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DSHS Tennis Team

The fall sports teams (including football, volleyball, cross country, tennis, and golf) at Dripping Springs High School have had an amazing start to all of their seasons in the 2015-­2016 school year.
Both the abilities of the coaching staff and a student’s has allowed the Tigers to thrive in this difficult district.

The Lady Tiger volleyball team has had an impeccable start to this new season.
However this explosive start was expected by both coaches and players.
“I expected us to do pretty well,” said senior veteran Ashley Waggle.
These high expectations for the Tiger team have made each player give even more than they had for previous seasons. Although the the volleyball team is just nearing the halfway point for their season, they will not let this dissuade them from their ultimate goal of getting to, and winning, state.

“It shows that we’re really close and really competitive,” Waggle said.
While winning the state championships was once considered a far off dream at the beginning of the season, it is no longer looked at as such.
And with such an outstanding record, the Dripping Springs Volleyball organization definitely has the confidence behind them that is needed to win this ever­important championship.

The Dripping Springs Tiger Tennis team has fought hard for each and every win in this new season.
The team collectively broke out of their slumber with the previous win against the Cedar Park Timberwolves. Winning the match with a final score of 10­4.

“I think we’re one of the favorites in our district,” said head coach Cary Jackson.
This little ‘advantage’ has undoubtedly played a crucial role in the shaping of the team’s overall mentality. After losing a couple matches in a row, the team was hungry for a win against their next opponents, the Timberwolves.
“[this win] kind of re­-energized us,” Jackson said.
Every team dreams of playing to the best of their abilities every time they step onto the court. And the Tigers Tennis organization is no different.
With a difficult schedule presenting itself to the team, it is of the utmost importance to keep a positive mentality.
Something that the Tigers can finally do after this turning point in their season.

The ever competitive Dripping Springs Cross Country team has competed in four meets in this crucial 2015­2016.
With most of Varsity being seniors this year, the team, as a whole, feels like there is a lot that needs to be proven to the rest of the district.

“As definite competition. A threat to their chances of winning district,” senior Trevor Heinz said. This has been undoubtedly proven with Varsity girls and boys both having impeccable races in this first half of the season. These records ultimately just reinforce the team’s final goal for this 2015­2016 season.

“To have a district title. Then to make it to state,” said Heinz.
This ambitious goal is not a dream anymore, instead it is a very real possibility that each Varsity

team member strives for. This possibility is just reinforced even more when one looks at the impressive amount of wins the team has collectively won.

The debut of the Dripping Springs Golf team is one that has been anticipated by both players and students.
With the official start of the season (for Junior Varsity boys) being on September 28, there is still a huge amount of preparation that needs to be completed by students.

“Some kids haven’t been on the team before. They need to know that it will be longer and more difficult,” said head coach Jason Wahlers.
These opinions from coach Wahlers will definitely be under consideration this next week as the JV boys team looks forward to their first match of the 2015­2016. Although it may be the team’s first official match, both the boys and girls teams have been practicing non­stop for this exciting new season.

“Hopefully practice is scheduled frequently enough. Although there is nothing quite like competition,” Wahlers said.
Even though the golf organization has a late start to their season, starting almost a full 6 weeks into the school year, the entire Dripping Springs community wishes that the whole organization has a tremendous start to the season.

Morgan Gusella

Staff Writer