The Grace Prep varsity basketball teams will host Cristo Rey tonight in their final home district games, with the girls tipping off at 6:30 p.m. and the boys following at approximately 8:00 p.m. Between games, senior basketball players and manager (DJ Jones, Brandon Lawrence, Parker Willis, Charli Abendroth, Rachel Gerich, Trinity Hansen, Ashtyn Houston, Naamah McGee, and Beth West) and retiring boys’ coach Richie Alfred will be honored. Tuesday’s contests are being sponsored by The Jones Agency. We thank them for their support of GPA, and encourage you to visit them at www.allstate.com/pattijones. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students (K-12)/senior citizens (65+). Grace Prep students and staff are admitted FREE with their IDs! (GPA K-6 students will just need to give their name and grade at the ticket booth for FREE entry.)
Tonight’s basketball triple-header between Grace Prep and Dallas Shelton School is being sponsored by Texas Extra Credit. We thank them for their support of GPA, and encourage you to visit them at TexasExtraCredit.com. JV boys will tip off the action at 4:30 p.m., with the varsity girls beginning at 6:00 p.m. The varsity boys will wrap up the evening starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students (K-12)/senior citizens (65+). Grace Prep students and staff are admitted FREE with their IDs!
Tonight Grace Prep will host Pantego Christian in a full slate of high school basketball. The three games are being sponsored by Derrick Kinney & Associates. We thank them for their support of GPA, and encourage you to visit them at ameripriseadvisors.com/derrick.t.kinney/. Games begin at 4:30 p.m. when the JV boys play, and will be followed by the varsity girls at 6:00 p.m. The varsity boys’ game will tip at approximately 7:30 p.m. Due to the anticipated large crowds, Grace Covenant Church (just up the hill) will be opening their parking lot to Grace Prep and Pantego fans at about 4:00 p.m. to help handle the parking overflow – please use the east parking entrance. If you are able, please park up the hill to allow visitors and those who need the closer spots access. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students (K-12)/senior citizens (65+). Grace Prep students and staff are admitted FREE with their IDs!
Join your friends at Grace Prep’s Summer Athletics Camps! Use the links below to access the flyer and registration form. 2019 GPA Summer Athletics Camp Flyer 2019 GPA Summer Athletics Camp Registration May 20-23, 9:00 a.m. to noon Coach Evans Basketball Camp (for rising 3rd-5th grade BOYS & GIRLS, and 6th-9th grade GIRLS) May 28-July 25, 9:00-11:00 a.m. OR 3:00-5:00 p.m. Strength & Conditioning Camp (for rising 7th-12th graders) June 10-13, 9:00 a.m. to noon Coach Alfred Basketball Camp (for rising 6th-9th grade BOYS) July 8-10, 9:00 a.m. to noon; July 11 (clinics), July 12 (clinics), times vary Coach Lewis Volleyball Camp (for rising 4th-9th graders) register for this one at www.prenticelewiscamps.com
Four Grace Prep student-athletes signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level on Wednesday. The four represented girls basketball and baseball, and will be attending three different schools. Jada Anthony, a senior guard, will continue her basketball career at Bethel College, located in North Newton, Kansas. The Threshers of Bethel are a member of the NAIA’s Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. Baseball players Jaime Mendoza and Josh Peterson are heading to Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) in Waxahachie. Mendoza, primarily a shortstop, and Peterson, a second baseman, will be competing for the Lions in the Sooner Athletic Conference. Pitcher Clayton Phillips is headed to Springdale, Arkansas where he will play for Ecclesia College. The Royals are a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association. Congratulations to these student-athletes and their families!
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.
All-Tournament Team MVP – Taylor Morgan, Fort Worth All Saints Sydney Hoosler, Fort Worth All Saints Maleigha Landers, Fort Worth All Saints Hannah Turner, Grace Prep Jada Anthony, Grace Prep Caitlyn Plunkett, Prince of Peace Avery Davis, Woodlands Legacy Prep Maddie Steed, Woodlands Legacy Prep Grace Morris, Woodlands Legacy Prep Thursday’s results Fort Worth All Saints 68, Woodlands Legacy Prep 39 Prince of Peace 33, Oakridge School 21 Grace Prep 56, Prince of Peace 32 Woodlands Legacy Prep 49, Oakridge School 20 Friday’s results Fort Worth All Saints 44, Oakridge School 15 Woodlands Legacy Prep 45, Grace Prep 42 Fort Worth All Saints 63, Prince of Peace 30 Grace Prep def. Oakridge School (forfeit) Woodlands Legacy Prep 41, Prince of Peace 38 Saturday’s results Fort Worth All Saints 61, Grace Prep 38 Awards Presentation 1st Place – Fort Worth All Saints Runner-up – Woodlands Legacy Prep
This summer the Grace Prep Athletics Department is excited to offer a variety of sports camps! Led by Grace Prep coaches, students can attend camps focusing on baseball, boys or girls basketball, football, volleyball, and strength & conditioning. Ages vary with each camp. For GPA-registered camps (basketball, football, and strength & conditioning), the early registration discount ends May 18th. Click here for the 2018 GPA Summer Athletics Camp Flyer and 2018 GPA Summer Athletics Camp Registration Form. For more information, contact Ms. Ryan Chambers, Assistant to the Dean of Athletics, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grace Preparatory Academy is pleased to announce the hiring of Tammy Evans as its new head girls basketball coach. “Coach Tammy Evans has the background, ability and experience necessary to take our girls basketball program to greater heights,” according to Richie Alfred, Grace Prep Dean of Athletics. “She has a track record of success. Even more importantly, she will serve as a positive Christian role model for our young ladies.” Evans comes to Grace Prep after spending the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Kennedale High School, where the Wildcats advanced to the area playoffs this season. Prior to that she was an assistant at Godley High School. Throughout her career, Coach Evans has 10 years of head basketball coaching experience at various public and private high schools in both Texas and Florida. She led Granbury Happy Hill Farm on their way to back-to-back TAPPS 1A State Championships in 2011 and 2012; she was also named TAPPS Coach of the Year in each of those seasons. Additionally, Evans has coached cross country and track. In 2006, she helped lead the Happy Hill Farm boys track team to a TAPPS 1A championship, and did the same for the 2011 Happy Hill girls cross country team. “I am very excited to return back to Christian education,” says Coach Evans. “Grace Prep has given me this opportunity to coach young ladies in an environment where the truth can be interjected in dealing with life challenges both on and off the court.” Evans is married to Dr. Marc Evans, and they are the parents of four grown children and have two granddaughters.
The high school boys and girls basketball teams along with the cheerleading squad celebrated their 2017-18 seasons with an awards ceremony recently. In addition to honoring those who received all-district and all-state honors, each team named its MVP, Christ-Like and Lion Award winners. A complete list follows. Boys Basketball MVP: Jordan Phillips Christ-Like Award: Brendan Waller Lion Award: Brandon Lawrence TAPPS 4A All-State 1st Team: Brandon Lawrence, Jordan Phillips 2nd Team: Myles McCrary TAPPS 4A All-State Tournament Team Brandon Lawrence, Myles, McCrary, Jordan Phillips TAPPS Academic All-State Yafet Alefnew TAPPS 4A District 2 Superlatives MVP: Jordan Phillips Coach of the Year: Richie Alfred TAPPS All-4A District 2 1st Team: Jordan Phillips, Brandon Lawrence, Myles McCrary 2nd Team: Yafet Alefnew, Trey Jordan, D.J. Jones, Jeremiah Tucker Honorable Mention: Lundyn Ellison ******************************************** Girls Basketball MVP: Jazmyne Jones Christ-Like Award: Jaylah Suggs Lion Award: Hannah Turner TAPPS 4A All-State 2nd Team: Jazmyne Jones TAPPS Academic All-State Hannah Turner TAPPS All-4A District 2 1st Team: Jazmyne Jones 2nd Team: Hannah Turner, Hannah Reeves Honorable Mention: Ariahana Williams, Kati Rod, Kennedy Phillips, Jaylah Suggs ******************************************** Cheerleading MVP: Mikayla Thornton Christ-Like Award: Jaydin Campbell Lion Award: Kinley Moss TAPPS All-State Cheerleading – Division I, Medium Squad 2nd Team: Dawson Foster Academic Excellence Emily Brudi, Dawson Foster, Kinley Moss, Maci Stewart, Mikayla Thornton, Sydney Woychesin Highest GPA Emily Brudi, Sydney Woychesin