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The campus helped send off the competitors traveling to the 5A state championship wrestling tournament in Cypress, TX at the Berry Center. Following in the foot steps of graduate Chase Warden who won back-to-back state titles in 2019 and 2020, the Tigers hope to push deeper individually in their respective classes. The wrestling season kept being pushed back and delayed this year due to the pandemic. Ultimately, it was the last sport that the UIL gave the green light to complete an abbreviated season.
Junior Alyson Brownson-Welch won the regional title and will have a bye the first round of the tournament in the 128 lbs. class before facing the winner between Riley Deckert of Frisco Wakeland and Abigial Mitchell of Bryan Rudder. The tournament is double elimination for all competitors.
Freshman Alec Rill also won the regional title and will have a bye before facing the winner of Alex Diaz of Amarillo and Samual Hills of Princeton in the 170 lbs. division.
For the 120 lbs. division, freshman Hagen Shipley will start off against Steven Smith of Carrollton Creekview.
Senior Cody Barron faces David Kline out of Princeton in 138 lbs.
In 152 lbs., veteran senior JJ Guerrero will face Andrew Czelusta of Vernon.
Senior Daniel Mayes in the 160 lbs. class will face Corey Solis from Lucas Lovejoy.
In 182 lbs., senior Luke Norton sees Troy Joseph of Huntsville first.
Junior Grant Clarno faces Deonte Davis out of Dallas Kimball in 220 lbs.
In 285 lbs., senior Christian Prehar faces Koby Camacho of El Paso.
Stay tuned to @mydshssports on Twitter and @my_dshs_news for updates on results.
photos by Izzy Roske
All photos by Cady Russell, Sports Editor and Online Editor-in-Chief
Track and field travel to San Antonio for the regional meet this week after the boys finished second and the girls fourth at the area meet in Georgetown April 14. The top four finishers in each event qualified to move on, meaning 13 Tigers will look to earn a spot in the state meet at UT.
Ava Williamson – 1st high jump
Coleman Chapman – 1st 300-meter hurdles, 4th 110-meter hurdles
Luke Ford, Boston Papp, Cameron O’Banan, Coleman Chapman – 1st 4×400-meter relay
Kaleigh Howell – 2nnd 400 meters
Tyler Papp – 2nd 800 meters
Caleb Lopez – 2nd 3200 meters, 3rd 1600 meters
Audrey Williamson – 3rd 300-meter hurdles
Kate Ginther – 3rd 800 meters
Maddie Livingston – 3rd 3200 meters, 4th 1600 meters
Cameron O’Banan – 4th 200 meters
Sophia Farris – 4th 100-meter hurdles
Aidan Cavender – 4th pole vault
photo by Savannah Karas
The varsity girls soccer team will face Frisco Wakeland in the 5A state title game on Friday at 2 p.m. at Birkelbach field in Georgetown. The designated visiting Wolverines of Wakeland have won the state championship twice with the Tigers making their first appearance in a title game.
The soccer booster club has purchased 100 tickets for students in an effort to offset the cost and encourage support. Students can go here to purchase a ticket for $10. Only one ticket per order for the student. The ticket will be emailed to the student email address. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions/issues regarding student tickets.
Families and fans can purchase tickets here for $20. Parking is $5 at the stadium.
By purchasing a ticket, the holders must adhere to the following:
• I agree to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms as outlined by TEA/UIL before arriving at any GISD Athletic Facility.
• I understand masks or face covering is a requirement during entry, exit, and moving around the Stadium as outlined by the Governor’s order and/or GISD Health & Safety Plan.
• I understand and adhere to practicing social distancing and sitting six feet (6′) away from each group on both sides of me.
• I agree to skip a row between people that are not part of my group.
• I understand that Georgetown ISD cannot guarantee that I will not contract the virus, even when implementing screening protocols. I acknowledge that I am assuming the risk that I may contract the virus by entering District facilities, even when screening protocols are implemented.
• TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
The following is a list of prohibited items:
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Controlled Substances
- Literature for Distribution
- Balls of any type
- Outside Food/Drink
- Vaporing Products
The NFHS Network will webcast all final matches. Fans, family and alumni unable to attend can watch the UIL Soccer State Tournament live online with a subscription.
Visit UILtexas.org for additional info.
The boys team placed third overall at the district tournament but with only the top two teams moving onto regionals, they’d see their season come to an end at Vaaler Creek on March 31. Freshman Cole Kirbo placed fifth overall, narrowly missing an individual spot at the regional tournament after scoring an 82 on day one and a 77 on the final day. Juniors Coy Needham and Tanner Wardlaw followed Kirbo as the next top contributors, finishing their two rounds in the low 80s.
“It came down to the last few holes and Cole hung in there,” Head Coach Jason Wahlers said. “This team will return all five players next year and make a run at a district title.”
The girls golf team finished sixth overall in district play with senior Sam Miethke led the team with an 86 and 85, just missing a regional sport. Sophomores Paris Shirley and Bethany Harkrider also finished the season with a personal best with Harkrider scoring the next lowest score with a 93.
“We’re really proud of this group and how much they have improved,” Wahlers said.
Miethke signed to play golf at Concordia University in Austin next fall.
photo by Angela Tennison
As of March 23, DSISD has confirmed that they will not be adding a golf team to the school’s athletic program. This is due to the fact that few students were interested, as well as the lack of support from the community.
The school’s athletic board has deemed the mini-golf team unnecessary due to the fact that it has been able to strive on its own for the past couple of years. They also have to take into consideration the district budget for school-funded athletics.
“The mini-golf team has been self-sufficient for years now,” the head of the district’s athletic board, Chad Bolton said, “and with the new schools being built, we need to distribute our funds with caution.”
The school’s mini-golf team, however, is not entirely upset by this verdict, because it has the opportunity to take more electives rather than an athletic block, and allows them to have more flexibility in their schedules. Many of the team members enjoy being able to take their sport away from school and leave all their worries on the field.
“I like being able to take other classes and not have to stay after school,” said mini-golf team captain Makenna Connor, “especially getting to go home after school and before games is something I really enjoy; taking a break and then getting ready for mini-golf helps me separate my school and my athletics, not to mention all the extra stuff I would have at school.”
While the team is self-sufficient and less time-consuming than an activity such as a club team, getting it funded by the school would allow more students to join who wouldn’t have been able to because of cost. It would also give the team more publicity and encourage more people to join. Many students had no idea that there was a mini-golf team.
“Obviously we love our flexible schedule and our little community, but in order for this team to keep it up, we need more participants,” Mini-Golf coach Maria Wesley said, “we have more seniors leaving than incoming freshman each year so we need something to happen, especially if we want to have a JV team for beginners.”
The mini-golf team will not be a part of the athletic schedule this year, but the team does need more members and supporters to continue in future years. If you are interested in an athletic program with a flexible schedule, consider joining the school’s mini-golf club team. Even if you aren’t interested, be sure to spread the word and support them at their tournaments.
By Mallory Neff, staff writer
Featured photo by Angela Tennison
District champs in the varsity division:
Coleman Chapman – 300 hurdles (set a school record at 38.41 sec)Maddie Livingston – 3200m
Wyatt Leschber – Shot Put
Both the girls (Laney Kalsu, Kate Ginther, Kaleigh Howell, Audrey Williamson) and boys (Luke Ford, Boston Papp, Cameron O’Banan, Coleman Chapman) 4x400m Relays teams took the gold as well.
OF NOTE: Caleb Lopez did not win his event, but did break his own DSHS record in the 3200 at 9:25.98.
In the JV division:
Addi Parsons won the 200Annika Carpenter won the 400
Madison Mahorsky won the 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles and the triple jump
Conor Kelly won the 400
Blake DeSilva won the 300m hurdles
The boys 4×200 (Conor Kelly, Logan Urweiller, Theo Howard, Bryson Amrine) and 4×400 (Dylan Sedillo, Marshall Murden, Bryson Amrine, Conor Kelly) won first as well.
A total of 29 athletes qualify for the area meet in two weeks.