The GPHS track program and Galena Park High School are proud to announce that senior Fletcher Sherrard won the triple jump at the state meet this last weekend. Fletcher qualified in two events; the 300 meter hurdles and the triple jump. Fletcher ran a strong race against the best in 5A in the hurdles and made his coaches proud, but he was extraordinary in the triple jump. Fletcher jumped the state winning distance of 49 feet and ¼ inch on his first attempt. Fletcher has dedicated himself to achieving a state championship and the realization of that goal came to fruition Friday night. Congratulations Fletcher from all the Yellowjacket faithful!
The GPHS Volleyball program hosted their awards banquet Tuesday, May 19th. The banquet was an opportunity to share the many successes of the young ladies who competed during the 2014-2015 volleyball season. It was a wonderful night of great Italian food catered by Johnny Carinos, delicious cake, and fellowship among athletes, family, and coaches.
The GPHS Lady Jacket Basketball program hosted their awards banquet Tuesday, May 19th. The banquet was an opportunity to share the many successes of the young ladies who competed during the 2014-2015 basketball season. It was a wonderful night of great Italian food catered by Johnny Carinos, delicious cake, and fellowship among athletes, family, and coaches.
Congratulations to the following varsity Lady Jackets for earning All-District Honors for the 2014-2015 Soccer Season.
First Team All-District
Second Team All-District
Honorable Mention All-District
Congratulations to the following varsity Yellowjackets for earning All-District Honors for the 2014-2015 Soccer Season.
Superlative District Honors
Oscar Teran was the District MVP for the 2014-2015 Season.
First Team All-District
Second Team All-District
Honorable Mention All-District
NS Lady Mustang Basketball Represented At Touchdown Club Of Houston
Adriiana Jackson has been named a 2015 Scholar-Athlete finalist! She will be honored at the 49th Spring Sports Scholar-Athlete Dinner will be at 7 p.m., Wed., May 27, at the JW Marriott, 5150 Westheimer. The event is to recognize the top scholar-athletes in Greater Houston high schools in 18 UIL sports. We wish you a good luck and congratulate you on this gracious honor to show your Mustang hard work and dedication!
Galena Park took the field against a Vidor team who was making their third consecutive trip into playoff territory while the Lady Jackets fielded a team with zero playoff experience. The inexperience accounted for Galena Park’s shaky start, but as demonstrated throughout the regular season these scrappy girls pulled it together to make it a game. The Lady Pirates defeated the Jackets by a score of 6 -2, but left the field knowing the Yellowjackets were worthy opponents. Galena Park’s senior first baseman Alycia Cavazos went out in style, driving in freshman standout Ariana Saenz with a two run homer. Alycia ends her high school career as the team’s RBI leader in district and in postseason play. Alycia hit homeruns in the last two games of GP’s season and has nicely padded both her batting average and slugging percentage to make her senior year something to be remembered! She will be hard to replace in 2016. Fortunately the remaining starters from this year’s campaign are set to return. Sophomore Breanna Garza, who was unable to play this season while she rehabbed a torn ACL, will be available to add her speed and solid defense to next year’s efforts. Although GP will not have many holes to fill quality players are ready and waiting in our junior varsity program. This was something of a Cinderella year for GP so although the playoff run was short it was satisfying. Coaches Rodriguez, Richey and Vela greatly appreciated everyone who supported the team and are very proud of their team.
The final battle for these men was against Humble High School. Ryan Gonzales both hit and pitched well, but it was not enough for the win as Humble defeated GP 6-3. Gonzales held Humble scoreless for over two innings and he hit a homerun. After pushing 1 run across in the 5th, the Yellowjackets faced a 5-1 deficit. The team made a valiant effort to close the gap in the 7th inning scoring 2 runs but Humble managed to get the outs and end the inning. Santos Torres, Jaime Vazquez, and Ryan Gonzales pitched a combined 7 innings. Joshua Rivera and went 2-3 with a single and a 2 run double. Santos Torres also went 2-3 with a single and a double. Ryan Gonzales went 1-2 with a homerun. Carlos Gonzales and Jaime Hernandez both added a single.
NORTH SHORE TENNIS UPDATE
Valentina Roldan, North Shore’s Regional Qualifier and #2 girl in District 21-6A, took the court on April 21 against a strong competitor from Lamar HS. Despite a game win early in the first set, Valentina was not able to keep the momentum, and lost her match in the round of sixteen. We are proud of Vale’s trip to Regionals, and of her winning season!
Expect Deer Park HS and Baytown Sterling to play their very best tennis this time of year, but for the NS tennis team, grit and determination led the Mustangs to some strong finishes. J. Gallardo and Doubles team (C. Rendon and K. Trevino) advances to the Quarterfinals round but each fell just short. Number 2 seed, V. Roldan, had plans of pulling off the upset but finishing 2nd did allow her to become a regional qualifier and see her season continue on April 21st @ Deer Park! Congratulations and Best of Luck!!!!
JV Divisions And Freshman Boys Narrowly Missed District Sweep Of Track And Field Meet
The Boys and Girls Track teams traveled to La Porte and walked away with an aggressive win from the Boys team. Field events took 5 first place titles and all but 1 relay title! Not to be outdone, the Junior Varsity Girls team took home titles in 4x100m, 4x200m, and 4x400m relays. For places and times from Thursday, please visit theof NSSH Track. Great Season Running Mustangs!
Alex Diaz, Camron Gray, Zach Potter, and Ashlee Rodriguez have definitely put their stamp on the program after four years on the team. Amber Lewis was another standout of the tournament as she wrapped her season with a personal best, shooting a 95! Congratulations to the entire NS Golf team and the graduating seniors of the class of 2015! Click here for total scores from the tournament!
Fresh Off A Record Season, NS Girls Basketball To Host Annual Summer Camp
Attached is the flyer needed to sign up and participate in the Summer Girls Basketball Camp set for June 8th - June 11th 2015. Please make sure you adhere to Registration Information, Waiver Claims, and Coach's Info prior to signing up. We look forward to hosting another great camp and an opportunity to teach you all the fundamental skills and basketball knowledge you could use!
Both the Boys and Girls Track and Field programs have had some obstacles to get through during the first half of the season. Weather played a HUGE part in keeping us tamed. But things are starting to clear up outside and our kids are getting faster and stronger at the right time! Traveling to Gator Relays in Dickinson, TX saw the Lady Mustangs finish 4th as a team out of 16 schools and the Boys take another 1st place finish. Visit the NS Track and Field homepage for updated schedules and results!
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 2014-15 spectator behavior expectations letter on guidelines for providing the best sportsmanlike environment for our student athletes this year.