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What do you call it when you send a group to a Regional Tournament and they come back as Regional Champions with two individual champions too? You can call it Unicorn Wrestling!!
Yes, sir - your Unicorn Wrestling Team has just been named back-to-back Region IV-6A Wrestling Champions! George Marsh (Geojo) claimed his 3rd Individual Regional Championship title and Landon Marsh claimed his 1st Individual Regional Championship title.
Just like in the district match, the team lead went back and forth between the Unicorns and Lake Travis. In the end, NB came out on top 164.5 to Austin Lake Travis’ 160.0.
If you have not been following Unicorn wrestling, you should! Remember, the Unicorn Wrestling team is still fairly young and to produce the level that is coming from this team is pretty amazing! You will have the chance to follow them this weekend as 6 Unicorn wrestlers will be heading to Cypress, Texas for the 2020 UIL 6A Wrestling Championship Tournament!
You can follow along at https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/associations/uil/wrestling (Live paid subscription) or https://www.trackwrestling.com/predefinedtournaments/MainFrame.jsp?newSession=false&TIM=1582143246495&pageName= to track brackets or you can purchase live feed also.
Eight Unicorn wrestlers earned All-Region honors this weekend and more records were broken. We are so proud of all of our wrestlers. Here is a break down of our finishers at the Regional Tournament: Donovan Bernard and Dalton Wilson fell just short of a State berth with 6th place finishes, Cameron Laurel earned the bronze medal and will be competing for a state medal; Aiden Valadez, Noah Cairns, and Braxton Zarate all won 2nd and are advancing to state; and the Marsh brothers, freshman Landon and senior GeoJo, both leave Littleton Gym as Regional Champions! Landon Marsh becomes the first NBHS freshman to win a Regional Wrestling Title. GeoJo Marsh broke his own record with his 3rd Regional title. GeoJo was also recognized by the coaches of the region as the Most Outstanding Wrestler, the only Unicorn to earn that award.
Dan Gable, Olympic Gold Medalist, world gold medalist and two-time NCAA Division 1 national champion once said, “I never won anything by myself. I was always strong because of help that gave me extra strength to win.”
Hey Unicorns, let’s get behind our wrestlers and give them that extra strength to win!
Good luck to all our wrestlers as they head to state. Stay healthy, stay strong, do your best and continue to make us proud!
Due to weather forecast, the Varsity baseball scrimmage scheduled for today February 11 has been postponed to Wednesday February 12, 2020 at Dripping Springs. Will update with plan for the scheduled Wednesday JV scrimmages once available.
The JV Baseball game scheduled for Wednesday February 12, 2020 will now be played at NBHS (originally scheduled to be played at Dripping Springs HS). Start time is 5:00pm.
NB Athletics will continue to monitor field conditions and weather over the next 24 hours and will update accordingly.
This past Friday (Feb. 7) and Saturday (Feb. 8), the wrestling teams headed to the Delco Center in Austin for the district match.
After Friday's preliminaries, the boy's held a slim lead for first place over Lake Travis with only 4 points separating the two teams. Semifinals saw Lake Travis edge over NB by 1.5 points. Then came the finals! These Unicorns put everything they had on the line and won 10 out of their 14 final matches outscoring Lake Travis 222 to 208.5, claiming their 3rd District Title in 4 years.
George Marsh became the first male wrestler in NBHS history to win 4 District Championships. And with 12 Regional Qualifiers on the boy's team for the 2019-2020, the squad sets a new record for the program!
On the girls team, the 4 varsity girls finished in 6th place and will have one female wrestler heading to the Regional tournament.
The remaining 3 varsity girls will all be alternates for their weight at regionals. If a girl can’t compete for any reason, they will step in and take their place.
The Regional Region IV-6A Tournament will be held this coming Friday and Saturday (Feb. 14 - 15) at the Blossom Athletic Complex, 12002 Jones Maltsberger Rd., San Antonio, Texas.
Hanna Bullard, member of the Women's Golf team, finished in 3rd place at the Mustang Invitation last weekend in Marble Falls! She shot scores of 77/75.
The NBHS Mens Golf team of Jack Looney, Carson Gallaher, Caleb Scott, Jaren Dodson, and Lucky Boonsrirat finished in 2nd place at the Regional Run Thru at the Republic GC this past weekend. Senior, Jack Looney, came from behind to take 3rd place individual honors.
A total of 13 seniors from New Braunfels High School signed letters of intent yesterday (Feb. 5) to play for the college of their choice next fall. The student-athletes’ teammates, family and coaches joined them for the official signing ceremonies at the school.
Pierce Beckmann signed his letter of intent to play baseball at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. St. Edward’s is a Division II university in the Lone Star Conference. Beckmann’s athletic honors include being named a varsity letterman and named to the 2019 Texas Premier Baseball – National and State All-Tournament teams. He is the son of Matt and Kerri Kyle.
Pictured: Brett Beckmann, Pierce Beckmann and Kerri Kyle
Cassie De La Fuente signed her letter of intent for bowling at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. TSU is a Division I university in the Southwest Athletic Conference. De La Fuente’s athletic honors include being named 2017 NBHS & Comal County Rookie of the Year and All-District and All-Region for 2017, 2018 and 2019. In 2018 she was ranked 25th in the state of Texas and 55th nationally. She was named the 2018 MVP for NBHS/Comal County and qualified for the State Tournament all three years. In 2019 she bowled a 300 game. During her time at NBHS, she has also competed on the varsity basketball team, played softball and was on the track and field team. De La Fuente was also crowned the 2018-2019 Comal County Fair Duchess. She is the daughter of David and Sandy De La Fuente.
Pictured: Frank Rose - TSU Coach, Aubrey Houlton, Bryce Houlton, Carissa Houlton, Jason Edwards, Sandy, Cassie and David De La Fuente
Bryson Dyer signed his letter of intent to play football and run track at
Texas A&M University - Kingsville. TAMUK is a Division II university in the Lone Star Conference (LSC). Dyer’s football athletic honors include being named 2018 26-6A 2nd Team All-District and in 2019 26-6A 2nd Team All-District. His track honors include being a 6A Area Qualifier in the 4x200 relay his freshman year, 6A Regional qualifier in the 4x200 relay and the 4x400 relay his sophomore year. In his junior year he was a 6A State Qualifier in the open 400 where he broke the 23-year-old record in the 400 with a 48.41 time. He was also a 6A Regional Qualifier in the 4x400 (48/42) and named 6A All-Area. He is the son of Roger and Carla Dyer.
Pictured: Bailey, Bryson, Carla and Roger Dyer
Mya Hall signed her letter of intent to play softball at Prairie View A&M University. PVAMU is a Division I university in the Southwest Athletic Conference (SWAC). Hall’s athletic honors include being named the 2019 Unanimous All-District 26-A Region 4 Pitcher and 2019 Player of the Game in February, March and April. In 2019, she also threw two no hitters. During her sophomore year she was named All-Tournament player and received Player of the Game honors 3 times in February. She is the daughter of Henry Hall and Angie Hall.
Pictured: Angie, Mya, and Henry Hall
Lexie Leinneweber signed her letter of intent for track and field (pole vault) at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. Auburn is a Division I university in the South Eastern Conference (SEC). Leinneweber is a four-year varsity letterman and received first place in District for pole vault in both 2018 and 2019. She was a UIL 6A state qualifier for pole vault in 2018 and achieved a 13' personal record at the state meet placing her tied for 1st in the nation for sophomore girls. She qualified for state again in 2019 and placed 4th. She also qualified for the Texas Relays High School in 2018 and 2019 for pole vault. She is the daughter of Cole and Paige Leinneweber.
Pictured: Grandparents Ken & Cherie Herring, Danny & Carolyn Leinneweber, Hanna, Hallie, Paige, Lexie and Cole Leinneweber
Matthew Littlejohn signed his letter of intent to play football at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Brown is a Division I Ivy League university. Littlejohns’s athletic honors include being a three-year letterman on the NBHS football team, a member of the NBHS Football Leadership Council, a San Antonio Sports All-Star, and Academic All-State. He was also a four-year letterman for NBHS track & field where in 2018 he was the 2nd place finisher in discus and an area and regional qualifier in discus. In 2019, he was the District Champion in discus and area qualifier. He also won 2nd place in district for shot put and an area and regional qualifier. Littlejohn also played basketball and baseball for the Unicorns. He is the son of Brett and Sandra Littlejohn.
Pictured: Peggy & James Littlejohn, Coach Mangold, Sandra, Matthew and Brett Littlejohn
Jack Looney signed his letter of intent to play golf at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas. Blinn is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), Region XIV Athletic Conference. Looney’s athletic honors include being a three-time regional qualifier, academic all-district for three years and winner of the New Braunfels City Championship. He is the son of Marc and Angela Looney.
Pictured: Angela, Jack, Avery and Marc Looney
Tyler Ramirez signed his letter of intent to wrestle for Ferrum College located in Ferrum, Virginia. Ferrum is a Division III college in the USA South Athletic Conference. Ramirez’s athletic honors include being a three-time state qualifier and district champion. He is the son of Demetreus and Shay Ramirez.
Pictured: Demetreus, Tyler and Shay Ramierz
Emily Smylie signed her letter of intent to play volleyball at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Texas State is a Division I university in the Sunbelt Conference. Smylie’s athletic honors include being named 2017 Academic All-District, 2018 Academic All-District, 2019 Academic All-District, TGCA Academic All-State and THSCA Academic All-State. She is the daughter of Michael Smylie and Ida Smylie.
Pictured: Allie, Emily, Ida Smylie, Kara Steele, Michael Smylie, Heather Sledge, Lauren Hoffmann and Amanda Lopez
Frank Suhr signed his letter of intent to play football at Texas Lutheran University located in Seguin, Texas.. TLU is a Division III college in the American Southwest conference. Suhr’s athletic career highlights include having a total of 94 season blocks and holding the NBHS record of 22 blocks in a single game. He also played tennis his freshman and sophomore year at NBHS. He is the son of Frank and Jacqueline Suhr.
Pictured: Frank, Frank and Jacqueline Suhr
Garrett Thompson signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Texas A&M University – Kingsville located in Kingsville, Texas. Texas A&M Kingsville is a Division II University in the Lone Star Conference. Thompson’s athletic honors include being a two-year varsity letterman and 1st team All-District. He was a member of the South Texas Sliders for four-years and was named to the 2019 World Wood Bat Association (WWBA) All Tournament Team held in Atlanta. He was also selected for the USA Baseball South Texas/Louisiana Team where he qualified to try out for the USA baseball team in Raleigh, North Carolina. Thompson was also a two-year varsity letterman in football. He is the son of Drake and Tera Thompson.
Pictured: Tera, Garrett and Drake Thompson
Kaden Walker signed his letter of intent to play football at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas. TLU is a Division III university in the American Southwest Conference (ASC). Walker’s athletic honors include being on the NBHS Football Leadership Council and a varsity starter. He also participated in NBHS Track & Field during his high school career qualifying for Regionals in the 4x400. He is the son of Kenny and Sarissa Walker.
Pictured: Sarissa, Kaden and Kenny Walker
Isabela Zuniga signed her national letter of intent to play soccer at Linfield College located in McMinnville, Oregon. Linfield is a Division III university in the Northwest Conference. Zuniga’s athletic honors include being named a 3-year letterman and Academic All-District her sophomore and junior year.
Pictured: Mike Abalos, Nicholas Zuniga, Rebecca Zuniga, Coache Eric Norris, Coach Bryant Shepherd, Melissa, Isabela and Marc Zuniga
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