Medical effects of concussion far worse for kids.
Daniel KramerJustin Landers, head athletic trainer at Katy High School, leads me to a secret stash of football equipment. The attic-like room, which is only accessible by one skinny wood ladder, is floor to ceiling and wall to wall with hundreds of helmets and shoulder pads. Landers combs th ... More >>
TUTS annual Tommy Tune awards have become a highly anticipated event among high school drama clubs across the area.Scholarships are awarded, two winners are chosen to go to New York to compete on a national level, and the kids get to perform at the Hobby Center on the night of the event. (This ye ... More >>
Photo by Paul KnightHere at Hair Balls, we seem to talk a lot about Katy High School football, even though we try not to. When the high school playoffs started this year, we really wanted to cheer for Galveston Ball, and we thought The Woodlands and Hightower High School would surely go deep in t ... More >>
Photos by Paul KnightStanding in the rain on Saturday afternoon, watching Katy High School play Atascocita in a playoff game, Hair Balls remembered something we read on the Washington Post NFL blog this past week. This question, about the Dallas Cowboys, was asked: "Why are the Cowboys So Hated? ... More >>
High school football playoffs start this weekend, and Hair Balls is excited.The Woodlands and Hightower High School finished undefeated and, from what we saw this season, look like they'll be tough to beat. Katy High School, whose only loss came in the team's opening game against The Woodlands, won ... More >>
Photos by Paul Knight / Click here for a full slideshowHair Balls watched a game about a month ago between two old HISD rivals, and we noticed that the stands were a little empty and the game play was a little soft. We found an old Madison coach, Richard Blair, who told us that he thought H ... More >>
Our old pal Michael J. Mooney, who helped us out with our October feature about the Katy High School football team, posted up at Dolphins Stadium last night to live blog the game for our sister paper, the Broward-Palm Beach New Times. Here's the recap, which includes frequent references to the Uni ... More >>
Katy High School was going to play against a Florida team on national TV. Now all it had to do was find a way to win again.
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