UXC ready to compete September 3rd at the Unicorn Invitational! Wishing all of you a great show!
With less than 1 week to go before the NBHS All Sports Boosters Varsity Banquet on 5/17/16, today we will look back to 2015 Unicorn XC:
In preparation for the upcoming NBHS All Sports Boosters Varsity Banquet on 5/17/16 today we will look back to 2014 Cross Country featuring the State Silver Medal and Nike National Unicorn girls XC team:
This morning, the following Unicorn athletes signed letters of intent to play college athletics! Please congratulate the following student athletes on their well-deserved college commitments!
Pictured L to R:
Paige Hofstad – Georgetown University for Cross Country/Track, Haydn Parker – Campbell University for Softball,
Miranda Price – Lamar University for Softball,
Luke Marbach – Texas A&M Corpus Christi for Baseball,
Cole Coffey – Texas State University for Baseball,
TJ Fumagalli – Air Force Academy for Tennis,
Stone Hamlin – St Edwards University for Cross Country/Track,
and Joshua Gruwell – University of Texas of Permian Basin for Cross Country/Track.
Pictured with Cole are parents Jodi and Todd Coffey, sister Rayna, and Coach Doug Edwards
Pictured with Luke are parents Debbie and Ken Marbach, brothers Josh, Zach, Matt, sister-in-law Leslie Anne and Coach Doug Edwards
Pictured with TJ are parents Sabrina and John Fumagalli, Phil Hendrie with Newks Tennis, Coaches David Mueller and Edwin Braun
Pictured with Joshua are parents Lori and Dennis Gruwell, sister Rachel and Coach Lee Datesman
Pictured with Stone are parents Michael and Michelle Hamlin, grandparents Neda and Cecil Cox and Coach Lee Datesman
Pictured with Paige are mother Drew Linn, father Kent Hofstad and Coach Lee Datesman
Pictured iwth Hadyn are parents Jammie and Cody Parker, Coaches Andy Schmid and Bree Holz-Gonzales
Pictured with Miranda is father Brent Price and Coaches Andy Schmid and Bree Holz-Gonzales
The Unicorn boys Cross Country team makes history as the first ever to qualify for the state meet by taking 2nd place in the 2015 UIL Region IV 6A Boys Cross Country Championships today.
On Tuesday night, the NBHS All Sports Booster Club held their annual Varsity Athletic Banquet. All UIL varsity teams were recognized for their accomplishments this season. In addition, the following athletes received Individual awards:
The NBHS ALL Sports Booster Club Scholarship Award:
Our first recipient played basketball 4 years at NBHS, as well as participated and excelled in multiple organizations like DECA and the Blue Crew. He received accolades including the KSAT 12 Scholar Athlete of the Week, Academic All State, and will graduate in the top 10% of his class. Attending Texas A&M to study Engineering, please help us congratulate Dustin Paulos.
Our next recipient is a four-year starter and 2 year captain for the varsity soccer team. Her standout career as a defender, earning her all district honors, has allowed her to continue her soccer play for Schreiner University. Also graduating in the top 10% of her class, congratulations to Jennifer Trevino.
While this four-year varsity swim team member’s accolades abound, including holding 7 NBHS high school swim records, equally impressive is her work out of the pool. Serving as a National Ambassador for Texas for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and receiving the Community Hero Award by Christus Santa Rosa and Rising Star Award by the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Shayna Underwood is bound for great things as she continues to swim collegiately for the University of Arkansas at Littlerock. Congratulations, Shayna!
As our next recipient, this young lady has been vital to the success of the NBHS soccer team earning her many awards, as well as serving as Team Captain for the last two years. Off the field, she has also been an example of dedication to the less fortunate, working with at-risk students and coaching a youth soccer team. This recipient will be continuing her soccer play at the University of Texas – San Antonio. Join us in congratulating Rebekah Kensing.
As a captain of the NBHS Varsity Swim team and member of the Blue Crew, this recipient earned many awards for his work in the pool, including 25-5A Male Athlete of the Year, and out of the pool, including the New Braunfels Trust Award and DECA state finalist. Graduating number 7 in his class, Tyler Buck will continue swimming for the Colorado School of Mines in the fall. Congratulations, Tyler!
For her work on the volleyball court, this next recipient has received awards and honors including Team Captain and Academic All State. Very impressively, our next recipient will graduate number 5 in her class and further her education at Texas A&M University where she will study Atmospheric Science and Meteorology. Please help us congratulate Shelby Edwards.
As a team member of the varsity volleyball team, this next recipient also earned Academic All State honors. Additionally, she has served in numerous community activities with her church and various schools and non-profit organizations. Graduating in the top 10% of her class, Taylor Coronado will continue her education at Texas A&M University to study nursing or work towards being a Physician’s Assistant. Congratulations, Taylor!
Our next recipient’s athletic achievements have taken him to other parts of the world including China where he represented the United States in the U.S. Junior Golf Tournament. As a golfer for the NBHS golf team, he was a MVP for the Men’s Varsity Golf Team and District 25-5A District Champion for 3 years. He will continue to play golf collegiately for Belmont University in the fall. Please congratulate Parker Buck.
As a four-year letter winner for both track and cross country, our next recipient has made her mark in the sport and in her community. As a runner, this recipient was a 4 time state qualifier in cross country, a Nike National Team cross country qualifier, Honorable All-State Cross Country, San Antonio Express News All Area Cross Country to name a few. Off the course or track, this recipient has devoted countless hours of volunteer work. Please help me congratulate, Keomi Hamlin as our next scholarship recipient. Keomi will continue running for the St. Edward’s University Cross Country team.
As a member of the varsity volleyball, basketball, track, and cross country teams, our final scholarship recipient has been named a Time Warner Scholar Athlete, a member of the 6A All-State Volleyball Team, Academic All State, a Herald’s Top 10 athlete, All-District Cross Country, First Team All District Basketball, SA Express News 6A All Area Volleyball team, and KSAT 12 Scholar Athlete. Additionally, she is graduating in the top 10% of her class and has chosen to continue her volleyball play at the University of Texas – San Antonio. Please congratulate Amanda Gonzales.
Gary Simon Memorial Scholarship Award:
True Blue Award:
Outstanding Female Athlete:
Outstanding Male Athlete: Matt McGehee
All photos are courtesy of Every Moment Counts Photo Booth.
These athletes’ combination of dedication, talent, and hard work have enabled them to see success both in athletics as well as in the classroom to the degree that they will do so at the collegiate level next season!
Kyle Waldrip signed a letter of intent to play golf for McLennan Community College.
Elisa Guillen signed a letter of intent to play tennis at St. Edwards University.
Keomi Hamlin received an athletic and academic scholarship to St. Edwards University and will be running cross-country and track.
Jennifer Mendez signed with Abilene Christian University (ACU) to play volleyball as a Wildcat.
Tyler Buck received an academic scholarship and will be swimming for the Colorado School of Mines.
Parker Buck signed a letter of intent to play golf for Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.
Brittany Cruz received an athletic scholarship to West Texas A&M (WTAMU) and will be playing softball.
Hosted by the All Sports Booster Club
Tuesday, May 19th
New Braunfels Civic Center
Dinner Catered by Rudy’s BBQ
Dressy attire, no jeans.
Tickets: $15/adults, $10/child (12 & under)
Also for purchase at the field house @ following dates/times:
May 4th to 7th – 8:30am– 4:00pm
May 11th to 13th – 8:30am– 4:00pm
or May 18th – 8:30am-4:00pm.
Also, May 8th – 8:30 – 12:00 pm .
Tickets available at the door: $20
All varsity players will receive their complimentary tickets at the event the night of.
(Please speak to your coach if you are unsure of your eligibility)
Also, this year, get your picture taken in the Every Moment Counts Photo Booth to commemorate the occasion!
($5/sitting + $1/additional photo copy)
The New Braunfels All Sports Booster Club would like to congratulate Athletic Director Streety (known far and wide as “Coach Streety”), on the news that he will be inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame in May 2015. He will be inducted alongside the likes of Mike Singletary, Derrick Johnson, Jordan Shipley, and other greats. Jim Streety came back to New Braunfels to assume the Athletic Director position after a 40 year head coaching career that has him at 4th on the all-time winningest football coaches.
Jim Streety News 4 Video Link:
Nike Cross Nationals, or NXN, was created as a national championship of high school cross country running. This weekend in Portland, OR Paige Hofstad represented herself, Unicorn Athletics, and the Unicorn XC program well by bringing home the 2nd place national trophy! She competed with, and beat, most of the top top high school girls in the country. She will have the eye of the national running press on her as she competes in the last postseason race of the XC season this coming week – the Footlocker Cross Country Championships in San Diego.
For the second year in row Paige Hofstad has won the Nike South Regional XC Meet and will represent New Braunfels XC at Nike Cross Nationals in Portland Oregon. Last year the Unicorn XC girls won the 5 state regional as a team, this year the team placed 7th. Only the top 2 teams advance from regionals to nationals, leaving Paige to compete as an individual in Portland.
The NBHS All Sports Booster Club would like to congratulate the 7 Unicorn athletes who signed their National Letters of Intent to participate in NCAA athletics on scholarship!
These athletes’ combination of dedication, talent, and hard work have enabled them to see success both on the field\court and in the classroom to the degree that they will do so at the collegiate level next season!
Athletes signing NLI’s:
- James McArthur signed letter of intent to play baseball at the University of Mississippi.
- Emily Wilson signed with the University of Incarnate Word (UIW) to be part of the cross country and track team.
- Keomi Hamlin signed a letter of intent with Colorado Christian University (CCU) to run cross country and track.
- Jason Lopez signed a letter of intent to play golf with Schreiner University.
- Caitlin Brown signed a letter of intent to play golf for Dallas Baptist University (DBU).
- Henry Gordon signed a letter of intent to play tennis for Texas A&M University.
- Amanda Gonzales received a scholarship to The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) to play volleyball for the RoadRunners.
Tune into KENS 5’s Great Day in S.A. tomorrow to catch the Unicorn Girls XC team. They will be interviewed live in studio for the Game On segment. Great Day S.A. starts at 9AM.
The Unicorn girls Cross Country team defended it’s Region IV AAAAAA championship this morning in dominant fashion. The Unicorn runners scored an impressive 66 total team points – a 60 point margin over the 2nd place team finishers.
See the complete results here.
Overall it was an impressive showing for Comal county teams as the Unicorns, Smithson Valley Rangers, and Canyon Cougars went 1,2, and 3 for the girls 6A XC and the Canyon boys won the regional 6A title.
The Unicorn girls XC team races at state next week 11/8/14 at 12:40AM in Round Rock.
Complete meet information here.
The Unicorn XC team competed at the Nike South Invitational in Houston this weekend. The XC girls team competed in the elite race where they took 3rd overall as a team – just 1 point back from 2nd place Southlake Carroll. 3 Unicorn girls finished in the medals. Keomi Hamlin was 18th overall, Emily Wilson finished 13th, and repeating as Nike South Invitational champion was Paige Hofstad.
Check out Paige’s interview here.
On the boys side, Stone Hamlin qualified for the boys elite class race where he finished 60th out of 153 runners. The remaining 6 varsity Unicorn boys competed in the varsity race placing 12 overall as a team. They ran well as a team with less than 30 seconds between 1st and 6th place team finisher.
The Unicorn XC team had a strong showing for the 9th Annual San Antonio Flight Score Meet on a sloppy obstacle course at Fort Sam Houston this morning.
The varsity Unicorn girls XC team scored a perfect flight meet score of 7. Each of the 7 girls placed 1st in their respective flight race.
The varsity Unicorn boys XC team tied for 3rd place.
Top 25 Fastest Returning XC Girls Teams in NXN South Region.
(Link to story on usa.milesplit.com)
The Unicorn girls XC team looks to defend it’s district and regional UIL championships along with it’s Nike South championship – and return to run for a state title. The XC boys will try to reclaim their title from a 1 point defeat last year that broke their 4 time district championship streak. It all begins in less than 2 weeks!
2014 Unicorn Cross Country Schedule <— Click here for printable schedule.
Day Date Meet Site
Sat Aug 23 Boerne Invitational Kendall County Fairgrounds
Sat Aug 30 Unicorn Invitational Comal County Fairgrounds
Sat Sept 6 Flower Mound Flower Mound, TX
Sat Sept 13 OPEN
Sat Sept 20 Ricardo Romo Classic UTSA National Shooting Complex, San Antonio
Sat Sept 27 San Antonio Home School Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio
Sat Oct 4 Nike South The Woodlands, Bear Branch Park
Seguin Starcke Park
Fri Oct 10 Westlake Southeast Metro Park, Del Valle
Tue Oct 21* District 25-AAAAAA Meet Starcke Park
Sat Nov 1* Regional IV-AAAAAA Meet National Shooting Complex, San Antonio
Sat Nov 8* State AAAAAA Meet Old Settler’s Park, Roundrock
Sat Nov 15/22 Nike South/Footlocker TBA
Please support Unicorn Athletics by becoming a NBHS Unicorn Booster Club Member. All of the proceeds go to support ALL Unicorn UIL athletics. If you fill out he following form and return it by
7/28/14 8/7/14, you will be recognized in the 2014-2015 Unicorn Football Program & you can secure your preferred football season seats (if they are included at your level of membership).
Some exciting new additions to booster club membership this year are:
1. Digital signage in the stadium near the Unicorner that will recognize various levels of booster donations.
2. All membership levels will be included in drawings to be recognized at home football games as “Booster Member of the Week” and will grant media level field access for that week’s football game!
Please download the form below:
2014-2015 NBHS All Sports Booster Club Membership Form
In honor of the first day of summer and the 2014 Unicorn graduates, a look back on this past season of NBHS varsity athletics:
NBHS Varsity All Sports Banquet
Hosted by the All Sports Booster Club
Tuesday, May 20th
New Braunfels Civic Center
Dinner Catered by Rudy’s BBQ
Dressy attire please, no jeans.
Adult Tickets: $11 in Advance, $12 at the Door
Children’s Tickets: $8 advance, $10 at the Door.
Raffle Tickets available now or at the Banquet!
If you don’t know, it is an honor just to have a qualifying time in an event for the Texas Relays. However, several Unicorn girls not only qualified in multiple events, but had some amazing and record setting performances.
On Thursday Night Gabby Thompson won the 2000m Steeplechase event by an impressive 9 seconds!
Watch an interview from Texas Relays with Gabby here.
On Friday, Mia Hofstad and Morgan Szekely took the track for the 1600m. Morgan raced to a second place finish, just a few hundredths of a second behind first place. Morgan’s time of 4.50.54 is the 3rd fastest time in the U.S. recorded this year in the 1600m. It also breaks a San Antonio area record that has been held since 1983.
Just a few hours later Morgan Szekely had to be the 1200m starting leg for the New Braunfels Unicorn Distance Medley Relay team. She was followed by Amanda Gonzales’ 2nd leg 400m who handed the baton to Keomi Hamlin for the 3rd leg 800m. Paige Hofstad ran the 1600m anchor leg to bring the Unicorn girls in at a 12:07.94 – good for 5th place and a National Elite level time in the DMR.
Saturday morning kicked off with Keomi Hamlin and Paige Hofstad taking the track at 8:15AM in the 3200m against a stacked field of distance runners after their late night DMR on Friday. Paige took home the gold with a 10:27.83. Keomi was 17th place with an 11:08.04.
A little after noon the 4×800 team of Mallory Gallaher, Mia Hofstad, Amanda Gonzales, and Gabby Thompson turned in a 9:59.39 time for a 17th place finish.
The Unicorn boys had Matt Love and Zach Wright as qualifiers in the discuss. Matt threw his way to a 5th place finish and Zach finished in 17th place.
Sara Kathryn Stevens pole vaulted to 15th place with a 12-01.50.