DSHS Sports


Good Athletic Year


Volleyball: Lady Tigers won the outright championship and made another run before falling in the quarterfinals.


It was a very productive year for Dripping Springs sports. Many cheered the new district alignment and most certainly there are elements of it that provided the opportunity to have more success. However, in my opinion, I believe we have the quality in our athletic programs that we would have probably fared just as well in the old district. As has been noted before, reaching the top spot in the new district was not going to be any easier than the old one. The advantage in the new one was that one did not have to have a battle on their hands each week to get the needed wins to reach the playoff level of competition. Basically you got to start in the middle and work your way up. Probably the most important aspect was the level playing field of equal enrollment numbers. Of the 20 sports, Dripping Springs had five champions during the 2016-17 year. No reason to believe they will not improve on that in 2017-18. Below is a summary of the year.


All-Centex Honorees

For each of the major team sports, the Austin American-Statesman always has a special selection of athletes from the area to honor for their athletic accomplishments. Most of the big newspapers do this for their publishing area. The A-A calls theirs the All-Centex teams and the most recent selection came in the sports of volleyball and football. The Austin area has many good athletic school programs and since it is a true team format the competition for a spot on the team is very tough. Dripping Springs had one player in each sport to make the first team. The district champion Lady Tigers were stopped in the regional quarterfinals and the tri-champion Tigers at the quarterfinals.
The lone selection for the Lady Tigers was Karen Crews, a senior libero. For the season she collected 750 digs and 68 aces. In addition she added 9 kills and 15 assists.

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