The Grace Prep Boys Basketball team will be playing in the TAPPS Final Four for the second straight year, and the third time in five seasons. The 4A semifinal games will be played at Robinson High School (700 W Tate St, Robinson, 76706) on Thursday, February 28. The evening starts with Grace Prep versus Lubbock Trinity Christian at 6:00 p.m., followed by Waco Vanguard and Woodlands Christian in the other half of the bracket at 8:00 p.m. Friday’s championship game between the Final Four winners will once again be held at West High School (1008 Jerry Mashek Dr, West, 76691), with this year’s title game tipping at 8:00 p.m. On Thursday at 12:30 p.m., Grace Prep families are invited to help line the main GPA hallway and join in a send-off for the team and coaches. Tickets for each round’s games are $12 for adults and $7 for students/senior citizens. If you cannot join Lion Nation in person, you can follow along by purchasing the game on TAPPS.TV live stream for $11.99 per game, or $20 for a Boys Tournament pass. Downloadable versions will also be available after the game. A free radio broadcast will be available on the TAPPS Fan App through Mixlr Live Audio.
Have you wondered if Grace Prep is right for you? Now’s your chance! On Tuesday, February 26 from 7:00-8:30 p.m., this evening is set aside for you – our prospective families. Families will have the opportunity to meet the teachers and staff as well as current students and families who share your values. You’ll also be able to tour the campus, examine our curriculum, visit school activity booths, and listen to members of the administration discuss the Grace Prep difference. All Grace Prep departments will be available to answer any questions. Prospective families for Kindergarten through 12th grade students are encouraged to attend. We would love to know that you are planning to join us. To register, please visit our home page at: http://www.graceprep.org/get-to-know-grace/
Grace Prep will host a pair of area playoff games on Tuesday, February 19 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The District 3 champion Lady Lions (18-12) will take on District 2 representative Trinity Christian Academy-Willow Park (16-12) in the first game. On the boys’ side, the 31-2 Lions, who finished as undefeated district champions, will match up with nearby Fellowship Academy (23-8) from District 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be $7 for adults and $5 for students (K-12th grade)/senior citizens. As it is a playoff game, school IDs cannot be used for admission.
Six Grace Prep student-athletes signed letters of intent on Wednesday to continue their athletic careers in college. The group represented three sports and signed with six different colleges and universities. Claire Bullington will continue her volleyball career at the University of North Alabama, a Division I school and member of the Atlantic Sun Conference. Maci Stewart will attend Dallas Baptist University and participate in both stunt and sideline cheer for the Patriots. Four players from the football team will also continue their playing careers. Quinton Browder will join the Bison of Oklahoma Baptist University, a member of Division II’s Great American Conference, as a linebacker. D.J. Oats has signed to play running back for the the Pac-12’s University of Colorado Buffaloes. Kameron Stokes will compete for the Memphis Tigers of the American Athletic Conference as a defensive back. Matthew Tucker will head to Wheaton College, a DIII member of the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin, to play slot back. Congratulations to these student-athletes and their families!
The recent basketball pep rally was full of Texas flair. From the “Come and Take It” banner to the yee-haws and western attire, there was no doubt Grace Prep is Texas through and through. The competition cheer squad performed a modified version of their state championship-winning routine, and the Little Lions cheerleaders danced to “Deep in the Heart of Texas”. Following the introduction of both the varsity girls and boys basketball teams, it was time for the Old Lions-Young Lions basketball game. The Old Lions, featuring a variety of GPA coaches, and the Young Lions, made up of high school students and coached by seniors Myles McCrary, Trey Jordan and Lundyn Ellison, battled hard for 15 minutes before the Old Lions won the battle and bragging rights, 25-20.