News and Announcements
The boys Varsity basketball team won the Northland Christian basketball tournament that was held on the 23rd and 24th of November. Coach Harvey is very excited about the team and what they were able to accomplish in this tournament.All of the kids played well and extremely hard. The Vikings had to beat two ranked teams along the way to the championship with wins over Northland Christian and Emery Weiner to win it all. The vikings won 4 games in the tournament. Their other two victories came by beating a very talented Clear Lake Christian team and defeating the Aggieland team as well. Tony M was voted to the All-Tournament team and Draylyn D was voted the tournament MVP. Great Job!
Charlotte S came to the United States after moving here from Oman on August 3rd. Two days later she started training as a member of the Village School cross country team. On Saturday, October 31st, Charlotte S competed and won the TAPPS 4A State Championship for Girls Cross Country. Competing against a field of over 200 runners and the best competition in the state, Charlotte was victorious on the biggest stage in all of high school sports.
Charlotte experienced a lot of success throughout her season. She was top 5 in every meet she competed in. She was an extremely hard worker, logging more than 40 miles per week during her training. She was also no stranger to adversity. Charlotte battled a quad injury throughout the season. With the help of Head Coach, Scott Mastro, and our Athletic Trainer, Adriana Ditmore, Charlotte was able to manage her injury while still being able to train and compete in meets.
After reflecting on the season, Charlotte shared her thoughts by saying, “This cross country season was amazing! Great team spirit and the best support anyone could ask for. All of us went through tough times, but as a team we never failed to support each other through it. And our coaches were the best anyone could ask for, getting up at 5:00am everyday!!! Overall it was a great season, and of course I was ecstatic to be able to finish it off with becoming state champion.” This was definitely a close-knit group of kids. They competed together, helped each other battle through the pain and struggles of a long season, and celebrated each other’s success. After each meet, a different team member would host a pool party for everyone to enjoy. This bond certainly strengthened the relationships and made each member fight and compete for one another.
After asking Head Coach, Scott Mastro, about Charlotte’s amazing accomplishment, he replied by saying, “The challenges Charlotte faced over the course of the season make her accomplishment all the more remarkable.” This quote certainly speaks volumes on the intestinal fortitude of Charlotte. She overcame a lot and came out stronger and better because of it. When asked about his observations during the State Championship, Coach Mastro said, “What amazed me the most was how thoroughly she dominated the race. She led after the first mile, and in the worst of conditions, just pulled away.”
On behalf of the Village Athletic Department and school, we would like to say thank you, and congratulations on your achievement!
WATCH THE INTERVIEW HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZRoDeU4QME&feature=youtu.be
On November 30th, the Village School’s Director of Sport Performance, Scott Kellar, will be offering training sessions to all adults on campus. Everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of functional strength and cardiovascular fitness. Each training session will have its own specific emphasis. No two sessions will be exactly alike. The energy, challenge, and program variety will keep you coming back!
Please see the attached Registration Flyer for details and sign up now!
The document Adult Fitness Registration Form and Flyer was attached to this post.
Village Viking alumni, Isaiah Taylor (class of 2013), was recently named to the men’s college basketball Wooden Award Preseason Top 50. This distinguished list of finalists will be in contention to receive the NCAA college basketball player of the year award at the end of the season. Isaiah is in his third year at The University of Texas and is looking to lead his team deep into the NCAA tournament.
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The Varsity girls basketball team has had an impressive start to their season. After 10 games, the Lady Vikings are 7-3 overall. The strength of their non-conference schedule and quality wins early on has people starting to take notice in this young, growing program. After playing 3 state ranked large-private school teams in the Houston Christian Tournament last weekend, and going down to the wire against 6A public school, Katy High School, the Lady Vikings are gaining invaluable experience that will serve them well in District play. “Our schedule is designed to challenge us. All three of our losses were competitive games, against quality opponents. Those losses are also chances for us to grow as a team. Our goal in scheduling is to push our team beyond their comfort level. These experiences develop mental toughness and bring a team closer together. We want to be battle tested before we enter our District schedule.” Coach Brotherton is excited to see the growth and strong bond this team has developed early on in the year. No matter what obstacles and adversity this team faces going forward, they will be ready to work through it together.
After asking Coach Brotherton what the reason was for his team’s success, he was quick to praise the work ethic of his players. “Our success this year is directly reflected in the amount of work that our girls have put into preparing for the season. Our focus is on the process of being successful, not just the results. We believe that if we take care of the things that we can control, then we will get the results that we desire. I am very proud of this group, as they had the highest percentage of athletes in the weight room. Our players were in the gym all fall, before school, working to improve their skills. This dedication to the process is what has formed the foundation of our program. We still have a lot of things to improve, but I am excited for our players.”
Come and support your Lady Vikings for their first home game is Tuesday, November 24th at 4:30PM. The Lady Vikings will be playing another 6A public school, Morton Ranch. This promises to be an exciting matchup.
Link to large private school state rankings: http://tabchoops.org/rankings/team-rankings/girls-team-08/