News and Announcements
Middle School Golf has concluded the best season in program history. This season included a tournament victory, and a top three finish at the HJPC Championship Golf Tournament. The Vikings middle school golfers were made up of eight golfers, from 6th thru 8th grade. Leading the Vikings were 8th graders Cole B and George P. The other two returnees were 7th graders, Michael L and Liam B. The returning golfers formed a nice core group, and their experience helped lead the new members of the team. The four new golfers gave a talented spark to the program. Aditya A, Callum L, Dylan F, and Kris K all showed improvement throughout the season. Some high points of the season were four individual Top-10 finishes. George P, Callum L, Cole B, and Michael L all finished the the Top 10 of different tournaments. This depth was a major benefit to the team, as the Vikings finished just two strokes away from a HJPC Championship. The 3rd place finish was the best in the three year history of the middle school program. With five of the eight middle school golfers returning, the Vikings will be a very strong team next season. Coach Brotherton is very excited about the current state of the program and beyond, saying “The development of the program has been a lot of fun. While we would love to win a HJPC Championship, our focus is on the development of our middle school golfers. If we do it the right way, then the success in the middle school should lead to future success for our high school program. Coach Petito is doing a tremendous job of building a program that is connected from 6th thru 12th grade. The future is very bright for Village Vikings Golf.”
On April 10th and 11th, the Varsity golf team competed in the TAPPS Regional Golf Tournament at Silverhorn Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas. The boys team competed well, scoring 345 on Day 1 and 343 on Day 2. Among those boys was Senior golfer, Daniel P., who shot a first round 85 and followed that up with a 2nd round 78. His total 2-day score was 163. That score put Daniel in 17th place in the Region and qualified him for the State Tournament at Wildflower Country Club in Temple, TX.
Mariana O., returning Senior golfer from the girls team and recent commit to The University of St. Thomas to play golf, scored an 88 in Round 1 and a 92 in Round 2. Her 2-day score was 180, which put her in 11th place overall in the Region and qualified her for a 3rd straight State Tournament appearance.
Congratulations to our 2 senior golfers who qualified for the State Tournament and good luck the rest of the season!
Another great weekend for the Village School Track and Field team. On a windy day, our runners still posted some very good numbers. To get the day started our DRM relay team finished second by posting a time of 11.11. This team consisted of Ben A, Alex A- E, Marco S, and Eduardo G. Ben A won the 400 m title and also posted a personal best in the event with a time of 50.96. Alex Ait Ettajer finished 2nd in the 1600 m with a time of 4:43.20. Charlotte Scholten ran a nice race to finish 4th in the 1600 with a time of 5:43.30 . Freshmen Jordan D.L.T continued her strong season with a second place finish in the 100 m hurdles. Iyanu A had a great battle in the High Jump and finished 2nd with a height of 6’0 . He also finished 4th in the Long Jump with a distance of 19’ 8 . Elisa F rounded out the day with a first place finish in the Discus with a throw of 100.08 feet, Elisa placed 3rd in the Shot Put with a distance of 29-07. It was great day for the Village Track Team. Our next meet is Thursday-4/6/17. Go Vikings!
The varsity boys lacrosse team is 1-3 thus far on the season. The team won its first game in program history earlier this season and has been working daily to improve as one unit. Goalie Teddy E. has already racked up 70 saves in just 4 games while Nick R. and Mahdi S. are tied for the lead in scoring with 4 goals a piece. The Vikings’ next home game will be our Senior Night game on Tuesday, April 4th, at 7:00 PM vs. Concordia Lutheran. We hope to see you there!
Spring Media Day featured athletic interviews with the Varsity coaches of each time and 2 representatives from the program. On Media Day, Head Coach, Nick Petito, and Senior golfers, Mariana O and Daniel P, gave insight into the current golf season and what their expectations are going forward.
To see the full interview, click the link below: