The Alamo Heights High School Athletic Training Student Aides and Sports Medicine class attended the Alamo Area Athletic Trainers Association Student Workshop last Friday at Trinity University. The students took part in learning about ankle anatomy by observing an ankle dissection by Dr. Marque Allen of Sports Medicine Associates of San Antonio. They also learned about Athletic Training in the rodeo, using a scoop stretcher, and rehabilitation tools such as cupping and dry needling. Students competed in an ankle taping contest, quiz bowl and Athletic Trainer Olympics. Over 500 student athletic training aides attended this event.
Original post located on AHISD Facebook page here.
The Madison High School Army JROTC cadets sweated it out on the circuit obstacle course provided by the Army Fitness Team. It was an individual event created to push each cadet to maximum fatigue. The course included battle ropes, medicine ball lunges, a weight pull, pull-ups, and of course, push-ups.
The challenging event was timed and the cadets competed to have the fastest time. Some of the cadets completed the course multiple times in an attempt to improve their scores. Cadets Sara Gibb and Michael James tied the winning time at 1 minute and 12 seconds. “The course really helped me to identify my strengths and weaknesses all while having a great time,” said Cadet Dylan Romero. This was such a successful event that the Madison JROTC cadets have already requested the Army Fitness Team come back to do it again.
Original article located here.
The Alamo Heights Swimming and Diving team had an outstanding weekend of swimming and diving at the Regional Championships in Rosenberg. The girls finished 2nd while the boys placed 3rd in overall team competition.
In all, swimmers won 3 gold medals, 10 silver medals and 19 bronze medals. The top 3 divers will go to state automatically. The top 2 swimmers go to state automatically, plus the next fastest 8 swimmers/relays from all 8 regions. The UIL takes 3rd to 8th place finishers from all 8 regions and tabulates the top 8 swimmers/relay from that group (6 X 8=48). Of the 48...the top 8 move on to state.
Full post with all winners listed on AHISD's Facebook page here.
The cheerleaders placed 4th in the 5A-D2 division at the UIL State Cheerleading Championship. They competed against 60 schools in the prelim division; earning 2nd in Band Dance and 5th in Fight Song. The team advanced to Finals where the competed in against the Top 20 teams where they earned 4th.
Original article here.
The Alamo Heights High School Spurs Dance Team is state and nationally ranked for their dance skills, artistic expression and team performance. Our Spurs Dancers are spirit leaders in our school, promoting positive spirit through dance. Showcasing their moves to the music, these dance team members put the exclamation point on any performance!
Dance is discovery. Working creatively, a student explores the mind and body. The student is allowed to make an individual statement, a discovery and expression of self. Students share their knowledge and skills through a variety of performances including football halftime shows, pep rally performances, junior dance clinics, camps, community and invitational performances, and state and national contests, clinics and master classes.
The Dance Team was one of three programs featured in January's Go Public "Cool Schools" with KSAT's SA Live.
The Southside ISD Board of Managers honored the Southside High School Special Olympic athletes at its meeting in January 2018. The athletes won the Silver Medal in the Area Special Olympics Volleyball Tournaments. See the list of all those who made this possible here.
Flag Football competition is one of the newest officially recognized sports of the 22 sports offered by Special Olympic competition and it’s growing in Texas. Early in December the San Antonio STAR Soccer Complex hosted the Special Olympics Texas State Flag Football Championship and JISD sent two teams to the competition. Both the Patriots and the Thunder-Rockets came out of the Region 20 competition with silver medals. This time around at the state level they were among 25 teams…including two from Chicago that took the field.
These JISD teams showed they were well coached and disciplined playing well on both sides of the ball. These athletes mowed through the competition, including the invaders from Chicago! They played JISD football and won the Special Olympics Flag Football State Championship. Patriots and Thunder-Rockets one football family, one State Championship! Congratulations to these Special Olympians.
Original article in the Judson Post here.
Girls on the Run at Hobby Middle School embraces the differences on our campus through a nurturing, inspiring and physical activity-based youth development program for middle school girls. The program empowers our girls to: advocate for themselves in a meaningful and effective manner; lead with positive decision making skills; and express their gratitude for others through well thought out words and actions. Girls on the Run is a cultural transformation program that seeks to bring out a young girl’s genuine spirit and build upon their values in an effort to promote our leaders for tomorrow. The girl-centered approach provides an environment where the girls get to know each other better in order to build community within their school. The program is transforming, compassionate, and empowering.
Girls on the Run was featured as one of November's Cool Schools on KSAT's SA Live.
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