Texas Trouble: Out of the Dugout

Trouble Maker Track Star

Way to go Trouble Maker #00 Courtney for the outstanding job representing Needville Junior High in the Pole Vault. In three track meets, she has placed 2nd each time clearing a personal best 7'6".

High five's to Courtney from your Texas Trouble teammates!

Look Out American Idol

Congratulations #10 Callie for being honored by The Texas Music Educators Association as a 2004-2005 All-Region Musician. Callie, an 8th grader at Dulles Middle School, was selected as an Alto to the Region 17 JH/MS Treble Choir.

Singing runs in the family ... big sister Cassie, four-year varsity Catcher/1B for the Dulles High School Lady Vikings, went to Broadway in March with the fabulously talented DHS Varsity Singers, who were invited to New York to perform in a special competition.

Congratulations Callie from your Texas Trouble teammates!

Wednesday, September 1
Slapshot ...

The Houston Hitmen Bantam B Travel Hockey Team used to be 'just the guys' ... now it is coed because Trouble Maker #25 Ally has made the team! The Houston Hitmen is a citywide hockey team playing out of Memorial City Mall. They will travel the region as well as the U.S.

Congratulations Ally from your Trouble Maker teammates!

Monday, August 16
Spike This!

Can you dig it? Ten Trouble Makers named to 2004-2005 area middle school and junior high volleyball teams. Look who's causing 'trouble' on the court this season!

CALLIE Dulles Middle School Lady Vikings (8th-A)
COURTNEY Needville Junior High Lady Bluejays (8th-A)
CIERRA Needville Junior High Lady Bluejays (8th-A)
SHELBY Needville Junior High Lady Bluejays (8th-A)
RACHEL Sugar Land Middle School Lady Titans (8th-A)
JESSICA Sugar Land Middle School Lady Titans (8th-A)
KEELY Briscoe Junior High Lady Eagles (8th-A)
TIFFANY Briscoe Junior High Lady Eagles (8th-A/B)
TABATHA Briscoe Junior High Lady Eagles (8th-A/B)
ALEC Ft. Bend Baptist Academy Lady Eagles *Captain* (8th-one team)

Congratulations ladies!

HBU Huskies Logo
Kudos To Coach Cheri!

Houston Baptist University (HBU) had four players selected to the NAIA All-American team.

* Laura Hess - NAIA Pitcher of the Year
* Rachel Werner - 2nd Team NAIA All-American
* Cheri Wood - 2nd Team NAIA All-American
* Katelyn Griffin - Honorable Mention NAIA All-American

HBU ended up 48-9 for the year, the best in school history. They finished 1-2 at the NAIA National Championships, finishing the year ranked #3 in the nation.

A quote from the HBU softball website:

"Wood was named to the All-America team in her first season in an HBU uniform as a designated player. She batted .335 overall on the season with eight homers and 40 RBI, and tied for the team lead in walks with 25. A freshman from Sugar Land, she led the team with 48 runs and was second with 58 hits. She also went 9-0 on the mound with a 0.98 ERA and 57 strikeouts in 64.1 innings pitched."

In addition, Coach Cheri has been selected to the Red River Athletic Conference All-Conference Team and she has been named Red River Athetic Conference Newcomer of the Year!

More details can be found at the NAIA and Red River Athletic Conference websites.

Congratulations to Coach Cheri for her extremely successful freshman year at HBU and to the Huskies for an outstanding season!

Hey Coach Cheri ... your Trouble Maker team is so proud of you!

Friday, April 30
Alexa Wins District Tennis Title!
Trophy-1st Place
Trouble Maker #3 Alexa took 1st Place in her District Tennis Tournament on Thursday, April 29th ... look out Jennifer Capriati!

Congratulations Alexa ... from your Trouble Maker teammates!


Thursday, April 29
Ally Scores Big On SAT!
High fives to Trouble Maker #25 Ally for scoring big on her SAT and receiving "State Recognition" in the 24th Annual 7th Grade Talent Search sponsored by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP). The ceremony will take place at Texas A&M University in May.

TIP is dedicated to being a national leader in identifying academically talented students and providing innovative programs to support the development of their optimal educational potential.

Speaking of hockey ... Ally has been selected to attend the Rocky Mountain Hockey Festival . Joining Ally in Utah will be five other lady hockey players from Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Ally, a First Colony Middle Schooler, is a member of the all girl hockey team/league HERricanes 12U and 14U, as well as a member of the Prep Team for Clements High School.

Congratulations Ally ... from your Trouble Maker teammates and have a cool time in Utah!

Thursday, April 22
Alexa "Loves" Tennis!
Trouble Maker #3 Alexa is playing #1 Girls Singles for Bellville Jr. High. Here's her record to date:

April 15: Alexa vs. Sealy - Won Match 8-2
April 20: Alexa vs. Wharton - Won Match 8-0

The District Tournament is April 29th ... good luck Alexa from your Trouble Maker teammates!

Tuesday, April 6
SEVEN Trouble Makers Receive NJHS Honor!

#7 Alec, #2 Cierra, #3 Alexa, #25 Ally, #6 Chastity, #16 Shelby, and #1 Lori are being inducted into the National Junior Honor Society! The NJHS is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NJHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship.

Congratulations Alec, Cierra, Alexa, Ally, Chastity, Shelby, and Lori from your Trouble Maker teammates ... we are proud of you!

Monday, April 5
Needville District Track Meet Results!
The District Track Meet was held in Needville this past Saturday. #00 Courtney finished 2nd in District in Pole Vault, setting three personal bests at the meet. #16 Shelby finished 3rd in District in the 4 x 200 Meter Relay. #2 Cierra finished 1st in District in Pole Vault, 1st in District in the 1-1/2 Mile, 2nd in District in the 1 Mile Relay, 3rd in District in the 400 Dash, and 4th in District in the Triple Jump. Congratulations Courtney, Shelby, and Cierra from your Trouble Maker teammates!

Cierra: 1st in District, Pole Vault
Cierra: 1st in District, 1-1/2 Mile

Courtney: 2nd in District, Pole Vault
         Cierra: 2nd in District, 1 Mile Relay

                  Shelby: 3rd in District, 4 x 200 Meter Relay
Cierra: 3rd in District, 400 Dash

Wednesday, March 31
Bump ... Set ... Spike!
The Austin Co. Elite Club Volleyball teams competed in the Gold Bracket of the fourth and final tournament of the Houston Power League Series this past weekend. Competing in League City on Saturday, #3 Alexa's 13U Ace of Clubs team finished the series tied for 7th Place out of 42 teams. #5 Audrey's 12U Ace of Hearts team, competing on Sunday at Houston Juniors, finished with 5th Place out of 28 teams

Great job ladies ... congratulations from your Trouble Maker teammates! !

Tuesday, March 23
High Five's To Needville Junior High!
1st Place Trophy-Yellow
High five's to #2 Cierra and #16 Shelby and their Needville Junior High teammates for taking 1st Place at the recent Needville Invitational Track Meet. Congratulations ladies from your Trouble Maker teammates ... we are proud of you!

Here are Cierra's and Shelby's accomplishments:

Cierra: 1st in Pole Vault
Cierra: 1st in 1-1/2 Mile
   Cierra: 1st in 1 Mile Relay

Shelby: 2nd in 100 Meter Dash

Cierra: 3rd in 200 Meter Relay
      Shelby: 3rd in 4 x 200 Meter Relay

Wednesday, March 3
Strike A Pose!
Trouble Maker #6 Chastity has won 1st and 2nd Place for the two photographs she entered in the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. Be on the lookout for her photos if you go to the rodeo ... they'll be on display at the entrance to Hall A of Reliant Center from March 2-21!

One of the winning pictures is featured below. Chastity captured the moment when she caught her brother, Travis, and his Austin County Scramble Calf, Dixie, fooling around during bath time!

Congratulations Chastity from your Trouble Maker Teammates!

Tuesday, February 24
Bellville Babes V-ball Updates

***February 22, 2004 -- Houston Power League***

#3 Alexa and her Club Volleyball team ... Austin Co. Elite (ACE) ... competed in the 3rd week of the "Houston Power Tournament Series" and, AGAIN, placed 1st in their Pool. Alexa and her "13U ACE of Clubs" team has now advanced into the the Gold Bracket for the 4th and final weekend of the series. Her team is now in the Top 12 out of 42 total teams!

Match # 1 vs. Pearland Black -- 25-16, 11-25, 15-10
Match # 2 vs. Texas Tornado Leyla -- 25-7, 25-22
Match # 3 vs. Texas Select Red -- 25-16, 25-22

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***February 21, 2004 -- Houston Power League #3***

On Saturday, in the same tournament, #5 Audrey's "12U Ace of Hearts" team finished 2nd in Pool. They also advance to the Gold Bracket and are in the Top 8 out of 28 teams.

Match # 1 vs. Houston Juniors 12 Blue -- 25-21, 25-22 (Won)
Match # 2 vs. Pearland Maroon -- 25-18, 25-22 (Won)
Match # 3 vs. Brazos Valley 121 -- 18-25, 17-25 (Lost)

Wednesday, February 25
She's A Lady ... Eagle
High five’s to Trouble Maker #7 Alec for making the Fort Bend Baptist Academy’s Middle School Softball Team! Was there any doubt? Alec, starting pitcher, and her FBBA Lady Eagles begin a 16 game schedule playing area schools such as St. Thomas Episcopal, Emery Weiner, John Cooper, Westbury, Holy Spirit, Trafton, Kipp Academy, and 3D Academy. The green and gold will play all home games at Sugar Land’s Imperial Park. Way to go Alec ... congrats and good luck from your Trouble Maker teammates!

Update: Alec pitched her first shut out of the season vs. Emery Weiner! The Lady Eagles run-ruled them 15-0. FBBA's record is 1-0. Congratulations #7!

Who sang the 1970s hit She's A Lady? Check out *~*Trouble Trivia*~*

Tuesday, February 24
Alexa Named National Honor Student
The United States Achievement Academy proudly announces that Alexa has been selected as a USAA National Honor Student Award winner. This exclusive award pays tribute to Alexa's commitment to academic excellence.

Because of the abilities and talents that Alexa has demonstrated, she has qualified to receive USAA scholarships to be awarded for her effort and academic performance at the appropriate time in her secondary school career. This means that USAA affiliation gives Alexa preferred scholarship status or guaranteed scholarships depending on academic accomplishments with schools such as Colorado State University-Pueblo that will be valid until graduation.

Congratulations Alexa from your Trouble Maker teammates!

Tuesday, February 10
There She Is ...
Where is Bert Parks when you need him! Trouble Maker #6 Chastity was recently crowned "Miss Boy Scouts Sweetheart 2004" at the Boy Scouts Annual Blue and Gold Banquet. Several young ladies involved in the community with direct or indirect ties to the Boy Scouts are nominated for the honor. Once the nominations are submitted, a secret ballot is taken, and the "Sweetheart" is announced at the dinner. According to #6's mom, Kim, the expression on Chastity's face was priceless when she realized who they were describing as they revealed this year's "Sweetheart." She was so surprised ... but we’re not. We already know Chastity is a beauty and a sweetheart inside and out, not to mention her athletic ability!

Way to go Cha Cha from your Trouble Maker teammates!

Who Is Bert Parks? Check out *~*Trouble Trivia*~*

Thursday, February 5
Lady Vikings Named Co-District Champs!
High five's to Trouble Maker #10 Callie and her Lady Vikings "7A" Basketball teammates for being named Co-District Champions! Dulles Middle School shares the honor and a 6-2 in-district record with McAuliffe Middle School. Callie, who played point guard, and the Lady Vikings ended the season Monday night with an impressive 56-15 victory over Sugar Land Middle School.

Congratulations Callie ... we are proud of you!

Monday, February 2
Volleyball Victors!

TOURNAMENT: Houston Power League #2
Willowbrook Sports Complex

Finished 1st in Pool

    Match # 1 vs. Katy Juniors Karen -- 25-6, 25-16 -- Won
    Match # 2 vs. Southbelt White -- 25-21, 25-16 -- Won
    Match # 3 vs. Southwest Juniors Blue -- 25-15, 25-22 -- Won


Finished 2nd in Pool

    Match # 1 vs. Southshore Mizuno -- 26-24, 21-25, 15-8 -- Won
    Match # 2 vs. Willowbrook Molten -- 14-25, 11-25 -- Lost
    Match # 3 vs. Southbelt Blue -- 25-23, 25-17 -- Won

Congratulations from your Trouble Maker Teammates!

Monday, January 12
#10 Knows Her Geography!
School-Dog Homework
Congratulations Callie #10 for taking top honors in your Texas History class’ Geography Bee! She went up against 23 of her peers and knocked them all off to claim the number one spot. Callie earned the privilege of representing her class in the big show. She will compete against the other Dulles Middle School 6th, 7th, and 8th grade winners in the upcoming finals. Good luck #10 from your Trouble Maker teammates.

Saturday, January 10
Hoop ... There It Is!
basketball spin
Congratulations to Alexa and the Bellville Brahmanettes for taking 1st Place at their Basketball Tournament in Eagle Lake!

High five's to Courtney, Cierra, and Shelby and their Needville Junior High "A" teammates for taking 2nd Place at their Basketball Tournament. They had a win against Danbury Friday night and a win against East Bernard on Saturday. They lost to Wharton in the championship game on Saturday.

Way to go Callie and the Dulles Lady Vikings for taking 3rd Place at the Spring Branch ISD 7A Girls Basketball Tournament!


Wednesday, November 12
Check This Out!
Congratulations to Ally for making not one ... not two ... but three hockey teams! Yes, you read it correctly ... hockey :) Trouble Maker #25 is currently a member of the all girl team/league HERricanes 12U and 14U, as well as the prep team for Clements High School. The prep team is made up of grade 7-10 athletes. Although there are a few other girls playing at the high school level, Ally is the only girl on the Clements team! She plays center and defense, rotating where the team(s) need her. Way to go Ally ... we're so proud of you :)   

Tuesday, January 27
Congratulations to Callie for making the Dulles Middle School "A" Basketball Team, Courtney, Shelby, and Cierra for making the Needville Junior High "A" Basketball Team, and Alexa for making the Bellville Junior High "A" Basketball Team! Your Trouble teammates will be "hooping it up" for all five of you, the Lady Vikings, the Lady Jays, and the Bellville Brahmanettes this upcoming season. May all your breaks be fast and you get nothing but net :)

Tuesday, January 27
Region Band Results ...
High five's to Cierra for placing 8th in the Region Band out of 67 flutes! Courtney attended the same event and made 9th chair in Concert Band and was 21st out of 54 trumpets!

Friday, November 7
Meet the First Future Star of BHS Softball!
Present Texas Trouble star, Alexa, has the distinct honor of becoming the very first "Future Star" of the Bellville High School Softball Team! Check out the Bellville Brahmanette Softball website ... and don't forget to sign the guestbook to let Alexa and her future high school softball team know you were there. Congratulations #3 from your Trouble Maker teammates!

Wednesday, October 27
Bellville Wins District Volleyball Title!
Congratulations to Alexa and her Bellville Brahmanette teammates for beating Sealy Monday night, October 27 to win the Volleyball District Title! They went undefeated all season 10-0. Way to go #3 ... we are proud of you :)

Saturday, October 18
Cierra Gets Reserve Champion at Ft. Bend County Fair ...
High five's to Cierra for getting "Reserve Champion" with her pen of two heifers at the recent Fort Bend County Fair. She also got 3rd in her class and 12th overall with her lamb!

Saturday, October 18
Trouble Maker #2 is 2-0 in Cross Country ...
In her second outing, Cierra took 1st Place ... AGAIN ... at the Texas A&M Cross Country meet in College Station October 18. Congratulations #2 ... Needville Junior High is so proud of you, and so are we! You go girl :)

Saturday, October 11
Cierra's Got Wheels!
Congratulations to Cierra for coming in 1st Place at the Bay City Coca-Cola Cross Country meet on Saturday, October 11. Representing Needville Junior High in her first-ever competition, Cierra took the lead early and held it the entire duration of the run, soundly beating the field of fifty 7th & 8th graders to the finish line! She will be running again October 18 in College Station at Texas A&M ... and we're thrilled Cierra is running the bases for Texas Trouble!

Saturday, September 25
Trouble Trekker!
Alec has been invited to participate in the People to People Student Ambassador Program. In 2004, she has the opportunity to jet off to Europe with other outstanding junior high school students and study in Spain, France, and Italy. She’ll get to experience 23 adventurous days of rewarding activities, as well as meet a variety of people of different cultures and customs -- all while earning high school credits! President Dwight D. Eisenhower founded People to People, an educational exploration program. To become eligible for this huge honor, Alec had to be recommended by a teacher, former Student Ambassador, or National Listing Organization. Hey Alec ... can you say adios, au revoir, and arrivederci? Congratulations #7 :)

Monday, September 15
Duke University Taps Two From Trouble For TIP ...
High five's to Trouble Makers Alec and Callie for being chosen to participate in the 24th Annual 7th Grade Talent Search sponsored by the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP). The ladies qualified based on their exceptional test scores .. especially math. Alec and Callie will be taking the SAT or ACT later in the year. No matter how they score, the opportunity to participate with other students who excel scholastically is a great honor! Duke University's Talent Identification Program is dedicated to being a national leader in identifying academically talented students and providing innovative programs to support the development of their optimal educational potential.

Monday, September 8
All We Need Is Music ...
A softball isn't the only instrument the Trouble Makers know exactly what to do with! Way to go Courtney for making 3rd chair in Honors Band with your tremendous trumpet tunes, Cierra for making the Honors Band with her fantastic flute melodies, and Callie for making "The Sound," a select group of singing sensations, with your beautiful vocal chords! We got music and we got game!

Saturday, September 6
Spike This!
Congratulations to Alexa, Alec (Team Captain), Courtney, Cierra, Shelby, and Callie (Team Captain) for making the "A" Volleyball Teams at their respective middle schools. They are sure to cause as much Trouble on the volleyball court as they do on the softball field!