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Tompkins High School volleyball team is headed to State

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The Tompkins High School volleyball team posed for a photo following Saturday's championship win.Facebook

HOUSTON (Covering Katy News) - The Tompkins High School Falcons are the Class 6A - Region III volleyball champions, beating Cinco Ranch at Houston’s Delmar Field House Saturday afternoon. It was an all Katy ISD championship game.

The Falcons swept Cinco Ranch three to zero, 25-20, 25-22, 25-18. Now the Falcons advance to State for the first time in the school’s nine-year history.

The Falcons play Dripping Springs on Friday night in Garland. The winning team moves on to the State final on Saturday.

Following the game, coach Alison Merrell said her team is achieving a goal set at the start of the season.

“What an accomplishment,” Merrell told the Houston Chronicle. “These kids have worked so hard and have been very goal driven all year long. They set the tone on Aug. 1st and said, ‘This is what we want to do,’ and they just accomplished it. I don’t think that they’re finished yet.”

Tompkins high school opened in August of 2013 with only freshman and sophomore classes but had students in grades 9-12 beginning in August 2015. The division championship was a first for the school.

The school is named for Obra D. Tompkins, a long-serving educator in the Katy school district. It is located off Falcon Landing Blvd. and Gaston Road at the edge of the Cinco Ranch line. O.D. Tompkins was there on Saturday to watch the 2022 girls volleyball team advance to state.

Tompkins High School is located off Falcon Landing Blvd. and Gaston Road at the edge of the Cinco Ranch.

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