Howdy all,

“Haven’t I commanded you:  be strong and courageous?  Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9

I have had to cling to this promise because this year could bring someone much discouragement.  This was the first time I can compare the divisions of the throwing teams since both the JH and HS threw this week.  A goal we have for every meet is to provide points for the team.  Throw for the 48 is something we strive for.  48 points is 1-3 in the shot and discus rings.  This week the totals were as follows:

                8th grade boys - 29 points

                Varsity boys – 19 points

                7th grade girls – 20 points

                Varsity girls – 14 points

JV girls – 9 points

                JV boys – 4 points

                8th girls – 2 points

                7th grade boys – 2 points

I would like to highlight the Varsity boys discus throwers.  Armando Martinez threw a Personal Record of 144’6”, only 10 feet from the school record to place 2nd.  He threw against Banderas best thrower who threw 154’ and also was second in the region last year.  Paul Castro placed 4th and is in good position to be one of the top four in the district two weeks from today.  Paul is an amazing young man.  He chose as a junior not to throw but to focus on baseball.  This year he asked to throw again.  He had thrown since a seventh grader and had his form still.  Paul threw a personal record last Saturday at 125’10”.  I really appreciate Coach Bippert and how he encourages his athletes to be athletes and compete in track and baseball.  The final member of the Disc team is Raul Castro.  As a Junior he came into the season as the defending JV champion.  He really didn’t do everything he needed to do to prepare for the season in the weight room but he stepped up yesterday placing in his first varsity meet with a 11’7” throw.  In the midst of storms look for highlights and you will gain courage. 

“Why are you looking for the living among the dead? Asked the men.  “He is not here, but he has been resurrected!”   Luke 24:5-6

Happy Easter,

Coach Foster and the Lytle throwing team