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 Andrew Valderas, Brownwood Bulletin

The South has topped the North in the teams’ only two meetings: A convincing 79-66 win last year, and a 71-62 victory in the 2013 inaugural setting.

But stretching the streak to a trifecta is not the priority for South player Dalton Johnson. He remembers why he is here and what he is playing for.

“Win or lose, we’re all just glad that we’re able to play for God,” said Johnson, referring to Thursday night's 3rd annual All-Star Boys basketball game at the Brownwood Coliseum, scheduled for an 8 p.m. tipoff.

The game is hosted by the Big Country Fellowship of Christian Athletes out of Abilene and will feature some of the top recent high school graduates from the west central Texas area. The All-Star festivities continue Friday with a softball and baseball game in San Angelo and volleyball and football game Saturday in Abilene.

The South basketball team will have 10 players on its roster, with Johnson and Brayden James, both of whom played for Bangs High School, reuniting again as teammates.

“It’s really cool for all of us to come together and be a part of some good recognition,” James said. “We gotta go out and play a good game (for the crowd).”

Johnson and James played for head coach Mark Kyle – who will serve as an assistant for the South – and finished 13-10 with a playoff berth in 2015.

Bangs’ Charly Lipsey, who will suit up for the South in the girls exhibition, slated for a 6 p.m. start, said she is taking it all in when it comes to representing her alma matter.

“I’m a little nervous,” she said. “This is definitely an honor to be a part of an atmosphere like this. I didn’t think I’d be a part of something like this.”

For Johnson, a 6-foot-5 frontcourt player, he said that putting on his jersey and running the floor for the final time will be something he will always cherish.

“This will all be pretty awesome because it'll be my last game (to represent Bangs),” he said,” so we’re all going to go out there and try to have some fun.”


Tips from this years Seniors to next years Seniors.
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Madlock to compete with the Best Athletes in the United States

Due to her successful accomplishments, Alexandria Madlock has been invited to participate in the Long Jump and Triple Jump to compete against the best in the United States. Congratulations Alex!!


Bangs’ Madlock earns silver medal in triple jump at Meet of Champions

By Derrick Stuckly Brownwood Bulletin

WACO — Following a gold medal effort at the UIL Class 3A Track and Field State Meet in Austin on May 16, Bangs sophomore Alex Madlock earned a silver medal in the girls triple jump at the Meet of Champions, hosted by Baylor University this past Saturday.

State champions from each of Texas’ five athletic leagues (HSAA, SPC, TAPPS, TCAF and UIL) were extended invitations to the Meet of Champions.

The event was moved inside the Baylor University track and field complex due to thunderstorms as Madlock — competing indoors for the first time — jumped 38-9 as her best distance. At the state meet, Madlock leaped 39-4.5 on her final attempt, and her best jump at the Meet of Champions also came on her final go.

Asa Garcia won the gold medal at the Meet of Champions with a top effort of 40-0.25, while Georgia Wahl claimed the bronze medal with a leap of 38-6.75. No other entrants surpassed 38 feet.

Madlock also won a state silver medal in the long jump, giving her three in her career.


State Champs

This past Saturday, members of the Dragon band participated in the State Solo and Ensemble Contest. The brass ensemble comprised of Jarryd Evans, Jeffery Fincher, Kaitlyn Bush, Clinton Moore, Brady Reeder, and Nick Perez earned a divison II rating which is outstanding! Congratulations to those kids! Our Woodwind Ensemble comprised of Michaela Light, Kylie Ogden, Rebecca Fuqua, and Rose Wallace earned a division I rating! That is the highest achievement for ensemble at the state contest. Congratulations to all of these students who have been working so hard throughout this year!

Ronny Luedke
Director of Bands


Lady Dragon Basketball
4th-6th Camp 2015
June 15-16

Lady Dragon Basketball
Mini Camp 2015
June 15-16

Lady Dragon Basketball
7th-9th Camp 2015
June 17-18


Bangs’ Alex Madlock wins gold in Class 3A girls triple jump
on final attempt


By Derrick Stuckly Brownwood Bulletin derrick.stuckly@brownwoodbulletin.com

AUSTIN — Consider it a lesson learned with the greatest of rewards.

Bangs sophomore Alex Madlock had a chance to a capture a gold medal on her final jump in the Class 3A girls long jump Friday, but was forced to settle for silver.

Madlock didn’t let that opportunity slip away again.

On her sixth and final jump during the Class 3A girls triple jump Saturday morning at the University of Texas’ Myers Stadium, Madlock leaped 39-4.5 to earn the gold medal by more than a foot.

“It was a learning experience. Yesterday I lost on her very last jump,” said Madlock, who jumped 18-6.5 in the long jump compared to gold medal winner Natalie Simmons of Leonard’s 18-8.75. “ I had time, but I didn’t do what I was supposed to do. Today I was ticked and I wasn’t going to let it happen again. I went by myself, started praying and then I jumped. It took forever for them to post what it was, but when the number came up it was the best feeling in the whole world.”

Simmons again snatched the lead away from Madlock, this time with her next-to-last jump of 38-4. But Madlock, who grabbed the early lead with a jump of 37-10.5 on her first effort, refused to be denied again.

“I was more determined, I had a point to prove,” Madlock said. “I had my eye on the prize.”

In regard to her final jump, Madlock felt it was a solid effort, but wasn’t sure it was gold medal worthy until the measurement was posted.

“I thought I might have won, but you can never be sure about what you think is a good jump and what isn’t,” Madlock said.

Madlock’s victory earned her a third medal in just two years of state competition — bronze last year in the triple jump, silver Friday and now gold.

“It feels amazing,” Madlock said of her state champion status. “I’m speechless. It feels really good. Finally all the hard work I put in all summer long, praying and thanking God, it just all paid off.”

With two years of high school remaining, Madlock made it clear that two additional gold medals in the triple jump is her primary objective.

“I’m just going to keep working and get better,” Madlock said.


STATE BOUND

Two Bangs FFA members advanced to State in their FFA Speaking Events by placing in the top two at their Area competition at Vernon College last week.  Allie Garcia placed 2nd in Jr. Prepared Public Speaking and Kaily Wolf placed 2nd in Soil Stewardship Speaking.  Both girls have placed in the top two at both District and Area and will now compete against the top 20 speakers in the State in their divisions.  The State Competition will be held at the State FFA Convention in Corpus Christi on July 13th.


All four of the Bangs FFA Speaking Event contestants advanced to Area yesterday at their District Competition in Cisco by placing in the top two positions in each of their divisions. (L-R) Kaily Wolf placed 2nd in Soil Stewardship Speaking, Allie Garcia placed 1st in Jr. Prepared Public Speaking, Kenedi Deal placed 1st in Sr. Prepared Public Speaking, and Michael Champion placed 1st in Extemporaneous Speaking.  All four of these students will compete at Area in their divisions on May 8th at Vernon College in Vernon.


Bangs FCCLA Team Results from State Leadership Conference in Corpus Christi, April 9&10, 2015:

 

Teams competing and representing Bangs FCCLA:

Entrepreneurship Sr. – Mackenzie Keilers, Josh San Juan, “Target for Success”, 10th place

Food Innovations Sr. – Cassie Pena, “Mediterranean Munchies”, 11th place

Culinary Arts – Kelcy Merritts, Erika Monroe, Nick Perez, 11th place

“Anchored in Success” was the theme for FCCLA Leadership Conferences this year.  Students were able to expand their leadership potential and build skills for life by competing and participating in programs, presentations, projects, and exhibits that involved family, careers, and communities.  3500 students, advisors, and supporters registered for this year’s State event composed of 1A-6A schools from across the State.


Dragons, Lady Dragons earn
District 7-3A track and field championships


By Derrick Stuckly Brownwood Bulletin

EARLY — The Bangs Dragons and Lady Dragons captured District 7-3A track and field championships by narrow margins Thursday, and will send a combined 36 entries to the 7-3A/8-3A area meet in Clyde next week.

The Dragons amassed 185 points, edging out runner-up Brady (175), Coleman (121), Early (102) and Comanche (19). Meanwhile, the Lady Dragons rallied to defeat Brady in the 4x400 relay — the final race — to generate 162 points, while Brady was second with 156. Early racked up 116 points followed by Coleman with 107 and Comanche with 72.

The Bangs boys will also be sending the largest contingent to the area meet, earning 19 slots in the field. The top four finishers in each district event move on to area, and the top four finishers in Clyde next Thursday will advance to the Region I-3A meet at Abilene Christian University May 1-2.

Competing as district champions for the Dragons will be Nick Sterling in the long jump (21-2.25), triple jump (40-3) and 110-meter hurdles (15.36), Timothy Hall in the 3200 meters (11:01.36) and 1600 meters (5:02.92), Brian Sterling in the discus (152-10), Keegan Hall in the shot put (48-8.5), Dylan Bostick in the 800 meters (2:05.7) and Trett Mitchell in the 300-meter hurdles (41.45).

Advancing as district runners-up are Bostick in the 1600 meters (5:03.67), Josh San Juan in the discus (132-11), Cody Sellars in the 100 meters (11.28), Kaden Ferguson in the 110-meter hurdles (16.73) and the 4x400 relay team (3:28.26).

Third-place qualifiers include Mitchell in the pole vault (9-6), Bryan Makuta in the high jump (6-0), the 4x100 relay (44.19) and the 4x200 relay (1:35.54). Nick Sterling also punched his ticket in the high jump (6-0) with a fourth-place effort.

The Lady Dragons will occupy 17 positions at area as district champions competing will include Alex Madlock in the long jump (18-5.5), triple jump (35-9.25) and 100 meters (12.36), Karen Parks in the shot put (31-7.5), the 4x100 relay (50.91), the 4x200 relay (1:47.24) and the 4x400 relay (4:12.5).

District runners-up include Parks in the discus (93-6), Cassie Carmichael in the shot put (31-2) and Callie Sprowls in the 200 meters (27.3).

Earning area berths with third-place performances were Ryli Pruitt in the pole vault (8-6) and Michael Light in the high jump (4-8).

Meanwhile, fourth-place qualifiers include Christin Cooper in the 3200 meters (13:12.8) and 1600 meters (5:58.67), Abbey Ivey in the discus (91-4), Light in the 800 meters (2:33.21) and Pruitt in the 100 meters (13.39).


Congratulations to Taylor McDonald & Colton Little for winning 2nd place at the District Tennis Tournament and advancing to Regionals in Abilene April 20th.


Congratulations to the FFA Land Judging Team as they qualified for State by placing 3rd out of 21 teams at the Area Contest on Wednesday in Stephenville.  The team was led by Timothy Hall who was the 2nd high overall individual out of 79 in the contest.  The team will compete at State on April 23rd at Tarleton State University in Stephenville.


Bangs High School One Act Play Advances to Area


With the MS UIL concert and sightreading contest on April 7th, the competitive season for the band has come to an end. The band has capped off an excellent year! The High School band received straight division 1 ratings from every judge this year, earning them a sweepstakes. The high school band has earned sweepstakes 6 of the last 7 years. The 7th and 8th grade band earned sweepstakes at the Cisco music festival, and earned sweepstakes at their UIL concert/sightreading contest. This is the 2nd consecutive year for UIL sweepstakes for them, and the 2nd year in Bangs MS history! The 6th grade band earned sweepstakes at the Cisco music festival making that the 2nd consecutive year for that group as well. The band would like to thank superintendent Bill Foster, the Bangs ISD board of trustees, and all faculty and staff that support us throughout the year!

Ronny Luedke
Director of Bands
Bangs ISD

High School Sweepstakes Band

Middle School Sweepstakes Band

6th Grade Sweepstakes Band


BANGS DOMINATES DISTRICT UIL CONTEST

Bangs High School has won the District 7-3A academic meet. We finished with 462 points to runner up Comanche with 349.

One Act Play advances to the bi-district round!!!  (Details Later)

REGIONAL QUALIFIER TEAMS:
Accounting: Kolton Jacobs (1st) , Victoria Maldonado (2nd), Kylynn Shumate (3rd) Cameron Loewrigkeit (4th)
Current Events: Michael Champion (2nd), Jordan Coronado (4th), Kamdyn Barclay (6th), Daniel Hall
Literary Criticism : Kira Nichols (1st), Mikera Walker (2nd), Katelyn Bush (6th), Christin Cooper
Spelling: aEmber Catlin (1st), Clinton Moore (2nd), Lauryn Carroll, Brooke Allen

REGIONAL QUALIFIER INDIVIDUALS:
Prose Interpretation: Christopher Freeland (1st), Kylynn Shumate (2nd), Kenedi Deal (3rd)
Poetry Interpretation: Max Chandler (1st), Cassie Pena (2nd) Rebecca Fuqua (3rd)
Persuasive Speaking: Michael Champion (1st), Paige Batteas (2nd), Mason Reichenau (3rd)
Informative Speaking: Matthew Jackson (1st)
LD Debate: Paige Batteas (3rd)
Science: Cesar Lopez (1st) Cesar won the top Biology awards
Computer Applications: Victoria Maldonado (1st), Cameron Loewrigkeit (2nd)
Ready Writing: Ryli Pruitt (1st), Michaela Light (3rd)

We had other students who placed 4th-6th who did not advance as individuals:
Allison Bramblett—4th Editorial Writing
Alek Mendoza—5th Informative Speaking
Nick Perez—5th Science
Tyle Smith—Computer Applications

The regional meet will be held at Abilene Christian University April 24-25th.

Leesa Stephens



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My School Rocks

Bangs High School has entered the TASB (Texas Association of School Boards) My School Rocks competition celebrating public schools in Texas. There are three divisions: High School, Middle School & Elementary. Winners will be announced later this spring.