February Blog with President Fr. James Murphy, CSB

I have discovered February to be routinely the craziest month on our academic calendar. And at the very same time,  St. Thomas at its absolute very best! Every single crevice and corner of our campus community is alive seeping with activity. Winter sports are in the championship chase and the scent of success fills the [...]

By |2019-02-14T16:11:34+00:00February 14th, 2019|Campus News|0 Comments

Young, Restless, Relentless – Eagle Soccer Storms into TAPPS State Semifinals in Midst of Best-Ever Season

The demolition is near complete. A season-long series of opponents have been reduced to a collapsed building. Just a hole surrounded by a bunch of bricks strewn all over the road. Eagle Soccer now steps back from this smoking wreckage undaunted, all but undefeated, not the least bit satisfied by the most scintillating - and [...]

By |2019-02-18T10:26:57+00:00February 11th, 2019|Athletics, Campus News, Soccer|0 Comments

Aqua Eagles – St. Thomas Seizes First-Ever TAPPS State Swimming Championship

Shane Williams ‘19 collected valuable second and third-place individual finishes and then anchored a dramatic relay victory in the final event as Eagle Swimming seized the TAPPS Division I state swimming championship - the program’s first-ever state title in the second season with head coach Donna Skorupinski. St. Thomas set the stage for history early [...]

By |2019-02-15T10:28:16+00:00February 9th, 2019|Athletics, Campus News, Swimming|1 Comment

#TBT Chase Shanley ’18 Earns ROTC Scholarship to The Citadel to Lead and Serve

This article originally appeared June 2018.   The ultimate test of any academic institution is the quality and character of its graduates. Honors student Chase Shanley ‘18 proved exemplary in leadership excellence and academic distinction throughout his St. Thomas career, and now aims to apply his skills and direct his desires to duty, honor and country [...]

By |2019-02-07T11:08:35+00:00February 7th, 2019|Academics, Alumni, Campus News|0 Comments

#TBT Eagle Students Embrace Cultural Exchange Through Mission Trip to Cuba

This article originally appeared May 2017. For more than a decade St. Thomas foreign language dean Bill Dooley has served as an apostle of the human spirit, frequently chaperoning student groups to Central America to provide humanitarian welfare and promote the advancement of social reforms. He has mastered a familiarity with such excursions, “a definite [...]

By |2019-02-07T12:00:50+00:00February 7th, 2019|Campus News, Student Life|0 Comments

Patience Pays for Peyton Matocha ’19 – National Letter of Intent to Miami

Peyton Matocha ‘19 has long performed as if born for the storm, commanding a calm in the tsunami of defensive duress essential to football’s mission critical position. As if he were somehow destined for a future in the swirl of Hurricanes. Matocha’s unquestioned inner quality became ever more valuable throughout his scintillating senior season, as [...]

By |2019-02-07T09:50:51+00:00February 6th, 2019|Athletics, Campus News, Football|0 Comments

Cheek ’19, Matocha ’19 and Dixon ’19 Center Stage on National Signing Day

Three essential contributors to the recent resurgent Eagle Football season are the latest St. Thomas scholar-athletes to continue their careers at the collegiate level. Record-smashing quarterback Peyton Matocha ‘19, reliable receiver Hunter Cheek ‘19 and versatile two-way dynamo Dylan Dixon ‘19 celebrated the February National Signing Day among an enthusiastic wave of family, friends and [...]

By |2019-02-06T17:21:38+00:00February 6th, 2019|Athletics, Campus News, Football|0 Comments

Eagle Basketball Takes Down State’s No. 1 Private to Tighten District Race

Dillion Lowe ‘21 drained his only attempt of the game ... a left-wing 3-point dagger with one minute remaining for the final lead change of the game ... and later added a clutch free throw to push Eagle Basketball past top-ranked Tomball Concordia Lutheran 63-59 at Reckling Gymnasium. The victory splits the regular-season series and [...]

By |2019-02-06T10:33:36+00:00February 5th, 2019|Athletics, Basketball|0 Comments

Eagle Wrestling Captures Second Place at Texas Prep State

Eagle Wrestling earned eight top-four finishes to capture second place at the Texas Prep State Wrestling Championships. St. Thomas totaled 169.5 points to outpace Argyle Liberty Christian (168.0), McKinney Christian Academy (137.5), Addison Trinity Christian Academy (136.5), Dallas Bishop Lynch (89.5), Fort Worth All Saints Episcopal (80.5) and Episcopal (71). The notable results include ... [...]

By |2019-02-04T20:12:09+00:00February 4th, 2019|Athletics, Wrestling|0 Comments

St. Thomas Announces Fr. James Murphy, CSB as Third President After National Search

St. Thomas High School has selected Fr. James Murphy, CSB as the institution’s third president in its proud 119-year history. Fr. Murphy was the unanimous choice of the St. Thomas Board of Directors with the approval of Fr. Kevin Storey, CSB, the Superior General of the Congregation of St. Basil. “I’m honored and humbled that [...]

By |2019-01-31T15:13:23+00:00January 31st, 2019|Academics, Alumni, Campus News|0 Comments