Happy Friday! We have reached the month of February, which means we are in our busy month. This month is packed with athletic activities as soccer is entering the end of its first round of district, spring tennis has begun, softball and baseball are beginning their scrimmages, powerlifting is headed to its first meet this week, and we are inching closer to the end of the regular basketball season and into the playoff season.
Friday night, our Tiger basketball teams took on the Sealy Tigers and both teams brought home a win. Our boys won 71-40 to move to 15-5 overall and 4-4 in district. Our Lady Tigers won 49-37 and are now 16-6 overall and 8-2 in district.
Tuesday night both teams had a bye and they worked hard to prepare for their competition against El Campo.
Last Friday and Saturday, our WHS swim team competed at the Regional Swim Meet in SugarLand. Although we did not qualify for state, we did place 11th out of 24 teams in the relay, Mia Hamlin and Madison Evanicky both placed 15th in their races, and each swimmer for our team achieved the best times for their personal records this season.
We are extremely proud of all of the hard work these athletes and Coach Wind put in this year. On Saturday, our Tiger soccer teams traveled to Columbia to take on the Roughnecks and then played Brazosport at home on Monday night. Our boys won both games, but unfortunately our girls fell short against two tough squads in a row. Our boys’ record is 10-3-1 and our girls’ record is 4-7-2.
Also this week, WHS softball began its season and competed in a scrimmage against Schulenberg on Tuesday night. After all of the hard work that these ladies have put in during the off-season, we were excited to see them out on the field.
Their scrimmage was Friday in Hempstead.
On Thursday afternoon, our WHS boys and girls powerlifting teams competed in the first meet of the season in Rice. The results will be e-mailed from Rice sometime on Friday.
Wednesday was an exciting day for two of our Tiger football players. On National Signing Day, Joerell Davis and Ja’Shawn Nickerson signed to continue their football careers at Garden City in Kansas. We are extremely proud of both of these young athletes and we are excited to see them continue their careers at the collegiate level.
We had several events taking place that began Friday and continued Saturday, with the first one kicking off Friday morning at WHS.
Our JV and varsity tennis teams are hosting a tournament, which will continue throughout most of the day.
Friday’s boys’ and girls’ basketball teams took on El Campo at home.
Friday was also Parents Night for our Lady Tigers.
Our Spring Tennis Rummage sale will be taking place at Wharton Junior High School in the Old Gym on Saturday morning. Doors open at 7:30 a.m.
Our next soccer game will also be taking place in the morning against Palacios. This game was originally scheduled as an away game, but due to construction at Palacios, we will be hosting this game at Eddie Joseph Memorial Stadium.
This is the first time WHS will host a soccer game on a Saturday, so take full advantage of the weekend and come out and support these young men and women.
Our girls’ team will play at 10 a.m., followed by the boys at noon. There is still a lot of soccer to be played this season, and if you haven’t been out to see these athletes in action, you are missing out!
Thank you all for your continued support of our athletic programs.