Sports Features & Spotlights

For Buxbaum, softball isn’t just a sport, it’s something that has been integrated into her family since before she was born.
It can be difficult for many students to adapt to the increasing pressures of academics coupled with athletic opportunity. Senior Shavon Pennie has not only adapted, but has also grown stronger from his effort.
The pitcher walks up to the mound feeling the weight of the ball in his hand. He takes a deep breath focusing in on his target. He tightens his grip on the ball, winds up, and releases. The catcher frames the pitch perfectly as the crowd waits to hear the umpire call strike three. Another win recorded and one step closer to the championship. It’s more than just a game, it is a part of who they are and a career path they look to explore.
Discipline, leadership and determination are only a few qualities that make an athlete great. After years of playing soccer, junior Jaime Thompson has developed all of these characteristics and more.

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Underdogs are a part of what makes people love sports and this year, with a move to 6A, most teams found themselves in the underdog position. The softball team capitalized on their role as an underdog and showed the other teams what they were made of, earning second place in a highly competitive district before going on to be bi-district champions.
The discus weighs heavily in junior Justin Sheridan’s hand as he prepares to launch it across the field. He begins his spin and then releases as his eyes focus on where the discus will land. At the district meet, Justin threw 137’1” to finish in 3rd place and threw 148’5” at area to place second and advance to region.
It’s late in the game and the Vikings are down by a run with a man in scoring position. Senior Michael Barber feels a surge of adrenaline as he steps up to the plate. The pitcher leans back, and unleashes a fastball. Michael swings hard, and sends the ball flying into the outfield. This is the moment that makes all the sacrifices worth it.
For the Thomas’, wrestling is a family affair. This year, two of the members of the Thomas family advanced to the 6A state wrestling tournament where they were coached by their older brother, also a former Viking wrestler.
Though golf is frequently considered an individual sport, there are team components even when the team is small. Senior Ryan Wilson has shown leadership and strength of character throughout the season.
The seconds on the game clock countdown signaling the end of the last period of play. There’s only one chance for the opposing team to make a goal. A herd of cleats tear at the field in an attempt to steal the game, but in the blink of an eye the ball is stolen by senior varsity player, Antonio Flores, who seals the game.
The opposing team has the ball as they head down the soccer field preparing to kick the it into the net to make the winning goal. One girl stands between the ball and another point for the opposing team – the goalie. Seconds tick off the clock as the game draws to an end. The […]
The A&M Consolidated boys’ and girls’ swim team beat the Bryan swimmers in the Crosstown Showdown held at the TAMU Rec Center. The Consol boys won 192-73 and the Consol girls won 190-101. Individual event winners for Bryan included Selah Pilkington in the 200 Individual Medley. Cayla Jimenez and Hayden Moreno in 1 meter diving […]
The final seconds tick down. The Vikings have the ball. Sophomore power forward, Rodney Johnson pushes his way through heavy traffic to get to the goal and score. As one of the youngest players on the team, Rodney continues to show growth as he advances to lead the team in the future.
It’s a tied match. One more hit, one more chance to win. He lifts his arm, the tennis racket clenched into his hand as the ball makes its way toward him. He makes contact with the ball, and it flies back over the net just out of reach of his opponents outstretched racket.

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