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Yellowjackets Fly Like an Eagle

The Yellowjackets had a test at home Monday night against the New Caney Eagles.  Galena Park tried to duplicate their performance against Dayton that produced a close win.  It was neck and neck through the half with the score tied at 21.  Then late in the 3rd quarter the Jackets took the lead.  Senior Fletcher Sherrard, the game’s leading scorer with 22 points, fouled with 6 minutes left in the game, but the Jackets continued to battle.  A few costly turnovers at the end of the game hurt GP’s chances of extending their district record to two wins and they fell to the Eagles by a score of 54 to 50.  We hope to see all of our Jacket faithful at Porter High School in New Caney on Friday as the Yellowjackets try to go into the Christmas break with a district win. Go Jackets!



WAMS Gold Team Fights Back

The Gold team went down 12-2 early in the game but battle back to tie the game at 12 all going into the intermission.  Coming out of halftime North Shore took the lead again up by 6 with a minute left in regulation.  The “never say die” Lady Hornets got two quick scores in the last minute to pull within a basket, but ran out of time.  North Shore took the victory 24-26.  Sarai Alvarez led the team with 8 points and tough defense.



Hornets Defeat Mustangs With a Late Run

The Gold jumped out to an early 11-6 lead over the North Shore Mustangs and built on that lead through the 2nd quarter.  The Hornets came out of halftime with a 23-12 lead and continued to play solid basketball leading 32-24 by the end of the 3rd quarter.  In the 4th the Hornets had to defend a 10-3 North Shore run giving us the 1 point advantage at the buzzer.  The Hornets defeat the Mustangs in a close 35-34 battle.  Andrew Olmeda earned MVP honors with his 16 points and Daniel Chavez was recognized as the “player of the game.”



Jackets Frenzy Fires Up Broncos

The varsity team seemed to be fueled by jet fuel in the early minutes of their 3rd district game against the Lady Broncos.  In the first quarter of play the Lady Jackets put in four 3-point shots from 3 different players taking at 24-14 lead into the 2nd quarter.  The frenzy continued as the Jackets put up another 12 points in the 2nd quarter taking a 36-24 lead into the intermission.  But as was the case with the JV team, the 2nd half varsity team was a whole different team.  The Lady Jackets could only manage 8 points in the 3rd and another 6 in the 4th losing to the Lady Broncos 50-59.  Katera Johnson was high scorer with 14 points, Rosa Calzada put in another 12 points, and Yesenia Pulido added 11 points.



Jackets Motto Keeps it Close

The Black team suffered their first loss of the season at the hooves of the Null Stallions.  The Jackets jumped out to an 11-3 lead in the first, but Null raced back to take a 38-27 lead at the half.  The “never say die” Jackets worked hard to pull within 6 points in the third, but ran out of gas in the fourth losing 46-64.



Claudia Santos, NS Cross Country, Runs Her Way Into Record Books

This past weekend, Nov. 8th, distance runners converged on Round Rock, TX as the site for the UIL State Cross Country Meet. North Shore was well represented by, Claudia Santos, who became the first Lady Mustang in school history to qualify for the meet. The opportunity to run at this level is a testament to her tough work ethic and commitment to the sport of long distance running.



Mustangs Secure Prestigious McDonald's Texas Invitational Trophy

The North Shore Lady Mustangs Basketball team took on a tall order from the McDonald's Texas Invitational Tournament right before the Thanksgiving holiday. The Mustangs faced some heavy competition from local area talents, but defeated Klein Collin, San Antonio Brennan and Mansfield Summit to advance to the gold bracket.


The gold bracket level started with North Shore facing Desoto. The girls won 50-48 on a last second shot by Tiffany Arceneaux. The leading scorer in the playoff game was Chasity Patterson with 12 points.


The final game of the McDonald's Invitational was another closely contested matchup against Cy Woods. The Mustangs defeated Cy Woods 57-54 securing the win for the trophy. Chasity Patterson had 18 points, Alyssa Okoene had 10 points in the win.


Notable players in the tournament included Kayla Mack for her outstanding defensive play all weekend, Chasity Patterson earned the "All Tournament" ranking, and Adriiana Jackson was named the tournament "Most Valuable Player".



The North Shore Mustangs Volleyball Post Season Honors


21-6A Newcomer of the Year:

Junior, setter, Taylon Moy

21-6A 1st team all-district:

Senior, OH, Logan Carger

21-6A 1st team all-district:

Senior, RS, Brianna Warren


2nd team all-district:

Senior, MB, Ashley McNeal

2nd team all-district:

Junior, MB, Ruth Ard

2nd team all-district:

Junior, OH, Jessica Arroyo


Honorable Mention:

Senior, LIB, Arlyssia Perry

Honorable Mention:

Senior, Setter, Domenique Scales


21-6A All-District Academic:

Senior, OH, Logan Carger

21-6A All-District Academic:

Senior, Zavier Fields

21-6A All-District Academic:

Senior, RS, Brianna Warren




GPHS Volleyball Alumni

Tiphani Funk graduated from Galena Park High School in 2011 and went on to compete at the collegiate level in Shawnee, Oklahoma at St. Gregory’s University.  As a GPHS Yellowjacket, Tiphani was a four year varsity started who earned Newcomer of the Year her freshman season, second-team All-District her sophomore year and first-team All-District in both her junior and senior seasons.

This last volleyball season, Tiphani’s senior year, she was recognized as a Cavalier featured athlete.  Tiphani has become one of St. Gregory’s most consistent attackers during her time at St. Gregory’s.  She is a two-time honorable mention All-SAC player, and totaled a team-leading 228 kills her junior year – a career high.  Tiphani was second on the team in digs with 206 and third in both blocks with 29 and service aces with 17 in 2013.  She played in 27 matches her sophomore year and was second on the team with 176 kills and played in 26 matches her freshman year with 126 kills.



GPHS Volleyball Post Season Honors
Congratulations to the following varsity Lady Jackets for earning 21-5A All-District Honors for the 2014 season.

Sophomore, Alana Perez received 1st Team All-District Honors.  Alana is a 2nd year varsity starter who went from role player as a freshman to dominating the floor as a sophomore.  Alana brings the “whole package” to the program; she is the go to hitter on offense, can block all three positions, plays fantastic defense, is the primary passer off serve, and can place the ball anywhere when serving.  Alana played in all 100 games this season, served 89% with 60 service aces; she had an 87% passer rating, 449 digs and 15 blocks.









Senior, Yesenia Pulido received 2nd Team All-District Honors.  Yesenia played on the JV team her freshman year at GPHS.  Then suffered ACL tears both her sophomore and junior years and was unable to compete at any level.  This year she came to the coaching staff physically prepared for competition but two years down in experience.  For most athletes this would have been a tough obstacle to overcome, but not Yesenia.  Not only did she compete but by the end of the season she dominated as a middle blocker and had developed her defensive game in the back court.  Yesenia played in all 100 games, served 88% with 18 service aces; she had an 83% passer rating, 192 digs and 36 blocks.







Junior, Katera Johnson received Honorable Mention Honors.  Katera is a 1st year varsity starter who started the season sharing the setting work but due to injury was asked to carry the offensive load for most the season.  Katera made progress as a setter every game and by the end of the season put the ball where our hitters could finish the play.  Katera played in 99 of the 100 games played this season, served 93% and had 14 aces; she had 164 digs, set the ball 1662 times and had 377 assists.









Junior, Taylor Dearing received Honorable Mention Honors.  Taylor is a 2nd year varsity starter who started has a setter her sophomore year and was asked to play setter, pin hitter, and libero this season.  Taylor did a great job tackling whatever assignment the coaching staff gave her and made an impact every game.  We are especially proud of her stepping into the libero position late in the season and owning the position.  Taylor played 99 out of the 100 games played, she served 93% for the season and had 27 aces; she had an 87% passer rating, had 307 digs and 11 blocks.









The 21-5A District also recognizes those who maintained a 90% or above during the entire season.  Galena Park High School’s entire varsity team earned Academic All-District Honors.  Congratulations to: senior, Yesenia Pulido; juniors, Katera Johnson, Anne Bamba, Taylor Dearing, Gabby Flores, and Stephanie Sarmiento, and sophomores, Alana Perez, Christina Herrera, and MacKenzie Swanson.




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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.





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