The Mustang Tennis Team had a good showing at the CE King Invitational last Friday, Feb. 27th, playing at Summer Creek, CE King, and North Shore High Schools as well as San Jacinto College. B Mixed Doubles, A Girls Doubles, A Boys Singles, and B Boys Singles all advanced to the consolation finals! Bringing home medals were the A Boys Doubles team of Jesus Gallardo and Javier Flores. The Mustangs are back in action on March 6 at the LaPorte Tournament – braving the weather one last time before the District Tournament in April!
Girls JV Soccer ended the game tied with Beaumont West Brook 0-0. The JV Lady Mustangs are currently in 3rd place in District and will be looking to surge into 2nd place on Friday night vs Channelview.
The Girls Varsity Soccer team defeated West Brook Bruins 2-0!! Jessica Rivera scored on a header from a corner-kick, and Idalys Rea doubled the lead with a left-footed shot to the corner. The Lady Mustangs are currently in 2nd place in District. You can catch the action at GPISD Stadium this Friday, when the Lady Mustangs take on the Lady Falcons of Channelview starting at 5pm!
The Galena Park varsity team was once again ready to defend their number district seed against a hot Porter team. Porter came into the game riding a 3 game winning streak beating Humble and C.E King in two of those games. Both teams started play aggressive and fast but neither could put the ball in the goal. GP had taken many shots on goal but just couldn’t score. Porter on the other hand did not have many shots on goal, but did finish on one of those shots. Porter had the 1-0 lead at the end of the first half. GP knew that if they wanted to stay in first place in district they needed to start off fast and finish strong in the second half. GP had many opportunities to tie the game in the second half but Porter’s defense stayed strong. The game ended with Porter winning the game 1-0. The top performer was Edson Ovalle. He played every minute of the game at full speed never giving up on the ball and finished the game strong.
Galena Park jumped out to an early 7-3 lead, but the match went down to the wire and Galena Park won the tie breaker and the medals.
The Woodland Acres Middle School Boys’ Track program debuted at North Shore 9th Grade Campus against Cunningham Middle School, C.E. King Middle School, and Alice Johnson Middle School.
The Yellowjacket softball program hosted a JV tournament which began with pool play Thursday, February 26th. The Thursday afternoon games matched GP against Channelview High School and Sam Rayburn High School.
The varsity struggled to get things going against an excellent pitcher and a talented Crosby defense. GP only had three base runners in seven innings. Freshman Ariana Saenz worked a walk in the fifth but was left stranded. Freshman Bailey Richey led off the seventh by forcing Crosby's only error. She later scored on sophomore Iriz Vazquez' double - the only GP hit in the game. Crosby's two runs scored in the first inning would prove to be enough for the victory, but this hard hitting team added six more in the fifth to take the 8-1 win over the Yellowjackets. It wasn't our night but the GP faithful can look forward to the rematch. GP has proven capable of playing errorless ball and showing patience and discipline at the plate. That combination will be needed to beat a team like Crosby.
Both the JV boys and girls teams left Goose Creek Memorial with a 2nd place finish last Thursday evening. Once again the wind and the cold made for a miserable night, but neither of those seemed to slow down our Yellowjackets. As always the meet began with the throwers and jumpers and Galena Park did well.
NS Golf Continues Working On Their Season, Athletes Getting Better
-On Monday, NS Golf team prevailed despite adverse weather conditions yesterday at Evergreen Point in Baytown. Senior, Alex Diaz, led the way with a personal best tournament score of 75. He tied for first place in the tournament. Camron Gray also played a solid round, shooting 85.(Other results: Blas Gomez 95, Zach Potter 96, Team score: 351 (4th place))
-Thursday saw the JV Boys travel to the Preserve at Atascocita. Jesse Morua shot a personal best of 105 and Andres Martinez bested his previous efforts with a 113.
Soccer Keeps Their Loss Column Clean After La Porte And Deer Park Games
First, NS Freshman Soccer defeated Deer Park (white team) 6-0 last Saturday at Abshier Stadium. The Boys JV Soccer team beat La Porte 3-0. Marcio Galeano, Martin Piña, and Humberto Perez all scored to help bring the JV record to an astounding 11-0!! North Shore Boys Varsity soccer game against La Porte ended in a 1-1 tie. Edgar Hurtado scored the goal, while Juan Vargas came off the bench as goalie and helped preserve the tie as time expired. PA Memorial visits GPISD Stadium, Tuesday Feb. 24th at 5:00!
On Friday night, Girls JV soccer tied La Porte 2-2 on a late goal scored by Edith Hermida. Samantha Bastar, Elena Espitia, and Jenny Martinez were outstanding throughout the game.
Varsity Girls defeated La Porte 1-0 on a goal by Idalys Rea. The girls were able to grind out a win against a physical LP team. Narcedalia Yanez and Tatiana Marquez held down the middle of the field while Deanna Rosales and Vanessa Martinez anchored the defense. The Lady Mustangs take on PA Memorial at Titan Stadium Feb 24th at 5:00pm.
Streak On The Line For NS JV Boys Soccer, Varisty Also Playing With Added Stress
The JV Boys Soccer team extended their unbeaten streak by beating Baytown Sterling 4-0! Gerardo Mata, Edgar Zenil, and Humberto Perez all scored goals in the win. The Boys Varsity team also was able to survive and come from behind to beat the Sterling Rangers 2-1. Both goals were scored by Salvador Hernandez. Join us Friday, Feb. 20th as they take the AT LA Porte.
NS Varsity Tennis Heads To Pasadena Invitational Tournament, Roldan Takes Gold
NSSH Varsity Tennis competed against students from a wide range of area schools on February 6. After a few wins in all categories, a finals appearance by the “A” and “B” Boys Singles, “A” Girls Doubles, the gold medal came home with Valentina Roldan, who won 1st place in her “A” Girls Singles draw. Valentina was able to clinch the win (and avenge a Team Tennis early-season loss) by beating the District’s #1 girls seed from Westbrook HS. Congratulations Valentina, and great job to all the Varsity Mustangs!
Tuesday night started with a loss for the Freshman Lady Mustangs against the Baytown Sterling Rangers, 27-43, as they finish their season. Then JV Lady Mustangs makes things a bit more interesting as they defeat the Lady Rangers with a score of 55-22 and notch an undefeated District season! And finally, finishing 29-2 overall, 12-0 in District Play, the Lady Mustangs varsity team wins 106-43!! First Round Bi-District Playoff Information is available. Hope to see you out there.
UPDATE: Varsity Lady Mustangs WON their Bi-District playoff game Monday night 79-30 against Dobie. Leading scorers were Chasity patterson and Adriiana Jackson. Kayla Mack, Tiffany Arceneaux, Alyse Okoene, and Shae Johnson also made huge contributions! Next round info coming soon...
Freshmen Tennis Team Completes Their First Tournament Wednesday At C.E. King
They had some tough competition, but all students were able to win games. A special congratulations goes out to the mixed doubles team of Aaylan Franco and Angela Mata, who made it to the finals of their bracket, and to Makayla Gordon who advanced to the semifinals in her girls singles bracket. Cheer these rookies on as they prepare to compete in two weeks at the Baytown Invitational! -Coach Shultz
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