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  • 11-6-2023 Lytle Pirate Cross Country

    This is my 21st year coaching Cross Country. It took 18 years to get both teams to State at the same time.   In the last 3 years, only ONE school, Lucas Lovejoy, in the ENTIRE STATE OF TEXAS (in UIL) has more State Cross Country Trophies than Lytle. 

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  • 11-5-2023 Lytle Pirate Cross Country, Back to Back State Team Medalists

    The boys entered the day as the defending State Champion and were ranked second at the start. The quote which was written to the boys was by Vince Lombardi. You feel your age when you have to explain who Vince Lombardi was. “We run to win, not just be in the race.”  The boys got out well and at the first 800m tree they were between 2:07 and 2:14. As the race progressed, the mile and two-mile progress had Lytle leading. At the two mile point our lads were between 14 and 36th. However, that last mile we ran but Great Oaks ran better. When the dust settled, Lytle was beaten by five points to end this season in 2nd.  

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  • 10-27-2023 Junior High Cross Country at District 28-3A Championships

    The Lytle Junior High Cross-Country teams attended the District 28-3A Cross Country Championship Meet on October 11, 2023.  

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  • 10-24-2023 Lytle Pirate Cross Country Makes It Back to State

    The Lytle Pirate Cross Country Team traveled to Corpus over the weekend to participate in the 2023 Region IV-3A XC Championships. 

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  • 10-18-2023 Lytle Pirate Cross Country at 3A Region IV Championship

    The Lythe Pirate Cross Country team will travel to Corpus Christi to participate in the 3A Region IV XC Championships on Monday, October 23, 2023. They are hoping to finish in the top 4 and advance to the State Meet that will be held at Old Settler's Park, Round Rock on November 3, 2023.  

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  • 10-16-2023 28-3A Cross Country District Champions Boys and Girls

    The Lytle Pirate Cross Country traveled to Crystal City for their District 28-3A Cross Country Meet on Wednesday, October 11, 2023. Due to the rain the day before, the course was flooded, and different arrangements had to be made. We had to find a new venue around Crystal City High School and that changed the course to a shorter and all-pavement race. This was not the best situation, but the team took it in stride, adjusted and performed the way we had hoped they would. This group worked hard all year and it showed in all their performances and I was very proud of their efforts. 

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  • 10-5-2023 Junior High Cross Country at Soldier River City and Poth Invitational Recap

    The Lytle Junior High Cross Country teams attended the Soldier City Invitational meet on September 23, 2023 and the Poth Invitational on September 30, 2023. The teams had great shows all around.  The team will be back in action on October 11th in Crystal City for the District 28-A Cross Country Championships.  

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  • 10-2-2023 Lytle Cross Country at Poth Meet

    The Lytle Pirate Cross Country team traveled to Poth on Saturday, September 30, 2023, for the next to last Meet before the Championship season begins. All four groups ran with the minimum number of runners, 5, and every runner mattered. Each one had to step up due to absences. Three of the four teams captured the team title, with the Varsity Girls having a little trouble on Saturday.   

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  • 9-25-2023 Pirate Junior Varsity Cross Country at River City Believers Meet

    The Junior Varsity traveled with the Junior High to San Antonio on Saturday, September 23, 2023, to compete in the River City Believers Invitational. We are starting to get to the end of the season as this was the second to last Meet before District. 

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  • 9-25-2023 Pirate Cross Country at 2023 HOKA/McNeil Invitational

    The Varsity team took a trip to Round Rock and Old Settler's Park EARLY on Friday morning, September 22, 2023, to allow some of our younger runners the opportunity to run the STATE COURSE. We have 2 new boys and 3 new girls on the team and giving them the opportunity to compete at the HOKA Invitational will hopefully pay dividends in November if we can return. 

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  • 9-19-2023 Pirate Cross Country at Islander Splash Invitational

    The Cross Country team made the long trip down to Corpus on Saturday, September 16, 2023, to participate in the Islander Splash and get a small preview of the Regional Meet that will be held in late October.  

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  • 9-15-2023 Junior High Cross Country FEAST Invitational and Bandera Invitational Recap

    The Lytle Junior High Cross Country teams attended the Feast Invitational Meet on September 2, 2023, and the Bandera Invitational meet on September 9, 2023. The teams have shown excellent progression day in and day out. Whether it's learning the importance of getting out fast, pacing, placing, throwing on surges, attacking hills, or capitalizing on an opponent that has broken form. These kids have learned every aspect of this sport we call Cross Country. I highly encourage you to attend a Meet in the near future. You will not be disappointed.  

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  • 9-10-2023 Lytle Cross Country at Bandera Meet

    On Saturday, September 9, 2023, the Lytle Pirate Cross Country team traveled to Bandera City Park for their 4th Meet of the year and the halfway point of our season. This group continues to amaze me and make me proud as 16 of the 17 medalled.  

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  • 9-5-2023 Pirate Cross Country at FEAST Patriots Invitational Meet

    The Lytle Pirate Cross Country team traveled to River City Community Church Athletics Fields on Saturday, September 2, 2023, to participate in the biggest and fastest meet we will probably attend all year. How fast? We saw Boerne Champions Elizabeth Leachman run 15:54 5k and won by over 2 minutes. She is coached by Jonathan Tate, husband to Tanya Tate, our Director of Curriculum and Instruction. 

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  • 9-1-2023 Junior High Cross Country at Medina Valley Pantehr Invitational Meet

    The Lytle Junior High Cross Country teams attended the Medina Valley Panther Invitational this past weekend, August 26, 2023. The teams displayed great showings, coming off the best summer base training in the history of the Lytle Junior High cross-country program. Despite the raging heat and humidity, our Pirates found solutions, not excuses. In the 7th Grade girls' division, the dynamic duo of Lila Cortinas and Annalise Quintanilla led the way, placing 3rd and 4th out of 76 runners. We did not assemble a 7th Grade girls' team this time, but we look forward to it soon. 

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  • 8-28-2023 Lytle Pirate Cross Country at Medina Valley Meet

    Lytle Pirate Cross Country traveled down the road to Medina Valley on Saturday, August 26, 2023, and had another great Meet! 

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