Competitive Events and Tournaments for Youth and High School in Texas

VYPE (Short for Varsity Hype) is the largest and most successful free sports magazine in Houston, called the Sports Illustrated for high school sports in South Texas. Products include: print & digital magazines, sports news websites, social marketing & events.

Matt Malatesta, Editor-in-Chief, and his strategically placed interns embedded in Houston’s field houses, deliver the most real-time scoop to the high school sporting community. From star athletes to what’s hip in the high school hallways, VYPE unveils what is cool in school.

VYPE Hoops is a division of VYPE Sports in Houston, Texas.  In 2010, VYPE expanded into the event business and the Hardwood Tour was launched in effort to produce and execute organized, competitive youth basketball events. VYPE tournaments are hosted in first-class venues and include boys and girls teams (select and elite). VYPE Basketball Scouts will be in attendance to evaluate all teams. The top performers/teams from each team will be covered on the VYPE website and magazine. All grassroots teams (boys and girls), parents, players, coaches, press and basketball fans are welcomed! We look forward to seeing your team on the Hardwood!

For advertising information, call Derek Dusek at 832-451-6566 or

For events information, call Ashley Turrentine at 832-610-0312 or