Knippa golfers began practice last week at the Uvalde Memorial Golf Course. Coach Steve Alejandro has nine returning athletes from last year’s golf team, including state qualifier James Miller.
Alejandro has added nine new golfers. Knippa will field 11 boys and seven girls for golf this year.
“I’m looking forward to the season with much anticipation and am very excited at our high number of participants,” stated Alejandro. The first golf tournament of the season is Monday, February 12th in Uvalde.
Knippa junior high school students secured the University Interscholastic League championship for District 31A during a Dec. 6 competition in Leakey.
This week’s results will feature fifth and sixth grade participants. Seventh and eighth grade results will be announced next week.
In fifth-grade competition, Elliot Miller placed first in art smart, spelling, and number sense, and second in chess, music memory, and maps, graphs, charts.
Alya Sanford, Weslee Windham, Kiera Vanderlick, and Alexis Ramirez were a part of Knippa’s winning art smart team.
Sanford, Windham, and Adalyn Trevino placed third as a team in dictionary competition with Trevino placing sixth as an individual.
Vanderlick, Ramirez, and Bradley Gembler finished second as a team in music memory.
Gage Gardner and Oscar Reyes were part of the first-place chess team with Reyes finishing third as an individual.
Conner Sanchez and Christian Larson helped Knippa’s number sense team place second while Sanchez, Larson, and Max Alvardado finished third as a team in maps, graphs, charts.
Larson and Ethan Lara helped the spelling team place second while Tres Korczynski placed fifth in listening skills as an individual.
In the sixth-grade competition, Natalie Arroyos finished fourth in listening skills, first listening skills team, fourth in editorial, and third art smart team.
Breann Dodson placed second in modern oratory, first science team, and third dictionary team.
Amelia Enriquez finished second in spelling, first spelling team, second in dictionary, third dictionary team, and third in modern oratory.
Gina Gatto placed first with the maps, graphs, charts team, third with the dictionary team, first with the science team, fourth as an individual in science, and fifth in mathematics.
Aubrey Gomez finished fifth in calculator and was a part of Knippa’s winning calculator team.
Bryan Hoover and Gavin Martinez assisted a winning music memory team while Delilah Lira placed fifth in impromptu speaking.
Victoria Miller placed first in number sense, number sense team, chess, chess team, calculator team, second in ready writing; fifth in maps, graphs, charts team; fourth in mathematics and in calculator, and third in science.
Joshua Perez finished first in number sense team, chess team, calculator, and calculator team; fourth in number sense; and sixth in chess.
Avni Punalekar won first in ready writing, spelling, spelling team, art smart, number sense team; maps, graphs, charts and maps, graph, charts team, listening skills, listening team, music memory team, second in music memory, third with the art smart team, third in number sense, and second in editorial writing.
Roxie Reading placed first in impromptu speaking, music memory, music memory team, and modern oratory.
Madison Reyna placed first with the spelling team and chess team.
Ava Rodriguez placed first with the music memory team and art smart team.
Callie Sanchez placed third in oral reading and third with the art smart team. Miranda Tidwell helped the art smart team place third while Ahlina Trevino finished first with the listening team.
Natalie Arroyos placed sixth in dictionary and first with the dictionary team. Madison Reyna assisted with the winning dictionary team.