Medina Valley High School
10/21 - 10/26 Culture of Excellence Newsletter
Cross Country Advances to Regionals
Varsity Boys Top 5 Finishers:
Case Henrich 2nd
Seth Hernandez 3rd
Matthew Fleming 4th
Jason Hinojosa-Ramirez 11th
Blake Mulvany 13th
Varsity Girls Top 5 Finishers:
Macy Livingston 1st
Kayleigh Corliss 6th
Clara Arroyos 8th
Alyssa Sanchez 13th
Michayla Chaffin 17th
Junior Varsity Boys Top 5 Finishers:
Justin Alvarado 1st
Joseph Bazan 2nd
Clayton McColloch 3rd
Zachary Hernandez 4th
Jon Paul Buendia 5th
Junior Varsity Girls Top 5 Finishers.
Danielle Elizondo 3rd
Jazmin Pulido 7th
Kira Smith 9th
Audra Clark 10th
Jasmine Salazar 11th
Freshman Boys Top 4 Finishers:
Joe Garcia 1st
Aaron Espinoza 2nd
Hector Rodriguez 4th
Emiliano Martinez 5th
The Varsity Boys and Girls will go on the represent Medina Valley and the Region IV Championships on October 28, 2019.
MVHS Model Citizens of the Week
MVHS Model Citizens of the Week are nominated by students and staff. Selection criteria is based on the American Citizenship Awards for students who:
- Participate in school and/or community service
- Show a positive attitude toward classmates, school, and the community
- Display an understanding and appreciation of civic responsibility
- Possess strength of character and the courage to do what is right
- Promote citizenship with their school or community through other activities
The American Citizenship Awards criteria are endorsed by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
Congratulations to the MVHS Models Citizens of the Week (Pictured L-R):
Senior - Amber Davis
Junior - Kate Millis
Sophomore - Adam Cruthfield
Freshman - Julius Taylor
Speech and Debate Update
Team Tennis Playoff Update
The freshman lost a tough battle last night against Harlan in two sets. Although we played competitively and had good rallies, we didn’t finish those rallies with a much needed kill.
Karli Clarke led the team with 3 blocks
Peyton Keller led the team with 3 kills.
On Tuesday evening the panther volleyball teams played host to Harlan. The JV girls put up a valiant effort but fell to Harlan in two straight sets. The panthers still sit solidly in second place in district having lost only to Harlan. They will continue district play tonight as they travel to Eagle Pass.
Tuesday night the varsity girls hosted Harlan for a showdown for first place in district. The girls had a rough start but were determined not to disappoint the gym full of panther fans. The girls fought hard and played some great volleyball but were unable to take the match from a very good Harlan team. Stat Leader for the night were:
Kills: Kyla Solis-8, Kamryn Griggs and Hannah Hurtado each had 6
Digs: Hannah Hurtado-12, Spencer McCool and Kamryn Griggs each had 8
Blocks: Kyla Solis, Meghan Haan, Kamryn Griggs and Hannah Hurtado all with 2
Assists: Kamryn Griggs-14, Madalynn Sanchez-10
Aces-Spencer McCool-3, Madalynn Sanchez-2
The freshman volleyball team gained a victory Friday night after a tough 3 set game at Eagle Pass. The girls came out strong and took a win in the first set but lost focus and made too many hitting mistakes that cost us the second set. The girls made corrections and rallied back to win the final set. Scores were 25-17, 23-25, 25-16
On Friday the panther volleyball teams took the long trip to Eagle Pass to continue district play. While it was not pretty, the JV girls did pull out a win in a 3 set match that had to go into extra points to decide the outcome. Samantha Estrada had an impressive evening leading her team with 10 kills, 3 aces and 23 digs. Haylee Hurtado also racked up an impressive 34 digs of her own. The JV volleyball team currently sits at 25-7 overall and are in 2nd place in district with a record of 11-2.
The Varsity defeated Eagle Pass Winn in four sets 25-16; 25-16, 20-25, 25-17. Stat leader for the night were:
Kills: Kyla Solis-17, Meghan Haan-12
Assists: Kamryn Griggs-23, Madalynn Sanchez-18
Aces: Hannah Hurtado-4, Kamryn Griggs and Madalynn Sanchez-2
Digs: Kamryn Griggs-8, Spencer McCool-6
Blocks: Kyla Solis-2, Kamryn Griggs-1
The girls overall record is now 27-14 and their district record is 11-2. The girls have clinched a spot in the playoffs!!
The varsity football team travelled to Uvalde high school last Friday for their fourth district matchup of the year, and came away with an exciting 4th quarter comeback victory versus the Coyotes, 35-34. The first half was a back and forth battle between that Panthers and Coyotes, but the Panthers went into the half down 20-14. On the opening drive of the second half the Panthers took their first lead of the game, 21-20, but the lead was short lived as Uvalde quickly responded. In the fourth quarter, Medina Valley had to overcome a 13 point deficit, and did so in dramatic fashion as Charlie Marsh passed to Brayden Haney in the end zone to tie 34-34 with 45 seconds remaining in the game. Pablo Sandoval came in clutch with the extra point to give the Panthers the lead. On the ensuing drive, Tyler Mangum picked off the Uvalde quarterback to seal the victory. The Panthers move to 3-4 overall and 2-2 in district, and keep their playoff hopes alive with the victory. They will look to make it 3 in a row this week when they host Memorial, Friday at 7:30. Friday will be our Pink Out game, so come support your Panthers and wear pink.
The JV Panthers hosted the Uvalde Coyotes last night. Medina Valley hunted the Coyotes all night. A stingy defense and a potent offense led the Panthers to the 44-0 victory.
Offensively, Patrick Jass scored on a 5 yard run. Nick Rash contributed three touchdown runs of 2 yards, 20 yards, and 30 yards. Ethan Garza added a 40 yard TD run and Adam Chavez sprinted for a 30 yard TD run. Bobby Peterson booted a 34 yard field goal, also.
Defensively, the defense grabbed interceptions from Robert Gilmore and Damien Loy. Gilmore returned his 20 yards, while Loy rumbled for 30 yards after his pick. Alex Luna added a fumble recovery, as well.
This win moves the JV record to 5 and 2 overall and 4 and 0 in district. Next week the Panthers travel to San Antonio to take on the Memorial Minutemen.
The Freshman Black team traveled to Uvalde last night to face the Coyotes. The Panthers offense was firing on all cylinders last night with multiple touchdowns, led by the O-line of Logan DeCock, James Fox, Caleb Denn, Jacob Lascano, and CJ Beal. The defense also showed up to play, pitching a shutout on the game. The D-line led by Mathew Santos and Rafe Clendenin had double digit sacks on the night, along with safety, J.J. Guiterrez who had two interceptions, one taken back for a touchdown. The Panthers kept their foot on the gas pedal the entire night and ended the game with a final score of 41-0.
The Medina Valley Freshman Orange team played a home game against John Jay this past Thursday evening. The Panthers came out hungry and defended their territory, beating the Mustangs 36-0. Chris Perez set the tone for the game in the first series, picking off the Mustangs and running it back for the Orange team’s first pick six of the season. After that, the Panthers never let off the gas, gaining two rushing touchdowns in back-to-back offensive drives from Robert Persley and Gavin Aguire. Not to be outdone, Alberto Vasquez intercepted another Mustang pass, running it back for a touchdown as well. Felix Bernal capped off the last offensive drive of the night with a rushing touchdown to seal the Mustang’s fate. The Panthers look to maintain their momentum next Thursday night when they travel to Memorial High School to take on the Minutemen.
Career & Technology Education Spotlight - Food Technology and Safety
Teachers - Mrs. Williamson
Food Technology and Safety examines the food technology industry as it relates to food production, handling, and safety. To prepare for careers in value-added and food processing systems, students must attain academic skills and knowledge, acquire technical knowledge and skills related to value-added and food processing and the workplace, and develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities, entry requirements, and industry expectations.
Food Technology and Safety students processed 25 chickens into meat primals, retail cuts, and byproducts in the new Food Processing Lab today. Students were also able to make stock out of the backbone for soup to pair with today’s cold front! #farmtotable
The state contest is scheduled for Thursday, April 30th at Tarleton State University! CONGRATS!
Class Spotlight - AP World History
SkillsUSA Attends Leadership Conference
AP PARENT ANNOUNCEMENT
The AP test registration process has changed this year. For the 2019-2020 school year students will register and pay for their exam by November 1st, but will still take the actual exam in May 2020. Students received information in their AP classes the week of September 23-27 on this new process. Just a few things to note:
All students taking an AP test will have to create a College Board Account and register to their specific class using a unique code. This code will be handed out to them when they receive registration information in class.
All students taking an AP exam will go through the Total Registration website to choose and pay for the test they are taking. If they took an AP test here at MV last school year they already have a Total Registration account.
ALL tests have to be chosen and paid for by November 1st.
Please contact Anneke Tschirhart in the MVHS Counseling Center with any questions or concerns. (email@example.com; 830-931-2243 ext. 1169)
10/22 - Volleyball vs. Somerset 5:00PM
10/24 - JV/Freshman Football @ Memorial 5:00PM
10/25 - Volleyball @ Floresville 5:00PM
Varsity Football vs. Memorial 7:30PM (Pink Out)
10/26 - Swim @ Northside (1604) 7:30AM