High school roundup: Hobaugh, Wright earn final honors of 2010 season
Clear Creek senior Rachel Hobaugh and Clear Lake junior Kiara Wright have given District 24-5A additional honors as All-Greater Houston team members before the book is finally closed on the season.
The 6-2 Wright, who has committed to USC, was named 24-5A's Offensive Player of the Year after helping lead the Lady Falcons to a district co-championship and the top seed heading into the postseason.
Once there, Clear Lake beat Kempner, North Shore, Deer Park and Cy-Fair before falling to Cy Woods in the Class 5A Region III finals.
Wright was also the 24-5A Newcomer of the Year as a sophomore, and she's looking forward to her senior year with the Lady Falcons in 2011.
"We're certainly happy to have her coming back for another season, along with all of our other players like senior-to-be Haley Satterwhite and juniors Sarah Strasner and Sam Volk," Clear Lake coach Chanda Eager said. "It was tough to get within one match of the state tournament and not quite get there, so all of the players will come back hungry for more."
Hobaugh, a 5-10 outside hitter, recorded 507 kills and 512 digs, along with 84 aces and 32 blocks, for the 24-5A co-champ Lady Wildcats, who defeated Fort Bend Travis, La Porte and co-district member Pearland in the playoffs before being knocked out by Cy Woods in the region semifinals.
She's also been selected to participate in the Great Houston Volleyball Coaches Association's first all-star tournament in early February, and helped Clear Creek capture 104 wins during her four-year career.
"Obviously, we depended on her quite a bit, especially as a senior on a team that started several underclassmen," Clear Creek coach Scott Simonds said. "It's a well-deserved honor for a player who worked hard every single day in practice and throughout the year."
Houbaugh also garnered first team 24-5A honors during the 2010 season.
Clear Lake cross country
Clear lake senior Brittney Wade was one of seven girls named to the All-Greater Houston cross country team that was announced last week.
Wade finished 14th at the University Interscholastic League State Meet after placing second in Region III and winning the 24-5A title in 2010.
She was a four-year letterman who played a key role in the Lady Falcons reaching state in each of her cross country seasons.
24-5A girls basketball
Clear Springs and Clear Lake, both 3-0, are the only unbeaten 24-5A teams entering the revival of district play on Tuesday, Jan. 4.
Clear Lake hosts Pearland and Clear Springs entertains Alvin at 7 p.m., and if both can stay hot, there's a showdown shaping up when Clear Lake welcomes Clear Springs on Jan. 11.
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