Basketball teams from 12 HISD elementary schools will compete in the final round of the 2013 Paula Harris Basketball Classic. This is the third year HISD Board of Education Trustee Paula Harris has hosted the event which encourages student participation and parent and community involvement for schools in the Cullen Middle School community. At the conclusion of the tournament there will be an awards ceremony. The event will also showcase various HISD bands, cheerleaders, and dance and step teams.
More than 80 HISD student athletes will sign letters of intent for colleges and universities throughout the United States on National Signing Day. The male and female student athletes are being offered athletic scholarships for football, basketball, baseball, track and field, swimming, softball, volleyball, wrestling, tennis, and golf. National Signing Day is the first day when students can sign a letter of intent to play sports for colleges and universities of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
While many of us around the district were disappointed the Texans didn’t make the Super Bowl, we’ll still be watching on Sunday to see some great football and commercials. This got us thinking about Houston ISD’s ties to the big game. Through ongoing research, we’ve so far found nine. If we missed anybody, do let us know.
Tickets are now on sale for Lamar High School’s Texas 5A Championship game. Lamar defeated San Antonio’s O’Connor High School 15-7 to advance to the state final. The Lamar Redskins (15-0) will play the Allen Eagles (14-1) on Saturday, Dec. 22 at 8p.m. at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. Continue reading
The Lamar High School football team will be competing in the Class 5A Division I State Semifinal matchup against San Antonio O’Connor on Saturday, Dec. 15, at Austin ISD’s Tony Burger Stadium (3200 Jones Road, 78745). The game will determine whether HISD will reach a state championship game — a feat that hasn’t been accomplished since Yates High School did in 1992.
The semifinal game kicks off at 3 p.m. Tickets are available in advance today until 4 p.m. at Lamar High School ( $5 for students and $10 for adults). All tickets purchased at the gate will be $13.
Lamar High School cruised to a 28-7 victory over North Shore last Saturday in the regional championship game, marking the first time an HISD team has advanced to the 5A semifinals since Madison High School did so in 2001, led by Vince Young at quarterback.
The Redskins are led by Coach Tom Nolen, who was named Houston Coach of the Year by the Houston Touchdown Club on Wednesday night. Earlier this season, Nolen earned his 250th career victory.
Facing San Antonio O’Connor to represent Houston area in 5A Division I Finals
What: Lamar High School is hosting another campus-wide pep rally to celebrate the football team advancing to the 5A Division I semifinals and continuing their undefeated streak. The football team will be facing San Antonio O’Connor on Saturday at 3p.m. at the Burger Stadium in Austin. The winning team will be advancing to the 5A Division I finals. The last time Lamar made it this far was in 1953, the year they also won the state championship.
Who: Lamar High School students, staff, administrators, football players, cheerleaders and band
When: Friday, December 14, 2012, 7:45 a.m.
Where: 3325 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77098
Team’s playoff run continues Saturday with state semifinals matchup
Longtime Lamar High School football Coach Tom Nolen was named the Houston Touchdown Club’s coach of the year Wednesday night, making him the second HISD coach to earn the prestigious honor in the award’s 25-year history.
HISD’s Athletic Director Marmion Dambrino has been selected as the region’s 2012 Athletic Director of the Year by the Texas High School Athletic Directors Association.
“To be selected from a group of peers who are truly talented, exemplary and committed to their school districts, student athletes, and coaches is truly an honor,” said HISD Athletic Director Marmion Dambrino. “I am humbled to have the opportunity to represent our region in the upcoming THSADA convention.”
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In this week’s I am HISD, which features HISD graduates and HISD employees, former HISD Athletic Director and Reagan High School alumnus Joe Tusa talks about his 37 years with the district. On November 3, HISD officially renamed the district’s Northside sports complex the Delmar-Tusa Athletic Complex in honor of Tusa, who is HISD’s longest serving athletic director. Continue reading
More than 100 student athletes from football, basketball, baseball, track and field, swimming, and wrestling, are at HISD’s Delmar Field House today to make their college and university choices official. Click here to see who’s going where.
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Students, parents and school administrators said they were incredibly proud of the athletes who attended HISD’s National Signing Day Ceremony. Former NFL Player Antonio Armstrong reminded students that they are part of the small fraction of students who get to play college sports.
“You don’t know how special you are,” he said. “Someone looked at you on that floor and said ‘I want that kid on my team.’”
Decision time arrives for more than 100 HISD Prep-School Athletes who have braved the courtship of college recruiters seeking their talents in sports including football, basketball, baseball, track and field, swimming, and wrestling. The students will seal their commitments to colleges and universities of their choice on National Signing Day, Wednesday, February 1, 2012.
HISD will hold its National Signing Day Ceremony at 1 p.m. at the Delmar Field House located at 2020 Mangum. (Watch video of Bellaire standout Bianca Winslow.)
National Signing Day is the first day students can sign a letter of intent to play sports for colleges and universities of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The day is widely anticipated by the athletes and fans of college sports.
“We are very excited for our students who have the opportunity to further their education in this way,” said HISD Superintendent Terry Grier. “We want our scholar-athletes to be prepared for the academic rigor and to make the responsible decisions that come along with this opportunity.”