Spring Sports Playoff Update
In addition to the Lady Tiger soccer team headed to the state tournament, three other spring sports will be competing in post-season action this week.
DSHS tennis qualifiers are headed to the Region IV Tennis Tournament Wednesday and Thursday, April 17-18, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Northeast ISD Tennis Center at Blossom Athletic Center campus (12002 Jones-Maltsberger Rd., San Antonio). Competing for the Tigers will be district champions Tallulah Andrushko (girls' singles), Karley Higgerson and Whitney Robbins (girls' doubles), and Will Gretzinger and Jeffrey Walker (boys' doubles). Also advancing to the regional tournament are second-place district finishers: the girls' doubles team of Alyssa Caldwell and Katherine Farber (who lost in the final to fellow-Tigers Higgerson/Robbins), the boys' doubles team of Thane Johannsen and Henry Lovelace (who lost in the final to fellow-Tigers Gretzinger/Walker), and the mixed doubles team of Alyssa Caldwell and Matthew McBurney.
In track and field, Dripping Springs will send 53 qualifiers to the UIL Area Track and Field Meet on Wednesday, April 17, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
DSHS captured both the boys' and girls' District 25-5A track and field titles. The girls' team won seven individual events at the meet: Marleena Mickel in both the two mile and mile races, Susie Alvarado in the 100-meter hurdles, Avery Kalsu in the 400 meters and the high jump, Audrey Williamson in the 300-meter hurdles, and Harper Owens in the pole vault. The boys' team was led by six individual event winners: Bobby Holt in the 800 meters, Jack Dombroski in the 110-meter hurdles, Ty Kaatz in the 400 meters, Luke Lawyer in the high jump, Aidan Cavender in the pole vault, and the quartet of Tyler Herron, Andre Perry, Zyle Nance, and Ty Kaatz in the 4x400 relay. Top-four finishers in each event qualified for the Area Meet.
The meet will be held at Toney Burger Stadium in Austin (enter at southwest corner of stadium from Jones Road). Admission prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students. This AISD facility has a clear bag policy and does not allow outside food or drinks; concessions will be available.
Based on their district tournament titles, both the Tiger boys’ and girls’ golf teams advanced to the Region IV-5A Tournament hosted by McAllen ISD. The girls' tournament runs April 22-23 and the boys' competition will be April 24-25; both will be held at the Palm View Golf Course (2701 S. Ware Rd.) in McAllen.