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TEXANS AIM TO ADVANCE DEEP IN THE PLAYOFFS

By Carolina Ibarra, News and Managing Editor

March 8, 2017

The varsity boys soccer team will advance to the playoffs for the 10th year in a row. Head coach Joey Rodriguez has been coaching eight years now at Sam. “That’s a goal for every team in every state,” Rodriguez said about advancing to the playoffs. “That's where these kids come together and wo...

SOFTBALL TEAM AIMS TO IMPROVE THIS SEASON

By Jolina Mosely, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017

The Lady Texan Softball teams have three expectations for this season, improve their fundamentals, reduce game errors, and be more competitive, head coach Kimberly Born said. “We are working very hard on our hitting and fielding because we need to improve the amount of errors we have in a game,”...

SIX TEXANS PLEDGE THEIR COMMITMENT ON NATIONAL SIGNING DAY

SIX TEXANS PLEDGE THEIR COMMITMENT ON NATIONAL SIGNING DAY

By Carolina Ibarra, News and Managing Editor

March 7, 2017

This year six Texan student athletes accepted offers to play sports for various colleges on National Signing Day Feb. 1. Senior Demarcus Allen signed with Trinity Valley Community College. Senior Dequane Graves signed with Texas Wesleyan University. Senior Junior Kabela signed with Southwestern Oklahoma Sta...

VARSITY BOYS SOCCER ON THE MOVE

VARSITY BOYS SOCCER ON THE MOVE

By Carolina Ibarra, News and Managing Editor

February 2, 2017

The varsity boys soccer team won 4-1 against Pascal Tuesday, Jan. 31 . “In our district you can’t really slack on any games you gotta be ready for every game,” head coach Joey Rodriguez said. Junior midfielder Javier Rojo and freshman forward Jose Ortiz scored one goal each. Senior midfielder...

CROSS COUNTRY GIRLS BECOME MORE THAN A TEAM

CROSS COUNTRY GIRLS BECOME MORE THAN A TEAM

By Gloria Gatica, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017

The girls cross country team finished their season earlier than they had hoped. The goal for the team this year was to make it to regionals in Lubbock and although it was not met, there was still growth within the team. The team has become closer, along with the new additions. “My favorite memory was when we went...

VARSITY VOLLEYBALL REMAINS STRONG THROUGHOUT SEASON

VARSITY VOLLEYBALL REMAINS STRONG THROUGHOUT SEASON

By Jolina Mosely, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017

This year the varsity volleyball team didn’t quit and stayed strong, head coach Theresa Frederick said. “They did a great job passing and serving,” she said. Senior Doreen Nyambuka said the team executed serves at critical times. “We need to work on closing up on the blocks and reading the hitter,’...

FOOTBALL SEASON ENDS IN DISAPPOINTMENT

FOOTBALL SEASON ENDS IN DISAPPOINTMENT

By Andrew Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2017

This season’s finish wasn’t the best. The football team faced off against Arlington High School for the last game and lost 21-28. “I think we need to work on team chemistry,” junior and quarterback Jakob Dollar said. “During the summer we’re gonna have to put more work in than last year an...

STUDENT BREAKS STEREOTYPES

STUDENT BREAKS STEREOTYPES

By Wende-Denda Dantoumda, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2017

After suffering a concussion, she thought she couldn’t play the last part of the season. “I thought I was going to become a bench warmer,” freshman Aurora Carlisle said. “Watching from the sidelines and cheering for my teammates.” After receiving medical clearance, she was in fact able...

BASEBALL TRYOUTS BEGIN TODAY

BASEBALL TRYOUTS BEGIN TODAY

By Pamala Lovely, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017

Baseball tryouts will be held at 3 p.m. today, Monday, Jan. 30 and Tuesday, Jan. 31 on the Texan baseball field. Interested students must bring a baseball glove, cleats and have an athletic physical on file with the trainers department. “Kids who pass their classes and kids that can play baseball...

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY FINISHES THE SEASON STRONG

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY FINISHES THE SEASON STRONG

By Carolina Ibarra, News and Managing Editor

November 11, 2016

The boys varsity cross country team finished the season at a great pace. Sophomore Cristian “Leo” Sanchez advanced to regionals held Oct. 29 in Lubbock. “I’m trying to represent Sam Houston not just as a team, but more as a school and representing everyone in the school too,” Sanchez ...

SWIM TEAM FEELS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THIS SEASON

SWIM TEAM FEELS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THIS SEASON

By Diego Perez, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016

The Texan swim team has increased in size since last year. A team that started out with 14 students, now has 26 swimmers. “This year we are larger in number, most returned from last year, and I see a lot of potential,” coach Anastasia Nieves said. “I'm extremely confident in my swimmers...

BOYS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS TODAY AND TUESDAY

BOYS BASKETBALL TRYOUTS TODAY AND TUESDAY

By Javian Liggins, Staff Writer

October 24, 2016

The varsity boys basketball team will hold tryouts from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in Gym A. “I expect try-outs to go smooth,” assistant coach Brandon Keeling said. Interested students need to wear basketball shorts, a t-shirt and tennis shoes. Students need a physical on file. Tryouts are ope...

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