Run Fast Turn Left

By: Jayden Palacios

State season is underway. The Eagles started this new track season at Holy Cross High School where the Eagles dominated in every event. In the field, the Eagles had six first place medalists (Kiley Wiechring, Layla Rodriguez, Megan Mayse, Ciarah Garcia, Preston Pilgrim, Evan Guardiola). In the track aspect, the men’s track team had no first place medalist, but would rack up points through relays winning the 4×1 and 4×4. The men’s team has some strong headed athletes like Daniel Coronado, who believes “No matter what, never back down from a challenge…You can achieve anything you put your mind to” Athletes like Daniel set the standard for this team. The women’s team would blow the other teams out racing up a total of 317 points total winning the overall meet. The women’s team had 5 first place finishes (Svetlana Martinez, Alexandria Balderas, Shalyn Gutierrez, Syrena Clark, Megan Mayse), the women’s team would also sweep the relays winning the 4×1 4×2 and 4×4. Coach Leal has helped turn the women’s team around with her first year coaching at PHS “A (coach) should be supportive and understanding, students have a lot going on in their lives, and especially in high school we need to be able to motivate students, not all of us have it on the inside so we have to provide it a bit.”

The Eagles would travel to St. Mary’s Hall to compete against twenty two teams in a relay only meet. The men’s team would start off strong winning the 4×1, and finishing second in the 4×4, they would place in several other events, but wouldn’t medal. The women’s team would have five medalists, three through field and two through relays. (Kiley Wiechring, Ciarah Garcia, Layla Rodriguez, 4×2 team, and 4×4 team) 

Only The Beginning

By: Brian Avery & Jayden Palacios

A Challenging Start to the 2023 Eagle Football Season!

As everyone is settling into the new school year, the Eagles are getting up and ready to take on the new season! Over the summer, they had their football camp, where they got to know the freshman athletes and get prepared for the upcoming season.

Before the first game of the season, we had the opportunity to interview a senior athlete, Diego Luna, and Coach Arevalo. Diego Luna shared his thoughts on the upcoming season, “I feel like we’ll do good this year, and when we face other good teams we’ll have good battles.”

The Eagles had their first game at home on August 26th against Antonion. The Eagles gave it their all, but unfortunately lost 27-13. The Eagles played Boerne for their first away game, the defending district champs, and it was a tough battle, ending in a loss 41-7. The following game was against Jourdanton, a long-time rival, and they were determined not to go down without a fight. The Eagles went into 5 overtimes, barely losing 27-25. Coach Arevalo had great advice, “[The] Number one[thing to do] is to stay calm. Getting out of hand mentally will never enhance the particular moment you are in. I like to stay composed so I can best be prepared to analyze the situation.” On the 16th, the Eagles played Gonzales and secured their first win of the season 37-14. 

The Eagles started off rough, but that just gave them more resolve to play harder and to push. We are looking forward to what the Eagles will do next! Pride, Pride!