Tiger Times

Senior Kaitlyn Rogers hugs her relay teammates as she finishes her last race as a Texas High Tigershark. The state meet was held February 15-16 in Austin, TX.

Make a splash

February 16, 2020

A question directed to the swim team, that would send serotonin to the brain and quickly trigger laughter for most, is the question, ‘What do y’all do during your off-season?’ Well this is ironic, simply because they don’t actually have an off-season. The Texas High School swim team, known as th...

Ethan Power swims into the wall in his 100 fly event at TISCA. The meet was held at Texarkana College on Nov. 22 and 23, and featured over 300 swimmers.

Northeast Texas TISCA 2019

November 22, 2019

Senior Joshua Oldham turns during his 200 IM at the Tyler Quad Meet. This is the only outdoor meet of the season, and give swimmers an extra time to qualify for Frisco Tisca times.

Tyler Quad Swim Meet

October 20, 2019

Senior Robert Frost positions himself for his swim race. The Tigersharks competed in the state meet in Austin. Texas.

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 ...

Senior Jackson Shellogg cheers on his teammate at a swim meet in Dallas, Texas. Shellogg strives for excellence while overcoming his dyslexic disability.

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....

Sophomore Logan Diggs prepares to dive into the pool. Diggs uses swim to find his own identity apart from siblings.

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...

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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...

Senior Luke Calhoon swims freestyle in the 200 individual medley. Calhoon placed 16th 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...

Coach Eric Vogan explains a drill to swimmers during after school practice.

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....

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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...

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