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North Shore Mustangs Basketball Playoffs

The North Shore Mustangs will face Sam Houston High School in the 6A Boys Basketball Bi-District Playoffs on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. The playoff game will tip-off at 7:00 p.m. at Pasadena Memorial High School. Admission will be $5.00 for students and adults.

 

DIRECTIONS: Beltway 8 South, take the Fairmont exit. Proceed on feeder to next light. (Crenshaw St.) Turn right, school will be on the left. Gym is in the back of school.
Address: 4410 Crenshaw, Pasadena 77504.

 

 

GPHS Softball Season Begins!

The Lady Jackets are working hard and show promise for a successful season to come. Eight seniors graduated from last year’s playoff team so this is definitely a rebuilding year. Yet, Coach Richey reports she is excited about this team. She says that this group of players may well be the most motivated she has worked with to date. She cites a fantastic team chemistry, excellent work ethic, and spirit of cooperation as key factors that have produced very positive results so far. She sees G.P. as a real contender in District 23-5A.  It also doesn’t hurt that freshmen Zoie Garcia and Elaine Gonzalez have proven so skilled and poised that a solid infield is looking good in spite of losing last year’s first team All-District shortstop and third baseman. Seniors Ashley Colunga, Kassandra Vargas, Julia Vazquez, and Bailey Richey are returning All-District notables who can flash some leather as well as swing some bats. Colunga is outstanding at second base. Vargas and Richey will share pitching and first base responsibilities while Vazquez commands the field from behind the plate. They are all determined to wear the uniform as long as possible this season. Junior centerfielder Laila Gonzalez will anchor the outfield. Sophomore Vivianna Alaniz has claimed left but right field is up for grabs. Juniors Julissa Guerra, Jocelyn Longoria, Brianna Castillo, Nicole Vale, and Alejandra Hernandez have all seen playing time in pre-season scrimmages. Junior Valeria Villarreal will fill in at second base when needed and sophomore Abby Chavez claims utility player duties. Optimism is running high as the Jackets begin the season at home on Tuesday, February 13th against Channelview.


Varsity game time is 6:00 but come early to watch the junior varsity at 4:30. Coach Vela gives his JV squad kudos for their eagerness to learn and willingness to take instruction. He has been pleased with the progress he has seen through scrimmage opportunities and says his players feed off of the varsity team’s hustle and intensity.


****Welcome to Assistant Coach Marcus McGraw! He is G.P.’s newest addition to the softball program.

 

 

GPHS Girls Basketball Game Update - Santa Fe

The varsity team once again kept the fans on the edge of their seat battling through a tight game versus the Lady Indians.  The first quarter was led by the aggressive play of Destiny Morales and the scoring of Yesenia Hidalgo.  The Lady Jackets managed to maintain a sliver of a lead (19-18) as the intermission began.  The Yellowjackets struggled finding the bucket all night but the problem became more prominent in the second half as G.P. only scored 15 point the rest of the game.  Offensive rebounds and put backs by the Indians eventually wore down the Yellowjacket defense and Santa Fe pulled out the 48-34 win.  Yesenia Hidalgo played a fantastic game on senior night; she led the team with 19 points and was accompanied by the dominating play of Destiny Morales.  Destiny ripped down 7 rebounds, had 2 steals, a blocked shot, 3 assists and countless hustle plays the kept the momentum going and led to scoring opportunities for her team.

 

GPHS Basketball Game Update - Willowbrook

Despite the varsity team’s zombie-like performance they did manage to fight back into a game Willowbrook controlled.  The Eagles had the lead and control late in the fourth quarter when one of their big boys was called for his second technical foul against Julian Macias.  Julian stepped to the line and nailed both free-throws and the Jackets scored on the possession as well.  This turn around put G.P. with 2 points with a little over a second left on the clock and the ball at the opponent’s baseline.  Coach Woodall called “Laettner” which anyone with any basketball sense knows is a “Hail Mary” call for basketball.  The Jackets set up the play, got the ball in Jalen Davis’ hands with a decent look at the basket.  The ball was off in time and kissed the backboard then slowly rolled off the rim.  The Eagles managed to hang on and win the game 66-64.  Jalen Davis led the team with 17 points, 7 rebounds, 3 blocked shots, 1 assist, and 1 steal.  Xavier Macias and Datalian Joseph both scored 10 points.  Datalian contributed another 6 rebounds as well.

 

 

WAMS Basketball Game Update - Galena Park

The Black team lost a close 18-19 game to the Yellowjackets.  WAMS led early but allowed the Jackets to tie the score at halftime.  The tough defense of the Hornets kept the game close throughout, but the Jackets managed to put in the last shot and earned the victory.  Elijah McNeil scored 7 points while Jesus Galvan and Roger Boquera led the Hornets on defense.  Roger blocked shots and snatched rebounds while Jesus helped out with quick hands and steals.

 

 

WAMS Girls Basketball Game Update - Cunningham

The Gold team defeated the Cunningham Lady Cats in double overtime by a score of 22-20!  After an eventful first half where both Gabby Munoz and Kimberly Nieto jumpstarted the Hornet machine with their scoring.  Rubi Montano drained a three-pointer to tie the game and made another as the buzzer sounded.  Ashlyn Hadnott, Ashley Esquivel, Ashley Garcia and Genisis Heinaman all contributed on both sides of the ball during overtime.  Ashlyn Hadnott got the defensive player nod from Coach Figliulo while Gabby Munoz and Rubi Montano locked down the offensive player recognition.

 

 

 

 

 

The GPISD and UIL Athletic Participation Online Paperwork
You MUST have your student's School ID number in order to complete the online forms.

 

You can access the paperwork by clicking on the following link:

http://galenaparkisd.rankonesport.com

 

 

SPECTATOR EXPECTATIONS

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 2016-17 spectator behavior expectations letter on guidelines for providing the best sportsmanlike environment for our student athletes this year.

 

 

PARENT/STUDENT ATHLETE HANDBOOK

 

Parent/Student Athlete Handbook - English

Parent/Student Athlete Handbook - Spanish