Category Archives: Track

Unicorns Qualifying for Region IV Track & Field

The following Unicorns placed in the top 4 of area Track & Field, qualifying them for the Region IV meet.

Boys:
110 hurdles: David Gallegos, New Braunfels 14.68
300 hurdles: David Gallegos, New Braunfels 38.54
800 relay: New Braunfels, 1:28.63
3,200: Jack Fischer, New Braunfels 9:55.98

Girls:
800: Sarah Wuest, New Braunfels 2:17.27
1,600: Paige Hofstad, New Braunfels 4:58.46
3,200: Paige Hofstad, New Braunfels 10:43.40

Complete Results Here!

Unicorns Moving on to Area Track & Field

Last night District 25-6A Track & Field wrapped up with the following results.

Team results on the boys’ side:
Teams: 1, Judson 138; 2, NB Canyon 118; 3, Clemens 98; 4, Steele 82; 5, Smithson Valley 67; 6, Wagner 61; 7, New Braunfels 56.

Team results for the girls:
Teams: 1, Judson 179; 2, Smithson Valley 144; 3, Steele 94; 4, New Braunfels 60; 5, Wagner 51; 6, NB Canyon 47; 7, Clemens 45.

The following Unicorns will be advancing to the area meet next week.
Boys:
400M:  Avery Womble, New Braunfels 50.71
110MH: David Gallegos, New Braunfels 14.67
300MH: David Gallegos, New Braunfels 38.48
800 Relay: New Braunfels, 1:29.29
3200M: Jack Fischer, New Braunfels 9:43.86
Shot Put: Caleb Watkins, New Braunfels 48-1

Girls:
800M: Sarah Wuest, New Braunfels 2:17.43
1600M: Paige Hofstad, New Braunfels 4:59.83
300MH: Ellie Redding, New Braunfels 46.56
3200M: Paige Hofstad, New Braunfels 10:49.27
Shot Put: Cailey Young, New Braunfels 33-1 1/2
Shot Put: Deborah Tate, New Braunfels 32-0
Discus: Deborah Tate, New Braunfels 104-5

Complete Results Here.

 

Unicorn Moments from 2016 Texas Relays

There were many highlights and bright moments from Unicorn athletes at this year’s Texas Relays. Here are just a few of them caught on video.

Watch the New Braunfels girls 4×800 team interview. The team of Sarah Wuest, Hailey Bock, Shelbi Hunter, and Paige Hofstad placed 1st in their heat.:
Texas Relays Girls 4x800

 

Watch Stone Hamlin’s 2000m Steeplechase. He takes a big fall near the end and has to hold on for 9th place overall:

Watch Unicorn Freshman Sarah Wuest hold her own in the 1600m – finishing 8th in her heat.

Complete Results are Here.

Unicorn Track & Field Qualifiers for Texas Relays

The University of Texas has announced the NBHS Unicorn qualifiers in Track & Field for the 89th Annual Nike Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays. The Texas Relays are the 2nd largest track meet in the U.S., behind only the Penn Relays, drawing more over 50,000 spectators and more than 6,600 athletes from 34 states and 8 different countries. Congratulations to the following Unicorn athletes:

Males

  • David Gallegos – 110m Hurdles
  • Braden Stone Hamlin – 2000m Steeplechase
  • Cason Hickingbottom, Elisil Thomas, Piale Thomas, Avante Lyons – 4x100m Relay
  • Avery Womble, David Gallegos, Avante Lyons, Braden Stone Hamlin – 4x400m Relay
  • Jack Fischer, Avery Womble, Joshua Gruwell, Braden Stone Hamlin – Distance Medley Relay

 

Females

  • Sarah Wuest – 1600m
  • Paige Hofstad, Sarah Wuest, Madison Henry, Hailey Bock – 4x800m Relay
  • Sarah Wuest, Hailey Bock, Paige Hofstad, Madison Henry – Distance Medley Relay

Unicorn Track Results from Heroes Stadium

Highlights of the Unicorns first track meet of the season last night at Heroes Stadium in San Antonio.
The Unicorn boys placed 5th as a team while the Unicorn Girls came in at 6th.

Boys Individual top 3 placers:
Pole vault: 3rd, Avery Womble, New Braunfels 12-0
1,600: 1st, Braden Stone Hamlin, New Braunfels 4:34.27, 3rd, Jack Fischer, New Braunfels 4:40.84
110 hurdles: 1st, David Gallegos, New Braunfels 14.44
300 hurdles: 2nd, David Gallegos, New Braunfels 41.21 3rd, Caz Woodall, New Braunfels 42.52

Girls Individual top 3 placers:
Pole vault: 2nd, Emma Dowd, New Braunfels 9-6
800: 1st, Hailey Bock, New Braunfels 2:26.46
1,600: 1st, Sarah Wuest, New Braunfels 5:31.94, 3rd, Hailey Bock, New Braunfels 5:34.15
1,600 relay: 3rd, New Braunfels, 4:22.95

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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
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Outstanding Female Athlete:
Amanda Gonzales

Amanda Gonzales Outstanding FemaleOutstanding Male Athlete: Matt McGehee
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All photos are courtesy of Every Moment Counts Photo Booth.

Unicorn Alum – Best Pole Vaulter in the World for 2015

If you haven’t been keeping up with New Braunfels alum, Demi Payne, better late than never. She has not only set and broke her own indoor NCAA record multiple times – also breaking  the national indoor pole vault record in the process – she now has set and broke her own outdoor record multiple times in the last 2 months! It also should be noted that she is currently tied for the best pole vaulting mark IN THE WORLD so far in 2015.

Get more information on Demi Payne here.

Watch the record breaking interview here:

 

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)

 

District 25-6A Track Results Here

Congratulations to the following Unicorn athletes that will compete next week in the area track meet:

Shot Put – Female:
Toni Hall

Shot Put – Male:
Steven Sanchez

300M Hurdles – Female:
Reece Bohan

4X200 Meter Relay – Female
Brooke Hanson, Avery Looney, Reece Bohan, Amanda Gonzales

800M Run – Female:
Amanda Gonzales

110M Hurdles – Male:
David Gallegos

200M Dash – Male:
Dillon Hanson

3200M Run – Male:
Jordan Combes

Complete results from the District 25-6A Track Meet are here. 

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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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.

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!

 

 

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Paige Hofstad Takes 3rd Place at State Track & Field 3200m Championships

Congratulations to Paige Hofstad for her 3rd place finish in the 2014 UIL State Championship Track & Field Meet at the University of Texas this morning. Paige finished just seconds behind Devin Clark of Smithson Valley and Madi McLellan of the Woodlands.

Paige and Morgan Szekely compete in the 1600m State Championships tonight.

Paige Prepares to Run the 3200m State Championship Race.
Paige Prepares to Run the 3200m State Championship Race.