We have had a busy spring season so far, and we are only getting started. Our athletic department has tons of good news, and we are hoping that this trend we are on right now continues through the rest of the school year.
Last week our WHS track team kicked off their season at the Needville Meet and our varsity Boys took third place in the 4x200 meter relay. The team consists of Kyler J., Jerome S., Jay'Shawn N., and Stevie R. Jay'Shawn N. took first place in varsity boys 100 meter dash and second place in the varsity boys long jump. In our JV boys division, Kameron M. took first place in JV boys 800 meter run and second place in the JV boys 400 meter dash. Chandler F. took first place in JV boys 200 meter dash.
Our WHS softball team took first place in the Goliad Tournament and Bethany G., Asijah H., Emily S., and Katelynn S. were all named All-Tournament. In five games, the team combined for 51 hits and scored 34 runs. Our WHS baseball team won three out of four games during the Hitchcock Tournament.
Monday night our WHS soccer teams traveled to Palacios to take on the Sharks. Our boys team won by a score of 5-1 and are now 8-1-1 in district. Our girls team won their first district game of the season against the Lady Sharks by a score of 3-2. We are nearing the end of the soccer season and if our Tigers keep up the good work, we will be looking ahead into the playoff season soon.
Speaking of playoffs, our WHS Runnin’ Tigers basketball team lost a heartbreaker against the Stafford Spartans in the regional quarterfinal round on Tuesday night by a mere 2 points, 58-56. This game was close the entire time and our boys fought hard until the final buzzer, but in the end we fell short. We are so proud at how far these young men have come this season, and they finish the season as bi-district and area champions, with a 20-8 record. Also on Tuesday night, our WHS baseball team played at Fort Bend Marshall and our varsity team was victorious by a score of 19-2. The Tigers are now 2-0 on the regular season. WHS softball also played on Tuesday night at home against Boling.
They were unsuccessful against the Bulldogs and lost 9-7, but these young ladies are working hard and are breaking barriers each and every game-such as, Asijah H. having seven home runs on the season so far. We look forward to seeing what both programs can accomplish in the future games.
Thursday our WHS tennis team hosted the JV/V Wharton High Spring Break Classic tournament. Our JV baseball team traveled to Palacios for a tournament, and varsity headed to East Bernard. We will have more information on these tournaments once they are completed on Saturday. We have a very busy weekend ahead as our WHS track team headed to El Campo Friday for the second meet of the season. Our WHS varsity softball team took on Yoakum at home, and our baseball teams headed back to their tournaments in Palacios and East Bernard to finish them out.
Saturday morning our WHS soccer teams will travel to El Campo to take on the Ricebirds, and due to El Campo’s prom, the girls’ game was moved to 10 a.m., followed by the boys at noon. We have a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks, and we hope you will come out and support our kids whenever you get the chance!