March 16, 2020
Congratulations Bulldog Tennis
from Coach Frye
We had a great day with lots of wins and experience by all. In Boys Singles, the consolation championship was played between our two entries, Ethan Molnar and Cobe Martin, with Ethan winning the match and the Consolation title. In Girls Singles, Bri Lloyd took the Consolation honors. Our Boys and Girls Doubles teams played well, but didn't place.
The Bandera Academic Decathlon team participated at the State meet in Frisco recently. Team members compete in one of three categories: Honors, Scholastic, and Varsity. These categories are determined by grade-point average. Team members are Luke Bitzkie, Samantha Rubalcava and Christian McKnelly in the Honors category; Hannah Bates, Ethan Ellingson and Rebecca ELlingson in the Scholastic category; and Samuel Nimmrichter, Catherine Molina and Cyrus Mendez in the Varsity category
The competition consists of tests on mathematics, economics, art, music, science, literature and social science – all related to the theme this year, Health and Wellness. The team also competes in an essay competition, a speech competition, and an interview competition. Individuals can earn medal in each of the ten subjects and can also earn overall high-scoring medals if their scores are greater than those of their competitors. Medals are given to the top three students of each event and to the top five individuals of the competition, per category.
The Bandera team received about 50 individual medals and also earned additional team medals as they dominated the 4A (small-school) competition. Bandera students earning in scholarships for being the top scores in their categories are as follows:
Christian McKnelly, Rebecca Ellingson and Samuel Nimmrichter: all three were the highest scoring individuals. Luke Bitzkie and Ethan Ellingson were the second highest scoring individuals. Hannah Bates was the third highest scoring individual. Samantha Rubalcava was the fourth highest scoring individual.
The individual and team decathlon scholarships earned for this event are $22k. The team also placed first in Super Quiz, and each team member earned a gold medal for the Super !uiz win and a gold overall for their top-scoring team win.
Coach Dan Zavorka, was nominated by a former student as Coach of the Year and received that honor as the “Tom Norris Coach of the Year” awardee.
The individuals receiving medals in their subjects are as follows:
Luke Bitzkie: literature – silver, math – bronze, music – bronze, science – bronze, social science – silver and second overall highest score.
Samantha Rubalcava: speech – silver, science – silver, social science – bronze and fourth overall highest score.
Christian McKnelly: essay – silver, interview – silver, literature – bronze, mathematics – gold, music – gold, economics – gold, science – gold, art –gold, social science – gold and first overall highest score.
Hannah Bates: literature – bronze, music – bronze, science – bronze, art- silver, social science – bronze, and third overall highest score.
Ethan Ellingson: literature – silver, music – bronze, economics – silver, science – gold, social science – silver and second overall highest score.
Rebecca Ellingson: essay – bronze, literature gold, music – gold, economics – bronze, art – gold, social science – gold, and first overall highest score.
Samuel Nimmrichter: literature – silver, math – gold, music – silver, economics – gold, science – gold, art – silver, social science – gold, and the first overall highest score.
Cyrus Mendez: science – bronze.
The team will represent Texas at the national competition in Anchorage Alaska in April.
Over the last five years, the AcDec teams have earned in excess of $100k in total scholarships!
Front row: Rebecca Ellingson, Hannah Bates Samantha Rubalcava
Middle row: Sheila Zavorka, Cyrus Mendez, Ethanellingson, Catherine Molina
Back Row: Dan Zavorka, Luke Bitzkie, Samuel Nimmrichter, Christian McKnelly
Lady Bulldog Basketball
District 28-AAAA All District Honors
Breanna Stimmell (Jr.)
Kristin Salas (Sr.)
Anna Guajardo (Sr.)
Madison Leal (Jr.)
THSCA ACADEMIC ALL STATE
Anna Guajardo (Sr.)
ACADEMIC ALL DISTRICT
Breanna Stimmell (Jr.)
Chelsey Graves (Soph.)
Hannah Edwards (Soph.)
Avery Ouellette (Soph.)
Estella Calderon (Fresh.)
Summer Haby (Fresh.)
Congratulations to these Lady Bulldogs