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2015 Unicorn College Signings

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!

2015 Fall College Signing

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.

Cole Coffey, Texas State University - Baseball

Pictured with Cole are parents Jodi and Todd Coffey, sister Rayna, and Coach Doug Edwards

Luke Marbach - Texas A&M Corpus Christi - Baseball

Pictured with Luke are parents Debbie and Ken Marbach, brothers Josh, Zach, Matt, sister-in-law Leslie Anne and Coach Doug Edwards

TJ Fumagalli - Air Force Academy - Tennis

Pictured with TJ are parents Sabrina and John Fumagalli, Phil Hendrie with Newks Tennis, Coaches David Mueller and Edwin Braun

Joshua Gruwell - University of Texas of Permian Basin - Cross Country

Pictured with Joshua are parents Lori and Dennis Gruwell, sister Rachel and Coach Lee Datesman

Stone Hamlin - St. Edwards University - Cross Country

Pictured with Stone are parents Michael and Michelle Hamlin, grandparents Neda and Cecil Cox and Coach Lee Datesman

Paige Hofstad - Georgetown University - Cross Country

Pictured with Paige are mother Drew Linn, father Kent Hofstad and Coach Lee Datesman

Hadyn Parker - Campbell University - Softball

Pictured iwth Hadyn are parents Jammie and Cody Parker, Coaches Andy Schmid and Bree Holz-Gonzales

Miranda Price - Lamar University - Softball

Pictured with Miranda is father Brent Price and Coaches Andy Schmid and Bree Holz-Gonzales

 

Unicorn Varsity Banquet Awards & Scholarships

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.
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.
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!

Shayna UnderwoodAs 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.

Rebekah KensingAs 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!

Tyler BuckFor 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.

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!

Taylor Coronado

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.

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.

Keomi HamlinAs 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.

Amanda Gonzales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Simon Memorial Scholarship Award:
Connor Kaufmann

Connor Kaufmann Gary Simon Award

True Blue Award:
Shelby Edwards
Shelby Edwards True Blue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding Female Athlete:
Amanda Gonzales

Amanda Gonzales Outstanding FemaleOutstanding Male Athlete: Matt McGehee
Outstanding Male Athlete

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All photos are courtesy of Every Moment Counts Photo Booth.

7 Unicorns Ink Letters of Commitment to Compete in College Athletics

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.

Bottom row- Kristina Waldrip (Mother), Kyle Waldrip, Jim Waldrip (father) Top row- Coach Glenn Phair, Jessica Waldrip (sister)

 

Elisa Guillen signed a letter of intent to play tennis at St. Edwards University.

Elisa Guillen, Bernardo Hirsch (step-father) Top Row- Coach David Mueller, Coach Paula Beaugh (sister), Kalah Hurst (sister), Cassie Crawford (sister), Phil Hendrie (Newks Academy).

 

Keomi Hamlin received an athletic and academic scholarship to St. Edwards University and will be running  cross-country and track.

Bottom Row- Michael Hamlin (father) Keomi Hamlin, Michelle Hamlin (mother) Top Row- Coach Lee Datesman, Stone Hamlin (brother) Brendan Forsman (brother), Coach Chelsea Harvey.

 

Jennifer Mendez signed with Abilene Christian University (ACU) to play volleyball as a Wildcat.

Bottom Row- Linda Mendez (mother), Jennifer Mendez, Joseph Mendez (father) Top Row- Jamie Blair (club coach) Coach Robin Gerlich, Coach Bree Holz-Gonzales.

 

Tyler Buck received an academic scholarship and will be swimming for the Colorado School of Mines.

Front Row- Keith Buck (father), Tyler Buck, Anne Buck (mother) Back row- Coach Doug Konomos, Carol Rettele (club swim coach), Jenna Buck (sister).

 

Parker Buck signed a letter of intent to play golf for Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Pictured bottom row- Amy Buck (mother) Parker Buck, Kris Buck (father) TOP row- Coach Glenn Phair, Paige Buck (sister) Kay Buck (grandma) Bill Buck (Grandpa) Jude Johnson.

 

Brittany Cruz received an athletic scholarship to West Texas A&M (WTAMU) and will be playing  softball.

Pictured left-right: Eno Cruz(father), Valarie Cruz(Mom), Brittany Cruz, Jacob Cruz (brother), Bree Cruz (sister).

2015 NBHS All Sports Booster Club Varsity Banquet

Hosted by the All Sports Booster Club

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Tuesday, May 19th
New Braunfels Civic Center
5:30pm
Dinner Catered by Rudy’s BBQ
Dressy attire, no jeans.

Tickets: $15/adults, $10/child (12 & under)

Purchase Now Online Here!

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)

 

New Braunfels’ Athletic Director, Jim Streety, will be inducted to TX HS Football HOF

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.

See the complete story on the San Antonio Express News site here.

Jim Streety News 4 Video Link:


Unicorn XC Runner, Paige Hofstad Brings Home National Hardware

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.

See the NXN Championship race replay here.

Paige Hofstad’s post race interview here.

Top 3 individual awards (Including Paige) here. 

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Paige Hofstad – 2X Nike South Regional XC Champ

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.

Full details here.

Nike South Regional (16)
Keomi Hamlin, Mallory Gallaher, Paige Hofstad, Emily Wilson, Hailey Bock, and Maddie Henry on the starting line.
Nike South Regional (5)
Paige Hofstad putting distance between her and the field near the finish.

Nike South Regional (11)

Unicorn Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

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.

Complete details can be found on NBISD’s Website here.

Unicorns Girls XC Defend Regional Title

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.

Region IV 6A Champions!
Pictured LtoR: Keomi Hamlin, Mallory Gallaher. Hailey Bock, Paige Hofstad, Amanda Gonzales, Emily Wilson, Shelbi Hunter.
Region IV 6A Champions!
Pictured LtoR: Hailey Bock, Emily Wilson, Keomi Hamlin, Paige Hofstad, Mallory Gallaher, Amanda Gonzales, Shelbi Hunter.

 

Unicorn XC Nike South Invitational Results

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.

Complete coverage here.

Medal Winners - Emily Wilson, Paige Hofstad, & Keomi Hamlin.
Medal Winners – Emily Wilson, Paige Hofstad, & Keomi Hamlin.
Individual Champ - Paige Hofstad
Individual Champ – Paige Hofstad
Stone Hamlin - Ran most of the race with a single shoe after losing his in the first 400 meters.
Stone Hamlin – Ran most of the race with a single shoe after losing his in the first 400 meters.
Nike South Invitational 10-4-14 (47)
Isaac Schmidt, Jordan Combes, & Josh Gruwell
Max Luhrs
Max Luhrs

 

 

Unicorn XC Runs Well in San Antonio

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.

SA Flight Meet
Keomi Hamlin
SA Flight Meet (2)
Paige Hofstad
SA Flight Meet (4)
Mallory Gallaher
SA Flight Meet (5)
Emily Wilson
SA Flight Meet (8)
Stone Hamlin
SA Flight Meet (6)
Alejendro Garcia
SA Flight Meet (7)
Max Luhrs

Unicorn Cross Country Schedule

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

Booster Club Memberships – Act Now to Reserve Football Season Seats & Recognition in Football Program!

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

Unicorn Varsity Athletes Recognized at Varsity Banquet

Unicorn student athletes were recognized for their athletic and academic accomplishments as well as their community involvement. Here are some of the highlights:

Gary Simon Memorial Scholarship Award Winner, Chris Ferguson pictured between Keith and Anne Buck.
Gary Simon Memorial Scholarship Award Winner, Chris Ferguson pictured between Keith and Anne Buck.
This year's Booster Club Scholarship Recipients are Traci Andrews, Drue Ewald, Katie Steel, Chris Ferguson, and Mia Hofstad. They are pictured between Booster Club Presidents, Keith and Anne Buck.
This year’s Booster Club Scholarship Recipients are Traci Andrews, Drue Ewald, Katie Steel, Chris Ferguson, and Mia Hofstad. They are pictured between Booster Club Presidents, Keith and Anne Buck.
Outstanding Female Athlete Morgan Szekely, Outstanding Male Athletes Zach Wright & Matt Love, and True Blue Award Winner Micheala Granzin are pictured with Booster Club Presidents, Keith and Anne Buck.
Outstanding Female Athlete Morgan Szekely, Outstanding Male Athletes Zach Wright & Matt Love, and True Blue Award Winner Micheala Granzin are pictured with Booster Club Presidents, Keith and Anne Buck.

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NBHS All Sports Varsity Banquet

 

New Braunfels
New Braunfels

NBHS Varsity All Sports Banquet

Hosted by the All Sports Booster Club

Tuesday, May 20th

New Braunfels Civic Center

5:30pm

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!

One of the raffle items that will be available! From the Baseball team, The Field of Dreams Basket has $400 worth of gift cards from New Braunfels eateries!
One of the raffle items that will be available! From the Baseball team, The Field of Dreams Basket has $400 worth of gift cards from New Braunfels eateries!

 

 

Scenes from last year’s Varsity Banquet:Unicorn Varsity Banquet Unicorn Varsity Banquet Unicorn Varsity Banquet Unicorn Varsity Banquet Unicorn Varsity Banquet Unicorn Varsity Banquet Unicorn Varsity Banquet Unicorn Varsity Banquet 2013 NBISD All Sports Booster Scholarship Winners 2013 NBISD HOF

Full Unicorn Texas Relay Update

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.

See the recap on Milesplit.com for more information.