NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS


2017 Lady Crusher Volleyball Season

posted Aug 1, 2017, 7:50 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Aug 1, 2017, 7:53 AM ]


2017 Knippa Volleyball schedules are now available.
schedules are subject to change during the season please visit our district website for any updates.

Congratulations Knippa Graduates of 2017

posted May 22, 2017, 9:32 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated May 22, 2017, 9:35 AM ]



2017 Volleyball Gear Are Now Available

posted May 22, 2017, 6:39 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated May 22, 2017, 6:40 AM ]


Get your 2017 upcoming season volleyball gear. All orders are due by May 30, No orders will be accepted after the deadline.

April 16, 2017 Senior Spotlight: Dylan DeLeon

posted Apr 30, 2017, 11:14 PM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Apr 30, 2017, 11:15 PM ]


Dylan DeLeon has been a Rockcrusher for five years as he began attending Knippa in the eighth grade. At the recent State Team Tennis Meet in Round Rock, Dylan had what he considered a funny experience. He ventured off alone to buy something and got lost in the mall. The team had gotten onto the bus, realized he was not already there, and then proceeded to drive around the mall looking for him. Fortunately, they found one another. It was probably one of those experiences that one laughs about later, well after all are safely on the bus headed back to Knippa. What Dylan remembers fondly was an initial experience he had with the late Mrs. Merlyn Schneider, counselor at the time. He went in for his initial school interview and by this own words, "I was the most disrespectful kid in the world. At the end of the meeting, she set me straight and made me realize that coming to Knippa was going to be a whole new environment." As he prepares to graduate, what Dylan feels he will miss the most are the students, "from the smallest grade to the senior class. "He will also" miss the staff, who helped me become who I am today. "Most of all, he will miss tennis. He appreciates Coach Jerry Radicke and Coach Beth Speer. "who have made him love the sport more than he ever had before." Dylan has participated in tennis, OAP, and Knippa Music Club (Penguin Sunset). He has received the Coaches Award for Tennis. He will receive his Associate of Arts degree from SWTJC in May. The advice that he has for other students is "Don't be afraid to be yourself, and never leave anybody out. It's better to make the right decision than the popular one. And, most importantly, if you ever love doing something positive, don't let anyone or anybody stop you from doing it." Dylan plans to attend Sam Houston State University to get a psychology degree. He would like to one day work at a children's hospital as a psychologist. Of course, he will always continue making music. Rap on, Dylan.

High School District 31-A Golf Tournament Results

posted Apr 18, 2017, 7:53 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Apr 18, 2017, 7:54 AM ]


The district 31-A district golf tournament was held on Monday, April 10 at the Uvalde Golf Course, the results are:

GIRLS:

Hailey Cook 97
Rebekah Ramirez 95
Victoria Davis 123
Avery Willis 112
Team 2nd

BOYS:

Mason Adams 87
Cody Shannon 84
Atlee McGuire 111
Caleb Drevlow 116
Team 3rd

Advancing to Regionals on April 24 - 25 are:
Hailey Cook, Rebekah Ramirez, Victoria Davis, Avery Willis and Cody Shannon.


April Junior High Tennis News

posted Apr 18, 2017, 7:26 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Apr 18, 2017, 7:27 AM ]


On April 8th several seventh grade tennis players competed in a small round robin tourney in Knippa. The boys were divided into two groups for singles action. John Dong won first place in his division while Cole Matthews took second place. Nata Perez and Landon Cox tied for third place. In another group, Jaden Rattler won first place. Zac Patino finished in second place and Brain Reading took the third place award. Also getting in some tennis action were Rynaldo Alardin, and Carlos Quiroga. In the girls' singles round robin Kassy Martinez won first place over two Uvalde opponents. In doubles, Kassy teamed up with Kaylea Esser to take second place behind a Uvalde pair. Brooklyn Ramsey and Sophia Garcia defeated another Uvalde pair to win third place.

On April 10th Knippa hosted the junior high tennis meet in Uvalde to come away with numerous awards that included the overall team championship for both the girls and the boys. The Lady Crushers accumulated 50 points to win the girls' team title over the runner up team from Utopia with 20 points. The junior high boys also earned 50 points for the team championship while D'Hanis was runner up with 15 points. Teams from Knippa, D'Hanis, Utopia, Leakey, Rocksprings, Medina, and Nueces Canyon competed in the district meet that was divided in to A and B divisions. In the A division girls' singles. The final was an all Knippa affair with Olivia Faust taking first place over runner up Clair Dean. In the doubles event, Sarah Esquivel and Ashlynn Barboza took first place. Emely Huerta and Dakota Putz won the consolation award. Matthew Santos claimed first place in the A boys' singles. Samuel Mehrle won his fist round then lost in the quarter finals to a D'Hanis boy. In boys doubles, the team of Michael Williams and Caleb Packer won first place with a victory over teammates John Dong and Cole Matthews who won second place. In mixed doubles, the KJHS team of Luke Alejandro and Rylee Dodson won first place over a Utopia team. Bobbi Kigocky and Bryce Archer took the third place award. In the B division, the Knippa boys took first place as a team while Nueces Canyon won the overall team title for the girls' division. In the B boys' singles, Landon Cox won first place over teammate Nate Perez who took second place. In B boys' doubles, Jaden Rattler and Zac Patino won second place while Brian Reading and Carlos Quiroga finished in fourth place. In the B girls' action, Shelby Penney and Paige Balke won first place over teammates Madison Wallace and Makayla Schawe who took second place. Two more girls' teams of Clarissa Ortiz and Catherine Vasquez along with Brooklyn Ramsey and Kaylea Esser both won their opening rounds then lost out in the quarterfinals. In B mixed doubles, the KJHS team of Sophia Garcia and Rynaldo Alardin won the third place medals. Coach Jerry Radicke and Coach Beth Speer are very proud of the young team and look forward to more success at the two remaining tennis events that include a tourney in Del Rio on April 22nd and a team tennis competition in Uvalde on April 28-29.

High School Regional UIL Meet Results

posted Apr 18, 2017, 6:38 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Apr 18, 2017, 6:40 AM ]


The regional UIL meet was held on Friday April 7th at Blinn College in Brenham, the results are:

Calculator Applications
Mason Adams 1st
Tressa Reading 6th
Team 2nd

Informative Speaking
Tressa Reading 1st
Anna Packer 2nd
Atlee McGuire 3rd

Mathematics
Mason Adams 1st
Jessica Dong 2nd
Ryan Cox 4th
Rebekah Ramirez 5th
Team 1st

Number Sense
Ryan Cox 4th
Team 3rd

Persuasive Speaking
Breelee Neel 1st

Ready Writing
Jennifer Dong 1st

Science
Mason Adams 1st
Team 2nd
Mason Adams Top Physics

Spelling and Vocabulary
Jennifer Dong 1st
Jessica Dong 2nd
Team 1st

Advancing to the State UIL meet on April 21-22 at University of Texas in Austin are the following students.

Mason Adams in Calculator Applications, Mathematics, and Science

Ryan Cox in Mathematics

Jennifer Dong in Ready Writing and Spelling

Jessica Dong in Mathematics and Spelling

Bethany Keeney in Spelling

Gabby Menchaca in Spelling

Rebekah Ramirez in Mathematics

Advancing to the State UIL meet on May 22-23 at University of Texas in Austin are the following students.

Atlee McGuire in Informative Speaking

Tress Reading in Informative Speaking

Anna Packer in Informative Speaking

Breelee Neel in Persuasive Speaking

Congratulations to all of the students and their coaches.

Knippa Tennis Team Dominated The 2017 District 31-A Meet

posted Apr 5, 2017, 9:16 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Apr 5, 2017, 9:19 AM ]


The Knippa tennis team dominated the 2017 district 31-A varsity and JV tennis meet held April 3 - 4 to win 4 team championship plaques and advance nine varsity players to the regional meet.  In the varsity boys' singles divisions, Ryan Cox won the district title and Carlos Koehl claimed the runner up spot. In varsity girls' singles, Candace Suarez took the district title and McKaia Barnes won the consolation title.  In the varsity doubles competition, Gabby Menchaca and Bethany Keeney won the runner up title in the girls' division. Emily Cortez and Lizandra Figueroa-Silva took the third place medals.  Diego Esquivel and Jason Samarripa claimed the runner up spot in the boys' doubles event. The team of Andrew Rowland and Troy Santos won the consolation title.  In varsity mixed doubles, the team of Dylan DeLeon and Kloe Martinez upset last year's State runner up team from Utopia in the semifinals to qualify to the regional meet as the district second place team. Coby Gass and Chanice Rattler claimed the consolation title in the mixed doubles event.  The Lady Crushers claimed the district girl's team championship with 35 points over runner up team from Utopia and Leakey who earned 17.5 points each.  The Rockcrushers earned 40 points to take the team championship over second place team from D'Hanis with 15 points.  In the JV division, Knippa also won both the girls' and boys' team titles. The girls earned 40 points for first place over D'Hanis with 12 1/2 points as runner up.  The boys earned 25 points to take first over the Rocksprings team who had 15 points.  JV players included Nathalia Figueroa-Silva who won first in girls' singles while Nayelli Avila won second place. Vincent Zavala won first place and Elias Alardin who took second place in boys' singles. David Mehrle finished in fourth place while Chevy Collins took the consolation championship award.  The Knippa entries in girls' doubles swept the division with the first place for Sabrina Maltos and Madison Barkley, second p;ace for Miay Esquivel and Kaylin Nandin, and third place for Destiny DeLeon and Anna Packer. It has been a great regular season for Coach Radicke and Coach Speer who are very proud of what the athletes have accomplished and will be busy getting the 9 first or second place varsity finishers ready for the regional meet set for a April 18-19 in Georgetown. Good Luck KHS tennis players.

Jr. High District Track Meet Results

posted Apr 4, 2017, 12:58 PM by Joe Cordova


On Saturday the Jr. High Knippa Rockcrushers participated in the District Meet held in Nueces Canyon.  Jaden Rattler placed 6th in the 100m dash and 3rd place in the high jump. Carson Hiebert placed 3rd in the 400m dash, 2nd in 110m hurdles and 3rd in the 300m hurdles. Carson also participated in the discus. Landon Cox placed 4th in the 400m dash, 9th in the 200m dash. Robert Zamora placed 17th in the 100m Dash and 15th in the 200m Dash. Zachary Patino placed 13th in the 200m dash and also participated in the shot put. Garrett Sendejo placed 6th in the 800m run, 4th in the 110m hurdles, 4th in the 300m hurdles and 5th in triple jump. Garrett also participated in the high jump. Matthew Santos placed 4th in the 1600m run and 2nd in the 2400m run. Luke Alejandro placed 5th in the 1600m run and 3rd in the 2400m run. Ernesto Garza placed 2nd in the 300m hurdles, 6th in long jump and 3rd in triple jump. Nate Perez place 4th in the high jump. Matthew Sagemuehl placed 1st in triple jump and 4th in long jump. Adam Andres placed 8th in Shot Put and 4th in the discus. John Garza placed 8th in the discus and participated in Shot Put. The boys 4x100m Relay team placed 1st with Nate Perez, Ernesto Garza, Jaden Rattler and Matthew Sagemuehl. In the boys 4x200m Relay team placed 1st with Ernesto Garza, Matthew Sagemuehl, Zachary Patino and Nate Perez. In the boys 4x400m Relay team placed 2nd with Matthew Sagemuehl, Landon Cox, Jaden Rattler and Nate Perez. The Boys Team earned the District Championship for 2017 with a total of 158.4 points. In the girls division Allyna Gonzales place 9th in the 100m dash. Katelyn Hernandez placed 13th in the 100m dash, 5th in the 100m Hurdles and 5th in the 300m Hurdles. Katelyn also participated in the high Jump.  Kaylea Esser placed 19th in the 100m dash, 12th in the 100m Hurdles, 8th in the 300m hurdles and 16th in the discus.  Kaydn Jones placed 6th in the 200m dash and 5th in the triple jump. Kayden also participated in the high jump.  Dorothy Allen placed 10th in the 200m hurdles and 17th in the discus. Dorothy also participated in the Shot Put. Ale Carmona placed 2nd in the 400m dash and 10th in the long jump.  Victoria Garcia placed 9th in the the 400m dash and participated in the high jump. Ashley O'Connor placed 4th in the 800m run. Caitlin O'Connor placed 4th in the 2400m Run and participated in the 1600m run and 800m run. Hailey Day participated in the 1600m run and 800m run.  Joshlyn Saucedo participated in the 800m and the 1600m run. Lauren Haughey placed 7th in the 100m hurdles, 6th in the 300m hurdles, 14th in the discus. Lauren also participated in the Shot Put. Claire Dean placed 14th in the long jump and 3rd in the triple jump.  The girls 4x100m relay team placed 4th with Kadyn Jones, Dorothy Allen, Claire Dean, and Allyna Gonzales. The girls 4x200m relay placed 1st with Ale Carmona, Kadyn Jones, Dorothy Allen and Allyna Gonzales. The girls 4x400m Relay placed 5th with Ashley O'Connor, Victoria Garcia, Ale Carmona and Caitlin O'Connor.

Coach Willis and Jack are very proud of both girls and boys track teams on a great job and awesome season.



Knippa Takes 1st Place In District 31A Academic UIL Meet

posted Apr 3, 2017, 7:42 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Apr 3, 2017, 7:47 AM ]


Congratulations to Coach Neel, Knippa staff, & Knippa students for defending the High School Academic District Championship. The district meet was held in Knippa on March 22, the results are:

Calculator Applications
Mason Adams 1st
Rebekah Ramirez 2nd
Tressa Reading 3rd
Vincente Zavala 5th
Team 1st

Current Issues
Coby Gass 4th
Bryce Matthews 10th
Atlee McGuire 14th
Team 5th

Headline Writing
Bryce Matthews

Informative Speaking
Tressa Reading 1st
Atlee McGuire 2nd
Anna Packer 3rd

Mathematics
Mason Adams 1st
Jessica Dong 2nd
Rebekah Ramirez 3rd
Ryan Cox 4th
Team 1st

Number Sense
Mason Adams 1st
Jessica Dong 2nd
Ryan Cox 3rd
Rebekah Ramirez 6th
Team 1st

Persuasive Speaking
Breelee Neel 1st
Erin Garza 4th
Mayia Esquivel 5th

Ready Writing
Jennifer Dong 2nd
Breelee Neel 6th

Science
Mason Adams 1st
Rebekah Ramirez 2nd
Ryan Cox 3rd
Andrew Rowland 11th
Team 1st
Rebekah Ramirez Alternate Biology
Mason Adams Top Chemistry

Social Studies
Coby Gass 4th

Spelling and Vocabulary
Jessica Dong 1st
Jennifer Dong 2nd
Bethany Keeney 4th
Gabby Menchaca 5th
Team 1st

Advancing to regional UIL meet on April 7th at Blinn College in Brenham are the following students.
Mason Adams
Ryan Cox
Jennifer Dong
Jessica Dong
Bethany Keeney
Bryce Matthews
Atlee McGuire
Gabby Menchaca
Breelee Neel
Anna Packer
Rebekah Ramirez
Tressa Reading
Andrew Rowland
Vincente Zavala









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