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Seven Players to Represent Cy-Fair ISD in Bayou Bowl

HOUSTON —  Saturday, June 10 will mark the 18th installment of the Greater Houston Football Coaches Association’s Bayou Bowl.  This year’s Bayou Bowl will be played at Turner Stadium in Humble, TX at 7:00 PM.  The game will be broadcast live on ABC 13.

Below is the list of the seven players that will represent Cy-Fair ISD.

No. Name School
2 Luis Reyes Cypress Woods
7 B.J. Chambers Cy-Fair
11 Chase McCray Langham Creek
30 Kyle Allison Cy-Fair
52 Jacob Clarkson Jersey Village
74 Reis Mallory Langham Creek
90 Kory Toliver Cypress Falls

The annual GHFCA Bayou Bowl is an all-star game which features graduated seniors from Houston area high schools.  The two teams are comprised of players from the East and West halves of the city.

Before 2015, the Bayou Bowl was a match up between selected all-stars from Louisiana and Texas.

Baseball Academic All-District Team Unveiled

The one-hundred four Cy-Fair ISD baseball players that qualified for Academic All-District Team were unveiled on Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

In order to qualify for the Academic All-District Baseball Team, student athletes must finish the season in good standing and have earned a weighted grade-point average equaling 5.5 or higher for the two six weeks that comprise of most of the regular season which spans from last week of February to the final week of April.d

The complete list to the 2017 17-6A Academic All-District Baseball Team can be found here:  http://bit.ly/2rjvirW

Varsity Wires founder and Executive Director Zachary Babb steps down effective immediately, Chase Parisher promoted to Executive Director

Zachary Babb (right) and Adam Coleman (left) field questions from student reporters at a monthly press conference event put on by the Communications Department of Cypress Fairbanks ISD on February 12th, 2015. Photo credit to Joel Weckerly.

CYPRESS, Texas — Varsity Wires announced Monday that founder Zachary Babb is stepping down as the organization’s Executive Director, effective immediately, to pursue other opportunities.

Vice President of Operations Chase Parisher has been promoted to Executive Director.

“It’s been an incredible four years, seeing Varsity Wires grow into something I never dreamed it would,” said Babb. “To watch it swell from a small project I started one summer in a friend’s spare bedroom into an organization hundreds of people keep up with on a day-to-day basis has been nothing short of amazing. I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with some incredible people, including Adam Coleman, Joel Weckerly, Ray Zepeda, Ed Warken, Carey Palmer, Kirk Eaton, Kevin Cook, and countless others.”

Varsity Wires has since grown to encompass more than 30 volunteers over it’s four years of existence, providing avenues for high school students and others to learn some of the basics of sports journalism.

Babb founded Varsity Wires in July of 2013 as a side project to cover Cy Fair ISD football while obtaining his Associate of Arts degree from Lone Star College. He first broke into the CFISD media landscape as a student at Cypress Falls High School, covering Golden Eagle sports for the Cy Falls Newsfeed and CFWingspan before graduating in 2013.

Babb moved to Denton, Texas in the summer of 2015 to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcasting at the University of North Texas, but still oversaw the day-to-day operations of Varsity Wires for the 2015 and 2016 football seasons.

New Executive Director Chase Parisher initially joined Varsity Wires as a volunteer for the 2015 season, before being promoted to Vice President of Operations in June of 2016.