Unicorn XC Girls Win Nike South Regional, Advance to Nike Cross National Championship

The UIL Cross Country season might be in the books, but the Unicorns Cross Country girls are still turning heads across the state – and the rest of the country. This weekend, the UXC girls ran in the cold and rain to compete with the best cross country teams in the 5 state south region of the Nike National Championship series. Once again Paige Hofstad won the overall title and is getting national recognition. She has to be considered among one of the best runners in the nation. Morgan Szekely came in at number 7 overall.
As a team, the Unicorn girls easily won the 5 state region and have been invited by Nike to participate in the NXN (Nike Cross Nationals) in Oregon two weeks from now. There, they will measure themselves against the best in the U.S. as one of the top 22 teams in the nation.

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Morgan Szekely on the far left and Paige Hofstad on the far right being awarded First Team NXR 2013 in the cold and rain.
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Unicorn XC Team – First Place NXR 2013 – LtoR: Paige Hofstad, Gabby Thompson, Mia Hofstad, Morgan Szekely, Keomi Hamlin, Emily Wilson, Mallory Gallaher.
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Keomi Hamlin (Bib 169)
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Mia Hofstad (Bib 170)
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Paige Hofstad (Bib 171)
Gabby Thompson (Bib 173)
Gabby Thompson (Bib 173)

See full results here.


Jozie Lowe signs National Letter of Intent to UIW

Jozie Lowe NLI Signing to UIW
Jozie Lowe NLI Signing to UIW


Jozie Lowe officially signed a National Letter of Intent to Swim for the Division 1 University of the Incarnate Word Cardinals in San Antonio Texas.  After starting swimming just 4  years ago, and with the awesome Coaching from Coach Doug Konomos, she was able to sign a swimming scholarship to a Division 1 University.  The team this year is already on a roll to have the best year ever.  So far there have been 21 NB swimming records set this year, and of those, Jozie has 7 individual records and is part of 3 relay records.   Her current goal is win District, go to Regional and qualify for the State meet to be held at UT in February.  She is very excited to attend UIW in the fall of 2013.



Date Meet Venue Warm-up/Start
10/12/13 AAHSSL Fall Invitational NS 7:30/9:00 AM
10/26/13 Dual Meet vs Boerne NS TBA
11/09/13 Dual Meet vs SBSV NS TBA
11/16/13 #AAHSSL County Invitational TBA TBA
12/06/13 @#TISCA Davis 7:00/8:00 AM 2 Days
12/14/13 League Invitational Davis 7:00/8:30 AM
01/11/14 League Invitational NS TBA
01/18/14 #AAHSSL City Meet NS or Davis 7:00/8:00 AM
01/31/14 *District 25 5A Championship PA 3:00/4:00 PM
02/07/14 @**Region VII 5A Championship Davis TBA/2 Days
02/21/14 @State Championship UT TBA/2 Days
Davis Josh Davis Natatorium/Blossom
BL Northside ISD 410
NS Northside ISD 1604
PA Palo Alto College
UT University of Texas
SA San Antonio Natatorium
@ Prelims & Finals
# Swimmers selected by times
* Top 6 places advance to regionals
** 1st
 Place Advances to State/plus the 8 next best times in the state
Note: Other meets may be added to schedule at a later date.
Athletic Director: Chuck Caniford
Principal: Kara Bock

Printable Schedule Here.

Unicorns CAN Swim!

The NBHS Mighty Unicorn Swim Team had an amazing swim meet and broke 13 records this past Saturday at the Alamo Area High School Swim League Distance Invitational Swim Meet at Palo Alto Natatorium.  The Unicorn Swim Team is off to a record breaking start with a total of 21 new records already set after only 3 swim meets.


UXC Girls State Runners-Up

The Unicorn Cross Country girls closed out their 2013 UIL season yesterday with a 2nd place overall finish at the State XC Championship in Round Rock.  Paige Hofstad was crowned the 2013 Girls 5-A State Champion and Morgan Szekely placed 10 in the state to lead the team.
Results Here.
The UXC girls finished with the lowest overall time and lowest average time per runner than any other team in the state, however, they ended up 6 points behind the state champion Southlake Carroll Dragons. What an amazing end to a special XC season!

The UXC team also would like to send out a special thank you to Adam Bays and his group of merry men for the great homecoming reception as the UXC girls team arrived at the High School last night!

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung Story
San Antonio Express News Story

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UXC Girls State Runners-Up: LtoR – Emily Wilson, Keomi Hamlin, Mia Hofstad, Morgan Szekely, Paige Hofstad, Gabby Thompson, Mallory Gallaher
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State Champion Paige Hofstad, Runner-up Julia Heymach, and 3rd place Devin Clark of Smithson Valley.
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Girls 5-A State Champion Runners-Up – Front Row LtoR: Keomi Hamlin, Mallory Gallaher, Morgan Szekely. Back Row LtoR: Coach Datesman, Mia Hofstad, Emily Wilson, Gabby Thompson, Paige Hofstad.
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UXC Team, Student, and Alumni
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UXC Girls Homecoming Reception


Swim Schedule


Date Time Opponent Location
10/12/2013 9:00 AM Fall Invitational A-Northside Natatorium
10/26/2013 TBA Boerne A-Northside Natatorium
11/9/2013 TBA SBSV A-Palo Alto College
11/16/2013 TBA AAHSSL County Invitational A-AWAY
12/6/2013 8:00 AM TISCA A-Blossom Athletic Complex
12/14/2013 8:30 AM League Invitational A-Blossom Athletic Complex
1/11/2014 TBA League Invitational A-Blossom Athletic Complex
1/18/2014 8:00 AM AAHSSL City Meet A-Northside Natatorium
1/31/2014 3:00 PM District 25 5A Championship A-Palo Alto College
2/7/2014 TBA Region VII 5A Championship A-Blossom Athletic Complex
2/21/2014 TBA State Championship A-AWAY

Open Printable Schedule

Unicorn Girls Cross Country Move on to State Meet with a Commanding Win in Regionals

The Unicorn girls Cross Country team was able to bring home the Region IV 5A Championship trophy yesterday with the dominating win at the UTSA hosted meet. This coming Saturday they will compete for the 3rd straight year at the UIL State Cross Country Championships in Round Rock, TX.

UXC Girls - Region IV Champions!
UXC Girls – Region IV Champions!. L to R: Coach Morton, Emily Wilson, Paige Hofstad, Mallory Gallaher, Morgan Szekley, Mia Hofstad, Keomi Hamlin, Gabby Thompson, Coach Datesman.