The Galena Park Yellowjackets will play Austin High School in the 5A Bi-District Softball Playoffs on Friday, April 28, 2017. The playoff game will start at 6:00 p.m. at Channelview High School. Tickets are $5 for students and adults, 23-5A passes will be accepted.
Address for Channelview High School: 1100 Sheldon Rd., Channelview, Texas 77530
Directions: I-10 EAST TO TO SHELDON RD. TURN LEFT ON SHELDON ROAD. FIELD IS ON THE RIGHT NEXT TO TRACK.
The North Shore Mustangs will play Pasadena Memorial High School in the 6A Bi-District Softball Playoffs in a best of 3 series. The first game will be on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at San Jac College starting at 6:30 p.m. The second game will be on Friday, April 28, 2017 at North Shore Senior High School starting at 6:30 p.m. If needed the final game will be Saturday, April 29, 2017 at North Shore Senior High School starting at 10:00 a.m. Tickets are $5 for students and adults, 21-6A passes will be accepted.
Address for San Jacinto College: 13735 Beamer Rd.
Directions: 610 South to I-45 south, take Dixie Farm Rd, turn right. Turn right on Beamer Rd. Or Beltway 8 south to 45 south, turn right on Dixie Farm Rd. then right on Beamer.
A fourth inning that ended with ten Yellowjacket runs rocketed the Jackets to a dominating 14-2 victory over Fort Bend Willowridge this last Friday. The big inning was thanks to multiple errors and walks by Willowbrook and two well-placed singles by Joshua Perez and Kasen Handal. Carlos Calvillo earned the win for the Jackets throwing three innings, allowing zero runs, zero hits, striking out seven, and walking zero. Francisco Perez and Alec Gonzalez each threw one inning, as the two relievers helped finish off the victory. Mauricio Martinez, Carlos Calvillo, Albert Rodriguez, Joshua Perez, William Hernandez, and Kasen Handal all had one hit to lead the Yellowjackets.
With softball season drawing to a close the rematch between Galena Park and Texas City was a “must win” for both teams as they jockey for a 23-5A playoff berth. As important as the varsity game was, the opening act between the JV squads was thrilling…at least for Galena Park fans! The junior varsity played to a 2-2 tie the first round and it looked like Texas City was going to gain the advantage as the Stingarees took a 3-1 lead into the bottom of the fifth inning with only six minutes remaining on the clock. Apparently under estimating the determination of the junior Jackets, Texas City did not employ any stalling tactics and suddenly found themselves having to play one more inning. As it turned out, one more opportunity was all our girls needed. Sophomore Brianna Castillo led off the top of the sixth with a single. Freshman Karina Garcia followed with a single of her own and gained a second base on a throwing error. Senior Aracely Gonzalez took one for the team and the bases were loaded. Sophomore Julissa Guerra’s infield single was just enough to plate Brianna and keep the bases juiced. Freshman Alexa Quiroga would become this game’s MVP with a three run triple. She scored on a well-placed slow roller from sophomore Alejandra Hernandez. G.P. plated five runs. Texas City would answer with another run but freshman Abby Chavez remained composed and stayed strong. She retired the side with three strikeouts. Coaches Vela and Houston were extremely proud of their girls and the junior varsity can be credited with getting the competitive juices flowing as the varsity took the field. Galena Park lost 3-1 to the Stingarees in their first meeting but Jacket bats were not in a lull for this one. G.P. pounded out eight runs on 12 hits. Junior Ashley Colunga led the way going three for four with a double. Senior Alexis Valdez and junior Bailey Richey also contributed doubles. Senior Breanna “Beedy” Garza, junior Julia Vazquez, Valdez, and Richey were all 2-4 for the night. Alexis Valdez pitched six outstanding innings allowing two runs (one unearned) on four hits with six strike-outs. Bailey Richey closed it three up three down with two strike outs. Senior Christina Herrera’s play in centerfield was keenly instrumental in keeping the Stingarees at bay with runners on base. Kudos also go out to sophomore Laila Gonzalez for her second inning running catch in left. Two runs would have scored without her quick feet. The Jackets will face district power house Santa Fe next and would love to pull off an upset. The regular season will come to a close at Willowridge on April 21st. The Jacket’s district record stands at nine and five.
|James McGowen||2nd Place||High Jump|
|Briana Cavazos||2nd Place||3200|
|Briana Cavazos||2nd Place||1600|
|Taylor Crouch||3rd Place||High Jump|
|Taylor Crouch||2nd Place||Triple Jump|
|NS Team||3rd Place||4x1 Relay|
|Serenity Rogers||1st Place||100 Hurdles|
|NS Team||3rd Place||4x1 Relay|
|Taylor Crouch||3rd Place||400 Meter|
|NS Team||4th Place||4x4 Relay|
|OVERALL POINTS||4th Place||63 Points|
|Tayvion Johnson||1st Place||High Jump|
|Thomas Davis||3rd Place||High Jump|
|Thomas Davis||1st Place||Long Jump|
|Rayveon Shelton||3rd Place||Triple Jump|
|Noah Arnold||4th Place||Triple Jump|
|Dillen Griffen||4th Place||Pole Vault|
|NS Team||1st Place||4x1 Relay|
|Kerrion Hadnot||3rd Place||100 Meter|
|NS Team||1st Place||4x2 Relay|
|Kevin Gilliam||2nd Place||200 Meter|
|Jose Gonzalez||2nd Place||1600 Meter|
|OVERALL POINTS||2nd Place||103 Points|
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Galena Park ISD is proud to announce that Texan Live is now the official live stream audio and video provider for all Galena Park athletic events. We know the service and quality that Texan Live provides will be a great service for our students, parents and community.
Galena Park ISD is committed to providing our students with the opportunity to participate in outstanding athletic programs. Students in our varied athletic programs are dedicated to reaching new heights as members of their teams, in their academic studies, and in their personal character. This culture of excellence for our athletes and coaches also extends of all spectators attending our games and events. GPISD is pleased to welcome all community members to district sponsored athletic events. It is a privilege for us to cheer for and encourage our students' as they compete. Again this year, we have outlined expected behavior for anyone attending a game. Please see our 2016-17 spectator behavior expectations letter on guidelines for providing the best sportsmanlike environment for our student athletes this year.