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Daksha and Tanmai P. are currently Junior National Ranking players in the game of Squash in the US affiliated by US Squash Federation.( https://www.ussquash.com). Daksha’s best ranked in Girls under 17 in US was 11 whereas her best Girls under 15 ranking was 4. On the other hand Tanmai’s best ranked in Girls under 15 in US was 8 whereas her best girls under 13 ranking was 5. All of their credentials can also be seen under http://www.pathaksquash.com/ resulting in winning 65 trophies by Daksha and 20 trophies by Tanmai in various domestic or international tournaments so far. Daksha also holds the National title in India in 2011 before coming to US.
Daksha also represented the country for Elite Tournaments like Asian Juniors in Jordan and Malaysia where she competed with the best of the best in selection process to make her place in the team. She has played the world’s best tournaments like British Junior open http://www.squashsite.co.uk/bjo/ in 2012 and 2013. Ever since they moved to the U.S., both of them are playing US Open as well and have given tough competition to their opponents.
Since they moved to US, Daksha has won once a national title in 2015 held in Harvard, Boston. Even though Junior Squash is less popular in Houston, they both have worked hard to maintain their top position in the country. Daksha is also contributing in spreading awareness about the benefits of this game among the other kids of Houston by assisting her coach during the local tournaments.
Tanmai has always followed her sister’s footsteps and always enjoyed playing Squash with great enthusiasm. She too has won a lot of National Ranking Tournaments in India and in US as well. She not only has a wonderful sportsman spirit but is also blessed with a great leadership quality. Right now she is the elected President of NJHS Society in The Village School and tries her best to fulfill her responsibilities.
When other kids enjoy their summer vacations visiting their close family members, they are working whole heartedly to improve the game of Squash. The game also keeps them busy after school as it requires tremendous amount of fitness and practice on every day basis. This is not enough, they even willingly sacrifice their social life to put in the best effort to win the game.
Continued support our sincere congratulations to Daksha and Tanmai for all of the hard work and achievement they earn from the sport of squash.
Saturday February 11th, 2017, Josh Davis Natatorium – San Antonio, Texas
This past weekend in San Antonio, eight VS Vikings competed in the TAPPS State
Division 1 Swimming Championships at the Josh Davis Natatorium. This was the first
year the Vikings were competing in Division I as TVS is now a 6A School. Even the fire
alarm going off in the hotel late Friday night couldn’t stop the awesome performance of
The ending result was extraordinary as the Viking Swimmers were able to surpass last
year’s point total from Division 2 State Championships and bring home three individual
Olivia G secured the silver medal in the women’s 50 free and a bronze medal in the 100
free. Hanadi A was also able to place 8th in the 500 Free.
Mac B took the bronze in the 100 Back while also placing 5th in the 200 IM.
Tom N was able to take 9th place in the 100 Free and bring home individual points for
the Vikings as well.
All four relay teams were able to score points. On the girl’s side they placed 5th in both
the 200 and 400 Free Relays. The Viking Men were able to take 7th in the 200 Medley
Relay and 9th in the 200 Free Relay.
Congratulations to all of the Viking swimmers who participated in our first go at State
Swimming Championships as a Division I team. It was a fantastic way to cap off the
season and represent The Village School on a state level.
Individual State Swimmers:
Olivia G 50 & 100 Free
Tom N 50 & 100 Free
Mac B 200 IM & 100 Back
Hanadi A 500 Free
Dennis F 100 Back & 100 Fly
Hazel S 100 Breast
Relay State Swimmers:
Nicole K 200 & 400 Free Relay
Rashal G 200 MR & 200 Free Relay
The document TAPPS State Meet Results was attached to this post.
On behalf of the girls Junior Varsity basketball program, I would like to thank our girls for all the time and hard work they have put in over this season. This year, we experienced an untraditional schedule, as most of the district teams did not have a junior varsity team. With all the extra practices and the games we did get to play, the girls played hard and got better each day. We went into each game with confidence and found ourselves in some close games. The girls have come a long way from the first day of practice and I am extremely proud of them. The girls learned the skills needed to play the game of basketball, while building their social skills and creating great friendships. As our season has come to an end, I will miss this group of girls and I wish them good luck in their Spring seasons.
On behalf of the MS Basketball coaching staff, we would like to thank all of our parents and players for a great season. I want to thank the parents, for having patience after long hours of practice and sacrificing time to allow us to practice on weekends as well. We played in some tough games and lost some close ones, but we always battled our hearts out. Even when we came up short, your support never wavered. This not only means a lot to us as coaches, but it means a lot to the kids as well. It was an honor coaching this group. It was great to see the confidence of our players increase as the season went along. At the beginning of the season, the kids were still learning the game. By the end of the season, they became more eager to jump into game action and would say, “Coach I’m ready to play”! We also had a lot of parents take photos and record videos at our games to help capture all of the great moments and fun throughout our season. Thank you!
Our team experienced a lot of ups and downs because of injuries, holiday vacations, and 2 sport athletes this season, but it did not stop the team’s progress. It gave other guys a chance to step their game up. We’ve had some exciting games, like winning 3 games in double overtime. That shows how mentally tough this group was. They had a resilience and a will to win. We also had some 1st time players who stepped up and became starters late in the season. We had a large number of different starting lineups throughout the season.
The boys also made their 3rd appearance in the HJPC Tournament in 5 years. We are most proud of the fact that every kid on the roster improved. They had a great attitude all year long and worked so hard at each practice. They experienced their fair share of aches and pains, but they are all better for it. To those players who experienced injuries during our season, we wish you a speedy recovery and hope you are ready for the spring season. We also received a lot of compliments on how well our kids handled themselves during away games.
We will really miss this group of kids. We enjoyed being around each other and bonded together very quickly. It was nice to see such a great rapport among the team and I’m sure they will miss spending time together as well. Good luck to everyone during their Winter and Spring seasons.
The 8th grade girls basketball season has come to an end and I must say we faced many challenges and hopefully learned a bit about the importance of commitment, desire, passion, hard work and teamwork. We started off with loads of energy and desire to learn, many games in a short time frame, and few practices to prepare for the competition we faced. The Christmas Holiday came and being off for almost a month made it challenging for the New Year. The month of January was a busy month with two to three games per week. The girls played with more passion, heart and fight, trying to make the end of season TN but we just ran out of steam. The girls had a fun team social the last home game, enjoying pizza & chick-fila and the highlight was when the 6th, 7th & 8th grade girls scrimmaged each other during half-time of the JV game in the CANCER Vikings eve. Thank You parents for all your support and providing snacks & drinks for every game! We wish the girls all the best in their spring sports and getting ready for next basketball season!
- Coach Garcea