This Week’s Basketball Schedule

The basketball teams will be playing Madison and Roosevelt this week.

The boys’ varsity basketball team will play against Madison on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at Madison high school at 7 p.m., and they will play against Roosevelt on Saturday, Jan. 13 at the Littleton Gymnasium at 1:30 p.m. The girls’ varsity team will play Madison on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at the Littleton Gymnasium at 8 p.m., and they will play Roosevelt on Friday Jan. 12 also at the Littleton Gymnasium at 5 p.m.

“This year we’re a lot stronger than we were last year, so I’m very optimistic,” girls’ basketball coach Katherine Frost said.

The boys’ junior varsity team will play against Roosevelt on Saturday, Jan. 13 at Roosevelt high school at 9 a.m., and they will play against Madison on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at Madison high school at 5:30 p.m. The girls’ junior varsity team will play against Roosevelt on Friday, Jan. 12 in the gym at 7:30 p.m., and they will play against Madison on Wednesday, Jan. 10 also in the gym at 7:30 p.m.

“Our goal is to make playoffs, and, so far, we’re on track,” Frost said.

The boys’ freshman A & B teams will play against Roosevelt on Saturday, Jan. 13 at Roosevelt high school at 10:15 a.m., and they will play against Madison on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at Madison high school at 5 p.m. The girls’ freshman A & B teams will play against Roosevelt on Friday, Jan. 12 in the gym at 5 p.m., and they will play against Madison on Wednesday, Jan. 10 also in the gym at 5 p.m.

“The players are a lot of fun,” Frost said. “The comradity is there, so as long as the keep working and trying to get better, we should be good.” By Mariel Garcia

Keep on Ballin’

Seniors sign letters of intent to continue playing in college

Seven athletes signed their National Letters of Intent today, on Wednesday, November 8 to continue playing their sport in college.

Senior Allie White committed to Tyler, Senior Cate Buckingham committed to West Point, Senior Hannah Lopez committed to Rice, Senior Kevin Fleisher committed to Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Senior Carlos Flores committed to the University of Houston, Senior Jack Neely committed to the University of Texas in Austin, and Senior Landy Wideman committed to Texas A&M.

It’s very exciting for them to be signing because it’s allowing them to keep on playing in the sport that they love, and they get to move on and keep going,” assistant volleyball coach Lauren Bostick said.

These seniors signed a paper saying they are officially attending a specific school, and they will play the sport that they have committed to.

“It’s a big accomplishment and an exciting next chapter of [my] life,” White said. By Mariel Garcia

Duet Showcase

Theater hosts their first event of many.

Theater will host their duet showcase in the black box theater tonight, October 4 at 7 p.m. to feature varsity students’ duet scenes.

There will be six different duet scenes performed by 12 different actors.

“I feel better with someone on stage with me because if I’m alone I know people are only looking at me,” performer junior Shelby Purvis said.

Most performers have been practicing their duet scenes since June.

“I’ve only been working on [my scene] for about two weeks,” performer senior Kevin Ryann said. “But seriously, we’ve been working on this for a long time.”

Overall, the actors feel good about their upcoming show.

“I feel like it’s had a lot of potential, and I want to explore everything I can do with it.” Purvis said. By Mariel Garcia

Racing to Regionals

Track team competes at the Regional meet this weekend

The boys and girls track teams will compete at Regionals this Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 at the Alamo Stadium.

“It’s going to require both luck and skill, so we are just praying for the best, but we’re trying hard,” junior Kevin Ryann said.

The preliminary rounds will take place on Friday, and the top eight from each event will compete in finals on Saturday.

“I think we have a chance of making it out to state,” Head Coach Kelly Butler said. “We just have to see how we do.”

The competitors who placed first through fourth at the Area meet move to Regionals. In girls track, junior Brittany Haney placed second in 100m hurdles and third in 300m hurdles. In boys track, junior Cody Bullard placed second in pole vault, Ryann placed fourth in pole vault, and senior Cort Jaquess placed second in discus.

“The team has done a good job,” Butler said. “They worked really hard, and I’m proud of them.” By Mariel Garcia