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Swimming with Sharks

Swimming with Sharks

March 8, 2019

The Tigersharks came to compete at this year’s 5A state meet. Through hard work and determination, the Tigersharks were able to do well and place in a variety of events. The boys team, led by Captain Jackson Shellogg, was able to place eighth out of 53 teams. The girls placed 51st. “Swimming at ...

A pool full of obstacles

A pool full of obstacles

February 10, 2019

Jackson Shellogg stands behind the block at the state meet in Dallas, Texas, cleaning his goggles and preparing to race his opponents. When the final whistle is blown and all of the swimmers are told to get up, Jackson panics. He looks left and right and realizes one thing— he forgot to take his medicine....

Raising the bar

Raising the bar

October 12, 2018

Growing up with two older brothers, I, like most baby brothers and sisters, have always looked up to my siblings. Also, like most other siblings, competition has always played a huge role in our household. Whenever I was young, I went to numerous swim meets and school events watching my brothers acc...

Swimming upstream

Swimming upstream

February 8, 2018

The Texas High Tigersharks performed well at the UIL Region 4-5A Championships, with 19 swimmers and divers qualifying for the state championship meet. Both the boys and the girls team dominated the competition, winning the overall meet. Two individual awards were given to senior Courtney Lourens f...

Tigersharks successful at State

Tigersharks successful at State

February 22, 2016

The Tigersharks left Feb. 18 to attend the State 5A swim and dive championships in Austin, Texas. Seniors Luke Calhoon and Dylan Gray competed in individual events this past weekend, Calhoon placed 16th in the 200 meter individual medley, while Gray placed 13th in the 100 meter breaststroke. “I...

Diving into Texas

Diving into Texas

October 14, 2015

She adjusts her goggles as she surveys the unfamiliar faces around her. A new city, a new pool, a new practice. Her new teammates all look the same with their hair tucked away in their caps. They crowd her, each wanting the chance to talk to the new girl. Now, only a few months later, junior Ohemaa Bar...

Season to go swimmingly under new head coach

Season to go swimmingly under new head coach

September 28, 2015

"Go! Go! Faster!” coach Eric Vogan screams as the smell of chlorine surrounds him. With a clipboard in one hand and a stopwatch in the other, he yells at the swimmers, “Push it!” wanting nothing more than to see the kids win. After former swim coach Carl Auel announced his resignation Aug....

New season, new captains

New season, new captains

September 16, 2015

Things are changing for the swim team this competition season. Among the newest transitions is the election of the new captains: seniors Tyler Snell, Conor Diggs, Kristin McCasland and junior Katie Dusek. “Every year, towards the beginning, we take a day of practice to elect captains,” sophomo...

Head swim coach leaves Tigersharks

Head swim coach leaves Tigersharks

August 24, 2015

Twelve swim seasons have come and gone at Texas High School for veteran swim coach Carl Auel. Throughout his career, Auel has led the Tigersharks to win many district and regional titles as well as producing multiple state champion swimmers. However, his time with the Tigersharks has come to an end....

Rising from the depths

Rising from the depths

February 11, 2015

The swim and dive teams broke six meet records and dominated at the District 15-5A meet Saturday at Texarkana College's Pinkerton Center. The girls cracked four meet records, including all three relays, and scored a total of 260 points. That makes 12 championships in a row for the girls. The boys...

Swim team becomes the “Real Slim Shady”

Swim team becomes the “Real Slim Shady”

January 16, 2015

In the past couple of days, students have been noticing a couple more blondes walking the halls. Specifically the upperclassmen Tigershark swim team boys. These swimmers have reinstated the tradition of bleaching their hair a month before it is shaved for regionals. “It’s something we’re kind...

Lourens siblings get along swimmingly

Lourens siblings get along swimmingly

January 14, 2015

They train together, they compete together and they have each other's back. They love each other. Typical high school siblings tend to develop their own interests, apart from each other. However, senior Calvin Lourens and his sister, freshman Courtney Lourens, are both divers for the Tigersharks. Their support for each other has been...

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