Guyer Spring Sports Wrap Up

Guyer Spring Sports Wrap Up

Guyer Spring Sports Wrap Up

by Steve Gamel

Another great school year has come and gone, and the Guyer Wildcats athletic program as a whole cobbled together an impressive athletic performance during that time. From the football and volleyball teams kicking things off in the fall with their respective trips to the playoffs to the boys basketball team narrowly missing out on a trip to the state tournament with a gut-wrenching loss to Duncanville in the regional final, the Wildcats were fun to watch. Then winter turned to spring, and we saw the girls soccer team find success before things really kicked into high gear to close out the school year.

Below are a few storylines to know as the school year drew to a close.

Wildcats win three gold medals at state track meet

Why go for one gold medal when you can win three? That must have been what the Guyer Wildcats were thinking last month when a trio of superstars took home gold medals at the UIL state track meet in Austin. Brynn Brown won the 3,200-meter run – and broke the state record in the process – with a time of 10:09.91, the sophomore won the mile run in a blistering time of 4:48.37 for her second gold medal. Not to be outdone, sophomore Eli Stowers, who doubles as the Wildcats’ starting quarterback during the football season, won the high jump with a leap of 6 feet, 10 inches to claim his own state title. Stowers is Guyer’s second male state title winner in track. In 2016, Ethan Toy won the long jump.

Guyer softball makes another deep run

Guyer softball coach Keith Medford has built his program into a traditional playoff power, and this season was proof of that. The Lady Wildcats advanced to the third round of the Class 6A playoffs for the second year in a row, where they eventually lost to district rival Haslet Eaton, 14-4 in five innings. The Lady Wildcats finished the year 26-9, beating Marcus and Mansfield Lake Ridge in the first two rounds to set up the match with Eaton.

Baseball: Sampson earns long-awaited scholarship

Guyer baseball standout Ty Sampson was born without a right hand, but that didn’t stop him from becoming a star on the baseball field. In April, the senior pitcher earned a scholarship to play for Paris Junior College.

 

Volleyball trio commits to college programs

Seniors Rachel Tullos and Shea Slusser and sophomore Brooke Slusser announced in April that they would be continuing their volleyball careers at the next level. Tullos flipped her commitment from Arkansas State, where she had signed a National Letter of Intent to in February, to the University of Houston. Tullos had 371 kills, 181 blocks, 146 digs, and 16 aces in her final season at Guyer, which won 30 games and lost to eventual Class 6A champion, Flower Mound, in the first round. Meanwhile, Shea Slusser is on her way to St. Mary’s despite breaking her wrist early in her senior season. Her sister, Brooke, also announced her commitment to Alabama. Brooke is already considered one of the top recruits in the class of 2021 and will head into her junior year as a
two-year starter. She had 263 digs and 512 assists last year.

Trio of Lady Wildcats earn All-Region honors in soccer

Olivia Ramirez, Ashley Carter, and Taylor Hunter all earned first-team All-Region honors from the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches. The trio was instrumental in helping lift the Guyer girls soccer team to the second round of the playoffs, where they ultimately lost to Richardson Pearce in a tight 3-2 finish.


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