Next Live Broadcast Wylie Basketball Friday versus Sherman
Wylie welcomes Sherman to town Friday, Feb. 1, for a basketball doubleheader. The Lady Pirates tip at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Pirates at 8 p.m. Broadcast begins shortly before tip off of first game.
Go to the Listen Live feature on this website to hear the broadcast.
Broadcasts are sponsored by Goodfella's Pizza Pasta and Subs located at 2260 Country Club Drive, #107. Take advantage of discounts by checking out the Coupon section on this website. Click here to view all offers. Show the coupon on your smartphone at time of purchase or print out coupons.
Pirates Football 2013 Team Awards presented at Jan. 26 Banquet
Individual award winners selected by vote of teammates.
From left to right:
Special Teams MVP ~ T’Kevian Rockwell
Defensive MVPs ~ Israel Acuay and Ja'Vareyea Hicks
Team MVP and Offensive MVP ~ Kalen Winkler
Two-Way Player of the Year ~ Alex Pina-Rhoden
Fighting Spirit Award ~ Gary Bailey
Most improved ~ Cameron DeLand
Also recognized with Captains Awards were Zack Myers, Freddy Gibbs, Preston Burnett, Kalen Winkler
Pirates Football 2013 Senior Slideshow
Section 1 of 2 ~ by first name Aaron through Leland
Section 2 of 2 ~ by first name Michael through Zack
Football Tickets Available in IMPAC Office until Noon Thursday
Just a reminder that tickets will remain on sale until Thursday noon in the IMPAC athletic office.
All parents and guests of players will need a ticket.
You will not be able to purchase at the door.
Tickets are $15 each and on sale at the IMPAC athletic office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (office closed from 11:30-12:30).
Banquet starts at 6 p.m.
Football Banquet Tickets
All parents and guests of the players will need to purchase a ticket.
Tickets are on sale for $15 each in the IMPAC Athletic Office from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed from 11:30 - 12:30).
Tickets will be available until Thursday, Jan. 24, at 11:00 a.m.
Checks should be made payable to WPABC (Wylie Pirate Athletic Booster Club).
Pirates Basketball Broadcast Tuesday, Jan. 8
Wylie Basketball Broadcasts
Sponsored by Good Fellas Pizza
Wylie Basketball is on the air! Tonight's (Jan. 11) boys and girls double-header versus Royse City will be broadcast. The opening game features the Lady Pirates with a 6:30 p.m. tipoff followed by the Pirates contest that follows at about 8 p.m. Interviews, stats reports and comments will run between the games.
Scot Harrison, the voice of the Wylie Pirates, will begin broadcasting at 6:25 p.m. on this website under the Listen Live feature.
Click here for a printable list of upcoming webcasts that includes more basketball, softball and baseball.
The Pirate Softball teams will be having our 6th Annual Pirate Challenge event on Saturday, Jan. 19.
The girls will be showing off their power in our hit-a-thon beginning at 3 p.m. at Pirate Field. We invite you to come watch the action and make pledges for the player(s) of your choice.
To complete the evening, we invite you to join us for a brisket dinner in the WHS cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. All tickets will be pre-sold so contact Heather.Damron@wylieisd.net to purchase your tickets TODAY as dinner ticket sales will end on Friday, Jan. 11. While at the dinner, be sure to place your bid for one of our many silent auction items.
Pirates welcome Good Fellas Pizza as Newest Sponsor
We welcome Good Fellas Pizza as the newest sponsor of Pirates athletics. Our friends at Good Fellas will sponsor the broadcasts of 20 girls and boys basketball games this winter as well as softball and baseball games in the spring.
Good Fellas is located at 2260 Country Club Road (FM 1378), Suite 108, in Wylie. Their phone number is972-941-8167 or visit them on the web at www.goodfellaspizzaus.com
Brick Builders, WPABC Meet Monday, Jan. 7
The Brick Builders and WPABC will meet Monday, Jan. 7, in the IMPAC Classroom.
Brick Builders at 6:30 p.m., Boosters at 7:30 p.m.
Spirit Wear Order Form
For a printable version of this spirit wear order form, click here.
Pirates Football Banquet
The Pirates annual football banquet is set for 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26, at Wylie High School. Tickets are $15 and will be sold in the IMPAC office beginning Jan. 14 and continuing through Jan. 25.
Pirates Recognized as Academic All-State
Three members of the Pirates football team were recognized for excellence in the classroom and named to the 2012 Academic All-State Team.
Erik Betancourt and Charles Okpoko received first-team honors. Drew Myers was named honorable mention.
Supporting Wylie Athletics, WPABC Membership
The Wylie Pirate Athletic Booster Club exists to provide support to all WHS sports. To be successful, we need your support. As a parent, you can join the booster club for just $10 for a full year. Once you join you can attend and vote on booster club business. Booster club meetings are held the first Monday of each month in the IMPAC classroom.
By joining you will have a vote in the way the booster club spends money and supports the Pirates. With budget cuts the last few years, our teams have had to tighten their belts. Many times the booster club can step in and provide financial assistance that can make a difference.
Booster club membership is a great way to show your support for our athletes and coaches. Please consider joining the WPABC today.
Our Pirates seniors collected a truck full of groceries plus $1,901 in cash donations for the Christian Care Center this past weekend. Thanks to Albertson's for hosting the food drive.
Spirit Trailer Open This Week
Wrap up last minute shopping on the Christmas list!
The Spirit Trailer will be open this week.
Tuesday ~ 12/18 ~ 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Thursday ~ 12/20 ~ 11 a.m. through all lunches
Friday ~ 12/21 ~ 10:30 a.m. through all lunches
We have more hoodies in stock and some items have been reduced. The trailer will be set up at the school outside the gym for the Basketball game and outside the cafeteria during the lunch times.
Christian Care Food Drive
The Senior Pirates will be collecting canned food and cash donations for the Christian Care Center this Saturday and Sunday at the Albertsons in Wylie. They will also be selling Pirate cards for $20 which give 5% off all purchases at Albertsons all year and all cards sales will go to the Christian Care Center. Come out and help the Pirates help the Christian Care Center this holiday season!
Saturday ~ 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sunday ~ 1 to 4 p.m.
District 13-4A All-District Selections
The Pirates wrapped up a 4-3 record against District 13-4A foes and went two rounds deep in the 2012 state playoffs. The team placed four athletes among first-team all-district and six athletes among second-team all-district honorees as chosen by district coaches.
First-team honors were awarded to Kalen Winkler (senior, WR) and Laurent Njiki (junior, OL) on offense, and Joseph Ewing (senior, CB) and Israel Acuay (junior, DT) on defense.
Second-team recognition on offense went to Freddy Gibbs (senior, WR) and Victor Cheatham (junior, OL). On defense, Isaiah Hunt (senior, DE), Keith Lilly (senior, LB), Preston Burnett (senior, S), and Ja’Vareyea Hicks (junior, LB) were recognized as second-team selections.
Honorable mention acknowledgement went to the following:
SENIORS: LB Cameron Deland, WR Leland Dotson, LB Zack Myers, WR Alex Pina-Rhoden, DT Gary Bailey, LB Collin Mathers, DB Ray Lea, OL Erik Betancourt;
JUNIORS: K Christian Salas, S Elijah Harris, LB T’Kevian Rockwell, WR Alex Wesley;
Overall, superlative honors went to District MVP JT Luper (Sherman), Offensive MVP Dru Smith (Sherman) and Defensive MVP Slayton Shiels (Lovejoy, unanimous selection). Other superlatives went to Newcomer of the Year freshman QB Bowman Sells (Lovejoy, unanimous) and Utility Player of the Year Jesse Brubaker (Wylie East).
Wylie East (4/3)
McKinney North (1/4)
Royse City (1/1)
For a complete listing of all-district selections, click here.
Statistical Leaders v John Tyler: Offense
Carsen Cook ~ 18-38-152 yards
Alex Wesley ~ 9-61
Leland Dotson ~ 5-50
Freddy Gibbs ~ 2-29
Alex Pina-Rhoden ~ 1-10
Kalen Winkler ~ 1-2
Dontae Slay ~ 5-39
Zach Collins ~ 3-5
Alex Wesley ~ 3-7
Kalen Winkler ~ 1-7
Charles Okpoko ~ 5-8
Statistical Leaders v John Tyler: Defense
Keith Lilly ~ 7T, 1TFL, 1Sack, 1FR
Micheal Johnson ~ 5T, 2H, 1CF
Ja’Vareyea Hicks ~ 5T
Preston Burnett ~ 4T
Joseph Ewing ~ 4T
Elijah Harris ~ 3T, 1PBU
Collin Mathers ~ 3T, 1TFL
Matt Loomis ~ 3T, 1H
Isaiah Hunt ~ 3T
T’Kevian Rockwell ~ 3T
Zack Myers ~ 2T, 1TFL, 1Sack
Israel Acuay ~ 2T, 1TFL
Gary Bailey ~ 2T, 3H
Divine Rockwell ~ 2T, 1H
Devon Hughes ~ 2T
Alex Pina-Rhoden ~ 2T
David Hill ~ 1T
Cameron Deland ~ 1T
Alex Menchaca ~ 1T
TFL=Tackle for Loss
PBU=Pass Break Up
H=Hurried Pass Attempt
Viewpoint Bank Players of the Week v John Tyler
Offense: Laurent Njiki #50, Freddy Gibbs #7
Defense: Gary Bailey #29, Keith Lilly #19
Special Teams: Joseph Ewing #3, Cameron Deland #6
Pirates Finish Season with Loss at Tyler
The Pirates season ended Friday with a 38-10 loss to Tyler-John Tyler. The Lions will face Frisco in the regional round.
In other games involving District 13-4A teams, Wylie East clipped Whitehouse in a 63-56 shootout at Garland HBJ Stadium. The Raiders draw Mesquite Poteet in the next round.
Lovejoy fell to Lancaster 41-16 and Sherman lost to Red Oak 28-17.
Albertson’s Game of the Week, Pirates at John Tyler (Area Round)
The Pirates meet Tyler-John Tyler tonight in an area round contest at Trinity-Mother Frances Rose Stadium in Tyler. Kick off at 6 p.m.
These two teams last met in 2010 state quarterfinals. The game was a wire-to-wire thrillfest played at Wylie Stadium. The Pirates claimed the 20-16 victory with a sheer hustle play in the closing moments. That image is likely burned into the Lions’ collective memory and no one should expect either team to throw up a white flag at any point in this contest.
That sort of never-give-up attitude is something that has shown up in this 2012 rendition. These Pirates have shown a lot of hustle in going after every inch they can get on every down.
The Lions, ranked No. 2 statewide, come in as a confident bunch riding the District 16-4A title and a nine-game win streak into tonight’s contest. They tagged Waxahachie 77-20 while amassing almost 700 yards of total offense in last week’s bi-district round. Tonight’s contest will determine if that was an aberration or an overriding mismatch. Through the first 10 games of the year, the Lions averaged 38 points per game.
Senior QB Greg Ward #1 and receiver Fred Ross #8 provide a one-two punch similar to the Mt. Pleasant duo seen last week. Tyus Bowser #81 (6-2, 230) is one of the Lions most notable defensive players. He is a big, strong and fast and the Pirates will have to slow him down.