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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The wrestling teams competed in the UIL 10-5A district championships at Waller high school on Feb. 10. The boys varsity dominated the field by winning 8 of the 14 weight classes and finishing ahead of the rest of the teams with 281 points. A&M Consolidated High School finished in 2nd with 205 points and Waller […]
Bright lights, goals, black and white checkered balls rolling across the grass. Senior Ryka Shea is in her element. As she passes the ball to the offense, she catches her breath and grins to herself. This is the place she loves to be: on the field with her teammates experiencing the type of adrenaline only a game can provide. Though Ryka always looks for a competitive edge, she also focuses on being positive on and off the field, recognizing that attitude can go a long way.
The wrestling team competed at the Burger Center in Austin for its final meet of the season on Saturday. The boys team competed against host team Bowie High School and Lake Travis High School. The Vikings beat Bowie 45-25 and then beat Lake Travis 51-23 to bring their season record to 27-4. The entire team […]
The boys wrestling team closed out 2017 in the Rio Grande Valley at Rio Grande City High School. On Saturday, Dec. 30 the team competed in the Snakebite Invitational. The team was missing four starters, but took control of the tournament early and never looked back. The boys won the tournament with 190 points which […]
The boys wrestling team picked up a pair of wins on Wednesday night at home where they hosted a quad with Willis, Cy-Ranch, and Rudder High School. The first match of the night was against Willis where the Vikings rolled to a 71-9 win. In the second match the team faced Cy-Ranch and the Vikings […]
The Viking wrestling team competed at the Capital Classic hosted by Austin ISD where the boys varsity team finished in 5th place out of 39 teams and the girls varsity finished in 12th place of 28 teams. The boys JV had 10 of the 11 entries place in the top 4. Individual medalist are listed […]
The wrestling team competed against Seven Lakes High School from Katy last nigh and dropped their opener 33-42. Pins were earned by: 120 Larry Duron 170 JaMarcus Thomas 182 Monyell Nutall Wins were earned by: 113 Andres Gonzalez 145 David Frazier 285 Kevin Duron Desirae Campos won by pin For the JV boys: Pins were […]
The pristine shine of polished hardwood, crowds screaming “Defense!”, coaches yelling for players to watch the ball, and only 30 seconds left on the clock. For senior Wade McGregor, this is the atmosphere that pushes and inspires him to keep coming back to the game he loves to play.
They look down the green with narrowed eyes to block out the sun’s glare. After adjusting the clubs in their hands, they mentally calculate the distance and the amount of force they must swing to get a tiny ball over 300 yards across a field while avoiding water hazards, sand traps, and trees while taking into account the wind. Becoming more confident, they swing, and the balls fly away through the air. For sophomore Skye Faldyn and senior Ellie Conrad, this has become natural.
Working one’s way up to the top requires hard word, dedication, time, effort, and patience. When a sophomore earns their spot on a varsity team, the style of play changes. It’s faster, it’s harder, it’s more aggressive, and it’s overwhelming, but as the seasons pass, the player gains experience and that sophomore who was overwhelmed now leads the team. Senior Charnell Gibson has experienced this in basketball, starting out on the JV team as a freshman and then as a sophomore on varsity. She was immersed in the change of pace and is now leading the charge on the court.

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