Mavericks Working for the Weekend

Sam Chambers
After five weeks of training, St. John's Fall Varsity teams look to shore up their sports as they finish up non-conference competition this weekend.
  • Boys’ Cross Country: (September 10, Lamar Invitational- T. C. Jester Park-Away): The Maverick Cross Country boys head to TC Jester Park this Friday afternoon to run the first full distance competition of the season at the Lamar HS Invitational.  "This will be an opportunity for this improved program to show its individual and team strengths against some top local 5A schools - a first step towards getting back to the top tier of the SPC," said Head Coach Richie Mercado.
  • Girls’ Cross Country: (September 10, Lamar Invitational- T. C. Jester Park-Away): The Maverick girls cross country team will compete in the Lamar Invitational.  They will race on a flat 2 mile course at TC Jester park.  "This is will be one of our last 2 mile races of the season as we bump up our distance towards 3 miles," said Head Coach Rachel Skinner.  "Looking forward to watching our Mavericks race their fastest times of the season!"
  • Field Hockey: (September 10 & 11, Hockaday Festival - Away): The upper school Field Hockey teams have a break in their schedules this week as they prepare for two full days of hockey this weekend at Hockaday in Dallas for the annual Hockaday Festival involving teams from all over Texas and Oklahoma.  Next week the Varsity has non-conference games against Duchesne on Tuesday at 5:30 and EHS on Thursday at 6:45, both at home.
  • Boys’ Volleyball: (September 10 & 11, Houston Cup- Home): "This weekend is the Houston Cup & the start of the 2010 season for the Boys’ Volleyball team. I'm hoping for a good turn out of fans to support the boys & return I hope we can put some quality wins together to get us into the championship match." Coach Amason
  • Girls’ Volleyball:(September 10 & 11, Texas Tornados Tournament- Away): “The non-conference competition is helping us shore up our weaknesses.   With another tournament this weekend, we hope to learn from our mistakes and get to a competitive level,” said Head Coach, James Fuller.

  • Football: (September 10, Houston Christian- Away): “We are looking at this non-conference game to give us a chance to be more consistent with our game plan,” said Coach Gleaves.  “A week from Thursday we begin our SPC counters at Greenhill, so we need to sharpen the axe at Houston Christian.”