The Lady Jackets ended the season with a decisive 9 -1 victory over the Humble Wildcats. It was an offensive onslaught for GP in which each member of the starting lineup produced offensively in some way. Junior Alexis Valdez continued her outstanding work in the leadoff spot. Taking advantage of every opportunity, Alexis produced five hits and crossed the plate four times. Senior Jazmine Castillo and sophomore Julie Vazquez were two for four, as was junior Iriz Vazquez who drove in three runs with her efforts. Iriz also earned an exclamation point from the scorekeeper for her line drive super snag at third base. Sophomore pitcher Bailey Richey allowed one earned run in the second but finished strong allowing only three hits while striking out seven. The win brought their overall season record to .500 (14-14) but GP lands in a disappointing 7th place in district rankings at 5 – 11. While this was not the season Coach Richey envisioned in January she is proud of her players. Luck did not seem to be on the Jackets’ side this season with multiple injuries to key players, but the Lady Jackets shuffled around the field, played through pain, and worked hard. Coach Richey is still confident that her team has the talent to compete successfully against quality teams. Borrowing a phrase coined in Flatbush, “There’s always next year.”
Humble fell behind in the sixth after the Yellowjackets managed to put up six runs. The deficit proved to be more than the Humble team could overcome as they fall to GP by a score of 8-7. Carlos Gonzalez racked up three RBIs on two hits; he singled in the fifth inning and homered in the sixth inning. Galena Park took an early 1-0 lead in the first, scored again in the fourth on a sacrifice fly by William Hernandez, and added five more runs in the sixth. Evan Rosilez ignited the sixth inning firestorm with a double that was followed by James Richey’s single that scored Rosilez.
Congratulations to the Freshman NS Tennis Team on their performance at the 21-6A District Tournament on Tues. 4/26 at La Porte HS! They all played well, against some very tough competitors from Deer Park, Sterling, and Beaumont Westbrook.
D. Euceda and D. Simon won 2nd place in the District. (Mixed Doubles)
N. Edwards won 3rd place in the District. (Girls Singles)
UPDATE: Following a day GREAT 21-22 Area races and field events, the North Shore Boys and Girls both took home runner up honors with a list of Region III qualifiers! Congratulations to the Mustang Track and Field team and Good Luck to all the qualifiers. Region III will be held at Clear Creek at Challenger Columbia Stadium on 4/29-30! FULL RESULTS
The North Shore Boys and Girls Track and Field teams will be competing this Thursday, April 21, 2016 in the 22-6A Area Meet. For those of you who can not make it to the event, you can watch the meet via live stream on TexanLive.com. If you are going to attend the event, you can download the schedule of events and times. We appreciate your support of our Mustangs!
CONGRATULATIONS to both Boys and Girls Track teams as they run their way into ANOTHER District Championship. First, the Lady Mustangs medaled in every event, finished 1st, 2nd, or 3rd and scored a blistering 201 points! The Boys team also won their championship with a score of 195! A number of track athletes will now compete at the Area Meet on Thursday, April 21st at Pearland HS. Congrats to both teams and Good luck!!
At the District 21-6A Tennis Tournament on April 6-7, 2016, Varsity superstar Valentina Roldan dominated her competition to win the District Championship in Girls Singles. (She was the #1 seed, then went on to scores of 6-0, 6-1 v PAM, 6-0, 6-0 v DP, and 6-1, 6-2 v LP) This makes her a Regional Qualifier for the second straight year! Congratulations to NS Tennis and BEST of luck to V. Roldan at Regionals 4/19!!!
Victoria Blankenship led the Red Team All-Stars to a 104-79 victory over the Blue Team this past Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Spring High School. The Greater Area Girls Basketball Coaches Association selected the top 30 seniors to play in the weekend event, and our own Victoria Blankenship was one of the selections. Congratulations to Victoria for the honor, and leading her team in scoring and boards.
District 21-6A held its boys and girls golf tournament at Beaumont Country Club Tuesday (4/5) and Wednesday (4/6) of this week. On the boy's side, Junior Josue Trevino posted a personal best varsity tournament round of 91 on the second day to lead the boys team against tough district competition. The boy's team finished 7th of the 10 teams participating.
The girls, led by Seniors Selena Buenrostro and Amber Hill, took home 3rd place medals, which is a first in recent Lady Mustang Golf history. Selena scored a personal best of 44 on the final 9 holes of her career. Sophomore Grace Lam also had a strong showing to help the girl's overall score.
For the safety and protection of our athletes, the UIL and GPISD require all athletes to have a new pre-participation physical and paperwork completed prior to participation in athletics. This includes student athletes, managers, student trainers, and video staff. For everyone’s benefit and to provide timely and accurate record keeping and placement into athletic periods, we will be requiring all participants in our athletic programs to submit a completed paperwork prior to the start of the 2016-17 school year.
We will begin this process by providing physical exams on the campuses of North Shore Senior High School and Galena Park High School. The cost of the physical is $20 cash or money order. They will be provided by Dr. John Kirkwood and his staff from Kirkwood Medical Associates, Pasadena, TX. If you prefer to use your own doctor for this procedure that is certainly acceptable, as long as the required GPISD/UIL Sports Physical Packet is used.
The GPISD and UIL paperwork is located on Rank One Sport website. You can access the paperwork two ways:
Get Your GPISD Gear
2015-2016 Sports Medicine Forms
Galena Park ISD is committed to providing our students with the opportunity to participate in outstanding athletic programs. Students in our varied athletic programs are dedicated to reaching new heights as members of their teams, in their academic studies, and in their personal character. This culture of excellence for our athletes and coaches also extends of all spectators attending our games and events. GPISD is pleased to welcome all community members to district sponsored athletic events. It is a privilege for us to cheer for and encourage our students' as they compete. Again this year, we have outlined expected behavior for anyone attending a game. Please see our 2015-16 spectator behavior expectations letter on guidelines for providing the best sportsmanlike environment for our student athletes this year.