Breaking Away || Defending Champion Eagle Track and Field Captures Second at TAPPS State

Defending state champ Eagle Track and Field raked second place at the TAPPS state championships in Waco. Shaffer Henderson ‘23 (6-02) captured gold with a personal record in the high jump and Andre Mesa ‘22 (6-0) added the bronze to give St. Thomas sizable early momentum. Day 1 also included discus thrower Charlie Boettcher (130-01) [...]

Signature Salute || Hall of Honor Acclaim for Eagle Championship Coach and Faculty Member Nathan Labus

St. Thomas and Eagle Athletics are proud to celebrate faculty member and state championship coach Nathan Labus who was inducted into the Birdville Independent School District Athletic Hall of Honor. Labus was recognized for his decorated two-sport career at Haltom High School where he excelled in the pole vault. In 1991, he was the Texas [...]

Make It Reign || St. Thomas Captures Ninth TAPPS All-Sports Honor Since 2010

Eagle Athletics captured the 2021 TAPPS All-Sports Trophy - earning the prestigious honor for the 9th time in the previous 12 years that the distinction was awarded. Included in the triumph ... Eagle Track and Field claiming its third state title in six years Eagle Baseball staking its 10th state tournament in 11 competitive seasons [...]

Spring Sensations || Eagle Track and Field Claims Third State Title in Six Years

The medal haul for Eagle Track and Field was again gallant and collectively golden. Two-sport all-state dynamo Cameron Bonner ‘21 raced to a new state record and a precocious corp of dynamic talents combined strength and sizzle as St. Thomas thoroughly dominated the TAPPS 6A state championship for the program’s third bold bonanza in six [...]

St. Thomas Sets June 8 Return for Eagle Football and Cross Country | Phased-Return for Student-Athletes

St. Thomas High School has set June 8 as the date for football and cross country student-athletes to return to campus. In the wake of the coronavirus shutting down and ripping up the spring calendar, Eagle Athletics enters the summer with at least a stationary target after nearly three months in the dark on what [...]

National Signing Day for Eagle Athletics | Seniors Taylor, Thomas, Umeh and Skucius Fixed on Future

A fab four of St. Thomas scholar athletes assembled and celebrated commitments to extend their late-charging careers to the university level. Kingpins who closed out fueling state championship contention for Eagle Football and Eagle Cross Country. Young and restless talents who are proving relentless, projecting promise that would dwarf their already acclaimed successes. Defensive end [...]

20 in ’20 | The Most Impactful Identities of Eagle Athletics Since 2010 | Second in Series

How do we remember our contributors? Some leave indelible impressions through tenure over years or even decades, thereby becoming part of an institution’s fabric through their dependable presence. Others shine brightly, creating unforgettable memories regardless of their longevity. Others still permeate our consciousness for their role as selfless facilitators, whether lifting colleagues or the community [...]

Two-Sport Scholar Athlete Eli Carter ’20 to Continue Track and Field Career at Stephen F. Austin State University

Hope Arive is convinced there was almost a destiny or fate or cosmic power in her only son finding his way to a Basilian institution well into its second century with a deep legacy for academic rigor in the classroom and ethical living in every arena.  “I was aware of St. Thomas even before Eli was [...]

By |2020-04-08T17:22:19-05:00December 13th, 2019|Athletics, Campus News, Track & Field|0 Comments

Twelve Eagle Scholar-Athletes Charting New Courses and Extending Careers to Collegiate Level

With every end, a new beginning. Twelve St. Thomas scholar-athletes across six sports are the latest Eagles to relish their childhood dreams becoming a starburst reality. The opportunity born of skill, passion and serendipity to extend athletic careers to the collegiate level came during the spring for Tucker Alch ‘19, Zach Blice ‘19, Alex Jacobs [...]

History Calls, Eagles Answer – 2019 TAPPS State Track and Field Champions

The 2019 TAPPS state track and field encounter came equipped with a warning whether the competitors were operating with or without a mirror. Objects are closer than they appear. In particular, an undaunted band of Eagles lurking deep in the distance but on the verge of unleashing a fast and furious surge to the finish. [...]

By |2019-05-21T13:11:29-05:00May 17th, 2019|Athletics, Track & Field|0 Comments
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