Sports teams continue to practice despite break


Josh Shewmake

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While most students and staff members are doing something unrelated to school, there are some people that will be at the school perfecting their game. The boys and girls basketball teams will be spending part of break playing games.

For the girls, there’s a tournament a couple of days after Christmas.  However, they won’t be able to practice before.

“UIL mandates 5 consecutive days off, including the day before and after Christmas Day,” girls head basketball coach Lisa Branch said. “The break is a good way for the girls to get their legs back. Our girls are given a voluntary workout during their days off.”

While coach Branch hopes the girls do something basketball related during the first week of break, nothing compares to time in the gym.

“The days that we don’t practice on the court, affects our timing and conditioning,” Branch said. “The only way to get in basketball shape, is by playing basketball games or scrimmages.  There’s no other way to simulate game-like situation without practice.”


Here’s a look at some of the winter break sports schedules.

Girls basketball schedule:

Dec. 21-26: No practice

Dec. 27-28: Varsity team at Prosper Tournament

Dec. 30, 31, and Jan. 2: practice 9-11 am

Jan. 3: JV and Varsity district games at Sherman


Boys basketball schedule:

Dec. 21-26: No practice

Dec. 27-28: Varsity tournament at The Colony

Jan. 3: JV and Varsity district games at Sherman


Wrestling schedule:

Dec. 22-29: No practice

Monday, Dec. 30: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 31: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Wednesday, January 1: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Thursday, January 2: TBA practice time, TBA Varsity Tournament

Friday, January 3: TBA Varsity Tournament

Saturday, January 4: TBA Varsity Tournament