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3-4-2019 Lessons from the Rings - Lytle Edition

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.”  - Jim Rohn 

This week we were able to let those from Lytle have the opportunity to see the throwers from Lytle compete in their own rings. The High School began on Thursday with a small meet yet three teams were represented from our district. The Junior High had a greater task with Pleasanton and Medina Valley in attendance but three teams from the district made it a good view of the district competition at the end of this month.  

The High School threw on Thursday with the boys beginning in the discus ring and the ladies in the shot put ring. Victor Garcia placed 3rd with a nice 121’ throw but he was behind a thrower from Dilley and one from Natalia. James Black placed 4th with 105’ and Johnny Padares placed fifth with a 103’ throw. In the JV ring Cort Haltom placed 1st with a 116’ throw. John Flores returned to the rings for his senior year. He threw in Junior High but he placed 3rd with a 97’ throw and freshman Jacob Flores placed 6th with an 80’10”. The boys did not fare as well in the shot. I was unable to see their actual throws but Victor placed 2nd with a 41’ throw.  

The girl's competition was not as tough. Emily Garcia threw 30’ to place 2nd. Noelia Medina placed 3rd. April Bodie threw a new PR at 32’7” which would have won the varsity competition. We took the top three places in the varsity discus ring. Noelia Medina was first with 95’ throw. Alex Naeglin was second in her first varsity meet with a throw of 86’5” and Emily Garcia was 3rd with an 82’ throw. We won the JV title with April Bodie’s 83’ throw and Sydney Estrada placed 6th in her first JV meet throwing a toss of 61’. Amaris Plaza placed 8th in the discus in her first meet as a JV thrower.  

The Junior High had some special throws. The 7th grade boys took 1st, 2nd and 3rd in Discus. Mario Diaz also won the shot put competition for 7th grade boys. The 7th grade girls had Alexis Flores place 3rd In the discus and Ysabella Diaz place 4th in the shot put. The 8th grade girls had Natalie Pacheco place 4th in the shot and she placed 5th in discus. Bree Criswell placed 6th in shot with a toss of over 30’. Sarah Yraurte also threw shot. Dakota Tumlinson just missed placing by 2” with a throw of 64’6”. Alex Medina placed 5th in the discus and Eduardo Lincona stayed pinned with an 85’ throw.  

It is always fun to be able to throw in front of the home crowd. To accomplish this feat many people in Pirate Nation gave of themselves to let our kids have a memory. The maintenance crews who stripped the rings, the coaches who ran the rings, the athletes who pinned and measured the throws and the elementary school for allowing us to open up their grounds to let us throw. Thanks to all who helped. We had Mrs. Laura Martinez from the administration on the finish table. The Primary had Mrs. Pierce also on the finish table. Special Education had Mrs. Robbins in the announcer's booth helping Mr. Fender with the announcements. The sophomore class ran the concessions. I am sure there were many others that I missed but it couldn’t have happened without everyone giving some of their precious time. My throwers are really appreciative.  

“There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment.” – Orison Swett Marden 

Hadley Foster