What an exciting spring it has been.
COLLEGE STATION - It's almost too easy for Ryder Billo.
GOLIAD - Ryder Billo prides himself on keeping his cool. He reminds himself of the little things he needs to do, takes his spot on the baseline, and waits for his next chance.
SAN MARCOS - Ryder Billo of Goliad captured the boys singles title at the Region IV-2A tennis tournament Thursday at the Texas State University courts.
SAN ANTONIO - Three of the four players in the Class 2A boys singles bracket at the regional tennis tournament are from the Crossroads.
SAN ANTONIO - Victoria West's Nicole Cobler and Celine Wappler almost rallied back from a one-set deficit, but were eliminated by a team from Medina Valley at the Blossom Athletic Center on Tuesday.
In the District 30-4A tournament, our best area result was in No. 1 girl's doubles.
CORPUS CHRISTI - Victoria West's Nicole Cobler and Celine Wappler rallied to win their final match of the day to snatch second place and advance to the Region IV-4A tournament next week.
CORPUS CHRISTI - Victoria West has two doubles pairings still going in the District 30-4A tournament after the first day. The boys pairing of Chase Bennett and Sean Charoenpeanlert and the girls pairing of Nicole Cobler and Celine Wappler will play in the semifinals Tuesday at Tuloso-Midway High School after winning out in Monday's single-elimination rounds.
BOLING - Following are results of Wednesday's District 26-2A tennis tournament.
I was truly taken aback this weekend in Austin when, at a high school tournament, several coaches did not know where Victoria was.
The Yoakum girls golf squad took eighth place at the NISD Marshall Girls Spring Invitational this past weekend.
Victoria West will travel to Kingsville on Thursday and Victoria East is off until April 3, the district tournament tune up, while Goliad is hosting its spring tournament. These tournaments feature just about all of the teams in the Crossroads. St. Joseph varsity girls and boys are travelling to Austin for their pre-district TAPPS tournament. VISD middle schools will be travelling to Beeville on Saturday for their annual tournament, and Goliad is hosting their junior varsity tournament as well. There will be some competitive tennis this weekend as teams prepare for district tournament play and beyond.
I spent last weekend in Austin at the USTA Tennis On Campus state tournament. This is college tennis on the intramural level. Except now, it's school against school - not just within your own college - and it's full of college spirit and very good competition. Texas is large enough that it receives seven bids into the national tournament.
Last weekend was the USPTA convention in Grapevine.