Congratulations to the Judson High School Girl's Soccer Team who have again proved to be a formidable force on the field. They recently took the Northeast Invitational Tournament going 3-0 in their pool of opponents. The game that sewed up the tournament was a 3-0 win over the Roosevelt Lady Rough Riders as Kursten Cutkelvin scored 2 of the teams goals. Freshman Hannah Santos scored the other goal midway through the second half. Congratulations to Coach Shae Huntington and the entire team...good luck the rest of the way.
Congratulations to two teams at Metzger Middle School who are tearing it up on the basketball court and soccer field.
The Metzger 7th grade Lady Mustangs went undefeated this season. While Aleesha Orange and Vivian Castro were spectacular this season, it was a team effort all the way. The Lady Mustangs were both District Champions and S.T.A.C. Champions. All of these young ladies are doing an outstanding job in the classroom and their performance on the court speaks for itself. Congratulations
7th grade Metzger Lady Mustangs: District and S.T.A.C. Champions
Also, a big fist-pump to the 8th grade Metzger Mustang Boys Soccer Team. They won Judson ISD's first ever District Championship for middle school boys soccer. The team was led by Jose Huerta and Amilcar Ruiz as they reeled off five victories in a row to seal the title. Each member of the team deserves congratulations in this first competitive year for middle school soccer. Coaches Blas Arce and Anthony Jones are to be thanked and congratulated too on leading these young men through the season.
8th Grade Metzger Boys Soccer Team: District Champs
For some people, running is just a quick calorie burn to stay in shape...for others like Kirby Middle School 6th grader it seems to be much more...it's an enjoyment. Abram Galdeano recently participated in the School Rock Challenge Marathon. The program is a 6-week challenge to run 25 miles...spreading out the mileage over that time period. After that is accomplished, the last 1.2 miles is run later as kind of an event capper in a pseudo sprint. Abram actually ran the first 25 miles in only 3 weeks and later at the final race at Sea World, he competed against 200 other runners and finished 14th with a time of 7:32. Way to go Abram!
Abram with Coach Rangel, Coach Derington and Principal Mary Duhart-Toppen
It's been well documented on the district website that the Thunder Rockets are a well coached and talented team. That was confirmed as the Special Olympics flag football team tested themselves in the state tournament at Baylor University in Waco and they came out not only winners, but UNDEFEATED!! On their way to their 4-0 tournament streak, the defense allowed only an average of 9.5 points per game forcing 10 interceptions and 5 safeties. Meanwhile, the Thunder Rocket offense averaged 24 points a game. These athletes were far and away the class of the state tournament never trailing in any of their games and earning their first Gold Medal and State Championship in their division. Congratulations everyone to a great season.
The Team: Kenneth Aguilera, Elijah Alvarado, Raul De La Cruz, Nathan Derouen, Freddie De Luna, Ke’Anthony Gooden, Darius Hunt, Earl Riley, Steven Rodriguez, Jordan Rowan, Luis Solis, Aaron Strickland, Sammy Ybarra. COACHES: Head of Delegation: Edward Waring, Head Coach: Johnny Gonzales, Assistant Coaches: Edward Burkely, Mike Barkster, Corey Hunter. Team Dad: Steven Rodriguez Team Mom: Marshelle Barkster
It was a great football season for the Judson Rockets. For Head Coach Sean McAuliffe...his first year as head coach...it was a season to remember in many ways. From injuries that plagued the team at quarterback, revealing a tremendously talented freshman quarterback in Julon Williams, to a defense that really came into its own causing turnovers that the offense rarely wasted. It finally ended in the semifinal game 38-31 against Cypress Ranch. The Rockets left it all on the field and that's the way you want to end it whichever direction the score ends up going. Congratulations Rockets for a tremendous ride this year.
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(Mi'kel Jackson breaks away from Cy-Ranch defender)