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.
Athletes connect to their sports at a deep level as they spend hours honing their skills and making sacrifices for their craft. Soccer players must maintain a level of endurance not required in many other sports and junior Erin Nugent has used those lessons in endurance in all areas of her life. Erin has spent the past thirteen years playing soccer both in league and with the school.
- Carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders: Junior keeps positive attitude, strong work ethic to lead by example
While most high school sports are characterized by the cheering fans or screeching whistles, sports like powerlifting are often overshadowed. Powerlifting is a unique sport in which athletes compete in weightlifting competitions in the squat, bench, and deadlift. Junior Shelbie Walker is an example of a student athlete demonstrating her potential in the realm of powerlifting.
As the time ticks off the clock, a wrestler learns what they are truly capable of. The first five minutes of the match takes everything a wrestler has, but all of the weariness fades away when they are down and has to push through the final minute to make sure their hand is raised at the end of the match. Wrestling is an immensely demanding sport and senior Caden Scott has spent the past four years conditioning and preparing for each final minute.
Sweat drips down his face. Adrenaline pumps through his body as he sprints up and down the field. A game plan runs quickly through his mind as he decides his next move before an opponent attempts to steal the ball. Once he feels he’s in the right position to go for it, he kicks the ball, and GOAL! Sophomore Frank Rodriguez has earned his team another point.
This weekend the girls’ golf team played in a two-day tournament in Bastrop. The first day the girls played at Wolfdancer Golf Club, this course is in the top 10 toughest courses in the state of Texas. Ellie Conrad (Jr.) shot a 105, and Skye Faldyn (Fr.) shot a 127. Day 2 of the tournament […]
The wrestling team hosted the UIL Region III-5A Championships last weekend. The boys team held the 2nd place spot out of 61 teams until the last match of the night when R.L. Turner High School surpassed them by 2 points. Individually the team had 15 wrestlers in the tournament and placed 12 with 8 advancing […]
The wrestling team competed in the District 10-5A Championships at Huntsville High School on Saturday where they advanced every varsity boy and girl entered at district to the regional tournament. The boys varsity won the team title with 236 Points. Consol had 196, Rudder 158, CSHS 140, Waller 132, Huntsville 117 and Cameron 35. The […]
I walk into the ring. I feel numb. I can’t hear the crowd. Every sense is focused on my coach and my opponent. The bell rings and we both head to the center of the mat as the crowd awaits the victor. Senior Jackie Perry explains that he experiences this each time he competes in a mixed martial arts match.
The viking wrestling team traveled to Austin to compete in the Bulldawg Duals Hosted by Bowie High School on Saturday. The boys swept both matches at the duals to finish the season 23-8 and 4-0 in district. In the first match they wrestled Lake Travis High School and the Vikings dominated 55-22. In their 2nd […]
The swim team competed at region this weekend where the following students qualified for state: Relays Julia Cook, Abby Surley, K’Lee Rudd, and Cat Darnell won the 200-medley relay with a time of 1:49.66 Cook, Surley, Rudd, and Darnell won the 200-free relay with a time of 1:39.91 Individually Cook took 1st in the 50 […]