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Creek Compass

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UIL District 13-6A unchanged for 2024-2026

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Photo: Stephen Green
An aerial photo of the soccer/football field.

UIL released its realignment last week for the 2024-2026 seasons. For Caney Creek, nothing changes — all nine schools that were in District 13-6A remain in the district for volleyball, basketball and football.

Other sport and academic alignments will be released later, but traditionally follow the other three. By UIL realignment policy, high schools in the same school district will be aligned together except when there are more than eight high schools.

“It’s helpful to be in a district with mostly CISD schools, because we’re usually all on the same page,” Head girls soccer coach Gretchen Kloes said. “Plus, this district means less travel distances which means earlier nights for the athletes, trainers, and coaches after away games.”

The schools will all benefit from the alignment staying the same, so it’s easier to plan and keep track of game schedules.

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“We are familiar with these opponents, it keeps things the same,” Head football coach Kendall Hineman said.

Other sport and academic alignments will be released later, but traditionally follow the other three. By UIL realignment policy, high schools in the same school district will be aligned together except when there are more than eight high schools.

UIL District 13-6A Alignment
Football, Basketball & Volleyball

Cleveland

Caney Creek

Grand Oaks

Oak Ridge

The Woodlands

College Park

New Caney

Willis

“I like everyone being in close proximity,” Hineman said. “It gives coaches chances to scout our opponents without having to drive all over the place. Everyone is within 30 minutes of each other.”

The schools will also be able to foresee the past rivalries they have had and will add more challenge to the games.

“I definitely think it’s a good thing, I like competing against the other Conroe ISD schools and with a more consistent district, we’ll be able to develop some real rivalries,” Kloes said. “With our district being so fluid in the past, we never knew from year to year who we would be up against. This consistency is going to create some great matchups for years to come.”

The realignment data shows Conroe ISD continues to have high-enrollment schools. CISD has three schools in the top 30 most populous high schools in the state, and two in the top 10.

“I feel like this 6A district is here to stay, with our enrollment numbers continuing to grow, there isn’t much room for much change in our district,” Kloes said.

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Rhyan Mar, Student Life Editor (Local)
Rhyan Mar is a Reporter for Student Media at Caney Creek High School. He reports events that are involved with todays occurrences at the school and around the world. He's in his first year involved in the organization, and was slightly involved with Key Club in 2022 only as a member, he is also involved with his church. Rhyan is mostly involved with only his classes and getting his work done. He hasn't received any major awards but strives to. A little more about Rhyan is, he's lived in the area all his life, worked as a lifeguard at Big Rivers, and he's the only person in his family with colored eyes. Rhyan also really enjoys shopping, games, and music.
Ashley Hernandez, Reporter
Ashley Hernandez is currently in Student Media staff. This is her first year as a member of the student media staff and is currently not in any other clubs. She has won her letterman jacket as a sophomore.
Stephen Green, Adviser (Newspaper, Magazine, Yearbook, Website)
Journalism is in his soul. Stephen Green, CJE, is the adviser to Caney Creek Student Media that produces the CCHSCOmpass.com news website, Creek Compass print newspaper, and The Creek yearbook. He currently teaches digital media - journalism, and graphic design & illustration - advanced publications. He has taught photojournalism, advanced photojournalism, digital design and media production, journalism 1, and advanced journalism. His publications have won state awards from the Interscholastic League Press Conference and Texas Association of Journalism Educators, as well as national recognition and awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, the Association of Texas Photography Instructors, and School Newspapers Online. The Creek yearbook has been included in Balfour's Yearbook Yearbook, top 10% of all Balfour yearbooks, since 2013. While adviser, he has personally won awards from ILPC as the back-to-back state champion in the adviser's contest for subjective writing, and placed third in subjective writing in 2020. He has also placed in the Association of Texas Photography Instructors contest for photo story. He has presented, critiqued and judged photography, writing and design on the local, state and national level. He was recognized by the Journalism Educators Association as a Certified Journalism Educator in 2020. He was honored with the TAJE Pathfinder Award recognizing high-achieving advisers within their first five years advising, as well as from the JEA with its Rising Star Award that recognizes the same qualities. At Caney Creek, he is also the UIL Academic coordinator and assistant debate coach, specializing in individual speaking events and Lincoln-Douglas debate. He also sits as the fine arts department representative on the site-based decision making committee, overseeing a subcommittee on remote-learning practices. In 2020, he was recognized as the Caney Creek Teacher Achieving Excellence from the Conroe ISD Board of Trustees. Prior to teaching, he was the city editor for The (Conroe) Courier where he covered education and local government, as well as producing feature and investigative reports, one of which appeared on John Oliver Tonight. He also was the education and government reporter for The Huntsville Item where he earned the TCTA Silver Apple Media Award for education reporting and several awards for feature writing, feature video, and opinion writing. He was also awarded several accolades during his tenure at his college newspaper, The Houstonian, for investigative journalism, feature writing, opinion writing, breaking news reporting, newspaper design, broadcast announcing, documentary filmmaking, and more. He has a bachelor's degree in political science and a bachelor's degree in multiplatform journalism from Sam Houston State University in 2014. While at SHSU, he worked at The Houstonian, the school newspaper, for four years including two years as editor-in-chief, one as news and opinions editor, one as a senior reporter and web editor. He also worked at the college TV news station KSHU as a news anchor and KSHU The Kat radio station for a year as a DJ hosting the show "Weekly Weird News". At college, he had the honor of interviewing legendary CBS anchor and SHSU alumnus Dan Rather, working at the newspaper during its 100th anniversary, and traveling to Beirut, Lebanon, as part of the Center for Journalism and Democracy's mission, led by former CNN anchor Kelli Arena, to educate journalists in budding regions about socially responsible journalism, plus some. He graduated recognized as the Top Multiplatform Graduate chosen by the college faculty. At the state level while in college, he was the secretary and two-term president of the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association and led an effort to formalize the policies that govern the student officers and presented lectures at conferences to his peers on journalism topics such as story development and gathering story ideas. In high school, he was the two-time editor-in-chief of his high school newspaper, The Bear Facts, getting the ball rolling to modernize the program, as well as a member of The Cypress Log yearbook staff as the featured editor. He was a regional qualifier in UIL Academics in news writing and a multi-award-winner in feature writing, headline writing, and editorial writing. Since then, he has been a regional and local contest director for UIL journalism contests. He also was twice named KFDM's Student Journalist of the Year during that time period. Currently, he is nearing graduation with his master's degree in journalism from Kent State University with an emphasis on journalism education. His capstone project focuses on incorporating cooperative learning in journalism classrooms.
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