Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Codewars 2017

This past weekend, some students, including myself, went to Houston to a programming competition called Codewars. This event was held in HP headquarters. This competition test the team’s capability to solve problems and project them in a program. They give the teams 20 problems to solve in 3 hours, each problem being harder than the last one. To win this competition not only do you need programming skills but communication and organization skills. I highly recommend this competition to anyone slightly interested in computers. It really make your brain work.

See Mr. Cordes for information on joining!

Benito Zamora, Class of 2017

The Hardest Job I've Ever Loved - a teen mom tale

What is it like to be a team mom? Hard; it's really hard. You'll lose friends you thought would be there for you but really weren't. To be a teen mom who is involved in any sports or other school related activities is hard to manage. Whether you're in AP classes or regular, it's all hard. Yes, we are all still growing and maturing but we're not perfect. I wouldn't have been able to participate in sports or even take AP classes if it wasn't for my family and close friends who helped pushed me in ways I couldn't push myself. I just wish someone could've told me that you'll have sleepless nights staying up to study or you'll struggle until you get the hang of it. For me to stay organized with school, doctors appointment, sports or your child unexpectedly gets sick I just try to plan ahead and just go with the flow. So, to all other teen mom's just know you're not alone, you have so many people who can relate to your situation, just keep pushing because in the end it'll all be worth it. Just know we are all rooting for your success.

Alexus Clemons-Bills, Class of 2017

Girls Basketball Playoff Report

The fighting Lady Rangers Basketball team played against Nacadoches in Slocum Texas for the 1st round in play-offs on Tuesday February 14. With an intense game and closely scored game the Lady Rangers pulled through with a clutch win with a score of 58 to 57. The Lady Raners tied at the end of the 4th quarter causing them to go into over time. With at least 10 seconds left Treece Daily drives to her right passing the defendants to score the winning basket. On Thursday of the same week they played Georgetown for the 2nd round of play-offs in Hearne. With a good intense first start The Lady Ranger had the kept the lead until Nacadoches scored back to back leading with a scoer of 6 point and continued to keep the lead the whole game. The players fought hard to try to get the lead back but came up short. After the game last night while in the locker room with the players Coach Shelton stated that " I am very proud of this team for doing a reat job this season. Considering the obstacles we've concurred and having people doubt us, we had an outstadning season. For the players returning next year, now we just have to get at it. Great job ladies." This concludes your Lady Rangers basketball season.

Alexus Clemons-Bills, Class of 2017

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Seeing Stars at State - A Wrestling Tale


The Rudder Wrestling team had two kiddos compete at the State wrestling Tournament this past weekend; Bailey Reid and Shelby Squires.  Bailey Reid was able to reach the podium, placing 5th. Shelby wrestled hard, but fell just short.  We are proud of both of these young people for the accomplishments that both have had for the 2016-2017 wrestling season.

Quick Bios:
Bailey has been wrestling for three years, two in Texas and one Year in New Mexico.  As a Junior, he was a regional qualifier at the 220 weight class, and was one match away from qualifying for state.  This year, he bumped up to 285lbs and placed 1st in our district, 3rd at regionals and 5th at state.  Bailey is the first member of the Rudder wrestling program to place at state.  He finishes his career at Rudder with a 81-10 record. He plans to attend college and is undecided on his major at this time.  

Shelby is in her first year as a wrestler, and has already accomplished a lot.  She finished first in district at the 215 weight class, 2nd at regionals, and qualified for the state wrestling tournament.  Shelby had an overall record of 27-9, and will be back next year to continue her push to become a state placer.

-Jon Reid, Boys Wrestling Coach

Unit Eagles Learning to Soar

This past weekend, Rudder Baseball went 3-2, beating Lufkin Hudson, Humble, and Huntsville. Baseball started the tournament losing two straight. However, those losses only worked to stoke our fires, and we finished on a three game winning streak. Rudder travels to Conroe this week to play four games, Thursday through Saturday. Next week, Rudder Baseball travels to Lufkin (Thursday through Saturday) to play in a five game tournament. The following Friday opens the district season, against Waco. The game will be home, at Rudder, at 7:00pm - tickets are $3 for students (with an ID) and $8 for adults.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Rette Lips, High Kicks, and a few new trophies!

This past weekend the Rudder High School RangeRettes competed at  Crowdpleaser dance competition at Clear Springs High School. These ladies performed three team dances, ( Lyrical, Pom, and Novelty) three officer dances, (Lyrical, Jazz, and Open) a small ensemble, and five solos.
Some awards the RangeRettes received are as follows: Best overall Officer Lyrical, Jazz, and Open, Best Overall Team Lyrical, Novelty, and Pom. This competition was our Seniors’ last competition. Seniors include Brighton Lenz, Taylor Treat, Sarah Zepeda, and Rosalba Gutierrez. During Spring Break, the RangeRettes will be taking a trip to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. They will get to take classes at the park and learn dances from the staff at Disney.

We are so excited to end our high school career with The Mouse, and laughs with our friends. Senior Rettes wish our underclassmen well, and know the Juniors will do an amazing job at leading the dancers next year.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Not-so-soft Ball

As we approach our district opener the Lady Rangers are 6-1. Our first game was against Cameron Yoe, which we won 12-2. We then started our BCS tournament on Thursday (hosted right here at Rudder!) beating Shadow Creek 17-1 and Westside 9-2. The next day, we came back to beat two tough teams, East View 4-2 and Northwest 7-5. On our last day we beat El Campo 7-4, then lost a close one (3-2) to Conroe. All the girls played their hearts, but after so many solid games, we simply ran out of steam. It definitely gives us something to work on as we hit the fields this week. We are scheduled to get our revenge against Conroe tomorrow before heading to Southlake Carroll for six more games. Expect big things out of your Lady Ranger Softball this year!

Rebecca Delgado, Class of 2017