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VYPE Class 6A Helmet Stickers powered by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine: Week 9 (Nov. 19-21)

Welcome to a new VYPE feature for the 2020 football season – VYPE Helmet Stickers powered by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine! Every week, VYPE will scour the stat sheets of the previous week and find the top performers.


Class 6A teams went into Week 9 and wow there were some amazing performances! See who earned VYPE Helmet Stickers this week. Here are the selections

PREVIOUS HELMET STICKER SELECTIONS

– Week 1 (Sept. 24-27)
– Week 2 (Oct. 1-3)
– Week 3 (Oct. 8-10)
– Week 4 (Oct. 15-17)
– Week 5 (Oct. 22-24)
– Week 6 (Oct. 29-31)
– Week 7 (Nov. 3-5
– Week 8 (Nov. 12-14)

Carter Brown (@CarterABrown) – Pearland Dawson

Let’s lead this thing off with a kicker! In the epic District 23-6A showdown last week at Freedom Field, it went to overtime between Shadow Creek and Pearland Dawson. After a turnover on its first drive of overtime, Pearland Dawson had a chance to win the game. They got in field goal range and called on All-State kicker Carter Brown. He trotted out and nailed a 23-yard game-winning field goal to clinch the District 23-6A Championship for the Eagles and second-ever undefeated regular season. He also went 4 of 4 in extra point attempts in the game as well.

Daelyn Williams (@sirpaydae) – Dekaney 

Dekaney improved to 3-0 in district play after a 52-7 win over Eisenhower last week. The Wildcats’ offense was paced by Daelyn Williams finished 10 of 14 for 184 yards and three touchdowns. It was a nice win for Dekaney.

Charles Garrett (@3way_tank) – Klein Oak

In a tight 21-14 win over Klein last week, Klein Oak running back Charles Garrett had a nice afternoon. Garrett finished the game rushing for 143 yards and a score on 18 carries. Nice game for the junior back for the Panthers.

Colton Marwill (@CMarwill) – Tomball Memorial

It took a thrilling 49-48 overtime victory over Klein Collins to remain perfect but Tomball Memorial was able to do just that. Colton Marwill has returned at QB after being held out a few weeks due to injury. Marwill looks fully healthy again as he finished 20 of 32 for 328 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions. Marwill also rushed for another 37 yards.

Cy Park Team! 

We are giving a helmet sticker to the ENTIRE Cy Park football team!! That’s what you get when you make history. Last week a 42-29 win over Langham Creek punched the Tigers’ ticket to the 2020 playoffs. It is the first time in program history that Cy Park is heading to the playoffs. Some individual performances did stand out. The Tigers only had five yards passing for the game but then ran the ball for 475 yards. That’s

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Fitness events in and around Houston to add to your calendar this week

Zumba with Cida Fitness

Class combines Latin and international music with a fun, effective workout system. 10-11 a.m. Nov. 20; Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive, Sugar Land; sugarlandtownsquare.com.

Fitness in the Park: Tai Chi

Led by Simone Oliver of Four Dragons Institute, this tai chi class focuses on slow, meditative movements for increased health and mental well-being. 10:15-11:15 a.m. Nov. 21; Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney; discoverygreen.com.

Virtual Katy Charity Bubble Run

To adhere to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention social-distancing guidelines, this year’s race is going virtual. Runners will have 10 days to record their runs over the RunSignUp platform. On Dec. 1, Giving Tuesday, the event will be completed and celebrated. Nov. 21-Dec. 1; runsignup.com/Race/TX/Katy/KatyColorRun5K.

Warrior Yoga

Class is structured on the traditional teachings and science of yoga while integrating ancient warrior tradition. Participants must follow CDC guidance on face coverings and maintain proper social distance at all times. 6 p.m. Nov. 23; Levy Park, 3801 Eastside; levyparkhouston.org.

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VYPE Class 5A/6A Helmet Stickers powered by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine: Week 7 (Nov. 5-7)

Welcome to a new VYPE feature for the 2020 football season – VYPE Helmet Stickers powered by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine! Every week, VYPE will scour the stat sheets of the previous week and find the top performers.

Class 6A and 5A teams went into Week 7 and wow there were some amazing performances! See who earned VYPE Helmet Stickers this week. Here are the selections.


PREVIOUS HELMET STICKER SELECTIONS

– Week 1 (Sept. 24-27)
– Week 2 (Oct. 1-3)
– Week 3 (Oct. 8-10)
– Week 4 (Oct. 15-17)
– Week 5 (Oct. 22-24)
– Week 6 (Oct. 29-31)

Jaydon Tutwiler-Drew (@DrewJaydon) – New Caney 

In New Caney’s 48-40 win over Cleveland last week Jaydon Tutwiler-Drew was a key piece to the victory. The junior signal-caller went 3 of 4 for 70 yards and a touchdown through the air. Then he added 121 yards and a score on just six carries on the ground.

KeKe Davis (@jakenan23) – Baytown Lee

It was a thrilling 48-44 victory for Baytown Lee last week over Galveston Ball. The Ganders had a big performance from main back Keke Davis in the victory. Davis rushed for 142 yards and three scores on just 19 carries for the Ganders. Baytown Lee continues to play impressive football as they hold second place in district heading into this week’s showdown with undefeated Port Arthur Memorial.

Xavier Smallwood (@xavier25zay) – Foster

It was a big showdown for Foster last week as they faced off against Katy Paetow. The Falcons ended up winning the meeting 28-10 and a key factor was the running of Xavier Smallwood. The back busted off 117 yards and one score on 16 carries for the Falcons.

 Brock Bolfing (@BrockBolfing) – Montgomery 

There is being efficient and then there is was Brock Bolfing did for Montgomery last week in a 49-22 victory over Bryan Rudder. The junior finished the game 13 of 15 for 244 yards and four touchdowns. Bolfing completed 86% of his passes and had zero turnovers. On the season, Bolfing has passed for 1,512 yards and 16 scores with just three interceptions. He has helped guide the Bears to a 4-2 record through six games.

Roland Harvey (@rh_era1) – Fort Bend Marshall 

Fort Bend Marshall has it rolling and quarterback Roland Harvey is a big reason why. Against Houston Austin last week in a 63-6 victory, Harvey went 8 of 15 for 197 yards and four scores passing. He added 99 yards rushing and a score on just five carries. Five total touchdowns for Harvey and the Buffs offense look like they haven’t missed a beat.

Cardell Williams (@staywokee2) – Westfield 

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health

One Houston woman’s inspiring battle against breast cancer

“Do or do not. There is no try.”

Houston’s Zulia Mejia leans on the simple yet powerful message from Yoda to get her through her battle with cancer.

“Yoda uses the force, I turn to God as my force,” Mejia said. She is battling invasive ductal carcinoma HER3 negative stage 3C breast cancer, but was happy to share with Chron that she is cancer-free at the moment.

Mejia is the epitome of a warrior ready for battle. Her life changed after her diagnosis. A single mother of two young children, Sabían, 13, and Zuly Estela, 7, she had no choice but to lace up her gloves for the fight of her life.

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“What made me go and check it out was a lump I had noticed in my left breast back in October 2019,” Mejia said. “Being 39 at the time, I thought, I’ll be going to get a mammogram soon, and I’m sure it’s nothing to worry about.”

According to Mejia, she kept an eye on it, but the lump continued to grow. Around the same time, Mejia was faced with having her gallbladder removed, shifting her focus from her breast to that surgery.

“After my recovery from my gallbladder surgery in January, I made an appointment with my OB/GYN letting him know that there was a lump growing fast that needed to be looked at,” she said.

Zulia Mejia was inspired to do this photoshoot with the encouragement of Hector Martinez of Herobuilt.

Zulia Mejia was inspired to do this photoshoot with the encouragement of Hector Martinez of Herobuilt.

Courtesy: Hector Martinez/Herobuilt

March 4, 2020 is a day that Mejia will never forget.

“I had my mammogram in February of this year, and I got the call in March from my breast specialist that I had cancer.”

Overwhelmed and scared were some of the words this 40-year-old mother used to describe the roller coaster of emotions going through her mind.

“I’m a single parent. No one in my family has it. What am I supposed to do? And then I said to myself what I’m supposed to do is accept what it is and move forward. You have to be strong because you have children that need you,” Mejia said.

Mejia and her two children, Sabian and Zuly Estella.

Mejia and her two children, Sabian and Zuly Estella.

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It’s that mentality that helped Mejia push on.

“After being diagnosed, I went in, and I asked, okay what do we do next?” Mejia said. “What’s the point of attack? What do I need to do because I’m ready to put it behind me.”

In April, Mejia began cancer treatment.

“It was almost a blessing in disguise when COVID hit,” she said. “I wasn’t required to be at work and didn’t have many days to take off.”

The next few months were full of chemotherapy treatments.

“Right after treatments, I chose to have a double mastectomy surgery on September 17, and that’s the process that I am at right now. I am healing,” Mejia said. “Having my breasts is part

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Northwest Houston bars hope to weather COVID-19 restrictions that keep them closed

Bars across Texas reopened their doors following Gov. Greg Abbott’s Oct. 7 order allowing individual counties to determine if it’s safe.

However, Harris County is still not allowing bars that don’t serve food to reopen, including some in northwest Harris County. The county still has a high degree of community spread of the virus, county officials said.

“Indoor, maskless gatherings should not be taking place right now, and this applies to bars as well,” Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo tweeted in response to Abbott’s order.


While some bars have been able to reopen because they sell food, those without a kitchen or food truck are still left not knowing when they’ll be able to open again.

Franklin’s Tower, at 4307 Treaschwig Road in Spring, first closed in March for the initial shutdown, and was only open for a few weeks after being allowed to reopen in May.

“It’s absolutely terrible,” Franklin’s Tower owner Brandi Neal said. “We’re in the neighborhood where my venue has provided not only a lot of jobs, but also a community atmosphere around here.”

Neal said her bar was a community staple in Spring, offering local artists space to paint murals, live performances from area musicians every weekend and homemade goods from small business owners close by.

“Basically, I’m just trying to hold on,” Neal said. “I really thought we’d be able to stay open.”

Neal said she is working on acquiring a food truck for her bar so they can reopen. She said she wanted to be back open months ago but at this point isn’t sure when that will be possible.

She has applied for business loans to try to keep the bar afloat but said everything she applied for has either been denied or pending. Many of her employees are still waiting for the bar to reopen to start working again.

“Luckily, our customers have been really good for them, and they’ve been cleaning houses or mowing lawns or running errands for them,” Neal said. “Some have gotten a little part-time work with bars in other counties, but they’re all waiting for us to be open.”

Meanwhile, Ultra Bar, 744 Cypress Creek Parkway, was planning to debut in March before the pandemic hit, setting back their opening indefinitely.

“We were devastated,” Ultra Bar Co-Owner Jamie Woo-Hughley said. “We don’t know what the future is for the bar industry.”

Woo-Hughley said they had done a total reconstruction for their building, but didn’t add a kitchen — so now they’re unable to open their bar. Now, she said, they plan to add a food truck outside in hopes they will be able to open.

“That’s really the only thing we have to try and recover other than just acting as a venue,” she said. “Even with that, you don’t know how many people can come in.”

With indoor bars, Harris County epidemiologist Maria Rivera said it’s harder to stop the spread of viruses

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