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Junior High Archers Advance To State Meet

Coach Tommy Sugg leads the junior high archery program in Faith's Outdoor Education class. The students shoot three days a week in the Worth Street gym.

Coach Tommy Sugg leads the junior high archery program in Faith’s Outdoor Education class. The students shoot three days a week in the Worth Street gym.

GRAPEVINE, Texas – The Outdoor Education class in the Junior High at Faith has qualified two archery teams for the state competition on March 6. This is the first year Faith has had an archery program, and the students shoot three times a week during fifth and sixth periods. In an attempt to gauge just how talented these students are, I joined archery class for a week and soon embarrassed myself.

The students are a part of the National Archery in the Schools Program, which boasts around 2,300,000 students. For competitions, the shooters get a warm-up round of five arrows. The contest consists of three rounds of five arrows at 10 meters, followed by three rounds at 15 meters, and finally three more rounds again at 10 meters. Each round has a two-minute time limit, and everything is done on whistle commands. (more…)

Lions Advance to Championship After Defeating Richland 2-1

The captains take the coin toss to start the game. Faith would beat Richland 2-1.

The captains take the coin toss to start the game. Faith would beat Richland 2-1.

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas – Grapevine Faith continued their deep run in the Grapevine-Richland Winter Blast tournament today defeating host-team Richland 2-1. The Lions will play in the Championship game tonight against the winner of the second semifinal game between Arlington Martin and Keller high schools.

The game started with heavy midfield play from Richland that had the Lions scrambling on defense. When the Lions finally did break through the midfield, however, they easily took charge on offense as their forwards had a sizable advantage over Richland’s defense with their speed. Late in the first half, the Lions earned a corner kick and senior Drake Reeves easily put the ball past the keeper on a flat-footed header. (more…)

Grapevine Faith Soccer Defeats Southlake Carroll

Senior Dylan Ingle (22) recovers the ball after the Lions stole it from Carroll.

Senior Dylan Ingle (22) recovers the ball after the Lions stole it from Carroll.

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas – It may sound cliche to say it was a David-and-Goliath matchup when Grapevine Faith met Southlake Carroll in the Grapevine Winter Blast soccer tournament, but when Carroll has more students in their senior class than Faith has in it’s entire high school, the comparison is not that far off. The Faith Lions and Carroll Dragons met on Friday night, and Faith won a physical game 3-2.

The Lions took an early lead after senior captain Dan Hancock scored a little over two minutes into the game. Carroll tied the game later in the half, but Faith quickly retaliated with a goal from senior Conor Langenbahn. Late in the first half, senior Michael Hinkley cemented the Lions’ lead with a third goal for Faith. Southlake would bring the game close again after scoring late in the second half, but Faith held on to win the game. (more…)

Faith’s Athletic Trainer Serves All Athletes

GRAPEVINE, Texas – When Faith played Midland Christian in football this year, sophomore Ben Ashton took a hit he will never forget. Running down the sideline, Ashton went up to catch a pass and was hit as he came down. He flipped and landed on his head. Coaches rushed to his side, but the most important person on the field at that moment was Brandon Stafford.

Stafford is Faith’s athletic trainer this year, and nowhere is his presence more noticeable than on the football field. “I’m essentially the first medical professional a lot of these kids will see,” Stafford said. (more…)

Grapevine Train Robbers Strike Again

Horseman David Alexander and Kelley Ballagh are caught in a shootout with the sheriff as they flee the train.

GRAPEVINE, Texas – The Grapevine Vintage Railroad may want to invest in a security guard. On Saturday, the train was robbed on its way to the Fort Worth Stockyards. In fact, the train has been robbed every weekend since Memorial Day and will continue to be robbed until Labor Day.

Grapevine presents the Great Train Robberies every summer with help from Lagniappe Productions. The mock robberies are meant to be a light-hearted way to entertain passengers on the 90-minute long ride to Fort Worth. (more…)