LONGHORN NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Planning for education or training after high school? Don't miss the newest Alex Counselor's Bulletin
Alex Counselor's bulletins feature continually updated information for students seeking additional education and/or training after high school. The bulletins include information about when and how to obtain your high school transcript from the Alex Counselor, upcoming ACT test dates, tips on arranging a college visit, scholarship opportunities and much, much more.
View or download the September 2017 Counselor's bulletin here or access it from the Higher Ed page under the Student Services menu.
Alcorn puts one in the cheap seats
Senior Cristen Alcorn blasted a home run over the fence as Alex Fast Pitch faced off against Maysville at home on September 12, 2017. This achievement came during "Pink-Out Night" when the Lady 'Horns donned pink jerseys to highlight the fight against breast cancer. The game was close, exciting and hard-fought but Maysville pulled out the win in the end.
The Alex v. Maysville game was a middle of the week matchup that saw the Lady Longhorns drop a game to Empire on Monday, Sept.11, and win against Verden on Thursday, Sept. 14, bring their season record to 13-14. Alex celebrates Senior Night at home against Bray-Doyle on Tuesday, Sept. 19.
Above, Alcorn takes the homerun swing. Below, Coach Williams congratulates Alcorn on her her big hit as the entire team gathers at home to celeebrate the homerun. Thanks to Kristy of Maysville for the homerun pics!
Read: OSSAA releases district softball assignments by Chickasha-Star sportswriter Adam Litterell
View all Fast Pitch District assignments and playoff instructions for Classes B through 3A.
Anderson sings the National Anthem
Alex 8th grader Gracie Anderson belted out the National Anthem before the Alex v. Davenport football game played at Alex on Sept. 15, 2017. A camera glitch prevented capture of the entire song, which Anderson rendered admirably.
Good job, LonghornS!
Drum Line and Stampede rouse crowd
The following students participate in the Alex Drum Line - Bass Drums: Junior Darla Pettijohn and Sophomores Breanna Gray and
Bailee Stapp; Tenors (quints): Sophomore Kade Bauman; Snare Drums: Sophomore Kameron McCarthey, 8th grader Gracie Anderson and Senior Laura; Cymbals: Sophomore Willow McDonald. The Longhorn Stampede (shown below in a static shot) is made up of students from all grades who come together to support Longhorn sports.
Keep up the good work, Longhorns!
For love of the run...
Davenport hands Alex tough first season loss
Alex hosted the Davenport Bulldogs, unbeaten and ranked second statewide in Class B football, on September 15, 2017. The Longhorns held their own through the first half and took a small lead to the locker room. Davenport opened the second half big, though, and their deeper bench allowed them to grind to a 26-16 win over Alex. See the Football page for game film, a game summary and cumulative team and player stats.
The Longhorns continue their homestand on Sept. 22, 2017, with a game against Destiny Christian. Although unranked, Destiny Christian claims a 4-0 record with their biggest win coming in a 58-52 squeaker over Carnegie in their season opener.
Above, big number 62, Senior Justin Hankins, leads the Longhorns onto their home field to take on Davenport. Below left, Junior Tony Craddock tries to shake off the Bulldog defender. Below right, the Alex defense works together to take down the Davenport ball carrier.
Crazzy8 Photography of Blanchard contributes complementary photos to the Alex School website. More photos of Alex athletics and other school activities can be viewed on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Cr8zzy8-Photography-369523439776604/timeline/. You may purchase unbranded prints and arrange for your own photography sessions by contacting Crazzy8 at 405.320.9148.
August Students of the Month announced
Six Alex Elementary students were chosen by their teachers as August Students of the Month for the character quality of Caring. From left to right, back row: 4th grader Mackenzie Beauchamp, 2nd grader Kara Pettijohn and 3rd grader Dru Anderson. Middle row: Scottlynd Brandt (LG) and 1st grader Adisyn Walley. Front row: Jarrett Shi, Pre-K. The students were honored with lunch at the Alex Community Center lunch on September 7, 2017. Alex has a great community helping teach our students.
Home football game parking guide
Here's a guide to ballgame parking in the school construction zone:
Two places have been designated as Handicap and Elderly parking. To access the first area, take E Street east off Main Street in Alex and turn south at 1st Street. Park between the football fieldhouse and the west side of the Alex Elementary School. To access the second area, take G Street east off Main Street in Alex and continue east to enter the restricted parking area at the south end of the football field between the baseball field parking lot and the south endzone.
General access parking: Other fans may park in several different areas. The baseball field parking lot will be open for parking as well as the grassy area east of the football field . These areas may be accessed using the gravel road that runs behind the baseball outfield fence. Guests may also park in front of the high school in areas near the gym, north of the Alex School library and east of the Science room. The area north of the elementary gym, including the grassy area across the street north of the elementary gym is available for parking. Most all Alex streets allow for street parking as well.
Please be patient since construction of the new Alex School is still in progress. Please call Alex School at 405.785.2605 with any questions.