Showcase visitor, James Miller had this to say, "We had a great time. To see all the hard work everyone put in to all the projects was great. I even learned of a few programs that Lytle offers that I had no idea. I am a plumber and I learned of the plumbers program offered. The robotics club and all of the computer related programs are great. Thank you to all and the hard work put into the showcase!"
The Annual San antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Junior Shoot-Out was held February the 15-18th, 2018 at The National Shooting Complex in San Antonio.
The Shoot consisted of Sporting clays, Super Sporting clays, Modified Trap and Trap over the course of 4 days. Each day the shooters would meet up at 8:00 am for a safety brief on which was to ensure each contestant from the age of 9 to 18 to be allowed to compete.
The competition started on Thursday and lasted till Sunday and each day involved every competitor shooting a total of 400 clays over 3 days and the finalist shooting over 500 clays over 4 days to ensure for placings. ended in a 3 way tie with 3 teams
The competitors included over 900 4H members across the state of Texas competed against. 4H members competed for a top prize of a $10.000 Scholarship in each event to include a team trap event.
For the team trap scholarship they took the top 3 individual scores from each county of the state of Texas and added them together. This resulted in a 3 way tie for a shoot off for a $30.000 Scholarship that would be split for each individual.
Three young men from Atascosa county 4H shooting club were one of the three teams, 14 year old Kasen Boyd from Lytle Junior High School, 15 year old Rylan Wagner from Lytle High School, and 15 year old Nathan Ricks from Pleasanton High School. All 3 are members of the Atascosa county 4H Shooting Club and have been shooting since the age of 9. Each member practices weekly and shoots 200-400 birds each day of practice, about 6 weeks prior to the competition.
The other two teams were made up primarily of juniors and seniors but in the shoot off the Atascosa 4H club won. In the addition to the scholarship all 3 shooters also won San antonio Rodeo championship Buckles.
Published by Ronan Galpin.
“Most people go to work, I get to coach.” – Jimmy Valvano
Welcome to speed week and the running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday. Prior to this we had our first track meet at Pearsall. It was a small meet but all the schools from the district were present. We have an interesting group of throwers this year. We have one senior, three juniors (two of which did not throw last year), one sophomore, 7 freshmen and one international Kiwi from New Zealand. Lytle throwers have gone international. All the ladies medaled in their events and three of the lads medaled. The results are as follows:
Kaitlyn Van Dong (Sr) 4th in Discus – 80’3 “ and 2nd in shot – 30’2”
Emily Garcia (So) 3rd in Discus – 82’
Noelia Medina (Fr) 1st in Discus and Shot – 77’3” and 28’1”
Emily Oliver 3rd (Fr) in shot – 25’6”
Kristen Center 4th (Jr) in shot – 25’2”
Alex Naeglin 2nd (Fr) in Discus 74’3”
Jocelyn Sekula 5th (Fr) in Discus – 62’4”
Victor Garcia (Jr) 2nd in Discus and 3rd in Shot – 103’8” and 41’1.25”
James Black threw just missing a pin but threw as a freshman to allow all three of the JV to throw.
Ronin Galpin (Kiwi) 2nd in shot – 10.9 M (35’9”) sorry New Zealanders see in Metric
Robey Harold (Fr) 3rd in Discus – 83’9”
Jon Cantu (Fr) also threw but both he and Robey came straight from the hardwood to have a couple of days of practice. Good Skill to the High School ballers as they enter the playoffs.
The Color of the Shots.
Today we painted the shots FFA Blue to remember Bobby McConathy as he begins his chemo treatments and Randy Beard as he goes in for hip replacement. Our thoughts and prayers are with these fine gentlemen as they heal and battle as we battle every day in practice.
The second picture is of the color of shots for the season. Today we painted the shots FFA Blue to remember Bobby McConathy as he begins his Chemo treatments today and Randy Beard as he goes in for hip replacement on Monday. Our thoughts and prayers are with these fine gentlemen as they heal and battle as we battle every day in practice. Today the Junior High begins their season with a meet in Pearsall.
“Inspire or motivate your players with praise. Ten years from now, it won’t matter what your record was. What will matter is if your kids love or hate you.” – Jim Harrick
Hadley Foster Jr.
Ps. 71: 18 Proclaim
Now that the dust has settled,
Here are the results of Lytle FFA and 4H students and how they did at the 2018 County Show. Lytle ISD livestock showers did extremely well, better than maybe ever, as far as almost every student placing and getting in the sale that culminates the show last Saturday.
STOCKSHOW WAITS FOR NO ONE…. EVEN THOUGH SCHOOL DISTRICTS THROUGHOUT TEXAS WERE SHUT DOWN FOR AN ICE DAY, WE WERE CONTINUING OUR SHOW STARTING THAT TUESDAY AT 7 AM. LIVESTOCK SHOWS TAKE MONTHS TO PREPARE FOR AND MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF MAN POWER AND TIME TO ORGANIZE. THIS SHOW IS CARRIED ON BY THE AG TEACHERS IN ATASCOSA COUNTY, ATASCOSA COUNTY EXTENSION AGENT, MANY VOLUNTEERS, SPONSORS, AND OUR STUDENTS. THIS WEEK IS ALSO ACCOMPANIED BY EXTREMELY EARLY MORNINGS AND LATE NIGHTS, COLD WEATHER, HARD WORK, LOTS OF COFFEE, AND FRIED STOCKSHOW FOODS.
Ag Mechanics had division champions and reserve champion in 3 of 9 divisions.
· Devin Diver, Matt Swinney, and Skylar Roberts won their division with a 14’ gate sponsored by the Roberts family.
· Although, Jr. High, Case Conover, won his division in tractor restoration, bringing in a restored John Deere tractor.
· Jacob Morales was reserve champion of his division with a cab-over headache rack.
· JJ Perez - blue ribbon on a dining room table, and a red ribbon on a front F-250 bumper.
· Jack Hinshaw - blue ribbon on a firebox.
· Chevy Landwehr - blue ribbon on her firebox.
· AJ Reyna - blue on a boot rack.
· Adam Castro and Isaiah Gonzalez - red ribbon on a pair of bar stools.
· Madison Van Hecke - red ribbon for her dutch oven cooker.
Livestock that placed and sold: (Some students placed with multiple animals, but may not be listed)
· Kasen Boyd- Grand Champion Boilers (Lytle 4H)
· Case Conover 1st place Charolais Steer (Lytle 4H)
· Wyatt Johnson 3rd place Brahman
· Chevy Landwehr 3 place swine
· Manuel Muraira 3rd place swine (placed another pig as well)
· Coltyn Dean 4th place steer (Lytle 4H)
· Nathan Trimmer 4th place swine (Lytle 4H)
· Gerald Naegelin 5th place steer (Lytle 4H)
· Wyatt Conover 5th place steer (Lytle 4H)
· Ryllynn Null 5th place swine (Lytle 4H)
· Devin Frias 6th place swine (Lytle 4H)
· Jose Juan Perez 7th place broilers (placed a pig as well)
· Roberson Harold 7th place rabbits (Lytle 4H)
· Kayzen Lassere 8th place swine (placed 2 other pigs as well)
· Brianna Gonzalez 9th place swine
· Emma Keith 9th place rabbits(Lytle 4H)
· Alex Naegelin 10th place swine (Lytle 4H)
· Madison Van Hecke 11th place swine
· Emili Oliver 11th place swine
· Jacob Morales 13th swine
· Bree Criswell 14th place swine (Lytle 4H)
· Eternity Diaz 14th place swine
· Addison Wagner 17th place rabbits (Lytle 4H)
· RoseCarlie Harold 21st place4 rabbits (Lytle 4H)
· Caleb Wood 26th place rabbits (Lytle 4H)
· Kylie Mask 41st place rabbits
· Julyana Frausto 42nd place rabbits (Lytle 4H)
· Cort Haltom 46th place rabbits (Lytle 4H)
Out of ALL of our FFA members one member stuck out as our MVE (Most Valuable Exhibitor) and that is Kayzen Lassere. This young lady did extraordinary things this year at show in our livestock department. Not only did she place 3 out of 4 pigs, but she also got Grand Champion Junior Swine Showmanship, Reserve Grand Champion Lamb Showmanship, Grand Champion Junior Swine Skill-a-Thon (a 50 question test and interview questions process), and 5th place overall junior livestock judging contest points. She left stockshow with not only being able to sell her animal and pride in her performance, but 2 belt buckles, a monogramed chair, multiple ribbons, and trophy for all her hard work and dedication. Mind you she is one of our Junior FFA members in 5th grade and I can’t wait to see what she does in her upcoming years.
I am proud of each and every one of our Lytle Exhibitors, they showed dedication and determination when it came to our 2018 Atascosa County Stock Show and the fierce competition in which they faced. Please take a minute and look at the photos I have put together for you to see. I know the students would appreciate it.
Randy Beard, Marc Dierking, Bobby McConathy, and Brooke Dierking
Lytle Ag Department
830-709-5105 ext 4115