posted Jun 22, 2018, 2:49 PM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Jun 22, 2018, 2:52 PM ]

Parents please view this video on how to read and interpret your student’s STAAR Report Card and for further information visit, 

Jr. High Uvalde Tournament Results

posted Apr 30, 2018, 7:41 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Apr 30, 2018, 7:43 AM ]

Knippa JH Team Tennis participated in a Tournament in Uvalde this past weekend.
Knippa beat the Uvalde "B" team 10-0. They also beat the Hondo "B" team 10-4 as well as the Hondo "A" team 10-5. The only loss was to the Uvalde "A" team 4-10. Their efforts earned them 2nd place in the tournament. 
The "silver medal" team is as follows:
John Dong
Landon Cox
Arlon Allee
Zach Patino
Carlos Quiroga
Dylan Harris 
Cody Foster 
Miguel Bueno
Kennedy Thompson
Kadyn Jones
Kayleigh Griffin
Sophia Garcia
Brooklyn Ramsey
Zoe Faust
Mia Reyes
Tiffany Casey
Kaylie Esser
This event marks the end of the Junior High tennis season. Coaches Speer and Alejandro are very proud of the improvement that all of our tennis players have made this season.

Tennis Regional Results

posted Apr 26, 2018, 7:28 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Apr 26, 2018, 7:44 AM ]

The Region IV- IA Tennis Championships took place at East View High School in Georgetown April 19 th
and 20th . Knippa’s qualifiers included Ryan Cox, Carlos Koehl, Jason Samarripa, Diego Esquivel, Candace
Suarez, McKaia Barnes, Gabby Menchaca and Bethany Keeney.
The tournament kicked off with boy’s singles at 8am on Thursday morning. Carlos was our first to play
and defeated Seth Read from Chester 6-0, 6-1. He would then move on to the quarters. Ryan had a bye
first round so his first match began around 11:30am. Ryan defeated Blankenship from Spurger 6-
2, 6-2 to move on to the semis where he would meet Garcia from Bynum. He swept Garcia with
a score of 6-3, 6-0 which moved Ryan into the finals. Carlos was set to play Acker from McMullen
and stomped him 6-1, 6-1. Ryan and Carlos played each other in the finals on Friday morning at 8:30am.
The Knippa seniors battled out their match but Ryan finished with a score of 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 to take the
gold! Carlos would then have a playback against Connor Garcia for second place. Carlos lost the first set
against Garcia 6-4 but came roaring back with a 6-3, 6-4 win!! These two boys have had a great last
season and we could not be more proud!!
In girls’ singles, McKaia played her first round against Yarbrough from Martinsville and took the
win with a 6-1, 6-1 score. Meanwhile, Candace was due to play Spaulding from Chester in the
quarters. She swept her match with a 6-0, 6-0 win. Candace continued to win her next match in the
semis against Ramirez from Runge 6-2, 6-3 which would advance her into the finals. McKaia
played hard against Miller from Spurger but took a loss of 6-0, 6-1 in the quarters. Suarez and
Miller were set to play in the finals. Suarez lost the first set 6-4, but came back to take the lead and win
the next two 6-0, 6-2 finishing with the gold!
In boys’ doubles, Jason Samarripa and Diego Esquivel blew through their first match against Garcia and
Warren from Prairie Lee 6-2, 6-1. They would then play Turner and Blaha from McMullen in the semis
finishing with a 6-2, 6-2 win. In the finals, Esquivel and Samarripa met up with DeLosSantos and
Gutierrez from Runge. The Knippa boys battled hard but took a loss of 6-3, 6-1 to the Runge team.
Esquivel and Samarripa then had a playback against Manis and Skelton from Utopia. The final score was
6-4, 6-0 with our Knippa team taking second at regionals!
In girls’ doubles, Bethany Keeney and Gabby Menchaca swept their first match against Grissom and Ellis
from Spurger 6-1, 6-0 in the quarters. The Knippa team dominated Schuenemann and Wilson from
Nordheim 6-0, 6-1 in the semis. Keeney and Menchaca would face Gonzales and Ruiz from Utopia in the
finals. The Knippa girls took the lead and won 6-2, 7-5 and finished with the gold!
Ryan, Carlos, Gabby, Bethany, Candace, McKaia, Jason, and Diego have had an awesome season, and it’s
not over yet. They have worked very hard to get where they are. Regionals was very exciting and Knippa
has seven out of the eight qualifiers going to State. The State tournament will be held at the Mitchell
Tennis Center and Omar Smith Instructional Tennis Courts at Texas A&M University on May 17 th and 18 th .
Coach Speer and Coach Alejandro have thoroughly enjoyed being with these kids all year! The hours
these kids spend on the court truly has its rewards!



2018 Jr. High District Tennis Results

posted Apr 17, 2018, 8:59 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Apr 17, 2018, 9:00 AM ]

Our Junior High Tennis Team took to the courts last Monday April 9 in Uvalde for District Tennis.  We had a lot of good tennis play with the following results:

John Dong placed 1st in "A" boy's singles.
Landon Cox placed 2nd in "A" boy's singles.
Kadyn Jones placed 3rd in "A" girl's singles.
Carlos Quiroga and Zack Patino earned Consolation in "A" boy's doubles.
Kennedy Thompson and Kayleigh Griffin remained undefeated for the season placing 1st in "A" girl's doubles.

Brooklyn Ramsey placed 1st in "B" girl's singles.
Sophia Garcia placed 3rd in "B" girl's singles.
Mia Reyes and Lauren Haughey placed 1st in "B" girl's doubles.
Kaylie Esser and Tiffany Casey placed 2nd in "B" girl's doubles.
Catherine Vasquez and Clarissa Ortiz placed 3rd in "B" girl's doubles.
Zoe Faust and Cody Foster won 1st in "B" mixed doubles.

Coach Speer and Coach Alejandro are proud of the season in Junior High Tennis and look forward to one more event as the Junior High Team looks to defend their Team Tennis Title from last year in Uvalde on April 27 & 28.

Knippa Track Athletes Compete In Uvalde Area Qualifiers Meet

posted Apr 17, 2018, 8:48 AM by Joe Cordova

On Monday 16, April 2018 Knippa Track Athletes traveled to Uvalde to compete in the Area Qualifiers Meet. The results are as followed:

Andrew Rowland
1st - High Jump
6th - 800 Meter Run
6th - Triple Jump

Toby Minor
4th - 1600 Meter Run
3rd - 3200 Meter Run

Deigo Esquivel
3rd - 1600 Meter Run
2nd - 3200 Meter Run

Luis Hernandez, Dade Turner, Ernest Garza and Jordan Lara
4th - 4x200 Relay

Jordan Lara
4th - Shot Put

Avery Willis
5th - 800 Meter Run

Elizabeth Kimble
3rd - 3200 Meter Run
3rd - 1600 Meter Run

Andrew, Toby, Diego, Luis, Dade, Ernest, Jordan and Elizabeth advanced to Regionals which will be held at Sam Houston April 27 - 28. Great Job to all track athletes, coach Willis is very proud of all of you! way to be a Rockcrusher!

Knippa Baseball Team Beat Utopia 13 -10

posted Apr 17, 2018, 8:15 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Apr 17, 2018, 8:15 AM ]

Congrats to the Knippa Baseball team. They beat Utopia 13 - 10 on Friday, 13 April 2018. Larry Allen hit a 3 run home run over the center field wall. Being the only the second player to accomplish this in school history. Matthew Santos was the winning pitcher of the game. The game ended with Santos at short starting the 6 - 4 - 3 double play. The first 6 - 4 - 3 double play in Knippa Baseball history.

2018 UIL Academic Regional Meets

posted Apr 17, 2018, 7:30 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Apr 17, 2018, 7:31 AM ]

Knippa Students competed at the Regional UIL Academic Meet in Brenham on Friday, 13 April 2018. The results are as followed:


Jessica - 1st
Ryan - 2nd
Rebekah - 6th
Bethany - 3rd
Team - 1st


Ryan - 1st
Jessica - 3rd
Ryan - Top Physics

Computer Science

Jessica - 1st


Tressa - 2nd
Team - 2nd

Number Sense

Ryan - 6th
Jessica - 4th
Michael - 1st
Rebekah - 3rd
Team - 1st

Informative Speaking

Tressa - 1st
Bobbi - 4th
Anne - 6th


Team - 3rd

All these students will be competing at State next month.

Knippa Junior High Tennis Tournament Results

posted Apr 9, 2018, 7:35 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Apr 9, 2018, 7:35 AM ]

Knippa hosted a JH tennis tournament this past Saturday.  Despite the chilly weather, our JH tennis kids played some great tennis with the results as follows:

Landon Cox won 1st place in boy's singles.
Kennedy Thompson and Kayleigh Griffin won 1st place in girl's doubles for their fourth tournament championship this season.

Carlos Quiroga and Sophia Garcia won 2nd in mixed doubles.
Kadyn Jones won 2nd in girl's singles.
Arlon Allee won 2nd in boy's singles.

Zach Patino won 3rd in boy's singles.
Brooklyn Ramsey won 3rd in girl's singles.
Mia Reyes and Lauren Haughey won 3rd in girl's doubles.

Catherine Vasquez earned Consolation in girl's singles.

Coach Speer and Coach Alejandro are proud of these results and look forward to the JH District Tennis Tournament on Monday afternoon.

Cheerleader Tryouts

posted Apr 9, 2018, 7:15 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Apr 9, 2018, 7:16 AM ]

Attention incoming 5th-12th grade Rockcrushers!

If you are interested in becoming a member of the 2018-2019 Knippa Cheer team now is your chance! The Knippa Cheer tryout week is as follows:


April 16th Basic Training @ 4:15PM-5:15PM

Learn basic voice control, arm & leg motions, and jumps

Parent meeting following basic training @ cafeteria

MANDATORY CLINICS – learn the material for tryouts

April 17th for JH @ 4:15-6:00PM

April 18th for HS@ 4:15-6:00PM

April 19th Mock Tryouts           April 20th Tryouts

JH @ 4:15PM                               JH @ 4:30PM

HS @ 5:15 PM                              HS @ 6:00PM


*tryout times are approximate

** Candidates must bring the parent permission form in order to participate in tryout week. Form must be brought on or before April 16th.

2018 Tennis District Results

posted Apr 6, 2018, 12:04 PM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Apr 6, 2018, 12:05 PM ]

40 Knippa Tennis Players took to the courts in Uvalde for Varsity and JV district Tennis this past Monday.
Knippa won 1st place overall in both the Boy's division and the Girl's division.
The following 8 individuals earned their way to Regionals as follows:
Ryan Cox won 1st in boy's singles.
Carlos Koehl won 2nd in boy's singles.
Candace Suarez won 1st in girl's singles.
McKaia Barnes won 2nd in girl's singles.
Bethany Keeney and Gabby Menchaca won 1st in girl's doubles.
Diego Esquivel and Jason Samarripa won 1st in boy's doubles.

Also earning medals in Varsity play are Liz Figueroa and Emily Cortez-3rd place in girl's doubles.
Isaac Andres and Chevy Collins-3rd place in boy's doubles.
Vincent Zavala and Madison Barkley-Consolation in mixed doubles.

JV Results are as follows:

Boy's singles
Coby Gass-1st
Andrew Rowland-2nd
Elias Alardin-3rd

Girl's singles
Nayelli Avila-1st
Rylee Dodson-2nd

Boy's doubles
David Mehrle and Samuel Mehrle-1st
Caleb Packer and Michael Williams-2nd

Girl's doubles
Ashlynn Barboza and Sarah Esquivel-1st
Bobbi Ligosky and Shelby Penney-Consolation

Mixed Doubles
Luke Alejandro and Olivia Faust-1st
Ben Rowland and Anna Packer-2nd

Coach Speer and Coach Alejandro are extremely proud of the Knippa Tennis dominance in district play and the hard work that all of our players have put forth this season. They look forward to the regional tennis tournament on April 19-20 in Georgetown.

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