On Thursday, March 30, HISD’s top hoopsters will battle it out on the court in the HISD All-Star Boys and Girls Basketball Game at Delmar Fieldhouse. The student teams will be led by the Westside, Worthing, Wheatley, and Waltrip High School coaches who will be joined by some surprise celebrity coaches.Continue reading
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HISD students invited to free college fair and HBCU baseball classic
The inaugural Cactus Jack HBCU Classic is set for Feb. 17-19 at Minute Maid Park, and HISD high school students are invited to attend the event for free on Saturday following a college fair.Continue reading
HISD Boys & Girls Basketball Tournament returns after five years
After a five-year hiatus, the HISD Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament will return Dec. 15-17, thanks to a $30,000 donation from Octopus Energy.
This is the 78th year for the boys tournament and the 35th for the girls.Continue reading
HISD to host Coaches Vs. Racism HBCU Roundball Classic
Houston Independent School District is set to host this year’s Coaches Vs. Racism HBCU Roundball Classic, and HISD families are encouraged to attend.
Coaches Vs. Racism (CVR) is a national nonprofit that aims to end systemic racism through sports. Now in its second year, the event features a series of college basketball matchups between HBCUs and Division I schools.Continue reading
HISD to help parents and staff navigate NCAA scholarship eligibility rules
Representatives of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) will educate parents, coaches, academic counselors, and registrars on the eligibility requirements for student-athletes who hope to play college sports.Continue reading
HISD Athletics to host free summer camps for students
The HISD Athletics Department is hosting a multiple-sport, four-week summer camp.
The camp will be free for all HISD students Grades 6-12. The school district’s coaches will staff each camp.Continue reading
Nutrition Services offers tips to help student athletes better fuel their bodies
When it comes to meeting the nutritional needs of HISD students, Nutrition Services’ work isn’t limited to the cafeteria. Their efforts go beyond the plate and all the way to the athletic field.
Nutrition Services Dietitian Nan Cramer and Chef Trainer Brittany Jones recently visited Delmar Stadium to serve up samples of green power smoothies — a tasty blend of apple, banana, soy milk, kale, no-nut butter, and vanilla extract — and to educate coaches, players, and parents on the impact of proper nutrition on athletes.
He eagerly sampled the smoothie and gave his approval.Continue reading
HISD student athletes commit to play college sports on National Signing Day
More than 100 of HISD’s top performing student athletes committed to taking their academic and athletic talent to the college level on Wednesday as part of National Signing Day.
The HISD ceremony recognized the students’ formal commitment to continue their education and sports careers at colleges and universities around the country. During the event, students signed symbolic certificates of intent to continue their careers in baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling. Continue reading
UIL realignment means less travel time for HISD athletes
The University Interscholastic League (UIL) released its district realignments for 2016–2018 on Feb. 1, 2016, at all Regional Service Centers across Texas.
The day was huge for athletics programs across the state, as both schools and school districts learned who they will be competing against for the next two years in football and basketball.
“HISD faired quite well,” said HISD Athletics Director Marmion Dambrino. “We are excited that in our 6A, 5A, and 4A conferences, all of the schools are within our district.”
In the last realignment, Navasota, Sealy, and LaMarque ISDs were included in the Houston ISD district competition schedule.
“When you involve other school districts, it becomes challenging due to the number of teams we have and the weekly long-distance travel for students,” said Dambrino.
Please see the UIL website for specific alignments.
Getting athletics facilities ready for fall is a team effort
With the fall sports season fast approaching, here’s what you need to know about how HISD athletics facilities are being prepared:
The team at Delmar Stadium has been hard at work in the pre-season to get the facility in shape for fall football. Over the summer, the synthetic turf on the football field was replaced, much of the facility received new paint, and restrooms were renovated – including the installation of air conditioning and new stalls – making the stadium ready to host plenty of Friday night lights action this fall. Continue reading