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Student-athletes will go head-to-head in All-Star Boys and Girls Basketball Game

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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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

Crews are hard at work on the new Delmar Fieldhouse.

Crews are hard at work on the new Delmar Fieldhouse.

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