Fall Athletics Report: The Generals are Working Hard


Maria Canales

The Wisdom Generals line up to run a play on offense in a game vs New Caney; Sept. 26, 2019

Coaches Tinsley and Perez have named five players as their Football Team Captains for the 2019 season: Center Miguel Anaya; TE/LB Angel Alvarado; QB/DB Jaylon Domingeaux; WR/DB Justin Jones & DE Elvin Parker.
GENERALS GIVING IT THEIR BEST – We recently spoke to Coach Tinsley about how the development of the team was coming along this season. “I am very proud to be the head coach of these players. We are not only teaching them how to be the best on the field, but also how to work hard and to meet your goals in life.”
Tinsley said one player who has stood out this season, giving his best all of the time is Victor Ramiro. The team is continuing to prepare for each and every game with their utmost effort, because it has been very difficult for the Generals to win a game. The goal for all of the players and the coaching staff, is to win as many games as they can.
CROSS COUNTRY – by Felipe Baca Reyes
This year’s defending District 23-5A champion Cross Country team has been preparing for their first race on September 28. The have been practicing all summer and they are prepared for the next championship.
Many believe that Track and Cross-Country are the same sport, but there is difference. In Cross Country, you cannot choose your distance, unlike track where you can. Everyone runs 3.1 miles and no team can have more than 7 athletes. The top 5 runners for Wisdom will contribute to the team’s score.
“Cross Country has a rich history at our school, as well as a lot of recent success,” Couch Grace Dewald said. “The boys team has won districts two years in a row, and while Cross Country is not the most popular spectator sport, it is still a valuable one.”
The Wisdom Cross Country team needs your support, and they are working hard for our school. We can encourage them by attending their races, and encouraging them to do well, when we see them in class.
“The hard work and determination required to succeed in Cross Country leads to success, not just in Cross Country but in all aspects of life,” Dewald said. “I hope the school and our students are proud of the work these runners put in.”
Wisdom has always had a strong soccer team, in which our players have experienced great championships and wins. For example, the Generals advanced to the 2018 UIL Texas State Finals and won the Regional Championship. This year, to improve and build a stronger team, a boys soccer Conditioning Club has started.
There are 3 coaches: Coach Fidel (Varsity), Coach Josh (JV), and Coach Jabbari (JV). As they prepare for the upcoming season, they stretch, and run six times around the school, and they work out on the field. In this club, there are 40 to 50 student athletes. “It is helpful for them to be in a better physical shape before the soccer season starts, because you also want to be more fit than your opponent,” said Coach Fidel. “We need to constantly beat other players to balls and be able to make run after run, as the game winds on and athletes start to get fatigued.”
“Even though it’s a tough sport, and requires us to work hard, I will never give up,” Goalkeeper Gael Cardena said. “I will fight to reach my dreams and I believe I will be successful”.