (1020), or the front office.

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Support our GRHS National English Honor Society's Service Project!

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GRHS Band Booster Fundraiser!

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REMINDERS FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS!

Behavior Reminders!

We have been more than generous with working around some troublesome behaviors that developed throughout this past year and a half with school not looking or feeling the same, but we have been in school long enough now to RELEARN the expectations again. The amount of time spent by our staff on these type of things during a hard year already, is stopping. We are raising the bar to back where I set it in the fall of 2019 when I was first asked to take this job, and I expect you to follow suit.


  • No ID = NO PHONE USE (even at lunch) If you refuse to put them up, it's a write up.
  • Phones must be put away at all times in the classrooms, unless there is an instruction purpose GIVEN by the teacher and the sign is on GREEN. If you refuse to follow this, it will be a write up.
  • Ignoring teachers/staff when they are asking you to put on ID or to put your phone up will be a write up. (That's just disrespect)
  • In the hallways without an ID AND a pass during class time, will be a write up. Parents- if you wonder why grades are slipping...it's their personal devices and lack of urgency to participate in class.
  • Instigating, participating, or videoing an altercation (regardless of how small) will be a write up. If you are part of a fight, you will be placed at ALC.


Let me say...that you are BETTER than this, but the lack of respect (post COVID) that many are showing is not fair to the MAJORITY of our Longhorns and Staff that are here putting in the work each and every day. Do better...because you ARE better!

NO ILLEGAL PARKING ON 762 to pick up students (or DROPPING OFF IN PARKING LOT) PLEASE! THIS IS EXTREMELY UNSAFE, CAUSING PARKING ISSUES FOR OUR STAFF TO GET TO MORNING TUTORIALS!

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ID's Mandatory!


  • LANYARDS W/GRHS ISSUED ID - ALL GRHS STUDENTS SHOULD NOW HAVE AN ID AND LANYARD AND ARE EXPECTED TO BE WEARING IT 100% OF THE TIME INSIDE OUR BUILDING!
  • NEED A NEW LANYARD/ID BRING $5 to the library between 8:00-8:15am!
  • GRHS ID's must be VISIBLY WORN on the TOP half of your body. If you refuse, you will have disciplinary consequences. NO more temporaries will be given out.


Being responsible for 2645 students is a big job, and I need for all GRHS staff to be able to identify and assist students quickly. Thanks for following this rule.

GRHS DRESS CODE - REVIEW IT - KNOW IT - BE IN IT!

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What do I do if my student tests positive for COVID? See the campus protocol below for how you need to report in order for us to ensure that minimal disruption will happen to your student's schedule. You can help us help you by closely following these steps!

Procedures, Remote Conferencing, and Notifications.

If your student test positive for COVID-19 please follow the steps below ASAP to notify the campus and we will be getting back with you within a day with the next steps to keep your student as connected to learning during this temporary quarantine period.


*They will have FULL access to their Teacher's Canvas pages (where notes and/or PowerPoint will be posted after taught that day) and a zoom link to access the designated "REMOTE CONFERENCING TEACHER- Yvonne Miller-Jones - to help assist them during this temporary period.


TWO PEOPLE THAT NEED TO BE EMAILED IMMEDIATELY:

  1. GRHS Nurse - Vivian Patton vpatton@lcisd.org
  2. Your student's Assistant Principal (listed below by last name alpha split)

Admin contact info (by last name alpha split):

Chris Cuellar - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split A-Dan) ccuellar@lcisd.org

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Dao-Hou) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Hov-Mom) jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org

Judy Momanyi - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Mon-Sac) judith.momanyi@lcisd.org

Brian Forshee Associate Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z) bforshee@lcisd.org


In the email please include:

  1. Student Name
  2. Grade Level
  3. Student ID
  4. Date of Confirmed POSITIVE


ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE STEPS ABOVE OUR GRHS "REMOTE CONFERENCING TEACHER" WILL BE EMAILING YOU AND YOUR STUDENT WITHIN 24 BUSINESS HOURS WITH HOW YOU WILL BE SUPPORTED THROUGH THIS TEMPORARY PERIOD.


Here is her contact info, in case you have further questions.

Yvonne Miller-Jones Yvonne.millerjones@lcisd.org

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The 2022 GRHS Legacy Yearbook is on sale now! Go to Balfour.com, enter George Ranch HS in the Search Bar on top and click on the yearbook below. You may order the book, any accessories you’d like and even order a Senior Tribute Ad for your CO2022 grad right from the website. Payment is secure on the Balfour.com website and the book will be delivered to your student next May at The Ranch.


Remember Longhorns, the earlier you order the better the price of the book! Order today!

Questions? Get in touch with Mr. Terrando at 832.223.4236 or via email at thomas.terrando@lcisd.org.

Click the link below to order your 21-22 yearbook now!

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Click the PDF Link Below for Early Pick Up Procedures

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Have a New Driver? Need a VOE? We have you covered!

Verification of Enrollment (VOE) Request

If you are needing to request a verification of enrollment (VOE), to obtain a student permit or license, please email Mrs. Lujan at blujan@lcisd.org


In the email request, please include student's id number. Please note that it takes 1 business day to process VOE request.


Please note that VOE expires 30 days after it is signed.


Child Support/ Verification of Enrollment Letter

If you are needing to request a VOE letter for child support, please email Mrs. Hall at rhall@lcisd.org


This letter will list the student's expected graduation date and confirm the student is currently enrolled.


Please note that it takes 1 business day to process VOE letter request.

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GRHS Admin Team Support

Our Admin Team is ready and willing to support! We are available (via email) during business hours and will be promptly getting back with you for assistance.


Please feel free to reach out to your child's Assistant Principal (alpha split by last name) for student specific concerns or assistance.


Heather Patterson - Principal hpatterson@lcisd.org

Brian Forshee - Associate Principal bforshee@lcisd.org

Chris Cuellar - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split A-Dan) ccuellar@lcisd.org

Carrie Yanta -Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Dao-Hou) cyanta@lcisd.org

Jessie Eilenstine Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Hov-Mom) jessie.eilenstine@lcisd.org

Judy Momanyi - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Mon-Sac) judith.momanyi@lcisd.org

Marqueshah Coy - Assistant Principal (Alpha Split Sad-Z) mcoy@lcisd.org

Nicholas Cavallo - GRHS Campus Athletic Coordinator (athletic concerns/questions) ncavallo@lcisd.org

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Counselors, College Career Facilitator, and Registrar Squad!

Our GRHS Counselors, College Career Facilitator, and Registrar are ready and available to support you. The best way to contact them is via email and they will be getting back with you for assistance within 24 business hours. From schedule questions, college questions, transcript requests, to any student concern our GRHS team is here to assist you and your child. Feel free to email them with any questions or concerns. (Alpha Split by Student LAST Name for Counselors)


Counselors:

Jamie Rufo (alpha split A-Dan) jrufo@lcisd.org

Stacey Richards (alpha split Dao-Hou)stacey.richards@lcisd.org

Abraham Vil (alpha split Hov-Mom) abraham.vil@lcisd.org

Alicia Henley-Stegent Dual Credit & (alpha split Mon-Sac) alicia.stegent@lcisd.org

Ashley Hunt (alpha split Sad-Z) ashley.hunt@lcisd.org

Carin Reeves 504/AP creeves@lcisd.org


Lauren Ford - College Career Facilitator (CCF)- lauren.ford@lcisd.org

Marci Macha -George Ranch Registrar - mamacha@lcisd.org

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GRHS Weekly News!

GRHS Student News, E15, December 10th, 2021

WRESTLING

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The JV Longhorn wrestlers took on Foster and Fulshear tonight. The Longhorn grapplers have shown great improvement over the last few weeks and demonstrated their talent against the teams from the north. Some standout performances were by Howard "Big Pork" Emmitt, Anthony Lenette, Tristan Baszile, Dylan Smith and Connor Tallas.
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BASKETBALL

GIRLS Basketball

Girls basketball had a clean sweep vs Ft. Bend Clements to open up district 1-0. Varsity won 66-34. Lauren Stevens lead the team with a double double of 32 points and 14 rebounds, followed by Leslie Forun with 12 points. The Fr team won 71-66. Everyone on the team contributed for a team win. Leading scoreres were Vashti Pollard with 14 points and Elle Collins with 13 points.


GRHS Girls basketball lost a heartbreaker to Dulles 64-70. Lauren Stevens with 22 points, and Rachel Okoye with 16 points. JV won 47-22. Makaila Smith had 15 points, Victoria Obasuyi & Jaiden Long with 8 each. Freshman dominated Dulles 57-7. Vashti Pollard 17 points, Autumn Coonfield 16 points, and Iysatu Karbgo with 10 points.

BOYS Basketball

The George Ranch Freshman Black Team suffer their first loss of the 2021-22 season to Katy Tompkins 50-38 on Tuesday. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Sean Johnson with 12 points and Corey Jackson with 9 points. Defensively, Dillon Lane played a great game as the longhorns failed short against the falcons. The George Ranch Longhorns and the Fulshear Chargers will face off on Friday at home. The George Ranch Freshman Maroon Team beat Katy Tompkins 47-32 on Tuesday. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Travis Valerian with 15 points and Matthew Joseph with 9 points. Defensively, Tyson Foster played a great game. The George Ranch Longhorns and the Fulshear Chargers will face off on Friday at home. The George Ranch JV B Team lost a tough battle 59-29 against Katy Tompkins. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Michael Osakwe with 8 points and Karson Harris with 9 points. Defensively, Brian Henry played a great game. The George Ranch Longhorns and the Fulshear Chargers will face off on Friday at home. The George Ranch JV A Team lost a tough battle 67-37 against Katy Tompkins. Offensively, the longhorns were led by KC Etufugh with 10 points. The George Ranch Longhorns and the Fulshear Chargers will face off on Friday at home. The George Ranch Longhorns competed but came up short against Katy Tompkins 46-36 on Tuesday. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Liam Dawdy with 10 points. Evan Howard helped with 9 points and several assist. The George Ranch Longhorns and the Manvel Mavericks will face off at 7:00 pm on Friday night at home.



The George Ranch Longhorns lost a tough battle 51-33 against Fulshear High School. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Kurtis McNeill with 9 points and 5 rebounds. The George Ranch Longhorns and the Stratford Spartans will face off on Tuesday at home. The George Ranch JV A Team lost a tough battle 46-34 against Fulshear High School. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Andre Maina with 11 points. The George Ranch Longhorns and the Stratford Spartans will face off on Tuesday at home. The George Ranch Freshman Black Team beat Fulshear High School 56-39. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Tyler Collins with 15 points and Gabriel Mahonwu with 12 points. Defensively, Melvin Youngblood played a great game as the longhorns improve to 9-1 in the season. The George Ranch Longhorns and the Stratford Spartans will face off on Tuesday at home. The George Ranch Freshman Maroon Team beat Fulshear High School 56-31 on Friday. Offensively, the longhorns were led by Anthony Pomadchin with 12 points and Moses Obanla with 9 points. Defensively, Blake Gordon played a great game. The George Ranch Longhorns and the Stratford Spartans will face off on Tuesday at home.

SOFTBALL

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