Sept. 17, 2006
On the left side of this screen you will
see buttons linking you to photographs of your daughters. I am
sorry that I could not get to all the teams and take photos of all the
daughters. There just wasn't enough time!
Sept. 16, 2006
Triumphs at BHS Tournament
By Carlos Febles
Bellaire, Texas -
Trinity Lutheran School went undefeated to win the BHS Middle School
Tournament. Their upset victory was the classic case of David and
Goliath. Trinity a school with a student body of 165 students beat the likes
of Pin Oak, 1,200 students.
Coming out of pool play
with a 6-0 record, Trinity defeated West Briar Middle school in the
first round of the playoffs. Their toughest challenge came in a
three-game match from perennial favorite Bellville, (tied for third) who
has been in the championship game the last two years. “This group is
little big younger than we have had in the past, said Bellville Head
Coach Mareen Merek. “We are more concerned now that we take this, and
learn from it. We’ve got one more tournament, so hopefully we’ll win the
The win over Bellville
put Trinity in the championship match. Their opponent, River Oaks
Baptist School went undefeated in pool play with a 6-0 record. Another
one of smaller schools with middle school population of 300, River Oaks
had their own Goliath battles with the likes of Lanier Middle
School,1,300 students. In the first round of the playoffs, River Oaks
had a tough win over St. Marks Episcopal who tied for third place. “We
played St. Marks who was really good and we were able to barely beet on
the second game," said Beth Rodriguez River Oaks Head Coach.
Several times during
the championship match it appeared that River Oaks was going to win, but
difficulties with their serve receive took their momentum. “I mean they
can just loll you to sleep with those little underhand serves but then
they hammer the ball, said Coach Rodriguez. “They (Trinity) are very
well coached, just a great team. They had some good serves that we could
not handle down to the wire. I am proud of my team. We fought hard but
the other team deserved to win because they played better than we did.”
For Trinity Coach Donna
Rable it was great victory when you consider the size of the school.
“We have very few seventh and eight grade girls, but the ones who come
out (for the volleyball team) work so incredibly hard, said Coach Rabel.
“I’m just so proud that we played well against schools that have much
bigger enrollment and we were able to come out and play with them and
In the Silver bracket
Fort Bend Baptist school took first place while Pershing Middle school
placed in second. The Bronze bracket was won by Second Baptist school
while Lanier Middle school took second. The Copper bracket was
captured by The Rice School, followed by Duchesne school in second.
Next weekend the BHS
Volleyball Booster Club will host the 2006 BHS Middle School Tournament
for the seventh graders.