Muenster Hornets head to San Antonio to defend their crown

You have seen this story before. It definitely seems like there is something in the water in Muenster, or perhaps, nectar in the Hornets nest.

"There's something good in the water," Muenster head coach Lynn Cook said. "and we want it to stay in there a little while longer."

Muenster returns to the state basketball tournament for the third straight year, after winning the title for the first time last season.

"No, it never gets old," Muenster guard John Weger said. "Every year, I've been on varsity, I've gone to State so it's pretty amazing. Hard to believe to."

"Nothing but excitement," Muenster guard Michael Moseley said. "Third straight year. Nothing but excitement."

"You know it never gets old," Muenster guard Clay Stevens said. "To be going back to State for the third year in a row, you can't put it into words. We have a goal in mind, it's right in front of us and have to go out there and take it."

The Hornets started the season late, because they were busy winning a state title in football. That title came on the heels of claiming state in baseball last spring.

Muenster went 18-5 this season. Their 23 games played are the fewest among the three other teams at state.

"We've overcome adversity a lot this year," Steven said. "We've had a short learning curve and I just think our work ethic. We came in and work each and every day. We got better each and every day, and I think that's paid off for us. And I think that's why we're back at State."

"The trip to State is really unexpected this year," Cook said. "Our goal was to get to the Regional Tournament. You get to the Regional Tournament and anything can happen. To accomplish what they've accomplished, starting late, all the back story with Cal passing last year, I don't have to words to express the pride and the admiration that I have for this group of young men."

Muenster became the first school in UIL history to win championships in the big three major sports in one calendar year. Now, many of the Hornets have a chance to pick up their fourth state championship ring and add another trophy to the case.

"It would be unbelievable and incredible," Weger said. "I can't even think about it right now, but it would be crazy."

"It would be amazing," Moseley said. "This town deserves so much. So I'm excited to have that chance."

Muenster plays its State Semifinals against Thorndale on Friday. The game tips off at 10am in the Alamodome.