December 20, 2019

Texas Association of Future Educators Conference

Kirsten Wedgworth, Ofelia Macias and Zakary Widenor competed at the Region 20 Texas Association of Future Educators Conference that was held on Friday, December 13 at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio. Kirsten, Ofelia & Zak competed in the Ethical Dilemma competition. Kirsten also competed in the Exploring Non-Core Teaching Career competition. Kirsten Wedgworth will advance to the 2020 Teach Tomorrow Summit, February 20-22, 2020 in McAllen, Texas. They all did a great job representing Bandera High School!
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Congratulations, BHS Speech & Debate Team!

The BHS Speech and Debate team had a great day at the Karnes City Invitational!

Devlyn Cadena and Adisyn Utter- Quarter Finals CX Debate

Aidan Prater - 1st LD Debate (his first tournament win) and 2nd Persuasive Speaking

Michael Nevarez - 5th Prose

Kelly Columbia - 4th Prose

Ethan Molnar - 3rd Prose

Alena Swan - 3rd Poetry

And, the Novice team of Donavan Brown and Cole Grothues went 2-1 in CX debate, missing quarterfinals by 3 points at their first tournament together.

Congratulations, Logan Williams for representing Bandera in the San Antonio Sports All-Star Football Game

Mrs. Foster's STEM classes at BMS constructed hot air balloons this month.

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Bulldog Sports

Lady Bulldogs vs. Marion

The Lady Bulldogs started the game vs Marion with exceptional defense as a team, applying the pressure to Marion causing them to turn over the ball several times. The Lady Bulldogs capitalized on this and scored 12 points in the first quarter. Anna Guajardo, Breanna Stimmell, Madison Leal, and Liz MacNeil all contributed points to the 7 point lead after one quarter. In the second quarter the Lady Bulldogs had the lead cut down by Marion and went into half-time tied 20-20. After the half Kristin Salas and Breanna Stimmell came out with the hot hand scoring 10 points each. The Lady Bulldogs executed effectively on the offensive end of the floor leading to a season high of 24 points in one quarter. After the third quarter the Lady Bulldogs led Marion, 44-27. To finish the night the Lady Bulldogs created more turnovers defensively leading to fast breaks and great passing down the floor for Breanna Stimmell to cap off the night with 3 lay-ups in the fourth quarter. Kristin Salas and Anna Guajardo also contributed to the 11 points scored by the Lady Bulldogs in the fourth quarter.


Breanna Stimmell: 22 points, 3 assists, 7 rebounds

Kristin Salas: 15 points, 6 assists, 7 rebounds

Madison Leal: 8 points, 1 assist, 10 rebounds

Anna Guajardo: 8 points, 2 assists, 10 rebounds

Chelsey Graves: 2 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds

Lady Bulldogs-Devine High School Tournament

Friday and Saturday The Lady Bulldogs finished the tournament with two wins. The Lady Bulldogs defeated Cole and Randolph. Outstanding team defense and quick, often scoring allowed the Lady Bulldogs to jump out in both games and keep their lead.

In the game versus Cole High School, the Lady Bulldogs applied pressure and created turnovers by Cole to get ahead 16-4 after one quarter. Breanna Stimmell, Kristin Salas, Madison Leal and Summer Haby all scored in the first. During the second quarter the Lady Bulldogs continued to execute defensively. The Lady Bulldogs defensive play set them up on the other end for many scoring opportunities. In the second quarter, Anna Guajardo, Chelsey Graves, Madison Leall and Elizabeth MacNeil all took great shots and scored. Kristin Salas and Breanna Stimmell contributed with a three pointer each in the second. Along with a great deal of scoring The Lady Bulldogs continued to play defense effectively and kept Cole to only 11 points in the second. At half The Lady Bulldogs were up 32-15. The pressure was still consistent in the second half, the scoring was often, and The Lady Bulldogs dominated the rebounding allowing The Lady Bulldogs to pull away. Hannah Edwards came out and made two free throws and a 3 pointer. The Lady Bulldogs beat Cole 52-30.


Breanna Stimmell: 15 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds

Kristin Salas: 9 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds

Anna Guajardo: 7 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds

Madison Leal: 6 points, 3 assists, 12 rebounds

Chelsey Graves: 5 points, 6 rebounds

Hannah Edwards: 5 points, 5 rebounds

Summer Haby: 3 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds

Liz MacNeil: 2 points, 2 rebounds

The last game of the tournament the Lady Bulldogs played Randolph. Again, the Lady Bulldogs showed dominance on the defensive end with pressure and only allowed Randolph to score 2 points. The Lady Bulldogs continued to play defense well and started taking good shots and scoring in the second doubling their score going into halftime. At the half the Lady Bulldogs were up 18-9. At the half the Lady Bulldogs were given a challenge- score at least 18 more points. The Lady Bulldogs took this challenge and almost beat the goal in the third quarter alone. Randolph could not stop the Lady Bulldogs offense. The Lady Bulldogs scored 15 in the third putting them up 33-18. In the fourth quarter The Lady Bulldogs continued to be aggressive and got Randolph into foul trouble allowing us to earn several trips to the free throw line. Throughout the whole game, the Lady Bulldogs shot 71% from the free throw line. With free throws and defense The Lady Bulldogs closed out the game with a win, 46-31.


Breanna Stimmell: 16 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds

Kristin Salas: 11 points, 4 assists, 7 rebounds

Madison Leal: 9 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds

Anna Guajardo: 6 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds

Summer Haby: 4 points

All tournament: Kristin Salas

JV Lady Bulldogs by Coach Brent Torrey

The JV Lady Bulldogs played a home game against Pearsall prior to Thanksgiving break. After an even first quarter, Pearsall slowly expanded the lead while the Lady Bulldogs struggled to get anything going offensively. A strong defensive effort, however, kept the game close. Down 17-10 late in the 3rd quarter, the Lady Bulldogs applied some full court pressure and outscored the Lady Mavericks 14-1 to take a 24-18 victory. Mackie Williams led the way with 9, while Estella Calderon scored 6. Hannah Edwards, Alexis Isbell, Alyssa Isbell, Abigail Danour chipped in 2 points each and Lauren Benedict scored 1.

After a long layoff, the Devine Arabians came to town. A back and forth contest that never saw the lead get to more than 4 points for the first 3 quarters. A quick spurt in the 4th quarter allowed Devine to take a 25-16 lead with less than 2 minutes to go in the game. The Lady Bulldogs did not quit. A three by Estella Calderon

allowed the Lady Dogs to apply some full court pressure. Steals by Hannah Edwards, by Mackie Williams and Calderon led to some easy layups. Unfortunately time ran out and the Arabians escaped with a 25-23 victory. High scorers were Calderon with 9 and Edwards with 6.

This past week brought Marion to town. The JV Lady Dogs came out of the gates hot. Hannah Edwards started the game off with a 3 and the confidence carried over to the rest of the team. 7 different Lady Dogs scored in the first quarter. Up 18-3 after one, the Lady Dogs continued to get contributions from the entire team and finished the game strong. Final score 40-14. Edwards led the way with 9 points, followed by Estella Calderon with 7 and Brianna Herman with 6. Alyssa Isbell scored 5 points, Mackie Wiliams chipped in 4, and Alexis Isbell scored 3. Yliana Tripp, Samantha Kennedy, and Lauren Benedict rounded out the scoring with 2 each.

The JV Lady Bulldogs finished up the week travelling to the Dilley JV Tournament. The girls kept the momentum flowing from the Marion victory. Playing a little shorthanded, all 8 Lady Dogs scored in the first game against Carrizo Spring Freshman. Jumping out 14-0, the Lady Dogs cruised to a 39-13 victory. Samantha Kennedy led the way with 8 points with Alyssa Isbell and Abigail Danour scoring 6 each, and Lauren Benedict and Estella Calderon scoring 5 each. Mackie Williams (4), Brianna Herman (3), and Yliana Tripp (2) finished out the offensive attack. On Friday, Carrizo Springs wanted a rematch, this time with their JV. The shots were not falling early for your Lady Dogs. Down 15-2 with 3 minutes to go in the 1st half, the Lady Bulldogs turned up the defensive intensity and that allowed the offense to calm down. The Lady Dogs

outscored Carrizo Springs 35-14 the rest of the way to earn a 37-29 victory. Abigail Danour scored 12 points, while Estella Calderon and Lauren Benedict scored 8. Samantha Kennedy (4), Mackie Williams (4), and Alyssa Isbell (1) rounded out the scoring. In the final against Pleasanton, the Lady Dogs started off ice cold. Down 18-2 at half and 25-8 to start the 4th quarter, the Lady Bulldogs finally got in gear.. A 3 by Samantha Kennedy jumpstarted the offense and the Lady Dogs clawed their way back, cutting the lead to 25-23. Pleasanton rebounded for two quick buckets to take victory 29-25. The Lady Bulldogs were led by Samantha Kennedy with 8 points, Estella Calderon with 7, and Lauren Benedict with 6.

BMS Girls Basketball Report by Coach Garcia

Bandera vs. Llano 12/12

7th grade girls A team had a great start Thursday evening vs the Llano Dauber,
Gabby Barrera had the first 4 points on the game. The Lady Bulldogs played a great
game finishing off with the win. Several girls contributed to the 22-20 win including
Kinlee Lawlis, Gabby Barrera, Taylor Hamilton,and Jayla Blake.

The 7th grade girls B team defeated the Llano Daubers on Thursday evening.
When the first quarter ended, the Bulldogs were losing 6 to 0, but the Lady Dogs
showed huge defensive improvements. They didn’t allow Llano to score a single point
for the final 3 quarters. The final score was 12 to 6. Several Bulldogs contributed to the
12- 0 run including Addison Feller, Baylee Galloway, Sharon Silva, Maritza Macis, and
Quinn Torrey.

The 8th grade girls B team faced off against the Llano Daubers on Thursday evening.
The game was a nail-biter, but the Lady Dogs came out on top 25 to 23. The Bulldogs
shared the ball well. Calie Tripp, Carlye Niccum, Abby Leal, Miranda Hernandez,
Shelby Jilek, and Arden Kennedy all scored points.

The 8th grade girls A team started pumped up and ready to play, the game started with
tight defense on both sides of the court. The girls put up a good fight but unfortunately
fell short as we struggled to convert on our steals. The Lady Bulldogs will be traveling to
Marble Falls on Monday for our last game before the Christmas break.

BISD on Twitter this Week

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