During my two years at the Kerrville Daily Times, I have covered 30 high school football games — and yes, I really did go back and count. I can confidently say that Friday’s contest at Battlin’ Billies Stadium offered the best atmosphere of the 30.
The Our Lady of the Hills’ football players worked hard this summer, and for good reason. They knew they had a chance to be great in the fall; they just had to keep improving every day.
In the last several days, Chris Ramirez frequently visited the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches’ website, hoping to see if the organization had posted its “Player of the Year” awards for 2019.
When Chris Ramirez glanced at his phone early on Friday morning, he noticed he had received a voicemail from the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.
Hanging above the door in Luke Martinez’s bedroom is a piece of paper containing two goals that Martinez set for himself before the 2019 Our Lady of the Hills’ baseball season:
As soon as Our Lady of the Hills’ Will Westfall hoisted the TAPPS Class 3A state championship trophy last Friday, winter sports in the Hill Country officially came to an end.
WEST — As soon as Travis Reeh spotted William Westfall walking 10 feet ahead of him inside a West High School hallway, he began smiling, sprinting after his teammate until he was close enough to embrace him.
Midway through the second quarter, senior Travis Reeh leaned back in his chair and wrapped a towel around his head. Sporting a smile, he turned toward Hunter Taylor and conserved with his Our Lady of the Hills’ teammate. When he finished talking with Taylor, Reeh rotated to his right and cha…
Coach Garret Kull encouraged his Our Lady of the Hills boys soccer teams to keep their heads held high after their 3-0 loss to Houston St. Thomas Episcopal on Tuesday.
After moving through the post-game handshake line on Saturday afternoon, the 16 players on the Our Lady of the Hills’ boys soccer roster marched in unison toward their applauding fans.
Travis Reeh’s shots weren’t falling in the first half. The Our Lady of the HIlls’ senior guard had received plenty of opportunities against Hallettsville Sacred Heart. But for some reason, he wasn’t capitalizing.
During their 43-34 triumph over Beaumont Legacy, The Our Lady of the Hills boys delivered a clear message, one that ought to terrify the remaining teams on their schedule.
In the final seconds of the Our Lady of the Hills 66-55 victory over Ingram, Travis Reeh dished out a high five to OLH teammate William Westfall on his path to the foul line. The gesture signaled a celebration of a hard-earned victory over a feisty Ingram squad at Schreiner University.
Moments after Our Lady of the Hills’ 52-2 drubbing of Victoria Faith last Friday night, the majority of its players jaunted over to senior Mason Sirianni’s home to celebrate the victory.
As soon as Tivy’s players had finished celebrating in the right corner of the north end zone after their 64-62 victory over Alamo Heights, they trotted over to the visiting stands at Harry B. Orem Stadium to belt out the Tivy Alma Mater. During their triumphant march, a loud chant radiated f…
Facing the second-ranked team in TAPPS 3A football ruffled the Hawks’ feathers Friday night. They knew New Braunfels was going to be competitive, and without key players, advancing against the Wildcats wouldn’t be easy.
Three years ago, Mason Sirianni asked his coach a simple question. He wanted to know if he could enter the Our Lady of the Hills’ game against San Antonio Lutheran.
As soon as Hunter Taylor released the football, Chris Ramirez knew where the pass going. He had watched enough Our Lady of the Hills football practices to know that when Taylor drops back to pass, good things tend to happen.
The rain paused just long enough for the Hawks to earn a 65-20 win over Bulverde Living Rock. As the Hawks took the field, Coach Chris Ramirez offered his players a simple reminder,
Chris Ramirez brimmed with optimism during the spring. Football season was still four months away, but even then, the Our Lady of the Hills coach knew that the Hawks’ season could be special.
In between the second and third sets, coach Alison Sheriff rested on a fold-out chair to address her players, her eyes meeting theirs. It was time to have a heart-to-heart conversation.
During the long days of summer vacation, with football practices quickly approaching, Hunter Taylor made a vow to himself.
Yiqian “Hardy” Cai slowly munches on his steak omelette during an interview at IHOP, one of his favorite restaurants since moving to America. In between bites, he is more than eager to recount his last two years of high school.