Sports News 10/28

Varsity Football Games Schedule:
October 28th – 7:00 pm Alief Elsik (Home – Senior night)
November 4th – 7:00 pm Alief Taylor (Away)

BASKETBALL:  Come join us for the third annual Moonlight Madness Pep Rally to kick off basketball season here at the Ranch on Saturday, October 29th at 7pm. This year we will be joined by 97.9 the Box and the Harlem Dream, who will be playing our very own GRHS All Stars.  If you want to see some High flying Dunks, crazy basketball moves, and tons of free giveaways, you don’t want to miss this. Tickets are $10 and are sold at the Student Service Window, or see one of the girls or boys basketball players.  Harlem athletes will be signing autographs after the game.  There are limited amount of tickets being sold, so get your tickets today!

LACROSSE:  We are looking for you!   The GRHS lacrosse team is currently recruiting new players for the 2017 season that starts in January.  We are hosting a FREE clinic to all boys, ages 6th-12th grades on Saturday, November 12th from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at the Greatwood Recreation Center. Free donuts at 8:00 a.m.  Bring water, a lacrosse stick if you have one, and wear tennis shoes.  No other equipment is needed and the team will have plenty of sticks for you to use. We will work on passing drills, cradling technique, shooting skills and ball handling. No experience necessary.  For questions and to let us know you are coming, contact our team recruiter, Amy Lanier at [email protected].   Rainout information will be posted on Waivers signed at dropoff. Parents are welcome to stay and watch.  Come find out about this great new sport!  (@grhslax   #GRHSLax  [email protected])

VOLLEYBALL:  The Longhorn Volleyball program played their last home game of the season last night. All 3 teams swept Alief Taylor to close out district play. The freshman team defeated Alief Taylor with scores of 25-11 and 25-8. The freshman ended the season with an over-all record of 16-12 and a district record of 7-5. The JV team defeated Alief Taylor with scores of 25-5 and 25-7. The JV ended the season with an over-all record of 20-6 and a district record of 11-1 capturing the district championship. The varsity squad defeated Alief Taylor with scores of 25-16, 25-10, and 25-5. Serve ace leaders were Kennedy Prince with 3, Audrey Tuttle with 2, and Kristen Garcia-Rameau with 2. Kill leaders were Valerie Valerian with 15 and Cassie Coker with 10. Set assist leaders were Olivia Gray with 18 and Alaina Lanik with 10. Serve receive leaders were Valerie Valerian with 8 and Cheyenne Horst with 8. Block leaders were Kennedy Prince with 3, Stacy Chukwujekwu with 3, Cassie Coker with 3, and Samantha Garza with 2. Dig leaders were Cheyenne Horst with 20 and Valerie Valerian with 16. The Longhorns close out regular season play with an over-all record of 30-10 and a district record of 8-4. Playoffs will begin next week. Stay tuned for details.

FOOTBALL: The freshmen Black Team played Alief Elsik last night and tied 6 to 6. Brett Jetton Scored on a 2 yard touchdown run. On the defense side John Paquette made an interception which turn the game around to help the offense score. Great game longhorns.  Last night the JV Black football won their district contest against Alief Elsik 22- 14. Trvion Phillipsscored first for the Longhorns followed by Semaj Brown and Justus Davis. Next Noel Shibud stripped the ball and ran it in for a score on defense. The Longhorns complete their season next week at home against the Alief Taylor Lions.  The Freshman Maroon football team hosted Elsik last night and came away with a 46-6 victory. Ashton Stredick and Andre Falquay scored for the Longhorn offense with 2 and 3 touchdowns respectively. Stredick would also add a 2- point conversion to the mix. Special teams saw a kick-off return for a touchdown by Tim Odusola and a punt return by Faybian Marks for six with Carlos Villagomez adding the PAT. The defense kept the Rams off the board until late in the game and forced several turnovers. The Longhorns will end district play next week as they travel to Alief Taylor with a 3-1-1 record.