Eagle Sports and School News

Courtesy Erica Urias

On Tuesday, March 4, the Eagle Golf teams competed at the Big Bend Invitational in Lajitas. This is the first year since I have coached that we’ve had the opportunity to take our teams to play in Lajitas. 

Anyone that knows golf would appreciate the opportunity to play a round at a lavish course such as Black Jack’s Crossing in Lajitas. Black Jack’s Crossing is a Championship PGA course and an absolute golf oasis. 

It is breathtaking with big, luscious greens, fairways, winding holes and plenty of bunkers. It sits at the foothills of the Chisos Mountains, next to Big Bend National Park and stunning scenery. Although the fairways are beautiful, they definitely are not very forgiving. There is plenty of room to drive the ball but it’s certainly not impossible to find the desert. 

Although the course itself was definitely challenging, the Eagle and Lady Eagle teams played outstanding once again. Both teams are looking great for district! The Eagle Team led by Rafeal Rodriguez, Kyle Seyffert, Roman Rocha, and Joseph Vorheis placed 2nd out of 8 teams, behind Alpine. Out of 52 boys Rafael came in 6th, Kyle came in 9th, and Roman came in 10th.  The Lady Eagle Team led by Rebekah Oñate, Natalie Hernandez, Natalee Ball, and Lezlie Jones placed 2nd out of 7 teams, behind Wink. Out of 38 girls, Rebekah placed 3rd, Natalie Hernandez placed 6th, Natalee Ball and Lezlie Jones tied for 7th.
 
Both teams are playing very well at this point in the season. They work hard each day and welcome the challenge of each new tournament. It’s definitely a blessing to coach such an amazing group of kids. They play golf because they love golf. 

It’s so rewarding to watch as they improve day after day. Greatness is upon us Eagle fans! We are very grateful for the opportunity to play at a course like Black Jack’s Crossing and the Eagle teams look forward to playing there in the coming years. As always, a great big thank you to the people in our community for their support. 
Courtesy Marcia Crowley

On Saturday, March 1, 21 VHHS students participated in a UIL meet at Plains. Results as follows:
Calculator Applications
Miguel Velez – 7th place – 12th grade
Diego Subia – 9th place – 11th grade
Manav Patel – 8th place – 10th grade
Lezlie Jones – 10th place – 9th grade

Number Sense
Miguel Velez – 9th place – 12th grade
Science
Manav Patel – 9th place – 10th grade
Lezlie Jones – 7th place – 9th grade

Spelling
Darden Morriss – 7th place
3rd place Team – Darden Morriss, Natalee Ball, Carlos Guerrero, Michael Robinson
Alyssa Corralez advanced to the Semi-Finals in Informative Speaking. German Rodarte advanced to Semi-Finals in Persuasive Speaking.
There were 43 schools competing from 5A – 1A.  Academic competitions were separated by large schools and small schools.  Speaking events were not separated by school size.