11 KHS Track Athletes Advance To Regionals

Posted: April 17, 2019


The Area 31A and 32A Track meet was held Monday, April 15 in Tilden. Ten out of the 11 athletes competing in the event advanced to Regional competition. In field events, Jordan Lara will be a contender in the shot put and discus. Andrew Rowland will be a competitor in the high jump, and Nikki Layne will participate in the triple jump competition. Additionally, Rowland will take part in the 800 m run. Elizabeth Kimble qualified in the 1600 m run, while Diego Esquivel will compete in both the 1600 m run and the 3200 m run. Relay teammates Larry Allen, Christian Rattler, Ernesto Garza, and Nate Perez will vie in the 4 by 100 m race. Whereas, Allen, Garza, Perez, and Jaden Rattler will compete in the 4 by 200 m relay. Christian Rattler also qualified to compete in the 100 m dash and 400 m dash. Tanner Timmons will take part as an alternate for the 4 by 200 m relay team. Mia Reyes placed 5th in the Shot Put. The Region IV Track Meet will be held on the Sam Houston State University campus on April 26-27.

High School Academic Team take 1st Place at Regionals

Posted: April 15, 2019


The Knippa High School UIL Academic Team traveled to Brenham to compete in the regional meet at Blinn College on Friday April 12, the results are:

Current Events

Emely Huerta 16th with a score of 21

Calculator Applications

John Dong 2nd with a score of 176

Rebekah Ramirez 4th with a score of 163

Tressa Reading 5th with a score of 156

Luke Alejandro 10th with a score of 135

Team 2nd with a team score of 495

Informative Speaking

Tressa Reading 1st

Anna Packer 2nd

Atlee McGuire 4th

Mathematics

John Dong 1st with a score of 178

Rebekah Ramirez 3rd with a score of 106

Claire Dean 4th with a score of 102

Luke Alejandro 10th with a score of 70

Team 1st with a team score of 386

Number Sense

Rebekah Ramirez 1st with a score of 86

John Dong 2nd with a score of 82

Michael Williams 3rd with a score of 81

Luke Alejandro 6th with a score 69

Team 1st with a team score of 249

Persuasive Speaking

Bobbi Ligocky 2nd

Kadyn Jones 3rd

Science

Rebekah Ramirez 1st with a score of 40

Brian Reading 3rd with a score of 38

John Dong 7th with a score of 36

Luke Alejandro 31st with a score of 10

Carlos Quiroga 36th with a score of 6

Team 1st with a score of 114

Brian Reading Top Biology

Social Studies

Ben Rowland 4th with a score of 60

Spelling and Vocabulary

Ale Carmona 1st with a score of 81

Claire Dean 3rd with a score of 58

Vincent Zavala 5th with a score of 49

Brooklyn Ramsey 28th with a sore of 11

Team 1st with a score of 188

Speech team award 1st

Championship team points, Knippa 275.5 which was good for 1st place in the Regional Meet.

Advancing to State on May 3-4 are:

John Dong in Calculator, Number Sense, Mathematics, and Science

Rebekah Ramirez in Number Sense, Mathematics, and Science

Claire Dean in Mathematics and Spelling

Luke Alejandro in Number Sense, Mathematics, and Science

Michael Williams in Number Sense

Brian Reading in Science

Ale Carmona in Spelling

Vincent Zavala in Spelling

Brooklyn Ramsey in Spelling

Advancing to State on May 29-30 are:

Tressa Reading, Anna Packer, Bobbi Ligocky & Kadyn Jones

“I am very proud of all the kids for winning the Regional UIL Meet, it was a good surprise. The kids really worked hard and were ready for the stiff competition. I am also proud of the coaches who worked with the kids, without them we would not be successful. I would like to thank Ms. Zimmerman and Ms. Hoffman for attending the meet.” Lee Neel, Knippa ISD UIL coordinator said.

Junior High Tennis Compete In Ingram Tournament

Posted: April 15, 2019


The Junior High Tennis team traveled to Ingram to play in their final tournament of the season on Saturday April 13. The team was fantastic with four 1st place finishes, one 2nd place finish, and one 3rd place finish. The individual results are as follows:

Arlon Allee took 1st in 8th Grade Boy's Singles.

Kayleigh Griffin & Kennedy Thompson took 1st in 8th Grade Girl's Doubles.

Zoe Faust won 3rd in 8th Grade Girl's Singles.

Oscar Garza & Macy Bartek took 1st in 7th Grade Mixed Doubles.

EJ Esquivel took 1st in 7th Grade Boy's Singles.

Ryan Santos won 2nd in 7th Grade Boy's Singles.

Special recognition goes out to the Doubles Team of Kayleigh Griffin and Kennedy Thompson. This team finished their Junior High career "Undefeated" in Tournament play garnering 10 tournament victories over the 2 years.

Coach Speer and Coach Alejandro are extremely proud of the season that the Junior High team had. They all worked very hard at improving their game. The future of Knippa Tennis is very bright in these Junior High Tennis players.

Cheerleading Clinic for PK - 6TH Grade.

Posted: April 15, 2019

Knippa Baseball Playoff Shirts On Sale!

Posted: April 11, 2019

If you would like one or several, please print out a form fill it out and turn it in to me or to the office along with cash or check. Shirts are $15 a piece and the deadline to order is April 22nd.

Knippa Digital Communications Release New Postcast

Posted: April 10, 2019

Knippa ISD Digital Communication students present the "KDC Podcast". A discussion of global issues and offered solutions.







High School Girls & Boys Tennis Take 1st Place at District Meet

Posted: April 9, 2019

Your Knippa Rockcrusher Tennis Teams dominated in district play on 4/3/19. The Varsity Boys took home the Boy's 1st place plaque while the Varsity Girls took home the Girl's 1st place plaque.


Individual results are as follows:

Diego Esquivel won 2nd in Varsity Boy's Singles. (Regional Qualifier)

John Dong won 4th in Varsity Boy's Singles.

Candace Suarez won 2nd in Varsity Girl's Singles. (Regional Qualifier)

Jason Samarripa & Vincent Zavala took 1st in Varsity Boy's Doubles. (Regional Qualifiers)

Isaac Andres & Chevy Collins won 3rd in Varsity Boy's Doubles.

Sarah Esquivel & Kadyn Jones took 1st in Varsity Girl's Doubles (Regional Qualifiers)

Nayelli Avila & Nikki Layne won 2nd in Varsity Girl's Doubles (Regional Qualifiers)

Troy Santos & Madison Barkley took 1st in Varsity Mixed Doubles (Regional Qualifiers)

Luke Alejandro & Olivia Faust won 2nd in Varsity Mixed Doubles (Regional Qualifiers)


Tanner Timmon took 1st in JV Boy's Singles.

Samuel Mehrle won 2nd in JV Boy's Singles.

Ashlynn Barboza took 1st in JV Girl's Singles.

Anna Packer won 2nd in JV Girl's Singles

Landon Cox & Matthew Santos took 1st in JV Boy's Doubles.

Andrew Rowland & Ben Rowland won 2nd in JV Boy's Doubles.

Shelby Penney & Paige Balke took 1st in JV Girl's Doubles.

Dakota Putz & Catherine Vasquez won 2nd in JV Girl's Doubles.

Makayla Schawe & Victoria Garcia won 3rd in JV Girl's Doubles.

Carlos Quiroga & Sophia Garcia won 3rd in JV Mixed Doubles.

David Mehrle & Destiny DeLeon won 4th in JV Mixed Doubles.


Coach Speer & Coach Alejandro are extremely proud of all the tennis players and the hard work that they have put in this year. We are sending 12 out of a possible 16 to Regionals. They look forward to that Regional Tournament in Pflugerville on April 17 & 18.


Knippa Spirit Night at Lunkers

Posted: April 3, 2019

Parents, mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 16th from 5:00 - 8:00 PM and join for Knippa family night out at Lunkers Grill. Present this flyer and a portion of the proceeds from your bill will go to the Knippa PTO.

April Spirit Night.pdf

Crushers Baseball Win First Home Game In Knippa

Posted: April 3, 2019

Congratulations to the Crusher baseball team on their first home win. The Team beat Utopia 9 - 3 and clinched a playoff spot and won the 1st ever game on the new baseball field.

Knippa Graduation Ceremony

Posted: April 3, 2019

Knippa ISD is proud to announce this years graduation ceremony will take place on Friday, May 17 in the Vulcan Center at 6:30 PM. Please join us for this event to honor our Graduating Class of 2019.


Pre-K & Kinder Field Day

Posted: April 2, 2019

Parents, Field day for Pre-K & Kinder will be on Thursday, April 4th. All events will be behind the school in the track area from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM. If you have any questions please fill free to give us a call or contact coach Willis at emily.willis@knippaisd.net.


We're Doing a Fundraiser with Art to Remember!

Posted: March 18, 2019

Dear Parent,

Your child has created amazing artwork in class, and you have the chance to cherish it forever by ordering a custom gift or keepsake! Any purchase you make benefits ! Watch this video to learn more about how it works.

Congratulations to Tressa Reading for being named a Semper-Fidelis All-American.

Posted: March 18, 2019

Congratulations to Tressa Reading for being named a Semper-Fidelis All-American. The title of United States Marine is earned, never given. The same is true of a Semper-Fidelis All-American. Becoming an All-American puts her in elite company and allows opportunities that will open the doors to future success. Proudly presented by the United States Marine Corps, the Semper Fidelis All-American Program recognizes high school students who face life’s battles with the conviction and determination to succeed. These students embody the same fighting spirit that Marines stand for by taking on the challenges of succeeding academically while bettering their communities and excelling in athletics and extracurricular activities. They have turned obstacles into victories through drive and passion and will be recognized for their achievements at the exclusive Battles Won Academy.

As a celebration of their success, selected Semper Fidelis All-Americans will receive an all-expenses paid trip to attend the four-day Battles Won Academy, held in Washington D.C. in July 2019. There they will participate in daily workouts, an immersive Marine Corps experience on base in Quantico, a community service event, teambuilding outings, and a tour of our Nation’s Capital. The selected Semper Fidelis All-Americans will also have the opportunity to network with an elite circle of speakers from all walks of life and various industries who will share their inspiring stories of fighting and winning battles in their own lives. Finally, becoming a Semper Fidelis-All American will make students eligible for select scholarship opportunities only available to program participants.

In recognition of the importance of building a support system to enable the success of the next generation, each All-American will be given the opportunity to invite a mentor of their choosing from their school, sports team or a community organization to attend the event alongside them. Tressa’s powerlifting coach, Coach King will be attending the four-day academy in Washington DC with Tressa as her mentor.


Speer running her first 20.991 second

Posted: March 12, 2019

Congratulations to McKenzie Speer who run her first 20.991 second pole run which is taking her to state in TJHRA .


One-Act-Dinner Theater Was Great Success

Posted: March 11, 2019

Congratulations to our Knippa One Act Play cast and crew for putting on an awesome dinner theater event and a wonderful performance at contest. Omar Garza received all-star crew honors, Tressa Reading received all-star cast, and Claire Dean earned honorable mention for her supporting cast role in the play. Although the play did not advance, they did put on a stellar performance!

As the season comes to a close, we want to thank all of the OAP members and Mr Lee Neel, OAP sponsor, for their long hours of hard work and preparation. Thank you also to Adreanna Zamora for assisting the group.


Knippa Team Tennis Compete at State Tournament

Posted: March 11, 2019

our Knippa Rockcrusher Varsity Tennis Team competed at the State Team Tennis Tournament in San Antonio this past weekend. They finished with wins over White Oak and Leonard and had losses to Crane and Brownfield. The Crushers held their own against these top 3A schools from across the state. Coach Speer and Coach Alejandro are proud of the efforts from the team and the experience that the younger players gained. "We will come back stronger next year". .


Highlights from 9th grade trip to UTSA & River walk

Posted: March 11, 2019

On March 6th our 9th grade class took a trip to visit UTSA campus in San Antonio. After the campus tour student enjoyed the rest of the day touring downtown by the riverwalk.


March 1, 2019 Jr. High Tennis Results from Uvalde Tournament

Posted: March 4, 2019

The Junior High Rockcrushers competed in the Uvalde Tournament this past Friday with individual results as follows:

Kayleigh Griffin and Kennedy Thompson took 1st place in 8th Grade Girl's Doubles

EJ Esquivel and Ryan Santos took 1st place in 7th Grade Boy's Doubles

Arlon Allee and Zoe Foust finished 2nd place in 8th Grade Mixed Doubles

Macy Bartek and Genevieve Wyrick participated in 7th Grade Girl's Doubles

Charlie Garner and Grayson Pfalmer participated in 7th Grade Girl's Doubles

Tiffany Casey and Oscar Garza participated in 8th Grade Mixed Doubles

Coach Speer and Coach Alejandro are proud of effort and results from the kids in their first Tennis Tournament of the year.


Mr. Alejandro's Finance Team Jr. Duel Results

Posted: March 4, 2019

Mr. Alejandro's Finance Team competed in the Jr. Duel Financial Literacy Competition Finals this past Saturday March 2. The team made the finals along with 4 other schools out of 16 total schools in the San Antonio area that submitted an Executive Summary to a Financial Case Study. The team did not place in the top 3, but received a Plaque recognizing their finals appearance. Mr. Alejandro is very proud of the team and all of the time and effort that was put into the presentation that they delivered at the Federal Reserve Bank in San Antonio.

Rockcrusher Varsity Regional Team Tennis Results

Posted: March 4, 2019

Your Knippa Rockcrusher Varsity Tennis Team competed at the Regional Team Tennis Meet in Uvalde on Friday March 1. They won 2nd place by defeating Jourdanton in the Semi-Final Round with a Match score of 10-3 before falling to a very tough Ingram squad 3-10. They will now head to State competition in San Antonio on Friday & Saturday March 8 & 9. Good luck Knippa.

February 26, 2019 Knippa Jr. High Track Meet Results

Posted: March 2, 2019

On February 26 Knippa hosted it's first Jr. High track meet of the season. Thanks to all the Coaches and Staff that made the meet a great success. Full Track Meet Results below.


Feb. 26, 2019 Knippa Jr. High Track Meet Results.pdf

Texas Lutheran University Track Team announcement of Elizabeth Kimble signing day.

Posted: February 20, 2019

Congratulations to Elizabeth Kimble who signed on to join the Texas Lutheran University Track Team on Thursday February 14th.

Schreiner University Cycling Team's announcement of Sanford Dade Turner's signing day.

Posted: February 8, 2019

High School Tennis News - Uvalde Tournament

Posted: February 5, 2019

Your Knippa Varsity Rockcrushers Tennis Team competed in the Uvalde 2-day Tennis Tournament this past weekend. The Rockcrushers were the only 1A school entered into the tournament that brought about a 3rd place overall finish out of 13 schools. The individual results are as follows:

John Dong won 3rd in Boy's "B" singles.

Madison Barkley won 3rd in Girl's "B" singles.

Nayelli Avila & Nikki Layne won 3rd in Girl's "B" doubles.

Candace Suarez won Consolation in Girl's "A" singles.

Sara Esquivel & Ashlynn Barboza won Consolation in Girl's "A" doubles.

Jason Samarripa & Vincent Zavala advanced to the Semis in Boy's "A" doubles.

Luke Alejandro & Olivia Faust advanced to the Semis in Mixed "A" doubles.

Diego Esquivel competed in Boy's "A" singles with a 1-3 record.

Chevy Collins competed in Boy's "A" singles with a 2-2 record.

Kadyn Jones competed in Girl's "B" singles with a 2-2 record.

Landon Cox & Nate Perez competed in Boy's "B" doubles with a 1-3 record.

Coach Speer and Coach Alejandro are proud of the effort from all of the players and look forward to the next tournaments this weekend with Varsity going to Ingram and the Junior Varsity going back to Uvalde.


Powerlifting News From 2/2 Uvalde Meet

Posted: February 5, 2019

All the girls did an amazing job this week with all seven that participated medaling. Both Claire Dean and Tressa Reading placed 1st in their respected weight classes. Erin Garza placed 2nd, while Ale Carmona, Joshlynn Saucedo and Destiny De Leon took 3rd. Iyesha Trevino took 4th place. The girls as a team took 3rd place in this weeks meet. Tressa Reading Had her personal best day by having a combined total of 720 pounds. Tressa Squated 280 pounds, bench pressed 180 pounds, and deadlifted 260 pounds. Tressa is the first girl in Knippa history to lift over 700 pounds. Tressa’s 720 pound total puts her tied for 6th place in the region. If she stays in the top 12, Tressa will advance to regionals in Robstown, TX on March 2nd. Claire Dean had another great meet by breaking all her personal best lifts and increasing her overall total to 620 pounds. Claire is currently in 1st in 1A/2A and will advance to regionals if she does not drop below 2nd place.


2019 Season Rockcrusher Hats

Posted: January 31, 2019

Season Rockcrusher Baseball Hats now available for purchase please contact coach King.


Knippa Powerlifting News - Uvalde Womens Meet

Posted: January 28, 2019

Knippa Powerlifting New:

The Lady Crushers competed on Saturday at the Uvalde Powerlifting Invitational on Saturday. Tressa Reading, Erin Garza and Claire Dean all medaled in their respected weight classes. All the teams Knippa competed against were 4A-6A.

Tressa Reading took second in a very competitive weight class. Tressa squatted 270 pounds, bench pressed 170 pounds, and deadlifted 245 pounds. Her combined total for all three lifts was 685 pounds. She reached her personal best on all three lifts. Currently Tressa is in 12th in the region. If she can hold that spot, she will advance on to regionals.

Claire Dean placed fourth in the meet, but hit her personal best on all three lifts. Claire squatted 225 pounds, bench pressed 125 pounds and deadlifted 250 pounds. She had a combined total of 600 pounds, putting her in the Knippa 600 pound club. Both her and Tressa are the only two females to accomplish this at Knippa. If Claire can keep her 2nd place standing in 1A/2A, she will move on to regionals.

Erin Garza took fifth place and hit her personal best in squat and deadlift. Erin squatted 190 pounds, bench pressed 85 pounds and deadlifted 190 pounds. Her combined total was 465 pounds. Erin worked hard to drop down to a lower weight class to compete for regionals. Erin in currently 3rd in 1A/2A, if she can add a little more to her total, she has a chance of jumping in to 2nd and going to regionals.

Iyesha Trevino did not medal, but added to her total to keep her in 2nd place in the region in 1A/2A. If she can keep that position, she will advance to regionals in the 97 pound weight class.

Bobbi Ligocky did not place but hit her personal best in all three lifts. Destiny De Leon did not place, but hit her personal best in squat and bench press. Joshlynn Saucedo competed for the first time this year and hit her personal best in deadlift.

All the girls worked hard this weekend and will be back at it again on Saturday in Uvalde. After Saturday’s meet in Uvalde, The Crushers will be taking the following weekend off to prepare for the Crystal City Invitational on February 16th.

Knippa Powerlifting News - Uvalde Meet

Posted: January 20, 2019

The Knippa High School Powerlifting team competed on 1/19 in Uvalde and had four people medal. Iyesha Trevino took second place in the 105 pound weight division. Iyesha got her personal career best in squat and Bench Press.

Erin Garza placed fourth in the 114 weight class and achieved her personal career best in all three lifting events. Claire Dean also had an impressive meet finishing third in the 132 pound weight class and getting her personal best in both the squat and deadlift. Claire had a combined total of 580 pounds and is just twenty pounds from making the six hundred pound club in Knippa, with Tressa Reading being the only other girl to accomplish that.

Jordan Lara had an impressive meet, taking second place in the 198 pound weight class. Jordan had a combined total of 1,235 pounds lifted. Jordan squatted 405 pounds, benched 285 pounds and deadlifted 505 pounds. Jordan has made the 1,000 pound club in Knippa three years consecutively.

The Crusher Powerlifting team with be back at it again on Saturday, when they head back to Uvalde to competed in another Uvalde High School Invitational.




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