It was the Grays versus the Whites under a blue-gray December sky. Members of the Riley Street Supper Club came together for the Riley Bowl II football tournament. The Whites broke open a 12-12 first half tie with a flurry of second half interceptions-returned-for-touchdowns by Peter Relf, Jake Keville, and John Tsertos to win 30-12. The undaunted Grays vowed to turn the tables in Riley Bowl III with a completely revamped offense.
Eyes on the prize
Fifteen-year-old Joshua Steves has his eyes on the prize. He is the first local gymnast to qualify for competition in the World Maccabiah Games. Joshua competed in Norman, Oklahoma at the qualifying trials with Zachary Strauss, Lauren Rosen, and Robin Croft, also from the JCC’s Houston Gymnastics Center. More than 100 gymnasts competed in the invitational. The World Maccabiah Games are held in Israel every four years, with the 18th Maccabiah Games taking place in July 2009.
Keys to success
Five Pershing Middle School art students have won six keys in the National Scholastic Art Competition. Stephania Dolgopolova, Brian Lin, and Kirby Martino (pictured left) all won Silver Keys and Ruth Lin, Marisa Valente (right), and Kirby won Gold Keys. Art is judged for originality, style, and talent, with only the most exemplary pieces chosen for the contest. The work of these students will be displayed at an exhibition at The Art League and an awards ceremony at Harris County Department of Education in February. The Gold Key recipients are eligible to have their work displayed among some 300 artists at the National Student Art Exhibition to be held in New York City in June 2009.
Would you give an hour to save three lives? Cari Bonilla, Michelle Massa, and Dylan Dickens would. The trio painted signs to encourage parents and students to support the annual blood drive. The drive is on February 11-12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Lanier’s campus. Visit www.giveblood.org to schedule your donation and include sponsor code 2075 to support Lanier’s efforts in their blood drive. Last year, blood donations at Lanier Middle School’s blood drive saved 222 lives.
The Houston Express 96 Navy Boys U13 soccer team won first place in their division at the state championships held in Austin. Parents and coaches are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication shown by these boys during the playoffs, as well as the regular season, in which the boys finished with an impressive record of 9 wins, 1 tie, and 1 loss. They have advanced to Division I and are proud to be the 2008 state champs!
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