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Unicorn Athletics Weekly Roundup 01/03/17
NBHS athlete to play in San Antonio Sports All-Star Football Game

NBHS's own defensive lineman Derek Albers will represent the Unicorns and play for the East team in the San Antonio Sports All-Star Football Game presented by H-E-B on Saturday, Jan. 7 in the Alamodome.

Following the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, the game is a battle of East vs. West, with players taking the field at 5 p.m. after the best in the country kick-off at noon.

The game will showcase 108 top players from 60 local high schools who are either committed to play for some of the top universities in the country, or looking for an additional chance to impress college scouts that have potential scholarships to offer.

Players were nominated by their high school coaches and chosen by a selection committee. Lee High School’s head football coach Danny Kloza will coach the West, and Juan Morales from Highlands High School will coach the East.

Tickets are available at the Alamodome box office and through ticketmaster.com for $20. One ticket serves as admission for both the All-American Bowl and the All-Star game.   

The event will be one the definitive high school football showcases in the country!

Girls Basketball

Over the holiday break, the Lady Unicorn basketball team kept busy. They competed in the Boerne Tournament going 4-0 beating Boerne, Floresville, Del Rio and Lockhart.

They also had two district games against Smithson Valley and Judson. Unfortunately, they did not fare as well, losing against both district opponents. They face Canyon on Jan. 3 and Steele on Jan. 6. Both games are away and will begin at 7 p.m.

Boys Basketball

Unicorn basketball won the Uvalde Christmas Classic going 6-0 in the tournament. They currently sit with an 18-4 record. They face Canyon tonight and Steele on Friday. Both games start at 7 p.m. in the Unicorn competition gym.


Over the holiday break, NBHS wrestling competed in the Hill Country Invitational at Vista Ridge High School. Slated as one of the tougher tournaments in the South Texas region, the Unicorns were ready to take on the tough competition even though they had several boys out due to illness or injury.

The Lady Unicorn wrestlers claimed 1st place and won their first ever team trophy. Nicknamed by their team “The Fab 4”, Savannah Bush placed 4th in her weight class, Chloe Gaona claimed 2nd place in hers while Gabby Hernandez and Leilani Vital both claimed the title of champion in their respective weight classes.

On the boys team we had several top five finishers with Sawyer Anderson claiming 5th, Brandon Ayala claiming 4th and Tyler Curry and Parker Rivers both claiming 2nd place finishes all in their respective weight classes.

This weekend our wrestlers with travel to the Cy-Fair ISD Invitational which is one of the three toughest tournaments in the state, with over 70 teams competing.

Following the Invitational, the following weekend (Jan. 14), the boys team have been invited to compete in the THSWCA State Duals which includes the top 4 teams from each region to see who is the best dual team in the state.

This is a huge honor for our wrestling team as they have been working towards the invitation for several years. Good luck to all our wrestlers! #takeittothemat

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