Racking Up Awards

Aldine boys capture headlines on pitch

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WHILE NIMITZ WON THE DISTRICT TITLE, IT WAS ALDINE WHO STOLE THE HEADLINES, REACHING THE REGIONAL FINALS IN THE POSTSEASON – ONE GAME AWAY FROM THE STATE TOURNEY.

The Mustangs finished fourth in District 16-6A, behind the Cougars, Westfield and Eisenhower. Obviously, the 'Stangs were saving their best for last.

Aldine got hot, beating nationally recognized The Woodlands, Cypress Lakes, Langham Creek and Sachse, before falling to College Park in the fifth-round. Leading the way were Raymond Chairez, Elvin Rodriguez, Cesar Ramirez and Kelvin Vazquez.

Nimitz won their first-round game against Klein Oak, but then lost to Langham Creek, while Eisenhower lost its opener to College Park.

The Cougars swept the postseason awards as Eduardo Romero and Jared Flores were named District co-MVPs. Denzel Martinez was the Defensive MVP, David Magana was the Goalkeeper of the Year and the Coach of the Year was Oscar Nunez.

Alberto Sosa, Denzel Martinez and Jesse Orenday all joined them on the first-team as well. Adolfo Segundo will also be a player to watch as the sophomore earned Newcomer of the Year accolades.

Eisenhower had a solid season going 6-4-4 on the year. Fortino Reyes, Jose Cardenas and Osiel Robledo were the IKE studs.

Other notable stars were District Offensive MVP Marlon Jacinto of MacArthur and Davis freshman Oscar Canizales.


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By Bradley Collier

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On paper, Aldine Davis should be the best returning Aldine ISD volleyball squad for the 2019 campaign.

But that's just on paper.

Starla Jones, the reigning District 16-6A Coach of the Year, has been persistent this offseason in reminding her team that the successes of last year are just that. They are last season's, which doesn't entitle her group to that same success in 2019.

"I think it's going to give them some confidence that they have a year under their belt," Jones said. "But it's a new season, a new team. Last year is last year. I'm reminding them that we've got to start all over. It's going to take some work like it did before.

"We can't settle, and we can't expect to be at the top just because we were last year."

Last season, Aldine Davis went 20- 26-1 overall and 10-4 in District 16-6A play to finish in a tie for second place with MacArthur.

"I've told them, you do realize because you were up there you are definitely one of the teams to beat," Jones said. "Everybody's going to be pumped. I don't care what team it is. They're going to be ready to play you."

Returning to the court for the Falcons this season is District 16-6A Newcomer of the Year Kiyah Felder, first-team selections Ashlyn Laymond and Tavia Harrell and second-teamer Hailey Harris. Also returning is Lyric Carwell, who was an honorable mention.

What excites Jones the most about this group is that this summer the girls put in the needed work to get better in the weight room.


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