Girls Powerlifting In Need of Sponsor

WHS Girls Powerlifting Team, coached by Coach Kenny Wilkerson, had an excellent year ending their season as Regional Champions and sending several girls to state.   In recognition of their accolades, the team is in the process of putting together a 2012/2013 team poster, but lacks the resources. Therefore sponsors are needed.   Total cost of sponsorship is $200.   If you are interested or know of any business which is willing to sponsor ALL or some of the Powerlifting Team Poster, please contact Coach Wilkerson at kenny.wilkerson@wylieisd.net ASAP.    Sponsor information will appear on the poster, so this is a good way to advertise a business.

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Clean Up Wylie Day - Sat., April 27, 2013

All football players will participate in a community service project cleaning up Wylie and planting a garden at the Wylie Christian Care Center on Saturday, April 27, 2013.   We are looking for 8 -10 dads (preferably those who have a pick-up truck and have flashers that work) to help with this event.   Contact Scott Neumeyer at scottn@plano.gov if you are interested in helping.

Before the boys, dads & coaches head off to do the Clean-up Wylie community service, we will have an All-Family Breakfast with special speaker, Pastor Keith Spurgin from New Hope Church Wylie.  We need a couple of moms to serve the breakfast that morning.   You must be able to be there from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. to help set-up, serve and clean-up.    The menu for the breakfast is being finalized.   We will need a few moms to donate and cook certain breakfast items (egg casserole, biscuits, sausage patties, bacon, etc.).   Please contact Shiri Ndang at sndang@aol.com if you are interested in helping or cooking. We will be feeding about 150- 170 people (players, coaches and parents).

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Pirate Lift-a-thon Reveals Pirate Strength

The Pirates were out in full strength last night for the 2013 Pirate Lift-a-thon.  Players for all teams participated in this annual fundraiser that was held in the main gym.  The top Varsity lifters were Alex Garza - 365; Brody Wright - 340; Divine Rockwell - 335; Laurent Njiki - 335; Izzy Acuay - 315; T.K. Rockwell - 300;  Castin Neumeyer - 300.  The funds raised from this event will assist in purchasing equipment for the season.  Many thanks to all who gave their support!

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Lady Pirate Soccer are Regional Finalists

With a 5-1 victory over Mabank yesterday, the Lady Pirates advance to the Class 4A Region II Final against undefeated Highland Park.  Game time is 11:00 a.m. today, Saturday, April 13 at Standridge Stadium.  

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Lady Pirate Soccer Advances to Regional Semifinal

The Lady Pirates defeated Frisco Liberty last night to take the Class 4A Region II Quarterfinal with a 1-0 win.  Casey Gray scored 8 minutes into the first half.  They now advance to the Regional Semifinal and will play Mabank at Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD's Standridge Stadium on Friday, April 12 at 2:30 p.m.  Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students.

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Knee Braces for O-Line

April 12 is the deadline for OL Parents to order knee braces for their son.   Although the Booster Club will subsidize most of the costs, interested parents will have to pay $100.   To sign up, please contact Coach Eric Maxey (Eric.Maxey@wylieisd.net).   All checks should be made payable to “Wylie Pirate Athletic Booster Club (WPABC)” with your son’s name/Knee braces notation in the memo section.

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UPDATED Spring/Summer Calendar

The Spring/Summer Football calendar is available to print by clicking here.  Please note that Spring ball dates are subject to change due to inclement weather.

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Pirate Football Annual Lift-a-thon - Monday, April 15

Monday, April 15 is the date slated for the Annual Pirate Lift-a-thon held in the Main Gym.  Freshmen will begin lifting at 6:00 p.m. and Varsity at 7:00 p.m.  This is a major fundraiser for the team.  Players are hitting the pavement to round up those pledges.  Come out and support the players and see who is the strongest amongst them!

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Lady Pirate Soccer Sectional Champions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to the Lady Pirates Soccer who defeated Wylie East 1-0 to become the Sectional Champions last night at Wylie Stadium.  Addie Ault scored the goal with over 7 minutes remaining in the second half. 

The Lady Pirates held off the Lady Raiders for the remaining time to secure their victory.  The Regional Quarterfinals will see the Lady Pirates vs. Frisco Liberty.   

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WPABC Elects New Officers

The Wylie Pirate Athletic Booster Club held their monthly meeting last night and elected new officers among other business.  Replacing Kevin Watts as President will be Scott Neumeyer.  Chad Powell will assume the position of outgoing Treasurer Teresa Richardson.  Julia Garriga will sit as new Secretary.  Rudy Ramirez will remain as Vice-President. 

Special thanks to Kevin Watts and Teresa Richardson, who have both served the Booster Club faithfully. 

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Lady Pirates face Wylie East in Sectional Play-offs

The Lady Pirates will face the Lady Raiders of Wylie East as they battle in the Girls Soccer Sectional Playoffs this Thursday, April 4 at 8:00pm at Wylie Stadium.   They will play the second game of a double header.  Tickets;  Adult $5.00  Students $3.00

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Brickbuilders and Booster Club meetings - Monday, April 1

The Brickbuilders (Pirate Football Parents) will have their regular monthly meeting on Monday, April  1 @ 6:30 pm in the IMPAC Classroom.  Immediately following at 7:30 pm, the Wylie Pirate Athletic Booster Club will meet.  Elections for new officers will be held.   

At the Brickbuilders meeting, Coach Howard will discuss spring practice schedule, as well as, the planning for this summer’s golf tournament fundraiser.   If you are interested in helping with the golf fundraiser, please try to attend this meeting. 

'For Offensive Linemen (OL) Parents – As discussed at the meeting on Monday (3/25), the sign-up sheet for those interested in getting braces for their sons will be done at this meeting also.   THIS IS A TIME-SENSITIVE ISSUE.   The braces need to be ordered and fitted prior to the start of Spring ball, so please make sure you sign up during the Meeting on Monday if you are interested. 

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Pirate Football Goes to Jamaica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Six Varsity players journeyed to Jamaica over their Spring Break to help at the Montego Bay Christian Academy in Montego Bay, Jamaica.   The team consisted of Juniors - Jarell Brown, Kameron Kelly, and Laurent Njiki, and Seniors - Leland Dotson, Freddy Gibbs, and Kalen Winkler.  Toni Milburn, Shiri Ndang and Renee Winkler chaperoned the group.  

The young men assisted at the school by painting, helping in the classroom and presenting an all school morning devotion. Their main focus though was giving a two-day Sports Camp.  Camp PFC (Pirate Football in the Caribbean) introduced flag football to over 75 students, who participated in the two day event.  The camp was well received and revealed much talent in the young Jamaican learners.  

During their time, they also visited a local orphanage and spent the afternoon playing with the children.    "I enjoyed playing on the slide with the little baby at the orphanage....it felt good to make him laugh!", recalled Kameron Kelly.

The players traveled down in hopes of teaching a new skill and developing others, only to find that they themselves were changed by the experience.  Freddy Gibbs said, “It was really a life-changing experience.  I am so grateful for what I have.” All of the young men conveyed how thankful they were for the opportunity to see how much they are truly blessed.  They will share about their trip this Wednesday at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting at 8:00 a.m. in room 125.

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Booster Club Elections At Next Meeting

The Wylie Pirate Athletic Booster Club will be electing new officers at the next monthly meeting, Monday, April 1.   Voting will take place for president, treasurer and secretary.  The following persons are nominated so far.  Additional nominations are welcome.  If you are interested in serving in any of these areas, please plan to attend.  Meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.  Brickbuilders will meet prior to this at 6:30 p.m.

These are the nominees -

Nominee for President - SCOTT NEUMEYER

"It has been an honor and pleasure to have actively been involved in the Wylie community since 2001.  I have had the opportunity to coach and serve with the Wylie Football League for five years and served as Vice President for the WFL board up until 2012. During that time, I was also blessed to have coached soccer for many incredible kids for the Wylie Soccer Association for ten years.

Last year I served as the liaison for the Dads of the Brick Builders under the WPABC. My goal is to ensure that the all of our athletic programs  prosper through volunteer time, talent and treasure, so that all students participants have the best opportunity to experience the benefits of organized high school athletic programs. I am committed to serving and supporting the Wylie Pirate family."

Nominee for Treasurer - CHAD POWELL

"I am running for Wylie Pirate Booster Club Treasurer.  I have been married to my wife, Amy for 19 years and have lived in Wylie since 2004.  I have had the opportunity to coach in the Wylie Football League for four years and serve as Treasurer for three years.  My son plays football and runs track for McMillan Junior High.  I work for a large manufacturing company in Garland where I serve as controller."

Nominee for Treasurer - MICHELLE DUMAS

"My husband, Randy,  and I moved to Sachse in 2002. We have two daughters, Brooke in 9th grade and Meagan in 6th grade.  Both of them play softball, so we will be involved in WHS athletics until 2019.  I have an accounting degree and worked several years in corporate accounting for a telecommunications company.  For approximately three of those years, I worked in the Cash Management department balancing 15 corporate checking accounts each month and accounting for all incoming cash from dozens of states.  I have not worked outside the home for the last ten years, except to volunteer.  Some of the volunteering has included setting up the finacial books for our church's preschool when they were separating their money from the church.  The preschool director asked me to research, choose a software program for the school and then to set it up .  I was in charge of the checking account, including making deposits, signing on any expenditures and balancing the checkbook at the end of each month.  I went to the Church's monthly board meetings as the preschools financial liaison and presented the financial statements each month to the board including budget projections and year-to-date actuals.  I did this for the preschool for two years and then turned it over to the new bookkeeper after training her." 

Nominee for Secretary - JULIE GARRIGA

"I live in Murphy and have three sons in Wylie ISD - Scott 10th grade, Matt 7th grade, and Tommy 5th grade.  My husband, Greg, and I moved here with our boys in 2007.  I am a stay-at-home Mom who likes to volunteer with my kids’ activities in school and sports (currently the boys play baseball, basketball, and football.)  I am interested in participating with the Booster Club, as I will hopefully have a son involved with WHS athletics until the year 2020."

Nominee for Secretary -  JULIE SALMON

"I’m running for Secretary of the WPABC.  I am a mother of two, Cole and Emily.  Cole is a freshman at WHS on the Wrestling team.  Emily will enter as a freshman in 2015 and hopes to play Volleyball for WHS.  I’ve been the Accounting Manager for a food-service equipment company in Dallas for seven years.  I currently serve on the Wrestling Booster Club board as Funds Manager and Records Manager (Treasurer and Secretary).  I’m excited for opportunity to be involved with the WPABC board.  It would be a pleasure to serve as Secretary for several years, since I will have a student at WHS in Athletics until the 2018-2019 school year.  I look forward to being a part of the Wylie Pirate Athletic Booster Club for years to come!"

 

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Congratulations to Play-off Bound Boys/Girls Soccer

Both Boys and Girls Soccer are play-off bound and will play on Tuesday, March 26 at Lewisville Max Goldsmith Stadium.  Girls will compete agains Dallas Hillcrest at 6:00 p.m. and Boys vs. Dallas Molina at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets:  $5 Adult/$3 Students

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CHECK OUT THESE UPCOMING EVENTS!

Annual Pirate Lift-A-Thon -  April 15

The Pirates will have their annual Lift-A-Thon on Monday, April 15, 2013 in the main gym.  Pledge cards will be passed out this week.   Any player who gets at least $250 in pledges will receive a Lift-A-Thon shirt.   This is a major fundraiser for the team, so we appreciate your usual support!

Clean-Up Wylie Day - April 27

On Saturday,  April 27, 2013,  the Varsity and JV Football players will participate in a community service project to clean up Wylie from WHS to adjoining streets.   Coach Howard needs a couple of Dads to help with this project.   If you are interested in helping the Clean-up Wylie Community Service Project, please contact Scott Neumeyer (scottn@plano.gov)  and/or be present at the April 1st Brickbuilders meeting.

Spring Football Game & Picnic - May 28

This year’s spring football game is set for Tuesday, May 28, 2013.  Following the game there will be a Spring Picnic for the players and their families at the Stadium Complex, as well as, an inspirational speaker.  If you would to like help coordinate the planning of the picnic, please contact Shiri Ndang - sndang@aol.com

Pirate Football Alumni & Family Golf Tournament - August 3

This major fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, August 3, 2013.  A committee is needed to assist Coach Howard in organizing this event, including helping Jalina Dotson with ads/sponsors.  If you are interested in helping with the golf tournament, please contact Scott Neumeyer (scottn@plano.gov)  and/or be present at the April 1st Brickbuilders meeting.

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Live Broadcast of Wylie-Denison Baseball Tonight

Carlos Leal will be broadcasting the Wylie-Denison Baseball game live tonight from Wylie High School. Air time will be at 6:45 p.m.  Click here for live broadcast.

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Special Meeting for Parents of Offensive Linemen

There will be a special meeting on Monday, March 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the Impac Classroom for all parents of Offensive Linemen (Freshmen, JV and Varsity).  We are introducing a prophylactic bracing program for the Fall season.   The presenter will go over every aspect of knee bracing and will answer any questions that parents may have.   If you have any questions prior to the meeting, please contact Coach Maxey at eric.maxey@wylieisd.net or 972-429-3147.    Click here for further information.

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Scheduled Live Broadcasts of Pirate Softball and Baseball

Pirate Softball and Baseball will be broadcast live with Carlos Leal the following games.  Click here to listen live on the scheduled date.

Softball

Date                Opponent                  Broadcast Time

3/26/13           Royse City                 6:45 pm

4/9/13             McKinney North       6:45 pm

4/16/13           Sherman                   6:45 pm

Baseball

Date                Opponent                  Broadcast Time

3/15/13           Greenville                  7:15 pm

3/22/13           Denison                     7:15 pm

4/5/13             Lovejoy                      7:15 pm

4/6/13             @Wylie East             7:15 pm

4/10/13           @Greenville              7:15 pm

4/12/13           McKinney North       7:15 pm

4/19/13           Sherman                   7:15 pm

4/26/13           @Royse City             7:15 pm

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Technical Difficulties Prevent Live Broadcast

Our sincere apologies as technical issues prevented the live broadcast last night of the Wylie-Lovejoy Softball game.  We are hoping to have the issues resolved so that the next broadcast scheduled for Friday's game against Wylie East is aired.   We will keep you posted.

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TONIGHT ONLY! Lockers for sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tonight only the Athletic Dept. is selling 8 sets of six lockers for $100 each (as pictured) and 2 sets of two lockers for $75 each.  If you are unable to make the meeting and are interested, please contact the athletic office for further information.  972-429-3145

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Brickbuilders and WPABC meet Monday, March 4

The Brick Builders and WPABC will meet Monday, March 4 in the IMPAC Classroom at 6:30pm and 7:30pm, respectively.
 

Pirates take Girls Regional Powerlifting Championship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Saturday, the Pirates hosted the Region 6, Division 1 and 2 Girls Powerlifting Championships.  Out of more than 220 lifters and 47 teams, the Pirates took 1st Place as a team for the 4th year in a row.  This win made the "Pirate Power Chicks" undefeated for the season.  The Pirates brought 16 girls to regionals and of these, 7 will be going on to the state competition in Corpus Christi in three weeks.  Among them are 3 regional champions.  Several regional records were broken by the Pirates on Saturday.

A huge thank you to Coach Kenny Wilkerson who organized the event, with the assistance of Coach John Rose.  Both have coached the girls all season.

A special thank you to the students, staff and parents who volunteered to make the event a great success.

We are so proud of our Pirates and wish them all the best as they compete at State!

Best Overall Lifter of the Entire Meet, Regional Champion, and State Qualifier:

Katherine Otah

Regional Champions and State Qualifiers:

Cayliah Jackson

Katrena Njiki

2nd Place and State Qualifiers:

Serena Saldivar

Crystal Ogbuehi

Jasmine Williams

Regional Medalist and State Qualifier:

Cheyenne Gehring

Regional Medalist:

CeCe Duru

Chidi Chinaka

Also Competing at Regionals:

Kaliey Trice

Jariell Brown

Allee Dana

Melanie Valdez

Katelyn Watts

Kirsten Hammons

Anna Saldivar

 

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Pirate Basketball Finishes Season

Friday night the Pirates finished their post-season run with a 73-43 loss to Arlington-Seguin, the fourth ranked Class 4A team in the state.   The Pirates end the season 10-4 District and 13-19 for the Season.

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Pirates Face Arlington Seguin in Next Round

The Pirates are set to face Arlington Seguin in the Class 4A Region II Area Round basketball game at Lewisville High School.  The game will be broadcast live. Carlos Leal will call the action. Broadcast time is at 7:15 pm on Friday, February 22nd. 

Click Here to listen Live

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