Abraham Viera raised both arms toward the ceiling as soon as the final buzzer sounded, as if he was breathing one giant sigh of relief.
SAN ANTONIO — After listening to coach Brian Young’s postgame address on Friday night, the Tivy boys trudged out of Harlandale’s visiting locker room in silence.
During Tuesday night’s bus ride, the Tivy girls performed a de facto concert for their coaches, belting out lyrics to Whitney Houston songs while assistant coach Dave Johnston drove the bus from Boerne to Kerrville.
SAN ANTONIO— Early in the fourth quarter, Brooks McCoy and Trapper Pannell sprinted toward each other and executed a chest bump at the 10-yard line.
In the second half of the Tivy soccer boys’ 6-3 loss to San Antonio Holmes on Thursday, coach Reece Zunker gathered his two team captains, Hunter Hale and Manny Hernandez, for a lengthy conversation.
Every time Jared Zirkel watched a Georgia football game this season, he felt the pressure. Every moment when Bulldogs’ placekicker Rodrigo Blankenship trotted on to the field to attempt a field goal or kickoff was a reminder that Zirkel’s own opportunity to kick at Georgia was quickly approaching.
In the team huddle before the fourth quarter, Coach Brian Young delivered a simple message to his Tivy basketball team. In fact, he only needed to say three words.
As the Dripping Springs’ players sprinted on to the court to celebrate at the buzzer, Abraham Viera trudged toward Tivy’s bench, slowly shaking his head in the aftermath of the Antlers’ 55-52 overtime loss to the Tigers on Friday night.
Before the Tivy basketball players could begin their procession down the postgame handshake line, their coach Brian Young gave each of them a high five.
FLORESVILLE — Kneeling around the 20-yard line of Eschenburg Field, the Tivy football players listened in silence as the Tivy Marching Band played the school’s alma mater for the final time this season.
While his Tivy football teammates wait for him to speak, Frank Molina V silently stares at a sheet of paper.
Before the start of the fourth quarter on Tuesday evening, Brian Young addressed his five starters, delivering them one final pep talk before they trotted on to the court to play the final eight minutes.
After sharing the same courts for the last five years, Jackson Young and Abraham Viera have become close friends, two of the senior leaders on Tivy’s basketball team.
When Tivy cross country coach Kevin Pope looked at his stopwatch after Ximena Tinajero crossed the finish line, he felt good. So good, in fact, he thought his freshman runner might have just broken a Tivy school record at the Class 5A state meet in Round Rock.
DRIPPING SPRINGS — After Tivy’s volleyball players cruised to a four-set win over Austin LBJ at Dripping Springs High School, they circled around their coach Stephanie Coates to listen to her postgame address.
On Sept. 22, 2017, Trapper Pannell made his first career start as Tivy’s starting quarterback. At the time, Cole Miears was quarterbacking the Antlers’ junior varsity squad to an undefeated record; Brooks McCoy had yet to record a varsity reception and Colten Drake was still attending Boerne…
SAN ANTONIO— As soon as the first half ended during Tivy’s 62-0 victory over Memorial on Thursday, the Antlers began their usual jog toward the visiting locker room.