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Fall Sports Preview 2012

A Section Supplement to The Madisonville Meteor

• Madisonville High School Football • Madisonville High School Volleyball • North Zulch High School Volleyball • Team photos • Schedules


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Madisonville High School football

Chemistry developing quickly for running team By Dan Kleiner Editor & Publisher There’s a scene in the movie “Any Given Sunday” where quarterback Willy Beaman looks up into the stands and sees the ghosts of the players, coaches and fans that came before him. Madisonville head coach Greg Morgan speaks about this year’s Mustang squad in a way that makes you think he sees the same kind of ghosts in them. Morgan compares the 2012 varsity squad that will take the field for the first game of the season Friday to several of the more successful groups that have come before. All those groups had varying levels of skill, but one factor came into play that made them successful, and Morgan said this year’s group has that going for them as well. “It really all started with last offseason,” Morgan said. “We know as a staff that you’re always going to have fluctuations in talent. We can’t control that, but some of the things we can control are character, work ethic and chemistry. Chemistry is the biggest thing we honed in on this year. When you look at the playoff teams from prior years, they had that chemistry. This year’s team has that chemistry and is similar to our teams from 2007 or 2010. They’re a great group and a lot of fun to be around. They’re the type of group that you look forward to seeing in practice every day.” Building team chemistry isn’t the only thing that started this past offseason. The Madisonville coaching staff took a different approach to conditioning this year that has been aimed at testing their athletes’ limits as much as building strength and stamina. Changes to UIL rules regarding practice have also served to bring a different feeling to the table. The coaching staff feels that its approach to this offseason should pay dividends when the real games start and the district season rolls around. “We wanted to see how much they could

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Members of Madisonville High School’s 2012 varsity football team pictured in back are Collin Peveto, left, Dalton Gilbert, Kyle Rogers, Ben Bickham, Damien Whaley, Austin Ashley, Bryce Moore, Dontae Crist, Jonathan Berringer, and J.R. Gibson. In the fourth row are Coby Nealey, left, Brandon Ledbetter, Rueben Rodriguez, Grant Smith, Jabre Burns, Ethridge Brooks, Alija Babar, Brandon Kendrick and Alfredo Solis. In the third row are Jorge Rosas, left, Roman Collier, James Holiday, Alex Green, Brent McCloud, Jaylen Manley, Ryan Clever, Donald Roundtree, Julio Camarena, and Caleb Peveto. In the second row are T.J Douga, left, coaches Brock Wardlaw, Marcus Railsback, Danny Mitchell, Lu Olvera, head coach Greg Morgan, Russell Smith, Jud Robinson, Trae Poe, Chris Perkins and Brian Thurmond. In the front row are Justin Grimes, left, Omar Robles, Jessie Cuevas, Cedrick Jackson, Mason Jarrell, Eric Aceves, Justin Dunnam and Kyle Cuevas. take, and how much they were willing to take,” Morgan said. “That’s a new concept for us. These kids will be constantly pushed and pressured during the games and this is a way to prepare them for that.” The offense, which returns five starters this year, has been off to a fast start this year. The two preseason scrimmages that Madisonville has played featured an explosive running attack that has busted off touchdown runs of 42 yards, 41 yards, 60

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yards, 27 yards and 90 yards. The longest run of the preseason – the 90-yarder against Cameron Yoe – came by way of running back Dontae Crist, while Grant Smith and Brent McCloud have both scored rushing touchdowns as well this season. The running game will be a big part of Madisonville’s offensive identity, however, any football fan knows it’s certainly not only the tailbacks who make a rushing attack go. The ahead-of-schedule development of the veteran offensive line has given the coaching staff smiles nearly as big as the holes they have opened up for their runners. “We’re a running team, that’s our identity,” Morgan said. “We have to establish the run. If we do that, we can open up our playaction passing game as a big part of our game, but we have to run the ball first. We have three tailbacks we feel really good about. All three of them can run the ball well. What’s been most satisfying though has been how well the offensive line is playing right now. That group is usually one of the last to come around because you’ve got five guys trying to play all

as one unit. They’re ahead of the curve right now, and any of the credit our halfbacks are getting is due in large part to their play.” Ryan Clever will be the starting quarterback this season after playing well last year but losing the second half of his season to injury. He has several key targets including wide receiver Alex Green, tight end J.R. Gibson, and Smith and McCloud as well. Clever has been described as a great leader with good intelligence, and has not thrown an interception in two preseason scrimmages. Clever even threw a key block on an end-around play that turned into a touchdown in the scrimmage against Cameron Yoe. Consistency in his receiving corps is a big reason Morgan is excited to see this group at work. “You know, you see all these spread offenses today that can speed up or slow down the tempo, but we can do that with our offense too,” Morgan said. “We can go slow and run one play in a minute or run three plays in a minute. With our receivers, our strength there is that those ■

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FOOTBALL Continued from page 2C kids catch very well. We also have several kids who will line up at receiver with tremendous speed. We are a run-first team, and those kids can block very well. It’s frustrating to those kids because they want the ball, but they know they will get their opportunities as we run successfully.” The defense returns four starters from last year’s squad and will be built to do what Morgan said every defense keys on – stopping the run. He pointed to a strength at linebacker with Damien Whaley and Jessie Cuevas returning, as well as a defensive line that can rotate three groups into and out of the lineup. Depth will be a slight issue with the defensive group, as Morgan pointed to several sophomores who are high on talent but lacking a bit in the experience department. The unit gave up some big plays in preseason scrimmages, but those were due to errors that Morgan said are definitely fixable. “Stopping the run is everyone’s focus defensively,” Morgan said. “We had some busts in coverage (against Cameron Yoe) but those are things that we can fix. We have a defensive line that can rotate and that will be good in getting those guys some rest. Jessie (Cuevas) and Damien (Whaley) are experienced guys at linebacker who will be a plus.”

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Members of this year’s Madisonville High School junior varsity football team include, back, from left, Cody Culp, Tommy Joe Ozio, Rogelio Martinez, Ben Schexnayder, Jordan Bazan, Tyji Whaley, Sterling Taylor, Dominique Ramirez, Ja’Colbee Byrd and Jackson Gibson; middle, from left, Reese Kutra, Sovandara Ly, Davodrick Ross, Blane Counsil, Edgar Pereira, Freddie Gonzalez, Andrew Estes, Ronnie Fullen and Jared Davis; front, from left, Antwoine Curtis, Calvin Le, Nick Harris, Justin Anthony, coach Justin Grimes, coach Justin Dunnam, Tad Smith, Jaleen Pickett, Josue Chavez and Ross Singletary; and kneeling, Stephen Wiggins and William Cuellar. Not shown are Jeremy Pillack, John Surber and Michael Craig. The newly realigned District 18-3A is about as heavy at the very top as a district can be. Navasota is ranked in the top 10 in just about every poll out there and in the

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top five in the state in Class 3A in several. Rockdale is expected to be strong this year, and Taylor, once a Class 4A school in a powerhouse district, is said to be on the

rise. Caldwell is in a rebuilding mode, but returns more starters than any team in the district with 17 players with starting experience returning. Madisonville’s non-district schedule also showcases several teams that should give the Mustangs a good test, including Lorena in Friday’s opener and familiar foes Crocket and Fairfield. “Navasota is just scary good,” Morgan said. “If you want to win this district you’re going through them. In terms of level of competition I think this district is comparable to the one we’ve been in. We feel like with what we’ve seen we’ll be right in there competing for one of the three playoff spots.” Morgan pointed to this week’s game against Lorena as a good measuring stick game early. From there, we’ll see if the similarities between this year’s squad and playoff teams in the past plays out on the field as much as in everyone’s hearts. Whatever the outcome, the coaching staff at Madisonville is excited for the season, to watch the team grow, and to again be a part of Friday nights in Mustang Country. It’s always been a total team effort – and team goes beyond just whoever is on the field that day. “Our community has always been one of the biggest things we’re thankful for year in and year out,” Morgan said. “I can’t think of a more supportive district, fan base and town. It’s been a true blessing.”

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Members of this year’s Madisonville High School freshman football team include, back standing, from left, Pedro Franco, Dustin Harkrider, John Reid Carter, Sam Parrack, Braden Jackson, Michael Phillips, R’Kelian Wiley, Montrez Scott, Keion Salas and Char’Keith Wiley; middle, from left, Victor Doubrovski, Robert Culbreth, Ian Morrow, Jaime Santoyo, Cash Manley, Oskar Garcia, Hector Gonzales, Tyler Stover and Jerode Merchant; front, from left, Kyle Poe, Steve Robinson, Anthony Anderson, Saabir Summerville, coach Danny Mitchell, coach Marcus Railsback, Trysten Robinson, Landing Butler, Jailyn Smith and David Glover; and kneeling, from left, Dru’Paul Merchant, Mark Mayorga, Roberto Zavala, Michael Alvarado, Donnie Johnson and David Trevino.

Varsity Schedule Date Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 2

Opponent at Lorena at Cleveland vs. Fairfield vs. Crockett vs. Diboll at Huntington vs. Navasota at Rockdale vs. Caldwell at Taylor

Time 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Junior Varsity & Freshman Schedule Date Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1

Opponent vs. Lorena vs. Cleveland at Fairfield at Crockett at Diboll vs. Huntington at Navasota vs. Rockdale at Caldwell vs. Taylor

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Madisonville High School volleyball

Smart, versatile team taking on new district By Dan Kleiner Editor & Publisher Every Madisonville High School volleyball player keeps a notebook, and one can only imagine what will be written inside when the 2012 season comes to a close. For now, the players are taking down notes on every match, every opponent, and every stride they make as they continue to develop what they will be and where they will ultimately go. Those notebooks likely contain a lot of different thoughts and ideas. The first few weeks of the season have been a testing ground as personnel has shifted around to try to strike that balance to tip the scales in the Lady Mustangs’ favor. It may have seemed chaotic at times, but the musical chairs has given everyone an education on the game of volleyball beyond what they had previously imagined. Those notebooks, by season’s end, will hopefully become treasured heirlooms of a successful campaign and a roadmap for future years as new head coach Robert Blakley establishes a direction for the program. “I want them to learn the game, to become students of the game,” Blakley said. “Our goal right now is to ‘get it.’ We don’t necessarily have a ‘go-to-state’ goal yet.

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Members of this year’s varsity volleyball team at Madisonville High School pictured in back are Sarah Bankhead, left, La’Neique Nealey, head coach Robert Blakley, Hannah Shirley and Lisa Nealy. In the second row are Codi Poston, left, Kacey Creel, Cassidy Andrews and Tanita Ashley. In front is Kassidy Childers. Not pictured is Haley Clark.

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We’ll set that goal before district comes. Right now it’s to become a little more consistent in our gameplay – limit errors and get better each week. If we establish standards now, they will know down the road what is expected and every single year won’t be a transition.” No high school athlete hits the field, floor, or any other surface for that matter earlier than a volleyball player. The team played scrimmage matches the first week of August and already has three non-district games and two tournaments under its belt. They’ve advanced to the top bracket in each of those two tournaments thus far while keeping the early focus on fundamentals and communication. Blakley was impressed with several aspects of his team from the moment they first hit the floor together. “There are a lot of different skills out there,” Blakley said. “We have very good passers and good hitters. Communication has always been a strength of ours. We’ve always communicated well on the court. Limiting our serving errors has been a big part of what we’ve improved on. Then as a team, it’s actually hitting the ball. There have been games that have been rough be■

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LADY MUSTANGS Continued from page 5B cause we’ve moved players around so often. We were struggling at setter for a while but we’ve taken individual skills and put them where they will best exploit their strengths. We want to bend the game towards our strength. No matter who is out there you want the same tempo on the court.” Senior Sarah Bankhead and junior Cassidy Andrews will be the team’s main outside hitters this year. Bankhead actually began the season as the team’s main setter, but was one of several players who moved around the court and has now landed back at her position from a year ago. Bankhead is one of the tallest players on this year’s team and has also been one of its best servers early in the year. The trial period at different positions has helped both her and her teammates continue to develop as players and as a team. “I think one of our biggest strengths has been in perfecting every position on the court,” Bankhead, a team captain, said. “We’ve switched around and gotten some new players and are working on our defense a lot and our hitting. Just practicing hard every day and keeping on persevering will be key. So far we’ve learned particularly to endure and never give up. Keep trying no matter the changes and keep playing our game the best we can.” One player who has not moved around at all is another of the senior captains, Kassidy

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Members of this year’s junior varsity volleyball team at Madisonville High School pictured in back are Karleigh Howeth, left, Jewel Smith, coach Lauren Lindsey, Ashli Jones and Nicole Geick. In the middle row are Kylie Orneals, left, Jamanisha Whaley, Kelsey Byrd, Haley Clark, Kayley Smith and Summer Guderian. In front are Maggie Dorman, left, Bethany Baker, and Audrey Leveston. Childers. Childers stands out on the court not only for her defensive play and leadership, but she literally stands out because she wears a different colored jersey than her teammates. As the libero, Childers’ main responsibility is as a defensive player with

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the unenviable task of fielding the big hits in the back row. Childers was a mainstay of the varsity team last year that finished third in district and advanced to the bi-district playoffs. She described this year’s squad as “outgoing

and unique,” with a set of skills and a mental toughness that they’ll rely on during the biggest matches this season. “This game, it’s all in your head,” Childers said. “If you know you’re not going to make a good pass, you won’t. If you’re afraid of the ball coming to you, it won’t work out. Yeah, you have to have your footing and form but really it’s all in your mental state. If you don’t want the ball coming to you it won’t work out well.” La’Neique Nealey will be featured at middle blocker this year – a position that Blakley said can dominate the floor when played at its highest level. Haley Clark has taken hold of the setter position and the right-side hitter position is still “up for grabs” as the team continues to try out different personnel groupings. Most positions have several different responsibilities, so the cross-training that the team has undergone thus far should pay dividends down the road. “Usually your outside hitters are some of your better passers,” Blakley said. “That’s why we have those players there. Your more athletic and dynamic players are the ones there. Your middle blockers have to be very dominant players and controlling at the net. They need to establish themselves as a threat on offense and defense. If they can get involved in making plays, that holds the other team’s middles, which gives you more one-on-one opportunities on the outside. Right side is typically responsible for ■

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Members of this year’s Madisonville High School freshman volleyball pictured in back are Jedah Jones, left, Kealena Scott, Diocelin Martinez, Tacy Webb and Mason Terry. In the middle row are Kayla Jones, left, Shay Lewis, Donyelle McVey, Tykia Williams, Shay Randall and Lydia Crow. In front are Lacey Ketchum, left, Elvia Reyes and Trista Underwood. Not pictured is coach Lauren Dickinson. PHOTO

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LADY MUSTANGS Continued from page 6C blocking the other team’s better hitters. A lot of good teams, their right side hitter has the highest kill percentage. Your setters, they do what their title says.” Major changes came to the Lady Mustangs’ district this year. Gone is pretty much everyone Madisonville competed with a year ago and in are several schools the team has history with. The new District 18-3A hosts Madisonville, Caldwell, Navasota, Taylor, Rockdale and the newly-opened College Station High School. None of the Lady Mustangs’ district opponents were state-ranked to start the year, but at least one of those opponents gives Madisonville players a little extra motivation. “We always look forward to Navasota,” Childers said. “Any time out against Normangee or Iola are also big games. Iola is a team we always want to keep up with.

Usually it’s Navasota though. They’re a team we always want to beat. Now that they are in our district we’re hoping to do that.” A win like that would be a step in the right direction, and certainly a reason to write something good in those notebooks the Lady Mustangs are keeping. The small goal of simply “getting it” early on will give way to loftier goals as district nears. However, the Lady Mustangs’ seniors have a goal that they can accomplish every time out on the floor, and that can carry them as far as they want to go. Write that down. “I want to be able to say that we tried our best,” Childers said. “I want to win district. Whether it ends in regionals, the state game, I just want to say we tried our best. I never want to say we could have tried a little harder. My senior year I just want to be able to say we did everything we could and we had no regrets. We left it all out on the court.”

Date Aug. 31 Sept. 4 Sept. 6 & 8 Sept. 11 Sept. 14 Sept. 15 Sept. 18 Sept. 21 Sept. 25 Sept. 28 Oct. 2

Opponent at Somerville vs. Normangee at Centerville Tnmt. at Leon vs. Fairfield at Leon Tnmt. vs. Caldwell* vs. Normangee* at Navasota* vs. College Station* vs. Rockdale*

Location 5 p.m. 5 p.m. TBA 5 p.m. 4:30 p.m. TBA 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m.

Oct. 5 Oct. 9 Oct. 12 Oct. 16 Oct. 19 Oct. 23

vs. Taylor* at Caldwell* vs. Navasota (Sr. Night)* at College Station at Rockdale* at Taylor*

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North Zulch High School volleyball

Senior-led group to outhustle, outsmart foes By Dan Kleiner Editor & Publisher There may be no better testament to the workmanlike way that North Zulch volleyball players approach their sport than what a handful of seniors were doing before their Aug. 17 game against Brazos Christian. They were cutting onions. It wasn’t a punishment; it was doing their part to help the concessions stand. But that’s what North Zulch High School volleyball players do – they work. That commitment to outworking their opponents has led North Zulch to become a premiere Class 1A volleyball program over the last several seasons. The Lady Bulldogs advanced to the regional finals last season and started out this year ranked No. 9 in the Texas Girls Coaches Association poll. But right now, they’re not worried about rankings – they’re worried about work. That’s what they’ve targeted to get as far as they can in the senior season for four key contributors. “We just want to be able to say at the end that we worked as hard as we could,” senior Erica Keller said. “That we outhustled everyone, outworked everyone, and went as far as we can go.” North Zulch volleyball players spent the

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Members of this year’s varsity volleyball team at North Zulch High School are Taylor Massey, left, Erica Keller, Avery Billings, Caitlyn Maddox, Erin Diserens, Cori Drake, Ashlin Keller and Sam Tobias.

first several weeks of this season embracing a team concept. They passed, and passed, and passed. Head coach Catherine Franke made her team complete 100 perfect passes every practice early on to build their ability to move the ball. The Lady Bulldogs will go to battle this season with several players taking on new positions, but none that stands particularly tall at the net. This is nothing new for North Zulch, which has always been small in stature but big in heart. Strategy, skills and teamwork have been major factors in their success in recent seasons. “It’s all in passing,” senior Avery Billings said. “That and keeping our attitudes up. You have to anticipate things, you have to watch the shoulder of the opposing hitter, you have to work hard to get to the spot before the ball does. I’m so short that there’s a lot going through my mind when I’m hitting. You need perfect timing and then make sure you get off the net. I’m just excited to play. I love these girls – we’re like a family.” Billings smiled and referred to her position as “utility” when asked where she plays. Several of North Zulch’s key players have learned new positions this year and are still ■

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Members of this year’s junior varsity North Zulch High School volleyball team are Kyli Brown, left, Breanne Matheson, Brittney Wiese, Lindsey Burkhalter, Dyanna Fennell and Evette Fannin.

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LADY BULLDOGS Continued from page 8C working towards a comfort zone with new assignments. Sam Tobias, the senior libero, is one of the few staying put and excelled in the most visible defensive position for the team. She said the most fundamental parts of the game is where her focus will be as she undertakes her senior campaign. “It’s all passing and defense,” Tobias said. “The key to passing effectively is using your platform (the area of your arms between your wrists and your elbow) and being in a good position to make a good pass.” One sure-fire offensive weapon the Lady Bulldogs will look to this season is senior Cori Drake. Drake has shifted to outside hitter this season with the departure of Whitley Byrd and Katie Gilbert, two players who both earned all-state honors during their time in North Zulch. Drake spoke a lot about spacing and being smart on

the court as keys in both offensive and defensive scenarios. “You have to hit it where they aren’t,” Drake said. “Use the block, get a side out. But a lot of the time all you want to do is get it back up and over. Let them make the mistake. Defensively, we’re going to beat them to the ball. Don’t meet it; be there before the ball gets to the spot. They can’t slam it down our throats if we get there first.” The main challengers for the district title this year will remain Iola and Normangee. Staying in the district are Calvert, Richards and Mumford, and the new addition to this year’s district schedule is Bremond. North Zulch will have to finish in the top three of that group to return to the playoffs, which is where the Lady Bulldogs came just three wins shy of a state title last year. The four seniors on this year’s roster are ready to get back to it, and, you guessed it, it’s hard work that will get them there. “This year I really want to be district champs and get back to state,” Drake said. “We were so close last year, this year, we’re going.”

Date Sept. 1 Sept. 4 Sept. 6 & 8 Sept. 7 Sept. 11 Sept. 14 Sept. 18 Sept. 21 Sept. 25 Sept. 28 Oct. 2

Opponent Location vs. Lovelady 10 a.m. vs. Crockett 5 p.m. at Snook Tnmt. TBA vs. Calvert* 4 p.m. at Richards 5 p.m. vs. Normangee 5 p.m. at Mumford* 5 p.m. vs. Harmony Science Academy 5 p.m. at Bremond* 5 p.m. vs. Iola* 4 p.m. vs. Calvert* 5 p.m.

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vs. Richards* at Normangee* vs. Mumford* at Harmony Science Academy at Bremond* at Iola* * denotes district game, JV games precede varsity

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Members of the 2012 Madisonville High School varsity cheerleading squad pictured in back are Carli Desautel, left, Ashley Smith, Hannah Shirley, Sarah Bankhead, Stacey Viser and Miranda Cortez. In front are Roxanne Espinoza, left, Paige McFarland, Cricket Coleman, Adrianna Culbreth and Alyssa Engle. PHOTO

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The 2012-13 North Zulch High School cheerleaders are, from bottom, Amber Filoteo, Melia Joy, Kaitlin Aschton, co-captains Taylor Landrum and Kyli Brown, Breanne Matheson, Shelby Cook, mascot Dyanna Fennell, Ashlyn Gravitt, Brittany Rud, Ashlin Keller, Brittney Wiese and Kaitlyn Fox. Not shown is coach Kim Brown.

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Members of the 2012 Madisonville High School junior varsity cheerleading squad pictured in back are Kealana Scott, left, Karleigh Howeth, Kayla Craig, Nicole Geick and Cebria Brice. In the middle row are Delisia Lewis, left, Dierdre Smith and Michaella Goodrick. In front are Trista Underwood and Jeannie Kimbrough.

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Members of the brass section in this year’s Madisonville High School band pictured in the top row are Ian Morrow, left, Dusty Dempsey, Michael Alvarado, Ethan Lalli and Viktour Welch. In the fifth row are Justin Lane, left, Brittany Pfleiderer, Jesus Martinez, Marisol Garza, Matthew Faw and Pedro Franco. In the fourth row are Casey Fannin, left, Alexus Whaley, Luis Alvarado, Luis Cuevas, Chris Eschberger, Kelli Donava and Brittany Jozwiak. In the third row are Calvin Le, left, Christian Arjon, Victor Ramirez, Judith Rodriguez, Jazmin Delatrinidad, Krystal Martinez and Maribel Garcia. In the second row are Ben Bickham, Blake Hutchison, Libby Schmidt, Andre Bartley, Ismael Castillo and Ethridge Brooks. In the front row are Pedro Sanchez, left, Michael Haldt, Stormy Lang, Roberto Palomino and Rey Perez.

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Members of the woodwind section in this year’s Madisonville High School band in the top row are Osvaldo Torres, left, Roxanne Espinoza, Kathy Garay and Alicia Jackson. In the third row are Austin Blair, left, Michael Craig, Yesenia Castaneda, Elizabeth Robles, Crystal Schmidt, Connor McWhorter, Stoney Ross, Stephen Wiggins, Ronnie Fullen, Saabir Summerville, Heather Davis, Morgan Harrell and Deirdre Smith. In the second row are Jay White, left, Jazmin Mora, Diamond Glover, Elizabeth Bastardo, Crystal Gomez, Kelsey Roberts, Brian Jimenez, Becky Reyes, Katey Peveto, Ashley Roberts, Dakota Simmons, Ashlyn Ogg and Brandon Fultz. In the front row are Jazmin Castaneda, left, Lorena Martinez, Andy Moreno, Victoria Veselka, Elvia Reyes, Nachole Guy, Shelbie Currie, Te’A Nielson, Kaleen Jeffries, Peyton Hayes, Wendy Neal, Nae Whaley and Marco Alvarado.

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Members of the percussion section in this year’s Madisonville High School band in the top row are Glenda Martin, left, Kayla Guest, Park Phillips and Garett Rose. In the second row are Brooke Mosley, left, Jordan Williams, Johnna Johnson and Alija Babar. In front are Tiffanie Le, left, Stacey Viser and Umar Babar. Wilson Barker, Jonathon Schuck and Jonathan Martinez are not pictured.

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Members of the color guard section in this year’s Madisonville High School band in the back row are Makayla Ivy, left, Camry Isaac, Karen Villagrana, Zulema Parga and Tara Sumner. In the middle row are Kaitlyn O’Connor, Kimberly Getson and Amanda Perez. In front are Ashton Walker and Destiny Landrum.


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