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2018-19 TCA Athletic Wrap-Up

May 06, 2019
By Joe Hamstra

It has been a great year in for the athletic program at TCA! As you can see from the below list of accomplishments, we have experienced a high level of success throughout our programs. Below is a recap of each team’s season along with any individual academic all-state athletes. These athletes truly exemplify what it means to be a student-athlete. 
Fall:

The cross country team finished in the top 10 in their first year competing in 4A. The team was led by Joel Jeffers (12th place finish).

The volleyball team had an overall record of 19-13-2 and a second place finish in the district.

The football team won their first district championship on their way to the first 11-man state championship.

All-State Academic awards:

  • Kayla DeNeefe - Volleyball
  • Hannah Floyd - Volleyball
  • Libby Gear - Volleyball
  • Cole Alberts - Football
  • Cody Athey - Football
  • Caleb Chesney - Football
  • Tito Gabaldon - Football
  • Preston Gist - Football
  • Landry Smith - Football
  • Marshall Tovar - Football
  • Carson Wert - Football

Winter:

Our swim team grew from 2 swimmers last year to 8 swimmers this year and we were able to compete in both a boys & girls relay. Payton Alberts set a TAPPS 4A State Record in the 50 yard freestyle.

The boys basketball team finished with a record of 10-12 (5-5 in district).

The girls basketball team qualified for the playoffs by taking 3rd place in the district and posted a 16-13 overall record.

All-State Academic:

  • Cole Alberts - Swimming
  • Kayla DeNeefe - Swimming
  • Jordan Diomede - Swimming
  • Cody Athey - Basketball
  • Preston Gist - Basketball
  • Matthew Hoffman - Basketball
  • Jordan Diomede - Basketball
  • Cooper Moore - Basketball
  • Maggie Nichols - Basketball
  • Emma Quarles - Basketball

Spring:

For tennis, we had a very young, but fairly large team this year that showed a lot of improvement over the season.

This was the first year we have been able to field both a boys and girls golf team. Although neither teams qualified for regionals, we were able to send two girl medalists after a strong performance at district. They were Emma Bayles & Hanna Hordynski.

For track, our first year in 4A proved to be very challenging, but we had 15 athletes qualify for 14 events. Both teams placed in the top 10 at the TAPPS 4A State Meet (boys 5th and girls 8th) last weekend. Kayla DeNeefe earned another gold medal in the 400m run and the boys 4x400 relay won state for the 3rd year in a row. The relay was made up of Gage Scott, Max Perales, Malen Baldridge, and Carson Wert.

The softball team ended their season with an 8-8 record in a very competitive district.

The baseball team finished their regular season with a 14-5 record (8-1 district) and won the district championship as well as the area championship. They will face Pantego Christian Academy tomorrow night at 7:00pm for the Regional Championship. The game will be played at North Crowley High School.

The TCA Clay Target team has experienced a great deal of success this year. Most recently at the SCTP 2019 Texas State Championships this past weekend.

Trap:

  • Kate Roddie won 3rd place in Ladies Intermediate / Entry
  • McKenna Sims won 1st place in Ladies Intermediate / Advanced
  • McKenna Kelley won 3rd place in Ladies Intermediate / Advanced

Skeet:

  • Nash Carlson, Cash Hicks, and Wilson Winchester won 3rd place squad in Intermediate / Advanced
  • Marla Stanfield won 1st place in Ladies Intermediate / Entry
  • Kate Rodie won 2nd place in Ladies Intermediate / Entry
  • Merritt Brenner won 3rd place in Ladies Intermediate / Entry
  • McKenna Sims won 1st place in Ladies Intermediate / Advanced
  • McKenna Kelley won 3rd place in Ladies Intermediate / Advanced
  • Merril Stanfield won 3rd place in Ladies JV

Sporting Clays:

  • Nash Carlson, Cash Hicks, and Wilson Winchester won 3rd place squad in Intermediate / Advanced
  • Marla Stanfield won 1st place Ladies Intermediate / Entry
  • Merritt Brenner won 3rd place Ladies Intermediate / Entry
  • McKenna Kelley won 2nd place Ladies Intermediate / Advanced
  • McKenna Sims won 3rd place Ladies Intermediate / Advanced
  • Merrill Stanfield won 3rd place Ladies JV

High Overall:

  • Marla Stanfield won Ladies High Overall for Intermediate / Entry