Jr. High Tennis Team Compete In Hondo 8th Grade Tournament

posted Mar 19, 2018, 6:39 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Mar 19, 2018, 6:40 AM ]

Our JH Tennis Team competed in the Hondo 8th grade Tennis Tournament this past Saturday.
The kids got in some good tennis play with the following finishing in the top 3 for their respective divisions:

John Dong won 1st place in boy's singles by winning 3 decisive matches.

Kayleigh Griffin and Kennedy Thompson took 1st place in girl's doubles for the second time in as
many tries by winning 3 matches.

Arlon Allee and Dylan Harris won 2nd place in boy's doubles.

Preston Stevens and Brooklyn Ramsey won 2nd place in mixed doubles.

Cody Foster and Zoe Faust finished 3rd in mixed doubles.

Coach Speer and Coach Alejandro are happy with the results and proud of all our JH Tennis Players.

TTCA 1A-3A State Team Tennis Tournament

posted Mar 12, 2018, 9:56 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Mar 12, 2018, 12:15 PM ]

This past weekend the Knippa Rockcrusher Varsity tennis team competed in the TTCA 1A-3A State Team Tennis tournament in the Round Rock area.   There were a total of 16 teams in which Knippa was the only 1A team. Teams included Academy, Mason, Wall, Shallowater, White Oak, Knippa, Brock, Kirbyville, Kountze, San Saba, Spearman, Ingram, Wink, Reagan County Thrall and Groesbeck.

KHS began the day with a 11-7 win against Shallowater.  Single’s entries for KHS girls included Candace Suarez, McKaia Barnes, Bethany Keeney, Gabby Menchaca, Liz Figueroa-Silva, and Rylee Dodson.  Singles entries for the boys included Ryan Cox, Carlos Koehl, Diego Esquivel, Jason Samarripa, Vincent Zavala, and Troy Santos. Doubles entries for girls, mixed and boys included Gabby Menchaca and Bethany Keeney, Candace Suarez and McKaia Barnes, Liz Figueroa-Silva and Emily Cortez, Vincent Zavala and Madison Barkley, Ryan Cox and Carlos Koehl, Diego Esquivel and Jason Samarripa, Isaac Andres and Chevy Collins, and Coby Gass and Elias Alardin.

Following our match against Shallowater the Crushers would then play Wink.  They dominated Wink with a 10-8 final score. The kids played so hard! The final match came down to either Liz or Troy winning their singles match.  This is what team tennis is all about. Knippa was cheering as loud as they could for every point! Liz finished with a 6-2, 6-4 win!

Saturday they had to play Wall at 8:30 am in Georgetown.  The crushers put everything they had into their matches. We finished by falling short to Wall 14-2.  We had 7 matches that split and played tiebreakers. Bethany Keeney and Vincent Zavala both were the only matches we took from Wall.  

Saturday afternoon at 1:30 we played Reagan County for 3rd place.  Our kids were tired but played til they nearly fell over.  Knippa took a loss to RC 13-6. Coach Alejandro and I are so proud of these athletes!  They took 4th out of 16 schools!!  This was an amazing weekend for these kids!!!!!!

Junior High Tennis Team Competed In First Tournament

posted Mar 5, 2018, 8:44 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Mar 5, 2018, 10:56 AM ]

Our Junior High tennis team competed in their first tournament of the season at the Uvalde Tennis Courts this past weekend. Those that earned medals are as follows:

Kaylie Griffin and Kennedy Thompson won 1st place in 7th Grade Girl's Doubles.

Arlon Allee and Dylan Harris won consolation in 7th Grade Boy's Doubles.

Sophia Garcia won 3rd place in 8th Grade Girl's Singles.

Recognition also goes to those that made it to the semi-finals as follows:

Zach Patino and Carlos Quiroga in 8th grade Boy's Doubles.

Landon Cox in 8th grade Boy's Singles.

Cody Foster in 7th Grade Boy's Singles.

Coach Speer and Coach Alejandro are very proud of the efforts by all of our Junior High Players.


Financial Competition Finals

posted Mar 5, 2018, 8:38 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Mar 5, 2018, 8:40 AM ]

Mr. Alejandro's Accounting Class presented their solution to the financial case at The Jr. Duel Finance Competition this past Saturday at the Federal Reserve Bank in San Antonio. Knippa was 1 of 6 finalists from 26 schools that competed. Those that went and presented were as follows:

Jordan Lara
Alex Zamora
Coby Gass
Rebekah Ramirez
Caleb Drevlow

Our Rockcrushers put forth a very convincing presentation. They fell just short of the top 3, but earned a recognition plaque as one of the finalists.
Mr. Alejandro is extremely proud of the efforts that his students gave throughout.

School Breakfast Week 2018

posted Feb 28, 2018, 9:27 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Feb 28, 2018, 12:23 PM ]

The Knippa ISD cafeteria is excited to celebrate School Breakfast Week from March 5 - 8. We serve a healthy breakfast from 7:15 - 7:45 AM that includes:
  • Whole grain muffins, biscuits, pancakes, tortillas, and cereals.
  • Fresh fruit assortment
  • Fat free flavored milk and 1% white milk
  • Variety of 100% fruit juice
We want to encourage all of our students to eat a healthy breakfast everyday so they will be ready to learn. Students who eat breakfast have increased focus, improved mood, more energy and a healthier immune system.

We will be giving away small prizes to students who eat a school breakfast next week.

If you have any questions, please let us know at

Varsity Boys Basketball Finish Season As District Champs / Area Qualifiers

posted Feb 27, 2018, 6:56 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Feb 27, 2018, 6:59 AM ]

Congratulations to our Varsity boys Basketball team on a great finished to their season. The boys end the season last week in Area Playoff game against Moulton. The Rockcrushers hung in there for 3 quarters and gave them a great game but they just could not pull away at the end. The final score was 61 - 38. GO CRUSHERS!

Tennis News: Uvalde Varsity Open Results

posted Feb 26, 2018, 7:22 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Feb 26, 2018, 7:23 AM ]

Your "Rockcrusher" Tennis team competed in the Uvalde Varsity Open this past weekend.  The rainy weather delayed the tournament until Saturday late morning.  Once, we got underway, we had some really good tennis play. All of our entries won their first round matches decisively. The final results are as follows:

Bethany Keeney and Gabby Menchaca won first place in the girls doubles division.
Luke Alejandro and Olivia Faust won second place in the mixed doubles division.
Emily Cortez and Liz Figueroa made it to the semi-finals in the girls doubles division.
Diego Esquivel and Jason Samarripa made it to the semi-finals in the boys doubles division.
Madison Barkley and Tanner Timmons made it to the second round in the mixed doubles division.
Coby Gass made it to the second round of the boys singles division.
Vincent Zavala made it to the second round of the boys singles division.
Riley Dodson made it to the second  round of the girls singles division.

Knippa finished 4th place overall in the tournament.
Coach Speer and Coach Alejandro are very proud of the team's efforts  and look forward to the Regional Team Tennis Tournament coming up this weekend in Kerrville.

2018 Knippa Book Fair

posted Feb 14, 2018, 1:32 PM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Feb 14, 2018, 1:32 PM ]

Come out to the Book Fair!

Shop Online | Feb. 14 - Feb. 27
Support our school by shopping online!

Event Night Feb. 20

After School / Evening Event - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Interactive Book Fair

Jr. High & High School Student Compete In 2018 Regional National Science Bowl.

posted Feb 12, 2018, 9:35 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Feb 12, 2018, 9:57 AM ]

Students for both Jr. High and High School represented Knippa at the Regional Competition for the National Science Bowl. The following student competed in the Jr. High Division: Landon Cox, John Dong, Brian Reading, Alessandra Gonzales, Cameron Edwards, Carlos Quiroga, Kadyn Jones, Brooklyn Ramsey, Migule Bueno-Patino and Dylan Harris.

High School Division: Jessica Dong, Ryan Cox, Coby Gass, Claire Dean, Michael Williams, Bobbi Ligocky, Alessandra Carmona, Caleb Packer, Matthew Santos and Chase Williams.

The students worked hard preparing for this competition and represented Knippa well. The Junior High team of Quiroga, Jones, Ramsey, Bueno Patino and Harris won 3 rounds, tied 1 round but messed advancing by 1 round. The high school team of Cox, Dong, Gass, Dean and Williams advanced to the tie breaker and ended 1 question short of advancing to the finals. Congratulations to all the participants for all your hard work.

Knippa Varsity Tennis Team News

posted Feb 12, 2018, 9:04 AM by Joe Cordova   [ updated Feb 12, 2018, 10:49 AM ]

This past weekend was a great start for the Knippa Varsity Tennis Team. There were a total of 23 teams that competed in the Edison Bear's Tourney in San Antonio.

Boy's singles - Elias Alardin

Boy's Doubles - Jason Samarripa & Diego Esquivel - Isaac Andres & Vincent Zavala

Girl's Singles included - Candace Suarez & Mekaia Barnes

Girl's Doubles' included - Gabby Menchaca & Bethany Keeney - Liz- Figueroa-Silva & Emily Cortez

The first round began at 8:30 Am on Friday morning at McFarlin Tennis Center. Elias, Vincent and Isaac fell short in their fist match and were placed in the consolation bracket. Candace played a girl from Hutto and dominated  6 - 0 , 6 -1. She then fell short in her second round to Cole. McKaia dominated her first match against Jourdanton 6 - 2, 6 - 1 but fell short of to Uvalde in the second round. Bethany and Gabby beat Cole in their first round 6 - 0 , 6 - 0. Due to the weather, they did not get to play their second round until Saturday. That Saturday they fall short against Jefferson. Diego and Jason blew through their first match with a 6 - 2, 6 - 1 win. Saturday the played Lockheart They battled it out but fell short to them 8 - 6. Liz and Emily dominated Taft with a 6 - 4, 6 - 2 win. On Saturday they went on to play against Cole in the Semifinals. Our girls dominated Cole with an 8 - 5 win. Liz and Emily played Jefferson in the finals and lost 8 - 4. They took 2nd in the girl's doubles. The coaches are very proud of all the athletes, the weather hurt us this weekend but we hung in there. This was a great tournament for them.


The JV Tennis team took part in the Uvalde JV tournament this past weekend. There were 16 schools with over 200 tennis players represented. Each division had 16 entries. The results for the Rockcrushers are as followed.

Ashlynn Barboza and Sarah Esquivel took 2nd place in the Girls "A" doubles division.

Tanner Timmons finished 4th in the Boy's "A" singles division.

Rylee Dodson finished 6th and Madison Barkley finished 7th in the Girl's "A" singles division.

Luke Alejandro and Dakota Putz finished 6th in the Mixed "A" Doubles division.

Sabrina Maltos and Destiny DeLeon finished 6th in the Girl's "B" doubles division.

David and Samuel Mehrle participated in the Boy's "A" division.

Paige Balke and Victoria Quiroga participated in the Girl's "B" division.

Coach Speer and Coach Alejandro are very proud of the efforts that everyone had. All tennis players got to play 3 to 4 matches. It was a great start to the tennis season.

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