SJA track & field teams prepare for regional
BROWNSVILLE — The Brownsville St. Joseph track & field team will be headed to the regional track meet this week in Waco with the goal of reaching state. “The kids’ hard work paid off,” St. Joseph track & field coach Teddy Lopez said. That is the hope, the goal, and they were able to execute that.”Going into the regional meet, both teams will have a solid number of athletes representing the school. Mauricio Gonzalez qualified in the 3,200-meter run, and Ramirez is the district champion in the event. Tijerina also will compete in the 100, De La Garza in the long jump and Julian Gomez will throw at the regional meet.myrgv.com
SWIMMING: TMI’s Kitayama, St. Mary’s Hall’s Doehler dominate TAPPS Division II State Championships
Highlights from the 2022 TAPPS Division II State Swimming Championships, as TMI sophomore Emily Kitayama wins a pair of events to power the Panther girls to a repeat title, while St. Mary's Hall seniors Ethan Doehler and Kirsten Schlortt end their careers with a flourish at Josh Davis Natatorium.
Central Catholic QB Sylas Gomez talks commitment to Army
After posting 718 yards passing, 469 yards rushing and 12 total touchdowns in six games last season, Central Catholic senior quarterback Sylas Gomez has already verbally committed to Army West Point, and he made the announcement on a special day.
San Marcos Academy Baseball nets six on TAPPS All-District
The San Marcos Academy baseball team had six players voted to the TAPPS All-District teams for Division III-District 3: Alex Davis and Mason Loep were both selected to the All-District First Team, Jul[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
San Marcos Academy lands three on TAPPS All-State lists
San Marcos Academy’s Meg Leman (above), Nmachi Emelogu-Obioma (first below) and Emily Glosson (second below) received TAPPS All-State recognition in track and field.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
HCCS Softball heads to state semifinals after 12-9 win
Hill Country Christian School’s varsity softball team beat Shiner St. Paul, the defending state champions, 12-9, and now advances to the semifinals of the TAPPS state tournament.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Lady Rams head to TAPPS softball playoffs
The Hill Country Christian School softball team finished the 2021 season with a 14-1-1 overall record and claimed the Division IV District 4 championship, punching its ticket to the TAPPS playoffs.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
HIGHLIGHTS: Schertz John Paul II boys, girls battle for TAPPS Division III State soccer titles
ROUND ROCK – Both the girls and boys soccer teams from Schertz John Paul II qualified for their respective TAPPS Division III State Championship Game, and they come up just short in dramatic battles with Dallas Covenant School. Champion Score Runner-Up Boys Dallas Covenant School 1-0 Schertz John Paul II Girls Dallas Covenant School 3-1 Schertz John Paul IIMORE TAPPS STATE SOCCER COVERAGE
TMI boys soccer wins third consecutive TAPPS State Division II Championship
ROUND ROCK – Twelve TMI seniors took the field at Round Rock Multipurpose Complex on Friday with a rare opportunity to win three straight TAPPS state titles. The Panthers scored early and often in a 5-0 rout of Frisco Legacy Christian in the TAPPS Division II State Championship Game. @TMIEpiscopal boys soccer have gone back to back to back - catch all the highlights and hear from the Panthers on their victory coming up ONLY on #KSATsports! @InstantReplaySA pic.twitter.com/EQ8BQdWbwH — Andrew Cely (@ACelySports) March 6, 2021“It’s crazy, winning three years in a row,” Parra said. AdThe Panthers have now won four of the last five TAPPS Division II State titles.
HIGHLIGHTS: Clark boys edge Harlan late, Antonian rolls into third round
SAN ANTONIO – Plenty of great boys basketball action on Tuesday night, as Al Emerllahu’s late shot gives Clark a 49-48 victory over Harlan in the regional semifinals, O’Connor comes up short in a back-and-forth battle with Westlake and Antonian rolls past Houston St. Pius in the second round of the TAPPS playoffs.
HIGHLIGHTS: Maeve Sullivan’s brace powers John Paul II girls to 3-0 victory, district title
SCHERTZ – With the district title on the line, Maeve Sullivan scored both of her goals in the second half to power the defending TAPPS Division III State Champion John Paul II girls soccer team to a 3-0 victory over Our Lady of the Hills. MORE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS COVERAGE
Holy Cross delivers win over undefeated John Paul II
On Senior Night, Holy Cross blanked previously undefeated Schertz John Paul II (8-1, 3-1) 25-21, 25-21, 25-22 in a TAPPS District 3-4A first-place showdown. “We’re rebuilding,” second-year Holy Cross coach Jessica Ortiz said, “but the seniors are trying to get a state title. Holy Cross played San Antonio Christian, which eliminated the Knights in the 2019 state semifinals, twice as it lost its first seven matches. Therefore, facing John Paul II was a welcome challenge. “We’ve just got to stay consistent when the competition isn’t as good as John Paul II.mysanantonio.com
Reinvented St. Gerard fends off Castle Hills Christian
On the 70th anniversary of its first homecoming, the Royals (1-1, 1-1) made the most of its chances to hold the lead for most of the last three quarters. St. Gerard held off a late push from Castle Hills Christian (0-3, 0-2) to win 51-42 in a TAPPS 6-man contest. “I’m so happy,” said St. Gerard junior back Roque Campos, who scored two touchdowns, including the game-winner on a 37-yard run with 1:36 remaining. We just worked together as a team.”Just about everything is different this season at St. Gerard. A seven-yard pass from Balderas to Patrick Benavides gave St. Gerard a 31-22 advantage heading into the final quarter.mysanantonio.com
UIL delays football, volleyball seasons, announces new Risk Management Guidelines
At Mondays Texas High School Coaches Association meeting, the UIL did announce that cancelling the season was not an option, but refrained from providing further information. Schools in the Class 1A - 4A bracket will restart practices on August 3, while Class 5A and 6A schools begin on September 7. It is unclear exactly how this will impact their season schedule. Schools are now required by the TEA to develop a means of mitigating the transmission of COVID-19 among the student body. If they have any symptoms, they must report them to their school on a specific document.
TAPPS delays start of 2020 fall sports seasons until September
On Friday morning, the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools announced that they will delay the start of the high school sports season until September. Below is the full press release from the TAPPS website:FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 17, 2020 - The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) released the plan to return to competition in 2020 in a webinar this morning. TAPPS activities are set to begin with a return to practice on September 8, followed by matches for Volleyball beginning on September 21. In upholding the mission and vision of the organization, TAPPS offers its member schools and students the opportunities that interscholastic competition provides. TAPPS continues to monitor local, state and national conditions reserving the opportunity to amend the plans as situations dictate.
UIL, TAPPS member schools begin summer workout programs with safety protocols in place
June 8 was the first day UIL member schools could hold summer workouts with TAPPS affiliated schools beginning the week prior and all schools would need to implement several protocols in order to return to play safely. First year Steele head football coach, David Saenz Jr., said that fall sports are depending on summer strength and conditioning sessions to operate smoothly. But again, our number one priority is the health and safety of every individual that is on our campus.Stipulations for summer workouts include social distancing 10 feet while active and six feet while at rest in addition to disinfecting equipment. Its also recommended that schools screen their student-athletes for COVID-19 symptoms on paper or with temperature checks at the start of every week of summer workouts, with students self-screening daily. Ron Rittimann, who was named the Alamo Heights head football coach and athletic director in February, said the districts student athletes have been learning the right way to condition this offseason.
East Central led area 6A baseball teams
East Central led area 6A baseball teamsSpeculating about which area Class 6A and TAPPS teams that might have won 2020 district championships is dicey. Nonetheless, East Central (9-5-1) appeared to be a strong contender to defend its 2019 District 26-6A championship. 7 in the Texas High School Baseball.com Class 6A rankings, 4-0 March 12 in their next-to-last game. 2 in the Texas High School Baseball Class 6A rankings, and Johnson (9-4) as the top two playoff contenders. 9 in the Express-News area rankings, probably was destined to win the district title.mysanantonio.com
Area Class 6A, TAPPS softball teams were building banner seasons
Area Class 6A, TAPPS softball teams were building banner seasonsArea softball teams seemed to be on the verge of potentially one of the best seasons in years. In Class 6A, East Central (17-3-1, 2-0) and South San (12-3, 3-0) led 26-6A and 27-6A, respectfully. TAPPS District 3-II hadnt begun its schedule, but Holy Cross (11-2-1) and Providence (6-7) clearly established themselves as front runners. Providence had closed the gap on perennial district champions Holy Cross for the past few seasons. At South San, we always feel we have to prove ourselves, seventh-year South San coach Ray Castillo said.mysanantonio.com
Central Catholic honors 4-time State Champion boys soccer team
SAN ANTONIO – The Central Catholic boys soccer team entered the 2019-2020 season with the weight of expectations. After claiming their fourth straight TAPPS Division I State Championship, the Buttons had a chance to give one final bow for their efforts in front of a packed gymnasium full of students, parents and faculty. The seniors on the team have won the state championship all four years of their high school career. “It’s a very exciting moment,” said senior Christopher Rios-Cruz. “It’s a moment I’ve been looking forward to since I first got here as a freshman, but to be able to do this as a community -- not only with the soccer team, but the whole community of Central Catholic, our faculty and our parents -- it’s just an amazing feeling.
TAPPS State Soccer: Central Catholic 4-peats, TMI goes back-to-back
WACO – On a wild Championship Saturday, both the Central Catholic boys and TMI boys repeat as TAPPS State Champions by winning one-goal games. The Buttons earned their fourth straight title, while the Panthers notched their second straight. BOYS RESULTS
HS Soccer Highlights: Central Catholic tops Kelly Catholic
HS Soccer Highlights: Central Catholic tops Kelly CatholicPublished: February 13, 2020, 5:55 pmLess than 24 hours after notching a goal with San Antonio FC, Central Catholic senior midfielder Jose Gallegos opened the scoring the Buttons' 3-0 TAPPS Division I State Quarterfinal victory over Kelly Catholic.
HS Volleyball Highlights: October 29th
On the final week of the high school volleyball regular season, Madison tops Johnson to capture third place in District 27-6A, while Highlands rallies to top Brackenridge in a five-set thriller and force a playoff for the third seed in District 27-5A. In the second round of the TAPPS playoffs, San Antonio Christian knocks off Houston Lutheran South to advance.
Antonian Cross Country looking to continue run of success at State
SAN ANTONIO – Over the course of nearly two decades, Antonian has established itself as one of the best cross country programs in the state, and the premiere program in TAPPS. But even with 17 combined titles since the turn of the millennium, Antonian enters the 2019 TAPPS Cross Country state championships wanting more, and they have the talent to get it done. Another huge benefit for the Apaches is their wealth of experience on the race course in Waco, where the TAPPS Championships have been held in each of the past four seasons. "I know what I have to go out and do to be able to help carry the team," junior Myrella Rodriguez echoed. Antonian will compete in the 2019 TAPPS Championships at the Cottonwood Creek Golf Course in Waco on Monday morning.
Antonian Cross Country looking to continue run of success at State
SAN ANTONIO - Over the course of nearly two decades, Antonian has established itself as one of the best cross country programs in the state, and the premiere program in TAPPS. But even with 17 combined titles since the turn of the millennium, Antonian enters the 2019 TAPPS Cross Country state championships wanting more, and they have the talent to get it done. Another huge benefit for the Apaches is their wealth of experience on the race course in Waco, where the TAPPS Championships have been held in each of the past four seasons. "I know what I have to go out and do to be able to help carry the team," junior Myrella Rodriguez echoed. Antonian will compete in the 2019 TAPPS Championships at the Cottonwood Creek Golf Course in Waco on Monday morning.