No. 3 Johnson opens playoff run against No. 8 New Braunfels; BGC Roadtrip features Somerset vs. Fredericksburg; Three games to watch in Bi-District round
KSAT 12's Big Game coverage kicks off the 2021 playoffs with some great matchups in the Bi-District round, including No. 3 Johnson vs. No. 8 New Braunfels.
Brennan, Steele, Johnson and Alamo Heights all finish 10-0; Carrizo Springs secures first undefeated season since 1984; Davila leads Poteet to district title
At the end of the regular season, six teams from the greater San Antonio area finish with undefeated records: Brennan, Steele, Johnson, Alamo Heights, Shiner and Carrizo Springs.
No. 3 Johnson rallies to defeat Reagan in overtime, claim 28-6A title; O’Connor stuns No. 7 Taft; Champion tops Floresville in seesaw battle
Johnson's remarkable rally over Reagan to claim the District 28-6A title and O'Connor's stunning upset of Taft on Saturday night are just two of the best games from Week 10 of KSAT's Big Game Coverage.
East Central stuns Judson, Rockets dismiss head coach; McCreary powers Johnson to 8-0 record; SW Legacy beats Southwest for third straight year
Caden Bosanko's game-winning touchdown pass to Jack Stewart in East Central's 30-28 victory over Judson was one of many highlights from the wildest week yet of KSAT's Big Game Coverage for the 2021 high school football season.
Fire and Armor Bowl between 3-0 Dragons, 2-0 Titans headlines Week 8 matchups; Somerset begins district play against La Vernia; Steele faces Clemens in 27-6A
Week 8 of KSAT 12′s Big Game Coverages features some crucial neighborhood rivalries, including the fourth installment of the Fire and Armor Bowl and a classic battle at Lehnhoff Stadium between Steele and Clemens.
Somerset stuns Southside in Battle of 1604; Steele’s defense shuts down Reagan; Holmes, McCollum, Kennedy still undefeated
The Somerset Bulldogs are just one of several area teams piecing together impressive starts to the 2021 high school football season, alongside the likes of Steele, Holmes and Kennedy.
Annual Peanut Butter Bowl expands to 10 games, 20 high school football teams in 2021
The annual Peanut Butter Bowl, held in every high school football season since 2016 as a food drive to collect peanut butter and combat chronic hunger, has expanded to 10 games and 20 different teams this season including a pair of Austin schools.
Judson softball falls short of UIL Class 6A State title in 1-0 loss to Deer Park
An RBI-single in the top of the 6th ended up being the difference in a classic pitchers duel, as the Judson softball team's magical season comes up one run short of the UIL Class 6A State title in a 1-0 loss to Deer Park.
‘We’re here to win’: Head coach Jimbo Fisher breaks down Aggies’ 2020 season, DeMarvin Leal, future expectations
After posting his best season at the helm of the Aggies football program, Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher sits down with KSAT's Greg Simmons to discuss the self-described toughest season of his coaching career, Judson alumnus and defensive lineman DeMarvin Leal's growth, and his expectations for the future of the team as they prepare for the 2021 season.
HIGHLIGHTS: Williams’ grand slam powers Judson softball into Regional Final
Junior Keely Williams' grand slam capped an impressive 8-run explosion in the top of the 5th, as the Judson softball team rolled past O'Connor in the decisive game of their best-of-three UIL Regional Semifinal playoff series at Somerset High School on Saturday evening.
HIGHLIGHTS: O’Connor softball roars past Judson in game 1, Reagan and Navarro baseball keep seasons alive
In the fourth round of the UIL Class 6A softball playoffs, O'Connor scored 6-runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to defeat Judson in game 1, while the Reagan and Navarro baseball teams keep their seasons alive with game two victories over Smithson Valley and Canyon Lake respectively.
Judson names Christina Camacho new head girls basketball coach
After leading Veterans Memorial to a pair of state runner-up finishes over the past three seasons, head coach Christina Camacho has taken on a new challenge: taking over the Judson girls basketball program after former head coach Triva Corrales stepped down to become Judson ISD's athletic director.
“Bryce Wisdom Way”: City of Converse honors Judson ISD student with street sign
On Wednesday, May 12, the City of Converse took another step to honor the life and legacy of Judson Rocket Bryce Wisdom, officially renaming the street between D.W. Rutledge Stadium and the baseball and softball fields at Judson High School as Bryce Wisdom Way.
Triva Corrales assumes new role as Judson ISD Athletic Director
After leading the Judson girls basketball team to five straight UIL State semifinal appearances, head coach Triva Corrales is stepping down to assume a new role: serving as Athletic Director for Judson ISD. Corrales replaces Mike Miller, who is retiring.
HIGHLIGHTS: Judson girls knock off Reagan in overtime, win fifth straight regional title
SAN ANTONIO – In a showdown between two of the best teams in the San Antonio area, Kierra Sanderlin scored a game-high 30 points to lift Judson past Reagan 58-52 in overtime, helping the Rockets claim their fifth straight regional title.
HIGHLIGHTS: Judson girls edge Clark; Boerne Champion, Cole boys roll into third round
SAN ANTONIO – In girls hoops, Judson jumps out to an early lead and hangs on late to edge Clark and advance to the fourth round, while the Boerne Champion and Cole boys squads roll to convincing Area Round victories over Harlandale and Lytle respectively. WATCH: Trey Blackmore (@TreyBuckets11) throws down a thunderous slam dunk in the second quarter tonight, as Cole (@RGC_BBasketball) knocks off Lytle to advance to the third round for the fourth straight season! More highlights coming up tonight on #KSATsports @InstantReplaySA pic.twitter.com/anD2CTX3fZ — Andrew Cely (@ACelySports) February 25, 2021ON FIRE: Boerne Champion (@boys_champion) puts on an absolute clinic from behind the arc, knocking down 17 three-pointers in an Area Round rout of Harlandale! #KSATsports @LeechStan @WACathletics @BoerneISD pic.twitter.com/4z0C7H7q1X — Andrew Cely (@ACelySports) February 25, 2021MORE BASKETBALL COVERAGE
Judson alum Tre Flowers helps organize food, water giveaway at Rutledge Stadium for families in need
SAN ANTONIO – With families in desperate need of food after a devastating winter storm, Judson alumnus Tre Flowers and his girlfriend flew back to San Antonio and organized fellow star athletes Jarveon Williams, Malcolm Brown and Frank Harris among others to help donate free meals and water.
USAA provides $1 million grant to serve at-risk high school students in San Antonio
click to enlarge Twitter / USAAwraparound case management, social service referrals, mental health services and emergency assistance available to at-risk youth at 10 area high schools in the East Central, Judson, San Antonio, Somerset and Southwest ISDs. Tomorrow, CIS Site Coordinators at @swisd Southwest High, Kelsey & Julia, will be taking over our Instagram to share a look into their work in schools. The organization will share an inside look at how the grant will affect Southwest High School students on January 28 via an Instagram story at @cis_sanantonio. Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Financial services company USAA is giving a $1 million grant to a San Antonio nonprofit to help local high school students strive for success and overcome socioeconomic hardships.Alamo City-based USAA and Communities In Schools of San Antonio (CIS-SA) unveiled the grant Wednesday, which will make resources such aswillsacurrent.com
San Antonio police searching for 15-year-old who disappeared on Northeast Side
Natalie Martinez was last seen in the 16000 block of Bitter Creek Street, not far from Judson and Stahl roads, police said. SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 15-year-old girl who disappeared this week. Natalie Martinez was last seen in the 16000 block of Bitter Creek Street, not far from Judson and Stahl Roads, police said. The girl, who goes by the nickname Nattie, is 5-feet, 5-inches tall, weighs 190 pounds, has brown hair and has brown eyes. She was last seen in a long-sleeved grey shirt, blue jeans rolled at the ankle and white Crocs shoes.
Districts eye learning trends for 2021
All Texas school districts began the year through virtual learning. “The number of students in virtual learning will decline by about 5-6 percent to … around 27 percent,” he said. Both districts report that the grade level with the most students in virtual learning is high school. Suarez said SCUC had about 35 percent of its high school students in virtual learning to close the semester. “In the blink of an eye, our staff pivoted and developed virtual instruction to continue to provide education for all children,” Davis said.mysanantonio.com
Judson ISD approves extra pay for employees
Employees in the Judson Independent School District will receive a $750 bonus this month after Judson board of trustees voted unanimously Nov. 19 to approve a retention pay incentive. With about 3,350 employees in the district the cost to do would amount to roughly $2.5 million. “This year, I think all of us have seen how our full-time employees have come together, whether it’s to feed our students, transport our students, or teach our children, virtually and face-to-face,” the superintendent said. “The staff of Judson ISD has done a tremendous job.”The fund would come from the district’s fund balance, she added. “We looked at what would be the fairest way to incentivize our employees, without making our deficit outrageous,” she added.mysanantonio.com
Friday’s game canceled between Judson, Smithson Valley due to COVID-19
SAN ANTONIO – The Big Game in our Big Game Coverage this Friday night between Number 1 ranked Judson vs. Number 3 Smithson Valley has had to be postponed due to COVID-19 and contact tracing at Judson. The cancelation comes days after other high school football programs in the San Antonio area were forced to cancel games for similar reasons. Last week, Harlandale, Veterans Memorial and Southside High School each canceled their game last week due to COVID-19. Find more high school sports coverage on our BGC page.
Texas high school football icon hospitalized after biking accident
SAN ANTONIO – Former Judson head football coach D. W. Rutledge has been hospitalized. According a Facebook post from his family early Saturday morning, Rutledge was taken to intensive care with “10 broken ribs, a punctured lung, cracked sternum, internal bleeding, and an injured back" after a biking accident on Friday night. His wife is currently the only family member allowed in the hospital at this time. He also served as the Executive Director of the Texas High School Football Coaches Association from 2004 to 2018. The Rutledge family is asking the San Antonio community to help by sending memories and messages of encouragement as he begins the healing process.
Judson extends free meals service
Students in the Judson Independent School District will receive free breakfasts and lunches through the end of the year, according to a school spokesperson. “Judson ISD has extended the free meal program, the student meal initiative it ran over the summer months, until the end of 2020,” said Nicole Taguinod, Judson interim communications director. Normally a summer-based food program, the meal service program provides meals to children when many parents are not at home and helps families with household food budgeting during summer months. Judson food service department employees report to work as early as 4:30 a.m. to its central kitchen. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the Judson meal service no longer serves food on trays and through food lines.mysanantonio.com
Novel coronavirus claims Judson middle school worker, state records show
Novel coronavirus claims Judson middle school worker, state records showA female Kitty Hawk Middle School staff member died from COVID-19-related illness earlier this month, according to reports filed with the Texas Education Agency. A female Kitty Hawk Middle School staff member died from COVID-19-related illness earlier this month, according to reports filed with the Texas Education Agency. Photo: Buero Monaco/Getty Images Photo: Buero Monaco/Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Novel coronavirus claims Judson middle school worker, state records show 1 / 1 Back to GalleryA female Kitty Hawk Middle School staff member died from COVID-19-related illness earlier this month, according to reports filed with the Texas Education Agency. A COVID-19 report submitted to TEA on Sept. 10 noted that the Judson Independent School District’s Kitty Hawk Middle School “had three (COVID-19) cases; the original person has passed away.”A subsequent Sept. 11 filing noted two cases. The school district did not state whether any Kitty Hawk students or other staff may be COVID-19 stricken or asymptomatic.mysanantonio.com
City of Converse honors fallen 9/11 heroes with stair climb
SAN ANTONIO – The City of Converse and Judson ISD honored those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, with a stair climb at D. W. Rutledge Stadium. The stair climb began following a brief remembrance ceremony Friday morning. The stair climb was closed to the public due to COVID-19, and participants started in waves. Also on Friday, a special wreath-laying ceremony to honor LTC Karen Wagner will be held at Fort Sam National Cemetery. Wagner, who graduated from Judson High School in 1979, died at the Pentagon during the attack.
UIL denies star football players’ appeal for transfer to Judson
SAN ANTONIO – The University Interscholastic League (UIL) State Executive Committee has turned down an appeal by former Brandeis quarterback Jordan Battles and former Wagner running back L.J. Butler to play football for the Judson Rockets this season. After hearing testimony via Zoom on Tuesday afternoon from the players' parents, athletic directors, principals and both of their former head coaches, the committee determined that both players had transferred to Judson primarily for athletic purposes. Battles enrolled in Judson last February after leading the Broncos to the UIL State quarterfinals in each of the last two years, while Butler transferred in June after developing into one of the Thunderbirds' primary offensive weapons. The District Executive Committee for District 27-6A voted unanimously against both players suiting up for Judson on Aug. 12.
UIL denies star football players' appeal for transfer to Judson
UIL denies star football players' appeal for transfer to JudsonPublished: September 8, 2020, 6:11 pmThe University Interscholastic League (UIL) State Executive Committee has turned down an appeal by former Brandeis quarterback Jordan Battles and former Wagner running back L.J. Butler to play football for the Judson Rockets this season.
Repping 210: Breaking down UTSAs Triangle of Toughness
None of the players were allowed to wear single-digit jersey numbers during fall camp, not even returning starting quarterback Frank Harris, who wore no. Three of the ten possible jersey numbers were held in the highest regard and reserved for the highest vote-getters: 2, 1 and 0, representing San Antonios area code. Traylor knows how important his presence will be as the only senior member of the triangle, Hes everything that [the concept] epitomizes. He has not yet been officially named the starter for the upcoming season, but his selection as a member of the Triangle of Toughness speaks volumes. 0 with safety Rashad Wisdom this year, and its no surprise that Wisdom is considered a vital member of UTSAs foundation.
San Antonios school districts extend campus closures two weeks, A&M S.A. out for semester
San Antonios school districts extend campus closures two weeks, A&M S.A. out for semesterJudson Superintendent Jeanette Ball talks with two elementary school children Aug. 20 on the first day of school. By mid-afternoon they were followed by the local military installation school districts: Randolph Field, Fort Sam Houston and Lackland ISDs. Also Tuesday, Texas A&M San Antonio announced it will not resume in-person classes this semester. Several charter school networks in San Antonio gave updates Tuesday about school closures. | Ashley McBride covers several school districts and the Alamo Colleges District in the San Antonio and Bexar County area.mysanantonio.com
KSAT 12's Top 12: Week 11
See what teams made the cut in KSAT 12's Top 12 for Week 11 of high school football. Week 1112- Navarro 9-011- Brennan 7-210- Roosevelt 8-19- Madison 7-28- Harlan 9-07- O'Connor 7-26- Steele 7-25- Champion 8-14- Wagner 9-13- Clemens 8-12- Brandeis 9-01- Judson 9-0Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Week 9 KSAT Elite 12 BGC Supercut Part 2: Plays from Roosevelt, Judson, Brennan
SAN ANTONIO - Check out some highlights from Week 9 of the high school football season featuring some of our 2019-20 KSAT Elite 12 recruits. Roosevelt's Rashod Owens and Dewayne ColemanMadison's Darien GilJudson's Mike ChandlerO'Connor's David Dodd and John LockeNew Braunfels' Peyton DriggersBrennan's Daryon Tolefree and Keion ThomasSouthwest Legacy's Zazar TovarBrackenridge's Jade RiosHighlands' David CruzWarren's Devon YeaginHere's the full list of senior players who made this year's KSAT Elite 12. Go here for the latest high school football coverage with our Big Game Coverage section. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
KSAT 12's Top 12: Week 10
See what teams made the cut in KSAT 12's Top 12 for Week 10 of high school football. Week 1012- Roosevelt 7-111- Madison 6-210- Veterans Memorial 7-19- Brennan 7-18- Harlan 8-07- O'Connor 6-26- Steele 6-25- Champion 7-14- Wagner 8-13- Clemens 7-12- Brandeis 8-01- Judson 8-0Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
KSAT 12's Top 12: Week 9
See what teams made the cut in KSAT 12's Top 12 for Week 9 of high school football. Week 912- Roosevelt 6-111- Madison 5-210- Veterans Memorial 7-19- Brennan 6-18- Harlan 7-07- O'Connor 5-26- Steele 5-25- Champion 6-14- Wagner 7-13- Clemens 6-12- Brandeis 7-01- Judson 7-0Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Week 8 KSAT Elite 12 BGC Supercut Part 1: Plays from Judson, Madison, Harlandale
SAN ANTONIO - Check out some highlights from Week 8 of the high school football season featuring some of our 2019-20 KSAT Elite 12 recruits. This week we have plays from:Judson's Mike Chandler, Darius Hughes, Antony SheltonMadison's Darien Gill and Michael GarzaHarlandale's Nicholas Veliz and Ruben GonzalezBrackenridge's Julian CameronEast Central's Walter JohnsonBurbank's Toby KorrodiNew Braunfels' Peyton DriggersWimberley's Cooper McCollumHere's the full list of senior players who made this year's KSAT Elite 12. Go here for the latest high school football coverage with our Big Game Coverage section. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
WATCH: Week 4 KSAT Elite 12 BGC SUPERCUT (Part 2)
Check out some highlights from Week 4 of the high school football season featuring some of our 2019 KSAT Elite 12 recruits. This week we have plays from:Judson's Mike Chandler and Amarea BaileyRoosevelt RB/WR Rashod OwensO'Connor's David Dodd and Zionn TaylorWagner SB Avante StevensSouth San OL Aaron MartinezHere's the full list of senior players who made this year's KSAT Elite 12. Go here for the latest high school football coverage with our Big Game Coverage section. Copyright 2019 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
Judson's McAuliffe leaving for Cy-Ranch
- Judson head football coach Sean McAuliffe is leaving to become the head coach and campus athletic coordinator at Cy-Ranch High School near Houston. In five seasons at Judson, McAuliffe went 54-13, taking the Rockets to the state semifinals in 2014 and 2015. Judson went 12-1 last season before losing to Lake Travis in the Class 6A Divison 1 quarterfinals. McAuliffe becomes Cy-Ranch's second head coach, replacing Gene Johnson. Per Cy-Fair ISD, McAuliffe will start his new role on Monday.