News and Announcements
Next Wednesday (February 1st) will be our Vikings vs Cancer Day. It is a special event, in which our girls basketball program raises money to “fight for a cure.” We have designed pink long-sleeve dri-fit shirts, which we are selling for $25. For each shirt that we sell, $10 will go towards our cause. In the past two years, we have raised over $11,000. This year, we will donate our money to the “SagerStrong Foundation.” This foundation was started in honor of a famous basketball sideline reporter, who battled Cancer here in the Houston area. We are asking our families to consider purchasing a shirt, or shirts, to help this great cause. We appreciate your support and consideration.
Have a wonderful day and GO VIKINGS!!!
- Shirts will also be available in the school store on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. This will be a very limited number of shirts, so your best option would be to order them.
Friday January 20th, U of H Student Recreation & Wellness Center
Last Friday, January 20th, The VS Vikings competed in the TAPPS Eastern Regional
State Qualifier at the University of Houston Natatorium. This was the first year the
Vikings were competing in Division I as TVS is now a 6A School. The Vikings were up
to the task as they they qualified at least 8 swimmers for Division I State Championships
while finishing 5th in both the Men’s & Women’s competitions. Coach Doug is waiting
for the results of the other two State Regional Qualifiers, taking place on the 25th and
27th to determine which Viking Swimmers will get call-ups to State Finals.
Olivia G took home the gold medal in the women’s 50 free with a time of 24.45 and 2nd
place in the 100 free with a personal best of 53:84. Tom N put up another strong
performance while taking home second place in the 100 free with a time of 52.31 and
3rd place in the 50 free in 23.79. Mac B was his usual rock solid self with a 2nd place
finish in the 200 IM in 2:05.33 and another 2nd place in the 100 back with a time of
The Viking relay teams had good results as well. Qualifying for States were both of the
women’s free relays taking 2nd place in the 400 free relay with a time of 3:55.97 and 2nd
place in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:45.00. Both men’s relay teams are looking
for call-ups to states and finished 5th in the 200 Medley Relay and 4th in the 400 Free
Congratulations to all of the Viking swimmers who participated in our first go as a
Division I team. There were countless best times swum and they all represented Village
School in a way that would make us all proud. Scoring points and waiting on the results
from the other regional qualifiers are Nicole K 7th place 200 IM, Hazel S 8th place 200 IM
& 6th place 100 Breast, Dennis F 5th place 100 Fly & 7th place 100 Back, and Hanadi A
7th place 500 Free.
Also participating in the regional qualifier were Hazel S, Kyomi O, Katya H, Mia S,
Audrey W, Victoria W, Calvin K & Rashal G.
Individual automatic qualifiers:
Olivia G 50 & 100 Free
Tom N 50 & 100 Free
Mac B 200 IM & 100 BK
Relay Automatic Qualifiers:
Olivia G 200 & 400 Free Relay
Nicole K 200 & 400 Free Relay
Hazel S 200 & 400 Free Relay
Hanadi A 200 & 400 Free Relay
The former Houston Rockets Head Coach, Rudy T. once said, “Never underestimate the heart of a champion.” Those words could never be more right. On Tuesday night, the Lady Vikings basketball team played against St. Agnes in a district showdown.
The game started in favor of St. Agnes, who jumped out to an early 9 point lead. The Vikings chipped away, but a mini St. Agnes run to end the 1st quarter saw the Vikings trailing, 18-11. The Vikings quickly settled down and started executing in the 2nd quarter, but adversity soon kicked in. 3 starters picked up 3 fouls in the first half and Coach Brotherton was forced to go deep in his bench. 2 Freshman, Jordan de la T. and Zoe G stepped up and gave quality minutes off the bench. Senior leader and captain, Caren E, also came in to give her team a lift. The Vikings closed the gap heading into halftime, but Agnes still led 24-20.
The 2nd half was similar to the 2nd quarter. The Vikings controlled tempo and forced St. Agnes to score in the halfcourt against our set defense. Elisa F did a great job of rebounding, limiting them to only 1 shot on the offensive end. After the 3rd quarter, the Vikings entered the 4th with the lead, 31-30.
Having been in this position before, the Vikings never wavered. They had previous success to fall back on. The Vikings have not lost at home in over 2 years (Jan 2015). This season, the Vikings entered the game 5-0 when games were decided by 8 points or less. They knew how to battle. They knew the importance of staying together, overcoming adversity, and the attention to detail required to win tough games against a quality opponent. Coach Brotherton was quick to praise his team following the game. “I am so proud of the toughness, grit, and poise of our basketball team. We overcame a lot of adversity tonight, against a really good team. We have a special trust and belief in each other. This togetherness empowers us in close games, which leads to our success in those high pressure moments.”
The Lady Vikings are now 5-0 in district, with a tough road test coming this Thursday against Incarnate Word. This Lady Viking team is a force to be reckoned with. They expect a lot out of themselves, and there is a high level of accountability and trust in each other. Last night’s win demonstrated that resilience and, as Rudy T. said over 20 years ago, “Never underestimate the heart of a champion.”
Varsity boys soccer started off district play with a 4-0 loss at Awty, but they have bounced back nicely. Led by Senior forward Lewis H, our Varsity team went on to beat Katy St. Johns 5-2. Following that win, the boys took on Concordia Lutheran in a tightly contested match. Junior Forward, Owen M, scored two goals to give us a solid win. This week, the team takes on St. Thomas and St. Pius, which Coach Guevara feels should be two very good games. Good luck to our Varsity boys soccer team and Go Vikings!
The Varsity girls basketball team had a road District game last Friday against St. Pius X high school. The Lady Vikings waisted no time, jumping out to an early 41-11 halftime lead. Their full-court pressure forced St. Pius into turnovers, which were converted by our Lady Vikings. Liz M. led the team with 7 steals. Her defense in the passing lanes started the team’s fast break, which led to layups. Elisa F led the team with 20 points. Kennedy D also added 15. Freshman, Zoe G, had a career high with 8 points as well!
The Lady Vikings are back in action on Tuesday, January 24th, as they battle St. Agnes Academy (3-1) at 7:00PM. The game is at HOME, so come support your Vikings for their home district contest.