Both the Judson and Wagner football teams were very competitive this year and wound up with three players a piece on the HEB High School Football All-Star Team. Harold Watson, Mi'kel Jackson and Eligio Gaytan from Judson as well as Isaiah Sayles, Ty Rese Audu and Antwoine Ware from Wagner received their awards on the TV segment Sports Sunday. The game is coming up January 7th in the Alamodome and they will be playing on the East All Star Team coached this year by Highlands Head Football Coach Juan Morales. Congratulations.
Harold Watson, Mi'kel Jackson and Eligio Gaytan
Isaiah Sayles, Ty Rese Audu and Antwoine Ware
Caitlin Mora with family during NLI signing
Caitlin Mora, a four-year softball letterman at Judson High School signed her letter of intent with Trinity Valley Community College. She is the daughter of Casey Mora and Shantel Mora. Caitlin has been a starter for the Judson softball team for the past three years. As a freshman she was the team’s designated player. Her bat is where she is most respected on the field. She is currently the first baseman for her team. Caitlin was a 1st Team All-District choice her sophomore year and 2nd Team All-District choice her junior year. Academically, she has been involved with the National Honor Society and PAL’s programs at Judson High School and is currently ranked 133/773 with a GPA of 90.5333. Caitlin will major in Biology to pursue a career as a Pediatric Physical Therapist for the disabled.
Alyssa Berlanga and Kristina Sanchez sign NLI with TVC
Kristina Sanchez, a two-year softball letterman at Judson High School signed her letter of intent with Trinity Valley Community College. She is the daughter of Eloy and Melissa Sanchez. Kristina transferred to Judson from Harlingen South at the start of her junior year. Her primary position was catching and 3rd base, for the Rockets she played left-field and then took over behind the plate during district. Kristina has a strong presence behind the plate and leads by her voice. She was an Honorable Mention All-District choice as a junior. She has been involved with the Family Community Service at Judson High School with community service volunteering and working in elementary schools. Kristina will major in Biology and intends on becoming a pediatric oncologist.
Alyssa Berlanga, a two-year softball letterman at Judson High School signed her letter of intent with Trinity Valley Community College. She is the daughter of Veronica Alcoser and Michael Berlanga. Alyssa transferred to Judson from Brackenridge High School at the start of her junior year. Her primary position was 2nd base. For the Rockets she played right-field and then transitioned to 2nd base in the middle of the season. Alyssa is a quiet leader on the field, but leads by example with her hard-work ethic. Academically, Alyssa was an Academic All-District choice during her junior year. She is currently ranked 123/773 with a GPA of 90.8511. Alyssa will major in Biology, pursuing a degree in Nursing.
It's got to be great to have a sister that has the same love of sports and competition that you have. You can discuss and give each other feedback on plays, games and even preparation for the next opponent. Well these two sisters who have been long time softball starters at Judson High School will be taking their talents to another great program at the college level. Jordan and Hailey Goins have both signed National Letters of Intent to play softball at the University of the Incarnate Word.
Jordan Goins has been the starting centerfielder for the Rockets for the past two years. She's known to have a strong arm and a lot of quickness. As a freshman, she was an Honorable Mention All-District choice. During her junior year, she was named as a 1st Team All-District selection. Jordan was also recognized during her sophomore and junior years as an Academic All-District choice. Jordan has been involved with the National Honor Society and PAL’s programs at Judson High School. Jordan plans to major in Pharmacy.
Hailey Goins has been the starting infielder for the Rockets for the past three years. As a freshman and junior, she was an 1st Team All-District choice. Hailey started as the starting second baseman during her freshman year, and moved to shortstop her last two years. She has been a leader for her team with her voice and has gained respect from her peers with her confidence on the field. Hailey was also recognized all three years as an Academic All-District choice. Hailey has been involved with the National Honor Society and PAL’s programs at Judson High School. Hailey is an undecided major with possibly studying Biology or Kinesiology.
Jordan and Hailey are the daughters of Tony and Laura Goins.
The first round of the playoffs is history and Judson put away a very strong O'Connor team. The second round will be its own unique challenge in Austin Westlake. It will be on the road for the Rockets in Austin to take on a powerful team in its own right. Coach McAuliffe will get his team ready to concentrate on this one game and prepare as well as possible. It will be a great game and our kids need our support, so let's hit the road with them and cheer them on. Go Rockets!!
It is the first round of the playoffs and the Judson Rockets will traveling to Farris Stadium to take on the O' Connor Panthers. It will be a challenge...last time they met O'Connor was the 2015 playoffs and it was a score-fest. So the Rockets have their work cut out for them. Let's fill up that stadium and get them past this first round.
Judson Rockets-First Round Playoffs