Sport Shorts: Spring Edition



Senior Patrick Leyendecker hoofing it around the bases in a home game at Father Wilson Field.

The Eagle baseball team has been on a tear all season long. They have yet to fall to an opponent and do not plan on doing so this season. The team has already defeated Concordia Lutheran, St. Pius, Seven Lakes, Oak Ridge and New Orleans Jesuit. The squad is led by a core group of experienced seniors heading to play ball in college. These seniors consist of Paolo Cannatella, Eric Moore, Nolan Lundholm, Cameron Cash, Matthew Ashbaugh. Ashbaugh, one of the key pitchers this season, is going to a small school in St. Louis named Washington University. You probably have not heard of it.



Senior Michael Blanchard betting tackled by an opposing player in a rugby game at Granger Stadium.

Over spring break the rugby team went to Washington DC and New Jersey to play two nationally recognized teams. In DC, the rugby team faced Georgetown Prep to start their spring break tour. Rugby concluded the tour by beating New Jersey defending state champions Delbarton High School. They then continued to host the number 7 team in the nation St. Ignatius of Ohio. Rugby narrowly missed the 4 team State playoffs after losing to Katy in a hard fought match. The season will conclude on April 22 on Senior Night vs Lamar.



Senior Brooks Bradley stick checking an opposing player in a home game at Granger Stadium.

The Lax Bros advanced to 9-4 on the season with a decisive 12-6 victory over the Langham Creek. Strong leadership by senior captains Pete Huggins and Jonathan McGovern has steered the team towards a likely spot in D2 playoffs. The Eagles have also seen a mighty offensive presence from sophomore Brad Delia and Junior Riley Lam, but strong defense has been the major key for the Eagles. Junior Scot Sarlin has similarly dominated on offense and currently leads the team in assists. The team continues to strive for recognition in D2 while continuing to expand depth on the bench and on the field.



Junior Henry Suman watching his ball on the par-three seventeenth at the District Tournament. The Eagles won by one shot.

The golf team ended the season this week at the TAPPS 5A State Tournament in Glen Rose, Texas at Squaw Valley Golf Course. The team finished second with rounds of 289 and 292. The team was lead by senior Henry Fisher who fired rounds of 68-70 to clinch the individual title and his second win of the semester. Other players with important roles in the runner-up finish were seniors Curtis Brady (74-74), Cameron Condara (73-76), and Nolan Rizzo (74-76). Junior Henry Suman had a great round of 72 the second day to solidify their runner-up finish.



Senior Noah Penny about to volley the ball back to his opponent at District.

On Tuesday the 12th, the tennis team participated in the TAPPS State Championship match in Waco, Texas. The teams consisted of junior Daniel Kellems and junior Alejandro Solorzano and senior Paul Simon and senior Noah Penny. Kellems and Solorzano played against some guys from El Paso, but sadly ended up losing. Simon and Penny played against some great competition as well. The showing put the team in a good standing to win some games next year.