West Track Star To Sign With College & West Football Spring Game
A VISD athlete who just made history last Friday will make more history Thursday
West senior Ryleigh Redding will sign with an NCAA Division I college for track and field. I can only say that Ryleigh will sign with a Big 12 college in Texas. Ryleigh became the first VISD athlete ever to win two medals in one state track meet last Friday at UT-Austin. She first won the silver medal for the second straight year in the pole vault, then got the bronze in the 300 meter hurdles. Ryleigh picked up 15 points for the Warriors at the state meet.
West spring football drills wrapped up Wednesday night with their intrasquad game.
I was at Memorial Stadium for that. For the Red team, here is Chase Patek with a 15-yard run inside the red zone. A few plays later, Patek scores from the three for the Red team’s only touchdown of the night. For the White team, Tay Partida, with a 13-yard run there. The White team scoring in the first half on a touchdown pass from Jordan Fillmore to Brock Sanchez. The Red outscores the White, 11-8. After the game, i talked with Fillmore and Warrior football head coach Courtney Boyce. Said coach Boyce, “I saw us flying around. Everybody competing, coaching staffs and players really got into it. We like competition and it was a great way to do it.” Said Fillmore, “I liked seeing the guys that really came up and made plays. They made their spot on the field and just wanted to be on offense.”
West football starts pre-season workouts August 13. East football’s spring game is Friday night at Memorial Stadium.
James Harden and Eric Gordon each scored 27 points to lead a balanced attack and the Houston Rockets routed the Golden State Warriors 127-105 on Wednesday night to even the Western Conference finals at one game apiece.
The Rockets didn’t trail after the first quarter and led by double digits for most of the night. They head to Oakland, California for Game 3 on Sunday night feeling much better after rebounding from a deflating 119-106 loss in the series opener.
P.J. Tucker added a playoff career-high 22 and Trevor Ariza had 19 as both bounced back after struggling in Game 1.
Kevin Durant had 38 points after scoring 37 in the opener, but Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson combined for just 24 points.